Tag: Shokran

Review: “Self Titled” by Buried Realm

Having reviewed sophomore album “Embodiment of the Divine” in 2020, the third chapter in the journey of multi instrumentalist and vocalist Josh Dummer’s solo studio project Buried Realm is without doubt one of the most highly anticipated releases of the summer if not the whole of 2022. As with that record, this new self titled

Planet Metal #2: Mother Russia!

The second installment of our Planet Metal series sees us traveling from Italy to Russian shores to provide you with five bands from the region that we think are very much worthy of your time as they have demanded our attention over recent releases. From Death Metal to Progressive Technical and Deathcore, these bands are

Review: “Goatacalypse” by Bite The Goat

Saint Petersburg, Russia isn’t necessary the first place you’d think of as being home to a Technical Progressive Deathcore act. Mind you, would you even think that the words ‘Technical‘ and ‘Progressive‘ could be used to describe Deathcore? Well… Why not? If you can have Skate Punk Thrash then you can have Technical Progressive Deathcore.

Playthrough: “Unbodied” from Shokran!

The thing about Tech-Fest is that the organizers have the ability to pull a rabbit out of the hat and frequently do with bands appearing like DVSR and Shokran who, frankly we might not have had the opportunity to see live under any other circumstances. The Russians have shared a guitar playthrough for “Unbodied” to

NEWS: Shokran remake “Halloween” theme!

John Carpenter’s Halloween is an all time classic in the slasher film genre and gave Jamie Lee Curtis her film debut in 1978 and with the announcement that two sequels to the 2018 remake titled Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends are set for October 2021 and 2022 respectively, it seems that Russian Progressive Tech-Metallers Shokran

NEWS: “Nature of the Paradox” chosen by Shokran!

Filmed during their last tour over Eurasia exactly one year ago and directed by Ryabov Productions, Russian Progressive Metallers Shokran have chosen “Nature of the Paradox” as the latest single from their current album “Ethereal“. The band have launched a wealth of new merch which is available here as well as announcing their presence in

Review: “Control” by The Aphelion

The Aphelion is the point in the orbit of an object where it is farthest from the Sun. As with most astrological terms, the word aphelion derives from Greek, apo meaning away, off, apart and Helios meaning Sun. That makes for a cool sounding band name for a Metalcore act hailing from Brighton England, who

NEWS: Radar Festival moves to October, 3rd wave of bands!

The organizers of second incarnation of Radar Festival have announced they have rescheduled from 31 July and 01 August 2020 to Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October 2020. This means Toska, Voyager, Palm Reader, I Built the Sky and Nick Johnston will drop off the bill. However the trade off for that are some high

Riff Police! Pull Over! #99: Chrome Is Burning Vs Shokran!

Alessandra Italy Metalcore act Chrome Is Burning like to cross over into other styles with their sound and their debut “Age Of The Fallen Gods” in 2014 does exactly that. Citing influences in Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya and The HAARP Machine you might not expect them to have a heavy electronic vibe on

Review “Legion: The Fall” by The Contradiction

The Contradiction are Progressive Oriental Metal band from Czech Republic with members originally from Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Poland who have collaborated with members of Silent Generation, Shokran, Obscure of Acacia, Diary of My Misanthropy, Brojob, Marina, Second to Sun and John Wolfhooker to “prove that art don’t have any borders and we all can create beautiful music, no