Wardance (Band Review)

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Good early mourning devils & ghouls. 

Today we take a look at the band, Wardance. A band I stumbled upon randomly on Youtube and they caught my attention. The band is a Germanic Power/Speed Metal band from 1986 and is fronted by female front woman, Sandra Schumacher. I rarely take a look at power metal bands or like any female fronted bands. However, after giving this band a chance, I have to say her voice is rather catchy. It’s rough yet melodic at the same time that fits the instrumentation greatly. Another point is that the power metal from the 80s has a different sound than that power metal of today in a sense that it was heavier and not filled with women or men wailing to fast keyboard riffs. Sadly, there isn’t too much from this band. They have only one album out entitled, Heaven is for Sale which came out in 1990. Yep… 1990… when the metal “crash” was on the horizon due to whiny and greasy men in flannel. Fuck you greasy, flannel men! 

It’s a shame when a band with a great sound doesn’t have more than one album. Sucks even more when you get into the said album and you want to hear more from the band and they cease to exist. It makes me feel like I just lost a puppy or a kitten. Below I will share some of their songs for your enjoyment of German Accents and kick ass music. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Mercy

 

 

Presenting: Demonic Refusal

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Demonic Refusal is a two piece metal band consisting of lovers Mercy and Will. Together they create original works while covering songs to pay tribute to their influences. Two bass players. Two vocalists. One love for creating music.

The music idea came around when the two first started talking on the web. After much discussion and constant interruptions by life events, the band has come together. Finally having a name.

Inspired by 80’s Heavy Metal, Demonic Refusal will be sure to catch your eye.

For more updates, simply follow this blog or give a “like” on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Demonic-Refusal/544555502272566

Music Shop RE-STOCK!

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Hello Devils & Creeps!

We’re happy to announce a new shipment of Factory Sealed albums that will be for sale on our E-Bay shop. Ranging from many genres. We’re looking to restock our store this weekend!!

We’re expecting another shipment to come any day now to bring more music to our faithful little devils!

Album reviews to come soon!

 

– Mercy Desdemona

Instrumentals & the human connection. [Opinion]

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I am quite fond of instrumentals.

Especially when I feel that the music can tell a story. Fill a void within your body. Stir up a feeling of emotion. Music makes us feel human. No matter who we are, we get lost in music. We can feel it grip us. Instrumentals I feel have a deeper connection to us. Why? Because it’s just the instrumentation connecting with us. Leaving it up to us to interpret the story and cause a curiosity – bring about a world of fantasy and imagination!

When I need to break away from reality, my favorite instrumentals are my key. It’s funny how I interpret the songs – even when heard plenty of times – a different way depending on my emotion that day. I feel very fortunate to have this confidence and connection with my humanity. Many people deprive themselves of this marvelous and curious connection.

I have to thank music for being my confidant for so long and my companion to keep me keyed into humanity. To keep me from shedding my humanity shell and to chase after my dreams. It gave me self empowerment. Hope. Love. Hate. Pain. Good. Evil. It gave me a connection to the natural world.

This is my opinion on instrumentals.

What is yours?

– Mercy

 

Recommended Instrumentals:

Nosferatu by Minnie d’Arc Feat. Val Purgis (Recommend)

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Hello my creeps!

A friend of mine shared a song by one of her friends to take a listen and I thought that I would share it with you guys. For those of you that are into alternative/Gothic Rock this is perfect for you! Naturally, me being fond of strong vocals definitely fell in love with this track. The voice is soothing and full of emotion while telling a tale of vampires and love. The blend of the harpsichord within the music takes me back in time (and gives me a hankering for tea!).

If you’d like to check it out feel free to check out this link:

http://minniedarc.bandcamp.com/track/nosferatu

 

And pass it along to fellow creeps that enjoy being in the shadows.

– Mercy

 

 

Classical & Metal – Lovely Relationship

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How many times have you heard that metal is “loud noise that’s talentless” ? I’ve heard it a lot. And, yes, the loud tones isn’t for everyone – but to say it’s talentless is quite petty. Today I came across two interesting videos on youtube when I was listening to some Bach on Metal Guitar. Check them out then read my thoughts below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t find making our forefathers music on electric instruments with a heavy sound is a disgrace. In fact, our “heavy” forefathers are metal for their day! Beethoven would most definitely be a metal artist if we was alive today! Even his “light” music is quite “heavy” on the emotion and playing! I thank the classic era for being one of the greatest fathers of metal! \m/ When I was a small girl, I would listen to classical a lot because my family lives together in one home – which included my grandparents who came here from Germany in 1952. I grew up listening to classical and swing music. As I grew older, I started to find metal. Through a new wave phase when I was a young kid to an Iron Butterfly obsession to only find Peter Steele and Ronnie James Dio to open my eyes to the world of metal. Classical music is what helps me feel and create. Classical music – the elements of it, are what a majority of new “metal” bands are missing. They are missing that OOOMPH to it. The heavy the dark the emotion. Bow down to the forefathers (one of them at least!) of heavy metal! And thank them all in their powdered wig glory. (I should buy one)

– Mercy