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Music Luminaries Share Their New Year’s Metal Resolutions for 2012: Part 3

Hello again, it’s great that you are sticking with our New Year’s Metal Resolutions for 2012 Blog Series, and welcome to Wednesday or our “third times the charm edition”. As you have seen over the last couple of days posts, we posed the inquiry to a number of musical greats about what their resolutions might be as it relates to Metal or Music on the whole. I’ve loved what we got back from them and without any further adieu, please enjoy this chapter.

Stu Block (lead vocals for Iced Earth): My New Years Resolutions for 2012 is, to broaden my knowledge to the things that are happening in my country, politically and financially. Eat healthier and work out more.

Oliver Palotai (keyboards for Kamelot & Sons Of Seasons): My New Years Musical Resolution is to continue making good music and to further kick the mainstream in the ass!

Nick Avila (bassist for Powerglove): Powerglove’s New Years Metal resolution for 2012 is to overcome our Skyrim addictions, and write and record a new Video Game album for you. We are also exploring the logistics of building a Starburst cannon, setting up a Powerglove video game metal convention, touring Japan, and entering the world beard and moustache championships. Seeing as none of us currently have moustaches, we have our work cut out for us, but with a combination of Rogaine, miracle grow, and self determination, I believe we have a good shot at failure. Cheers to failure, and Happy New Year to you all!
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“Winter Enclosure” by Octavia Sperati

Artist: Octavia
Title: “Winter Enclosure”
Label: Candlelight Records
Release Date: 6/14/2005
Genre: Melodic Goth
Rating: 3.5/5

Octavia Sperati does not come off at the typical signing to Candlelight Records (primarily known and appreciated for their bringing scores of Black and Death Metal to the hungry legions of fans) and this is a good thing. Remembering their demo CD, I felt that OS was more of a Melodic Doom, or Gothic Hard Rock ensemble than anything, and this feel comes across strong on all the songs present on this debut release. The large fan base of Metal bands that are fronted by females will appreciate the addition of this band; for while the group has this dynamic they also have a mostly female membership and offer you a level of difference not found in the Gothic Symphonic outfits. No epic orchestras are on this album but instead trudging doom-laden riffs fill the tracks along with understandable yet intense vocal parts. Those worried about Nightwish or Within Temptations standings need not worry about this band replacing them – but instead enhancing the female rock ethic that is being established. Starting their unique brand of Gloom Metal is “Lifelines Of Depths” which was also a favorite track of mine from the bands demo CD. The band was able to deliver many of the tracks from this demo for those that have interest in them but never were able to own a copy and as a result to don’t miss out on any of their material that got them the recording deal. Too many artists are signed and you never hear of their beginning tracks and while this might make a wonderful boxed set in the future, it needs to be issued to fans when it is most relevant and important to building the fan base.
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