SHEAR – Breaking The Stillness

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You have seen a lot of female fronted metal bands over the past few years. While most of them tend to drift into a gothic like direction with angelic female voices, Shear, and especially the voice of Alexa Leroux, is different from the competitors in the sometimes all too similar sounding bands of the genre.
Hailing from Helsinki, Finland this sextet is finding its own path by bringing you a fresh approach to a sound in between melodic metal, symphonic power and classical rock. Breaking The Stillness represents progressive and open minded musicians playing a typical Scandinavian, yet interesting and exciting sound based on heavy guitars, superb keyboard atmospheres, and catchy vocals. There is so much creativity in what Shear are doing, and the Finns make sure to give a distinct feel to each of the ten tracks of their debut album.

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Kathy Sanborn – Sultry Night

Kathy Sanborn - Sultry Night

Sultry Night, the steamy new jazz MP3 album from singer, pianist, and composer Kathy Sanborn, released July 1, 2013, and is available for purchase through popular online outlets such as iTunes and Amazon. The CD version of Sultry Night debuts September 3, 2013.

Sultry Night is the fifth album from singer/composer Kathy Sanborn, who is known for her velvet voice and elegant piano artistry. Besides the smoky and seductive title track, Sanborn’s latest project includes songs honoring movie icon Cary Grant and jazz vocal legend Anita O’Day. Sultry Night includes both ballads and upbeat songs. Particularly engaging are the tunes “No More Storm” and “The Boys Are Back,” which feature cheerful melodies and optimistic lyrics. Sultry Night also features the heartfelt song, “Angels Cry,” which was penned by Sanborn in honor of the children who lost their lives in the Connecticut school tragedy.

JazzTimes says: “Romance is always in the air as far as Kathy Sanborn is concerned, and her songs are reflections of those emotions which take flight when overpowered by love.”

Sultry Night follows Sanborn’s critically acclaimed albums, Six Degrees of Cool and Blues for Breakfast. Both albums reached Amazon’s bestselling MP3 Vocal Jazz charts.

To listen to Sultry Night and Sanborn’s other releases, visit the singer’s official web site:

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Mothlite – Dark Age

Dark Age

Mothlite is the brainchild of Daniel O’Sullivan. A prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, O’Sullivan is a member of Ulver and a regular collaborator with Sunn O))), Guapo, ?thenor, Miracle and Grumbling Fur.
Mothlite allows him to move in different musical directions to those taken by his other projects, recalling the deepest remnants of 80’s sounds (Talk Talk, Japan, Cocteau Twins) and fusing it with an innovative, forward-thinking approach to programming and sound design. The result is a grandiose gothic-pop euphoria that retains a subliminally progressive musical depth.

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Saga – 20/20


Finally reunited with their original singer Michael Sadler, the band is stronger than ever with their 20th release, 20/20, and it has all that it takes to become an instant progressive rock classic. The album features 10 brand new songs, never missing the distinctive sound of Saga’s legendary hits. The opener ‘Six Feet Under’ features a dominant keyboard sound, roaring guitars and a chorus you can’t get out of your head. Followed by the catchy, high energy driven ‘Anywhere You Wanna Go’. The emotional ballad ‘Lost For Words’ once again demonstrates Sadler’s incredible vocal range and charisma.

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