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MUSIC MADNESS: DEATH METAL ANGOLA THE FLIM

Music changes Life. Music gives us the support we need in time of strife.  No Music No Life.

DEATH METAL ANGOLA is a film that testify to the power of Music. And in this instant: METAL MUSIC.

Following nearly 40 years of unrelenting war – with every attendant horror – peace and reconstruction are slowly arriving to Angola. Damaged first by the war for independence from Portugal, Angola was then ripped apart by a devastating civil war that orphaned thousands of children.

DEATH METAL ANGOLA tracks Wilker and Sonia’s dream – to stage Angola’s first-ever national rock concert, bringing together members from different strands of the Angolan hardcore scene from different provinces – as it unfolds in fits and starts against the bombed out and mined backdrop of the formerly stately Huambo. Rubble and deconstructed spaces provide scenic reminders of why hardcore music has gained a foothold.

DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows their story, giving audiences a look at a rock show off the grid that is fulfilling, haunting, and real.

Daniel Lioneye – Vol II

After the surprising success that was Vol I, a stoner rock propelled album that has seen Daniel Lioneye playing in several festivals and the song The King Of Rock n Roll being used as the official theme song for Viva La Bam, Linde Lindström is back with a new album which is simply titled Vol II. While not busy executing exquisite guitar riffs for renowned Finnish band HIM, the dreadlocked axman takes centerstage to provide the voice of the band in the form of his alter ego Lily Lazer and like Vol I, the long awaited chapter does not lack in pulling out the stops

In place of Rakohammas and Bad Mige Amour (Ville Valo on drums and Mige on bass respectively) comes Burton (HIM) on keyboards and Bolton (from Finnish black metal band Enochian Crescent) taking up drum duty as black metal forms the nucleus of the new album. Kicking off with the trance inducing Euroshaman, it is definitely nothing like the usual fare of black metal as Daniel Lioneye discreetly retains the stoner element, albeit with psychadelic themes and merging with the brutal intensity of black metal growls and eerie effects employed by Burton yet the mayhem does not end there. The infernal transcendental meditation of Flatlined is set to authentic raw brutality set to headbang into the night with The Mentat adds gallons of fuel to the bonfire of ritualistic dimensions. Vol II does have its sentimental moments as I Have Never Wanted To Be Number One provides a melancholic respite from the festivities and a testament as to why Daniel Lioneye has been hugely lauded in metal music instead of being tagged as a HIM side project. In its own footing, Daniel Lioneye has been able to amass a huge following and with their simplistic mentality towards music, it has allowed the creative juices to take control and as a result producing an absolute gem. Vol II can be purchased at http://www.theomegaorder.com/DANIEL-LIONEYE and you can visit the band at http://www.myspace.com/daniellioneyeofficial

Recommended Tracks: Who Turned The Lights Out?, Flatlined