The Girl from Tiger Bay


Show notes for the 356th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Second PassConfession
Ritchie Rizzo was one of the rock drummers we knew in Malta back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Eventually he moved to Canada and has now come brought to my attention this band with which he’s drumming. I like the sound of this band quite a bit and I think I’d listen to them even it wasn’t for the fact that I knew Ritchie back when we both still lived in Malta.

Demis FenechFrom Above
It looks like Maltese rock guitarist Demis Fenech has recently acquired some new gear. I love the fact that he’s sharing his joy of owning new instruments with his YouTube followers. Here’s the video of him playing one of his own instrumental compositions featuring the newly acquired way to play music just as he likes it. This a demo of his custom-made Mayones Setius using low to medium crunch tones, and the guitar sound is processed through a Digitech RP20 Valve and Randall Amplification. Check out the fretboard inlay too: it’s Knights of St John’s Maltese Cross.

Blind SaviourThe Episode
This is one of those Maltese metal bands that has featured on a previous edition of the MMI podcast but I’ve actually lost track of for reasons that I’m not sure I can explain. They’ve been waiting on my playlist of forthcoming inclusions for some time and this wasn’t necessarily the track I wanted to play from them. In any case, here they are playing a song from their long awaited debut album The Master Plan.

Abysmal TormentAmidst Your Scorched Barren Shrine
It’s always a joy to include this band on my podcast. I don’t know how they come up with the titles to their songs or where they really get their inspiration from. They stand out to me as masters of the type of metal they play. This type of music will always hold a very special place in my heart, for very personal reasons. I’m sure others like it for their own reason. Ultimately, I suppose no one really cares, just as long as we’re able to give it a good airing from time to time. There’s even a lyrics video for this one:

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