Show notes for the 349th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:
Krokus – The Dog Song
Dirty Dynamite, the latest album from the veteran rockers yields another single, complete with promotional video. This one was shot on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and is rather funny. Marc Storace sounds as great as ever, of course, and you can bet that this album will be in the top three of releases by Maltese recording artists overseas come the MMI Listeners’ Picks Poll over the coming months.
Nomad Son – The Devil’s Banquet
Doom monsters return with their third album called The Darkening, released only yesterday. This is the song they’ve released to promote it and I’d have thought they’d have a video to accompany it too. Perhaps that still on the way. I wouldn’t know because apparently I’m either not on their mailing list or Metal on Metal Records don’t send press releases to the likes of me. Perhaps it’s cause they wouldn’t like me to say that vocalist Jordan Yves Cutajar sounds a bit like Noddy Holder from Slade on parts of this track.
Ascendor – War Machine
I’ve already featured this new metal band from Gozo on a previous edition of the MMI podcast. They recently released this track online and I’ve been wanting to play it for several weeks now. Well, since has turned out to be a metal edition I think there’s no better time like the present to do just that. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, anyway.
Ballad of the Lost – Lies
It’s not often that you find bands who have songs with titles that are shorter than the name of the band itself. Their debut track was called Unexpected. If they remain together and continue recording, I believe that things can only get better for them. If or when they get to that, I really hope they don’t decide to change their name.
Evil Grave – Optica
This was undoubtedly one of Malta’s earliest heavy rock bands. I don’t know much about them other than the guitarist is John E Zammit Pace, who has gone on to much greater things within the Maltese music scene over the past four decades. I’m hoping that this will spur us all on to produce a decent information page about them on the M3P wiki. At the very least we need to record who the band members we can hear here were, aside from Zammit Pace.
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