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Metal Review: Lalu: Atomic Ark (2013)

Lalu Atomic Ark

Lalu is the brainchild of French composer and keyboardist Vivien Lalu and is a sort of supergroup consisting of familiar names from the progressive metal scene such as Mike LePond (Symphony X), Martin LeMar (Mekong Delta) and Simon Mularoni (DGM).  “Atomic Ark” is the band’s second effort coming 8 years afters its predecessor “Oniric Metal.”

Metal Review – Seven Witches – Call Upon the Wicked (2011)

Bringing us their first release since 2007’s Deadly Sins, and their eighth release overall, Seven Witches is back with Call Upon the Wicked. Guitar wizard Jack Frost reunites with their former vocalist James Rivera (of Helstar fame). The lineup is rounded out by Mike LePond (Symphony X) and drummer Taz Marazz. Jack Frost brings us