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Long-distance rock and roll is mission possible and TolbertToz is the proof

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The Internet is a great tool for connecting people who are sharing the same creative needs and vision. On Drooble we often come across at collaborations between people who often have never even met each other in real life. In the case of TolbertToz, the long-distance collaborations eventually became a real-life connection between two creative individuals – singer Joy Tolbert and guitarist Tim Toz. The first thing you notice about the duo is how prolific they are. It’s a rate…

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Spacey electronics meet djent in the music of Nihilaeth

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Nihilaeth is a solo project by French guitarist and composer Jordan Burnet. He might be based in Bordeaux, France but his music will shoot your right into the darkest corners of space through intelligent song-writing and symbiotic mixing of two very polar genres. “The Chained Star Of The Wormhole” is an epic release, spanning over 12 tracks. The music is an encounter between djent-influenced guitar work that is in a constant dialog with the contrasting, very melodic, often ambient-sounding, layers…

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Planet Grimaze – pure aggression, maniacal complexity and beautiful brutality

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While we are writing this, Bulgarian death / groove metal band Grimaze are halfway done with their epic November European tour as a support band for Polish technical death metal beasts Decapitated. They released “Planet Grimaze” right before they started their march across the Old Continent and judging by the incredible music they’ve recorded they’ll surely return to Bulgaria with an army of new followers. The best thing about “Planet Grimaze” is that it’s a extremely diverse and well-produced heavy…

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The deadly and sinful sound of Dystopia of Truth

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The subject of the seven deadly sins has always been an inspiration for artists – be that music, film, literature or theatre. We all have our favorite renditions and interpretations of the matter and Portuguese solo act Dystopia of Truth have added another interesting take on it. As you can guess, a record, carrying the title Deadly Sins would consist of exactly seven tracks, each named after one sin. We were glad to discover Dystopia of Truth is a project…

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The soulful electronic poems of Nicky Moyle

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When we were researching Bridgend-based rock’n’roll guitarist Nicky Moyle we expected his solo album to be in a similar vein of the rock band The Last Chance Heroes he’s been a part of for 20 years now. However, we were more than surprised. His self-produced solo record Sound Poems for the Soul is as mellow and relaxing as the cover artwork suggests. Drawing inspiration from genres like downtempo and chill out with a focus on electronic instrumentation this album is…