"Dark Hours" represents what this band is all about: great riffs, diesel-fueled rhythms, and spectacular melodies. The band sets its sights on the target and annihilates it every time. Few do it better. This album immediately grabs you by the hair and bangs your head around the room. There have been a number of appearances with Iced Earth, Saxon and Nevermore, and its fair to say that if you like these bands, you will definitely be getting into this new album from these Swedish chaps.
Newdeck, Nash, Cross and Egberg, recorded their debut album “F.E.A.R.” in the UK and mixed and mastered it in Germany under the supervision of Dennis Ward, producer of many successful international artists and «TAINTED NATION» was brought to life. Tainted Nations’ music can be described as a commercial, modern and powerful sounding rock mix.
Any Grappelli album contains a wealth of material by the cream of the song-writers and this present LP is no exception; indeed it includes songs which the violinist has never recorded before, plus two of his outstanding originals. The session took place in a vast film studio, capable of housing almost a complete concert orchestra, yet the intimate atmosphere created by Grappelli and Alan Clare points to the dedication to the task at hand. Grappelli and Clare have worked together many times over an extended period.
Quatre cents ans avant Jésus-Christ. Sparte l'orgueilleuse, la cité guerrière, célèbre ses victoires… et plus personne n'écoute les oracles. Pourtant les présages se multiplient. Une guerre se prépare. Plus terrible que toutes celles qui n'ensanglanteront jamais la Grèce, elle mettra en jeu le sort de l'humanité. Le Dieu Noir s'est éveillé, il patiente dans l'ombre. Lorsqu'il prendra forme humaine, le mal déferlera sur le monde. Mais il reste un ultime espoir. …