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John West - Earth Maker (2002)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 19, 2016
John West - Earth Maker (2002)

John West - Earth Maker (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 411 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 162 Mb | Scans | 146 Mb | Time: 55:59
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock | CD-Maximum | CDM 0902-983

Third solo album for hard rock vocalist who's fronted Badlands, Artension & Royal Hunt in addition to collaborating with Marc Ferrari, Cozy Powell & James Murphy. Guests include members of Halford, Savatage & Artension.

John West - Long Time... No Sing (2006) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 22, 2016
John West - Long Time... No Sing (2006) [Japanese Ed.]

John West - Long Time… No Sing (2006) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 401 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 Mb | Scans | 63 Mb | Time: 55:46
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock | Gencross/Attic Arcade Inc. | GCCY-1021

2006 solo album by this hard rock vocalist who fronted Badlands, Artension and, most recently, Royal Hunt. Features musical assistance from Chris Caffery and Jeff Plate from Savatage.

Artension - Future World (2004)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 26, 2017
Artension - Future World (2004)

Artension - Future World (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 124 Mb | Scans | 45 Mb | Time: 50:37
Irond Ltd. | IROND CD 05-DD242
Progressive Metal, Neo-classical Metal

Mike Sandomirsky at Guitar Mania writes, "Future World is a powerhouse of a release delivering Artension's heaviest and most cohesive effort to date." Future World is home to some of the most intricate and progressive frameworks that the band have ever committed to disc. The interplay between Staffelbach and Kuprij is world-class whilst the vocals of John West (Royal Hunt) soar like never before. This coupled with the rock solid rhythm section of Mike Terrana and Steve DiGiorgio (Testament) make this a progressive metal super group.

Artension - Machine (2000)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 24, 2017
Artension - Machine (2000)

Artension - Machine (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 118 Mb | Scans | Time: 49:05
Shrapnel Records | SH 11392
Progressive Metal

Artension's "Machine" marks the group's return to the heavy progressive sound of "Phoenix Rising" and once again showcases the musical virtuosity of founders Vitalij Kuprij, Roger Staffelbach and John West. Intense neo-classical ensemble sections and solo trade-offs augment some of the best progressive metal song writing in the genre.

Artension - Forces Of Nature (1999)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 24, 2017
Artension - Forces Of Nature (1999)

Artension - Forces Of Nature (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 422 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 138 Mb | Scans | Time: 57:16
Shrapnel Records | SH 11242
Progressive Metal

Artension is built around the talents of Ukrainian keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij and Swiss guitarist Roger Staffelbach. "Forces Of Nature" is Artension's follow up to the internationally acclaimed "Phoenix Rising", and once again showcases the musical virtuosity of founders John West, Kuprij and guitarist Staffelbach.

Artension - Phoenix Rising (1997)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 23, 2017
Artension - Phoenix Rising (1997)

Artension - Phoenix Rising (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 465 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 147 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:01:23
Shrapnel Records | SH11112
Progressive Metal

Artension return with "Phoenix Rising", their follow-up to 1996's international success "Eye Of The Storm." Once again twenty-two year old Ukrainian keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, Swiss guitarist Roger Staffelbach and world-class vocalist John West are the driving force, with drummer Mike Terrana and bassist Kevin Chown completing the band. This CD will push the boundaries while remaining true to Artension's progressive metal influences. As you might expect, brilliant neo-classical ensemble sections and furious solo trade-offs augment some dynamic progressive metal songwriting. 'Phoenix Rising' is the second album by progressive metal band Artension.

Artension - Into The Eye Of The Storm (1996)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 23, 2017
Artension - Into The Eye Of The Storm (1996)

Artension - Into The Eye Of The Storm (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 346 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 124 Mb | Scans | Time: 52:40
Shrapnel Rec./Roadrunner Rec. | RR 8840.2
Progressive Metal

Artension was the brainchild of Shrapnel Records head Mike Varney. He received a demo from wunderkind keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij and progressive axeman Roger Staffelbach of a project they called "Atlantis Rising". Varney began to look for other musicians to round out the lineup. After a lot of consideration, Varney presented Vitalij and Roger with vocalist John West, Bassist Kevin Chown, and drummer Mike Terrana. The result was a band called Artension (named by the band for a combination of the words "art" and "tension") and a CD called "Into the Eye of the Storm".

Artension - New Discovery (2003)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 4, 2017
Artension - New Discovery (2003)

Artension - New Discovery (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 385 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127 Mb | Scans | 46 Mb | Time: 50:34
CD-Maximum | CDM 0103-1299
Progressive/Neoclassical Metal

The band's sixth studio album is a masterpiece in symphonic & neoclassic power prog metal. The lineup is still based on the virtuoso talents of, Vitalij Kuprij (Ring Of Fire) on keyboards, Kevin Chown (Magnitude 9, Tiles) on bass, Mike Terrana (Rage, Axel Rudi Pell) on drums, John West (Royal Hunt) on vocals & Roger Staffelbach on guitar.

Artension - Sacred Pathways (2002)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 3, 2017
Artension - Sacred Pathways (2002)

Artension - Sacred Pathways (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 440 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 177 Mb | Scans | Time: 58:12
CD-Maximum | CDM 0102-791
Progressive/Neoclassical Metal

Artension is no stranger to the world of progressive music. This band's roots date back to 1993 when keyboard wizard Vitalij Kuprij met guitarist Roger Staffelbach and, at the advice of Mike Varney (Shrapnel Records) teamed up with vocalist John West (currently with Royal Hunt). Along with Kevin Chown, bass, and the infamous Mike Terrana, drums, they recorded and released the first 2 Artension albums. Both Kevin Chown and Mike Terrana were unavailable for the next 2 albums, but have returned to the band to record and release this one, Sacred Pathways, their 5th album.

John D'earth - Restoration Comedy (2000)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Jan. 9, 2017
John D'earth - Restoration Comedy (2000)

John D'earth - Restoration Comedy (2000)
Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 67 min | 156 MB
Label: Double Time Jazz | Rel:2000

Trumpeter John D'earth leads a stellar quintet on this date, playing brilliantly alongside tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Mike Richmond, and drummer Howard Curtis. The feel is straight-ahead yet modern and burning on this collection of nine D'earth originals and a sparse yet fast version of "There Will Never Be Another You."…