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Axemaster

Axemaster was formed in 1985 by lead guitarist Joe Sims. The project andmusic has stood the test of time and remains strong after over 30 years.
With the band's original lineup they recorded their first 4 releases: "Slave to the Blade" (demo EP cassette), "Blessing in the Skies" (full length album), "The Vision" (shaped pictured disc single), and "Crusades" (shaped picture disc single), the last 3 being released by Azra International Records. They were also featured on Azra Record's compilation shaped picture record "Metalgon" and in the comedy/horror movie "Killer Nerd".
Several lineup changes followed as the band recorded their next 2 releases:
"Death Before Dishonor" (full length cassette, European-only release) and "5 Demons (Imperative is their Demise)" (self-released EP cassette). Joe Sims is the only original member to remain and play on every release. After this the band altered their musical direction and changed the name to The Awakening.
Four years later, Unisound Records {Greece} re-issued selected songs from 4 of the band’s releases (as well as 3 songs by The Awakening) on a CD titled "Axemaster & The Awakening, 1985-1995". In 2002 Unisound re-released "Death Before Dishonor" (as well as some unreleased material) on CD. The success of these discs proved that Axemaster's music remained in demand although the band had been inactive for several years.
The band's original lineup briefly re-united in 2007 and re-released "Blessing in the Skies" on disc through Burning Star Records {Greece}. The reunion was short-lived however, and the remaining members moved on to do a studio project under a different name.
In 2010, Sims permanently re-launched Axemaster and over the next couple years, started work on a new album with a lineup that included current members:
bassist Jim Curtis, and vocalist Geoff McGraw. Then, in 2014, the band (along with new/current drummer Denny Archer) signed a deal with Pure Steel Records (Germany), and released the full length album "Overture to Madness" in the following year.
After taking a year to play shows in support of "Overture", as well as adding lead guitar extraordinaire Damin Bennett to the lineup (making it the first time the band has had a dual axe attack!), and writing new material, the current version of Axemaster hit the studio in 2016 to record a new album ("Crawling Chaos") which was released by Pure Steel in late 2017.
"Crawling Chaos" includes 10 tracks with major label sound and the signature Axemaster style (a mix of traditional metal, doom metal, and thrash metal), that shows the band's evolution while still paying respect to their metal roots. The album has gotten rave reviews worldwide (both in webzines and on radio), which helps to affirm the general belief that it has all the elements necessary to become the most successful and memorable Axemaster album to date.
Shortly in advance of the new album, Pure Steel re-released a collection of the band's material from the 80's and early 90's as a collectable vinyl 2 record set titled "Blessing in the Skies (and other cuts from the chamber)". The album includes all the material from "Blessing in the Skies" and "5 Demons", as well as several additional songs. All of the material was re-mastered which GREATLY improved the sound of all the tracks.
Axemaster's unique blend of styles has proven to be a combination that appeals to metal fans from 2 different generations. This, coupled with the large amount of worldwide exposure they have received over the years and the band's resolve to keep moving forward, gives cause to expect that Axemaster will continue to achieve greater success in the future!
Album: Crawling Chaos (2017)
"Crawling Chaos" is a full length (10 song) CD released by Pure Steel Records (Germany) in November of 2017 and is distributed/available worldwide through numerous outlets/stores.

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# (PST) Name length Rating Notes
1 9:00 10,000 Pound Hammer 04:25 4
2 9:04 Crawling Chaos 05:46 4
3 9:10 Axes of Evil 04:53 4
4 9:15 Flowers for the Dead 04:54 4
5 9:20 Mystify the Dream Hypnotic 01:53 4
6 9:22 Aldar Rof 04:29 4
7 9:26 Shallow Grave 04:39 4
8 9:31 Death Before Dishonor 04:27 4
9 9:36 Bravado 03:36 4
10 9:39 Knight of Pain 04:48 4

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Carole Pope
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On the 2016 Polaris Prize short list, Carole Pope is an agent provocateur pushing the boundaries of sexuality, sexual politics, and the status quo,. Her work has been recognized with three Juno Awards, multiple independent music awards, a Genie Award. 4 gold, 1 platinum and 1 double platinum album. Her latest CD Music for Lesbians explores the funny tragic things about being a lesbian. Contributors include Peaches, Alain Johannes and Rob Preuss. Pope is currently working on a musical with Kate Rigg. Pope has toured with David Bowie and performed at Roskilde, World Pride, AGO, MOCCA, Fashion Cares 25 with Elton John, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The AGO, Luminato, Joes Pub, The Global Cabaret Festival, The Frostbite Festival, Reykjavik, Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal, San Diego, San Francisco Prides, and the Michigan Womyn’s Festival. She appeared in SUCK a Vampire movie along with guest stars Moby, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper and Henry RollinsPope has contributed music to film and television, including Transparent Season Two, Love or Whatever, The L Word, General Idea Art AIDs and the fin de siecle The Trailer Park Boys Movie, This Revolution, Queer As Folk, The Five Senses, The Silencer, and Cruising. Her seminal band Rough Trade” was inducted into the Canadian Music Week Indy Hall of Fame in 2007.


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# (PT) Artist Name length Rating Notes
11 9:44 Carole Pope Viral 03:18 5
12 9:48 Eusini Grace 03:07 4 New song
13 9:51 After Alice Morning 04:18 4
14 9:55 AirCrash Detectives Fly On The Wall 04:21 4
15 10:00 Alan Garmonsway Warwick Revisited Pts I-III 05:33 4
16 10:05 Confused By Zebras I Can Fly 04:20 4 New song
17 10:10 deleo Cosmic 04:07 4
18 10:14 Glenn Shayne All Tied Up 03:15 4
19 10:17 Igga Cousins Lord what have done 05:03 4 New song
20 10:22 J.Delfino Dont Fool Yourself 03:31 4
21 10:26 Lazuli Shoals Rosemary 02:06 4
22 10:28 Leah Zeger Maybe It's You 05:48 4 New song
23 10:34 Lovely is to the Bone Sunshine 03:12 4
24 10:37 RJ Comer One Last Kiss 03:48 4
25 10:41 Rolan Crowfoot Drifting Away 02:50 4
26 10:44 Alison Reynolds I Won't Go Quietly 04:03 4
27 10:48 Alessandro Bagagli Out in the Nowhere 04:00 4
28 10:52 AirCrash Detectives Time's Up 04:34 4
29 10:57 One Step From Everywhere Mellow Down Easy (Bonus Track) 05:57 4
30 11:03 Alan Garmonsway & Anne Cunningham Industrial Gypsies 03:46 4
31 11:07 Belinda M Tigress 03:27 4
32 11:10 After Alice Left Me 04:56 4
33 11:15 One River Gratitude/Prayer for the Great Family 05:15 4
34 11:21 Open Strum Lovers' Lane 03:58 4
35 11:25 Trendlaser TheWayItIs 03:36 4
36 11:28 After Alice Who I Am 04:34 4
37 11:33 Alan Fish Human 02:58 4
38 11:36 Darby Picnic Rhythm Of The Times 04:06 4
39 11:40 Dave Burks Sandcastles 03:17 4
40 11:44 Elephant Memoirs Homework 03:31 4
41 11:47 Hector Ward And The Big Time Brown Liquor 02:50 4
42 11:50 Jeffrey Dallet band Gypsy Jewel 04:35 4
43 11:55 Jeremy Porter and The Tucos Torn 02:03 4
44 11:57 Jimena & Torbjorn Vagle Penelope 05:30 4
45 12:03 KURT ZELTNER Kiss my Ass 03:38 4
46 12:06 Mill's End Sightseeing 04:39 4
47 12:11 Psy of the Dead Alpha & Omega 04:06 4
48 12:15 Ricci Valice Girl in Black 03:40 5
49 12:19 Surreal Nation I Know Better 05:42 4
50 12:25 The Apparells April Smile 04:58 4
51 12:30 The Arañads Chubby Chub 03:02 4
52 12:33 The Discarded Please 02:43 4
53 12:36 The Flowered Gnomes Moon Dust Lady 04:08 4
54 12:40 w3detour unfinished Business 04:02 4
55 12:44 WholeSpirit Waiting for the Sun 04:24 4
56 12:49 Alan Fish Four Truths 03:02 4
57 12:52 Andy Bandlord Bissell Another Drink 06:03 4
58 12:58 Blue Return Everything 03:23 4
59 1:01 Darby Picnic Stuck In Tacoma 04:28 4
60 1:06 Dave Burks Crazy Again Last Night 03:44 4
61 1:10 Jeffrey Dallet band My Old Record Store 06:57 4
62 1:17 Jeremy Porter and The Tucos Don't Have to Ask Twice 03:33 4
63 1:20 St.Cyr-White No Place Called Home 03:51 3
64 1:24 CJay DWN Ready Or Not 03:48 3
65 1:28 Rolan Crowfoot Summer Fun 03:35 3
66 1:32 Scott Smith Spinning Round 03:16 3
67 1:35 Tony Russo somewhere theres a someone 02:17 3
68 1:37 Wilson Daniels Whiskey Bride 03:49 3
69 1:41 Not A Side Project AuDioChosis´s "BackThen" 04:04 3
70 1:46 The Hepburns In the meantime 02:56 3
71 1:49 Robert Watson Positive Vibes 03:13 3
72 1:52 Coaching For Sara Look Around 02:32 3
73 1:54 Robert Watson The World Is Going Crazy 02:34 3
74 12:00 Coaching For Sara Sister Won't 03:12 3