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With his first solo album will be released by the band "Arctic Flame" famous drummer "Mike Paradine" on the scene.
The only available as a digital download work titled "Death In The Family" is it now closer to take a closer look.

Of the old heroes like "Deep Purple", "Alice Cooper" and "Kiss" inspired come into play songs on the album that sound all right but decent, but just do not want to stand out from the crowd of new publications.
It always deserves recognition if a musician writes songs about his misfortunes to themselves in their own way to grapple with it as it is in this case.
Suffice it to say that he was diagnosed at the age of just 13 years ago from cancer.
In addition, some events which would all be processed in "Death In The Family".
But unfortunately the bottom line, unfortunately, to say that this represents only a small part in the music industry, because if the material is ultimately not ignite as it should, of interest to most listeners, the lyrics do not really.

My suggestion to all those who are generous enough to even venture a second time through, just take a closer listen, and the good stuff comes through.
As I said not the measure of all things, but quite audible.

Rating: 3  (Absolute worth listening to)





Posted by: Yves Pilgrims

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 23:54

Mike Paradine Group - Death In The Family
Rock n Growl Promotion, 2012

Mike Paradine, the drummer of the American power metal band Arctic Flame, recently got the idea to start something new here with some friends and band members from his headband. With the background around this plate Death In The Family get the feeling that it is the memoirs of this man is. In any case, he describes some situations that have clearly changed his life, his battle against cancer to narrow relationships with one particular family and even the incident on 9/11.

Power metal is not the genre that prominently addressed within this Mike Paradine Group. With a song like Rise Up From The Grave you'll get just that feeling, just as power metal singer Michael Arctic Flame from these accounts. In general, the band juggles with names like Motörhead, KISS and Judas Priest. That in itself is not so wrong, this band does take note of what each of these formations, but misses the power of Motörhead and is generally a little groove for the day more than KISS and other heavy metal monuments.

What is clear from the outset is that these guys count baking experience and know how they should spend. With that experience, they also know each track a different approach to give: Venom and Piss is pretty heavy and mean, On A Tuesday Morning is again a lot quieter with a lot of Guns N 'Roses influences, like Suzie With An Uzi, but it is rather about the punky nature of that band. Taste My Fist and These Are The Days again rather than tend to the melodious and rolling from side to old WASP Iron Maiden and even vocals that what Manowar shades contain but without really high pitched to be.

Many influences on a stick, but it does make the music while recognizable, airy and varied. Mike is doing well, even a great initiative! This is heavy metal at each old rocker is in the taste is, actually, the solos in itself a reason to buy this rocking plate.


Heavy Paradise

Monday, April 2, 2012


Mike Paradine, the drummer from the traditional metal band, ArcticFlame, is releasing his first solo album "Death In The Family". The album features a collection of personal songs, the subject matter consists of his on going feud with certain family members, growing up in the late 70’s, early 80’s in Bayonne, New Jersey, 9/11 and his battle with cancer as a 13 year old.

Though the most of the tracks here are heavier stuff, the remaining half consists of rockier tunes to hard rock styles. The music is influenced by bands that they grew up listening to, such as KISS, Deep Purple, Motorhead, Alice Cooper and Guns n Roses. The band consists of Mike Paradine - Drums, Vocals (ArcticFlame, Balistik Kick), Richard Holmgren – Vocals (Wolf), Michael Clayton Moore - Vocals (ArcticFlame), Jeff Scott – Bass (ArcticFlame), Dave "Ghost" Manheim - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboard (Supernatiral, Society Killers) and Kilroy - Guitars.

So, what we have here is a well-crafted album that in every track we have a different theme about Mike Paradine's life. For example, both "Rise Up from the Grave" and "Taste My Fist" are mentioned about Paradine's battle against cancer! Both tracks are heavy tunes with good arrangements and excellent guitar work. "Parasite" is a good cover of KISS's classic hit but the highlight of the album is, for sure, the "On a Tuesday Morning (The John J Harvey)". An excellent tune with a catchy chorus, great harmonies and very good performances.

All in all, this is an interesting debut release that will please the fans of Euro Melodic Hard Rock and some Metal fans as well.
HeavyParadise's Rating : 8/10







Although it could be the drummer of American band Arctic Flames true story, it could also be withdrawn from the lives of other  people, fortunately for him and for us, never put it down!

Hand made ​​things that deserve our congratulations, having become an example for those who give up with the first problem! He beat the cancer, lost a leg but it was a good drummer and musician! He wrote a book called his "King of Toys", was a great comic designer, opened with Balistik Kick, the band's first concerts for WASP, Manowar, Over Kill, Savatage and many others and now creates the very first personal work (and give you the following explanation for this), entitled "Death in the Family"!

Want something else? Indeed, the album is a collection well played rock and metal tracks, which, although not shake the world, gives surprisingly good but somewhat "sad" tunes! And here we come to the point to explain, why I mentioned that the "Death in the Family" is a very personal work. And the ten tracks that Mike gives us a lot of music through experiences in life, such as "Rise up from the Grave" and "Taste my Fist" which referred to his treatment of cancer at age 13 please! Or "The Dust" which is a ballad dedicated to the incident of 9/11 and "These are the Days", part of decades devoted to 70'-80 ', where they lived as a child and teenager!

The menu also includes fun facts, and serial killers and even a cover of "Parasite" of KISS! As I said the songs are loud (kommatara listen to "The John J Harvey"), but understand they have a fair amount of the personality of its creator, making almost to empathize with him!

The tray also attended and several singers, such as Richard Holmgren by Wolf, Michael Clayton Moore from Arctic Flame and Dave "Ghost" Manheim (Supernatiral, Society Killers).

Influenced by Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, KISS, Ozzy and the final for the first attempt .. "Deemed" less than satisfactory and apolafstikotati, definitely deserving of your attention