1 fév. 2014, 16h17m par hugofloresmusicFactory of Dreams' "Some Kind of Poetic Destruction" album has been nominated for a 2013 Metal Storm Award in the category of Best Gothic / Symphonic Metal Album. Please vote for Factory of Dreams at:
22 jan. 2014, 1h29m par hugofloresmusicFrom the depths of space comes Hugo Flores' favorite track from Factory of Dreams' album 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction'. Experience The Neutron Star in all its glory right HERE -> http://www.reverbnation.com/factoryofdreams/song/19825688-the-neutron-star
Get the albums at http://hugoflores.bandcamp.com
29 nov. 2013, 7h40m par hugofloresmusicAngel Tears from the album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction now available for Streaming! This song features the fantastic voice of Raquel Schüler and a great duet with Factory of Dreams' Jessica Lehto! Share, enjoy, listen Loud!! Here's the link: http://www.reverbnation.com/factoryofdreams/song/19320421-new-angel-tears?1336410755
5 nov. 2013, 1h54m par LilituAstarothMy friends, after close to 2 years of toiling away, we bring to you, our sophomore effort, "Nemesis Engine". We continue to tell apocalyptic stories of demise through an even heavier album than our first.
We have put up the album opener (as well as our live set opener) "Arcana of the Lich Queen" for your consumption. This is our favorite on the new album, and for good reason. This will grab you by the fucking balls and won't let go until you're shaking and begging for more.
As a special treat, we've made it available for free download on Last.FM, which we haven't done anywhere else.
Arcana of the Lich Queen
26 mai 2013, 14h31m par onemoregirlYou can read this old hipster blogpost that I wrote in 2007 here. I still stand by this point of view. Even though I wish the bands that I like nothing but great music careers, sometimes I wish that they would stay small enough to play clubshows, but just big enough to do a European tour. I can explain this, with my history of (attending) Paramore shows. (If you don't want to read the whole post, scroll down to where it says Venue sizes.)
In the Spring of 2006 Paramore toured the UK and I really, really, wanted to go. Sadly, my parents didn't think this was a good idea since I was 16 years old. Then in the Fall they came to the UK again. I was 17 by then, but still not allowed to go.
On June 5th 2007 Paramore finally came to the Heineken Music Hall in the Netherlands. I waited for this for over 1.5 years. They opened for My Chemical Romance and Billy Talent. This was the best thing ever at the time! Even though they only played for approximately half an hour and no camera's were allowed in the venue. There were some other Paramore fans there (maybe 7 or so) and we started talking to them. Later I found out that they actually arranged to meet up with the band after they performed. I'm still sad that they didn't ask us to join them. It's not like two more people could've done any harm.
Then RIOT! happened and they blew up in the US. When I went to New York City I figured I could plan this around the time Warped Tour was there on August 4th 2007, so I did. The crowd was crazy! But I loved that they played At the Drive-In's One Armed Scissor at the end of Here We Go Again and I was the only one that was singing along where I was standing.
Not long after, they came back to The Netherlands for a headlining show at 'kleine zaal' (=small room) at the Melkweg on the 30th of August 2007. This was great, since this venue holds about 700 people. However, there were lots and lots of screaming young girls. Which was and will always be annoying. In my opinion, it's great to cheer on the band and sing along, but actually screaming is the worst. Unfortunately, I went here by train and I had to catch the last one back home, so I still wasn't able to meet them.
In between I became a member of the Paramore fan club, which gave me access to pre-sales and such.
Early 2008 Paramore returned to Europe. I really wanted to go to to Cologne, but when I finally convinced my parents (still 17 here) it was sold out. So then I decided to go to Hamburg. I made all the arrangements and then they unfortunately postponed this and other remaining shows of the European tour.
Luckily, not long after they came back to catch up on the missed shows and decided on different venues that were actually closer! I went to Brussels on June 9th 2008. This was probably the best Paramore show I ever went to. I was all the way up front and I met the band afterwards. They were all so nice and especially Josh talked to us for a long time.
A few days later, on June 17th 2008, I went to the Melkweg again. This time they were playing at the bigger room (The Max) that holds about 1500 people. This show was great as well. Again I was in the front and met them afterwards! Except for Zac, who didn't come outside.
Then came the long wait. In the Spring/Summer of 2009 I seriously wanted to go the the North American Paramore/No Doubt tour with a friend. But we didn't have enough money to pull this one of. So the waiting continued.
In the Fall of 2009 they did another European tour. I went to the show on December 6th 2009 in Cologne and won an official meet and greet at this one. Because there was another meet and greet group besides the official fan club one, we were let into the venue to late and weren't able to stand in the front. Still a fun show though.
Two days later, December 8th 2009, they performed in The Netherlands again at the 013 in Tilburg. This venue holds about 2200 people. It was freezing cold and we waited in line forever. We were not in the front, but had a good view. Afterwards we didn't hang around to wait for them, cause again, it was freezing cold and we had to catch the train back home.
In the Spring/Summer of 2010 they did some European festivals and a few shows, but unfortunately these were all to far away. And then in the Fall of 2010 some UK shows, which I also couldn't attend. And then again in the Summer of 2011 and 2012 they did some festivals and shows in Europe which were all pretty far away.
But now, after not seeing Paramore live for over 3.5 years, they're finally coming back again! First I will see them at Pinkpop on the 14th of June. Then I bought early entry tickets for Amsterdam and Bremen. I'm most excited for Bremen, since this is a smaller venue and this will be my 10th Paramore show.
And here I return back to my main point, venue sizes. My ideal venue holds about 500-1500 people. Enough people to party with, but not to much to get lost in the crowd. (Un)fortunately Paramore outgrew this by 2008/2009 in Europe. Again, I wish them the best and biggest music career, but wouldn't it be great if they'd play some smaller shows here and there? Like they did in London a couple of weeks ago.
I would love for any band (not just Paramore) to play at venues that are just the right size. Where you can hang out with the band afterwards (if they want to) to let them know how much you appreciate them and their music. What do you guys think about this? What's your favorite music venue? :)
As I briefly mentioned, not just the venue size is important, but also the kind of people that show up. So another question would be what kind of people do like at your ideal show? People who sing along, or not, who like moshpits, or not, who are 12, 20, 40 or anywhere in between?
27 mai 2013, 21h42m par hugofloresmusicA truly fantastic article / mini-interview of Factory of Dreams brand new album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction, scoring a mighty 10/10! Read it all @ http://www.soniccathedral.com/webzine/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=872&Itemid=35!
27 mai 2013, 21h41m par hugofloresmusicA truly fantastic article / mini-interview of Factory of Dreams brand new album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction, scoring a mighty 10/10! Read it all @ http://www.soniccathedral.com/webzine/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=872&Itemid=35!
3 mai 2013, 5h49m par Red_TracesArtist: Red Traces
Release: Once Were
Label: The Revera Corporation
Download/listen for free on BandCamp or Last.fm!
Brutally contagious from the opening whirr of synth, ‘Once Were’ is the first puzzle piece from the forthcoming Red Traces album and as Ovadia reveals, “an extension of my most honest self”. Amongst his inspirations from the get-go, the debut single is Ovadia’s sacrificial response to his compulsive playback of Blonde Redhead’s ‘Spring By Summer Fall’ – and boy, it’s a striking start.
Drawing from the frenzied energy of ‘Spring and by Summer Fall’, Ovadia answers with oh-so sinister organ synth and improvisational drum beats that were “recorded in a single take”. Dizzy bass-lines and desolate vocals unite the ambiguous setting of ‘Once Were’ and embark the listener through a path of unrequited moments in star-crossed lyrics “once were / binary stars / once were”.
The fine-tuned ‘Once Were’ sets the pace for Ovadia’s record, exposing his sincere appreciation for each stage of development. Each track is isolated and treated individually, by a collaboration of engineers (Bo Boddie, Brian Lucey), all ensuring devotion to every piece of the record. From the lingering sequences to the layered fade-outs, ‘Once Were’ offers an exciting glimpse into Red Traces’ infectious and mature beginning.
19 avr. 2013, 21h03m par hugofloresmusicOFFICIAL 'Seashore Dreams' video from FACTORY OF DREAMS - album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction (HD)
After a long journey, Kyra sees the seashore ahead. She lays down on the sand, falls deeply asleep and dreams of Earth's invasion and the secrets soon to unfold. Within the dream, Kyra stands inside a strange and eery house close to the seashore. The ocean shows her images of the hidden Star now closing-in on the planet and images of a Metropolis being engulfed by rays of soundwaves. The answer to Earth's Fate is being revealed through 'Seashore Dreams'!!
Time is no more
As I see the Future
From the Seashore
The new Factory of Dreams' videoclip is here to support 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction', the brand new Opus! '[Seashore Dream] is one of the best songs Factory of Dreams has ever done.' - Heavy Metal Haven's review of 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction' http://metaltube.freeforums.org/factory-of-dreams-some-kind-of-poetic-destruction-t2875.html
New album Available @
The new album will be officially released on May the 7th and features a 12-page book with 12 artworks to depict the full story, 12 new tracks (including the EXTENDED version of Seashore Dreams never heard before) and a bonus track, great guest singers, Hugo Flores musicianship and the sublime vocals of Jessica Lehto.
Review by DjAnubis (10/10) http://djanubisreviews.blogspot.pt/2013/03/factory-of-dreams-some-kind-of-poetic.html
'Both have conjured up yet another masterpiece and have expanded on it tenfold'
'The sonic landscape which is created here by Flores and meshed with the angelic voice of Lehto leaves one craving for more after each listen'
'(...) a record that literally makes time stand still'
Review @ Heavy Metal Haven (93/100) http://metaltube.freeforums.org/factory-of-dreams-some-kind-of-poetic-destruction-t2875.html
'She's an absolutely stunning singer [Jessica]'
'The quality of the writing is also superb once again'
Review @ Seaoftranquility.org (4,5/5) http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=14312
'(...) filled with great music and excellent female lead vocalists'
'Let the story unfold as you bask in the glow of the surrounding soundscape' -- Read it all @ http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=14312
29 mars 2013, 16h39m par hugofloresmusicDj Anubis wrote an excellent article of Factory of Dreams brand new album 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction', scoring 10/10. Read it all @ http://djanubisreviews.blogspot.pt/2013/03/factory-of-dreams-some-kind-of-poetic.html
"(...)Both have conjured up yet another masterpiece and have expanded on it tenfold. For those who enjoy the works of Devin Townsend or Ayreon this record is right up your alley."
"(...)The sonic landscape which is created here by Flores and meshed with the angelic voice of Lehto leaves one craving for more after each listen.
So, load up the starship and come sail away with a record that literally makes time stand still."
More info about the band @ http://www.therecordlabel.net/progressive-rock/factory-of-dreams