Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Video On Line

"Night Caress" performed live, featuring Michael Smeros and Fotis Stotiropoulos, at Rainbow Rock Bar on July 15, 2011, during The Mortal Flesh Of Love Release Party.

This is an acoustic version of the original that is included in "The Mortal Flesh Of Love" full length album.

"The Mortal Flesh Of Love" CD is available through Metal Mad Music @

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flight Of Pegasus: The Mortal Flesh Of Love Review

FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE – “The Mortal Flesh Of Love” (Metal Mad Music) forthress_under_siege

Στη συνείδηση των ντόπιων το αθηναϊκό συγκρότημα συγκαταλέγεται μεταξύ αυτών που κάποτε επέδειξαν ωραία χαρακτηριστικά και φάνηκε ότι θα μπορούσαν να πετύχουν κάτι παραπάνω. Δεκατέσσερα χρόνια μετά, η ομάδα του ικανού κιθαρίστα Φώτη Σωτηρόπουλου επαναδραστηριοποιείται και μένει να αποδείξει ότι η κίνησή της αυτή μπορεί να τύχει καλής αποδοχής και σήμερα. Συνθέτης με εμπνευσμένες ιδέες, δεν ακούγεται να έχει παρεκκλίνει από τα όσα είχε υπαινιχθεί στο ομώνυμο ΕΡ του σχήματος. Το πρώτο τους αυτό άλμπουμ είναι μια δουλειά προοδευτικού power με πολύ καλά δομικά συστατικά, που, όμως, μάλλον δεν χρησιμοποιούνται πάντα με τον αποτελεσματικότερο τρόπο. Η παραγωγή και η μείξη έγιναν από τον Nigel Foxxe, η όλη ηχητική εικόνα είναι σίγουρα διαυγής, θα μπορούσε όμως ενίοτε να είναι και αληθοφανέστερη. Επίσης, δεν είναι σίγουρο πως η ερμηνεία του σταθερά καλού Μιχάλη Σμέρου δικαιολογούσε τόσο στόμφο. Σαφώς η πεντάδα δίνει καλά τραγούδια και θα πρέπει να θεωρείται βέβαιο ότι βιώνοντας πλέον τον σύγχρονο ανταγωνισμό του χώρου της θα κάνει τις μουσικές της δηλώσεις ακόμα πιο εύστοχες και ουσιώδεις.

Flight Of Pegasus

Global Metal Network: The Mortal Flesh Of Love Review

'The Mortal Flesh Of Love'

As majestic as the Acropolis and brutal as the Spartans, Fortress Under Siege stand up and make their debut album 'The Mortal Flesh Of Love' sound extraordinarily powerful and easy to succumb to, mixing their Greek atmosphere with the elegance of Progressive Metal to unleash very high vocals, sensational riffs and bullet-blazing drumming in a package that could so easily rival every other Progressive Metal band, such an epic sound drives the listener in the front row of travelling on journeys of discovery, such sounds should be heard at Epcot more often, with trance music arriving via the keyboards, Fortress Under Siege are the next latest big metal export from Greece.


Global Metal Network

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Mortal Flesh Of Love RELEASE PARTY

FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE, celebrating the release of their new full length album "The Mortal Flesh Of Love", want to invite you to their release party at Rainbow Rock Bar, Dekeleon 40, Gazi, Athens on Friday July 15, 2011!

You will have the chance to meet the band, listen the full "The Mortal Flesh Of Love" and their 1996 self titled debut and win some CD's from their new album!

Also you can enjoy live an unplugged version of the song "Night Caress" which is included in their new album!

The event is supported by: Rock Overdose,, Metal Zone, Nuclear Blast Shop, Sirens Metal Shop, Greek Rebels & The Forgotten Scroll

Don' forget to get your copy of FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE - The Mortal Flesh Of Love from Metal Mad Music's e-shop!

Support music! \m/

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Heavy Metal Cosmos: "The Mortal Flesh Of Love" Review

Power/progster metallers FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE return after 15 years (!) away from discography with an astonishing full length album! Afer signing with Metal Mad Music Records, the band entered the studio and recorded the too long awaited full length album,"The mortal Flesh of Love", which is FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE's first full length release.

To remind some bio details about the band i have to say that the act formed back in 1992 by Fotis Sotiropoulos(guitars) and John Vasilakis(guitars) after the split up of their former band GLATIATOR. They got to release a homonymous EP in 1996, but remain inactive until 2010 where they managed to hit the studio and record a demo. Though away from the lights of the music industry the band never stopped composing so the big return with "The mortal Flesh of Love" is a mature and eclectic work, an extract by the years of silence...

By the first hearings you will find yourself caught in the seductive magic of the simple yet delicate synthesis and the emotional yet heavy at some points guitar melodies. The keybords complete the almost dreamy atmosphere while rhythm rotates and evolves according to the needs of each bridge or refrain making the experience of the hearing pleasant and worthy for each and every minute. The musical style follows the european power metal pattern without being too melodic or weapy though. The eleven tracks share speed, wonderful melodic lines, sad and darker sections followed by ungry guitars and there is a general feeling of complete.

I guess one could comment on "The mortal flesh of love" that it doesn't sound ... greek at all!And that's unfortunately a complement, even in nowdays!
The album is mixed and produced by Nigel Foxxe and the cover is based on original oil painting of Levan Gogidatze, plus the first officcial video reelased by Metal Mad Music is directed by Bob Katsionis.

So the general conclusion is: Buy it, its good stuff.Period.


Georgia Bootsali