When Simone Rubino plays Johann Sebastian Bach on the marimba, it sounds like the music of the spheres: ancient and brand new and more that ere the priozewinner of numerous competitions combines Bach witrh works of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Joann Fletcher explains how Ancient Egypt's extraordinary story fits together, from nomads to pyramid builders, from tomb robbers to the last of the pharaohs.
Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta (Olve Eikemo) and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta (Harald Nævdal). The pair worked with various drummers (including Grim, Armagedda and Hellhammer) for their first three albums, and were later joined by current drummer Horgh (Reidar Horghagen) in 1996. In March 2015, Abbath announced that the band split up and he will be forming a new band under his name, Abbath. However, in August 2015, Demonaz and Horgh claimed that the band "never stopped", and that it would continue without Abbath.
Is there any way to slow or even prevent the ravages of time? Veteran presenter Johnny Ball looks back over the 45 years that Horizon - and he - have been on air to find out what science has learned about how and why we grow old. Charting developments from macabre early claims of rejuvenation to the latest cutting-edge breakthroughs, Johnny discovers the sense of a personal mission that drives many scientists and asks whether we are really any closer to achieving the dream of immortality.
Love it or hate it, power metal is here to stay; and no band has done more staying than German supergroup Primal Fear, who arrive at their sixth studio release, Seven Seals (and seventh release overall, if you count 2002's Horrorscope EP – hence the title), showing just as much conviction and, er, power, as ever before. What's more, where recent efforts had found singer Ralf Scheepers (ex-Gamma Ray, near-Rob Halford replacement) somewhat uninspired and prone to merely reminding you, again and again, how gloriously metallic metal is, here he proceeds to discuss how gloriously metallic things like demons, angels, and roller coasters are…