Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the Italian melodic power metal band Kalidia to the label. The band's new album "The Frozen Throne" will be released on November 23rd.
Inspired by classic power metal bands like Rhapsody of Fire, Hammerfall and Stratovarius as well as new bands like Beast In Black, Kalidia have created an uplifting melodic power metal album with the roots in classic power metal with a modern and fresh touch.
"The Frozen Throne" was produced, recorded and mixed by Lars Rettkowitz [Freedom Call], mastered by Achim Köhler [Primal Fear, Amon Amarth, Brainstorm] and the cover artwork was created by Stan W. Decker [Vanden Plas, Primal Fear].
Led by the charismatic vocalist Nicoletta Rosellini and with a really strong album behind them, Kalidia are ready to show the metal scene that they are a force to be reckoned with!
Italian death metal act Methedras has announced that they are finally part of the roster of Massacre Records, that will release their new album "The Ventriloquist" in the first part of 2019. The new album was produced by Simone Mularoni (Eldritch, Trick Or Treat, DGM...) and will be a concept album focused on the horror movie "Dead Silence".
About this new step the band says:
"We've signed a worldwide deal with Massacre Records for the release, distribution and promotion of our fifth studio album 'The Ventriloquist'! We're so honoured and keen to start this awesome coop with one among the best metal label!".
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Rockshots Records is proud their latest signing of Italian melodic death metal band Manam for the release of their debut album "Rebirth of Consciousness" on November 23rd, 2018. Formed in late 2017 by mastermind Marco Salvador, Manam creates a unique style that spaces on all the horizons of melodic death metal, changing from song to song and touching different genres, but always strictly bound to its main concept. Inspired by bands such as Wintersun, Opeth and Trivium, they create an immersive experience complete with custom stage clothes and decorations to go along with their mixing of extreme guitar melodies, power metal riffs, acoustic guitars, and powerful vocals (both clean and rough) supported by blasting and eclectic drums.
Their 9 song debut album "Rebirth of Consciousness" promises intricate melodies, a deep meaning and great story through the lyrics. Focusing on being dynamic and including the audience, they are eager to bring their spiritual approach to life, depicted through melancholic and atmospheric music to new fans around the world.
Marco Salvador explains:
“We want to only make concept albums so that the listener can immerse themselves into a journey, embraced by the atmosphere of the music, but still able to make her/his own experience, bringing with them the unique meaning she/he will find in our music. With our future albums, we're also planning to expand this experience with visual art, some movies, and for the third album, we hope there will be a book too, to expand on our visions.”
Marco Salvador: Vocals, Lead Guitar
Fabiola Bellomo: Rhythm Guitar
Marco Montipò: Bass, Backing Vocals
Nicola De Cesero: Drums
Italian epic metallers Sound Storm are both excited and proud to introduce the new members who have recently joined the symphonic metal band.
Now made up of 7 experienced musicians each bringing their own elements to the music, Sound Storm will feature two different style of vocals both of which are quite different from the previous singers.
Due to ex members’ quitting over the years (due to personal decisions), the band wanted something different than before, as they've been craving for something totally different from the past. Sound Storm is a continuous evolutionary process, and these changes are just the start of their (r)evolution.
The new line-up is made of:
Chiara Tricarico - Vocals
Andrea Racco - Vocals
Valerio Sbriglione - Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Elena Crolle - Piano, Keyboards and Arrangements
Massimiliano Flak - Bass
Rocco Mirarchi - Rhythm Guitar
Mattia Rubino - Drums
Sound Storm know their fans will give the warmest welcome to Chiara, Andrea and Mattia as permanent members of the band both in the studio and live activities as they are immensely talented and will help the band reach new heights. The new members will have their official touring debut with Sound Storm in September and October alongside the mighty Haggard on the upcoming "Bards of Symphony and Metal" tour, it will definitely be a blast!
Confirmed tour dates:
Tue 18 Sep - Essen, Turock (GER)
Wed 19 Sep - Z7 , Pratteln (SWI)
Thu 20 Sep - Substage, Karlsruhe (GER)
Fri 21 Sep - Backstage, München (GER)
Sat 22 Sep - Hellraiser, Leipzig (GER)
Sun 23 Sep - Bi Nuu, Berlin (GER)
Mon 24 Sep - Markthalle, Hamburg (GER)
Tue 23 Oct - Szene ,Wien (AT)
Thu 25 Oct - Form Space, Cluj-Napoca (ROM)
Fri 26 Oct - Quantic, Bucharest (ROM)
Sat 27 Oct - TBA, Sofia (BUL)
Tue 30 Oct - Dom Im Berg, Graz (AT)
Wed 31 Oct - Dagda Live Club, Retorbido (ITA)
Lux Tenebris, the first new material from Italy's The Secret in six years, will see release next week through Southern Lord, and Invisible Oranges is now streaming the scathing EP in its entirety
The Secret ends the extensive period of decay since their 2012-released Agnus Dei LP with Lux Tenebris, the EP delivering the most oppressive, blackened scourge from the band yet. Following three years without communication between members, the band regrouped under the same roof for the first time since 2015 to record this three-song act in sonic exploration of the theme of the sepulchre.
With their advance stream of the EP, Invisible Oranges offers in part, "The three songs on Lux Tenebris are the first from the band since 2012's Agnus Dei and as such they serve as more of a reintroduction to The Secret than a continuation of their previous releases... The Secret are a more patient band in 2018, but only in their willingness to let parts develop at a steadier pace. If anything, their raw speed has increased."
Stream The Secret's Lux Tenebris EP at Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.
Southern Lord will issue The Secret's Lux Tenebris as part of the label's special twentieth anniversary subscription series on August 31st with a small portion of the pressing to be available via label direct mail-order. The 12" vinyl pressing bears the three tracks on the A-side, with a silk-screened B-side; the EP will also be released on all digital platforms. Find pre-orders at the label web-store HERE, European store HERE, and Bandcamp HERE.
The twenty-minute Lux Tenebris EP sees The Secret abandoning the minimalistic approach of the previous two albums, the band expanding its sound by adding more layered and textural guitar work to the primordial destructive aggression that distinguished the Solve Et Coagula and Agnus Dei LPs. While still physical and confrontational, these songs show no concern for mortality and forget time and deterioration, creating new room for resonation and atmosphere. Lux Tenebris is an ode to the eternal night suspended beyond life and death. The signature sound of the band is pushed to its extreme by further developing the black metal and doom influences reminiscent of Southern Lord mid-2000s catalog, showcasing The Secret as one of Italy's undeniably darkest bands in existence once again. Lux Tenebris was recorded by Steve Scanu and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege and completed with a cover illustration and layout by View From The Coffin.
The Nordic Epic Metal masters Sirenia are going to return to the European stages again. In November, Morten Veland and his bandmates are heading South for an headlining tour. Supported by their fellow Norwegians, Triosphere, Sirenia will bring their epic melancholic symbiosis of orchestral opuses and raw heavy metal sounds to the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. Don’t miss the chance to see them on the road.
On this tour, Sirenia will play tracks from their brand new album, called Arcane Astral Aeons, scheduled for release by the end of October 2018. Be amongst the first to listen to this brand new opus live! Today, we are proud to unveil the album cover.
Band leader Morten Veland about the artwork and the album:
“We are very pleased to present the artwork for our new album Arcane Astral Aeons. Once more we have worked with designer Gyula Havancsák to create an artwork that renders and adorns the heart and soul of our music. The album was recorded in Audio Avenue Studios (Norway), and Sound Suite Studios (France), while the mixing and mastering took place in Hansen Studios (Denmark) with mixing engineer Jacob Hansen. This album is something unique to us as it is the first one we have made together with our fans, everyone who have supported our pledge campaign has directly contributed to the funding of the album and to make it what it has turned out to be. We are very proud of what we have achieved together and we're very eager to share it with you, hoping that you all will find it as special as we do."
Sirenia on tour:
04.11.18 UK – London / The Dome
05.11.18 FR – Paris / La Boule Noire
06.11.18 FR – Nantes / Ferailleur
08.11.18 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
09.11.18 ES – Madrid / Mon Live
10.11.18 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
14.11.18 CH – Musigburg / Aarburg
15.11.18 CH – St-Maurice / Le Manoir Pub
16.11.18 IT – Bologna / Alchemica Club
17.11.18 IT – Milan / Legend Club
more dates to be announced soon!
Morten Veland about the upcoming tour:
"We are excited to announce the first tour dates in support of our upcoming album to be released the 26th of October. We will return to some countries we have not been to for some time. We intend to announce further dates later on, covering more countries and territories. Stay tuned for more news and we are looking forward to see you on the road again soon."
Italy's Kingcrow release "Night's Descending" single ft. Daniel Gildenlow from Pain Of Salvation; pre-order For The Persistence now
Italian prog rock/metal outfit Kingcrow has issued a new single from their impending new album, The Persistence, set for early September release through Sensory Records. The new track, "Night's Descending," features a guest vocal performance by Pain Of Salvation's vocalist Daniel Gildenlow. This is a extra special pairing as Kingcrow will tour across Europe supporting Pain Of Salvation in conjunction with the release of The Persistence.
Offers Kingcrow's Diego Cafolla with the new single:-
"'Night's Descending' holds a special place in my heart for personal reasons and I love the sense of drama that permeates the song. As soon as I wrote the vocal melody I thought that it sounded perfect for the voice of Daniel Gildenlow from Pain Of Salvation. I talked with our singer Diego Marchesi about the idea and when he heard the song he totally agreed with me, so I contacted Daniel telling him I wrote a song that I thought it was perfect for his singing. Luckily Daniel liked the song quite a bit and told me he was going to making it. When we heard Daniel singing on 'Night's Descending' for the first time I was impressed by his incredibly emotional performance and I thought we definitely made right choice."
Tune in and experience Kingcrow's "Night's Descending" featuring Daniel Gildenlow from Pain Of Salvation RIGHT HERE.
The Persistence will be released on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats worldwide on September 7th via Sensory Records. The vinyl version features three bonus tracks recorded at ProgPower USA have a new mastering by Alan Douches on the D-side. Find pre-orders HERE.
Stand by for additional audio samples from The Persistence and more info on the album to be issued in the coming days.
The release of The Persistence is tied in conjunction to Kingcrow's support slot for Pain Of Salvation, which will run from August 31st through September 20th.
Kingcrow w/ Pain Of Salvation:
8/31/2018 Columbia-Theater - Berlin, DE
9/01/2018 Progresja - Warsaw, PL
9/02/2018 Studio - Krakow, PL
9/04/2018 MMC - Bratislava, SK
9/05/2018 A38 - Budapest, HU
9/07/2018 Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, DE
9/09/2018 Markthalle - Hamburg, DE
9/10/2018 Zeche - Bochum, DE
9/12/2018 Academy Club - Manchester, UK
9/13/2018 Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
9/14/2018 Muziekgieterij - Maastricht, NL
9/15/2018 Melkweg - Amsterdam, NL
9/17/2018 Z-7 - Pratteln, CH
9/18/2018 L'Empreinte - Savigny-le-Temple, FR
9/19/2018 Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, FR
9/20/2018 La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FR
Kingcrow's upcoming third album for Sensory Records, The Persistence closes a three-year gap since their acclaimed Eidos album. Describing Kingcrow today is quite a difficult task, but one could state that the influence of different kinds of music; progressive rock, alternative rock, ambient music, metal, and more are all present in the band's songs. With each release, they take a step further away from their original roots and is regarded today as one of the most exciting bands that Italy has to offer. Recorded at Sound Under Pressure, The Persistence was produced by Kingcrow's Diego and Thundra Cafolla, mixed by Giampiero Ulacco, and completed with the photography and design of Devilnax, all the same as the album's predecessor. Fans of Steven Wilson, Riverside, and Dream Theater, this is required listening.
Italian thrashers Razgate has unveiled the cover artwork of their forthcoming full-length album "Welcome Mass Hysteria" that will be released this year by Punishment 18 Records. Mixing and mastering were completed by Tai Fronzaroli at 7studio (New Horizons, Fall as Leap).
Italian groovy melodic death metal band Bighate released a new music video Hybrid via Inverse Records. It's a link between Death Wish EP (released in 2017) and an upcoming new album.
WATCH the music video: https://youtu.be/1mSd4fz2tvU
Vocalst Heleonore comments:
"The topics covered tell about werewolves and ancient curses that give life to real black chronicles. Sound is close to Melodic Death Metal with modern influences."
Bighate is formed back in 2014 by Andy and Heleonore. They tried to mix their different musical taste, basically bounded to death, thrash and groove metal, to reach a common point. Band is currently working on a full-length album.
"Hybrid" is available on all digital platforms worldwide.
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2NOmBgt
Google Play: http://bit.do/bighate
Andy LaMorgue (Composer/Guitar)
Heleonore LaMorgue (Lyricist/Vocals)
Daniele Baieri (Guitar)
Gumball Watterson (Bass)
Andrea “Tawah” Torre (Drums)
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