Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of Rock, now united in one band: Exit Eden
The all-female four piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing! Despite their diversity, the four singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock! This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became their unique plan to raise Exit Eden’s very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.
Exit Eden’s debut "Rhapsodies in Black”, which will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records (worldwide excluding Germany / Switzerland / Austria via Starwatch), is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more! Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album. A first video will present a grand entrance very soon! Stay tuned for more updates on Exit Eden
Who the musicians are:
Amanda is a rock-solid authority of the music scene: both as a solo artist and sharing success and the stage with bands like Avantasia, Epica and Kamelot. Though her US-American roots are based in Pop & Rock, she fell in love with the Metal scene and made it her home. She has toured with Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan and many more legends with her commanding voice and fronts the projects Trillium and Kiske Somerville (with Helloween icon Michael Kiske). All of this, combined with her wide range of experience, grants her a unique edge and a permanent address in the Metal world.
A natural talent, Anna began singing at a very young age. As a daughter of a German father and an American mother, she grew up bilingual and founded her first Rock band as a teenager. Due to a music study that lead her through different parts of the world, she garnered a multitude of experience and it became crystal clear to her: music has to rock – and vocals need to be emotional – just like a passionate scream.
Marina La Torraca:
Hailing from Brazil, Marina was born with rhythm in her blood. As the auspicious frontwoman of several Metal bands since the age of 15, her path led her to Europe, where she got to perform with Avantasia and to found her up-and-coming band, Phantom Elite. Since having studied musical theatre in New York, the versatile singer and actress can also be seen internationally in musical productions, including the upcoming German tour of the Broadway-Hit, RENT. For her, being close to the crowd is what counts – no problem for her and her natural convincing character.
Clémentine was born near Paris 30 years ago. She has been a multi talent since her childhood days – no matter if she was dancing, playing the piano or singing – she enchanted her audience. At the age of 16, she joined her first Metal band, she is currently fronting Symphonic Metal outfit Visions Of Atlantis and also worked with Serenity and Melted Space. Another one of her career highlights is her participation on Kai Hansen’s (Helloween, Gamma Ray) first solo album, released in 2016. Thus, Clémentine has carved her way into being one of the great performers of the scene.
Hungary's Ghost Toast released their critically acclaimed third album "Out Of This World" today June 7th 2017 via Finnish Inverse Records. Listen to the album on
Ghost Toast is an instrumental, experimental progressive rock band from Debrecen, Hungary, formed in 2008. They love heavy, trippy music and film scores as well, so they use these elements to create their own unique music.
Their music video Gordius is available here: http://bit.ly/2qaDpni
The songs on Out Of This World are connected by a loose concept - a connection between fantasy and some mythological themes.
Ka Mai means a pawn of fate (see title of the last track) and refers to Stephen King's Dark Tower saga. It does not directly refer to the novels (though we believe that the mixed mood sets and theatrical elements match it very well), it's rather the words themselves and their meaning which grabbed us and suited the concept.
Gordius is the most complex item on the album, the name derives from this fact and human complexity, and this was the basic idea that the projected images shown in the video were applied on.
Alia got the name from the character in Frank Herbert's Dune, the speech samples originate from the TV miniseries. She is a tragic character who turns into a monster, a severely troubled mind trapped in a little girl's body.
The Dragon's Tail is our first attempt to create a movie score without an actual movie behind it. The title is somewhat of a pun, but the dragon represents the world of fantasy into which the music tries to teleport the listener.
Minotaur is a half-chill out, half-pounding song, this duality represented by the title also, perfect for a some labyrinth rambling.
Kaia is based on a sample from an American a capella singers' band called Kaia - it is a Finnish children's song ("Kaiababies"). The name Kaia also means "from the earth" or "pure" in Greek, and "sea" in Hawaiian.
Last Man was inspired by the novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, and two movie adaptations (Last Man on Earth and Omega Man), the speech samples are from these movies as well. We tried to represent the dramatic mood of the story, gradually built up from beginning to end.
Ishvara is our first song which was basically created on demand. One of our friends' Indian dance group asked us to create a rather modern song - one that they can still perform their traditional dance moves on. Ishvara can mean supreme soul, ruler, lord, king, queen or husband, God, Supreme Being, personal god, or special self.
Pawn of Fate (one who has hope but no real choices) is the grand finale and farewell of the album, the background was already elaborated at the Ka Mai part.
László Papp (drums)
János Stefán (bass, sound fx, samples)
János Pusker (cello, keyboard)
Bence Rózsavölgyi (guitar).
Toast in the shell (self-released in February 28, 2011)
There is no en... (self-released in November 22, 2013)
Gordius -Single (May 12, 2017) (Inverse Records)
Out of this World (June 7, 2017) (Inverse Records)
Formed in 2000 by a group of young underground metal heads, Tarantist originated in the basement alternative rock and heavy metal scenes in their native Tehran, Iran. Having to perform secretly-but-loudly often proved to be difficult, but after sparking a following via word of mouth in the underground, the band soon began to garner international recognition. Within just a few years, international media correspondents inspired by their story (including BBC, SKY, CNN, NPR, Metal Hammer and Kerrang) started visiting Tehran to meet and talk with Tarantist. These news reports and articles aided Tarantist in cultivating a worldwide following - motivating the band to relocate to the United States Los Angeles in 2008.
Although remaining positive, Tarantist quickly found that they weren't able to fully escape the pressures they faced back home, stemming from "not being Muslim enough". Once they arrived in the United States, they experienced opposite - uncomfortable stereotypes and assumptions directed at them simply based on their culture and/or how they looked - all the while never practising religion in the first place. Determined, Tarantist didn't let this slow them down. After growing some roots in North America, the band was invited to play several festivals like SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and Intergalactic Fest. Tarantist quickly added to their touring repertoire, performing on the same stages as Metallica, Motörhead, Stone Temple Pilots, Muse, Cheap Trick, Voivod, Sum 41, My Ruin, Ben Harper and many more.
After releasing three full length albums, an EP and several singles, Tarantist is pleased to announce the release of their new full-length album, Not A Crime, out now via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and all other digital retailers. You can listen to a track from the album, "Rain, Pour Down", here: https://youtu.be/IZ0C0voT0y4
Similar to what their name suggests (tarantism is defined as a mania characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance, popularly attributed to the bite of the tarantula), Tarantist's music is energetic and keeps the listener moving and headbanging, incorporating a true heavy metal sound mixed with exotic, Iranian flavour. The band's lyricism focuses on themes of anti-extremism, anti-corporate system, human rights and support thereof - including women's rights, religious rights, and freedom of expression in the arts.
Bassist / vocalist Arash says, "Instead of writing and singing in English like we usually do, for Not A Crime, we decided to sing/write in Farsi because we felt we need to pay our dues to the Farsi-speaking community and make history with something like this. The kids of Iran (like everywhere else) are being brainwashed by the propaganda and state media. We feel the new generation needs a fresh and uncensored source of awareness, un-diluted music and content, and original material. With this album, we aim to raise awareness regarding human rights issues/violations, freedom of expression in art and music, as well as educating the society and new generation through the story of our lives and what we've been through as of today. If interested, all of our lyrics are available in English at www.tarantist.com.
Musically, we've incorporated some traditional Persian instruments (Zarb, Santoor), with electric guitars, bass, synths and heavy riffs. Like always, we strive to create combination of new sounds and tones in a groovy way that we ourselves love!"
Tarantist remain constantly active - releasing new music and videos and spreading the word of freedom throughout the international arts community. Stay tuned for more coming from Tarantist in the months to come!
Arash - bass guitar, vocals (producer, music, lyrics)
Arsy - guitars
MadMetal - vocals, lyrics
Aidin - guitars, vocals
www.TarantisT.com (merchandise available here)
Spotify and Pandora: @TarantisT
Asphodelia have officially announced that they have inked a deal with The Flaming Arts as their worldwide management and booking agency, alongside many international artists of their great roster.
Linkin Park have released the official video for "Good Goodbye" from the forthcoming album, One More Light.
Watch video here
The video was directed by Isaac Rentz and features American rap star, Pusha T, British grime sensation, Stormzy, and NBA legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
One More Light will be released May 19th. To pre-order the album go to http://linkinpark.com.
The One More Light World Tour kicks off July 27th.
Pre-sale begins May 9th. Register now at http://presale.linkinpark.com.
General on-sale is set for May 12th.
"Progressus In Idem" is the new single from Thessaloniki, Greece-based alternative / progressive metal act, Until Rain, the song hailing from the band's third album, Inure, which is approaching release through Sensory Records. The new track has been issued through an exclusive premiere at PureGrainAudio.
Offers the band with the premiere, "We couldn't be more excited to release another song from our soon-to-be-released album, Inure. It's the opener, it's heavy and we can't wait to play it live for you. See you on the road!"
Stream Until Rain's "Progressus In Idem" at PureGrainAudio at THIS LOCATION.
Sensory Records will release Inure in Europe on April 28th and in the US on May 12th. The album is available for digital pre-order at iTunes HERE, and Spotify HERE. CD pre-orders are posted at Amazon HERE.
Until Rain has booked two European tours tied directly into the release of Inure. First up is a split co-headlining tour with Sensory label mates Wolverine and Oddland, with shows in the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden from April 26th through May 6th. Directly behind the trek, UNTIL RAIN will co-headline with Poem through the Balkan countries May 11th through 14th, with shows in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and the final gig in their native Greece.
4/26/2017 The Bodega - Nottingham, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/27/2017 Garage Highbury - London, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/28/2017 La Boule Noure - Paris, FR w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/29/2017 Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/30/2017 W2 - Hertogenbosch, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/02/2017 TBA w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/03/2017 Musik & Frieden - Berlin, DE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/04/2017 Beta2300 - Copenhagen, DK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/05/2017 Frölunda Kulturhus - Gothenburg, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/06/2017 Bowlan - Östhammar, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/11/2017 Live & Loud - Sofia, BU w/ Poem
5/12/2017 Silverchurch - Bucharest, RO w/ Poem
5/13/2017 Elektropionir - Belgrade, SB w/ Poem
5/14/2017 8Ball - Thessaloniki, GR w/ Poem
Photo (L to R): Chester Bennington, Pusha T, Stormzy, Mike Shinoda
Linkin Park have unveiled another new track from their upcoming album, One More Light - coming out May 19th on Warner Bros Records.
See lyric video for "Good Goodbye," featuring British grime sensation, Stormzy and American rap star, Pusha T here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW44aPjOMvI
Preorder the album at www.linkinpark.com and receive an instant grat of "Good Goodbye”
"Alibi", the new album of alternative metal band Elyne is finally out via White Tower Records in digital and physical edition! Watch the lyric video taken from the first single "Wrong Nature" here.
Their frontman Daniele Faccani says:-
"Alibi represent at 100% what we are today. Is most hard and best album we've ever made till we exist. Lyrics and music talk for us. This album talk about the way of live of the people in the 2.0 age. All the songs got different stories but with a concept that still under all the lines talking about how many people live they're life wearing a mask, living just for appear hiding who we really are, and sometimes with shame. The message we want to share with this album is this, leave the mask, don't like to ourselves and be ourselves".
With great pride Club Inferno presents the single "Lithium", the fruit of the strong work our band The Unknown had with the amazing and talented Amy Lee.
The song is the expression of a strong collaboration that The Unknown, Iranian based band, had with Evanescence singer Amy Lee..
THE UNKNOWN ft. Amy Lee "Lithium" is available here: http://smarturl.it/THEUNKNOWN-LITHIUM
- CLUB INFERNO ENT.: http://www.facebook.com/clubinfernoent
- THE UNKNOWN: http://www.facebook.com/TheUnknownOnline
- Digital order: http://smarturl.it/THEUNKNOWN-LITHIUM
Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee is proud to unveil her new single, “Speak To Me” the end title theme from the forthcoming suspense/drama, Voice From The Stone. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke stars in the film alongside Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni, and Edward Dring.
Directed by Eric Howell and scored by Michael Wandmacher, the haunting thriller set in 1950’s Tuscany is due July 24th. USA Today premiered the movie trailer on Tuesday, which can be viewed here. Listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/6Bqe6iPYIYQ
As a prelude, Lee shared an intro video to the track on her YouTube channel last April. Captured during the recording of the song at legendary Skywalker Ranch, the piece gives us a glimpse inside the process, with the gorgeous piano of “Speak To Me” as the backdrop. A few exclusive clips are also included, providing fans with a preview into the movie.
“Speak To Me” is available for download on ITunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Lee has a message for her fans about the film and her creative process behind the song and its accompanying video:
“I'm very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film, Voice From The Stone, which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called "Speak To Me.”
“There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project. Voice From The Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother - Verena is brought in to help him speak again. As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score. I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of.”
“It was an honour to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death.”
Amy Lee is currently in the studio with her band, Evanescence, working on new music expected later this year. The band play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in June as part of a wider European tour.
June 13th - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT
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