Finnish Cinematic Metal band Dark Sarah (formed by ex-Amberian Dawn singer Heidi Parviainen) will release a new album called "The Puzzle" later this year. The first music video for the song "Little Men" is just released.
Musically "The Puzzle" album will continue the cinematic metal sound, but this time a bit heavier and faster, combining different music styles spiced up with black humour and mystical stories with creatures of the Underworld.
Story: In the end of the debut album called "Behind the Black Veil", released last year through Inner Wound Reordings, the Evil Tree had broken into pieces and Dark Sarah´s soul with it. She did not die, but was left in a loop between two worlds, between life and death. She was sent down to the River of Death to drift along the streams and she ended up on an island in the middle of a mighty ocean. She woke up on the shores of the misty island. It was a magical rocky island, the rocks were black and they sparkled like covered by millions of diamonds in the endless night.
Sharp cliffs and huge statues painted the dark sky, the ocean was wild on its shores.Dark Sarah felt the air in her lungs - she was alive after all. She felt the strength coming back to her limbs, she got up and started to explore the island. She found a cave and went in. There she saw a light twinkling in the back of the cave and started to move towards it slowly. She looked through the small hole and was mesmerized. And THIS is the place for the first music video called "Little Men". It is surely something REALLY DIFFERENT and same time REALLY CRAZY!
Guests on the album: Manuela Kraller (ex Xandria) - Fate, JP Leppäluoto (Charon, Northern Kings) - Dragon and YET UNNAMED GUEST - Evil Siren Mairmaid
Official album trailer: https://youtu.be/GIDqKVvGEhM
Portuguese female-fronted Gothic metal band Inner Blast are streaming their debut full-length "Prophecy" in its entirety!
The album, which is out via Nordavind Records, is available for streaming via Bandcamp, at this location: https://nordavindrecords.bandcamp.com/album/prophecy
MetalSucks.net says the album is "already pretty awesome, destined to be awesomer", Ultraje Magazine feels that it is "Delicate and intense!" and Ravenheart Music simply says the album "Insanely good"
Iconic hard-rock Italian "gothfathers", Lacuna Coil, have just launched a lyric video for the brand new song 'The House Of Shame' taken from their forthcoming album 'Delirium' out via Century Media Records on 27th May 2016.
Check it out here
When you pre-order a digital copy of 'Delirium' at iTunes or Amazon you are also getting access to 'The House Of Shame' immediately:
'Delirium' album pre-orders are live in several countries already, more will follow shortly:
Lacuna Coil will be making their much-anticipated return to North America as part of the “Delirium Worldwide” tour next month. The first leg of the tour will feature Butcher Babies as direct support with 9Electric and Painted Wives rounding up the stellar package. The second leg will be announced in the coming weeks and will have a different band as direct support, while the rest of the touring package remains intact. You can check out their dates on their website and Facebook page.
Cristina Scabbia (female vocals) states:
"Everything feels different this time in the Lacuna Coil camp. It's something I can hear it and something I can breath. A new wave of confidence, a renewed essence and pure drops of energy sweating out of our pores. I can't wait to show it to all my friends and welcome you all once again in our family. Trust me, this is a ‘Delirium’ you will feel the NEED to be part of."
Andrea Ferro (male vocals) further adds:
"’Delirium’ is not the beginning of a new chapter in Lacuna Coil's life; it is the beginning of a new book! We're really excited about starting this touring cycle with such a fresh vibe, meeting old and new friends around the U.S. and get such great touring companions. We're just writing the first page of this book and it is already a crazy one."
Marco Coti-Zelati (studio guitars, live bass) continues:
"We’re all super excited to finally be coming back to the US and we’re ready to kick some asses with the greatest album that we’ve ever made! New line-up, new sound, a new vibe and new emotions. I can’t wait to see the reactions from the audiences when they hear the ‘Delirium’ songs played for the first time. Fresh, dark and powerful emotions all at the same time. The strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the ‘90s - in a modern style. To me, this is the album that I think will be exciting to both of our older AND newer fans. I’m excited, and ready to have some fun on stage, while we spread the ‘Delirium’ to the people."
Ryan Blake Folden (drums) adds:
"For me, I am truly excited to get on the road and play some new material. This is the first record I got to be a part of with the band and I can’t wait to finally see people reactions to songs that I have been really excited about for over a year now. Not to mention, I’ll finally be expressing myself on stage in a way that I haven't been able to do in some time, having up until this point performed music that predated my arrival to the band. With the manifestation of the theme, costumes and artwork, along with the music, the band creatively and passionately poured itself into making this something special."
Gothic Metallers Lightless Moor have set the digital release date for their sophomore album "Hymn for the Fallen".
The digital release will be available worldwide on June 9th on all major digital outlets via WormHoleDeath.
After having toured extensively in Europe and shared the stage with Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Epica, Septic Flesh, Rotting Christ, Firewind, The Haunted, Delain, Xandria, Vision of Atlantis, Leaves Eyes and many more, Dimlight is ready to release their new album ‘The Lost Chapters’ on Sliptrick Records.
Dimlight’s new album The Lost Chapters delivers death metal tracks, blended with dark Symphonic elements.
Aggressive guitars, pounding bass lines, sharp vocals but also deep and eerie brutal shouts.
The production was made at Sound Flakes Studios and the engineer behind the solid outcome was John Mcris who was responsible for both mixing and mastering.
The cover was an inspiration of the mighty Pierre Alain Durand (3MMI DESIGN). In “The Lost Chapters” Dimlight had the pleasure of working with the following musicians:
Narrator in the album was Jean Baptiste (Randomawalk). Maya (Μeden Agan) did the operatic
vocals in “Clash of Immortals” and “Fields of Carnage”. Maria Melissanthi Routi (Kinetic)
did the operatic and ethnic vocals in “Fields of Carnage”. Alfred Shtuni on live strings.
THE LOST CHAPTERS” is a concept album – a novel put to music and vice versa.
The story narrated in this album is the origin story of the Egyptian goddess Hathor. Drawing inspiration from the oldest Egyptian myths, Hathor is portrayed not as a goddess of love, joy and fertility as most people today generally consider her, but as bringer of bloodshed and vengeance upon mankind who strayed from the path of the gods into blasphemy.
In truth, it’s an elaborate mythos of the horror/historical fantasy genre recounting the grim tale of Hathor’s birth and her rampage through the lands of pre-Pharaonic Egypt. Before the dynasties of human / mortal Pharaohs of recorded history the gods reigned over Egypt with Osiris at the throne. But Osiris had grown old. His skin was gradually turning into gold, his hair into lapis lazuli, his eyes into emeralds – he was turning into a statue, for that is how age affects the gods. Mortal men would no longer respect his authority or fear him for he had no more spells / words of power to maintain his former strength.
So they turned from him and became blasphemers. Osiris, wishing to chastise them, uses the last of his magic to create Hathor, a new-born beautiful goddess, with one sole purpose: to chastise mankind.
Dimlight is officially endorsed by:
Schechter Guitar Research, Mapex Drums,
39 Custom Guitars, Rotosound Strings and Visual Sound Pedals.
"Dusk Reloaded" tracklist will be composed by the following 16 tracks:
We Are Not…
Et l'amour dans tout ca...
Following Their Last Trip
Bells In The Wilderness
Fields In The Nowhere
Oh, Happy Days
The front cover has been hand drawn with pens on paper by the artist Nikolay "Chipi" Saraminev, digitally photographed and edited by Vasil Delchev and Dimitar Naydev and with its setting, yet still flaming sun, surrounded by decaying borders, it represents the raging last remains of sense, bitterly striving for long lost knowledge and spiritual ascendancy, while helplessly sliding into the cold embrace of utter degradation that has embodied society today, which is the main theme of the album.
The album has been recorded at Ghost Warfare's studio in Haskovo, Bulgaria produced and mixed by Georgi Latev, and mastered by Lenko Draganov.
Europe & Worldwide: 30/05
Metal Music Bookings & Management are proud to announce the addition of Pergana to the Metal Music Bookings & Management roster.
Originally born as a solo project founded by Adrian back in 2008, Pergana, the 5 piece Paraguayan Symphonic female-fronted Metal act have focused their strengths into writing, developing and recording their first two EPs, and most recently their debut album which is being mixed by the legendary Roy Z, ready to unleash to the world in 2016. Roy Z picked up Pergana as his newest project after the band signed a world wide deal with Metal Music Bookings & Management, and from this, expect great things coming 2016!
If you're into your Symphonic Metal then check these guys out! Inspired by the likes of Delain, Nightwish, Tarja & more.
There is an old sanatorium up in the hills of Northern Italy. An old, abandoned, and decayed fortress whose corridors are filled with the ghosts of a thousand tortured minds and souls. A place where every wall still bares the scars of countless damaged lives - welcome to the Lacuna Coil Sanatorium!
With their 8th studio album the Italian Gothfathers decided it was time to up the ante, switch into a heavy mode and finally take full creative control over every aspect of 'Delirium' which is set for a worldwide release on May 27th, 2016 via Century Media Records.
After being heavily involved with previous productions Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati took over the leading role as producer together with his fellow bandmates. 2016 shows Lacuna Coil including US drummer Ryan Blake Folden as a tight unit that realized their collective vision for “Delirium” at BRX Studio in their native Milan between December 2015 and February 2016. Yet again they were working with Marco Barusso (engineer, mix) who had not only worked with Lacuna Coil in the past on several albums such as 'Dark Adrenaline' and 'Karmacode', but also on Italian high profile artists like Eros Ramazzotti or Laura Pausini. Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati also created the artwork for 'Delirium' which is based on an atmospheric session captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.
Spain's Gothic Metal maestros Universal Theory have just released a stellar new video for the track 'Somewhere Else' from their new album "The Most Attractive Force" out now on Metal Hell Records.
Check it out below:-
The band was created in 2011 and hails from Madrid, Spain. Universal Theory's concept is based on “the pleasure of searching”. Where every sound, note & phrase transmits personal experiences, thoughts & reflections through – atmospheric, dark, romantic, melancholic & mysterious passages. Universal Theory's debut album "Mystery Timeline" (combining the "Mystery" and "Timeline" digital only EPs) was released in 2013 through Metal Hell Records.
Universal Theory has completed their second album "The Most Attractive Force" available on Metal Hell Records. On this release Universal Theory offers up brighter and louder guitars, combining a heavier, more intense sound with a deeper and more Melodic Gothic Metal atmosphere for fans of Tiamat, Type O Negative, The Gathering... Once again Maria Jose Martos returns with to perform the female vocals. The new album closes with the collaboration of Pianist Beth Hart on the closing track Light Vein.
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