Finnish female fronted metal group, Evil Drive, have released a video for the new single of their, still untitled upcoming, second album to be released via Mighty Music worldwide on early 2017.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Äänilaitos studio in Kotka with Juuso Elminen (Domination Black) "Anti-Genocide" presents Evil Drive's melodic metal reinforced by Viktoria Viren's over-the-top growling with one of the tightest guitar sections in the scene. The video was shot and filmed by the bands long time trusted friend Tino-Viljami Vanhala. Viktoria Viren comments: "Anti-Genocide has a totally different theme and feeling compared to our debut album 'The Land Of The Dead, which was all about the current world politics and war".
The new track is about the history of the American Indians and about the fate they had to suffer when the "white men came and took over their land". "Anti-Genocide" also presents the bands updated line-up which now features guitarist Juha-Pekka "J-P" Pusa who recently replaced the band's original guitarist Niko Huusari.
Ville Wiren comments:
"The new line-up makes the band sound better than ever. J-P definitely brings us a lot of new energy and ideas and helps the band to find a completely new level. We've finally found ourselves, our musical style and finally have access to all the musical tools we've ever wanted: strong growling vocals, two great guitarists, and a great rhythm section. We trust that our upcoming album will be a turning point for Evil Drive, and we are excited to be with Mighty Music for this new chapter".
Watch the video right here:
The Spanish Melodic Metal act Death & Legacy have just released his second album entitled “Silence”.
The band has a lead female singer in the melodic style and a male singer (also guitarist) using growls occasionally. The album was mastered at the well-known Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. The first video clip ‘What Never Will Be’ was directed and produced by Krea Films Producciones,
one of the main references in the production of video clips in Spain.
Death & Legacy ‘What Never Will Be’ video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0M2LxfkBIU
The band will tour in Spain & Portugal with The Agonist
The Agonist + Death & Legacy (Spain/Portugal)
Oct 7: Barcelona, Spain @ Sala BeCool
Oct 8: Castellon, Spain @ La Burbuja
Oct 9: Sevilla, Spain @ Sala Malandar
Oct 11: Lisbon, Portugal @ Stairway Club
Oct 12: Madrid, Spain @ Sala Lemon
Oct 13: Bilbao, Spain @ Azkena Bilbao
A new spark of hope has started glowing in the darkness of the rock music scene and with their untamed female lead vocals and haunting melodies the new wildfire named Forever Still is starting to spread from Denmark. Hailing from the same musical shores as Lacuna Coil, Flyleaf, Halestorm or BMTH, the band has been building a solid fan base since 2013 and toured tirelessly throughout Europe. Now they are ready to unleash their fresh debut record entitled Tied Down on October 21st.
"People who have followed the band for a while know that we’re very self-sufficient and haven’t been in a rush signing with a label", singer Maja Shining states. "If we were to sign, we wanted to find someone who believed as much in the band as we do, without wanting to change us and who wants to work hard together with us to push it to the top. We believe we’ve found that in Nuclear Blast and we’re very excited to start working with them and reach new heights with the band."
While many young rock bands with a charming frontwoman are often labelled as ‘industry products’ or ‘engineered’, nothing is artificial or marionette-like about Forever Still – writing their own songs is obvious for Maja and multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Haastrup, but the band also put their heart and soul into every other aspect affiliated with their music. Over the years they have booked their own tours, shot their band photos and music videos themselves, produced and mixed their new songs and have consequently climbed their self-constructed ladder to success.
Something that instantly impressed Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger:
"With Forever Still it was love at first sight! The Metal Hammer article in which they had been named 'Band Of The Month' immediately caught my attention and after checking out their music via their homepage, I was overwhelmed! This band is young, ambitious, sounds fresh and has a massive amount of potential hits! Their modern and melodic metal is breathtaking and with singer Maja, Forever Still has the perfect frontwoman! We loved the DIY-Status of the band and their high ambitions and it's an honour to welcome them to the Nuclear Blast family!"
Their first album Tied Down is a journey through emotional devastation, hope and recovery, it mixes passionate clean vocals with raging screams from singer Maja and contains rock hymns that instantly capture the listener.
Forever Still have also just unleashed a new video for single 'Miss Madness' - watch it above
"The clip for 'Miss Madness' was shot at the oldest amusement park in the world over the course of 6 months. Half of it in the summer time and the other in the winter time to portray the contrast filled dream and the brutal reality for 'Miss Madness' herself", singer Maja Shining remembers.
But shooting the video in the middle of the crowded amusement park 'Bakken' was of course not particularly easy - you have to let yourself go, ignore the staring people and Maja laughs when she's thinking back to the scenery: "...haha, it was exactly as horrible as you can imagine!"
And since the madness is just about to begin, Forever Strill's debut album Tied Down is now available for pre-order. The physical copy will be a special CD+DVD digipack:
If you prefer to get a digital version:
Romania's Scarlet Aura have just unveiled their new single, 'Immortal In Your Eyes” which is taken from the album "Falling Sky". The album has an official release date of 7th October 2016 via Pure Rock Records
Scarlet Aura is one of the hottest favourites for the throne of Melodic Metal! In 2014 they won the Metal challenge "The Black Sea Battle of the Bands" in Kavarna Rock Fest and went on stage with Pretty Maids, Sabaton, Gotthard, Helloween, Accept and Manowar and many more huge artists.
Meanwhile they reached headliner status on festivals in Eastern Europe.
Now Scarlet Aura with their fantastic female vocalist Aura Danciulescu will go on tour with Tarja Turunen and present their new album "Falling Sky" to the whole world. Songs like "My Own Nightmare" and "Immortal In Your Eyes" cry for a big audience and need to be played in Radio and TV. Made in the best studios and produced by the living legend Roy Z, you can expect that the sound is over the top. So now Scarlet Aura are THE new discovery in Melodic Metal!
"Immortal In Your Eyes“ – SCARLET AURA @ PURE ROCK RECORDS soundcloud
The release date for Scarlet Aura's new album "Falling Sky“ on CD is October 07th, 2016. The pre-order phase will start on September 23rd 2016.
Scarlet Aura is one of the hottest favourites for the throne of Melodic Metal! In 2014 they won the Metal challenge "The Black Sea Battle of the Bands" in Kavarna Rock Fest and went on stage with Pretty Maids, Sabaton, Gotthard, Helloween, Accept, Manowar and many more huge artists. Meanwhile they reached headliner status on festivals in Eastern Europe.
Now Scarlet Aura with their fantastic female vocalist Aura Danciulescu will go on tour with Tarja Turunen and present their new album "Falling Sky" to the whole world.
Songs like "My Own Nightmare" and "Immortal In Your Eyes" cry for a big audience and need to be played in Radio and TV. Made in the best studios and produced by the living legend Roy Z, you can expect that the sound is over the top. So now Scarlet Aura are THE new discovery in Melodic Metal!
SCARLET AURA @ PURE ROCK RECORDS
"Falling Sky“ @ PURE ROCK RECORDS
The Raven Age ft. Iron Maiden's bassists son George Harris announce new album - 'Darkness Will Rise'
UK metallers The Raven Age (ft. George Harris) will be releasing their debut album Darkness Will Rise this December
As you may know guitarist George Harris is the son of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris and the band have been on the road with Maiden supporting them on ‘The Book Of Souls’ World Tour, which saw them play 36 countries over the past 6 months and concluded at Wacken Open Air festival on 4th August.
Hailing from Harlow the 5-piece have been making big waves on the metal scene. In 2014 they released their self-titled debut EP, which has achieved over 1,000,000 streams and following its release climbed to number 1 on Amazon’s Hot New Release Chart and number 16 on the Top 100 Amazon Rock and Metal Chart. The EP features the track 'Angel In Disgrace’ which reached number 3 in the iTunes Metal Chart in Australia.
Darkness Will Rise can be pre-ordered with an exclusive free track ‘Trapped Within The Shadows’ from - http://theravenage.org/
Melodic Black Metallers Withering Soul have partnered with Brave Words for the exclusive premiere of the official music video for "Hour of Obstinacy." Check it out at:
The song is taken from 2015 Mortal Music release Adverse Portrait. Order the album from Amazon, iTunes, and other digital retailers.
Adverse Portrait was engineered and mixed by Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound, and mastered by Dennis Israel at Clintworks Audio. Cover art is by Pierre-Alain D of 3mmi Design.
"The terrifying atmosphere that shrouds each song in horror and the lethal sound the guitars and drums create, Adverse Portrait is an album melodic black metal fans should not miss."
- Metal Reviews
"There is nothing withering about this band what so ever, they are steadfast and forthright and capture with a contagious melodic soul that simply cannot be ignored!" 5/5
- RAM Zine
"The band play Melodic Black Metal that has speed and melody in abundance yet knows the value of restraint."
- Wonderbox Metal
The Ex Motorfire group, Silent Pray presents a new Official Lyrics video!
"Here it is! Our first single "The Nest" from the upcoming EP Metropolis Of Dreams is finally out. And in the form of a sick lyrics video. The song talks about killer Asian hornets."
Silent Pray, a power metal band from Nova Gorica Slovenia, inspired by bands such as Helloween, Blind Guardian, Unisonic, Gloryhammer and many others.
The new album "Metropolis Of Dreams" is out 23th July 2016, read more about the album:-
'The cosmic forces unite and deliver an album, so powerful and majestic in can kill a goblin at first sight. Crushing guitars, thumping bass, tight drums and with vocals from our own commander Pertinach himself, will bring you a cosmic explosion of emotions, that will make you leave your home and join them on their quest.
Give Silent Pray your golden coins and support the band in their epic adventure through the depths of Hades and all galactic empires to come. You can buy it on our website or we can send it to you in exchange for two goblins and a dragon claw.'
Berserker is a melodic metal band from Vilnius, Lithuania. Their new album “Dark Worlds Collide” was recorded, mastered and mixed in 2015 by Rimtautas Piskarskas from “Muzikos Laboratorija”, a Vilnius-based recording studio.
The bands' songs reflect inner and outer battles. Inner fights are personal emotions, mixed feelings, etc. Outer fights are social injustice, industrialization, destruction of the wild nature, etc. The album features 7 songs and 2 interludes.
Agnieška Volček [Vocals]
Kristina Semionova [keyboard]
Kšištof Jusel [Guitar/Growl]
Mažvydas Vrubliauskas [Guitar]
Georgijus Kirilovas [Drums]
Roman Semionov [Bass]
Israeli extreme metallers Winterhorde have a brand new video for "Worms Of Souls" (watch the video above), a track taken from their highly acclaimed album "Maestro", which was released on May 20th this year by ViciSolum Productions.
The video was directed by the multi-talented Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu, who had previously worked with bands such as At the Gates, Carach Angren, Mayhem and many more.
"Maestro" was once again produced and mixed by V.Santura (Obscura, Triptykon, Dark Fortress, etc), with mastering handled by the renowned Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, etc), and features guest appearances from Jiří Valter (Root) and Peter Huss (Shining). With renewed energy running through their veins a potent new line up Winterhorde are bound to spread their emotional darkness for those willing to feed upon the new album's magnificence.
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