Danish Melodic Metalcore quartet Ivy Crown have released their video single for ‘Lonesome & Cold’. The single is the first track of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Echo’, due to be released on March 29th.
‘Lonesome an Cold’ introduces new vocalist Maria Kjær and the new, darker sound the band has come to represent since their first two singles. ‘The song is about the demons and inner struggles of an addict’, explains Ivy Crown, ‘A battle that is lonesome, cold and makes you feeling trapped within your own mind.’ Moreover, the song features a guest appearance by MØL vocalist Kim Song Sternkopf, giving the song an extra dimension.
Ivy Crown has risen from the ashes of Taras which was a well-known Danish all-female punk rock band, and after releasing two separate singles, ‘Timeout’ and ‘Enemy’ in the summer of 2017, the girls are set to release their debut album in March 2019 through Prime Collective.
Recorded and produced by Chris Kreutzfeldt and with assisting vocal production by Mirza Radonjica-Bang. The album has featuring performances by Kadeem France (Loathe), Jesper Gün (Ghost Iris) and aforementioned Kim Song Sternkopf (MØL) - all talented people who complement the bands vision for the album.
‘Echo’ will be released on March 29th through Prime Collective.
Stream "Lonesome and Cold" here
Temperance is where exceptional vocal melodies, energetic Metal guitar riffing and symphonic atmospheres meet in perfect harmony! Different from most Symphonic Metal bands, these Italians bring together no less than three vocalists, all adding their own style and flavor to the ensemble. The combination of Alessia Scolletti’s crystalline voice, the strong timbre of Michele Guaitoli and the rough vocals of mastermind and guitarist Marco Pastorino, makes Temperance stand out completely.
This vibrant five-piece has now joined forces with Napalm Records and is ready to take the next step!
Marco Pastorino (Vocalist/guitarist/main songwriter of Temperance) on the new signing:
"We are thrilled to announce that we are joining Napalm Records for the release of our next album! They are the best team possible to be part of for the most important chapter of our career.
We are working extremely hard to give you the best Temperance album ever and we are looking forward to giving you more updates very soon! New energetic hymns of Melodic Metal are coming your way!"
Sebastian Muench, A&R Napalm Records states:
“We are super thrilled and excited to finally announce the signing of the Melodic Metal Band Temperance. After hearing the 2018 album release of "Of Jupiter and Moons“ and seeing the perform live alongside Visions Of Atlantis we are certain this amazing Italian band has what it takes to reach the next level in their career. Fans of Within Temptation, Delain or Visions Of Atlantis should be very pleased!”
To get a first taste of this very promising new part of the Napalm Records roster! With Millions of YouTube views, hymns as ‘The Last Hope In A World Of Hopes’ or ‘Of Jupiter And Moons’ seem to prove that point. Take a look and listen HERE & stay tuned for many more exciting news to come!
Over the past four years the band performed around 200 shows worldwide, including a full European tour supporting Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, another EU tour supporting Serenity, one Japan tour and finally two own headlining tours in Europe. On top of that the band performed in support of Nightwish, Slipknot, Within Temptation among others!
Alessia - Vocals
Michele - Vocals & Piano
Marco - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Luca - Bass
Alfonso - Drums
Mellieha, Malta based Active Metal Band Align The Tide has released the official music video for "Dead Religiom," the title track off of their debut album.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_zt1wIp6oA
"'Dead Religion' takes inspiration from prayers which remain unanswered, thereby instilling doubt on each person. False advertising from preachers and prophets lighten up the grim thoughts of death with nice ideas of the afterlife, which some people choose to believe it, even though we were not promised anything after death." - Align The Tide
The founders of the band Danny on Drums & Kyle on Guitars/Vocals, have been exploring music genres for the past nine years before settling in the active sound you hear today!
Joining the ranks with Gabriel on bass & Alston on rhythm guitar, the line-up was completed. Together, they composed music based on thrash, groove & melodic metal resulting in the recording of their debut album Dead Religion & videos for "The Golden Throne" & "Welcome to Hell" from the same self financed record. Merchandise has been designed & produced to accompany the above release.
The band participated in several local gigs & festivals where they have rooted their main fan base before embarking on a mini European tour visiting Germany and the Czech Republic.
In March 2018, the band supported the legendary band Mushroomhead on their American tour visiting several main cities such as: Mesa, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Jerome, Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, Lincoln, Waterloo, Minneapolis, Joliet, Madison, Racine, Cleveland.
As time went by, Alston decided to take a break from the music business and thus, Nikki was recruited to the family as rhythm guitar.
Just released "Tales of the Backwoods" is the debut album from Finnish melodic metallers Blood Region. The band got some enforcements from Italy as the vocalist Ira Green joined the line-up. Ira is known from Voice Of Italy -competition and her strong and rough interpretation combined with the Finnish backwoods metallers' instrumental play and song writing creates interesting and distinctive sound.
Listen the album:
Youtube (Video playlist): https://bit.ly/2A6M687
Veil of Conspiracy are ready to release their debut album Me, Us and Them via Revalve Records on February 8th.
The Band has gone through different musical phases to reach a more mature and defined sound in 2017, composing songs increasingly influenced by an obscure but at the same time elegant and refined mood. Inspired by big names like Katatonia, Opeth, Nevermore and Soen, Veil of Conspiracy is a unique musical reality in the Italian metal scene, merging the Nordic power of the guitars with the attention to the melody and a progressive elegance, without neglecting the importance of the lyrics.
The main theme of “Me, Us and Them” is the mental illness in his darkest and most evil expressions. Schizofrenia, depression, sorrow and desperation howl through obscure riffs and moaning arpeggios, powerful rhythm sections and a union of dramatic clean and desperate screaming vocals, even recalling the ‘70s prog rock experiences.
The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater will release their new album "Human" on March 1st in Europe and North America via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital.
"Human" won't leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date.
The lyrics of the album welcomes you into a world of you and me, how we affect the world around us and the struggles we deal with as humans.
Don't miss out on "Human", a perfect album for fans of melodic progressive metal and bands like Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder and Evergrey!
The first official single by Ukrainian Melodic Metal band Mirium 'I Am Free' is now out, check it out here:- https://metalscraprecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirium-i-am-free
The band's music is characterized by strong female vocals, melodic arrangements and hard guitar riffs. At this stage, musicians began to use many electronic parts. There are many experiments, such as Folk harmonies, symphonic parts, etc.
The song is created in Melodic Metal genre, which the band has been using since 2011, and recorded in a two lyric versions - English and Ukrainian.
Highly recommended for fans of Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, Amaranth, Within Temptation, In This Moment and more.
Metal Scrap Records, 2018 (MSR152/DT).
Perpetual Fate shared the first video-clip for their brand new single Smothered taken from the upcoming album Cordis out on December 7th on Revalve records.
Watch at this link: https://youtu.be/_FRYBz06RoU
Grab your copy now on pre-order!
Check out music-raiser campaign: https://bit.ly/2Fjnk9O
The Italian melodic power metal band Kalidia just released a music video for "Circe's Spell", the third single from their new album "The Frozen Throne".
Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/B8gzOrAyt2s
"The Frozen Throne" will be released on November 23rd via Inner Wound Recordings. The album will be available on CD, digital and as an exclusive black wooden box edition, limited to 250 hand-numbered copies.
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!
Kalidia tour dates
Nov 16: Hard Rock Café - Firenze (IT)
Nov 24: Arci Tom - Mantova (IT)
Dec 08: Crazy Bull - Genova (IT)
Dec 29: The One - Cassano D'Adda/Milano (IT)
Link to the music video for "Frozen Throne": https://youtu.be/ABM7YmBOMyM
Link to the lyric video for "Black Sails": https://youtu.be/jNjktv1P36A
"The Frozen Throne" artwork: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/kalidia_artwork.jpg
Australia's The Last Martyr release new track 'Stay Awake'; taken from new EP 'Into The Black' out February 1st 2019
The Last Martyr are Melbourne's newest melodic metal sensation. Their debut single, 'Into The Black' was released late July 2018 via Heavy Magazine - and now they return with a brand new single 'Stay Awake' - and the announcement of their debut EP. The EP, which shares the name of that first single will be released on Friday February 1 2019 into all good online stores and streaming outlets. Pre-Orders for the EP will be live in digital stores soon and the 'Stay Awake' single will be live for streaming and purchase Friday November 16.
‘Stay Awake’ is the second single from their forthcoming EP and incorporates subtle synth elements whilst still encompassing The Last Martyr’s heavy, yet catchy ideals. Monica Strut, vocalist for the heavy outfit, said that "The song speaks of the doubts we all face in pursuit of our goals and in particular, the inner battle we have with ourselves often right before that goal is achieved, when we feel like giving up because we can’t see what lies ahead." The 'Into The Black' EP was Mixed and mastered by Ted Furuhashi of Melbourne's Circles.
Vocalist Monica Strut continued about the new track:- "Stay Awake is about the moment, right before you hit a massive goal - where you consider giving up. For me, most of the lyrics were written right before I found my now bandmates. I was trying to convince myself to hang in a little longer and keep my game face on. I believe when this happens, it’s the universe’s way of testing us to see how bad we want something."
The first single 'Into The Black' saw the band achieve national radio play on triple j and The Faction, as well as abroad in the US and UK within the first week of the song’s release. Since then, ‘Into The Black’ has been streamed tens of thousands of times across all platforms.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZA1S-hJZco&feature=youtu.be
Music Feeds said that the single 'Into The Black’ is "powered by thundering beats, dark, schizoid riffage and the powerhouse dual clean/scream assault vocals of front-dudette Monica Strut" and Depth Magazine said that the first single "...features some very promising signs. The instrumentals are very impressive, with the guitars manically twisting and turning around each other through the verses. Purring and ripping through the song, they are your salvation from the darkness, as combined with the bass they project the intended mood of the song into your very soul."
The 'Into The Black' EP will see its release on Friday February 1 2019 and will be available for pre-orders soon and single 'Stay Awake' will be live for purchase and streaming Friday November 16.
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