Underground Symphony is proud to announce the signing with At The Dawn, an Italian band with Power / Prog influences, now coming back with the new album "The Battle To Come", that changes their sound becoming heavier and more incisive than previous albums.
Strengthened by a new line-up, thanks of Antero Villaverde (formerly Burning Dogma) on drums and Andrea Raffucci on bass, the historical core of the band, Michele Viaggi, Michele Vinci and Stefano De Marco, is now ready for the new battle waiting for them.
The first single "Cadaver Synod" will be released on April 13th, a fantastic lyrics video made by Davide Cilloni - Eklipse Media (behance.com/davidecilloni), while the full lenght album "The Battle To Come", recorded, produced and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM) and Simone Bertozzi (Arcana13, Ancient Bards) at Domination Studio, will be available from 3 May 2019, in digipack format with the booklet artwork made by Giacomo Voli Profilo Privato (Rhapsody of Fire) and in digital version in the best web stores.
Cover created by Pierre-Alain D. // 3mmi Design (http://www.3mmi.org).
The Greek heavy/power metal band Diviner just released a music video for "Heaven Falls", the first single from their new album "Realms of Time".
Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/_QN28AXXGvY
"Realms of Time" will be released on June 7th via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, LP and digital.
"Realms of Time" was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex. Septic Flesh), mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani).
The album show improvements on every level since the band's debut album and the album won't leave fans of heavy and power metal disappointed. The album is heavy, melodic and epic and it’s full of energy, power and emotion. Follow Diviner into the Realms of Time!
Swedish metallers Evil Conspiracy have released an online single from their forthcoming album "Evil Comes", due for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on February 19th. The release will be the bands first full-length material since 2014’s "Prime Evil" and the track 'Golgotha' proves that Evil Conspiracy have lost none of their edge.
The band go on to explain; “The song Golgotha is about how all humanity is driving the world to hell and we all have to carry the cross… We all have to answer for what we have done.”
Check it out on YouTube here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWcNVnvBBY8
Get it now from: iTunes | Deezer | & many more
Evil Comes | Released February 19th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Evil Conspiracy are:
Fredrik Eriksson – Vocals
Andreas Mäkelä – Guitar/Backing vocals
Patrik Mäkelä – Guitar
Henrik Persson – Drums
Martin Giaever – Bass
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Explore the rich lore that has been created through these stories and feel the magic of this imaginative new world, with its own characters, gods and creatures. Norwald brings you magical lands and magnificent warriors; mythical creatures, life, and death, in the form of power metal songs.
To acquaint the world of Norwald, they have teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the exclusive free download of their track "Khelmet and Hakko" that will be showcased on their upcoming concept album due out later in 2019.
Check out the song at https://puregrainaudio.com/audio/norwald-khelmet-and-hakko-free-song-download
In addition, Norwald's first two singles, 'Creatures' and ‘Arden’ can also be heard below.
‘Creatures’ regales listeners with the tale of Prince Thostar who is on a quest for the throne. It’s a fast and simple song to introduce both the band and world of Norwald. ‘Arden’ is a bonus tale, not directly related to the rest of the story told. It is fun and dancey, but with a cold vibe. With influences such as Nightwish, Rhapsody, and Epica, Norwald is just as enchanting as the tale it tells. As to what their debut album brings, composer Grief explains her purpose:
“The album is, as a whole, an epic tale that goes through a lot of phases, to finish in an epic song that Norwald people would sing in their taverns. To end the whole thing and to make people want to listen to more of our stories, we play Arden, which is a short tale not related to the tale told in the rest of the album.”
‘Creatures’ is available on YouTube.
‘Arden’ is also available on Youtube.
Norwald is both the band name and a vast fantasy world that was imagined in the mind of Patri Grief many years ago and has now been brought to fruition to indulge listeners everywhere. Grief’s fascination for storytelling and music began at a young age: she dreamed up a world where her imagination could take flight and ultimately bring her stories to life through music.
With immense imagination, Norwald plunges the listener into a brand new fantasy world. Incorporating made up words and characters set in a medieval era, Norwald is putting a whole new spin on epic power metal. Well written songs, each as a metaphor with its own personality, Norwald is charging in to the spotlight with poetic symphonic magic.
Over the years, members came and left the band and it wasn’t until 2017 when there was enough suitable talent for the band to take off. The lineup now consists of Ann Meseguer (vocals); Patri Grief (composer/lead guitar); Alejandro Leonidas (rhythm guitar); Jeffrey García (bass) and Frehul Martínez (keys).
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NorwaldOfficial/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/NorwaldOfficial
Bandcamp - norwald.bandcamp.com
When recently announcing their fifth studio album No More Hollywood Endings, which will be unleashed on March 22nd via Nuclear Blast, Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast promised fans a taster of their new offering at the beginning of 2019 - and the group has kept true to their word! Packed with extravagant melodies, the official music video for the new album's title track provides the perfect visuals for the song's meaningful message. Directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB / Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda, the official video for 'No More Hollywood Endings' can be viewed over on YouTube here: youtu.be/SZzhUPe-Bck
Keyboardist Janne Björkroth comments on the track:-
"The song tells a story about living up to other people's expectations and becoming a kind of a sidekick in one's own life. Hollywood conventions and media set unrealistic expectations and narrow ideals about such things as beauty and happiness, and it's easy to get lost while trying to fit the mould. The song claims that there isn't a universal pattern for happiness, but everyone has a right to be respected as they are and live a life that suits for themselves. It's a hymn to individuality."
Pre-order No More Hollywood Endings now:
All formats including Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl - nuclearblast.com/battlebeast-nmhe
CD - nblast.de/HollywoodCD
Vinyl - nblast.de/HollywoodVinyl
Pre-order the album digitally on iTunes to receive the title track instantly: geni.us/BattleBeastNMHE
Pre-save via Spotify: geni.us/BBSpotifyPreSave
No More Hollywood Endings was recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studios; with the record also being produced and mixed by Janne. The cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Korpiklaani, Manowar etc.), who created the cover for the band's last album, Bringer Of Pain.
Underground Symphony is proud to announce the signing with Sangreal for the release of their debut album.
The brainchild of the guitar player Jahn Carlini, mind and composer of the Venetian power metallers Great Master, the line-up of Sangreal is composed by Gabriele Grilli on vocals (ex-Doomsword, ex-Fury N' Grace), Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon, Ghost City) on keyboards, Francesco Russo (ex-Shadows Of Steel, Hungry Daze) on the guitar, the Cypriot bass player Paris Lambrou (ex-Arrayan Path, Astronomikon) and the Finnish multi-instrumentalist Matti Auerkallio (Ultimatium, Katra) on drums.
Sangreal is a Sacred Epic Metal Project to connect the epic metal to the sacred of the ancient religious scriptures, an epic journey between legends and history, a metal sound with disruptive orchestral and score arrangments, as if the Warlord and Manowar ideally meet Epica and Myrath.
The album will be available in May 2019 in digipak edition and limited edition in vinyl.
Soon the cover, the tracklist and the first single of the album will be announced.
After their successful album Stonehymn, appearances at major festivals as Bloodstock Open Air and successful tours with bands like Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum and Eluveitie, Wind Rose are now ready to continue their journey through mountains, ice and snow! Napalm Records is proud to be part of this journey from now on!
Wind Rose recently returned to their subterranean caverns to record a new studio album. There is a lot to expect for 2019. A dwarf doesn’t write songs. He smiths them against the anvil!
Sebastian Münch, A&R Napalm Records states:
“Napalm Records couldn't be more excited to announce the signing of Italy´s Epic Folk/Power Metal Band Wind Rose. The 2017 album release Stonehymn was a true masterpiece and should be very intriguing for fans of Turias, Ensiferum and Equilibrium! Raise the horns and welcome to the Napalm family!”
Wind Rose about the signing:
"We are extremely proud to be part of the Napalm family. It's great to have such big support behind our band and vision! The Dwarven army is now stronger than ever and so will be the next album. Get ready for something so powerful you won't believe your ears…The Dwarf and his army are coming and with them a the new wave of folk power metal!!"
Let the dwarves lead you “To Erebor” and feel the epic power of Middle-earth, as more than 1,3 million other viewers did before you!
WIND ROSE are:
Francesco Cavalieri - vocals
Claudio Falconcini - guitars
Federico Meranda - keyboards
Cristiano Bertocchi - bass
Federico Gatti - drums
Germany's Steel Engraved announce details of upcoming third album; ft Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) on guest vocals
German Heavy / Power Metal machine Steel Engraved, have announced the release of their new self-titled album for January 25th, 2019 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. Steel Engraved's third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school metal.
The album was produced by Mario Lochert (Serious Black) and Jan Vacik (Serious Black) at Dreamsound Studios. All vocals produced by Ralf Scheepers at RS Vocal Works. Mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Guest Vocals on “Searching For Regret” by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear). Artwork & illustration by Dušan Marković (Dragony, Thor, Jag Panzer).
The album can be pre-ordered here:
After the release of their two previous full length albums “State Of Siege” (debut in 2009) and “On High Wings We Fly” (2012) it was about time for Steel Engraved to record their third album! Within those six years, many things happened; the band was very busy touring across Europe as well as playing a couple of one-off shows on different festivals and concerts. So it was never seriously discussed when to start recordings the predecessor of “On High Wings We Fly”. After a change in the line-up in 2016, the band felt that the time was right to get the spirit alive again!
Steel Engraved is:
Marco Schober - Vocals
Andy Straehler - Guitar
Tomas Kuchta - Guitar
Max Lindner - Keys
Katharina Praml - Bass
Jaroslav Rod – Drums
The first sessions with the new members on drums and bass revealed a much more modern and progressive approach on the sound. The mixture with old-school German Power Metal on songs like “Nightwarriors” & “Rebellion” with orchestral or synth-ie sounds allured the band to walk on new roads while keeping the origin of the band alive. Like the composition recipe on “On High Wings We Fly”, all members were involved in the songwriting process of this new album. All vocals were recorded under the guidance of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) in his studio in Esslingen.
A great experience to witness two professional and talented singers working on the highest level! Ralf definitely did influence the whole production of the album vocal-wise, not only because of his guest appearance on the song “Searching For Regret” but with his more than valuable input in the vocal perspective. The team of two experienced sound engineers Mario Lochert and Jan Vacik of Dreamsound Studios -well known for their professional work in recording and mastering- played a significant role in the creation of the album implementing great ideas during the production progress. After signing with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, Marco and Andy felt the need to express that this was a new era for Steel Engraved so the self-title felt fitting for a fresh new beginning! Let Steel Engraved take you on a majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school ride! Enjoy!
Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, "Hexed", on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals the official music video for 'Under Grass And Clover' which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/1gpfzCxiQ-A
COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments:-
“'Under Grass and Clover' is the sound of COB on fire and has been my favourite song since it was written. It’s fast, melodic, heavy and dark but also short and sweet. Someone told me that it’s kinda like old school Dimmu Borgir and AWK and that’s pretty damn cool in my books so we must’ve done something right .”
Pre-order your copy of Hexed here: http://nblast.de/COBHexed
"Hexed" saw the return to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios where they were reunited with Mikko Karmila (I Worship Chaos, Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper & Hate Crew Deathroll) who recorded everything except keyboards and also produced the album with the band. Janne Wirman recorded keyboards at Beyond Abilities Studios. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
For this album, the band enlisted Deins Forkas to create the album artwork. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith commented on the cover:-
“For some years already I have wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art so that is really hard to do something else. Doing it all the way with computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try it old school. We found this cool dude and gave him simple instructions. The cover has to be purple and the reaper has to be central. Half a year later we got his work, and with little tweaking, we have the cover of Hexed. It is very different from what we are used to, even the Reaper looks different, but at the same time very spooky.“
Stay tuned for more information about the album as well as announcements about the band's upcoming US tour in the spring and European trek in the summer!
Visions Of Atlantis take you to a world of myths, tales and the long forgotten seas: With a unique mixture of symphonic metal and power metal, paired with a fantastic female/male vocal duo, the Austrian quintet has been enchanting the metal world since 2000.
On February 22nd 2019 the band will release its very first live album: The Deep & The Dark Live @ Symphonic Metal Nights proves that Visions Of Atlantis are at the top of their genre when it comes to atmosphere and live skills. With focus on songs of the latest studio album The Deep & The Dark (2018), this live opus pushes the mystical adventure of Visions Of Atlantis to another level – powerful and perfectly executed
Pre-Order The Deep & The Dark Live @ Symphonic Metal Nights right HERE
Visions Of Atlantis on tour:
26.01.19 MX - México City / Foro Indie Rocks!
31.01.-04.02.19 International Waters / 70.000 tons of Metal Cruise
06.02.19 CO - Bogotá / Ozzy Bar
07.02.19 PE - Lima / Koca Kinto Restobar
09.02.19 AR - Buenos Aires / El Teatrito
10.02.19 BR - São Paulo / Salsa Club
With KAMELOT & EVERGREY:
08.03.19 NL - Nijmegen / Doornrosje
09.03.19 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg
10.03.19 BE - Antwerp / Trix
12.03.19 FR - Mulhouse / Le Noumatrouff
13.03.19 CH - Monthey / Pont Rouge
15.03.19 DE - Bochum / Matrix
16.03.19 CH - Zürich / Komplex
18.03.19 DE - Nuremberg / Hirsch
19.03.19 DE - Bremen / Tivoli
21.03.19 UK - Manchester / Club Academy
22.03.19 UK - Birmingham / Academy 2
03.-06.07.19 DE - Ballenstedt / Rock Harz Festival
04.-07.07.19 DE - Nordheim / Sunstorm Festival
11.07.19 DE - Balingen / Bang Your Head!! Festival
16.08.19 CZ - Moravský Krumlov / Rock Heart Festival
17.08.19 SE - Lugnet, Falun / Sabaton Open Air
11.08.19 PT - Vagos / Vagos Open Air
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