'Ishassara' is a short and tragic story written by Gorgon founder and vocalist Paul Thureau, taking place in ancient Crete: it's the story of a tortured man who has lived a life in pain, regrets and guilt, and who starts giving all his love and devotion to a goddess (Ishassara) asking her for peace of mind and soul.
Recorded at Hybreed Studios, produced by Jussi Kulomaa and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde, ‘Ishassara’ is the first song released by the French band since 2016’s Titanomachy album and a track that is set to feature on the forthcoming full-length slated for release 2018.
Listen To 'Ishassara' Here!
Thureau elaborates more on the story, “This devotion to Ishassara turns quickly into an obsession: but the Goddess keeps on ignoring him and not listening his prayers, so his ritual turns every day more into occultism - loosing his mind, he starts mutilating and sacrificing his first-born son. Seeing that still nothing happens and feeling betrayed by the goddess, he burns the whole temple down, dying in its flames. 'Ishassara' is all about that thin line between faith, religion, fanaticism and insanity. To denounce religious fanatics that brainwash weak-minded people, into dangerous weapons.”
Ishassara is out now and available on all major download sites and streaming platforms.
Rockshots Records is proud to present Nightland’s brand new single "Astralize". Produced by Nightland, mixed and mastered at AudioCore Studios, you can listen or buy the new single at the following link:
A lyric video produced by Enrico Zavatta (Design and Multimedia) is also available on YouTube
'Astralize#' (Official Lyric Video) - https://youtu.be/07uize3D3uA
Last Days Of Eden are proud to announce that Oviedo Filarmonía Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Director Gaspar Muñiz will be recording a symphonic version of the new album. We are really looking forward to making this, and we thing that this is gonna be an amazing mix between classic, traditional and modern music. There´s no doubt that this is gonna be a really important step in our career!.
In July Estonian progressive metallers Emphasis have revealed details for their second LP "Soul Transfer“. The concept album, consisting of 14 tracks, will be released worldwide in early 2018 on Japanese label Red Rivet Records.
The band has repeatedly noted that they got an unexpected result due to the huge number of musical experiments. “Obviously, this album has a lot of jazz influences. Our guest musicians did an excellent job! So far, this is our most serious work for us. It’s more progressive than a symphonic metal album. And we’re happy about that!"- Emphasis said.
LP "Soul Transfer" was recorded at StoneOil Studio (Kivioli, Estonia) by Pavel Korotaev, guitarist, and songwriter of Emphasis. 5 guest musicians also took part in the work on the album, including well-known Estonian jazzmen Raul Sööt (saxophone) and Allan Järve (trumpet), blues guitarist Oleg Lyutskevich (Moscow, Russia), violoncellist Alexandr Smirnov and violinist Julia Mets. “Soul Transfer” is totally concept album: the story of a man, his fate and enticing prospects of eternal life in the context of global digitalization.
Female fronted progressive metal act Emphasis was formed in 2010 in Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, by bassist Katya Gritskova and guitarist Pavel Korotaev. Their music is a mix of classical harmonies, heavy guitar riffs and powerful operatic vocals of their gorgeous front lady Anna Ganina. For the last five years, the band played dozens of shows in Baltics and Finland. Their debut full-length album "Revival" was released in spring 2016 under Italian label Underground Symphony and received a lot of positive reviews.
Red Rivet Records was founded in early 2009 in Japan. Red Rivet Records worked with a lot of metal bands from over the globe as a distributor, organizing Japanese tours as a promoter so far.
Amberian Dawn are never at a loss for Symphonic Metal that moves your deepest soul. Lyrically these Finns drift with captivating fantasy stories. Check out a brand new track off of their forthcoming album Darkness of Eternity!
Overwhelming and adventurous, more than music: See the worldwide music video premiere for “I’m The One” HERE!
Amberian Dawn mastermind Tuomas Seppälä gives a deeper insight to “I’m The One”:
“I'm The One was one of the latest compositions for new album. After writing a couple of softer songs in fall 2016 I got a new “heavy wave” and probably 3 latest songs I wrote were quite heavy. The song is very hectic and pushes forward like a train. There's no solo part on this song (a solo would have been quite obvious call) Instead of that I wrote an instrumental part and an extra vocal part. Last vocal part's melody and chord pattern supporting it consists of just one really long phrase... this kind of long phrasing was typical in many classical compositions. I still haven't got rid of my roots in classical music :)”
While Capri explains the story:
“I'm The One, this is a story about very charismatic and socially intelligent people who speak with the finest words to make other people do what they want in their quest for their own pleasure. They do not care about the consequences or how to violate the feelings of others. They only think of themselves. Unfortunately the pressure in the group is generally enormous and all its members are behind the strongest individual hoping to be "the chosen one".”
With the ear-piercing dramaturgy of incredible songstress Capri, their eighth record Darkness of Eternity is studded with stupendous fanfares. Their latest track “Maybe” can be seen HERE as well.
To get your copy of Darkness of Eternity, follow this LINK.
OUT ON November 10th via Napalm Records!
Italy's Afterlife Symphony use Musicraiser to fund their third album 'Lympha'. https://www.musicraiser.com/it//projects/7676. The two previous albums, "Symphony of Silence" and "Moment Between Lives", laid the foundations for their sound, their musical and personal research and with this Album the band marked an indelible line in their creative path!
”We can’t wait to share our new records with you! Thank you so much in advance for your support... it means a lot for us. See you on the road! If you want to stay in touch with us and get updates on the campaign follow us on https://www.facebook.com/AfterlifeSymphony/".
Symphonic Gothic Metallers Serenade have released a brand new video clip - “Hold Me Back”, the mighty track for upcoming album “Onirica”, ready to release on November 10th via Revalve records!
Italy, Turin based 8-member Symphonic metallers Aevum will release their brand new official video “The Elements” on October 24th. Now the band has unleashed the first taster for the video, watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/AevumOpera/videos/10155942681901019
Cristiano Omedè : Starring
Jessica Dardano: Co-Starring
Mario Cellini: Co- Starring
“The Elements” video was directed by Alessandro Pisani. The song comes from “Dischronia”, the second AEVUM album (out March 2017 on MapleMetal Records) and is available in free streaming on the band’s Youtube channel, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tispGqeq8wQ
Furthermore, Aevum is preparing, in collaboration with the Alpha Omega Management, some new incredible live shows around Europe… news are coming!
Formed in 2008, Aevum‘s music is in perpetual inclination towards the union between the human being and the divine, between opposites, male and female, positive and negative, in a genre that is a bond between the neo-classical and gothic metal worlds. Aevum are known for their theatrical Live Shows, and have toured all over Europe with Haggard, Vision Divine, Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), and performed at various Metal Festivals in Italy, since their inception in 2007. Aevum also performed at last years Metalhead Meeting Festival in Bucharest, Romania, that included such bands as Eluveitie, Delain, Dragonforce, Rotting Christ and Kreator.
https://www.aevumband.com – https://www.facebook.com/AevumOpera
French symphonic progressive metal act Talvienkeli are proud to present the official video for the song "Scream-Her", taken from their debut album "Hybris" out via Wormholedeath.
The band stated:
"HEY ! We promised huge stuff for fall... And here you go ! This is the video for "Scream-Her" from our album "Hybris", released last spring ! A BIG thanks to the team from Victory Shot for their amazing work and to the Hôtel-Dieu of Louhans who welcomed us ! Go and visit it, it's wonderful!"
Producer : Victory Shot
Post-production : Alexandre Guia
Cameramen : Mélusine Augé / Alexandre Guia / Maxime Bonzi
Director : Maxime Bonzi
"Hybris" is available on:
Amazon US https://tinyurl.com/y8nme7gl
Alpha Omega Management has a pleasure to announce the signing of the Female Fronted Symphonic Metal act Hydra, hailing from the beautiful Bavaria in Germany!
So far Hydra have released 2 albums; the debut "Malachite Skies“ (2015) and "Solar Empire" (2016), featuring Henning Basse (Firewind / Mayan) among others. Now the band is working on their 3rd album, having the first ideas and demos are already in the pipeline. Since summer 2015 HYDRA have played a few dozen shows in 7 different countries in Europe. The band played festivals as well as club shows. Currently HYDRA are preparing a spectacular live-show with LED lightning, Stroboscope light, different lasers and CO² throwers. The band is planning to bring the visual highlight on stages at the end of 2017.
HYDRA stated on the signing:
"HYDRA is thrilled to announce the cooperation with ALPHA OMEGA Management. We are confident that we are able to promote our current album 'Solar Empire' best with this promising collaboration. Watch out, we are ready to conquer new stages!"
ALPHA OMEGA Management adds:
"We are truly glad to welcome HYDRA to our roster family! To describe their music "stunning and spectacular" is not enough. Their melodic metal experience is mixed with heavy riffs and catchy melodies, fronted by the exceptional female voice! Stay tuned for next announcements!"
http://www.hydraofficial.com - http://www.facebook.com/OfficialHydra
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