Portuguese symphonic death metal act Dallian have released their debut album via Nox Liberatio Records, in a limited quantity edition!
From the alchemical merging of “Metal” music and the aesthetics of “Steampunk”, an unlikely synthesis is born, giving rise to “Dallian”, a band hoping to fill a void in a still very underexplored fusion.
Expect the unexpected as Dallian drags you in the depths of your mind, with its twisted arrangements. From guttural to clean singing, from crushing riffs to melodic guitar leads, from the peacefulness of traditional Portuguese fado music to the chaotic frenzy of orchestral madness.
Rising in 2017 from the centre of Portugal, in the small city of Leiria, Dallian is a band with roots on a solid background of Death Metal with added virtuosity of symphonic elements, all arranged in progressive dynamics.
For fans of SepticFlesh, Carach Angren, Dimmu Borgir, and other open minded metal entities.
Alpha Omega Management has a huge pleasure to announce the signing of the Symphonic Black Metal Lords Welicoruss! Furthermore, the band is working on their new album, entitled "Siberian Heathen Horde", scheduled for Spring 2019 release!
Symphonic Black Metal From The Coldest Depths of Siberia is what Welicoruss (formed in 2005) have brought with them to us here in Europe. Welicoruss appeared in Europe 2 years ago and they are already playing all the biggest festival across the whole Europe and playing over 320 concerts. You will be absolutely stunned by their stage performance and imagery as they take you away on a journey far away to Depths of Icy Cold Siberia and back.
"Everybody who knows Welicoruss will tell you that we are crazy about our band and that we do a lot for it. This is the truth - we are working 24/7 in order to reach new heights and to achieve a broader audience. That is why we decided to cooperate with Alpha Omega! We’ve known Alex, the head of this company, since 2010 and we are inspired by his passion for music, his professional point of view, and his skills as an organizer/manager/sound engineer in the metal scene. We think he has the same energy like we have, and we look forward to our partnership together!"
Alpha Omega Management‘s General Manager Alex Azzali adds:
"We're truly excited to welcome Welicoruss to our roster family! Their passion and determination, in their music, are the main keys and their absolute strength, through fire and obstacles, no matter what! On stage these badass gents deliver total energy, at Maximum Power! We dare to say that Welicoruss will top your highest expectations, wherever they perform. So, stay tuned for next announcements!"
About the upcoming album, Welicoruss unveiled:
"Presently we are working very hard in the studio, composing and recording for our upcoming album "Siberian Heathen Horde." This release, which is currently scheduled for Spring of 2019, contains ten brand-new songs, all of which are faster, more aggressive, and contain more addictive melodies and deeper concepts than ever before! We are all very proud of what we’re creating, and we are 100% sure that our fans will love it too. Alongside this release we are also working on several videos for our best songs, and in Autumn of 2019 we also plan to release our first double-DVD which will contain the best live moments from throughout Welicoruss’ history. So keep your eyes peeled, because 2019 looks like it is going to be a very exciting year for us and for our beloved fans!"
Japanese symphonic death metal combo Heterogeneous Andead are pleased to announce that they have signed a distribution deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their debut album "Deus Ex Machina".
The album will be available on 23 November 2018 via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group / The Orchard worldwide.
Japanese release date TBA.
Pre order date : 09 November 2018.
"We are so excited about this signing with WormHoleDeath Records. We have the chance to release our debut album not only in Japan but also for worldwide (physical and digital release). We really hope that now our music will spread around the world."
Heterogeneous Andead is Melodic & Symphonic Electro Death/Thrash metal band from Tokyo, Japan. The sound is a mix of thrash, progressive, electronic & symphonic metal. Vocals are done by mezzo-soprano and there are also female growls parts. In 2012, the leader Yusuke Kiyama started the project. Heterogeneous Andead formed in 2013, and the current vocalist Haruka joined in 2014. The bassist Takashi Onitake joined in 2017, and the guitarist Masaya Kondo joined in 2018. 1st EP “UNDEAD” was released in 2015, then joined to the TERRORIZER Magazine No.266 CD. We were at the JAPAN EXPO in France. Our 1st full album “DEUS EX MACHINA” was released in Japan in 2017. In that year we were featured in the compilation “IMPERATIVE MUSIC COMPILATION DVD - Volume 14” (Brazil)
In 2018 we uploaded our first MV “Automaton” from “DEUS EX MACHINA”, now on YouTube.
To celebrate the release of their new 10'' inch today, metal giants Epica have launched a lyric video for their bombastic track 'Beyond The Matrix - The Battle' – a unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning Metropole Orkest.
Watch the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP8vRlp9PzM
Singer Simone Simons states:
"Here it is, our lyric video from 'Beyond the Matrix- the Battle'. Get ready to dive into the sea of pure tranquillity together with Epica and the Metropole Orkest"
In the summer of 2017, with the help from their massive fan base, Epica won a high-profile competition organized by the Metropole Orkest. The first prize was a recording of a song of their choice with the orchestra. In between Epica‘s heavy touring schedule, the band was able to conjure up a unique, never-before-seen 'Big Band meets Symphonic Metal' rendition of 'Beyond the Matrix'. As a bonus to all voters, runner-up in the competition and friend of the band, Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) contributed a beautiful guest-solo on the song.
Epica vs Metropole Orkest - 'Beyond The Matrix - The Battle' is out today and available as a limited-edition vinyl and digital download through Nuclear Blast.
You can order the limited-edition 10-inch and bundles from the band‘s webshop http://smarturl.it/epica_vs_mo or from the Nuclear Blast mail-order: http://nblast.de/EpicaBeyondTheMatrix
Digital version: http://geni.us/EpicaBeyondTheMatrix
www.epica.nl | www.facebook.com/epica | www.nuclearblast.de/epica
The Hungarian symphonic metal act, Ideas has released their new official video, "Till the End of Time". This song is their first work together with Anna Király singer, known from the band, Sorronia.
The speciality of this video is that Ideas created a unique mix no metal band has used before. They mixed metal sound with Irish folk music and Irish Dance and with this they've created a harmony between the world of metal and Irish step dance.
The dancer in the video clip is Barbara Szénási, 2 times European Champion Irish Dancer, Irish Dance teacher, the leader of Barbara Dance Academy.
Anna Király also told that the song is based on a personal experience and story.
The band will soon release a digital single of "Till the End of Time" which will contain several versions of the song, so it is worth checking their official sites!
The promising symphonic/alternative metal band from Coimbra, Secret Chord, have just released an official music video for a new original song, entitled “Wraith Of Oblivion”, that will be included on their first full-length record.
Little more than a year after releasing their debut EP “Dimensions Of A Dream”, Secret Chord astonish their fans with a brand new song. “Wraith Of Oblivion” is the title of their most recent composition, revealed last September 8th. The new song’s music video, already available on YouTube, was recorded by Marta Malva in Tentúgal (Coimbra) and Amieira (Soure) and directed and produced by Bruno Vale (PubliTV). The recording, mixing and masterization was done by João Dourado at Golden Jack Studios, in Coimbra.
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ycEVbl1OAQ
“Wraith Of Oblivion” is the follow-up to Secret Chord’s dramatic and melancholic approach in their music about the world they live in, a concept started with “Dimensions Of A Dream”, the four-track debut EP released on April 2017, from which the single “Set The Firestarter Ablaze” stands out due to the theme of forest fires. With “Wraith Of Oblivion”, the band intends to demonstrate that, in today’s society, every single person is compelled to accept an imposed destiny – albeit subconsciously – becoming a product of the status quo and “social normalization”.
With a powerful sound and a strong melodic support, Secret Chord continues with their symphonic metal path in “Wraith Of Oblivion”, adding some electronic elements, but always with demolishing and pulsing guitars leading the song’s progression. Raquel Subtil’s voice is once again the main attraction, having reached a whole new level of execution and interpretation, easily demonstrated by the vocal work performed during the recordings, joined by Carlos Pereira and his contrasting and aggressive contribution.
The song “Wraith Of Oblivion” is currently a part of Secret Chord’s live set. The most recent gig was in September 6th, during their hometown’s annual handicraft festival “Poiartes 2018”, where they were featured as the main act in a concert that had the special participation of the mixed choir from “Sociedade Filarmónica Lousanense” and the keyboardist João Carlos Ramalheiro, teacher and director at the “Classplash” music academy from Lousã. On October 6th, Secret Chord will be sharing the stage with Henriette B (Switzerland), Shady Gringos (UK) and portuguese bands like The Temple and Tales For The Unspoken at the “Rock dos Romanos” festival, in Condeixa-a-Nova.
On their curriculum, Secret Chord counts with gigs at venues like Metalpoint (Porto), Stairway Club (Cascais), Massas Club (Coimbra) and Cabra Negra (Marinha Grande) and shared the stage with bands like Switchtense, Midnight Priest, Terror Empire, 11th Dimension, Inner Blast and Waterland. In November of 2017, they won the first edition of ASMUSITEC Band Contest.
Secret Chord’s sound sits between symphonic and alternative metal with clear references to bands like Nightwish, Epica, Delain and Kamelot or even Evanescence and Lacuna Coil.
Secret Chord is a Portuguese symphonic metal band, from Coimbra, that was formed in 2015 by Raquel Subtil on main vocals, Jorge Oliveira on guitars and back vocals, Bruno “EkID” Marques on bass guitar and back vocals and Afonso Martins on drums. In 2016, João Conceição (Stigma Sphere) took the role of lead guitarist, right when the recordings for their debut EP “Dimensions Of A Dream” started. This record was released in April 15th 2017, exactly one year after their first live appearance.
During the spring of 2017, Secret Chord suffers a line-up change with Jorge’s exit. Carlos Pereira (Mortem Tales, Dark Oath) took his place as rhythm guitarist and back vocalist. At the start of 2018 and after showing their work at several venues around the country, the band decides that it was time to record a new song and a music video. “Wraith Of Oblivion” is the title of the new single, released in September 8th 2018, that will be included on their future full-length record.
Australian folk/symphonic metal rockers, Stormtide, have announced their new line up after the departure of previous vocalist, Dmitry. The band announced on October 2nd that Reuben Stone would be taking on the role.
"We are delighted to announce that founding member and keyboardist, Reuben Stone, will be taking on the role of lead vocalist for Stormtide. This decision cements in place the most solid line up Stormtide has ever had, and we can't wait to hit the stage again."
Stormtide are a four piece Symphonic Death Fantasy band hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Stormtide have performed alongside international acts Wintersun and Eluveitie, as well as having numerous Australian and New Zealand shows under their belt.
“[Stormtide is] the kind of music that you feel the urge to grab the biggest beer glass you’ve got, fill it up and drink along with the band” – Trendkill Magazine
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the Italian melodic power metal band Kalidia to the label. The band's new album "The Frozen Throne" will be released on November 23rd.
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!
Metal giants Epica have launched a short teaser from their upcoming release 'Beyond The Matrix - The Battle' – a unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning Metropole Orkest.
In the summer of 2017, with the help from their massive fan base, Epica won a high-profile competition organized by the Metropole Orkest. First prize was a recording of a song of their choice with the orchestra. In between Epica‘s heavy touring schedule, the band was able to conjure up a unique, never-before-seen 'Big Band meets Symphonic Metal' rendition of 'Beyond the Matrix'. As a bonus to all voters, runner-up in the competition and friend of the band, Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) contributed a beautiful guest-solo to the song.
Simone Simons comments:
"The short teaser of 'Beyond The Matrix - The Battle' gives you a small preview of our upcoming release. Never before did we have such a unique collaboration as with the Metropole Orkest. Expect to be blown away, literally and figuratively!”
Watch the teaser here: https://youtu.be/R8DjQ8bOdLg
EPICA vs METROPOLE ORKEST - 'Beyond The Matrix - The Battle' will be released as a limited-edition vinyl and digital download on October 26th through Nuclear Blast.
You can pre-order the limited-edition 10-inch and bundles from the band‘s webshop http://smarturl.it/epica_vs_mo or from the Nuclear Blast mail-order: http://nblast.de/EpicaBeyondTheMatrix
Digital version: http://geni.us/EpicaBeyondTheMatrix
www.epica.nl | www.facebook.com/epica | www.nuclearblast.de/epica
Shadowpath was formed in 2005 from an initial concept for a rock band called Spellbound. The Shadowpath line-up was put together quickly and what followed, was a lot of fun, heavy work and creative intensity. The first 10 songs were written, arranged and recorded as a demo Into The Shadows. While constantly creating fresh and innovative music, the band then worked with a variety of inspiring musicians, in particular Dominique (now Deadline X), who not only recorded a couple of amazing tracks during that period, but also played several concerts with Shadowpath (eg. with Lunatica). The band then recorded a second demo EP, Dissipating Flows, which included a collaboration with international guest artists such as Chilean guitarist Pierre.
Shadowpath went on a small concept tour through different Swiss locations (with Deep Sun, Mind Patrol, Under My Skin, etc.), after which a major project arose as the band decided to finally record their debut studio album, Rumours Of A Coming Dawn. It was recorded with Gisselle (ex-Confess) and mixed at SOS Basement Rec. and mastered at Echochamber in Zurich. The album received an independent online release in 2017 and gained incredibly positive feedback from various reviewers comparing the groups music to bands like Opeth and Nightwish.
Singer Simone Christinat (Ex-Felony, Ex-Elis, Ex-Legenda Aurea) has now joined Shadowpath for live shows and to work on the bands second album, which is going to be another incomparable, intriguing piece of woven acoustic dreams. Shadowpath create a melodically sweet, melancholy, gloomy, yet uncompromisingly brutal world, always accompanied by subtle, intense lyrics full of emotions. Their soundscape, as it has since the very early days, includes all the different influences from symphonic, progressive, gothic, death and power metal – or as one reviewer once put it: “An open-minded sound and a healthy disregard for traditional genre limitations”!
Sliptrick Records will be re-releasing Rumours Of A Coming Dawn worldwide on CD and the usual digital platforms soon!
Rumours Of A Coming Dawn | Released TBA, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Philipp Bohny – Keyboards/Growl and Backing vocals
Simone Christinat – Lead vocals
Samuel Baumann – Drums
Stefano Riario – Guitars
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