October is coming!
After having released the highly anticipated details of Serenity's new album “Lionheart” including track listing, album artwork and release date it’s now time to present a first audio premiere of the album title track Lionheart! Today is the day: Get your ears on the worldwide exclusive audio video premiere HERE!
The band states:
"Lionheart - the title track of our upcoming album - is a fast, deep melodic metal song with a slightly celtic influence! it's about war, pain but also hope - and one of our favourite tracks! So let's fight like a lion!"
With a full grasp of stunning emotions and superior dramatic compositions these Austrian folks are world class, having won the prestigious Amadeus Austrian Music Award 2017. With the title of their sixth opus Serenity deliver a statement: Lionheart Heroic and heartfelt - it's almost impossible to not be carried away!
Lionheart was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Gyula Havancsák at Hjules Design and Illustrations created the album artwork!
Don’t miss out on your exclusive Pre-Order HERE!
All digital pre-orders of Lionheart will include the title track as an instant download!
Meet Serenity on tour with their label mates in Delain this autumn as well as on an extensive headlining Tour with Visions Of Atlantis and Sleeping Romance all over Europe! All dates can be found listed below:
Serenity supporting Delain presents Danse Macabre Feat. Marco Hietala:
26.10.17 FR - Paris / Alhambra
27.10.17 CH - Pratteln / Z7
28.10.17 DE - Bochum / Zeche
29.10.17 DE - Munich / Backstage
31.10.17 NL - Utrecht / Tivoli
01.11.17 UK - London / KOKO
Symphonic Metal Nights Tour 2018
Presented by Sonic Seducer, Spark, Slam, Metal Talk, Lords Of Metal
Serenity /w special guests Visions Of Atlantis, Sleeping Romance, Secret Rule* & Evenmore**
09.02.2018 AT – Wörgl / Komma*
10.02.2018 DE – Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn*
12.02.2018 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben*
14.02.2018 UK – London / Underworld*
15.02.2018 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob*
16.02.2018 NL – Nijverdal / Cult Art Shop**
17.02.2018 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat**
18.02.2018 DE – Bochum / Matrix**
19.02.2018 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu**
20.02.2018 DE – Nürnberg / Der Cult**
21.02.2018 CZ – Prag / Nova Chmelnice**
23.02.2018 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei**
24.02.2018 AT – Lenzing / Pfarrsaal**
Harsh black metal male vocals and clean-singing female choral's are blended into layers of symphonic power metal. This is Sunwalter, a Moscow based project classified as Sci-Fi Metal. Their brand new album, Alien Hazard, is certainly heavy and to a certain extent extreme but don’t be afraid to dip into their ecosystem, there’s plenty to delve into and enjoy. Sunwalter assault us in the best possible way with 10 original tracks showing their own unique and twisted vision.
Here’s the bands own idiosyncratic take on Alien Hazard.
“…Many years ago, high-ranking representatives of the Illuminati made a treaty with the majority of extraterrestrial races. According to it, any contact between the extraterrestrial intelligence and Earth-men should be mediated by the Illuminati initiates. However, some delegates of alien races tend to ignore these agreements, thus opening a channel for unexpected contacts between Earth-men and the extraterrestrial intelligence. In precisely this way, the members of the Sunwalter band were abducted by the Grey and upon returning to the Earth, appointed as secret interactive mediums maintaining cosmic contacts.
The Sunwalter band share all their knowledge, transmitted by the Grey, with the people of Earth by encrypting the messages in their songs. The Alien Hazard album deals with high stakes and risks, inevitably arising when those responsible for the Earth trying to do business with extraterrestrial races. This relationship resembles a stressful game, where intergalactic leaders take part. Lots of secrets and puzzles of the Universe are still undiscovered for the Earth-men, but each song from the Sunwalter band slowly lifts this veil. The Alien Hazard album provides every person on the planet with new knowledge of the extraterrestrial reality, and even gives an answer for some sacred questions touching on the Solar system and our galaxy…”
Alien Hazard | Released on September 15th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Alexio – Extreme Vocals
Olga Sol – Clean Vocals
Myutel – Guitar
St.Odium – Bass
Miran – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | YouTube
Brazilian dark / gothic / symphonic metal act Darkship have released their new music video "You Can Go Back" in support of their 2016 debut album "We Are Lost". The video is also a re-recorded track featuring new members violinist Ander Santos and vocalist Marcos Follador. The music video was directed by Douglas Coutinho and presents footage shot at historical places in Rio Grande do Sul. To watch "You Can Go Back", please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjViTNo8FTI
Dark Ship's debut album "We Are Lost" features ten songs and is the band's first release of a planned concept trilogy that tells a fictional story about two people in love who are controlled by a higher force called “Darkship”.
After 5 years of silence, the Italian Metal band Serenade has come back with a new explosive album coming out in autumn 2017 via Revalve Records.
Strongly wanting to change the sound, with a new line-up, the band has gone from a gothic symphonic to a heavier metal with post-thrash, progressive and gothic influences.
Currently the band has finished recording the new album called "Onirica", which reflects much more the components' influences compared to the debut album.
Onirica is an ardent work by a heavy metal sound with symphonic touches and vague gothic atmospheres.
Awaiting the album the band will be on stage with Smash into Pieces:
13.10 Wetzikon w/Smash into Pieces (Hall of Fame) Switzerland
14.10 Brescia w/Smash into Pieces (Circolo Colony) Italy
15.10 Roma w/Smash into Pieces (Traffic) Italy.
German band Atrium Noctis are ready with the release of their new album, Aeterni. With a new line-up, formed around ever present member Hydra Gorgonia, the band have moved into a new, advanced artistic direction. Atrium Noctis plays music which has its roots in symphonic dark and black metal. Influences from classical music and elements from Pagan Metal, contribute to a pronounced, unique sound and a special type of sheen to the output. There is great darkness paired with a thick slice of heaviness emphasized within the new songs.
Melancholic, hymnic and sentimental passages are also a part of the music. Additionally, epic and colourful nuances enrich everything as a whole. Atrium Noctis love big sound pictures and have largely unburdened themselves from the genre limits of black metal which have allowed songs like Datura Noir and Die Nacht des Falken to be created. Multiple singers have been involved and guarantee a wide range of vocal diversity throughout the songs and highlighting the German lyrics.
Atrium Noctis have also dedicated themselves to a melodic sound and the band members bring their different musical backgrounds to the fore. There are open minded musicians who have played metal their entire lives, a female singer who is classically skilled, two studied musicians who are open for anything, all of which contribute to the deep black soul of the album. With Aeterni, the musicians of Cologne, successfully strive for a true authenticity and a return to the roots of the original formation.
Aeterni | Released September 9th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Atrium Noctis are:
Hydra Gorgonia – Keys
Hein – Screams
Sturm – Guitar
Thyratus – Guitar
Rhadamanthys – Guitar
Nemrod – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
The highly anticipated tenth Septicflesh full-length, 'Codex Omega' has finally hit the shops today, Friday, September 1st. The Greek masters of symphonic death metal are celebrating this occasion by releasing a video clip for the track "Portrait of a Headless Man".
The sinister clip created by celebrated director Jon Simvonis is now streaming at the link below, which can immediately be published by all media.
Septicflesh comment on their new video: "We are proud to present the video for our song 'Portrait of a Headless Man' to you. Does this look like a dystopian artistic trip or like something sinister that is in fact happening right now? In any case, this clip represents the aesthetics and dark atmosphere of our new album 'Codex Omega' perfectly. Push play and connect!"
Produced by Jon Simvonis for Arctosfilms SA
Directed by Jon Simvonis
Director of photography: Gabriel Loukeris
Art Directors: Apostolos Polichroniadis, Eleni Kariori
Concept Art and Scenic Painting: Apostolos Polichroniadis
Prop Makers: Apostolos Polychroniadis, Eleni Kariori
Costumes: Eleni Kariori
Make-up, masks, prosthetics and props by Alex Loggos, Rodger Fischer (snuff-masks), and Kostantina Tsiaka
Band logo / symbol design: Andreas Xenoulis (Corn Studio)
Band costumes created by Prokopis Vlaseros (FX Studio)
Assistant Director: Polymnia Papadopoulou-Sardeli
Art Director’s Assistant: Maria Gialouri
Casting Director: Eleni Stamoulakatou
Head: Alexandros Sotiriou
Scientists: Alexandros Loggos, Rodger Fischer
Vagelis Ferderigos, RAY STUDIOS, Neritan Zinxhiria, www.AZA.gr, George Ramantanis, Sonia Mavridou, Vasilis Bofilios, G. Politis, Eftihia Petropoulou & Dimitris Lagios - Cafe Bonjour, Christos Gartaganis, Nick Vell, Erietta Taf, Stathis Apostolou, Christos Massalas, Kyriakos Kouroutsavouris, Mina Dreki, Phaedra Vokali, Tina Tavridou
Septicflesh are the indisputable masters of symphonic death metal and 'Codex Omega' is the perfect proof for this bold statement.
Asphodelia, in collaboration with The Flaming Arts Agency, have released a lyric video for the new song ‘Welcome Apocalypse’, title track of the band’s upcoming debut album.
Watch the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igH1t35sm-k
The Italian combo is also soon to announce the first dates of their European tour that will start this fall.
Exit Eden is the new Symphonic Metal All-star Band featuring charismatic singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner. Despite their diversity, these 4 singers blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally and this constellation creates extraordinary and powerful ideas. The highly anticipated debut album "Rhapsodies in Black” will be released this Friday, August 4th via Napalm Records (worldwide, with Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch).
Just in time for the album release Exit Eden unveils a brand new music video and Backstreet Boys cover “Incomplete”.
Amanda commented on the track:
“The outpouring of affection from you all has been so incredible that we wanted to give you a little early treat before the album release tomorrow. We would never leave you *incomplete*! So here it is, folks: our newest video with... “Incomplete!” ”
Check it out HERE!
Exit Eden’s debut "Rhapsodies in Black” is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more. Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album.
This power package has already released two music videos! Get a look at these stunning releases: "Unfaithful” originally by Rihanna can be seen HERE and the hit single “Impossible”, originally performed by Shontelle HERE!
Get “Impossible” HERE!
Get "Unfaithful“ HERE!
EXIT EDEN live:
22.09.2017 DE – Hamburg / Martkhalle – Metal Dayz
Athens based Symphonic Metallers Fallen Arise are confirmed for Summer Chaos 2017, taking place on July 31st at Lazur Stadium (Burgas, Bulgaria), sharing the stage with Kreator, Tarja and Crematory, among others. Get more information here:
As previously announced, Fallen Arise will play Hammerfest (Wales) on the 17th of March 2018. Furthermore, the band is in the studio, recording their next, third album.
Fallen Arise, formed in 2009, released their second full length album “Adeline” in October 2015, via Rock Of Angels Records (aka ROAR), combining a theatrical atmosphere with a progressive approach and a heavy-metal-alike heaviness. The album takes us back in time of the Victorian era of the 19th century (1837-1901), presenting us the decay of the human body and mind through fiction. The album was realized in the collaboration with an ensemble of 40 renowned musicians from the National Opera, the Athens State Orchestra, the NERIT Orchestra and the Piraeus Concert Band. Fallen Arise have shared the stage with Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Leaves’ Eyes, Outloud, as well as playing several shows in Greece.
Septicflesh are releasing a lyric video for the second new song taken from their forthcoming tenth full-length, 'Codex Omega', which has been scheduled for release on September 1st.
The Greek masters of symphonic death metal are exclusively premiering "3rd Testament" via the official premiere partners listed below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Marast Music (CZ)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metaljesus Magazine (IN)
Rock Hard (IT)
Metal Master Metal (JP)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Crank It Up (SE)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Septicflesh comment on '3rd Testament: "As the release date of our new album is getting closer, it is only appropriate to introduce you to the song that revolves around the main theme, '3rd Testament' (Codex Omega). So, behold the anti-bible. Listen to the sutras of the 3rd and final book in the divine drama series…"
Septicflesh have previously revealed the artwork, which has been created by frontman Seth and track-list of 'Codex Omega'. Both can be viewed below.
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