Symphonic metal masters Visions Of Atlantis reveal a brand new lyric video for the live version of “Words Of War“. Watch the video right HERE!
The band on the video and the upcoming live activities:
“After a successful tour which was the first as co-headliner, we are really excited to present „Words Of War“ in its live version. The promotion for our very first live album will bring Visions Of Atlantis over the Atlantic to the 70,000 tons of Metal cruise, Mexico, a South American tour and back to the venues all around Europe as special guest for Kamelot & Evergrey.”
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 f fantastic female/male vocal duo, the Austrian quintet has been enchanting the metal world since 2000.
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Swedish symphonic death metal titans Meadows End, unleashes their new teaser for their upcoming video "Non-Dreaming Eye" out on January 7th taken of their fourtcoming album, "The Grand Antiquation", out on March 4th 2019 via Black Lion Records.
You can watch the video teaser at this location: https://youtu.be/55IRI5WFc1k
Last month On October 27, the Greek symphonic death metal band Dimlight released “Kingdom of Horrors”, the first instalment of their latest full-length work. “Kingdom of Horrors” is much more than “just an album”; in fact, it’s a multiform conceptual release scheduled to come out in two parts and centred around an original dark-fantasy storyline. Following up and expanding the standard they set with their previous album, “The Lost Chapters”, this time Dimlight have created an entire world to set their new album in:
“Kingdom of Horrors” is set in a fantastic high antiquity, right after mankind rose again from the destruction of a devastating global cataclysm. In this harsh world of sorcery, corsairs and warlords, where a tyrannical empire rules with god-like impunity, a young man by the name of Athanor is caught up in his own, personal tragedy. He loses all that he loves through forces beyond his control and ends up wandering and devastated, looking for some way to dull his pain. Pursuing old legends, he manages to find an unholy way into Irkala Kar, the Underworld, where the deformed dead dwell. There, he is forced to face nightmarish creatures in the hopes of being reunited with his lost loved ones; but only too late will he realize that the worst monster of all down there is his own self…
The first part of this release is comprised of three pieces: first, the “Kingdom of Horrors” album, delivered in Dimlight’s signature heavily orchestrated brand of death metal with a strong mix of female and male brutal vocals on the forefront. Majestic and atmospheric arrangements mix with aggressive riffs and pounding tempos at full speed, to create a chilling and insanely triumphant vibe. “Kingdom of Horrors” was mixed and mastered at Dark Cortex Studio by Invoker Peter, while the cover artwork is a creation of Mathos Stergiou (Manster Design). Then there’s the “Realm of Tragedy” album, a trippy, post-rock instrumental release, providing soundscapes to describe Dimlight’s post-cataclysmic concept. “Realm of Tragedy” was mixed and mastered at Dark Cortex Studio by Invoker Peter, while the cover artwork is a creation of Achilleas Xydis. Finally, there’s the “Bowels of Madness” horror-adventure novella, a paperback publication in which the entire concept of the release is laid out in detail.
All three pieces of the first installment (Two albums and the paperback) can be ordered now at Dimlight’s official page www.dimlightband.com/shop
Start your initiation into Dimlight’s new offering of horror, grandiose madness and brutal adventure by witnessing the rise of the Red King in the band’s latest video, “The Red King”, directed by Dimitris Kostoudis : https://youtu.be/DoSa17s5bd0
First formed in 2006, Dimlight are highly active in live performances worldwide, touring from Europe to the Middle East and sharing a stage with such talent as Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Epica, Septic Flesh, Firewind, Annihilator, The Haunted and many more. Their first album, “Obtenebration” debuted in 2009, followed by “Psychosynthesis”, in 2012. Despite a rising tide of difficulties and misfortunes that would have justified any band to quit, Dimlight pressed on through the storm and in 2015 they released their concept album “The Lost Chapters”, confirming their resilience, passion and dedication to delivering high quality extreme music which always pushes the envelope with each step of the way.
South Korean symphonic black metal group Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy have released their first official video culled from their forthcoming album The Lord Ov Shadows, due worldwide via Sliptrick Records on Jan 22nd, 2019. The track is the 6 and a half minute opus I Am The Lord Ov Shadows and shows the band in all their dark, heavy and progressive beauty. Classical gothic music is the outstanding essence of Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy, with anguished vocals and brooding instruments performing chapters and poems which evoke nothingness and wholeness, darkness and daylight, beauty and ugliness!
Check out the video:- https://youtu.be/VtQgF17JwB0
“The Lord OV Shadows, finally emancipated, ordering ourselves to face the inner creature, through endless slaughter of our kind dwelling in the deepest darkness and fear. Alas, the moment of encounter, The Lord Ov Shadows has arrived.”
Director & Production Designer: Senyt
Director of Photography: Junhyung Lee & Wooram Jeong
The Lord Ov Shadows (out January 22nd, 2019 on Sliptrick Records) available now on pre-order from: Shop Sliptrick
Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy are:
Material Pneuma – Vocals
Gash – Guitars
Senyt – Guitars
Reverof – Bass
Confyverse – Drums
Genie – Keyboards
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Italy's A Tear Beyond share video footage "Journey and Live Report" from Romexpo show in Bucharest, supporting Nightwish
On August 17th, Italian Visual gothic act A Tear Beyond, alongside their roster mates Fallen Arise, joined Nightwish at RomExpo in Bucharest. Today the band releases a video footage "Journey and Live Report" from the show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/ysTE55PVgeQ
The band stated:
"We are proud to share with you this short video about our gig @ Romexpo in Bucharest last august, with Nightwish and Fallen Arise! Live scenes filmed and edited by Alex Tuturescu. Journey scenes filmed and edited by A Tear Beyond and Hypnoise Recording Studio. Thanks to: Alpha Omega Management, METALHEAD, Olivia Ignatescu & Cavalleria Events"
See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/posts/758331527836239
A Tear Beyond – formed in 2008 in Vicenza, Italy – come from the fusion of six elements with more than 15 years of musical experience. In 2012 came out their first studio album “Beyond” followed by a strong live activity. In 2015 the band released the second studio album “Maze of Antipodes”.The album was supported by sequence of live gigs opening for international bands like Moonspell, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Folkstone, Isole, Septicflesh, Dark Lunacy, Jack Frost and Extrema. May 5th 2018 the band unleashed their third studio album “Humanitales”. The band repertoire blend industral electro sounds with gothic metal arrangements and melodies. Key point of the band is the live theatricality when the audience can get involved in a true 360° show by means of scene costumes, Venetian masks, performers and intermission shows. Watch “Frolic”, taken from the new album “Humanitales”: https://youtu.be/oFtpia9g1dc
Art Gates Records is proud to introduce Belgian Symphonic Metal act Elusion as our new artist.
The music of the band consists of a blend of several subgenres combined with a strong Symphonic basis and the versatile vocals of Evy.
In words of the band:
"Elusion is very excited about the collaboration with Art Gate Records. This record deal is the next big step for us. We appreciate the trust AGR puts in us and we are convinced that this partnership will allow our music to reach new people and unexplored stages.”
After sharing stage with well known acts such as Xandria and Welicoruss in 2017 the band is ready to release their debut album through Art Gates Records worldwide in the first half of 2019.
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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Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week are Mexican Symphonic / Folk Metallers Cabrakaän
Cabrakaän was formed in Toluca, Mexico in 2012 and have been calling Canada home since first performing in the country at the 2017 Metalocalypstick Fest in Lone Butte, BC, where the beauty of the North won them over and encouraged them to make the grand decision to relocate.
Their debut EP, Songs From Anahuac, was unleashed in 2014 and displayed a mix of death, folk, and symphonic European influences with Pre-hispanic instruments, along with the storytelling of Mesoamerican mythologies (Aztec, Mayan, Tlaxcaltecan, Olmecan) plus Mexican folklore such as La llorona, La Bruja and Day of The Dead.
Wasting no time in Canada, Cabrakaän are currently completing production on their follow up album entitled Cem Anahuac My Home to be released via Sliptrick Records in 2019. The album will be an expression of pride for their roots, history and traditions along with their love for metal and traditional music from their home country of Mexico.
The band go on:-
“We are proud of our roots and our culture and we want to share it with the world through our music. When we are on stage, we try to give our fans a great experience by creating an atmosphere from the time of the Aztecs, using costumes and make up. The purpose of our live sets is to give fans more of our culture visually and musically so they can connect with us and enjoy the performance even more.”
Circle Of Witches are:
Pat Cuikani – Vocals
Marko Cipaktli – Drums
Alejandro Navarro – Guitar
Paolo Belmar – Guitar
Rex Darr – Bass Guitar
Sebastián Yankopek – Keyboards
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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 released their first two singles, 'Creatures' and ‘Arden’. ‘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 on the upcoming concept album. 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.
The release date for the debut album is yet to be announced.
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 line-up now consists of Ann Meseguer (vocals); Patri Grief (composer/lead guitar); Alejandro Leonidas (rhythm guitar); Jeffrey García (bass) and Frehul Martínez (keys).
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YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/NorwaldOfficial
Bandcamp - norwald.bandcamp.com
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.
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