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).
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NorwaldOfficial/
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.
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
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