Formed in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2012, Harmonize originally started as a thrash metal band until gradually transforming into the Heavy/Power Metal force that they are today, although the band still maintains some thrash and dark elements in their style.
Harmonize have so far released two demos and have performed live numerous times (including shows alongside Blaze Bayley, Bonfire, Wotan and others) while working on fine tuning their sound and style.
The band’s upcoming debut album, titled “Warrior in the Night” is scheduled for release on October 2nd and will be out on CD and Digital. It is based on an original epic fantasy fiction story that is still under development by guitarist George Constantinou and London-based actor Nicolina Papas.
As expected, battles and swords, kings and queens, angels and demons are but a few of the symbolic themes one will come across as the album’s story unfolds!
“Warrior in the Night” includes a couple guest appearances by close friends of the band, one being actor Nicolina Papas on the haunting narrative “Beyond Darkness” outro track of the album and also Andreas Paraschos of death metal act BLYND, who provides the brutal chorus backing vocals on the song “Tonight.”
A video for the title track is now available at https://youtu.be/Z2mOojGM-pM
For more info visit the band’s website at https://www.harmonizeofficial.com
Sozos Michael – Vocals
George Constantinou - Rhythm Guitars
Lambros Apousianas – Lead Guitars
Panagiotis Takkides – Bass
Harrys Peratikas – Drums
Northern Irish Symphonic Power Metallers Ravenlight have just released a haunting new cover of ‘Zenith’ by Ghost.
Following on the release of their debut album ‘Project Genesis’ in June of this year, Ravenlight, unfortunately, had their live plans to promote the release cancelled due to the ongoing situation in the world, however, instead of remaining idle, they returned to the studio to record an ambitious cover of the Ghost track.
Singer Rebecca Feeney had the following to say about the track:
“Zenith may seem a not so obvious song for a cover, however, we went with Zenith for many reasons. I really enjoyed singing along to it, it really suited my range. Furthermore, we felt that Zenith is a very underrated Ghost song, due to the fact that it is a bonus track on the Vinyl version of Meliora, so it is not as well known as other tracks, giving us a chance to really put our own spin on it.”
The video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtYrszs5uxk
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After 6 years of rocking international stages with their heavy metal style, Scarlet Aura signs again with Universal Music. The Universal Music Romania will handle an exclusive worldwide digital distribution as well as physical distribution in band’s home country for the upcoming release, while Silver City Records will take care of the international physical distribution and production.
The deal includes the 6th studio album of Scarlet Aura that will be released in 2021 alongside the tour with Primal Fear. This is the new phenomena that the Romanian band brought to the metal stage – a trilogy of metal albums followed by fantasy book volumes written by the singer Aura Danciulescu. The upcoming album will continue a conceptual trilogy called “The Book of Scarlet” that started in 2019 and already includes two critically acclaimed albums “Hot’n’Heavy” (2019) and “Stormbreaker” (2020) together with accompanying fantasy books.
Scarlet Aura on the signing:-
“Alongside Silver City Records, we are putting our shoulder into strengthening the metal stage after an almost devastating year and we are happy to have Universal Music as partners. Life is now, music is forever! See you at the shows!”
Universal Music Romania statement:
”We are happy to join forces again with Scarlet Aura, a band that proved throughout the years its talent, innovation, hard work and dedication for what they love the most: metal music!”
Aura Danciulescu – Lead Vocals
Mihai Danciulescu – Lead guitar, Vocals
Rene Nistor – Bass guitar, Vocals
Sorin Ristea – Drums
For more information about Scarlet Aura please visit:
After finishing the recordings of its debut album, Brazilian heavy metal band Ignited signed a deal with Voice Music for the release. The full-length, entitled "Steelbound", was recorded in Estúdio Fusão and produced by Thiago Bianchi (Noturnall, ex-Shaman) with artwork made by Gustavo Sazes, a Brazilian artist who previously worked with names like Manowar, Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel and Dream Evil.
In its lyrics, "Steelbound" addresses different subjects and experiences that are brought to the listener through metaphors, seeking an authentic connection with the fans, giving them the opportunity to make their own personal interpretations of each song.
The physical copy of the album can be ordered outside of Brazil through the band's website - ignitedmetal.com - and the digital version is already live on Spotify and other major streaming platforms.
The guitarist Dalton Castro comments:
"This deal with Voice Music is a big achievement for us and we are very excited for what comes next! We will work with the support of one of the best rock/metal labels in Brazil, which is managed by Silvio Golfetti, who carries the metal flag since the 80’s and is one of the biggest supporters of the Brazilian metal scene.”
- Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3l6irgxUJFBJNzEoO8e7T1
- Site - www.ignitedmetal.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/ignitedofficialband
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/ignited_official
Namibian Heavy Metal veterans Arcana XXII to release 'A Return to the Darkland / The Spawn of Namiban Metal 1997 - 2002' next year
Everyone agrees, Arcana XXII was not just another metal band. They were musicians writing highly original material and performing in a country where the odds were firmly against this style of music.
This collection of songs stems from a time when almost no one in Africa gave a damn about heavy metal. They were the first songs of this genre ever to be released in a country like Namibia. They were, in fact, one of the very first metallic rumblings on the entire African continent. For the band there were no local musical footsteps to follow, no high end musical equipment to be had and certainly no industry to support the endeavour. This is unfiltered home-grown stuff, love it or hate it.
The songs on this compilation were recorded between 1997 and 2002 - the vast majority of them live and on analogue equipment. The story may be largely untold, but the music not entirely unheard. The fans in Namibia and South Africa eventually took notice, some European media took interest and the band had fun recording and performing these songs over a time of almost seven years. Today, metal bands in Africa are no longer novelties - the style has come to stay. But it had to start somewhere and Arcana XXII from the Namibian capital Windhoek were right there at the very beginning.
In collaborative effort over three continents, “Return to the Darkland“ was compiled by the band members themselves to showcase the legacy of a band that was truly one of the pioneers of heavy metal music on the African continent.
Namibia, on the southwestern coast of Africa, is one of the most sparsely populated places on earth. The desert state, which only gained independence from South Africa in 1990, can look back on an eventful history and was a German colony from 1884 to 1915 before it became a vassal state of its southern neighbour . All band members are born and bred Namibians and South Africans with a diverse European heritage.
Arcana XXII – “A Return to the Darkland / Untold” Digi-CD+DVD expected to released 25.02.2021. Digital Single “Sweet Immortal” over all channels out 23.10.2020.
‘Ace Of Spades’ - the title track of Motörhead's 1980 iconic, game changing album - isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written, it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world.
Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds, that speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song changed the course of hard rock… forever.
Now, 40 years later we are celebrating this milestone album’s anniversary on Motörhead Day 2020, ‘The 8th Of May’ by inviting you, and fans from around the globe, to join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else!
Here’s what’ll be happening on the day:
A new lyric video for the most iconic of Motörhead songs – 'Ace Of Spades' will premiere here.
Use a unique Facebook and Instagram filter of the snarling embodiment of Motörhead to transform your face.
A limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule will be released on the webstore here. A portion of the proceeds of the Road Crew merchandise will be going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected at this time. #WeAreTheRoadCrew
Fill a glass with your favourite libation and post your toast to Motörhead online with the hashtag #8thofmay. Jack and Coke optional.
Join Motörhead Day here - https://motorhead.lnk.to/8thofMayPR
We do hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things Motörhead. Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard Rock n Roll with you all!
Nightbound: Paraguay's Heavy Metallers Release Official Music Video Time Is On Your Side
Nightbound is a young Hard n' Heavy band from Asunción, Paraguay. The band has made a quick a name for themselves in their country. So there is no wonder that Chinese Label Awakening Records, picked up the young band and released their debut EP last year. The band released now their first official video for the song Time Is On Your Side.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MxkDD5Tz7Y
For fans from Thin Lizzy and Saxon.
The band is already working on their first full-length!
Stay tuned more to come!
Arianna Cuenca - Vocals & Bass
Mike Martinez - Lead Guitars
Miky Doldán - Drums
Canadian Heavy Thrashers Lutharö unveil new single “Wings Of Agony”; taken from upcoming EP due March 27th
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is unleashing their second EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th and this release promises to be more innovative and imaginative than the last one. Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans.
Foreshadowing the EP comes a video for the single and the title track. The roller coaster of a song will bring out the worst of your anxiety and your deepest inner peace within six minutes. It is the perfect introduction to the new era of Lutharö that is darker than before, but still melodic and embodies the same amount of energy listeners have come to expect.
Lutharö's lyrics all come from a personal place and they hope that fans will find a connection to the songs. As they state:
“'Wings of Agony' is a song about the never-ending struggle to pursue a passion. In one moment you feel like you are soaring on cloud nine, things are going your way and you exude confidence. Then at the flip of a switch, you enter a moment of darkness where you feel lost and hopeless never knowing when the light at the end of the tunnel will return. This is the never-ending cycle we embrace because we would rather be tortured in the process of pursuing our dreams than to give up on them. We want the fans to be able to relate to the strong message on this album and find empowerment from it.”
Lutharö is suggested for fans of Arch Enemy, Unleash the Archers, and Amon Amarth.
Watch 'Wings of Agony' via its premiere on Metal Injection HERE.
Lutharö hails from Hamilton, Canada and this group of motivated musicians is bringing a fresh take on heavy metal to listeners around the world.
Meticulously blending a range of sounds from death metal to power metal, Lutharö is quality extreme music for all audiences. They formed in 2013 and with furious passion and drive, quickly established themselves at the forefront of the local metal scene.
Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom takes inspiration from everyday life events to create the powerful lyrics which she then belts out to the energetic guitar work performed by Victor Bucur and John Raposo. The powerful low end comes from bassist Chris Pacey and keeping everything together is Duval Gabraiel on drums. The highly streamlined group works collaboratively on each track to ensure a unique and diverse final product.
Over the years, Lutharö has grown into their distinctive sound, emerging with a heavy and dark formula that gets fans moving. In 2018, they released their debut EP “Unleash The Beast” to great reception and are set to follow it up in 2020 with their sophomore release “Wings of Agony”.Catchy riffs, blazing solos and vocals ranging from vicious growls to cleans that will send a chill down your spine, make Lutharö a well-rounded powerhouse of a band that brings beauty, aggression and skill to the genre.
Their unbridled stage domination has been apparent with live gigs alongside Unleash the Archers, Alestorm, and The Agonist. Even with an already impressive resume, Lutharö is just getting started.
"Wings of Agony" is due out March 27, 2020.
Swiss Heavy Power Metallers Burning Witches release official video for 'Dance With The Devil' + track by track trailer series
With only three weeks left until the new anticipated Burning Witches album Dance With The Devil hits stores, the band have released the official video for the title track. Watch and listen to 'Dance With The Devil' here: youtu.be/shbmA2WMHRw
The band has also launched a series of track by track videos series, which previews snippets from each of the tracks on the album:
Dance With The Devil will be in stores on March 6th and can be pre-ordered here: nblast.de/BWDanceWithTheDevil
Watch the official visualizer video for 'Sea Of Lies': youtu.be/decnY34nllo
The new album was recorded at Little Creek Studio and produced once again by V.O. Pulver and German thrash titan Schmier. The cover artwork was created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA, ACCEPT, POWERWOLF, STRATOVARIUS) and DESTRUCTION/GOMORRA guitarist Damir Eskic.
More on Dance With The Devil:
Dance With The Devil tracklist:
01. The Incantation
02. Lucid Nightmare
03. Dance With The Devil
04. Wings Of Steel
05. Six Feet Underground
06. Black Magic
07. Sea Of Lies
08. The Sisters Of Fate
10. The Final Fight
11. Threefold Return
12. Battle Hymn [feat. Ross The Boss & Michael Lepond]
Bonus CD (DIGI only!)
01. Mansion In Darkness (also available on the 2LP version!)
02. Black Magic (acoustic) (also available on the 2LP version!)
03. Executed (live)
04. Open Your Mind (live)
05. Hexenhammer (live)
Spanish heavy metallers Slowburn have just launched a lyric-video for the track "Metallist", as a second advance single from their debut album "Rock'n'Roll Rats", which is set to be released through Fighter Records next 25th of February.
You can watch the video right here: https://youtu.be/rlBLdG7vVi8
Slowburn is a band of experienced musicians that plays Heavy Metal of multiple influences ranging from 70's Hard Rock to 80's Metal. They have covered bands like Mercyful Fate, Savatage, DIO, Iron Maiden, Ozzy and Black Sabbath, and their sound combines intricate guitar riffs, complex guitar solos and melodic vocals with very versatile compositions.
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