Finnish Melodic Pop Metallers Amberian Dawn unveil title track and official video, “Looking For You”
ABBA-Metal pioneers Amberian Dawn just released their third single, the title track “Looking For You”, along with an official video via Napalm Records. In a nutshell, this high voltage fusion perfectly represents the upcoming album and its poetic sound.
The official video for “Looking For You" aesthetically mirrors the conflict between memories, desires and leaving your ancient life behind. Monumental melodic vocal lines that remind of the Swedish pop giants ABBA pair with strong keyboard-driven, 80’s pop influenced sounds and merge with heavy drums and guitar riffs into an impressive genre-fluid creation. This addictive mix can only be described as follows – Finnish ABBA-Metal at its finest! Amberian Dawn developed their style and spiced it up by entering and creating a new musical universe.
”This is the Crown Jewel of the album. This song is exactly what so-called ABBA-Metal is all about. Haunting and dramatic keyboards, strong melodies and tons of vocal tracks. I worked closely with Finnish synthesizer artist Kebu to achieve this wonderful vintage keyboard sound. I let myself go into world of 80’s synthesizer music and then my band mates helped me to arrange the song into an Amberian Dawn-song.“
Listen to the title track “Looking For You” and watch the video HERE
Looking For You, out on January 31, 2020, proves that ABBA and metal do not mutually exclude each other. Amberian Dawn is navigating into a new style, which is even more melodic, keyboard driven and not only a sophisticated symbiosis but yet their own style: “Melodic ABBA-Metal from Finland”. The new album is packed with well-polished and immaculate songwriting, full of catchy melodies and epic keyboard parts that immediately send shivers down your spine.
Pre-Order the new album Looking For You NOW!
The multi-faceted and emotional lyrics provide a suitable background for soaring guitars and elegant classical interludes: a highly addictive cocktail that is topped off by a cover version of ABBA’s “Lay All Your Love On Me”!
With their musical style changing from power metal to symphonic metal over the last few years, Amberian Dawn are now navigating into yet another new style, which is even more melodic, keyboard driven and influenced by the Swedish band ABBA. Therefore, they’ve been working closely with award-winning Finnish artist Kebu for over a month to create the ingenious keyboard sound that can be heard on the recording.
AMBERIAN DAWN are:
Vocals: "Capri" Virkkunen
Guitar: Emil Pohjalainen
Bass: Jukka Hoffren
Drums: Joonas Pykälä-aho
Keyboards: Tuomas Seppälä
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Greek Melodic Gothic Metallers Sede Vacante announce new singer and bassist whilst recording new album
Greek heavy melodic Goth Rock/Metal act Sede Vacante are currently in the studio recording the new album, furthermore the band has announced their new singer Stephanie Mazor and bassist Nick Gko! Read below.
“Hello everybody and Happy New Year! It’s been a while since the last time you heard from us but we are really focused on working hard for our new album. So while the recording sessions are going on we feel it’s the right time to announce you that we are having a new line-up. Two talented artists joined the family of Sede Vacante and we are very proud of it. Please welcome our new singer Stephanie Mazor and bassist Nick Gko. We are looking forward to performing all together!!!”
Greek heavy melodic Goth Rock/Metal act Sede Vacante was formed in 2013. The band released their debut album “Skies Infernal” in November 2016 via Pride & Joy Music, receiving extremely positive feedback and the band was classified among the most promising goth bands of the current times. Besides having shared the stage with Delain and Sirenia in Athens, on June 29th 2017, Sede Vacante joined Evanescence in Romania (Arenele Romane), the reaction of the crowd was beyond any expectation. Currently the band is recording their new album. More information TBA.
Canadian metal group Hyperia have released a new single taken from the forthcoming album Insanitorium set for release via Sliptrick Records on January 14th, 2020. The band went on to explain the track:-
“Dystopia is a politically based track about the corruption that has been going on in our world, and continues to affect us every day, particularly on a governmental level. It’s a song that hits you in the face the entire way through with lots of intricate parts from every instrument. It’s a perfect representation of our debut album Insanitorium – melodic and catchy as well as fast and heavy.”
Available now at: iTunes | Spotify | & other major stores
Swedish Melodic Folk / Black Metallers Wormwood nominated for 'Best metal album of the year' at P3 Guld
The Swedish melodic folk/black metal-band Wormwood has been nominated in the best metal/rock album-category of the year by P3 Guld. The gala will be held in Gothenburg in January 2020.
Vote for ’Nattarvet‘ now: https://www.p3guld.se
P3 Guld is an award ceremony that was established in 2003 by the national Swedish radio station P3 and is being held in the beginning of every new year. The P3 Guld award has been given out to outstanding artists in the music field and consists of nine different categories.
This year‘s gala will take place on January 18, 2020 and broadcasted live on national television. The jury consists of music experts as well as the vote of the Swedish people. Past winners include huge global artists such as Avicci, The Hives and Robyn and in the metal category you‘ll find Sweden‘s finest metal exports Opeth, In Flames and the ever so popular shock rock band Ghost.
The Swedish melodic folk/black metal-band Wormwood raised critical acclaim among the global music press with their sophomore full length “Nattarvet”. A concept album about the Swedish winter landscape and the famine in the end of the 19th century.
Oradea based Decay release a new track taken off their upcoming full-length album, "ThORnMENThORn". Baalanar is a new raw piece of visceral, bestial and at the same time melodic Black Death Metal excellent for fans of Deicide, old Kataklysm, old Kreator, Sodom and can be streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIuA8k8BxSI
"ThORnMENThORn" was recorded at the local studio G-Rock (https://www.facebook.com/G-Rock-Music-Oradea-102958221047346/) and is scheduled for a Spring 2020 release via Loud Rage Music.
Csuvár “Goat” Hunor – Vocals
Barabás “Cölöp” Róbert (ex. IGFON/VADASZ) – Guitar
Francu “Franky” Tudor (ex. TENEBROS) – Bass Guitar
Gergely Zoltan – Drums
Hungarian Melodic Symphonic crew Tales Of Evening premiere 'Shelterless Soul' music video; new album "A New Dawn Awaits" out now
Melodic symphonic metal band Tales Of Evening have released their new album "A New Dawn Awaits" via Nail Records along with a brand new videoclip shot for "Shelterless Soul", following the lyric video for "Miracle of Mind" released last month. The new album contains 14 tracks re-recorderd and re-arranged with English lyrics, each selected from their previously released 3 Hungarian language albums. "A New Dawn Awaits" was mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann (Orden Ogan) and the music was transformed into image on the cover art and the layout design by Alex Mihályfi-Tóth (Redart Illustrations).
Tales Of Evening - Shelterless Soul (Official Music Video):- youtu.be/XPZCbUG9c80
“We’ve chosen “Shelterless Soul” because it’s original Hungarian version, “Hajléktalan lélek” along with “Lázadás” (English version: “Rebellious Soul” on the new album) have been performed at every single Tales Of Evening concert so far. It’s a very significant song it the band’s history, and an important part of our shows, we love it dearly, and according to feedback given by our fans, it’s not just our favourite! We trust we can get this song to as many people as possible all around the world, to present a very accurate picture how this band looks and sounds like. We hope on our future gigs this song will be sang along in English by the crowd just as passionately as they sing it in Hungarian!” - Lead songwriter/lyricist and keyboardist Attila Ádám commented.
Stream the new album online:
(Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, Deezer)
Physical copies can be ordered at metalshop.hu:
All songs are completely re-recorded and re-arranged, Tales of Evening now sound bigger and more powerful than ever as the recording and mixing process was again taken over by keyboardist Attila Ádám with Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann of Orden Ogan handling the mastering; energetic guitars and Ádám’s monumental keyboard melodies are towering over the record, naturally entwining with the ravishing voice of Ivett Dudás. Although foundations of their music is undeniably feeding from the Nightwish / Within Temptation / etc. school, Tales of Evening falls short on cliches surrounding female fronted metal bands and pay respect to the pioneers of the genre without copying and rehashing the well known trademarks of the style, creating a very unique and enchanting atmosphere of their own. Check out the stunning and magnificent lyric video for "Miracle of Mind" below!
Tales Of Evening - Miracle Of Mine (Official Lyric Video):- youtu.be/qsERn23c2To
Hungary’s most popular symphonic metal band has produced 3 full-length albums so far, and quickly became a constant performer on all Hungarian rock/metal music festivals and clubs, leaving their mark on the local scene with an ever increasing international attention coming from all around the world. The band started teasing their English language album last December with a new song and video clip called “Flower of Frost”, also recorded in Hungarian as “Jégvilág”, both set to appear on this record for the first time.
Tales Of Evening - Flower of Frost (Official Music Video):- youtu.be/MhhGQqjf5L4
Attila Ádám had this to say about the album previously:
“Seeking new possibilities and more ways to reach people with our music and message, we’ve realized it’s important to record an album in English. We’d like to perform in as many different countries as possible. Our re-recorded and re-arranged material was once again mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann, who’s known for his wonderful performance in Orden Ogan, and we’re very satisfied with the result!”
Croatian Melodic Groove Metallers Arises sign with Wormholedeath and announce "System" digipak CD release date
Croatian Melodic / Groove / Death metal combo Arises signed with Wormholedeath a distribution deal for their album "System" .
The digipak CD will be out on 15 11 2019 via Wormholedeath / Goodfellas.
"System" has been recorded at Sweetspot Studios (Sweden) and produced by extraordinary Rickard Bengtsson
Arises are your atypical metal band, proof of long lasting bond and alliance between the members, fifteen years in making. Four friends with vast experience in live performance sharing big stages supporting some of the greatest acts today, joined by fifth on vocals, became a new collective world will come to know as Arises. Band established across European clubs and festivals in search for eye-to-eye energy surge. Collective that unifies metal, rock, grunge and stoner at most interesting terms with clear and ongoing theme – we're all part of the System to be opposed to repay what dignity we still preserve. Coming from the place where the System feels more rooted than anywhere else, Arises are Balkan scream for change.
Born and bred against the grain our strength Arises. Create a sense of belonging to a tribe without the System that puts you down. Follow this band-of-five – collective Arises to be your voice in a time to thrive. Be part of it, join this sound of refusal!
Ukrainian modern melodic metal band Scarleth has unleashed the new single and video for "Feel the Heat" from their third album, Vortex, out November 15 via Rockshots Records.
Watch "Feel the Heat" today via Metal Insider at: https://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-scarleth-feel-the-heat.
Playing music that combines modern heaviness and diverse melodicism, Scarleth has taken part in a variety of festivals and has played several hundreds of live shows. They have released two full-length albums worldwide, Break the Silence (2011) and The Silver Lining (2015). The band's style is constantly evolving and represents mind-blowing mixture of many melodic genres - from power, folk, doom and gothic metal to modern/progressive metal. Within Temptation's Ruud Jolie recorded a guitar solo on the track "Pain Is My Name," while the artwork was created by the renowned digital artist Gustavo Sazes.
Says guitarist Victor Morozov:-
"It is our best work so far. The new songs are catchy and easy to remember. I think this album will not leave anyone indifferent. It has so much energy to it so you just can't ignore what you will hear. Trust me!"
Vortex is available for pre-order at Rockshots Records' official store and iTunes.
Listen to "Feel the Heat" now on Spotify.
Italian Melodic Metal institution Temperance return with their fifth studio album Viridian in January 2020! Temperance is where exceptional vocal melodies, energetic metal guitar riffs, symphonic and electronic atmospheres meet in perfect harmony. Led by a unique vocal triad, Temperance manage to unite heaviness with an impressive level of catchy melodies that will make you want to push the repeat button instantly.
Alessia Scoletti’s ethereal voice, the deep resonance of Michele Guaitoli’s baritone – also known from Napalm label colleagues Visions Of Atlantis - and the rough vocals of the composing mastermind and guitarist Marco Pastorino make Temperance stand out and fulfil everyone’s needs. Viridian is Temperance’s first studio album to be released via Napalm Records since their signing at the beginning of the year.
Marco Pastorino from Temperance on Viridian:
“We're beyond stoked to announce that our new album and first through Napalm Records Viridian is scheduled for worldwide release on January 24th, 2020! Finally, the time has come: Viridian is ready to see the light of the day! We've worked hard during the last year to write our best songs ever. This is our heaviest album so far, yet with a lot of melodies, vocal harmonies and epic modern metal hymns! The recording process was super fun and we really enjoyed finding new, different ways to express ourselves with our music. We really can't wait to spread Viridian all over the world on the next tours - stay tuned for more exciting news!”
Viridian is a perfect blend of green and blue. If you look a little closer at colour psychology, you’ll find that green stands for balance and harmony, while blue is the colour of trust and sincerity. This is exactly what you will get with Temperance’s newest album: the perfectly balanced and harmonized combination of the three singers’ voices, as well as sincerity in regard to the lyrics and Temperance always staying true to themselves.
Alessia Scolletti - Vocals
Michele Guaitoli - Vocals & Piano
Marco Pastorino - Guitar & Vocals
Luca Negro - Bass
Alfonso Mocerino - Drums
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Sweden's Cyhra discuss how they first discovered their musical talents as teenagers in first album trailer
This autumn is set to be filled with a new soundtrack when modern melodic metal high-flyers CYHRA release their sophomore No Halos In Hell will see the light of day on November 15th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unveils its first album trailer, in which Jake E, Jesper Strömblad, Euge Valovirta and Alex Landenburg tell their own story about how they first discovered their musical talents and nurtured those talents. Watch the new teaser, directed, filmed and edited by KJ Melgoza, here: youtu.be/fXVQeGSxHbQ
No Halos In Hell will be available as 2 CD digipak, black vinyl or download on November 15th. Pre-order now: nblast.de/Cyhra-NoHalosInHell
Founded by vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) and guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), CYHRA has gone from being reminiscent of the duo's former bands to having a unique identity. The addition of guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) as a full member has raised the creative process to a level where, according to Jake E, "Everyone is playing to the point of what is best for the song”. No Halos In Hell is one of those rare albums that defies being neatly placed in a genre box: delivering tunes that are both heavy and dynamic, the record is loaded with melodic vocal hooks and musical earworms.
Watch the official video for 'Out Of My Life': youtu.be/5lMNElvE_hA
Stream or download 'Out Of My Life': nblast.de/Cyhra-OutOfMyLife
Jake E – vocals
Jesper Strömblad – guitars
Euge Valovirta – guitars
Alex Landenburg – drums
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