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
Ukrainian Modern Melodic metal band Scarleth has inked a worldwide deal with Rockshots Records for the release of the brand new album "VORTEX", coming out next November 15, 2019.
Playing music on joint of modern heaviness and diverse melodism, for the time being the band has played several hundreds of live shows, released two full-length albums worldwide, ("Break The Silence" / 2011, "The Silver Lining" / 2015) and took part in many festivals. Band’s style is expanding constantly and represents mind-blowing mixture of many melodic genres – from power, folk, doom and gothic metal to modern/progressive metal. The band completely deserves to be called one of the most outstanding young musical representatives of its style.
"It is our best work so far. New songs are catchy and easy to remember. I think this album will not leave anyone to be indifferent. It has so much energy to it so you just can't ignore what you will hear :) Trust me!", comments guitarist Victor Morozov.
The new album "Vortex" is available for pre-order at the record label official store ➤ http://bit.ly/Scarleth_Vortex
A Teaser from the first single and Video coming out in October is available at the following link ➤ https://youtu.be/J4EW9tzjLUE
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Ekaterina Kapshuk (vocals)
Victor Morozov (guitar)
Yana Kovalskaya (keyboards)
Igor Chumak (bass)
Philipp Kharouk (drums)
Finnish melodic metal band Blackstar Halo have released their second full length album. Siren is a ambitious album packed with melodic metal and groovy riffs.
Listen to the Siren:
Band comments on the new album:
"It took about eight years of hard work, sweat, tears and pain to create "Siren" , but now as it is released, we surely feel relieved that it is now out of our hands and got its chances. The world has changed radically during the process, both generally and what comes to consuming music. Yet we feel that the album is not a relic from the past, but a relevant piece of work also to today's music lovers."
The sound of the "Siren" could be described as a combination of Gothenburg metal (In Flames) and a hint of contemporary low tuned riffwork (Stam1na) with swedish production magic from Fascination Street Studios: Johan Örnborg mixing & Jens Bogren mastering. Album was partly crowdfunded and produced by the band independently. The theme of the album is temptation in many of its forms. Lyrics are not woven together thematically but most of the stories involve temptations in one way or the other, hence the name "Siren". Musically "Siren" flirts with many periods, synths from the 80's, power metal of the 90's and riffs from present day, hopefully creating an enjoyable 47 minutes of relevant music for metal consumer in 2019.
Blackstar Halo was originally formed in 1998. At the time the band was called Downfall. In 2009 Downfall's path came to an end and the band transformed to ”Blackstar Halo” - with a new lineup and direction. Blackstar Halo released it's debut album "Illuminated" in 2010. The album was pre-released nationwide in then prominent film rental chain ”Filmtown”. Along the album, a music video was released from the title song "Illuminated" made by Energia productions and Obscure entertainment (the makers of Star Wreck and Iron Sky).
Blackstar Halo presented their live skills in winter 2010 with Lacuna Coil and toured Finland with Scar Symmetry. The first time the band performed at international stages with current line-up, was at Copenhagen Live festival in Denmark with Rammstein, Bullet for my valentine, Slash and others.
Germany's melodic thrash metal maniacs Dissorted have signed a deal with Black Sunset and will release their debut album this fall! The album will feature 10 tracks and was mixed and mastered at Dreamsound Studios Munich (Graveworm, Serenity)! Somewhere between the neck breaking riffs influenced by Exodus, Testament and traditional bands like Iced Earth, the band has found their own musical identity, and this fall they will release a thrash metal album that will kick your ass! Stay tuned!
Israeli Melodic Metallers Desert have released the first single from their anticipated 2019 album.
Check out 'Fortune Favors The Brave' here:- http://bit.ly/FFTB_Video
The title track "Fortune Favors The Brave" reveals the new sound of Desert - raw War Metal vehicle propelled by twin-guitar engines, steered by crunchy vocals, and firing blazing-fast drums, assembled in a virtuoso performance - the Israeli are taking no prisoners this time!
The first single delivers a call for gender equality through the story of legendary WW2 air-force ace, with a comic-strip animated video, both very unusual for the genre.
The video graphics were drawn by the amazing Italian artist Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown, Be The Wolf ).
Produced/recorded/mixed/mastered by Alex Zvulun in A.G. Studio, Tel Aviv, Israel.
The new album 'Fortune Favors The Brave' will be available on July 30th worldwide on digipak CD and all streaming platforms.
Poland's Devilish Impressions unleash new single and lyric video “Interregnvm”. "Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP details revealed. Pre-order now
Polish melodic black / death metal outfit Devilish Impressions recently announced the signing with Non Serviam Records.
Today the band unveils the first single taken from their upcoming release, "Postmortem Whispering Crows" EP, a follow up to their critically acclaimed 4th studio record “The I”.
Watch the lyric video HERE: https://youtu.be/e2-9Tv_Abwg
"Postmortem Whispering Crows" will be released on September 13th 2019. The pre-orders are active now: https://bit.ly/2YKSb4D
Music wise "Postmortem Whispering Crows" simply continues where “The I” left off. Having introduced some rock-like solos on the latest full-length these unreleased tracks seem to be characterized by even more open approach to the genre. "Postmortem Whispering Crows" is an epic journey across black death metal with the band's own, unique flare to it.
Quazarre (vocals / guitars) comments:-
“One of my all-time greatest inspirations has always been literature of The Young Poland, a modernist period in Polish literature, covering roughly the years between 1890 and 1918. The movement promoted trends of decadence, neo-romanticism, symbolism, catastrophism and impressionism. Having quoted ‘Dzieci Szatana’ (Satans Kinder) by one of the period’s visionary Stanisław Przybyszewski within the lyrics of our “Adventvs” EP, it’s been a logical way for me to immerse both ‘The I’ and ‘Posmortem Whispering Crows’ EP even deeper into the decadent world of other haunted figures associated with the philosophy of their leader. The quoted authors following the period’s concept believed in decadence, an end of all culture, the conflict between humans and their civilization, and the concept of art as the highest value.”
As announced a few weeks ago and after already unveiling the official music video of the single "For Today" and then releasing their new album 'One Last Breath' for CD & Digital, French melodic metallers EZOX just streamed the full-record over YouTube.
In addition to the album full-stream, the official 4K music video for the single "For Today" is still up on YouTube too while physical and digital versions of the album are both available on bandcamp.
Stream the whole record on YouTube | Buy your copy on Bandcamp
...For the record...
Founded in 2013 in South-East of France, EZOX is a melodic metal four-piece which spend its first year as a band to write some songs and find its own musical path.
EZOX's first effort official 'Crawl To Paradise' compiling the works written between 2014 and 2018 is a bewitching journey through violence and melodies of an announced disaster that sounds like crushing waves...
A few months only after the release of the EP, Ezox entered the studio to record a new album released worldwide on May/June 2019.
For fans of In Flames, Dissection, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Thy Art Is Murder...
Finnish modern metal act As I May announce they will be releasing their second album "My Own Creations" this coming July 2019. Signing with labels Rockshots Records (Italy) and Spiritual Beast (Japan), the sophomore full length is slated for a worldwide release on July 26th along with it being available in Japan on July 24th.
"My Own Creations" is a fast-paced blend of modern metal with metalcore highlights. It’s heavy, melodic and unique; and sonically more mature than As I May's previous release "Speak No Evil" (2017). Working on writing music that is easy to identify with a digital atmosphere, As I May make their listeners headbang and sing along to the catchy choruses.
Paying homage to many old school metal bands, In Flames fans will find a special affinity for this Finnish act.
The band's next single 'Cure Is Worse Than Disease' follows their first revealed track off the album 'Pride Goes Before A Fall'. The song was released this past May and has hit over 50k streams on Spotify in its first month.
The band explains the track:-
"'Cure Is Worse Than Disease' is the most modern sounding song off of the album. It has a lot of dynamic. It's really easy listening with melodic parts and a couple of seconds later you're getting a hard heavy beating. It also shows the power of silence. Silence can be equally powerful as the heavy hitting part when placed in the right places. The track can best be described as a touch of post-hardcore and newcore."
Watch and listen to the new music video for 'Cure Is Worse Than Disease' here and the band's previous music video 'Pride Goes Before A Fall' can be viewed here.
Single streams and downloads available at http://smarturl.it/AsIMay
Spotify direct link https://spoti.fi/2IGnhn4
As I May is a four-piece modern melodic metal band from Mikkeli, Finland - formed in 2016. The group now consists of Tipi Nokelainen (vocals and bass); Lasse Hiltunen (vocals and guitar); Jani Valhola (backup vocals and guitars) and Marko Korhonen (drums). As I May has since started to gain ground in the Finnish heavy metal scene. The music's soul lies within catchy melodies and big choruses. As I May combines modern elements, yet keeps focussing on the heavier side.
Rockshots Records: www.rockshots.eu
Official Website: www.asimay.com
German Melodic Viking Metallers Vagrant unleash 'Spirit Of Valor'; taken from their debut album 'The Rise Of Norn'
We have the pleasure of bringing you one last treat before the release date draws near! however due to delays on the physical side we had to set the release to June 21st and its with great pride we present Spirit Of Valor play-through filmed by Oropesa - https://www.facebook.com/oropesa.de/, the album 'Rise Of Norn' Will be available worldwide on June 21st as CD Digipak / Digital as well as all digital platforms!
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybkFk7bZP98
German Melodic Death Metal group Vagrant present official play.through of their track Spirit of Valor
Taken from the forthcoming album " The Rise Of Norn". Out June 21st, 2019.
CD Pre order available at smarturl.it/vagrantnorn
Vagrant had this to say about the track:-
"Our single "Spirit of Valor" is the most intense song on this album. It describes the final battle of the young warrior, which will lead to his death. The Song has everything in it Vagrant is about, dark atmosphere, fast blast beats, catchy melodies and massive orchestra. Definitely the most epic song on this album"
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