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.
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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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Segmentia is a Finnish pop metal act founded in April 2019 in the city of Seinäjoki. Now they have released their first EP "Shanghai!" The releases consists of six nuanced tracks that are packed with strong melodies, skilful musicianship and vocals that create the recognizable sound of Segmentia.
The EP is released as a limited CD pressing and it's also available on music services world wide.
The band have also released their first music video for their song 'iVORY tOWER'.
Check the music video: https://youtu.be/rC5_NA7J8X0
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The latest single from Finnish group Memoremains “Turn” is now available as of October 31, 2018. With a highlight on keyboard elements, it’s a hybrid of progressive metal with a touch of a synth pop feeling. It is heavy yet soothing; dark, yet dancy.
Mixing heavy symphonic metal, disco and pop elements, in the two years since their conception, Memoremains have created a recognizable sound that stands apart from similar artists in the genre. The solid balance between the vocals and instruments form a multilayered approach that enhances the various melodies and compliments the deeper complexities of the track. The band's music video in support of the single is a juxtaposition of an epic and fun chorus set against a hopeless backdrop illustrating the desperation in their lyrics. Expanding on those lyrics, vocalist Johanna explains:
“They come from everyday situations combined to a profound theme. It’s hard to say one thing, but when I start to write, I usually get the idea from discussions with other people. As well the idea can pop up from the news. When I begin to write, the structure of the song is normally ready, so, the ambiance of the music can also inspire.”
The single was produced and mixed by Atte O. Pohjonen; mastered by Samu Oittinen with the artwork and music video done by Riku-Pekka Lappalainen. With an EP under their belts, along with several singles, Memoremains is a band to watch for as they are currently delving into touring plans and creating more music.
“Turn” music video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1TczfFEUfI
And available on Spotify, Deezer.
Italian partycore misfits We Have The Moon have signed to Rockshots Records for their upcoming debut album "Till The Morning Comes". Inspired by the fresh sound and attitude delivered by bands such as Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack! and Eskimo Callboy, We Have The Moon delivers tunes that experiments with metalcore, dance, pop and electronic music to arrive at their sound dubbed partycore.
Featuring 11 non-stop tracks, the concept of the debut album is to take listeners on the various stages of one long party night, from the entrance at the club to the time you get back home in the morning, stumbling on every step. The debut album is set for release on February 23, 2018 via Rockshots Records and follows their fan loved singles "Killer Party" (2017), "Unreasonable" (2016) (which appear on the album), "Blue (Eiffel65 cover)" (2016) and 2015 EP "Scream and Dance".
As vocalist Makku comments:
"We think our fans will love the upcoming album: the new sound delivered by first our first single Killer Party was really appreciated, so we felt confident in going that direction to writing our other songs. However, we did experiment during the composition of the new tunes, which we took a serious approach to, but also had lots of fun writing. We want fans to fill the energy, fun and engage it good times while listening to it."
To get the party started, We Have The Moon are sharing their next music video "Definitely Not A Serenade"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y-9i37SORU
Babymetal have revealed the cover artwork of forthcoming new album ‘Metal Resistance’. Set for release via earMUSIC on April 1st – also known as Fox Day – the band’s second album comes just one day ahead of their biggest ever show outside of Japan at London’s Wembley Arena on 2nd April.
The album will be released in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:
CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:
1. Road Of Resistance
3. Awadama Fever
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. THE ONE - English ver. -
1. Road Of Resistance
3. Awadama Fever
3. Meta Taro
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
3. Sis. Anger
1. No Rain, No Rainbow
2. Tales Of The Destinies
3. THE ONE - English ver. –
The first single from the album, ‘Karate, will be available as an instant grat from 25th February.
On the new album, band mastermind Kobametal stated:
“As prophesied by the Fox God, a new album will be released on April 1st, 2016, also known as the Fox Day. Since the release of Babymetal’s debut album in 2014, we have been racing across the globe non-stop on our World Tour. Through the last tour I have come across people from all over the world and have had the chance to feel that miraculous moment when everyone came together via Babymetal. Our new song "The One” contains lyrics that speak of uniting the world, or a crowd favorite at concerts “Road of Resistance” that never fails to bring our fans together, every Babymetal song makes up this extraordinary story. I continue to believe that the songs of Babymetal continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. All I can say right now is for all of you to wait patiently for the coming of the Fox Day.”
Tickets for the Wembley show are available at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com
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