Germany's currently most successful heavy metal band, Powerwolf, has extended their deal with renowned label Napalm Records.
Guitarist Matthew Greywolf states:-
"We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and — above all — passion is great."
Napalm Records' CEO Markus Riedler adds:-
"We already achieved so much with Powerwolf, it's excellent that we can continue our good and trustful cooperation with the band. They have everything to grow further and eventually be accepted to the Hall Of Fame of metal."
The story of Powerwolf, beginning in 2004, reads like a true fairytale, but is the result of one of the most hard working and entertaining live bands on the heavy metal planet. Powerwolf has not only received plenty of Gold and Platinum awards to date, numerous releases have entered the official album charts at the pole position #1. With Blessed & Possessed (2015), Powerwolf achieved Gold status for the first time and stayed at the Top of the charts for more than nine weeks, while the predecessor, Preachers Of The Night (2013) – as well as the incredible DVD, The Metal Mass (2016) – hit the official German album charts at #1.
Powerwolf's holy mass in the name of heavy metal is unstoppable, their latest magnum opus, The Sacrament of Sin (2018), again entered the album charts at #1. The accompanying Wolfsnächte tour, in which Powerwolf headlined large venues with their phenomenal stage performances, became a single major triumph - as well as the numerous summer festival shows in which the crowds were thrilled and completely captivated by the ‘wolf. While the high priests of metal celebrated their 15th band anniversary last year, expect many more great things to come from PowerwolfF in 2020!
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Spanish Prog / Power / Heavy metal combo Solarys are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their album "Endless Clockworks".
The album has been recorded at RealSound Studio (Parma, Italy) and it will be out on 20/12/2019 via Wormholedeath/Wormholedeath USA.
Pre order available on 06/12/2019
Solarys is a Spanish band that emerged at the end of 2006 in the city of Córdoba, when Manuel Lobo (vocals), Salvador Almagro (guitars and keyboards), Rafael Navarro (drums) and Andrés Mesones (bass and keyboards) decided to start a new musical project after several years in other bands. In 2008 they incorporated a new rhythm guitar player in their lines, Javier Almagro; to give more earnest to their sound. Is a heavy metal band with current sound and many influences of German and Scandinavian power metal, with classic roots. In May of 2008 Solarys presented their first work with same name of the band. Andrés Mesones as the recorder and the album produced by the band. They showed eight songs, including Sande, and Jamás, those two claimed by their public.
In the summer of 2011, they launched their second work, Invierno. The recording again by Andrés Mesones and auto produced. They included new songs from their repertoire. In 2014, they released a new album Tábula Rasa, also self-produced and in digital work. This time Salvador Almagro and Andrés Mesones mixed and recorded those tracks, and mastered by José Rubio. After three independent works and winning the rock bands national contest Acordes del Rock, in September 2016 the band published Namastë, with the record label Altenwald Music. Salvador Almagro as recording engineer; mixed and mastered by José Rubio at Mega Sound studios.
Now, the band focus to international public by the hand of WormholeDeath (part of Aural Music).
Italian Symphonic Power Metallers Ravenword has unleashed “No More,” first single from their one-time studio album, Transcendence, out January 31 via Rockshots Records.
Vocalist Chiara Tricarico comments about the song: “This song is a classical power metal track with a beautiful piano part and a super-fast solo.” The track features Davide Lovecchio as special guest on the lead guitar.
“No More” is available as digital single at all major online stores, paired with an official audio track on YouTube.
Transcendence is now available for pre-order at the Rockshots Records' official store at http://bit.ly/Ravenword_CD.
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s novel The Raven, the Milan, Italy, based band was originally formed in 2007 by keyboardist and composer Davide Scuteri (Choirs Of Veritas). After several years of activity, which included a self-titled demo, the band went on a brief hiatus, re-grouping in 2016 when singer Chiara Tricarico (Sound Storm, Moonlight Haze), drummer Michele Olmi (Chronosfear, Skeleeton) and bass/guitar player Cesare Ferrari (Choirs Of Veritas) joined the band, in order to create a one-time studio album that embodies the whole history of the band.
With Transcendence, RAVENWORD captures the romantic and decadent poetic themes typical of Edgar Allan Poe’s period, combined with an equally decadent symphonic metal sound. In line with RAVENWORD’s ode to poetry, the title Transcendence was chosen to symbolize the idea of always going beyond one’s perception of reality and seeking deeper meanings.
Italian Symphonic Power Metallers Ravenword will release their one-time studio album, "Transcendence," on Rockshots Records
Symphonic power metal band Ravenword has signed a worldwide deal with Rockshots Records to release their one-time studio album, Transcendence, on January 31.
Inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe's novel The Raven, the Milan, Italy-based band was originally formed in 2007 by the mind of keyboardist and composer Davide Scuteri (Choirs Of Veritas). After several years of activity, which included a self-titled demo, the band went on a brief hiatus, re-grouping in 2016 when singer Chiara Tricarico (Sound Storm, Moonlight Haze), drummer Michele Olmi (Chronosfear, Skeleeton) and bass/guitar player Cesare Ferrari (Choirs Of Veritas) joined the band, in order to create a one-time studio album that embodies the whole history of the band.
With Transcendence, Ravenword captures the romantic and decadent poetic themes typical of Edgar Allan Poe's period, combined with an equally decadent symphonic metal sound. In line with Ravenword's ode to poetry, the title Transcendence was chosen to symbolize the idea of always going beyond one's perception of reality and seeking deeper meanings.
Chiara Tricarico comments:-
"Transcendence is a collection of super-melodic, symphonic power metal tracks with catchy choruses and beautiful melodies, enriched with fast keyboard solos and both modern and operatic vocals and powerful choirs."
Fans will get a sample of Transcendence later this month with the release of the album's first single and full details on November 29. Mark your calendar!
Transcendence track listing:
1. Blue Roses
2. Life is in Your Hands
3. No More
4. Lullaby of the Last Petal
6. Rain of Stars
7. The Queen of Darkness
8. What I Need
9. The Swansong
11. Crimson Lake
12. The Distance
13. Bleeding Moon
Finland's Children Of Bodom release official animated video for the title track of their latest album, "Hexed"
Finland's melodic death superstars Children of Bodom have released an official animated video for the title track of their latest album, Hexed. The RMIT University in Australia spent the last 15 weeks working on the video, with producers Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton spending around 3000 working hours with their team to create the video. Check it out here: youtu.be/oDeH1XJ9Tzo
"As always, we like to come up with something that suits what the band is all about, so we drew inspiration from the song lyrics as well as the monochromatic imagery found in Children of Bodom’s videos and album art. We decided a black and white horror film would be cool - set on a lake, of course! And we had to include a Roy cameo appearance, obviously! Although Hexed is a fast track, it’s also particularly measured in the way it plays out over the 5-minute duration, so part of the fun was crafting a cinematic narrative that flows with the amazing technical precision of the music. The animation students at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia are some of the most talented rising stars in the world, and I think they’ve done a terrific job on this project. Animating metal videos is such a fun thing to do at university, and the team felt very honoured creating this film for Children of Bodom."
Bassist Henkka adds:
“It’s such a cool thing to have a video of one my favourite tracks of the album. And the fact it’s made by Aaron and his 25 students in Australia is even cooler. The black and white calm mood suits perfectly to this not-so-calm song. The lake and it’s reflection makes a perfect ending for it."
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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Canadian Power Metallers Unleash The Archers release “Heartless World” lyric video; new EP 'Explorers' out now
In “Heartless World”, Unleash The Archers show the world what they are made of. The band manages to give the original glam metal track by Teaze an unexpected, modern power metal twist. Combining that with an astonishingly wide range of vocal melodies, Unleash The Archers surprise and bewitch the listener yet again. A clean guitar intro makes you feel almost melancholic, but when the second chorus hits, at the very least, you’ll be tapping your foot. “Heartless World” describes how everything can become too much from time to time, and that sometimes all you need is to unplug and recharge your energy. Watch the lyric video accompanying the single below and lose yourself in an FM headphone high!
Watch The Lyric Video For “Heartless World” HERE:
Unleash The Archers on “Heartless World”, fresh off the new EP Explorers:
“The second single is a cover of a song by a Canadian hair metal band from the 80's called Teaze. They are not super well known, but that's why we gravitated towards them. The song “Heartless World” has a really interesting arrangement and can't seem to decide if it's a ballad or a rock opera. Unlike “Northwest Passage”, where we played around with it quite a bit, we left “Heartless World” almost completely as is, and only changed a few small things like solos and vocal melodies. We thought it would be a great companion piece to “Northwest Passage” and really round out the moody Explorers vibe.”
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Unleash The Archers newest EP Explorers is out now! It’s available via the Napalm Records Store in the following formats and includes both singles “Northwest Passage” and “Heartless World”:
Finnish Power Metallers Amberian Dawn release new single & lyric video "United"; pre-order the new album "Looking For You" now
Amberian Dawn have just released their first single, “United”, from the upcoming album, Looking For You, along with a lyric video that takes the listener to a futuristic world of the 80’s and synthesizer music, mixed with familiar metal sounds. “United” and its detailed lyric video reflect the deeper meaning of the album concept. The song combines elaborate arrangements with glorious, majestic melodies, while the lyrics proclaim an unambiguous statement:
“We’re all together and we are standing tall. United we stand. Divided we fall”
Listen to the first single “United” and watch the video HERE
Amberian Dawn will release their eighth studio album, Looking For You, on January 31st 2020 and enter a new, but still familiar sounding, musical universe, mixing the best of both worlds into a new genre: ABBA-Metal! 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.
The multi-faceted and emotional lyrics provide a suitable background for soaring guitars and elegant classical interludes: a highly addictive cocktail that is being topped off by a cover version of ABBA’s “Lay All Your Love On Me”!
Since their music changed from Power Metal to Symphonic Metal over the last 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.
Pre-Order the new album Looking For You NOW!
Looking For You will be available in the following formats:
AMBERIAN DAWN are:
Vocals: "Capri" Päivi Selo
Guitar: Emil Pohjalainen
Bass: Jukka Hoffren
Drums: Joonas Pykälä-aho
Keyboards: Tuomas Seppälä
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Greek Prog / Power metallers Lightfold have released a live video for "Behind The Veil", the third song on the band's latest album "Deathwalkers" which is a concept album, the first of a 3-album trilogy. The video was filmed during the band's "secret gig" on May 2nd, 2019 in Athens where the album was presented. Watch "Behind The Veil" here: https://youtu.be/h-tWUENIUrc
Stated the band:
"At first, there is a ghost, a soul outside the body, confused, something heretofore completely unheard of for Martin. He will soon realize another world behind the world he once knew. A world of creatures that will claim his soul for good or evil..."
Just recently Lightfold released a brand new lyric video for the song “The Battle”, taken from the band’s latest release “Deathwalkers” which still continues to receive rave reviews from around the world! Check it out here: https://youtu.be/lJsSaTilYL4
Lightfold is a Progressive / Power Metal band from Athens, Greece. Thanasis Labrakis and Theodor Martinis formed the band in the middle of 2012. Their debut full length album “Time To Believe” came out in April 2014 via Metal Breed Records. From 2014 to 2016 the band participated in many Greek festivals in Athens and Thessaloniki, including Wreck Athens Fest, Under the Quarry Fest, Wreck Macedonia Fest, etc. Lightfold recently finished their new, full length concept album called “Deathwalkers” at CFN Recordings Studio with Dionisis Christodoulatos as sound engineer. Their second album is their first attempt of to create a story that life and death have meanings far greater than we can imagine. For this album Lightfold recruited their “Choir of Demonic Angels”, a real female choir, for 6 tracks of the album, consisting of the haunting voices of Margarita Papadimitriou, Christina Alexiou & Sofia Karvouna.
Check out the "Deathwalkers" album at: http://smarturl.it/deathwalkers
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