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.”
Buy The New EP Explorers HERE!
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
Bristling with an epically baroque life and energy, Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica have unveiled their brand new single ‘Ashes Of The Modern World.’ The song is taken from Cell-0, their upcoming ninth studio album, released on January 10th via Silver Lining Music.
The powerful video was directed by the award-winning Finnish photographer/videographer Ville Juurikkala who has worked with a wide variety of prominent artists from Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith to opera singer Andrea Bocelli.
The recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band - Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lötjönen, and Mikko Sirén, all of whom are classically-trained musicians - a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music. The album sees them return to their roots and is the quartet’s first instrumental album in 17 years, finding Apocalyptica challenging themselves to discover new flavours and colours in their respective instruments.
“It is tough to express without lyrics, but in Cell-0, we found particles of our universe previously unknown to us,” they explained. “Millions of notes combine to create music just as millions of cells combine to create life, and when you visualize the whole thing, similar patterns appear.”
Produced by Apocalyptica, mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Cell-0 sees the band soaring into ethereal space on ‘Ashes Of The Modern World,’ while diving head-first into aggressive thrash cello-riffery during ‘En Route To Mayhem.’
Rather than put strategic attention on aspects like writing singles, the band approached Cell-0 as a fully-formed piece of art, connecting the right details and hues with the energy of being a real cello-metal band. By pushing themselves to find other places and levels in their music, Apocalyptica opened up to some seemingly unorthodox methods and emotions while travelling through that creative process.
“These new songs have so many layers and are so complex, and it’s not always easy to point exactly what they are about,” Toppinen expresses. “But I think that’s also the beauty of instrumental music, that the listener always can feel free to experience the same songs in very, very different ways. It’s also one reason why we don’t want to explain the songs before they’re experienced.”
In support of the release of Cell-0, Apocalyptica will Special Guest with Sabaton on a 15-country, 23-date European arenas tour, including an appearance at Wembley Arena on February 8th 2020. All confirmed dates are below.
17 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
18 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
21 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
22 Arena, Budapest, Hungary
24 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
25 Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
26 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
28 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
30 Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
31 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
1 König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
2 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
4 Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
5 Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
7 Zenith, Paris, France
8 Wembley Arena, London, UK
9 Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11 Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12 Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
14 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
15 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
16 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
Cell-0 will be available in a variety of formats, including CD Mediabook, heavy-weight double vinyl and a variety of digital download options. Pre-order at www.apocalyptica.com.
Greek Prog / Power metallers Lightfold have 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!
Mister Savvas Betinis from Acid Death on the aggressive growls. The incredible video was made by HK Visual Creations and Haris Kountouris
Enjoy the NEW lyric video here: https://youtu.be/lJsSaTilYL4
This song is toward the end of the story, where the demon and the reaper fight for the hero's soul! "Now everything is clear. The two entities fight for Martin's soul which waits for the final outcome without intervening. Demon and reaper. The energies that collide are beyond any human imagination and the energy that is released is almost infinite!" This one is best enjoyed LOUD!!
Check out the album at: http://smarturl.it/deathwalkers
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.
Slovakia's progressive/power metal unit Signum Regis have released a new lyric video for the track “Kings Of The Underground” on YouTube: https://youtu.be/69DRcxmKBfg
“Kings of the Underground” is the first single from the band's upcoming album “The Seal of a New World”, which will be released in November through Beyond The Storm Productions. The band’s new vocalist Jota Fortinho really shines throughout this catchy, dynamic and melodic song, that is perfect for fans of heavy and power metal!
The album was mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Kamelot).
"The Seal Of A New World" can be pre-ordered here:
Today, melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica herald the start of the cold season as the group releases their 10th studio album Talviyö (Winter Night), via Nuclear Blast. To mark the occasion, the Finns have launched a brand new music video for 'Who Failed The Most', which was produced by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film Company; DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, IN FLAMES etc.). Watch it over on YouTube: youtu.be/ZQT292b8E88
Keyboardist Henrik 'Henkka' Klingenberg states:-
"The wait is finally over, now all of you will hear what we've been working on for the past year or so as we present our latest album "Talviyö". It was quite an experience getting this album ready for you guys and for the first time ever, we had some outside help from our very own Mikko Tegelman who produced the album. We focused on playing live this time and I think the album really captures how Sonata Arctica sounds like today. It will be a blast to go out and perform this new music alongside selected cuts from our catalogue. See you soon and meanwhile we hope you enjoy the album as much as we did making it.
It's also time for the second video of "Talviyö", 'Who Failed The Most' is one of the more approachable songs on the album and we worked with Patric Ullaeus once again to create the video. We took advantage of the nice Finnish summer and shot our performance outside for a change, which turned out quite cool. You'll probably hear this song throughout the Talviyö World Tour« that's starting right now in North America and from there we'll continue to Europe and the rest of the world. Cheers!"
Talviyö was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and Sonata Arctica in 'Studio57'. Additional recordings took place in various other places. "Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time", says Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg.
The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck for 'Chartmakers'.
Credit: Vini Ramadoni
Eve Desire, the Brazilian Symphonic Power Metal band, has just announced their debut album "Prelude to Singularity", which will be released in September. The debut album "Prelude to Singularity" will be released in physical format and on all major streaming platforms. The work will feature eight tracks, produced by Thiago Bianchi (Shaman and Noturnall), and released via Fusion Records.
Gestated for months, the album "Prelude to Singularit"y tells the story of a man trapped in the fifth dimension, accompanied only by death. As in a Neil Gaiman story, the figure of death is represented by a wise woman who talks to him about time, space and ephemeral earthly life. Each track is a piece of dialogue, containing reflections of the conversation between man, representing humanity, and Death.
Quantum Physics is one of the central themes in Prelude to Singularity. The question of time, under human perception, the interaction with it, and what is the view of science on this temporal aspect. “We are all lovers of science, physics and mathematics. Putting Music and Science together had everything to do with us”, says Arya Medeiros Cappia, lead singer of Eve Desire.
After personal problems interfering with the release of the debut album, Eve Desire has matured musically, becoming stronger: “This album means one more step, one more step achieved. It was made very truthfully. A scholarship that made us emerge on the record,” says Arya.
Eve Desire is formed by:-
Arya Medeiros Cappia (Vocals)
Wagner Cappia (Keyboards)
Vini Ramadoni (bass)
Lauro Nightrealm (guitar)
Rafael Hernandes - drums
Official Site: http://www.evedesire.com/
On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, entitled Talviyö (Winter Night). Just in time for the glorious heatwave we'll be having this weekend, the band has just released the official video for new single, 'Cold'.
Henrik 'Henkka' Klingenberg says:-
"It’s been a while since we released the first single ‘A Little Less Understanding’ from our upcoming album Talviyö and now it’s time to reveal the next piece in the puzzle. This single ‘Cold’ is also our first music video from the album, with more to follow later on. We filmed the video in Tampere with the amazing Patric Ullaeus and we had a blast once again. Just 2 more weeks until the whole album is out, meanwhile enjoy this treat. Cheers!"
Talviyö is available to pre-order on the following formats:
Pre-order here: nblast.de/SonataArctica-Talviyoe
Individual product links below:
Talviyö was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and Sonata Arctica in 'Studio57'. Additional recordings took place in various other places.
"Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time", says Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg.
The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck for 'Chartmakers'.
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