Italian symphonic metal band Eternal Silence releases their brand-new EP “Renegades”.Their sound combines powerful guitar riffs, a thunderous rhythmic section, catchy melodies and bombastic orchestral tracks, along with beautiful vocals of female lead singer Marika Vanni, and Alberto Cassina (guitar player, male singer and main composer).
“Renegades” is available on Spotify and all the main digital platforms via Sliptrick Records. To celebrate the release, the band unveils the official lyric video of the title track. The video has been created by Stefano Mastronicola.
Watch the video now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZnP1S7My85w
“Renegades” has been inspired by the climate of contemporary social intolerance and racial hate. The song is an anthem written for people considered to be different who are abandoned, persecuted and discriminated because of their religion, race, system of belief, gender, and more.
Bass player and author of the lyrics, Alessio Sessa, states: -
"One day we could be rejected and lose our freedom. Our freedom of speech or simply of being alive. We risk to fall down in the dark. The night is fragile as a piece of paper, where someone put his own life to escape from a prison”.
Eternal Silence are:
Marika Vanni: Vocals
Alberto Cassina: Guitars and Vocals
Enzo Criscuolo: Guitars
Alessio Sessa: Bass
Andrea Zannin: Drums
French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins sign with Alpha Omega Management; new album out March 2020
Alpha Omega Management is excited to announce the signing of the French female-fronted Beneath My Sins! The band's new album is scheduled for March 2020.
Beneath My Sins is a French symphonic metal band created in December 2015 by the guitarist Clement Botz and the singer Emma Elvaston. Former members of Evolvent, they have together taken their first steps in the metal scene and in the musical composition. In March 2017, Beneath My Sins released their first album "Valkyries of Modern Times", promoted during shows in Belgium with Skeptical Minds and during two European tours shared with the Russian thrash metal band, Pokerface.
Quickly perceived as the emerging symphonic metal band of the French scene, Beneath My Sins had the opportunity to tour with the famous Canadian Kobra And the Lotus during their stay in France in June 2018 and Imperial Age in 2019. In September 2018, the band got in contact with Fabio D'Amore, bassist from Serenity. After a few meetings and discussions they all agreed that he would provides his services as a producer to the band. Thanks to this collaboration, the band was able to record under professional conditions and to work with famous names of the music business. Many talented guests such as Matteo Sisti from Eluveitie, Melissa Bonny from Ad Infinitum, Michele Guaitoli from Temperance and Visions of Atlantis and Fabio Lethien Polo from Elvenking also joined the ship for one or more songs. While awaiting the release of the album, the band has worked on an acoustic set warmly welcomed in France.
Beneath My Sins' new album is scheduled for March 2020. The year 2020 will be a very promising year as the band has already planned a UK tour in April, together with the mighty Serpentyne and Tezaura.
Beneath My Sins stated:
"We are very delighted and proud to formalize our partnership with such a prestigious and professional agency as Alpha Omega Management, for the booking of our next shows.Our first exchanges are already very promising and we are looking forward to announce the first successes of this collaboration!"
Canadian Symphonic Black Metallers Astaroth Incarnate stream entirety of 'Ascendance' via Metal Injection
Toronto symphonic black metal band Astaroth Incarnate have teamed up with Metal Injection to stream the entirety of Ascendance via Metal Injection. The EP will be released tomorrow.
Listen to the entire EP here: https://metalinjection.net/av/extreme-of-the-extreme/extreme-of-the-extreme-astaroth-incarnate-rise-from-the-ashes-with-ascendance
Astaroth Incarnate are back and bolder than ever. The Canadian symphonic extreme metal band started down the left-hand path with their first official EP in 2017 titled Omnipotence – The Infinite Darkness which was the successor to an unreleased self-titled one back in 2015. Their first EP picked up a vast majority of music critics’ ears to their unique style. Now the quintet are back with a new EP entitled Ascendance, which raises the bar even higher.
Across the 11 minute epic split-tracked I am Fire / I am Death (alpha / omega), the band weave a tapestry of extremity, flirting with black metal at its core while seamlessly transitioning over to melodic, gothic, doom, symphonic & death metal with ease. Dynamic orchestral motifs soar over speedy riffs, while the titular Astaroth lays down a genre-defying vocal performance. His growls, shrieks, grunts and cleans easily rival those of the scene’s compadres, imbued with theatrical malice. The guitar work is also similarly stunning, such as at the close of “Omega” when Pablo Sagastume shreds over the thundering rhythm section.
The record closes out paying homage to one of their diverse influences - the classic Cradle of Filth number “Her Ghost In The Fog” - though naturally with the band’s own unique twist. A fitting ending to a short dive into the twisted world of Astaroth Incarnate. The band aptly name their style of music ‘Apocalyptic Metal’, and state that “we strived for years to create something we hadn’t heard or seen before. Our Avant-Garde approach to song writing eventually led us to perceive each new song with a completely different mindset. Welcome the beginning of the end and thrust towards your ensuing demise with true purpose.”
FFO: Emperor, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir
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Spanish Symphonic Metallers Diabulus In Musica release new single "Otoi"; new album 'Euphonic Entropy' out 14th February 2020
Symphonic metal quartet Diabulus In Musica has just released the power ballad, “Otoi”, the first single fresh off their forthcoming studio album, Euphonic Entropy. The long-player is to be released via Napalm Records on February 14, 2020 and takes the listener on a wild ride through time, emotions and genres. Beautiful classical elements paired with heart-warming symphonic metal melodies, as well as heavy guitar riffs and smashing drums, traverse all throughout their upcoming album.
Diabulus In Musica’s new single stands out due to Zuberoa Aznárez’ extraordinary vocals and keyboarder Gorka Elso’s powerful growls, paired with lyrics written entirely in the Basque language. The video for “Otoi” perfectly mirrors the mystical, grounded feeling the track conveys. Beautiful landscapes, wistful and equally unsettling parts, as well as amazing close-ups of Zuberoa and Gorka complete the overall aesthetic of the video.
Diabulus In Musica on the new single and video:-
"Otoi is a special song to us because it is entirely sung in Basque, our local language, one of the oldest languages in Europe and the only Proto-Indo-European one that is still alive. “Otoi” means ‘prayer’, in this case to the ancient gods of Basque mythology: Urtzi and Amari who represent the sky and its mother, the Earth, respectively. It is a kind of lament around the loss of our cultural identity throughout the time due to different threats. The video was recorded in a 16th century Basque farmhouse which is now a key heritage object of the region.”
Watch The New Official Video “Otoi” HERE!
Euphonic Entropy is Diabulus In Musica’s fifth studio album and their fourth to be released via Napalm Records. The band is back with their heaviest album to date and continue their way to the top, while still retaining their roots.
Diabulus In Musica on Euphonic Entropy:-
"After three intense years, we’re finally back with probably our heaviest and most convincing album so far. We can’t wait to share the new songs with you all! We think they are fresh, diverse, energetic and a new step in DIM's history. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our very first album than coming back with our strongest effort.”
Pre-Order The New Album Euphonic Entropy NOW!
Sometimes life itself can be the most beautiful inspiration for an artist. Diabulus In Musica singer Zuberoa Aznárez and her husband, keyboardist Gorka Elso, decided to fill their new album, Euphonic Entropy, with all the wonderful, yet chaotic emotions a new life brings. Diabulus In Musica’s fifth and fully self-produced album mirrors the changes and blossoming beauty in the lives of the two band leaders after the birth of their second child and melts everything into thunderous and highly passionate symphonic metal. The album is bursting with power ballads, beautiful melodies and emotions. Songs like the infectious and ultra-melodic “Otoi” (featuring lyrics in Basque language) bewitch the listener’s senses. The intoxicating “Misfits Swing” and the harmonic, soaring “One Step Higher” ensure a multi-faceted and thrilling adventure!
Diabulus In Musica is:
Vocals: Zuberoa Aznárez
Keyboards: Gorka Elso
Drums: David Carrcia
Guitar: Alexey Kolygin
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.
Scarlet Aura have become a staple in the European metal scene with their powerful live shows and crushing heavy metal. After touring internationally with artists like Rhapsody of Fire, Tarja, Beast in Black and Soto, releasing critically acclaimed albums and gaining steady followers on all channels, Scarlet Aura are now set to release their fifth album “Stormbreaker” and just shared the album’s cover art, tracklisting and release date with their fans for their anticipated new album.
The brand-new album “Stormbreaker” features the previously released single track ‘High in the Sky’ which debuted live during their summer tour.
Check out the music video ‘High in The Sky’ as first single from the new album “Stormbreaker” here https://youtu.be/xg-4sWp_QzY
The new album “Stormbreaker” will also mark the official release of the second fantasy book volume from the same trilogy. Scarlet Aura continues the conceptual “The Book Of Scarlet Trilogy” showing who they are through the musical and the lyrical part. The new album and book release date are set for 27th of March 2020.
Aura, the front lady, states:-
“As an artist I`m not afraid to dig into the unknown by approaching sensible subjects in our songs, subjects like the difficulty of being honest with others but also with yourself regarding your own feelings, the need of overcoming a huge sufferance that troubles you, the lack of courage when it`s about doing the right thing, the lack of love or the crying for it… subjects that make ourselves human, subjects that are in each one of us and that makes us who we are and maybe throughout our music, we get recovered, healed or better, we discover ourselves for who we really are because with any doubt music heals the spirit, metal heals the heart.
And so Stormbreaker was born and got the fantasy clothing as the second album from “The Book Of Scarlet” Trilogy which became without even knowing in advance, a journey, a process of getting our true self out there through this unique process of enjoying the combination between metal music and fantasy literature. The release album concerts will be true shows of spark in which we`ll use the amazing prop that will give you the goose bumps of the Scarlet world so join us, let`s make this 2020 tour into a sold out one, it will be definitely worth it!“.
Guitarist Mihai adds:-
“Stormbreaker continues the heavy metal statement we started with Hail To You and although “The Book Of Scarlet” trilogy takes these albums into a fantasy world of discovering Scarlet, I think we`ll all realize after listening that actually Scarlet is in each one of us. Stormbreaker comes rough, it comes straight forward, it comes in your face with the powerful rhythms, edgy guitar riffs, almost psychedelic guitar solos, hard crunchy bass lines, modulations and surprises at every step not giving you the time to get bored but to want more after every song, all of us exceeding even our own expectations. After I finished the production for Stormbreaker I was surprised of our evolution, I think it`s the best album Scarlet Aura had so far, I think it comes with the fresh sound and approach the heavy metal stage needs, I`m proud of how far we`ve got and I hope you`ll be too by coming to our shows and supporting the band. Can`t wait to see you out there!”
Dr. Tatyana Shubina, Managing Director of Silver City Records points out:-
“Eastern European countries and particularly Romania haven’t brought many metal bands on the international metal music radar, making with Scarlet Aura a beautiful exception also by their sparkling and full of energy fronted female singer, by their message full of light, by their powerful sound, unique guitar solos, song writing and the fantasy behind all this. Scarlet Aura in one word? Exceptional!”
The album was recorded in Bucharest at Silver City Studio and written, mixed, engineered and produced by Mihai Danciulescu, founder and guitar player of Scarlet Aura, with lyrics written by Aura Danciulescu. The album and the book will be released by Silver City Records, the band's own record label.
Accompanying the announcement of the release, Scarlet Aura will kick off a European wide tour in spring 2020 that will lead them through Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Austria, Romania and Bulgaria.
Scarlet Aura on “Stormbreaker-Tour” 2020
Release Album Shows:
27.03.20 Bulgaria Varna Club Smile
28.03.20 Romania Constanta Rock Halle
03.04.20 Bulgaria Ruse Max Club
10.04.20 Bulgaria Sofia Rock'n Rolla 500
11.04.20 Bulgaria Plovdiv Polinero Place
Scarlet Aura w/ Visions of Atlantis & Edenbridge:
17.04.20 Austria, Graz, Explosiv
18.04.20 Switzerland, Wetzikon, Hall Of Fame
19.04.20 Germany, Trier, Mergener Hof
21.04.20 Germany, Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal
22.04.20 France, Paris, Backstage by the Mill
23.04.20 United Kingdom, London, The Underworld
24.04.20 United Kingdom, Manchester, Rebellion
25.04.20 Netherlands, Utrecht, De Helling
26.04.20 Germany, Leipzig, Hellraiser
28.04.20 Germany, Cologne, Helios 37
29.04.20 Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
30.04.20 Germany, Hamburg, Headcrash
01.05.20 Germany, Erfurt, From Hell
02.05.20 Czech Republic, Prague, Nova Chmelnice
03.04.20 Austria, Vienna, Szene
More live shows to be announced.
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
Belgian epic symphonic metallers Cathubodua are revealing another new track entitled 'My Way To Glory' taken of their new opus 'Continuum', which is out now via Massacre Records.
The (live)-video can be streamed here: https://youtu.be/mjMhF3I4H_Q.
The footage was recorded at Mysteria Fair Fantasy Festival 2019.
Direction, camera and post-production: Isabel Restrepo
Camera and direction assistance: Alex Rjabovs (FDfilms)
Camera crew: Marc Vandenbruaene, Vera Snykers, Marcel Uithoof
Kenny Callebaut - Rhythm Guitar
Ricardo Lievano Flores - Drums
Peter Thielemans - Bass
Katrien Van den Hurk - Violin & Symphonies
Sara Vanderheyden - Vocals
Kyron Vannuffelen - Lead Guitar
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!”
Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Surma to its worldwide roster! Founded in 2018 by Viktorie Surmová (Bohemian Metal Rhapsody) and Heri Joensen (Týr), Surma is symphonic, progressive heavy metal at its finest. Fans can expect the debut album from this group to be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records.
"We are overjoyed to announce that we have signed a contract with Metal Blade Records for three albums. We have been working on the music for a year now and we are very satisfied with the results. We take this great opportunity very seriously and we look forward to unleashing our music upon the world."
Viktorie Surmová is a member of the theater ensemble of Divadlo Na Vinohradech in Prague, where she performs in a play called "Její Pastrokyňa". She has also collaborated with the Czech band Rosa Nocturna, singing on two separate singles, plus the whole album Za Hradbami Času (2017). Additionally, Viktorie was a founding member, lead singer and songwriter in the Czech band Surmata, who recorded a few singles in 2016. Since 2018, Viktorie has been part of Bohemian Metal Rhapsody, a very unique Czech metal project. She has also appeared as a guest singer for bands such as Drunk With Pain (on 2016's Hail The Monsters), Victorius (on 2017's Heart of the Phoenix), Kilmara (on 2018's Across the Realm of Time), Cruadalach (on 2018's Raised by Wolves), among many others.
Heri is a Faroese professional musician, educated at The Alternative Rhythmic Conservatory (D.A.R.K.) in Copenhagen in 2003. Starting in 2002, Heri has released 8 studio albums with Týr and one with his side project, Heljareyga. He was also featured on records by Ensiferum (2009's From Afar), Wintersun (2012's Time I, 2017's The Forest Seasons) and Alestorm (2011's Back Through Time).
For a preview of Viktorie and Heri's new project, Surma, fans can check out the live video for the track "Like the River Flows" - featuring session members Kevin van den Heiligenberg (drums) and Jakub Janků (bass). Filmed at Barga Negra, Budapest and directed by Viktor Nagy & Péter Lerch of Mihaszna Film (https://www.facebook.com/mihasznafilm/), "Like the River Flows" can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-czY3LfX_o
Stay tuned for more Surma news coming soon!
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