New Album “Swan Songs II” Details Released By Lord Of The Lost

With the “Swan Songs” series Hamburg based Lord of the Lost showcases an ability to create fascinatingly heavy classical music. This is the second time the Hamburg-based dark rockers have conjured music with an ensemble album in such grandiose style. The upcoming masterpiece titled “Swan Songs II” will be released October 6th on Napalm Records and will feature some of the finest Dark Rock-sinfonia coated by dramatic arrangements with a chamber orchestra. Now the band fronted by charismatic mastermind Chris Harms has unveiled first details about their hotly anticipated record “Swan Songs II” including the cover artwork, track listing and an initial album teaser

“You could say Swan Songs is some kind of a side-project for us, but “Swan Songs II” is predominated with 10 brand new songs so we would like to emphasize its independence as a main album,” vocalist Chris Harms explains. “After our show at Gothic meets Classic and when we started to re-arrange our songs with a symphonic orchestra in 2014 for the first Swan Songs release back in early 2015, this album turned out as a huge success. Sold out shows, many emotions and tears behind, on and in front of the stage, it’s been a very touching record for us & our fans, so that kept motivating us as well as in our creative freedom to release the next chapter of new songs you won’t hear as normal rock versions, and what should become “Swan Songs II”.”

Get a first glimpse into “Swan Songs II” with this exciting album teaser below. The album artwork and track listing can be found here:

1. Waiting For You To Die
2. Lighthouse
3. The Broken Ones
4. My Better Me
5. Ribcages
6. Wander In Sable
7. The Devil You Know
8. We Were Divine
9. From The Brink Of The Other World
10. Fall Asleep

Check out the teaser clip here:

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Triaxis Parts With Guitarist Glyn Williams

U.K. band Triaxis just issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s guitar player:

“It brings us great sadness to announce that guitarist Glyn Williams will be leaving Triaxis to pursue other avenues. He has amazing opportunities coming his way, and we hope you will continue to support this fantastic musician in all the work he does, just as you have supported us.

“We wish him all the best for his exciting future ahead. All 6 forthcoming dates will be going ahead with shredmaster Glyn as a part of the band, so please come and make these shows really special for us. See you on the road this week.”

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Triaxis Parts With Guitarist Glyn Williams

U.K. band Triaxis just issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s guitar player:

“It brings us great sadness to announce that guitarist Glyn Williams will be leaving Triaxis to pursue other avenues. He has amazing opportunities coming his way, and we hope you will continue to support this fantastic musician in all the work he does, just as you have supported us.

“We wish him all the best for his exciting future ahead. All 6 forthcoming dates will be going ahead with shredmaster Glyn as a part of the band, so please come and make these shows really special for us. See you on the road this week.”

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Triaxis Parts With Guitarist Glyn Williams

U.K. band Triaxis just issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s guitar player:

“It brings us great sadness to announce that guitarist Glyn Williams will be leaving Triaxis to pursue other avenues. He has amazing opportunities coming his way, and we hope you will continue to support this fantastic musician in all the work he does, just as you have supported us.

“We wish him all the best for his exciting future ahead. All 6 forthcoming dates will be going ahead with shredmaster Glyn as a part of the band, so please come and make these shows really special for us. See you on the road this week.”

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Nightrage Posts Katalin Performance Footage

Nightrage just released a video shot during a Swedish show, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

“Thanks to Hypermind Productions for creating this live video from our recent show at Katalin in Uppsala Sweden. Stay tuned for the release date of ‘The Venomous’ official video. That and some other big announcements are coming soon. 2017 is already shaping up to be another exciting year to be a Nightrage fan.”

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In Vain Working On New Album

Johnar Håland from Norway’s In Vain (not to be confused with the Spanish band of the same name) just issued the following announcement about working on a new album:

“After half a year of various disturbances, we are back in songwriting mode. There will be no vacation for us this summer; instead we are focusing our minds and energies on the upcoming In Vain album.

“Last year, expeditions to Asia were undertaken as a part of the conceptual and spiritual framework for the new album. In the autumn and winter of this year, similar excursions will be made to Africa, and if everything goes smoothly, a new album should be released in spring 2016.

“Its title has been decided and will be revealed in due course, as in turn all the exciting things emerging with our new exploration. We appreciate your continued support.”

Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming album set to follow 2013’s “Ænigma” full-length release.

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Thy Catafalque Streaming Full “Rengeteg” Album

After previously offering a track from the album for free download, Thy Catafalque has made the entire “Rengeteg” album available for streaming online. Give it a listen in the player below. Season of Mist also comments on the 2012 album from multi-instrumentalist Tamás Kátai:

“‘Rengeteg’ is a forward-thinking metal album that saw Thy Catafalque take a huge step forward in their ever evolving sound. What started out as a black metal band assembled by Kátai in 1999, has transformed into an eclectic amalgamation of metal, folk, and progressive rock.

“Branded ‘avant-garde metal’ by its mastermind, the songs and sounds drift and swirl between crystalline structures and harsh, sombre soundscapes. Despite its scope and range, Tamás Kátai’s mature songwriting maintains the precarious balance between the exciting and the consistent, and nonetheless heavy.”

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The Mongoloids Releasing Split EP With Broken Teeth

The forthcoming split EP from New Jersey’s The Mongoloids and England’s Broken Teeth has been scheduled for release on February 25th and is available for preorder now. 6131 Records comments:

“This exciting international meeting-of-the-minds offers two brand new songs from each band, not only providing a glimpse at what each band is up to these days, but also documenting a growing friendship as the bands have toured together in the past and will again in early 2014.”

Split by The Mongoloids / Broken Teeth

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Aeon Zen Parts Ways With Keyboard Player Shaz

Aeon Zen has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s keyboard player:

“We’re sorry to say that Shaz has decided to leave Aeon Zen. Unfortunately he felt conflicted between our style of music and where his heart lies as a musician.

“There is no animosity between us, and we wish him all the best for the future. If you wish to keep up to date with him, head to his Facebook page.

“After the success of our latest album Enigma, and the exciting prospect of our upcoming EP and next album to follow after that, we are very much looking forward to the next stage of Aeon Zen, so you can all rest assured that we will continue to flourish. Rich will continue to play keyboards on upcoming releases, as he has done on previous albums, and we are looking forward to our upcoming shows (12th October with Queensryche in London, and 2nd October in Glasgow), with our long-time friend and collaborator Tom Green on keyboards. We look forward to seeing you there!

“The release date for our new EP will also be coming very soon! And of course we’d like to send a huge thank you to all of you for continuing to support us. The best is yet to come!”

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Wintersun Comments On Upcoming “Time II” Album

After an 8 year wait, Wintersun fans finally saw the release of new album “Time I” (reviewed here) back in October of 2012. The band has now checked in with the following announcement about the follow-up album:

“Hi everyone! After some Festival- and Summer show announcements we thought we might also give you a heads up regarding TIME II.

“2012 was a really great year for us, the release of TIME I was a huge success and we did two successful tours and many sold out shows. But we are aiming even higher and take Wintersun to the next level in 2013! We have 3 official webstores up and running (Europe, Finland, North America) and we hope you guys like the available items. There

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