New Song “Gemini Rising” Available From Force Majeure

Finnish melodic power metal act Force Majeure is streaming the new song “Gemini Rising.” The song appears on the band’s upcoming third full length studio album entitled “The Rise of Starlit Fires,” which is set for release on September 8th via Mighty Music.

“The Rise of Starlit Fires” is the first full length album to feature vocalist Marcus Lång (Excalion), who joined the band in 2014 and debuted on the single “The Great Starfall.”

Check out “Gemini Rising” here:

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IceWarrior Records Inks Deal With Arida Vortex

Russian melodic power metal act Arida Vortex has signed on with with IceWarrior Records. The band will issue its eighth full length studio album as well as re-issue the latest album “Wild Beast Show,” which was issued in November 2016.

Arida Vortex was formed in 1998 around guitarist/mastermind Roman Guryev (guitars). “Arida” is an acronym of the band’s original members.

The 2017 lineup of Arida Vortex is:

Vadim Sergeyev – Drums
Pavel Zhdanovich – Guitars
Roman Guryev – Guitars
Andrew Lobashyov – Vocals
Alexander Fedonin – Bass

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IceWarrior Records Inks Deal With Arida Vortex

Russian melodic power metal act Arida Vortex has signed on with with IceWarrior Records. The band will issue its eighth full length studio album as well as re-issue the latest album “Wild Beast Show,” which was issued in November 2016.

Arida Vortex was formed in 1998 around guitarist/mastermind Roman Guryev (guitars). “Arida” is an acronym of the band’s original members.

The 2017 lineup of Arida Vortex is:

Vadim Sergeyev – Drums
Pavel Zhdanovich – Guitars
Roman Guryev – Guitars
Andrew Lobashyov – Vocals
Alexander Fedonin – Bass

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New Video Clip “Run Like The Wind” Issued By Ariadna Project

Argentinian melodic power metal act Ariadna Project issued a new video clip for the song “Run Like The Wind.” The song appears on the latest album “Novus Mundus,” which was originally released back in June by the band independently and in the band’s native language. The band has re-recorded the album in English, which will be released by Sleaszy Rider Records this year.

“Novus Mundus” was produced by ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki and mixed by Santtu Lehtiniemi for Tolkki Studio in Helsinki, Finland. The album was mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

Check out “Run Like the Wind” here:

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Ascension Announces New Album “Under The Veil Of Madness”

Scottish power metal group Ascension just issued this update about gearing up to release a music video and new album:

“We are excited to finally unveil some brand new music! A music video for our new song ‘Pages of Gold’ will be released on Monday, February 13th.

“Our new music is just as fast, technical and melodic as ever but it tackles much darker themes, as will be made aggressively clear by the imagery in the Pages of Gold video.

“Our new album, entitled ‘Under The Veil of Madness,’ will be released later this year and will make an emphatic statement as Ascension continue to boldly evolve the formula of our unique brand of melodic power metal.”

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Video Clip For New Song “One Blood” Posted By Thunder And Lightning

German melodic power metal act Thunder And Lightning released a video clip for the new song “One Blood.” The song, which features a guest appearance by Alestorm’s Máté Bodor, appears on the upcoming new release “The Ages Will Turn,” which is expected to drop on or around December 9th. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Ravaging Overture
2. Welcome To The Darkside
3. Silent Watcher
4. Black Eyed Child
5. Eternally Awake
6. Columbia
7. One Blood (feat. Máté Bodor from Alestorm)
8. The Ages Will Turn
9. Hysteria
10. Mary Celeste (feat. Der Schulz from Unzucht)

Check out the video here:

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Burning Point Releases “The King Is Dead, Long Live The King” Video

Right in time for the arrival of new studio album “The Blaze,” Finnish melodic power metal group Burning Point also unleashes a new video clip filmed for the song “The King Is Dead, Long Live The King.” The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Master Them All
2. Time Has Come
3. Incarnation
4. My Spirit
5. The Lie
6. Dark Winged Angel
7. Chaos Rising
8. Lost In Your Thoughts
9. Things That Drag Me Down
10. The King Is Dead, Long Live The King
11. Metal Queen (Lee Aaron Cover) (Bonus Track)

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Iron Mask Unveils New Album “Diabolica”

The Belgian melodic power metal band Iron Mask is currently more active than ever before: after re-releasing 2010 album “Shadow Of The Red Baron” and afterwards touring Europe with Luca Turilli;s Rhapsody in January 2016, the group didn’t waste any time and directly started the pre-production phase for a new album.

During the recording process, Diego Valdez (Helker) was introduced as new voice of Iron Mask, and the result of this new collaboration is here now: “Diabolica” marks the band’s sixth album release and once again guitarist/mastermind Dushan Petrossi was responsible for the entire songwriting.

Mixing and mastering of “Diabolica” was handled by Angelo E. Buccolieri (Wireworld Studios, Italien) together with Petrossi, while French cover artist Stan W. Decker provided the fitting optics. The album will drop October 14th via AFM Records.

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New Lyric Video “Somerled” Issued By Mob Rules

German melodic power metal act Mob Rules released a new lyric video for the track “Somerled.” The song is taken from the new release “Tales From Beyond,” which was issued back in March via SPV/Steamhammer Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Serious Black Posts “Mirrorworld” Album Trailer

Following debut album “As Daylight Breaks” and extensive tours with HammerFall and later Gamma Ray, melodic power metal hopefuls Serious Black return with sophomore album “Mirrorworld.”

The new album will drop on September 9th via AFM Records and today you can check out the “Mirrorworld” trailer teaser below. The track list for the album is:

1. Breaking the Surface
2. As Long As I’m Alive (streaming here)
3. Castor Skies
4. Heartbroken Soul
5. Dying Hearts
6. You’re Not Alone
7. Mirrorworld
8. State of My Despair
9. The Unborn Never Die

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