Alazka Releases “Phoenix” Music Video

Germany’s post-hardcore quintet Alazka just released an official video for the title track off forthcoming album “Phoenix.” The new album will be in stores on August 25th via SharpTone Records and the “Phoenix” video can be seen below.

The band commented: “We chose ‘Phoenix’ as the title track because it describes the overall message of the album. Life isn’t easy. It leaves its marks and scars upon us but these scars are what makes a life worth living.

“They shape our identity and tell our story when it’s all over. Every one of us is striving for something and in doing so we all make mistakes and fail from time to time. In the end we can rise over the pain like a phoenix rising from his ashes.”

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New Track “Falling” Streaming From Former Nightwish Vocalist Anette Olzon

Former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon, who split with the band back on the North American Tour in October 2012, has resurfaced with a new solo record called “Shine.” The album’s first single “Falling” can be heard streaming below. “Shine” is scheduled for release on February 28th (EU) and March 18th (North America) via earMusic.

“I am so thrilled to finally release my first solo album,” says Anette Olzon. “I’ve been working on it for a long time by now… The album is very personal with songs I have started writing already in 2009 but also very recent songs. The overall message of the album is that life can be really dark and filled with hardship and sadness, but you can always choose to see some light coming through, to make you stronger and full of life – making you SHINE… no matter what.”

And what about the musical direction? “In the end, it is a rock album,” says Anette. “Well, a pop rock album maybe, or would you call it pop metal?”

Check out “Falling” here:

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