Magnus Karlsson, Ronnie Romero And Mike Terrana Form The Ferrymen, Details Of Debut Record Available

Frontiers Music Srl is truly excited to present The Ferrymen’s self-titled debut album, set for release on June 2nd.

The Ferrymen is a brand new project featuring guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall) and vocalist Ronnie Romero Official Site (Lords Of Black, Rainbow), together with drummer Mike Terrana (Rage, Axel Rudi Pell, MasterPlan and more). Watch the band’s official EPK below.

The songs were written by Karlsson in Sweden during the summer of 2016. Once Romero was sent the music via their main bands’ shared label home Frontiers, he immediately wanted to be part of the project. Terrana was the last piece of the puzzle and he recorded his drums in Italy, where he currently resides.

The resulting album is a shot of adrenaline for all lovers of melodic metal! Musically, you can expect maximum melodic metal fusing the songwriting and epic structures of the great Allen/Lande records (for which Magnus Karlsson was the main architect of the first three widely praised releases) with the Ronnie James Dio-esque vocal approach of Romero (Let’s not forget that Romero was hand-picked by Deep Purple and Rainbow’s legendary guitarist Richie Blackmore to be the lead vocalist for Rainbow’s recent reunion shows, so the Dio comparison is more than accurate).

Tells Magnus, “When I wrote this record, having Ronnie singing, I had no limits in mind with the lyrics. Ronnie could sing everything and I am also very proud of the songs!”

“I am used to working with Lords of Black in a certain straight style,” adds Ronnie Romero, “but, this record was very different and it was very exciting for me!”

“Overall, I think it is one of the coolest and grooviest records I’ve ever done,” concludes Mike Terrana, a drummer with more than 100 records under his belt!

With stunning artwork courtesy of Stan W. Decker and an outstanding mix courtesy of Simone Mularoni (DGM), The Ferrymen is an album which will take the metal world by storm in 2017!

The track listing for the album is:

1. End Of The Road
2. Ferryman
3. Fool You All
4. Still Standing Up
5. Cry Wolf
6. One Heart
7. Darkest Hour
8. How The Story Ends
9. Enter Your Dream
10. Eyes On The Sky
11. Eternal Night
12. Welcome To My Show

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Aevum Streaming Full New “Dischronia” Album

Hailing from Turin, Italy the 8-member symphonic metal band Aevum is now streaming brand new album “Dischronia” online in full. The album was release March 17th, 2017 via Maple Metal Records and can be heard below.

Comments the band: “We are glad and completely committed to share our music through the free streaming Thanks to Maple Metal Records that supports our project. Thanks to Alpha Omega Management that help us to spread our music and show around the world.”

New album “Dischronia” was recorded and produced at Aurora Recording Studio by Hannodamalj Production. The album was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Vision Divine, Ancient Bards, ElvenKing) at Domination Studio, in the Republic of San Marino. Cover art was handled by Erick Vaghi (OneBlindEye Design).

1. Sturm Und Drang
2. Death Of The Virgin
3. The Vitruvian Condition
4. Winterreise
5. Beltade
6. Inner Fire
7. The Elements
8. Memento Mori
9. Lord Of Dreams
10. Inferno Blu
11. Sleeping Venus Tarantella
12. Aremu Rindineddha (Bonus Track)
13. The Elements (Eng Version – Bonus Track)

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New Album Details For “Architecture Of A God” Issued By Labyrinth

Frontiers Music Srl is particularly pleased to announce that after a seven year hiatus, Labyrinth, the legendary Italian metal band, will return with a brand new studio album, “Architecture of a God” on April 21, 2017.

In the spring of 2016, the band’s founding members, Andrea Cantarelli and Olaf Thorsen received a call from Frontiers asking them to discuss with vocalist Roberto Tiranti the possibilities of a reunion with a return to their classic sound to mount a comeback for the band. After much discussion, the guys agreed to make an album and also to make a very special appearance at the the first annual Frontiers Metal Festival, where they performed their signature album, “Return to Heaven Denied” in it’s entirety [Said performance is being prepared for a future home video release].

Olaf says: “This has been easily the most difficult and challenging album I ever worked on. To be honest, when Frontiers contacted me, insisting to make this reunion happen, I was skeptical and worried. We couldn’t simply make a new album, it wouldn’t have been honest to the fans, to ourselves. Of course, this is as easy to say as also unbelievably tough to make real: we have so many good albums out there, looking at us from their past and which people still keep in their minds and hearts. That’s why we decided to strengthen our line-up, joining with nobody else but the best musicians we believed they would have fitted perfectly into our perspective of the music we were about to write.”

Andrea adds: “The making of this album has been a fantastic journey. We brought back a lot of classic elements of our music, mixing it with something new and I’m so enthusiastic about the final result.”

Roberto Tiranti makes it short: “Just when you thought you already gave everything you could, expressing every possible musical aspect of your way of intending music for a band like Labyrinth, then comes ‘Architecture of a God,’ to remind you that nothing is impossible!”

With a new line-up rounded out by drummer extraordinaire John Macaluso (TNT, Riot, Ark etc.), Oleg Smirnoff (Vision Divine, Edritch) on keyboards, and Nik Mazzucconi on bass, Labÿrinth are truly coming back stronger than ever and have offered up a superb self-produced album. “Architecture of a God” (mixed by DGM’s Simone Mularoni) is a record that encompasses all the elements the band is known for: fast power metal songs with unforgettable hooks, epic prog infused metal songs, and some great melodic numbers that compose a record which is easily going to be another milestone for the Italian metal masters!

“What we have in our hands, now, it’s “Architecture of a God”: by far, the most mature and complete album we ever wrote,” concludes Thorsen. “There’s no will to challenge our glorious past, but I’m really confident that, once released, this album will set a new standard for our music!”

The track listing for “Architecture of a God” is:

1. Bullets
2. Still Alive
3. Take On My Legacy
4. A New Dream
5. Someone Says
6. Random Logic
7. Architecture of a God
8. Children
9. Those Days
10. We Belong To Yesterday
11. Stardust and Ashes
12. Diamond

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New Album Title Song “Close To The Sun” Streaming From Place Vendome

Place Vendome – featuring ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske – is streaming the title track to the new album “Close To The Sun,” which is expected on February 24th via Frontiers Music srl. Check it out in the player below. The song features a guest appearance by songwriter/guitarist/producer Simone Mularoni (DGM).

“Light Before the Dark” features a guest appearance from Michael Palace (Palace/Skylander). Other album guests include: Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) on the song “Falling Star”; Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth/Vision Divine) and Fabio Lione (Vision Divine/Angra/Eternal Idol) on the songs “Helen” and “Riding the Ghost”; Simone Mularoni (DGM) on “Across the Times”; Alessandro Del Vecchio on the songs “Strong” and “Yesterday Is Gone”; Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere) on the songs “Distant Skies” and “Breathing”; Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering/ex-Sonata Arctica) on “Welcome to the Edge”; and, Michael Palace (Palace/Skylander) on “Light Before the Dark.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Close To The Sun
2. Welcome To The Edge (see lyric video here)
3. HereAfter (song streaming here)
4. Strong
5. Across The Times
6. Riding The Ghost
7. Light Before The Dark (song streaming here)
8. Falling Star
9. Breathing
10. Yesterday Is Gone
11. Helen
12. Distant Skies

Check out “Close To The Sun” here:

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Scarlet Records Inks Deal With Arthemis, New Album Announced

Acclaimed Italian metal band Arthemis has signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of the new album “Blood-Fury-Domination.” This will be the first new material in five years (2012’s “We Fight”).

Widely recognized as a ground-breaking live band, Arthemis’ career is marked by several amazing shows full of energy and true passion. The band performed at some of the biggest Metal festivals in the world (Download Festival, Hellfest Open Air, Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock Open Air, Gods Of Metal, Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest and many more) and toured relentlessly since day one, eventually becoming the ultimate road-warriors. But the band has also delivered 7 full-length killer studio albums (plus the astonishing “Live From Hell – Live In The UK”), proving that when it’s about time to forge a new studio release you can expect all the power and glory that the band has to give: blood, sweat, tears and fury.

“Blood-Fury-Domination” is absolutely over the top! Massive production, uplifting songs, sing-along choruses and a true wall-of-sound that mixes the deepest roots of metal with modern influences and hooks. Songs like “Undead,” “Black Sun,” “Into The Arena,” “Warcry” and “Blood Red Sky” prove the band right and will resonate in metalheads forever. This true piece of art absolutely means “no compromise”! Love it or leave it! It clearly screams “We are Arthemis and we’re gonna get you all”!

“Blood-Fury Domination” was been mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM) and will be released on April 7th. More information is expected soon.

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A Sense Of Gravity Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Atrament”

Progressive metal act A Sense Of Gravity premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Atrament”, due out in stores later today. States the band:

“It’s official! Our sophomore album ‘Atrament,’ mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni of Domination Studio, with beautiful art by the amazing Ryohei Hase, will be released this November. Clocking at 67 minutes with 12 tracks, this is the follow up to ‘Travail’ you’ve all been waiting for!”

Check out now “Atrament” in its entirety below.

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“Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus” From Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody To Be First Recorded With Dolby Atmos

The latest album of Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, “Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus,” was chosen to be the first studio album in music history to be remixed in Dolby Atmos. Renowned producer/mixing engineer Chris Heil (David Bowie, Bryan Adams, ScorpionsCORPIONS) mixed the entire masterpiece in Dolby Atmos – the mindblowing result will be submitted for the 2017 Grammy nominations.

This unique package will be completed by two brand-new live CDs, which were produced by Luca Turilli and Alex Landenburg, mixed by Christian “Moschus” Moos at Spacelab Studio (Grefrath, Germany) and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio (San Marino).

“Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live” will be released December, 9th via Nuclear Blast.

More information is expected soon.

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Details Of Debut Album “The Unrevealed Secret” Issued By Eternal Idol

Frontiers Music srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Eternal Idol debut album, entitled “The Unrevealed Secret” on December 2nd.

Eternal Idol is a new band formed in early 2016 and that marks the start of a new musical adventure for Rhapsody Of Fire/Angra singer Fabio Lione (Official), together with the experienced Italian guitar player Nick Savio (ex-Hollow Haze) and a line-up completed by the young vocal rising star Giorgia Colleluori, Camillo Colleluori (both also from Hollow Haze) on drums and Andrea Buratto (Secret Sphere, Hell in the Club) on bass.

While all the musicians have solid pedigrees and musical history behind them, Eternal Idol has a brand new and original sound which will certainly catch many fans by surprise. Fabio Lione says, “[a]fter all the experiences with bands such as KAMELOT, Rhapsody of Fire, Angra and many more, I think it is time to show the world a new side of myself with this amazing new band. Musically, Eternal Idol offers an intriguing mix of classic metal, symphonic rock and a few progressive twists which is truly unique, thanks to the combination of female and male vocals.”

Fabio took care of most of the lyrics and vocal melodies, along with three gorgeous tracks he wrote, while Nick Savio worked hard on songwriting and arrangements. “‘The Unrevealed Secret’ is the album where all our ideas came to the light,” says the axeman from Vicenza. “Heavy classic rock with symphonic elements and the magic atmosphere of two lead vocals, male and female, create a contrast between good and bad as the main subject, as it is possible to see on the impressive and mysterious cover artwork.”

The album was recorded in the summer of 2016, produced by Nick Savio and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Sunstorm) and promises to be one of the melodic metal releases of the year. Fans of Kamelot, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, MasterPlan, and Avantasia should pay attention.

“There is a story to be told with this album, and the secret will be revealed on the next Eternal Idol releases, so please take your time to listen this first chapter and enjoy….A new story has begun,” Nick concludes.

“The Unrevealed Secret” track listing is:

1. Evil Tears
2. Another Night Comes
3. Awake in Orion
4. Is the Answer Far from God?
5. Blinded
6. Sad Words Unvailed
7. Desidia
8. Hall of Sins
9. Feels Like I’m Dying
10. A song in the wind
11. Stormy Days
12. Beyond

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Scarlet Records Inks Deal With International Act Light & Shade

International act Light & Shade is a new, young supergroup whose members have already acquired extensive live and studio experience having being part or shared the stage with renowned acts such as Nightwish, Dream Theater, Amaranthe, Sonata Arctica, Rhapsody, Within Temptation, Arch Enemy, Slipknot, Fleshgod Apocalypse and many more, and having received recognition and awards from the Lollapalooza Festival and the International Portuguese Music Awards among others for their expertise in rock/metal.

The band features Seven Spires vocalist Adrienne Cowan (USA), Temperance/Secret Sphere guitarist Marco Pastorino (IT), Temperance bassist Luca Negro (IT) and guest drummer Alex Landenburg (GER) of Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody/21 Octayne.

The debut album “The Essence of Everything” has been produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM) and will be issued on November 18th (USA) and November 25th (EU) via Scarlet Records.

More details will be revealed soon.

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Giordano Boncompagni Announces “New Shred Generation”

“New Shred Generation” is the solo instrumental project of Italian shredder Giordano Boncompagni (Lunocode) working alongside musicians such Aquiles Priester (drums) Tony Macalpine (keys) and Franck Hermanny (Bass).

The project was produced by Giordano Boncompagni and mixed by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio with extra guest Guga Machado (percussions). For this release, Giordano has just announced a signing with Sliptrick Records.

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