New Album Recordings Underway As Graveshadow Enteres Studio

Recently completing a west coast run of shows with Russia’s Arkona and Norway’s Sirenia, Sacramento’s Graveshadow – a male-backed symphonic metal band that incorporates doom, thrash and Goth metal influences – has entered the studio to begin recording the sophomore album and debut for M-Theory Audio.

The band settled into The Captains Quarters in Ventura, California with producer (and Night Demon guitarist) Armand John Anthony.

“The idea came to record with Armand while we were on tour with Night Demon. I got to talking with him and he showed me some of his production work,” explains Graveshadow guitarist Will Walker. “What we really want to accomplish on this album is more of a raw and organic sound while still maintaining the symphonic elements of the music. It was a natural fit. The gear, the room, everything is working out to realize exactly what we were looking for. Armand is an absolute joy to work with and we feel he’s really helping us make this the best it can be.”

Recording will continue over the month of July with plans to release in early 2018 via the new deal with M-Theory Audio. Stay tuned for updates.

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Video Clip For New Song “The Solace System” Issued By Epica, New EP Release Expected In September

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica issued a video clip for the brand new song “The Solace System.” The song appears on the upcoming new EP of the same name expected to drop on September 1st via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order packages can be had at this location.

“The Solace System” was recorded, mixed and mastered by our dream team, Joost van den Broek and Jacob Hansen. The splendid artwork (shown below) is once again created by the hand of Stefan Heilemann, and the magnificent music video was created by anime master, Davide Cilloni.

Guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen commented: “‘The Holographic Principle’ sessions were so fruitful that we had many songs left that didn’t fit on the album, but were also way too solid to become ‘ordinary’ bonus tracks. That’s why we decided to release them as a brand new separately release. All six songs just belong together and this way they will stay together. 🙂 Once more, I’m also very happy with the amazing artwork of Stefan Heilemann! Enjoy listening to our latest creations.”

The track listing for the EP is:

1. The Solace System
2. Fight Your Demons
3. Architect of Light
4. Wheel of Destiny
5. Immortal Melancholy
6. Decoded Poetry

Check out “The Solace System” video here:

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Angelseed Releases “Dancing With The Ghosts” Music Video

“Dancing With The Ghosts,” the brand new cinematic video from Croatian symphonic metal band Angelseed, can be seen below.

The clip was filmed in Zadar by Igor Goic and Kreathia Studio. The storyline is a slightly twisted exploration on the theme of soul cages. The fundamental idea of the storyboard is based on the five elements philosophy in Japanese Buddhism, known as godai, whose elements are Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void. Opposed to the five elements, there’s a diabolical and materialistic demon queen, the creator of earthly imprisonment.

Drummer Jurica Baljak explains: “It’s a metaphorical journey into the core of personal darkness where each element is found stranded in its own prison. It represents the dichotomy of life and death through the image of acceptance, finding purpose and struggle with demons in search for redemption. This video is about the journey of mankind.”

The “Dancing With The Ghosts” track comes off Angelseed’s “Crimson Dyed Abyss,” which was released in 2015 via Sliptrick Records. Stay tuned for info on a new album, due out in 2018.

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Fallen Arise’s Fiona Creaby To Guest On Blood Red Soul Album

Athens symphonic metal outfit Fallen Arise is very proud to announce that singer Fiona Creaby will be guesting on the Blood Red Soul debut album “Symphony Of A Memory.”

Fiona stated: “I am very exited to be collaborating with Blood Red Soul as a special guest vocalist on the new project album – ‘Symphony of a Memory’ – due to be released later in 2017.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with Blood Red Soul founder and composer Rainbow Walker (aka Achim Schriener), who is also the composer and multi-instrumentalist of Woodlark.”

You can watch Fallen Arise’s Fiona Creaby making her debut on Greek soil with the tracks “Never Forget Me” and “My Last Breath” filmed live below.

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First Part Of In Studio Videos For New Album Issued By Amberian Dawn

Finnish symphonic metal act Amberian Dawn released the first episode of a series of video studio reports on the band’s upcoming new album. The as of yet titled release is expected to drop this fall via Napalm Records.

The clip features vocalist Capri laying down the vocal tracks. Check it out here:

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Lyric Video For New Song “The Dirge” Issued By Nighon

Finnish industrial/symphonic metal act Nighon issued a powerful lyric video for the new song “The Dirge.” The video is the second clip lifted from “The Somme,” the band’s brand new album which is scheduled for release on May 5th via Inverse Records.

The band commented on the clip: “We have released a new video with a strong message. The song ‘The Dirge’ raises the question: ‘Why do we have wars?’ They are horrible and the majority of mankind seems to despise it. The song was inspired by the annexation of Crimea, the Vietnam war and the Korean war.

Björn commented: “The lyrics I wrote tells us about the consequences of letting our hate spin out of control, and when governments twist lies into truths to justify war!”

“The Somme” is a conceptual release with stories from World War I, World War II and the similarities between those and the crises we see today in our world. It’s track listing is as follows:

1. Marseille 1914
2. The Greatest Of Catastrophes (see music video here)
3. The Dirge
4. Lest We Forget
5. Medic
6. Blow Them To Hell
7. Altafjord
8. Scharnhorst
9. Reclaiming Ravenpoint
10. You Do Not Know What The Night May Bring
11. Minor Secundus
12. Tragédie
13. I Fear For Tomorrow
14. Somme

Check out “The Dirge” here:

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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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Aevum Posts “The Vitruvian Condition” Lyric Video

Hailing from Italy, the 8-member symphonic metal project Aevum is now streaming a lyric video for “The Vitruvian Condition,” taken from upcoming album “Dischronia.” Check it out below.

Aevum recently signed with Canadian label Maple Metal Records to release “Dischronia” on March 17th worldwide. The band comments:

“Today we unveil the first song of the new Aevum era… ‘Dischronia,’ the new album, will be available on March 17th. This marvelous video made by Erick Vaghi (OneBlindEye Design) with the partnership of the Ronin Agency. Thanks to Maple Metal Records and Alpha Omega Management.”

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New Music Video “Fallen Star” Released By Aeternitas

German symphonic metal act Aeternitas issued a new video clip for the song “Fallen Star.” The song appears on the band’s latest album “House Of Usher,” which is available now through Massacre Records. The album retells the story of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher.”

Check out the clip here:

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New Lyric Video “Built To Last” Available From HammerFall

Swedish power metal act Hammerfall issued a new lyric video for the song “Built to Last.” The song is the title track for the band’s latest album issued last November via Napalm Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.

HammerFall will tour North America for the first time in seven years in 2017 in a co-headlining trek with Dutch symphonic metal act Delain. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

Check out “Built to Last” here:

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