Epica Announce Myrkur & Oceans Of Slumber As Support Acts For Upcoming UK Tour

Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica are proud to announce the supports for their upcoming ‘The United Principle’ 2018 UK tour: Danish metal sensation Myrkur and US progressive metallers Oceans Of Slumber.

Tour dates:

06.04.18 Rock City – Nottingham
07.04.18 02 ABC 1 – Glasgow
08.04.18 O2 Academy – Bristol
10.04.18 Tivoli – Dublin
12.04.18 O2 Ritz – Manchester
13.04.18 O2 Forum – London

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Vinide Premiere New Video “The Beginning Scene” From Upcoming New Album “Reveal”

Finnish symphonic metal band Vinide will release their third album ‘Reveal’ on January 26th 2018 via Inverse Records. The first single ‘The Beginning Scene’ from the concept album is released today.

Watch music video for it below.

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Aevum To Tour With Orphaned Land In February/March 2018

Italian symphonic metal act Aevum’s has a huge pleasure to announce that they will be joining the oriental metal pioneers, Orphaned Land, on their “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” tour in Europe, kicking off on February 24th running through Holland, Germany, UK, France and Spain. See the shows below.

February 24th – Arnhem (NL) – Willem 1
February 25th – Essen (DE) – Turock
February 26th – London (UK) – Underworld
February 27th – Paris (FR) – Petit Bain
February 28th – Nantes (FR) – Ferrailleur
March 2nd – Madrid (ES) – Copernico
March 3rd – Barcelona (ES) – Bovedo
March 4th – Montpellier (FR) – Secret Place
March 6th – Koln (DE) – Jungle
March 7th – Berlin (DE) – Bi Nuu

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Amberian Dawn Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

Finnish symphonic metal outfit Amberian Dawn has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 42, with 18 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Preview Clip For New Album “Lionheart” Posted By Serenity

Austrian symphonic metal act Serenity released a preview clip for the new album “Lionheart,” which is set for release on October 27th, 2017 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location. In the 9+ minute preview, you can hear clips from the entire release, so check it out in the player below.

The track listing for “Lionheart” is as follows:

1. Deus Lo Vult
2. United (see video clip here)
3. Lionheart (see video clip here)
4. Hero
5. Rising High
6. Heaven
7. King’s Landing
8. Eternal Victory
9. Stand and Fight
10. The Fortress (of Blood and Sand)
11. Empire
12. My Fantasy
13. The Final Crusade

Check out the preview here:

Check out the clip here:

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Anima Posts New Video Clip “Here Come”

Anima is a metal band formed by brothers Alvaro and Diego Bueno Triveño, combining different sound elements own and foreign of the metal world. Recently, the band finished the recording and editing of the debut self-titled album coming soon.

Ahead of the debut release, the band released a music video for the song “Here Come.” Anima offers a variety of styles with elements of power/symphonic metal and industrial, that are worth checking out. See the clip here:

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Video Clip For New Single “Hell Moon” Offered By Eleine

Eleine – the Swedish symphonic metal act fronted by Madeleine Liljestam – issued a video clip for the band’s new single “Hell Moon (We Shall Never Die).” The single dropped on September 22nd via Black Lodge Records.

“Hell Moon (We Shall Never Die), is about rising up together, and that the will to fight shall never die. Fighting for reality and truth, against lies and greed.”, says guitarist/vocalist Rikard Ekberg.

Eleine is going on a tour with the legendary W.A.S.P. September 25th – October 10th, and the bnad will also bring the renowned show to Tokyo, Japan for the first time in November 10th.

“2017 has been a monumental year for Eleine, and it will only get better. We are so excited to release new music from our upcoming album, to meet new and old fans during our tour with W.A.S.P and of course – to bring our show to Tokyo, Japan.”, says Madeleine Liljestam.

The clip was produced, filmed and edited by Rikard Ekberg and Madeleine Liljestam. Check it out here:

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Sliptrick Records Inks Deal With Eternal Silence For New Album

Italian symphonic metal act Eternal Silence signed on with Sliptrick Records for the release of the upcoming new album “Mastermind Tyranny.”

Eternal Silence combines elements of heavy and power metal, such as strong guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythmic section mixed with elements taken from symphonic music, such as massive orchestrations and choirs, plus the addition of some electronic instruments. To complete the sound, Eternal Silence have two lead vocalists, Marika Vanni and the guitarist Alberto Cassina, who alternate and entwine their vocal parts.

“Mastermind Tyranny” is the band’s third studio album following “Raw Poetry” in 2013 and “Chasing Chimera” in 2015. The new album expands upon the group already original style with more evolved and refined musical compositions.

More information is expected soon.

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Details Of New Album “Alba” Revealed By Sleeping Romance

Let the curtain rise on the new Mediterranean symphonic metal sensation: Sleeping Romance. The new album “Alba” will be released on November 3rd 2017 via Napalm Records and available as digital download as well as jewel case.

This Italian quintet displays true mastery, as they fuse bloodcurdling classical sounds with monstrous melodic death metal-riffing. The music is full of force yet sustained by noble, theatrical flamboyance and provides a symphony for the broken-hearted who somehow manage to love again.

The upcoming album “Alba” leads a journey of orchestral opera arrangements and siren songs; touching, sometimes frightening, but always as personal as can be. Songstress Federica Lanna means every word she sings and Federico Truzzi complements her lovely voice with delicate guitars. Don’t miss out on all details including track listing, release date, available formats and album cover below.

The band commented states: “We are very excited to present our new album ‘Alba,’ an album we are very proud of! ‘Alba’ represents a strong musical evolution compared to our debut album and is more dark, powerful and deep. Heavy guitar riffing, a lot of orchestral and choir sections and emotional lyrics is what you’ll get from this album. All strings, woodwinds, brasses and choir parts are recorded live to give our songs real life and a great sound.

The concept of Alba, ‘Dawn’ in Italian, centers around the main character and her life that advances through difficulties, choices and mistakes, and leads the character to a positive growth. The message the concept wants to give is that life is complex, full of obstacles, but there’s always a way forward, and an opportunity for everyone to reach what their heart desire.
We really hope you will appreciate our second album, both the music and the concept and atmosphere!”

The full track listing can be found below:

1. Overture – Twilight
2. Where The Light Is Bleeding
3. Lost In My Eyes
4. Touch The Sun
5. Forgiveness
6. My Temptation
7. Across The Sea
8. Everything Behind
9. Through The Looking Glass
10. Alba
11. Underture – Daylight

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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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