Rhapsody Of Fire Posts New Music Video “Rain Of Fury” Online

Italian symphonic power metal outfit Rhapsody Of Fire has posted new music video online for the song, “Rain Of Fury.” You can check it out below. The song appears on the band’s forthcoming new studio album, “The Eighth Mountain,” which is set to be released through AFM Records on February 22nd and is comprised of this tracklisting:

1. Abyss Of Pain
2. Seven Heroic Deeds
3. Master Of Peace
4. Rain Of Fury
5. White Wizard
6. Warrior Heart
7. The Courage To Forgive
8. March Against The Tyrant
9. Clash Of Times
10. The Legend Goes On
11. The Wind, The Rain And The Moon
12. Tales Of A Hero’s Fate

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Preludio Ancestral Sign With Fighter Records

Argentinian symphonic power metal band Preludio Ancestral have signed a deal with Fighter Records for their worldwide (except Asia) release of their 4th album entitled “Oblivion”, which will be released in early 2018.

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Tragul Premiere New Video “The Tree of Life”

Formed in 2016 by keyboardist Adrian Benegas (Pergana), symphonic power metal act Tragul features a powerhouse of guest musicians that includes vocalist Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), guitarist Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), bassist Oliver Holzwarth (ex Blind Guardian, ex Rhapsody of Fire, ex Tarja) and drummer Alex Holzwarth (ex Rhapsody of Fire). Having unleashed three singles “Bennu”, “The Message” and “Into The Heart of The Sun” earlier this year, the band reveal their latest video for their fourth single “The Tree of Life” streaming below.

Band founder Adrian Benegas comments:

“Our latest single ‘The Tree of Life’ is about hope, we wanted to give the fans a song they can relate to when they have had hard times. From its flowing melodies, powerful choruses, and a nice blend of the instrumental parts. We like to introduce a pleasant listening experience: nice sounds and beautifully executed vocals.”

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Malacoda To Release “Ritualis Aeterna” Via Rockshots Records

Canadian horror inspired symphonic power metallers Malacoda have signed a multi-album deal with Rockshots Records. Their latest EP “Ritualis Aeterna”, will be re-released and distributed worldwide on January 19, 2018.

Malacoda’s followup to their self-titled debut, the band explores darker and more symphonic territories with Ritualis Aeterna. All songs deal with an aspect of horror in some form, whether it be horror as a timeless form of entertainment, or dealing with horrors in every day life, the short EP touches a wide range of content. Keyboard virtuoso Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze) has joined forces with the band, adding a new potent weapon to the band’s sonic arsenal. “Ritualis Aeterna” is a mix of the band’s existing blend of melody and crunch but with an added dose of dark atmosphere“.

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New Single “Erin Go Bragh” Posted By Döxa

As recently announced, Spain’s symphonic power metal act Döxa has joined Pitch Black Records with the band’s third album “Lust for Wonder,” scheduled for release on September 29th on CD and Digital. Ahead of the release, the band issued a lyric video for the new single “Erin Go Bragh,” which features a guest appearance by Pink Cream 59 frontman David Readman. Check it out in the player at the bottom.

Döxa came to existence in the Spring of 2007, in Madrid, Spain as the brainchild of Víctor Fernández (ex-Darksun). The band’s music draws heavily from symphonic and classic metal, but also from other musical styles as well such as folk, new age and classical.

“Lust for Wonder” also features a guest vocal appearances by Ani M. Fojaco (Last Days of Eden). The track listing is:

1. A Game of You
2. Annabel Lee
3. The Spring in You
4. Creole
5. The Stormseller
6. Queen of Spades
7. Erin Go Bragh (Feat. David Readman)
8. Windlike
9. Two Roses
10. Hymn to the Ravenlord
11. When a Dream Says Farewell
12. A Fool’s Tarantella

Check out “Erin Go Bragh” here:

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What’s New In Metal Albums Today, August 25th

Friday has arrived and that means a slew of new metal and hard rock albums are now available digitally, via label mail order, or in that dwindling number of stores that still carry physical products. Honestly, I’m not even sure if you can still buy CDs where I live since all our record shops shut down.

So, what’s out this week that’s actually worth hearing though? Below we’ve rounded up the best of mainstream and indie releases across the entire genre spectrum that you should be checking out. From black metal to stoner rock to prog, here’s what’s out today (August 25th):

Howling Giant – “Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2” (fuzz / stoner rock)
Grande Royale – “Breaking News” (heavy hard rock)
The Haunted – “Strength In Numbers” (death / thrash)
Dagoba – “Black Nova” (groove / industrial metal)
Mordatorium – “Obsessed With Death” (death metal)
Crimfall – “Amain” (symphonic power / viking metal)
Ledge – “Cold Hard Concrete” (sludge)
The New Roses -“One More For The Road” (hard rock)
Crafteon – “Cosmic Reawakening” (black metal)
Fornhem – “Ett Fjärran Kall” (black metal)
Alazka – “Phoenix” (post-hardcore)
Der Weg Einer Freiheit – “Finisterre” (black metal)
Brendon Small’s Galaktikon – “Galaktikon II: Become The Storm” (melodic death metal)
Chastain – “We Bleed Metal 17” (power metal)
Leprous – “Malina” (prog)
Nervecell – “Past, Present…Torture” (death / thrash)
Phantoms – “Screaming on the Inside” (post-metalcore)
Jack Starr’s Burning Starr – “Stand Your Ground” (classic heavy metal)
Inanimate Existence – “Underneath a Melting Sky” (tech death)

What are you picking up this week, and did we miss anything that drops today you think should make the list? Let us know in the comments!

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Almanac Unveils New Album “Kingslayer”

Victor Smolski’s Almanac stands for a new dimension of symphonic power metal, featuring three singers: Jeannette Marchewka (Lingua Mortis Orchestra), Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm) and David Readman (Pink Cream 69).

In March of 2016, Almanac unleashed debut album “Tsar,” followed by a European tour alongside Orden Ogan, as well as EU headline tour in the spring. Within the past few weeks, Almanac completed the recording of a second long player entitled “Kingslayer,” which was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany.

“Our second strike is complete,” reveals guitar player Victor Smolski. He goes on to say, “’Kingslayer’ is the logical follow-up to ‘Tsar,’ just more compact, heavier and faster. The experience now under our belts gained from our many live experiences, including the two tours and festivals, has been fully implemented in the studio. The band has grown closer and stronger, you can feel this unified energy within the new tracks. We took a lot of time and gave our very best. ‘Kingslayer’ is a crafted metal album with a lively power sound!”

New album “Kingslayer” will be released on November 3rd via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was once again created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (Accept, Destruction).

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Almanac Unveils New Album “Kingslayer”

Victor Smolski’s Almanac stands for a new dimension of symphonic power metal, featuring three singers: Jeannette Marchewka (Lingua Mortis Orchestra), Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm) and David Readman (Pink Cream 69).

In March of 2016, Almanac unleashed debut album “Tsar,” followed by a European tour alongside Orden Ogan, as well as EU headline tour in the spring. Within the past few weeks, Almanac completed the recording of a second long player entitled “Kingslayer,” which was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany.

“Our second strike is complete,” reveals guitar player Victor Smolski. He goes on to say, “’Kingslayer’ is the logical follow-up to ‘Tsar,’ just more compact, heavier and faster. The experience now under our belts gained from our many live experiences, including the two tours and festivals, has been fully implemented in the studio. The band has grown closer and stronger, you can feel this unified energy within the new tracks. We took a lot of time and gave our very best. ‘Kingslayer’ is a crafted metal album with a lively power sound!”

New album “Kingslayer” will be released on November 3rd via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was once again created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (Accept, Destruction).

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Rhapsody Of Fire Streaming “Knightrider Of Doom”

A legend continues in impressive fashion as the Italian symphonic power metal kings from Rhapsody Of Fire have re-recorded their biggest classic songs of the “Rhapsody” years (1997 – 2002) with enormous effort and a huge result.

The album was mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan) and will be available on May 26th as a digipak CD & limited colored double vinyl. It also marks the recording debut of new members Viacomo Voli (vocals) and Manu Lotter (drums).

Today the track “Knightrider Of Doom” comes online and can be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn Of Victory
2. Knightrider Of Doom
3. Flames Of Revenge
4. Beyond The Gates Of Infinity
5. Land Of Immortals (streaming here)
6. Emerald Sword
7. Legendary Tales
8. Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
9. When Demons Awake (song streaming here)
10. Wings Of Destiny
11. Riding The Winds Of Eternity
12. The Dark Tower Of Abyss
13. Holy Thunderforce
14. Rain Of A Thousand Flames

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New Song “The Beginning Of The Night” Streaming From Kaledon

Italian symphonic power metal act Kaledon – now featuring Overtures vocalist Michele Guaitoli – is streaming the new song “The Beginning of the Night.” The song is taken from “Carnagus: Emperor Of The Darkness,” the new album which drops on May 25th via Sleaszy Rider Records.

The track listing is:

1. Tenebrae Venture Sunt
2. The Beginning of the Night
3. Eyes Without Life
4. The Evil Witch (see video clip here)
5. Dark Reality
6. The Two Bailouts (song streaming here)
7. Trapped on the Throne
8. Telepathic Messages
9. Evil Beheaded
10. The End of the Undead

Check out the tune here:

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