2017

Xandria


Hi Steven, do tell me about your previous lead singer, Dianne, what happened? And how’s things so far with the current one?
 

Threshold live in Athens 2017


Threshold was the only “big” progressive metal band I never had the chance to see live… until now! Both expectations and wondering were embedded in my head for two main reasons. First, they have just released one of the best records in their career – the magnificent “Legends of the Shires”. Second, they got back in the band vocalist Glynn Morgan, who has associated his name with the legendary “Psychedelicatesen” album – but was absent from music stage since then.
 

Starkill wrecks the halls with melodic metal cover of “All I Want for Christmas is You”

Chicago, IL's Starkill may be a metal band, but that doesn't mean they don't love a good Christmas tune! In celebration of the holiday season, the band has revealed a brand new cover and music video for the Mariah Carey holiday classic, “All I Want for Christmas is You”, accented by a solid melodic power metal thrashing.
 

Caelestia to release new studio album “Thanatopsis” on December 8th 2017

Greek Symphonic Extreme Metal band, Caelestia, will release their new album “Thanatopsis”, on December 8th, 2017, via EMP Label Group/SPV.

The album was mixed and mastered at Fredman Studios (Gothenburg, Sweden) by Fredrik Nordström (Dream Evil).

Caelestia have posted a audio video for the song “Devil's Game”, which can be heard below.

The cover artwork was made by Gogo Melone (Luna Obscura).

Tracklist:
1. Intro / Time for Redemption
2. Initium Vitae Et Mortis
3. Thanatopsis
4. Chamber of Torments
5. Devil's Game

The Stone to release new studio album “Teatar apsurda” on December 9th 2017

In the godless of universe, among the unfaithful ghouls, there's no pulse of existence, no men's flesh. Winds of the preposterous set the stage of doom, where no motion acts, where no voice speaks, only the profound power of surd breathes, encompassed by the perpetual silence in bleak cacophony.

Here, we present you “Teatar apsurda”, the 8th studio album of one of the most distinctive and authentic creations within the spectrum of Black Metal, The Stone.

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop to release new studio album “The Secret” on December 8th 2017

Prog rock pioneers, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop (for without Mabel Greer, there would be no YES), are to release a new album “The Secret” on December 8th, 2017.

On this album, Peter Banks (former YES & Flash guitarist) can be heard playing a guitar duo with Mabel Greer’s founder, guitarist and vocalist, Clive Bayley for the first time in 50 years. Clive has written a new song around guitar parts recorded by Peter Banks, who passed away in 2013. This song is a tribute to Banks and Chris Squire who both joined the band in September 1967.

Beasto Blanco to release new album “Live from Berlin” on January 19th 2018

Beasto Blanco, the band fronted by long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, will release “Live from Berlin” on January 19th, 2018, via Rat Pak Records.

“Live from Berlin” was recorded at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany during the 2016 sold-out Böhse Onkelz tour.

The release features songs from both their debut release “Live Fast Die Loud” (2013) as well as their highly successful 2016 self-titled sophomore release “Beasto Blanco”.

W.E.B. signs with Alpha Omega Management

Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Greek Symphonic Dark Metallers W.E.B.!

W.E.B. is a Dark / Black / Death / Goth Metal band based in the ashes of Athens, Greece. The Fall of 2002AD was the time that the idea of W.E.B. was born and started to take a lifeform shape from an embryonic state to a music challenge expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An expression both straight but at the same time theatrical.

Gus G. signs with AFM Records and announces new solo album - due out in April 2018

Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Firewind mastermind Gus G. has signed a worldwide deal with AFM Records; for his solo band Gus G.

“I'm very excited & happy to confirm that I've signed a worldwide solo record deal with one of Europe's premier record labels, AFM Records! In my opinion, AFM is one of the few labels today that care for artist development, their team is really passionate about what they do and they have fresh and exciting ideas. We briefly worked together on Firewind's "Immortals" album for the North American territory and now I'm looking forward to the full scale collaboration on my next solo album”, Gus G. states.