Epica vs Metropole Orkest launch lyric video for “Beyond the Matrix - The Battle”

To celebrate the release of their new 10" inch today, metal giants Epica have launched a lyric video for their bombastic track “Beyond the Matrix - The Battle” – a unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning Metropole Orkest.

Check out the lyric video below.

Singer Simone Simons states:
“Here it is, our lyric video from "Beyond the Matrix - the Battle". Get ready to dive into the sea of pure tranquility together with Epica and the Metropole Orkest”.

Lord Of The Lost to release “Confession (Live at Christuskirche)” on November 16th 2018

2018 couldn’t have been better for Lord Of The Lost: Big headliner tour, impressive festival shows and the release of their sixth studio album “Thornstar”, which debuted #6 of the German album charts.

To finish the year properly the band has a special Christmas gift from November 16th: “Confession (Live at Christuskirche)”.

Musta Paraati

Hi guys and welcome back to the music scene after 34 years! First of all, do tell us… why and which were those circumstances that urged you to take that decision?
S: It was that one specific night 2014 when we joined our forces after the decades and right after the gig we looked at each others and realized that the magic was still there and its worth to put more effort for it.

Sirenia release music video for second single “Into the Night”

The Nordic Epic Metal masters Sirenia recently released the second single “Into the Night” from the new album “Arcane Astral Aeons”, which will be out on October 26th, via Napalm Records.

Now they follow up with the gloomy and dark official music video for the new single.

Watch the new video below.

Morten Veland on the new video and the further plans with Sirenia this year:

Musta Paraati - Black Parade

Musta Paraati return with a new studio album almost 34 years after their latest studio work, “Käärmeet”, which was released in 1984. Certainly, that wasn’t an easy thing to do, especially after the passing of their original singer, Jore Vastelin in 1993; but it does show that the fire was burning inside the rest of the members and it was a matter of time to get back to biz.

My Dying Bride release release statement about previous concert cancellations

After the cancellation of several concerts last year, with fans expressing worry about the future of the band, My Dying Bride’s singer and lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe has released the following statement.

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.

Lord Of The Lost present music video for new single “Black Halo”

This year couldn’t have been better for Lord Of The Lost: Big headliner tour, impressive festival shows and the release of their sixth studio album “Thornstar”, which debuted at #6 of the German album charts.

Following this exceptional release the guys from Hamburg offers a few more highlights in 2018: A monumental video for their song “Black Halo” - A big European tour, kicking off at October 4th - Plus five China dates in December to conclude their year of success properly.

Singer Chris Harms about the video for “Black Halo”:

Epica vs Metropole Orkest to release “Beyond the Matrix - The Battle” on October 26th 2018

Metal giants Epica have announced their unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning Metropole Orkest.

The Metropole Orkest is a world-renowned orchestra who have performed and/or recorded with the world biggest superstars such as Sting, Bono and Brian Eno.
In the summer of 2017, with the help from their massive fan base, Epica won a high-profiled competition organized by the Metropole Orkest. First prize was a recording of a song of their choice with the orchestra.

Musta Paraati to release new studio album “Black Parade” on October 19th 2018

Finnish post-punk legends Musta Paraati will be releasing their first new album in 34 years this October through Cleopatra Records.

The “Black Parade” LP features 11 tracks in English. 10 of these are new and “The Leader” is a new English rendition of their song “Johtaja”, which released as a single in 1983. The band is previewing this track ahead of the album release.

This release follows Cleopatra Records' 23-track deluxe reissue of their 1983 debut album “Peilitalossa” on CD & digitally, also featuring bonus material from their 1984 sophomore album “Käärmeet”.

Sirenia announces new album “Arcane Astral Aeons” and November 2018 European Tour

The Nordic Epic Metal masters Sirenia are going to return to the European stages again. In November, Morten Veland and his bandmates are heading South for an headlining tour.

Supported by their fellow Norwegians, Triosphere, Sirenia will bring their epic melancholic symbiosis of orchestral opuses and raw heavy metal sounds to the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. Don’t miss the chance to see them on the road.

On this tour, Sirenia will play tracks from their brand new album, called “Arcane Astral Aeons”, scheduled for release by the end of October 2018.