melodic metal

Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra reveal cover artwork for “Legacy of the Dark Lands”

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, Blind Guardian’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album, originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the Blind Guardian universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - in the 1990’s when Blind Guardian started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. Today, the band reveal the album's amazing cover artwork, created by the renowned artist Gyula Havancsák.

Helloween to release new live album “United Alive” on October 4th 2019

It was The Sensation of the year 2016. During the Hellbook production to celebrate Helloween’s 30th anniversary, the contributors came to realize that the chemistry in the band had always been unique – and that what belongs together needs to be together again. However, the birth of “Pumpkins United” wasn’t just an original line-up reunion, but the real deal. The ultimate cast consisting of all seven metal heroes: Deris, Kiske, Weikath, Hansen, Grosskopf, Gerstner, and Löble.

Sonata Arctica to release new studio album “Talviyö” on September 6th 2019

On September 6th, 2019, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, called “Talviyö” (which means “Winter Night”), which includes eleven new tracks.

“We were speaking about having an album cover made from a photo, and luckily managed to find the award winning photographer Onni Wiljami, who actually hails from a village not too far from our hometown. His pictures were just perfect for this album”, explains keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.

Elvenking to release new studio album “Reader of the Ruins - Divination” on August 30th 2019

The wheel of fortune is turning again: The Italian Pagan Metal band Elvenking release their new single and video for “Silverseal”. This epic song with its catchy melody is from the forthcoming album “Reader of the Ruins - Divination”. The tenth masterpiece of Elvenking thrills with a fantastic concept around ancient powers and the secret of the runes.

Iron Kingdom to release new studio album “On the Hunt” on October 4th 2019

Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, Iron Kingdom is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when the genre was in its prime.

Sifting to release new studio album “The Infinite Loop” on September 27th 2019

Progressive metal prodigies Sifting will release their upcoming third full-length album entitled “The Infinite Loop” on September 27th, 2019, via Eclipse Records.

The album was produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Poison the Well), mixed & mastered by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist), and the album’s artwork was designed by Jimmy León.
 

NorthTale release lyric video for new digital single “Shape Your Reality”

Only three weeks are left until Swedish-American power metal supergroup NorthTale release their much-anticipated debut album “Welcome to Paradise”, through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band has unveiled a lyric video for the second single off the album, “Shape Your Reality”. Check the lyric video below.

Purchase the song here.

Sonata Arctica announces November & December 2019 European Headlining Tour

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, “Talviyö” (which means “Winter Night”), including eleven new tracks.

Today, the band are proud to announce a London show at The Electric Ballroom on December 11th, as part of their wider “The Raven Still Flies Over Europe” tour run, set to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the road Sonata Arctica will be accompanied by Edge Of Paradise and Temple Balls.

RAM to release new studio album “The Throne Within” on September 13th 2019

On September 13th, 2019, RAM will unleash their new album, “The Throne Within”, via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the lyric video for the first single, “Ravnfell”, below.

Pre-order the album here, in the following formats:
• jewelcase-CD
• limited edition digibook-2CD (EU exclusive - includes bonus CD, slipcase, and patch)
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)