metal opera

Timo Tolkki’s Avalon - Return to Eden

Timo Tolkki is obviously a name that many readers would be familiar with. The likable Finn has been to the highest highs, as he took over Stratovarius months after its inception and turned it into the next big thing, but he sort of crashed and burned, due to an diagnosed case of bipolar disorder that had him acting erratically in the mid-2000s, ultimately leading to go separate ways, with the band he really helped put on the map.

Timo Tolkki’s Avalon to release new studio album “Return to Eden” on June 14th 2019

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the return of Timo Tolkki's Avalon with the release of the long awaited third chapter in his metal opera, “Return to Eden” on June 14th, 2019!

Today, the first single and video, “Promises”, featuring Todd Michael Hall (Riot V) on lead vocals has been released. Watch the video below.

Pre-order “Return to Eden” on CD, Vinyl, & Digital formats here.

Gabriels to release new studio album “Fist of the Seven Stars Act 2 - Hokuto Brothers” on August 31st 2018

Italy's keyboard virtuoso Gabriels signs to Rockshots Records for the release of the brand new rock opera: “Fist of the Seven Stars Act 2 - Hokuto Brothers”.

Gabriels is a quite known keyboard player and musician based out of Italy, also active as arranger and session-man, who worked with some renowned musicians such as the well-known singer Fabio Lione, Mark Boals and the keyboard player Mistheria among the others.

Tragul release lyric video for new single “Before I Say Goodbye”

Multi-national Symphonic Metal six-piece Tragul released their new single “Before I Say Goodbye” on April 13th, 2018.

Watch the lyric video for “Before I Say Goodbye” below.

“Before I Say Goodbye” presents an undeniably renewed Tragul, which returns with a very catchy melodic song, a rhythm halfway between the modern sound and the traditional power metal that leads to a fresh and melodic metal at its best.

Therion - Beloved Antichrist

Therion’s fifteenth album of “original” material is kind of divisive in more ways than one. After the 70s version of Therion that “Luciferian Light Orchestra” turned out to be that offered a nice enough diversion along with the French cover songs album that Nuclear Blast refused point blank to release for just being too “weird”, one can easily come to the conclusion that Therion haven’t been their usual selves for quite a while now. Experimentation? Lack of inspiration? Delusions of Grandeur? All or none of the above? Who knows...
 

Therion to release rock opera “Beloved Antichrist” on February 9th 2018

On February 9th, 2018, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild, “Beloved Antichrist”, a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladimir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale of the Antichrist”.

The entire piece reaches an impressive length of 3 hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikstrom, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others.

Tragul releases new lyric video for the song “Into the Heart of the Sun”

International melodic metal band, Tragul, featuring members of Diabulus In Musica, Pergana, Flotsam And Jetsam, Blind Guardian, Tarja, Rhapsody, Serious Black have released a new lyric video for the song “Into the heart of the Sun” - watch it below.

The new track offers a more progressive side of the band mixed with the natural and operatic voice of Zuberoa Aznárez with a intense rock solo by Steve Conley (Flotsam And Jetsam) in the middle of the song.

Mindfar to release debut album “The Dark Tower” on May 2nd 2017

Underground Symphony is proud to announce a deal with Mindfar, for the debut album release.

The Italian Metal Opera is the brainchild of guitar player and composer Armando De Angelis and it plays a prog metal with symphonic influecences and hard rock shades.

The Dark Tower” is a concept album inspired by the magnum opus of the great writer Stephen King and it's written like a classic rock opera, with two voices playing several characters.

The full length is a masterpiece for Avantasia and Ayreon fans and it will be available on May 2nd, 2017, via Underground Symphony Records in deluxe digipak edition.