oriental metal

Vikram to release debut album “Behind the Mask I” on October 25th 2019

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Brazil progressive/oriental metallers Vikram for the release of their debut album “Behind the Mask I” on October 25th, 2019.

With influences that range from progressive metal to folk and ethnic, their music can be described as “Oriental Progressive Metal”. The project is idealized by Tiago Della Vega, known for the Guinness Book title of world’s fastest guitarist and his appearances on some TV shows all over the world.   

Myrath

Hi Elyes, congratulations on “Shehili”. It managed to equal or your past effort. How’s things in Myrath currently?
 

Carthagods - The Monster in Me

Carthagods hail from Tunisia and they debuted in 2015 with an album, which despite featuring a number of high profile guests, must have gone largely unheard. Four years later their sophomore effort, “The Monster in Me”, tries to introduce them to a larger crowd. In fact it goes as far as to rework two tracks from their debut that are here provided in more competent forms.
 

Orphaned Land announces April 2019 European Headlining Tour

In order to celebrate the success of their 8th studio album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, the biggest and most influential middle-eastern metal band, Orphaned Land, will be touring Europe again in April 2019!

Singer Kobi comments: “We're so thrilled and excited to go back on the road for the second leg of our latest album's tour. Prepare for one hell of a night!”...

Ignea releases animated video for new single “Queen Dies”

In advance of their heading out on the Female Metal Voices Tour, also featuring Butcher Babies, Kobra And The Lotus, Skarlett Riot, Asphodelia, and Martyrium across Europe, Ignea have dropped a killer new track, “Queen Dies”, and video to go with it.

The video was directed by Masha Goruliova in what marks the third time the Ukraine based oriental folk metal outfit will have co-operated with the talented director, having previously worked together on “Seytanu Akbar” and “How I Hate the Night”.

Orphaned Land announces February/March 2018 European Tour

In order to celebrate the release of their 8th studio album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” – to be released on January 26th, 2018 – the biggest and most influential middle-eastern metal band, Orphaned Land, will be touring Europe again in early 2018!
 
Singer Kobi comments: “We are impatiently waiting to hit the roads and stages and play our new songs for you all. We feel that we have an amazing album on our hands. Join our ride and see you all very soon!”...
 

Orphaned Land to release new studio album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” on January 26th 2018

Oriental metal pioneers, Orphaned Land, will release their new studio album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” on January 26th, 2018, via Century Media Records.

Jens Bogren once again took over mixing and mastering duties of what turned out to be the band’s best and biggest production so far.

“Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” will feature a guest appearance of guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett as well as guest vocal appearances by no other than Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates). The great album artwork was created by Valnoir.