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Doro - Forever Warriors, Forever United

Doro, I mean, what’s not to love, in what the first lady of metal has been doing… for such a long time, she’s been a strong female lead, a pinup of posters in young metalheads rooms in the 80s and she wasn’t only eyecandy but also had the spunk to genuinely be a female rocker back in a time when women in metal were probably counted in the fingers of both hands (might be exaggerating a bit there)…
Having released a slew of anniversary, extended and live albums, it’s actually been some six years since the last “studio” effort and to make up this double album features no less than 25 songs, with the quality of compositions being a bit all over the place.

Eden’s Curse release lyric video for new single “Forever”

Eden’s Curse release brand new single & lyric video for “Forever”, taken from their fabulous upcoming album “Testament – The Best of Eden’s Curse” out on November, 2nd, via AFM Records.

You can check out the video below.

Eden’s Curse announce their return to the UK as special guests to Michael Schenker Fest on their “Resurrection UK Tour” this November.

The run will also take in an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival, the band's first since 2009, a headline show at Fuel Rock Club, in Cardiff, Wales, Winterstorm festival & Winter's End festival.

Eden’s Curse to release “Testament – The Best of Eden’s Curse” on November 2nd 2018

Eden’s Curse are delighted to announce the details of their new release “Testament – The Best of Eden’s Curse”.

“Testament – The Best of Eden’s Curse” will be released by the band's long time label AFM Records on November 2nd, 2018, and is a two disc CD set that features 14 songs, covering all five studio albums, on CD1 and a bonus disc “The Best of The Bonus Tracks” on CD2, which includes a brand new song “Forever”.

Within Temptation to release new studio album “Resist” on February 1st 2019

Within Temptation – legendary leaders of dark anthemic music, with a career spanning two decades – have signed a worldwide deal with Universal Music Germany, partnering with Spinefarm Records for North America and the UK.

This joining of forces comes ahead of latest album “Resist”, scheduled for release on December 14th, 2018.

Arion to release new studio album “Life is not Beautiful” on October 19th 2018

AFM Records proudly announces the signing of Finnish melodic metal act Arion.

The band led by guitarist Iivo Kaipainen, been around since 2011, when all members (most of them students of the Sibelius musical high school in Helsinki) were still teenagers.

In 2013 Arion entered the limelight for the first time when participating in Finland's Eurovision Song Contest qualifiers with their song “Lost”. The then unknown band ended up on a sensational #5 and shortly after was offered a deal by a Finnish label.

Lizzy Borden - My Midnight Things

While Lizzy Borden were pretty active during their 80s heydey, since their “re-union” in the late 90s only a measly three new albums of material (this one inclusive) have been released. Some older out of print material has been re-released and updated from VHS to DVD in the case of the Murderess Metal Show and the “offshoot” band Starwood did also release an album, among countless medium scale tours, but that doesn’t really count as “new” material. Which is especially mysterious, considering the fact that Lizzy – the eponymous singer, born Gregory Charles Harges – had mentioned during an interview a decade back that during their time off he must have had demoed over a hundred or so songs.

Kissin’ Dynamite - Ecstasy

Sometimes a change is for the good and other times it is not. It depends on certain reasons each time. This time Kissin’ Dynamite hit the spot by signing to Metal Blade Records, one of the biggest metal labels globally. I think that the whole thing worked for their own benefit since they also released their best album to date, in my opinion.

Doro releases music video for new single “If I Can’t Have You - Nobody Will”

In only three weeks time the undisputed metal queen Doro will release her 2 CD studio album, “Forever Warriors, Forever United”.

Her new offering boasts 25 brand new tracks and today, she releases the masterpiece “If I Can’t Have You - Nobody Will”.

The latest Doro single is a duet that combines passion and melody with brutal harshness. Passion is provided by the blonde rock goddess herself - while the harshness comes from none other than Amon Amarth singer Johan Hegg.