Post Tagged with: "prog power metal"

Anthriel band pic
Submitted by thanos on Sat, 12/09/2017 - 21:01 / Interviews - Comments

Anthriel

Hi Timo – it’s good to have you on Grande Rock. Congrats on your new album “Transcendence”, which is a step forward for the band in every part.   T: Thank you. I am honored to be on Grande Rock. We are getting a lot of positive feedback of “Transcendence”, so we are very pleased with the outcome.     Do tell...
Angra Ømni cover
Submitted by newseditor on Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:47 / News - Comments

Angra to release new studio album “Ømni” on February 16th 2018

2018 marks the beginning of yet another era in Angra's history. At the age of 26, Angra shows motivation and strength like never before. Not even the sometimes uncertain trajectory was able to take away the focus, determination and inspiration of the quintet led – and founded – by Rafael Bittencourt, and formed by Felipe Andreoli (bass), Fabio...
Nocturnal Rites Phoenix cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 01:38 / Reviews - Comments

Nocturnal Rites - Phoenix

Obviously, I know who Nocturnal Rites are, but I did presume them to have gone MIA, since it was ten or so years, since their last album. I must say that I first saw the album on vinyl and I was struck by it’s cool cover artwork… and after that I thought to fire up a google search in case they had any videos out. True that “Before We Waste Away...
Labyrinth Return to Live cover
Submitted by newseditor on Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:25 / News - Comments

Labyrinth to release “Return to Live” on January 26th 2018

Labyrinth, Italy’s finest purveryors of power/prog metal, held their first reunion show at Frontiers Metal Festival in Trezzo Sull’Adda on October 30th, 2016. The renewed lineup played “Return to Heaven Denied” in it’s entirety, for only the second time ever, their most popular record (so far). The landmark album was originally...
Dragonhammer Obscurity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 01:06 / Reviews - Comments

Dragonhammer - Obscurity

Half decent straightforward Italian Power Metal that’s not as frilly as the usual Italian fare, both in good and bad ways. Being straightforward as it is, it avoids sounding weak and silly, but as it’s rather primitive and poorly recorded, with a clean but not impressive mix, it’s hard for it to really antagonize the primacy of the better bands...
Serenity Lionheart cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:33 / Reviews - Comments

Serenity - Lionheart

Serenity is an Austrian Power metal band that has been since the new millennium, but actively releasing in the past decade or so with a rather steady output of albums, which also featured female vocals as a standard in the past. They’ve nuanced and refined their sound and have gone from strength to strength, especially in the past few years.   They are...
Osyron Kingsbane cover
Submitted by newseditor on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:19 / News - Comments

Osyron to release new studio album “Kingsbane” on November 7th 2017

The Canadian Symphonic Metallers from Osyron have revealed full details for their upcoming second album!   The new album will be titled “Kingsbane” and has a release date set for November 7th, 2017.   The 8-track album tells the tale of a reluctant hero embarking on a journey as unlikely as it is fantastic. A sprawling tale of outward...
Secret Sphere The Nature of Time cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 09/29/2017 - 23:50 / Reviews - Comments

Secret Sphere - The Nature of Time

Secret Sphere are a bit hapless. They’ve released numerous albums, 8 to be exact, plus a re-recording and a live album, been in some of the most prestigious labels and still their name isn’t among the ones you’d think of immediately when it comes to melodic metal with prog tendencies.   Michelle Luppi (who doubles as keyboard player and...
Dragonhammer Obscurity cover
Submitted by newseditor on Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:01 / News - Comments

Dragonhammer to release new studio album “Obscurity” on October 27th 2017

Just 40 days and the new Dragonhammer album “Obscurity” will be in your hands. October 27th, 2017, will be the day and now the band reveals the cover artwork, created by Rob Marconi and the 10 tracks titles composing the album. This is without any doubt one of the most awaited Italian releases of this year! Tracklist: 1. Darkness is Coming 2. The...
Noturnall 9 cover
Submitted by newseditor on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 18:07 / News - Comments

Noturnall to release new studio album “9” on October 27th 2017

Rockshots Records is more than excited to announce the addition of the prog/power metal band Noturnall to the label roster! Formed by very known and established musicians, the brazilian combo consists of Thiago Bianchi (Vocals), Fernando Quesada (Bass), Léo Mancini (Guitars) former members of Shaman, Juninho Carelli (Keyboards) and drummer Aquiles Priester...