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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.

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.

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.

Astralium releases music video for first single “The Journey”

Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium has just unleashed “The Journey”, first single and video off the new album “Land of Eternal Dreams”, due out on August 23rd, 2019, via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) along with the full length being available in Japan via Spiritual Beast on the same date. 

Turilli/Lione Rhapsody release music video for “Zero Gravity”

The day has finally come! Today, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody - the new group featuring original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth - release their debut album “Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)”, via Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan & Rest of Asia).