Opera Metal

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...
 

Elegy Of Madness release lyric video for “Lunacy” and announce European Tour 2018

Symphonic metal combo Elegy Of Madness are glad to release their lyric video for the song “Lunacy”, taken from “New Era” (2017 Opera Core / Wormholedeath).

Check out the lyric video below.

The band stated:
“Here we go again! We are pleased with our third video clip, coming after "Apokalypsis" and "Nobody Cares" acoustic version. This is "Lunacy" lyric video for all our fans around the world! Stay metal!”...

Melted Space to release new studio album “Darkening Light” on March 23rd 2018

As Sensory Records prepares for the February release of “Darkening Light”, the latest full-length opus by French metal opera collective, Melted Space, the album’s track listing and cover art has been posted.

Melted Space’s “Darkening Light” features very immersive artwork, perfectly reflecting the atmosphere of this new opus, centered on the creation of the world and the rejection of the gods by Man, created by Adrien Bousson.

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.

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.

Aevum - Dischronia

Aevum are an octet(!) hailing from Turin, Italy; that is inclined towards symphonic power metal with prog tendencies, not unlike Nightwish, Amberian Dawn, or Dreams Of Sanity. Now, where the Italians lack is not on the scope or ambition but rather execution.
 
A very weak recording has been buried under layers of vocals and mastered into a monstrous and amorphous mess. The vocals, male, female, both lead and choral, often are dissonant when they are combined with either one or the other being out of tune at any one time.