symphonic metal

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.

Nemesea to release new studio album “White Flag” on August 23rd 2019

August 23rd, 2019,  will see Dutch alternative rock outfit Nemesea return with their forthcoming studio album on Napalm Records. Combining the finest rock licks with modern metal riffs and electronica to stir up a dark and strangely addictive brew – Nemesea have fine-tuned the musical combination to perfection on their fifth album “White Flag”.

Astralium to release debut album “Land of Eternal Dreams” on August 23rd 2019

Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium announces they will be releasing their debut album titled “Land of Eternal Dreams” 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.

Equilibrium releases first digital single “A Lost Generation”

Progress without estrangement is a rare craft that very few bands truly master. All too often, a band ventures so far from its roots that it loses its trademark sound. And every so often, a band’s stagnation drains all of its charm.

Finding that rare balance between the two is a huge task not easily accomplished. And yet there is a band that has been coming close to that perfect balance more and more over the course of the past few years. A band that, ironically, already bears that balance in its well-known name: Equilibrium.

Delain announces February 2020 UK headline shows

Rock act Delain are delighted to announce a string of headline shows in England for February 2020. Support acts will be revealed in due course.

The band have been hard at work writing their sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2016’s “Moonbathers”, so fans should expect to hear new tunes at these shows!

UK Tour Dates 2020:
Thu 6th Feb - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Fri 7th Feb - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sat 8th Feb - BRISTOL Anson Rooms
Sun 9th Feb - LONDON Electric Brixton

Gloryhammer releases lyric video for “Masters of the Galaxy”

Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Today, Gloryhammer release their fourth new video for “Masters of the Galaxy”, from their third album, “Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex”, which hit the charts worldwide upon release late last month! The legends around Angus McFife XIII just started their world tour in the US, which will lead them through the whole galaxy until February 2020.

Check out the lyric video for “Masters of the Galaxy” below.
 

Twilight Force release lyric video for new track “Night of Winterlight”

Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force are set to release their latest opus “Dawn of the Dragonstar” on August 16th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast.

After recently revealing the album release date, the group is now unveiling the first musical glimpse of their third creation. The glorious lyrical portrayal for “Night of Winterlight” can be witnessed over below.

Purchase the new single here.

Turilli/Lione Rhapsody release lyric video for new single “D.N.A. (Demon and Angel)”

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 - recently announced the release of their debut album “Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)”, on July 5th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan & Rest of Asia).

Majestica release music video for title track “Above the Sky”

Swedish symphonic power metallers Majestica, formerly known as Reinxeed, release their debut album “Above the Sky” today via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, the trio fronted by Sabaton guitarist Tommy Johansson, has unleashed the official video for the album’s title track.

Watch and listen to the fast-paced anthem, “Above the Sky”, below.