symphonic metal

Wind Rose sign with Napalm Records

After their successful album “Stonehymn”, appearances at major festivals as Bloodstock Open Air and successful tours with bands like Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum and Eluveitie, Wind Rose are now ready to continue their journey through mountains, ice and snow! Napalm Records is proud to be part of this journey from now on!

Wind Rose recently returned to their subterranean caverns to record a new studio album. There is a lot to expect for 2019. A dwarf doesn’t write songs. He smiths them against the anvil!

Hammerfall announces new studio album “Dominion” - due out in August 2019

Swedish Heavy Metal legends Hammerfall unveil a very special Christmas surprise for their fans!

Some very first details of their highly anticipated upcoming studio album have been released by Joacim Cans and Oscar Dronjak. Don’t miss out on the news below.

So to start the new year right Hammerfall will hit the recording studio starting January 7th 2019.

Fans can expect the new masterpiece entitled “Dominion” on August 16th, 2019!

Powerwolf live in London 2018 along with Amaranthe and Kissin’ Dynamite

The energy and excitement was at fever point before Powerwolf even reached the stage. Kissin’ Dynamite and Amaranthe had already drawn everyone to the stage, singing and dancing along. The lights go down and cheers ring out, with people chanting “Powerwolf, Powerwolf, Powerwolf!” and the cheers become deafening as they finally hit the stage. After the first couple of songs, someone dressed as a monks brings out a thurible, the catholic incense holder, handing it to Attila Dorn.

Sirenia live in London 2018

With three supporting acts, the small room was pretty packed before Sirenia hit the stage, with cheers ringing out at their first step onto the stage. Since the delectable Emmanuelle joined the band in 2016, they have developed the depth of their songs. Adding in layers of new elements and sounds, whilst bringing back components and their mind-set from their earlier days with Nightwish. Which struck a chord with me personally, as Nightwish were the first band that got me hooked on symphonic power metal.
 

Hammerfall live in Athens 2018

Going in the club just a shy few minutes after seven, Armored Dawn were already on stage, numerous as they are, a sextet blasting out some pretty standard shouty power metal that might have had the best of intentions, but didn’t quite seem to resonate with most of the fans that were there by this point. Their frontman Eduardo Parras was trying hard to turn the tides, but I am guessing that despite their best intentions and efforts, it all seemed to be a little in vain.
 

Kamelot live in London 2018


The blue lighting added to the mystical feel and seemed fitting, since we were in the Electric Ballroom. Then the lights went down as the band entered the stage and excited cheers echoed about the crowd. A single white beam hits each musician as Cellar Darling started to play. They started a slow beat, heads down, and then Anna entered the stage. Her beautiful folk and fantasy singing both contrasted and complimented the heavy metal drums and bass.
 

Dynazty - Firesign

Dynazty have been around for almost a decade and with five past albums making up quite a solid catalog that seems to go from sleazy hard rock to straightforward power metal, that instead of staying stale and true to the classic forms of the genre, dares to take a few looks off center and take a chance or two, in incorporating influences that seem rather foreign to it, accumulating them quite successfully, without losing its edge or charm in the process…
 

Powerwolf announces January 2019 European & UK Headlining Tour

Powerwolf will be heavily touring all over Europe from October on!

Tickets are selling more than fast & lots of shows are sold out for weeks and even months already!

Time to reveal further tour dates for France, Spain, the UK as well as one German show in January 2019!

Find all dates listed below and get your tickets here.

European & UK Tour Dates 2019:
10.01.19 FR - Toulouse / Bikini
11.01.19 FR - Bordeaux / Le Rocher De Palmer
12.01.19 ES - Barcelona / Razzmatazz 1
13.01.19 ES - Madrid / La Riviera