melodic power metal

Öblivïon announce band name change to Kingcrown

French Power Metal band, Öblivïon, (feat. former Nightmare members) has changed their name to Kingcrown. Öblivïon is dead… Long live the Kingcrown!

Kingcrown says: “We believe that this new name is perfectly fitting to the epic and majestic theme of our lyrics and music! Kingcrown is standing strong and is ready to fight on the metal planet, face to face, eye to eye. The Adventure continues!”...

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!

Warkings - Reborn

Warkings are an international power metal band/project, made up of Viking on Bass (some Scandinavian guy?), Spartan on drums (maybe a Greek, as the band’s bandcamp lists Pieria in Northern Greece as their base of operations), Crusader on guitars (likely a Brit or Frenchman?) and Tribune on vocals, who’s been revealed to be Georg Neuhauser, the Austrian singer of bands like Serenity and another international project, by the name of Phantasma that if fate serves correctly we did review some time ago.

Steel Engraved to release new self-titled studio album on January 25th 2019

German Heavy/Power Metal machine Steel Engraved, have announced the release of their new self-titled album for January 25th, 2019, via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records.

Steel Engraved’s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school 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.
 

Öblivïon to release debut album “Resilience” on February 23rd 2018

French Power Metal band, Öblivïon, (feat. former Nightmare members) will release their debut album “Resilience” + DVD “Live at Leym'Fest” on February 23rd, 2018, via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records.

The DVD contains the live performance of the band at the Leym'Fest (France) on September 2nd 2017. The DVD features the full show (including 7 brand new Heavy Metal hits & 3 Nightmare songs), a bonus section with interviews of each members and also a trailer section.

The album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Pat “Magician” Liotard (Nightmare, Now Or Never) at Peek Studio in South of France.