classical music

Tarja to release new live album “Act II” on July 27th 2018

Following up the worldwide top 10 video chart success “Act I”, Tarja and earMusic are happy to announce the release of the long-awaited follow up “Act II” this summer.

Filmed during Tarja’s world tour “The Shadow Shows”, during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world for 7½ times with over 300.000 km travelled and played over 200 shows in 40 countries in front of 1 million people.

American virtuoso keyboardist Jordan Rudess signs with Mascot Label Group

Mascot Label Group is pleased to announce the signing of Jordan Rudess, the virtuoso American keyboardist voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine. He is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater.

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...
 

Igorrr announces Winter 2018 North American Tour

France’s Igorrr have confirmed that they will embark on a brief tour of North America in early 2018 in support of their latest album and Metal Blade Records debut, “Savage Sinusoid”. The shows include stops in Montreal, New York, Mexico City, and more. The complete listing of dates can be found below.

Igorrr spent their Summer on tour with performances in Israel and Turkey, as well as shows all over Europe in clubs and at notable fests: Dour Festival, Hellfest, UK Tech Fest, Brutal Assault, and more.

Simon Phillips - Protocol 4

Simon Phillips is a British drummer, songwriter & producer that has been part of Toto and has played with various bands throughout his career, such as Judas Priest, Camel, The Best, The Who & Ultimate Zero among others. I do not think that Simon needs any special introduction, as those who fancy rock & jazz/fusion music know exactly who Simon is and his talents.
 

Tarja to release new Christmas album “from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” on November 17th 2017

This year, Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album “from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” on November 17th, 2017. This Christmas you can expect the unexpected.

Igorrr to release new studio album “Savage Sinusoid” on June 16th 2017

On June 16th, 2017, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, “Savage Sinusoid”, via Metal Blade Records.

On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers.

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Cydemind to release debut album “Erosion” on May 26th 2017

When instrumental prog metal meets violin, the outcome is truly a unique sound that sets a band apart from all others in their respective genre of music. Introducing Montreal's Cydemind, their instrumental prog technique blended with violin as their vocal piece makes for an auditory experience like no other.

“I grew up listening to metal while playing classical music. I’ve always dreamed of merging these two musical environments that many would find conflicting. Cydemind is living proof they can actually be complimented perfectly together”, says violinist Olivier Allard.

Igorrr signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of French musician and eclectic composer Igorrr – the main musical project by Gautier Serre. Known for combining genres such as black metal, death metal, baroque music, breakcore, and trip hop, Igorrr completed their third album this past December, after spending four years writing and recording the material. This upcoming record, entitled “Savage Sinusoid”, will be released in Spring 2017 via Metal Blade Records.