melodic metal

Guardian Of Lightning signs worldwide deal with Eclipse Records

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of thunder-metal pioneers Guardian Of Lightning to an exclusive, worldwide deal.

The band’s unique sound known as “thunder metal” is a fresh take on the metal genre, replacing the typical lead guitar role with that of an ultra-heavy thundering electric bass.

Nightwish release music video for first single “Noise”

When Finnish sextet Nightwish announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing.

The band’s new and ninth record “Human. :II: Nature.” will be released on April 10th, 2020, and will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

Today, the band releases the first single and video clip for the song “Noise”.

Let Us Prey release lyric video for new single “Above The Vaulted Sky”

The Boston-based dark melodic power thrash group Let Us Prey have signed with M-Theory Audio, which will release the group’s full-length debut, “Virtues of the Vicious”, this summer.

A lyric video for the album’s opening track, “Above The Vaulted Sky”, can be viewed below.

The song can also now be streamed or downloaded on Bandcamp.

Dark Passage signs with Rockshots Records and announces debut album “The Legacy of Blood”

Italy’s heavy metal band Dark Passage has inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of the debut album “The Legacy of Blood”. Formed back in 2012, band’s intention is to merge the lyrical, melodic and epic concept of classic heavy metal with a rhythmic style closer to the teutonic and the more melodic thrash metal.

Rockshots Records states:

Victorius - Space Ninjas from Hell

If I were to be honest, Napalm, with a very few exceptions, is the home to some of the worse bands on the planet, many of them being blatant copycats of other, more famous bands, others just wearing fancy costumes and producing rather laughable music and some of them just bands that used to be in other companies but for a variety of reasons were let go.
 

Ross The Boss to release new studio album “Born of Fire” on March 6th 2020

One can’t talk about genre defining acts in the metal scene without mentioning one man: Ross “The Boss” Friedman has written music history as a founding member of Manowar and The Dictators. His influence in heavy metal and also punk is noticeable to this day. 

Manowar’s first six masterpieces, which saw him significantly involved in between 1982 and 1988 are immortal classics today, and that the band wasn’t able to deliver the same quality again after his departure speaks for the New York based guitarist and songwriter.

Dynazty to release new studio album “The Dark Delight” on April 3rd 2020

Formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, Dynazty has since released 6 albums in a mere 10 year window.

Straying from their early days of 80’s influenced hard rock, the band has developed and refined their sound into something that merges the modern metal scene with the past, crafting something wholly unique.