neoclassical metal

Epica enter studio to record their new album

Dutch symphonic metal giant Epica recently have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities to record their new album and follow-up to the successful “The Holographic Principle”. The band will be recording again together with producer Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Ayreon).
 
In the studio, the band is joined by Panda Productions, who will record behind the scene footage of this recording process. The band just launched their first studio vlog on the band’s YouTube channel - check it out below.
 

Almanac - Rush of Death

I must say that after witnessing the serious lineup changes, which left only Victor Smolski (G, K) and his LGO partner Jeannette Marchewka (female vocals) in place, and included losing both David Readman and Andy B Frank as vocalists and some really poor reviews, I begun listening to this album with some trepidation to say the least if not a bit of a negative bias.

Aether Realm to release new studio album “Redneck Vikings from Hell” on May 1st 2020

Aether Realm takes the next step! After signing with Napalm Records in 2018, the four-piece from North Carolina is ready to unleash their newest multi-faceted full-length, “Redneck Vikings from Hell”, to be released on May 1st, 2020!

The new album will take you on a stupefying rollercoaster ride of death metal, thrash and even neo-classical shred. With their new album, the band improves upon their already distinctive sound that’s been astonishing fans since day one!
 

Epica and Apocalyptica announce Fall & Winter 2020 European co-headlining Tour

This fall Dutch Symphonic titans Epica and Finnish Cello masters Apocalyptica will join forces for the “Epic Apocalypse Tour”.

The tour comes in support of Epica’s upcoming album, which will be released later this year. Support on all dates will be provided by Helsinki prog metallers Wheel.
 

Apocalyptica

Hi Eicca. How did you come up with the name Apocalyptica initially?
 
E: Well, when we started out, we didn’t think we’ll last long, we thought we’d do a couple of gigs, maybe sell a thousand albums and quietly go away, so we didn’t really have a name. It was the record label guy that suggested it, after we said, we wanted something like Metallica – ICA… that sounded like big and bold. Apocalypse seemed like a good idea.
 
 

Victor Smolski’s Almanac to release new studio album “Rush of Death” on March 6th 2020

Victor Smolski’s Almanac are set to unleash their third studio album, “Rush of Death”, on March 6th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band has unleashed a lyric video for their first single, “Predator”. Check out the lyric video below.

Victor states:

Moon Reverie release lyric video for new single “Say Forever”

Neoclassical hard rock band Moon Reverie has unleashed the new single “Say Forever” off the upcoming self-titled debut album, coming out on January 31st, 2020, via Rockshots Records.

Luca Poma, guitar virtuoso and mastermind of the band, comments the song: “A strong 80’s mid-tempo with the chorus inspired by medieval-renaissance music. The solo is loosely inspired by Bach’s fugues”.