prog power metal

Red Cain to release new studio album “Kindred: Act II” on January 22nd 2021

Canada’s Red Cain is finishing their “Kindred” saga with the release of “Kindred: Act II”. The album was originally slated to be unleashed on December 4th, 2020, but due to interruptions caused by this year’s main culprit, Covid, the band has decided to push back their second studio album’s digital sales date to January 22nd, 2021, along with announcing the CD physical release will be done by Sliptrick Records at a later date in the new year.

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Simulacrum to release new studio album “Genesis” on February 12th 2021

Simulacrum is an exciting progressive metal band hailing from one of most fruitful countries for metal music in the world, Finland. The band will release their third album overall, “Genesis” on February 12th, 2021.

The album is a stunningly strong statement for the progressive metal world with hard hitting melodic progressive metal paying homage to the great prog bands of the 70s without forgetting to blend in the best elements of the genre’s current direction. 

Labyrinth to release new studio album “Welcome to the Absurd Circus” on January 22nd 2021

Italian metallers Labyrinth will return with their new studio album, “Welcome to the Absurd Circus” in 2021. Once again, speedy power metal songs with unforgettable hooks, epic prog infused metal songs, and some great melodic numbers constitute a record which is going to become another milestone for the Italian metal masters! “Welcome to the Absurd Circus” follows the band’s well-received 2017 comeback album, “Architecture of a God”. 

Blind Guardian to release special 25th anniversary edition of “Imaginations from the Other Side” on December 11th 2020

Today, German power metal masters Blind Guardian kick off the pre-order for a special 25th anniversary edition of their “Imaginations from the Other Side” album, due to be released on December 11th, 2020. This edition will contain live recordings and other special versions of the Blind Guardian classics featured on the album.

Voyager announces online show on October 11th 2020

Australia’s premiere progressive metal act Voyager have announced an online show, inspired by the legislation that was passed in Australia that is preventing them from touring their latest album, “Colours in the Sun”.

Fans can tune in to the online show where Voyager will perform from their hometown Perth, Western Australia, on Sunday October 11th, 2020. 

Time:
9pm Melbourne / 7pm Perth / 4pm Russia / 1pm Central Europe /12pm UK / 7am New York /4am Los Angeles

Ultimatium signs with Rockshots Records and announces new album “Virtuality”

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Finland prog power quintet Ultimatium for the release of their upcoming album “Virtuality”, due out on November 27th, 2020.

Ultimatium was birthed out the deep forests of Suomussalmi, Finland. Their 4th studio full length “Virtuality” follows their independently released “Vis Vires Infinitus” (2015), “New Dawn” (2004, Mastervox Records), and “Hwainoo” (2008, Mastervox Records).

Pyramaze to release new studio album “Epitaph” on November 13th 2020

Danish Progressive Power Metal group Pyramaze has just inked a record deal in order to put out their next full-length studio album called “Epitaph”, via AFM Records. The album will be released on November 13th, 2020.

With their majestic a clearly progressive first single “A Stroke of Magic” released today, Pyramaze show that they belong to the top of the European Progressive Power Metal Genre! 

Check out the video for “A Stroke of Magic” below.

Black Fate signs with Rockshots Records and announces new album “Ithaca”

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Greece’s Black Fate for the release of the prog power metal band’s new album “Ithaca” due out on October 23rd, 2020.

With their heartbreaking world-class vocals, catchy hooks and lyrics, along with crashing guitar riffs, haunting melodies, and furious technical and melodic solos, Black Fate continues to satisfy bands with the release of their 5th studio album. 

The band comments on the release of “Ithaca”: