prog power metal

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”:

Fortress Under Siege to release new studio album “Atlantis” on October 9th 2020

Greek Power-Prog Metal band, Fortress Under Siege, have announced the release of their new album “Atlantis” on October 9th, 2020, in physical and digital format, via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records under exclusive licence from Metal Mad Music.

The official album trailer can be viewed below.

The Return of the Greek Power-Prog Masters Fortress Under Siege! “Atlantis” includes 50 minutes of Power-Prog Metal, 12 tracks, 10 full songs and 2 small instrumentals.

Course Of Fate - Mindweaver

Course Of Fate is a newcomer that comes from Norway and was originally founded in 2015, even though an unofficial version of the band existed years before. This sextet seems to be influenced by various prog metal bands, such as Queensrÿche, Evegrey, Fates Warning, Dream Theater and Circus Maximus among others. I do not usually refer to a band’s influences, but in this occasion I wanted to give you an idea of what to expect.
 

Caravellus signs worldwide deal with Rockshots Records

Brazilian progressive metallers Caravellus have inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their third album coming out later this year.

Featuring Dark Avenger’s guitarist Glauber Oliveira, Caravellus bring the technical sophistication of progressive metal while transcending the genre by writing amazing songs with masterful musicality.

Conception

Hello Tore. How did it feel to be back on stage and playing for the fans again after all these years ?
 
Tore: It simply felt fantastic to be back on stage and share the magic atmosphere with our fans! The shows have fueled us with a lot of energy, and we can’t wait to be back touring!
 
 
In retrospect, how was the response to the EP?
 

Conception - State of Deception

Norwegian prog metal demigods Conception almost made it big in the 90s releasing a series of spectacular albums with both the media and the fans taking notice back in the day. That was until they decided to follow their artistic muse and release an album that radically different than what they’d done in the past and wasn’t as rock/metal as their fans expected. That album was “Flow”.