symphonic metal

Sonata Arctica announces November & December 2019 European Headlining Tour

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, “Talviyö” (which means “Winter Night”), including eleven new tracks.

Today, the band are proud to announce a London show at The Electric Ballroom on December 11th, as part of their wider “The Raven Still Flies Over Europe” tour run, set to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the road Sonata Arctica will be accompanied by Edge Of Paradise and Temple Balls.

Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra reveal cover artwork for “Legacy of the Dark Lands”

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, Blind Guardian’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album, originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the Blind Guardian universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - in the 1990’s when Blind Guardian started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. Today, the band reveal the album's amazing cover artwork, created by the renowned artist Gyula Havancsák.

Visions Of Atlantis to release new studio album “Wanderers” on August 30th 2019

“Heroes of the Dawn” is the first glimpse of a new chapter for Visions Of Atlantis. Epic melodies take the listener into an unknown world in which symphonic metal reigns. A captivating chorus gives the listener hope for more and awakens anticipation for “Wanderers”, which will be released on August 30th, 2019.

Today, Visions Of Atlantis releases the first lyric video for the new single “Heroes of the Dawn”. Check out the video below.

Astralium releases music video for first single “The Journey”

Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium has just unleashed “The Journey”, first single and video off the new album “Land of Eternal Dreams”, due out on August 23rd, 2019, via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) along with the full length being available in Japan via Spiritual Beast on the same date. 

Turilli/Lione Rhapsody release music video for “Zero Gravity”

The day has finally come! Today, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody - the new group featuring original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth - release their debut album “Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)”, via Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan & Rest of Asia).

Wind Rose to release new studio album “Wintersaga” on September 27th 2019

Wind Rose is releasing their fourth album “Wintersaga” on September 27th, 2019, via Napalm Records, including the viral smash single “Diggy Diggy Hole”. After their breakthrough album “Stonehymn”, appearances at major festivals as Bloodstock Open Air and successful tours with bands like Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum and Eluveitie, Wind Rose are now ready to continue their journey through mountains, ice and snow! The Dwarven army is now stronger than ever and so will be the next album.

Nemesea to release new studio album “White Flag” on August 23rd 2019

August 23rd, 2019,  will see Dutch alternative rock outfit Nemesea return with their forthcoming studio album on Napalm Records. Combining the finest rock licks with modern metal riffs and electronica to stir up a dark and strangely addictive brew – Nemesea have fine-tuned the musical combination to perfection on their fifth album “White Flag”.

Gloryhammer - Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex

If there’s a god he must be punishing me for sins that I have not atoned for, by making me review bands like Gloryhole… sorry I meant Gloryhammer.
Gloryhammer perform cliché-ridden third-rate power metal of the Europower variety, with lyrics that give cheesy a whole new layer of Chedar. They feature a circus worthy ensemble of second-rate musicians, who perform quantized parts in tights.