epic metal

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:

Ironsword - Servants of Steel

I was never a big fan of Manilla Road, due to their poor vocals and thus I could never become a fan of their more pedestrian offsprings, the Portugese Ironsword, who seem to follow them blow for blow with maybe a tint of Omen and epic era Bathory, in how they tend to build their riffs and melodies. Tann’s vocals are as poor as they ever were, with Hellroadie from Manilla also providing vocals on a couple of tracks.
 

Brothers Of Metal - Emblas Saga

I was so highly unimpressed by the over the top cos-play power “metal” of Sweden’s Brothers Of Metal, that I easily decided to give em a pass at Sweden Rock fest after a momentary pass by their stage proved to be a futile experience and as another band that I actually wanted to watch was performing at a different stage. I thought they were exactly the type of band that Napalm would sign and cherish. Ohh Napalm.

Powerwolf re-signs with Napalm Records

Germany’s currently most successful heavy metal band, Powerwolf, has extended their deal with renowned label Napalm Records.

Guitarist Matthew Greywolf states: “We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and - above all - passion is great”.

HammerFall and Candlemass Nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards in the category “Best Hard Rock / Metal Of the Year”

Swiftly following the recently announced first Grammy Award nomination for Napalm Records and Candlemass, the Swedish doom metal legends and Scandinavian heavy metal idols HammerFall are building upon this achievement with additional award nominations. Both bands have been nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards – the most prestigious award in the Swedish music industry.

Stormburner - Shadow Rising

Hmm… given the album title, company, country of origin and track titles, I sort of knew what to expect, but in all truth I wasn’t expecting it to be delivered with such aplomb.
 
Epic power metal that feels as if someone mixed Enforcer with Manowar with slightly more straightforward songwriting that feels a little like Hammerfall at their “heaviest” with a bit more shouting and ear splitting falsettos than it should be legal.