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In Flames enter worldwide partnership with Nuclear Blast for iconic back catalogue

Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band, Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants In Flames have entered a worldwide partnership with Nuclear Blast for the band’s celebrated back catalogue which features 13 groundbreaking fan-favourite records like “Colony” (1999), “Whoracle” (1997) and “Clayman” (2000).

Lost Society - No Absolution

For some reason I can’t put my finger on, Lost Society’s name seems familiar and although I checked I don’t think I ever did review a previous album… but from what I see they used to be on Nuclear Blast, as one of those neo-thrash bands they signed spurred from the winning battle of the bands type of competitions.
 

Wars release new singles “Only Monsters” and “A Fog of Feeling”

The chronicle has officially begun as metal quintet Wars have announced the release of “Only Monsters” and “A Fog of Feeling”. The combination of which are named “Chapter One” and lead with a Herculean strength that leaves the ear embedded in an intoxicating sonic cliff hanger setting the scene for the following chapters, which will result in the forthcoming album “A Hundred Shivers”, which is scheduled for release in 2021 via A Wolf At Your Door Records.
 

Semblant - Obscura

Semblant are a Brazilian band that has existed since 2006, debuting a few years later with some three albums and an EP to their name. They signed with Frontiers for their current album, which seems like a somewhat bizarre choice for the largely melodic rock label, as the style the band goes for is a Gothic mallcore, not a million miles away from latter day Lacuna Coil.
 

Fallen Arise to release new studio album “Enigma” on April 10th 2020

Fallen Arise are excited to announce the release of our new, third album called “Enigma”, via ROAR! Rock of Angels Records, on April 10th, 2020.

On this new offering, the band wanted their music to sound as contemporary as possible, but at the same time to remain faithful to their melodic/symphonic roots.

Black Lilium - Dead Man’s Diary

Black Lilium should have a better press releases for severalreasons. I read progressive melodic metal and Muse / Mando Diao influences and what I get is Bullet For My Valentine (without growls or serious solos) crossed with Tokio Hotel’s “hardest” moments aiming for that lucrative BMTH market. A transparent ploy. I will avoid making some seriously funny double entendres, based on the unfortunate word choices till later, opting to concentrate on what the band has to offer with their alternative rock/meta..