modern power metal

Smackbound to release debut album “20/20” on May 8th 2020

Smackbound is a new hard rock/metal band from the robust and acclaimed Finnish music scene, who will release their debut album, “20/20” on Frontiers Music Srl. Due out on May 8th, 2020, hard rock and metal fans can expect powerful, driving songs, impeccable musicianship, and stunning vocals from this exciting new band.

For a taste, check out the newly released single and video for “The Game” below.

Almanac - Rush of Death

I must say that after witnessing the serious lineup changes, which left only Victor Smolski (G, K) and his LGO partner Jeannette Marchewka (female vocals) in place, and included losing both David Readman and Andy B Frank as vocalists and some really poor reviews, I begun listening to this album with some trepidation to say the least if not a bit of a negative bias.

Crimson Shadows to release new digital EP “The Resurrection” on March 13th 2020

Canadian melodic power/death metal quintet Crimson Shadows have returned with their powerful new digital EP, “The Resurrection”, set for release on March 13th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

The EP features a reimagining of the band’s 2007 track, “Betrayed by thy King”, as well as blistering covers of Stratovarius’ “Against the Wind” and Dragonforce’s “Blackfire”.
 

Lutharö to release new EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th 2020

Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada announce they will be unleashing their sophomore EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th, 2020, and this release promises to be more innovative and imaginative than the last one. Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans.

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Kingcrown release music video for new single “Over the Moon”

Kingcrown have released their second official video and radio single for the song “Over the Moon”. Watch the video below.

The track is taken from the band’s debut album “A Perfect World” out on November 1st, 2019.

The video was filmed, directed & edited by Mehdi Khadouj. The actors are Chris Martin, and Alexia Mussard. The digital single for “Over the Moon” is now available across all digital and streaming platforms!

Kingcrown release music video for first single “The Flame of My Soul”

French melodic Power Metal masters Kingcrown have released their first official video and radio single for the song “The Flame of My Soul”! Watch the video below.

The track is taken from the band’s debut album “A Perfect World” out on November 1st, 2019. The music video was filmed & edited by Mehdi Khadouj - Actors: Nathalie Robot and André Kergonna.

Scarleth to release new studio album “Vortex” on November 15th 2019

Ukrainian modern melodic metal band Scarleth has inked a worldwide deal with Rockshots Records for the release of the brand new album “Vortex”, coming out on November 15th, 2019.

Playing music on joint of modern heaviness and diverse melodism, for the time being the band has played several hundreds of live shows, released two full-length albums worldwide, (“Break the Silence” in 2011 and “The Silver Lining” in 2015) and took part in many festivals.

Prime Creation - Tears of Rage

Prime Creation is a Swedish metal band that has been around for almost five years and three of its members come from the now defunct Morifade, that go way back to the mid-90s. Their style is an energetic and quite dramatic power metal, with decent but not stellar vocals, that however are a blessing in disguise, as the amount of bad smurf-y power metal and sab par epic metal these days are going through the roof.
 

Sascha Paeth’s Masters Of Ceremony

Hello, Sascha! Congrats on the album, we really enjoyed it!
 
S: Thank you for having me, it’s great to see, that my work is still appreciated, by people around the world! Releasing an album after all this time, made me slightly anxious, even if I liked it very much and seeing the great reception all around, even in the first few days, is just great.