orchestral metal

Royal Hunt - Dystopia

Royal Hunt are back with a new release, almost two years after “Cast in Stone”. The line-up has remained the same and the album features some significant guest appearances such as: Mats Leven (ex-Candlemass, TSO, Skyblood) on “The Art of Dying” & “Snake Eyes”, Mark Boals (Y.J.

Nightwish announces live streaming shows on March 12th and March 13th 2021

Nightwish, one of the world’s leading symphonic metal bands and Finland’s most successful music export – sets the stage for an exquisite interactive experience in March 2021.

In “An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World”, the band will perform at The Islanders Arms, a tavern built in virtual reality. The event takes place on two nights, Friday March 12th and Saturday March 13th, 2021.
 

Souls Of Diotima to release new studio album “Janas” on January 29th 2021

Italian female fronted metal band Souls Of Diotima will release their fourth studio album, titled “Janas”, on January 29th, 2021, via Diotima Records/Rockshots Records.
 
Today the four-piece band unveils the lyric video for the first single “The Black Mask”. Watch the video below.

Aeternitas to release new studio album “Haunted Minds” on November 20th 2020

Aeternitas have set to release their 6th studio album, “Haunted Minds”, on November 20th, 2020, via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Aural Music group.

The band stated:
“Our sixth studio album will be the most powerful Aeternitas album yet, and with Henning Basse (ex-Metalium, ex-Firewind) and Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth, ex-King Diamond). We are honored to have these guest musicians involved”.

The cover artwork was done by Kurt Wörsdörfer.

Nightwish reschedule 2020 European Headlining Tour to May 2021

Finnish sextet Nightwish recently released their ninth studio album “Human. :II: Nature.” - it conquered the charts worldwide, including landing a #1 in their home country of Finland as well as Germany, and #2 in Canada, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.

Today, the band announce that they’ve had to postpone their European tour that was originally scheduled for November and December 2020, until May 2021.

Visions Of Atlantis to release new live album “A Symphonic Journey to Remember” on October 30th 2020

This autumn, Visions Of Atlantis will continue their entrancing symphonic journey through the maritime depths by presenting fans with their very first live album / Blu-ray / DVD, “A Symphonic Journey to Remember”!

Recorded live at the 2019 BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague, the multi-format live offering is set to be released on October 30th, 2020, via Napalm Records. 

Visions Of Atlantis announce Fall 2021 European Headlining Tour

After having to postpone their tour this spring due to the current COVID-19 related event bans, the pioneers of symphonic metal are now more than ready to conquer Europe with their upcoming tour next fall 2021.

Visions Of Atlantis continue their everlasting, symphonic journey and announce the new dates for their tour, originally scheduled in April / May 2020. All previously purchased tickets remain valid.

Nightwish - Human. :II: Nature.

Nightwish might have begun like a Stratovarius clone with female operatic vocals, to turn into a theatrical pop entity, when Annette Ozlon joined and with their third vocalist change, they’ve turned into a pretty symphonic, theatrical and pop beast, mainly because of the vocal prowess of one Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever, Revamp), who now towers over behind the mic.