melodic metal

Dyrewolf - Dyrewolf

Admittedly, my knowledge of Manitoban heavy rock/metal leaves much to be desired. Aside from spotting the odd Propagandhi T-shirt amongst a (wacky) crowd back in college or fawning over Evil Survives’ killer “Die like a Samurai”, I’ve yet to musically sink my cuspids (i.e. canines) into Canada’s Easternmost Prairie province.

Generation Axe at Hard Rock Live Orlando in Florida 2018

The format of the show is simple, all five of the guitarists hit the stage for an opening number, then they each come out and show the crowd what they can do individually and with a little help from their fellow guitarists, then finally they close the show together. While this may sound simple, when you get musicians of this caliber in one place, you never know what can happen.
 

Warkings - Reborn

Warkings are an international power metal band/project, made up of Viking on Bass (some Scandinavian guy?), Spartan on drums (maybe a Greek, as the band’s bandcamp lists Pieria in Northern Greece as their base of operations), Crusader on guitars (likely a Brit or Frenchman?) and Tribune on vocals, who’s been revealed to be Georg Neuhauser, the Austrian singer of bands like Serenity and another international project, by the name of Phantasma that if fate serves correctly we did review some time ago.

Satan announces February 2019 European Headlining Tour

English metal powerhouse Satan will return to central Europe for the “Cruel Winter” tour featuring ten dates in six countries. Satan are in full promotion swing of their current album “Cruel Magic”, which has been released in September of 2018. The album is a huge success for band and label which culminated in a sensational German chart entry on position 28.

Ash Of Ashes release new video for “Down the White Waters”

At the end of the year of the album release, Ash Of Ashes have created a very special treat for their fans.

A music video for the title song “Down the White Waters”, which in less than three months could reach the absolutely remarkable number of 90.000 Spotify plays for a newcomer!

The epic metal song has thus received the appropriate and mood-appropriate images, and was produced by the band themselves with the help of friends.

Steel Engraved to release new self-titled studio album on January 25th 2019

German Heavy/Power Metal machine Steel Engraved, have announced the release of their new self-titled album for January 25th, 2019, via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records.

Steel Engraved’s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school metal.

Darkwater to release new studio album “Human” on March 1st 2019

The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater will release their new album “Human” on March 1st, 2019, in Europe and North America via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital.

“Human” won’t leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection.

Mind Key signs with Frontiers Music Srl and announces new album “MK III - Aliens in Wonderland”

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Mind Key, whose new album “MK III - Aliens in Wonderland” is planned for release in 2019.

Mind Key is a progressive metal band formed in Napoli, Italy in 1999 by Dario De Cicco (keyboards) and Emanuele Colella (guitars). The two wanted to create a band that melded the sound of bands like Dream Theater, Symphony X, Evergrey, and Pain of Salvation with a songwriting approach inspired by '80/'90s hard rock style.

King Diamond to release new DVD/Blu-ray “Songs for the Dead Live” on January 25th 2019

On January 25th, 2019, King Diamond will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, “Songs for the Dead Live”, via Metal Blade Records.
 
There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalogue is that there are just too many great songs to fit into a single set.

Ghost live in Florida 2018

For those that don’t know Ghost, the band was formed by Tobias Forge back in 2006 in Linkoping Sweden. As the music they were creating was unlike anything that they had created before, the band decided to take on a more theatrical approach and the Forge adopted the persona of “Papa Emeritus” and dressed in Papal garb, while the rest of band donned black outfits and masks and would be known as Nameless Ghouls.