Raine Hilai (Midnight Eternal Interview)

Midnight Eternal is a symphonic metal band based out of New York City. It was formed in March of 2014 when two members of Operatika (Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks) invited Daniel Prestup (Rivera Bomma, Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (Symphony X) to join them in recording a two-song demo. During the recording, the band acquired the talents of vocalist Raine Hilai based on her previous work in theater and her solo endeavor. The planned demo quickly evolved into the formation of a full-time band when it became apparent the group had something special on their hands. Shortly thereafter, Greg Manning (of Spider Rockets, Zamora) joined the band as permanent member taking over bass duties. Continue reading Raine Hilai (Midnight Eternal Interview)

Delain: Lunar Prelude EP Review

Written by Scott Johnson

CD Info

Album: Lunar Prelude EP

Artist: Delain

Genre: Goth/Symphonic Metal

Language: English Lyrics

Release Date: February 19th, 2016

Rating: 4.5/5

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Hailing from The Netherlands, Delain brings us their 7th album entitled Lunar Prelude, which serves as a tasty morsel to tide over the fans until their next album is released later in 2016. The EP Continue reading Delain: Lunar Prelude EP Review

OTEP Debuts New Song “ZERO” via Revolver Magazine

hOlFsUvNew Album GENERATION DOOM out April 15th via Napalm Records

Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is more than a band. OTEP is an Art Movement, a Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTcore of Heavy Mental Rock.” This is how mastermind/vocalist OTEP Shamaya and her band have been described and this album proves this truth! Continue reading OTEP Debuts New Song “ZERO” via Revolver Magazine

March 5, 2016: Women of Metal Radio Show

Saturday-3-4-2016aSaturday (March 5, 2016) 8pm CST (9pm EST) Women of Metal Radio Show on Insane Realm Radio bought to you by The Indie Authority

Cold Kingdom Interview with Harry Cane from The Twisted Mind Radio Show

We’ll be featuring music from MindMaze, Triosphere, Oceans of Slumber,Sirenia, Mother Mooch, Spaceship Underground, Kandle, Dysrider and many others.

Kent and Jayson will be spotlighting Sabbath Assembly (official), Demon Incarnate, VallorcH and Anwynn

Plus we’ll be revealing our March 2016 Band of the Month

8 pm CST, 9 pm EST, 1am GMT, 2am CET, 10am JST

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LITA FORD Teams Up With Pledge Music For New Album and Book

LITA FORD is launching a PledgeMusic campaign as she wants to give her fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Queen of Metal.  With the year shaping up to a banner one for Ford featuring the release of her long awaited memoir, new album and extensive touring plans including headline dates and shows with Halestorm.

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Saturday (1-30-2016) Women of Metal Radio Show

Saturday-poster1-30Saturday (January 30, 2016) 8pm CST (9pm EST) Women of Metal Radio Show on The Indie Authority will feature music from our January 2016 Band of the Month Claymorean

We’ll be featuring music from Hand of God, Zephyra, Leeja Stark Band,Nightqueen, Beyond Eden, APRIL WEEPS, HEAVEN THE AXE, The Agonist and many others.

Kent and Jayson will be spotlighting Pergana, A Truth Divides, DuesterLustand Icefire the Band

We’ll also be revealing our February 2014 Band of the Month who will it be?

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EPICA Aiming To Be “More Aggressive” Sound On Next Album

Bassist Rob van der Loo of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA spoke to Louder Noise about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2014’s “The Quantum Enigma” album. He said (see video below): “So far, I must say — of course, I can’t spoil too much the new album — but we kind of… One of the biggest changes, of course, is not just me being the new member of the band, but also we changed… [On ‘The Quantum Enigma’] we started working with Joost van den Broek, who used to be the old keyboard player from AFTER FOREVER, the band where Mark [Jansen, guitar/vocals] used to play as well. And we recorded it in a completely new studio, a completely new setting. I guess this is also the first album that we worked with a complete orchestra, ’cause normally we use a lot of software. We always add some real strings, of course. I mean, it still has to sound organic, of course. But I can already spoil that with this new album, we’re actually gonna record it with a bigger orchestra — even bigger than the last one — with a bigger choir. We’re also gonna have a brass section on it as well. And we just came out of the studio. We already recorded the drums. I just finished bass last week. Isaac [Delahaye] did the rhythm guitars already. And we also did it with a new sound setting as well. We actually kind of stripped our sound to make it sound a little bit more aggressive than the last album, to be honest.” Continue reading EPICA Aiming To Be “More Aggressive” Sound On Next Album

IN THIS MOMENT’s ‘Beautiful Tragedy’ To Be Released On Vinyl For First Time

IN THIS MOMENT‘s 2007 debut album, “Beautiful Tragedy”, is being made available for the first time on vinyl via brand new label Wargod.

Under exclusive license from Century Media, the “Beautiful Tragedy” vinyl package includes a heavy duty gatefold jacket and a 16 x 23 poster featuring an exclusive “Beautiful Tragedy”-era photo of vocalist Maria Brink, taken by veteran music photographer Jeremy Saffer. Continue reading IN THIS MOMENT’s ‘Beautiful Tragedy’ To Be Released On Vinyl For First Time

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