Liz Pomeroy Returns to The Women of Metal Show 9/28/2013

Liz Pomeroy
Liz Pomeroy

That’s right Liz Pomeroy from the band Burning Daisy returns to The Women of Metal Show this Saturday at 8pm CDT on Insane Realm Radio.

This time around Liz joins Jayson for a LIVE interview.

Burning Daisy are a Calgary based keg full of inebriated rock. Melodically angry guitar riffs float between powerful haunting vocals, and heavy, crashing drums all swimming in a haze of rumbling bass lines.

HEAVEN THE AXE – “Good Things Come To Those Who Hate” [Official Music Video]

“…fucking hell. watch out for the new Heaven The Axe single…I was privvy enough to hear it and it knocked my fucking head off. Well done Phoebe Pinnock and Steve Watts”
– Liv Repas, HEAVY MUSIC MAGAZINE, Publisher

 I got fucking goose bumps when I watched this.
Then I watched it again.
You have a room full of dirty sweaty nasty looking metal heads (including different drummers) ready to tear your face off.
Then you have Phoebe up front to take that edge off, until she proceeds to spit venom and scare you into submission.
Throw in two brutal guest singers in Youngy from King Parrot and Danimal from Frankenbok and.. well.. just watch.
Then hit replay and watch it again.
Australia, stand up and be proud!”
Higgo, Anchor Triple M/Triple M Distortion

‘Wow, this Melbourne band have taken a serious dose of the angry pills, and gone several miles into left field. They released their debut album a couple of years back, and have now hit back with a brand new single. And they’ve taken the very gutsy step of releasing just about the least commercial track you could possibly imagine from them.

Not only is it angry to the point of being quite vicious, not only does lead singer Phoebe Pinnock sound like she’s about to kill someone as she screeches out her vocals, not only have they enlisted the help of two of the most out of control vocalists in Aussie heavy music to sing some of the backing vocals (Matt Young from King Parrot and Dan from Frankenbok), but the arrangement of the song is quite off-kilter. And yet it still seems to flow very nicely indeed.

It’s not just a snarling, angry song however. Pinnock’s schizophrenic vocal delivery intersperses sexy, sassy melodic lines amidst the angst, and the blistering lead guitar lines provide further colour. It’s a song of stark contrasts, a song of fury and beauty all at once.

This is not the song you’d expect from a female fronted heavy rock to metal act to release as a first single from a new album, and that is a truly wonderful thing”
– Rod Whitfield

Credit: Heavy

NIGHTWISH: ‘Showtime, Storytime’ DVD, Blu-Ray Details Revealed


NIGHTWISH will release ‘Showtime, Storytime’ on November 29th as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD DIGI, limited 2DVD + 2CD DIGI, limited 2CD DIGI, 2LP (coloured) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast Mailorder Edition.

The upcoming live DVD contains the entire Nightwish headline show at this year’s legendary Wacken Open Air. The live show, in the front of 85,000 screaming metalheads, was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total duration of 85 minutes.

The second disc consists of 120-minute tour documentary, ‘Please Learn The Setlist in 48 Hours’ – also directed by Ville Lipiäinen – with no short of drama or overall madness. Also, there is a 16-minute Nightwish Table Hockey Tournament, filmed on tour. On top of this there are two music clips: ‘I Want My Tears Back’ (Live at Hartwall Arena) and ‘Ghost Love Score’ (Live in Buenos Aires).

The Wacken Open Air appearance was the first of the three final shows of the band’s ‘Imaginaerum World Tour 2013’, which saw the Norsemen and their Dutch amazon Floor Jansen (REVAMP) playing of 104 concerts in 34 different countries with total audience of over 1.5 million fans around the globe.

Nightwish mastermind and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: “Our darling flying Dutchwoman, Floor Jansen, has been nothing but incredible during her time in Nightwish on this tour, so this is a perfect opportunity to immortalize the current vibe of the band on film!”

Live Show Set list:

‘Dark Chest Of Wonders’
‘Wish I Had An Angel’
‘She Is My Sin’
‘Ghost River’
‘ Ever Dream’
‘I Want My Tears Back’
‘Last Of The Wilds’
‘Bless The Child’
‘Ghost Love Score’
‘Song Of Myself’
‘Last Ride Of The Day’
‘Outro (Imaginaerum)’


LEAVES’ EYES: ‘Symphonies Of The Night’ Track Listing, Release Dates Revealed

LEAVES’ EYES recently finished mixing and mastering their new album, Symphonies Of The Night, at Mastersound Studio in Germany. The album will be released on November 13th in Spain/Sweden/Norway, November 15th in Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Finland/Benelux, November 18th in the UK/Rest of Europe, and on November 26th in North America.

Says the band: “The album is officially completed and we couldn’t be more proud of the final result. Expect this album to be the heaviest and most epic Leaves’ Eyes experience to date: it will haunt you, even in your dreams.”


Symphonies Of The Night tracklisting:

‘Hell To The Heavens’
‘Fading Earth’
‘Maid Of Lorraine’
‘Symphony Of The Night’
‘Saint Cecelia’
‘Hymn To The Lone Sands’
‘Angel And The Ghost’
‘Éléonore de Provence’
‘Eileen’s Ardency’ (Bonus Track)*
‘One Caress’ (Bonus Track)**

* featuring Carmen Elise Espenæs (MIDNATTSOL, SAVN)

Leaves’ Eyes have announced the first dates for their Symphonies Of The Night World Tour, with more to be announced soon.


Confirmed dates include:

19 – Wieze, Belgium – Metal Female Voices Festival XI
26 – Bucharest, Romania – Maximum Rock Festival
27 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Club Mixtape 5 *

12 – Brescia, Italy – Circolo Colony **
13 – Nürnberg, Germany – Rockfabrik **
14 – Vienna, Austria – Szene **
15 – Essen, Germany – Turock (CD Release Show) **
16 – Sneek, Netherlands – Bolwerk **
17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg **
20 – Beijing, China – Yu Gong live house *
21 – Shanghai, China – Mao live house *
23 – Taipei, Taiwan – The Wall live house *
27 – Bangkok, Thailand – The Rock Pub *

14 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Arctica Club
15 – Moscow, Russia – Moscow Hall

25 – San Juan, Puerto Rico – La Respuesta *
27 – 31 – Miami, FL/Caribbean Sea – 70.000 Tons of Metal

14 – Arnsberg, Germany – Zero **
15 – Almelo, Netherlands – Ramrock Festival *
16 – Berlin, Germany – K17 **

* with Atrocity
** with Atrocity & Special Guests

KARI RUESLATTEN Releases Video For ‘Why So Lonely’ Single Featuring NIGHTWISH Mainman Tuomas Holopainen

KARI RUESLATTEN, founding member of the progressive doom metal band THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL, will release her fifth solo album, and first in nearly a decade, in February 2014 on Despotz Records. To whet the appetite of fans around the globe, Rueslåtten has launched a music video for the album’s first single, ‘Why So Lonely’.

‘Why So Lonely’ originally appeared on the 1994 The 3rd And The Mortal album, Tears Laid In Earth, and has been rearranged by Rueslåtten with the help of Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on piano and keys, Jostein Ansnes on guitar and Rune Arnesen on drums.

“I decided to look back in time and make a cover version of one of my favorite songs from the early years with The 3rd and the Mortal,” said Rueslåtten. “In a way, it can be seen as a tribute to those who have showed interest in my music through so many years. What really triggered me to start making music again were all the kind messages I got from fans around the world asking me when new music would surface. I am most humbled and grateful to find that there are people out there who have followed my music since my early beginning, back in The 3rd and the Mortal-days, and through all my solo-albums.”


Rueslåtten’s natural talent, combined with classical training and roots in the Norwegian folk music tradition, has resulted in a voice that is difficult to describe. Her music has been compared with artists like TORI AMOS, KATE BUSH and BJORK, maybe not necessarily because the music sounds very similar, but because of each artists’ distinctive vocal delivery.

Rueslåtten will start the recording of her brand new, 10-song album this fall. The album will be recorded in Øra Studio in Trondheim and produced by Jostein Ansnes, one of Norway’s best guitarists, known for his work with the critically acclaimed Norwegian band DADAFON with singer Kristin Asbjørnsen.

More information can be found on Kari’s website at this location.

Lilith Astaroth on Women of Metal Radio 8/17/2013

Lilith Astaroth on Women of Metal Radio 8/17/2013 by Jayson Shell on Mixcloud

SORROWSEED is a dark melodic metal manifestation of twisted prophecies that once tormented the minds of Morte McAdaver and Thomas Cyranowski. Now the Extinction Prophecies are unleashed to wreak cacophonous havoc upon the ears of the masses.

Lilith Astaroth: The human manifestation of the Reaping Willow, the goddess Lilith leads the Order with her nightmarish, phlegmy Screams of Torture.

Morte McAdaver: One of two creatures to survive the dissolution of the previous order, he shall provide many Murderous Axes to the faces of feeble human filth.

Defiler Thane: First of the new souls, his Thumping Lines shall cause the earth to quake and cities to crumble.

Prometheus B. Subrick: The final of new souls (or lack thereof in his case), this failed laboratory creation infects the children of the human species with Percussive Nightmares.

The Phantom Cyr: The second of two depraved beings to survive the Order’s original demise, this disturbed conductor’s Orchestral Depravities haunt mankind’s collective conscience.

The Order has risen, and will stop at nothing until this world is at its end.

Sorrowseed’s full-length 2CD debut, “The Extinction Prophecies” is now available on iTUNES, CDBABY, and eMUSIC. More details at!

Lilith Astaroth
Lilith Astaroth


SLEEPING ROMANCE Signs With Ulterium Records

Sleeping Romance
Sleeping Romance

Ulterium Records have announced the signing of the symphonic metal band SLEEPING ROMANCE to the label. Their debut album Enlighten will be released on November 1st in Europe and December 3rd in North America.

Fronted by the emotional vocals of Federica Lanna and the epic songwriting from guitar player Federico Truzzi, Sleeping Romance creates something really exciting together that should appeal to fans in the scene.

Enlighten was mastered by Roberto Priori (LOS ANGELES, DANGER ZONE, VISION DIVINE) and the artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ICED EARTH).

Sleeping Romance Enlighten
Sleeping Romance Enlighten

Enlighten tracklisting;
‘Hybrid Overture’
‘The Promise Inside’
‘Soul Reborn’
‘Free Me’
‘December Flower’
‘Finding My Way’
‘Passion Lost’
‘Devil’s Cave’

Check out an album teaser for Enlighten below:

Enlighten can be pre-ordered at the Ulterium Records Store here.

Sleeping Romance will tour Europe together with THEOCRACY in November. These are the confirmed dates so far:

2 – Brainstorm Festival – Apeldoorn, Netherlands
9 – Blast of Eternity – Neckarsulm, Germany
11 – Call for Eternity – Collosseum, Kosice, Slovakia
12 – Melodka – Brno, Czech Republic
13 – Club Hoodoo – Prague, Czech Republic

For more details visit Sleeping Romance on here.

CADAVERIA To Release ‘Karma’ Retrospective DVD Next Month


CADAVERIA — the Italian band featuring former OPERA IX vocalist Cadaveria and ex-OPERA IX drummer/NECRODEATH vocalist Marçelo Santos (a.k.a. Flegias) — will release its first retrospective DVD, “Karma”, on October 22 via Scarlet Records.

The double-disc set will live and backstage video material, unreleased interviews and much more, spanning the band’s entire career, for a total running time of two hours and 40 minutes.

A detailed list of the DVD’s contents can be found at this location.

CADAVERIA’s “Death Vision” video can be seen below. The song comes off CADAVERIA’s fourth album, “Horror Metal”, which was released on January 31, 2012 via Bakerteam Records, a division of Scarlet Records.

The group’s long-awaited follow-up 2007′s “In Your Blood” (released on French extreme metal label Season Of Mist) has been described by Cadaveria as “the most obscure, raw and horror-filled work ever produced by the group.”

Cadaveria Karma DVD
Cadaveria Karma DVD

Gypsy Flight on Women of Metal from 8/24/13

Gypsy Flight on Women of Metal 8/24/13 by Jayson Shell on Mixcloud

Gypsy Flight is an Original Hard Rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Blending hard edge rhythms with melodic vocal lines,Gypsy Flight delivers Hard Rock music with a modern attitude. In February Gypsy Flight placed 3RD in the Bay Area’s longest running Battle of the Bands and in May 2013 Gypsy Flight released their self titled debut album and immediately grabbed the attention of Hard Rock legions. While gaining airplay on Hard Rock Radio, Gypsy Flight also has been selected to be included on “Maiden of Metal” compilation album being distributed by Delinquent Records USA along with top Female fronted bands from around the world. Take a listen for yourself to Gypsy Flight and spread the word to Hard Rock enthusiasts all around about Gypsy Flight.

Gypsy Flight is:

Shawna Sommers – Lead Vocals

Karen Alvarez – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals

Marc Hughes – Drums/Vocals

Nick Campbell – Lead Guitar

Adam Alvarez – Bass/Vocals

Gypsy Flight
Gypsy Flight