London based metal outfit Evyltyde have announced the studio dates for their highly anticipated second album – ‘Rising’.

Evyltyde will return to Boneyard Studio [boneyardstudio.co.uk] in Wales to begin work on the new album on 21st January 2017 – the same studio in which they recorded their debut album back in late 2014. Continue reading EVYLTYDE ANNOUNCE ‘RISING’ ALBUM STUDIO DATES

TARJA TURUNEN Performs In Stuttgart, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of Tarja Turunen‘s October 14 performance at Im Wizemann in Stuttgart, Germany can be seen below.

Tarja‘s latest heavy rock album, “The Shadow Self”, was made available on August 5 via earMUSIC.

While waiting for the release of “The Shadow Self”, Tarja issued the new album’s prequel, “The Brightest Void”.

In a recent interview with 1340Mag.com, Tarja talked about how her music has been accepted in both the traditional and rock markets. She said: “I have always enjoyed the respect from my fellow colleagues and from the critics in general. When I started singing with operatic vocals in a heavy metal band, which became one of the biggest ones in Europe in a short period of time, I was always very clear about my background in classical music. I never left the training of my lyrical voice behind and actually I am training still very hard to become better in what I do. Maybe the hard work of mine has been seen by the people in general.”

Tarja also spoke about the lyrical themes covered on “The Shadow Self”. She said: “All the songs one way or another are connected with the theme of ‘The Shadow Self’. We all have our ‘darker’ side that sometimes pops out in certain situations as anger or frustration or similar. Maybe we might not even understand why we act weirdly in these situations, but it just happens. Many times it is just too scary to start searching for the answers from inside of you. I have started to understand that there is this darkness in me as well, but my darkness is the creative force that I use to create music. I love my darkness. Both albums are very personal to me, honestly, and for sure I write from my own experiences and what I have seen during my journeys around the world with music.”

“The Brightest Void” was released on June 3 via earMUSIC as a CD digipak, LP+download code and as a digital download.

“The Brightest Void” featured three guest artists: fellow Finnish star Michael Monroe, icon of the glam rock scene and former frontman of inspiring band HANOI ROCKS; Chad Smith (who doesn’t need any further introduction) and a new mix of WITHIN TEMPTATION‘s collaboration “Paradise (What About Us)”, carried out with Tarja and world-renowned sound engineer and producer Tim Palmer.

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AMARANTHE Wanted To Incorporate New Influences On ‘Maximalism’ Album

Metal Temple‘s Daniel Fox recently conducted an interview with singer Elize Ryd of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Continue reading AMARANTHE Wanted To Incorporate New Influences On ‘Maximalism’ Album

Lais Tomaz from Valiria on Women of Metal

Location: São Paulo, Brazil Genre: Heavy Metal
Status: Active Current Label: Independent
Years Active: 2014-?

Betting on a mix between experience and youth, Valiria brings a modern metal influenced by a vast range of genres inside Heavy Metal music, creating a sound that mix it all and turns it into a original “New Metal” without boundaries.

Formed by Laís Tomaz (Vocals), Luccas Vasoncellos (Guitar), Rodrigo Sughayyer (Bass) and Sergio Barsant (Drums), the band went through several lineups changes until they found the formation and sound they have been searching for.vilaria2

Their writing are based on day to day matters, exposing human conflicts, such as: abusive relationships (theme of their first single, released in 2014, Uneven Hero), the search for perfection inside a standardised world where the different is unacceptable, and even strong themes such as the controversial accusations the Catolic Church faces.

In March 2015 the band released their second single, “Red Hands”, recorded,
mixed and mastered by its own members, including a “lyric video” also made by the band to help share the song.

Later that same year the Valiria started recording their first which was produced independently again because of the quality they reached with “Red Hands”.

In September 2015 the band was invited to participate of a tribute album to the Brazilian singer Edu Falaschi. “A New Lease of Life” and writes a rereading to the song Introspection of his former band Symbols.

In February 2016 the EP “Blind Faith” was launched,again produced by the band itself, which was made available on Soundcloud, as well as Bandcamp, Google Play and other digital media.

Valiria is currently in studio working on new material.


  • Laís Tomaz (Vocals)
  • Luccas Vasoncellos (Guitar)
  • Rodrigo Sughayyer (Bass)
  • Sergio Barsant (Drums)
Uneven Hero (Single) 2014
Red Hands (Single) 2015
Blind Faith (EP) 2016


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NIGHTWISH: Watch ‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’ Performance Clip From ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ DVD

After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalize their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone, “Vehicle Of Spirit”, in Europe on December 9 (U.S. release to follow in January), featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material. Continue reading NIGHTWISH: Watch ‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’ Performance Clip From ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ DVD

LEAVES’ EYES: Watch Lyric Video For ‘Fires In The North’ EP Title Track

The official lyric video for “Fires In The North”, the title track of the new EP from LEAVES’ EYES, can be seen below. The EP was released in Europe on October 7 and will be made available in the U.S. on November 4 via AFM Records. The title track is a brand new song, featured in a regular and an acoustic version. In addition, the EP includes three songs from the band’s latest album, “King Of Kings”, in new versions, featuring the band’s new singer, Elina Siirala. The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. Continue reading LEAVES’ EYES: Watch Lyric Video For ‘Fires In The North’ EP Title Track

Evig Natt “Wildfire” Released Today

The debut music video from Norwegian metallers, Evig Natt, hauntingly sears the imagination. The sultry and poignant track, “Wildfire”, draws you in to a world where the veil between the dead and the living has been torn. In this place of no division, love, loss, yearning and despair perilously fuse and consume the senses.

Evig Natt will be appearing at this year’s Metal Female Voices Fest (Mfvf Metalfemalevoicesfest) 21-23 October in Belgium.

Read more about Evig Natt Here

November 2016 Women of Metal Band of the Month Candidates!

We are proud to present the Women of Metal and Women of Metal Radio Show Band of the Month Candidates for November 2016, they are in NO particular order Savage Master, Fox 45, Electric Citizen, Stars That Move, AFTERMOON, Scarblade, Shadowrise, Misfolded, Unnature Brasil, Veil of Mist and Elysian Gates

Remember you can vote once daily for your favorite until November 4th 11:59 p Central time (USA).
The Winner will be announced during the Women of Metal Radio Show on Insane Realm Radio on the November 5th show.

Continue reading November 2016 Women of Metal Band of the Month Candidates!