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SEVEN SPIRES To Release “Solveig” This Friday – Full Album Stream Available Now

“Solveig”: Seven Spires’ potent, debut full-length concept album – the journey of a lost soul through a neo-Victorian underworld ruled by an ancient demon. Despite small glimmers of hope, it is a grim tale with a heavy focus on escapism, death, and decadence. With distinct attention to melancholic power metal, melodic death metal, and black metal, these storytellers fuse sounds from across the spectrum of metal with their great love for Romantic composers and film scores.  The album is set for release on Friday, but before it is, the band has given you a chance to hear the album in its entirety.  Listen to it HERE.

Seven Spires carved their place in the metal world somewhere between Kamelot and Dimmu Borgir whilst all individually honing their craft at Berklee College of Music. “The human soul is a complex, multifaceted nebula of memories, intentions, and dreams,” says vocalist Adrienne Cowan, “And in order to fully express this in a story-driven album, I think it is so important to use every musical tool available to us. You can expect everything from regal black metal, bittersweet power metal during brighter moments in the story, and even a little doom metal in the darkest depths.”

Following the release of “Solveig”, Seven Spires plan to venture across North America through 2017. After witnessing firsthand the devotion of the European metal scene during a torrential downpour in the misty mountains of Slovenia, their headlining set at MetalDays ’17 proved that 2018 holds another voyage across the Atlantic for these metal storytellers.

Pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon.

The “Solveig” track listing reads as follows:

  1. The Siren
  2. Encounter
  3. The Siren (Reprise)
  4. The Cabaret of Dreams
  5. Choices
  6. Closure
  7. 100 Days
  8. Stay
  9. The Paradox
  10. Serenity
  11. Depths
  12. Distant Lights
  13. Burn
  14. Ashes
  15. 15. Reflections

XANDRIA Announces Second Leg of North American Tour & Unveil New Lyric Video “Queen Of Hearts Reborn”!

Napalm Records recording artists Xandria are set to return to the road this fall in North America alongside label-mates Kobra and the Lotus.  Also coming along for the ride is September Mourning.  The tour is set to kick off September 29th in Buffalo, NY and will run through October 21st in Atlanta, GA.  A complete list of dates can be found below. But not enough of good news! Continue reading XANDRIA Announces Second Leg of North American Tour & Unveil New Lyric Video “Queen Of Hearts Reborn”!

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR launch album contest; further live dates announced

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR are pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’ for the October 20th, 2017 worldwide through InsideOutMusic. Each track on the new album is named after a city that made an impression on Anneke while touring the world, and to celebrate the release they have launched a contest where fans can guess each of the locations featured on the album, and win exclusive and rare merchandise. Continue reading Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR launch album contest; further live dates announced

EPICA To Release ‘The Solace System’ EP In September

With their latest masterpiece, Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA set new standards. 2016’s “The Holographic Principle” is the most epochal, multi-layered, courageous and successful record of the band, reaching top 10 chart position entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. Accordingly, all the tracks written for the Continue reading EPICA To Release ‘The Solace System’ EP In September

June 24, 2017 Women of Metal Radio Show

Saturday (June 24, 2017) 8pm CST (9pm EDT) on the Women of Metal Radio Show on Insane Realm Radio.

Jayson and Kent will be playing a DOUBLE SHOT from our June 2017 Band of the Month Burning Point

Plus music from The White Swan, Meteora, Holy Grove, Alwaid, Unleash The Archers, Letters From The Fire, Midnight Sorrow, Jess and the Ancient Ones and many others.

The SPOTLIGHT will be shining on Upon Revival, Seraphic, Royal Skulls and The Red Widows

Saturday – 8 pm CDT, 9 pm EDT, 1 am GMT, 2 am CET, 10 am JST

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