After the bad ass rockin’ “The Cabaret Of Dreams”, the power metal hymn “Stay” and the blackish “The Paradox”, US theatrical metal outfit SEVEN SPIRES Continue reading Theatrical Metallers SEVEN SPIRES Show Off Their Melo-Death Face With “Serenity”
The freshest new name in punk-influenced rock, BARB WIRE DOLLS, released their electrifying new album, Rub My Mind, July 7, 2017 via Motörhead Music. Continue reading BARB WIRE DOLLS Share Powerful Message of Self-Love in New Track “If I Fall”
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
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
Our Friends at WormHoleDeath are proud to announce that italian alternative metal combo Lightyears have signed with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their EP “Erase”. Continue reading Lightyears (Italy) Sign with Wormholedeath and Present Their Official Music Video “Show Me”!
Symphonic/Celtic vocalist LEAH – described affectionately by her fans as “the metal Enya” – is recognized in the music world for her work with established heavy metal musicians such as Eric Peterson of Testament and Dragonlord, Timo Somers of Delain, Troy Donockly of Nightwish and many others. With three well-received releases under her belt ( Of Earth & Angels , Otherworld  and Kings & Queens ), LEAH is currently working on her upcoming, currently untitled album featuring many of the players above, in addition to former Delain drummer Sander Zoer and Barend Courbois of Blind Guardian. LEAH‘s music places the listener in a world of fantasy, magic, history and everything in between. Continue reading Symphonic Vocalist LEAH Releases Ethereal Cover of Skyrim Video Game Theme Song “The Dragonborn Comes”
Debut EP ‘Funky Queen’ Coming March 3rd 2017 on Napalm Records!
If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age ever had the chance to breed, BLACK MIRRORS would have been their favorite creation. This jewel is Belgium’s answer to pretty much every rock band out there: BLACK MIRRORS, fronted by the charismatic vocalist Marcella Di Troia, manage to gather an endless amount of influences which have been ruling the rock n’ roll universe for decades, and combine them intoBLACK MIRRORS‘ very own and special sound. It’s been only a matter of time for their first debut EP, ‘Funky Queen‘, to finally see the light of day onMarch 3rd 2017 via Napalm Records! Continue reading BLACK MIRRORS RELEASE NEW VIDEO VIA REVOLVER MAGAZINE
Photo Credit : Photography by Cesare Bignotti / Photo post production by Marco Castellani
Italian opera metallers Elegy of Madness are proud to unveil the artwork and the tracklist of their upcoming album “New Era”, which will be released via Opera Core / Wormholedeath. The band is currently mixing the album with Christian Donaldson (The Grid Studios – Montreal) and filming the official video with Cesare Bignotti (EVES Vision). Continue reading ELEGY OF MADNESS “New Era” artwork & tracklist unveiled
My Own Ghost, a rock band from Luxembourg and the Finnish record label Secret Entertainment continue their cooperation. The second album named “Life On Standby” is released April 7th 2017. The album is produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, etc..) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Sunrise Avenue, Bullet For My Valentine, etc.)
Their critically acclaimed debut album “Love Kills” was released in 2014 also by Secret Entertainment.
The band just released a music video from the album and it can be seen here:
The band comments the single, music video and tour:
“‘Life On Standby’ tells the story of quite a lot of people, who spend their life looking at life passing them by, but not living life to the fullest. Sometimes they try to break out, but that seems to get harder and harder the older they get and the more they get caught in everyday life.
The videoclip for ‘Life On Standby’ shows us a man, who’s lost all and every connection to reality, and who, little by little breaks out , which, in this case, is quite a painful process.
We’re really happy that we found in Francis Majerus an actor who’s able to transmit all these conflicting emotions and who was ready to engage himself fully into the storyline. Also, big thanks go out to Scumcrow Production s, who’ve done an amazing job.
My Own Ghost will embark on their 3rd UK Tour in order to promote the release of the first single from the new album. ‘Life On Standby’ will be presented to English audiences live on 4 dates.
This stint in the UK will be followed quickly by a return to Manchester and London as main support for Finnish singer Tarja Turunen on her Shadow Shows 2017. The tour will comprise 6 more dates in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. It is a great honour for My Own Ghost to support the former Nightwish singer on her tour.
What makes it even more special is that, after having found a home at Secret Entertainment and having Hiili Hiilesmaa and Svante Forsbäck working on the new album, touring with Tarja strengthens their ties with Finland and really makes it their second home. ”
Confirmed tour dates:
18.2. @ Level III Swindon/UK
20.2. @ Alley Cat Bar London/UK
21.2. @ The Horns Watford/UK
22.2. @ New Cross Inn London/UK
9.3. Support Tarja @ O2 Academy Manchester/U
10.3. Support Tarja @ Koko London/UK
11.3. Support Tarja @ Neushorn Leeuwarden/NL
13.3. Support Tarja @ Cacaofabriek Helmond/NL
14.3. Support Tarja @ Atak Enschede/NL
15.3. Support Tarja @ KUFA Esch-sur-Alzette/LU
17.3. Support Tarja @ MS Connexion Mannheim/DE
18.3. Support Tarja @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Soleure/CH
25.3. @ Mix N’Kawa Belval/LU
23.4. @ FemMe Eindhoven/NL
28.4. @ Release Party KUFA Esch-sur-Alzette/LU
01. Life On Standby
02. Everytime I Break
04. 10 Weeks Of Summer
05. If I Stay
06. Don’t Say You Love Me
07. No Air
08. The Night Before I Die
09. When Love Is Not Enough
Julie Rodesch – Vocals
Fred Brever – Guitars
David Soppelsa – Guitars
Joe May – Bass
Michael Stein – Drums
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