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VIXEN Bassist Says ‘It Was Really Awkward’ To Reform Without Founding Guitarist JAN KUEHNEMUND

Emily Strigl of the “Talking Metal” podcast conducted an interview with VIXEN guitarist Britt Lightning and bassist Share Ross prior to the band’s April 29 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Continue reading VIXEN Bassist Says ‘It Was Really Awkward’ To Reform Without Founding Guitarist JAN KUEHNEMUND

Arkona and Sirenia To Kick Off North American Tour Today!

Napalm Records artists Arkona and Sirenia are ready to kick of their North American tour, tomorrow night in New York, NY at Webster Hall.  This tour serves as a special 15th anniversary run for Arkona.  The tour is also Sirenia‘s first ever North American tour!  A complete list of dates can be found below. Continue reading Arkona and Sirenia To Kick Off North American Tour Today!

Symphonic Vocalist LEAH Releases Ethereal Cover of Skyrim Video Game Theme Song “The Dragonborn Comes”

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 [2012], Otherworld [2013] and Kings & Queens [2015]), 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 GuardianLEAH‘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”

Kliodna (Belarus) sign with Wormholedeath!

We are proud to announce that Kliodna (Symphonic/Melodic Metal from Belarus) have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their new album “The Dark Side..”.
Release dates TBC.

Biography

Kliodna is a 5 member melodic-symphonic metal band from Minsk, Belarus. The band was formed in 2013 by lead guitarist Alexandr Korobov, bassist Vasiliy Silura and lead singer Helena Wild. The band soon found an outstanding, compatible drummer by the name of Rostislav Golubnichy and second lead guitarist Anton Michailovskiy. Kliodna has recently completed the recording of their first full-length album called The Dark Side ( ….. of the stories) and have begun composing for a second album. Unfortunately, lead singer Helena Wild left the band during the summer of 2016 due to recurring health issues but was replaced quickly with professional operatic singer Natalia Senko. Kliodna opened up for Van Canto in the fall of 2015 and have impressed promoters to the point of being asked to open for Leaves Eyes at the Metal Crowd festival in Belarus in August 2016. They are presently ranked number 1 on Reverbnation’s Metal Charts for their country of BELARUS !

Members

  • Natalia Senko – Vocals
  • Alexandr Korobov – Guitar
  • Anton Michailovskiy – Guitar
  • Vasily Silura – Bass Guitar
  • Ilya Konopelko – Drums

Activist-Artist OTEP Launches Second Leg of “The Resistance” World Tour, Calls for Equal Rights and Social Awareness

Tour Begins Thursday, May 25 in Santa Ana, CA | Tickets @ www.oteploves.me

Groundbreaking art-rock performer, author and spoken word artist OTEP shook up the states earlier this year with her popular “The Resistance” World Tour performances – potent, engaging exhibitions of activism awareness spreading the vital word on equal rights, social education and political enlightenment. Back by popular demand, OTEP is launching a second extension of the tour, beginning on May 25 in Santa Ana, CA and visiting over 30 more states through July 5. See below for all confirmed tour dates. Continue reading Activist-Artist OTEP Launches Second Leg of “The Resistance” World Tour, Calls for Equal Rights and Social Awareness

BARB WIRE DOLLS Announce New Album Details and Release Politically-Charged Single, “Back In The U.S.S.A.”

Following up on a very successful 2016, raucous rockers BARB WIRE DOLLS are set to release their brand new album, Rub My Mind, on June 16, 2017 via Motörhead Music. The band will tour all summer long in North America on the Vans Warped Tour in support of the album! BARB WIRE DOLLS can be seen daily on the Skullcandy Stage. Tickets are on sale now via www.vanswarpedtour.com. In addition, the band is on tour now in the UK/Europe. Continue reading BARB WIRE DOLLS Announce New Album Details and Release Politically-Charged Single, “Back In The U.S.S.A.”

METALOCALYPSTICK FEST OFFER FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FOR 2017 LINE UP

METALOCALYPSTICK FEST, the Western Canadian outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate heavy metal, but embraces the power of women in metal are offering a FREE digital sampler “Metal Queens Vol. 1” in promotion of their 2017 line up, which features bands from across Canada and beyond with Cabrakaan (Toluca, Mexico), Sovereign Council (Kingston, ON), Violent Betty (Saskatoon, SK), Atmora (Windsor, ON), Scythia (Calgary, AB), Massive Scar Era (Vancouver, BC / Cairo, Egypt) and many more!

To get your Free Download, please visit the following link: https://metalocalypstickfest.bandcamp.com/album/metalocalypstick-metal-queens-vol-1  Continue reading METALOCALYPSTICK FEST OFFER FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FOR 2017 LINE UP

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Release Music Video For Track “The Matriarch”.

The definition of matriarch says:

“A woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically:  a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants.”

“The Matriarch” is also the brand new track and music video off of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS‘ upcoming album Apex. The album marks the tenth anniversary of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honor with an exhilarating feast on their fourth masterpiece – out on June 2nd via Napalm Records! Continue reading UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Release Music Video For Track “The Matriarch”.

Venue Change Announced: METALOCALYPSTICK Canadian Fest Celebrating Women In Metal

Tickets On Sale Now!

Get ready for Mountains, Camping and the Women of Metal!

METALOCALYPSTICK FEST, the Western Canadian outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate heavy metal, but embraces the power of women in metal announce they will be moving venue locations due to scheduling conflicts with original venue in Valemount, BC. The new venue to host METALOCALYPSTICK FEST’s 2017 line up for Canada Day weekend July 1st and 2nd will be the outdoor grounds of the Interlakes Community Center in Lone Butte, BC. Continue reading Venue Change Announced: METALOCALYPSTICK Canadian Fest Celebrating Women In Metal