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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

Seven Spires To Release “Solveig” August 4th via SAOL Go Fund Me Campaign Under Way Now!

With its new theatrical piece “Solveig”, the female-fronted American band Seven Spires is about to pull off a major coup in the ever-growing symphonic metal scene. This debut album, which is to be released worldwide on August 4th, 2017 via SAOL, indeed succeeds in establishing as of now the four-piece orchestra as an essential figure of tomorrow’s extreme soundscape.   The first video from the album for the song “The Cabaret of Dreams” can be viewed below. Continue reading Seven Spires To Release “Solveig” August 4th via SAOL Go Fund Me Campaign Under Way Now!

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 Continue reading Kliodna (Belarus) sign with Wormholedeath!

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