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
We are off to a very late start with everyone concentrating on The Metal Madness Marathon for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and all that involved that (not that this is a bad thing) But below are the 6 candidates for July 2017. Voting will be open until July 7, 2017 11:59 pm. You may vote once daily for your favorite(s)
They are in no particular order Continue reading Women of Metal July 2017 Band of the Month Candidates
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!
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”!
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
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/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”
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.
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!
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
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.”