VUUR, the new band featuring renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen, will release its debut album, “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities”, on October 20 via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by Joost Van Den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Others co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (PERIPHERY), Esa Holopainen(AMORPHIS), Daniel Cardoso (ANATHEMA), and both of VUUR‘s guitar players wrote a song as well. Continue reading Anneke van Giersbergen’s new band VUUR unveil details of their debut album
“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.
The “Solveig” track listing reads as follows:
- The Siren
- The Siren (Reprise)
- The Cabaret of Dreams
- 100 Days
- The Paradox
- Distant Lights
- 15. Reflections
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”
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”!
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.”
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
The US progressive power metal band MINDMAZE will release their new album “Resolve” on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. Continue reading MINDMAZE: “RESOLVE” DETAILS REVEALED
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