Ukraine-based, female-fronted “groove metal” band JINJER has released the song “Pisces” off its latest album, “King Of Everything”, as a special live session video. Continue reading Ukraine’s JINJER Releases ‘Pisces’ Live-Session Video
In 2016 renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen announced the formation of a brand new progressive metal band under the name of VUUR. The band now offers a glimpse into the recording process of their debut album at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, the Netherlands. VUUR’s debut full length is due in the fall of this year. Continue reading Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR Share Behind-the-Scenes Video of Debut Album Recording
The official video for “Bringer Of Pain”, the title track of the fourth album from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. Released on February 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the ten-track disc was recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, was mixed by Björkroth alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The cover artwork was crafted by Jan Yrlund. Continue reading BATTLE BEAST Release ‘Bringer of Pain’ Official Video
Fan-filmed video footage of Tarja Turunen‘s October 14 performance at Im Wizemann in Stuttgart, Germany can be seen below.
Tarja‘s latest heavy rock album, “The Shadow Self”, was made available on August 5 via earMUSIC.
While waiting for the release of “The Shadow Self”, Tarja issued the new album’s prequel, “The Brightest Void”.
In a recent interview with 1340Mag.com, Tarja talked about how her music has been accepted in both the traditional and rock markets. She said: “I have always enjoyed the respect from my fellow colleagues and from the critics in general. When I started singing with operatic vocals in a heavy metal band, which became one of the biggest ones in Europe in a short period of time, I was always very clear about my background in classical music. I never left the training of my lyrical voice behind and actually I am training still very hard to become better in what I do. Maybe the hard work of mine has been seen by the people in general.”
Tarja also spoke about the lyrical themes covered on “The Shadow Self”. She said: “All the songs one way or another are connected with the theme of ‘The Shadow Self’. We all have our ‘darker’ side that sometimes pops out in certain situations as anger or frustration or similar. Maybe we might not even understand why we act weirdly in these situations, but it just happens. Many times it is just too scary to start searching for the answers from inside of you. I have started to understand that there is this darkness in me as well, but my darkness is the creative force that I use to create music. I love my darkness. Both albums are very personal to me, honestly, and for sure I write from my own experiences and what I have seen during my journeys around the world with music.”
“The Brightest Void” was released on June 3 via earMUSIC as a CD digipak, LP+download code and as a digital download.
“The Brightest Void” featured three guest artists: fellow Finnish star Michael Monroe, icon of the glam rock scene and former frontman of inspiring band HANOI ROCKS; Chad Smith (who doesn’t need any further introduction) and a new mix of WITHIN TEMPTATION‘s collaboration “Paradise (What About Us)”, carried out with Tarja and world-renowned sound engineer and producer Tim Palmer.
The debut music video from Norwegian metallers, Evig Natt, hauntingly sears the imagination. The sultry and poignant track, “Wildfire”, draws you in to a world where the veil between the dead and the living has been torn. In this place of no division, love, loss, yearning and despair perilously fuse and consume the senses.
Evig Natt will be appearing at this year’s Metal Female Voices Fest (Mfvf Metalfemalevoicesfest) 21-23 October in Belgium.
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Sacramento, California science based power metal band HELION PRIME have released their brand new video for the song “Life Finds A Way” which comes off of their recent self titled debut cd.
Helion Prime guitarist Jason Ashcraft has checked in with the following comment: Continue reading HELION PRIME release new video for “Life Finds A Way”.
The second trailer for “Unholy Savior”, the third studio album from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. The CD will be released on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, 2015 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading BATTLE BEAST: Second ‘Unholy Savior’ Trailer
Fan-filmed video footage of ARCH ENEMY‘s December 4 performance at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below.
ARCH ENEMY last month parted ways with guitarist Nick Cordle and replaced him with Jeff Loomis (ex-NEVERMORE). Loomis is making his live debut with ARCH ENEMY on the band’s European tour, which kicked off on November 26.
Said Loomis: “I’m very excited to be playing with ARCH ENEMY.
“[ARCH ENEMY guitarist] Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in NEVERMORE. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to.
“2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!”
Said Michael Amott: “The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome!
“Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world, in my opinion, as well as being a longtime friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the ‘War Eternal’ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”
ARCH ENEMY played its first show with new singer Alissa White-Gluz on May 23 at Turbohalle in Bucharest, Romania. Angela Gossow, who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now-classic “Wages Of Sin” (2001), stepped down as frontwoman and is focusing on management, while Alissa is taking her place.
ARCH ENEMY‘s new album, “War Eternal”, sold around 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 44. The CD was released on June 10 in North America via Century Media Records. The cover artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu.
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