Two symphonic metal forces, Amberian Dawn and Diabulus In Musica, have teamed up for a co-headlining European tour next year! Support and opening act will be Finnish based Crimson Sun. Both bands are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
My Sleeping Karma's first live record of their decade long career is coming! Titled Mela Ananda - Live, the German four-piece showcases their brand of psychedelic rock. Check out the album artwork, tracklist and release date. The detailed artwork is the great work of Sebastian Jerke. Mela Ananda translates directly to "a gathering of bliss" and will be released on February 24th 2017 via Napalm Records.
If you love progressive symphonic metal, there's good news! Edenbridge just revealed a little bit more about their upcoming new album, The Great Momentum, their first in four years. Feast your eyes on the cover artwork below, a co-production by Anthony Clarkson and drummer Johannes Jungreithmeier. The song titles were also unveiled.
THQ Nordic is celebrating the release of "The Dwarves" game on PC and console with the official music video of "Children Of The Smith'" with members from German power metallers Blind Guardian. The band revealed a few months ago that they would be part of "The Dwarves" video game and soundtrack. Enjoy!
Symphonic masters Xandria will soon release a new album, titled Theater Of Dimensions but we still haven't heard much from it. For now, the group has started revealing the guests that will appear on the opus. First, Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork will guest on one of the new songs. Hear a snippet of the song "We Are Murderers (We All)" below.
The Finns Wolfheart have a new single out! It's the band's first new material since they released the album Shadow World in 2015. Their new single is called "Boneyard" and is available on digital platforms here, where you can also preview the track. Wolfheart have a new album recorded and ready. Stay tuned for more details about it.
Atmospheric black metallers Ash Borer have shared a few songs from their new album The Irrepassable Gate but now is your chance to listen to the entire piece. The album, recently released by Profound Lore Records, is available for streaming in its entirety on the label's Bandcamp page.
Disperse are set to release their third studio album, Foreword, on February 10th via Season Of Mist. The Polish progressive metal outfit presents their new song "Stay" as an introduction to the album and its first taste. Enjoy the new song right here!
Anneke Van Giersbergen has a new band! The Dutch singer has just announced Vuur, which is about to record its debut album. The band also features members from The Gentle Storm project, including drummer Ed Warby, bassist Johan Van Stratum, guitarist Ferry Duijsens, and singer Marcela Bovio. Guitarist Jord Otto is also in the band. These past few months, they have been busy writing and rehearsing songs for their debut album that will be recorded early next year and released in the fall of 2017 via InsideOut Music. Be prepared for something heavy, melodic and progressive.
Heavy metallers from Germany Grave Digger just shared the first video for a song taken from the upcoming album, Healed By Metal, their 18th record. It's precisely the catchy title track which you get to hear today. Just watch the video available below. What did you think of the album opener?
Ghost will be haunting European stages again next year with a new tour in support of their Popestar EP released this year. The Swedes released the EP as a bridge between their third album Meliora launched in 2015 and their upcoming fourth full-length work, expected in 2017.
Soon you will be able to hear new Ulver material, as the band penned the soundtrack for the crime film "Riverhead". The original score for the film will be released on December 9th via House Of Mythology, who also issued this year's album, ATGCLVLSSCAP. Hear a bit of the haunting music below.
Swedish atmospheric black metallers Wormwood have inked a deal with the Dutch label Non Serviam Records. Their debut album entitled Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth will be released early next year as a physical release and through all digital platforms. The album has been recorded and mastered by Sverker Widgren at Wing Studios, a renowned veteran of sound engineering on the Scandinavian extreme metal scene.
Bornholm's new album, Primaeval Pantheons, will be released on December 2nd via Massacre Records! The Hungarian occult/pagan black metal outfit presents their 4th studio album, just in time for the darker season. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by Victor "Max" Scheer and mastered by Paul Ericksen. Enjoy the lyric video for "Runes Of Power" here.
In case you haven't noticed yet, the grindcore force that is The Drip will release a debut full-length three years after they released A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics EP. The new offering has the title The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability. How about a new song from them? Yes, please! Here it is, the first song off this new beast to be unleashed is called "Painted Ram" and it is ready for consumption though the YouTube player below. Is it tasty?