Lovebites – Reveal debut album “AWAKENING FROM ABYSS” & announce first UK headline show

Japanese power metal heroines LOVEBITES have revealed the title and release date of their debut full-length album AWAKENING FROM ABYSS”, which is due for release in the UK via JPU Records on 8th December 2017.
The five-piece are also excited to announce their first ever overseas performance at HYPER JAPAN, London on 25 & 26th November – which is to be followed with their first ever UK headline show at London Underworld on 27th November.

AWAKENING FROM ABYSS follows on from the THE LOVEBITES EP, a limited release which sold out in Japan and was recently released in the UK and Europe with a poster, English liner notes and lyric translations. NEO Magazine, the UK’s longest running Asian Pop Culture publication awarded the EP a full five stars, commenting “Iron Maiden would be proud. LOVEBITES have the makings of metal stars.”

The album has been mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios in Finland, the same team behind the highly rated debut EP. Its cover art has been created by David Lopez Gómez, the illustrator behind German heavy metal band Helloween’s best album SWEET SEDUCTIONS, as well as their 30th anniversary book.

It also marks the first time LOVEBITES have recorded as a five-member band, with support guitarist mi-ya now joining as a permanent member.

Check out the video for “Shadowmaker” here:

Catch LOVEBITES live in the UK for the very first time this November:

25.11 – HYPER JAPAN, London
26.11 – HYPER JAPAN, London
27.11 – London, Underworld* –
*(Headliner)

LOVEBITES are:
Asami – vocals
Midori – guitars
Mi-ya – guitars & keyboards
Miho – bass
Haruna – drums

Dark Horizon – Lyric video out….

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Italian Symphonic Power Metal veterans DARK HORIZON have released a lyric video for the song “FUTURE WORLD”, first single taken from the band’s new album “AENIGMA”. Mr. Jonny Lindqvist, great vocalist from Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES, is a very special guest on the track.

”Aenigma” is produced by Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb, Tragodia, Adramelch) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Kamelot, Epica, Amaranthe) and it will be available next month under Underground Symphony Records / Tanzan Music in digital download, digipak and 150 copies of a limited edition boxset with a DH symbol pendant.

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Dark Horizon are:  

Roberto Quassolo: vocal
Daniele Mandelli: guitar
Alessandro Battini: tastiera
Paolo Veluti: basso
Gianluca Capelli: drums

Special Guest :         

Jonny Lindqvist: vocal

Mario Percudani: backing vocals

 

Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniele Mandelli

Publishing: Tanzan Music Ed. Musicali s.r.l. (Suisa – Switzerland). Copyright © 2017 Tanzan Music

 

LIV SIN – New video out….

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Swedish metal priestess LIV SIN has released the video for her newest single, King of the Damned,” out now through Despotz Records.  The track is both heartfelt and in your face at the same time as it concerns one of Liv’s most passionate loves, animals.  And specifically wildlife.
“For me, this song is a call to action to everyone that we as humans will soon extinguish all of the world’s wildlife,” Liv says. “And we need to take action immediately otherwise there will be nothing left. I got the inspiration to the lyrics from Nick Brandts exhibition ‘Inherit the Dust’ (a photo exhibition where Brandt revisited places where he used to take pictures of the wildlife, and how its landscapes are now of garbage and people living in the garbage) and the shooting of Cecil the Lion. For me, both of those events are extremely depressing and not very flattering for mankind. Unfortunately that’s the way we are heading if we do nothing. Remember “Lion King”? Well, soon there is not going to be any “King of the Jungle” left, they will be “King of the Damned” instead.She continues, “I wish that everyone would take a minute to just think about it, about how we are treating our world. We chose to cooperate with a Swedish animal rights organization called Djurens rätt on this song. All of the profits of this song from our Bandcamp site will go to them. You can also donate through PayPal at info@despotz.se.” “King of the Damned” is pulled from LIV SIN’s debut, “Follow Me” and it’s in stores now and can be purchased here:
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Vivaldi Metal Project – New EP….

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“The Extended Sessions” EP is the follow-up release to the extremely successful “The Four Seasons” album release by VIVALDI METAL PROJECT which hit the shelves in Summer 2016 on CD & double vinyl on Pride & Joy Music. The album up to today is one of the label’sbest sellers and now being continued with this valuable EP which will shorten the waiting time for the fans until the next full album!
This classical/ unplugged/ Metal EP with ~ 50 minutes playing time will be released on January 19th, 2018.
Created and produced by Mistheria, VIVALDI METAL PROJECT are currently working on bringing the project onto stage with full band, orchestra and choir. During Summer/Autumn 2017, the band played a series of unplugged shows in Finland, in Bulgaria and in Italy in advance which resulted in the idea to put some of the extraordinary material onto this EP! “The Extended Sessions” includes four tracks which are centered around the group’s performance at “Kitee International Music And Art Festival” which took place in Kitee (Finland) on July 13th, 2017. Arranged by Mistheria, the performance at the “Sleeping Sun” event featured Mistheria himself on piano and Tsena Stefanova on vocals. An epic video for this track will also be available soon online.

“The Extended Sessions” EP opens with a newly recorded unplugged studio version of “The Four Seasons” medley which again was arranged by Mistheria who performed on this track on piano and was joined by vocalists Tsena Stefanova, Angel Wolf-Black and Dimitar Belchev plus Abigail Stahlschmidt on violin. Additionally to this track, the song “Vita” – one of the album’s single – is featured twice on the EP: once as exclusive “original vocal session” as recorded by Dimitar Belchev on the first demo version of this song which impressed Mistheria at the first listening, and once as instrumental “karaoke”. Both versions are delivered with a brand new mix by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika studios.

“Vita” was originally released with different singers on last year’s album. The track was arranged by Zhivko Koev and the line-up here includes Dimitar Belchev on vocals, Srdjan Brankovic on guitars, Chris Caffery (TSO, Savatage) with a guitar solo, Jeffrey Revet on keyboards, Royal Hunt’s Andreas Passmark on bass and Martijn Peters on drums.
Like the Vivaldi Metal Project’s “The Four Seasons” album, the “The Extended Sessions” EP was mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika Studios in Italy and produced by Mistheria. Vivaldi Metal Project is currently booking more unplugged shows over Europe and USA. Dates will be announced soon!

AERODYNE – Debut album details….

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“Breaking Free”, first full-length of swedish hard rockers Aerodyne, is set for release on December 15, 2017 via Street Symphonies Records / Burning Minds Music Group, distributed by Sound Trek in Italy, AnderStein Music in Japan and Plastic Head in the rest of the World. With their first EP and music video “Old Flames Die Hard”, Aerodyne got the attention of rock fans all over the world, taking the decision of entering the studio in early 2017 in order to record their first full-length. The result is finally available in the ten outstanding tracks of “Breaking Free”, in which they show a powerful and dangerous mix of Scandi Glam and Sleaze Rock, driven by a big and unquestionable attitude. Frontman Daniel Almqvist says: “With ‘Breaking Free’, we wanted to do something honest. Most new albums I come across tend to be very well produced and slick as though with no heart in it, so we wanted our album to be the opposite – raw and genuine, as we think rock n’ roll should be all about – and I think we did a pretty good job”. Very welcome guest in the album is Crazy Lixx‘s frontman Danny Rexon, who provides his anthemic backing vocals on the track “Run Away”. The first official single, “Comin’ For You”, will be launched next week for streamig, accompanied by an official video on Youtube.

Breaking Free” Tracklist:
01. As Above, So Below
02. Comin’ For You
03. Breaking Free
04. Aerodynamic
05. Pedal To The Floor
06. We All Live A Lie
07. Until You’re Gone
08. Setting Hell On Fire
09. Run Away
10. Back To Back

Aerodyne is:
Daniel Almqvist: Vocals, Guitar
Timmy Kan: Bass
Johan Bergman: Lead Guitar
Christoffer Almqvist: Drums

 

Web / Social Links:
https://www.facebook.com/aerodyneofficial
https://www.facebook.com/streetsymphonies
https://www.burningmindsgroup.com/street-symphonies

Cats In Space – Live Album announced

British rockers Cats in Space will release their live album called “Cats Alive!” on February 23rd 2018!

Read the full statement on their official facebook page:
“We’ve made a live album!
Back in March we recorded our show at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena when we went on tour with Thunder. Thankfully the 4000 people in the audience sounded great so we’re glad we picked that night to record the show.
It will be released on February 23rd 2018 but you can pre-order your copy now from our online store. There are CD and blue vinyl versions, plus a signed CD/Vinyl bundle.
The album will be available digitally too (we’ll post the links when we get them)…..”

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PANORAMA – Debut album out on Jan. 12 2018

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Swiss/Finnish/American hard rockers PANORAMA will release their debut album, “Around The World”, on January 12, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The cover artwork was made by Stan W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper). A video teaser of “Around The World” can be viewed here below…..

Tracklist:

1. Around The World
2. Standing My Ground
3. The Glory Within
4. Gates Of Babylon
5. The Highest Mountain
6. Jammin In The Jungle
7. One For All
8. The Other Side
9. Heart Has Been Broken
10. Shout It Out
11. World On Fire

PANORAMA is:

Christian Palin – Vocals (Random Eyes, ex Adagio)
Dennis Ward – Bass (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69)
Sammy Lasagni – Guitars (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva)
Ben Varon – Guitars (Amoral, ex Grease Helmet)
Philipp Eichenberger – Drums (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk)

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In 2008 the Swiss guitarist, Sammy Lasagni (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk, ex Godiva), met the Uruguay born singer Christian Palin (Random Eyes, ex Adagio) for the first time when Godiva, supported the band Adagio – fronted by Christian. The chemistry between the two was immediately obvious so they decided that they would, at some point in time, try to make music together. The two kept in contact but the years plodded along until 2015 when a certain long telephone call on a cold winter’s day changed everything. Right then and there they decided to get to work. They began writing songs and in record time 15 new songs were born. They decided to work with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69) as a producer. The guys soon after met with Dennis and introduced their songs. Dennis was genuinely impressed. So impressed that he agreed to work with them and joined the band not only as producer, but as a bass player too. The guys completed their line-up with Finnish guitarist, Ben Varon (formerly of Amoral and Grease Helmet) and Swiss drummer Philipp Eichenberger (Gods of Silence, ex Kirk). Panorama was born!

Under the direction of Dennis Ward, who took over the whole production (produced, recorded, mixed and mastered), the band recorded their debut album “Around the World” partially at HOFA studios in Karlsdorf Germany and at The TrakShakDennis’ private studio. It was a long process but the album turned out fantastic. A Hard Rock production with a bit of Scandinavian influences and Christian has proven himself to be a world-class singer.

www.facebook.com/Panoramarocks
www.panorama-band.com