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:
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Asami – vocals
Midori – guitars
Mi-ya – guitars & keyboards
Miho – bass
Haruna – drums
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.
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
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Danish rockers Raspberry Park has signed a Worldwide deal with the German record label AOR Heaven for the next album. The band will start writing new material in January 2018 and start the actual recording in late spring.
“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!
“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
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
Daniel Almqvist: Vocals, Guitar
Timmy Kan: Bass
Johan Bergman: Lead Guitar
Christoffer Almqvist: Drums