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* –

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.


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” “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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