Legendary german power metallers HELLOWEEN on their reunion year released a new lyric video called “Pumpkins united”. The same titled single will be released on December 8th.
Debut album from Metalite called “Heroes in time” is set for release on October 27th via Inner Wound Recordings.
Metalite was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 when Edwin Premberg [guitar] met Emma Bensing [vocals]. He presented his musical ideas and vision to her, and she agreed to join the band. The goal was to write and record melodic and memorable metal songs with a modern and fresh sound.
Edwin and Emma started to co-operate with the Danish producer Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Evergrey, Amaranthe] and songs started to take shape. During 2016 Metalite found three experienced musicians that agreed to join the band: Lea Larsson [drums], Robert Örnesved [guitar] and Robert Majd [bass].
A deal was signed with the Swedish label Inner Wound Recordings, and the Metalite debut album “Heroes In Time” is scheduled to be released in October 2017.
“Afterlife”, the first single from the album showcase the Metalite sound in a perfect way, but other songs from the album like “Nightmare”, “Heroes In Time” or “Purpose of Life” are just as likely to become fan favorites.
“Heroes In Time” is an impressive debut album filled with melodic and memorable songs, crowned with the strong and emotional vocals by vocalist Emma Bensing as well as a powerful production by Jacob Hansen. The album should be perfect for fans of bands like Beyond The Black, Dynazty and Amaranthe!
The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Leah, Korpiklaani] and guest appearances on the album includes Fraser Edwards [Ascension] and Jakob Svensson [Wigelius].
Emma Bensing – Vocals
Edwin Premberg – Guitar
Robert Örnesved – Guitar
Robert Majd – Bass
Lea Larsson – Drums
Heroes In Time 
02. Purpose of Life
04. The Hunter
05. Heroes in Time
06. Power of Metal
07. Over and Done
08. The Light of Orion
09. In The Middle of the Night
10. Black Horse Rider
11. The Great Force Within Us
Mixed and mastered by: Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Evergrey]
Artwork by: Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah]
Guest appearances by: Fraser Edwards [Ascension] and Jakob Svensson [Wigelius]
Europe, North America: Inner Wound Recordings
The young, promising melodic metal band Within Silence are finally back with their highly anticipated second album “Return From The Shadows”!
The debut album “Gallery of Life” was released through the Swedish label Ulterium Records in 2015 and received very good feedback from around the world. Within Silence played many shows in Slovakia and around Europe since then including festivals in Norway, Germany, Slovakia and the Netherlands, as well as joining Theocracy [US] as special guests on their European tour in November 2016.
“Return From The Shadows” is a perfect follow-up to “Gallery of Life” and feels like a more mature and focused album. The impressive song-writing and melodies are still there, and together with heavy riffs, symphonic arrangements and epic parts the result is a really impressive album!
The album was mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow [Masterplan, ex. Helloween] and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani].
Within Silence is a perfect band for fans of melodic metal in general and bands like Theocracy, Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica in particular. Don’t miss out on this young, promising band and the new album “Return From The Shadows”!
Within Silence line-up:
Martin Klein – Lead vocals, backing vocals
Richard Germanus – Solo & rhythm guitars
Martin Cico – Rhythm guitars
Viktor Varga – Bass
Peter Gacik – Drums
Within Silence discography:
2017: Return From The Shadows
2015: Gallery of Life
Mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow [Masterplan, ex. Helloween]
Artwork by Jan Yrlund [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani]
Ulterium Records contact
Address: Ulterium Records, Sjömansvägen 13A, SE-44150 Alingsås, Sweden
EMPIRE is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.
The history of EMPIRE began in the year 2001 with the release of the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King (ex Nightmare) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple). Rolf Munkes produced „Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.).
Only one year later, “Trading Souls”, the band’s second album came out on Lion Music. The CD once again was produced by Munkes with the mix being handled by Kaufmann. On this release, singer extraordinare Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) replaced King and Martin on the vocal spot.
Tony Martin also sang on the – up until now – most successful CD from EMPIRE, “The Rave Ride”, which was released in 2006 on German label Metal Heaven. Besides of Munkes, who, for the first also produced and mixed this release himself at his own Empire Studios in Bensheim, Germany, Neil Murray took again care of the bass work whilst the drums this time were handled by ex-Rage/ex-Axxis drummer André Hilgers.
In 2007, the so far last album of EMPIRE saw the light of day. “Chasing Shadows” was once again released on Metal Heaven and the first record feat. former Rainbow singer Doogie White in the line-up. Mike Terrana (ex Rage, ex Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja Turunen) joined the group on drums.
In 2017, German label Pride & Joy Music will re-issue all four releases in a revised version. “The Raven Ride” which will be released on August 15th, 2017 with one bonus track.
Line-up: Tony Martin (Vocals, ex Black Sabbath), Rolf Munkes (Guitars, Crematory, ex-Razorback), Neil Murray (Bass, ex-Whitesnake u.v.m.), André Hilgers (Drums, Axxis, ex-Rage)
2001 – Hypnotica,
2002 – Trading Souls,
2006 – The Raven Ride,
2007 – Chasing Shadows
Brand new edition #69 from AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show brings:
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