RAGE – First single clip released….

Rage have released the first single “Let them rest in peace” as videoclip out from their forthcoming album called “Wings of Rage” set for release on January 10th 2020.

 

Video produced by http://www.lensflareclips.de

Camera & director : Jörg Tochtenhagen, Jörg Scheuer

Edit & Post production : Jörg Scheuer

Additional effects : Jörg Tochtenhagen

VANDALLUS – ‘Outbreak’ Album Details Revealed, Out In December….

US Hard Rock / Metal band, VANDALLUS, will release their third powerhouse album ‘Outbreak‘ on December 12th, 2019 digital, CD and vinyl via Mercinary Records. It’s all about classic dynamic recordings with a real live drummer, no pitch shifting, and no crushed or fake elements.

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Tracklist:

1. Barricade
2. Not Alone
3. Heartbreak Eyes
4. Outbreak
5. Bang The City Down
6. Shotgun Lady
7. Indecision
8. Cold Hearted
9. Ready To Ride
10. Vandallus (Tape EP Bonus)

The album was produced by CrazyV & Vanik. Recorded at Mercinary Studios (Avon, OH). Mixed and mastered by CrazyV. Production asisstant Noah C. Buchanan.

VANDALLUS is:

CrazyV – Vocals (Eternal LegacyEGO)
Vanik – Guitars (MidnightBreakerManimalsEternal LegacyVanik)
Tim-Ay  – Bass (WretchEternal LegacyDestructor)
SteveD – Drums (Vindicator)

Outbreak studio musicans:

Jesse Stown – Drums (Vindicator)

VANDALLUS from Cleveland Ohio, USA feature two thirds of the mighty Midnight in their line-up. VANDALLUS is Jason’s baby “aka CrazyV”, Midnight boss Jamie Walters also wrote a few songs to kickstart the debut album “On The High Side (2016)” via High Roller Records. The idea came about of making an album in the vein of late 1970s/early 1980s hard rock. Being that there was a significant amount of underground buzz about the music, it had become a functioning band.

The sound of “On The High Side” is a very direct and sort of old school sound, according to Jason, that’s exactly how it was originally planned: “The main vibe with this band is all about capturing an era that won’t be forgotten, just straight forward old school hard rock without the bs. I had the debut album mastered by Arnie Acosta (Santa Monica Mastering) whom worked on many of the classic productions of that time. The follow-up album “Bad Disease” was recorded live in the studio and released in 2018, and now here comes the 3rd powerhouse “Outbreak” ready to be unleashed upon the world. “I’m all about classic dynamic recordings with a real live drummer, no pitch shifting, and no crushed or fake elements.

VANDALLUS are very much motivated to play live as often as they can. Generally, we like to stick to more festival-type shows because we like to put on a full out energetic performance without cutting any corners. The 80’s is an era that I’m truly inspired by, and through the music we’re trying to get the upcoming generations to be as inspired as I am. Our goal is to get the younger kids to see the energy and vibe, and experience what the classic shows were all about.

www.vandallus.com
http://www.facebook.com/vandallus

 

CLOCKWORK – Debut single clip available….

Clockwork make their debut with the videoclip for new single Closer, released via Heavy Load – Freemood (Tanzan Music group). The song is part of the ambitious project created by Lorenzo Masiero, with the aim of blending music and literature, creating a true metal opera characterized by a wide and rich musical world.

Clockwork is an eight piece band that features musicians Gianluca Capelli (drums) and Daniele Mandelli (guitar) from Dark Horizon,  Luigi Riccio (bass), Lorenzo Masiero himself (keyboards) and singers Paolo TaurinoFabio BrunettiRossella Moscatello and Francesca Trevisan, whose voices give life to the characters of the book written by Masiero (‘Clockwork’ -Albatros Publishing Group) that inspired the metal opera’s story.

 

The original novel’s plot narrate the life of a musician who sell his soul to the demon Phedus(Francesca Trevisan) in order to obtain the perfect melody. The demon will mislead the man fragmenting his soul in different entities that represent his emotions, Joy (Rossella Moscatello), Rage(Paolo Taurino) and Solitude (Fabio Brunetti).

 

The videoclip, directed by Niccolò Savinelli, shows the main character while is returning to the places of his youth. The young man in the video is a memory by the protagonist that became old and deprived of emotions.

‘Closer’ represents the melancholic sensation of arriving to the end of life without having reached your aim and with no possibilities to fix the mistakes committed.

 

The adventure of Clockwork has begun and will be enhanced by a full band theatrical live show.

The first single will be part of the Underground Symphony 25th year anniversary  compilation by the italian record label, to be released by the end of 2019.

 

GATHERING OF KINGS – FIRST MISSION out in January 2019….

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The new album from Gathering Of Kings called “First Mission” is set for release in late January 2019!
The Album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson at The Panic Room in Skövde, Sweden.
All songs written by hugely talented Victor Olsson except “The Runaway”, which was written by Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb from Bee Gees. The song is a cover of Carolas hit single from 1986. So that’s our tribute to the best swedish female singer of all time!
The amazing cover artwork was created by the German artist Markus Vesper Art.

An official video for the upcoming fourth single “Love Will Stay Alive” is available

More details and pre-order info coming soon, stay tuned!

The album is featuring the following artists:

*Rick Altzi – Vocals (Masterplan, Herman Frank, At Vance)
*Björn Strid – Vocals (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra)
*Apollo Papathanasio Official – Vocals (Spiritual Beggars, Firewind)
*Tobias Jansson – Vocals (Saffire)
*Jens Westin – Vocals & Guitar (Corroded)
*Alexander Frisborg – Vocals (Helldog)
*Victor Olsson – Guitar & Keyboards (Saffire)
*Stefan Helleblad – Guitar (Within Temptation, Jono)
*Martin Sweet – Guitar (Crashdiet, Sister)
*Erik Martensson – Guitar (Eclipse, W.E.T, Nordic Union, Ammunition)
*Nalle Påhlsson – Bass (Therion, Treat)
*Richard Larsson – Keyboards (The Night Flight Orchestra)
*Chris Laney – Keyboards (Pretty Maids)
*Erik Wiss – Keyboards (Cap Outrun)
*Jonas Källsbäck – Drums (The Night Flight Orchestra, Mean Streak)
*Efraim Larsson – Drums (Streamline, Diamond Dawn)
*Robban Bäck – Drums (Mustasch, Eclipse, Sabaton, W.E.T)
*Henrik Sethsson – Backing Vocals (Casanovas)

“First Mission” track listing:

01. The Gathering
02. Forever And A Day
03. Love Will Stay Alive
04. Endless Paradise
05. Saviour
06. Passing Rain
07. Out Of My Life
08. Lonely Road
09. Angels
10. Long Way From Home
11. The Runaway (Carola cover)
12. Battle Cry (Bonus Track)

Lion’s Share – Complete catalog available digitally for the first time….

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Swedish heavy metal band LION’S SHARE is making its first five albums available on streaming services and digital service providers today, November 14.

The albums “Lion’s Share” (1995), “Two” (1997), “Fall From Grace” (1999),“Entrance” (2001) and “Emotional Coma” (2007) have all been remastered by Mike Lind (www.noterious.eu), giving them a new life. These new releases join LION’S SHARE‘s catalog titles already online — “Dark Hours” (2009) and “EP”(2018). The cover artwork has been touched up, and in most cases completely redone by Carl-André Beckston (www.noterious.eu).

The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by current and former members of MegadethKISS, King DiamondHammerFallSymphony XYngwie MalmsteenCandlemass etc.

Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch EnemyOpethSymphony XAmon Amarth),  Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (RoxetteEuropeGlenn Hughes).

To get a feel for future live set-lists, the band encourages fans to make their own “Best of LION’S SHARE” Spotify playlists, and tag/name them We Are: Lion’s Share.

Follow LION’S SHARE on:
http://www.lionsshare.org
https://lionsshare.bandcamp.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yIytMmJ2tx30YdMAMkDSo
http://www.facebook.com/lionsshareband
http://www.youtube.com/lionsshare
https://www.instagram.com/lions_share_band/

AFIRE – New single out….

Groovy melodic hard rock from Finland – AFIRE released a single from their upcoming album.
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“Let Me Be the One” is the first single from the band´s debut album “On the Road from Nowhere” (due to be released on November 16th by Concorde Music Company).
Here’s the songwriter Harri Halonen´s comment on the single:
“Let Me Be The One is one of the first songs I wrote with our singer Suvi Hiltunen for this band. It might not be the most evident choice as first single amongst the uptempo rock songs on the album, but It does represent well the moodier side of Afire, which is an essential part of what we have to offer.”
Afire is a melodic hard rock band hailing from Oulu, Finland. The band was formed in 2016 when vocalist Suvi Hiltunen joined forces with long-term Oulu-based musicians guitarist Antti Leiviskä (ex-Poisonblack, Brüssel Kaupallinen), guitarist Sami Kukkohovi (ex-Sentenced, KYPCK), bassist Harri Halonen and drummer Tarmo Kanerva (ex-Poisonblack).
So, if you’re into catchy choruses and groovy, solid rock music, Afire is a band you definitely need to check out!

HEAVEN’s TRAIL – Debut album in October….

German metallers HEAVEN’s TRAIL will release their debut album called “Lethal Mind” via Escape Music on October 26th.

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Track List:
1 Lethal Mind (4.39)
2 Too Late (4.37)
3 Changes (5.03)
4 Carousel (4.35)
5 Feed my Soul (4.51)
6 On The Rise (4.28)
7 The Flame (4.59)
8 Walking in the shadows (5.28)
9 Voodoo (4.14)
10 King of Pain (3.44)
11 Simplified (4.25)

Heaven’s Trail is a brand new German Metal / Rock band formed by ex-Jaded Heart member Barish Kepic. Also in the line-up is another Jaded Heart member Michael Muller. These two respected musicians are joined by Masterplan members Kevin Kott on Drums and Vocalist Rick Altzi. So here we have an exciting new band that are made up of two of Germany’s finest Metal / Rock Bands. Barish Kepic is the principal songwriter and has arranged and produced all the songs on this exciting new album. With Brian Anthony twiddling the knobs then we are in for a real treat.

Their music is very powerful and hits home with great melodies and fantastic musicianship. Why not check out the video of “On the Rise” on you tube and get a taste of what these guys are all about. Make a date in your diary for October when this exciting album will be released, you won’t be disappointed.

Heaven’s Trail is:
Rick Altzi – Vocals (Masterplan, ex At Vance)
Barish Kepic – Guitars and Keyboards (ex-Jaded Heart, Powerworld, and Evidence One)
Michael Muller – Bass (Jaded Heart, ex-Mad Max)
Kevin Kott – Drums (Masterplan, ex At Vance)

Produced by Barish Kepic
Mixed and Mastered by Brian Anthony
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

 

Black Majesty – New album in September..

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Faster and louder. Australia’s Black Majesty are back with their seventh album ‘Children Of the Abyss’ on Pride & Joy Music. Vocalist John ‘Gio’ Cavaliere’s classy and moody vocals wail over the first single ‘Dragons Unite’ backed by the thunderous rhythm section of Evan Harris on bass and Ben Wignall on drums. Guitar solos galore, the twin attack of Hanny Mohamed and Stevie Janevski team up for lots of guitar wizardry, reminiscent of their heroes Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Helloween & Queensryche.
Produced by Roland Grapow (Masterplan), the new album “Children of the Abyss” has a world class production with songs like ‘Hideaway’, ‘Something’s Going On’ and the title track that are sure to become fan favorites in the live setting.
With countless live shows under their belt, Black Majesty have toured with some of the most well known heavy metal bands on the planet whilst having played at the world’s best Heavy Metal festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Metal Universe, Screamfest & Headbangers Open Air.
Look no further than the mega album art by Thomas Ewerhard, “Children Of the Abyss” is one of the finest power metal albums of 2018
The album is set for release on September 21st/.
check for more at:
http://www.blackmajesty.com

EUNOMIA – “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” out in August…

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Eunomia is a Power Metal band from Norway formed in 2011 by Peter Danielsen. The group released a demo EP called “Crystal Sword” in 2013, and started writing and recording the debut album “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” in 2016. After two years in the making, the record is finally ready to be unleashed.
It is set place in the fantasy world of Valley Doom and Eunomia created by the two brothers Marius and Peter Danielsen. The band invited several guests to help tell the story of Eunomia. With musicians such as Alessandro Conti from Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Twilight Force, Henning Basse from Firewind and Victor Smolski (Almanac, ex Rage), they have created an epic and cinematic concept album. The full cast is found in the attached pdf. “Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1” was produced by the Danielsen brothers in Ålesund, Norway.
http://www.facebook.com/Eunomiaband/

http://www.mariusdanielsen.com/

ETERNAL FLAME – Release ‘Got A Rock & Roll Fever’ Lyric Video feat. Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) on Vocals

German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band, ETERNAL FLAME, have released a lyric video for ‘Got A Rock & Roll Fever‘, featuring Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenJohn Norum) on vocals. The song is taken from their third album ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘, to be out on May 18th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records. The album includes 13 tracks, and  featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie MalmsteenRing of Fire) on vocals.

ETERNAL FLAME have recently released a music video for ‘Queen Of The Hill‘: https://youtu.be/Arm1v_wmg1c

Eternal Flames Smoke On the Mountain comes off as more of a Deep Purple style album more than anything else. If you love great catchy classic-style hard rock with stunning lead guitar and vocals, then you will appreciate this album quite a bit. 8/10 (MyGlobalMind)

„Smoke on the Mountain“ is a great album for friends a traditional metal that‘s built on well-crafted hooks, excellent leads and melodic vocals. 8/10 (Markus’ Heavy Music Blog)

The album is produced by Michael Schinkel & Helmut Kohlpaintner, co-produced by Timothy Touchton, mixed by Michael Schinkel and mastered by Christoph Stickel. The Album artwork was made by Gustavo Sazes (Angra, Firewind, Iced Earth, Dream Evil).