ARK ASCENT – Release ‘Sanctuary’ Music Video/Single…

UK progressive metal band, ARK ASCENT, featuring former Shadow Keep vocalist Rogue Marechal and current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli have released a new music video and single for ‘Sanctuary‘, the song is taken from their debut album ‘Downfall‘, which is set for release in September.

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ARK ASCENT was formed in 2011 as ‘Prophecy‘ around composer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Kirby, then 19. Pre-production for the tracks that were eventually going to make the cut for their debut album started that same year, with Rogue Marechal (ex-ShadowKeep) on vocal duties. It would take a few years of fine tuning before the songs were to be considered ready for mixdown and Rich Hinks (AnnihilatorAeon Zen) brought in to co-produce and mix the album.

With their first release, ARK ASCENT take you on a journey, following the fate of humankind at the onset of a major disaster that will eventually lead to its destruction. Sanctuary is the first single from the forthcoming debut album Downfall, scheduled for release this September.

Sanctuary is the song on the album that has gone through the most changes during pre-production. Overall the album is quite dark and lyrically this one is no different, but we really wanted to make a song that had a more uplifting feel to it and the final arrangements and mix reflect this. It really is a great introduction to the band and it became the obvious choice when time came to pick a song suitable for a promo video” (Rogue Marechal).

ARK ASCENT is:

Rogue Marechal – Vocals (ex-ShadowKeep)
Jack Kirby – Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli – Bass (DGM)
Michael Brush – Drums (Sirenia)
Katia Filipovic – Keyboards

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SCHIERMANN – Instrumental Prog Guitarist Announced as Support for Sons of Apollo

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Prog guitar virtuoso SCHIERMANN has announced that he’ll be supporting Sons of Apollo on their upcoming run through the UK, see below for dates.

28/09 – Islington Assembly Hall, London
29/09 – SWX, Bristol
30/09 – Garage, Glasgow
01/10 – Academy 2, Manchester

He will also be performing at Euroblast festival in Cologne, Germany, 5th – 7th October.

Taken from his self-titled debut album, check out the video ‘Technical Disabilities’ here: https://youtu.be/qSsFZsR4ZW0

Released late 2017, the SCHIERMANN self-titled debut is a journey of adventurous, infectious melodies and intelligent grooves topped off with a large dose virtuoso lead work inspired by many players across the decades. Chris’ first love Randy Rhoads’ style is very present, along with the grit of Van Halen, finesse of Steve Vai and the inventiveness of Tosin Abasi.

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KAMELOT – Release Official Video For “Amnesiac”!

Melodic metal masters KAMELOT have released the official music video for the track “Amnesiac” from their brand new chart breaking album The Shadow Theory!

KAMELOT mastermind Thomas Youngblood explains:”We are constantly recieving tons of information from all directions and it is telling us how to be, what to do and what to want… So is the reality we are navigating every day even real?… That’s a question we all might wanna ask ourselves from time to time…”

 

Kamelot – Unveil Album Artwork & Release Date Of The Shadow Theory!

The Shadow Theory is here! Coming on April 6th 2018 via Napalm Records!

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After releasing the title of the upcoming KAMELOT masterpiece and very first shows of the The Shadow Tour in the Netherlands, Norway and the UK, it’s time to take the next step in support of The Shadow Theory!

KAMELOT’s founder Thomas Youngblood states:      
“The Shadow Theory album is a psychological journey through the complexity of the Human Mind. We are subjected to stimuli constantly through media, technology, social experiments and AI. Can we still be social creatures in the near future? The Shadow Theory is an album that is mixing many worlds, giving the listener an Escape within our own realities. This album was written and recorded over the entire year and we are really proud of the song elements and diversity on The Shadow Theory.

Now a first and exciting album teaser has been released, get your ears and eyes on it right HERE!

The Shadow Theory was produced by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen. A massive piece of work that will more than please critics and fans alike. Guests on the album include Lauren Hart (Once Human), Jennifer Haben (Beyond The Black) and Sascha Paeth. The amazing cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann.

The full The Shadow Theory track listing reads as follows:

  1. The Mission
  2. Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)
  3. RavenLight
  4. Amnesiac
  5. Burns To Embrace
  6. In Twilight Hours
  7. Kevlar Skin
  8. Static
  9. MindFall Remedy
  10. Stories Unheard
  11. Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)
  12. The Proud and The Broken
  13. Ministrium (Shadow Key)

A 2-CD edition is available with the digipak version and the following additional track listing

  1. Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire) (Instrumental version)
  2. RavenLight (Instrumental version)
  3. Amnesiac (Instrumental version)
  4. Burns To Embrace (Instrumental version)
  5. Kevlar Skin (Instrumental version)
  6. The Proud and The Broken (Instrumental version)
  7. The Last Day of Sunlight (bonus)

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AMRS – 2017 Top 20 AOR / Melodic Hard Rock (and not only) releases….

After a long and rich year in releases presented on this page, AmadeuS Melodic Rock Show presents 2017 Top 20 AOR / Melodic Rock (and not only;) releases.
It was a very hard decision to choose among all the quality offered by the artists during 2017, but I had to pick up only 20 and here is what I came up with:

2017 – top 20 albums

01- Boulevard IV – Luminescence
02- Tony Mills – Streets of Chance
03- Cats in Space – Scarecrow
04- Threshold – Legends of the Shires
05- Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix
06- Code Red – Incediary
07- Stan Bush – Change the World
08- The Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic
09- Wildness – ST
10- Steve Walsh – Black Butterfly
11- Crazy Lixx – Ruff Justice
12- Moritz – About Time Too
13- Shadowman – Secrets and lies
14- Revlin ProJect – Dimensión
15- Iconic Eye – Into the Light
16- Jim Jidhed – Push on through
17- Lionheart – Second Nature
18- Midnite City – ST
19- That Rock Guy – Nothin’ to Loose
20- Bonfire – Byte the bullet

2017 – Top 5 Singles
01- One Desire – Hurt
02- Roulette – The only way
03- Creye – Straight to the top
04- Taste – We are back
05- LEBROCK – Please don’t cry

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE – KEEP ON ROCKIN.
-LINO “AmadeuS R.-

Threshold – New lyric video out now….

The first THRESHOLD album since 1994 to feature Glynn Morgan on vocals: ‘LEGENDS OF THE SHIRES’ out September 8th via Nuclear Blast!
Here’s the lyric video called “Lost in Translation” taken from the upcoming release.

 

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ADAGIO premiere new song ‘The Ladder’

French symphonic progressive metal act ADAGIO have premiered their new single ‘The Ladder’ ahead of the release of forthcoming album, Life, on July 26th via Zeta Nemesis Records.

Taking their time to create their unique and highly personal fifth full-length album, Life, it has been seven years since Adagio’s last studio release, Archangels In Black.”The impetus behind the band’s dormancy spanning almost a decade was our commitment to doing justice to our material,” says guitarist Stéphan Forté. “To release the album in an incomplete or premature state would be a disservice to the music, the band, and most of all, to the fans.”With Life, ADAGIO pushes the experience past just music, plunging the listener into a powerful introspective experience. Stéphan says: “Fear, joy, sorrow, love, pain, ecstasy… What if we could visit each of these emotions like exhibits in a museum? ‘Life’ takes you on contemplative journey, exploring the complex yet beautiful contortions of the subconscious mind.” Each track is like a portrait in a gallery giving the audience a glimpse into the minds of the band members.Stylistically, Life brings ADAGIO back to their progressive roots while expanding their musical boundaries. From the heavy ‘Subrahmanya’ which is available as the first single now, and which combines traditional Eastern Ethnic and Djent influences, to the dark and mesmerizing ‘I’ll Possess You,’ Life is an epic canvas of atmospheres which will take the listener back to the ethereal places they had once visited but never managed to find again.This album features several lineup changes for ADAGIO. Life marks the return of singer Kelly “Sundown” Carpenter, who had previously performed live vocals for the band. It also brings us the new addition violinist Mayline, adding new ethnic textures and dimensions to the band’s sound.Life will be released worldwide through Zeta Nemesis, funded through a highly successful crowdfunding campaign. “The crowdfunding campaign was a great accomplishment for us; we’re incredibly thankful that our fans had such great faith in us, even after our long absence from the scene,” Stéphan says. “This organic grassroots process has yielded the purest results and we are confident that this release will be heralded as the band’s finest effort yet.”

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LIFE 
track listing:

1) Life
2) The Ladder
3) Subrahmanya
4) The Grand Spirit Voyage
5) Darkness Machine
6) I’ll Possess You
7) Secluded Within Myself
8) Trippin Away
9) Torn

 

Operose -Debut album out on March 23d

Operose - Footprints in the Hourglass

OPEROSE are a new symphonic progressive metal band from the United Kingdom, comprising of rising opera sensation Jennifer Coleman, and neo-classical guitar virtuoso Joe McGurk (OPPOSING MOTION).  The forthcoming debut album (Footprints in the Hourglass) also features OPPOSING MOTION drummer Kevin Deplanche and is mixed and mastered by heavy metal legend Dennis Ward, showcasing the unique collaboration across eight varied tracks.

 Jennifer Coleman is a Theo Max van der Beugel Scholar studying on the 2nd year of the Masters at the Royal College of Music in London under the tutelage of Janis Kelly. Jennifer has won numerous awards including an RCM Award supported by a Big Give Award, the Mavis Bennett Award for Grand Opera and the John Lightfoot Award for Musical Theatre at Maidenhead Music Festival. Most recently, Jennifer won a Musical Odessey Prize while taking part in masterclasses with the acclaimed British soprano Susan Bullock in Nafplio, Greece. She was awarded commended in the 2016 RCM Lieder competition, and a finalist in the RCM English Song Competition.

 Joe McGurk is the guitarist and co-founder of progressive metal band OPPOSING MOTION, along with drummer Kevin Deplanche. The band had a well received debut album in 2013 released through iconic label Lion Music, after a successful debut EP. Joe McGurk has also released solo work, most notably the instrumental album ‘Elements’ which received a host of great reviews when released through Lion Music in 2015, as well as composing tracks for film and television. In January 2017, Joe performed a track for Lion Music Presents Beethoven – Ode to Perfection.

THE ALBUM:  

OPEROSE is a unique blend of soaring vocals and guitars over a symphonic, classical backdrop telling the tale of the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of Eurydice.  

 

 

I – Empty Mirrors (Death of Eurydice) 11:28

II – Footprints 05:15

III – River of Memories 07:22

IV – The Long Grass (Seconds Apart) 04:37

V – Remember Me 07:36

VI – Moments 04:50

VII – The Faded Portrait of Affection 05:52

VIII – Stand Among Angels 10:02