Jan 012019

First of all, Happy Newyear, wishing you all a healthy, blessed and prosperous 2019!

Thanks for your support over the past year, we really appreciate that. The past year has brought us loads of decent new releases, new bands and nice concerts/festivals. We expect that 2019 will be even better! The next year will be the 13th. year of ‘The Metal Resource’.

Anyway, a little bit later then expected: But we are having each staff member of our team list their choices for The Top 10 Best Albums Of 2018 (In no particular order). Unfortunately, not everything is delivered on time, so as you can see below there are missing a few top-10 lists.  Continue reading »

Jan 192019

Italian Symphonic metal band Ancient Bards have released a music video for their new single ‘Light’ the track appears on their new album “Origine – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2”, which will be released January 25th. (USA street date 22. February). The video can be seen below.

The band says:Light is a very special track for all of us and we’re very proud of it. The hauntingly beautiful melodies Daniele wrote are mirrored by the powerful message the song wants to convey. We love ballads, and since ‘In My Arms’ was very appreciated it wasn’t an easy job to match it, but we have a feeling this might even top it. The video is the majestic work of our longtime friend and great director Matteo Ermeti Director – Filmmaker who did an excellent job in portraying the essence of the song into images.”

Ancient Bards’ fourth studio album titled “Origine – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” continues the fantasy story “The Black Crystal Sword Saga” the band has been telling through their music since 2010.

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Jan 192019

Dutch based Metal Band The Royal keeps exploring the wide variety of today’s metal scene. After the release of their first label release “Seven” – which was hailed for its catchy riffs and uplifting songs – The Royal played numerous club shows and festivals across 25 European countries during a 2 month tour. This was followed by a series of intercontinental shows during a 4 week tour in Japan and China.

This March they will be touring with their upcoming album “Deatwatch” Supported by their friends in Dead Like Juliet , they  will play on selected dates throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Tickets are available now. Dates and locations are listed below.

‘State Of Dominance’ appears on the upcoming album which will be released March 8th, 2019 through Long Branch Records, check out the music video below. Continue reading »

Jan 192019

‘Currents’, a new song from acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters Evergrey, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s new studio album, titled “The Atlantic”, which will be released on January 25. The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to 2016’s “The Storm Within” (which entered the charts on high positions in numerous countries).

Evergrey again teamed up with Jacob Hansen, who — just like with the band’s previous releases 2016’s “The Storm Within” and 2014’s “Hymns For The Broken” — took care of mixing and mastering.

“The Atlantic” sees the five Evergrey members — frontman/songwriter Tom S. Englund, guitarist Henrik Danhage, bassist Johan Niemann, drummer Jonas Ekdahl and keyboardist Rikard Zander — manifest their excellent reputation as one of the most unusual and innovative progressive metal acts worldwide, presenting the third part of their “Hymns For The Broken” trilogy about the adventure of life, part one having been launched in 2014. Continue reading »

Jan 192019

‘Cold World’ is the first single from Swedish Gothic Rock/Metal Band The HERO upcoming album which will be released later this year. The lyric video for ‘Cold World’ can be seen below.

The upcoming album will be the follow-up to “Miracles” which has been released on Dec. 16th. 2016 via Roxx Records.  Continue reading »