Aug 242019
 

Three Days in Hell, a new brutal death metal and slam metal project, has joined forces with The Bearded Dragon Produtions. The band, formed by Sam Reeves and Chris Besonen, the project began to work on material to release.

hellSHED is a split series by Three Days in Hell and evilSHED. The split provides exclusive songs and remixes not seen on either project’s full-length albums.” stated Besonen.

The split, titled hellSHED – a mix between Three Days in Hell and evilSHED, Besonen‘s other project – will be released on September 13, 2019 through The Bearded Dragon Productions, with physical copies coming soon. Continue reading »

Aug 242019
 

‘Far From The Sanctuary’, the brand new song and music video from Swedish female fronted metallers Metalite, has been launched. This is the first single from the group’s upcoming album, “Biomechanicals”, that will be released on 25th of October via AFM Records. Check it out below.

The future is close: And she looks pretty overwhelming. Two years after their exciting debut „Heroes In Time“, the Swedish Melodic Metal renewers Metalite return with a new singer and a giant stroke. This band could be the new heroes of Modern Metal – trendsetting, epic and of highest quality. Of course, we have been knowing for long that the Swedish do have a hand for successful Metal. But an album with the quality of „Biomechanicals“ is even for this country a rarity. Influenced by the concept of bands like Within Temptation, the quintet from Stockholm reinvents classic Melodic Metal – and unleashes a storm of power, monumentality and zeitgeist, that you cannot escape. „Biomechanicals“ continues the high level from their debut and turns everything to 11, what stood on 10 before: A richer production, stronger songwriting and an elusive and mysterious aura distinguishes „Biomechanicals“ from everything you already know about Melodic Metal.

With Metalite’s expertly use of electronic elements, influenced by the Trance Era of early 21st century, sphaeric layers mix with flirring sequences and stoic beats fit like a second skin for the massive, melodic and outrageous catchy soundwall. But also the new singer Erica Ohlsson shapes that energetic sound. Continue reading »

Aug 232019
 

The first in a series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Stryper frontman Michael Sweet‘s tenth solo album, aptly titled “Ten”, can be seen below. The follow-up to 2016’s “One Sided War” is scheduled for release on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music in Europe.

“Ten” features an all-star guest lineup that includes Jeff Loomis of Arch EnemyTodd La Torre of QueensrycheAndy JamesTracii Guns of L.A. GunsRich Ward of FozzyJoel Hoekstra of WhitesnakeGus G. of FirewindHowie SimonEthan BroshMarzi Montazeri of ExhorderWill Hunt of Evanescence , John O’BoyleMike Kerr and Ian Raposa of Firstbourne and more.

On the subject of guest musicians, Michael comments: “There is a different player appearing on every song. It started out where I was just going to have a couple of guest appearances on it, then I decided that it would be really interesting to bring in different players for every song. I started putting names out there and reaching out to people, and they started agreeing to do it. And then I had guys reaching out to me.” Continue reading »

Aug 232019
 

The lineup for the Brainstorm Festival 2019 is complete. The last band to be added is the Italian band Nightland. The band plays symphonic death-metal and have already previously played in Apeldoorn. That show made a deep impression, so we are very happy that Nightland will present their new album with us!

Nightland is no stranger to the Netherlands anymore. After the Brainstorm Festival the band regularly played in the Dutch club circuit. The band also performed at Occultfest. Finally an extensive European tour followed as support of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Carach Angren.

Besides the arrival of Nightland, we are very happy to announce that Kristian ‘Necrolord’ Wåhlin will be exhibiting. He is of course known for the album covers he made for artists like Dissection, Extol and of course In Mourning, which can also be seen at the Brainstorm Festival. Be sure to check out his exhibition!

The 12th edition of the Brainstorm Festival will be held on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November 2019 in Gigant in Apeldoorn.  Continue reading »

Aug 232019
 

Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium have just unleashed their latest video ‘Rising Waves From The Ocean’ featuring Sabaton guitarist Tommy Johansson doing special guest vocals. The video is in support of their debut album “Land Of Eternal Dreams”, due out today, August 23rd via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) and via Japanese label Spiritual Beast.

Watch the lyric video for ‘Rising Waves From The Ocean’ below.

A pure symphonic album with power heavy prog metal influences, epic choirs, high pitch vocals plus lyrical sections and baroque/magniloquent arrangements, “Land Of Eternal Dreams” is a concept release about dreams and the astral universe, but also the fantasy world that lives in us. It’s an inner journey through imaginary stories about myths and legends from the past.

The band explains the release:

“First of all, I want to say that we are very excited about our debut album “Land Of Eternal Dreams”. Fans can expect an amazing album of great melodies, blended with cinematic, symphonic and classical music, along with metal guitar riffs and epic choirs. We believe that music evokes sensations, emotions and real fantastic worlds in our minds.” Continue reading »