Aug 222017

Raging Storm Records proudly welcomes BoughtXBlood as its first new signing in over five years. The signing follows a string of recent accomplishments for the band, including a tour stop on the HM Magazine Stage at Creation Fest 2017, an upcoming show with P.O.D. at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival Pre-Party, and the recent release of their new single ‘I’m Done’, a song that takes a tough stance against sin and shows just how much the bands faith impacts their music and their lives.

“I am honored to have the chance to earn not only the business, but the friendship of a band like BoughtXBlood” says label founder Jason Scannell. “These guys represent exactly what we want in a band: hard work, creative music, and a true desire to share their faith. It’s all too easy for bands in this genre to tone down their beliefs, but they stand firm. From the moment I heard BXB, I was not just entertained but convicted. The whole team at Raging Storm stands behind them and their message. We look forward to coming alongside this band and growing together”.

BXB writes: “BoughtXBlood is elated to sign with Raging Storm! We truly feel that God has led us to this point, as He has given, and taken away, in order that His will for BXB be accomplished. It is clear to us that RSR believes in The Message we are trying to convey. Continue reading »

Aug 222017

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the female fronted melodic metal band Angel Nation to the label. The band’s new album “Aeon” will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America.

Angel Nation is a melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal.

Their debut album [released under the name EnkeliNation] “Tears of Lust” was received with glowing reviews all over the world. The release in 2014 was followed by shows at Bloodstock Open Air, shows in Finland amongst others. In 2016 Elina also joined Leaves’ Eyes as their new vocalist. Continue reading »

Aug 222017

The power metal machine from Sweden Morning Dwell checked in with the following update:

Affe [Alfred] and Petter have been working hard this spring and summer with a new album. BUT it will not be a new Morning Dwell-album because there are different band members and the sound is different from what MD stand for. Affe and Petter will write more about the new band very soon! AND there will also be more music from MD in the near future! So stay tuned!!”

Morning Dwell‘s sophomore album “The Guardians of Time” has been released on Oct. 25 through Doolittle Group AB. — Blazing tempos, powerful melodies and soaring vocals makes this a perfect power metal album. To reflect Morning Dwell‘s music in art Andreas Marshall (famous for artwork for Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, In Flames etc) created the album art once again. This second album starts off where the first album ended! A natural sequel that includes the same energy from the first album but with some upgrades! Continue reading »

Aug 212017

Metal legends Saint performed with original vocalist Josh Kramer at ‘So Cal Metal Fest 2  A memorial benefit for Dale Huffman’ in Orange California on August 12. The entire show can be seen in the video below.

Other performing bands were: Die Happy with a Vengeance, Worldview, BioGenesis, The Hero, Recon, Hand of Fire, Crimson Bridge Ministry, In the Midst 777, 3 Days in the Grave, Tribution and Consuming Fire.

This years is also being used as a fundraiser for the family of Dale Huffman of Metal Pulse Radio as he recently passed away after a long battle with cancer this past February. Profits from this event will be donated to the Huffman Family.

Saint is one of the pioneers in Christian metal, formed in the early 80’s and, over the past three decades, they released 2 EP’s, 11 studio albums, charted on Billboard and been featured in Metal Edge, Circus, HM and many other magazines. They sounded like a mixture of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden and were one of the early bands to put Christian based lyrics in heavy metal. Their latest & tenth album “Broad Is The Gate” was released in November 2014. Continue reading »

Aug 212017

Power Quest, the renowned melodic power metal band based in the UK, will release their long awaited 6th album “Sixth Dimension” on October 13th via Inner Wound Recordings in Europe/USA and on October 11th in Japan via Marquee/Avalon.

“Sixth Dimension” was mastered by Jens Bogren [Dragonforce, Symphony X, Arch Enemy] and the artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth]. The album includes guest appearances by Anette Olzon [ex. Nightwish], Andrea Martongelli [Arthemis, ex. Power Quest] and Lars Rettkowitz [Freedom Call]

Steve Williams commented “We are all so excited about this record, probably more so than ever before. I think it has the classic PQ stamp and then some!” Continue reading »