May 212017
 

‘Black Moon’, the new video from Cellar Darling, the band featuring former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass), can be seen below. The song is taken from Cellar Darling‘s debut album, “This Is The Sound”, which will be released on June 30 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at New Sound Studio with producer Tommy Vetterli (Coroner, Eluveitie).

Says Cellar Darling: “We’re proud and happy to present to you the first single from our upcoming album, ‘This Is The Sound’: ‘Black Moon’!

‘Black Moon’ is one of the first songs we wrote after our debut single last year, and probably the point where we definitely ‘found’ our sound. Ivo randomly called his original demo ‘Moon’ and that triggered the idea of a story based on the fear of a black moon… So, as a lyrical theme, we ended up exploring mankind’s tendency to add an apocalyptic interpretation to the lunar eclipse. Continue reading »

May 212017
 

Lion Music is proud to announce the June 15th release for Finnish prog metal act Anthriel‘s second album “Transcendence,” arriving seven years after previous album “The Pathway.” Guitarist Timo Niemistö explains the long wait time:

“To make a long story short, life happened to us with highs and lows. We started to record a new material soon after releasing ‘The Pathway’ but some time after we had to let go of our prolonged rehearsal studio. It was a huge setback for the band as a lot of Anthriel history was written within those walls. As a result of frustration the bands ways departed with Jari and Klaus.

“We were kind of drifting some time to find and build a new environment and fresh start to continue recording of ‘Transcendence.’ Henrikki Markkula is a long time friend of us and was a whole band choice number one as a new drummer. Finding a bass player took a while but gladly Mr.Horttana contacted us and turned out to be a multi-talented studio musician and a great personality as well. Continue reading »

May 212017
 

Disciple has released a new lyric video for their song ‘Spinning’ from last fall’s album “Long Live the Rebels.”

Disciple shared the new lyric video in tandem with the song’s release to mainstream rock radio, where you can request it now. The video can be seen below.

“Music is one of those powerful forces that God uses to change the world, one life at a time. When we started Disciple we wanted to play music that would impact people’s lives, and that mission has never been stronger than it is today,” Disciple shares. And while the world goes their way, we are the rebels who will walk the other way. We are the rebels who will change the world. We’re asking you to join us, to stand with us as we combine the power of music with the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, to change this world, one life at a time. Long Live the Rebels.

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May 202017
 

Glenn Rogers best known guitarist for such metal veterans such as Vengeance Rising, Die Happy brings you his newest project to life Final Decree. Based at Garden Grove, CA Final Decree are reigniting the heavy/thrash metal sounds brought to you Vengeance Rising all those years ago. Other than Glenn Rogers on guitar, there is also Daniel Cordova (Bass) and Steve Bertram on Drums. Which leads me to the announcement of Rod Arias  (Recon  /New Eden / Dragonrider) becoming the new vocalist for the band. Debut E.P. for scheduled release for later in 2017.

Check out the video announcement below. Continue reading »

May 182017
 

Retroactive Records have announced the release of Haven – “III” remastered and enhanced original artwork (below) – The album will be released on June 13th. all Pre-orders come with a free Haven sticker of the album cover (4.75 x 4.75)! Pre-order your copy of “III” now.

Originally released by the band independently in 1995, four years after the sophomore release, “Age of Darkness.” The album was pieced together by golden throat vocalist, Kevin Ayers as various members of the band were available over the four year period. Also, gone are the million dollar studios and producers that recorded the first two Haven classics. Haven “III” was recorded on Kevin’s home recording studio in his garage in the 90’s!

With 8 of the 13 tracks tracking in at 6-7 minutes, you know you are in for a tremendous melodic, progressive power metal adventure! This Retroactive Records reissue has been carefully remastered by veteran, Rob Colwell (Bombworks Sound), along with a 4 panel insert and jewel case release with superbly enhanced original artwork. In fact, we love you so much, we included an unreleased bonus track left off the original release because it has more of an industrial metal vibe to it, called, ‘From Everlasting’. Haven’s third masterpiece has never sounded, or looked better! For fans of Sacred Warrior, Iron Maiden, Recon, Queensryche! Continue reading »