Jun 152019
 

Slovakian Melodic/power metal band Signum Regis is stoked to announce the new lead singer, Jota Fortinho.

Jota was born in Brazil and played in numerous bands before he moved to Europe. He was invited to join Signum Regis in 2018. The band was very impressed by his previous work and also his interpretation of some of the older Signum Regis songs.

Jota has a very wide vocal range and can sing anything from the band’s catalog and beyond. His vocal inspirations are Andi Deris and Michael Kiske. Since he joined Signum Regis, Jota and the rest of the band were recording a new album, which is now 100% mixed and mastered.

In the video below you can hear Jota for the first time with Signum Regis singing the first single from the new album. The track is called ‘I Always Go All-in’. Continue reading »

Jun 142019
 

Frontiers Music recently announced the return of Timo Tolkki’s Avalon with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, “Return To Eden”, on June 14. Today, the official music video for the third single, ‘Godsend’, featuring Mariangela Demurtas (Ardours, Tristania) on lead vocals, has been made available. Check it out below.

Five years in the making, “Return To Eden” marks a new return for the legendary ex-Stratovarius guitarist and composer Timo Tolkki. Following a few personal issues which forced him to take a step back from the spotlight, Timo started the writing process for the new album and with the help of the Italian producer Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere), completed this outstanding comeback album. A convincing and inspired release, Timo‘s hunger to create is stronger than ever. As with previous releases, a slew of heavyweight guest vocalists were brought in to handle lead vocal duties. “Return To Eden” features appearances by renowned Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering), Zak Stevens (ex-Savatage), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania, Ardours), and Eduard Hovinga(ex-Elegy). Continue reading »

Jun 142019
 

Two-time Grammy nominees Skillet will release their tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, on August 2 via Atlantic Records.

In anticipation of the new LP’s arrival, Skillet has unveiled two more instant-grat songs — ‘Anchor’ and ‘Save Me’ — on all streaming platforms now. Another new track, ‘Dreaming Of Eden’, will be available upon release by purchasing a pre-order of Skillet’s upcoming graphic novel, “Eden”. Powerhouse Z2 Comics is publishing the graphic novel which looks to tell Skillet’s story, that of unlikely heroes, perseverance and faith.

Coupled with the production strides made in the last full-length studio offering, 2016’s “Unleashed”, lead singer John Cooper and wife/guitarist/keyboardist Korey took the reins for the bulk of production on “Victorious” — a career first.

‘Unleashed’ recharged us, and we returned to what we love about writing,” continues John. “It was tight and electronic hard rock. We wanted to keep the sound modern and pull in influences from hip-hop drums and keyboards, while staying riffy. ‘Victorious’ started there. Our confidence was sparked by the last record and all of the other projects. We were feeling prolific. We thought, ‘We can produce our own Skillet album.’ It lit a fire. Korey and I have produced in the past, but nothing quite like this. It’s a brand new season.” Continue reading »

Jun 112019
 

Demon Hunter will perform more than 20 songs each night at a series of special shows this summer.

“An Evening With Demon Hunter” is an epic mixture of fan favorite anthems and deep cuts that have never been performed live. Both electric and acoustic presentations will feature songs that span the band’s 10 studio albums, including their most recent, “War” and “Peace”, which were released simultaneously earlier this year.

“We’re building a show that’s unlike anything we’ve done before,” vocalist/co-founder Ryan Clark explained. “We’ll have video installations, created specifically for this tour, during set changes. We are planning the biggest lighting/staging production we’ve ever done, surpassing even the ‘Stronger Than Hell’ tour we did back in the day.” Continue reading »

Jun 112019
 

While the temperatures are only slowly climbing up the scale, Redfield Records is dropping its annual summer compilation and all of a sudden, the air waves are on fire! The label is presenting precursors of the upcoming albums by Marathonmann and Alex Mofa Gang along with the new sigings Phiilosopher and Hippie Trim as well as, of course, the full force of the entire Redfield Family!

Like every year, the compilation is available on your favourite streaming station but you can also download it for free on Redfield‘s homepage and take it everywhere you go this summer. Continue reading »