Mar 232017
 

‘I Am The Way, The Truth And The Life’ is the first single taken off Choirs Of Veritas upcoming debut album. The full length will be released through Underground Symphony on March 27th. in deluxe digipak edition. Check out the official lyric video for ‘I Am The Way, The Truth And The Life’ below.

The Italian band, founded by keyboard player and composer Davide Scuteri plays a symphonic metal with power influences and Christian lyrics.

“I Am The Way, The Truth And The Life” was mixed and mastered by Larsen Premoli at Rec Lab Studios and it’s a masterpiece for fans of Stratovarius, Nightwish and Theocracy. Artwork (below), is created by Mattias Norén (Kamelot, Epica, Sabaton). Tracklist can also be viewed below. Continue reading »

Pyramaze – “Contingent”

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Mar 232017
 

Some bands make your job so hard to review, Pyramaze was such a band, as from the get go I found myself struggling to review it without drawing myself away from the raw explosion of the music to give a down the line review. So here it is as honest as I can.

Pyramaze are a rocking progressive metal outfit from Denmark. Formed in 2001 this progressive melodic metal outfit explode out with “Land Of Information” which sets the album with a symphonic intro build up that has a big feel, emphasized by the choruses and vocal harmonies that penetrate and set the stage for what is a great album.

“Contingent” is an album with a very clean production quality, and yet able to capture the talent and energy of the band. They manage to package a wide variety of stylistic influences into their songs and the album as a whole. Very few bands grab me from the start and this is one of those bands, they hit the ground like Thor’s mighty hammer. It’s atomically excellent. Vocals are great and powerful, the recording allows for clean pronunciation. Terje’s vocal ability is certainly a high light of the album. The album flows smoothly into “Kingdom Of Solace” that again highlights the creativity and song writing prowess of the band. If you a fan of lots of great lead guitar work, and amazing keyboard musicianship in your metal, reach out and get this album. Continue reading »

Mar 232017
 

The US progressive power metal band Mindmaze just released a music video for ‘Sign of Life’, the first single from their new album “Resolve”. The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The video can be seen below.

Over the span of 68 minutes of melodic and powerful music ripe with recurring themes, the band takes the listener on a whirlwind journey through the scope of human emotion in hopes they will be able to project their own experiences into these intensely personal lyrics inspired by an amalgam of real-life events.

“Resolve” reprises the band’s ever-present influences from bands like Queensryche, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Savatage, and a mixture of contemporary power metal and melodic rock hooks and songwriting while moving the band further into progressive and theatrical territory with more atypical song structures used to best serve the concept of the album. Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

Tuscaloosa, AL’s Gideon will release “Cold,” their highly anticipated fourth full-length, on May 12 via Equal Vision Records. ‘Champions’ – a new song and music video – can be watched below. The album also features intense guest vocal spots from Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and Bryan Garris of Knocked Loose. The album’s complete tracklisting can be found below.

Digital pre-orders for “Cold” are available now. Physical pre-orders will launch this Friday, March 24. Pre-orders include instant MP3 downloads of ‘Champions’ and the previously released ‘Pulling Teeth’.

Gideon kicks off a North American tour today with Chelsea Grin and has also just announced a new run of album release headline shows with support from Ghost Key and Invent, Animate. All upcoming tour dates can be found below. Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

Swedish Melodic Metalcore Set Before Us has released a music video for ‘Earth Destroyer’. The track is taken from their second EP “Enigmas” which has been released on Nov. 22, 2016. The video can be watched below.

Set Before Us came together as a band in the early months of 2012. The quintet hailing from the suburbs of Stockholm quickly moved on from covers and started writing and rehearsing their own material. Continue reading »