Jul 042019
 

The band recently playing to huge crowds at Graspop and Hellfest, Gloryhammer, also recently released their third album Legends Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, which has already climbed charts in the EU as well as US and Canada as fans have been waiting for more of the epic power metal Gloryhammer is known for.

The Scottish band Gloryhammer started by Alestorm vocalist Chris Bowes (keyboards here) largely as a way to explore symphonic and epic metal and is seen as one of metal’s favorite sons as they manage to take as many metal clichés as possible and use them in song in such a way that everyone is in on the joke and yet somehow  it all embodies everything metalheads love. The band released Tales from the Kingdom of Fife in 2013, Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards in 2015, and now the conclusion (?) to the trilogy, Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex in 2019.  Unfortunately, due to space constraints, I can’t go into the overall story except to say that it spans time and dimensions, but it’s worth the time to listen and hear the epic tales.

The track “Gloryhammer” might be the best introduction to the band and the album one could imagine as it captures everything that sets them apart and makes them so entertaining, especially in a live setting I would imagine.  Fortunately, the band made a video for the track which helps add to the image as well.  Following a gang yell of “Glory…hammer” an riff reminiscent of Rammstein’s Du Hast kicks in but is accented by some keyboards  that sound like something out of late 80’s Rainbow and that contradiction initially throws you off but works brilliantly.  Continue reading »

Jun 082019
 

Wind Rose releases  a new single and official video for ‘Diggy Diggy Hole’. The single will be available on a strictly limited 7″ single vinyl, including a special orchestral version on July 12th, via Napalm Records!

Wind Rose states: “Mining is one of the most important activities for a Dwarf, naturally Wind Rose needed a theme song for this great honor of collecting these  jewels from the soil, so sing with us with pride!!”…

Watch the video for ‘Diggy Diggy Hole’ below.

After their successful album “Stonehymn”, appearances at major festivals as Bloodstock Open Air and successful tours with bands like Finntroll, Wintersun, Morgarten, Ensiferum and Eluveitie, Wind Rose are now ready to continue their journey through mountains, ice and snow! Continue reading »

Apr 132019
 

Symphonic power metal band Gloryhammer have released the first single and official music video cut from their highly-anticipated third studio album “Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex” – out May 31, 2019 via Napalm Records.

On their 2013 debut album, “Tales from the Kingdom of Fife,” Gloryhammer ‘s story began with the tale of an alternate-history medieval Scotland – a realm of dragons, wizards, magic and dark sorcery. The story tells the legend of the glorious hero Angus McFife XIII, who wages a long war against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax, in order to free the people of Dundee!

In this latest installment of the Gloryhammer story, the galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince. Continue reading »

Apr 122018
 

Napalm Records are proud to announce that Italian Folk-Metal act Wind Rose joins the Napalm Events family (A division of Napalm Records).

Born in 2009 the band has released three records and toured with Wintersun, Finntroll, Epica, and Eluveitie since then. At the moment they are supporting Ensiferum on their “Path To Glory Tour” and bring their unique blend of Dwarven Metal all over Europe.

Wind Rose states: “Dwarves from all over the world, we are really glad to announce our collaboration with Napalm Events! It’s a great chance for us to come to your country kicking asses with our Dwarven Metal. So stay tuned for our next majestic gigs born from this epic partnership. Be there or be elves!“

Watch Wind Rose‘s single ‘To Erebor’ from their latest album “Stonehymn” below: Continue reading »

Apr 102018
 

The official lyric video for ‘A Dying Machine’, the title track of the fourth album from Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, can be seen below. Due on June 8 via Napalm Records, the disc was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who has helmed all previous Tremonti albums along with Alter Bridge‘s last four long-players.

From the militant drum assault of the album opener ‘Bringer Of War’ to the instrumental closer ‘Found’‘A Dying Machine’ is Tremonti‘s most-diverse musical offering to date. Songs like ‘From The Sky’‘Throw Them To The Lions’ and ‘A Lot Like Sin’ are signature Tremonti that fans have come to love from the trio. Tracks like “Trust”“The First The Last” and “Desolation” take the listener to new places sonically, all backed by Tremonti‘s signature vocal style. Continue reading »