Jan 292021
 

Italian metal band, Secret Rule, have released a brand new single for ‘Mother Earth‘ – the band’s first material as a preview of the upcoming new album in 2021. The full video for the song to be released next week on the 4th of February. ‘Mother Earth‘ can be ordered here.

The song is an alchemy of metal and groove guided by the powerful voice of the singer Angela Di Vincenzo. The vocalist Angela Di Vincenzo says: “‘Mother Earth’ wants to be a scream going out directly from the center of the Earth, from its heart towards humans. The band refers to the track as “A punch in the stomach!” It’s time to open our eyes and our ears!! Our planet is screaming!

Secret Rule is a rock-metal band, formed at the beginning of 2014. The sound is a mix of powerful rhythms and catchy melodies with a little touch of electronic and symphonic inserts. In six years, Secret Rule conquered their space in the Worldwide metal scene. The band is fronted by the powerful and crystal clear vocals from Angela Di Vincenzo, masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario, with accurate bass playing by Michele Raspanti and the powerful drumming from Sebastiano Dolzani. Their shows offer a lot of energy and a total impact between metal music and awesome melodies.

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Volturian – “Crimson”

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Apr 062020
 

Symphonic power metal from Italy welcomes a new member to the club in Volturian a new project featuring the ethereal vocals of Federica Lanna (Sleeping Romance) and songwriter Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown).

Back in 2013, I reviewed Enlighten from Sleeping Romance and was struck by the vocals of Federica Lanna and before learning anything about Volturian, I knew I had heard the vocals before.  This time, Federica joins Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown) in a new project that combines Federica’s vocals with symphonic metal elements and a good bit of electronic music.  Finding information on foreign bands more than a month before their album drops is a bit of challenge.  What we do know is that in addition to Federico, drummer Alberto Mezzanotte, and bass player Massimiliano Rossi are all from Frozen Crown and Frozen Crown vocalist Giada “Jade” Etro contributes vocals to “In a Heartbeat”.  From the band’s perspective, this is obviously a terrible time to try to release any new material but the band is pushing on.  On March 19th, the band posted how they were supposed to be filming a video but obviously in Italy, that was not going to be possible as the country was being ravaged by Covid-19.  The band acknowledged basically all of their promotion for the album was going to be destroyed, but the encouraging feedback from the first single “New Life” encouraged them to keep pushing on.

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Mar 112020
 

Symphonic Metal band Reasons Behind have signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their new concept album “Project: M.I.S.T.”.

Founded in 2010 by guitarist and songwriter Gabriele Sapori, “Reasons Behind” evolved from a Symphonic Metal band with electronic influences to a more synth-oriented sounding outfit. The crystal-clear, powerful voice of Elisa Bonafè dances between catchy and enthralling melodies, combined with both modern Swedish Metal and Metalcore riffing (thanks to bass player Michele Cavalca and Andrea Gambini’s drumming) and immersed in Trance/Dubstep/Eurodance atmospheres, enriched by lyrics that depict all the facets of human existence.

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Feb 092020
 

Volturian are proud to announce that their debut album will be entitled “Crimson”, and will be out on April 24th 2020 worldwide, on Scarlet Records (EU/US) and Marquee Avalon (Japan). Album cover and the tracklist can be viewed below.

Volturian is a new Modern Metal project founded by singer Federica Lanna (Sleeping Romance) and songwriter Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown). Drawing heavy inspiration from 90’s and early 2000 Metal as well as 80’s Pop music, the talented frontwoman and the prolific composer join forces, creating a unique brand of melody and heaviness mixed with strong electronic elements.

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Jul 092019
 

The new lineup of the melodic hard rock group Faithsedge, which features singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, Mr Big/Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr, ex-Stryper bassist Timothy Gaines and former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso, will release its new album, “Bleed For Passion”, on July 26 via Scarlet Records (Spiritual Beast in Japan).

Produced, mixed and mastered by De Rosso, “Bleed For Passion” takes the listener back to the days of big guitars and powerful melodic vocal lines of the ’80s and early ’90s, but keeping an up to date view on the lyrics and subject matter.

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