Signum Regis – “Flag Of Hope” EP

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Apr 142021

Symphonic power metal seems to be an ever growing genre, and certainly its aided by an ever increasing flux of great bands. Formed in 2007 Signum Regis whom are a Slovak power metal band, who main core is melodic metal with a proficiency for shredding guitar bring us their latest release, “Flag Of Hope” EP. It is an album buried in the life line of Signum Regis, as they have developed their sound over the years. The “Flag Of Hope” EP was originally released digitally only in Fall 2020, But by popular demand, this specific EP I am reviewing is now released physically as a CD. In addition to that 2 tracks are now added to the tracklist! Songs “Tune Of War” and “Amorenada” were originally released on the Addendum Primum digital EP (2017), but never on a CD and fans were asking about this physical release too.

“Amorenada” is a beautiful instrumental song by Filip Koluš and “Tune Of War” is a groovy hymnic song, now re-recorded by Jota Fortinho singing lead vocals and Mayo Petranin singing backing vocals So for fans of the band, as well as folk who are been introduced to the sound of Signum Regis this EP offers an ideal landscape of the bands style and strengths over the years.

It was in 2007 that Ronnie König founded the band Signum Regis and together with the vocalist Göran Edman they started working on a self-titled album, which was released the following year through Locomotive Records. Other information important to note is that on September 11, 2018, the band informed on their official Facebook page that the lead singer Mayo Petranin was leaving the band. João “Jota” Fortinho became the new lead singer of Signum Regis in June 2019.

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Apr 082021

The melodic metal band Signum Regis are back with the 7-track EP “Flag of Hope”! On this EP you will find all sonic trademarks of the band. Fans can enjoy fast, melodic, heavy, mid tempo, rocking songs, captivating instrumental songs and an impressive cover of Angra‘s ‘Stand Away’.

The title track features guest vocalists like Göran Edman (ex. Yngwie Malmsteen), Matt Smith (Theocracy), Samuel Nyman (Manimal), Mayo Petranin (ex Signum Regis, Castaway) and David Åkesson, vocalists that in some capacity contributed to the band in the past.

The EP is mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Evergrey). “Flag of Hope” will be released May 14th. via Beyond The Storm Productions.

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Dec 112020

Signim Regis are releasing a new 5-track EP called “Flag Of Hope”, together with a video for the title song.

“For this song, we invited our good friends, singers, who are all somehow connected to Signim Regis. Göran Edman was the lead singer of the band in the early days and recorded with us the 1st and the 2nd album. Mayo Petranin (Castaway, Symphonity) was our lead singer in 2014-2018, Matt Smith (Theocracy) and Samuel Nyman (Manimal) were our special guests on the Exodus album (2013), David Åkesson has been working with us externally since our 2019 release “The Seal Of A New World”. Of course, our current lead singer, Jota Fortinho, is there too!

We are very happy that this little reunion took place and that we were able to make together some music again. It brought back a lot of good memories. On top of that all, we have André Hernandes (Andre Matos band) playing tasty additional lead guitar.

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Apr 252020

‘Given Up For Lost’ is the first single from Signum Regis new multi track EP that will be released later this year. After the 2019 album “The Seal Of A New World”, this is the second official release with the band’s new vocalist Jota Fortinho. In this uptempo, straight to the point song, Signum Regis once again show that they mastered this genre to perfection.

Check out the new video for the song ‘Given Up For Lost’ below.

Artwork by Ján Tupý, Music by Luděk Struhař, Filip Koluš, Lyrics by Tommy König, Mixed by Ronnie König, Mastered by Filip Koluš, Special guest: David Åkesson (choir vox).

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Dec 242019

Slovakian metal band Signum Regis checked in with the following:

Here’s our Christmas gift for you. It is also a humble tribute to the amazing André Matos, who left us recently. We want to thank all of you for the fantastic support you’ve been giving us. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

André Coelho Matos was a Brazilian vocalist, producer, pianist and composer. He was involved in the heavy metal bands Viper, Angra, Shaman and Symfonia and sold million of copies worldwide. Since October 2006, Matos had been dedicating his time to his solo career. In 2012, he was ranked #77 at the list of 100 Greatest Voices of Brazilian Music by Rolling Stone Brasil. André Matos passed away on June 8th after suffereing a heart attack at the age of 47.

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