Mar 192015

signum_regis_band_2015The Slovakian melodic metal band Signum Regis has been confirmed to play the annual Skjærgårds Music and Mission Festival, which will be held June 30th -July 5th in Risøya, Tvedestrand, Norway.

Other confirmed names are, to name a few: Λ E R I Λ L (NO), Chip Kendall Band (UK), Grave Declaration (NO), Kirk Franklin (US), Theocracy (US), Philippa Hanna (UK), Twelve24 (UK), visit the festival’s website to see the entire line-up.

Seaside Music & Mission Festival is a Christian festival held each summer at Risøya outside Tvedestrand, Norway. The festival has been held since 1981, and has grown in size each year. Continue reading »

Mar 182015

signum_regis_ep_artworkSignum Regis return with an ep full of the European power metal that has won them acclaim on their previous releases.  For a person like me that grew up listening to Deep Purple, Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and other such bands and now enjoys bands like Iron Saviour and Empire 21, this is an easy ep to review.  In all honesty, I haven’t heard their previous material, but seeing as it has won critical acclaim for being great power metal, I feel confident in recommending this ep to existing fans of the band.

Signum Regis was formed in 2007 by bass player Ronnie König who quickly added vocalist Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), and they set about recording the self-titled debut album, which went on to receive good reviews.  From there the band signed to Inner Wound Recordings in 2010 and recorded the concept album The Eyes of Power. In the writing process for the third album the band decided that more vocalists would be needed and some of the singers the band recruited include: Lance King (ex-Pyramaze, Balance of Power), Matt Smith (Theocracy), Michael Vescera (Obsession, Animetal USA, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen), and  Daísa Munhoz (Vandroya, Soulspell).  All of these vocalists and Göran contributed to an epic retelling of the Biblical story of Exodus.  Continue reading »

Mar 092015

signum_regis_band_2015The melodic metal band Signum Regis will release a new EP entitled “Through The Storm” on May 8th in Europe and on May 12th in North America through Ulterium Records. An audio teaser can be streamed below

There are four new tracks on the EP, as well as a re-recorded version of ‘All Over The World’ from their debut album and a cover medley of the Yngwie Malmsteen classics ‘Vengeance/Liar’. “Through The Storm” shows that Signum Regis is a band that is constantly developing and improving everything from song-writing and musicianship to production and the visual part of the band. With this EP and the full-length album that will be released later this year, Signum Regis will surely win over many new fans in the melodic metal scene.

The mastering of “Through The Storm” was handled by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Evergrey] and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani]. Continue reading »