Mar 292019
 

The Greek heavy/power metal band Diviner will release their new album “Realms of Time” on June 7th via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, LP and digital.

The band’s debut album “Fallen Empires” was released in November 2015 and received very good reviews and feedback from around the world. After the release of the album the band played many shows and big festivals in Greece and also in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland, and became known for being a great and energetic live band gaining a strong following. Continue reading »

Darkwater – “Human”

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Jan 282019
 

Darkwater make such a strong impression with “A New Beginning” off their much-anticipated third album for Ulterium Records. There is a hint of unease woven into the piano melody, carried forward into the synthesizer lead that plays over distorted guitars and an urgent rhythm. I agree with Mike Portnoy’s assessment that progressive metal can at times be so self-indulgent that it’s more fun for the band than the audience. I think Darkwater strikes a fine balance between being technical, and being emotional with the music.

Rather than reaching backward to prog rock past, the tone is modern and there is a considered restraint in the way songs are performed. In “In Front Of You” Henrik Båth’s voice shines through, as well as how the guitars and synths share lead melodies. There is a moment where bass and drums share the spotlight, but not indulge in it, and further proof that the shared perspective is that the sum total is greater than the individual players.

What is it to be alive in 2019? One in 7.7 billion, or one of 7.7 billion? The crowning glory of Creation, or a mist that appears only briefly? Not only do the lyrics take a “bigger picture” view of life, but like in “Reflection Of A Mind”, the qualities of the soul are also examined. Life is a struggle for who we are: the lone voice that rises above the chorus. Continue reading »

Dec 202018
 

The production on the new Darkwater album “Human” is amazing! Read more below.

Jacob Hansen (Hansen Studios) was our first choice for the mixing and mastering of our new album “Human”. Jacob worked with so many great bands during the last years, like Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe and many more and we were very happy when he agreed to work with us! The result is amazing as expected, and we can’t wait for you to hear it!

The first single from “Human” will be released in January, and the album will be released on March 1st via Ulterium Records Continue reading »

Dec 072018
 

The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater will release their new album “Human” on March 1st in Europe and North America via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital.

“Human” won’t leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date.

The lyrics of the album welcomes you into a world of you and me, how we affect the world around us and the struggles we deal with as humans. Continue reading »

Nov 162018
 

Do you also feel that you’ve waited a looong time for the new Darkwater album? Well, the wait is almost over! The release date for the new album will be announced during the coming month, so stay tuned and be prepared for a release during the first months of 2019!

In the meantime, listen to ‘Breath’ from their previous album “Where Stories End” (2010) below.Check out the official music video below. Continue reading »