Jun 192017
 

Dark Sarah (Gothic Metal from FIN), Death Therapy (Industrial groove metal from the USA), Wind Rose (Dwarven Metal from ITA), Sleeping Romance (Symphonic Metal from ITA) – have been added to the festival lineup for the 10th edition of Brainstorm Festival. The cultural rock and metal festival will be held this year on 3 and 4 November as usual in the Gigant in Apeldoorn (NL).

Check out the new promo video below.

** The arrival of Dark Sarah (FIN) may be considered as a big surprise. The band around ex-Amberian Dawn singer Heidi Parviainen performed in 2014 at the Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium, but after that show the performances were limited to Finland. Extra special is that guest singer JP Leppäluoto (Charon, Northern Kings) also will be there at the festival.. As previously reported Leppäluoto has joined Dark Sarah‘s lineup for the third album, scheduled to be released in 2018. Leppäluoto was also featured in Dark Sarah’s previous album “The Puzzle” that was released in November last year, playing the character The Dragon. Continue reading »

Jun 072017
 

Italian folk/power metal band, Wind Rose, released their new album, “Stonehymn” on May 26th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings.  Here is a drum play through for ‘The Wolves Call’ check it out below.

The band recently announced that they will play at the slot day of the annual Bloodstock Open Air (August 10-13). Other performing bands this year, to name a few: Blind Guardian, Kreator, Ghost, Megadeth, Whitechapel, Obituary, Annihilator, Chelsea Grin, Testament. (See poster below)

“Straight from the Lonely Mountain we are bringing our music for the very first time to the UK, and the most exciting thing is that this will happen on one of the best metal stages in the world, the Bloodstock festival. Prepare for the battle guys, the Dwarves are coming your way. Who’s coming?” Continue reading »

May 312017
 

Italian folk/power metal band, Wind Rose, released their new album, “Stonehymn” on May 26th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings. The album track, ‘Dance Of Fire’, is available for streaming below.

The band has announced that they will play at the slot day of the annual Bloodstock Open Air (August 10-13). Other performing bands this year, to name a few: Blind Guardian, Kreator, Ghost, Megadeth, Whitechapel, Obituary, Annihilator, Chelsea Grin, Testament. (See poster below)

“Straight from the Lonely Mountain we are bringing our music for the very first time to the UK, and the most exciting thing is that this will happen on one of the best metal stages in the world, the Bloodstock festival. Prepare for the battle guys, the Dwarves are coming your way. Who’s coming?” Continue reading »

Wind Rose – “Stonehymn”

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May 212017
 

Italy’s Wind Rose is back with their third album of epic tales set to symphonic metal.  Incredible voices and complex arrangements, make this a symphonic folk metal album not to miss.

Since 2009, Wind Rose, from Pisa, Italy have been releasing their take on symphonic metal.  The first ep from the band was released in 2010 and followed up in 2012 with their debut full length Shadows over Lothadruin.  In 2013 they toured Europe supporting Wintersun, Finntroll, and Epica and followed that up being part of folk-metal legends Eluveitie’s Origins European Tour, exposing their sound to even wider audiences.  Later that year the band released their second full length Wardens of the West Wind and supported Ensiferum on their One Man Army European tour.  2017 has seen the band sign with Inner Wound Recordings and release their third album Stonehymn.

As one might expect, the album opens with an instrumental that sets the tone for the album.  In this case, it’s folk, symphonic metal with a bit of Celtic feel to it.  “Distant Battlefields” predictably blends right into the first real track on the album “Dance of Fire”.  The first thing one can’t help but notice is the deep, full, gang vocals that sound as if there was a large chorus.  Unfortunately, the music is a bit buried in the mix behind the vocals and keyboards as there is some good support from the drums and guitars to help carry the songs along.  As the song progresses, the listener will also notice they approach epic in terms of length as well with most over six minutes long. Continue reading »

May 162017
 

The folk/power metal band Wind Rose just released a music video for ‘To Erebor’, the second single from their new album “Stonehymn”. The album will be released on May 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and with two successful albums under their belt, Wind Rose are ready to take things to the next level with the release of their third album “Stonehymn”, an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for. Continue reading »