Sep 162023

The Swedish power metal band Axenstar will release their new album “Chapter VIII” via Inner Wound Recordings on December 1st. The album will be available on CD and digital.

‘Heavenly Symphony’, the first single from the album is an uplifting melodic power metal hymn, perfect for fans of bands like Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, Helloween and Hammerfall! The single is available on all digital platforms and you can check out the music video below.

The album was mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Persuader, Sorcerer, Aeon) and the epic old school power metal artwork was created by Rafael Tavares.

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Sep 012023

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the Italian power metal band Draconicon to the label. Their sophomore album “Pestilence” will be released on CD, limited vinyl editions and digital on November 17th.

‘Heresy’, the first single from the album is a dark and epic uptempo power metal track full of energy and emotion. The single is available on all digital platforms and you can check out the music video on YouTube below.

The video can be seen below.

The Draconicon debut album “Dark Side of Magic” was released via Beyond the Storm in 2021 and it was the first act of Draconicon, an introduction to their world. The album was very well praised by fans and media worldwide and it received a really strong 87/100 review in the prestigious Burrn! Magazine Japan.

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Oct 182022

After a 12 year wait, the power metal band Kaledon return with Chapter VII in their Legend of the Forgotten Reign saga, beginning a new trilogy based on the series.

Kaledon traces its roots back to 1998 as an idea of guitarist Alex Mele and the band released the first chapter in the Legend of the Forgotten Reign saga in 2002. Through 2010, the band continued the saga culminating in the first six chapters with Chapter VI: The Last Night on the Battlefield. During this time frame the band changed labels a couple of times and then from 2010-2016 the band toured Europe playing with the likes of Lordi and Rhapsody of Fire as well as headlining. Fast forward another 5 years and the band is beginning a new trilogy based on the Legend of the Forgotten Reign saga with the first installment being Chapter VII: Evil Awakens. For this new album the band recruited Nocoletta Rosellni (Kalidia, Walk in Darkness) to add vocals for “The Story Comes to an End” and James Mills (Hostile) adding vocals on “A Strike from the Unknown”. In addition to vocal duties, Michele Guaitoli mixed and mastered the album at Groove Factory Studio.

As one might expect given this is Chapter VII in a power metal saga, the albums opens up with an instrumental track filled with choirs, keyboards, and orchestral elements to set the tone and announce the arrival of the album, which explodes into the very fast beginning of “At the Gates of the Realms”. Even though Kaledon has been around for 24 years and released 11 albums, this was my first exposure to them and being a power metal fan, this album hooked me early in the second track. Michele Guaitoli’s vocals are perfect for power metal, with range and power and smooth delivery. The eerie interlude in the song with harsh whispered vocals and keyboards, breaks up the song nicely and the keyboard and guitar solos are well placed and performances are strong.

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Sep 142022

“Melancholy Beast”, the classic debut album from Pyramaze will be released on vinyl for the first time on November 11th via Inner Wound Recordings. The album was originally released in 2004. There will be 150 copies on black vinyl, 75 copies on white vinyl and 75 copies on clear vinyl.

Michael Kammeyer comments:
“Dear Pyra-Warriors! It’s been a long time coming. But all good things take time! Finally, with the aid of the one and only Inner Wound Recordings, we will release a special limited-edition vinyl of our classic debut album Melancholy Beast, originally published back in 2004.

To make this release even more special, the first 100 copies pre-ordered from the Inner Wound Store will include a beautiful art print by illustrator and comic artist extraordinaire Mr. Hans “Hanzo” Steinbach, where he has skillfully created his own interpretation of the Melancholy Beast character.

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Aug 232022

Angel Nation, the melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala (also in Leaves’ Eyes) will reissue their debut album “Tears of Lust” on CD and digital on October 7th via Inner Wound Recordings.
The album was originally released under the band name EnkElination in 2014 before the band changed their name to Angel Nation in 2016.

Angel Nation comments:
“We’re excited to announce a brand new re-release of our first album ‘Tears of Lust’ on 7th October 2022 via Inner Wound Recordings. The idea that originated from the fans has materialized! The new pressing will include a full history of the album written by Elina, new pictures and of course the album cover with the new band name! Also included are three bonus tracks: ‘Do It Anyway’, ‘Devil’s Voice Inside’ (remixed and remastered) and ‘Fly Away’

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