Tag Archives: evanescence

ARMORED DAWN Explores Dark Emotional Issues with Brutal New Single, “Tides”!


After a successful comeback with the official music video for “S.O.S.”, Brazil based, Progressive Metal band ARMORED DAWN has released their newest single “Tides”, bringing down even more heaviness. However, like the previous song, this current single also addresses deeper sentimental themes, such as melancholy, and is the second single off of the band’s upcoming album, Brand New Way.

“Tides” was recorded at renowned Dharma Studios and mixed by renowned producerChris Lord Alge (MuseGreen DayNickelback), while mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The HorizonEvanescenceMetallica).

The current lineup of Armored Dawn, which includes Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass), Rafael Agostino (keyboards) and Chris Oliveira (drums), continues to work on future releases.

Purchase / Stream “Tides” Online!

Purchase / Stream “S.O.S” Online!

The band’s upcoming album, Brand New Way, was produced and recorded at the renowned Dharma Studios, in São Paulo, by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and mastered by Ted Jensen, two top names in North American music production. Acclaimed since the 1980s, having won 5 Grammys, Chris Lord-Alge has worked with some of the world’s greatest music legends such as James BrownPrinceJoe Cocker, and Tina Turner, as well as legendary soundtracks such as Rocky IV and Batman.

Sound engineer Ted Jensen, renowned for his work at the renowned Sterling Sound studio, has mastered albums by the EaglesJean Michel JarreSantana, and Norah Jones, for which he received a Grammy in 2002. In the heaviest fields of music, he worked on the most recent albums by The Pretty RecklessDeath by Rock & Roll, and Death Magnetic, by Metallica, as well as albums by bands such as KornDisturbedAlice in Chains, and Papa Roach.

Create a concept, find the right partners, work to make it all cohesive and invest in the potential to pursue your goals. From this perspective, Armored Dawn appeared in 2014 and became relevant in the Brazilian metal scene. After all, they toured alongside great bands such as SaxonMegadethScorpionsWhitesnakeEuropeHammerfallRhapsodyFates WarningSabatonTarja, in addition to participating in the Motörboat, the cruise of the legendary Motörhead.

The first two albums, Power of Warrior (2016) and Barbarians in Black (2018), were produced by important professionals such as Tommy Hansen (HelloweenJorn), Bruno Agra (We Are Harlot) and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty RecklessPapa Roach). The third, Viking Zombie, was produced, mixed and mastered by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, who is a veteran producer, with more than 200 bands under his belt and a Latin Grammy winner.

Presenting a sophisticated and versatile metal, the group collects great works in music videos, such as the super production “Sail Away” and “Beware of the Dragon”, shown in all movie theaters in Brazil during the trailers for the movie Aquaman. Besides them, “Ragnarok” and “Animal Uncaged” (recorded at the Rockfest Festival, at Allianz Parque, São Paulo, when they played to around 37,000 people) have millions of views on YouTube.

During the pandemic, they released the single “Stronger Together”, very well accepted by the fans, as well as the most recent, “S.O.S.”, which came out last July. The fourth album in Armored Dawn’s career is currently being produced by the band.

PHOTO REPORT: EVANESCENCE, CYAN KICKS and TIGRESS


Photos and report by Serena Solomon

Evanescence played at Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland this past June. They had also planned to play Rock in the City Helsinki but the festival was unfortunately canceled. Thankfully they were still able to play the brand new arena with supporting acts, Brittish rockers Tigress and home country stars Cyan Kicks. It was great to see so many people show up on a Sunday evening to support these three kick ass bands. Specially Evanescence, who don’t come to Finland often. My personal history with the band dates back almost 20 years, running into Amy in 2004 and being invited to watch a soundcheck for a gig in Florida during their debut album tour. Nostalgia and deep admiration for her and her journey in music, as well as her music’s imperative role in my own life made the gig that much more special on a personal level, but I could tell I was not alone in these feelings looking around the venue. I was also a bit surprised but grateful to see many younger attendees! Although the lineup of the band had changed (and very recently at that, only a week prior to the gig welcoming Emma Anzai to the family after Jen Majura stepped down), their cohesive stage presence was unforgettable. I also commend Amy and her ability to connect with the crowd, even a stadium gig, on a level that makes it seem like we were watching at an intimate club gig.

Cyan Kicks performed a gig beyond expectation, they definitely earned their place as an opening act! It was surprising to hear it was their first stadium gig, a they ruled the stage and captured the entire place with their energy like old pros!

Tigress made a good name for themselves, although I felt their style of music and presence would have shined much brighter in different atmosphere. That said, I look forward to seeing them progress and grow!

ETERNAL FREQUENCY Releases Second Chapter in Cinematic, Sci-Fi Epic Video Series, “A.I.”


Spotify Banner

Harrisburg, PA based Heavy Rock band ETERNAL FREQUENCY has released the second installment of their dark, cinematic, sci-fi imbued series, “A.I.” Directed and edited by Tom Flynn with VFX by Kyle Monroe, and preceded by the equally impactful, dystopic and yet uplifting music video for “Step Up,” “A.I.” continues the band’s exploration into the acceptance and assertion of one’s individualism in an increasingly oppressive world of technology dominated identity politics.

Continue reading ETERNAL FREQUENCY Releases Second Chapter in Cinematic, Sci-Fi Epic Video Series, “A.I.”

SEVI Releases Official Music Video for KANE CHURKO Mixed / Mastered New Single, “HATE YOU”


Bulgarian Heavy Rock Band SEVI has revealed the official music video for their new single, “Hate You”. Mixed and mastered by the legendary KANE CHURKO, “Hate You” was directed by Nikola Koparov, featuring the band performing the brutal auditory gem with incredible, apocalyptic visuals, and is off of the band’s upcoming, 4th album.

SEVI is also gearing up to tour with Hardline in Switzerland (May 2022) and were recently chosen to support EPICA at the Yunak Stadium in Sofia on April 30th.

Continue reading SEVI Releases Official Music Video for KANE CHURKO Mixed / Mastered New Single, “HATE YOU”

ETERNAL FREQUENCY Release Cinematic, Sci-Fi Official Music Video for “Step Up”!


Harrisburg, PA based Heavy Rock band ETERNAL FREQUENCY has released a dark, cinematic, sci-fi imbued official music video for their newest single, “Step Up.” Produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio, the music video for “Step Up” was directed and edited by Tom Flynn.

Continue reading ETERNAL FREQUENCY Release Cinematic, Sci-Fi Official Music Video for “Step Up”!

Halestorm + Evanescence Announce Fall 2021 US Arena Tour


Evanescence and Halestorm are returning to the concert stage in the U.S. this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off Friday, November 5th, in Portland, OR, and take the bands to arenas across the country before wrapping up in the Northeast right before the holidays.

General on-sale begins Friday, May 14th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Limited VIP packages will be available for purchase that include premium seating, access to attend Evanescence’s Soundcheck followed by a moderated Q&A with the band, exclusive merchandise items, and more. A May 12th presale exclusively open to top Spotify listeners of both Evanescence and Halestorm will precede the general on-sale.

Continue reading Halestorm + Evanescence Announce Fall 2021 US Arena Tour