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All-Female Four Piece Band EXIT EDEN Announces Debut Album “Rhapsodies in Black”!


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Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of Rock, now united in one band: EXIT EDEN!

The all-female four piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing! Despite their diversity, the four singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock! This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became their unique plan to raise EXIT EDEN’s very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.

EXIT EDEN’s debut “Rhapsodies in Black”, which will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records (worldwide excluding Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch), is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more! Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album. A first video will present a grand entrance very soon! Stay tuned for more updates on EXIT EDEN!

Who the musicians are:

Amanda Somerville:
Amanda is a rock-solid authority of the music scene: both as a solo artist and sharing success and the stage with bands like AVANTASIA, EPICA and KAMELOT. Though her US-American roots are based in Pop & Rock, she fell in love with the Metal scene and made it her home. She has toured with Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan and many more legends with her commanding voice and fronts the projects TRILLIUM and Kiske Somerville (with HELLOWEEN icon Michael Kiske). All of this, combined with her wide range of experience, grants her a unique edge and a permanent address in the Metal world.

Anna Brunner:
A natural talent, Anna began singing at a very young age. As a daughter of a German father and an American mother, she grew up bilingual and founded her first Rock band as a teenager. Due to a music study that lead her through different parts of the world, she garnered a multitude of experience and it became crystal clear to her: music has to rock – and vocals need to be emotional – just like a passionate scream.

Marina La Torraca:
Hailing from Brazil, Marina was born with rhythm in her blood. As the auspicious frontwoman of several Metal bands since the age of 15, her path led her to Europe, where she got to perform with AVANTASIA and to found her up-and-coming band, PHANTOM ELITE. Since having studied musical theater in New York, the versatile singer and actress can also be seen internationally in musical productions, including the upcoming German tour of the Broadway-Hit, RENT. For her, being close to the crowd is what counts – no problem for her and her natural convincing character.

Clémentine Delauney:
Clémentine was born near Paris 30 years ago. She has been a multi talent since her childhood days – no matter if she was dancing, playing the piano or singing – she enchanted her audience. At the age of 16, she joined her first Metal band, she is currently fronting Symphonic Metal outfit VISIONS OF ATLANTIS and also worked with SERENITY and MELTED SPACE. Another one of her career highlights is her participation on Kai Hansen’s (HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY) first solo album, released in 2016. Thus, Clémentine has carved her way into being one of the great performers of the scene.

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“Rhapsodies in Black” tracklist:

1. Question Of Time
2. Unfaithful
3. Incomplete
4. Impossible
5. Frozen
6. Heaven
7. Firework
8. Skyfall
9. Total Eclipse
10. Paparazzi
11. Fade To Grey

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Moscow Releases Video & Debut EP, ‘Queen of Sin’ ‘Queen of Sin’ Out NOW!


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May 1, 2017 – Heavy Electro Rocker and one of Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Metal Moscow has released the Official Music Video for the title track along with her debut EP, Queen of Sin, which was originally premiered on Revolver.

The tracks on Queen of Sin were created with support from Producers Shawn McGhee (Hideout StudiosHellyeah, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach), Brian Steele-Medina (Gemini Syndrome), Hatebreed, Escape The Fate),and upcoming Boston Producers OH NO! ØKTAPUS.

I had a lot of fun writing and recording Queen Of Sin – our first EP that comes out June 2nd. It has a nice diversity of rock subgenres – you can find some post-hardcore, nu-metal, alternative tunes in it. ‘QoS’ is a sort of defial for those who say rock and sex can’t go together. “Make Rock Sexy Again.” We wanted to get a mix of hard rock tunes and guitar riffs with sensual feminine vocals and dominatrix attitude.Moscow

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REVIEW: Karkaos – Children Of The Void


REVIEW: Karkaos – Children Of The Void by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Melodic extreme metal act Karkaos from Canada formed in 2003 and quickly built a formidable presence in their home country following their successful 2011 EP ‘In Burning Skies’ and then in 2014 they unleashed their full-length debut ‘Empire’ to help solidify this further. Now they return with their new, to be self-released album ‘Children Of The Void’ which features a new and unstoppable line-up with vocalist Viky Boyer and drummer Justine Ethier at the helm. To add more power to this anticipated release they enlist some guest musicians in the form of Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth and Morgan Lander from Kittie.

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Opening intro track ‘Babel’ is very atmospheric and dramatic, building suspense with a determination and glimmer of hope that increases as it draws to an end, making it the perfect way to gear you up for what is to unfold…

‘Skymaster’ explodes to life with a massive symphonic sound, blitzing guitars and fast drums, with Viky Boyer’s compelling and impressive vocals fitting the relentless instrumentation and the contrasting fierce vocals from guitarist, Vincent Harnois wonderfully. This is overwhelming but in a brilliant, huge and all-consuming way.

First single ‘Kolossòs’ is crushing from the off, with a haunting intensity aided especially by the vocal delivery and keys. This is indeed colossal in every way, and it helps that it features immense guest vocals from Morgan Lander of Canadian metallers Kittie. This is an unstoppable and divine offering that encapsulates the album and the band’s sound.

Title track ‘Children Of The Void’ is immediately ambient and features many tempo changes, but never loses its fluency. The charging verses are intense and the whole song shifts between beautiful twists and turns, and enthrals with slick and impressive guitar as seen throughout the album, the nature and the vibe of the song feels very unified.

‘Tyrants’ blasts into action with alarming symphonic sounds and growled vocals. Again the band play to their strengths hitting you from every direction and overloading you, with clean, brutal, sinister hushed tones and gang vocals adding, even more depth which the album is simply brimming with.

The final offering ‘Bound By Stars’ is beautiful and eerie with passionate heartfelt lyrics from Viky. It is the longest song in length, giving it an epic feel through strength and duration, as well as the ever melodic resonant tones and soaring solo guitar work from Samael Pelletier that he exhibits throughout.

This is a fantastic attack on the senses, which is captivating, exhilarating, suspenseful, yet brutal. It is excellently structured and features impressive musicianship from the whole band. There is such depth and intelligence, through intricate fine details, that it most certainly need to be stuck on repeat to help process and appreciate every moment. This is massively majestic and leaves a lasting impression and asserts that Karkaos are a band to watch out for.

SCORE: 5/5

‘Children Of The Void’ is self-released on 26th May 2017.

Album Pre-Order available on Bandcamp at https://karkaosofficial.bandcamp.com/album/children-of-the-void-pre-order

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Track Listing:
1. Babel
2. Skymaster
3. Kolossòs
4. Let the Curtain fall
5. Pale
6. Children of The Void
7. Rêverie
8. Tyrants
9. Where Mushrooms Grow
10. Lightbearer
11. The Beast
12. Bound By Stars

For More Info:

http://www.facebook.com/karkaos
http://www.instagram.com/karkaosofficial

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LACUNA COIL – release video for “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You”


After launching a video clip for the song “Blood, Tears, Dust” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9sVUqOhcPU) LACUNA COIL are revealing the full story of their two conceptual videos with their latest clip for the song “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You”. Like “Blood, Tears, Dust” the video was directed and edited by Cosimo Alemà and produced by the production company Borotalco.

Check out “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You” under the following link:

Cristina Scabbia (vocals): “The videos we shot with Cosimo Alemà are exactly what we wanted to deliver visually, especially if connected with a record like ’Delirium’. The darkness, the intensity, the script itself are taking the viewer to the dimension we wanted to be transported to. ‘You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You’ and ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ are tightened together in a twisted story that I like a lot as there is so much that can be defined with each one’s imagination. Interpreting different characters was also exciting, an interesting challenge I hadn’t faced until then. I hope the viewers can capture the magic we breathed while we shot them.”

Andrea Ferro (vocals): “Every age has its form of storytelling, and video clips have been a huge part of our culture. Talking with Cosimo (Alemà/director) and our label we decided to create something to bring back the artistic quality video clips used to have. We put our love for cinema into our video for the song ‘You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You’, as you will see there is a clear inspiration from TV series like ‘True Detective’ and also a certain ‘Twin Peaks’/’Resident Evil’ vibe. We wanted the viewers to contemplate the story and question what it really means. There is also a tight connection with the previous video for the song ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ as both clips should be considered almost as one single piece. The videos clearly explore the main theme of our latest album, ‘Delirium’, and all its madness and symbols. It’s been a really great and challenging experience to be on the set for several days and work in ‘cinema style’ for the very first time to create something completely new for LACUNA COIL.”

Both songs are taken from LACUNA COIL’s latest album: Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe “Delirium”, which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. The band hasn’t finished their extensive touring cycle, so catch LACUNA COIL live at one of the following shows and festivals:
19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey – Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv – Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere – Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg – Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow – Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari – Arena Sant’Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) – Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice – Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen – Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu – Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso – Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago – Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) – South’s Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

Also, LACUNA COIL have recently announced that they will be joining Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” Tour. The month-long September trek marks LACUNA COIL’s first US tour dates in over a year, as the band continues to support their latest full length studio album, “Delirium”. Joining LACUNA COIL and Epica on the Ultimate Principal Tour are INSOMNIUM & Elantris.

LACUNA COIL North America tour dates with Epica, INSOMNIUM & Elantris
31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA – Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC – Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON – Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL – The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA – The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theater
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY – Playstation Theater

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BARE INFINITY release new Lyric Video


Bare Infinity have released a new Lyric video for the song ‘Orion’s Light’ , from their new album “The Butterfly Raiser” which was released on the 3rd of March 2017 by Blackdown Music.

LINK TO OFFICIAL VIDEO :

The song features the singer Sarah Wolf of  the American Symphonic metal band AfterTime .
(https://www.aftertimeofficial.com)

The Lyric video and song portray a strong Ancient Greek theme visualised by Very Metal Art.
(www.verymetal.co.uk)

The album is available on all streaming and download platforms as well as in physical copy throughout the USA via CDBaby and Alliance Entertainment , BeyondBattle Records and RockAvenue Records JAPAN and by Blackdown Distribution in the EU.

 

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Symphonic Vocalist LEAH Releases Ethereal Cover of Skyrim Video Game Theme Song “The Dragonborn Comes”


Symphonic/Celtic vocalist LEAH – described affectionately by her fans as “the metal Enya” – is recognized in the music world for her work with established heavy metal musicians such as Eric Peterson of Testament and Dragonlord, Timo Somers of Delain, Troy Donockly of Nightwish and many others. With three well-received releases under her belt ( Of Earth & Angels [2012], Otherworld [2013] and Kings & Queens [2015]), LEAH is currently working on her upcoming, currently untitled album featuring many of the players above, in addition to former Delain drummer Sander Zoer and Barend Courbois of Blind GuardianLEAH‘s music places the listener in a world of fantasy, magic, history and everything in between.

While fast at work on said record, LEAH enjoys trying her hand at other musical endeavors and covers.LEAH‘s most recent cover comes in the form of the main theme, “The Dragonborn Comes”, from the wildly popular open world action role-playing video game Skyrim of The Elder Scrolls series.
This track will appeal to the heavy metal fan with a profound love for video games and all things fantasy! Listen here, and read the story of LEAH‘s inspiration below

“As you know I’ve been writing a brand new Celtic metal album due out this fall,” says LEAH.
“I was looking for inspiration and tried reading some books, but never found my muse, until my fans recommended I start playing Skyrim. So I did, and I really ran with some of those themes in my songwriting! Not only did the storyline inspire me, but the soundtrack itself is epic, as you already know. I ended up getting distracted and thought to myself, ‘Hmm… I wonder what it would sound like if I LEAH-fied the Dragonborn theme song?’ I decided to try it and see how it turned out for fun. I sent it over to my producer in Germany and he really liked my version, so I decided to release it for you! I hope you like it, and I hope the song stays true enough for The Elder Scrolls fans, while also giving a new feminine spin on it!”
“The Dragonborn Comes” and other tracks by LEAH are also available for free download via her website here http://leahmusic.net/dragonborn or http://leahmusic.net. You can also receive “The Dragonborn Comes” by texting the word DRAGONBORN to +1 587-800-4323.
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