Ahead of NIGHTWISH‘s glorious return to our European stages, kicking off this Sunday in Belgium, the Finnish Symphonic metal stars are proud to release their Human. :II: Nature. (Tour Edition) today! Including a Blu-ray Digipack of the band’s live stream event, An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World, the release is a testimonial to a formative time in our history, which pushed artists to their limits and demanded creative solutions for the live business.Continue reading NIGHTWISH release magical video for ‘Last Ride Of The Day’ from ‘An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World’
Bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT unleashed their highly acclaimed thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, via Nuclear Blast in 2020.
Today, TESTAMENT have released the Titans Of Creation Video Album. The limited-edition collectible features performance videos of all the tracks on the record. The footage was compiled at a soundstage in San Francisco, and was edited into music video-style clips, now available on Blu-Ray accompanying the CD with bonus photos and liner notes, plus a button and sticker in a longbox. Staying true to the record, the performances feature Gene Hoglan behind the kit! This version is limited to 6,500 units worldwide.Continue reading TESTAMENT release music video for ‘WWIII’ + ‘Titans Of Creation’ Video Album CD/Blu-Ray is out now
The Finnish four piece Apocalyptica have dropped their very own Cello-Metal reinterpretation of classical bangers with the new EP Metal Classic, Classic Metal. Release day also sees the band unleash the focus track ‘Flight of the Bumblebees‘ originally by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow.
On the EP’s focus track, Perttu Kivilaakso states:
“‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ is one of the most well-known virtuosic pieces. I have played it during my classical years many times, always aiming for faster and faster performances. This time I thought it would be the coolest thing to make a rough and heavy ‘Bee’ for our band, basically creating the slowest and most doomy ‘Bumblebee’ ever! It’s fascinating how musical structures can work out in many various ways! This ‘Bee’ is heavy and angry, but surely flies out with a smile on her face and a blink in it’s eye!”
Welcome to the New Southern Gothic.
Today marks the release of Starlight and Ash, the long-awaited 5th album by OCEANS OF SLUMBER. Equipped with a profoundly deep musical background, a staunch reverence for the American South, and starry-eyed artistic curiosity, OCEANS OF SLUMBER have created a sonic expression like no other.
Otherness is arguably the band’s most cohesive and self-actualized record to date, featuring impassioned anthems with earnest and deeply heartfelt lyrics, and impeccable vocal and musical performances from the iconic 5-piece.Continue reading Alexisonfire Share “Sans Soleil” Video + Release “Otherness,” First Album in 13 Years
by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
IANAI is a mysterious multi-instrumentalist project from Jaani Peuhu (Swallow The Sun), which includes collaborations from members of HIM, Massive Attack, Sisters of Mercy and The Rasmus. Through Jaani’s vision and the impressive array of guests, it is no surprise this debut album ‘Sunir’ embodies many sounds and influences, taking you on a beautiful, transcendent journey. ‘Sunir’ will take listeners through the instrumentation of Scandinavia, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America and beyond.Continue reading REVIEW: IANAI – “Sunir”