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Ihsahn Announces New “Fascination Street Sessions” EP + Shares “Contorted Monuments”

Norwegian progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn returns with his latest release, the Fascination Street Sessions EP, on March 24 via Candlelight Records.

Ahead of the new EP, Ihsahn has also released the first single “Contorted Monuments.” Listen here.

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SOEN To Release First Two Albums “Cognitive” and “Tellurian” On Silver Lining For The First Time

Re-issued on January 27th 2023 are the official Soen-endorsed releases, bringing their entire catalogue to one label for the first time. The re-issues are available to pre-order now via D2C at soen.shop, whilst traditional retail pre-orders will be live from today, November 25that this location

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Finnish progressive rock band Varjo-Orkesteri release first single from the upcoming second studio album Seremonia

Finnish progressive rock/metal band Varjo-Orkesteri released a first single Suunnistaja from their upcoming second studio album which is set to be released on January 20th 2023 via Inverse Records. 

Watch Suunnistaja lyric video: https://youtu.be/-6GH2oJhuac

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Prog giants Dream Theater will play two special gigs in early February in Finland

Last year, the prog giant Dream Theater, who released their 15th studio album in a row, A View From The Top Of The World , will be seen in Finland at the beginning of February with two special shows, where there will also be gems previously enjoyed live only from records. The massive Top Of The World Tour already started a month ago in the United States, and the upcoming performances at Tampere’s Nokia Arena on February 2 and the next day at Oulun’s Energia Arena are part of this whole.

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SOEN Release New Single /Video “Fortune”

Today, the engaging, enchanting, cutting, yet beautiful Swedish metal supergroup Soen release the enchanting video for the single “Fortune”. The track is taken from the forthcoming release ATLANTIS, out via Silver Lining Music this week on November 18th, 2022.
Musically, “Fortune” is epically heavy with its crushing riffs and percussion, yet delicate with haunting vocal phases and an outstanding guitar solo, all whilst carrying a poignant story and message.

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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.

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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.