Setting off into a new era, metal greats DELAIN have recently returned with a new line up, impressively proving that they are stronger than any machine with their standalone single “The Quest and The Curse”. Fuelled by massive support and enthusiasm all around the globe, the multi-million streaming leading outfit now finally sets the stage for their eagerly awaited next studio album, entitled Dark Waters, out February 10, 2023 via Napalm Records.Continue reading DELAIN Announce New Album, “Dark Waters” + Unveil Brand New Single “Beneath”
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’
Having refined their broody, mesmerising vision of gothic/symphonic metal to cinematic levels, with three EPs and a full-length album behind them, BLACKBRIAR continue to set their sails towards the future. The Netherlands based band are proud to announce their signing to Nuclear Blast Records, and are currently working towards their second full-length album, accompanied by long-time collaborator, Joost van den Broek. Today, the band have released a brand-new song titled ‘Crimson Faces‘.Continue reading BLACKBRIAR sign to Nuclear Blast Records & release new song ‘Crimson Faces’
Over the past two years, symphonic metal luminaries NIGHTWISH have also been affected by the live show cancellations and restrictions. They’ve not yet been able to present their highly successful album Human. :II: Nature. (No. 1 in Finland and Germany) live, globally. Now, this is about to change with the launch of their lengthy European tour, taking place across this November and December.Continue reading NIGHTWISH announce HUMAN. :II: NATURE. (Tour Edition) + release video for ‘Noise’ from An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World
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!”
The wait is finally over! DELAIN, the brainchild of keyboardist, founder and main songwriter Martijn Westerholt, returns with full power, presenting themselves with a new lineup featuring the terrific Diana Leah as their next singer! Her powerful, heart-wrenching voice fits perfectly with the band’s style and adds a new strength to their sound. Rejoining the fold and bolstering the band’s continuity are original guitarist Ronald Landa and original drummer Sander Zoer, while new members Diana and bassist Ludovico Cioffi continue the evolution of the band’s sound. The multi-million streaming leading Symphonic Metal outfit sets off into their next era, creating the perfect symbiosis of tested strengths and new influences.Continue reading Symphonic Metal Veterans DELAIN Present New Singer and Release New Single “The Quest and the Curse”