Tarja to release new album ‘In the Raw’ in August

As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that is gold necessarily glitters. It was this idea that struck Finnish singer Tarja Turunen as she began work on her seventh solo album, "In the Raw." The album is available for pre-order here. Read on for album details, tracklisting... Continue Reading →

Delain celebrates arrival of ‘Hunter’s Moon’ with live video for ‘Nothing Left (feat. Marco Hietala)’

Symphonic metallers, Delain recently released a live album + BluRay "Hunter’s Moon" on Napalm Records. Now you can watch the stunning live performance of “Nothing Left” featuring Nightwish’s Marco Hietala and get a taste of what to expect on "Hunter’s Moon."

Eluveitie releases new single ‘Ambiramus’ new album ‘Ategnatos’ due April 5

Eluveitie’s new single “Ambiramus” is just too good to not post about. The song puts the spotlight on new female vocalist Fabienne Erni and she doesn’t disappoint. The Swiss metal pack will release its new studio album, “Ategnatos,” on April 5th via Nuclear Blast. Watch the video for “Ambiramus” inside!

INTERVIEW: Tatiana Shmailyuk of Jinjer

2019 is shaping up as the year of Jinjer. After coming to North America for the first time in 2018 for tours with Cradle of Filth and DevilDriver, the Ukrainian quartet released the EP “Micro” (review) in January and already has completed a European tour with Soilwork and Amorphis. More shows in Europe, plus dates... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Jinjer – ‘Micro’

Review by Greg Maki ------ If I had to pick a metal band that’s going to break out worldwide in the very near future, I wouldn’t bet against Jinjer. The Ukrainian act has picked up a lot of steam in the past couple years, touring Europe with Arch Enemy and Soilwork, and coming to North... Continue Reading →

Sirenia release performance video for “In Styx Embrace”

Nordic symphonic metal band, Sirenia has just released a performance/lyric video for the track “In Styx Embrace.” The song comes from the band’s recently released album, “Arcane Astral Aeons,” one that we gave high marks to (read review). Watch the new video inside.

Lacuna Coil share live performance clip of “The House of Shame”; ‘The 119 Show—Live in London’ releases Nov 9th

Lacuna Coil have shared a performance clip of the song "The House of Shame", taken from "The 119 Show—Live In London." You can watch the video below. Lacuna Coil will release "The 119 Show—Live in London" on November 9. The package captures the band live at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London on January... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Sirenia – ‘Arcane Astral Aeons’

Review by Jeff Maki Norway's Sirenia, masterminded by founding member Morten Veland (ex-Tristania), is now on its fourth femalelead vocalist (if I'm not forgetting anyone). But not only has the band found its best one yet in French singer and former Sirenia Choir member Emmanuelle Zoldan, but it also has just composed its ninth “destiny”... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Amaranthe – ‘Helix’

Review by Jeff Maki ----- Amaranthe's fifth album, "Helix" is still undeniably Amaranthe, yet with two of its original vocalists departed (Andreas Solveström and most recently Jake E.), their replacements, death metal growler Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson (appearing on his third album) and power metal vocalist Nils Molin (making his debut) have changed the musical dynamic alongside siren... Continue Reading →

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