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."

Delain release official video for “Masters of Destiny”

The dramatic and cinematic track "Masters Of Destiny" is the first single from Delain's upcoming release "Hunter's Moon." It is one of the four brand new studio tracks that are part of the stunning live album + BluRay, which will be released on February 22nd via Napalm Records. Delain travelled to Iceland to underline the mystic that lies within the brand new single accompanied by a breathtaking video "Masters Of Destiny." Watch the video inside!

Within Temptation’s 12 Days of Black X-Mas: Live Videos

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with Within Temptation. The Dutch symphonic metal band recently counted down the best live videos of its 2016 Black X-Mas show in Tilberg, Netherlands. Check out the full playlist inside!

Within Temptation announces 2019 North American tour, new album ‘Resist’ now due Feb. 1

Within Temptation - the leaders of dark anthems, with a career spanning two decades - have announced their 2019 North American tour plans. The band will embark on a tour of the U.S. and Canada this coming winter. The tour kicks off February 28 in Baltimore and runs through March 19 in Los Angeles. The trek makes several stops in Canada. Special guests will be In Flames and Smash Into Pieces. All confirmed tour dates are below.

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.

Kamelot announce 2019 North American Tour with support from Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast

What was originally announced as a one off performance has now become a full blown North American tour! Kamelot are pleased to announce the second North American Leg of "The Shadow Tour". Dates begin September 10th in Silver Spring, MD and run through October 12th in Tampa Bay, FL. Support on the tour will come... 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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