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Ravenheart Music is a website that reviews music and posts news and video links regards Female fronted Rock & Metal music. We also though do have a guy band reviews page.

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I have a few limited copies of the RAWKFIST albums 'Gardens of Elysia' and 'Stories' for £5.00 each (UK) and £7.00 each (overseas). Paypal payments can be made to dave@ravenheartmusic.com

SITE UPDATES June 27th 2016

A-B Reviews: June 25th - Ailafar

C-D Reviews: June 20th - Daisy and the Dark

E-F Reviews: June 8th - Emphasis

G-H Reviews: June 9th - History Of Fail

I-K Reviews: May 6th - Ideal Pain

L-M Reviews: June 24th - Leecher

N-O Reviews: June 23rd - Orpheum

P-R Reviews: June 20th - Carina Round

S-T Reviews: June 27th - Thy Shade and Star Crystal

U-Z Reviews: June 24th - Violet Janine

Guy Band Reviews: June 24th - Great Master

Whispering Tales - Ravenheart Music Special Review

Tour Dates - last updated June 20th 2016

Latest Interviews: RAVENIA from Finland - May 11th 2016

I am immensely proud of this interview with UK Gothic Rockers VAMPYRE HEART. Click on link below. It is my very first 'live' interview, maybe my last! :)

RavenHeart Music Interview with Vampyre Heart from D Soul on Vimeo.

AND NOW HERE IS THE NEWS!

The crowdfunding campaign for the new EDENBRIDGE album 'THE GREAT MOMENTUM' is fully on and some packages are nearly sold out! Become a sponsor and thus part of the album now!!! By clicking here, you can find all details to the crowdfunding campaign of the band's new album!

HERETIC'S DREAM is a female fronted five piece Rock band. Their music is Hard Rock, Alternative, Progressive and Metal, combining unusual and complex rhythms with a fierce energy, making their music unique! Check out their latest video for the song ‘Secret Place’, taken from the forthcoming album ‘Floating State Of Mind’ here: www.youtu.be/JctFa8sjKhI. They will also play at Atlas Weekend Festival, set to take place on July 8-10, in Kiev, Ukraine and at ArtMania Festival on July 28 – 30 in Sibiu, Romania!

Greek female fronted metal band DIMLIGHT, has just launched a new video - 'Spawn Of Nemesis' from the album 'The Lost Chapters'. View it here.

The Pennsylvania based band ANATOMY OF THE SACRED, whose EP received an encouraging review here earlier this month (June), has just made the physical copy of the album available via their website here. Support hard working independent musicians and treat yourself or a friend.

Come September EVYLTYDE will be releasing their new single 'Bullet In The Head'. The band is giving everyone a chance to pre-order their specially designed, limited edition, signed "Bullet" t-shirt bundle for only £12.99. This is a one-off print run, so there will only EVER be a maximum 100 of these printed and each one will be hand-signed by the band. PLUS you will get a digital download version of the song when released in September (prior to the tour with RPG), AND a pound (£1) off voucher to use on EVYLTYDE merchandise in the future. This will only be available until the 1st AUGUST so get behind the band and order yours here.

Italian/British Symphonic Rock/Metal band ONYRIA has just announced through a Facebook post that they are changing their name, lineup and genre. Onyria has always been a project rather than a full fledged band. They have had band members on board for short periods of time, but the core has always stayed the same. After tons of delays, they managed to publish their entirely self produced album 'Break The Silence'. It was greatly acclaimed by many reviewers. But they don’t feel like doing music under the name Onyria anymore.

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As a consequence singer Helena (pictured) is now known as HELLEKTRA. She will continue with this project as a solo artist, and release future material under this name. Expect some exciting new stuff very soon! No word has been made about the genre Hellektra is going to take in the future, but watch this space.

SEPTEMBER MOURNING will release their 12 track Sumerian Records debut 'Volume II', on July 29th. Physical pre-orders are now available here, with digital pre-orders at the normal digital outlets. Check out the video for the track 'Eye Of The Storm' here. The brainchild of Emily Lazar (aka "September Mourning") and acclaimed American comic book artist and publisher Marc Silvestri (X-Men, Witchblade, The Darkness), September Mourning's Volume II picks up where 2015's self-released EP 'Volume I' left off. Like it's predecessor, Volume II will be accompanied by the second issue of September Mourning's comic book series on Top Cow Productions.

LEAH's single 'This Present Darkness' from her 'KINGS & QUEENS' album is an awesome tune. The single can be viewed here (lyric video) and can be purchased here. The song was inspired by epic tales such as LOTR, where a small minority faced great opposition, all the odds were against them, and it seemed that evil would prevail..... and yet they overcame the impossible because of their refusal to back down and were willing to sacrifice their own lives in pursuit of freedom.

Neo-classical symphonic metal band ARIA FLAME from Michigan (USA), is recording their full album titled 'SunRiser' and doing a few performances in the process. They will be performing a local music showcase at The Detroit Pub on August 6th and will be main local support for LEAVES EYES, Sonata Arctica and Omnium Gatherem at The Token Lounge on November 18th, 2016. Anyone interested in tickets, please order direct from their website at www.ariaflame.com and skip the ticket fees. Also, get a FREE gift with each ticket order!

DELAIN has now unveiled details for their upcoming and fifth studio album titled 'Moonbathers', set to be released August 26th 2016 on Napalm Records! Mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, the album will satiate your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks and a solid dose of metal that the band is known for.

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It showcases DELAIN from both their most extravagant and sensitive sides, as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks, including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen as well as a reappearance of Alissa White-Gluz as a special guest on opening track 'Hands Of Gold'. PRE-ORDER Moonbathers HERE.

Alternative rocker SAMANTHA SCARLETTE has released a music video for her brand new single 'Page Six'. This is the first new release since her 2014 album 'Violent Delights + Violent Ends', 'Page Six' being the first single from Samantha's forthcoming album 'My So-Called Life', release date TBA. The new wave inspired single was released on 6/6/16 as a digital single available at all major online retailers. View the video here.

Eclectic metal band TANTAL has published the 1st single 'Denial' from their upcoming album 'Ruin'. Watch the lyric video: here. The song is also available for downloading and buying at the band's Bandcamp page: www.tantal.bandcamp.com/track/denial-new-single-2016.

The new EP 'MONDOSCURO' co starring CADAVERIA and Necrodeath, will contain six tracks: two brand new and co-written songs, two covers (one of The Beatles and one of Type O Negative) and two unusual “exchange of roles”, that will see CADAVERIA reinterpreting a classic by Necrodeath and Necrodeath performing a CADAVERIA hit. Among the other 'surprises' is the participation of LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT from Cradle of Filth, as special guest on vocals. The release of 'MONDOSCURO' on the Black Tears of Death label is expected late this Summer.

Austria's very own DARKWELL fronted by Alexandra Pittracher, is now part of the Massacre Records family, and will release a new album this fall! The Gothic Rock/Metal band has been around (including a brief hiatus) since the turn of the millennium, and has already released 2 studio albums. Watch this space for further info.

Epictronic and Wormholedeath Records are proud to announce that JAMIE-LEE SMIT's (Azylya) official video for the song 'Revivre', taken from the solo debut album 'Mon Amour Monique', is out today via Vevo! View it here.

Kaotoxin, in collaboration with K Productions, is proud to announce Dark Rock rising (black) stars VOLKER fronted by Jen Nyx, will tour France with DER WEG EINHER FREIHEIT and MOONSPELL in December, not only promoting their debut EP released in April, but also introducing new titles from their forthcoming debut full-length planned for a January 2017. France's Winter weather forecast looks... dark!

The beautiful new video/single 'Stille Wasser (feat. Liv Kristine)' from the German band TANZWUT is out now! Taken from the album 'Schreib Es Mit Blut', out on July 8th (EU)/August 19th (USA) via AFM Records, the video can be viewed here.

Massacre Records welcome the modern Symphonic Metal band AETERNITAS. The band has been around since 1999 and has already released three highly-acclaimed albums: 'Requiem' (2000), 'La Danse Macabre' (2004) and 'Rappacinis Tochter' (2008).

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The latter is a gothic musical that's actually been brought to the theatre stage running from 2008 until 2011. AETERNITAS' new album 'House Of Usher' will be released this fall via Massacre and you can expect modern Symphonic Metal with bombastic orchestral arrangements, rock parts with a lot of groove and the unique vocals of Alma and Oliver.

Now it´s finally up for pre-order! The physical version of 'Elevation' from WE ARE THE CATALYST can be pre-ordered from their bandcamp page! For only 10 $ + you get the full album digitally as well on release date! (And of course 2 tracks to download instantly when placing your order!). Just follow this link: www.watcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/elevation.

LIGHTLESS MOOR'S 'Hymn for the Fallen' is finally out via Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group through worldwide digital market and CD. To celebrate this event, the band has released a lyric video for the song 'Qualcosa Vive Attraverso'. The video can be viewed here.

Italian Symphonic metallers ELEGY OF MADNESS with a new line up and new sound direction, has re-signed a new licensing deal with WormholeDeath.

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They're ready to enter RealSound Studio (Parma) during August 2016 to record their third album titled 'NEW ERA'.

Hamburg based heavy stoner, sludge/power doom band HIGH FIGHTER, whose first full length album is coming out this Friday June 10th on Svart Records, have just unleashed a full album stream for their debut 'Scars & Crosses'! Formed in the summer of 2014 by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs. Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals, and these guys and girl offer something special to the Sludge, Blues and Stoner Scene. Letting the music speak for itself, you can stream HIGH FIGHTER's upcoming and hotly anticipated debut album 'Scars & Crosses' now and in full HERE, together with an interview they gave webzine Outlaws Of The Sun.

German heavy metal giants POWERWOLF and Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA are teaming up for an European tour in early 2017. This impressive co-headline tour comes in support of the highly awaited new EPICA album 'HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE', which is scheduled for a September 30th 2016 release and POWERWOLFs spectacular DVD 'THE METAL MASS LIVE', which will be released July 29th 2016.

The Symphonic Metal band ELEINE from southern Sweden will release their latest single and music video 'Break Take Live' June 2nd on Youtube & Spotify, and on all other platforms June 8th - The day before Eleine take the stage at Sweden Rock Festival. 'Break Take Live' talks about how many mindlessly follow the crowd, never to realize that they’re fullfilling their worst fear: Not living life to the fullest. -”Live a life choosen for you, and you’ll be bound to a fate that’s not your own”, says Eleine. Their music is described as heavy Symphonic Metal that is both stylish and monumental. With their latest single, 'Break Take Live', Eleine takes their sound to the next level. This single is a heavier, more seductive and a more grand Eleine. View the video here.

OH. is a rock and metal multi-instrumentalist — guitar (electric and acoustic), bass, drums, violin, piano and percussion, sound engineer who mixes and masters her work and videographer. She released her debut progressive rock EP 'Sleeping World' in 2013 with the award winning video 'Trials – A Song for a Lost Generation' and metal album vinyl release, 'Synemotion' in 2015. 'Synemotion' was released as a Double 12″ Gatefold vinyl album and as a digital album on April 24 2015. Two tracks from the album, 'Run Away' and the title track, 'Synemotion' were released as digital singles on February 20th 2015 and video clips accompany their release: Run Away and Synemotion on YouTube. OH. at the time very kindly sent me the Gatefold vinyl album so why not check her out here.

Philadelphia based metal singer/songwriter MELISSA VANFLEET, has teamed up with three musicians for her forthcoming single, 'ODE TO THE DARK'. The release will feature Scott Rockenfield of QUEENSRŸCHE (drums), Douglas Blair of W.A.S.P. (guitar) and Nick Douglas of DORO (bass). Following the success of her debut LP 'METAL LULLABIES', an intimate yet powerful collection of original songs and metal covers on piano showcasing the crystalline clarity of her vocals, 'ODE TO THE DARK' will be VanFleet's first full band release, with the special guests appearing supergroup-style. After her first European tour in 2015, plans to tour internationally in 2016 are in the works and will be announced soon.

ROCKSHOTS Records is excited to announce the release of SOULS OF DIOTIMA's new video 'Our Atlantis', taken from the forthcoming album 'The Sorceress Reveals - Atlantis' out on June 10th 2016. 'The Sorceress Reveals - Atlantis' is a 20 track ambitious concept album, recorded at Sweden's Fascination Street Studios, mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Symphony X, At The Gates, DragonForce). PRE ORDER ATLANTIS NOW - here! And preview the video filmed in my back garden at www.youtu.be/nb7L7a-16tY. And the back garden bit, just kidding :)

Eclectic metal band TANTAL has recorded a cover version of Meg Myers song 'Desire'. The track is taken from her last album 'Sorry'. Hope you will enjoy Tantal's metal-version of this beautiful song, that can be viewed here.

News from the CORNERSTONE camp: The new album 'Reflections', which was produced in collaboration with Harry Hess (SIMPLE PLAN, BILLY TALENT, MUSE, ...) in Canada, has been finished. The new songs were first shown to the public on Friday 20/5/2016 in the Viper Room in Vienna, and the feedback was more than great: many long-time fans say that 'Reflections' is by far the best album of the band. The official release in trade and the media will take place in the fall, because Cornerstone is engaged in negotiations with a major record label at the moment. We have also posted their gig dates, but for further info, watch this space!

'Vanishing' is the new video from one of my fave acts, INFY. It can be viewed here. The track is lifted from her album 'A MORTAL'S TEAR', which can be purchased at www.infy-store.myshopify.com.

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Also whilst there, check out some of the merchandise pictured above, worn by the artist herself.

Louisa (vocals and piano) has chosen to leave UK band DYONISIS after ten years of fun, friendship and phenomenal singing. As a result, their next gigs at Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby and West Street Live in Sheffield will also be Lou's final farewell shows with them. However that is not the end of Dyonisis, so they are embarking on beginning the recording process for album number three. Dyonisis HQ is also having a clear out to make way for new wares. Therefore they are having a T Shirt sale at the bargin price of only £6! All proceeds will go towards recording/mixing/mastering/printing the next album (and maybe a few beers to help the process?). They currently have S/M/L/XL available, however stocks are limited so grab them here.

'THE BRIGHTEST VOID' will be released by TARJA via Ear Music this coming Friday, June 3rd, serving as a prequel to the album 'THE SHADOW SELF' due August 5th. The video to the opening track 'No Bitter End' can be viewed here.

On July 8, HEART will release a new album 'Beautiful Broken'. They are also playing three dates in the UK, June/July in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Dates on our tour dates page or check out the Heart website here.

INFRARED from Italy: We reviewed their EP in April and rather good it is too. Here is their first video (a lyric video) to the track 'That Day' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVV3kzrS7G0&feature=youtu.be. This track being the second number from the five track EP.

Here is a teaser for the new album 'Trinitite' by PSIDERALICA. In digital stores 06-06-2016, cd version will follow. Click here to view.

DELAIN has just announced they return to the UK and Ireland in November 2016 to support the upcoming album release scheduled for the summer 2016!!! Make sure to catch the band and their energetic live shows - dates on our tour dates page.

It`s a given fact that NAPALM RECORDS will go big and international with its first very own open air festival: ARCH ENEMY, SATYRICON, LACUNA COIL, DEVILDRIVER and MOONSPELL will all play exclusive Austrian shows. Black metal pioneers SATYRICON even boast an exclusive "Nemesis Divina“ anniversary set! German power duo MANTAR and popular national acts such as DRESCHER and TUXEDOO are also part of the bill. 12th August is sold out, just a few tickets left for 13th August, so make sure to get yours now! www.metal-on-the-hill.com.

Norwegian Symphonic Extreme Metal combo CRETURA: their upcoming Japanese release 'Fall Of the Seventh Golden Star' will be available for the Japanese market on June the 29th via Wormholedeath Japan.

From the south of the Netherlands in Eindhoven; the metal capital of the Netherlands, SHADOWRISE is born; a Symphonic Power metal band inspired by heavy melo-death. With two new band members, Laura Guldemond (Ayreon – The Theater Equation Choir, Robby Valentine) and Yordi Florax the line‐up is complete. Their upcoming debut EP 'Escape from Shadow Island' is recorded at Tomsterproject Studios late 2015. The record contains four tracks of epic power metal; catchy melodies, powerful vocals, blastbeats and beautiful orchestra. The online release will take place the 19th of May and will lead you to the world of Shadow Island.

MR BELLA is excited about returning to the House of Blues on Friday July 1st 2016, even though it's a bitter sweet event. Great line up of bands, but it's their friend Tom's last show with his band SoulSwitch. So why not join MR BELLA for this very special night. Joining them will be their friends in MekaNism and F.I.L.T.H. Just click here or email the band at MrBellaRocks@gmail.com with your mailing address, and they will hook you up with FREE tickets! The band's brand new single 'Don't Tell Me No' is just about ready for release. The shooting for the video is more or less done and the artwork is finished. They are pitching for a June 14th release and can't wait to debut it for you all at the House of Blues show.

The international progressive metallers UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT, has just released a music video for the track 'Truth' from their debut album 'The Jaguar Priest'. The album is available now in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings and will be released in Japan on May 25th through Bickee Music.'Truth' features a guest appearance by Mark Jansen [Epica, Mayan], and a link to video can be found here.

After releasing six studio albums, two remix albums, one live DVD, several singles and several soundtracks, the Russian hitmakers SLOT have signed with Sliptrick Records for the release of their 7th album 'SEPTIMA', due in July 2016.

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In early 2014, female singer Nookie (pictured above) was stabbed multiple times in her neck during an autograph session with their fans on a cafй in St. Petersburg. She was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors said that she was "moderately grave", but her life wasn't in danger and she is now back with a vengeance.

Birmingham’s premier power metal quartet DAKESIS has been announced as one of two co-headliners at Northern Symphony 2017, the UK’s premier festival for all things symphonic metal. With the release of 'A New Dawn' and their recent tours last month in both Finland and the UK, Dakesis are set to reach new heights. Dakesis formed in 2008, with the release of a limited edition four track E.P, they soon followed on with their debut album 'Trial By Fire' in 2011. Following on from their success of this album and extensive touring and festival appearances throughout the UK, the band went on to record their second full length album 'The New Dawn' which was released in March 2016. Northern Symphony will take place at The Venue in Selby on Saturday 15th April 2017. Early bird tickets are set at the low price of £4 and are available from either Northern Wynter Music’s BigCartel store or www.Skiddle.com.

Ukrainian modern metal combo AFTERMOON fronted by a young lass named Valeri, has signed a deal for the worldwide release of their debut album 'Phase One' with WormholeDeath Records! The official digital release date has been set for May the 26th.

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They explore different genres in their music, such as modern metal, alternative rock and crossover. Symbiosis of different styles: they combine melodic vocals and piano with hard guitar riffs and intense rhythm section, use classical techniques and the variety of modern sound to create a unique mix that exists on the border of various musical genres. Click here for an idea as to what to expect.

Hailing from the English Midlands, nature inspired doom band ALUNAH has signed a worldwide deal with SVART RECORDS! Over the course of their three albums – 2010’s 'Call of Avernus', 2012’s 'White Hoarhound' and 2014’s 'Awakening the Forest' – the four-piece have been a constant force of progression into an individualised take on psychedelic and organic heft. Their material has never lacked structure or groove, but with the melodic vocals of guitarist Sophie Day ever at the fore, they keep an eye toward the ethereal as well. Look for them to expand their sonic palette with a brand new album, set to be released in early 2017.

Montreal Canada's THE AGONIST is pleased to announce they have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is currently in the studio with producer Mike Plotnikoff to record their new album. More info in due course.

Following the news that Margie Gerlitz has been confirmed as new permanent female singer in the band, DEADLOCK has announced the first details of their brand new studio album. For all who missed it – Sabine Scherer has decided to leave DEADLOCK to have more time for her family and her two children. The new album 'Hybris' is set to be released on July 8th via Napalm Records and turns out to be a multi-faceted monster in terms of both shape and content. At the same time it painfully digs through the latest events in the DEADLOCK camp. Despite the tragic death of founder and drummer Tobias Graf (immortalized with a moment of silence on the album) and the departure of singer Sabine Scherer (now replaced by Margie Gerlitz), the megalomaniac creative urge could not be suppressed.

The UK’s most contemporary Gothic Punk/Hard Rock band, LESBIAN BED DEATH, has released their new music video for the single ‘Evil Never Dies’. Filmed at the historic Crewe Lyceum Theatre, the video sees the band unveil their new stage show and lineup, giving fans a taste of what to expect from their UK & Europe tour later this year. Don’t just take our word for it – check out the video for yourself here. ‘Evil Never Dies’ introduces the world to LBD’s new front woman, Sienna Venom, who joined the band at the start of this year, and new lead guitarist, Vik Voodoo, who originally played on Lesbian Bed Death’s debut album, ‘I Use My Powers For Evil’.

Lithuanian band BERSERKER fronted by Agnieška Volček [female vox] and Kšištof Jusel [Guitar/Growl] is a Melodic Metal band founded on the 7th of March, 2009.

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The name of the band is binded with viking era; Berserk (berserker) – is known from historic tales as a fearless scandinavian warrior. With influences such as Nightwish|Ensiferum|Children of Bodom|Kalmah, the band has just signed with Sliptrick Records. We actually reviewed a copy of this album last year which received a 9.75/10 review on this very site, but watch this space.

ALARION presents the official lyric video to the opening track from their forthcoming album 'Waves of Destruction'. The track is titled 'Chains of the Collective' and it can be viewed here. 'Waves of Destruction', which will be released in June 2016 through FREIA Music includes many guests: Damian Wilson (Threshold/Headspace) (on 5 more tracks); Irene Jansen (Ayreon/Star One); Ben Mathot (Epica/Revamp/Xandria); Paul Glandorf (Arjen Lucassen(live)/Semistereo); Tineke Roseboom (Blaze Bayley); Erik Laan (Silhouette).The video is also a taster of the special Alarion album release show June 3rd 2016 at De Boerderij Cultuurpodium, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, with top notch bands END OF THE DREAM & LA VENTURA​. Alarion will play with a double vocal front of album singers Irene Jansen​ (sister of Floor Jansen of Nightwish​) and Paul Glandorf. More info: www.Alarion.eu.

Canada's very own CELESTIAL RUIN's new EP 'Pandora' is set for release on May 20th to follow their 2012 debut album 'The Awakening'. Before it drops, they have teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for a FREE download of their first single 'Sense of Exile', which can be heard at the following link: www.puregrainaudio.com/audio/celestial-ruin-sense-of-exile-free-song-download.

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The band are also streaming their second single 'Firestorm' that can be heard here. Digital and CD pre-order of the EP will be available as of April 22nd on iTunes and CD at www.celestialruin.com.

Ukrainian female-fronted melodic metal band SCARLETH has just launched new lyric video! Scarleth comments: "Lyric video for one of the most aggressive and heavy songs of the new album is online now! It is 'Double Memory' – futuristic world of altering memories and consciousness. Watch and enjoy". Link here.

ALPHA OMEGA Management has a pleasure to announce that two of its roster bands, CADAVERIA and MECHANICAL GOD CREATION are confirmed - as headliner and co-headliner - for Voices Of The Succubi - Female Fronted Metal Festival, set to take place on September 17th in Malta.

USA Symphonic Metal band MIDNIGHT ETERNAL has just released the video to their track 'Signs Of Fire', from their soon to be released S/T album. View it here.

With the upcoming shows, tours and releases, LEAVES' EYES will introduce their new female singer: Elina Siirala (EnkElination), a Finnish vocalist living in London. Leaves’ Eyes and former vocalist Liv Kristine parting ways for personal reasons.

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Leaves’ Eyes: "Liv was the female voice of the band since the beginning in 2003. Together we toured through 50 countries and 5 continents, moreover we recorded 6 studio albums with outstanding singer Liv. We are full of pride in what we have reached together! From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank Liv for amazing 13 years of being our front lady, the work we have done together and all the passion for music that we shared all these years! We wish Liv all the best for the future, her solo career and other projects! Liv will always be an important part of the Leaves’ Eyes history but now we are looking forward to a new chapter and the new musical adventures of Leaves’ Eyes!“

NORHOD will be performing at Exit Festival (Explosive Stage) on the 10th of July! Exit Festival (www.exitfest.org) will be held from July 7/10 at the Petrovaradin Fortress; the Explosive Stage will also be blessed with the presence of iconic bands such as Paradise Lost, At the Gates, Raised Fist and Anti Flag...Just to name a few!

Finnish cinematic metal band DARK SARAH (ex Amberian Dawn singer Heidi Parviainen) will release a new album called 'The Puzzle' later this year. The first music video for the song 'Little Men' is just released. Link to the music video here. Musically 'The Puzzle' will continue the cinematic metal sound, but this time a bit heavier and faster, combining different music styles spiced up with black humour and mystical stories with creatures of the Underworld.

Ukraine based JINJER create an explosive mixture of groove metal and hardcore flavored with progressive elements. The band featuring powerful frontwoman Tatiana Shmailyuk, has now released the inital details of their third full-length album & Napalm Records debut entitled 'King Of Everything'. The album will be released on July 27th 2016 via Napalm Records. 'Words of Wisdom' is their first video to support the upcoming album, and it can be viewed here.

Swedish Alternative Metal band WE ARE THE CATALYST will release the first single from their highly anticipated second album 'Elevation' on Friday the 15th of April. 'Open Door' (the single) is accompanied by a video shot on location in the Yorkshire Moors UK, during a couple of non show days during the bands UK headline tour back in late 2015. The video can be viewed here. "Elevation is darker, heavier and more emotional than anything we´ve ever done before" says co founder Kenny Boufadene. "It´s been an awesome and intense year for us, touring China and playing festivals and shows in Europe, and all this after we did our very first show in March last year! In between all this we somehow found the time to write and record Elevation, and I think it affected the sound in a really good way".

Here is the new video from RAVENIA. Fronted by vocalist Armi Päivinen, the track titled 'We All Died For Honor' is from their album 'Beyond The Walls Of Death' due 29th April. Watch here and enjoy!

BLODWEN from Indonesia have kindly sent us their latest album for review. Titled 'Winter Falls', from the brief bits I have heard, it sounds awesome :)

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Check out the video to the track 'For A New World' here. Please support this band, take a look at www.blodwenband.bandcamp.com.

I like ELYSIAN GATES. Their output so far falls nothing short of awesome. Purchase their new track 'Crossroads' at www.cdbaby.com/cd/elysiangates8. And if you have not already done so, their previous music can be purchased via CDBaby too.

Originally, IGNEA was formed in early 2011 under the name PARALLAX, as the first Ukrainian band to play oriental metal. After active rehearsals in summer 2012, the band started working on the debut EP titled 'Sputnik'and it was released June 15th, 2013. In Autumn, 2015, the band changes its name to IGNEA and releases the debut video for ‘Alga’ single with a full symphonic orchestra. Audio version of ‘Alga’ also features a B-Side track — symphonic version of ‘Sputnik’ track produced by Xes Dreams band.

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The video ‘Alga’ has gained over 60,000 views on YouTube within several months. Currently, IGNEA is recording a full-length album and preparing for several gigs in Ukraine and Moldova. View the video to 'Alga' here.

The French atmospheric post-doom metal band ANGELLORE, has released a new official lyric video for the awesome song 'Inertia' from their album 'La Litanie des Cendres'. View it here. Also 'La Litanie des Cendres' can be streamed for free on Bandcamp at www.angellore.bandcamp.com. Furthermore, the Collector's Edition Digipack, an elaborate and unique CD packaging printed on artistic paper, can be purchased both from Bandcamp or in the best stores in Europe, distributed by Season of Mist.

Want to hear an awesome track from the lovely NINA ROSE. Well click away to your hearts content here.

PERSONA is a female fronted metal band from Tunisia fronted by Jelena Dobric. They have just released on YouTube a track from their forthcoming album 'Elusive Reflections' (due Feb 12th), and the track is bloomin' good!!.

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The track is called 'Forgotten' and that can be listened too here. There are links on this YouTube page to other tracks from the band. Watch for a review of their new album soon!

Stephen Clarke/Thinman is releasing a single called 'I Do' from his forthcoming album 'Torn Pages'. It features the vocals of my mate SAKARA, and will be available from 1st Feb via Bandcamp.

FALLEN ARISE is proud to announce the release of the new lyric video 'The Curse Of Adeline', taken from the latest album 'Adeline', released by Rock Of Angels Records. This song is the first part of the album's concept, the beginning of the story of “the girl with those innocent eyes.....” The video can be viewed here.

ASYLUM PYRE havs posted a brand new video clip for a song off their latest album 'Spirited Away'! Watch the 'Unplug My Brain' video, directed by Cécile Delpoïo here. It's the second video off the latest album, and follows the 'Only Your Soul' video, which is available here. ASYLUM PYRE is currently on European tour with Luca Turilli's Rhapsody.

After a period of relative silence, LENORE S.FINGERS is ready to come back with a very ambitious album, more mature, complex, decadent and professional than what the already great debut 'Inner Tales' has represented. It will be titled 'All Things Lost On Earth', an Ariosto's quote from the poem 'Orlando Furioso', and it will be released probably in the 2016 fall.

A band that has caught our attention here at Ravenheart Music is MOANING SILENCE from Greece. Their main composer is Christos Dounis with female vocals from Aimilia Papatheochari.

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Natalie has already reviewed their album and we do feel that the CD is well worth checking out. The album can be ordered here.

ROxIRcLE is a four-piece, Devon-based alternative rock band fronted by Deanna Royle. Formed in 2009 they have released four albums (Night of the Vampire, Obsession, This Deadly Game and Live in Wellington), played hundreds of gigs and in May, their track 'Slowly Coming Down', became the official fundraising single for NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) for 2015.

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The band (pictured above) is coming to play a couple of gigs in London this October - The Airman in Feltham (Sat. 17th) and Pagan Future`s Samhain Festival, at The Bedford in Balham on Sunday 18th. If you are in the area, how about checking them out.

CONTROL THE STORM has joined the SOS FESTIVAL 2016 line up. The event takes place in Radcliffe, North Manchester on 15-17th July 2016.

VOICES AT MIDNIGHT is a Christian Hard Rock Band from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They have recently released an EP, so click here to hear it.

THE RACK DOLL - here is the video to the awesome track 'Pain In My heart' from the very good album 'Hot City'. Please check the video (and the album) out and support jolly good old independent music. The video can be viewed here.

The awesome and magical Hereford (UK) based gal SAKARA, has a new website and it can be found at www.ladysakara.wix.com/ladysakara. Furthermore, on this site you will find Sakara's new video 'Serenity' from her most recent album 'Beauty and Bravery'. Please check the website out and support fine independent music.

Here is a link to the new UNDER HEAVEN video 'Don't Hold Back'. View the video here and enjoy.

Here is the new video from Aussie singer/songwriter JEWEL NIGHT. The song 'How Forever' caught our attention some weeks back now and we do rather like it. You can view it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWz3NcAXoQ4. The single can be purchased from here.

GABRIEL is an international, 100% virtual and internet-based collaboration between singer/songwriter Sally Elsey from England, and guitarist/producer Albert Vinasco, an American musician now living in Argentina. Formed in April of 2009, Sally and Albert met via their online participation in the musician community site, Broadjam. Although separated by thousands of miles and the vast Atlantic Ocean, both musicians had common musical roots and influences. And in our quest to continue to release fine independent music, Gabriel will soon be releasing via Ravenheart Music, their latest cd 'UNFORGIVEN', their 5th full length cd in-fact. Furthermore, the title track is now added to our music page here.