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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.

"Politics tear us apart, music brings us together"

Our reviews are done mainly by myself (Ravenheart Dave), with help from my UK friends - Kidderminster based self confessed Slayer nut Hannah Cooper and Chelmsford based, formerly a north London girl Natalie (The Nugget) Gold.

If anybody wants to give us a little something to help Ravenheart's Female fronted Rock and Metal movement, please do :) As a top supermarket over here in the UK says: "every little helps".

There is a radio show presented by Mr DJ Ravenman every Wednesday, to promote the female fronted rock and metal scene. Tracks from albums reviewed on this site, will invariably pick up airplay on this show. The radio show airs 8pm-11pm UK time (that's 9pm-midnight central European time and 3-6pm EST USA). Listen by clicking below.


SITE UPDATES Dec 9th 2016

A-B Reviews: Dec 5th - Akoma

C-D Reviews: Nov 26th - Desdaemona

E-F Reviews: Dec 6th - Eternal Idol

G-H Reviews: Dec 8th - Heaven's Guardian

I-K Reviews: Nov 29th - Infinitus Mortus

L-M Reviews: Nov 25th - Mistful

N-O Reviews: Dec 9th - Noamuthen

P-R Reviews: Sept 15th - Red Storm

S-T Reviews: Nov 29th - Saideth

U-Z Reviews: Dec 3rd - Windshades

Guy Band Reviews: Dec 3rd - Devilment and Alter Bridge

Whispering Tales - Ravenheart Music Special Review

Tour Dates - last updated Dec 7th 2016

Latest Interviews: CORNERSTONE from AUSTRIA - Dec 8th 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!

Epictronic and Wormholedeath Records are proud to announce that ARSENIC UNBIRTHDAY's official video for the song 'Another Sin To Hide', taken from 'Ravens and Writing Desks' E.P. (2015, EPICTRONIC), is now out via Vevo! View it here.

The track 'Questions' from VAN HALST: The band has released a video which is in support of their debut album 'World of Make Believe' released this past March. The video emphasizes to viewers a strong message to take action against domestic violence and rape culture, among many other issues that vocalist Kami Van Halst writes in her socially conscious lyrics. You can watch the video at the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fx7AGNqYew.

After almost 3 years from the release of its last work, 'The Attraction of Opposites' (May 2014), RAVENSCRY has announced the release date of its third studio album: 'The Invisible'. It will be a concept album and it will be released on February 24 2017. Consisting of 19 tracks, Ravenscry has renewed its style again, accepting the challenges due to the composition of a concept album, but without renouncing to their distinctive sound. There are a lot of heavy riffs and peculiar vocal line, but be ready to listen to something different. The single extracted from the new album will be 'Oscillation'. It will come with an official video, which will be shot in mid-December

Let's have a bit of Stoner Rock - yay! Here is the link to BEEF SUPREME's new EP 'Witchcraft In School'. Have a listen - why not? www.soundcloud.com/beefsupreme-2/sets/witchcraft-in-school. Also check out their website here where you can download their music.

News from German band BEYOND THE BLACK: They will be releasing a special 17 track edition of their most recent album 'Lost In Forever' on January 13th.

Melodic rockers UNRULY CHILD fronted by Marcie Free (ex Mark Free), will release their latest long player 'Can't Go Home' in February 2017.

News from the KILL FOR EDEN camp. The London band has released the single 'Love You So' from their forthcoming album 'PETTY CRIMES', due April 2017. There is also a video to the said track, and that video can be viewed here.

To get us warmed up while waiting for 'Theater of Dimensions', XANDRIA based around charismatic vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen, unleashes the very first music video from their upcoming masterpiece! 'We Are Murderers (We All)' is a heavy duet which features SOILWORKS's Björn "Speed" Strid! The band as well as Björn are excited about the outcome and the video can be viewed here.

EDENBRIDGE: New album due Feb 17th 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV titled 'The Great Momentum'.

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It will be released as 2CD digipack, 180g gatefold colored double vinyl, download, stream and as a boxset, limited to 500 copies including 2CD digipack, double vinyl, signed autograph card, mousepad, A1 poster, button, sticker and patch - phew!

Who is ready for an epic, Symphonic Metal album with duel male and female lead vocals?!?!? 'THE UNREVEALED SECRET' from Italian band ETERNAL IDOL is coming Dec 2nd via Frontiers Records! Enjoy the music video for 'Another Night Comes' here.

AETERNITAS has posted a video with the acoustic version of the title track of their latest album 'House Of Usher', enjoy it here.

Here is the new video from ANN MY GUARD. The track is titled 'Callisto' and is lifted from the forthcoming album 'Ourania' due 13 Jan 2017. View it here.

The new singer of French Band ASYLUM PYRE is OXY HART. The band has already worked on several songs with her. Prepare for a huge blow of power and subtlety.

THE MURDER OF MY SWEET: The first song from 'Echoes of The Aftermath' is now available on YouTube and by pre ordering the album at the links here! www.yt2fb.com/the-murder-of-my-sweet-racing-heart-official-audio/. Album due January 27th 2017.

'Circles On The Water' is a sweeping, atmospheric ballad from Russian band SLOT, that explodes into raging guitar & vocals that encapsulate singer Nookies fantastic vocal range, and the bands direct song structures. The video is their most ambitious to date with powerful images and a specific story line, that capture the mood and message of the song. This is yet another tremendous track from the album 'Septima', released on Sliptrick Records earlier this Spring. View it here.

A band that has just sent me some information: They are EXCELSYUM from Nicaragua, fronted by Lucia Espinoza. They were formed in 2012, are young ageing from 19 to 25 and they play Progressive Symphonic Metal. Check out their YouTube channel here.

Silence was reigning the camp of Finnish heavy metallers BATTLE BEAST, during the last weeks. But now this tranquillity has come to an end - the band with frontwoman Noora Louhimo has returned and are set to release their fourth studio record titled 'Bringer Of Pain', on February 17th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records! Recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, the 10-track album was also mixed by him alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, while mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

I have been chating with Anna Holtz, singer with the band Desdæmona. Check this link out and consider supporting: www.facebook.com/events/1758659704396672/?active_tab=discussion.

After a three-month production period, CORNERSTONE has released their first video from the new album 'Reflections'. The clip for the track 'Last Night' is now available on various online platforms. At the moment it seems like the song is on the way to the official sales charts, so if you want to support Cornerstone, you may download 'Last Night' on itunes, amazon and Google Play. The video can be viewed here.

WINDSHADES fronted by Chiara Manzoli are ready to release their debut EP, titled 'Crucified Dreams' on November 18th, 2016.

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The EP will be available digitally on iTunes, Spotify and all the major download platforms. The video trailer can be viewed here.

The brand new music video from DARK SARAH for the track 'Dance With The Dragon' feat. JP Leppäluoto [Charon, Northern Kings] can be seen here. The new Dark Sarah album 'The Puzzle' will be released this Friday (18th Nov).

HEART AVAIL from Spokane, WA. are soon to release a five track S/T EP, of which the first single, 'Pink Lace' has been released on video. That video can be viewed here. A second track, 'Broken Fairytale' can now also be viewed here. The EP actually gets released 9th December.

Watch FALLEN ARISE's new vocalist Fiona Creaby making her debut on Greek soil, featuring "Never Forget Me" and "My Last Breath" HERE.

HEART, live at The Royal Albert Hall London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on DVD, BLU-RAY, CD and all digital formats - released 2nd December 2016. View a video trailer HERE.

ASHES TO ASHES is proud to announce the addition of new singer Giulia Sarpero. To celebrate, the band has re-recorded the songs 'Nymph' and 'Once Upon A Time' taken from their new album 'Urania' with Giulia. The songs have been released via Soundcloud and can be streamed HERE.

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT unleash another monster from the upcoming album 'The Blaze' (out November 25th). Check out the track 'Time Has Come' here.

NIGHTMARE release the second single and video 'Serpentine', taken from their new album 'Dead Sun', out on November 25th! The song features Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Ex-Beyond Twilight, Ex-Firewind, Adagio) as special guest on vocals.The video was directed by Mehdi Khadouj from Evolution Prod. View the video here.

SKILLET....'I Want To Live' from their new album 'Unleashed'. Listen to it here.

The new LIPSHOK album is now available and a review will be posted here soon. Titled 'To Haunt A Quiet Realm' the album can be purchased from CDbaby at www.cdbaby.com/cd/lipshok3 as well as the normal digital retailers (iTunes etc). The video to the opening track 'Bad Place' can be viewed here.

DIABULUS IN MUSICA has released a video for the track 'Crimson Gale'. Guess what? You can view it here. The track is lifted from their forthcoming album 'Dirge For The Archons', due 18th November via Napalm.

One of the most successful songs from SCARLET AURA's the 'Falling Sky' album - 'My Own Nightmare' - has a video out now!!! It is on YOUTUBE and you can watch it here. It can also be viewed in 3D!

Italian progressive rock/metallers HERETIC’S DREAM has premiered a new video for the song 'My Epiphany', taken from their new album 'Floating State Of Mind'. The video was directed by Adriano Giotti. Watch 'My Epiphany' here.

Only a few weeks to go until THY SHADE's debut album 'The Last Goodbye' will be released! The symphonic metal outfit now revealed the official video for the new song 'Adagio', which was directed by Chui Loo. View it here.

Denmark's leading symphonic metal outfit AKOMA has recently signed with Massacre Records, and will release its debut album 'Revangels' on January 13, 2017! With the new album, AKOMA wants to show their fans a new side of the band while staying true to their signature sound. From atmospheric sounds and soprano vocals to epic battle horns and heavy guitar riffs, 'Revangels' has it all! Keep your eyes open for further album details, which will be released soon!

Metal Renaissance records sets November 8th, 2016 as the release date for DARKYRA's 'Dragon Tears' album re-issue! Album will be distributed worldwide by Solitude productions.

AEVERIUM will support DELAIN at 4 shows on their "Moonbathers Tour" 2017 in the Netherlands!!!!

UK Band SERPENTYNE has recently released their new album 'The Serpent's Kiss'. The album is available from the band or can be purchased from this website. Their previous albums 'Myths and Muses' and 'Stella Splendens' can also be purchased here too.

SHUT UP!IT'S SUNDAY is a great name for a band. Thay have just delivered to me a link to their latest video. It is a catchy little ditty called 'Ben's Song' and it can be viewed here.

TANTAL (progressive metal with female vocal) has published the second single 'A Hopeful Lie' from their upcoming brand new album 'Ruin'. Lyric video is available here. The song is streamed at Bandcamp page here.

On November 11th JOANovARC release their raw, raunchy and powerful debut album ‘Ride Of Your Life’, through Red Vixen Records. The album finds JOANovARC at their full creative tilt delivering hard-hitting, retooled classic rock with a modern twist. Describing themselves as “Puss In Boots”, this four piece force of nature have delivered a statement of intent with their debut album.This energetic and diverse album features 11 finely crafted songs full of rock’n’roll attitude and glamour while the album cover features and I quote from the band: “an image of our naked bodies is pure and we not be affected by fashion in any way which is refreshing. There was something quite liberating about this photo and the road image tells the story of the album with the band stripped naked showing who we really are. It's the bare naked truth!”. Remember the date, Nov 11th. Meanwhile, they are on tour - dates on our tour dates page.

Los Angeles alternative/progressive dark rock outfit LUCID FLY has announced that their first studio album, 'Building Castles In Air', will arrive this November. They have also released a lyric video for their latest single and Building Castles In Air album cut, ‘Visions of Grandeur’. View it here.

Universal via Concord are pleased to announce EVANESCENCE'S first ever career spanning vinyl box set encompassing their studio albums, 'Fallen', 'The Open Door' and 'Evanescence' and for the first time ever, the commercial debut for the previously unreleased demo album 'Origin'. The bonus LP, 'Lost Whispers', collects all the official b-sides and features the studio version of the sought after tour intro 'Lost Whispers' and the first new Evanescence studio recording in years, 'Even In Death (2016)' - release date for single TBC.

Australian female fronted symphonic/cinematic metal band DARKYRA has signed deal with Sliptrick records! After the successful release and rave reviews of two high production studio albums (a solo project of Gina Bafile under the name Darkyra Black), Darkyra Black was thrown into the spotlight as a strong emerging artist within the world of female fronted metal and rock, fueling the desire of talented singer Gina to take the music on the road.In 2015 the focus was to project the brand as a complete band which led to the recent name adjustment from ‘Darkyra Black’ to ‘Darkyra’, and with the new found Australian members the transition from solo artist to a working band was complete.Keeping within the traditional Darkyra Black style, the relatively young band begin their creative journey together. With a new album concept on the horizon, their very first collaboration, ‘Against all Odds’ is now taking shape.

The new album by DARK SARAH titled 'The Puzzle', will be released on November 18th. The track 'AQUARIUM' from the album will feature Charlotte from DELAIN. Listen to the track here.

One week until the release of 'Tied Down' by FOREVER STILL. The album will be a CD/DVD digipak limited edition and will be released by Nuclear Blast (21/10/16). The band will be on tour with LACUNA COIL. Dates on the tour dates page.

Brazilian band BRIGHTSTORM has a new song titled 'Walk'. The video to this newie can be viewed here.

FORBIDDEN LORE is a Greek Symphonic Metal band from Thessaloniki, formed in Jan 2015 by Timoleon Adamopoulos(guitars), Georgia Mavrantza(vocals) and Argirios Tsagkalidis(bass). The band's music style is Symphonic Metal combined with soundtrack and progressive elements. Now it's time for the band to release their very first self-titled EP-CD, which includes 3 songs which will be reviewed here soon. Meanwhile, to get a taster, check out the track 'Grace In Our Fall' here.

On 8th October LILYGUN released a single called 'Inside', and was the last song singer Anna-Chistina wrote before suffering from a Subarachnoid Brain Haemorrhage. The song is a good un with a catchy chorus showcasing Anna-Christina's awesome pop/rock vocal style. The number is taken from the forthcoming album 'Strength and Grace'. It can be purchased from all normal digital outlets.

One of Stockholm’s greatest exports THUNDERMOTHER, will embark on a first headlining European tour this November 2016. After a busy first half of 2016, including a support tour for D-A-D as well as festival shows all over Europe (Summer Breeze (DE), Bravalla (SE), Alcatraz (BE), Rockfest Barcelona (ES), Masters Of Rock (CZ) amongst others), these five ladies will conquer the rock world with their pure driven classic hard rock in a full headlining set. Check the band out here.

It's been a while since 'Dragon Tears' by DARKYRA BLACK was first released, such a solid album for a debut release. The band is pleased to announce that after 3 years, the album has been signed to Russian label Metal Renaissance for re release and worldwide distribution.

View the new video from SIRENIA here. It is called 'The 12th Hour' from the forthcoming album 'Dim Days of Dolor,' due November 11 via Napalm Records.

Italian progressive rock/metal band HERETIC’S DREAM is confirmed as direct support to DELAIN in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, as follows: January 20, 2017 - Saint-Petersburg at Opera Concert Club; January 21, 2017 - Moscow at Volta. Comments the band:"Russia is a magic place, and it's even more exciting if you're going to play there supporting amazing Delain \m/"

This may not be quite Ravenheart fare, but here is a link to the new video from Electro/Pop Princess RÉN. It is titled 'Into the Unknown' and it can be viewed here. A rather cool video for these forthcoming Autumnal days.

The new album by EILERA titled 'Face Your Demons', will be released tomorrow 30th September. The album has been reviewed on this very site (8.75/10). A track from the album called 'Deadly Together' can be viewed here.

Two of Europe’s finest metal exports and Napalm Records recording artists the mighty HAMMERFALL and DELAIN have joined forces for a Co-Headline North American tour, set for spring of 2017.

Hailing from the English Midlands, stoner doom outfit ALUNAH is finally back in the studio recording a brand new album, which is set to see the light of day in early 2017 on Finland's cult label Svart Records! Look for them to expand their sonic palette with their upcoming album 'Solennial', set to be released in early 2017, and see them build on what they’ve accomplished before in their rich, engaging sound that seems to be always wandering and never, ever lost.

NERANATURE (ex Darzamat female vocalist's project) is working on their third album. Here is the band's new single entitled “Słowiańska łza” (a Slavonic tear): View it here.

Welcome to the FOURTH CIRCLE, where epic Tunes encounter hard Riffs, and where the charming voice of Audrey Adornato is carrying the ears and hearts of their fans from the third to the fourth dimension. The glorious new album of FOURTH CIRCLE is named 'Elements' and therefore is again taking account of the magical number “four”. Since where fire, water, air and earth interact a wholly new world of massive orchestral sound is about to emerge. And yet, the five musicians from France undeterredly follow that path, while they are firing a salvo of 13 powerful tracks consisting of guitar-riffs meeting skincrawling orchestral elements. FOURTH CIRCLE are integrating themselves seamlessly into the force of nature of symphonic metal. So, who ever istens to 'Elements', will surely find more than four enrichments for his/her personal favourite-list.

After the successful release of XANDRIA’s latest masterpiece 'Sacrificium' and their spectacular EP 'Fire & Ashes', the band is ready to unleash their latest effort in terms of fantastic and epic symphonic metal: Please welcome the highly anticipated brand new album entitled 'Theater of Dimensions'!

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The album will be released worldwide on January 27th 2017 via Napalm Records.

LEVANIA is proud to announce that their upcoming single & official video 'Memory' (original track taken from the album "Carousel" by Deplacement and arranged by Levania), is now available via Wormholedeath Records/The Orchard and Vevo! View it here.

NIGHTWISH plan to take at least a year off because singer Floor Jansen is four months pregnant! She is expecting a baby from her boy friend, Sabaton drummer Hannes Van Dahl.

Frontiers Music is very pleased to announce the launch of a new musical partnership between singer ANETTE OLZON and producer/songwriter/guitar player Jani Liimatainen for a new studio album. Frontiers looks forward to releasing this record in mid to late 2017!

Canadian Hard Rockers, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS recently signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. They are set to release their fourth album and Napalm Records debut Prevail I + II as two separate volumes of a double album. The first part will be released in February 2017 with the second part to follow in October of 2017. But don’t worry as today KOBRA AND THE LOTUS are debuting their new single “TriggerPulse” taken from Prevail I. Check out the exclusive premiere here.

Now the time has come: since 09/09 the new album 'REFLECTIONS' from CORNERSTONE is commercially available at AMAZON, all good CD-stores and of course downloadable at ITUNES, GOOGLE PLAY, etc. After a five-month production period in the Vespa Studios in Toronto, Canada with top producer Harry Hess (SIMPLE PLAN BILLY TALENT, MUSE, ...), it can be said that the album is a huge step forward, especially soundwise. The band is very satisfied with 'Reflections' and it’s an enormous development from the last album 'Somewhere in America'.

SAECRED SPIRIT - Is a new exciting Swedish female fronted project. Anuviel features on Vocals & Keyboards, with: Lars Chriss - Guitars & Drums (Lion’s Share, Seven), Andy Loos - Bass (Glory, Lion’s Share, Seven), Jeff Paris - Backing Vocals (Mr. Big, Vixen, Y&T)... Music & Lyrics by: Anuviel. Debut single and video 'Unbreakable' can be viewed here - awesome!!

After a long journey, MIRACLE FLAIR has finally reached a point, where their hard work will pay off. Their second album 'Angels Cast Shadows' is a piece of art, which showcases the band's passion and attention to detail. It's an international affair, and the album's been refined by the production skills of the living legend Tommy Vetterli (Coroner).

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The band centres around the two creative forces, Nicole Hartmann and Daniel Maurizi and they produce beautiful melodies entangled with crisp guitar riffs. The title track can be listened to here - album released 21st October.

The global metal scene recognizes ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ for her unforgettable and inimitable work as the vocalist of iconic metal band ARCH ENEMY. The versatile singer has worked steadily in heavy bands for half her life. Now she is doing something new. It's an entity dubbed simply 'ALISSA' and her brand new solo project has now been worldwide signed by Napalm Records. She will however, remain firmly installed in her role as the frontwoman of Arch Enemy. That status has not and will not change. 'ALISSA' is more of a musical collective, led by White-Gluz and featuring contributions from her wide network of also-talented friends. The album is already scheduled for 2017 and tour dates will follow around the album release as well. Stay tuned for many more exciting details & info to follow!

Spyla is no longer with FALLEN ARISE. She decided to follow other activities and we at Ravenheart wish her all the best! The band's new singer is Fiona Creaby from the U.K., she is also singer with APPARITION.

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She will join Vlasis Katsaounis who will handle all male vocal duties.

BETH HART is an American singer, songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, California. She rose to fame with the release of her 1999 single 'LA Song (Out of This Town)'. Now in 2016, she releases the track 'Fire On The Floor', the lyric video can be viewed here. What a voice!!

SORRONIA's back with new members, a new EP and a brand new lyrics video! The band's newest song 'Forsaken Tale' is now available, together with a brand new lyrics video that can be viewed here. Sorronia's new EP, the forerunner of the band's second full length album, 'Forsaken Tale', will be available from October here. There are gonna be three tracks on this EP, all with freshened, stronger sound and brand new melodies. The band's next LP meanwhile, is expected to be released in 2017.

Press Release: Band MOANING SILENCE from Greece. New official video taken from the forthcoming EP 'Fragrances from Yesterdays', which will be released during autumn, 2016. The video titled 'Summer Rain' can be viewed here.

CRYSTAL VIPER is back! The Polish Heavy Metallers are returning after a 4 year absence, which was caused by the health issues relating to the band's front woman and founder, Marta Gabriel, and which placed the future of CRYSTAL VIPER into question (last year Marta underwent surgery of her nasal and facial sinuses). "The witch is back" however, sounding stronger, heavier and louder than ever before! On February 17, 2017, AFM RECORDS will release CRYSTAL VIPER's new concept album entitled 'Queen Of The Witches'. Watch this space!

HUMAVOID music video 'Coma Horizon' is out now. Weird breakdowns, dissonant piano hooks and haunting vocal melodies. Influences ranging from extreme metal to modern pianism and jazz fusion. That's what Humavoid's made of! Watch it on Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9duciRi2EA. Also available from the major digital outlets.

SOS Festival is thrilled to announce the first 9 bands for their 2017 edition, the 10th in their history. And among those bands will be PYTHIA now fronted by Sophie Dorman. The fest will take place 14-16th July at he Longfield Suite, Prestwich, Manchester. For more info, visit www.sosfestival.net.

INFY's new video is up. View it here, and yep, they still smash guitars on stage, or she tries too :) Love it!

SHADOWQUEEN hail from Australia. Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Robbi Zana, they have just released a new single 'Waiting For You'. There is also a video released, and that can be viewed here.

With an incredibly strong social and moral conscience, WE ARE THE CATALYST as described recently by top UK promoter Matt Seddon "have set the benchmark for modern metal bands". The video for the track 'Home' from their soon to be released album 'Elevation', shows the real affect on real people of society today. View the video here. The video starts with short clips of people from all over the globe sharing the struggles they are going through and have overcome.

TARJA, the lass with the golden vocal chords, live at HELLFEST June 2016 - view concert here. And that is not all, here is one of my fave bands, WITHIN TEMPTATION live at M'era Luna Festival 14th Aug 2016 - view that here.

Sander Gommans [After Forever] and the Dutch/Brazilian band PHANTOM ELITE are coming with full power to breathe fresh air into the female-fronted metal scene. Intense and powerful vocals by Marina La Torraca [Avantasia live], in-your-face guitars by Ted Wouters and Goof Veelen, unique keys and orchestration by Erik van Ittersum [The Theater Equation], and furious groove-heavy drums by Eelco van der Meer [Stream of Passion live]. These young, talented, and experienced musicians are kicking the doors wide open with the lyric video for their debut track, ‘Siren’s Call’ - view it here.

BENEATH MY SINS fronted by Emma Elvaston is a French Symphonic Metal band founded in January 2016. In December 2015, the members of the last line-up of the band EVOLVENT decided to create a new band closer to their ambitions and their approach to music. Thanks to the experience learnt with Evolvent, Beneath My Sins now offers Symphonic Metal that is more mature and exploring all the possibilities of the kind. Recently, the band released their first single and music video entitled 'From The Flames', view it here.

Gothic doom-metallers, TREES OF ETERNITY (featuring ex-members of Katatonia, Swallow The Sun) who tragically lost their lead singer, Aleah Starbridge in April, has just released the very beautiful and rather haunting 'Broken Mirror', featuring Aleah. Alongside her surviving partner, Juha Raivio; the band, Mattias and Fredrik Norrman (Katatonia, October Tide) and Kai Hahto (Swallow The Sun, Wintersun), made the decision to put out their last album with her on Svart as a way of honouring the legacy of work she left behind - the perfect elegy to her untimely death. The bittersweet new album, 'Hour of the Nightingale' will be released on 11th November. Check the video out to 'Broken Mirror' here.

DELAIN fans have been clamoring to hear another new song from Moonbathers and today they are able to do just that. The new single 'Fire With Fire' is streaming exclusively via Loudwire. Listen to it here!

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The lyric video for 'The Glory And The Scum' can be viewed here.

LESBIAN BED DEATH, the UK female fronted HARD ROCK/GOTHIC PUNK band, are back with their fifth studio album, 'EVIL NEVER DIES'. The recording of the album has been funded by their fans following another successful PledgeMusic campaign, which saw the band raise more money than ever before thanks to their increasing fan base. 'EVIL NEVER DIES' has a sound that shows the band's huge love for 80s hard rock tainted with moody gothic tinges and is the first album to feature new singer, SIENNA VENOM, and new lead guitarist, VIK VOODOO. The album will be released on 23rd September 2016 on Psychophonic Records via Shellshock Distribution.

Massacre Records is happy to announce the signing of the US symphonic metal band THY SHADE. The band was founded by the classical/crossover soprano Diana Shade and Mane Cabrales (Dimension) last summer. The band's sound is full of strong melodies and catchy choruses, and comes with a fresh neo-classical/symphonic metal vibe. THY SHADE's debut album 'The Last Goodbye' is set to be released in late November 2016 via Massacre Records, although it is already available on the digital platform, being reviewed on this site in June (2016).

Argentinian born, Manchester UK based, Rock & Metal schooled FEAR ME DECEMBER has just announced that their debut album 'Between Violence And Silence', is set for release on 26th August. This full length record follows up from their 2014 EP 'Who Cares?' The new album is sure worth a listen I can assure you, offering up 11 tracks of top drawer Modern/Alternative Melodic Rock/Metal.

After touring for a year and a half throughout every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalise their 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' tour on DVD. The band is therefore set to release their new live milestone 'Vehicle Of Spirit' on November 4th, featuring not only two concerts in full length, but also plenty of bonus material. More information on this release can be found here.

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UK Symphonic Folk Metal band SERPENTYNE fronted by Maggiebeth Sand, have kindly sent me some info about what to me sounds a rather awesome band. Here is a link to their video 'Helen Of Troy'. It can be viewed here.

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Also, the band's website can be checked out at http://www.serpentyne.com. Their new album (their 3rd in-fact) titled 'The Serpent's Kiss' is due to be released end of September.

We have the video 'Trinitite' by PSIDERALICA from the album of the same name. The album is currently available in digital stores, cd version will follow. Click here to view.

NINA ROSE...I so love this musician. Here is the link to her new video "I'M COMING HOME". Click here to view.

DORJA fronted by Aiym Almas from Kazakhstan, is a brand new hard rock band who are already making a buzz online after only a few days in the public eye.The members of this transatlantic all-female band come from England, Belgium, Los Angeles and the aforementioned Kazakhstan. They describe their music as possessing “Powerful, guitar-driven hooks, heavy drums, and vocals with the raw energy to challenge Janis Joplin.”

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Bassist Becky Baldwin says “It was a really crazy time for the three of us who flew over from England to work on the single in LA, this was also our first time meeting Aiym in person, so it was so exciting to get into the studio with her. Our previous Skype sessions and 'home demo' style remote recordings did no justice. Hearing that voice belting out at you in the same room is a phenomenal experience.” Check out the video to their new single 'Fire' here, the single available on iTunes etc. The band also has some gigs lined up - check our tour dates page and also pop over to their website at www.dorjaband.com - these girls are on fire!

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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 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.

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!

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.

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 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.