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And this is the new Ravenheart Music YouTube website (Ravenheart YouTube). It is kinda work in progress but keep checking it out!

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SITE UPDATES July 30th 2015

A-B Reviews: July 30th - Adrana

C-D Reviews: July 21st - Crimson Chrysalis

E-F Reviews: July 30th - Fireflight

G-H Reviews: June 11th - The Hillinoise

I-K Reviews: July 27th - JATD (Janina and The Deeds)

L-M Reviews: July 31st - Melphomene and Lunden Reign

N-O Reviews: July 30th - Osukaru

P-R Reviews: July 27th - Rites of Ash

S-T Reviews: July 31st - Samantha Scarlette

U-Z Reviews: July 13th - Xtasy

Guy Band Reviews: July 27th - Devil's Dice

Whispering Tales - Ravenheart Music Special Review

Tour Dates last updated July 30th 2015

Latest Interviews: FAKE THE ATTACK from the UK - April 27th 2015

Check out this link featuring Awesome female fronted acts! Female Voices Blog and if that is not enough.....

......look at this new feature we have on our other website. We are featuring the UK band Zeitgeist Zero, who in 2013 celebrated their 10th anniversary.

Finally, 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!

Following the release of the universally praised studio album 'Sacrificium', which also marked the impressive debut of charismatic vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen, XANDRIA'S brand new EP 'Fire & Ashes' rises like the proverbial phoenix! With full symphonic force this latest record showcases the band at its very best! Today (Thurs 30th July), the band celebrates the music video premiere for the track 'Voyage of the Fallen'! Check it out here.

The stunning new song from CRIMSON CHRYSALIS from the new 'Enraptured' album. It is an absolutely beautiful song called 'Sacred Vow'. Check out the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4YHDzenlIA.

Finnish Melodic Metal Band CRIMSON SUN, will be supporting Finnish metallers Poisonblack on a mini-tour in August, with some Fall dates to be announced soon with other artists.

SAMANTHA SCARLETTE has directed & released a new 90's inspired music video for her song 'Forgiven Sins (From Dusk To Dawn)' from her album 'Violent Delights + Violent Ends'.

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View the video here.

Want a taste of catchy Pop/Rock? - JANINA AND THE DEEDS from Germany and the video to their single 'By Your Side'.....view it here.

Hailing from Kotka, Finland, female-fronted quintet CRIMSON SUN play modern melodic metal with an ‘in your face attitude’. The band has released a new lyric video for the song 'The Storm', which will appear on their soon to be released debut album ‘Towards the Light’ via Maple Metal Records on August 3rd. “The Storm” is streaming online at this location: www.youtu.be/1gudWrGq54A.

French melodic metal band HEONIA will embark on a four day UK tour, comprised of dates in Northern England, in November this year, as part of their first venture onto British shores. Taking influences from the likes of Nightwish, Stream of Passion and Lacuna Coil, the band have carved themselves a sound that is recommended for fans of symphonic/melodic metal. Joining Heonia on the Shieldmaidens Arise tour are British power metal quartet DAKESIS, who have stated their excitement at being asked to be apart of the tour, which will finish at the final Valkyrian Festival where Heonia and Dakesis will support Red Rum.

Awesome Danish Rockers FOREVER STILL, has just released the music video to their new single 'Awake The Fire', from their latest EP 'Save Me'. The video can be viewed here. And more information regarding the band and their releases can be found at their website: www.foreverstill.dk.

Swedish Gothic Metallers DRACONIAN is back with a new masterpiece record! The sextet has unveiled highly anticipated details of the upcoming studio album entitled 'Sovran', set to be released on October, 30th via Napalm Records! 'Sovran' is going to enthrall with good old DRACONIAN stuff! The formation revolving around top-notch frontman Anders Jacobsson and new singer Heike Langhans delivers first-class songs that continue to prove the band's supremacy within the darkly genre!

SORRONIA proudly presents 'Betrayal' (www.youtube.com/watch?v=a708vRCmrTk), a debut from the acts upcoming second album.

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The show - where also the video recordings were made - took place in Budapest, Hungary at Petőfi Music Garden, where Sorronia supported NIGHTWISH on their "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" Tour.

Scottish pop rockers ALTERED SKY released the single 'Bury It All' yesterday (20th July). The video to this track can be viewed here.

Italian Gothic Doom Metal act LIGHTLESS MOOR, are starting to record their sophomore album 'Hymn for the Fallen' at the RealSound Studio (Parma). The 13 track album will be released through Wormholedeath Records.

ALUNAH has just been added to the bill for this years Bloodstock festival. They will play the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday August 9, 2015.

London, England - Today (Tuesday 21st July) sees the release of the second single and video from WE ARE THE CATALYST's critically acclaimed album 'Monuments'. View the video here. All this just in time for the bands upcoming performance at "Bloodstock 2015" - The UK's largest Independent Metal Festival. Also, don´t forget the band's upcoming show with Delain on October 23rd in Birmingham, at the Library institue! You can buy tickets here: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/delain-birmingham-23-10-2015.

A new BELLADONNA song has been chosen as the music for a USA tv spot of the blockbuster movie "Minions" !!!!..The song they chose is 'The God Below' and you can listen to it here. And the forthcoming BELLADONNA Orchestral Album will be released in the Fall 2015. And they have just released a brand new song!! It's titled 'Undress Your Soul' which they wrote with renowned Italian film composer Pasquale Catalano. Watch the 'Undress Your Soul' video on You Tube by clicking here. The track is available on iTunes.

The new LEAVES' EYES album 'KING OF KINGS', will be released via AFM records on 11th September 2015. The album was recorded in Germany, Norway, England, Netherlands, Belarus and Switzerland. 'King of Kings' is produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio.

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Outstanding musical colleagues and ensembles have contributed with their guest appearances like the London Voices Choir (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Harry Potter).

THE MURDER OF MY SWEET return with 'Beth Out Of Hell'. Video trailer here. Album due August on Frontiers.

Swedish rockers WE ARE THE CATALYST has confirmed Metal Hammer's announcement that they are to play the prestigious Bloodstock 2015, along side such metal giants as Trivium, Rob Zombie, Within Temptation and Delain. Recently signed to Ferocity Records in the UK and Seven 13 Music in the US, the band are already making plans to tour the US, Russia and a return to China in 2016. Additionally they are also working on new tracks for the eagerly anticipated follow up to their debut album 'Monuments', which was describe by critics as "Phenomenal", "Genius" and "Simply Stunning".

Are you an artist?, if so a little tip from Canadian act LEAH: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-v5QjHwHmc.

ROADHOUSE is a band featuring Lion Music's very own Lars Eric Mattsson with Johanna Mattsson on vocals. They on July 15th will release their debut single 'Them Changes', a cover of the Buddy Miles classic originally recorded by Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and of course Buddy Miles himself. The band also features Olle Sjöstrand - Drums and Micke Ahlskog – Bass.

On August the 19th, 2015, Wormholedeath Japan will proudly begin marketing their new release 'Step Into Darkness' from Croatian Symphonic Metal band TEARLESS. The album is already available elsewhere from all major digital outlets. Get a view of the band's darkness at www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZA5d7Ok2XQ&feature=youtu.be.

Finish Symphonic Metallers AMBERIAN DAWN is pleased to unveil the first details of their next masterpiece! Together with AD's co-producer Mikko P. Mustonen (known for his work with Delain, Ensiferum and Sonata Arctica), vocalist Capri and the band’s composer Tuomas Seppälä the band are hard at work right now on the new album.

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Mastermind Tuomas Seppälä on the upcoming album, entitled Innuendo: ”This is one of the most melodic and vocal-driven album in AD's history. I've composed these songs in a little bit of a different way than I've used to do before. I have worked with these songs without any limitations. Some of the elements I've used have been quite unusual in the heavy metal genre and there's going to be a fresh new sound for AD. Musically these songs are still very much influenced by classical music but also by electro-composers like Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis for example. Our new vocalist Capri was able to bring tons of emotion with her sound and lyric writing and I'm sure that this album will be our best so far!” The album will be released worldwide on October 23rd via Napalm Records!

ASHENTIDE,the Symphonic Metal band from Los Angeles, California has called it a day. Each member of the band however, has taken on other musical projects, and you'll be able to hear about them through their website and social media pages.

Northern Symphony Festival has announced the first two bands for the 2016 edition of the festival. Spanish theatrical metallers SUDDENLASH is one band that has been confirmed. With a sense of tragedy that laments through their music and a strong sense of talent, Suddenlash are one band that must be seen live. Joining the line-up as special guests are none other than the mystifying French melodic metal band ALWAID. Already with two UK tours under their belts and an appearance at Valkyrian Festival 2014, Alwaid are becoming recognised as one of France's finest musicial exports! Early bird tickets are limited to only 100 and are available for £10 from either www.northernwyntermusic.bigcartel.com or www.northernwynter.bigcartel.com/.

The new official music video for the song 'Strangled Idols' by horror metallers CADAVERIA is online starting from now on the band’s YouTube Channel. Link to the video: here.

Seasoned rockers ROMEO'S DAUGHTER fronted by Leigh Matty, is pleased to announce that they will be playing the Rockingham Festival at Rock City in Nottingham, 23rd October 2015.

Newcomers to the Metal scene HIGH FIGHTER fronted by my mate Mona Miluski, have a bunch of summer dates. Check em out on the tour dates page.

SECRET RULE hail from Rome and released their debut album "Transposed Emotions" on Rocksector Records on 16th February this year. The album contains wonderful ingredients taken from the worlds of gothic, power metal, industrial and pop, with added elements such as acoustic and electronic inserts, and insanely catchy, memorable melodies. 'Reena' is the 4th music video from the album and represents in particular the melodic side of the band - it can be viewed here.

A young lady has contacted me. Her name is LIA and she can best be described as a FEMALE OPERA CROSS OVER METAL SINGER.

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She started to study classical singing at the age of 15 at the National Conservatory of Music, however her major vocal coach is Marco Tulio Ceballos, who is also a classical singer and talented in different singing styles from whom Lia learnt the Italian school and different techniques to evolve in music. In regards singing influences, specifically for her vocal technique she states that she learnt a lot from Renata Tebaldi, Anna Netrebko and Maria Callas, however musically she is influenced for a lot of different singers with different singing styles. Check out her myspace here. And check this out - youtube - Killer Eyes.

California metallers HUNTRESS have completed their third studio album titled Static to be released via Napalm Records on September 25, 2015. The band will be hitting the high seas this September as part of the Mötorboat Cruise. The band will appear alongside heavyweights Mötorhead, Slayer, and Anthrax just to name a few. Expect high-energy sets from HUNTRESS featuring favorites off the first two albums and new head bangers from Static. The cruise takes place September 28th – October 2nd. Additional tour dates in support of Static will be announced soon!

EVANESCENCE tell us that they will be playing Ozzfest in Tokyo, Japan on November 21.

Industrial-metallers THE SILVERBLACK has finished recording 11 brand new tracks for their second full-length album, and are currently putting the finishing touches on the mix. An industrial-metal project that features the multi-instrumentalist and producer NeroArgento and vocalist Claudio Ravinale (Disarmonia Mundi, The Stranded and 5 Star Grave) among others, the band's new album is tentatively scheduled for a winter release.

French melodic metallers HEONIA have been confirmed, alongside Birmingham based progressive power metal quartet DAKESIS, to appear on the Valhalla Stage at the final edition of Valkyrian Festival. Heonia and Dakesis will be playing alongside the likes of blackened doom tyrants SEVERED HEAVEN as well as Victorian-styled steam punks A CLOCKWORK OPERA and dark power metal unit WINTER STORM. Valkyrian Festival will take place on 21st November at The Venue and The Riverside in Selby UK. The event is sponsored by Femetalism.co.uk. Advance tickets are available for £10 from http://northernwyntermusic.bigcartel.com and e-tickets are available from http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/York/The-Venue/Valkyrian-Festival-2015/12398137/.

In the run up to the release of their debut album later this year, Scotland's finest pop rock export ALTERED SKY has announced they will be heading out on a headline UK tour this July. In the words of vocalist Ana Nowosielska, the Glasgow band are “painting stories in real life”, with their infectious brand of pop-rock. Altered Sky stand out from the crowd with their uncynical self-belief and upbeat, punkish sensibility which is the backbone to their radio-friendly college rock. Dates on our tour dates page.

The Scottish Band THE FALL OF EVE is fronted by the awesome Laura Tracey. Here is a video to the new single from the band, the single is titled 'DESTINY', and comes from their forthcoming album 'Eternal Embrace'. Check it out here.

PERSONA is a female fronted metal band from Tunisia fronted by Jelena Dobric. They have just released a video to a track from their forthcoming album 'Elusive Reflections', and it is bloomin' good!!. The track is called 'Blinded' and that video can be viewed here. There is also a preview to their new album and that can be viewed here.

Co-creations with musicians of various genres and artists was always important to THE DREAMSIDE. 'Another Spark Of Light' is just that: an album created in close cooperation with guest musicians who are closely connected to the band. THE DREAMSIDE asked their fans to suggest songs which should appear in an alternative version on this album. The fan requested songs have been reworked together with musicians who played an important role in the history of the band. The result is 'Another Spark Of Light', an album that has been produced with a lot of effort and love for details. The album will be released as a digital album (May 27th) on the bands own label, Spin Moon Media and a review will appear here soon.

Midlands and Yorkshire based Gothic power septet AONIA has been announced to support Norwegian-German metal titans LEAVES' EYES at The Corporation in Sheffield on 6th November. Also on the bill are BATTLEBEAST and DYONOSIS. Tickets for the show are £13 in advance and are available from all the usual outlets as well as The Corporation's website here.

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT has released their new (digital) single 'Find Your Soul', accompanied by a lyric video (link here). The track comes off the band's upcoming album, simply titled 'Burning Point', which will be unleashed on June 12th (EU)/July 7th in the US. The album marks the first release with new vocalist Nitte Valo (ex-Battle Beast). It consists of 5 brand new songs and 6 re-recorded Burning Point classic tracks.

Finnish Metal Icon TIMO TOLKKI creates CHAOS MAGIC with Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX (from the band AGHONYA and an internet mate of Dave). Check this youtube video out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jixSpQxG_o8. The beautiful singer has already collaborated with Timo on the second chapter of the AVALON Rock Opera 'Angels of the Apocalypse', where she shared lead vocals on songs with such heavyweight singers as Simone Simons (Epica), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), and Floor Jansen (Nightwish). This CHAOS MAGIC album could be something a little special when it gets released on Frontiers in July.

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.

Blackpool based band ONLY WE REMAIN has seen some changes in personnel. Vocalist Sarah and guitarist Kyle have left the band due to other commitments. Bassist Rachel (AKA Mercury) will now take on vocal duties and they have aquired a new guitarist, Ayrton. The band is continuing to perform as a solid unit and recording tracks for a full length album. And they have just been confirmed to play Rockprest in Preston, this being an open air festival.

Just a reminder: the new FOREVER STILL ep is now available at https://foreverstill.bandcamp.com. Please support an up and coming independent band, and a bloomin' good one at that too.

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.

As part of their European tour, CORNERSTONE will attend several concerts in Austria with former world star Gary Howard! In addition to the top-hit 'Only You' (# 1 in several countries with the British a cappella group THE FLYING PICKETS) and some tunes from legendary ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, which Gary Howard was a part of, Cornerstone will present their own material and afterwards, will accompany Howard as backup players through his greatest successes. The first performance will take place on 6/19 in BRUNO in Brunn am Gebirge. Special guest at this event is Austria's speediest cartoonist, Reini "Buhaha" Buchacher. Tour dates on our tour dates page.

TRIAXIS release their new album, 'Zero Hour' In May on Rocksector Records. The band Headline SOS fest on Friday 17th July in Manchester and return to Bloodstock open air on 9th August.

SEPTEMBER MOURNING is proud to present to you their new rendition of the classic song, "Stand By Me".... A tribute to the passing of the great Ben E King. Listen to it here.

AGHAST AFTERGLOW started in October 2010. The following year was dedicated to recording the first album called 'Imaging'. The album combines a wide range of influences which resulted in a great mix of Symphonic Metal and Gothic Rock elements. Mark Basile from metal band DGM is the special guest on the album track 'Angels Can't Love'. The band has released a promotional video clip for the song 'There's No Time', available at this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhFd7g0c5m8. The album will be available for worldwide distribution through Revalve Records (May 26th, 2015). For all fans of Evanescence, Epica, Nightwish - pre order here

JAMIE-LEE SMIT- 'I'm waiting for my ghost'. Lyric video for the track taken from the album 'Mon Amour Monique' out now via Epictronic. View it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0C4Jm0_QLk.

Progressive Melodic Death Metal Band TANTAL present their official video for the track 'Under The Weight Of My Sorrow' taken from their 'Expectancy' album. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpg_1a-EaRw.

The Progressive Rock band HALF PAST FOUR has just released a video for the title track of their new album 'Good Things'. The video can be viewed here.

XANDRIA’s new EP is called Fire & Ashes and it is going to be released worldwide on July 31st via Napalm Records! There are three brand new songs on the EP, which are 'Voyage of the Fallen', 'Unembraced' & 'In Remembrance'.

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In addition to those tracks, the band decided to re-record two all time favorites of XANDRIA’s fans, just the way they think the songs should sound like in 2015. These songs are: 'Ravenheart' (originally recorded for the album Ravenheart in 2004) and 'Now & Forever' (India, 2005).

We have just received a message from LEAH, to inform us that her CD TRIO is now available here.

AT the beginning of 2015, my Austrian buddies CORNERSTONE decided to end their work with singer Patricia Hillinger after six years, and replace her with singer/guitarplayer ALINA PETER. In a statement to me from bassist Michael says: "Patricia has been full-heartedly involved in the band during the last years, and I have to say that we would not be where we are now without her.

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But ultimately she made some decisions with which she disqualified herself morally. Everything else is a band issue and we would ask everyone explicitly to respect that." The band with new singer ALINA is pictured above.

The cinematic metal project DARK SARAH has just released a new music video and digital single for the track 'Light In You'. The track is a duet between Heidi Parviainen [ex. Amberian Dawn] and Tony Kakko [Sonata Arctica], and the video was shot in a beautiful winter landscape in the deep forests of Finland. Link to the video is here . Pre order the new album 'Behind The Black Veil' at www.darksarahwebstore.bigcartel.com.

Dutch Symphonic Metal sensation DELAIN has confirmed a headlining-tour in autumn with stops in the European hot-spots of France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. This special European tour will start at the end of October and wind up in early November. As special guest on this run, two of Holland's finest musicians Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen and vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen have united for a new project dubbed THE GENTLE STORM!. Anneke will take The Gentle Storm including their new album on the road backed by well known Dutch talents. Arjen, however, will not be part of the live production.

Swedish Metalheads ZEPHYRA, has just released their brand new video for the song 'Emotional Surgery', to celebrate the album's release in Japan. The video can be streamed at this youtube location: http://youtu.be/hT3v8zPKx10.

It's been 4 years since the release of IMPERIA's last studio album 'Secret Passion'. We're happy to tell you that the band has recently entered the Spacelab Studio in Germany to record their upcoming, yet untitled album! Vocalist Helena already recorded some pilot tracks and vocals for two songs with producer Christian "Moschus" Moos. Drummer Steve Wolz is expected to enter the studio next week. The album will contain 11 tracks, according to IMPERIA, and is expected to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

This news may be old hat now, but NIGHTWISH will play the Wembley SSE Arena on Dec 19th 2015. This will be their only UK date this year. They will be the first Finnish band to headline this arena.

ARSENIC UNBIRTHDAY have released to co incide with their release of 'Ravens And Writing Desks' two concept videos. Episode 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiSVlSTf1_Q&feature=youtu.be and Episode 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7qII0beWvw&feature=youtu.be

For several months, Chilean songstress LAURA VARGAS (ex-Sacramento) has been teasing her upcoming solo debut on her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/theinfernodollofficial), giving fans a chilling glimpse into the story that the album portrays. Two unsettling video teasers, which set the stage for this concept album, have already been unveiled:

The Dream: http://youtu.be/XvQPFYvk38E.

The Awakening: http://youtu.be/Pmz8QLK80nw.

Along with the hard- rocking first single, ‘Dollmination’: http://youtu.be/ftKgssZAwrk.

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Fans of Moonspell, Rammstein, Devin Towsend and Theatres des Vampires are sure to find fodder here for serious headbanging. Look for a spring of 2015 release date!

'A DECADE AND A HALF - THE HISTORY SO FAR'... 6 DVD SET from EDENBRIDGE. More info at www.edenbridgefanclub.org/.

Progressive Metal group SILENCE THE ARIA is the effort of Ian Brush (composition, instruments,scream/growl vocals) and Meghan Alvis (singing/lead vocals). Originating in Denver, Colorado as a solo endeavor, their latest release 'YANYEU FAREWELL', has unleashed Meghan’s angelic vocals into the foreground. It has now been released so get a brief taster here.

New Jersey based band INFINITUS MORTUS, whose music is distributed via Ravenheart Music, has their 'Conspiracy Of Love' album now being featured on PANDORA RADIO. A track from this album, 'Plain Hearts' can be heard in the music section of this website.

Blackpool based band ONLY WE REMAIN has released their 'SIREN EP' digitally via Ravenheart Music. The 4 track EP (review due soon) is available via CDBaby and via the worldwide digital platform.

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Check out the band's profile here.

FALLOW FIELDS from Hertfordshire fronted by Lois McDougall..check their new video out titled 'I Was Brave Once Too' here. Rather good - available on iTunes!

It is official: The Maltese Gothic/Doom Metal outfit WEEPING SILENCE has signed with Massacre Records! From Ravenheart's point of view, this is massive news. As Dave says -" Ravenheart is a stepping stone for artists to get their music up the ladder onto a bigger label. Looks like we have succeeded with Weeping Silence, great news and I am very happy". The band is currently working on the band's upcoming album 'Opus IV Oblivion', which will be released later this year.

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

HIGH FIGHTER, the new Stoner Metal/Sludge outfit born in summer 2014 by former members of A Million Miles, Pyogenesis and Buffalo Hump, have just unveiled their first music video! They have now released the official clip for '2Steps Blueskill' from their EP 'The Goat Ritual', that was released end of October 2014 as digital download on Bandcamp, as well as on CD digi pack via the Napalm Records online store. Watch the band´s first & DIY-produced video, which has just been premiered with Metal Hammer Germany, HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEr35ihG4Gc&feature=youtu.be. The band's EP is available for full stream – for free here

A band that may well be worth checking out are REAGAL from the Midlands here in the UK - Stoke On Trent to be precise.

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Their single 'Wild Heart (Soul of the Ocean)' will be released via all major digital outlets on 31st January.

Here is a link to the new single from Nashville based band THE ACORN PEOPLE. Click here and take a listen.

The official video of 'Noir Desire', second single by RAVENSCRY taken from the album 'The Attraction Of Opposites', can now be viewed. 'Noir Desire', a vintage sounding song, is set in the 50s and puts the spotlight on a serious problem that now affects us more and more: violence against women. See it here.

London’s fastest rising female-fronted metal act EVYLTYDE, has just released the first music video from their upcoming self-titled debut album for the track – 'Chastity'. Inspired by the world of exotic dancing, the video features a number of sensual dance scenes more akin to a Mötley Crüe video - view it here. The band has also announced that from now until the official release of the album [19th January 2015], fans can listen to the album in it’s entirety via Soundcloud at www.soundcloud.com/evyltyde/sets/evyltyde-by-evyltyde-full-album-promo.

Check this band out from Luxembourg fronted by Jelena Negatina.

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They are called ELYSIAN GATES and we here at Ravenheart think they are rather good! The video to their track 'Northern Winds' can be viewed here. The song is dedicated to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

THE SIRENS will play together with NIGHTWISH in Trondheim, Sverresborg Arena on 29.08.2015.

BARE INFINITY has returned after 2 years with a brand new single 'Race of destiny'. The song features the bands new lineup and frontwoman, the upcoming Italian singer Ida Elena. The single is available via the digital platform with more info being found at the band website: www.bareinfinity.net. There is a video to the song here.

To celebrate the great success of their debut album 'Inner Tales', LENORE S. FINGERS present the great lyric video for the song 'Doom'.

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So just enjoy this wonderful, delicate and decadent video here, and the band hope to meet you soon on tour.

Check this band out - they are called VOICES AT MIDNIGHT from S. Carolina - www.reverbnation.com/voicesatmidnight/songs.

Remember ACHILLA? Well, they have started a Pledge Music campaign to help them release the album 'Timeless'. It is hoped the album can be released in the Spring 2015, so as a consequence, Achilla need your support. The album will be available in CD and digital formats. Pre-ordering a copy now and the band will be looking at various goodies and treats which they will lavish upon you in return for your support! They are really excited to share their journey with you and that you can be involved in releasing this record. So pay a visit to www.pledgemusic.com/projects/achilla. Malcome Dome (journalist Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, www.teamrock.com etc.) says: "I suppose what makes Achilla so interesting and good is that they are hard to put into any one style. They have some prog rock, some symphonic metal and some psychedelia".

Sin7sinS, new video for the song 'No Tears Left' can be viewed here . The song is lifted from the band's new album 'Purgatory Princess'.

UK rockers CURVATURE has announced their new singer - Miss Millie Hobbs. Millie comes from a strong performing background and really puts every thing into her performance.

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But you don't have to take our word for that - go to a Curvature gig and see for yourself.

With her second album 'Fool' in final stages of production and set for release 1st April 2015, Australian lass Darkyra Black and her band DARKYRA, prepare for shows in hometown Perth to promote both the debut release 'Dragon Tears', as well as the upcoming 'Fool'. We here can expect to see Darkyra and her band on tour in the UK next year, following the release of 'Fool'.

Want something rather nice to hear. Check out AUTUMN SKY.

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Her music and band tow the line between Alternative and Avant Indie. She likes moody ambience, killer lyricism, deep emotions and a heavy dose of theatrics. So support unsigned music and give her a listen at www.soundcloud.com/autumnskymusic/sets/autumn-sky-official.

Here we have something a little different. ISOLDE from Bristol, UK, creates ambient, dark, acoustic pop layered with haunting female vocals. Over the last years, the group (previously under the name of Miss Anthropy) has been regularly touring through Europe, playing live in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy and along the way picked up airplay from the BBC, AmsterdamFM and MerweRTV. Check the video out to their song 'Electricity' here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOolX2fEvCE&feature=youtu.be. The song can also be downloaded here.

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.

ENEMY OF REALITY from Greece is extremely happy to present to you their official video-clip with the one and only Ailyn Giménez (Sirenia), on the track 'Needle Bites'. View it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzH07io3Ze4.

ELESSAR from Argentina, has just released their first official video from their 'Dark Desires' album. View the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4unr-BJFhE.

Melodic Metal band AEVERIUM from Germany is becoming one of my fave bands - so how about watching this: 'Heaven´s Burning (Harvest Time)' LIVE @ M´era Luna Festival 2014. To see click here.

Please support unsigned music and visit this girl's Facebook page and 'like'. She is an awesome hardworking musician from Melbourne who is also a good mate of mine. She can be found at www.facebook.com/jewelnightmusic

Martin Villarreal's FROZEN TEARS project with Amanda Somerville & Goran Edman as special guests. Album preview here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xh3Cqustd0

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.

This is one of my current fave songs and here is the video - 'The Promise Inside' by SLEEPING ROMANCE. Awesome! so click here.