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Tour Dates last update Nov 25th 2015
Latest Interviews: CHIASMA from USA - November 18th 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! :)
AND NOW HERE IS THE NEWS!
ONYRIA's Simon J. Gillman, Helena and Benjamin Kiem are very pleased to announce that Alessandro Magnani has joined the band on a full time basis. Alessandro will be behind the drum kit for Onyria’s future studio releases as well as their live dates which will take place during spring and summer 2016.
“Alessandro’s an extraordinary drummer and a good friend, and we are very happy to take him on board. His drumming took the songs of our debut album 'Break The Silence' to another level. We can’t wait to perform these tunes live!” Magnani is a well-renowned drummer and instructor in his hometown, Mantua, where he currently lives. Also, the band has a new website at www.onyria.org.
IGNEA fronted by Helle Bogdanova, is a band from Ukraine. Here is the video they have released to the track 'ALGA' - this video filmed with a symphonic orchestra. Click here to view.
The release of CORONATUS' new album "Raben Im Herz" is almost around the corner! You can already listen to the album opener 'Lady Of The Wall' here.
Hailing from Kotka in Finland, female-fronted quintet CRIMSON SUN play modern melodic metal with an ‘in your face attitude’. The band has released an official video for their new single ‘Towards the Light’. The songs appear on their new album ‘Towards the Light’, which was released worldwide in August via Maple Metal Records. The video can be viewed here.
LIV KRISTINE has announced she will play a special one-off UK show at The Underworld, London on December 20, 2015. As well as airing her solo material, she’ll be joined by Raymond Rohonyi of Theatre Of Tragedy, to play classic stuff from their extensive catalogue.
Female fronted metal band DUST IN MIND from France, has just released their new Lyrics video 'GIVE UP', the track taken from the album 'NEVER LOOK BACK'. Check the video out here.
ALUNAH has announced they will play at Doom Over London VI at The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, Fri, 25 Mar at 3:00 PM - Sun, 27 Mar 2016 at 11:00. They’ll join Moonspell, In The Woods, Impaled Nazerene, Black Moth, Mourning Beloveth, Ataraxie, Sea Bastard, Sardonis, Autumnal, Coltsblood, Slabdragger, Bathsheba, Eye Of Solitude, Officium Triste, Darkher, Bossk, Faloch, The Death Letter and Torpor plus a load more names still to be announced.
Heavy metal band TRIAXIS release their first lyric video today Armistice day, a poignant visual and auditory offering of the timely 'Lest we Forget'. The track is taken from their most recent album 'Zero Hour' released on 18th May 2015 via Rocksector Records. View the video here.
OLD CORPSE ROAD, WINTER STORM, REIGN OF SIRIUS AND FORMICARIUS ANNOUCNED FOR NORTHERN SYMPHONY FESTIVAL 2016! The first band to be confirmed for the Infernal Orchestra stage are black metal heathens Formicarius!
Joining Alwaid, Orpheum and Suddenlash as well as THEATRES DES VAMPIRES on the Midnight Waltz stage are Old Corpse Road, Winter Storm and Reign of Sirius.Northern Symphony Festival will take place on Saturday 16th April 2016 at The Venue in Selby, which will now host both stages. Early bird tickets are still available until 00:00 on 15th November for only £10 from here.
NORHOD will release their new video for the song 'Bleeding Path' on December the 1st 2015.
The track is taken from the band's sophomore album 'Voices From The Ocean' (Produced by Jonathan Mazzeo and mixed by Chris Donaldson) which is now scheduled for release as follows: Digital: January 10th 2016 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard); cd Eu/Usa: January the 20th 2016 (Wormholedeath/Aural Music); Cd Japan: TBA (Wormholedeath Japan/Tower Records Distribution Japan).
Yet another major tour announcement from one of Europe's fastest rising rock / metal bands WE ARE THE CATALYST. The announcement of an 24 day tour of Europe with The Iron Maidens comes while the band are still on the road finishing off their first UK headline tour and following their date with Delain in Birmingham last month and their first visit to Bloodstock back in August. "We are very excited to be playing shows in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and of course the UK again." said Kenny Boufadene (Guitars and vocals). "We are back in December to play alongside The Darkness, FM and Rival Sons at Planet RockStock where we are headlining the second stage". The 2016 tour begins at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on the 14th of April 2016 and runs through until May 7th 2016.
PHANTASMA: preview clip of the forthcoming album 'The Deviant Hearts' to be released soon (20th Nov) via Napalm Records. View the clip here. And Swedish Groove rockers HONEYMOON DISEASE are ready to release their album 'The Transcendence' on November 20th also via Napalm. Today they release a brand new lyric-video for the track 'Gotta Move' HERE!
CRIMSON CHRYSALIS announce the release dates for their amazing new album 'Enraptured' (Ravenheart review 10/10)! From November the 20th, the album will be available through Aural Music's mail order and via your local distributor. And from November the 25th, it will be available on the japanese market via Wormholedeath Japan. And the video to the track 'Soul Stalker' can be viewed here.
News from INFY: Her 'A Mortal's Tear' (9/10 Ravenheart review) album launch gig was sold out, and regrettably many couldn't enter the venue; but there is good news! Infy has decided for the sake of the people who couldn't make it, to create an unexpected following event! Information here. And tickets can be got from https://tixwise.co.il/he/infysnow. There is over 15% discount on the tickets to those quick enough to be of the first 100 ones to get one! Those of you who support Infy further by getting a full priced ticket prior to the gig's day, will get a FREE 'A Mortal's Tear' download as a gift! Here is how the first Infy stand-alone gig started! Check out the video here!
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.
Natalie has already reviewed their album and we do feel that the CD is well worth checking out. The album can be ordered here.
Yorkshire new grave band BAD POLLYANNA have given their fans a treat by releasing 'The Broken Toys' exclusively through Pledge Music before it goes on general release on the 1st of December. Fans can still contribute to the Pledge campaign, and get 'The Broken Toys' before anyone else, until mid November. Head over to www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thebrokentoys and get involved. Frontwoman Olivia comments: "If I had to sum up the album it would be this: You are not the voices in your head and you don’t have to believe what they say. You are a beautiful human being, full of emotion and love, perfect in your imperfection and, no matter what you’re going through right now you can, with a little help, find the strength to come out the other side stronger, braver and kinder than before." The band will be appearing at Whitby Goth Winter Weekend on Friday the 30th of October. Not only that, fans will also be able to join Olivia and Nikki for a very intimate acoustic show and Q&A session at 12pm at Whitby Pavillion on Saturday 31st of October. This event is open to everyone and any age- including non WGW ticket holders. There will only be 25 tickets, which can be purchased www.shop.badpollyanna.com/merch/wgw-acoustic-show
IMPERIA has now released the new song 'Crossroads', which is available for streaming at www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIq6KD6i_5g&feature=youtu.be.
PHANTASMA, the new Symphonic Rock musical of Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN), Georg Neuhauser (SERENITY) and Oliver Philipps (EVERON) has just premiered the first music video of their upcoming debut 'The Deviant Hearts': 'Let It Die'!
Swedish Groove Rockers HONEYMOON DISEASE, celebrate the exclusive worldwide video premiere for the track 'Higher'! The Gothenberg quartet are releasing their album 'The Transcendence', through Napalm Records on Friday 20 November. The band have also lined up a European tour, which stops off at Camden Underworld here in England on 22 November.
Gothic progressive metal band DEMIST from Belgrade, has released a new video for the song from their first album 'Guilt and Pleasures'. The new official video for 'Nemesis' was filmed at Gothic Art festival, which was held on October 3rd in Belgrade and it can be viewed here.
The Midlands-based band FLYING KANGAROO ALLIANCE has taken a new more "musically-accessible poppy" direction with their new release ‘Perfect Little Princess’ - all profits from the sales of their new single will go to the charity Women’s Aid. Their songwriter and singer, Meri Everitt, has upcycled her families' personal cassette tape collection for this limited edition run of just 100 tapes, both to reduce waste and to attract attention for Women’s Aid, a charity she has personally received help from. While she was receiving their support she wrote the song ‘Perfect Little Princess’ - an upbeat song about leaving an abusive relationship behind. Her vision is to raise funds and awareness for this amazing UK charity, who support women in situations of domestic violence, both physical and emotional, at a time where government cuts have put pressure on charities. In addition to the limited edition tape run, the single will also be released on Bandcamp, as the band believes other outlets, such as iTunes, do not create enough profit for the worthwhile cause. There is also a music video release, where the band asked local women and children to dance for freedom in their story based video. Check the video out here.
The Italian combo CADAVERIA, will play two shows in Germany in late October, will support Cradle of Filth in Italy in November and will headline two shows in December in Switzerland and Italy. The dates in detail are on our tour dates page.
Female-fronted extreme metal duo from Germany NYX, is premiering the first song from their upcoming album 'Home' via Decibel Magazine. Expected to drop on October 30th, 2015 on Agonia Records, 'Home' will be the debut offering from the band. Listen to the song 'Beyond' exclusively at this link: http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2015/10/9/streaming-nyx-beyond.
PHANTASMA, the new Symphonic Rock musical from Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN), Georg Neuhauser (SERENITY) and Oliver Philipps (EVERON) recently signed to Napalm Records. Today this power formation is celebrating the exclusive lyric-video premiere for the first single from 'The Deviant Hearts': 'Enter Dreamscape' feat. Tom S. Englund from Evergrey! View it here. The album gets released 20th November 2015 and will be available in various formats.
Formed in 2013 and fronted by YouTube artist Kitty Synthetica, NOVACROW is a Liverpool based four piece, combining sleazy female vocals and heavy riffs. They guarantee an erection (yay!) inducing live show, fun for the whole family. On October 17th, they will be releasing the music video to their single 'Fight The Horde!!!' It’s a zombie- horror spoof, with lots of clichés, bad acting and fake blood. The track itself is tight and heavy, with zombie-stomping riffs, powerful female lead vocals, harmonies and hooks. It was recorded and produced by the band’s bassist Federico Spera. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming EP, scheduled for release at the end of the year. For more information about the band, bio and upcoming events, visit www.novacrowofficial.com.
darkTunes Music Group is proud to present to you the new hit 'REASON' from the synthpop queen OMNIMAR, taken from the upcoming album 'START', which will be released next Friday (16th Oct). The video to the song can be viewed here, and the album can be pre ordered from the digital platform inc iTunes and Amazon.
Female fronted metal band DUST IN MIND from France is back with an incredible new music video 'NEVER LOOK BACK', taken from the same named album which was released two weeks ago! The album can be purchased on the worldwide digital platform, and the new video can be viewed here.
PSIDERALICA presents 'Toxi Skin', their first single and video from the upcoming album 'TRINITITE'. Available on the digital platform and the video can be viewed here.
IMPERIA fans should mark their calendars on November 20, 2015 because the international gothic/epic metal quartet will release a new album on this day! 'Tears Of Silence' was recorded and mixed by Christian Moos (Everon, Delain, Leah) at the Spacelab Studio and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Destruction, Pretty Maids) at Hansen Studios.
KARNATAKA has been confirmed for a major new UK Festival in 2016 - A New Day Festival, Mt Ephraim Gardens, Faversham, Kent ME13 9TX - Aug 5th-7th. Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Wilko Johnson, Caravan, Focus, The Enid, Curved Air and many others announced. And Karnataka's 'Secrets of Angels' record is now available as a Deluxe double vinyl LP edition. Pressed on audiophile grade 180gm vinyl for maximun dynamic range. Gatefold sleeve. Comes with free digital album download and full CD artwork in PDF format - available to order here
Canada's very own VAN HALST is a fierce, empowering force of hard rock fused with metal. A project, which began as a solo artist for whom the band is named after, Kami Van Halst, has since become a full group producing socially conscious, lyrical tracks that focus on disenfranchised and marginalized populations. Leading up to their performances in Toronto, the band has unleashed their first single 'Save Me' from their forthcoming 2016 album 'World of Make Believe'. The single is about Religious Extremists and the band is very excited to release the song to the world. To listen to 'Save Me', please visit the following link: www.vanhalst.bandcamp.com/track/save-me. Also available on iTunes and CD Baby.
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.
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.
95Hyde band members Jessica Prouty, Cameron Pelkey, Jon Suh, and Jansen Manning are excited to announce the release of their debut single entitled 'Guts and Glory', on October 20th, 2015. Pre-orders available October 7th. The single from these Boston based rockers, has been composed for extreme motorsports legend, Travis Pastrana’s upcoming film, 'Action Figures', which holds its private premiere on October 7, 2015 in Annapolis. The official movie release date is October 20th. It is not everyday a rock band and an extreme sports star team up to create a hard rock song. Pastrana being the cousin of 95Hyde’s lead singer and bassist, Jessica Prouty. 'Action Figures' will be released on October 20, 2015 and it will be available to view on Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon Instant Video.
Hamburg based newcomer stoner metal outfit HIGH FIGHTER fronted by Mona Miluski, has just announced the re-release of their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' on Vinyl. Originally self-released as CD Digi Pack as well as Digital Download via Bandcamp back in October 2014, HIGH FIGHTER have now teamed up with Vinyl Got Soul Records for an exclusive Vinyl edition! Their debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' is now available as a handnumbered, 12inch limited edition to 300 copies, and can be purchased via several LP online stores as well as directly from: email@example.com
ORE.FM (www.ore.fm) is currently home to hundreds of metal bands around the world including New York, Los Angeles, United Kingdom, Russia, Lebanon, South America, Australia & many others. All music is user submitted and manually approved, allowing them to cultivate a truly authentic underground music listening experience, much like radio but with the geographic freedom to explore other parts of the world completely ad and commercial free. ORE.FM is available for free on both iTunes(http://apple.co/1L0nN8P) and Google Play(http://bit.ly/1cOmvlK).
LOVELORN DOLLS new digital EP becomes available Oct 9th. With its appealing somber theme, catchy chorus, incisive goth rock guitar melodies and dark and tortured electronic arrangements, 'Happy Valentine' quickly became one of the top-favorite songs from LOVELORN DOLLS’ second album 'Japanese Robot Invasion'. There are six different mixes of the song on this EP. But that’s not all folks!!! LOVELORN DOLLS continue to cherish their evergrowing fanbase and offer them on this EP 7 bonus live songs recorded during their stunning performance at the Eurorock festival in May 2015. The band rocks and shows us what the fusion of gothic metal and electro pop rock should sound like in 2015! Pre order now here - Use discount code lovelorndolls72346 and get 25% off on your basket - valid until the day before the official release! You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
Keep your ears peeled for a band from the USA called RUCKZUCK. Fronted by Faith Kelly, they are a psychedelic space rock family band. Check out the video to a track of theirs called 'One And Zeros' here. It's different but its kool! And they are about to embark on a USA tour. Dates on our tour dates page.
THEATRES DES VAMPIRES - Italy's leading metal band for all things vampyric - is set to return to the UK in April 2016 for their first UK show in five years. The vampire metal coven, fronted by Sonya Scarlett, has been announced to headline the Midnight Waltz at the Northern Symphony Festival, where they will join the likes of Alwaid, Suddenlash and Orpheum plus a whole range of bands that are still to be announced. A limited number of early bird tickets are still available for £10 from this location. Tickets will be priced at the full price of £15 at midnight 15th November or when all early bird tickets sell out.
SEPTEMBER MOURNING is doing a short pre-order for their debut EP and comic. For those of you that weren't able to donate to the band's Kickstarter, this is a great way for you to get some special gifts with your purchase. Go to the website and check out the four pre-order packages they have available: www.septembermourning.com/vii-store. Order now as the pre-order ends on Friday, September 25th!
A wee while back, we mentioned the new project from Chilean songstress LAURA VARGAS (ex-Sacramento), the project going by the name of DOLLMINATION. Well, the album is now available for digital purchase on PortalDisc: www.portaldisc.com/disco.php?id=11733 and Bandcamp: www.theinfernodoll.bandcamp.com/album/dollmination. Support a hard working musician and buy!
SELENE from Northern Ireland is releasing their debut LP 'The Forgotten' on November 19th 2015. The album follows 2 previously successful EPs 'Among the Frozen' and 'Paradise Over', which were both released to excellent reviews from across the globe. Watch for a review soon.
WormholeDeath Records launches a new website. Check it out at www.wormholedeath.com.
SEPTEMBER MOURNING is excited to premiere the lyric video for their new song 'Eye Of The Storm' on Loudwire today! Help collect more souls and share this link: www.bit.ly/EOTSLoudwire.
After 2014’s critically acclaimed album 'Magic Forest', female fronted Finnish Symphonic sextet AMBERIAN DAWN return with 'Innuendo'. This is their second studio album with gorgeous singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen. The album will be released October 23rd worldwide. Presented in a catchier and more melodic way than previous efforts, 'Innuendo' sounds like a fresh new start with some of the strongest vocal performances in the band’s history. Get in the right mood with the brand new lyric video for 'The Court Of Mirror Hall' here.
Los Angeles California’s OTEP has announced that she has signed with Austrian based Napalm Records.
Famed producer Howard Benson will be handling the productions duties on the band’s new album that is due out in 2016.
Progressive Melodic Death Metal band TANTAL has published an alternative version of their official video 'Under The Weight Of My Sorrow I Crawl'. View it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5_-rOh78OI. The original version of the video was released in the Spring 2015.
An album has dropped in here at Ravenheart Music. The band is called SINCE EVER and they hail from Sweden.
Their debut is called 'Isolation' and we can reliably say that this record is awesome. A review will be posted soon, with the cd becoming available on October 2nd.
CONTROL THE STORM has joined the SOS FESTIVAL 2016 line up. The event takes place in Radcliffe, North Manchester on 15-17th July 2016.
The 3rd album by the female-fronted French Melodic metal band ASYLUM PYRE titled 'Spirited Away'.
Recorded and Mixed by Headline’s guitarist Didier Chesneau at MII Recording Studio, France (Magic Kingdom, Headline, Invictus) is due 23rd October 2015 via Massacre. Also via the Massacre label is the new one from WEEPING SILENCE - 'Opus IV Oblivion' due October (Scroll down for news item below).
Symphonic Metallers LEAVES' EYES have unleashed their new video clip, which was filmed for the song 'The Waking Eye'. 'The Waking Eye' is taken from the group's upcoming album 'King Of Kings' (release date: September 11th in the EU/September 18th in the US). View the clip here.
'Love Will Heal' by O.H. is a gentle ballad and is available from all the normal digital outlets. A lyric video is now available here. This song is rather nice, great vocals from the young lady, so check it out!
DIABULUS IN MUSICA, the Spanish masters of Symphonic Metal has just announced that they will support LEAVES' EYES on their upcoming tour through Europe! The fantastic female vocalist Zuberoa Aznárez and her band members masterfully combine heavy metal riffs, with a pounding rhythm section infusing passionate and symphonic elements.
London melodic metallurgists EVYLTYDE, announce their autumn tour dates as part of their second anniversary celebration with shows up and down the UK during October, November and December. Performing as far afield as Wakefield, Pontypool and Hastings, this will be EVYLTYDE’s most extensive run of shows to-date (see our tour dates page). The tour will allow the band the chance to road-test some of their new material prior to recording their second full length album. The new album is to be titled ‘Rising’ and will contain 10 all-new tracks plus an as yet undisclosed bonus track for the CD release. The whole package is scheduled for a Summer 2016 release.
Founded in 2011 in Modena, Italy and fronted by emotional vocalist Federica Lanna, Symphonic metallers SLEEPING ROMANCE has joined forces with legendary metal and hard rock label, Napalm Records and signed a worldwide record deal! The Band is currently working on the pre-production for their second album that will continue the evolution of the band’s sound, without moving away from the original concept and vision of SLEEPING ROMANCE. And this is one of my fave songs from their debut - the track 'The Promise Inside' - awesome! so click here to hear it.
Danish outfit FOREVER STILL has finished their full length album, and now they want to make something extra special for you lot! They want to make some unique album pre-order items. watch the video and tell them what you would like in your pre order, in the comments below the video. Keep it clean please :)
LUCID FLY is a band that we here at Ravenheart Music rather like. The band is about 75% finished recording 10 songs for their first full length album titled 'Building Castles In Air'. Just to mention on this website that the band is going live with IndieGoGo campaign commencing today (24th August). This will ultimately help the band raise funds, gain exposure, market the album and help to build a broader fan base that they really need to get their new album off the ground! Click the banner for more info:
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.
TIGER SEX Originally from Las Vegas - a dangerous animal that's ready to get EXTRA WILD!! Vital, loud and sexy with a twisted mind.... they will eat you alive! View their video to the track 'Prostitution' at www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHYBoz-2yVI.
Here is the new video from Italian Band ONYRIA. The track is titled 'Lagrimas De Cinixiu' (ft. Quilo), and is from the band's album 'Break The Silence'. The link is 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.
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'.
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.
SORRONIA proudly presents 'Betrayal' (www.youtube.com/watch?v=a708vRCmrTk), a debut from the acts upcoming second album.
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.
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.
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.
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/.
A young lady has contacted me. Her name is LIA and she can best be described as a FEMALE OPERA CROSS OVER METAL SINGER.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the band's profile here.
Here is a link to the new UNDER HEAVEN video 'Don't Hold Back'. View the video here and enjoy.
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.
But you don't have to take our word for that - go to a Curvature gig and see for yourself.
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.