NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: May 15th New Music Releases

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Insatia – Phoenix Aflame

Formed in 2009, American/Canadian Power Metal act Insatia have hardly been the most prolific studio band, with only the independently released (but fairly well received) 2013 début, Asylum Denied, to their name after four years in existence. Another four years and an almost complete overhaul in personnel later, the band return with impressive sophomore offering, Phoenix Aflame (Pitch Black). Continue reading

Xandria – Theater of Dimensions

Around five years ago, German/Dutch Symphonic Metal band Xandria threw off the shackles of the Middle Eastern and Celtic romanticism prevalent on their first four albums, switched singers and promptly transformed themselves into Nightwish. Well okay, maybe not quite, but the similarities between the two bands recently are striking to say the least and on new album Theater of Dimensions (Napalm) it would now also appear they’ve absconded with Dutch compatriots Epica too. Continue reading

Firewind – Immortals

After 5 years, Greek Power Metal machine Firewind is back with a new album, Immortals (Century Media). In that time guitarist Gus G has been touring with Ozzy Osbourne, and the band has gone through another line-up change, with Henning Basse now admirably fulfilling the role of vocalist. Continue reading

Firewind Releases Hands Of Time From Immortals


Firewind will be releasing Immortals on January 20th, 2017 via Century Media Records in Europe and AFM Records in North America. Continue reading

70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise Announce First Bands for 2016

70000 Tons of Metal Cruise 2015, by MasterPhelps Photography

70000 Tons of Metal Cruise 2015, by MasterPhelps Photography

The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise” the 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise has announced the first 10 bands for their 2016 cruise. So far the bands slated to perform are At The Gates, Delain, Dragonforce, Firewind, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Iced Earth, Lacuna Coil, Moonspell, and Turisas. The cruise takes place from February 4th to 8th 2016, and departs from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Florida setting a course for an as yet to be named destination, before returning again. Tickets are on sale and updates are available from the cruise’s website:



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