DragonForce Share New US Tour Teaser Video

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Extreme Power Metal” band DragonForce is heading out on the road next month for a run of tour dates with Unleash The Archers and Visions of Atlantis. The band just shared a new tour teaser to get you sufficiently hype! The band released their new album Extreme Power Metal in 2019. The new tour features bassist Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War) and the band will be streaming its world tour live on https://www.twitch.tv/hermanli. Livestreams will include performances, backstage, and special guest appearances. Watch the trailer now and get your tickets! Continue reading

DragonForce Books Headline Tour of the USA, Taps Alicia Vigil for Bass

Progressive Powermetal band DragonForce has booked a new headline tour of the USA, with direct support coming from Unleash the Archers and Visions of Atlantis. They have recruited bassist and backup vocalist Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War) to join the tour as well. The band is supporting their 2019 album Extreme Power Metal (Metal Blade Records). Continue reading

Kamelot – Evergrey – Visions of Atlantis: Live at Manchester Club Academy

Here in the UK, a power metal tour of any capacity is a cause for mass celebration due to their relative infrequency. Generally speaking, a power metal act will make a sporadic appearance in London alone, and possibly a major summer festival here and there, meaning that unlucky Richards like yours truly in the north or the Midlands will miss out on the action. However, if you happen to live in Mainland Europe, the possibilities and combinations of acts are endless. Continue reading

RAISE YOUR HORNS! Heavy Metal Album Reviews Round-up

There is more life in the old dog of Traditional Heavy Metal now than at any time since the glory days of the early eighties, as a whole new generation of Classic Metal loving reprobates are making their mark in the world, while the original protagonists continue to release new material. Ghost Cult runs the rule of the best of the latest releases, including a new EP from Gatekeeper and full-lengths from Traveler, Rhapsody Of FireLast In Line and Matt Harvey‘s Pounder while also taking in Vision Of Atlantis’ new live album, and it is the hot new puppies that are taking the plaudits… Continue reading

Soilwork, Omnium Gatherum, Grave, Lordi, Visions Of Atlantis and More Booked For Rockharz 2019

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Rockharz Open Air has added a flurry of new bands for this July’s festival! Soilwork, Omnium Gatherum, Grave, Lordi, Visions Of Atlantis, Burning Witches, Combichrist, Elvellon, Hell Boulevard, J.B.O., Lacrimas Profundere, and Witt have joined the event. The fest already boasts  Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir, Saltatio Mortis, Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, Hypocrisy, Epica, DragonForce, Wintersun, Korpiklaani Overkill and many more! Rockharz Open Air will take place at Flugplatz Ballenstedt from July 3rd to July 6th, 2019. Tickets are available now at the link below.

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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

Jaded Star Divulged New Details About Memories From The Future

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Greek melodic metallers Jaded Star has divulged new details about their debut album Memories From The Future, out April 14th in North America and April 24th in Europe –via Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge.

Formed in 2013, Jaded Star was founded by vocalist Maxi Nil (ex-Visions of Atlantis) and drummer Raphael Saini (ex-Iced Earth), who recruited guitarist Kosta Vreto (Horizon’s End, Wardrum) and bassist Babis Nikou (Astral DNA, Opened Paradise, Dia Mageias) to complete the lineup. The quartet instantly amassed a vast array of new material and began touring across Europe.

With over forty-five minutes of Jaded Star’s energetic forward-thinking melodic heavy metal, Memories From The Future was produced by vocalist Maxi Nil (ex-Visions Of Atlantis), mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom at the legendary Fredman Studios in Sweden (Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Opeth, etc.), and features ten brand new epic anthems. The album showcases Maxi’s electrifying vocals and the masterful drum work Saini is known for. Guitar hero Kosta Vreto, with his unique finger strumming style, eschews the plectrum in favor of a raw, organic sound that literally comes straight through his hands. Babis Nikou on the bass brings a solid foundation and the chemistry between he and Maxi as the songwriting team provides emotion to match the power of the sound. The cover artwork for Memories From The Future was created by Lila Belivanaki.

Memories From The Future Track Listing:
1. The Mask
2. Wake Up
3. Keep On Fighting
4. Stars
5. Into The End Of Time
6. Healing The Inner Child
7. You’ll See
8. In Memory
9. Raining In Sao Paolo
10. Innocence

JADED STAR Tour Dates:
Mar 27: Fuzz – Athens (GR) (w/ Epica)
Mar 28: Fix Factory Of Sound – Thessaloniki (GR)(w/ Epica)

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Jaded Star Releasing Memories From The Future April 14th

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Greek outfit JADED STAR, has signed with American progressive metal leader, Sensory Records, for the upcoming April 14, 2015 release of their debut album Memories From The Future.

After touring the world and captivating audiences along the way with their previous bands, JADED STAR was founded by Maxi Nil (ex-Visions of Atlantis) and Raphael Saini (ex-Iced Earth). Joining forces with Kosta Vreto (Horizon’s End, Wardrum) and Babis Nikou (Astral DNA, Opened Paradise, Dia Mageias), the band came into existence in 2013, instantly creating an arsenal of new tunes and beginning to tour that year.

Produced by Maxi Nil, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom at the legendary Fredman Studios in Sweden, the album showcases Maxi’s electrifying vocals and the masterful drum work Saini is known for. Guitar hero Kosta Vreto with his unique finger strumming style eschews the plectrum in favor of a raw, organic sound that literally comes straight through his hands. Babis Nikou on the bass brings a solid foundation and the chemistry between he and Maxi as the song writing team provides emotion to match the power of the sound.

JADED STAR:
Maxi Nil – vocals
Kosta Vreto – guitars
Babis Nikou – bass/synth
Raphael Saini – drums

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