The fifth full-length release from Delain finds the Dutch symphonic metal act looking towards the future with a combined sense of fear and optimism. Appearing to presage dark, dystopian times, the riffs and beats on the latest album Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm Records) are countered (for the most part) by the uplifting vocal melodies of singer Charlotte Wessels as they suggest a more hopeful future. Continue reading
Evanescence has shared their brand new music video for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s all-time classic song ‘The Chain’. Directed by frequent collaborator, P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Green Day), the piece blends powerful, epic performance visuals with footage from the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 from the massively popular Gears of War franchise. To emulate the aesthetic of Gears 5, a miniature set was constructed for the music video that parallels the dystopian environment of the game. Watch the clip here!
Due to overwhelming demand, additional dates have been added to the recently announced co-headline tour from Evanescence and Within Temptation. Three more dates have been added to the U.K. leg of their “Worlds Collide” tour as well as three more in continental Europe. The extra U.K. dates take in Glasgow, Leeds, and Birmingham. VIP pre-sale begins at 9 a.m. GMT on October 29, followed by general on sale at 9 a.m. on November 1. Continue reading
Some good advice I received from my mentor in music criticism was to never underestimate or pigeonhole an artist. Cradle of Filth has made a twenty-five year career out of Black and Death Metal music supremacy, often covering the dark and all about that blasphemous life. Although she definitely has earned her place in that world as a member of that band, singer and multi-talented musician Lindsay Schoolcraft displays a wide array of gifts will not fit in a neat box for you to file and categorize. On her debut solo album Martyr (Self-Released), she satisfies her jones (and ours) for all types of Gothy Metal and Rock styles.
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In a matchup so obvious, we have to ask why this hasn’t happened before now, Evanescence and Within Temptation will team up for an epic co-headline tour, The Worlds Collide Tour, of Europe in spring of 2020. VIP pre-sales start 17th September 2019 with the general on-sale on 20th September 2019. Tickets will be on sale at the link below! Fronted by two of the most influential and creative women in the rock world in the form of Amy Lee from Evanescence and Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation, the two bands will be inspiring fans across Europe including a date at London’s O2 Arena. Continue reading
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