New SYMPHONITY single & video: Marco Polo (part 2) – Crimson Silk
SYMPHONITY are back with their first single and videoclip in the new line-up with both, Antonio Abarte (PERSEUS) and Mayo Petranin (ex-SIGNUM REGIS), on lead vocals.
“Crimson Silk” features the guest musicians Marek “Ashok” Šmerda (CRADLE OF FILTH), Herbie Langhans (AVANTASIA) and Ladislav Šiška.
The production as well as the arrangements were handled by Libor Křivák. The song was mixed by Mikko Karmila & mastered by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studios, Finland (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS).
Finally, the amazing cover artwork was done by Dušan Marković.
The audio version is available on most major digital streaming & download sites, e.g.:
Antonio Abate – Lead Vocals
Mayo Petranin – Lead Vocals
Libor Křivák – Guitars, Keyboards
Tomáš Sklenář – Bass
Radim Večeřa – Drums
MINOTAURUS – Immortality (Official Lyric Video)
Official lyric video of “Immortality”. The second single from the MINOTAURUS album “Victims Of The Underworld”, released on 08. November 2019.
Apple Music / iTunes
new MINOTAURUS “Victims Of The Underworld” album out now
Today the new MINOTAURUS album “Victims Of The Underworld” is released. The album features 10 (11 on CD) new tracks and is a celebration of 25 years of MINOTAURUS.
Watch the official lyric video for the first single “Born From Roots“.
Born From Roots
Apple Music / iTunes
André Matos passed away
Our hearts are broken and we had to come to terms with the news before posting anything: André Matos (ex VIPER, ex ANGRA, SHAMAN) passed away on June 8th at the age of 47 after suffering a heart attack.
Andre Matos (Official) posted:
„It is with deep regret that we confirmed André’s death this Saturday morning due to cardiac arrest. As many people know, he was an extremely reserved person – and he manifested in his life, more than once, the desire not to have a wake. Respecting his will, he will be cremated today (June 9th) with the presence of only his relatives. Thank you all for understanding and we count on you so that André’s memory and legacy will remain alive forever. Carry on.“
I worked with André for many years when I managed ANGRA back in the 90’s. André was a very happy, friendly and courteous person. It was a real pleasure and a lot of fun to work with him, he was a very talented singer, songwriter and pianist. The last time I met André was 2006 at Wacken, he was in perfect shape and very excited about his new project. Last year I was told that André was not in good condition. And a few days ago he played a good show with the reunited SHAMAN as support for Avantasia and also performed one song with Avantasia on stage. So I thought, wow he is back and it seems he feels better now. So I was even more shocked about the bad news.
My deepest condolences go to his family, bandmates and close friends. Rest In Peace my friend, I will miss you and never forget the good times we luckily could share. Like, for example, the gold disc award for 100.000 sold copies of the album “Angels Cry” in Japan pictured here.
DRAGONY “Defenders” videoclip premiere at ROCK HARD
DRAGONY are proud to present the official video to “Defenders” from their upcoming 3rd album MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE! “Defenders” is a tribute to the Heavy Metal heroes of our youth and, at the same time, a hymn for all those genuine metal warriors out there who, with so much passion and fidelity, have supported this music for two decades, since the days when Hammerfall caused so much excitement with “Glory To The Brave” and Edguy’s breakthrough with “Vain Glory Opera”.
Watch the video
MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE will be out on October 12th, 2018.
Ancient Bards – crowdfunding campaign success
Ancient Bards, symphonic metallers from Italy, launched a Crowdfunding campaign for the release of their fourth album “ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” on Monday July 2nd and they met their goal in three days.
“The support we received from the very beginning of the campaign is so incredible we’re speechless. We knew we had many loyal fans ready to back us, but we would have never dreamed for them to be this generous and trusting. We’re extremely grateful!
Our first goal was set on 17.000€ and we reached 100% of the funding in 79 hours. The sum, after all the fees, is going to cover the recordings and the promotion of what it’s going to be our most ambitious project so far.
This gratifying success has the potential of becoming even bigger, because the campaign will be live until August 12th and we set some stretch goals that would allow us get even closer to our true vision. Our next targets are: 20.000€ (which would get us the funds to make a second video clip), 25.000€ (which would unlock the video “Live from Willemeen”), and 30.000€ (which would unlock the video “Live from Wacken Open Air”).
The album is called “ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” and, through this campaign, we are releasing an exclusive Deluxe Edition of it that will be available only for our backers.
Click here for Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.
Ancient Bards Crowdfunding Campaign
The Black Crystal Sword Saga continues, join the Knighthood!
Ancient Bards, symphonic metallers from Italy, are launching a Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the release of their fourth album.
Join us on this epic adventure, join the Knighthood here.
“We’re psyched to announce that we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the release of our fourth album. We’re set out to raise 17.000€ as a first goal to finish the recordings and the promotion of what it’s going to be our most ambitious project so far.
We’ve been silent for almost two years, because of some issues we encountered on our way. Even during our most difficult time, our fans never stopped showing their support so we want to properly repay them, and to do so we can’t come out with less than a great album. We decided to run a crowdfunding campaign because we want to release the album in the best possible way, with the finest package ever, amazing videos and more killer goodies: we do it for ourselves and for our fans, but we lack the resources to make the step forward we dreamed of.
Through this campaign we are releasing an exclusive Deluxe Edition which will be available only for our backers, it won’t be found in any store after the campaign is ended. The Deluxe Edition consists in a double feature Digipak: one CD with the regular album version, one CD with Sara singing over an especially re-arranged orchestral version that lets the symphonic elements of our music stand out.
We also want to build a community where like-minded people can get together, talk about music and feel part of something special, knowing they helped us realize our vision and share our art with the world. This is the purpose of what we call the Ancient Bards Knighthood, the Order of our most loyal fans. Every one of our backers will be dubbed Sir or Lady of the Ancient Bards.
Our first three releases (The Alliance Of The Kings – 2010, Soulless Child – 2011, A New Dawn Ending – 2014) together make up Part 1 of The Black Crystal Sword Saga. We left our fans in a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of our latest album, so we are happy to be able to share more of the story now. We think people are gonna be surprised by this new chapter, the beginning of Part 2!”
The Crowdfunding already started July 2nd and will continue until August 12th.
Campaign pitch video:
Click here for Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.
New MASTERS OF DISGUISE EP
After their successful second album “The Savage And The Grace” and their exciting tour with OMEN in Spring 2015 MASTERS OF DISGUISE felt the need to return to their musical roots and to make tribute to their dedication to the US Metal of the 1980s.
Before beginning work on their third, regular long player, MASTERS OF DISGUISE releases the EP “The Fine Art Of Aging Gracefully” off their own bat, recorded & mixed by Coldsmith, mastered by Eroc. It introduces an unforgettable renaissance of the 80s US Metal scene, and MASTERS OF DISGUSE feel it their duty to uphold the spirit and feeling in modern times, they bring new life into US-(Speed) Metal classics.
01. Torture Me (Omen)
02. Goblin‘s Blade (Heathen)
03. Battalions (Metal Church)
04. Back To Reign (Agent Steel)
05. Master Of Disguise (Savage Grace)
06. Frost And Fire (Cirith Ungol)
The 6-track digipak CD is manually numbered by the band and is also available from Forever Rock Mailorder.