Battle Helm interview with LUCID DREAMING
LUCID DREAMING have been featured on the webzine Battle Helm. Find the complete interview at:
ANCIENT BARDS finish new album “A New Dawn Ending”
ANCIENT BARDS along with Limb Music and Rockshots Music Management, are proud to present “A New Dawn Ending”.
This is the title of the new album of Ancient Bards, containing the third and last chapter of the first part of the Black Crystal Sword Saga, which began with “The Alliance Of The Kings” in 2010 and continued with “Soulless Child” in 2011.
Ancient mysteries, entangled schemes, come in succession together with strange revelations, during the long and intense battle this chapter is about, a battle that takes place both inside and outside the charachters. The songs were all recorded at Simone Mularoni’s Domination Studio.
“A New Dawn Ending” will be released on April 25th, 2014.
Daniele: “For us now it’s a habit and a guarantee to record at Domination Studio, with Simone we studied the best sound for this album, which this time goes beyond our previous productions: the guitars are even more aggressive, the orchestrations and arrangements are more epic than ever, while the choir, which is more present, has a new and more important role. These are the main ingredients of this final chapter of the Saga. The music flawlessly delivers the events of the story, every note fits it perfectly like a tailored suit. With this album we tried to reach a high level of epicness because we want the listeners to enjoy it to the fullest: the choruses are likely to resonate in your head for a long time. The composition are, of course, all enriched by the beautiful, clear and strong voice of Sara, by the engaging solos of Claudio and Martino and accompanied by the uncontrollable machine that is Federico.This can probably be the best chapter of the saga so far.”
In addition to all of this, there’s an added value to the album, a very special guest in the track ‘The Last Resort’: Fabio Lione from Rhapsody of Fire, a name that definitely doesn’t need any introduction, duets with Sara in pure magic.
Watch the album trailer below:
The album contains 10 songs, including 2 suites: one of over 12 minutes, and one of nearly 17 for a total of over 70 minutes.
Here’s the tracklist of “A New Dawn Ending”:
01 – Before the Storm (1:39)
02 – A Greater Purpose (7:55)
03 – Flaming Heart (6:52)
04 – Across This Life (4:31)
05 – In My Arms (5:25)
06 – The Last Resort (6:06)
07 – Showdown (12:48)
08 – In the End (5:11)
09 – Spiriti Liberi (4:49)
10 – A New Dawn Ending (16:37)
The cover artwork will be revealed soon: it was designed by the master Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody, etc.) and it truly encapsulates the essence of this chapter.
Get ready, the Black Crystal Sword Saga pt.1 is coming to an end.
VANDEN PLAS – Vision 3hree – Godmaker Video
“Vision 3hree – Godmaker” is taken from the album “Chronicles of the Immortals- Netherworld (Path 1)” out on Frontiers Records February 21st in Europe and February 24th in North America.
VANDEN PLAS to release new album
Limb Music Publishing is proud to announce that Frontiers Records will be releasing VANDEN PLAS’ new concept album entitled “Chronicles of the Immortals – Netherworld” on February 21st in Europe and February 24th in North America.
“Chronicles of the Immortals – Netherworld” will include the following tracks:
VISION 2wo * THE BLACK KNIGHT *
VISION 3hree * GODMAKER *
VISION 4our * MISERY AFFECTION PRELUDE*
VISION 5ive * A GHOSTS REQUIEM *
VISION 6ix * NEW VAMPYRE *
VISION 7ven * THE KING AND THE CHILDREN OF LOST WORLD *
VISION 8ight * MISERY AFFECTION *
VISION 9ine * SOUL ALLIANCE *
Vision 10n * INSIDE *
Minotaurus – Erlkoenig: The official music video!
Press release by Ehrlebnisfilm (www.ehrlebnisfilm.com/minotaurus-erlkoenig-das-offizielle-musik-video)
“The time has come at last! The new music video “Erlkoenig” by the German Folk Metal band “Minotaurus” is going onto YouTube. It took 18 months and 8,000 Euros to make this short 4:30 minute video. It made a lot of new demands on us but was a lot of fun for all concerned. Thanks to all the numerous helpers for their incredible engagement! We’ll let you decide for yourself, whether it was all worth it!
The music video to the current Minotaurus album “The Call”.”
New SANDSTONE video “King Of Cipher” available.
SANDSTONE have shot a video for their song “King Of Cipher”, taken from their latest release ‘Delta Viridian’.
The video, directed by Theo and Jana Grossmannová, was filmed on location on their native turf on the coast of Ireland.
BLACK MAJESTY perform Dream Evil cover with Snowy Shaw and Danny Cecati
Whilst filling in on drums for Sabaton on their Australian tour, Snowy Shaw took the mic to sing “The Book Of Heavy Metal” during Black Majesty’s support set. Members of Eyefear also joined the stage for a rendition of the Dream Evil track. (Black Majesty, Eyefear & Sabaton are currently supporting Nightwish on select dates around Australia).
Footage from Tuesday 15th January 2013 of the band performing The Book Of Heavy Metal at The Palace, Melbourne, Australia can be seen at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLqR5CZ5Su0
BLACK MAJESTY to appear at Woodstock South Africa
Australian melodic power metal band Black Majesty will play a one off special performance at Woodstock South Africa 2012 on Friday 28th of September 2012. Other bands set to appear include Fatal Smile (Sweden), Voz (USA), Piston Broke (Australia) and a bunch of South Africa’s premier bands all showcasing on the Metal Stage. Checkout www.woodstocksa.com for further info.