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Imperia – Flames Of Eternity

It has been a long wait but Imperia finally return with their new album ‘Flames Of Eternity’ This latest Gothic Metal release represents the bands fifth full length album, and the first since 2015’s ‘Tears Of Silence’. Straight away, this record hits you as being one of pure quality, as …

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Frozen Land – Frozen Land

      Finland do it yet again by unleashing Frozen Land upon the world with their self titled full length debut album released via Massacre Records   Sometimes an album drops in your lap that has you bouncing around the room like a teenager once again, which after tripping …

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Deep Sun signs with Massacre Records

DEEP SUN signs with Massacre Records The Swiss symphonic metal outfit DEEP SUN has signed with Massacre Records and plans to release a new album in spring 2019! Powerful and expressive vocals of Debora Lavagnolo are accompanied by catchy keyboard tunes by Tom Hiebaum, ever-present guitar riffs by Pascal Töngi …

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Akoma – Revangels

  January 2017 marks the release of the debut album from Akoma, titled Revangels. And although so early in the calendar, this surely has to be a contender for Symphonic Metal’s album of the year. Remember this bands name, for they are destined for the very top Symphonic, Gothic, Female …

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Selene – The Forgotten

  Things move incredibly fast in the music world these days, fashions and attitudes change almost on a monthly basis but on the whole, the core values and building blocks of a sub genre in the world of Metal remain, almost, the same. The Symphonic Metal genre being a case …

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Rose Avalon – Northern Strengths

      ‘Northern Strengths’ represents Rose Avalons debut venture into the world of Symphonic Metal, not that you would guess mind, so accomplished an album, that you would swear the Barcelona quintet had been around for many a year. So saturated is the Female Fronted genre, that I approached …

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Epica – The Quantum Enigma

“The Quantum Enigma” marks Epica’s sixth studio album release and follows on from last years live “Retrospect” offering. Where as that was by the very nature of the title, a look back at the bands past material, this career defining latest album, is entirely forward thinking, both in its construction …

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Sorronia – Words Of Silence

Impressive Symphonic Metal debut. Hailing from Hungary, Sorronia have been quietly honing and evolving their sound and style since their formation in late 2011. Now that everything is in place the band have released their debut offering ‘Words Of Silence’. Falling neatly into the Symphonic Metal bracket, Sorronia have come …

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DAMNATION ANGELS – Bringer Of Light.

Immensely powerful debut album from an exceptionally talented band.   At last! A U.K. based Symphonic Power Metal band to rival the European hierarchy. The band gave us an indication of what potential lay within with the release of  ‘Shadow Symphony’, an E.P. which saw release in 2009. This album …

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ASYLUM PYRE interviewed for Planetmosh.

Following the release of the excellent ‘Fifty Years Later’ album, Planetmosh caught up with the rising stars of French Symphonic Metal, Asylum Pyre and spoke to guitarist and co vocalist Johann Cadot about the bands history, how the current album came about and the bands future plans.   Firstly, take …

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TATIANA’S NIOVI – Breath Of Light.

Epic display of Symphonic Metal interwoven with Celtic passages that is a joy to behold.     Tatiana Manolidou can not be described as a newcomer to the music scene, her family background is strongly in that field, she herself has studied piano, vocal and theory of music and also …

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EPICA / STREAM OF PASSION ,HMV Ritz, Manchester 16/12/12

Epica prove to Manchester why they are a true force to be reckoned with.   The Ritz in Manchester is a cracking venue without doubt and tonight’s gig promised to be one most worthy of playing within it’s hallowed walls as the Epica world tour arrived on the latest leg …

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INFINITUS MORTUS – ‘The Conspiracy Of Love.’

Infinitus Mortus is the brainchild of the exceptionally talented Stephen Megna who hails from New Jersey, who along with a female vocalist released a concept album back in 2010 titled ‘2012’ but for this latest release he has teamed up with brother and sister vocalists Caitlin and Vincent Meehan to …

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YOTANGOR – ‘We Speak’

Formed in France around 2008 by guitarist/composer Jean-Guy Pichoustre and vocalist Yngrid Allieres, the band have 2009’s debut album ‘King Of The Universe’ already firmly tucked under their leather belts. The debut was in fact an extremely ambitious undertaking, a 26 track double concept album no less, a project that …

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WHYZDOM “Blind”.

French Philharmonic Metal masters return with a follow up of truly epic proportions.     Formed in 2007 by guitarist Vynce Leff, Whyzdom’s still short career has already been a truly eventful one. A very well received debut E.P. released in 2008 titled “Daughter Of The Night” laid solid foundations …

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