ALBUM REVIEW: Pythia – The Solace Of Ancient Earth

As a fan of Symphonic Metal, I have come across the name PYTHIA several times. It’s a band I am familiar with, I have caught them live with their previous line-up. Their latest album The Solace Of Ancient Earth provided the perfect opportunity to start listening to them again. It’s been four years since the … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Pythia – The Solace Of Ancient Earth

ALBUM REVIEW: Grimgotts -Dragons Of The Ages

You take a scoop of the fantasy musical arrangements from TWILIGHT FORCE, a spoonful from the infamous nautical themes from ALESTORM and add a helping of the bombastic vocal work from RHAPSODY OF FIRE. What could you get from this concoction? The outcome would be Symphonic/Power Metal act GRIMGOTTS. They have released their second full … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Grimgotts -Dragons Of The Ages

ALBUM REVIEW: Mirratal – Castaway

It’s no secret that loneliness and isolation go hand in hand, these feelings can make it harder to express our emotions. The debut album Castaway from Ukrainian Symphonic Metal band MIRRATAL portrays those feelings across in their profound music and lyrical content. This album took a few years to complete and it’s safe to say … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Mirratal – Castaway

NEWS: METALWINGS Release Third Official Video for track For All Beyond

Bulgarian Symphonic Metal force METALWINGS have released their third official video for the song For All Beyond. This bombastic track contains majestic rhythms and a striking melody that will make your hair stand on end. Want to hear stunning vocal work, powerful riffs and thunderous beats? Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXBWtcn5C9s&lc=z23ien4xpnfjfdqvcacdp43aby3w3bzp3cui3sdrdzlw03c010c Find Metalwings on Facebook

ALBUM REVIEW: Beyond The Black – Heart Of The Hurricane

Germany has been responsible for being home to some of the iconic household names in Metal. RAMMSTEIN, DORO and EDGUY are just some of the bands to hail from Germany. Could Symphonic Metal six piece BEYOND THE BLACK be hailed alongside these legends? Their latest release Heart Of The Hurricane will ensure this place is held for them not just for now but … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Beyond The Black – Heart Of The Hurricane

“The Deep & The Dark refers to exploring the world out there and deep within ourselves.”

It’s been a little while since the last VISIONS OF ATLANTIS full length studio album, the last time they released one was in the year 2013. After a line up change and returning their old sound with new faces, they are due to release The Deep & The Dark next week. They assure us it will be their best … Continue reading “The Deep & The Dark refers to exploring the world out there and deep within ourselves.”

Album Review: Vivaldi Metal Project -The Four Seasons

When you see the words Vivaldi and Metal in the same sentence you cannot help being intrigued by an unusual concept. VIVALDI METAL PROJECT was concocted from an idea by Italian keyboard player, composer and producer Mistheria. This group consists of over a hundred and thirty talented classical and metal musicians, an orchestra, a string … Continue reading Album Review: Vivaldi Metal Project -The Four Seasons

Album Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – King

Imagine this: You press play on a new album; there is absolute silence for a few seconds. This is followed by an atmospheric build up of orchestral music. This smoothly transitions into a beautiful sweeping melody that reminds the listener of an epic battle scene. This particular piece of music grabs you from the moment … Continue reading Album Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – King

“Should the category be decided based on just the gender of singer? The more I think about it now the more I’m convinced that it’s perhaps not the best way to describe music.”

AMBERIAN DAWN are one of Finland's rising bands with strong vocals, brilliant musical arrangements and all this can be heard on their latest album "Innuendo". Lotty had a talk with mastermind Tuomas Seppälä about the new album, their tour with DELAIN and the interesting themes behind the video "Fame And Gloria". You started your tour … Continue reading “Should the category be decided based on just the gender of singer? The more I think about it now the more I’m convinced that it’s perhaps not the best way to describe music.”