News Posts

Symphonic metal icons Kamelot to release new album ‘The Awakening’ via Nuclear Blast in March!

Visions Of Atlantis released the new video for ‘Clocks’ from their 2022 album ‘Pirates’, and announced the “Pirates over Europe” tour that includes a stop at our very own Asgaard venue!

Fall of Stasis share the official music video for ‘The Chronophagist’ featuring Viky Boyer, the title track of their debut full-length released last year!

Symphonic metal icons Xandria are finally back after 6 years of silence and released the title track of the upcoming album ‘The Wonders Still Awaiting’, set for release via Napalm Records in February 2023!

Symphonic metallers on the rise Beyond The Black unveiled the last single ‘Dancing In The Dark’ before their new self-titled album drops next January via Nuclear Blast!

After a decade of steadily growing in popularity, the Dutch Gothic/symphonic metal outfit Blackbriar is ready to take over the world by signing with Nuclear Blast, and to celebrate they unleashed the new single and video ‘Crimson Faces’!

Symphonic fantasy metallers Twilight Force treat their loyal knights to a first single from the upcoming new album ‘At the Heart of Wintervale’, to be released in January via Nuclear Blast!

Epica just released their collaboration album ‘The Alchemy Project’ and celebrate with the video for ‘Sirens – Of Blood And Water’ featuring Charlotte Wessels and Myrkur!

Finnish neoclassical symphonic melodeath outfit Clamoris are releasing their debut album ‘Opus Limbonica’ next month via Inverse Records and shared a last single with ‘The Bite of the Cosmic Snake’!

Epica unveiled ‘The Alchemy Project’, an upcoming experimental album featuring contributions of a impressive lists of guests, and shared the first track ‘The Final Lullaby’, featuring Shining including some tasty saxophone!

Interviews

A chat with Bruno and Hannes about their 2022 highlights, the upcoming new album ‘Shadowfall’ (out on January 20 via Reaper Entertainment) and what their stage outfits are all about (or not about)!

Watch the talk we had with Harri and Anne from Lost In Grey about their upcoming album ‘Under The Surface’!

We were able to talk to Astrid from Belgian symphonic death outfit Inhuman to hear her out about the new album!

We talked with Jennifer from Beyond The Black about their brand new album ‘HØRIZØNS’ and being a note of positivity in this world…

We had the chance to ask Amanda Somerville a couple of questions about her latest release with Trillium and her life in the music industry!

We had the chance to ask Amanda Somerville a couple of questions about her latest release with Trillium and her life in the music industry!

A lovely chat at Graspop with guitarist Isaac Delahaye about their music, friends, lyrics and festival!

We had a long talk with guitarist Teemu about the new album, live set-up, crowdfunding campaign and some of his musical preferences.

A chat with Cristiano about being on the road, Italy and being different!

A talk with Steven Wussow of Xandria about touring, covers and festivals…

Photo Reports

On December 18th, 2022 Nightwish performed their last German gig of the ‘Human :II: Nature’ tour 2022 at Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart. Together with Turmion Kätilöt and Beast in Black, an all Finland based metal night was going to take place.

We had the chance to visit the next to last gig of the ‘Symphonic Metal Nights Tour 2022’ with co-headliners Visions of Atlantis and Xandria and support from Ye Banished Privateers. A hot and sweaty night that got our photographer to go back home drenched!

Amaranthe

Metal bands on the rise Amaranthe and Beyond The Black have been on a co-headline tour through Europe with support from Butcher Babies and Ad Infinitum. And we were at their stop at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium to celebrate these talented men and women!

Nightwish finally get to embark on their ‘Human. :||: Nature.’ World Tour and we were there for the Helsinki show!

On Friday we had a blast seeing Finland’s probably most famous band live in the sold out Nokia Arena in Tampere, an event hosted by ProPromotion Oy. Check out all the pictures!

Our favorite melodic band from the cold north of Finland, Sonata Arctica, celebrates their 25th anniversary with 2 shows at Tavastia in Helsinki. Check out the pics.

The pictures of an energetic release show at Tavastia for both Arion and Cyan Kicks!

The pictures of the first day of SaariHelvetti, one of the only festivals in Finland during the summer of 2020! Check it out!

Album Reviews

The 18th album “Leviathan II” by the Swedish symphonic orchestral metal Therion wields its fantastic orchestral forte with some mystic soundscapes, Therion aspires to bring a transcendental experience the new album is full of great hits and catchy songs that will appeal to the fans of symphonic metal, released via Nuclear Blast.

Crusade of Bards create this mix of power metal, symphonic metal, folk touches, and even gothic and pagan touches. It’s all there, and it all blends in beautifully together.

On “Existence Is Futile”, Cradle Of Filth plunges into the dark horror themes of hell, the songs shimmer with innovative composition and are ultimately driven by the morbid principles of the Filths.

AVALAND is an epic and symphonic metal opera composed by Adrien G. Gzagg from Grenoble France. This album is the band’s debut which I have been very curious to get into. Get out your binoculars and monocle! And let yourself be enchanted by the sounds and words of this majestic opera. The opening song ‘Theater […]

Through “Leviathan” Therion evokes the cinematic style of a movie soundtrack, the songs are diversified and highly textured. “Leviathan” is yet another jewel added to the crown of the band’s discography.

Last April, Nightwish released their latest album. Let it surprise you in a good way.

Female fronted symphonic power metal band Beyond the Black released their new album Hørizøns on June 19th. Check out our review here!

Diabulus In Musica treated their fans on a nice Valentine’s present with their new album ‘Euphonic Entropy’. You can read our review here.

Have you already heard of the Russian symphonic metal band Imperial Age? Read the review on their album ‘The Legacy Of Atlantis’ here.

Nordarikets strid is a masterpiece of an album that defines the art of symphonic black metal.