Era of Ephemeris is a Swedish symphonic metal band with influences spanning from melodic death metal to progrock. Founded in 2017 by Urban Granbacke, who also recruited Chris Nielsen on drums, Rossana Cavallotto on vocals, Emil Alatalo on guitar and Sebastian Karlsson on bass guitar. Their debut EP “Among the Stars” was released independently on June 28.
Jupiter is a Japanese visual kei symphonic power metal band, formed in 2013 by four of the five members of Versailles. After several personnel changes, guitarists Hizaki and Teru remain the only original members, with drummer Daisuke and vocalist Kuze completing the current lineup.
After the release of Helenium’s debut EP “The Elements” I wanted to talk a bit with Jelena Dobric, to find out more about the music, and the inspiration behind the songs featured on the EP, but also ask her about Persona and about herself.
Formed in 2014, E-an-na combines the classical folk metal approach with traditional Romanian elements and sequences of modern metal. Sounding fresh and innovative, the first singles released were very well received by the audience and the band won Best Metal Newcomer (2nd place) at Metalhead Awards 2015. After the release of their debut EP “Jiana” in September 2016, the band toured Romania a few times and Europe (along with Niburta and Netherfell), and won 2nd place at Wacken Metal Battle 2017.
An elusive name born amidst Switzerland's highest mountains. Never quite fitting in any of the numerous galleries metal has to offer, drifting through the extremes whilst juxtaposing finesse and vehemence from an unworldly orchestra, endlessly exploring the vast echoic gloominess of the human mind.
Last year lift the band the secret of the Schattenmann’s identity and took the Gothic scene by assault. Within two years, singer Frank Herzig raised the future of Neue Deutsche Härte
together with his band mates Luke Shook (bass) and Jan Suk (guitars), last year drummer Nils
Kinzig completed the line-up. Together, they brought the slightly outdated genre, invented by
groups like Rammstein and Oomph!!!, back to life and with their support tournees with bands
like Megahzer, Hämatom and Unzucht.
Baroness began life in Savannah, Georgia in 2003 even though all members of the band hail from Lexington, Virginia. Baroness eschew publicity, promotion and press kits, hence the sparseness of this bio. What they do is let their music speak for itself in the form of their live performances. Their touring schedule is relentless, with the band often playing over 250 gigs a year.
Italian progressive symphonic metal band Degrees of truth was formed in 2014, when keyboardist Gianluca Parnisari realized that he needed an outlet for his musical vision. Soon vocalist Claudia Nora Pezzotta and guitarist Graziano Franchetti joined the band and began work on what would be their debut album, “The Reins of Life” (2016). Three years later, on June 6, 2019, Degrees of Truth have independently released their sophomore album titled “Time Travel Artifact”.
Madison (WI) - Midwest Death Machine CASKET ROBBERY will release new single "From Hell" on July 12. Vocalist Megan Orvold had this to say about the single and video: "From Hell was inspired by the gruesome slayings in London by Jack The Ripper in 1888. Lyrically we tried to keep it pretty 'classic' Casket, very dark and tongue-in-cheek.
Formed around former Stream of Passion guitarist Eric Hazebroek, Dutch progressive doom metal band Vetrar Draugurinn have released their debut album “Hinterlands” earlier this spring, on March 27, via Painted Bass Records. Setting out to bring a chill in the air of the Dutch metal scene and showcasing their unique style of incorporating melancholic melodies with heavy, downtuned riffs, they have created an album that offers wistfulness and charm.