Virtual Symmetry - X-Gate [EP]

Virtual Symmetry is a progressive metal project, founded in Italy in 2009 by guitar player, multi-instrumentalist Valerio Æsir Villa. To quote the band's biography: ‘’the music has various influences that go from ambient to fusion...

 

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Cellar Darling – This Is The Sound

In May 2016 Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi, and Merlin Sutter departed from Eluveitie to pursue other musical quests. These quests soon led them to form a new band, Cellar Darling, which made its debut a few weeks ago...

 

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Elegy Of Madness - New Era

The Elegy Of Madness is an Italian symphonic metal band founded in 2006 by Tony Tomasicchio (guitars). In the same year the band released the first promo Another Path that melted together the gothic and progressive genre. Meanwhile...

 

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Excalion – Dream Alive

Finnish band Excalion is making a strong comeback this year with “Dream Alive” as they have been off the grid since “High Time” came out in 2010. Formed in 2000, the band has released 3 albums but has only toured in their home country, Finland...

 

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Hazen - Undone [EP]

 Hazen is an alternative metal band from Gilbert, Arizona, USA. They combine a heavy groove with eerie eclectic powerhouse vocals to create a reminiscent sound with a modern and unique twist. Formed in 2016...

 

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Orden Ogan – Gunmen

Orden Ogan is a band with a rich history and barely any need to be introduced to the power metal fan-base. For the rest of the world, Orden Ogan is a German metal ensemble that has been active since 1996, releasing 3 demos...

 

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Altair – Descending: A Devilish Comedy

Altair is an Italian power-prog metal band formed in 2008 which debuted with their first full length album in 2013 called: Lost Eden. The first single from that album won a collaboration with Fabio Lione from Rhapsody, who recorded for Altair track ‘Power of the Gods’.

 

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Cathubodua - Opus I: Dawn

Named after a Gaulish Goddess, but hailing from Belgium, Cathubodua (which roughly translates to “battle crow”) is the newest addition to the symphonic metal pantheon and quite a strong addition I may add...

 

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Ye Banished Privateers - First Night Back In Port

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS takes you 300 years back in time for an imaginary journey through the harsh life at sea during the early 18th century. With songs inspired by traditional Irish and Scandinavian folk music, acting and elaborate historical...

 

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Blackbriar - Fractured Fairytales [EP]

Blackbriar is a Dutch, five-piece alternative metal band with a special twist in the form of a mysterious singer, capable of opening the gates of both heaven and hell with her voice! Last year we featured Blackbriar in our digital magazine..

 

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Aldaria - Land Of Light

After Ayreon, Avantasia, and Timo Tolkki's Avalon, another supergroup comes together under the guiding hand of Norwegian guitarist Frode Hovd and crafts a beautiful Metal Opera concept album with the title “Land of Light”. Aldaria consists of renowned musicians from all over the European metal scene...

 

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Marcela Bovio - Unprecedented

+ Piano Sessions

Symphonic metal is all about beautiful great voices and beautiful front ladies and handsome front men. Marcela Bovio, former front lady of Elfonía and Stream Of Passion is no exception to the rule: her beautiful exotic Mexican features and one of a kind mesmerizing...

 

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End of the Dream – Until You Break

For a long time I have appreciated the Finnish metal scene (still do), but now I am discovering more and more the Dutch metal scene and with each new band I listen to, my list of favorite bands grows. The time has come to add End of the Dream to that list...

 

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Lightyears - Erase [EP]

Lightyears (styled as L I G H T Y E ∆ R S), is a new female fronted rock band. Born in 2017, capable of generating a compact and recognizable sound, with the intent to transmit positive energy which is the core of the band...

 

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Wingless - The Blaze Within

Wingless is a three-man strong Metal band from Cracow Poland. When they contacted Lyrical Spell Magazine to introduce their sophomore album ‘The Blaze Within’, at first I thought this would be another 13 in a dozen Trashmetal/Metalcore Euro-band. Boy was I wrong.

 

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