Sanctorium - Tessellation of the Universe

Every now and again an underground band releases an album that is better or at least just as good as an album by a mainstream band. I have seen it with Dynazty, Sunburst, Persona, Walk in Darkness, Moonscape, and now I am seeing it...

 

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Sin.Sin - Nobody's Heroine

The product of Belgian singer-author composer Kristell L. (of Lovelorn Dolls) and Italian producer Maxx (of Helalyn Flowers), Sin.Sin is a solo project that falls in the vein of synth-pop and coldwave. Sin.Sin has existed since late 2015, early 2016 and has released 2 previous EP’s: “Fairytronics” ....

 

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The Dark Element - The Dark Element

The Dark Element is a new musical project fronted by the former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon together with Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen. The combination of these two talents promises to deliver a debut album that will be a huge statement in the European metal scene...

 

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Gentle Knife - Clock Unwound

Gentle Knife is a Norwegian progressive rock ensemble featuring eleven members. With male and female vocalists, multiple guitarists, keys, synths, mellotron, sax, trumpet flute and more, their signature sound dips deeply into classic 70’s prog rock, with a modern take on the genre...

 

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Serenity – Lionheart

Serenity is really starting to make a name for themselves as one of Europe’s finest symphonic power metal bands. With history as their main inspiration as far as lyrical content goes, and with Georg Neuhauser’s unparalleled vocal skills...

 

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Electric Eye - From the Poisonous Tree

 It’s a little over a year since Electric Eye released their second album, Different Sun, and only eight months since their live album, Live At Bla came out. Now they’re standing here again, ready to pull you into a new whirlwind of psychedelic...

 

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The Other - Casket Case

A perfect October release: The Other strike back with their new release Casket Case! The Other describe themselves as ‘’they radiantly exhume the legacy of the Misfits and The Damned, defile their rotting corpses, cross-breed it in their...

 

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Elvenking - Secrets of the Magick Grimoire

The Magic Grimoire has been opened by Italian folk metal band Elvenking, who will release their newest album, “Secrets of the Magick Grimoire”, on November 10 (Europe) / November 24 (USA) via AFM Records...

 

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Moonscape – Entity

Moonscape is a music project from Gjøvik, Norway, founded by Håvard Lunde in February 2015. Its debut album, released on October 2nd via Moonscape Music, features a single track version of the 40 minute epic “Entity”, divided into...

 

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Spotlights - Seismic

Spotlights is a Brooklyn (NY, USA) based band consisting of husband and wife Mario and Sarah Quintero. ‘’Seismic came out of a reaction to the current state of humanity and the inevitable consequences we will have on this earth...

 

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CyHra - Letters To Myself

Formed in 2016 by long-time friends Jake E. and Jesper Strömblad, Cyhra are about to light a fire under the contemporary metal scene that promises to blaze for decades to come. With former In Flames bassist Peter Iwers plus Alex Landenburg...

 

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Adastia – Shadows and Stories [EP]

Adastia is a Romanian metal band that combines symphonic and power metal elements to create beautiful and haunting melodies. The band was formed in 2015 by former members of Avatar...

 

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Angel Nation - Aeon

Angel Nation, the melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala [also in Leaves' Eyes] are finally back with their second album "Aeon"! The power of metal and rock combined with Elina's ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform...

 

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Dead Cross - Dead Cross

Dead Cross consists out of four metal all stars: Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Misfits, Fantomas, Testament, Voodoocult, Suicidal Tendencies, Grip Inc, Philm), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer)...

 

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TDW – The Antithetic Affiliation

Much like Ayreon, Avalon, Aldaria, or Avantasia, TWD is a metal project based around one main composer / songwriter, who, in this case, is Tom de Wit. The former frontman of Dutch progressive metal band Mind:Soul, Tom has released 6 full-length albums with TDW since 2004...

 

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Nervcast - Locked And Loaded [EP]

Nervcast’s debut EP “Locked And Loaded” is hard hitting, catchy, and has lyrics that are relevant. Mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandra, The Devil Wears Prada) and produced/engineered by Collin Young (Animal Faces, Godstopper, Yonder Peak), “Locked And Loaded” captures...

 

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Persona – Metamorphosis

Tunisia is becoming an emergent force on the international metal scene. Myrath has been making waves for some years now; Carthagods, and Riffburn had their moment in the sun back in 2015; Nawather, and Persona released their debut album last year...

 

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Tigersclaw - Princess Of The Dark

Tigersclaw is a new symphonic power metal band, consisting of three musicians based in two countries. Fronted by the super talented Russian soprano Elena Minina, Alexander Baier and the German drummer Ralf Neumann...

 

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Herd Behaviour - Animal Habitual

Hailing from the UK, Herd Behaviour have just released their debut album Animal Habitual! A quartet comprised of Dom Notarangelo (guitars), Rob Muir (guitars and vocals), Luke Tuchscherer (drums), and Simon Wilson (bass guitar)...

 

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Project Renegade - Cerebra [EP]

“Cerebra” is the debut EP Album of the four-member band “Project Renegade”, released on March 26th, 2017. The Greek band from Athens founded by Ody (drums) and Marianna (voice) presents the first specimen of its work in collaboration with fellow musicians...

 

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Neverise – Painted Gold [EP]

Neverise is an alternative rock band from Nottingham, in the UK. After releasing their first single “Everything You’ve Done” in the summer of 2015, and playing some shows together as a band, the five musicians decided...

 

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Cranely Gardens - House of Decay [EP]

Cranely Gardens is an American metal band formed in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Drawing influence from deathcore, metalcore, the new wave of American heavy metal, black, death, thrash and nu-metal, the band blends...

 

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Arch Enemy - Will To Power

Will to Power is the tenth studio album by Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy, released on September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records. This is the first album to feature guitarist Jeff Loomis who joined the band in November 2014...

 

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Epica – The Solace System [EP]

When a band of high caliber as Epica releases something, you can be sure it’s top notch quality. Last year the band put out the highly acclaimed album “The Holographic Principle” and since...

 

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