Sakara – Beauty and Bravery

Sakara is the solo project of singer / songwriter Laura Marshall whose debut album “Blood and Stone” (2012) was well received. Her second album, “Beauty and Bravery” was released in the summer of 2014 via Ravenheart Music...

 

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Edge Of Paradise - Alive [EP]

They have been around for 6 years by now, and I’m sad I’m only finding out about them just now. I’m talking about Edge of Paradise, a hard rock/heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California...

 

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Kobra And The Lotus - Prevail I

Kobra And The Lotus are back, louder and more epic as ever. It has been three years since their last studio album, High Priestess, was released. After that, the band went on multiple worldwide tours, supporting Kamelot and Sonata Arctica It was right about time that they would release something new, and so they did...

 

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AfterTime - World We've Lost [EP]

AfterTime was formed at the end of 2011 by Brad Sturgis (guitars, vocals) and Chris Radke (guitars). Over the next three years the band was joined by AJ Blakesley (drums), Sarah Wolf (vocals), and Malachi Arndt (bass). The Fall of Light [EP] was released on April 15th, 2016. AfterTime received genuine praise...

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Aeverium – Time

Hailing from Germany, Aeverium is the metal ensemble to look out for as their energetic sophomore album, “Time”, is here and it is packed with the trademark soundscape and vocal harmonies that made their debut album “Break Out” (2015) stand-out as an original take on the gothic formula...

 

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Mastercastle – Wine Of Heaven

Mastercastle, founded by guitarist Pier Gonella (Necrodeath/ex-Labyrinth) and vocalist Giorgia Gueglio, is an Italian Heavy metal band with traditional and neoclassical influences...

 

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Pictura Poesis - Miserae Mundi

Pictura Poesis is a Dutch Symphonic Death Metal band which was founded at the end of 2012. Their music is inspired by paintings and literature, hence the band name 'Pictura Poesis' which is a Latin verse from Horace's 'Ars Poetica' meaning: "As is art, so is poetry"...

 

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Solitude Within – Disappear

Following on the path that such bands as Evergrey or Therion have carved into stone, but with a more rockish approach to songs, Solitude Within is an upcoming Belgian female-fronted band that plays beautiful symphonic rock music...

 

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Ayreon – The Source

Every metal artist out there wants their music to be original, and unique and many have manage to create truly original and beautiful albums that appeal to many fans, for example, by giving their music an oriental touch...

 

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Laura Macrì - Terra

Some of you metal lovers may know Laura Macrì as one of the vocalists of Dutch Death metal band MaYaN or as the girlfriend of Epica's and MaYaN's Mark Jansen. But what most metal fans don't know is that Laura is a professional Opera singer who has graduated cum laude from the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in Caltanissetta Sicily in Italy.

 

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