Archive for Bilston

Stream Of Passion premiere video for A War Of Our Own

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 15th April 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Dutch-Mexican symphonic metallers, Stream Of Passion have recently premiered the video for their latest single A War Of Our Own, which can be viewed below. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album of the same name, which will be released 18th April 2014.

Stream Of Passion will also be headlining the Dames of Darkness Festival on 10th May 2014 in Bilston at The Robin 2.

Stream Of Passion online:

http://www.facebook.com/StreamOfPassion

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Xandria unveil album preview clip

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 15th April 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

German symphonic metallers Xandria, who are fronted by the powerfully voiced Dianne van Giersbergen, are set to release their new album Sacrificium next month on 5th May via Napalm Records. As such, the band have unveiled a taster for the new album, so fans can sample what it is to be expected from the new release. The album taster can be heard below.

Xandria will also be hitting the UK in May for two shows, which are as follow:

09.05.14 UK – London / Underworld
10.05.14 UK – Bilston / Dames of Darkness Festival

Xandria online:

http://www.xandria.de
http://www.facebook.com/xandriaofficial

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Xandria unveil album details and artwork

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 10th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

German symphonic metallers Xandria, who are now fronted by the talented Dianne van Giersbergen (Ex Libris), are set to release their sixth studio album Sacrificium via Napalm Records on 5th May, later this year. Five days after the release of the album, the band will headline the Dames of Darkness Festival in Bilston, near Wolverhampton.

According to Xandria, the follow-up to 2012’s Neverworld’s End will continue the musical journey and direction of the last CD but will bring in even more of everything people liked about Neverworld’s End. The album artwork can be seen above.

Xandria online:

http://facebook.com/xandriaofficial

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Full line-up for Dames of Darkness Festival 4 announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 15th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Dutch-Mexican symphonic metallers Stream Of Passion and German symphonic metallers Xandria, who are now fronted by Dianne Van Giersbergen, have been confirmed to headline the fourth edition of the Dames of Darkness Festival. They will be supported by hosting band Apparition, who will be fronted by American vocalist Grace Meridan, and Jaded Star, which is former Visions of Atlantis vocalist Maxi Nil’s new project. Filling the last slot for the European quota at the festival are electro-industrial metallers Skeptical Minds.

Joining Apparition to represent the UK female-fronted metal scene are Divided We Fall, Incarnadine Coven and Dyonisis. The festival will take place at The Robin 2 in Bilston near Wolverhampton on Saturday 10th May 2014. Tickets are available for £25 in advance or £30 on the door. Further information can be found here and tickets can be purchased from this location.

Apparition announce UK shows with new vocalist

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 5th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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Gothic metallers Apparition have announced their UK dates with their new vocalist Grace Meridan. The UK shows that will take place in both February and May next year include the fourth edition of the Dames of Darkness Festival. Grace who is apart of the Eve’s Apple group – a network of female vocalists around the world – has also worked with the likes of Vita Nova and most recently Candlelit. Tour dates are as follow:

Saturday 15th February – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton with Upon Descent
Sunday 16th February -The  Robin 2, Bilston with Edenbridge
Friday 9th May – Camden Underworld, London with TBA
Saturday 10th May -The Robin 2, Bilston for The Dames of Darkness Festival

Apparition online:

http://facebook.com/apparitionband

 

Azylya announce first ever Holland show

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 5th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Belgium’s up-and-coming heavy hitters of the symphonic metal scene Azylya have announced their first ever show in The Netherlands. The event will take place place on 22nd February 2014 at Popcentrale in Dordrecht, Holland. The band will be supporting Dutch opera metallers Ex Libris, who they played with at this year’s Dames of Darkness Festival in Bilston near Wolverhampton.

In related news, Azylya have also been announced for an exclusive UK headline show at the Valkyrian Festival in Selby on 22nd November 2014. Tickets for Valkyrian Festival are available at this location for £20 (excluding P&P costs).

Azylya online:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/AZYLYA/108712706476?fref=ts

 

Manuela Kraller departs from Xandria, new replacement announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 25th October 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Classic soprano Manuela Kraller has departed from her duties as vocalist for German symphonic metal band Xandria, citing that she will be following her musical path without the band. While she is regretful of her decision she has also been full of gratitude, thanking both Xandria and the fans for the three years she spent fronting the band. Manuela also stated that this is not the end of her career, but a new beginning.

Dutch soprano and vocal coach Dianne van Giersbergen, who is pictured above, has been announced as the replacement vocalist for XandriaDianne is best known for her work with Dutch symphonic metallers Ex Libris, who appeared at The Dames of Darkness Festival in Bilston, near Wolverhampton, earlier this year. Dianne stated in her announcement that she will not be leaving Ex Libris and that fronting Xandria compeltes her as a soprano, frontwoman and vocal coach. Already, Dutch and German symphonic metallers Xandria have hit the studio to record the follow-up album to Neverworld’s End. As such, the new album will feature the talented Dianne van Giersbergen. The new album is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2014. More details to follow.

Xandria online:

http://www.facebook.com/xandriaofficial