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Vintersong premiere 1st video ever

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 20th May 2014 by Pieni

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Vintersorg and Metal Hammer proudly present the first video ever in the career of the Swedish folk black metal band (see it here). According to Mr. V: “We’re actually doing a video for the new Vintersorg album ”Naturbål” and the track chosen is called ”Lågornas rov”. It’s our first professional video ever and I feel it has a great potential to show what the song and the album is all about. The album is the “Fire” album in our four-element-cycle and there are some things that I think can be nice for you to learn about, regarding this important step in the Vintersorg history.”

“Naturbål” will be released on June 30th 2014 via Napalm Records, as well as the re-release of their very first album “Till Fjälls” on vinyl.

“Naturbål” track list:

1. Ur aska och sot
2. Överallt och ingenstans
3. En blixt från klar himmel
4. Lågornas rov
5. Rymdens brinnande öar
6. Natten visste vad skymningen såg
7. Elddraken
8. Urdarmåne
9. Själ i flamma

https://www.facebook.com/vintersorganic

Interview with Martijn Westerholt [Delain]

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , , on 25th April 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Valkyrian Music editor Nico Davidson catches up with Delain’s founding member and main man Martijn Westerholt in Manchester before the band’s first UK show of 2014 with Within Temptation.

Special thanks to April Mccaffrey for filming the interview.

Delain online:

http://delain.nl
http://facebook.com/delainmusic

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Alestorm announce release date for Sunset On The Golden Age

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 16th April 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Metal privateers Alestorm have set the date for the release of their new album, Sunset On The Golden Age. The album, which will be the band’s fourth album, is set for release via Napalm Records on 1st 2014 in Europe, 4th August 2014 in the UK and 5th August in North America. The album’s artwork, as seen above, was designed by Ingo Römling, who worked on the artwork of Alestorm’s previous albums. The album’s title is in reference to the golden age of piracy which was roughly between the years of 1680 and 1720. Like all good things, this age had to come to an end, and the band used that as a general theme for this album. As the band stated on Facebook, in their own words: “there’s also songs about drinking and partying too.

Alestorm will also be releasing more details about the album on the lead up to its release but the band’s captain Chris did say the following on Facebook regarding the track titled Hangover:

Hangover is a cover of the dance-pop anthem by Taio Cruz and Flo Rida. It works… Trust me!

No doubt the more elite metal fans will hope this a joke but given Alestorm’s history of cover songs, including Lazy Town’s You Are A Pirate, there is a massive chance Chris is being as serious as Blackbeard plundering the Caribbean.

The tracklist for the album will be as follows:

1 – Walk the Plank
2 – Drink
3 – Magnetic North
4 – 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5 – Mead from Hell
6 – Surf Squid Warfare
7 – Quest for Ships
8 – Wooden Leg!
9 – Hangover
10 – Sunset on the Golden Age

Alestorm online:

http://www.facebook.com/alestormband

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Amberian Dawn reveal artwork for new album Magic Forest

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

Finnish symphonic metal enchanters Amberian Dawn have recently revealed the stunning artwork for their new album, Magic Forest. The revealing of the artwork comes shortly after the band announced their new record deal with Napalm Records. The new album, Magic Forest, is scheduled for release on 7th July via Napalm Records.

Amberian Dawn online:

http://www.amberiandawn.com
http://www.facebook.com/amberiandawn

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Xandria unveil album preview clip

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

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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Delain – The Human Contridiction

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , , , on 3rd April 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Delain
The Human Contradiction
Released 7th April 2014
Symphonic Metal
Released via Napalm Records

Delain have become one of the most recognised names in symphonic metal following the release of We Are The Others back in 2012, which was also the last album the band released through Roadrunner Records before jumping ship to Napalm. With their UK tour supporting Within Temptation just around the corner, it makes sense to release the album in the run up to the tour.

Here Come the Vultures creeps in at the beginning of the album with Charlotte’s strong and emotive voice accompanied by Martijn’s eerie style of keyboard playing. The heavier sections of the song blast in unexpectedly, taking Delain down the dark and cumbersome sound of their pre-We Are The Others repertoire. Your Body Is A Battleground rings out with its catchy vocal melodies and memorable lyrics, underlined by a fistful of unrelenting riffs and keyboard strikes. The vocal duet between Charlotte and Marco (Nightwish/Tarot) add a very empathic characteristic to the track, bringing life to the dramatic lyrics.

Stardust follows up with a calmer combination of keyboard ballets and soaring vocals, that dance perfectly together in the sea of sharp, driving metal elements from the guitars and rhythm sections which makes it a prominent track on the album. My Masquerade soars like a raven in the night sky, bringing about a sound reminiscent of Theatres Des Vampires due to the way the song is portrayed throughout the instrumentation. The halfway point of the album, Tell Me, Mechanist, fuses the modern Gothic elements and fierce pounding stylistic characters of Delain’s music into poignant track full of plenty of clean vocals and bestial growls. The gentle swaying keyboards really stand out on this track, adding a truly unique flavour to the song.

Sing To Me really displays the emotional depth of Charlotte’s voice as well as the vigorous sound of the band’s music, keeping the harrowing sound blazing like a bonfire during a cold November dusk. Marco makes an appearance on this track as well, adding to the depth of Charlotte’s enchanting vocals. Army Of Dolls echoes with the sounds of the Lucidity and April Rain albums while bringing Delain’s newer sound into the fray as well, demonstrating how much the band’s sound has evolved since its formation. There are new aspects thrown into this song as well that will drag the listener out of their comfort zone and into a strange new land of ethereal keys and soulful guitar passages.

Lullaby is another song that will drag the listener from their comfort zone but rather than leaving them in a new land, it will take them by the hand for a stroll down through a haunting forest of tainted riffs and shaded lyrics as well Plutonian symphonies. The atmosphere created by this track is like that found within Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. The Human Contradiction comes to a passionate and unrestrained close with The Tragedy Of The Commons which flows smoothly like a river, allowing tides of symphonic passages and riffs wash over the listener. Alissa White-Gluz’s hungry, demonic growls are a suprise on during the song, blending well with the atmospheric choir vocals and the twilit sound of the track.

Delain have become such a recognised name in symphonic metal for a long list of reasons and The Human Contradiction can be added to the list of reasons as it could easily rival the likes of Leaves’ Eyes recent album as well as Within Temptation’s discography. If anything, The Human Contradiction could be the best symphonic metal release of the decade as well as one of the greatest albums to be released through Napalm Records.

4.5/5

Nico Davidson

Delain online:

http://delain.nl
http://facebook.com/delainmusic

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Delain premiere video for Stardust

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 1st April 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Today Dutch symphonic metallers Delain have unveiled their new video for Stardust, which is taken from their new album The Human Contradiction. The album is due out on 7th April April via Napalm Records. The video can be viewed below.

Delain Online:

http://delain.nl
http://facebook.com/delainmusic

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Fairyland’s Phil Giordana issues statement about health and new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 13th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Phil Giordana, the mastermind behind French symphonic metal act Fairyland, recently issued a statement regarding his health and a new Fairyland album following numerous emails from fans over the last few years in regards to a new album. 2009 saw the last Fairyland release, Score to a New Beginning, which stemmed from the genius of Fairyland’s mainman Phil Giordana. Since 2009 things have been fairly quiet over at Fairyland’s HQ. Phil’s statement reads as follows:

Dear all (fans, non-fans, newcomers, that guy in accounting).

It  is no secret that I have been struggling with health problems since  2010/2011. I have vestibular degeneration, a condition that more often  than not leaves me bed-ridden. Nausea, vertigos, vomiting, this is all  part of my life now. It has also taken its toll on my  composition/song-writing abilities. Hard to create new songs when life  gives you the metaphorical finger.

Anyroad,  I have five new songs ready for the next fairyland album. One of those  will be recorded soon with full capacity production (ie: what the album  will likely sound like). I’m still having second thoughts about who will  be singing on that one song, but all in all it’s gonna be great! Just  hang in there, and a new Fairyland album will come up soon enough.

I  would really like to thank all the people who have given me support  these past few years, be it my label (Napalm), my friends and family, or  fans of the band. You’re all the reasons I need to carry on.

Phil Giordana

Fairyland online:

http://facebook.com/Groupe.Fairyland.Officiel

 

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Amberian Dawn sign to Napalm Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Following the release of their critically acclaimed 2012 release Circus Black, Finnish symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn have announced their signing to Austrian metal label Napalm Records. Of course, the news doesn’t stop there as the band will be releasing their next album, Magic Forest, in June this year through Napalm Records. Songwriter Tuomas Seppälä comments:

I’m very glad about this new deal with Napalm Records. I’m sure that our cooperation will be successful and enjoyable. This label showed interest in us at the very beginning of our career so I feel very comfortable working with this great label today! Together with our booking agency/management Twisted Talent Concerts we’re surely going to make something happen here. New album Magic Forest is AD‘s first studio album with singer Capri.

Now with her I’ve been able to fulfil some of my early dreams with musical styles and this new style is really big, fresh and naturally flowing. New sound is more keyboard driven and the vocal lines have some strong influence of 1980’s. But since this is AD, there’s of course also some fast songs included and some really serious guitar and keyboard shredding too. Mr. Jens Johansson of Stratovarius once again contributed some really awesome playing in form of one keyboard solo. Thank you Jens, you’ve been supporting us so many years now.

This is also first time on AD‘s history when we had an actual production team put together. Thank you Mikko P. Mustonen and Capri for your awesome support and work. We really have an extraordinary good production team here. We had so much fun in doing this album and you can really sense and hear the relaxed atmosphere we had on the process.

The tracklisting for Magic Forest is as follows:

    1. Cherish My Memory
    2. Dance Of Life
    3. Magic Forest
    4. Agonizing Night
    5. Warning
    6. Son Of Rainbow
    7. I’m Still Here
    8. Memorial
    9. Endless Silence
    10. Green-Eyed

Amberian Dawn online:

http://amberiandawn.com
http://facebook.com/amberiandawn
http://twitter.com/amberiandawn
http://youtube.com/amberiandawn

 

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Delain release new album preview

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 13th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Symphonic metallers Delain are set to release their new album, The Human Contradiction, next month through Napalm Records and it’s one of the most highly anticipated symphonic metal albums of the year. adding to the hype of the new album, Delain have released a trailer giving fans a preview of the album. The trailer can be viewed down below.

Delain online:

http://delain.nl
http://facebook.com/delainmusic

 

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Delain premiere lyric video for Your Body Is A Battleground

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 7th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Yesterday saw the unveiling of Dutch symphonic metal band Delain’s lyric video for their new single Your Body Is A Battleground, which is taken from their upcoming fourth studio album The Human Contradiction. The video can be viewed below.

The Human Contradiction will be release 7th April via Napalm Records, ahead of the band’s UK tour with fellow Dutch metallers Within Temptation. Tour dates are as follow:

11th         MANCHESTER – Apollo
12th         LONDON – Wembley Arena
14th         NEWCASTLE – Academy
15th         GLASGOW – Academy
16th         BIRMINGHAM – Academy

Delain online:

http://delain.nl
http://facebook.com/delainmusic

 

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DevilDriver premier lyric video for Sail

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 3rd March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Groove metallers DevilDriver premiered the lyric video for their new single Sail, taken from their most recent release Winter Kills, via Metal Hammer. The video can be viewed at this location or down below.

DevilDriver are returning to Europe in Spring 2014 for a headline tour that will bring the legendary Metal institution to major cities on the old continent. Along for the ride are support bands Sylosis and Bleed From Within. The tour will kick off on 27th March in Cologne, Germany.

DevilDrivers’s sixth studio album Winter Kills was released in late August 2013 via Napalm Records and was met with overwhelming praise from fans and critics alike. Winter Kills debuted at position No. 32 at the US Billboard 200 chart and entered numerous charts in Europe (e.g. No. 24 in Germany, No. 26 in Austria, etc.).

DevilDriver European tour dates are as follow:

27.03.14 DE – Cologne / Underground
28.03.14 CH – Fribourg / Fri-Son
29.03.14 CH – Aarau / Kiff
31.03.14 DE – Munich / Backstage
01.04.14 FR – Paris / Le Trabendo
03.04.14 UK – Cardiff / Solus
04.04.14 UK – London / Electric Ballroom
05.04.14 UK – Wolverhampton / Wulfrun Hall
06.04.14 UK – Glasgow / Garage
08.04.14 IR – Dublin / The Academy
09.04.14 UK – Manchester / O2 Academy 2
10.04.14 UK – Southampton / Mo Club
11.04.14 FR – Cambrai / Betiz Fest
12.04.14 DE – Herford / CLub X
13.04.14 DK – Aarhus / VoxHall
15.04.14 SE – Stockholm / Klubben
16.04.14 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
17.04.14 SE – Hamburg / Grünspan
18.04.14 BE – Antwerp / Trix

DevilDriver online:

https://www.facebook.com/DevilDriverOfficial1

 

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Delain reveal details of new studio album

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 23rd January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Dutch symphonic rockers Delain have revealed the details and album art of their upcoming album The Human Contradiction, which will be the follow up to their 2012 release We Are The Others. The album art – as seen to the left – is a stunning visualisation which features Delain frontwoman Charlotte Wessels.

In their initial announcement on their Facebook page, moments ago, Delain stated that the new album will feature guest musicians. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Here Come The Vultures
2. Your Body Is A Battleground
3. Stardust
4. My Masquerade
5. Tell Me, Mechanist
6. Sing To Me
7. Army Of Dolls
8. Lullaby
9. The Tragedy Of The Commons

The Human Contradiction will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates for the following locations:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland: 4th April 2014
UK, Rest of Europe: 7th April 2014
USA and Canada: 8th April 2014
Japan, ANZ, South America, Russia: TBA

Delain online:

http://delain.nl
http://facebook.com/delainmusic

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Leaves’ Eyes Cardiff show venue change

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 4th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Norwegian-Germanic symphonic folk metallers Leaves’ Eyes, who are fronted by Liv Kristine, are hitting the UK later this month for a tour with Atrocity and Pythia, in support of their latest – and darkest – masterpiece Symphonies of the Night.

Following the recent closure of Bogiez in Cardiff, Leaves’ Eyes will now be playing The Globe, Cardiff on 15th January. Further information can be found here. Full UK tour dates are as follow:

15th January   CARDIFF – The Globe
16th January   NOTTINGHAM – Basement
17th January   MANCHESTER – Sound Control
18th January   BIRMINGHAM – Temple
19th January   LONDON – Garage

Leaves’ Eyes online:

http://leaveseyes.de
http://facebook.com/leaveseyesofficial

Leaves’ Eyes release new video for Hell to The Heavens, taken from upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 9th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Norwegian-German symphonic metallers Leaves’ Eyes have recently released the video for Hell To The Heavens, which is the opening track for their upcoming album Symphonies of the Night. The video can be viewed down below. The song, Hell To The Heavens, is the first full glimpse into the darker and more atmospheric sound of Leaves’ Eyes.

Symphonies of the Night will be released on 13th November in Spain, Sweden and Norway; 15th November in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Benelux; 18th November in the rest of Europe; and on 26th November in North America via Napalm Records. The album was produced by Liv Kristine’s husband and fellow Leaves’ Eyes member Alexander Krull at his Mastersound Studio in Germany.

Symphonies Of The Night track listing:

01. Hell To The Heavens
02. Fading Earth
03. Maid Of Lorraine
04. Galswintha
05. Symphony Of The Night
06. Saint Cecelia
07. Hymn To The Lone Sands
08. Angel And The Ghost
09. Éléonore De Provence
10. Nightshade
11. Ophelia
12. Eileen’s Ardency (bonus track)*
13. One Caress (bonus track)**

* feat. Carmen Elise Espenæs (Midnatsol, Savn)
** Depeche Mode cover

Leaves’ Eyes online:

http://leaveseyes.de
http://facebook.com/leaveseyesofficial
http://twitter.com/leaves_eyes

 

Leaves’ Eyes release official trailer for Symphonies of the Night

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 4th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

German-Norwegian symphonic metallers Leaves’ Eyes have released the official trailer for their upcoming album, Symphonies of the Night, which will be released in the UK on 18th November via Napalm Records. The trailer is available for viewing below. The album was produced by Atrocity frontman and husband of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes vocalist), Alexander Krull at his Mastersound Studio in Germany. Liv‘s sister, Carmen Elise Espenæs (MidnatsolSavn) once again features on the album.

Symphonies Of The Night track listing:

01. Hell To The Heavens
02. Fading Earth
03. Maid Of Lorraine
04. Galswintha
05. Symphony Of The Night
06. Saint Cecelia
07. Hymn To The Lone Sands
08. Angel And The Ghost
09. Éléonore De Provence
10. Nightshade
11. Ophelia
12. Eileen’s Ardency (bonus track)*
13. One Caress (bonus track)**

* feat. Carmen Elise Espenæs (Midnatsol, Savn)
** Depeche Mode cover

Leaves’ Eyes will also be touring the UK (excluding Northern Ireland and Scotland) in January with Atrocity and Pythia. Tour dates are as follows:

15.01.14 UK – Cardiff, Bogiez
16.01.14 UK – Nottingham, Basement
17.01.14 UK – Manchester, Sound Control
18.01.14 UK – Birmingham, Temple
19.01.14 UK – London, Garage

Leaves’ online:

http://leaveseyes.de
http://facebook.com/leaveseyesofficial

 

Leaves’ Eyes – Symphonies of the Night

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 31st October 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Leaves’ Eyes
Symphonies of the Night
Released 18th November
Symphonic Metal
Released via Napalm Records

Leaves’ Eyes are virtually a household name on the symphonic metal scene. Made up of former Theatre of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine and the gentlemen of Atrocity (excluding Joris), Leaves’ Eyes have made themselves a lasting career built upon their combination of symphonic elements, use of multiple languages, folk influences and finely tuned musicianship. The latest milestone in Leaves’ Eyes‘s longstanding legacy is Symphonies of the Night, the follow up to their 2012 release Meredead.

Hell to The Heavens starts the album with a powerful use of Liv‘s vocals and gentle symphonic passages underlying her distinctive voice before the fierce roar of guitars make themselves heard, alongside Alex‘s snarling voices. The track is heavily tragic, like one of Shakespeare‘s plays put to music. There are softer sections though they are few and between but focus on the strong use of keyboards.

Fading Earth is a complete change of direction, paying more attention to the finer details of the melody, allowing Liv‘s voice to still soar higher than an eagle while Sander‘s and Thorsten‘s paint an image of feeling. Maid Of Lorraine rings with a typical Celtic atmosphere, the kind that any Leaves’ Eyes fan will be familiar with. Again, there is attention paid to the details of the guitars and Alex‘s vocals come booming out like a volley of cannonballs thundering over the battlefield, dripping with vehemence, contrasting with Liv‘s celestial voice that floats ever so majestically above the enchanting symphonic passages.

The hypnotic and poignant medievalesque instrumentation opens up the folktastic track Galswintha, a track based on the daughter of the Visigothic king of Hispania, Athanagild.  Liv‘s vocals adjust perfectly to the change of style in the music, her voice almost jigging alongside the music, while the Celtic and medieval medleys fly overheard like a murder of ravens in the night sky. The title track, Symphony of the Night, has a touch of Edgar Allen Poe-tinted darkness flowing through its proverbial veins, spilling forth waves of tainted keyboards and virulent guitars with a strong flow of somber vocals. Felix‘s use of drumming helps support the growing Plutonian sound of the song, as well as the ghastly atmosphere.

With a name like Saint Cecelia you’d expect the song to be lighter in its sound but you couldn’t be more wrong. Stygian shades of dusk whisper from the symphonic passages and echo form Liv‘s voice throughout the duration of the song, The use of choir vocals adds their own touch of shade to the dusk that surrounds the song. Hymn To the Lone Sands radiantly whispers out a gentle, soothing medley that is very soul filling until the storm of guitars and drums comes blowing a gale, accompanied by the hurricane of Alex‘s and Liv‘s vocals. Angel And The Ghost is the most tender track of the album, even with the heavy strike of guitars – Though it’s not the music that makes it tender, but the lyrical content. The guitars and the drums keep the backbone of the song going strong, with the lyrics and vocals making up the compassionate flesh – Save for the speech that Liv speaks of death and ghosts and leaving a head at someone’s feet.

Éléonore De Provence tells the story of the Queen consort of England, Eleanor, in the uniquely poetic fashion that Leaves’ Eyes have become masters of. The chorus is memorable, epical and lyrical, while the verses ring out with a touch of romanticism. Nightshade is a velvety piece of workings, allows the vocals to gently glide across the calm ocean of symphonies before the waxing and waning storm of Ophelia makes its presence known in a charming and alluring manner of symphonic lines and mountainous riffs, with a bulwark use of drums and silky vocals.

Leaves’ Eyes have again painted a masterpiece of music and lyrics, combining all their strongest elements and sailing their ship into unknown waters to create Symphonies of the Night. Taking female figures from both history and literature, they have portrayed them in a romantic way that will immortalise them and allow their stories to be heard through a diverse pallet of musical colours, whilst allowing the evolution of Leaves’ Eyes‘s sound at the same time. 

5/5

Nico Davidson

Leaves’ Eyes online:

http://www.leaveseyes.de/
http://www.facebook.com/leaveseyesofficial

 

Valk-Fest line-up changes; Old Corpse Road replace Gone Til Winter as headliner

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 28th October 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Both Gone Til Winter and Shades of Avalon have withdrawn from this year’s Valkyrian Festival. Gone Til Winter withdrew from the festival and postponed their entire UK tour, which was to take place next month, due to ill-health whereas Shades of Avalon withdrew form the line-up due to their recent parting with their drummer. Glaswegian black metal suits Maelstrom have also withdrawn from the line-up due to work commitments.

Old Corpse Road will now replace Gone Til Winter as the headlining band on Saturday 30th November and Leeds metallers Bludger have replaced Maelstrom. This will also be Bludger‘s last UK show before they tour Europe’s holy land of metal: Finland. Tour dates can be found here. Newly formed metal band Bharghest will also be opening up the first night of Valkyrian Festival on Friday 29th November, making it their second show – their debut show will be at Shades Nightclub on Friday 22nd November, supporting Finnish death metal lords Re-Armed. And last but not least, Twilight’s Embrace have been confirmed as main support on the final night of Valkyrian Festival 2013, supporting the co-headliners Severed Heaven and Andraste.

There are still two slots spare on the second day of Valk-Fest. The bands to be booked for these two slots will be picked by public vote. The poll can be found at this location.

The bar will also be open throughout the festival but valid ID will be required for the purchase of alcohol. There will also be a raffle hosted on the second day to help raise funds. Prizes will include a limited edition Valk-Fest 2013 mug, items donated by Victory Records, Napalm Records and Meta

Valkyrian Festival will take place at Shades Nightclub in Bridlington from Friday 29th November through to Sunday 1st December. The festival is in aid of Rape Crisis and weekend tickets are available for £5 from this location.

 

Leaves’ Eyes announce Symphonies Of The Night World Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 5th October 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

German-Norwegian symphonic metallers Leaves’ Eyes have announced the first run of tour dates for the Symphonies of the Night world tour. Joining them on the tour will be Atrocity, who are fronted by Leaves’ Eyes co-vocalist Alexander Krull. The tour will begin at the Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium later this month. The first two dates of the tour will not feature Atrocity.

Tour dates are as follow:

19.10.2013 BE – Wieze, MFVF XI
Tickets available here.

26.10.2013 RO – Bucharest, Maximum Rock Festival
Tickets available here.

27.10.2013 BG – Sofia, Club Mixtape 5 *
Tickets available here.

12.11.2013 IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony **
Tickets available here.

13.11.2013 DE – Nürnberg, Rockfabrik **
Tickets available here.

14.11.2013 AT – Vienna, Szene **
Tickets available here.

15.11.2013 DE – Essen, Turock (CD Release Show) **
Tickets available here.

16.11.2013 NL – Sneek, Bolwerk **
Tickets available here.

17.11.2013 NL – Rotterdam, Baroeg **
Tickets available here.

20.11.2013 CN – Beijing, Yu Gong Live House *
21.11.2013 CN – Shanghai, Mao Live House *
23.11.2013 TW – Taipei, The Wall Live House *
27.11.2013 TH – Bangkok, The Rock Pub *

14.12.2013 RU – St. Petersburg, Arctica Club
Tickets available here.

15.12.2013 RU – Moscow, Moscow Hall
Tickets available here.

* with Atrocity
** with Atrocity & Special Guests

Further tour dates are to be announced.

Leaves’ Eyes online:

http://leaveseyes.com
http://facebook.com/leaveseyesofficial

Alestorm announce plans to release cover of “In the Navy” on vinyl

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 11th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm have announced on Facebook plans to release a cover of In the Navy, originally performed by The Village People. The cover will be released on a limited edition 7″ vinyl (and digital download for the non-vinyl collectors) on 18th October via Napalm Records. In The Navy is now available for pre-order in blue and gold editions.

The B-Side of In The Navy features a remix of Shipwrecked by heavy bass artist Drop GoblinAlestorm have also mentioned that more news about their upcoming DVD Live At The End Of The World will becoming soon. 

Alestorm online:

http://facebook.com/alestormband