Tag Archives: Symphonic Metal

Machine Head Announces North American Tour Dates With Children of Bodom, Epica, Battlecross

Machine Head

Machine Head has announced a 21-show U.S. and Canadian tour across North America in support of the band’s debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment due out this Fall. To make these shows even more memorable, check out who is supporting them – Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross. The tour commences on October 4,

Leaves’ Eyes Announce Tour Dates

Leaves Eyes

German symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes have announced a string of tour dates in support of the band’s upcoming new release “Symphonies of the Night.” The album is expected for release later this year via Napalm Records. The following dates with Atrocity (featuring Leaves’ Eyes members Thorsten Bauer (guitars), spouse of Liv Kristine Alexander Krull

Within Temptation Reveals Tarja Turunen as Guest Vocalist on New Single

Tarja Turunen

Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation have revealed that Tarja Turunen will be the guest vocalist on their new single Paradise (What About Us?). A trailer for the song can be seen below. The official release for the single and video will be on September 27, 2013. Tarja Turunen is known from her solo career

Metal Review: Schwarzer Engel | Schwarze Sonne EP (2013)

Formed in 2007 by vocalist and guitarist Dave Jason, Schwarzer Engel has released two full-length albums, 2010’s “Apokalypse” and 2012’s “Träume Einer Nacht.” With 2013, comes another release, the EP “Schwarze Sonne,” featuring guest musicians Johanna von Orleans and El Friede from Massacre Records. Schwarzer Engel is a very deep, dark band and “Schwarze Sonne”

Tarja Reveals New Album Title and Release Date

Finnish singer Tarja has announced more details about her upcoming new album. It will be entitled “Colours in the Dark” and will be released on August 23, 2013 through EarMUSIC Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Tim Palmer in Austin, TX. Tarja has also revealed a string of tour dates (mainly in Germany),

Metal Review: Atrocity | Okkult (2013)

Germany’s Atrocity is back with their latest effort “Okkult,” their 12th full-length release. As with their previous works, you have to wait and see what comes out to see which genre of metal they are working in at the moment. This is a band that has been all over the map of metal, most of

Epica Will Stop Playing Live For a While

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica has confirmed that they will stop playing live from the 1st of July due to Simone Simons’ pregnancy, but the DVD of their 10 year anniversary called “Retrospect” will be hitting stores next fall. In other good news, the group also plans to write a new album in the second

Epica Announce Shows in Finland, Belarus, Russia

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica, who have recently celebrated 10 years of existance, have announced three new exclusive shows. The band will be performing in Finland, Belarus and Russia in the end of May into the beginning of June. Commented the band: “We are thrilled to return to Helsinki and Moscow and happy to perform

Rhapsody of Fire Announces “Live – From Chaos to Eternity”

Italian symphonic metal band Rhapsody of Fire will release “Live – From Chaos to Eternity” on May 3, 2013 (USA May 7, 2013). It will be available as 2-CD digipak and as limited 3-vinyl set. The material (a mixture of old classics and newer tracks) was recorded on the band’s latest European tour in Spring

Avantasia Video Online For Sleepwalking

Symphonic metal band Avantasia have released a video for Sleepwalking off of their upcoming album “The Mystery of Time,” which is due out on March 29, 2013 in Europe and April 30, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The video was produced by Oliver Sommer/AVA company, shot in a forest in Germany and the