Dutch symphonic metal powerhouse Epica has a new album in the start blocks. 'Omega' is the title of their newest offer and Markus' Heavy Music Blog had a chance to talk to Mark Jansen (guitar/growls) about the new album, the impact of the pandemic, the beauty of vlogs and the Omega Point Theory. Markus’ Heavy... Continue Reading →
It was on January 12, 2020 that Epica, on their way back from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, stopped in New York City to play a show at the venerable Webster Hall. The author of these lines was fortunate enough to see the concert in person, and at the time no one thought it... Continue Reading →
The interactive 'An Evening with Nightwish In a Virtual World' concert experiences that will kick off the 'Human. :II: Nature.' World Tour have been rescheduled from March to May due to changes in the band’s touring schedule. The new dates are Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29, 2021. More information can be found HERE.
Therion, this name stands for symphonic metal since 1988. Initially devoted to death metal, Christofer Johnsson quickly developed a liking for epic metal, orchestrated with more bombast and drama. In 1996, at the heyday of grunge, Therion released 'Theli', a milestone album, and many years later the band is still at the top of the... Continue Reading →
Edenbridge, that stands more than 20 years of Symphonic Metal from Linz, Austria. The quintet from Upper Austria has established itself in the music scene with ten released albums to date, even if the big breakthrough has remained unachieved. Nevertheless, Edenbridge, with the two still active founding members Lanvall and Sabine Edelsbacher, have established a... Continue Reading →
Finland-based metal outfit Nightwish announce a 'An Evening With Nightwish in a Virtual World'. The band will perform two shows at The Islanders Arms, a tavern build in virtual reality. What's planned is a 90 minutes performance that includes songs from the latest studio album 'Human. :II: Nature.' for the first time. lso to mention... Continue Reading →
Tour dates are something very unpredictable these days. Please always check the digital channels of local venues for possible changes along the way.
Surma, that is Viktorie Surmová (Bohemian Metal Rhapsody) and Heri Joensen (Týr) who founded the band in 2018. Both artists have already a lot of stage experience and both bring all their experience to Sumra. 'The Light Within' is Sumra's debut and consists of 13 tracks. The title of the album already indicates it, Surma's... Continue Reading →
New dish, same recipe. That's how you can look at the new delivery from Leaves' Eyes. This doesn't mean that 'The Last Viking' is a less good album compared to others and f you are into records like 'King of Kings' you will also like Leaves' Eyes newest delivery. 'The Last Viking' is telling the... Continue Reading →
A release that has carved the moniker Ayreon on the cover artwork is always more than merely a longplayer. Ayreon is the outlet for Arjan Lucassen's creative ideas, already manifested in stellar outputs such as 'Into the Electric Castle', The Human Equation' and some more. The latest album was the 2017 release 'The Source', followed... Continue Reading →
Australian Metal command Vanishing Point are, with a foundation date in the early ‘90s, a band that delivers Melodic Metal since many years. The debut ‘In Thought’ was released in 1997 and since then the band added four more records to their track record. The latest release though was a while ago, six years ago... Continue Reading →
Hailing from Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta, Osyron added a next record to their musical offer. After having premiered in 2103 with 'Harbinger', the guys released with 'Kingsbane' their sophomore album in 2017. Three years later, a new EP will see the light of days. 'Foundation' is the title of a release that features 5 songs. For the... Continue Reading →
Looking at the success of their previous albums one has to state that Beyond The Black certainly belong to the more successful German rock band these days. Nevertheless, Jennifer Haben and bandmates did not always receive only positive feedback. Especially the year 2016 was a caesura, with Haben replacing all her musicians, a full line-up... Continue Reading →