ARKONA – Khram (January 19, 2018)

ARKONA – Khram (January 19, 2018)

Khram is the Russian word for temple – and the upcoming title of Arkona‘s hotly anticipated, eighth studio album, set to be released on January 19th, 2018 via Napalm Records! A khram is a temple shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and leading lady Masha‘s lyrics that are written in her own blood (which is…

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SIRENIA – Live in Toronto May 17th 2017 (Concert Review)

SIRENIA – Live in Toronto May 17th 2017 (Concert Review)

As I discovered Symphonic Metal only 3 years ago, I went on the search to find out when this style of music came around and what took so long for me to find it. I came across bands like Nightwish, who are legends of this style, and also found Epica, Within Temptation, Tristiana, Leaves’ Eyes, Delain, Xandria and the list goes on. One band that has stood out more for me than any is a…

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ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

For the first time in their career, Sirenia from Norway will land on North American soil and tour USA & Canada. Touring for their latest album Dim Days of Dolor released November 2016. Dim Days of Dolor did make my personal Top 10 for 2016. The new album and tour features new lead vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan.  Zoldan is a trained opera singer who has been with Sirenia as a choir singer for over a decade! Taking from the Sirenia official website:…

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Epica Announce US Tour (News)

Epica Announce US Tour (News)

EPICA TO TOUR USA European metal masters Epica announce their return to North America this fall for the North American Principle Tour. It will be their first tour in support of their upcoming album The Holographic Principle.  The band will be joined on this trek by Italian symphonic death metal band FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian Pagan warriors Arkona and The Agonist. The first three dates will see Germany’s Xandria as a replacement for Arkona. General ticket…

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