EDENBRIDGE – The Great Momentum (Album Review)

EDENBRIDGE – The Great Momentum (Album Review)

Hailing from Austria, Symphonic Metal band Edenbridge was created in 1998 thanks to Guitarist/keyboarder – Arne Stockhammer known only as (Lanvall), bassist Kurt Bednarsky and the beautiful Sabine Edelsbacher on vocals. As a studio-project Edenbridge became a recording band with the final member Roland Navratil joining the band on drums. Finally in 2000 the debut album Sunrise In Eden was released and they signed a worldwide deal with German Label Massacre Records. Fast forward to…

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XANDRIA – Theater Of Dimensions (Album Review)

XANDRIA – Theater Of Dimensions (Album Review)

Fourteen years after the first release, Kill The Sun, German symphonic metal band Xandria are back with their 7th full album release, Theater Of Dimensions by Napalm Records. A project that started in 1997 by Marco Heubaum has paid its dues and now they are an international touring band. With many line-up changes over the years, Xandria is complete with original members Marco Heubaum (guitar) and Gerit Lamm (drums). Also on guitar and has been with Xandria since…

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EPICA – The Holographic Interview (Interview)

EPICA – The Holographic Interview (Interview)

After my recent review of the new Epica CD The Holographic Principle, I was able to set up an email interview with the band through Nuclear Blast. Hailing from The Netherlands, Epica formed in 2002. Their 7th studio album The Holographic Principle was released September 30th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. Playing small clubs in North America or large festivals around the world, Epica continues to be one of the best Symphonic Metal bands around the world. The…

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Sirenia-The Seventh Life Path (May 12, 2015)

Sirenia-The Seventh Life Path (May 12, 2015)

Sirenia is a Norwegian gothic/symphonic metal band employing a mixture of melodic instrumentals, synthesizers, and distorted guitars with female vocals, male death vocals, clean male vocals, a choir and violins in their music. Forming in 2001 Sirenia has seen some roster adjustments, but managed to amass a back catalog of six full-length albums during their existence with the seventh, The Seventh Life Path, set to drop in North America on May 12, 2015. Sirenia contacted renowned artist…

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LYRIEL – Skin and Bones (Album Review)

LYRIEL – Skin and Bones (Album Review)

When I opened the press release for Lyriel’s Skin and Bones album I was initially turned off by the words “Gothic Metal”.  Not being a particular fan of this category, only dabbling in a little bit here and there by accident, might have been some of the reasons that I had never heard of Lyriel.  The female fronted band hail from Germany and Skin and Bones, available November 4, 2014, is their fifth effort. LYRIEL…

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