Tag: Symphonic gothic metal

Apr 25

The Return To Music- A Conversation With Carmen Elise Espenæs of Savn

When I heard of Savn last year, I was instantly excited. This not only meant the return of two members of symphonic gothic metal legendary band The Sins Of Thy Beloved to the music spectrum, but it also meant hearing something new from Carmen Elise Espenæs of Midnattsol, who has been in a semi-dormant state since …

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Apr 10

Diabulus In Musica – Argia (2014)

Spanish symphonic metal quintet Diabulus In Musica released their third, and heaviest album yet, Argia. Regardless of the lineup changes, the band managed to put things together, and released a huge album that showcases the interesting moment the band is living at the moment. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Oct 20

Within Temptation – Paradise (What About Us) EP (2013)

It’s been two years since Within Temptation released the graphic novel themed album Unforgiving, which was a great story, and an amazing visual trip. But the music on it left many of us waiting for more, or puzzled about what happened with that dark and mystical touch on their music. Use Facebook to Comment on …

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Jul 08

Sirenia – Perils Of The Deep Blue (2013)

Sirenia has become an institution in symphonic gothic metal since its creation back in 2001, and during the last 12 years it had produced some of the greatest albums in this genre from At Sixes And Sevens to Nine Destinies And A Downfall. Sirenia returns this year with a new crown jewel on Perils Of …

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Jun 26

Morten Veland of Sirenia checked in with The Age Of Metal

Since its creation back in 1998, Sirenia had become one of the biggest and most influential bands in the symphonic gothic metal realm, their style is faithful to the original formula of melodic keyboards, symphonic choirs, sharp guitar riffs, growling vocal, and female vocals that made the genre rise to greatness back in the late …

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Dec 28

Miguel’s Top 15 Albums of 2012

  2012 indeed was a great year for metal music. Great bands returned to the spotlight, others put a great effort of make something creative and different. I had great difficulty making this list, it were many great records that were left out that I enjoyed over the course of this year, but i have …

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Dec 04

Therion – Les Fleurs Du Mal (2012)

Therion‘s latest album, Les Fleurs Du Mal, couldn’t be consider as one more studio album on their long-lasting career, but rather a strange piece of art. The particularity of this record is based on three facts: all the songs of the album are French covers and sung in French. The album is a tribute to the …

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Sep 18

Marco Hietala of Nightwish talked Imaginaerum with The Age Of Metal

After 4 years of absence from the world stage Finnish symphonic gothic metal giants, Nightwish returned not only with Imaginaerum, a brilliant new album and a movie, that will be released soon revolving around the album concept, but also with a full world tour that started in Los Angeles, CA at the beginning of the …

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Jul 20

Martijn Westerholt of Delain discussed We Are The Others with The Age Of Metal

It’s been almost 10 years since Martijn Westerholt and Charlotte Wessels decided to join forces and created Delain, their first album Lucidity was released in 2006 creating an impact in the European metal scene at the time not only because of their innovating style, but also because of the variety of metal artists that the band …

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Mar 02

Diabulus In Musica – The Wanderer (2012)

It’s been just 2 years since the release of Secrets, the début album of Spanish symphonic gothic metal band Diabulus In Musica, and since then they been causing a great impression around the international metal scene. first by playing a sold out show in Mexico in 2010 supporting Theater Of Tragedy on their farewell tour, …

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Feb 29

Xandria – Neverworld’s End (2012)

Talking about Xandria is talk about one of the most enduring institutions in gothic metal history since their foundation in 2003, the band is well-known for their albums Ravenheart (2004) and India (2005) these records not only put the name of Xandria on the international metal scene, but also added an extra mile to the …

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