Tag Archive: Symphonic Metal

Jun 03

Paavo & Mikko of Apocalyptica discussed Shadowmaker and their North American tour 2015.

Apocalyptica always has been, and it will be an interesting band to see live. They play metal with cellos, if that is not the very embodiment of symphonic metal, I don’t know what else it could be. Most recently the band released their 8th studio album titled Shadowmaker after five years from the released of …

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May 25

Tommy Karevik of Kamelot discussed touring, Haven, and Seventh Wonder

After three years on and off the road, Kamelot released their 10th studio album, and the second one with Tommy Karevik on vocals. Haven, is an album that continues where Silverthorn left off. Musically is heavy, dark, but also has some bright pieces here and there, lyrically is melancholic, aggressive, and pushes the band’s sound towards …

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May 18

Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish talked to us about touring North America & Endless Forms Most Beautiful

As a band that has been the pioneer of a metal genre that had influenced thousands of bands around the world, and whose fans are counted among millions worldwide, Nightwish, is considered one of the best metal bands around the world. With the release of their eight studio album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the band …

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Mar 22

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015)

The release of Endless Form Most Beautiful represents the beginning of a new era for Nightwish, after switching vocalists in 2012, the band is now releasing their first album with talented vocalist Floor Jansen (Revamp/ex-After Forever) & Troy Donockley (Pipes, flutes & whistles) as full-time members, the album also reflects another change for Nightwish, as it …

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Feb 15

Nightwish – Élan [Single] (2014)

Nightwish‘s new single Élan out of their upcoming album Endeless Forms Most Beautiful was OFFICIALLY released a couple of days ago, since some of this material was leaked early this week, and it seems it passed misleading judgement by fans, media and haters alike (Since we all can tell the full extension of an album by …

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Dec 31

Leah – Kings & Queens (2015)

Leah‘s new album Kings & Queens is the sophomore album of Canadian vocalist and songwriter Leah McHenry, her music and voice has been compared with Enya, which has resulted on her to be called the ‘Metal Enya‘ because of her use of celtic music and symphonic metal. Kings & Queens is an elaborated record that …

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Dec 02

Lyriel – Skin and Bones (2014)

After 10 years of musical career and 6 albums under their belt. German folk/symphonic metallers Lyriel returned a new album titled Skin And Bones, The album reflects not only the maturity and artistic development of Lyriel, but shows a more melodic side of them, which was not present on their latest album Leverage (2012).  Use …

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Oct 06

The Dragon Conversation: An Interview With Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation

Within Temptation has been a huge inspiration for many bands out there, as their music pioneers the symphonic metal genre, and the band itself is the love of many people that is fond of that genre and lifestyle. Last time they toured the west coast of the United States was back in 2008. Now they have returned to …

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Sep 27

Dragons In L.A: Within Temptation Live At Club Nokia. Los Angeles, CA (09/26/14)

It has been 6 long years since Dutch symphonic metal pionners Within Temptation last visit the west coast on a formal tour (three of their member were here in Los Angeles for a intimate acoustic at The Joint back in January as part of the promotional tour for Hydra, their new album). Last night’s show …

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Jul 02

Amberian Dawn – Magic Forest (2014)

After releasing a re-recorded selection of the best songs from their previous musical work with the voice of their new singer, Capri Paivi, last year. This 2014 Amberian Dawn returns with a new album titled, Magic Forest. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Jun 16

Capri of Amberian Dawn talked about Magic Forest with The Age Of Metal

Bringing a different approach to what Amberian Dawn has done in the past, in 2014 the band returns with a new album called Magic Forest. But this is not the only thing new for Amberian Dawn, this album is also their first containing original material interpreted by their new vocalist, Päivi Capri Selo. Last year, the band …

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