Tag: Symphonic Metal

Nov 20

Mark Jansen & Rob Van Der Loo of Epica checked in with The Age Of Metal

Last Saturday the stage at Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix, AZ was graced by the presence of one of the most celebrated bands in symphonic metal history. I am talking about Dutch sextet, Epica. They are currently wrapping up their North American tour along with Insomnium and Alestorm. Epica is supporting their latest album Requiem For …

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Oct 24

Kamelot – Silverthorn (2012)

Progressive/power metal outfit Kamelot is back with a new album, a new frontman, and a new attitude. After their long time vocalist Roy Khan left the band in 2010 right after the release of their latest album Poetry For The Poisoned, the band had to take a step back and rethink their next move. After …

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Jul 15

Rhapsody – Ascending to Infinity (2012)

Through the years, Rhapsody’s music has evolved with new themes and styles, but none so significant as the leap made by Ascending to Infinity’s release. Although it is considered by the band to be Rhapsody’s 11th album, it separates itself from the music and theme that Rhapsody is generally known for. Use Facebook to Comment …

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Jun 02

Delain – We Are The Others (2012)

A few bands had broken apart from the typical female fronted stereotype that ruled the 90’s until the early 2000’s and Delain its one of those bands. Envisioned as a project by Martijn Westerholt (Ex-Within Temptation) and Charlotte Wessels in 2001. But it was until 2005 that Delain recorded their first album Lucidity via Roadrunner Records. …

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Mar 05

Simone Simons of Epica talked to the The Age Of Metal

Is not doubt that Simone Simons possesses one of the most powerful and beautiful voices on today’s international metal scene, Simone joined Epica in 2002 when she was 17 years old, and from there until today she has become one of the most iconic vocalists in metal history along with Tarja Turunen, Angela Gossow, Doro …

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Mar 04

Epica – Requiem For The Indifferent (2012)

It’s been more than two years since the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica released their highly acclaimed album Design Your Universe. At the time the band had include two new members Issac Delahaye in guitar and Ariën van Weesenbeek in drums, and totally revamped their sound which moved apart from the rest of the symphonic metal movement. …

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Feb 06

Opera Diabolicus – †1614 (2012)

What happens when destiny decides to put David Grimoire and Adrian De Crow on each other’s path during a play of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose on Gothemburg, Sweden in 2006. Well the result is Opera Diabolicus a super group that took six years of creative work to release a fine musical piece …

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Nov 30

Ancient Bards checks in with The Age Of Metal

Ancient Bards is a Symphonic metal band from Rimini, Italy that I came across around a month ago while browsing YouTube videos, as soon I saw The Birth Of Evil video clip, out of their first album The Alliance Of The Kings I was hooked to their music, and the beautiful and powerful voice of their …

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Nov 05

Divine Ascension – As The Truth Appears (2011)

Coming from the outbacks of Australia land of titans like AC/DC or heavy metal icons Pegazus. A new promise appears on the horizon, Divine Ascension, a band that don’t have anything to envy to their predecessors, Nightwish, After Forever & Epica. The Australians made their own brew of symphonic progressive female fronted metal. The voice …

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Jul 08

Lapis Lazuli checks in with The Age Of Metal

Lapis Lazuli is a Symphonic Gothic metal band from Sweden that has been around since 2005. What begun as a project for Timo Hautamaki (Keyboards and Vocals) is now coming to a full circle after a series of changes of name and line up. Now Lapis Lazuli present us with A Loss Made Forever their new …

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Apr 20

Theater Of Tragedy – Last Curtain Call – DVD

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d191/migurozo/theatrelast-1.jpg It was a heartache when Theater Of Tragedy one of my favorite bands and the one that got me into Gothic Metal called quits in March 2010, after more than 15 years as pioneers of a genre that bands like Nightwish, Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation made famous around the world. The Last Curtain Call DVD …

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