Tag Archive: Symphonic Metal

Jun 26

Dianne van Giersbergen discussed the US tour and Theater of Dimensions

German/Dutch quintet Xandria recently finished their first ever US Headlining tour, a tour that took them to revisit places they played along with Sonata Arctica and Delain back in 2014, and to discovered new cities and fans across the US. It was a risky move to headline a tour in the US after their first …

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Jun 01

Thorsten Bauer of Leaves Eyes discussed new Atrocity & Leaves Eyes albums.

Leaves Eyes returned to the USA for a second tour less than a year after their successful run with Sonata Arctica last November/December. This time around they came on a tour along with Battle Beast and supporting Sabaton. This time around they had the chance to play at bigger venues before a larger and more diverse …

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Dec 16

Elina & Alex of Leaves Eyes discussed touring and Fires In The North.

After two years of absence from the North American stages, Leaves Eyes returns as part of a tour supporting Sonata Arctica. Their visit also marks a new era in the band’s history as it presented us with their new vocalist Elina Siirala who joined the band early this year, besides Elina, Leaves Eyes also brought with …

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Aug 25

Mark Jansen of Epica discussed The Holographic Principle

Epica‘s 7th studio album The Holographic Principle will be released on September 30th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album continues the scientific trail that inspired their latest album The Quantum Enigma (2014), this time around the idea behind the album is the virtual reality theory which questions whether our current reality is some kind of virtual reality on …

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Mar 09

Clemens Ardek of Carach Angren discussed touring, composing & 70000 Tons Of Metal.

Carach Angren is in the process to become the biggest ghoulish band out there, following the example of the black metal bands in the 90’s that imposed the use of corpse paint, and combining that with their horror symphonic metal style, Carach Angren had taken it to a next level where the music is so entwined with their …

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Jan 25

Georg Neuhauser of Serenity discussed Codex Atlanticus

Serenity‘s name and music became quite relevant around the symphonic metal and power metal scenes after the release of their sophomore album Fallen Sanctuary (2008) to later establish their mark with Death & Legacy (2011). The band’s line-up has changed quite a bit since 2015, and for the release of their upcoming album Codex Atlanticus. However, …

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Jan 06

Avantasia – Ghostlights (2016)

The lords of ‘a world beyond human imagination’ have returned as Avantasia is ready to release worldwide their new album Ghostlights. On this album, we see a reminiscence on the sound of Avantasia to some of their early works like the Metal Operas (I & II) and The Scarecrow era. Use Facebook to Comment on this …

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Sep 14

Leaves Eyes – King Of Kings (2015)

Leaves Eyes keeps refining their sound and delivering not only heavy melodies, but lyrically and visually they reinforce the image of what symphonic folk metal should sound and look like, a lot of classical arrangements, heavy riffs, storytelling lyrics that bring historical events back to life that extend our enlightenment about the norse culture. Use Facebook …

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Aug 13

Liv Kristine of Leaves Eyes discussed the new album King Of Kings.

Leaves Eyes has become a reckoning force within the symphonic/folk metal genre, and this year they are releasing their 6th studio album titled King Of Kings. The concept of the album is based on the story of ‘Harald Fairhair’ the first king of Norway, and the different sagas that tell the story of how he consolidated …

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Aug 05

Dianne van Giersbergen of Xandria discussed the new EP Fire & Ashes

After releasing the album début with new singer Dianne van Giersbergen last year, Xandria is releasing a new EP titled Fire & Ashes. With only 7 tracks on it (3 new songs, 2 re-recording classics, and 2 covers) it gives us an insight into Xandria’s developing sound, and how they are adjusting their past to this new era …

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Jun 15

Luca Turilli of Rhapsody discussed the creating process of Prometheus Symphonia Ignis Divinus

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody is releasing their second album titled Prometheus Symphonia Ignis Divinus this upcoming June 19th, after a long year in the studio, followed by a long-lasting process of arranging and mastering the songs, this 70 minutes epic ride comes to an end with the album’s release. But what really it’s on Prometheus Symphonia Ignis …

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