HammerFall Announce World Domination Tour

Heavy metal veterans HammerFall have announced the world tour for their upcoming album, Dominion. After they visit North America this Fall in September and October, they’ll be storming Western Europe with support from Battle Beast and Serious Black, beginning on 30 January of next year.

The date of Dominion draws ever-nearer. Make sure to pick it up on 16 August!

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Excalion Announce New Album

Melodic power metal veterans Excalion have announced that their fifth album, Emotions, will be released on 27 September. As the title suggests, Emotions promises to be a lively and impressive record.

Here’s what the band had to say about the announcement:
“Emotions. . . takes you on a journey through hate and trust, sorrow and joy. Emotions drives Excalion to new extremes in their music. Every song tells its own story, reflecting a singular emotion through the means of vibrant, melodic, and even aggressive Metal.

01. Trust
02. Sunshine Path
03. Lost Control
04. Solitude
05. Nightmariner
06. The Golden Horde
07. I Left My Heart At Home
08. The Mercy Racers
09. Callsigns

Emotions was mixed and mastered by the ever-diligent Simone Mularoni, who has handled the studio efforts of the likes of Michael Romeo, Moonlight Haze, and Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, as well as his own bands DGM and Sweet Oblivion. The album will be released via Scarlet Records.

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Sonata Arctica Announce New Album

In the metal world, there are certain bands that need no introduction; for us power metal diehards, names like DragonForce, Stratovarius, and Sabaton are more-or-less household names at this point. We all know who they are, we all pretty much know how long they’ve been around, and we all have a rough idea of their discography.

So, when I tell you, the internet community, that Sonata Arctica have announced a new album, I hardly need to tell you who they are. They’re classic power metal, and that’s that.

Anyway, their new album, titled Talviyo, is set to come out on 6 September under Nuclear Blast. Along with the announcement is the album’s first single: ‘A Little Less Understanding’.

Sonata Arctica – A Little Less Understanding (Nuclear Blast)

The band is confident that Talviyo will feature some career highlights. They have also expressed pride in the album having a more live sound, and promise that it will me musically consistent with their previous two releases while also including more experimental qualities.

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Astralium Tease Debut Album

Fresh out of Italy, female fronted symphonic outfit Astralium have announced that their debut album, Land of Eternal Dreams, will be released on 23 August via Rockshots Records internationally, and Spiritual Beast in Japan.

There’s no single to enjoy yet, but you can catch a glimpse of what’s to come in the album trailer below.

Astralium – Land of Eternal Dreams (Rockshots)

Astralium were formed in 2014 by vocalist Roberta Pappalardo and bassist Guiseppe Pappalardo. The band has gone through numerous lineup changes and even a namechange since then, but they’re powered on and are finally ready to release their debut.

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Vanden Plas Announce New Album

Today has been busy for Frontiers Music! Along with The Ferrymen’s new album announcement, German prog veterans Vanden Plas have also announced a new album for 11 October.

Entitled The Ghost Xperiment: Awakening, the album will be the first of a two-part concept. There’s no single to revel in just yet, but get a load of that album artwork. Holy shit.

01. Cold December Night
02. The Phantoms Of Prends-Toi-Garde
03. Three Ghosts
04. Devils’ Poetry
05. Fall From The Skies
06. The Ghost Xperiment

Vanden Plas have been around the metal scene since the mid-80s, but their lineup has remained unchanged for its entirety (which, for a metal band, is a pretty fucking stellar achievement). As such, the band’s sound has only gotten better over time, so expect big things from Awakening!

While the album is unavailable for preorder as of yet, you can check out their store for a special box set, called ‘The Epic Works: 1991-2015’, as well as other special releases, here.
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The Ferrymen Announce New Album

International power metal group The Ferrymen are set to sail their sophomore album, A New Evil, this fall on 11 October. Consisting of Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) on vocals, keyboardist/axeman Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Kiske / Sommerville, ex-Allen – Lande), and drummer Mike Terrana (Avalanch, ex-Rage, ex-Masterplan), there’s no shortage of metal proficiency here, as they further proved in their well-received self-titled debut.

If you aren’t already familiar with the group, check out ‘End of the Road’, from their previous album, below!

The Ferrymen – End of the Road (Frontiers)

As of now, no album details other than the artwork and tracklist have been released.

01. Don’t Stand In My Way
02. Bring Me Home
03. A New Evil
04. The Night People Rise
05. Save Your Prayers
06. Heartbeat
07. Your Own Hero
08. No Matter How Hard We Fall
09. My Dearest Fear
10. You Against The World
11. All We Got

A New Evil will be released on 11 October under Frontiers Music. Stay up to date on the new album’s developments and follow The Ferrymen on Facebook!

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Twilight Force Announce New Album

Majestic power metallers Twilight Force have made the announcement of their third album, called Dawn of the Dragonstar. The album is set to release on 16 August.

This will be Twilight Force’s first album to feature their new vocalist, Alessandro Conti (as Allyon), who joined the band in 2018 after Christian Eriksson‘s departure.

No other details regarding the albums have been released yet, but the band have revealed some of their upcoming festival dates, which include performances at the Masters of Rock, Summer Breeze, and Full Metal Holiday festivals.

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Diviner Announce New Album

Original Article By Giannis Tziligkakis · Forgotten-Scroll.net

Diviner, heavy/power metal band from Greece, will release their new album, Realms of Time, on 7 June via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, LP and digital.

The band’s debut album Fallen Empires was released in November 2015 and received very good reviews and feedback from around the world. After the release of the album, the band played many shows and big festivals in Greece as well as Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland, and became known for being a great and energetic live band gaining a strong following.

Diviner – Fallen Empires (Ulterium)

Diviner entered Devasoundz Studios in Athens last year to record their new album. The final result shows improvements on every level since the band’s debut album and the album won’t leave fans of heavy and power metal disappointed. It’s heavy, melodic and epic and full of energy, power and emotion.

Realms of Time was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex. Septic Flesh), mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalypta, Korpaklaani).

Realms of Time artwork and tracklist:

Diviner - Reals of Time

01. Against The Grain
02. Heaven Falls
03. Set Me Free
04. The Earth, The Moon, The Sun
05. Cast Down In Fire
06. Beyond The Border
07. King Of Masquerade
08. Time
09. The Voice From Within
10. Stargate

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Originally written for Forgotten-Scroll by Giannis Tziligkakis.
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