Cover artist Dirk Illing passed away

R.I.P. Dirk… – We are lost for words! Bad news travel fast they say, but only now did we hear that Dirk Illing has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away last week. His legacy will live on in the many artworks he has done for numerous bands – like for example our Black Majesty, Gun Barrel, Eldritch, Wizard… – and the WOA. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends. The Limb Music crew


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Ancient Bards #1 at Amazon UK Bestsellers Rank

Great news. Ancient Bards’ new album “A New Dawn Ending” jumped to #1 at Amazon UK Bestsellers Rank in Power & True Metal! Congratulations!!!

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FIREFORCE – “Deathbringer” coming soon…

FIREFORCE, the Belgian Power Metal tank rolls again!

After the release of “March On” it was time to go one step further and the band is now, after inking a worldwide deal with the German label Limb Music, proud to announce their new album “Deathbringer”, which will be released on 20. June 2014.

The album consists of 12 “Combat Metal” songs with a powerful production of R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil’s Train, Suicidal Angels, Crystal Tears).

The crusaders of Combat Metal will convince you that the only way to live is the metal way, or the Deathbringer will come to rip your guts out…

Listen to three prview tracks at news.limb-music.com/fireforce.

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ANCIENT BARDS – A New Dawn Ending

The ten songs on “A New Dawn Ending”, with over seventy minutes of playing time, are perfectly balanced, excellently performed symphonic epic metal with loads of feeling and variety. Their symphonic-epic Metal is cleanly prepared, superbly played and it is apparent that ANCIENT BARDS do their work not only with fun, but also with conviction. 2014 is going to be a really successful year for the Italian symphonic metal band, because with “A New Dawn Ending” they have a true ace up their communal sleeve.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Before The Storm / 1:39
  •  02. A Greater Purpose / 7:55
  •  03. Flaming Heart / 6:52
  •  04. Across This Life / 4:31
  •  05. In My Arms / 5:25
  •  06. The Last Resort (feat. Fabio Lione) / 6:06
  •  07. Showdown / 12:48
  •  08. In The End / 5:11
  •  09. Spiriti Liberi / 4:49
  •  10. A New Dawn Ending / 16:37

Total playing time 71:48

 

  • For fans of Nightwish, Rhapsody Of Fire, Epica, Delain snd Edenbridge.
  • Live shows with Turisas, White Skull, Almah, Domine, Heidevolk, Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, etc.
  • Epic-melodic, classic-bombastic arrangements packing into excellent sound.
  • Thematically high quality story together with sophisticated song writing.
  • Worldwide excellent reviews for their two previous albums.
  • Vocalist Sara Squadrani was an invited guest on Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s last studio opus.
25. April 2014
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ANCIENT BARDS – New video clip “In My Arms”

Ancient Bards, Limb Music and Rockshots Music Management are proud to present the videoclip of “In My Arms”, the first single extracted from “A New Dawn Ending”, the band’s new album, to be released on on April 25th in Europe and Japan and on June 10th in North America.

“In My Arms” is the dejected and resigned inner cry of queen Shena, her aching eyes, now witnessing the awful duel between Daltor and Sendor, are the same that saw her son Surod (Dorus) pass away 16 years ago.

The video was directed by Matteo Ermeti

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ANCIENT BARDS – “A New Dawn Ending” coming soon…

ANCIENT BARDS along with Limb Music and Rockshots Music Management, are proud to present A New Dawn Ending.

This is the title of the new album of Ancient Bards, containing the third and last chapter of the first part of the Black Crystal Sword Saga, which began with The Alliance of the Kings in 2010 and continued with Soulless Child in 2011.

A New Dawn Ending will be released via Limb Music on April 25th, 2014.
Cover art designed by the master Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody)

Listen to 3 samples from the new album and watch the album trailer here: www.limb-music.com/ancientbardsnews.

The album contains 10 songs, including 2 suites: one of over 12 minutes, and one of nearly 17 for a total of over 70 minutes.

Here’s the tracklist of A New Dawn Ending:

01 – Before the Storm (1:39)
02 – A Greater Purpose (7:55)
03 – Flaming Heart (6:52)
04 – Across This Life (4:31)
05 – In My Arms (5:25)
06 – The Last Resort (6:06)
07 – Showdown (12:48)
08 – In the End (5:11)
09 – Spiriti Liberi (4:49)
10 – A New Dawn Ending (16:37)

Official Pre-Order available:
Ancient Bards Official Shop Italy:
http://abshop.bigcartel.com/product/a-new-dawn-ending-pre-order

Forever Rock Mailorder Germany:
www.forever-rock.de

PROMO PAGE:
www.rockshots.eu/release/a-new-dawn-ending.

BOOKING INQUIRIES: info@rockshots.eu

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Battle Helm interview with LUCID DREAMING

LUCID DREAMING have been featured on the webzine Battle Helm. Find the complete interview at:
http://battlehelm.com/interviews/lucid-dreaming/.

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ANCIENT BARDS finish new album “A New Dawn Ending”

ANCIENT BARDS along with Limb Music and Rockshots Music Management, are proud to present “A New Dawn Ending”.
 
This is the title of the new album of Ancient Bards, containing the third and last chapter of the first part of the Black Crystal Sword Saga, which began with “The Alliance Of The Kings” in 2010 and continued with “Soulless Child” in 2011.
 
Ancient mysteries, entangled schemes, come in succession together with strange revelations, during the long and intense battle this chapter is about, a battle that takes place both inside and outside the charachters. The songs were all recorded at Simone Mularoni’s Domination Studio.
 
“A New Dawn Ending” will be released on April 25th, 2014.
 
Daniele: “For us now it’s a habit and a guarantee to record at Domination Studio, with Simone we studied the best sound for this album, which this time goes beyond our previous productions: the guitars are even more aggressive, the orchestrations and arrangements are more epic than ever, while the choir, which is more present, has a new and more important role. These are the main ingredients of this final chapter of the Saga. The music flawlessly delivers the events of the story, every note fits it perfectly like a tailored suit. With this album we tried to reach a high level of epicness because we want the listeners to enjoy it to the fullest: the choruses are likely to resonate in your head for a long time. The composition are, of course, all enriched by the beautiful, clear and strong voice of Sara, by the engaging solos of Claudio and Martino and accompanied by the uncontrollable machine that is Federico.This can probably be the best chapter of the saga so far.”
 
In addition to all of this, there’s an added value to the album, a very special guest in the track ‘The Last Resort’: Fabio Lione from Rhapsody of Fire, a name that definitely doesn’t need any introduction, duets with Sara in pure magic.
 
Watch the album trailer below:

 
The album contains 10 songs, including 2 suites: one of over 12 minutes, and one of nearly 17 for a total of over 70 minutes.
 
Here’s the tracklist of “A New Dawn Ending”:
 
01 – Before the Storm (1:39)
02 – A Greater Purpose (7:55)
03 – Flaming Heart (6:52)
04 – Across This Life (4:31)
05 – In My Arms (5:25)
06 – The Last Resort (6:06)
07 – Showdown (12:48)
08 – In the End (5:11)
09 – Spiriti Liberi (4:49)
10 – A New Dawn Ending (16:37)
 
The cover artwork will be revealed soon: it was designed by the master Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody, etc.) and it truly encapsulates the essence of this chapter.
 
Get ready, the Black Crystal Sword Saga pt.1 is coming to an end.

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