MINOTAURUS – Victims Of The Underworld

“Victims Of The Underworld”, again recorded in collaboration with producer Rolf Munkes, is being released in the band’s 25th anniversary year. With more metal, but with lasting lyrical content, the album is a work of maturity and depth. From “Thor I’m Asking You” which, from the first note, carries the listener along with its hard guitars and profound melody, to the doom-inspired “Raven’s Fate” the songs seem to have been cast from a single multifaceted mold. Every note displays the conviction and energy that the band applied while recording their sixth album. MINOTAURUS have delivered a monumental work even by their own standards, and one which will surely generate new fans of this genre.

 
 

Tracklisting:


Total playing time 45:50

 

 

  • Mature, dynamic, tougher: that is the MINOTAURUS 2019 sound!
  • Produced by Rolf Munkes (Empire, Crematory, ex-Majesty, Tour guitarist for Tony Martin etc…) in Empire Studios.
  • Multifaceted, intensive Folk Metal.
  • High-quality back catalog with excellent reviews.
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ANCIENT BARDS – Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)

The Italian Bombastic/Symphonic Power Metal band around the strongly-voiced front lady Sara Squadrani always went its own way, but they really go to town on their fourth album “Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)”. Their symphonic/epic Metal is cleanly thought through, exceedingly well played and the listener notices ANCIENT BARDS’ enjoyment and conviction of what they do.

With “Origine”, ANCIENT BARDS once again presents an album which not only shows the rademarks of the band, but one which has all the feelings of a cinema soundtrack. Once again they have taken a step forward with their epic influences, strengthened the orchestral parts and combined it with racing guitars to a distinctive mixture. Sara’s voice tops off the tracks with all her vocal diversity. The quality of vocalist Sara’s ability had, by now, reached Holland and Arjen Anthony Lucassen invited her, alongside a star-studded guestlist, to participate on his album “The Theory Of Everything”.

 
Choose your favorite streaming service or find a place to purchase the album at: ANCIENT BARDS “Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)”
 

Tracklisting:


Total playing time 62:35

 

 

 

 

  • For fans of Nightwish, Within Temptation, Rhapsody Of Fire, Epica, Delain and Edenbridge.
  • Live experience with Turisas, White Skull, Almah, Domine, Heidevolk, Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, etc…; Festival performances in Wacken, Made of Metal, Female Voice Metal Festival.
  • Epic-melodic, classical-bombastic arrangements wrapped in an excellent sound.
  • Thematically high quality story line together with sophisticated songwriting.
  • Worldwide superb reviews given to their first three albums.
  • Vocalist Sara Squadrani was an invited guest on Arjen Anthony Lucassen last studio opus.
  • CD only bonus track.
25. January 2019
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DRAGONY – Masters Of The Multiverse

Vienna 2007. The Dragonslayer Project caused an uproar on the Austrian scene. What began simply as a project, quickly became an established band, playing numerous successful shows. Even established bands such as Axxis, Sonata Arctica, Serenity, Powerwolf and Paul Di’Anno relied on the band as an excellent support act. After changing the band name to DRAGONY in 2011, the band signed with Limb Music, and released the debut album “Legends” in 2012.

Six years later DRAGONY is now presenting their third studion album entitled “Masters Of The Multiverse”. Ten symphonic metal hammers, which cover the entire breadth of the genre from stamping riff monsters to high speed bombers to epic ballads. Not only is Sabaton guitarist Tommy Johansson featured on the album, but one is also treated to the vocals of Van Canto singer Ross Thompson and the German vocalist Nora Bendzko.

 

Tracklisting:


Total playing time 58:15

 

 

 

 

 

  • Fourth release of the Austrian Symphonic Power Metaller.
  • High standard of production.
  • Album mastered in Finnvox Studio.
  • Brilliant cover version/interpretation of the Stan Bush song “The Touch” (CD only bonus track).
12. October 2018
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BLACK MAJESTY –
The 10 Years Royal Collection
(Remastered)

Australia’s high decibel Metal scene is subject to certain rules. Because of the immense distance many of the hundreds of promising newcomers on the Australian scene never make it across the pond. The few combos who do manage to make the trip to Europe are a huge enhancement for the European scene. BLACK MAJESTY is one such band! Superb Power Metal with lots of melodies, finely spun prog elements and a huge portion of sheer joy and unbroken enthusiasm are the chief characteristics of Black Majesty. The Best Of contains songs of the first five albums, as well as rare Japan bonus tracks, acoustic versions and previously unreleased songs and demos with the whopping number of 31 remastered tracks on two CD’s.

Prelisten to the album and find direct links for streaming/downloading and buying options HERE!
 

Tracklisting:
    • Disc 1:
      01. Fall Of The Reich / 5:16
      02. Legacy / 4:17
      03. Sands Of Time / 5:40
      04. Dragon Reborn / 6:03
      05. Silent Company / 4:26
      06. Six Ribbons (Jon English Tribute) / 3:20
      07. Firestorm / 5:26
      08. Forever Damned / 5:10
      09. Into The Black / 5:08
      10. Tomorrowland / 4:48
      11. Far Beyond / 5:24
      12. Break These Chains / 4:49
      13. Wish You Well / 4:21
      14. Falling / 4:40
      15. Holy Killers / 5:10
      16. Edge Of The World / 4:19

      Disc 2:
      01. Chasing Time / 5:26
      02. Guardian (Acoustic Version) / 6:59
      03. Kingdoms / 4:15
      04. Memories / 5:37
      05. Silent Company (Acoustic Version) / 5:13
      06. Two Hearts / 4:35
      07. Hunt For You / 5:23
      08. Shine / 4:16
      09. Lycan / 4:50
      10. Everlasting (Previously Unreleased) / 4:55
      11. Forever Damned (Live) / 5:11
      12. Dying Innocence (Demo) / 4:49
      13. Take Me (Demo) / 4:21
      14. Sands Of Time (Demo) / 4:40
      15. Journeys End (Demo) / 5:10

    Total playing time 2:35:13
     

    • Best Of of the first 10 years of Australia’s premiere Melodic Power Metal act
    • Diversified mixture of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Hammerfall, and Helloween
    • Great reviews of their previous releases
    • Live Shows with Edguy, Blind Guardian, Hammerfall, Dragonforce, Saxon, Nevermore, Paul DiAnno, etc. and performances at the Wacken Open Air Festival
14. September 2018
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SANDSTONE – Tides Of Opinion
Remixed Digital Re-Release

Since forming in 2003, SANDSTONE have been a favourite on the Northern Ireland pub and festival circuit, building a solid fan base. Known for their high energy and tight performances, the band have already toured the mainland on the back of this reputation. From Power Ballads to Prog Rock Epics, the band comprise of accomplished musicians with a maturity that flows with ease.
Following the success of their debut EP “Life Giving Sun” the band hit the road, winning the top prize at the Hammersmith battle of the bands along the way, and writing constantly, putting the final touches to the material that would make up their first full album ‘Tides of Opinion’, a slice of classic style hard-rock executed with confidence and power.

Enjoy this fully remixed and remastered piece of history, which is now available as digital download and includes three previously unreleased tracks.

 

Tracklisting:


Total playing time 1:14:59

 

Video Album Trailer


 

  • Re-Release of the thought after debut album.
  • Remixed and remastered.
  • Including three previously unreleased tracks.
27. April 2018
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STEVIE MCLAUGHLIN – Toy Empires

The Irish guitarist Stevie McLaughlin, better known for his riff attacks with the Irish metal band Sandstone and as touring guitarrist for the former Judas Priest/ex-Iced Earth singer Tim Ripper Owens, has recorded his first solo effort. ‘Toy Empires’ is the title of the ten track opus, which can be described as being between hard rock and classical heavy metal. Progressive influences are just as recognizable as are influences to his style by guitarists such as Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Steve Vai, John Petrucci and Pat McManus. ‘Toy Empires’ is pleasing the listener with its ten cleanly arranged, melodic hardrock/metal songs, and further recommending itself with its strong, great melodies and classical guitar parts.

Prelisten to the album and find direct links for streaming/downloading and buying options HERE!

 

Tracklisting:


Total playing time 1:03:16

 

Video Album Trailer


 

  • First solo album of the Irish guitarist with influences from Steve Vai to Gary Moore.
  • Steve McLaughlin is known as the excellent guitarist of the Irish metal band SANDSTONE, as well as of the touring band of Tim Ripper Owens.
  • Wonderfully arranged heavy metal with a high proportion of melody.
  • For fans of SANDSTONE to FATES WARNING.
20. April 2018
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MASTERS OF DISGUISE – Alpha / Omega

They are one of the hottest assets the German Speed Metal scene has to offer: MASTERS OF DISGUISE. “Alpha / Omega” is bound to conquer the Metal world. Eleven songs including a mighty cover version of Exciter’s “Blackwitch” have been recorded to drive any Speed Metal maniac crazy. The speed smashers seem to have come from a time machine, still, the overall impression is enjoyably fresh and crisp and enthusiastic. MASTERS OF DISGUISE have come up with the third long player in a row that can be called a genuine classic.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. The Rise (And Fall) Of Kingdoms / 2:13
  •  02. Sacrifice / 5:13
  •  03. Demons From The Past / 3:44
  •  04. Shadows Of Death / 5:58
  •  05. Killer’s Redemption / 3:59
  •  06. Sign Of The Cross / 4:00
  •  07. Alpha / Omega / 5:25
  •  08. Witchhammer / 5:10
  •  09. Knutson III: Nemesis (I Am The Law) / 6:03
  •  10. The Leech / 5:10
  •  11. Blackwitch [CD only Bonus Track] / 7:14

Total playing time 54:18
 

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  • Impressive successor to the band’s great 2015 album
  • The third album also offers uncurbed Speed Metal with characteristic ’80s features
  • The CD includes superior cover version of the Exciter classic ‘Blackwitch’
  • Follows the foot steps of US Metal icon Savage Grace
  • Legendary Speed/Power Metal mix with class and cult appeal
  • Masters of Disguise consists of seasoned musicians from bands such as Roxxcalibur and Abandoned as well as ex-Viron, ex-Savage Grace and ex-Jameson Raid
20. October 2017
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FIREFORCE – Annihilate The Evil

“The FIREFORCE stage is a real battlefield”, the Belgians state with pride, presenting the world with their new album ‘Annihilate The Evil’, which, like its predecessor, was also recorded under the guidance of Christian Schmid and R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy). FIREFORCE is without doubt Belgium’s biggest and internationally most active power metal band and also fans fans on the heavy metal underground scene. The album is a superb metal statement featuring an artwork by Uwe Jarling, which rounds off a strong third album.

 

Tracklisting:


Total playing time 50:49

 

Video Album Trailer


 

“The Boys From Down Under” video


 

  • Generously produced third power metal album appealing to true as well as old school metal fans.
  • Produced by Mystic Prophecy vocalist R.D.Liapakis (Jack Starr, Suicidal Angels, Steel Prophet, Crystal Tears, etc…).
  • Tremendous live reputation from the Prog Power Metal Festival and others. Liveshows with Jaguar, Avantasia, Hell, Tygers of Pan Tang, Crimson Glory, etc…
  • Belgium’s greatest heavy metal export.
  • Musically influenced by bands such as Tygers of Pan Tang, Mystic Prophecy, old Helloween, Running Wild, etc…
  • Jonas Sanders of PRO PAIN on drums.
01. September 2017
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