product: Elegy Of Madness - Invisible World

release date: 24.01.2020

territory: world

format: CD & digital

Elegy Of Madness is an Italian Symphonic Metal band founded in 2006 by Tony Tomasicchio. In the same year the first promo "Another Path“ was released. In 2009 they published the first album "The Bridge Of Sighs“ and in 2013 “Brave Dreams“ followed, promoted all over the world through festivals (Exit - Novi Sad) and opening shows for great bands (Arkona, Skrillex, Sabaton).

In 2017 they released the third album called 'New Era' distributed all over the world and obtained a special limited Japanese edition.

In May they started promoting 'New Era' with many Italian and European live shows but mainly taking part in festivals like "Balkan Metal Meeting" (Pula - Croatia) and "Zobens um Lemess open air Festival" (Lone - Latvia) opening for great bands such as Amorphis, Batushka and Heidevolk.

They also played at "Dream Rock Event" (San Pancrazio-Italy) with DGM, at "South's Cheyenne Metal Fest" supporting Lacuna Coil and at "Taranto Rock Festival" as special guests.

In April 2018 a Ukrainian tour took place with four gigs (Zaporizha, Krivoj, Rog and Kiev) and they opened Therion's live concert in Kiev. On October 7 they performed at Quinphonic festival in Birmingham and played in London and Tipton. Elegy Of Madness also performed as headliner with Lacuna Coil and Tower of Babel at M.i.c. Rock Festival in Villapiana, Italy.

On May 2019 the band supported Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) in Italy (Florence, Milan and Rome), in June they recorded their fourth full-length album at Domination Studio (Rhapsody, Michael Romeo, Twilight Force). Currently, the band keeps on playing around Italy and will finish the New Era Tour on February 2020 with a great show at Fusco Theater with a young local Orchestra.

product: Ghostreaper - Straight Out Of Hell

release date: 06.12.2019

release territory: world

formats: CD & digital

Debut album of metal project GHOSTREAPER featuring ten international vocalists, male and female, in an epic Wild West setting.

There’s everything from hard rock to modern metal up to classic power metal. “Straight Out Of Hell“ combines different genres forming a complete and powerful picture. The album is full of melodic hooklines and riffs, telling the story of a band of outlaws at the time of the Wild West. Great songwriting meets powerful and energetic voices. Written and produced by Mikk Hollenberg, guitarist of dark metal band VOODOMA.

 

Singers in alphabetical order:

Deibys Artigas (Venezuela) - Leadvocals "Sons of the Gun", "Red Moon Rising"

Sandra Bullet (Portugal) - Leadvocals "Black Widow", "Snakes & Slaves"

Eric Castiglia (Italy) - Leadvocals "High Noon", "Sons of the Gun", "Farewell"

Onur Kaplan (Turkey) - Leadvocals " Desperados"

Danny Kross (Algeria) - Leadvocals "Snakes & Slaves"

Diane Lee (Switzerland) - Leadvocals "Darkness of Sin", "House of Hell"

Laut Lindmae (Estonia) - Leadvocals "House of Hell", "Snakes & Slaves"

Jordy Noran (USA) - Leadvocals "High Noon"

Michael Thionville (Germany) - Leadvocals "Darkness of Sin"

Evgen Zoidze (Ukraine) - Leadvocals "Straight out of Hell", "Snakes & Slaves"

Musicians:

Mikk Hollenberg - Guitars, Bass, Keys

Wolle Haitz - Drums, Percussions

product: Sign X - Like A Fire

release date: 06.12.2019

release territory: world

formats: CD & download

SIGN X have emerged from the Hamburg/Germany based cult band Châlice, which has released 7 CDs since the early 90’s and played various shows with rock gods like Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, Saga, Doro, Tesla, Magnum, Steve Lukather and many more.

Since the band, singer Gino Naschke and keyboard player Axel Hoffmann have decided to go separate ways, the remaining team is heading for the future under a new flag. With Michel Jotzer on the keyboards and the exceptional singer Sebastian Zierof, who is well known as "Udo" in the successful musical "Hinterm Horizont", not only the Châlice songs are played with fresh blood.

After getting some attention with the first EP at the beginning of 2018 (first place in the Classic Rock Charts at Amazon), the first own songs were created. Together with mix & master legend Andy Horn (The Red Room Studios), the songs have now been produced, arranged and finally recorded and mastered on an international level.

product: Luca Sellitto - The Voice Within

release date: 06.12.2019

release territory: world

formats: CD & digital

Luca Sellitto is an Italian guitarist and songwriter, mostly known in the European melodic metal scene for being the founder and leader of the power/progressive metal band STAMINA, officially active since 2007.

With STAMINA, Luca has released four full-length studio albums up until now, plus a live album (CD+DVD), recorded in Poland. He has also played numerous gigs in Europe with the band, including countries such as Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Poland.

“The Voice Within” is a neoclassical power metal album, composed and produced by Luca Sellitto, therefore his first solo album.

With this record, Sellitto’s intention is both to pay his personal tribute and bring new life to this old subgenre of heavy metal, for the joy of all fans of YNGWIE MALMSTEENS’S RISING FORCE, early STRATOVARIUS, ROYAL HUNT, VINNIE MOORE, TONY MACALPINE, early SYMPHONY X etc.

For this purpose, the guitarist decided to join forces with some of his favourite singers and musicians, who are among the best performers in the neoclassical/power metal realm. Most of them have actually taken part to some important albums for the history of this style.

All tracks were mixed & mastered by Fabio Calluori and Luca Sellitto at “Sonic Temple Studio”, Santa Tecla (SA), Italy.

 

product: Crusade Of Bards - Tales Of Bards & Beasts

release date: 15.11.2019

format: CD

territory: world

Crusade Of Bards is the newest evolution of symphonic metal, smoothly blending the most bombastic orchestrations with traditional instruments and heavy riffs. Their debut album "Tales of Bards & Beasts" will lead the listeners on a musical journey through space and time from Ancient Greece to the shores of Sweden, uncovering the darkest myths of the deepest abyss while enjoying a good story around a campfire.

Paolo Andreotti (keyboards and backing vocals) states: "We are extremely happy to begin our journey by the hand of Pride & Joy Music. From the very beginning their team were very kind and open to work with us in this important step of our careers as we approach the release of our debut album "Tales of Bards & Beasts". So to all the fans of melodic and symphonic metal out there, I can only say: Come join the crew of your dreams to fight the beasts and sing with the bards!!"

Mixed and mastered by Dani G (Rage, Lingua Mortis Orchestra, Firewind, Last Days of Eden) at Estudios Dynamita in Asturies, Spain, "Tales of Bards & Beasts" will show the different facets of the band delicately melted to a complex yet melodic result: from the powerhouse orchestrations and symphonic grandeur (“Of Bards & Beasts”) to the speed and magnificence of catchy melodies (“The Golden Vessel”), from the flamboyant extravaganza of traditional instruments and dark passages (“Chapter Twelve”) to the heart-breaking duet of a struggling ballad (“Ulysses’Cry”), from an old inn shanty (“Pirates of the Night”) to a raging battle song (“Gunpowder”).

On top of all this, "Tales of Bards & Beasts" is completed with outstanding collaborations such as Henning Basse (Firewind, MaYan) on the track “An Ocean Between Us - Part II - Ulysses' Cry“ or Lady Ani (Last Days Of Eden) on “The Golden Vessel”.

product: Adrian Benegas - The Revenant

release date: 15.11.2019

format: CD

territory: world-JP

Adrian Benegas, composer, keyboardist and entrepreneur, was born in March 1, 1989 in Asuncion, Paraguay. Mostly known for being the founder of the international metal project TRAGUL. He started his career into music when he created his first metal project called Pergana back in 2008 which released two EP's. In 2015, he founded Abracadabra, a symphonic metal project featuring Emilie Ragni (Luca Turilli) on vocals. Abracadabra released two EPs, "Forbidden Magic" (2015) and "Samhain Night" (2016).

A year after, Adrian founded Tragul and stepped into the professional scene hiring some great artists to collaborate with him such as Alex Holzwarth, Oliver Holzwarth (Blind Guardian), Steve Conley, Zuberoa Aznarez and Sander Zoer. Tragul is musically an innovative band, exploring new non-traditional worlds when it comes to getting their music heard. Tragul’s releases come in a unique “song-by-song” format and even with its brief musical path, the band is recognized for its potential. Since June 2017, the band has released 8 singles, widely acclaimed by critics.

In 2019 and parallel to Tragul, Adrian started the production of his most ambitious project: a debut album, writing all the lyrics, concept and all music by himself.

The album also includes the participation of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Herbie Langhans Avantasia, Henning Basse (Firewind), Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus in Musica, Tragul) together with a base line up from Paraguay that includes Sebastian Ramirez (d) and Diego Bogarín (g, Tragul).

One very important feature of the Paraguayan’s debut album is that it’s a conceptual one with a profound meaning, about the tale of an unredeemed soul's journey from the depths of its own hell to the edge of inner paradise, seeking self-realization. You can say this album gives an insight into the human journey itself, the ups and downs, finally finding the light at the end of the tunnel.

“The Revenant” was produced by Adrian Benegas, and mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen, except for track 1, “Servants Of The Death” which was mixed by Alberto Bravin and mastered by Maor Appelbaum. Artwork by Carlos Fides @ Artside Studio.

product: Orion's Reign - Symphony Of War (EP)

release date: 27.09.2019

format: digital 7 track EP

territory: world

“Symphony of War” is the new release by Orion’s Reign. On this new work, the band, having already released the full length symphonic epic album “Scores of War”, emphasizes on the symphonic elements of its music and offers symphonic versions of songs from its latest album. Tim Ripper Owens and Mark Boals are guest vocalists. In addition, a folk version of song “Nostos” and a symphonic metal cover of “Elan” (Nightwish) are included.

 

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