Single Slam – Violet Hours by Aonia (Self Released)

Having just been completely won over by a triumphant set on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival 2018, I now get the pleasure to look back at one of the previous releases from symphonic metal power house, Aonia, starting with the 2017 release of the single, Violet Hours.

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UnholyDarklotus’ Top Ten Nightwish Songs

With Bloodstock Festival 2018 fast approaching, I have been thinking about some of the bigger bands playing and what my favourite tracks are by those bands. Songs I would love to hear or even songs that I am probably not going to. That thinking led me to Nightwish, the symphonic metal giants from Finland, who close out the festival on the Sunday night.

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Album Review – The Shadow Theory by Kamelot (Napalm Records)

Melodic, power, symphonic metal masters Kamelot released their 12th studio album on April the 6th via Napalm Records. That album is called The Shadow Theory and it continues the band’s long tradition of refinement and class.

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Live Review: Betraying the Martyrs at The Borderline, London (04/03/2018)

Betraying the Martyrs are a French symphonic metal/metalcore band founded in 2008. They have been touring steadily since the release of their 3rd album, The Resilient, in January 2017 via Sumerian Records.

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Album Review – Sign of the Dragonhead by Leaves’ Eyes (AFM Records)

German/Norwegian symphonic metal band, Leaves’ Eyes, released their latest album on the 12th of January. That album is called Sign of the Dragonhead and it was released via AFM Records.

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Album Review: Vinide – Reveal (Inverse Records)

Having sprung to life in 2003, Finnish symphonic metal band ‘Vinide’ will release Reveal, their third full length release & eighth overall. Due out on January 26th 2018 via Inverse Records, what we have here is a highly ambitious concept record.

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