symphonic metal

Avantasia - Ghostlights (Nuclear Blast Records)

Lashings of bombastic raunchiness...
Release Date: 
29 Jan 2016 - 12:30am

One Tobias Sammet must have been sitting around thinking 'how can I make this record even more epic and bombastic?' before realising that by the simple addition of massive synths a

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus (Nuclear Blast)

Same old same old... in a good way!
Release Date: 
19 Jun 2015 (All day)

Italian Luca Turilli is back with another slab of classically-inflected power metal, choc full of sinister choirs, dazzling musicianship and all-round over the top pomposity; If yo

Dark Sarah - Behind the Black Veil (Inner Wound Recordings)

Pompous, symphonic, overblown... WONDERFUL!

Dark Sarah, as the project’s informative press blurb informs me,  is the new project from Heidi Parviainen (formerly of Amberian Dawn).

Symphony X – announce new album Underworld, out in July

New Jersey’s progressive metal masters Symphony X are set to release their brand new, ninth studio album called Underworld on July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Symphony X have triumphed, creating a panoramic album rock experience in an era cursed with diminishing attention spans.

Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful Australian tour 2016

Nightwish, a breath taking live act known to tantalise, mesmerise, inspire and captivate their audience from the opening note until the last encore is heading to Australia after performing to sold out shows back in 2013.
Tour Dates: 
07/01/2016 - 15/01/2016

With a line up headed by the orchestration, direction and musical genius of the band creator and keyboardist: Tuomas Holopainen, the brilliant vocal range of Floor Jansen

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast)

Just as Icarus strained too hard for immortality...
Release Date: 
30 Mar 2015 - 11:30pm

What’s your favourite era of Nightwish? Are you a Tarja person? Too much of an ice queen for you?

Keep of Kalessin - Epistemology (Indie Recordings)

Damn you Norway and your progressive ways...
Release Date: 
16 Feb 2015 - 12:30am

I was a tad wary when I read that Keep of Kalessin had come in third place at Norway's Eurovision contest - let's face it; metal on Eurovision is (usually) a prett

Kamelot: Sign to Napalm Records - new album due April/May 2015

Symphonic Metal Masters Kamelot entered the studio in mid 2014 to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Silverthorn.

The new album will make Kamelot history as it will be released worldwide (excl.

Blind Guardian: Going Beyond The Red Mirror in January...

Blind Guardian revisit the past to explore the world Beyond the Red Mirror

Beyond The Red Mirror will be the title of the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germany’s favourite sons and metal’s most epic storytellers Blind Guardian.

Septicflesh - Titan (Season of Mist)

To name a favourite track is about as difficult as naming a favourite child...
Release Date: 
24 Jun 2014 (All day)

To listen to this album is the highest form of self indulgence. Your eyes will roll, your palms will sweat like that of a willing virgin. You salivate at the opulence that is Titan.