Tag Archives: melodic metal

Unforgiveable Arion

Finland’s melodic metal act Arion have a new single ‘Unforgiveable’ out, ahead of their forthcoming album Life Is Not Beautiful due October 19th through ADF Records. Lead by guitarist Iivo Kaipainen with vocalist Lassi Vääränen, Arttu Vauhkonen on keyboards, bass player Gege Velinov and drummer Topias Kupiainen the band have been around since 2011 when they were teenager – And most ...

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Dynazty Go Grey

‘The Grey’ is the latest single by Sweden’s Dynazty, and the second track to be taken from their forthcoming album Firesign that is due for release on 28th September through AFM Records. Firesign has been described as the modern melodic metal band’s strongest effort so far, being a “creative, dynamic and inspired album”. The Swedes merge a pinch of heaviness with ...

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Lordi release new album ‘Sexorcism’

Eurovision song contest winners and Finnish horror rockers Lordi release their lastest album on 25th May and it’s going to be controversial. The band’s 9th studio album bears the name of Sexorcism and has been described as “An uncensored shot with a full on in-your-face attitude.” If you were in any doubt about that here’s a list of the songs ...

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Bonfire – Crazy For You

German melodic hard rock band Bonfire release their new album Temple Of Lies on 13th April through AFM Records, and have just released a new lyric video for the track ‘Crazy For You’ that appears on the record. Formed by guitarist Hans Ziller, Bonfire rose from the ashes of a previous group Cacumen formed as far back as 1972, and ...

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Borealis – River

Borealis have released ‘River’ a track taken from their forthcoming album, The Offering, as a new lyric video. The Canadian band feature Matt Marinelli (vocals & guitars), Ken Fobert (guitars), Trevor McBride (bass),Sean Werlick (keyboards), Sean Dowell (drums). The Offering was produced and mixed again by the band’s drummer Sean Dowell, who was also responsible for mastering the record this time. ...

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A Mixed Episode… From The Secret VI

Not to be confused with the ‘60s cult comic published by DC, The Secret VI are a Southern California metal band whose Mixed Episode EP is released September 11th through Vanity Digital Music/Vanity Music Group. Comprising three tracks, ‘Plastic Smile’, ‘You’re All Bark’ and ‘Driven’, Mixed Episodes takes the band away from the death metal leanings of their 2012 demos ...

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Review: Kirk – Masquerade

Swiss melodic metal rockers Kirk got off to a good start with their debut album The Final Dance back in 2003, but drummer Vito Cecere had health problems and they laid the band to rest, deciding to concentrate on side projects, notably guitarist Sammy Lasagni who went on to success with Godiva. Lasagni, fellow founding member vocalist Thomi Rauch, bass ...

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Epic Alert: Amaranthe Debut Video For ‘Drop Dead Cynical’

Oooh RAMzine came over all unnecessary this week after catching a glimpse of this thrilling new clip from Sweden’s melodic metal maestros Amaranthe. Love MMA fighters? Partial to seeing cheerleaders shake their pom pom’s? Does the sight of fire get you going? Well, you are in luck because ALL of these things are going on with this one!  Yes, just ...

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Sonata Artica – Pariah’s Child

Fifteen years into a career, with eight full albums now released, Finland’s Sonata Artica deliver Pariah’s Child, a melodic power metal operatic odyssey in all but name. If, like me, you’ve only heard the band’s music fleetingly before, there’s much that reminds one of Styx and early Queen, not least because of the band’s use of harmony vocals; and even ...

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Soilwork announce ‘A Predator’s Portrait’ Deluxe Edition

Swedish melodic group Soilwork have announced a deluxe edition of their 2001 release, A Predator’s Portrait. The re-issue will feature the album in a digipack packaging with 2 additional live tracks. Drummer Dick Verbeuren commented: “‘A Predator’s Portrait’ is a milestone in several ways. It’s our first recording for Nuclear Blast, still our home to this day, six albums later. ...

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