Tag Archives: melodic metal


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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Deadlock reveal new video for ‘I’m Gone’

Melodic metal group Deadlock have revealed a new video for their track, I’m Gone. The song comes off the band’s recent album, The Arsonist, which was released earlier in the year. Deadlock also gave some comments on the new video: “Our new video ‘I’m Gone’ is dedicated to everyone out there who supports extreme modern music, and to all the faithful ...

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Deals Death reveal new bass player

Melodic death metal group Deals Death have revealed their new bass player. Deals Death were left without a bassist after their previous player, Fredrik Ljung, left earlier in the year. Guitarist, Erik Jacobson explained: “When we decided to go separate ways with Fredrik Ljung some time ago, we immediately set our focus on finding a replacement. And not just a ...

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Dead By April UK tour

Swedish melodic metal group Dead By April have announced their first headlining UK tour since November 2011. Guitarist Pontus Hjelm has commented on the band’s excitement for their return to the UK: “We’re stoked to get back to the UK to tour and to visit our favourite audience.  A lot of the fans in the UK have followed us from ...

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