MINOTAURUS to start crowdfunding campaign for anniversary album
In 2019 the Ancient Epic Metal band MINOTAURUS from Aschaffenburg celebrates its 25th anniversary. The 6-members will produce their sixth album, titled “Victims Of The Underworld”, and release an anniversary edition with the remastered CD “The First Labyrinth”.
In the bands own words: “With this album, we will again surpass the previous productions in terms of song writing, musicality, entertainment and production value. To achieve this goal, MINOTAURUS wants to make YOU a part of our crowdfunding project.”. There is quite a lot you can get from 25 years of MINOTAURUS: From posters to CDs / shirts bundles to stage outfits and signed guitars. The campaign can be found at Indiegogo.
SYMPHONITY announce second singer!
Symphonity had two singers for the most of the time in the past and there is no reason to change it. Since Antonio Abate came aboard for Olaf Hayer, it is now time to announce that Mayo Petranin (ex-Signum Regis) joined the band to fill in the position of Herbie Langhans.
Libor comments: “I have known Mayo for many years, he’s a nice and kind person – and very good singer of course. It’s great that we can work together now.”
The current line-up is as follows (from left to right):
Radim Večeřa (drums), Antonio Abate (lead vocal), Tomáš Sklenář (bass), Mayo Petranin (backing and lead vocals), Libor Křivák (guitars)
10 years of Limb Music Spotify highlights playlist available
These are – at this point – the most played songs on Spotify of each Limb Music album in the last 10 years in chronological order of the releases. The playlist to date contains 59 songs and almost 5 hours of playing time. So if you ever wondered what Limb bands other people like, or are just curious and/or looking for some old favorites – or new music here you go:
You can use the free version of Spotify to listen to the playlist.
ANCIENT BARDS – Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)
The Italian Bombastic/Symphonic Power Metal band around the strongly-voiced front lady Sara Squadrani always went its own way, but they really go to town on their fourth album “Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)”. Their symphonic/epic Metal is cleanly thought through, exceedingly well played and the listener notices ANCIENT BARDS’ enjoyment and conviction of what they do.
With “Origine”, ANCIENT BARDS once again presents an album which not only shows the rademarks of the band, but one which has all the feelings of a cinema soundtrack. Once again they have taken a step forward with their epic influences, strengthened the orchestral parts and combined it with racing guitars to a distinctive mixture. Sara’s voice tops off the tracks with all her vocal diversity. The quality of vocalist Sara’s ability had, by now, reached Holland and Arjen Anthony Lucassen invited her, alongside a star-studded guestlist, to participate on his album “The Theory Of Everything”.
Choose your favorite streaming service or find a place to purchase the album at: ANCIENT BARDS “Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)”
- 01. Origine / 2:15
- 02. Impious Dystopia / 5:41
- 03. Fantasy’s Wings / 4:51
- 04. Aureum Legacy / 5:42
- 05. Light / 4:43
- 06. Oscurità / 6:20
- 07. Titanism / 5:09
- 08. The Hollow / 3:31
- 09. Home Of The Rejects / 3:57
- 10. The Great Divide / 14:48
- 11. Eredità Aurea [CD Only Bonus Track] / 5:42
Total playing time 62:35
- For fans of Nightwish, Within Temptation, Rhapsody Of Fire, Epica, Delain and Edenbridge.
- Live experience with Turisas, White Skull, Almah, Domine, Heidevolk, Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, etc…; Festival performances in Wacken, Made of Metal, Female Voice Metal Festival.
- Epic-melodic, classical-bombastic arrangements wrapped in an excellent sound.
- Thematically high quality story line together with sophisticated songwriting.
- Worldwide superb reviews given to their first three albums.
- Vocalist Sara Squadrani was an invited guest on Arjen Anthony Lucassen last studio opus.
- CD only bonus track.
ANCIENT BARDS first single and video release
“Impious Dystopia”, the first single from the new Ancient Bards album “Origine – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” which will be released on January 25th 2019, is available as of today! Along with the single, the band has released an epic video for you to enjoy:
Hey there knights! Any plans for December 14th?
Sword Saga Part 2)
STEVIE MCLAUGHLIN releases “Immortal Rose” video
In this video STEVIE MCLAUGHLIN finally reveals how he was able to kill it on each and every instrument on the album: clones! – Read kill it with clones, NOT Killer Clowns!
This song of the Irish guitarist, better known for his riff attacks with the Irish metal band Sandstone and as touring guitarrist for the former Judas Priest/ex-Iced Earth singer Tim Ripper Owens, has been taken from his first solo effort “Toy Empires”.
ANCIENT BARDS reveal tracklist of their upcoming release
“Origine – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” will be released on January 25th, 2019, and will enclose ten epic songs plus one CD only bonus track.
The Deluxe Edition, sold only through Ancient Bards’ successful crowdfunding campaign, will consist of the 10 tracks in both full band, as well as orchestral versions.
02. Impious Dystopia
03. Fantasy’s Wings
04. Aureum Legacy
08. The Hollow
09. Home of the Rejects
10. The Great Divide
CD only bonus track:
11. Eredità Aurea
Sword Saga Part 2)