Back a year or so ago, Vision Divine was in a similar position as Rhapsody of Fire in that it was without the services of vocalist Fabio Lione. The band's last release "Destination Set to Nowhere" - now seven years old - was highly regarded as another in a line of power/progressive masterpieces from a band that has been consistently brilliant in songwriting, even though not consistently releasing albums. The band is no stranger to vocalist changes, but when personally speakin
"Aequilibrium," or "equilibrium," has a double meaning for Italy's Noveria. On one hand, it is the basis of the conceptual album's plot about achieving balance following a devastating earthquake in central Italy. On the other, the band's perfect balance between power and progressive metal, a thrilling modern approach that has made the quintet one of the most appealing "newer" bands out there today - Dynazty without the glitz. Though not quite as catchy as previous efforts, "A
Czech power metal act Eagleheart issued a new video clip for the song "Mind To Decipher." The song is taken from the band's latest album "Reverse," which dropped back in August via Scarlet Records. The video was produced by Libor Kukula, Jan Gerža for MetalGate, cz.artellery. #Eagleheart #powermetal #speedmetal #ScarletRecords
Swedish power metal veterans Cryonic Temple released a lyric video for the song "End of Days." The song is lifted from the band's new album "Deliverance," coming July 20th via Scarlet Records. Cryonic Temple, together with Sabaton, Civil War, Astral Doors, Twilight Force and some others, puts Sweden, and in particular, Dalarna, on the world map of power metal. Mixing modern, catchy and epic refrains, melodic guitar riffs and head banging drum beats, the band's sound features
Certain bands are held to a slightly higher standard. This can be attributed to longevity, a history of quality outputs, or simply the diversity found within a band’s catalog. In the case of Italy’s Eldritch, perhaps it’s a bit of all three. Longtime fans of the band would agree that the Eldritch's releases can generally be grouped into three separate and distinct categories. The “early” days of the band were highlighted by a pair of classic progressive metal albums, “Headqu
Australian thrash act Hidden Intent has signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of the new album "Fear, Prey, Demise" on July 6th. The Aussie band has been carving its way through the masses with the unabashedly unapologetic ‘80s-throwback thrash metal, a form of music that wholly embraces its American and European roots in the Bay Area, Scandinavian and Teutonic thrash scenes. Being lauded for an “energetic” live show and the “party thrash” the band performs for t
The Danish dukes of thrash/death/groove metal are back with Scarlet Records. To honor the band's sights on old-school values and the roots that got them started 18 years ago and to also close the circle of a successful and productive business relationship, HateSphere and Scarlet Records decided to join forces together again for the band´s upcoming 10th full-length studio album.
Formed in Aarhus, Denmark by guitarist Peter “Pepe” Hansen in 2000, HateSphere is one of a handfu
Italian progressive metal veterans Eldritch released a new video clip for the song "Reset." The song is the taken from the latest album "Cracksleep," which was released last month via Scarlet Records. Check out the video in the player above. This new album features a lyrical concept that deals with some of the most common causes of insomnia. #Eldritch #ScarletRecords #progressivemetal #musicvideo
Italian symphonic metal act Temperance issued a lyric video for the new single "Broken Promises." The song will appear on the band's new album "Of Jupiter and Moons" coming April 20th via Scarlet Records. Check out CROM's review of "Of Jupiter and Moons" right here. The album is the first to feature the band's new lineup featuring new vocalists Alessia Scolletti (Overtures/Kaledon) and Michele Guaitoli. The track listing for the album is: 1. The Last Hope in a World of Hope 2
Swedish power metal veterans Cryonic Temple will release the new album "Deliverance" on May 18th via Scarlet Records. More details are expected very soon. Mixing modern, catchy and epic refrains, melodic guitar riffs and head banging drum beats, the band’s sound features influences both from classic heavy metal (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest) and fast melodic metal (Helloween, Edguy). The album is the band’s sixth and it is heavy, fast and features ten guitar driven songs with po
I cannot tell a lie...with the shedding of band members in recent years, your author has been quite concerned with the future of one of the brightest icons of the future symphonic melodic metal. Just After the release of "The Earth Embraces Us All" it was enduring the loss of drummer/composer Giulio Capone. Then in 2017, it was the departure of vocalist Chiara Tricarico. This left guitarist Marco Pastorino and bassist Liuk Abbott as the band's last original members. Temperanc
Italian epic folk metal act Atlas Pain issued a new music video for the song "From the Lighthouse." The song appears on the band's debut full length "What The Oak Left," which was issued back in March 2017 via Scarlet Records. The clip was filmed at Twilight Studios in Senago, Italy and can be viewed in the player above. #AtlasPain #folkmetal #ScarletRecords #musicvideo
Italian symphonic metal act Temperance has finally revealed the new lineup after the latest departure of vocalist Chiara Tricarico and the subsequent announcement of the new album "Of Jupiter and Moons," coming April 20th via Scarlet Records. The big unveil came with the video for album's first single and title track "Of Jupiter and Moons," which you can check out in the player above. Joining the band is two new vocalists - Alessia Scolletti (Overtures/Kaledon) and Michele Gu
Italy’s Frozen Crown is one of those bands who will genuinely surprise the listener with how deceptively diverse the album is throughout. It is a power metal album, yes, however there are moments of proggy exploration and screaming death metal vocals that are reminiscent of Devin Townsend, Opeth, Children of Bodom and the like. It is very easy to become drawn into each track, and it’s an incredibly strong debut album with a lot to offer for everyone. It started as a side proj
French symphonic metal band Whyzdom is proud to present the fourth studio album "As Time Turns To Dust"! The album is set for release on April 6th via Scarlet Records. This new effort is the most cinematic created to date, with heavy and dark orchestral ambiences, which are reminiscent of Danny Elfman or Hans Zimmer. The orchestra and the choir outline the metal parts with powerful heavy guitars, bass and drums. Marie Mac Leod unleashes her multilayered voice, going from rock
Italian progressive metal veterans Eldritch have released a lyric video for the new single "As The Night Crawls In." The song is the first track lifted from the upcoming new album "Cracksleep," which will be released on March 23rd via Scarlet Records. Check it out in the player above. This new album has been described by the band as the most diverse to date, mixing early-era Eldritch with some of their latest influences, technically challenging instrumental parts with dark at
Legendary Italian blackened thrash metal power force Necrodeath has released a video for the song "The Triumph Of Pain," the first single taken from the upcoming album "The Age Of Dead Christ," which will be available starting from March 9th on Scarlet Records (vinyl version on Terror From Hell Records). Check out the clip in the player above.
"The Age Of Dead Christ" is Necrodeath's 11th album, 33 years after their inception into the scene, when the now legendary demo tape
Italian melodic power metal act Frozen Crown released a video clip for the new single "Kings." The song was lifted from the upcoming debut album "The Fallen King," which drops via Scarlet Records on February 9, 2018. Check out the clip in the player above. Frozen Crown features female and male vocals, drawing inspiration from early Sonata Arctica and Nightwish, as well as from European metal acts like Orden Ogan. Between catchy and epic refrains, melodic guitar riffs and voca
Italian progressive metal veterans Eldritch have revealed the details of the upcoming new album "Cracksleep," which will be released on March 23rd via Scarlet Records. This new album has been described by the band as the most diverse to date, mixing early-era Eldritch with some of their latest influences, technically challenging instrumental parts with dark atmospheres and arrangements, enriched by a lyrical concept that deals with some of the most common causes of insomnia.
Italian symphonic metal act Temperance announced that the band entered the studio under the watchful eye of producer Jacob Hansen (Pyramaze/Volbeat) to record the new album "Of Jupiter and Moons." The album's artwork - created by Yann Souetre (Ayreon) - was just revealed, which you can check out below. The album is set to be released on April 20th, 2018 on Scarlet Records. The band will be announcing more details on the release, including the new lineup for the release, very