Influenced by bands like Iron Maiden and Dream Theater to Dragonforce and Angra, Novareign is the next generation of progressive power metal telling stories in musical literature speaking to a generation influenced by epic fantasy tales, comic books and video games. Having made a reputation for itself through energy-abounding live shows filled with nonstop shredding guitar interplay and powerful traditional metal vocals Novareign will release the debut album "Legends" on Feb. 16th via M-Theory Audio. "Legends" is an hour-plus of over-the-top, shred-tastic epic, yet melodic, power and progressive metal. Take a listen to the next sample from the album, the new single “Heavy Heart,” in the player above.
"’Heavy Heart’ is the collaborative of [former Exmortus guitarist] Balmore Lemus and [vocalist] David Marquez. While Lemus had stored the guitar melodies in his back pocket for years, lyrics composed by Marquez spawned the appropriate time for the song to make its outing into the world,” explains guitarist Danny Nobel. “It is no secret that the number of people who suffer from depression, anxiety, or anger is running rampant. It’s a heartbreaking topic that caught the eye of David, who felt that it was too important to be ignored, and deserved to be addressed. The lyrics remind anyone who suffers that they can always rise above the pain, to remember that they are not alone, and there is always a choice.”
"Legends" will be released on CD and digitally and is available for pre-order from the label’s webshop at this location, as well as Amazon or Bandcamp.
Check out the band live at these locations:
2/17 - DiPiazza’s – Long Beach, CA (headlining record release show)
3/2 - The Slidebar – Fullerton, CA with Act of Defiance & Shattered Sun