Flor de Loto is happy to announce that, after much effort, their new album Eclipse is finished and is ready for pre-order. The album will be released in many formats including CD and digital (Vinyl is coming soon) through Melodic Revolution Records on November 16th, in a private concert with limited seats in the CAFAE auditorium in San Isidro, Lima. The band is very proud of the final result and they hope that everyone will enjoy the most important album they have released to date. During the pre-order, there will be a limited amount of autographed Eclipse CDs
01. El Cóndor pasa/Locomotive
05. Esclavitud de tu ser
08. Almas Perdidas
09. Eterna Proyección
10. Líneas de Nazca
11. Bonus track: El Cóndor pasa/Locomotive (Live at Rosfest 2018)
Additional Album Information
Produced and Mixed by Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Judas Priest, Driver, Sebastian Bach, Helloween, W.A.S.P, etc) at Mountain View Studios, Los Ángeles CA
Pre-production by Roy Z
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
Recorded by Roy Z and Eddie Plegue at Dragón Verde Studios, Perú.
Digital Editing by Caverao
Additional Recording by Kenneth Quiroz at Lunch Box Studios, Perú.
Album Cover and Booklet Artwork by Estefania Fernandez “Fania”
Band Photo: Soledad Cisneros
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering – California – USA www.maorappelbaum.com
Flor de Loto is:
Alonso Herrera: Vocals and guitar
Alejandro Jarrin: Bass
Sergio Checho Cuadros: Quena
Gabriel Iwasaki: Keyboards
Alvaro Escobar: Drums
Every music lover knows that the closing concert of a long tour is always a very special event. For weeks in advance, the audience has been able to read up on how much the band has been celebrated in their previous concerts evening after evening and they are all the more excited to see their heroes with their own eyes. After having played those numerous concerts, the band is in excellent shape, perfectly attuned to one another and of course, they want to outdo themselves with this final show. One of those tour finales took place on 19 April 2018 inside Birmingham`s Symphony Hall. It was there that the British rock band Magnum completed their Road To Eternity tour, which consisted of 42 concerts, and performed at the highest level.
“A truly magical evening”, guitarist Tony Clarkin confirms, “especially seeing as the show was a sort of home game for us, since all of us are from around the area between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, although during the last 20 years we have performed in Birmingham only once. In this respect, it was a special moment for Magnum in more than one way.” According to the occasion, band members Tony Clarkin, vocalist Bob Catley, bassist Al Barrow as well as their two newest members keyboarder Rick Benton and drummer Lee Morris confidently played their way through a well-chosen mix of classics and newer songs, which rather successfully join the ranks of the band`s long tradition of atmospheric rock songs.
Star guest Tobias Sammet (Avantasia, Edguy), too, was swept along by this enthusiasm and the blazing interaction between the musicians and their Birmingham audience when he went on stage for ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’ to lend energetic support to vocalist Bob Catley just like he did for the track’s studio recording. Oh and just by the way: As a forerunner to this gripping live album ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’ will hit the market as a digital single on November 9th, 2018.
All that’s left to ask now is what makes Live At The Symphony Hall any different from former Magnum live recordings. “Bob and I have been in this band for quite a while now, but we’ve never lost our passion for Magnum”, Clarkin elaborates. “We want to keep learning new things and are open to tips and advice. That’s why we constantly revise our old songs, sometimes we play them a bit faster, sometimes a bit slower, we change a solo here and a part of the melody there. That way we not only keep our audience interested but also our own enjoyment in these pieces alive.” There isn’t a more fitting way to describe the magic that happens on Live At The Symphony Hall.
“Live At The Symphony Hall” will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on January 18th, 2019 as 2CD DigiPak, 3LP Gatefold, download, and stream.
1. When We Were Younger 8:00
2. Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies 6:28
3. Lost on the Road to Eternity 6:11
4. Crazy Old Mothers 5:35
5. Without Love 6:14
6. Your Dreams Won’t Die 5:42
7. Peaches and Cream 5:09
8. How Far Jerusalem 10:46
1. Les Morts Dansant 5:46
2. Show Me Your Hands 5:52
3. All England’s Eyes 4:48
4. Vigilante 5:24
5. Don’t Wake the Lion (Too Old to Die Young) 11:43
6. The Spirit 4:30
7. When the World Comes Down 6:11
Borealis will be supporting Seven Kingdoms for the first half of their headlining tour!
11/2: Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
11/3: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
11/5: Raleigh, NC @ Pour House
11/6: Richmond, VA @ Capital Alehouse
11/7: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
11/8: Providence, RI @ Alchemy
11/9: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
11/10: Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Young Canadian melodic metallers BOREALIS are returned with their fourth studio album called “The Offering”. Although Canada might not be the first country one would think of when it comes to high-class melodic metal BOREALIS once again prove their potential with strong melodies, tasteful instrumentations and their very own blend of modern metal riffs, classic power metal and progressive elements.
Despite being a fairly young band Borealis already has quite an impressive history. After self-releasing their debut album in 2008 the five-piece opened for several metal greats (a.o. Kamelot, Epica, and Sonata Arctica) in Canada. With 2011’s “Fall From Grace” the well-received follow up Borealis were able to attract even more attention which led to invitations from festivals in the US (f. ex. ProgPower, Atlanta), Europe (f. ex. PPM fest, Belgium) and a North America tour with mighty Saxon, making the band known to a bigger scene audience. The release of Purgatory (2015) and a tour supporting Evergrey throughout North America marked a preliminary climax for the band’s discography so far.
2017 saw the re-recording of Borealis debut album “World Of Silence” and “Fall From Grace” in revised and fresh sounding editions, released by current label AFM Records.
“The Offering” now marks the return of the five Canadians with an album full of new material. But it is also a premiere for the band in a different way. As singer Matt Marinelli explains “The Offering” describes a story concept resulting from an interest in cults sparked by his fascination for horror movies. “The album follows the creation, rise and ultimate demise of a cult who practices human, more specifically child sacrifice. They believe this method of belief, sacrifice, and devotion will bring an end to the suffering of humanity, as well as bring back the innocence of mankind that was lost to greed and industrialism. However, due to their lack of respect to powers greater than themselves, they unwittingly create a deity out of the sacrificed kid, whom ultimately delivers punishment due to their injustice. The men in the cult are too self-consumed with their righteous quest, they’ve completely overlooked the fact that children are the true key to restoring and preserving lost innocence.”
Underlined by this story concept the album again delivers forceful, sometimes progressive metal riffs which are accompanied by epic melodies and Matt Marinelli’s expressive voice which elegantly guides through the twelve songs. The dense atmosphere BOREALIS are creating with this mixture adds a depth to “The Offering” which only a few others can achieve and which will amaze fans of bands like Evergrey, Kamelot or Nocturnal Rites.
“The Offering” was produced and mixed again by the band’s Drummer Sean Dowell, who was also responsible for mastering this time.
01. The Fire Between Us
02. Sign Of No Return
03. The Offering
05. The Second Son
06. The Devil’s Hand
07. Into The Light
08. Scarlet Angel
09. The Awakening
10. The Path
11. Forever Lost
12. The Ghosts Of Innocence
Matt Marinelli (Vocals & Guitars)
Ken Fobert (Guitars)
Trevor Mcbride (Bass)
Sean Werlick (Keyboards)
Sean Dowell (Drums)
Palace …is a Swedish melodic rock project created by Michael Palace (Kryptonite, First Signal, Cry Of Dawn, Jim Jidhed, Find Me).
Inspired by classic 80’s melodic rock, Palace is a blast from the past like you’ve never heard it before.
Following the release of their latest album, ‘Vortex’ (April 27th) Spanish instrumental rockers Toundra just premiered a mini documentary that was filmed during the secret show Toundra played at the club that gave the name to the record, on the day of the album release. In its first week, ‘Vortex’ reach the #4 at the Official Spanish Charts.
The video (directed and edited by Nacho Montero & Holy Cuervo), tells the story of that special evening and reasons that led the Spanish Instrumentalists to call the album ‘Vortex’, speaking about music, passion and life on the road.
Toundra comments: “Going to Vortex is like getting home; even since the first day, it has always been a very special place for us. When we announced the name of the album the immediately got in touch to organise that release party, which turned out becoming one of the most special shows we have ever done, one that we keep very fond feelings of because of all the friends we shared it with. The video is a nice glimpse testimony of that. And a good placebo while we wait to get there again”.
Stay tuned, because the band will be announcing their next European run next week
‘VORTEX – TOUR’
26th October – Beasain @ Jazpana Fest
3rd November – Zaragoza @ Las Armas (+ El Altar del Holocausto)
10th November – Córdoba @ Sala ambigu Axerquia
15th November – Madrid @ La Riviera
17th November – Saarland @ Gloomaar Festival
23th November – Valencia @ Moon
24th November – Sevilla @ Monkey Week
30th November – Granada @ Sala Falla. Palacio de Congresos
8th November – Azpeitia @ Sanagustin Kulturgunea
22th November – Vitoria @ Helldorado
28th November – Gran Canaria @ The Paper Club
29th November – Tenerife @ Aguere Cultural
12th January – Girona @ La Mirona
18th January – Gijón @ Albeniz
19th January – Santiago de Compostela @ Capitol
6th March – Barcelona @ Barts (Festival Mil·lenni )
5th April – Pamplona @ Zentral
‘Vortex’ received fantastic reviews upon release and you can find a selection of them below: “expansive, emotive music, appealing to our hearts as much as our heads.” – Prog
“a bombardment of claustrophobia & ecstasy, often within the same song, Vortex is a breathtaking piece of work.” – Metal Hammer
“It’s inspiring, highly energetic, full of riffs, hooks, melody. What else do you need?” – Echoes & Dust
“a voyage of discovery in an enthralling album. Never heard of what the Spanish have to offer in terms of cutting edge rock before? Sit back, relax and turn it up loud.” – Louder Than War
The album is available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold black LP + CD & as digital download. Order the album now here: https://toundra.lnk.to/Vortex
Their previous video for ‘Cobra’ was created by Jorge Escalona using photographic material from Pulitzer Prize winner Manu Brabo and video material from well-known Spanish journalist Gonzo, and was nominated for a Progressive Music Award earlier this year.
It has been an intense 3 years since the band got signed with Superball/Century Media in 2014, with whom they put out their most recent a lauded album, ¨IV¨, (January 2015), after the first 3 albums that were released independently. Since then the band has performed over 100 concerts in 17 different countries with their instrumental sound combining progressive and post rock making them one of the leaders in there genre.