Heroes and villains are fighting the world in a mystic conspiracy thriller, coming from the factory of an Israeli Progressive band Soul Enema. “Spymania” is a part of a new album Of Clans and Clones and Clowns, released on June 23rd. A colorful and diverse 73-minute work features guest appearances from Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend).
“As it turns out, evil reptilians from the planet Nibiru came down to Earth, and they are very close to getting the key to universal knowledge. The superhuman powers of Batman and Chuck Norris stand on their way, but it turns out, that only something related to the world of music is able to save the human race. What is it? Watch out till the end! ” the band commented.
“We used some paintings of a brilliant modern Russian artist Vasya Lozhkin, who’s a big phenomenon in his home country, but still not really known in the Western World yet,” says songwriter and keyboard player Constantin Glantz, adding, “I must state that ‘Spymania’ has some amusing background. The lyrics for this song were written way back in 2006, or maybe even earlier, and it features a kind of goofy, paranoid mock story about someone being mysteriously thrown down from the roof of Empire State Building, and seen too many things you ain’t allowed to see, while flying down to the ground. So much, in fact, that this person was forcefully killed even before he naturally hit the ground. Fast forward to the year 2015, and guess what — suddenly we have a totally real conspiracy scandal taking place around the same Empire State Building during a big ecological happening, when some claimed there’s Kali or Satan images projected on building windows, as part of some mystic apocalyptic ritual! The Hell you know, indeed.”
Watch a video for Spymania below. Soul Enema’s follow-up to 2010’s Thin Ice Crawling was released on June 23rd and can be ordered here.
Power Metal band Wings of Destiny have signed with Melodic Revolution Records for their upcoming album Brave New World Due out late fall 2017
Melodic Revolution Records is very excited to be working with Wings of Destiny for the release of “Brave New World.”
Wings of Destiny, previously called Destiny, is a Power Metal band from Costa Rica formed in late 2013 by vocalist Anton Darusso and bassist Bryan S. Molina, with strong influences from bands like Angra, Helloween and Rhapsody, among others. The band’s first release Time (2015) received an award for Best Metal Album in 2016 presented by ACAM: Association of Composers and Musical Authors of Costa Rica.
Artwork: Caio Caldas (Brazil)
Brave New World video and production credits
Recorded at Studios Bushido
Mastered at Drygvae Studios
Mix & Sound Engineering Destinty Juan Pablo Calvo (Costa Rica)
Mastering Aleksei Stetsyuk (Belorussia) Studios Bushido – Costa Rica & Drygvae Studios- Belorussia
Produced by: AntonDarusso, Alejandro Amador & Cristian Jimenez
Co-produced by: Juan Pablo Calvo
Orchestral arrangements: Anton Darusso
Song arrangements: Anton Darusso, Juan Pablo Calvo and Wings of Destiny
Video by: 351 Studios, NY, US
Today Wings of Destiny release “Brave New World” a lyrical video from their upcoming album “Brave New World,” it’s also the first single to be released on July 21st via all popular digital retailers worldwide. Brave New World was originally released in1988 by the Russian band Kruiz.
Wings of Destiny Is. Anton Darusso – Vocals
Alejandro Amador – Keyboards
Dani Chaves – Guitar
Cristian Jiménez – Guitar
Emil Minott – Bass
Roberto Ulloa – Drums
“In the song Brave New World, humankind’s mistakes have finally destroyed the Earth. Only a few are saved and seek a brave new world to live in and start a new life”
After a success of first music video A New Day we are releasing a new music video from our latest record Far and Near this time the song is ‘Life of a Drifter’. The band footage was filmed by Atlas-Moon on the same day as A New Day.
Extra footage plus directed and edited by good people at Crystal Spotlight. (Steven Wilson, King Crimson).
Special Thanks to Jordan Rudess for sending us the footage of the actual performance of his guest solo take.
Yes, it was recorded in one take.
Fire Garden Touring Band
Zee – Guitars and Vocals
Marc Malitz – Bass and Backing Vocals
Allen Ladis – Guitars
Bill Kiser – Drums
The British Melodic Hard Rock band TEN, are releasing today the second single from their forthcoming 13th studio album entitled “Gothica”, which will be released on the 7th of July, 2017 via Frontiers Records. The brand new track entitled “La Luna Dra-Cu-La”, the lyric video of which we present to you today, is a fast rocker, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which describes, according to band leader Gary Hughes, “the moment when guests approach Dracula’s castle for the first time, with the full moon illuminating an otherwise obscure and disturbing scene. The Dracula Moon, as the Transylvanian people call it.”
“Gothica” was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed/mastered by Dennis Ward, a longstanding professional association which has been ongoing since Dennis mixed TEN’s 2011 album, “Stormwarning”.
Additionally, the album features stunning original artwork by Stan W. Decker, while the atmospheric sleeve photography is once again provided by the remarkably talented Adrian Ashworth.
1. The Grail
2. Jekyll And Hyde
4. Man For All Seasons
5. In My Dreams
6. The Wild King Of Winter
8. Welcome To The Freak Show
9. La Luna Dra-cu-la
10. Into Darkness
Gary Hughes – Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Programming
Dann Rosingana – Guitar
Steve Grocott – Guitar
John Halliwell – Guitar
Steve McKenna – Bass Guitar
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Max Yates – Drums and Percussion
Additional Backing Vocals – Karen Fell
Rizengard Release Their 1st Video, ‘Tanger’, the song Tanger was the 2nd place winner in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2016 in the Instrumental category, with judges like Pat Metheny, Bill Withers, Jean Luc Ponty and Stanley Clarke amongst others., Huge thanks to NPR productions, Niche Hinojosa, Aldo Valenzuela, Jorge ‘Flaco Diaz’ of Garrets Productions, Rulo Garcia, Toño Ferrer and all the people involved in its realization! Rizengard are a Progressive Rock Band from Monterrey, Mexico founded in 2011.