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Nevaria – Finally Free (Dr. Music)

Nevaria from Bavaria (!) are a relatively new addition to the Symphonic Metal fold. Formed in 2017 they have already shared billing with the likes of Xandria, Axxis and Sabaton and with this their debut studio offering look set to… Continue Reading →

Glasya – Heaven’s Demise (Pride & Joy Music)

Time to don your budgie-smugglers and wade out into the deep waters of Operatic Symphonic Metal with the debut offering from Portuguese band Glasya. This particular sea can get pretty choppy and rather crowded with big fish around, so although… Continue Reading →

Meden Agan – Catharsis (No Remorse)

“Catharsis” is the fourth outing for Greek Symphonic Metallers Meden Agan, who continue to make further in-roads into the imposing territory occupied by bands like Epica, Xandria and Nightwish (by pure coincidence, and in-keeping with Symphonic Metal history, it has… Continue Reading →

Xandria, Metaprism, Aonia – Sheffield Local Authority 18/11/17

It’s fair to say that it has been a tumultuous few months for Xandria, and all credit must go to the band that this tour even went ahead with front woman Dianne van Giersbergen having announced that she was leaving… Continue Reading →

Xandria – Theater Of Dimensions (Napalm)

No easing our way into a new year with a nice easy run-of-the-mill Power Metal album then? Nope, not for me, I get to put into words the next chapter in a band’s career, who I’ve seen gradually over their… Continue Reading →

Diabulus In Musica – Dirge For The Archons (Napalm)

In Symphonic Metal circles it’s hard to find a more diverse and all encompassing band than Diabulus In Musica and this Spanish band look set to cram even more in with their 4th album sporting the come-and-buy-me title of “Dirge… Continue Reading →

Deep Sun – Race Against Time (S/R)

It’s always nice to stumble across a new band, even more so when it’s a band of the quality of Deep Sun who somehow are unsigned and really do deserve a proper record deal. What we have here is high-end… Continue Reading →

Midnight Eternal – S/T (Inner Wound)

Midnight Eternal have certainly been racking up the support slots in their native America, copping guest appearances for Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Delain, Xandria, Doro and many more! And now that they’ve finally got their chance to release a full-length album… Continue Reading →

Xandria – Fire and Ashes (Napalm)

It’s Xandria’s turn to release one of these extended EP type things that Napalm are so keen on as a fill-in between albums. We are treated to 3 new songs 2 re-recordings and a cover. There are actually TWO cover… Continue Reading →

Amberian Dawn – Magic Forest (Napalm)

Finland. Female Singer. Well Executed Symphonic Metal. 7.5/10 – Andy Barker What? You want more than that? Surely that’s all you need to know. Well, OK, I guess the pub can wait a little longer and I suppose that the… Continue Reading →

Interview – Xandria

With brand new album ‘Sacrificium’ just released and the rejuvenated band in town to perform tracks from it with a brand new singer and bassist, we had the opportunity to grab a quick interview with main songwriter and guitarist Marco… Continue Reading →

Xandria & Stream Of Passion – London Underworld 9/5/14

Due to a bit of a shifty on the running times I only caught a couple of numbers of first band Apparition. I have to admit that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. They were quite a soothing… Continue Reading →

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