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Sirenia Announce New Album And Tour

Sirenia have announced that their upcoming album will be titled Arcane Astral Aeons. The album has already been crowdfunding on Pledgemusic, with CDs and vinyl available as well as other signed items and prizes. The new artwork has been revealed (see above) and it will be released on October 26th 2018 via Napalm Records.

A string of European tour dates in support of the album have also been announced, with special guests Triosphere and other supports TBC. The dates are as follows:

Nov 4th - London, UK - The Dome
Nov 5th - Paris, FR - La Boule Noir
Nov 6th - Nantes, FR - Ferailleur
Nov 8th - Barcelona, SP - Razzmatazz
Nov 9th - Madrid, SP - Mon Live
Nov 10th - Lisbon, PT - RCA Club
Nov 14th - Musigburg, SUI - Aarburg
Nov 15th - St-Maurice, SUI - Le Manoir Pub
Nov 16th - Bologna, IT - Alchemica Club
Nov 17th - Milan, IT - Legend Club

Amaranthe: New Single Video And Album Details

Amaranthe have revealed that their new album will be titled Helix. This is the first since the departure of singer Jake E, who has been replaced on male clean vocal duties by Nils Molin. The album is due to be released on 19th October 2018 via Spinefarm Records.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Score  
2. 365  
3. Inferno  
4. Countdown  
5. Helix  
6. Dream  
7. GG6  
8. Breakthrough Stardust  
9. My Haven  
10. Iconic  
11. Unified  
12. Momentum

The band appeared at Bloodstock this weekend, but their set was unfortunately cut short by technical difficulties. They will be back in the UK in November, supporting Powerwolf.

They've also released a new single and video for the song 365, which you can check out in the player below.

Evanescence To Release "Synthesis Live" DVD

Last year Evanescence released their Synthesis album - which contained two new songs as well as re-imagining their past hits with electronic and orchestral elements. The band took the show on tour with an orchestra, and today announced that there will be a live release. Synthesis Live was filmed on November 3, 2017 at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino in CT, USA.  

The release comes in several different formats:

It will be available from October 12th and you can find the pre-order links here. Check out the trailer in the player below.

Within Temptation Add Southampton Date To UK Tour

Due to popular demand, Within Temptation's UK tour in November has had an extra date added. The band will appear at Southampton O2 Guildhall on 14th November, following sold out out dates in Birmingham and Manchester. Glasgow and London still have tickets available.

The ticket pre-sale starts tomorrow morning (August 1st) at 10am, with regular tickets officially going on sale this Friday August 3rd at 10 am from this link.

The band's album is due later this year, and a leaked track named Raise has already been circulating alongside clips from behind the scenes of a new music video. So we should be hearing more from WT very soon!

Video: MaYaN - The Rhythm of Freedom

Today we have a new lyric video from MaYaN, the Dutch extreme symphonic metal supergroup founded by Mark Jansen - that features members of Epica and Delain alongside vocalists Henning Basse, George Oosthoek, Laura Macri and Marcela Bovio. 

The single, titled The Rhythm of Freedom, is the first to be released from the band's upcoming album Dhyana. Check it out in the player below.

Videos: Epica - Sacred & Wild and Dedicate Your Heart

A lyric video for Epica's cover of the Powerwolf song Sacred & Wild has been released. The song was created as part of the bonus CD for the latest Powerwolf album The Sacrament of Sin, which features covers of their songs by numerous other bands including Amaranthe and Battle Beast.

Epica have been busy covering songs and their Attack On Titan EP is also out now. Check out the recently released official track Dedicate Your Heart! in the player below.

Lacuna Coil Announce DVD of 119 Show

Lacuna Coil have announced that their anniversary show from January will be released on DVD. The spectacular London show featured many of the band's hits from throughout their career, alongside performances from circus acts.

The 119 Show will be released on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray on November 9th 2018.