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Video: Within Temptation - Mad World


Within Temptation have released another video from their latest album Resist. This time it's a lyric video for the song Mad World. Check it out in the player below.


Apologies for the lack of updates from me - I've been very busy with my new baby and writing my next book!

Video: Within Temptation - Supernova


Within Temptation are taking another trip to space with their video for new single Supernova, taken from the new album Resist which is out now. Check it out in the player below.

Lacuna Coil and Eluveitie Announce Joint UK/EU Tour


Lacuna Coil have announced a new headline tour for the autumn alongside Eluveitie, with support from Infected Rain. They will be headlining the first leg of the tour for dates across Italy, the UK and Ireland, while swapping the top billing for the rest of Europe.

The dates are as follows:

Nov 02: Bari Demode, Italy (LC headlining)
Nov 03: Rome Orion, Italy (LC headlining)
Nov 05: Bologna Estragon, Italy (LC headlining)
Nov 06: Milan Live Club, Italy (LC headlining)
Nov 08: Stuttgart LKA Longhorn, Germany
Nov 09: Oberhausen Turbinenhalle, Germany
Nov 10: Antwerp Trix, Belgium

Nov 12: Manchester O2 Ritz, UK (LC headlining)
Nov 13: Glasgow Garage, UK (LC headlining)
Nov 14: Dublin Academy, Ireland (LC headlining)
Nov 15: Bristol SWX, UK (LC headlining)
Nov 16: London O2 Forum Kentish Town, UK (LC headlining)
Nov 17: Nottingham Rock City, UK (LC headlining)

Nov 19: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Nov 20: Hannover Capitol, Germany
Nov 21: Berlin Huxley’s Neue Welt, Germany
Nov 22: Leipzig Felsenkeller, Germany
Nov 23: Munich TonHalle, Germany
Nov 24: Dornbirn Conrad Sohm, Austria
Nov 26: Cenon Le Rocher de Palmer, France
Nov 27: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain
Nov 28: Madrid Sala, Spain
Nov 29: Ramonville-Saint-Agne Le Bikini, France
Nov 30: Rennes L’Etage, France
Dec 01: Paris Elysee Montmartre, France
Dec 03: Saarbrucken Garage, Germany
Dec 04: Nord Hirsch, Germany
Dec 05: Ljubljana Kino Siska, Slovenia
Dec 08: Wien Arena, Austria
Dec 12: Riga Melna Piektdiena, Latvia
Dec 13: HKI Tavastia, Finland
Dec 14: Tampere Tullikamari, Finland
Dec 15: Tallinn Rock Cafe, Estonia
Dec 17: Sodermalm Fryhuset Klubben, Sweden
Dec 18: Grunerlokka Vulkan Arena, Norway
Dec 19: Heden Tradgar’n, Sweden
Dec 21: Hamburg Docks, Germany

Upcoming Symphonic Metal Albums in 2019


Just dropping in from baby land with the list for the new year! Once again I'll be using the format from the SymphonicMetal subreddit where I am a mod, which means I can include everything on one list instead of keeping separate ones. Come and join us on Reddit to stay up to date.

The format is "band name - album title (if known) - release date (if known) - recording status/any other notes". I've marked out things that are related projects or similar genres that might be of interest with a (+) sign.

Those with a ? after the date are rumoured/likely but have not had a date officially announced.


Upcoming in 2019:

Alissa White-Gluz (+) - Unknown Title - 2019?
Ancient Bards - Origine - 2019?
Avantasia - Moonglow - 15th February 2019
Battle Beast (+) - No More Hollywood Endings - 22nd March 2019
Beast In Black (+) - From Hell with Love - 8th February 2019
Cellar Darling (+) - The Spell - 22nd March 2019
Children of Bodom (+) - Hexed - 8th March 2019
Crysalys - Unknown Title - Autumn 2019?
The Dark Element - Unknown Title - 2019? - recording demos
Delain - Hunter's Moon EP - 22 February 2019 - Delayed from October 2018 as more content is being added
Diabulus In Musica - Unknown Title - 2019? - In pre-production
Dream Theater (+) - Distance Over Time - 22 February 2019
Edenbridge - Unknown Title - 2019
Eilera (+) - Waves - January 2019
Elessär - Kosmos - 2019? - Currently recording
Eluveitie (+) - Ategnatos - 5th April 2019
Elysion - Unknown Title - 2019?
Evergrey (+) - The Atlantic - 25 January 2019
Ex Libris - Ann Part II - 2019
Fairyland - Osyrhianta - 2019?
Haggard - Grimm - 2019?
Heavenly - Unknown Title - 2019?
Imperia - Flames of Eternity - 22 February 2019
Jaded Star - Unknown Title - 2019?
Kull - Unknown Title - April 2019
Lyriel - Unknown Title - 2019? - Currently recording
Marco Hietala (+) - Unknown Title - Spring 2019? - new solo project
Nemesea (+) - Unknown Title - 2019? - currently in pre-production
Rhapsody of Fire - The 8th Mountain - 22nd February 2019
Valcata - Valcata - 2019 - project/concept album currently recording
Valkea Valo (+) - Unknown Title - 2019? - New project of Manuela Kraller
Visions of Atlantis - The Deep And The Dark (Live at Symphonic Metal Nights) - 22nd February 2019
Within Temptation - Resist - 1st February 2019 - Delayed from December 2018 due to record label production issues


Already released:

Lost In Grey - The Wasteland


Let me know if you have any suggestions for the list or additional details to add!

Video: Within Temptation - Raise Your Banner Lyric Video (plus blog update)


Within Temptation have released a lyric video for their new single Raise Your Banner, featuring Anders Friden from In Flames. The song is taken from the upcoming album Resist. Check it out in the player below.


And a quick blog update... I may be taking a bit of a break as I recently had a baby! Our daughter arrived around a week ago. Updates may be a bit irregular for the foreseeable future. 

Kamelot Adds More European Tour Dates


Kamelot's Shadow Empire Tour in support of latest album The Shadow Theory will continue in 2019 with further European shows, including 3 in the UK. The dates are as follows:

08 MARCH Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje
09 MARCH Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
10 MARCH Antwerp, BE - Trix
12 MARCH Mulhouse, FR - Noumatrouff
13 MARCH Monthey, CH - Pont Rouge*
15 MARCH Bochum, DE - Matrix*
16 MARCH Zürich, CH - Komplex*
18 MARCH Nuremberg, DE - Hirsch*
19 MARCH Bremen, DE - Tivoli*

21 MARCH Manchester, UK - Club Academy*
22 MARCH Birmingham, UK - Academy 2*
23 MARCH Prestatyn, UK - Hammerfest

Dates with a star are not yet on sale but will be soon. Tickets can be found via Kamelot.com.

Re-Release For Nightwish's End Of An Era


Nightwish's classic 2005 live show End of an Era is getting a re-release in a special edition. The show concluded the Once tour with original lead singer Tarja Turunen famously being fired by open letter shortly afterwards. There are multiple formats of the new version including:

36 page Earbook - 3 black LPs, 2CD and Blu-Ray
36 page Earbook - 3 stone effect LPs, 2CD and Blu-Ray (Limited)
Vinyl - 3LPs in blue/lilac/purple
Vinyl - 3LPS in purple sparkle (Limited)

The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Dark Chest Of Wonders 
02. Planet Hell 
03. Ever Dream 
04. The Kinslayer 
05. Phantom Of The Opera 
06. The Siren 
07. Sleeping Sun 
08. High Hopes 
09. Bless The Child 
10. Wishmaster 
11. Slaying The Dreamer 
12. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan 
13. Nemo 
14. Ghost Love Score 
15. Stone People 
16. Creek Mary’s Blood 
17. Over The Hills And Far Away 
18. Wish I Had An Angel 
19. Documentary “A Day Before Tomorrow”

The editions are now available to pre-order from the Nightwish shop, Nuclear Blast, Amazon and more. At time of writing you can also get a free CD of the movie soundtrack Imaginaerum - The Score with any purchase from the Nightwish shop.

End of An Era will be re-released on December 7th.