ALBUM REVIEW: Sonata Arctica – Clear Cold Beyond

Finland is reported to be one of the happiest countries in the world. Even though it can produce some fantastically grim Metal acts, this Nordic nation has some jubilant bands as well. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Power Paladin – With The Magic Of Wyndfyre Steel 

Iceland is not the first location you think of when considering the legacy of traditional or melodic metal, and would probably not be amongst the first (hundred) places you would go if you were searching for the next great Heavy Metal band. Indeed, brooding, expansive post-Rock; emotive, atmospheric Black Metal; twisted traditional folk are all styles that you’d more instantly connect with the volcanic, expansive, open landscapes of the western-most point of Scandinavia. So, I think it is fair to say that you would have got fairly long odds on the first release for the metal industry-shaking new label giants Atomic Fire being the debut album of a brand new Power Metal band from Iceland. 

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Amorphis Share a New Single and Music Video – “The Moon”  


Amorphis previously announced their new studio album Halo, out on February 11th, 2022 through new label Atomic Fire, from the co-founder of Nuclear Blast. The band has just shared a new single and  music video for “The Moon,” created by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film), which you wan see right now! Pre-orders are also live for the album below. 

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