STEEL PROPHET releases “666 is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues)” Videoclip

STEEL PROPHET has released the first video clip taken from their forthcoming album “Omniscient” (out on Cruz Del Sur Music on July 4th in Europe and July 11th in the United States). Ten years after their last studio release, the originators of the Progressive Power Metal movement return with the their classic sound led by Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor (guitarist and founding member) and by veteran metal singer Rick Mythiasin.  The recording  line up is completed by Vince Dennis (b), Chris Schleyer (g), Jimmy Schultz (d); after the recording original drummer John Tarascio, and guitarist John Paget returned to the band together.

  “666 is everywhere (the Heavy Metal Blues)” is the 6th(!) song of the album.  Although Steel Prophet is not well known for always being humorous, the whimsy of the lyrics is reflected in the video clip shot by Agent Steel/Redemption guitarist Bernie Versailles. About the song Kachinsky says “Steel Prophet knows metal fans have a fascination with the numbers “666”. And when you’re in a metal band trying to make a living, sometimes it seems like “666 is Everywhere”!”.

Omniscient” is composed of 12 songs based on an original story written by Kachinsky.  The idea of telling a story throughout a whole album is similar to STEEL PROPHET’s 1999 classic “Dark Hallucinations” which featured the “Fahrenheit 451” story by Ray Bradbury. The famous German Artist Timo Würz was hired to create the amazing cover artwork, and 12 original booklet illustrations to go with the lyrics and story itself. The album also contains a thirteenth song, a cover of QUEEN’sBohemian Rhapsody”, which was successfully presented by the band at the 2013th edition of the Keep It True festival in Germany; a video clip of the event will see the light shortly before the release of  “Omniscient”.

Omniscient” will be release in limited edition 32-page digibook, regular compact disc, limited gate-fold double LP and digital download.

BATTLEROAR releases single video clip “Poisoned Well”

BATTLEROAR have released today the first video clip and single from their forthcoming album “Blood of Legends”.

“Poisoned Well” features amazing footage taken from Greek epic-fantasy movie “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles : Indomitable “ (to whose soundtrack BATTLEROAR  contributed).

“Blood of Legends” will be released on May 2nd in Europe and May 6th in the USA in Digipack, Gatefold Double LP and Digital editions. Pre-orders will be announced soon.

DARK FOREST “The Awakening” PRE-ORDERS and VIDEO Song Preview

DARK FOREST‘s third album “The Awakening” will be released on February 28th in Europe and March 6th in the USA, and so far it has been very well-welcomed by the Metal press.

To convince you that this album is rightly been regarded as “one of the best heavy metal releases of early 2014”,  the band has released a videoclip of their new anthem “Sons of England” (without doubt, one of the most memorable songs amongst “The Awakening”‘s setlist). Watch the video here:


 

These are some of the European press’ comments:

“Ein stimmiges Album.” (Time for Metal, D)

“Dark Forest levert met ‘The Awakening’ een cd af met 9 sterke heavymetalnummers en een die makkelijk mee kan met de top van de heavy metal. Goede plaat!” (White Room Reviews, NL)

“The Awakening” is one of the first real heavy metal highlights of 2014. Please let there be many more!” (Metal Squadron, N)

“Das dritte Album der von Hingabe beseelten Briten, die ihre Band 2002 gründeten. Epischer und melodischer Heavy Metal, zuweilen nahe dran am Power Metal. Mit visionär-verträumter Aura!” (EMP, D)

“Ein wahres Jahreshighlight, das von Mal zu Mal stärker in den Ohren knallt und jeden Liebhaber epischen True Metals zum Jauchzen bringen wird.” (Stormbringer.at, AT)

“Ein klassisches Metal-Album mit leicht epischem Charakter.” (Legacy, D)

“Traditioneller Heavy Metal mit viel Melodie und einigen frühen Speed-Elementen.” (Bleeding4Metal)


We are now starting to take pre-orders for the album which will be available in the following formats:

| Compact Disc with one bonus track |

| Limited edition green vinyl |

| Regular Black Vinyl |

| Digital |

Both vinyl-editions include a download code.
We have also made some great beer mats that will be given away for free ONLY to direct purchase from our webstore!!

Additionally, we offer the chance to purchase “The Awakening” together with Dark Forest’s previous release “Dawn of Infinity” for a very friendly price! Check this fantastic promo here:

CD COMBO

VINYL LP COMBO


Finally, do not miss the chance to see DARK FOREST
celebrate the release of “the Awakening” with two live shows; the first live appearance will be next Saturday the 22nd of February at The Lamp Tavern in their hometown of Dudley, supported by Ascalon and Gunners Law.

The following weekend, DARK FOREST will be playing at Brofest II with the likes of Jaguar, Blitzkrieg, Atomkraft etc. Still unconvinced about buying their new album? Well, test their super-energetic live shows and decide for yourself!