After an absence of 11 years, Lisa Johansson returns to the ranks of Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN. This also means the departure of Heike Langhans, who has served the band with her beautiful vocals for 10 years.
Italy is the land of symphonic metal bands, but it holds more than that. Melodic death metal band STEEL CAGE have joined the ranks with Sliptrick Records and will release their first album “Syndrome” on the new label later this year.
Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE, with front woman Sabine Edelsbacher (since the formation in 1998), are ready for a new adventure with AFM Records. Their eleventh album “Shangri-La” can be expected in 2022.
Belgian symphonic metal band WORLDS BEYOND have joined the ranks of Necktwister for bookings. Hopefully, they can now tour to support their debut album “Symphony Of Dawn” and work on a sophomore full-length.
The career of the five power metal girls from Swiss band BURNING WITCHES is on the rise. After three successful albums for Nuclear Blast they have now switched to a new label partner, Napalm Records.
Power metal band SEVEN KINGDOMS from the US have launched four successful crowdfunding campaigns for just as many albums. On February 15th they will start the fifth for their new album “Zenith”, scheduled for release in June.
Marta Gabriel’s CRYSTAL VIPER released their eight studio album “The Cult” in 2021, but the pandemic kept them from touring to promote it. Instead of doing nothing, they recorded some more material and put in on a mini-LP “The Last Axeman”.
Swedish dark symphonic metal band ELEINE, who already have released three successful albums, open a new chapter by signing to Atomic Fire Records. ELEINE will also tour with Firewind and Sonata Arctica this year.