In April 2020, Australian VICTORIA K released a smashing debut album ‘Essentia’ that could end up high in the top 10 of ‘best female fronted metal albums of 2020’. The album was followed by a live stream concert that now will be out on DVD in January 2021.
With their latest album ‘Veridian’ released less than a year ago, Italian modern melodic/symphonic metal band TEMPERANCE are ready to strike again with an acoustic EP ‘Melodies Of Green And Blue’. On top of that, they also reveal a new video for ‘Start Another Round’.
UK based metal core/prog metal band AVERTED have signed a deal with Wormholedeath. First, they will re-release the band’s EP ‘Silenced’. In the meantime, AVERTED is working on a full-length album.
German symphonic metal outfit ELVELLON could follow in the footsteps of bands like Beyond The Black, Xandria and Leaves’ Eyes now that they have signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records.
The story of Italian groove metal band SIX DEGREES is one of many peregrinations. Especially from Luca Correnti, who found his musical partner Valentina Aleo via Sinoath, Mystura and EpisThemE through a musical announcement.
Italian melodic metal band MARBLE have joined the ranks of Sliptrick Records. With Eleonora Travaglino on vocals, they plan to release their second full-length album ‘S.A.V.E.’ in early 2021.
Italian based Frontiers Records do not only have some fine bands on their roster, but they are also known for setting up new projects and bands to release the best voices in rock. Their latest project is a fusion between Smackbound’s Netta Laurenne and Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo. Together they will launch an album somewhere in 2021!
There are not so many female fronted symphonic metal bands from the Baltic states left. There’s Emphasis and Portread from Estonia and Lureaway and EVERLUST from Latvia. The latter are going to record a new album for Wormholedeath, probably for release in 2021.
It has been 7 years since Norwegian band TRAIL OF TEARS released their last album ‘Oscillation’. But blood is thicker than water and the band with acclaimed singer Ailyn is working on a comeback in this troubled year 2020. A new album is an option and they plan to do some ‘special’ concerts.
After 5 albums for AFM Records, it was time for a new deal. So Polish heavy metal band CRYSTAL VIPER, with Marta Gabriel at the helm, inked a new deal with Listenable Records and announce ‘The Cult’ for release in January 2021.