Winterstorm releases music video for epic, new album single "Future Times"! New album, "Everfrost", will be out this summer on AFM Records.

July 14, 2023 will see power metal act WINTERSTORM release their upcoming, fifth studio album entitled "Everfrost". It's their first offering since 2016, and their debut with powerhouse label AFM Records. "Winter" stands for nordic viking and folk metal, the "Storm" for fast-paced power metal, combined with epic and orchestral metal facettes, WINTERSTORM shines in a new splendor as first single releases prove. Following the previously-shared, first album appetizer "To The End Of All Known", now, the five-piece has released a music video for "Future Times"! The comments:

"Future Times is about focusing on the changeable future instead of wasting time on the unchangeable past. 

Whether it's the small things everyday or big ones like the destruction of our planet — it's always worth getting the focus right."

It’s the melodic grandeur, that clearly marks the foreground of WINTERSTORM, reflected in heavily catchy choruses and colossal, polyphonic vocals. Striking elements of different metal styles merge with each other and get a completely new impression, that WINTERSTORM’s forthcoming record may be their most versatile and powerful album to date; one that does not have to hide behind proved genre colleagues such as Blind Guardian or Rhapsody Of Fire. "Everfrost" will be out as CD Digipak, limited clear blue Vinyl and Boxset on July 14, 2023 through AFM Records, the pre-sale is available online at THIS LOCATION!


"Everfrost" track listing:

01. Origin
02. To The End Of All Known
03. The Phoenix Died (Remember)
04. Circle Of Greed
05. Future Times
06. Everfrost
07. Final Journey
08. Fate Of The Atlanteans
09. Crusade
10. Overcome The Fear
11. Silence





Nervosa, the female thrashers, have a new line-up and a new single (plus video) released ("Endless Ambition"). 

Along with this blistering new offering, the marvelous force has finally lifted the veil on who will take over vocal duties on future releases. From now on, guitarist and founding member Prika Amaral will be the voice of Nervosa. "Endless Ambition" acts as a first harbinger for everything that is about to come and shows the incredibly powerful attitude and talent of Amaral ruling in this new position. Nervosa brings another novelty with the addition of the immensely talented and well experienced Michaela Naydenova on drums, Hel Pyre on bass and Helena Kotina on guitars.

Amaral says about becoming vocalist: "It was a huge challenge for me. It wasn't something I planned or expected, but after a second change of vocalist, I didn't want to go through these changes again, so I decided to face what a lot of people have said since the beginning of Nervosa — that I should be vocalist. But, as I always heard from some people that I didn't have a technique, that the way I sang hurt my throat, I got carried away by that. Now, after studying vocal techniques for the last few months, I discovered that yes, I've always had the technique and feel comfortable facing this new journey, which I am enjoying a lot".

Nervosa's latest album was the critically acclaimed "Perpetual Chaos". The band also played some important live shows and festivals such as Summer Breeze and Wacken Open Air. 



Sacred Outcry has revealed some details about its new album. The sophomore album of the Greek metallers is going to be titled "Towers of Gold" and it will be out on the 19th of May, 2023. Below you can read the album's tracklist and see the album's cover as well as read the press release of the band's reocrd label, No Remorse Records.

Time devours all... Dreams, regrets, memories... Memories become legend, legend fades to myth, and myth... So easily forgotten...
A God... A King... A Pawn... The time is at hand... Finally, the shadows grow thick and their crimson tint pulses vibrant...
Power... Knowledge... Gold... He will have it all...
The snake eats its tail and the wheel of time turns... But sometimes the hand of fate must be forced...
We are more than thrilled to reveal the title, tracklist and cover artwork of Sacred Outcry’s second chapter "Towers of Gold", the perfect realisation of the band's trademark dark, epic power metal.
Written and arranged by the band’s mastermind George Apalodimas, "Towers of Gold" is the first album featuring the band’s brand-new line-up of axeman Steve Lado, drummer Defkalion Dimos and the legendary Daniel Heiman behind the mic.
The long-awaited successor to their highly acclaimed debut "Damned for All Time" was fine-tuned to perfection by the band and was masterfully mixed & mastered by Steve Lado in SL Studio, Greece.
"Towers of Gold" is a full concept album directly tied to the golden age of late '90s and early '00s power metal, fused with the legendary '80s US metal scene, where Warlord meets Blind Guardian and Manowar joins Lost Horizon on a mystical journey through ten chapters of dark epic metal.
Featuring two very special guests, Jeff Black of Gatekeeper on the 12 string guitars and Yorgos Karagiannis on acoustic guitars. The cover art is once again a creation of George Apalodimas who was also responsible for the band's debut.
1. Through Lands Forgotten (At The Crossroads Of Fate)
2. The Flame Rekindled (Lurid Lights And Drunken Revelry)
3. The Voyage (Towards Immortality)
4. Into The Storm (Beyond The Lost Horizon)
5. Symphony Of The Night (The Curse Of The Blind)
6. A Midnight Reverie (Whispers In The Wind)
7. The Sweet Wine Of Betrayal (The Perennial Sin)
8. The City Of Stone (The Burden Of The Crownless Kings)
9. Towers Of Gold (Tempus Edax Rerum)
10. Where Crimson Shadows Dwell (And Ouroboros Dreamt)
Daniel Heiman - Vocals
Steve Lado - Guitars
Defkalion Dimos - Drums
George Apalodimas - Bass
"Towers of Gold", will be released on May 19th via No Remorse Records. Pre-order starts at on April 3rd, 2023.
Available formats for pre-order (starts April 3rd, 2023):
- CD with a 24-page booklet
- 180gr black vinyl. Includes a 4-page insert.
- 180gr gold vinyl, strictly limited to only 100 copies. Includes a 4-page insert and poster.
Exclusive KEEP IT TRUE Festival (20-22 April 2023) version: 180gr silver vinyl, strictly limited to only 200 copies. Includes a 4-page insert and poster. NO PRE-ORDERS. This edition will be available directly to the festival at the No Remorse Records shop.
Premiere of the song "The Voyage (Towards Immortality)" on April 3rd.
"Beyond the mountains, across the sea, a legend, a story untold
There's only one warning that all men must heed, beware the Towers of Gold..."



Toronto-London based experimental group The Flowers Of Hell have announced that they will release their new album 'Keshakhtaran' via UK cult label Space Age Recordings (home to Spacemen 3, as well as Spectrum, Chapterhouse, Acid Mothers Temple and The Telescopes). Ahead of this, they present ‘Foray Through Keshakhtaran’, the first taste of the trans-Atlantic group’s first studio album in six years.

A tripped out instrumental journey in two 20-minute parts, this record involves 20 artists, including special guests Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, Beck) on sitar, Montreal harpist Sarah Pagé, and NYC avant-accordion legend Angel Corpus Christi (Suicide, Spiritualized, Dean Wareham). Produced by the band’s leader and composer Greg Jarvis, this album was mastered by Grammy recipient Peter J. Moore (Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Joe Strummer).  

'Keshakhtaran', which is an urban dictionary term for "seeking nirvana through meditation to sound, especially when you're stoned," is suitably named. The album presents a 42-minute instrumental psilocybin meditation piece in two parts, rooted in sax, flugel horn, chimes, harp, sitar and opera soprano vocals, augmented with tremolos, flutters, horns, woodwinds, strings and percussion.

For the past 18 years, The Flowers Of Hell have traversed the experimental edges of indie, classical and jazz, with music often rooted in the audio-visual synesthesia of the group’s mastermind, Greg Jarvis. Despite relatively obscurity, they have been championed by music legends such as Lou Reed, Sonic Boom, Kevin Shields and members of The Legendary Pink Dots, Death In Vegas, The Wedding Present, The Fugs and The Plastic People Of The Universe, not to mention support from NASA’s mission control team and the Tate Gallery with an album installation and concert just a fortnight before London locked down.

“Keshakhtaran began as a 40 minute ‘space guitar’ piece I’d done out of bits and bobs I’d been playing in my home studio for a girlfriend to meditate to in the months before Covid. During the pandemic, I found I couldn’t write anything new (nothing in, nothing out), but I pulled out the guitar track and started sending it to caged up band members and friends to add layers to, and soon I was mixing and editing away, creating a sonic world to escape off into,” says Greg Jarvis.

“With massages being some of the only human contact allowed in Toronto at the time and with one of my bandmates being a masseuse, I’d go in and test the mixes while over-micro dosing on mushrooms for a truly immersive experience that transported me from the bleak times. I’d then play the work-in-progress for bandmates in my ‘semi outdoor contact’ garage that I’d converted into a psychedelic shack with a lightshow and a fog machine, tweaking things until it reached its final form that you’ll hear”.

For Record Store Day (UK), Space Age Recordings will also release a deluxe first vinyl LP pressing of The Flowers Of Hell’s ‘Odes’ album, originally released in 2012. This is a collection of orchestral pop arrangements of some of Jarvis’ favourite songs, which Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed ended up hearing and loving, with Reed also supporting The Flowers by premiering it on his final radio show.

Fortunate enough to have learned directly from the likes of Malcolm McLaren, David Bowie, Jason Pierce (Spiritualized), The Moody Blues, Liz Mitchell (Boney M) and Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group) while working in the music business, Greg Jarvis formed the Flowers Of Hell in 2005 – a time when London only had two bi-monthly club nights (Sonic Cathedral and AC30) where it was possible to play The Flowers’ kind of ‘Velvets meets Spacemen 3 meets classical’ music. Since relocating to his hometown Toronto, subsequent albums and tours have involved musicians from both continents.

'Foray Through Keshakhtaran' is available across digital platforms, including Apple MusicSpotify and Bandcamp. The full ‘Keshakhtaran’ LP will be released digitally on May 12th with the vinyl LP (including an inserted bonus CD featuring a reworking of the piece by Sonic Boom) to follow in late 2023. In the meantime, get the deluxe 'Odes' album on vinyl on Record Store Day (April 22) in the UK, to be made available two weeks later for the rest of the world.

Side A - Keshakhtaran (Part 1) 21:50
Side B – Keshakhtaran (Part 2) 20:26
Bonus Inserted CD:
Sonic Boom’s Trip To Keshakhtaran
Foray Through Keshakhtaran
Keshakhtaran (Stone Age Version)