"Deus ex Machina", LIV KRISTINE's fantastic solo debut from 1998, will be released for the first time on March 1st 2024 as a vinyl version and as a double CD with unreleased bonus tracks at Allegro Talent Music.

1995 was the year in which a new star shone in the gothic metal sky with LIV KRISTINE.

To this day, the Norwegian singer with her angelic soprano voice is considered an inspiration for numerous subsequent bands and artists.

After globally acclaimed albums and sold-out tours with "Theatre Of Tragedy", LIV signed a contract with Massacre Records in 1997 to realise her first solo album "Deus ex Machina".

At this time she was completing a Master's degree in English and German studies and commuted between the University of Stuttgart and the recordings in the Illinois studio. At the same time, she continued to tour very successfully with "Theatre Of Tragedy".

27 October 1997 was to become a very special date in LIV KRISTINE's career. On this day she met Nick Holmes (Host, Paradise Lost). The chemistry between the two exceptional artists was right from the start, and so the jointly composed, beautiful gothic ballad "3 a. m." was the first song for the solo album "Deus ex Machina", released in 1998.Although both Nick and LIV have a metal background, the fusion of their two voices created something very special.

But the other songs on "Deus ex Machina" also unfold a great deal of subtlety, magic and the power of LIV KRISTINE's personal charisma. With "Portrait: Ei tulle med øyne blå", based on a children's song from 1905, there is even a song in LIV's native Norwegian on the album. In June 2023, a new interpretation of the song was created together with Geir "Gerlioz" Bratland (Dimmu Borgir, God Seed, The Kovenant, Satyricon), which can now be found on this new release of "Deus ex Machina" as an LP bonus track.

Already at the age of six, LIV KRISTINE showed a special receptivity and understanding of music and the different ways of singing. The song "In the Heart of Juliet" describes how she consciously and unconsciously experienced her childhood, the feelings of happiness, her love of magical melodies, the wonders of nature with its seasons and, most especially, the freedom of being. To this day, she describes the special experience of singing as "my magical bubble".

Since she was fifteen years old, LIV has been performing with "Theatre Of Tragedy", "Leaves's Eyes" and under her own name on stages large and small in over sixty countries, enchanting audiences with her clear and multi-faceted angelic voice.

To date, this has resulted in fifteen albums and numerous collaborations. She was even honoured with a Grammy nomination for her balladic duet with "Cradle Of Filth" in 2005.

For LIV KRISTINE, both as a person and as an artist, authenticity and heart always come first. With the release of "Deus Ex Machina", she has already proven what a great, independent artist she is and has been inspiring and enchanting people all over the world for over three decades now.



2-CD Digipak

CD 1

1 Requiem

2 Deus ex Machina

3 In the Heart of Juliet

4 3 a.m.

5 Waves of Green

6 Take Good Care

7 Huldra Part I

8 Portrait: Ei Tulle med Øyne Blå

9 Good Vibes Bad Vibes

10 Outro

CD 2

1 In the Heart of Juliet (Forever Mix)

2 Huldra Part II

3 Good Vibes Bad Vibes (Dance on Mix)

4 3 a.m. (Late Night Version)

5 3 a.m. (Club Mix)

6 3 a.m. (Radio Mix)

7 3 a.m. (Single Edit)

8 3 a.m. (No Loop Mix)

9 Deus ex Machina (Alternative Remix)

10 Deus ex Machina (Guitar Extended)

11 Deus ex Machina (Remix)

12 Sun in the Stream

13 Sun in the stream (Demo 1999)

14 Inamorata (Live)

15 Inamorata (Demo 1999)

Vinyl LP


1 Requiem

2 Deus ex Machina

3 In the Heart of Juliet

4 3 a.m.


1 Waves of Green

2 Take Good Care

3 Huldra Part I

4 Portrait: Ei Tulle med Øyne Blå

5 Good Vibes Bad Vibes

6 Portrait: Ei Tulle med Øyne Blå (Darksynth Remix 2023)

7 Outro

The time has come! New SCANNER full-length album after almost a decade! “The Cosmic Race” will be released on January 12, 2024 and as the band’s highly decorated discography dictates, this one is a concept album: Survival on earth has become more and more difficult, natural disasters are piling up and military conflicts have reached their highest level, large parts of the continents are nuclear contaminated. Life is concentrated in a few big cities, and the narrowness and heat in them has become almost unbearable. The SCANNER, (a hybrid of human and android, our leading figure who is resident on planet GALACTOS) picks up a chosen part of human beings from Earth with huge spaceships in order to transform them into a habitable planet, called Terrion, in another Galaxy. SCANNERs army, the Space Battalion guarantees for the safety of the precious cargo (the chosen ones which have to remain in hyper sleep for decades) on the long flight through various wormholes. The long journey ends successfully. But, even in the new world, people have to defend themselves against monsters, aliens and planetary invaders (troops from other civilized planets) and start all over again right from scratch. Most are again farmers or craftsmen. The new world is not just a mere accumulation of the products of sophisticated technologies, but a profane art of survival that begins with sowing seeds in the fields. But they also celebrate festivals and commemorate their ancestors and everyone who was once close to them and who they have left behind on earth. The new settlers defend everything newly gained with absolute passion and to their last drop of blood against their enemies. They want to take their second chance and do better than they did on Earth against all odds. However, since there are also some doubters and renegades among them who oppose the new community and endanger the "Second Chance" -project, the SCANNER has developed a system that can identify those renegades during their dream phases at night and kidnaps them before dawn. They find themselves paralyzed in a Twilight Zone. They are lashed finally to giant totem poles in a trance where dreams and reality fight each other until they are purified.

1. The Earth Song
2. Face the Fight
3. Warriors of the Light
4. Dance of the Dead
5. Scanner's Law
6. A New Horizon
7. Farewell to the Sun
8. Space Battalion
9. The Last and First in Line

Efthimions Ioannidis – Vocals
Axel Julius – All Guitars
Jörn Bettenrup – Bass
Boris Frenkel - Drums

Official Site: https://www.scanner4u.de/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scanner.Heavy.Metal.Band

In a move that demonstrates the powerful connection between artists and their dedicated fanbase, Swedish metal juggernauts Evergrey have extended a unique invitation to their followers. The call is simple yet profound: fans are invited to contribute backing vocals on the band's upcoming track, "One Heart" adding a layer of intimacy and collaboration to the creative process.

Never shy of writing great anthemic songs, the members of EVERGREY have yet again written a masterpiece and this time they want their fans to help them and be a part of the gang vocals in the song's chorus.

"One Heart" will be available globally on all the usual digital streaming platforms along with the new album. However, physically "One Heart" will only be available on a special vinyl version of the album that will be available worldwide exclusively via Sweden Rock Magazine.

To be a part of this very special song, you need to choose one of the following options:

* Record your vocal part on your phone, computer (or other device) and send it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Join the members of EVERGREY and record with them on one of the following dates: Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m. and in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m. (To attend one of these events, you need to send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and say which city you want to attend. You will receive an e-mail back with the exact location.).

Anyone who orders this version of the physical album will also get their name on a special art print that will be signed by the members of EVERGREY. This version is available to everyone worldwide.

See video below of EVERGREY frontman Tom S. Englund showing everyone how to sing the chorus of "One Heart" and get a first glimpse of the band's forthcoming album.


The announcement that Bruce Dickinson will release a new solo album caused enthusiasm and excitement to the fans. Now the legendary frontman of Iron Maiden revealed further details about the "The Mandrake Project" album: the first single to be taken from it will be "Afterglow Of Ragnarok" (due on December 1), a dramatic and epic track that introduces the world not just to the music of the album but to the compelling narrative that forms the basis of "The Mandrake Project". 

Dickinson explains: "It was important to set the tone of the project with this track. As befitting its title, it's a heavy song and there's a great big riff driving it…but there's also a real melody in the chorus that displays the light and shade that the rest of the album brings… and just wait until you see the video!".

"The Mandrake Project" is a dark, adult story of power, abuse and a struggle for identity, set against the backdrop of scientific and occult genius. Created by Dickinson, scripted by Tony Lee and stunningly illustrated by Staz Johnson for Z2 Comics, the series features 12 episodes that collect into three graphic novels and will be launched in 2024.

An eight-page comic prequel to "The Mandrake Project", titled "Afterglow Of Ragnarok", is included within the vinyl seven-inch single booklet which accompanies the single of the same name and sets the scene for the story to come. The seven-inch single also features Dickinson's original solo demo version of the song "If Eternity Should Fail", which first appeared on IRON MAIDEN's album "The Book Of Souls" in 2015.

Having already announced Brazilian and Mexican live dates for April and May next year, Dickinson and his phenomenal band — which features guitarist Roy "Z" Ramirez, drummer Dave Moreno, bass player Tanya O'Callaghan and keyboard maestro Mistheria — will continue their touring with a run of European shows, alongside a number of festival appearances in Europe. The currently confirmed dates are below:

May 18 - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
May 19 - O2 Academy, Manchester, UK
May 21 - Arena, Swansea, UK
May 23 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
May 24 - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
May 26 - L'Olympia, Paris, France
May 28 - 013, Tilburg, Holland
May 29 - De Oosterport, Groningen, Holland
June 1 - Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
June 3 - Arenale Romane, Bucharest, Romania
June 5-8 - Mystic Festival, Gdansk, Poland *
June 5-8 - Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden *
June 9 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
June 16 - Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
June 17 - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
June 19-22 - Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark *
June 24 - Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, Germany *
June 25 - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
June 27-30 - Hellfest, Clisson, France *
June 30 - Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
July 3-6 - Rockharz Open Air, Ballenstedt, Germany *
July 5 - Ippodrome Delle Capannelle, Rock In Rome, Rome, Italy *
July 6 - Bassano Del Grappa, Metal Park, Vincenza, Italy *
July 9 - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
July 13 - Hala, Zagreb, Croatia
July 16 - Kolodrum Arena, Sofia, Bulgaria
July 19 - Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey

* Festival performance