symphonic metal

Insatia – Phoenix Aflame

High-spirited, high-flying female fronted symphonic metal from Tuscan by way of Montreal, QC comes from the four members of Insatia. Like the flowing astral angel in the cosmos on the cover, Zoë Federoff, ascends listeners up with heavenly operatic vocals, melding a sound intertwining Siobhán Fahey (Shakepeares Sister) and Anette Olzon (Nightwish).  The music plays with a ballerinas grace as her v...[Read More]

Mindmaze plays the Courtyard

Sunday August 14, four bands played the Courtyard Lounge in Englewood. Dayton’s Letters to the Blind, Cincinnati’s Warcurse, Iris Divine from VA, and MindMaze from Allentown, PA. Letters started it off with the black metal tinged beginning of “Suffocate.” Ringing in the cyber power metal, prog influences with some thrash flavor. They pulled from the mighty book of Priest mixing Maiden and NWOBHM s...[Read More]

Scarleth’s Silver Lining

Two records into their career, Kyiv, Ukraine’s, Scarleth have written, sculpted and recorded music that speaks beyond a band releasing their sophomore effort. Through numerous member changes they’ve crafted a sound blending Euro symphonic influence with thrash and modern melodious rock. Scarleth is Victor Morozov (guitar), Yana Kovalskaya (keyboards), new vocalist Ekaterina Kapshuk, Igor Chumak (b...[Read More]

Nightwish Bring Endless Forms to Columbus

Thursday, Feb. 25th was a night of Euro symphonic powerhouse metal for the LC Pavilion’s newly dubbed moniker Express Live. The Endless Forms Most Beautiful came to Columbus and delivered with fellow female fronted Delain and power metal veterans Sonata Arctica. The Kitee, Finland natives may have proven third times the charm as former After Forever, ReVamp vocalist Floor Jansen took the helm as t...[Read More]

She Must Burn Releases Debut EP

  London, England’s, symphonic black-death metal haunting hybrid She Must Burn might look and sound like a witches inquisition spell gone three times worse, conjuring darker forces than planned. She Must Burn say’s hello from jolly old England with its unrelenting and unapologetic self-titled EP via Artery Recordings, bringing the UK back to the uber-laced dark ages, in their own speaker-blee...[Read More]

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