AViVA Releases Her Latest Hit 'UNBREAKABLE'

Starting 2021 on a strong note by smashing 3 billion streams globally, AViVA isn't wasting any time with releasing new music this year. "UNBREAKABLE" continues developing the sonic palette that AViVA fans know and love, with her powerful, yet still vulnerable lyrics expanding on those themes of self expression and creativity.

With her increasing global profile AViVA is treating her fans, many of who are still in various levels of lockdown and restrictions with live-streamed rehearsals, twitch streaming, as well as her usual social engagement across a multitude of platforms. Here is what AViVA has said about "UNBREAKABLE". "To me 'UNBREAKABLE' is a song about bouncing back despite adversity. The lyric "why did I trust you" really conveys that desperation that you can feel when somebody you thought was on your side turns against you. Sometimes even though you can forgive someone for what they've done you can't necessarily forget it and it's okay to remember that. But despite all that dwelling on things that have gone wrong doesn't help you move forward and 'UNBREAKABLE' is about moving forward reminding yourself that you can't be beaten down and broken down by other people".

As always 2021 looks like it's going to be a massive year for AViVA so "UNBREAKABLE" is just another piece of her ever growing multi-verse, with her debut novel SELF/LESS coming out the second half of the year. Co-written and produced by AViVA, MataisC, Jean-Paul Fung, Nick Bailey Mastered by Chris Gehringer.





Today, celebrated, genre-redefining rock band Escape The Fate release their highly anticipated seventh studio album "Chemical Warfare", via Better Noise Music. The dynamic offering, produced by John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco, The Used) and co-produced by the band's lead guitarist Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft, sees collaborations with alt-rock icon and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and award-winning violinist Lindsey Stirling, further amplifying the band's inclusive and experimental spirit that has captured the hearts and ears of fans for over 15 years. The 12-song tracklist sees the Las Vegas-bred group creating its most lyrically empowered and sonically adventurous project yet. See full tracklisting below. "Chemical Warfare" is now available for purchase and streaming HERE.

"This album marks a new, empowering chapter for us as a band. As artists, it's our responsibility to capture the truth with our music. This project is our most honest and authentic to date: reflective and loud, all encompassing of the beautiful contradictions that music allows", the band said in a collective statement. "We loved working with our collaborators, including our super producer John, and our talented friends Travis and Lindsey. We can't wait for our fans to experience this body of work in full, and hopefully together with us in person soon when live music can be experienced as it should, safely with our guards down and the volume up".

The band is also celebrating the release of the album with the premiere of the music video for one of the tracks, "Lightning Strike", on which Travis Barker plays the drums. The new visual sees the band in its most natural state — performing, knuckling down on their instruments as though their lives depend on it, and having a good time in, capturing true catharsis. WATCH HERE. Of the track the band says: "This is a psych-up song. It's heavy and light, fun yet meaningful - capturing that universal feeling of wanting to trap lightning in a bottle. We hope listeners will feel inspired to take control of whatever chaos is haunting them as they listen to this one".

The band has been earning critical praise for the music of "Chemical Warfare" since this past summer, with the release of the anthemic "Walk On" which also served as a soundtrack single for the acclaimed feature "Sno Babies" (released via Better Noise Films). They followed it up with the Stirling-assisted "Invincible" an energetic, sonic ride about resilience that Pure Magazine called: "A spectacularly vigorous and exceedingly touching alt-rock song...that packs an incredibly powerful punch". The song will appear in the upcoming Better Noise Films horror-thriller "The Retaliators". And most recently, the band kicked off 2021 with single "Not My Problem" a soulful, cathartic hard rock offering with Blink-182's Barker lending his drum skills to the track.

In celebration of the album's release, fans will be able to catch Escape The Fate band members tonight, April 16 on their Twitch account, celebrating the album's release with a listening party at 7pm PST/10pm EST. Band members will continue the celebration on their Twitch account tomorrow, April 17 at 7pm PST/10pm EST.

'CHEMICAL WARFARE' Tracklisting:
Lightning Strike (2:46)
Invincible (feat. Lindsey Stirling) (3:52)
Unbreakable (3:02)
Chemical Warfare (3:14)
Erase You (2:28) [EXPLICIT]
Not My Problem (feat. Travis Barker) (3:25) [EXPLICIT]
Burn the Bridges (3:40) [EXPLICIT]
Demons (2:54)
Hand Grenade (2:40) [EXPLICIT]
Ashes (Broken World) (3:05) [EXPLICIT]
My Gravity (3:19) [EXPLICIT]
Walk On (3:34)

Exclusive Video Premiere
The Mighty One - "Torch Of Rock And Roll"

Canadian hard rock force The Mighty One has just released their critically acclaimed album Torch Of Rock And Roll – and now that the torch is lit, they of course won't stop firing one spectacular surprise after another.

Torch Of Rock And Roll is an unparalleled, uncompromisingly heavy rock album about the victories and defeats, the gains and losses, the ups and downs in the life of a true rockin' roller. Two prior albums have pathed the way for a result, which – while being a brutally straight and honest album – is The Mighty One's most complex and refined output so far. Reflecting upon a life dedicated to heavy music, filled with awe-inspiring moments, with power trips and the heartfelt losses that such a commitment brings, it already hauls the load for a dramatic rock and metal opera. And since we all know that no such piece would get away without a relatable protagonist, Tim Steinruck reached out into his own past in order to put a youngster and his coming of age journey right where the protagonist of the album's title track belongs: front and centre. The fan and dreamer that built upon his dreams – and boy do dreams burn!

The title track of Torch Of Rock And Roll tells the real-life story of a boy who happened to fall in love with KISS, the dreams he had and the will to make them come true to a point of eventually signing a management/record deal with his idol Paul Stanley. It's also a story about the moment when a fiery heart realizes that all the ill-fated things its owner has gone through have just been a matter of synchronicity rather than fate. A truly recognition moment and the spark that lit his lifelong fire of purpose.

This track, which tells such a heartwarming and rocking story, will be released as a single on April 16, alongside a remarkable video. The anime-inspired animations in the clip are a rare, yet brightening sight within the hard rock genre.



Today, Enter Shikari release 'Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption)', through So Recordings. Listen HERE.

Out of the blue, and exactly one year to the day from the release of Enter Shikari's most recent and biggest album, "Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible", comes the companion collection "Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption)".

Upon its release, "Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible" received universal critical acclaim, gave the band their sixth UK top 10 Album Chart position (finishing the week at #2, their highest position yet), and by end of 2020 had been chosen as "Album Of The Year" in the annual Kerrang Magazine reader's poll, as well as earning the band their second Rock Sound cover in twelve months, as one of the magazines choices for Class Of 2020.

With the worldwide pandemic and resulting lockdowns hitting the UK a couple of weeks prior to the release of "Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible" all traditional promotional activity, along with any hope of live shows, was shelved. Enter Shikari looked for other avenues to keep themselves, and their fans, entertained.

"Broadcasts From The Interruption" was the umbrella moniker for the various home studio sessions and acoustic performances Enter Shikari recorded and released on YouTube and elsewhere throughout 2020 / early 2021. The band chose the best & most interesting from the large available selection of performances along with special performances for 2000 Trees and Five 4 Five's online festivals - and these have now been remixed by Rou Reynolds, mastered and compiled for worldwide release."With no live shows, and no real contact with the rest of the band, it was nice to at least be able to do some remote sessions together. It was also interesting to develop acoustic and alternative versions of some of the new tracks. These performances went some way to filling the gaping hole in our lives!" (Rou Reynolds)

"Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption)" also includes two special solo acoustic performances recorded by Reynolds especially for the release, which see him accompanied be Bulgaria's Sofia Session Orchestra. These include a drastically reworked version of "The Dreamer's Hotel" taken from "Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible". "After creating an acoustic version of 'The Dreamer's Hotel' to play during lockdown livestreams, I began to think that this rather dulcet adaption could benefit from some orchestral parts. I love composing and it was a joy to work with the Sofia Session Orchestra, who, as you'll hear, nailed it". (Rou Reynolds)

On July 16th 2021, the band will release extremely limited edition physical versions of "Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption)", alongside deluxe 2-disc editions of "Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible" featuring both albums. Pre order HERE.

Also released on July 16th is Rou Reynolds fourth book, "A Treatise on Possibility: Perspectives on Humanity Hereafter", which serves as a companion guide to lyrical themes of the album 'Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible'. At a time when quite literally "Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible", Rou Reynolds has gone in deep, head first, exploring the predicaments of modernity. Using his lyrics to navigate the complicated web of problems, he arrives on the other side with his "Treatise on Possibility". Hard-hitting and thought provoking, this is a unique perspective on humanity as we approach a point of great change.

Pre order "A Treatise on Possibility: Perspectives on Humanity Hereafter" HERE

Enter Shikari have announced their European tour dates below:

EUROPE - January / February 2022
Mon 31st - AMSTERDAM, NL - Melkweg
Sat 5th - ANTWERPEN, BE - Trix

Original tickets for all dates remain valid for the rescheduled dates, tickets available HERE and all ticket retailers. Special guests for European dates to be announced.

For fans Queens Of The Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots, Big Wreck, Shinedown

Canada's Vinyl Hero Shares Cover of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer"

L-R - Costa Siarlis (Bass/Vocals), Ray Howard (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Tiburce Perlau (Drums, Vocals)

Montreal's Vinyl Hero is paying homage to one of the great English rockers with their cover of "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel. The song will be celebrating its 35th anniversary, as it was originally released on April 21, 1986. The band will also be commemorating the classic track with a music video to follow next month.

The cover version can be heard at the following links:
YouTube - https://youtu.be/qQer1Kn1UNw 

Spotify - https://spoti.fi/3sr1i9n 

Committed to breaking the mold of creativity and stretching the boundaries of what we all grew up calling "Good Old Rock n Roll", the band pulls no punches when delivering bouncy, enthusiastic songs. The cover of "Sledgehammer" is no exception and is the first in a series of singles set to be released as they explain:

"We decided to release single by single. To make it easier for our fans to get to know us better and join us in the excitement after every single release. Fans should be expecting a bunch of new material for 2021."

Vinyl Hero has established a distinct sound over the years and continues to release songs with a lot of soul, depth, tone, heartfelt lyrics, and powerhouse choruses. Along with this colourful reimagining of a classic track, the upcoming batch of singles will be a great representation of the band and the story they want to tell to their fans. Page by page, chapter by chapter. 

No strangers to the stage, Vinyl Hero boasts an impressive live performance resume including multiple appearances at Indie Week in Toronto and Nappanee's VoodooRockFest as well as touring across Quebec and Ontario. Their live shows are a continuous rollercoaster of entertainment from start to finish. They deliver high octane, fast-paced, honest, and real rock show. No bells or whistles, just three guys on one stage.

Vinyl Hero's tunes are recommended for anyone who appreciates rock in all forms, especially fans of Queens Of The Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots, and Big Wreck. 

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Heavy and gutsy rock riffing served alongside palpable and unmistakable lead vocals!

The feeling you get when headbanging to a Vinyl Hero tune is best described as a Symphony of Synchronicity. Three different individuals with one main goal. Ray Howard and Costa Siarlis (founding members) had a couple of years to curate their songs and sound with different members and once drummer Tiburce Perlau was added to the lineup their overall sound hit a level that has become Vinyl Hero's trademark sound!

No strangers to touring, Montrealer's Vinyl Hero have been hard at work tilling the soil along the Quebec/Ontario's 401; headlining venues in Montreal such as Club Soda, and playing important support slots to blues legends like Pat Travers, Stu Hamm, and Alex Skolnick at the towering Le National Theater. The band has been a fan favourite at Mont Tremblant's Blues Fest and by way of consistent, steady, touring has built a vibrant and reliable following in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Kitchener, even as far away as Victoria B.C. along with numerous markets in their native province of Quebec. Vinyl Hero has graced Major Canadian Festival stages including Toronto's Indie Week (three years running) and Nappanee's VoodooRockFest. FM Radio spins include CHOM 97.7's show Montreal ROCKS, and Oshawa's the Rock 94.9 FM who have been ambassadors for the band in the greater Toronto area. Vinyl Hero was also nominated for Canada's best independent Rock Video in 2018 by Dropout Entertainment and was named Montreal's most popular vote for CBC's Searchlight.

Their 2016 E.P. 'Seven Days On A Train' was released to great acclaim "Glam stomping, bratty tear away, excellent musicianship, ragged glory and scarves trailing all over the script" (Steve Swift – PowerPlay magazine UK)(Pure Grain Audio) "They crunch about that gravel path of theirs like there is no tomorrow ." (RockmusicRaider, Newsflash).

In 2020, Vinyl Hero released their single "VULTURES" recorded at Montreal's #churchofrocknroll recording studio The Freq Shop ran by Dave Traina (The Damn Truth) and multi-instrumentalist Derek Orsi.

With influences drawing from Queens Of the Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots, as well as fellow Canadians Big Wreck, Vinyl Hero has not placed its cross-hairs on adhering to a particular sound or bandwagon. The Montreal power trio is best described as Deep, Honest, Powerful, and True. Their ethos; to embody in music, humanity, living emotion, and the organic nature characteristic of music during the vinyl era, all while delivering smart arrangements with impactful dynamics and deft akin to power trios such as Nirvana and The Tea Party.

"'Seven Days On A Train' was released to great acclaim "Glam stomping, bratty tear away, excellent musicianship, ragged glory and scarves trailing all over the script" (Steve Swift – PowerPlay magazine UK)

"They crunch about that gravel path of theirs like there is no tomorrow." (RockmusicRaider, Newsflash).

"Low and slow riffage from a Montreal three-piece that's been making the rounds for the past five years or so. Good for fans of stoner rock. If Chris Cornell were still with us, he'd get a kick out of these guys. The singer kinda reminds me of former QotSA dude Nick Oliveri (except with his clothes on)." - Alan Cross


DeFox Records and Invincible Records are excited to announce the second album of the dark doom metal band from Mexico CONSOLAMENTUM !

The album title “Vault Of Horror”, an Epic Doom Metal based on the old horror movies (Amicus prods, Hammer films), "Creepshow"... or recalling those classic series like "The Twiligh Zone" or "X files".

Those notes on the transverse flute and pipe organ, make a more peculiar, ancient and mysterious sound than in unison with the Doom  voice of Phillip Yepez (The Fury I Hide), produces a journey of time, a mix between old & new Doom Metal.  The Lee Dorrian style comes to mind in some moments.

Tasters of Candlemass, Trouble, Blood Ceremony,  Cathedral, Pentagram, Altar Of Oblivion, from Mexico CONSOLAMENTUM arrives to bring us the longing and nostalgia of the old horror cinema of the 60's - 90's in a Doom Metal made for you to wear your hood and taste the sadness and those times ...

The release will be available on April 30th - 2021.

The digital album on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam...YouTube Music also.

Line up:

Martin Martinez, All instruments

Phillip Yepez, Vocals

track list:

01 A daugther for the devil

02 A good place to visit

03 A tale from the crypt

04 Asylum

05 Odissey of the flight

06 The death of Jordy Verril

07 The old boss Woodhead

08 Tooms

09 Twinds of evil

10 Vault of horror

Band FB: https://www.facebook.com/Consolamentum

Band site: http://consolamentum.nlz.it 

Label: www.defoxrecords.eu

Label: http://invinciblerecords.nlz.it

World Press Agency: www.dvlgator.eu

We talked to one of the bands that are promoting their debut album right now! Hellbones are an international project involving musicians from Europe and South America, including Magnus Westman (Mindfuel from Sweden), Rafael Fidanza (Nordica, Tyrano from Argentina) and special guest Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray from Germany) here is this exclusive interview for our readers:

HELLBONES interview

1. Hi guys, tell us your music history and when you formed Hellbones project group?

Hellbones were formed in 2018 after we met online in the comment field of Magnus Karlsson(Magnus Karlssons Free Fall, Primal Fear etc.). We realized right away that we shared the same influences so we tried with one song and then the ball was rolling.

2. A question to Magnus about his experience in music, his previous bands

I’ve been in bands since I was 16, I started as bassist but pretty soon moved on to become a singer. I have released two albums with Mindfuel which sadly after the second release ran out into the sand.

3. The same question for Rafael

My first experience with guitar was when I was 16 too. I started with a classical guitar which was in my house but soon I got my first electric guitar, I always loved that crunchy sound and making some noise, (lol). Mi first band was Vibora, we played cover songs of the bands we loved in those years, Kiss, Twisted Sister, etc, and also we had our own songs. Then comes the band Stonehenge. Some time after I have got involved in bigger projects like Tyrano and Nordica and also as a singer. Since 2006 I have been running my own recording studio "Heaven and Hell". 

4. Tell us about the album "Crossing borders"?

Rafael: I think "Crossing Borders" is a journey through different emotions and even moods of our lives. We took our time to choose the arrangements and melodies in each song, including the lyrics, so I think the songs could have matured little by little until they took their final form.

5. What is the source of inspiration for the lyrics? Who writes them?

I, Magnus writes most of the lyrics with a little help from Rafael. I get inspired from the daily life, people I meet and things I hear. 

6. What are the reasons by which you decide to give your band the name "Hellbones"?

Rafael: It is a fun story. I was playing World Of Warcraft with my nephew Cristian and I chose a character, It was a cave troll. I named him "Hellbones" :) I thought it was a cool name for such a miserable creature. Some time after it became the name of my musical studio project. When we started this project with Magnus we agree to use this cool name. Now Hellbones is a fire golem which is cooler!

7. How did you manage to involve the singer Ralf Scheepers in your recording project?

Rafael: Ralf is my vocal teacher since some years ago and now he is a good friend, a good man who you really can trust. He listened some songs of "Crossing Borders" during my lessons, he liked the project. He naturally wanted to colaborate singing some lines in one song. Really a honor to have him on board.

8. We would like to have your point of view on the pandemic situation with covid-19, will we achieve stability and defeat this virus?

Covid-19 will probably be a part of our lifes from now and on, just like the regular flu. But controlled with vaccin. Hopefully things will get back to more normal again, so we can travel, go to the movies, go on concerts etc.

9. What do you foresee for the future of your music? 

The future for Hellbones is to reach out to even more listeners and become a name among the established bands. And to make more magic music.

10. Would you like to leave a message to our readers?

Keep your faith in the recovery of our world and while you do it, listen to tons of good music.

Follow the band: https://www.facebook.com/Hellbonesmusic

For fans of Katatonia, Opeth, Kamelot

SENNIGHT Shares Their "Golden Crown" Off Upcoming 2021 Album "New Takes The Old"

Featuring Album Guests Brian Kingsland (Nile, Imperishable),
Ron Dalton Jr. (Your Chance to Die, Final Curse), Alex Parra (Paladin, Sadistic Ritual)

L-R - Sennight - Adam Mast – Bass, Vocal | Trevor Norris – Guitar 

Atlanta's Sennight drives forth with their heavy, melancholic brand of melodic metal that can quickly be felt by the listener who is washed over with pronounced energy. It commands attention and is not a sound that is easily forgotten. Compared to their earlier demos, which were more of an alternative metal sound, their music has gotten faster and more energetic since then.

Planning to release their first full-length "New Takes The Old", which features guests Brian Kingsland (Nile, Imperishable), Ron Dalton Jr. (Your Chance to Die, Final Curse, Blackwater Drowning, Azymyth), and Alex Parra (Paladin, Sadistic Ritual) later in 2021 to follow their 2019 debut EP "Fear of The Unseen". The duo of Adam Mast (Bass, Vocals) and Trevor Norris (Guitar) are ready to introduce more of themselves to the world with the release of the third single from the upcoming 10 track album.

Entitled "Golden Crown", the single is a heavy detuned track that features a brilliant solo from guest guitarist Ron Dalton Jr.

Vocalist/bassist Adam Mast explains "Golden Crown" in further detail:

"We used a rarer guitar tuning on Golden Crown – BADGBE (Standard tuning with bottom E down a 5th), which took us out of our comfort zone for riffs and chords, but we were really happy how the track finally came together. Somehow the song took on a heavier pocket/down tempo feeling while staying with that cold melodic vibe that we like to use. There's also a fabulously ripped solo by Ron Dalton Jr., and it has to be one of the best on the album. The lyrics sort of play between nebulous themes of change, death, and leaving behind old states of being to embrace new ones." 

"Golden Crown", Sennight's third single can be heard via its premiere on Metal-Rules HERE

Spotify pre-save here.

Sennight's forthcoming album "New Takes The Old" will be comprised of ten songs with a variety of colors, sometimes energetic and penetrating, other times somber and plodding. The album was recorded over several sessions at Jam Room Studio in Columbia, SC, and a few parts were done remotely at guitarist Trevor Norris' home studio. Brian Kingsland (Nile, Imperishable) and Alex Parra (Paladin, Sadistic Ritual) also recorded their guest solos remotely. The lyrical content on the album is largely inspired by various European mythologies and epic stories: people striving and persevering against terrible odds and having otherworldly experiences. 

Ever ambitious, Sennight has more plans for releases after this upcoming 2021 album drops.

Recommended for fans of Katatonia, Opeth, and Kamelot, Sennight's previous singles "Arise" and "Tearing Free", can also be heard on Bandcamp, Spotify. Apple Music.

Track Listing:
1. Perfect Symmetry
2. New Takes The Old – ft. guest solo Brian Kingsland (Nile, Imperishable)
3. Tearing Free – ft. guest solo Ron Dalton Jr.
4. When Daylight Dies
5. Golden Crown – ft. guest solo Ron Dalton Jr.
6. Who Am I – ft. guest solo Alex Parra (Paladin, Sadistic Ritual)
7. Arise – ft. guest solo Ron Dalton Jr.
8. I Am
9. Misbegotten
10. Go

Album Band Line Up:
Adam Mast – Vocals, Bass, Guitars
Trevor Norris – Solo guitars
David Holquin – Drums

More info:


Atlanta's Sennight was founded in 2017 by bassist/vocalist/songwriter Adam Mast. After years of playing bass in the extreme metal scene, his musical tastes and direction changed and he began writing in a more melodic/heavy metal direction. Influenced by melodic metal bands such as Katatonia, Opeth, and Kamelot, he sought to craft a sound with heavy guitars and drums entwined with harmonic vocal melodies.

Sennight's first EP "Fear of the Unseen" came out in May 2019, recorded at Jam Room Studio in Columbia, SC with engineer Zac Thomas. Joining in on the studio tracks were a couple of ace North Carolina metal musicians: Drummer David Holquin (Violent Life Violent Death) and guitarist Ron Dalton Jr. (Your Chance to Die, Final Curse).

Wasting no time, Sennight reentered the Jam Room Studio in late 2019, again with Thomas at the console, and began recording their first LP "New Takes The Old" with guitarist Trevor Norris officially joining the band in early 2020. Holquin and Dalton Jr. helped again with studio tracking and the sessions along with guest guitar solo appearances from mainstay southeastern metallers Brian Kingsland (Nile, Imperishable) and Alex Parra (Paladin, Sadistic Ritual).

Up to this point, the writing has been done by Mast who fully demos the songs on a DAW and sends them to the other studio players. The guitar solos are fully made by the individual players and the drums are creatively improved by the drummer. When it comes to their live shows, metal fans can anticipate a high energy set with a big guitar sound, in true classic rock band style with no backing tracks. Sennight's debut album "New Takes the Old" can be expected in 2021.


For fans of Nightwish, Symphony X, Dream Theater, Kamelot, Wintersun

OSYRON To Release Deluxe Edition of "Kingsbane" Album (Remixed, Remastered + Bonus Tracks)

"Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition" Out May 14th

Post Teaser For Upcoming Music Video "Viper Queen"

L-R: Krzysztof Stalmach (Guitar) | Cody Anstey (Drums) | Bobby Harley (Guitar) | Reed Alton (Vocals) | Tyler Corbett (Bass)

Photo Credit by Ara Shimoon

Calgary, Canada's Osyron unleashed their latest album "Foundations" in July 2020. The release was an immersive exploration of Canadian history and identity, speaking on topics of the country's colonization to its mistreatment and recognition of Aboriginals to its participation in global warfare. Although it was not a conceptual release, it did bear a consistent theme across nearly the entirety of the record.

Now in 2021, with great reception from new fans for "Foundations", Osyron has decided to re-introduce the past to the present with the re-release of their 2017 album "Kingsbane" in a Deluxe Edition on May 14th.

The Deluxe Edition of "Kingsbane" will feature all original tracks from the 2017 full-length re-mixed and re-mastered (original recordings were with former drummer Trevor Cobb). There will also be three re-written and re-arranged bonus tracks for Viper Queen, Griefmaker, and Razor's Wind (Acoustic) with current drummer Cody Anstey. The original recordings of the bonus tracks were written by guitarists Krzysztof Stalmach and Bobby Harley, but for the Deluxe Edition were collaborated by the whole band. The Deluxe Edition of "Kingsbane" was also entirely re-mixed by bassist Tyler Corbett and re-mastered by drummer Cody Anstey.

The band adds:

"Doing a re-release was never on our radar before, and definitely not something we previously considered for such a long and fleshed out album. However,  we felt that this album could do with a proper release in our target markets, and we had lots of time over the pandemic to try and breathe some new life into it. As such, we set out to remix and re-master the whole album, along with re-recording 3 songs in re-arranged states as singles. These three songs were picked based on their reception live, our personal connection to them, or the amount of potential we saw in re-arranging them. We're super excited to get all these songs out for you in a higher quality mix, but we're easily most excited to get you to hear these new takes on some of our "classics". 

For "Kingsbane", Osyron dives into a story of a hero who must reluctantly take up arms against a tyrant king in a neighbouring land. Along the way, he faces many inward, and outward challenges he must overcome to achieve his goal. Through it all, the hero learns a valuable lesson that even though they are duty-bound to stop this great evil, this great evil is also in the eye of the beholder. They discover that the weight of absolute power has the potential to corrupt absolutely - maybe not all villains are as one-dimensional as they seem from the outset.

Leading up to the release of "Kingsbane" Deluxe Edition", Osyron will also be releasing a music video on April 9th for the new version of their single "Viper Queen".

A teaser for that video can be viewed via YouTube - https://youtu.be/CVK6tn011fE

The band comments on the single:

"Viper Queen'' had actually always felt like the "odd one" out on the album, especially stylistically. All of the other songs have sections that repeat from song to song, or motifs that reprise, and all the other songs have a section that acts as a part of the intro piece (From Ashes). Viper Queen never really fell into that same groove and was never considered as a single on the first release of Kingsbane. However, it immediately did well live. People absolutely loved the song, and even we felt that especially live it captured a certain energy that was maybe missed from the recorded performance. We've even received comments from people about how they didn't really get Viper Queen until they came to a show and watched it happen live, so to that end, we wanted to really nail it for the re-release. We re-arranged it to trim some of what we considered the fat, and we sped up the tempo to more accurately translate some of that "live" intensity we felt the song was missing!"

With powerful songwriting and progressive symphonic melodies, fans of Nightwish, Dream Theater, and Wintersun can enjoy Osyron's "Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition" when it's released on May 14th, 2021.

The band's previous album "Foundations" is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer HERE.
Album CD and digital download via Bandcamp HERE.

Track Listing:
1. From Ashes (2:12)
2. To War (5:55)
3. Razor's Wind (8:15)
4. Viper Queen (7:07)
5. Griefmaker (6:41)
6. Kingsbane (7:18)
7. Empire of Dust (7:27)
8. Kingmaker (10:06)
9. Razor's Wind (Acoustic) (5:27)
10. Griefmaker (Re-recorded) (5:27)
11. Viper Queen (Re-recorded) (6:03)
Album Length: 1:12:03

Band Line Up:
Krzysztof Stalmach (Guitar)
Cody Anstey (Drums)
Bobby Harley (Guitar)
Reed Alton (Vocals)
Tyler Corbett (Bass)

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Osyron is a symphonic metal band based in Calgary, Alberta. The group consists of vocalist Reed Alton, guitarists Krzysztof Stalmach and Bobby Harley, bassist Tyler Corbett, and drummer Cody Anstey. Bridging the gap between traditional European metal and the music of their homegrown contemporaries, Osyron has a sound all their own.

Performing alongside numerous major acts such as Norther, Protest The Hero, Into Eternity, Threat Signal, and The Agonist, Osyron's next goal is to take their sound across the Atlantic in the flesh (post-Covid).  

2021 - Kingsbane - Deluxe Edition - Album (Re-Recorded, Remixed, Remastered)
2020 - Foundations - Album
2017 - Kingsbane - Album
2013 - Harbinger - Album

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What the press is saying:
"Their excellent blend of melody, speed and power always hits the sweet spot and I always enjoy seeing them. Progressive Power Metal at its finest. I could see them playing in Atlanta on PowerProg one year soon!" – Metal Rules (Live Review)

"Everything about KINGSBANE is supremely well done. They are one of my new favourite Canadian bands!" – Metal Rules (2017 Kingsbane album review)

"'Kingsbane' Voted #17 Best of 2017" – Metal Rules

"Everything about this band is top quality and one of the most proficient, mature, classy and yet still exciting new bands in this field." - Metal Rules (Foundations 2020)

"Get close, get warm and listen to the tales told of Canada by Osyron. 8/10" - Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life (Foundations 2020)

"From acoustic to symphonic, each song has plenty of twists and turns with potent vocals and compelling arrangements that showcase Osyron's instrumental prowess." - Heavy Music Headquarters (Foundations 2020)

"Foundations is an impressive, very likeable album that will no doubt strongly appeal to a diverse range of metalheads, from fans of European power metal, to prog metallers, to fans of more modern metal. Given the strong quality of this EP, I very much look forward to their next full-length album, which could really establish Osyron as a new, fresh force in the international metal scene." - Metal Observer (Foundations 2020)

"Foundations puts the band front and center for another Canadian breakthrough to a worldwide audience. Osyron succeed in creating a musically catchy effort that also contains some interesting twists and killer interplay when necessary – and should be a band to keep tabs on." - Dead Rhetoric (Foundations 2020)

"Seriously, it had been a long time since I had been blown away by a progressive metal release and this one does not disappoint. The production is on point and every song has its place on this EP to demonstrate what these guys are capable of. If you are looking for something different and fresh in a genre that has been known to stagnate, give this EP a nice long listen." - Metal Temple (Foundations 2020)

"Foundations is genuinely unlike anything I've heard before and it's had me going back for multiple listens precisely for this reason. The musicianship and songwriting are of high quality, but it's the production that really sells it." - Moshville (Foundations 2020)


For fans of Ayreon, Dream Theater, Nightwish, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lords of The Rings, The Hobbit

Rockshots Records: Tolkien Inspired Progressive Rock Orchestra AINUR New Music Video "Kinslaying (The First) ft. Ted Nasmith"

New Album "War of The Jewels" Out March 19th, 2021

Inspired by Tolkienian mythology, prog-rock orchestra Ainur has been composing J.R.R. Tolkien masterpieces into galloping escapades across the audio landscape for nearly two decades.

Their next anticipated record "War of The Jewels" is due out March 19th, 2021 (CD+Digital) (Vinyl - June 12th) via Rockshots Records, which sees the band take an interesting evolution in sound from previous releases. Ainur will completely immerse fans in J.R.R.Tolkien's war atmospheres. They have imagined every story and every battle and recreate them through unique and deep music.

The band comments:

"'War of the Jewels' is the eleventh volume of "The History of Middle-Earth". In Tolkien's mythology is the tale of the big wars that came out after the creation of the Silmarils by Fëanor. The main theme is the big battles of Beleriand, except for Nirnaeth Arnoediad that will have big space in our next album. The main implied character is Fëanor, the mightiest of the Elves. Musically, it's a thematic album as all our previous and future ones and you will recognize musical themes that we already used in "From Ancient Times", "Children of Hùrin" and "Lay of Leithian"; however, the atmospheres are more aggressive and mighty than in the past because the topics we have put in Music this time needed a more powerful musical support." 

The compositional process of "War of The Jewels" has been very long. It started in 2009 (or maybe before) and it ended more or less last year. Ainur sees it as their "rebirth" album. They have been working hard composing and arranging their music to create the best tribute to Tolkien's histories that they can. 

Today, the collective shares their music video for the next single "Kinslaying (The First)" ft. Ted Nasmith in support of the upcoming full length. 

Music Video - https://youtu.be/LdWz7xWtMIY
Spotify - http://spoti.fi/3u9jFkf
Apple Music - https://apple.co/3a3EtjQ 

The band adds:

"This song came almost by chance. Everything began with the initial chord, then we put the classical instruments on it and everything else came in the blink of an eye. We wanted to describe one of the darkest moments in Tolkien's mythology: the Alqualondë fratricide, also called 'First Kinslaying', when Elves killed other Elves for the first time. When we asked Wilma (our poetess that writes almost all our original lyrics) to write something about this dark moment, she came back with one of the best lyrics ever written for us and a verse of this song became the 'main topic' of the album: 'No longer Brothers, while vessels burn, beyond the riot of waves that churn'. From minute 5 you will be amazed by the powerful sadness of these words."

Fans of Tolkien's work along with fans of Ayreon, Queen, and John Williams will be surprised by the majesty and the energy of this work.

Album pre-order:  
CD Digipak - http://bit.ly/Ainur_Digipak
Vinyl - http://bit.ly/Ainur_Vinyl (available on June 12, 2021 - Record Store Day)

Previous Single:
"Spirit Of Fire" ft. Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth) & Ted Nasmith at the following links: 
YouTube: https://youtu.be/7i3XlsPVJsI 
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2KJBioZ 
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3a3EtjQ 

Track Listing:
1. Fate Disclosed ft. Ted Nasmith (2:08)
2. Wars Of Beleriand (6:58)
3. Hell of Iron (5:46)
4. Wars Begin (7:01)
5. Kinslaying (The First) ft. Ted Nasmith (7:43)
6. Grinding Ice (8:27)
7. Battle Under The Stars ft. Derek Sherinian (4:39)
8. Spirit Of Fire ft. Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth) & Ted Nasmith (7:17)
9. The Broidress (3:43)
10. The Great Battle (Or The War Of Wrath) ft. Ted Nasmith (11:58)
11. Apocalypse (4:24)
12. Apocalypse (Acoustic Bonus Track-digital only) (3:46)
Album Length: 1:13:55

Artwork by Felipe Machado (Blind Guardian, Axel Rudi Pell, etc)

Ainur is:
Luca Catalano - Composer, Guitars, Vocals
Marco Catalano - Composer, Drums, Vocals
Alex Armuschio - Composer, Keys, Lead Vocals
Max Clara - Lead Vocals
Roberta Malerba - Lead Vocals
Elena Richetta - Lead Vocals
Giuseppe Ferrante - Bass, Contrabass
Luca Marangoni - Violin
Carlo Perillo - Viola
Daniela Lorusso - Cello
Cristiano Blasi - Flutes
Chiara Marangoni - Horns
Wilma Collo - Lyrics

2006 - From Ancient Times
2007 - Children of Hurin
2009 - Lay of Leithian
2012 - Progressive Rock Night (DVD)
2013 - The Lost Tales
2014 - There and Back Again (single)
2019 - Fall of Gondolin (single)
2020 - Shadow from the East (single)
2021 - War of The Jewels