Triple bill of symphonic/power metal wows sold out crowd
I spoke to Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot about their new album “Haven”, out on May 5th.
Metal triple bill of Delain, Sabaton and Nightwish rocks Worcester with solid performances, and might mark the beginning of a new era for the Finnish headliners.
Nightwish’s first studio album with new singer Floor Jansen is arguably their best yet and their most accomplished. It will also appeal to metal fans who might not be into symphonic metal.
Ayreon’s Arjen Lucassen and The Gathering’s Anneke van Giersbergen join forces in The Gentle Storm. Their excellent debut is a concept album that mixes folk with prog rock and symphonic metal.
“The Lion & the Jester” is the debut album from Toronto symphonic metal quintet Ascendia. Canada isn’t renowned as a hotbed for symphonic metal, but the confluence of European and American influences (both musically and geographically) gives the band a crossover appeal that should find favour both with fans of traditional and symphonic metal. But…
Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica played in Montreal last night at Club Soda as part of their Pariah’s Child tour who also happens to celebrate the band’s 15th anniversary. Offering a career spanning setlist, the band’s melodic metal delighted their fans who banged their heads, pumped their fists and sang along to all their favourites.…