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Kilmara

Formed: 2003
From: Barcelona, Spain
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kilmara News

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Kilmara Signs With Sony Music

Spanish heavy metallers Kilmara have signed a publishing/distribution deal with Sony Music for the release of the new 12 track album "Love Songs And Other Nightmares." The album will be released worldwide on April 8th. The new single “The Break Up” out now, can be streamed at this location.

“If our preceding record was something like a tribute to bands like Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Scorpions or Helloween themselves, in this new album our references are Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet for my Valentine“, explains guitarist John Portillo. “We’ve created more solid sound bases, we’ve lowered tuning, we’ve got more forceful riffs and we’ve worked hard on guitar and vocal melodies“, he adds.

The album title "Love Songs and Other Nightmares" given by the Bavarian singer Wolf is based on personal experiences, with Love as a powerful and dangerous addiction, alcohol, drugs and gambling. “Although it’s not a concept album, Love and addiction are strongly related in every song“, explains Portillo. Songs like “The Break Up” or “Cold Rain“, the first single off the album are the evidence that KILMARA and Grapow have created a powerful and electric wrapping for a set of songs endowed with great magnetism.

The album was produced and recorded at Grapow Studios with Mr. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween). The cover artwork for "Love Songs and Other Nightmares" was done by Canadian artist Jessica Allain, known for work in digital photo manipulation. Photos were by Gina Roma from Spain.

KILMARA are: Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals), Jonathan Portillo (guitar), Enrique Torres (guitar), Javier Morillo (drums), Raul Ruiz (bass guitar). Guests on the new album are Dave Imbernon from Enuma Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from young Spanish pagan death metal band Drakum on the violin. More...

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Kilmara Posts New Lyric Video

Spanish heavy metallers Kilmara have released an official lyric video for the new song "Fantasy." The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album "Love Songs and other Nightmares," featuring on vocals Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) and Pilar Villatobas (Resilnece).

Kilmara is now searching for a record label to release "Love Songs and other Nightmares," which was tracked at Grapow Studios with Mr. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween). The cover artwork was handled by Canadian artist Jessica Allain. More...

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Kilmara Comments On New LP

Spanish melodic metal band Kilmara revealed some more details of the band's forthcoming third LP "Love Songs And Other Nightmares." The band is recording the release at Roland Grapow’s (Masterplan/Helloween) studios in Slovakia, which is targeted for release this year.

The band had the following comments on the album: “We want to inform our fans that the release of our new album Love Songs and other Nightmares need longer as expected. After listening the pre-mix, we’ve realized that it’s not only the third record in our career, we want it to be the most perfect album we’ve ever recorded, that’s why we started thinking about new collaborations and elements. We cannot announce a release date yet, we’ll do things in the best way, our goal is to create a great piece of heavy metal.”

Kilmara enlisted former Xeru, Chaman and DM X Project guitarist David Muñoz to lay down guitar solos on the song "Devil’s Eye" and former guitarist and singer Pilar Villatobas (Resilience) on guest vocals with her guttural voice on the song "Fantasy."

"Love Songs And Other Nightmares" will also feature guest appearances by Dave Imbernön of Enuma Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from the Spanish pagan death metal band Drakum on violin.

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Kilmara Posts In-Studio Footage

Spanish act Kilmara has released video footage online from the "Love Songs and Other Nightmares" recording sessions, which can be viewed below. The final recording sessions for the new album are set to begin early next month. Kilmara consists of:

Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals)
Jonathan Portillo (guitar)
Enrique Torres (guitar)
Javier Morillo (drums)
Raul Ruiz (bass)

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