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Metal News for July 13, 2021

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6 news articles posted on this day.

The Dark Side Of The Moon Signs With Napalm

Multi-talented Ad Infinitum singer Melissa Bonny (who spoke to Metal Underground earlier this year, see below,) Feuerschwanz guitarist Hans Platz, his bandmate harpist Jenny Diehl and Amaranthe drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen form The Dark Side Of The Moon! After hearing the first song, Napalm Records immediately signed the band and is very proud to accompany this great band from day one on their mission to transform musical themes in cinematography, TV shows and video games into powerful modern metal tracks!
Like the moon, every song has an unexplored side. This is where the band will be taking you. Welcome to the Napalm family!

The Dark Side Of The Moon states:
"Today we are proud to announce that we are starting the epic quest of transforming our and your favorite cinematic themes into powerful metal tracks! And to do so, we are happy to team up with Napalm Records for the release of this epic album that will also contain some songs of our own composition. We’ll take you on a musical quest from the depth of Moria up to the Iron Throne. And to make this journey even more magical, we invited some of our musician friends to join us. Stay tuned and welcome to the dark side!"

The Dark Side Of The Moon are:
Melissa Bonny – vocals
Hans Platz – guitars
Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums
Jenny Diehl – harp More...

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Fractal Universe To Host Livestream Event

After releasing their latest album, "The Impassable Horizon," last month via Metal Blade Records, Fractal Universe is now ready to announce an upcoming livestream event in support of this new release: "The Impassable Horizon - Alive". Set to take place on Sunday, July 25th at 11AM PST//2PM EST//8PM CEST/ 7PM UK, this show will be the one and only time that the band performs "The Impassable Horizon" in its entirety. Tickets can be reserved now at: https://fractaluniverse.veeps.com/ *Fans who can't watch the initial stream will be able to re-watch it through Veeps until August 8th; additionally, an exclusive shirt design will be available for purchase during the show at Veeps.

Fractal Universe comments: "With the release of 'The Impassable Horizon', we received messages from fans all around the world asking us when we'll be able to perform in their countries. While we don't have an answer for that, with 'The Impassable Horizon - Alive' we want to give all of you the opportunity to experience a Fractal Universe show from home!

We've prepared a unique setlist: this is our one and only time performing the new record in its entirety, alongside some of your favorites from our previous albums, all of that with our brand new stage production! So make sure not to miss it!"

Fractal Universe frontman Vince Wilquin recently spoke to Metal Underground about "The Impassable Horizon" and all that goes with it. You can check out the interview below. More...

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Illudium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Illudium have signed a multi-album deal with Prophecy Productions. The Californian dream-gazers are the brainchild of guitarist and vocalist Shantel Amundson. Illudium will release their sophomore full-length via the label later this year.

Illudium comment: "I feel honored to contribute to the spirit of Prophecy Productions, a label that truly celebrates all that I am passionate about in music", writes mastermind Shantel. "Dreaming with eyes open, I look forward to expanding my creative vision through this collaboration, and in a new chapter for the label and its artists."

Martin Koller adds: "It does not happen very often that my phone keeps buzzing as people keep sending me messages from the same show, telling me that I should immediately sign the band currently on stage", relates the founder of Prophecy Productions. "Naturally, my interest was piqued. Checking out Illudium, I quickly drew the same conclusion and I am therefore stoked to welcome Shantel and her band to our label family."

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Eternal Silence Releases "Glide In The Air" Video

Italian symphonic metallers Eternal Silence will be releasing their new album "Timegate Anathema" on October 8, 2021 via Rockshots Records. Recorded at The Groove Factory (Udine, Italy) and Line/Out Studio (Milano, Italy) with mixing and mastering by Michele Guaitoli (Visions of Atlantis, Temperance, Kaledon), the full length will feature ten tracks of symphonic and power prog metal plus will see the band introduce new elements and experimentation into their sound. The album goes from power metal songs like "The Way Of Time" and "My Soul Sad Until Death" to heavy and dark ones like "Rain and Red Death Masquerade", passing through the catchy melodies of tracks like "Glide In The Air" and acoustic moments on "Lonely and Firefly." The main theme that inspired the record is the concept of time.

"It has been a long time since our last full length was released, we took our time to make the best songs possible and then the pandemic broke in and forced us to stop and wait for the right time to publish it. But now everything is ready and we can't wait to finally share this with you all." adds the band.

Today, Eternal Silence unveils their music video for the second single "Glide In The Air," which is one of the most easy-listening songs from the album with its catchy melodies and beating rhythm. More...

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Winterfylleth Announces UK Tour Dates

British Black Metal pioneers Winterfylleth have announced that their 'The Cathedral of Reckoning' tour with special guests Mork will hit venues across the UK in October. The tour follows the release of Winterfylleth's 2020 critically lauded album The Reckoning Dawn and the recent re-release of their tenth anniversary Mercian Sphere vinyl via Candlelight Records.

The tour kicks off on 18th October in Winterfylleth's hometown of Manchester and takes in cities across the UK before finishing in London.

Winterfylleth vocalist Chris Naughton informs: “After two thwarted attempts to get a new album tour off the ground, we are pleased to announce that we have reorganised a fresh run of shows with our friends in Mork. 18 months after the release of The Reckoning Dawn we will finally be able to bring our newest songs to an audience for the first time. With Mork having released their fantastic new album Katedralen in the meantime as well, we are coming back stronger than ever, with a wealth of new material for our fans. We look forward to seeing you all in October. Until then!"

Thomas Eriksen of Mork comments: “Mork has visited the UK on a couple of occasions, all of the shows were such a brilliant experience for us. To be able to go back and do a longer run is such a privilege and to be able to do it together with the lads in Winterfylleth is the icing on top of the cake! See all of you during the reckoning! “

Tickets go on sale on Friday, 16th July at 10am BST. More...

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2021 Metal Magic Festival (Part Two)

The promised “much more thorough review” may never happen, given my time demands and my already fuzzy memory of all of the events that happened at this year’s Metal Magic Festival.

However, I will promise one more post with a dozen photos or so when I have the time to find those photos.

For now, the words of Ronnie Ripper of Turbocharged will sum up my thoughts on the subject.

”Another MMF completed! And there is nothing just "another one" about it, it's been two years and it's in the middle of a worldwide madness that has halted life as we know it, still the grand masters of everything worth living for has succeeded to not only put our little shitty band back on a stage, they have also pulled off the event of the year with no gunpowder spared! Salutes go out to everyone who made Metal Magic Festival the most precious happening on earth yet another year! Life would be shit without you folks, stand tall and keep the spirit alive! Massive thanks from the bottom of my heart!”

The set from Turbocharged was far from shitty. They furiously cranked out a shit ton of covers that had the audience moving, shaking, and smiling—just like Ronnie was as he roamed the grounds of the festival site during all three days.

Metal Magic Festival crowd

Crocell on the indoor stage

Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Manoj Ramdas (AKA Viron Vortex) waking up the Friday crowd

Slægt on the indoor stage

Ronnie Ripper and Turbocharged on the outdoor stage at 2021 Metal Magic Festival

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