CONCRETE DREAM Reveals Campy Video for “Buckout Road”

CONCRETE DREAM has revealed a campy new video for “Buckout Road,” the first single from “Trap Metal” innovators’ self-titled full-length album.

Watch the video and check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot via Metal Insider.

“This song is a dark comedy-turned tragedy and shows how you truly don’t know what could happen with the one you’re with,” says vocalist Jeremiah Mayhem“A split-second and your whole life could change. And this also applies to relationships that crash.”

The creepy video was inspired by the legend of “Buckout Road,” rumored to be the most haunted street in all of New York state. The Westchester County road, is steeped in legends of murder, suicide and grave robbing, as well as history from the Revolutionary War and the Underground Railroad, and is subject of a film entitled The Curse of Buckout Road.

CONCRETE DREAM boldly fuses styles and visions, that stem from the foursome’s varied cultural and musical backgrounds. The band started with a demo recorded in 2017 with producer Ricky Armellino (Ice Nine KillsThis or the Apocalypse) that reached the hands of New York Hardcore legend Lord Ezec (Crown of ThornzSkarheadDanny Diablo), who quickly offered a recording contract with his new venture, E-Train Records. CONCRETE DREAM went to on release two EPs, Inversion and Relationshit, before entering the studio once again with Ricky Armellino to record their first full-length, which was released this past summer.

CONCRETE DREAM exudes a distinct, raw, yet accessible power with clean execution and potent consistent anthems that will have listeners singing along to songs that also hit as hard as nails.

JENNY TEATOR Releases Music Video for “Daughter of the Devil”

Soulful Blues / Rock / Pop Singer / Songwriter JENNY TEATOR has released the official music video for her latest single, “Daughter of the Devil.” Originally premiered on VENTS MAGAZINE, “Daughter of the Devil” was directed by Jim Foster.

“Daughter of the Devil” was produced by OH NO! ØKTAPUS at Red 13 Studios.

“’Daughter of the Devil’ came to be one of those songs where you just feel good jamming out to it and screaming the chorus in your car. I wanted to write a song with a badass vibe,rockin’ guitar parts, and the gang vocal hook to get you singing along. There’s no deep meaning to it, we wanted to create a fictional story of a girl who was raised by the devil (the bad guy) who turned out to be sultry, man teasing, people-pleasing devil blooded woman in disguise. Truth be told though, I really am and will be a daddy’s girl till the day I die.” says Jenny Teator.

Jenny Teator is a St. Louis native who’s made her move to Nashville sharing her soul through her guitar and vocals. Jenny is a nationally-touring & recording artist who’s performed at notable venues and festivals such as: Old Rock House (St. Louis, MO), The Viper Room (Los Angeles, CA), Main-stage at the 2018 Venice Blues Fest (Venice, FL), The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville,TN), Exit-In (Nashville, TN), and many more. She released her debut single, “Surrender,” which has surpassed 100,000+ streams on Spotify. The single has received reviews world-wide – Aarik Danielson (Columbia Tribune) says “..think the Black Keys meets Demi LovatoTeator keeps her versatile voice in a soulful middle register, delivering her lyrics with a surprising mix of blush, breathlessness, and bravado.” Inspired by singers Grace Potter and Susan Tedeschi, Teator has a very straight forward lyrical style and the music follows the feelings of those words verbatim.

Ex-CANDLEMASS Vocalist MATS LEVEN Premieres New Track From SKYBLOOD

Without a doubt, Mats Leven is one of the most influential and illustrious names in Swedish metal. His distinctive and colorful voice has graced albums by Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance. And now, after lending his vocals to others for decades, fans can finally experience the charismatic singer’s solo album! 

Under the solo flag of Skyblood, the self-titled debut album will see the light of day this Friday, November 22, 2019 via Napalm Records. Mats Leven has been working on his solo project for several years, and aside from some additional guest musicians, most instruments were recorded by Leven at his own studio – the Uzi G Studio – in Stockholm. Skyblood‘s debut contains dark and hypnotic anthems that take the listener on exotic trips into emotional soundspheres, triumphing in musical finesse and timeless elegance. Skyblood is an unchained and exciting affair feeding off of epic, classic metal, doom and melodic hard rock influences – an unpredictable mixture soaring to glorious heights! 

Only a few days ahead of its official album release, Mats Leven has unleashed a third single – the epic track “Out Of The Hollow”. Says the metal icon: “It’s about someone realizing it’s time to move on. Even if it means having to face the dark unknown.” 

Listen to Skyblood‘s brand new song right HERE!

Skyblood Track List:
1. Skyblood Manifesto
2. The Voice
3. The Not Forgotten
4. Wake Up to the Truth
5. Once Invisible
6. One Eye For An Eye
7. Out of the Hollow
8. For or Against
9. Le Venimeux

Earlier this year, Skyblood released two haunting videos to “The Voice as well as “The Not Forgotten. Available on Vinyl, CD and in Digital formats November 22 via Napalm Records, this album is a MUST-HAVE that belongs in every well-sorted classic, heavy and doom metal record collection, and is available to purchase at THIS LOCATION!

Randy Blythe to Tour with Industrial Supergroup PIGFACE

Industrial/experimental supergroup PIGFACE, currently on their first tour in 14 years, has announced that Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will continue with the band for the entirety of the tour, including a just-announced second matinee show in Chicago on November 30.

Blythe, who was originally scheduled to perform only on the first five dates of the tour, will join Martin Atkins (PiLKilling Joke), Mary Byker (PWEIGaye Bykers On Acid), Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers), En Esch (KMFDM), Lesley Rankine (Silverfish, Ruby), Charles Levi (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult), Bobdog Catlin (Evil Mothers), Bradley Bills (Chant), Orville Kline (Porn and Chicken), Greta Brinkman (MobyDruglord), Dirk Flanigan (77 Luscious Babes) on all dates. Select shows will also feature appearances by Chris Connelly (Revolting CocksMinistry), Danny Carey (Tool), Gaelynn LeaLeanne MurrayMartin King (Test Dept.), Bruce Lamont (Brain Tentacles), Fallon BowmanAli JafriJustin PearsonPhil OwenBetty XAdd-2Jim MarcusKrztoffJimi LaMort (Malhavoc), Joe Letz, Laura GomelJesse HuntChris HarrisMike ReidyRoger EbnerLeyla Royale and Joel Gausten.

“I can’t believe it’s been over 14 years since we were out on tour,” says Martin Atkins“If anything, it feels more powerful, more connected, more dangerous, more exciting and more important than it ever has before. For all of us; band and audience included. The fact that Randy, Danny, Lesley, Mary, En Esch, Curse, everyone, gives so readily to this thing is nothing but amazing to me on a daily basis.”

Says Randy Blythe“I am now doing the whole tour! Getting to play with people like Gaelynn Lea is one of the reasons I love being in PIGFACE so much! Let the industrial madness begin!”

PIGFACE was founded three decades ago with the premise of maintaining a revolving door lineup that included the heaviest hitters in industrial and alternative music. The group released six albums between 1991 and 2006. Between recording and touring, hundreds of musicians have counted themselves as members of PIGFACEPIGFACE has remained relatively silent since 2009, with the exception two of shows in Chicago in 2016.

Due to overwhelming an overwhelming response to the band’s Chicago show, a second matinee show has been added on the same day. The Chicago shows will feature the amazing lineup of Martin Atkins (PiL, Killing Joke), Mary Byker (PWEIGaye Bykers On Acid), Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers), En Esch (KMFDM), Lesley Rankine (Silverfish, Ruby), Charles Levi (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult), Bobdog Catlin (Evil Mothers), Bradley Bills (Chant), Orville Kline (Porn and Chicken), Greta Brinkman (MobyDruglord), Dirk Flanigan (77 Luscious Babes), Chris Connelly (Revolting CocksMinistry), Danny Carey (Tool), Gaelynn LeaLeanne MurrayMartin King (Test Dept.), Bruce Lamont (Brain Tentacles).

While at the shows, be sure to pick up a bag of PIGFACE’s new Industrial Strength coffee, created in conjunction with Dark Matter Coffee, and keep an eye out for the official PIGFACE Truth Will Out Stout beer by Broken Bow Brewery. Truth Will Out Stout is a remarkably smooth and incredibly well balanced American Stout with flavors of roasted malt and coffee accentuated by a hint of chocolate with a slightly dry finish. 

PIGFACE Tour Dates:
11/19 – New York, NY @ (le) poison rouge
11/20 – Baltimore, MD @Baltimore Soundstage
11/21 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music-Diner
11/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/23 – Jefferson, LA @ Southport Live Music & Party Hall
11/24 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
11/25 – Austin, TX @ Elysium
11/26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre OKC
11/27 – Denver, CO @Summit Denver
11/28 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
11/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
11/30 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (Matinee and Evening shows)

NIGHTWISH Release New Video And Single “Slaying The Dreamer (Live)”

NIGHTWISH will release their new live record Decades: Live In Buenos Aires, on December 6th as Blu-ray Digibook, 2 CD-Digipak, Blu-ray And 2 CD-Earbook and 3LP through Nuclear Blast.

Pre-order your copy here or from the NIGHTWISH webshop.

NIGHTWISH released the second single “Slaying The Dreamer (live).” Watch the video here and get the song digitally here. Plus check out the first single, “Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean (live)”, here and get the song digitally here.

Pre-order the album digitally to receive both tracks instantly or pre-save it via Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. Listen to “Slaying The Dreamer (live)” and “Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean (live)” in the NB New Releases Playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Decades: Live In Buenos Aires Track List:
01. Swanheart
02. End Of All Hope
03. Wish I Had An Angel
04. 10th Man Down
05. Come Cover Me
06. Gethsemanxe
07. Élan
08. Sacrament Of Wilderness
09. Deep Silent Complete
10. Dead Boy’s Poem
11. Elvenjig
12. Elvenpath
13. I Want My Tears Back
14. Amaranth
15. The Carpenter
16. The Kinslayer
17. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
18. Nemo
19. Slaying The Dreamer
20. The Greatest Show On Earth
21. Ghost Love Score

Decades: Live In Buenos Aires is the upcoming divine new live release from Finland’s finest – captured by 19 cameras at the Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, on an extraordinary night in Argentina. NIGHTWISH came out to the rousing “End Of All Hope” and took their bow to the unmatched epic “Ghost Love Score.” In between saw a set filled with pure trailblazing Finnish glory – incorporating distinguished tracks “Wish I Had An Angel,” “Sacrament Of Wilderness,” “Elvenpath,” “Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean,” “Dead Boy’s Poem” and many more. The show achieved nothing less than taking an important snapshot of the band during yet another pinnacle of their career, celebrated by one of the world’s most enthusiastic crowds in a city like no other. It was pure magic.

Released back in 2018, Decades was so much more than a run-of-the-mill best-of. This comprehensive chronology of the band’s first two decades not only marked the band’s 20th anniversary; it was also the end of yet another era in the stellar career of Finland’s internationally most successful group. The consequent tour, too, was so much more than a regular anniversary run; from March 9th to December 15th, 2018, the seventh NIGHTWISH world tour enthralled 82 cities across Europe, North America and South America – armed with a once-in-a-lifetime set-list.

The band is currently working on a new studio album, due in 2020.

NIGHTWISH are also proud to be returning to to the world’s stages in 2020! Now infamous for their unique songwriting, visual stage designs and pyro effects, the Finnish symphonic metal heroes promise to take their audience on a spectacular audiovisual journey once again.

NIGHTWISH Live:

with MARKO HIETALA
05.05.              RCH     Santiago – Teatro Caupolicán
07.05.              RA        Buenos Aires – Luna Park (with BOUDIKA)
09.05.              BR        São Paulo – Espaço das Américas
10.05.              BR        Rio de Janeiro – Vivo Rio

with BEAST IN BLACK
26.05.              RUS      St. Petersburg – A2 Green Concert
27.05.              RUS      Moscow – Crocus City Hall
29.05.              UA       Kiev – Stereo Plaza
31.05.              BY        Minsk – Falcon Club

05. – 07.06.      FIN       Tampere – Rockfest
11.06.              PL        Kraków – Mystic Festival
12./13.06.       CH       Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
16. – 19.07.      D          Cuxhaven – Deichbrand Festival

with TURMION KÄTILÖT
16.11.              N          Oslo – Spektrum
20.11.              D          Leipzig – Arena
21.11.              D          Dusseldorf – ISS Dome
23.11.              NL        Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome *EXTRA SHOW*
24.11.              NL        Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome *SOLD OUT*
25.11.              F          Paris – AccorHotels Arena
26.11.              B          Antwerp – Lotto Arena
28.11.              D          Stuttgart – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
29.11.              LUX      Luxembourg – Rockhal
03.12.              I           Milan – Lorenzini District
04.12.              D          Munich – Olympiahalle
07.12.              H          Budapest – Aréna *NEW*
09.12.              D          Bamberg – brose Arena
10.12.              D          Frankfurt – Festhalle
12.12.              A          Vienna – Stadthalle
14.12.              D          Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.12.              UK        Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.12.              UK        London – The SSE Arena, Wembley

“Wake Up” With R.U.S.T.X

R.U.S.T.X recently published their new official lyric video for the album song “Wake Up”. Written with empathic depth and played with love, it deals with the important theme of social consciousness, which also comes through completely with the passionate vocals.

he band’s outstanding positive energy and originality are accurately reflected by each of the album’s 10 magnificent songs and so are the band’s influences which are deeply rooted into 70s and 80s Rock and Metal icons.

The level of musicianship in Center Of The Universe is beyond perfect and the band sounds completely harmonious and in perfect unity. Not surprising since, not only all band members are seasoned musicians, but all four are siblings, 3 brothers and their sister, who apart from their instruments, they all share vocal duties. An amazing family affair

The band comments: “With this album we really pushed ourselves to the limit and the result is like something out of this planet. A comeback to the 70s and 80s era of Rock and Metal music that we so much adore.”

Legendary radio producer Robert Camassa, who pens a foreword on the album, couldn’t have put it better: “This album is like a swiss clock, ticking along nicely, never skipping a beat. This is a band that has paid its dues and has come roaring back with a killer album. If R.U.S.T.X should ever need a blood transfusion it must be Heavy Metal+.”

The remarkable work of R.U.S.T.X is completed by the magnificent cover created by the amazing Chris Achilleos, known for his unique interpretation of stunning amazons, epic dragons and paintings inspired by ancient civilizations and mythology. His works have adorned hundreds of fantasy book covers in the 70s and 80s and of course he is best known for his painting of the heroine Taarna commissioned for 1981’s “Heavy Metal” animated movie poster.

The album also features guest appearances by Paolo Nipa (DARK QUARTERER) and Andrea Ramacciotti (DEADLY TIDE) and it was recorded and mixed at Woodstock Recording Studio in Piombino, Italy by Andrea Ramacciotti.

Center Of The Universe is out since November 15 on CD and Digital with a vinyl release planned for a later stage. The CD version features 2 bonus tracks, including a cover of the classic “Band On The Run” by Paul McCartney & Wings. A track is available for streaming and free download at www.pitchblackrecords.com where order information is also available.

“Center Of The Universe” Artwork: Chris Achilleos

Center Of The Universe Track List:
01. Defendre Le Rock
02. Running Man
03. Black Heart
04. I Stand To Live
05. Endless Skies
06. Center Of The Universe
07. Widow’s Cry
08. Wake Up
09. Dirty Road (CD bonus)
10. Band On The Run (CD bonus)

Formed in 2003, the Cypriot rockers were fully determined right from the start. Truly-from-the-heart and no BS melodic HEAVY METAL with classic rocking passages is their absolute passion as one can easily determine with just one listen.

Enthusiastic and passionate about everything R.U.S.T.X do, their 3rd album Center Of The Universe will unquestionably convince old school lovers that they do mean serious business.

THROUGH THE NOISE Announce 80’s Inspired “Dualism – Synthwave Sessions”

Swedish post-hardcore metal act Through the Noise have revealed a new eighties-inspired EP entitled Dualism – Synthwave Sessions. The EP contains retro, eighties-inspired synthwave versions of popular songs from their 2019 full-length album DualismDualism – Synthwave Sessions comes out on December 13, 2019.

The band have also released a video for EP’s first single “Deceiver (Synthwave Version)”. Watch it right now at this location.

Back in the Winter of 2018, I created an 80’s inspired version of our ‘Dualism’ album cover just for fun” says guitarist Marcus Skantz“Shortly thereafter I made a synth-wave version of the song Deceiver to complement the 80’s version of the album cover. This led to a similar version of ‘Psychomachia’. A few months later after the ‘Dualism’ album cycle was over and done with, our label asked if they could have a listen and they loved it. So here we are, what started out as just a fun side-project turned into a three-song EP which everyone can now enjoy.” Vocalist Jowl Nyberg continues, “This EP is definitely NOT the new style of Through the Noise but merely a creative outlet in between albums. We promise more headbanging madness to come, don’t worry!”

Pre-order the EP  on iTunesAmazon, or Google Play, and stream the singles via SpotifyApple MusicDeezerPandoraiHeartRadioYouTube, and more.

KATAKLYSM Unleash New Lyric Video For “The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours”

Next week, the iconic MTV Headbangers Ball Tour kicks off at Felsenkeller, Leipzig (Germany)! Headlined by Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM, the line-up will be completed by Knoxville, TN based metal squad WHITECHAPEL, Italian symphonic death metal giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE as well as UK death metal band DYSCARNATE. In anticipation of the run, KATAKLYSM have launched a lyric video for the track “The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours,” taken from their highly-acclaimed 2018 studio album Meditations. Watch it now.

Frontman Maurizio Iacono states, “‘The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours’ is a song that deals with having to prove yourself over and over again to society. The world keeps consuming everything and keeps throwing challenges at you. It’s about navigating life through struggle and in the end…having the last word over it on your own terms. We release this song as the final chapter of the successful campaign for our latest album Meditations.”

Also check out the latest tour trailer here.

MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2019
KATAKLYSM
, WHITECHAPEL, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, and DYSCARNATE
28.11. D Leipzig – Felsenkeller
29.11. SLO Bohinjska Bistrica – Winter Days Of Metal
30.11. CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
01.12. D Munich – Backstage
02.12. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
03.12. CH Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
04.12. D Saarbrücken – Garage
05.12. UK London – Electric Ballroom
06.12. D Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
07.12. D Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
08.12. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
09.12. D Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36
10.12. DK Aarhus – VoxHall
11.12. D Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
12.12. A Vienna – Arena
13.12. D Ravensburg – OberschwabenKlub
14.12. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

Info And Tickets Here.

More KATAKLYSM Dates:
11. – 13.06. D Gardelegen – Metal Frenzy
01. – 04.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
06. – 11.07. H Dunaújváros – Rockmaraton
30.07. – 02.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

Born in 1992 from the cold winds of Montréal, Québec, Canada comes one of the country’s top extreme musical exports to date: KATAKLYSM. With a career spanning 25 years, KATAKLYSM is a leading force in the most brutal & powerful genre in heavy metal and has conquered territories such as Europe, North & South America, Australia, and Asia while recently becoming the first Canadian metal band to ever play South Africa.

They’ve spent the last 25 years cementing their legacy in the extreme metal genre. 2016 marked a whirlwind of excitement as the band added a Juno Award to their collection as well as landing their highest Billboard charting. They are one of a handful of bands that have the title of “Longest Standing Artist” on the Nuclear Blast roster.

Are you an outsider? Post your own clip of what makes you an outsider to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #iamanoutsider and get reposted, retweeted or shared on the KATAKLYSM social pages!

CYHRA “No Halos In Hell” Is Here

Today, modern melodic metallers CYHRA release their brand new album No Halos In Hell! Loaded with melodic vocal hooks and heavy yet dynamic guitars that stay nailed to the brain for days, this sophomore full-length release proves Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and Alex Landenburg (RHAPSODY) to be the perfect team for the creation of this year’s autumn soundtrack!

To celebrate the release accordingly, CYHRA show you their new guitar playthrough video for the title track”No Halos In Hell” that you can watch here.

Order No Halos In Hell as 2CD-digipak, vinyl or digitally here.

Perfectly in time to bring the new songs to their fans, CYHRA hit the road and start their European tour with BATTLE BEAST today, so be quick and grab your tickets for an evening filled with earworms now!

CYHRA Live:
with BATTLE BEAST and BRYMIR
Presented by Metal Hammer, Rock It!metal.de, metaltix, and eventim
15.11.  S          Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken**
17.11.  D         Kiel – Orange Club**
19.11.  D         Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal**
21.11.  D         Braunschweig – Westand**
22.11.  D         Bremen – Aladin Music Hall**
23.11.  D         Herford – X**
24.11.  NL        Eindhoven – Dynamo
25.11.  UK       Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
27.11.  IRL       Dublin – Button Factory
28.11.  UK       Manchester – Club Academy
29.11.  UK       Glasgow – Slay
30.11.  UK       London – ULU Live
01.12.  B          Kortrijk – De Kreun
03.12.  A          Wörgl – Komma
04.12.  D         Ravensburg – OberschwabenKlub
06.12.  D         Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
08.12.  D         Augsburg – Kantine
09.12.  D         Jena – F-Haus
11.12.  A          Salzburg – Rockhouse
12.12.  CH       Lausanne – Les Docks
13.12.  CH       Zurich – Dynamo
**with BRYMIR

Founded by vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) and guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), CYHRA has gone from being reminiscent of the duo’s former bands to having a unique identity. The addition of guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) as a full member has raised the creative process to a level where, according to Jake E“Everyone is playing to the point of what is best for the song”. No Halos In Hell is one of those rare albums that defies being neatly placed in a genre box: delivering tunes that are both heavy and dynamic, the record is loaded with melodic vocal hooks and musical earworms.

LEAH’s Winter-Themed Album “Ancient Winter” Has Arrived

Ancient Winter, the winter-themed album from symphonic/Celtic vocal goddess LEAH, is available today.

 

Listeners can stream the full album today, courtesy of Celtic Life.

 

Says LEAH“I’m so excited for this moment…Ancient Winter is finally available to the world! My intention was to create a very special atmosphere and mood that makes you imagine feasts in great halls, ruins of ancient cathedrals, hooded monks, stained glass, Northern lights in a midnight sky, silent snowfall and evergreen forests amidst a lantern-lit village. An utterly magical place you don’t want to leave. This is the music to accompany that dreamy place. I hope everyone loves it and shares it.” 

 

Ancient Winter features eight tracks – five of which are originals and three traditional century medieval songs that LEAH puts her own unique touch on. The album offers a slight departure from LEAH‘s traditional symphonic metal into a more atmospheric, ethereal sound. It is a more earthy sounding album filled with new instrumentation such as fiddles and uilleann pipes, which give it a beautiful harmony of middle eastern feeling and Celtic folk and fantasy. Ancient Winter proves LEAH‘s ability to venture into musical realms beyond metal.

 

The album represents a new approach to holiday music as it celebrates winter themes in a way that is sure to give it a wider appeal. This is not simply a “Christmas album” but rather an emotional journey into transcendent ideals that will inspire any listener from anywhere.

Ancient Winter Track List:
The Whole World Summons
Light of the World
Upon Your Destiny
Redemption
The Messenger
Gaudete
Puer Natus
Noël Nouvelet

 

For Ancient WinterLEAH tapped a top-notch talent cast of musicians, including Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling), Shir-Ran Yinon (Eluveitie), Oliver Philipps (EveronPhantasma) and renowned string musician Rupert Gillett. This diverse lineup adds an international flavor to the album alongside LEAH‘s beautiful vocals.

 

Ancient Winter is available at www.theleahshop.com.

 

LEAH has amassed a generous and dedicated fanbase that has allowed her to crowdfund three of her five recordings without the assistance of a record label. LEAH‘s first four albums, Of Earth and Angels (2012), Otherworld (2013), Kings & Queens (2015), and The Quest (2018) are a rapturous blend of a symphonic metal style carefully spiced with Celtic, folk and fantasy. Her emotive vocals are often compared to Loreena McKennittTori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.

 

LEAH, described affectionately by her fans as “the metal Enya,” hails from the coast of British Columbia, Canada, and is inspired by Celtic and world music influences such as Clannad and Enya to European symphonic and progressive metal influences. Her debut self-released album Of Earth & Angels received international critical acclaim, including landing the “The Best Symphonic Metal Album” Metalstorm Award for 2012. Her 2013 release, Otherworld, is a five-song Celtic-metal masterpiece, mixed by Christian “Moschus” Moos at SPACELAB in Germany (Delain, Everon, Imperia) and features the vocals of guitar legend Eric Peterson (Testament/Dragonlord) on the ethereal metal track “Dreamland.”

 

2014 was very successful year for LEAH as she raised over $27,000 through Indiegogo via her fans to record and produce her heaviest album, Kings & Queens, which was eventually released in early 2015 through Inner Wound Recordings. The album received dozens of four and five-star reviews, and helped her gain thousands of new fans around the world. LEAH raised over $87,000 in 30 days via Indiegogo and her shop to launch last year’s The Quest, again released via her own independent record label, Ex Cathedra Records, along with Inner Wound Recordings. The Quest received 5-star reviews and critical acclaim.

 

The crowdfunding campaign for Ancient Winter raised $83,000, far surpassing its goal of $50,000.

 

In addition to her career as a recording artist, LEAH founded Savvy Musician Academy, an online education academy in 2015 that teaches independent musicians how to effectively market their music online without the support of a record label. Savvy Musician Academy has served thousands of musicians around the world through self-paced courses and coaching programs. LEAH also hosts a popular podcast called the Savvy Musician Show.