Guitarist Christian Muenzner To Release Third Solo Album, Path Of The Hero

Path Of The Hero is the 3rd all instrumental solo album by guitarist Christian Muenzner (Eternity’s End, Alkaloid, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist), following the 2014 album Beyond The Wall Of Sleep. The album features Eternity’s End bandmates Jimmy Pitts (keyboards) and Hannes Grossmann (drums; Alkaloid, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist ), as well as bassists Jerry Twyford and Linus Klausenitzer (Alkaloid, Obscura). With 9 tracks and a total playing time of only 35 minutes this is the shortest of Muenzner’s 3 solo albums so far, purposely done to keep in the tradition of the late 80’s Shrapnel Records albums. The album was co-produced and mixed and mastered by Hannes Grossmann.

Muenzner states: “This entire album happened very spontaneously. I had originally not intended to make another instrumental guitar album any time soon, but inspiration hit me and the ideas came to me very fast, and I wrote and recorded the album within a couple of months. I think among my 3 solo albums this is my most compact and focused work and definitely contains my best playing so far. I feel I have improved a lot with my technique, phrasing and melodic sensitivity since my last solo effort 5 years ago.”

The influences on the album range from Neoclassical and Heavy Fusion to Power and Progressive Metal. The song “Discovery” was co-written by Hannes Grossmann and contains a section that was originally intended for an Obscura song when Muenzner and Grossmann were still in the band. “Nocturne” is an arrangement based on Franz Liszt’s “Liebestraum No. 3”.

The album will be released in Japan and South Korea through King Records on March 11 and the rest of the world on March 20 through Muenzner’s own label, Shredquarter Records.

Path Of The Hero– Tracklisting
1. Knight Rider
2. Demon Angel
3. Blades Of The Brotherhood
4. Deep Space #11
5. Nocturne
6. Discovery
7. Wing Commander
8. Marchers Of Vallahala
9. Path Of The Hero

 

REVEAL release live video from Morgana Fest performance

REVEAL have released a live video of “You Will Rise” from their performance at Morgana Fest on September 14, 2019 in Oviedo, Spain. This show marked the debut live performance of songs from REVEAL’s 2nd album, Overlord, which was released earlier this year. Overlord features some very special guests:

Derek Sherinian from Sons of Apollo (Ex-Dream Theater and many others): Keyboard solo in ‘It’s only a show’.
Chen Balbus (Orphaned Land & The Secret Saints): Guitar solo in ‘The Name of Ra’.
Marcos Rodriguez from Rage: First solo in ‘Path of Sorrows’.
Saeko Kitamae (Metallium, Saeko): Additional lead vocals in ‘It’s only a Show’ (digital bonus track version).

In addition, the cover artwork was created by the famed illustrator and designer Felipe Machado, who has done artwork for Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Rhapsody Of Fire, and many others.

For more information, visit REVEAL’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/RevealOfficial/

STRAVAGANZZA To Record Live DVD

 

Stravaganzza will be recording their show on September 28 at La Riviera in their hometown of Madrid, Spain, for the first DVD release of their 16 year career.  The band states, “Stravaganzza will offer a very special concert to record their first live DVD. It will be an incredible concert: A two hour show — the biggest the band has ever done — will be recorded for the annals of the band’s history.A string section, choir, special guests, and many surprises will all be a part of this epic event!”

One of the most popular bands in their native Spain as well as Latin America, Stravaganzza’s sound uniquely combines goth, symphonic, extreme, and progressive metal. Formed in 2003, the band has released four critically acclaimed albums and one EP: Primer Acto (2004), Sentimientos (2005), Hijo Del Miedo EP (2006), Requiem (2007), and Raices (2010). Next year they will be recording a new album, which the band promises will be their most ambitious work yet.

Stravaganzza features in its lineup one of the best vocalists and frontmen in the Spanish-speaking metal world, Leo Jimenez; and a renowned guitarist, composer, and symphony conductor in Pepe Hererro (Pepe was the conductor of RAGE’s Lingua Mortis Orchestra for their festival shows this year, including performances at Wacken, Masters Of Rock, and Rock Fest Barcelona). The band is completed by virtuoso musicians Patricio Babasasa (bass) and Carlos Expósito (drums).

The band’s videos have gotten millions of views, including “Hijo de la Luna” (25 million views) and “Deja de Llorar” (6 million views).

Hijo de la Luna –  https://youtu.be/iQiQYbTA0sw   

Deja de Llorar –  https://youtu.be/Er-2tpaQ_Vo


To close out this memorable year for the band, o
n November 16 Stravaganzza will be the headliner at Damask Metal Fest to be held in Barcelona. The festival lineup includes Finntroll, Primordial, Orphaned Land, and Melechesh.

For more information, visit the band’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/stravaganzzaoficial/

REVEAL To Perform at Morgana Fest

REVEAL will be performing at Morgana Fest 3, to held on September 14, 2019 in Oviedo, Spain. This show will mark the debut live performance of songs from REVEAL’s 2nd album, Overlord, which was released earlier this year. Overlord features some very special guests:

Derek Sherinian from Sons of Apollo (Ex-Dream Theater and many others): Keyboard solo in ‘It’s only a show’.
Chen Balbus (Orphaned Land & The Secret Saints): Guitar solo in ‘The Name of Ra’.
Marcos Rodriguez from Rage: First solo in ‘Path of Sorrows’.
Saeko Kitamae (Metallium, Saeko): Additional lead vocals in ‘It’s only a Show’ (digital bonus track version).

In addition, the cover artwork was created by the famed illustrator and designer Felipe Machado, who has done artwork for Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Rhapsody Of Fire, and many others.

Ex-HAMMERFALL, FIREWIND members form THE SIGN, To release first single

THE SIGN is a new multinational rock band put together by Swedish virtuoso bassist Magnus Rosen (Ex-Hammerfall, Billionaires Boys Club, Tony Martin of Black Sabbath) and Sri Lankan-born veteran vocalist Chitral ‘Chity’ Somapala (Red Circuit, Ex-Avalon, Firewind), with the lineup completed by Rosen’s fellow countryman, the versatile session guitarist Jörgen Alnevall.    Influenced by 70’s […]

Kill Procedure

KILL PROCEDURE To Release 5 Videos From Brink Of Destruction Album

 

 

KILL PROCEDURE will be unleashing their Brink Of Destruction album on September 1, 2017. In anticipation of this event, the band has made videos for the following 5 songs: “Trioxynon”, “Hate Spilled Over”, “Spells Death”, “Bone Head” and “All The Pain”. They will unveil one video every other day until the album’s release. The first is “Trioxynon”.

Recorded in 1995, KILL PROCEDURE’s Brink Of Destruction album brings to mind classic MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, and U.S. power metal. Highlights include “Trioxynon”, “Spells Death”, “All The Pain” and the crushing title track!

KILL PROCEDURE is a band for any heavy metal fan who loves killer guitar riffs, memorable solos, and great songwriting!