REVEAL release “(Re)Master Of Present And Past” single featuring Mentalist vocalist Rob Lundgren

Currently working on writing their 3rd album, Spanish power metal band Reveal have released the single “(Re)Master Of Present And Past”. Originally appearing as “Master Of Present And Past” on the band’s 2nd album, Overlord, this a new vision of the song, with a heavier metal sound and more power! The song features Mentalist vocalist Rob Lundgren, a well-known Youtube presence with almost 200,000 followers.

“(Re)Master Of Present And Past” was re-recorded, re-mixed and re-mastered by band leader and guitarist Tino Hevia.

It can be streamed here:
https://open.spotify.com/track/6RIqWxZuIiQzh6i2cOUl5q?si=ZpZpj2ItS_SaTwupiZGWAA

The cover artwork for “(Re)Master Of Present And Past” 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.

In addition, the band has announced: “We are back with FC Metal for distribution and promotion, a company that has always treated us well, from the time of Darksun to the first Reveal album. FC Metal is not only a great company, they are like brothers to us and possibly the best professionals we have met in all these years.”

Reveal’s recording and touring lineup is completed by well-known Spanish musicians with extensive experience in the studio and live arena, including his DarkSun bandmates David Figuer (lead guitar), Dani Cabal (drums), and Helena Pinto (keyboards).

The video for the original version of “Master Of Present And Past” can be viewed here:  https://youtu.be/oTT1iaSBJAs

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/RevealBandOfficial

https://www.revealband.com

Firewind singer & Avantasia producer featured on video/single “Orphan Of Life” by Adrian Benegas

 

 

Metal songwriter, producer and keyboardist Adrian Benegas has released his new single and video “Orphan of Life”. The soaring symphonic metal track features Firewind vocalist Herbie Langhans, and the production skills of Benegas together with renowned producer Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Kamelot, Rhapsody, Epica, etc).  

Throughout the second half of 2020 during the pandemic of COVID19, Adrian’s been busy working and producing new songs together with vocalist Herbie Langhans, who was also the lead singer on his debut album, The Revenant. This time around, Adrian has also teamed up with producer Sascha Paeth. “Orphan Of Life” is the first single of the upcoming production to be revealed, with more tracks being released in the coming months.

Benegas explains that, “It’s a song to rage out and get all the anger out at those who tried to break our spirits”. “Orphan of Life” is the anthem for the outsiders, for the ones that never truly fit in, like me. You should funnel that anger and negative energy to fuel your heart and desire to stand up and to climb even higher. Instead of feeling down, we should remember to use that pain to unleash the fighter inside us. We all have it!”  

 

New album by Morrigu features At The Gates’ Adrian Erlandsson on drums; release video for “A Funeral Of Liberty”

 

 

After 4 years of hard work, the new Morrigu album “In Turbulence” will be released on April 23, 2021. With eight strong and varied songs, the record is the implementation of a concept of collaboration between Morrigu and multiple artists. Musically, it is a cross section of all previous albums that the band has released, with Morrigu’s music appealing to fans of Amorphis, Dark Tranquility, or Evergrey. “A Funeral Of Liberty” is the first video/single from the album.

As the band wanted the best quality for their music — and to work with real instruments instead of sampling — they asked musicians from all over the world to work with them, including Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, The Haunted) on drums. Together with the experience of Adrian and Jakob Herrmann (who engineered the recordings in his Top Floor Studio) they got the drum sound that they had always dreamed of.

Like with the last album, Jens Bogren (Opeth, Arch Enemy, At The Gates) was commissioned for the mastering. Various artists were also hired for the album artwork, with Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquility, In Flames, Soilwork) drawing the phoenix on the front cover.

Morrigu Lineup:

Severin Binder – Guitars Acoustic Guitars, Synths

Mirko Binder – Bass

Luca Neukom – Guitars

Additional Musicians

Adrian Erlandsson – Drums (At The Gates, The Haunted)

Ricardo Jorge Borges Rodrigues – Vocals (Clamaty Islet, Forbidden To Fly)

Guest Musicians

Moonchild Shi / Ethnic Vocals


For more information visit:
www.facebook.com/morriguofficial
www.morrigu.ch
www.morrigu.bandcamp.com

Timo Tolkki’s new band Infinite Visions release drum playthrough video of song “Sonata Black” featuring Pawel Jaroszewicz (ex-Hate/Vader)

 

Timo Tolkki’s fans have been asking for a fast power metal song from him for years — and now their wish is granted! INFINITE VISIONS, the new band of ex-Stratovarius guitarist & songwriter Timo Tolkki, have started a crowdfunding campaign to help finance the cost of creating their debut album, Union Magnetica. In support of this campaign the band is now releasing a drum playthrough video for the song “Sonata Black”, featuring the stellar drumming skills of Pawel Jaroszewicz (drums, ex-Hate/Vader). This is a special crowdfunding instrumental version of “Sonata Black” — if you want to hear the final version of the song with vocals you will have to wait for the album! So please contribute and help make it happen!!

Many perks are being offered including the Union Magnetica CD, an extensive collection of band demos, an exclusive t-shirt, guitar lessons with Timo, and much more! The crowdfunding campaign can be found here: https://www.hithit.com/en/project/8735/infinite-visions-union-magnetica-album-funding

The song can also be streamed on the band’s official web site: https://infinitevisionsband.com/music

Infinite Visions’ lineup is completed by: Timo Tolkki (guitars), Erik Kraemer (vocals, Simulacrum), Jimmy Pitts (keyboards, Eternity’s End/NorthTale), and Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass, Civilization One/ex-Heavenly). The band states: “Infinite Visions are ready to record their debut album and need your help to make this happen! They require a minimum of 10.000 euro to complete the album and pay for related costs, such as:
•    Recording
•    Mixing
•    Mastering
•    Album Artwork & graphic design of layout
•    Band Photos

For more information on Infinite Visions visit:

https://www.facebook.com/TimoTolkkiInfiniteVisions

https://www.instagram.com/infinitevisionsmetal/

https://vk.com/timotolkkiinfinitevisions

Timo Tolkki’s band Infinite Visions announce crowdfunding campaign for debut album, release playthrough video of demo song

 

 

INFINITE VISIONS, the new band of ex-Stratovarius guitarist & songwriter Timo Tolkki, have started a crowdfunding campaign to help finance the cost of creating their debut album, Union Magnetica. To launch the campaign the band is releasing a playthrough video for the song “You Rock My World”, a track from their recently completed 4-song demo which was mixed by Dani G (Rage, Firewind). “You Rock My World” was specifically chosen as the song to kick off the crowdfunding as it is a song for the fans and about the fans.

The video features all 5 members of the band: Timo Tolkki (guitars), Erik Kraemer (vocals, Simulacrum), Pawel Jaroszewicz (drums, ex-Hate/Vader), Jimmy Pitts (keyboards, Eternity’s End/NorthTale), and Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass, Civilization One/ex-Heavenly).

The crowdfunding campaign can be found here: https://www.hithit.com/en/project/8735/infinite-visions-union-magnetica-album-funding


The song can also be streamed on the band’s official web site: https://infinitevisionsband.com/music

The band states: “Infinite Visions are ready to record their debut album and need your help to make this happen! They require a minimum of 10.000 euro to complete the album and pay for related costs, such as:
•    Recording
•    Mixing
•    Mastering
•    Album Artwork & graphic design of layout
•    Band Photos

Although a large number of fans have been waiting for some classic metal songs from Timo, record sales aren’t what they used to be & the music industry has changed considerably. This change has resulted in bands getting smaller advances from labels and a limited budget for recording. With a desire to release only the best possible album — and not wanting to disappoint their fans — Timo and Infinite Visions turn to crowdfunding.”

Infinite Visions are also taking this opportunity to announce Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson as the new bassist.Pierre has over 20 years experience in both the studio and stage, having recorded and performed with several artists including Heavenly (Sign Of The Winnerand Dust To Dustalbums) and Civilization One (Revolution Risingand Calling The Gods). Pierre takes over bass duties from Jari Kainulainen, who left the band earlier this month for personal reasons.

For more information on Infinite Visions visit:

https://www.facebook.com/TimoTolkkiInfiniteVisions

https://www.instagram.com/infinitevisionsmetal/

https://vk.com/timotolkkiinfinitevisions

 

Ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki announces Erik Kraemer as vocalist of Infinite Visions, new song to be released

Ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki proudly announces Erik Kraemer as vocalist, finalizing the INFINITE VISIONS lineup. Erik states, “I am happy to say that I will be part of Timo Tolkki’s Infinite Visions. It is a huge honor to be a member of a band full of very talented musicians. I’m very excited, and I will utilize my vocal abilities to the maximum to create the best music possible for people to hear”.

This past summer, Erik played an acoustic show in Finland with Timo where they performed several Stratovarius classics including “Black Diamond”, “Hunting High And Low”, “Forever” and “Eagleheart”.

Video of Erik and Timo performing an acoustic version of “Black Diamond”:  https://youtu.be/wkfmnhS2TqQ

Erik is known for his impressive vocal range, and also sings for the Finnish progressive metal band Simulacrum (Frontiers Records). Here he sings a cover of the Steelheart classic, “She’s Gone”: https://youtu.be/qaxHQ4YSmso

Infinite Visions has finished recording a 4-song demo which will now be presented to labels worldwide. This demo includes the tracks “Dangerous”, “Sonata Black”, “You Rock My World” and “Infinite Visions”, songs which will be featured on their upcoming album, “Union Magnetica”, to be released in 2021. They plan to tour and perform select festival dates next year.

The band will be starting a crowdfunding campaign early next month to help finance the making of their album. To kick off the crowdfunding they will release a video for a song from their 4-track demo, with this song also streaming on the band’s web site.

For more information, follow the latest news on the Infinite Visions social media pages:

https://infinitevisionsband.com

https://www.facebook.com/TimoTolkkiInfiniteVisions

https://vk.com/timotolkkiinfinitevisions

https://www.instagram.com/infinitevisionsmetal

Infinite Visions’ lineup includes Timo Tolkki (guitars), Jari Kainulainen (bass, Masterplan/ex-Stratovarius), Pawel Jaroszewicz (drums, ex-Hate/Vader), and Jimmy Pitts (keyboards, Eternity’s End/NorthTale). Infinite Visions would like to thank Jorge Segersbol, a great vocal talent who due to the global COVID-19 pandemic could not logistically continue with Infinite Visions as he was located in Peru and the band in Europe.

Eternity’s End guitarists Christian Muenzner & Phil Tougas release play-through video for “Necromantic Worship”

ETERNITY’S END have released a playthrough video for “Necromantic Worship”, a total shred fest featuring the twin guitar attack of Christian Muenzner (Obscura/Paradox) & Phil Tougas (First Fragment/Funebrarum). 

Phil comments, “This is “Necromantic Worship” by Eternity’s End. This song has tons of Jason Becker/Marty Friedman/Cacophony vibes, through a filter of 90s European Power Metal, US technical Thrash & Apocrypha/Helstar influences – just modernized. Hannes Grossmann, whom is also the band’s drummer, remixed the song for this video specifically. Each song off Unyielding(the album we released last year) all sound different from one another but this one is definitely the least Euro-power sounding song of it.”

Unyieldingis the 2nd album from Eternity’s End and incorporates the same neoclassical elements and complex keyboard work already present on their debut release, The Fire Within, all while taking cues from the mid to late 90’s German/European Power Metal classics and the 80s US Power Metal scene. Their intent was to create riff-oriented and straight-forward, technical yet catchy power metal hymns with a high emphasis on harmonized leads and guitar solo duels that bring to mind the golden age of Shrapnel Records guitar heroes.

The band’s lineup includes vocalist Iuri Sanson (ex-Hibria), keyboardist Jimmy Pitts (Infinite Visions/NorthTale) and drummer Hannes Grossman (Alkaloid/Triptykon). They are currently writing material for their 3rd album.

For more information about Eternity’s End visit:

https://www.facebook.com/EternitysEndMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/eternitys__end/

INFINITE VISIONS drummer Pawel “Pavulon” Jaroszewicz records playthrough videos of demo songs

INFINITE VISIONS drummer Pawel “Pavulon” Jaroszewicz (ex-Hate/Vader) has recorded playthrough videos for the 5 songs on the upcoming Infinite Visions demo, which will be finalized this month. The tracks include “Sonata Black”, “Infinite Visions”, “You Rock My World”, “Dangerous”, and “Voice Of Tomorrow”. The full drum playthrough videos (with the final versions of the songs) will be released periodically starting at the end of August. Here is a 30-second preview from “Sonata Black”, with the backing guitar track NOT the final, finished version:


https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2568760830051900

Infinite Visions is the new band formed by ex-Stratovarius guitarist/songwriter Timo Tolkki (guitars), and includes in its lineup ex-Stratovarius bandmate Jari Kainulainen on bass, and keyboardist Jimmy Pitts (Eternity’s End/NorthTale).

Their upcoming debut album, “Union Magnetica” will be produced and mixed by Timo Tolkki, whose producer credits include the Stratovarius classics Episode,Visions, Destinyand Elements Pts.1& 2. Additionally, he has produced/mixed albums by Vision Divine, The 69 Eyes, Allen/Lande, Amorphis, Ring Of Fire, Avalon, Symfonia, and Revolution Renaissance, among many others. Timo is currently available to work on select projects as a producer and/or mixer and can be contacted via email at Timo@timotolkki.net

For more information about Infinite Visions visit the band’s social media sites:

https://www.facebook.com/TimoTolkkiInfiniteVisions

https://vk.com/timotolkkiinfinitevisions

https://www.instagram.com/infinitevisionsmetal/

 

Ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki to stream special acoustic performance: “TIMO TOLKKI – STORIES & SONGS”

Guitarist/songwriter Timo Tolkki will present a very special solo acoustic show on Saturday July 4, 2020 that will be streamed via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/TimoTolkki777. The time of the show will be 20:00 Central European Time, 13:00 Mexico, 11:00 Los Angeles, 14:00 New York, 13:00 Brazil, 19:00 London, 21:00 Moscow.

Entitled “TIMO TOLKKI – STORIES & SONGS”, during the performance he will play material from the first 3 Stratovarius albums — Fright Night,Twilight Time, and Dreamspace, as well as songs from his solo albums Classical Variations and Themesand Hymn to Life. In this intimate setting Timo will also tell the stories behind the songs — how they were written, what inspired him, and what they mean to him.

This show will be free as a gift to his fans, but throughout the performance viewers can show their appreciation of Timo and his music by donating via PayPal to:  https://paypal.me/TimoTolkki777

For more information visit:

www.facebook.com/TimoTolkki777

www.timotolkki.net

Timo Tolkki’s INFINITE VISIONS announce Pawel “Pavulon” Jaroszewicz as their drummer

Ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki proudly announces that Pawel “Pavulon” Jaroszewicz joins the band on drums, completing the INFINITE VISIONS lineup. Pawel is best known for his playing with extreme metal bands, including Hate, Vader, Decapitated, and Antigama (and most recently, performing with Belphegor on their 2019/20 USA & European tours) .

Pawel states, “I am happy to announce that I will be a part of Timo Tolkki’s Infinite Visions. Although not many associate me with this style of music, it always had it’s place in my life alongside the more extreme genres. It will definitely be an interesting experience to see what I can bring to the table and hopefully create some new quality music with a distinct sound.”

Pawel first came to the recent attention of Infinite Visions through the Stratovarius drum audition videos he made several years ago (video links below). The band were very impressed with his performance, and thereafter asked Pawel if he would like to join Infinite Visions!

Stratovarius drum audition – “Father Time” :   https://youtu.be/cI5iZ1eE3hw

Stratovarius drum audition – “Coming Home” : https://youtu.be/A9GXimkXPIU

And here is a drum playthrough video for the Hate song, “Into Burning Gehenna” – https://youtu.be/lT2QatZVGvE

Pawel’s endorsements include Tama drums, Meinl cymbals, Wincent Drumsticks, and Czarcie Kopyto Pedals.

For more information about Pawel visit his social media sites:

Web site – www.pavulon-drummer.com

Facebook –  www.facebook.com/pavulondrummer

Instagram – www.instagram.com/pawelpavulonjaroszewicz

YouTube – www.youtube.com/c/PawelPavulonJaroszewiczOfficial

Infinite Visions’ lineup includes Timo (guitars), Jari Kainulainen (bass), Jorge Segersbol (vocals), and Jimmy Pitts (keyboards). The band is currently recording a demo which will be presented to labels worldwide, and features 5 songs from their upcoming album, “Union Magnetica”. The band plans to tour and perform select festival dates after the album is released next year.

For more information about Infinite Visions visit the band’s social media pages:

https://www.facebook.com/TimoTolkkiInfiniteVisions

https://vk.com/timotolkkiinfinitevisions