Finnish symphonic metal band Vinide have released a new music video for ‘Reveal‘, from their eponymous concept album which was released last year via Inverse Records.

Vocalist Elmeri Kinnunen comment:
The story of the album goes on. Our hero has escaped from the mental asylum and he is in a desperate search for a hiding place. He founds an abandoned house and during his hide, he finds out some things about his past and present. Vinide is going to make some video releases concerning about the ‘Reveal’ album. After that, the band is going to think what is their next move.

Reveal‘ is a science fiction story about a large information technology company “OMEGA’s” former employee who finds himself locked in a mental asylum and is even sentenced to death. After he escapes the asylum he starts to find out what is really going on and what is the biggest interest of OMEGA’s artificial intelligence project. The fears of the future seem to come true meanwhile the humankind is driving itself towards definite termination. The story goes on and a lot of plot twists are going to happen. How big is the urge to create something that humans don’t fully understand? What is going to happen to our hero during his journey finding out the origin of everything? You will find it out by listening the album via following links:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2LVOGCB 
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/55598712 
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/83750501
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2VE7dr

Track list
01. Intro
02. The Beginning Scene
03. Breakout
04. Reveal
05. Anger
06. The Rat
07. Plea
08. Emanuel
09. The Truth
10. The Plan
11. Believe
12. Bombs
13. Another Dimension
14. The Great Voyage
15. Save The Earth

Line-up:
Elmeri Kinnunen – guitars, vocals
Mikko Kähkönen – guitars
Heikki Polvinen – keyboards
Jaakko Juntunen – drums

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Finnish heavy metal quintet Ratbreed have completed the works on their debut album. Formed in 2015, the band have gained reputation this far with live shows mostly in Helsinki area and now they’re finally ready to spit out their first full-length album, entitled ‘Evoke The Blaze‘.

The recordings took place partly at Deep Noise Studios in Kouvola with mr. Juho Räihä and partly at the band’s guitarman Markus Taipale‘s private studio. The album was mixed and mastered by Juho Räihä at Sound Spiral Audio (Wolfheart, Profane Omen, Before The Dawn etc.) in Kouvola, Finland.

Evoke The Blaze‘ is set for release on July 13th 2018 through Inverse Records and will contain 8 songs of heavy metal madness at its best. The digital version (Spotify, iTunes etc.) will also include cover version of Warlock‘s ‘I Rule The Ruins‘ as a bonus track.

Listen to ‘Gates Of Underworld‘ on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2HLmdjj

Album track list:
1. Escape From The Asylum
2. Hunting High, Reaping Low
3. Decay Of The Mind
4. Blaze From Below
5. Gates Of Underworld
6. Unhallowed Sleep
7. Mad World
8. Through The Flames
9. I Rule The Ruins (digital version bonus track)  (Warlock cover)

Line-up:
Jasmin Anglén – Vocals
Mikko Kaipainen – Guitars
Markus Taipale – Guitars
Lauri Palmunen – Bass
Mikko Toivonen – Drums

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Finnish symphonic metal band Vinide have released their third album ‘Reveal‘ via Inverse Records. The first single ‘The Beginning Scene‘ from the concept album was released yesterday.

Vinide’s singer Elmeri Kinnunen commented:“Reveal is the most anticipated album for both the fans and the band itself. New material is already being prepared. Hopefully our touring plans get some wind in its sails.”

The band also released a new classy lyric video for the track ‘The Bombs‘.

Reveal‘ is a science fiction story about a large information technology company “OMEGA’s” former employee who finds himself locked in a mental asylum and is even sentenced to death. After he escapes the asylum he starts to find out what is really going on and what is the biggest interest of OMEGA’s artificial intelligence project. The fears of the future seem to come true meanwhile the humankind is driving itself towards definite termination. The story goes on and a lot of plot twists are going to happen. How big is the urge to create something that humans don’t fully understand? What is going to happen to our hero during his journey finding out the origin of everything.

Track list:
01. Intro
02. The Beginning Scene
03. Breakout
04. Reveal
05. Anger
06. The Rat
07. Plea
08. Emanuel
09. The Truth
10. The Plan
11. Believe
12. Bombs
13. Another Dimension
14. The Great Voyage
15. Save The Earth

Listen to the album on Spotify

Line-up:
Elmeri Kinnunen – guitars, vocals
Mikko Kähkönen – guitars
Heikki Polvinen – keyboards
Jaakko Juntunen – drums

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Cardiant released their fourth studio album, ‘Mirrors,’ on November 24th 2017 via Inverse Records. The previous album ‘Verge‘ was released approx. 4 1/2 years ago, so fans long anticipation is finally over.

The album features several guest singers, Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone, King Company), Nitte Valo (Burning Point, Seraphiel) & Janne Saksa who performed session vocals to Cardiant‘s debut album ‘Midday Moon’.

The band also rewarded their fans yesterday by releasing a lyric video for the track ‘Blank Star‘.

“‘Blank Star‘ is one of the more high tempo songs, and it includes a middle part leaning towards 80’s progressive metal. We are eager to play this and other songs from ‘Mirrors‘ live. The album has been written to be listened as a whole, from start to finish” says the band’s guitarist/composer Antti Hänninen.

Track list: 
1. Mirrors And Me
2. Riot Rising
3. Soul (feat. Pasi Rantanen)
4. A Quiet One
5. Blank Star
6. His Supremacy (feat. Janne Saksa)
7. Shooting Star (feat. Nitte Valo)
8. Absolute Power
9. My Delusion
10. Life Has Just Begun
11. Another Time, Another Place (feat. Rantanen, Valo, Saksa)

Line-up:
Erik Karhatsu – vocals
Outi Jokinen – vocals
Antti Hänninen – guitar
Mikko Mänttäri – bass
Marko Lindroos – keyboards
Lauri Hänninen – drums

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NORÐ, formed in 2013 in Odense, Denmark, plays melodic progressive metal/rock, powered by high octane energy and melancholic soundscapes. A unique style of heavy music with references to many different bands and genres and a dystopic lyrical universe about the human decadence. NORÐ reflects the Nordic feeling with their combination of dreamy melodies, tight riffing and headbanger breaks.

Their debut EP Alpha was recorded at Molten Rock Studio in Odense with Jesper Egeskov Sommerby and it is released in March 3rd 2017 via Inverse Records.

Track list:
1. Kill the Marshalls
2. Rosehip Garden
3. Restless
4. Omega

Line-up:

Bjarne Brogaard Matthiesen: Vocals
Niels Thybæk-Hansen: Guitar
Thomas Bøgh Jensen: Guitar
Peter Littau: Bass
Magnus Elisson: Drums

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Dark Clarity is a melodic heavy rock band from Lahti, Finland. The band was formed in 2008. Their music is strongly influenced by -80´s heavy rock and hard rock accompanied with their own unique sound and melodic input. They have relied on kickass-attitude and strong feelings all throughout their music from the very beginning.

Their first official self titled EP was released October 28th by Inverse Records. Listen to the Dark Clarity EP on Spotify

Track list:
01. All Have Gone
02. False God

Line-Up:
Vocals: Jukka Tuomi
Guitar,backing voc: Marko Keskinen
Bass, Backing voc: Sami Tikkanen
Guitar: Osku Launonen
Drums: Mikael Leinonen (recorded songs: “All have gone” and “False god” drums played by: Tomi Oksanen)

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A Finnish blues-driven heavy rock/metal band Black Dreams have released their Soul Stealer single today October 14th 2016 via Inverse Records.

Both songs in the Single  ‘Black Heart‘ & ‘Soul Stealer‘ have got a lot of radio airplay around the world and the band is now planning recording a new material.

Line-Up:
Juha Kraapo – lead vocals
Jari Rippe Rantanen – drums
Jere Kalla – lead guitar, back vocals
Sami Räikkönen – guitar
Veli Laukkanen – bass, back vocals

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Finnish hard rockers Wishing Well have released a video for the song ‘Luck Is Blind’ from their critically acclaimed ‘Chasing Rainbows‘ album, which was released in February 2016 by Inverse Records.

We are still promoting the album and we thought that this time it would be good to come out with a little softer song. ‘Luck’ is a melodic and catchy tune with serious lyrics about injustice and inequality of the world. The song also features some cool keyboards by Juha “The Undertaker” Huhta and that gives the song some extra character. We’re even considering of using Hammond organ all the way on our next album”, says Anssi Korkiakoski, guitar player and songwriter of Wishing Well.

We didn’t want the video to be too complicated but decided that simple but well recorded stage video should do the trick. We shot and cut the video all by ourselves in Helsinki and it’s just us performing our music. We shall come up with more videos from the album and next time we’ll do something different.

Wishing Well are now promoting the album and booking shows for 2017. In the meanwhile writing and rehearsing new material is well underway and new material is expected to be released in late 2017.

Line up

Peter James Goodman – vocals
Rip Radioactive – drums
Richard Becker – bass
Anssi Korkiakoski – guitar

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Polish band Guitar Force and Finnish record label Inverse Records have inked a deal. The new album ‘Different Universe‘ is released September 16th.

Guitar Force was founded in 2007 by Marcin Habaj – a guitarist, a composer and lyrics author. It consists of 5 young people from south – eastern Poland and music style oscillates around hard rock and heavy metal.

Track list:
1. To the End Of The World With Ronin
2. Tribute
3. Punishment
4. Nurt
5. At The Crossroads
6. Magical Power
7. Without Names
8. Forever
9. Another World
10. White Lady

Line-up:
Marcelina Bieniarz – vocal, bass guitar
Antonina Rysz – vocal, rhythm guitar
Dorota Kulig – vocal, violin
Marcin Habaj  – solo guitar
Jakub Calka – solo guitar
Ignacy Rudnicki – drums

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Upcoming tour dates:

05.08.2016 / Bałtów, Poland
06.08.2016 / Strzyżów, Poland
11.08.2016 / Arad, Romania
12.08.2016 / Sibiu, Romania
13.08.2016 / Varna, Bulgaria
14.08.2016 / Svishtov, Bulgaria
15.08.2016 / Sofia, Bulgaria
16.08.2016 / Smederevo, Serbia
17.08.2016 / Pale, Bosnia
18.08.2016 / Sibenik, Croatia
19.08.2016 / Djakovo, Croatia
20.08.2016 / Regietów, Poland
27.08.2016 / Świdnik, Poland

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Finnish hard rockers Wishing Well have announced that due to personal issues their vocalist Peter James Goodman will not perform live on their next live dates in April. He will be replaced by Pekka Montin, the singer of Finnish metal band Judas Avenger.

“First we were sorry, now we’re excited. We hope Pete all the best but we are ready to kick some serious ass with Pekka, who’s an excellent metal singer with a very versatile voice and range. We are all very impressed by his talent and motivation. With Pekka the songs from the Chasing Rainbows album will be born again live with some tasty screams and growls. Time will tell if Pete will return to the fold but now it’s too early to say more”, says Anssi Korkiakoski, the guitar player and band leader of Wishing Well.

The band have released a new lyric video on Youtube for ‘Science Fiction‘ from their critically acclaimed ‘Chasing Rainbows‘ album, released on 5 February by Inverse Records.

Forthcoming live dates include Bar Lepakkomies, Helsinki 6 April (with Radar 7) and On The Rocks 21 April, supporting Graham Bonnet Band.

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