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Glasya releases new lyric video – “Glasya”

Photo by João “Speed” Santos at Milagre Metaleiro – Ressurreição do Metal 2019

Portuguese symphonic metal band Glasya release today their new lyric video. The chosen song is “Glasya” and it’s taken from the band’s debut album “Heaven’s Demise”. You can watch the video below:

Glasya was founded by Hugo Esteves in 2016 with one main purpose, to create a musical project that would combine full orchestral arrangements with metal. He was already familiar with symphonic metal, but he wanted to do it in a more dramatic and cinematographic way. So later that year, Hugo invited Bruno Ramos, former drummer of My Deception, and they started writing together.  They needed to integrate the symphonic elements, so Hugo contacted Davon Van Dave, a Dutch-Portuguese keyboard player, who had been member of two well-known Portuguese bands, Urban Tales and Shadowsphere, that toured with bands like To/Die/ForBeseechRotting Christ and, with their albums being at the top of the metal charts in Portugal, and was the ideal person to reach out for.

With Davon Van Dave on board, the next step was to find the right voice. They heard about a Portuguese Nightwish tribute band, Nightdream, and after listening to their singer’s voice and seeing her performance they immediately invited her: Eduarda Soeiro, being a classical performer and trained singer, right away became the face and voice of Glasya. The band line-up was finally complete when Bruno Prates (b) and Manuel Pinto (g), former members of Enchantya, both being talented musicians and experienced performers, came on board.  With all the members having different influences, from classic to progressive, they were creating a very stylish and distinctive sound which offers symphonic, ethnic, slow emotional songs and powerful metal riffs, of course.

In 2018 the band released the song “Heaven’s Demise” to the world in advance and it made quite a buzz among the press, creating great expectations on their upcoming debut album.
Later that year, at The Pentagon Audio Manufacturers Studios, Glasyastarted to record the album with Fernando Matias, who is a member of Sinistro, and has worked with bands like MoonspellBizarra LocomotivaGwydion. The upcoming album “Heaven’s Demise” features four guests, the voices of Paulo Gonçalves (Rasgo), Flávio Lino (Deadlyforce and “The Voice” Portugal show contestant), Nélson Raposo (a film and series voice-over professional), and the beautiful violin of Inna Calori. This year, Glasya releases their debut album through Pride & Joy Music and are scheduling their tour to play the main metal festivals.


 HAMMERFALL NEW LIVE VIDEO“(We Make) Sweden Rock”

HAMMERFALL will release a new album titled DOMINION on 16th August 2019 via Napalm Records. The group already unleashed “(We Make) Sweden Rock” – the first single off “DOMINION”. Today the quintet from Sweden releases exclusive live footage from the song, recorded at this year’s edition of Sweden Rock Festival. Watch the video below:


OSCAR DRONJAK on the show:

“Sweden Rock Festival is like a second home to us, and it was nothing short of amazing to once again – for the seventh time! – perform on stage at Sweden’s biggest recurring festival period. We loved seeing the massive crowd and the fans’ engagement and involvement made this night into something truly, truly special.”

DOMINION  is HAMMERFALL’s eleventh studio album, and second with Napalm Records.  Napalm has launched a physical preorder for DOMINION including CD, Vinyl, and a limited edition Deluxe Box Set consisting of a digipack, limited 7” light blue vinyl, limited cassette, cover art print, photo cards, patch and sticker. To view a variety of the DOMINION merchandise: http://www.hammerfall.net


HATRIOT issue lyric video for new single

The lyric video for HATRIOT’s new single “Organic Remains” is here, check it out on below:

The song is taken from the upcoming album “From Days Unto Darkness”, due out on July 26th via Massacre Records. It’s the first album with Cody Souza on the microphone, who stepped into the shoes of his father Steve “Zetro” Souza, who left the band a few years ago. You can look forward to an album with grim, nefarious lyrics dealing with subjects like the end of the world, conspiracy theories, horror icons, and a new world order, among others.


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