Holy Shire - New signing and debut album 'Midgard'
Holy Shire came to light in 2009 with the aim to perform exciting and original metal music with a symphonic and epic twist. Since their inception, the band performed many shows in their home country and beyond, recorded a very well received 6 track demo and developed a very unique sound with the addition of a flute and two female singers to the line-up. After having signed a deal with Bakerteam Records, Holy Shire are going to release their debut full length album ‘Midgard’ in May 2014. Each of these 9 brilliant songs are inspired by fantasy literature, including ‘A Game Of Thrones’ and ‘Lord Of The Rings’. A video for the first single, ‘Winter Is Coming’, will be released soon.
Reality Grey - New Signing and new album 'Define Redemption'
Formed in 2004, Reality Grey are one of the most promising modern death metal bands from Italy. They released the acclaimed debut album ‘Darkest Days Are Yet To Come’ in 2006 and the EP ‘Day Zero’ in 2008 on the US label Razar Ice Records and, since then, they have shared the stage with some of the most important international death metal acts (Deicide, Hatesphere and Necrodeath to name a few), gaining respect and appreciation along the way. In January 2014 Reality Grey have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their long waited sophomore album, ‘Define Redemption’, 9 brand new songs which are going to redefine the band’s sound: fast, brutal, modern and “moshy’, this new record contains some of the heaviest material the band has ever composed and which will fit perfectly their infamous live show.
Knowing2fly - New signing and debut album 'Here On My Feet'
Founded in 2008, Knowing2fly debuted the following year with their self titled EP, soon developing a cult following in their home town of Milan, Italy, thanks to their very unique mix of Alternative Rock and Metal with plenty of groove, captivating melodies and classy arrangements. After having attracted the interest of several record labels, Knowing2fly have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the worldwide release of the full length album ‘Here On My Feet’, consisting of 13 brand new songs in which the band explores the whole spectrum of human emotions: anger, meditation, love, passion and everything in between. Knowing2fly is not your average band. They are here to stay. And be sure they will make an impact!
Astral Domine - New signing and debut album 'Arcanum Gloriae'
Founded in 2011 by music composer an lyricist Luca Gagnoni with the intent of creating epic, powerful music with a peaceful message, Astral Domine have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their debut album ‘Arcanum Gloriae’. Produced by the band themselves, with mixing and mastering duties held by Andrea De Paoli (Labyrinth, Vision Divine) at Multimedia Sound Studio, ‘Arcanum Gloriae’ features special guest appearances by renowned singers Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Vision Divine, Hollow Haze) on the song ‘Where Heroes Die’ and Giuseppe “Ciape” Cialone (Rosae Crucis) on the song ‘Falsi Dei’. Inspired by fantasy themes and landscapes, Astral Domine’s music is perfectly depicted by the ‘evocative album artwork, which recalls the epic scenery of the Game Of Thrones series.
Inner Shrine - New signing and new album 'Pulsar'
Inner Shrine have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their new album 'Pulsar'. Formed in Florence, Italy, in 1996, Inner Shrine were one of the first Symphonic bands to emerge from the European metal scene. The band released their first full length album 'Nocturnal Rhymes Entangled in Silence' in 1997 and, since then, they've been able to develop a strong identity mixing Classic Heavy Metal, Doom, Classical Music and Opera with powerful visuals and a deep lyrical approach. Following the critically acclaimed album 'Mediceo' (2010), 'Pulsar' is the band’s ultimate musical statement, an intriguing concept about the end of the world and the creation of a new species. The album has been described as one of the heaviest in the band’s career, with a particular emphasis on the Melodic Death and Gothic influences.
Chronos Zero - New signing and debut album 'A Prelude Into Emptiness – The Tears Path: Chapter Alpha'
Chronos Zero have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their debut album ‘A Prelude Into Emptiness – The Tears Path: Chapter Alpha’. Formed in 2012 by the meeting of 5 talented and expert musicians, the band was able to deliver an ambitious concept album which recalls the Classic progressive records of the Eighties and Nineties, an album made of beautifully written melodies, top notch musicianship and classy arrangements, in the vein of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Adagio, Meshuggah and Nevermore, with ethnic influences and a cinematographic feeling surrounding the whole work. ‘A Prelude Into Emptiness – The Tears Path: Chapter Alpha’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by celebrated producer Simone Mularoni (DGM) at Domination Studios in San Marino, Italy. The beautiful artwork was handled by Simone Bertozzi (Mnemic).
Rublood - New signing and debut album 'Star Vampire'
Inspired by the atmospheric sounds of bands such as Rammstein, Depeche Mode, Joy Division and Deathstars, Rublood soon developed a very distinctive personality, mixing heavy riffs, dark atmospheres and poetic lyrics with strong visuals. When they perform on stage, Rublood delight their audience with a magnificent gothic show, which allowed them to be noticed by the producers of Warner Bros film ‘Studio Illegale’. The band appear in the film performing their breakthrough song ‘Through The Looking-Glass’, which has been chosen as the first single of their debut album ‘Star Vampire’, out next fall on Bakerteam Records. A video for the same song will also be released soon.
Sorronia - New signing and debut album 'Words Of Silence'
Hungarian female fronted, Symphonic Metal band Sorronia have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their debut album 'Words Of Silence'. First conceived in 2011 by vocalist Anna Király and keyboardist István Biró, Sorronia released a promotional video for the song 'Enemy Of Yourself' in January 2013, soon attracting a very strong response. The band combines a wide range of influences which resulted in a striking symphonic album made of grandiose melodies and hard rockin' riffs, neo-classical solos and Gothic elements, with unique twists and plenty of groove. The stunning artwork was handled by talented artist Alexandra V Bach (Kamelot, Adagio).
Watch the official 'Words Of Silence' trailer HERE
Watch the official 'Enemy Of Yourself' video HERE
81db - New signing and new album 'A Blind Man's Dream'
81db debuted in 2009 with the critically acclaimed album 'Evaluation', which led to extensive touring throughout Europe and a single, 'Voices', whose video was aired on MTV Greece and MAD TV. The band also opened for British Hard Rock legends Deep Purple in Torino, Italy. It came as a big surprise when American Grammy nominated producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System Of A Down) showed interest in the band. 81db flew to California to record their second album with her between October and November 2010. 'Impressions' was released the following year, displaying the full maturity of a band which was at that point on top of their game. 81db have recently signed a new deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their third album 'A Blind Man's Dream'. The album mixes heavy riffs, progressive beats and influences raging from Classic Rock to Folk music, whilst the lyrical concept was inspired by the movie 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'. Follow www.81db.net for the latest news.
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Sorronia - "Enemy of Yourself"
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Cadaveria - "Flowers in Fire"
Lykaion - "Nothin' But Death"
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Stigmhate - "Charon"
MirrorMaze - "Earn Your Answers"