Now that the eclipse is over, its time to put your protective eye wear away until the next one and get on with the news of the musical day. That said I am pleased to share the news about the signing of Angel Nation by Inner Wound Recordings. Dig in.
The Press Release:
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the female fronted melodic metal band Angel Nation to the label. The band’s new album “Aeon” will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America. Angel Nation is a melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal.
Their debut album [released under the name EnkeliNation] “Tears of Lust” was received with glowing reviews all over the world. The release in 2014 was followed by shows at Bloodstock Open Air, shows in Finland amongst others. In 2016 Elina also joined Leaves’ Eyes as their new vocalist.
Angel Nation’s second album “Aeon” continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina’s ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics.
The album features a guest appearance by Jukka Pelkonen [Omnium Gatherum] on vocals and the artwork was created by Darkgrove Design [Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah]. Get ready for it all: Heavy, rocking and epic tunes from this highly anticipated album with tons of character!
“Aeon” track listing
01. Burn The Witch
02. Blood Is On Your Hands
03. Breathe Again
04. Wonder Who You Are
07. Enough Is Enough
08. Music Plays
Angel Nation Tour Dates:
Dec 14: Boston Music Room – London, UK
Dec 15: De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare, BE
Dec 16: Le Batofar – Paris, FR
Dec 17: Popcentrale – Dordrecht, NL
Dec 20: De Bosuil – Mannheim, DE
Dec 21: T.B.A.
Dec 22: De Bosuil – Weert, NL
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now I should stress that my own background on Angel Nation is VERY limited but that is what excites me about this new signing. I am very familiar with the impact that singer Elina has had on the band Leaves’ Eyes and she has been quite a hit among the fans which was nice to witness being the case. Thanks to her participation, the band is now on new exciting musical adventures and having seen them a few times and gotten to speak to her at the shows can say that she is a truly genuine person who wants to talk to as many fans as possible. Angel Nation is a different vibe to that of Leaves’ Eyes and I guess I can best compare them to what we find going on with bands like Delain and perhaps just the slightest touch of a Kobra and The Lotus. It’s a very accessible Metal with catchy hooks and lyrics and I am looking forward to hearing more. My hope is that they get to come over here for a proper tour when the album is released and that the Metal Legions rally behind them. The time is NOW to support some new stuff if you have not already been doing so. Let’s keep Metal music strong and propelling ever upward. I’m out.