We’ve been interested in the music of Xandria here at the Metal Command HQ for some time and it’s wonderful that they’ve been able to come over to this side of the ocean and entertain their fans. We first managed to catch them in concert when they were one of the openers for the mighty Sonata Arctica but then there was too long of a break in their US Touring action until only recently when they hit the road and brought an exciting package to our live stages with support from Sirenia and MindMaze. If you missed those shows when they rumbled through you surely missed out but now you have a second chance as the band announces a second leg return. Check out their quick Official Facebook page announcement along with the tour dates. I’ll return at the close with additional thoughts.
USA here we come again! What would be more fitting after the great success of our 1st US Headlining run in may than doing a 2nd stretch in Oktober? Right…nothing! Well, except doing another one with our buddies from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS and September Mourning! Hell Yeah!! So many cities we haven’t rocked sofar! Well here we go again! Get your tickets NOW! Because THIS Is going to be AWESOME! Continue reading Xandria Announces 2nd Leg North American Tour→
I love a good concert tour announcement and this one ranks high on my list since its bringing a few bands that we don’t see all that often around these parts and that is awesome. Check out the press release below.
The Press Release:
German Epic Symphonic Metal stalwarts XANDRIA have taken things to the next level with their seventh studio album Theater of Dimensionss. The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking. It’s also an incredibly metallic effort. There is a soundtrack-like, orchestral finesse inherent to the compositions, echoed by pounding groove and sophisticated shredding. Now XANDRIA is ready to bring their breathtaking live show back to North America for a headline tour this May. Support on the tour will come from label mates Kobra And The Lotus and Once Human. The tour kicks off May 9th in New York, NY and runs through May 30th in Mesa, AZ. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The band cannot wait to tour North America:
Artist: Kobra and The Lotus Title: “Gotham” (Single) Label: Napalm Records Release Date: 2/17/2017 Genre: Heavy Metal Rating: 5/5
It’s been quite a few months since we got our first taste of the brand-new Kobra and The Lotus material with the single “TriggerPulse” and I’ve got to admit that I am a little surprised that we’ve waited so long for the second one. Of course the wait is over as Kobra Paige and the guys have just recently dished out “Gotham” and this caught my attention immediately as I really thought she had connected with the television show of the same name (which is about the beginning days of the man who would become The Bat) but I digress. Let’s give a quick overview of the tune which I’ve played about five times now. Continue reading “Gotham” (Single) by Kobra and The Lotus→
Artist: Kobra and The Lotus Title: “TriggerPulse” (Single) Label: Napalm Records Release Date: 9/9/2016 Genre: Heavy Metal Rating: 4/5
I’ve been down with the sounds of Kobra and The Lotus since I first heard them a couple of years ago and think that they are one of the most promising of the new groups to come upon the Metal scene in a few years. Fronted by the incredible Kobra Paige, we last heard them on album with the cover release of “Words Of The Prophets” and to say that many are eager for new music would be an understatement. The band has signed to Napalm Records and joins the roster alongside fine bands like Kamelot and many more. Since a new double CD is being worked on we got the single “TriggerPulse” to feed our brains for the duration. Continue reading “TriggerPulse” (Single) by Kobra and The Lotus→