METALWINGS & ADASTIA

New Music Video Promo/ Concert/ Supported by Adastia

В деня на Народните будители – 1 ноември, родната симфоник метъл група METALWINGS ще представи в Sofia Live Club своя трети официален клип към песента „For All Beyond“.

Песента е част от едноименния дебютен албум на групата, който беше издаден на 19 април 2018 г.

Концертът на METALWINGS ще бъде подкрепен от румънската група ADASTIA!

Билети могат да бъдат закупени на входа. Цена: 15 лв.

Отваряне на вратите: 20:00 ч.

Начало: 21:00 ч.

November 1, 2018 is the date on which we will present to the world, to all fans and friends, our third Official Music Video for the song “For All Beyond” – the self-titled song from our debut album “For All Beyond”.

Our concert and promotion will take place on November 01, 2018, at 21.00 at Sofia Live Club.

At the venue you will also be able to purchase physical disks of our album “For All Beyond”.

The event will be supported by the Romanian melodic/power band Adastia.

We hope to see you on November 01, 2018!

Tickets can be purchased at the entrance. Price: 15 BGN

Opening of the doors: 20:00

Start: 21:00 h

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This is what happens whenever a nightingale decides to light wherever a metal band is practicing a kickin’ new instrumental. Not really, but that wouldn’t be hard to envision. Honesty, this is the symphonic metal band Metalwings doing what they do best. Turns out I’ve been a fan of that style of music for years. On this newest offering There’s No Time they prove that they can skillful lull your socks off. If you’re a fan of Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, Within Temptation or Evanescence then Metalwings is sure to be right up your metal alley. Not that they’re a clone of any of those other bands, or anything, instead these guys provide a truly haunting soundscape all their own. Just read the pure poetry of their lyrics. They simply feel like a wondrous dreamscape: “Time flies like the river Time passes like the wind All by ourselves in this life Where we come and go alone like the rain There’s no time To save your heart Searching for a way Far away from the dark There’s no time To steal your memories Life is a dream with an end But you have to dream till your last breath.” Don’t waste any more time, go check them out now. There you have it The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. -James K. Blaylock

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Stela Atanasova(voce, viola elettrica, keyboards), Krastyo Jordanov(chitarra, backing vocals, flauto), Grigor Kostadinov(chitarra); Milen Mavrov(basso); Angel Kitanov(Keyboards)e Nikola (Blackie) Ivanov(batteria) sono i Metalwings, band symphonic metal/folk metal/power metal/gothic metal da Sofia(Bulgaria). Abbiamo ascoltato il loro disco For All Beyond e quelle che seguono sono le nostre considerazioni a riguardo.

I Metalwings in questo disco offrono un sound tanto complesso e stratificato, sound che fonde, come detto sopra, symphonic metal, folk metal, power metal e gothic metal. Si passa da momenti più melodici dove troviamo anche il flauto, la viola o anche le tastiere a momenti in cui ci sono riff potenti heavy e cavalcate power.

Eleganza e stile contraddistinguono il sound di Metalwings che si esaltano soprattutto per il cantato della lead vocalist Stela Atanasova, artista capace di offrirci anche un cantato spesso con impostazione operistica. Fondamentali le tastiere in questa band con refrain che si insinuano nei nostri pensieri e si stampano letteralmente nella nostra mente.

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Metalwings are a female fronted symphonic metal band from Bulgaria formed in 2010 by singer Stela Atanasova, releasing their first single ‘Crying Of The Sun’ in 2015. The five song E.P. ‘Fallen Angel In The Hell’ was released in 2016, with their full length debut album ‘For All Beyond’ a 2018 release.

Two years ago when I first heard Metalwings, I was surprised to hear just how much more power metal than symphonic metal the band are. As a not overly keen symphonic metal (or rock) fan, their debut release, ‘Fallen Angel In The Hell’ E.P. was actually quite a good listen. Could the bands debut full length offering provide me the same good listen? Well, let’s spin the disc and see… Broody and haunting, ‘End Of The War’ is an atmospheric slow burner, building towards a crescendo, and I get the impression that ‘End Of The War’ was written specifically as a concert opener, similar to ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC and ‘Satellite 15…The Final Frontier’ by Iron Maiden. Launching the album proper is the punchy power metal stroll ‘Secret Town’ displaying the Celtic influence that is a heavy Metalwings trait. Energetic and lively, ‘Secret Town’ has my attention. From their E.P. ‘Immortal Metal Wings’ makes its presence felt, that stunning buzz style guitar riff that launches the song forth still gives me goose bumps. ‘Immortal Metal Wings’ floats along like a breath of fresh air, delivering equal quantities of power and symphonic metal.

Slowing the pace dramatically, is the vocal led ‘When We Pray’. Removing the power, the energy and all bombast, ‘When We Pray’ is basically a soulful and mellow ballad. ‘A Wish’ delivers a punch, a kick and is a little somewhat aggressive as it opens, before settling into a mid tempo stomp. Heavier sounding guitars than anything else heard so far, a sudden and emphatic injection of speed and ‘A Wish’ sets a blistering pace across the chorus break. The guitars get even heavier as the opening riff to ‘There’s No Time’ delivers a sound similar to the iconic NWOBHM sound that was prevalent during the eighties. ‘There’s No Time’ is a sharp edged, hard rock stride, again incorporating the Celtic influence. The title song ‘For All Beyond’ is emotion fuelled and stacked with dramatic pace changes and climactic crescendos, ‘For All Beyond’ is a mesmeric journey of epicness. I think what stands out for me about Metalwings, is singer Stela, her voice angelic and soaring, but not to the higher pitched, glass shattering screech of many other singers in the symphonic metal genre, which is what turns me off. Metalwings have managed to get the balance just right.

‘Realm Of Dreams’ is one of the best songs on offer, full of power metal traits and pulsates with energy and bombast. ‘Realm Of Dreams’ also features the addition of a more prominent male vocal performance, courtesy of Max Morton, a renowned session vocalist and guitarist, and also owner of Morton Studio. Which incidentally, is where this album was mixed and mastered. Keyboards led and very much standing tall in ballad territory, ‘Tujni Serza’ is a definite lighters in the air moment. Sung in her native Bulgarian language, Stela delivers a sensual performance. The debut album closes with three bonus offerings. There is an orchestral version of the title song, featuring the Sofia Session Orchestra, conducted by Lyubomir Denev. And two versions of ‘Fallen Angel In The Hell’, an instrumental offering and also a version in a new arrangement, that is actually more dramatic and more epic than the original.

Overall, a majestic stroll through power metal and symphonic metal territory, Metalwings manage to offer a measured balance to please fans of both genres.

Written by Iron Mathew

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Rock Meeting Nº 106: Especial Hellfest Open Air Festival 2018

Julho chegou e com ele o nosso especial Hellfest. A edição nº13 do festival francês contou com grandes ícones do Heavy Metal como Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Nighwish e Europe. Atualmente, o Hellfest é símbolo de sucesso a cada ano e a Rock Meeting mais uma vez marcando presença e trazendo um resumo de como foi essa 13º edição.

Capa: Hellfest 2018

Coluna – Lapada | Skin | Review

Entrevista – Torture Squad | METALWINGS | Worst

Live Concert – Odin’s Krieger Fest | Armored Saint | HAVOK + Nervosa | Alcest | New Model Army | Vitamin X | Slapshot

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Stela Atanasova(voce, viola elettrica, keyboards), Krastyo Jordanov(chitarra, backing vocals, flauto), Grigor Kostadinov(chitarra); Milen Mavrov(basso); Angel Kitanov(Keyboards)e Nikola (Blackie) Ivanov(batteria) sono i Metalwings, band symphonic metal/folk metal/power metal/gothic metal da Sofia(Bulgaria). Abbiamo ascoltato il loro disco For All Beyond e quelle che seguono sono le nostre considerazioni a riguardo.

I Metalwings in questo disco offrono un sound tanto complesso e stratificato, sound che fonde, come detto sopra, symphonic metal, folk metal, power metal e gothic metal. Si passa da momenti più melodici dove troviamo anche il flauto, la viola o anche le tastiere a momenti in cui ci sono riff potenti heavy e cavalcate power.

Eleganza e stile contraddistinguono il sound di Metalwings che si esaltano soprattutto per il cantato della lead vocalist Stela Atanasova, artista capace di offrirci anche un cantato spesso con impostazione operistica. Fondamentali le tastiere in questa band con refrain che si insinuano nei nostri pensieri e si stampano letteralmente nella nostra mente.

La musica dei Metalwings, come vuole il genere, ci porta in paesaggi fantasy, epici. Certo l’inserto del flauto rende il sound spesso più folk come anche l’inserto della viola. Manca un po di appeal nelle canzoni ma si può appurare la presenza di tanto talento per ascoltatori dal gusto sopraffine e soprattutto amanti quasi ossessivi del genere. Inoltre, come non dirlo, rileviamo anche la presenza di sonorità celtic e impressioni sonore alquanto mistiche che rendono il tutto tanto ricercato e sofisticato.

Non manca la potenza sonora in questo disco nei passaggi power metal: tali passaggi ben si sposano con il cantato sublime di Stela Atanasova e con le orchestrazioni create dalle tastiere. Non mancano nemmeno i momenti più melanconici in questo disco dove sembra trovare di tutto della sfera metal.

Quello dei Metalwings è un mondo fantastico nel quale immergerci, un mondo davvero incantevole da ascoltare per le orecchie avide di symphonic metal e di tante altre cosette…

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Für dieses überraschend hochwertige Debütalbum wurde gewiss kollektiv sehr viel Liebe und Hingabe investiert. Mit einer buchstäblich wunderbaren und dazu auch noch vollkommen natürlich belassenen Stimme, die in vielerlei Tonlagen direkt unter die Haut zu brillieren vermag, präsentieren sich die Bulgaren. Dass Frontfrau und Violinistin Stela Atanasova ihre klassische Ausbildung in vollen Zügen genossen haben muss, hört man deutlich. Aber auch das superbe Songwriting wurde instrumentell auf allen Plätzen souverän umgesetzt. „For All Beyond“ zeigt die schwärmerisch getränkten und gefühlvoll veranlagten Sehnsuchtsnoten des hoch befähigten Sextetts von der hörenswertesten und zeitlosesten Seite. Solche prunkvollen und majestätischen Arrangements erwartet man eher nicht von Musikanten aus diesem Balkanstaat. Die voluminöse und glasklare, vorbildlich an den facettenreichen Sound angepasste Produktion unterschlägt zudem nichts, was den Reiz dieser spannenden Scheibe mitsamt dem gewissen Flair für keltische Feinheiten ausmacht. Zwei Songs der längst vergriffenen 2016er EP „Fallen Angel In The Hell“ sind vertreten, nämlich deren verführerisch schönes Titelstück und das düster beschwingte, mit ganz großer Melodie versehene „Immortal Metal Wings“. Einer der markantesten Vorzüge der Band, die Gabe zur authentischen Transformation von Empathie, zeigt sich auch im betont emotional inszenierten Titelsong. Dieser, überdies auch als reine Instrumentalversion mit dabei, überzeugt als schnell ins Ohr gehender Kunstakt, mit einer überwältigend epischen und fesselnd theatralischen Note. An Kraft und Dynamik mangelt es hier auch nicht, wie die zahlreichen Power Metal-Ausflüge dokumentieren. Ein wirklich erlesenes, vor Eleganz strahlendes Werk für Gourmets, Genießer und Visionäre. Wenn es sich nur fair für Metalwings entwickelt, dann wird man ihren Namen in einem mit Populären wie Nightwish, Within Temptation, Xandria und Sirenia nennen!

Mike Stahl

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