The Mayor: Playlist

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that as of early Sunday morning there is a new page on my website underneath the section dedicated to my WIP, The Mayor. It contains a playlist. Yes, as is fashionable nowadays (cheers, Stephenie Meyer) I have decided to share with you the music and songs that have either … Continue reading The Mayor: Playlist

“Like symphonic metal, War Of The Worlds and Tubular Bells had a baby.” ~ Ayreon’s new single, ‘The Day That The World Breaks Down’

Just a flying visit on my blog today to spread the word of something that's got me really excited and inspired. I had a new musical discovery this morning after following a link on Tommy Karevik (lead singer of Kamelot)'s Facebook page. The link led me to Ayreon, a musical project masterminded by Arjen Anthony … Continue reading “Like symphonic metal, War Of The Worlds and Tubular Bells had a baby.” ~ Ayreon’s new single, ‘The Day That The World Breaks Down’

Christmas Music: S.E. Berrow Edition

As I explained at length last year, I absolutely love Christmas. The cold weather, the Christmas lights, putting up my tree a month early, wrapping up presents, watching tat on the tele, being overly critical of supermarket Christmas adverts (Sainsbury's, this is what you produce after last year's triumph? Hang your heads in shame) and … Continue reading Christmas Music: S.E. Berrow Edition

“Suckerpunch the demons from my dreams.” ~ Delain release their new single, ‘Suckerpunch’

Delain - one of the more accessible symphonic metal outfits, hailing from the Netherlands - just released the official music video for their new single 'Suckerpunch'. The song is taken from the upcoming Lunar Prelude EP, due for release on 19 February. My goodness. It is stonkingly good. With a rousing chorus, a combination of synths and … Continue reading “Suckerpunch the demons from my dreams.” ~ Delain release their new single, ‘Suckerpunch’

King Of Kings by Leaves’ Eyes: Album Review

King of Kings is the sixth studio album from German-Norweigan symphonic and folk metal band, Leaves' Eyes. Formed in 2003, the group is fronted by former Theatre of Tragedy singer, Liv Kristine. Her gorgeous, soft melodic vocals are accompanied by the death-growls of her husband, Alexander Krull, whose band Atrocity form the remainder of the line-up: Liv Kristine … Continue reading King Of Kings by Leaves’ Eyes: Album Review

Sunday Night Piratey-Metal Goodness

I just found out that power metal band Amberian Dawn have a new album out this Friday called Innuendo... this is very exciting news! Clearly I have been living in some kind of goth-cave to have only discovered this at the eleventh hour. I still haven't got my mitts on a copy of Leaves' Eyes King … Continue reading Sunday Night Piratey-Metal Goodness