Latest Inner Wound releases
170516: Wind Rose: "To Erebor" music video released
The folk/power metal band WIND ROSE just released a music video for "To Erebor", the second single from their new album "Stonehymn". The album will be released on May 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/-qF1EQXIG1c

Wind Rose online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/windroseofficial
Website: http://www.windroseofficial.com
170421: Vandroya: "The Path To The Endless Fall" streaming online
The female fronted progressive power metal band VANDROYA will release their new album "Beyond The Human Mind" on April 28th through Inner Wound Recordings. The second single from the album, entitled "The Path To The Endless Fall" is available for streaming at YouTube at the link below.

Stream "The Path To The Endless Fall" here: https://youtu.be/YjEs22SSTnY

Vandroya online
Website: http://www.vandroya.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vandroya
170419: MindMaze: "One More Moment" lyric video released
The US progressive power metal band MINDMAZE just released a lyric video for "One More Moment", the second single from their new album "Resolve". The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/9IRMFtIjNhI

MindMaze online
Website: http://www.mindmazeband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mindmazeband
170418: Pyramaze: "A World Divided" music video released
The melodic metal band PYRAMAZE just released a music video for the track "A World Divided" from their highly anticipated new album "Contingent". The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/CKERGAAWS9E

Pyramaze online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pyramaze
Website: http://www.pyramaze.com
170412: Enbound: "The Blackened Heart" vinyl edition announced
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the release of an LP edition of the latest ENBOUND album "The Blackened Heart". The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide and the release date is set to May 5th.

Track listing:

Side A
01. Falling
02. Give Me Light
03. Crossroad
04. Get Ready For
05. Feel My Flame

Side B
01. Twelve
02. Holy Grail
03. HIO
04. They Don't Really Know
05. Make You So Unreal

Pre-order at the Inner Wound Store here: http://innerwound.bigcartel.com
170411: Wind Rose: "The Wolves' Call" lyric video released
The folk/power metal band WIND ROSE just released a lyric video for the track "The Wolves' Call" from their new album "Stonehymn". The album will be released on May 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/yA0w_FZDinw

Wind Rose online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/windroseofficial
Website: http://www.windroseofficial.com
170410: Pyramaze: "Kingdom of Solace" lyric video released
The melodic metal band PYRAMAZE just released a lyric video for the track "Kingdom of Solace" from their highly anticipated new album "Contingent". The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/pMqEJfoqyWs

Pyramaze online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pyramaze
Website: http://www.pyramaze.com
170328: Wind Rose: "Stonehymn" details revealed
The folk/power metal band WIND ROSE will release their new album "Stonehymn" on May 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and with two successful albums under their belt, WIND ROSE are ready to take things to the next level with the release of their third album "Stonehymn", an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.

"Stonehymn" was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni [DGM, Ancient Bards, Secret Sphere] and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Tyr].

"Stonehymn" track listing
01. Distant Battlefields
02. Dance of Fire
03. Under the Stone
04. To Erebor
05. The Returning Race
06. The Animist
07. The Wolves' Call
08. Fallen Timbers
09. The Eyes of the Mountain

WIND ROSE are confirmed for Masters of Rock 2017, that takes place in Vizovice [CZ] on July 13-16th. Other bands confirmed for the festival are Sabaton, Running Wild, Kreator, Edguy, Epica and more.

"Stonehymn" artwork: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/stonehymn.jpg
Wind Rose band photo: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/windrose_band.jpg

Wind Rose online
Website: http://www.windroseofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/windroseofficial
170323: MindMaze: "Sign of Life" music video released
The US progressive power metal band MINDMAZE just released a music video for "Sign of Life", the first single from their new album "Resolve". The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/woMl6HMeHzw

MindMaze online
Website: http://www.mindmazeband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mindmazeband
170316: Vandroya: "I'm Alive" lyric video released
The progressive power metal band VANDROYA just released a lyric video for "I'm Alive", the first single from their highly anticipated new album "Beyond The Human Mind". The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/zQvfYgQ1G9Y

Vandroya online
Website: http://www.vandroya.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vandroya
170314: Pyramaze: "20 Second Century" lyric video released
The melodic metal band PYRAMAZE just released a lyric video for the track "20 Second Century" from their highly anticipated new album "Contingent". The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/lv59CYzDduE

Pyramaze online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pyramaze
Website: http://www.pyramaze.com
170302: Wind Rose signs with Inner Wound Recordings
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the folk/power metal band WIND ROSE to the label. Their new album "Stonehymn" is scheduled to be released later this spring and more details will be revealed later this month.

Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum, and with two successful albums under their belt, WIND ROSE are ready to take things to the next level with the release of their third album "Stonehymn", an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.

Wind Rose line-up
Francesco Cavalieri - Vocals
Claudio Falconcini - Guitars
Federico Meranda - Keyboards
Daniele Visconti - Drums
Cristiano Bertocchi - Bass

Wind Rose band photo: http://innerwound.com/promo/windrose_band.jpg

Wind Rose online
Website: http://www.windroseofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/windroseofficial
170227: Pyramaze: "Contingent" details revealed
The melodic metal band PYRAMAZE will release their new album "Contingent" on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

With their milestone fifth album "Contingent," Pyramaze have grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, "Contingent" is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies there in. Produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey].

"Divided by oceans, bound together by brotherhood, we must become that which divides us.... we are PYRAMAZE, and we are the Ocean!"

Pyramaze line-up
Terje Haroy - Vocals
Jacob Hansen - Guitars, Bass
Jonah W. - Keyboards
Toke Skjonnemand - Guitars
Morten Gade Sorensen - Drums

Check out an album teaser for "Contingent" at YouTube: https://youtu.be/dC9p5CiREXw

"Contingent" track listing
01. Land Of Information
02. Kingdom Of Solace
03. Star Men
04. A World Divided
05. Nemesis
06. Contingent - Part I: The Campaign
07. 20 Second Century
08. Obsession
09. Heir Apparent
10. Contingent - Part II: The Hammer of Remnant
11. Under Restraint
12. The Tides That Won't Change
13. Symphony of Tears

"Contingent" artwork: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/pyramaze_artwork_2017.jpg
Pyramaze band photo: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/pyramaze_2017.jpg

Pyramaze online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pyramaze
Website: http://www.pyramaze.com
170223: Vandroya: "Beyond The Human Mind" details revealed
The progressive power metal band VANDROYA will release their new album "Beyond The Human Mind" on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

With a more evident progressive influence but without giving up the weight and virtuosity of power metal, the new album brings a more mature band, a more balanced sound and reflects the musicians technical and artistic evolution since the debut album "One".

The album concept revolves around the journey we all go through in search of fullness and inner peace. The album artwork is created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Iced Earth].

Led by vocalist Daisa Munhoz, Vandroya are ready to take the next step and make a mark in the metal scene with "Beyond The Human Mind".

"Beyond The Human Mind" track listing
01. Columns Of Illusion
02. The Path To The Endless Fall
03. Maya
04. Time After Time
05. Last Breath
06. I'm Alive
07. You'll Know My Name
08. If I Forgive Myself
09. Beyond The Human Mind

"Beyond The Human Mind" artwork: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/vandroya_artwork.jpg
Vandroya band photo: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/vandroya_band.jpg

Vandroya online
Website: www.vandroya.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vandroya
170221: MindMaze: "Resolve" details revealed
The US progressive power metal band MINDMAZE will release their new album "Resolve" on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Over the span of 68 minutes of melodic and powerful music ripe with recurring themes, the band takes the listener on a whirlwind journey through the scope of human emotion in hopes they will be able to project their own experiences into these intensely personal lyrics inspired by an amalgam of real-life events.

Resolve reprises the band's ever-present influences from bands like Queensryche, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Savatage, and a mixture of contemporary power metal and melodic rock hooks and songwriting while moving the band further into progressive and theatrical territory with more atypical song structures used to best serve the concept of the album.

The band continues to forge their footprint as one of the most promising and unique female-fronted bands to come along in recent times.

"Resolve" track listing
01. Reverie (Instrumental)
02. Fight the Future
03. In This Void (Instrumental)
04. Drown Me
05. Sign of Life
06. Abandon
07. Sanity's Collapse (Instrumental)
08. One More Moment
09. Twisted Dream
10. True Reflection
11. Shattered Self
12. Release
13. The Path to Perseverance

Upcoming MindMaze tour dates
4-25-17 @ Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD (Supporting Y&T)
4-27-17 @ Ralph's - Worcester, MA
4-28-17 @ Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
4-29-17 @ Funhouse - Bethlehem, PA

Supporting Arkona & Sirenia
5-13-17 @ Webster Hall - New York, NY
5-14-17 @ Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI
5-15-17 @ L'Anti - Quebec City, QB
5-16-17 @ L'Astral - Montreal, QB
5-17-17 @ Mod Club - Toronto, ON
5-18-17 @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL
5-19-17 @ Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
5-20-17 @ Riot Room - Kansas City, KN
5-21-17 @ Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
5-23-17 @ Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
5-24-17 @ Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
5-25-17 @ Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA
5-26-17 @ Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
5-27-17 @ Pranksters - Scottsdale, AZ
5-28-17 @ Rockhouse - El Paso, TX
5-29-17 @ Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
5-30-17 @ Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX

6-01-17 @ TBA - Atlanta, GA
6-02-17 @ The Milestone - Charlotte, NC

"Resolve" artwork: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/resolve_artwork.jpg
MindMaze band photo: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/mindmaze_2017.jpg

MindMaze online
Website: www.mindmazeband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mindmazeband
170209: Power Quest signs with Inner Wound Recordings
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of POWER QUEST, one of the premiere melodic power metal bands in the world, to the label. The band will hit the studio in April and the new album is scheduled to be released in October.

Known for their catchy, uplifting sound and superb live shows, PQ are back to deliver their 6th album in conjunction with Inner Wound. Having toured with the likes of Helloween, Angra, Freedom Call and Symphony X to name but a few, the band are ready to take things to the next level.

Steve Williams of Power Quest comments:
I'm really pleased to have sealed the deal with Emil and Inner Wound for the release of the next PQ opus. We were in discussions for a couple of months, during which time the salient points of the deal were already agreed before I recently flew to Gothenburg to sign the agreement in person. In this age of faceless business it was refreshing to do things the old fashioned way. I'm really excited about this collaboration and we have a lot of cool things planned for the next 12 months.

Emil Westerdahl of Inner Wound Recordings comments:
It's a true pleasure to announce the signing of POWER QUEST to the label. During the past few months that Steve and I have been in contact it's become clear that we share the same vision for the band and that POWER QUEST and Inner Wound is a perfect fit. I am really excited about the cooperation and also confident that together we'll be able to take POWER QUEST to the next level.

Power Quest line-up
Ashley Edison - Vocals
Steve Williams - Keyboards
Dan Owen - Guitars
Gav Owen - Guitars
Paul Finnie - Bass
Rich Smith - Drums

Signing announcement video: https://youtu.be/FjD20bgmmFM
Power Quest band photo: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/pq_band.jpg

Upcoming Power Quest shows
Mar 23: Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Mar 25: Hammerfest - Pwllheli, United Kingdom
Jul 02: Sin City - Swansea, United Kingdom
Jul 16: SOS Festival - Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 18: Sabaton Open Air - Falun, Sweden
Sep 06: ProgPower USA - Atlanta, USA

Power Quest online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/powerquestofficial
Website: http://www.power-quest.co.uk

161116: Dark Sarah: "Dance With The Dragon" music video posted online
The cinematic metal band DARK SARAH just released a music video for the track "Dance With The Dragon" feat. JP Leppaluoto [Charon, Northern Kings] online. The new DARK SARAH album "The Puzzle" will be released on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/dc3XcTcTjaw

Dark Sarah is a music project by Finnish metal band Amberian Dawn's former vocalist Heidi Parviainen. The new album "The Puzzle" is a concept album and it continues the story from the debut album "Behind The Black Veil". "The Puzzle" tells a story of Dark Sarah who has been send to an island where the banished souls live. To get off the island she needs to solve the puzzle and find three keys.

Dark Sarah's music combines metal, film music and theatrical elements. On "The Puzzle" album Dark Sarah's thoughts are best depicted in the dialogues (duets) with the guests: FATE: Manuela Kraller [ex. Xandria], EVIL SIREN MERMAID: Charlotte Wessels [Delain] and DRAGON: JP Leppaluoto [Charon, Northern Kings].
161108: Enbound: "Give Me Light" music video posted online
The Swedish melodic metal band ENBOUND just released a music video for the track "Give Me Light". The new ENBOUND album "The Blackened Heart" will be released on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/lySYCcIDc5E

ENBOUND is:
Lee Hunter [Lars Safsund - Work of Art] - Vocals
Swede - Bass
Marvin Flowberg - Guitars
Mike Cameron Force [ex. Zonata] - Drums
161018: Dark Sarah: "Aquarium feat. Charlotte Wessels" lyric video posted online
The cinematic metal band DARK SARAH just released a lyric video for the track "Aquarium" feat. Charlotte Wessels [Delain] online. The new DARK SARAH album "The Puzzle" will be released on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/eDL5__cJxOs

Dark Sarah's music combines metal, film music and theatrical elements. On "The Puzzle" album Dark Sarah's thoughts are best depicted in the dialogues (duets) with the guests: FATE: Manuela Kraller [ex. Xandria], EVIL SIREN MERMAID: Charlotte Wessels [Delain] and DRAGON: JP Leppaluoto [Charon, Northern Kings].
161012: Enbound: "Falling" lyric video posted online
The Swedish melodic metal band ENBOUND just released a lyric video for "Falling", the opening track from their new album "The Blackened Heart". The album will be released on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the lyric video: https://youtu.be/PkFUNvNcdoI

ENBOUND is:
Lee Hunter [Lars Safsund - Work of Art] - Vocals
Swede - Bass
Marvin Flowberg - Guitars
Mike Cameron Force [ex. Zonata] - Drums
160927: Persuader: Studio video posted online, new member announced
The Swedish power metal band PERSUADER have released a studio video from the creation of the fifth PERSUADER studio album, currently in the pre-production phase. The album is scheduled to be released in 2017 through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the video: https://youtu.be/x3FrWdYUFwI

PERSUADER also welcomes Fredrik Mannberg [Nocturnal Rites, Guillotine] as the bands new guitar player, to replace Daniel Sundbom that left the band recently.

Emil Norberg of PERSUADER comments:
"Daniel left the band a while ago and we want to thank him for a great decade of metal! It feels great to welcome Fredrik into the band as he fits perfect into the band chemistry and he also did very well on the recent shows where he filled in for Daniel. Welcome Fredrik!"

PERSUADER is:
Jens Carlsson - Vocals
Fredrik Hedstrom - Bass
Emil Norberg - Guitars
Fredrik Mannberg - Guitars
Efraim Juntunen - Drums
160923: Enbound: "The Blackened Heart" details revealed
The Swedish melodic metal band ENBOUND will release their new album "The Blackened Heart" on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

ENBOUND is:
Lee Hunter [Lars Safsund - Work of Art] - Vocals
Swede - Bass
Marvin Flowberg - Guitars
Mike Cameron Force [ex. Zonata] - Drums

"The Blackened Heart" contains a nice mix of heavy and up tempo songs, all with their own strong and grasping melodies. Enbound prove with "The Blackened Heart" that they can handle any angle of melodic metal. Like on their debut album, the characteristic powerful arrangements remain with the fantastic and emotional vocals from Lee Hunter on top.

The album was mastered by Jacob Hansen [Amaranthe, Volbeat, Primal Fear] and guests on the album includes Linnea Wikstrom [Kamelot, Therion] and Mike LePond [Symphony X].

"The Blackened Heart" track listing
01. Falling
02. Give Me Light
03. Crossroad
04. Get Ready For
05. Feel My Flame
06. Twelve
07. Holy Grail
08. HIO
09. They Don't Really Know
10. Make You So Unreal

"The Blackened Heart" artwork: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/enbound_artwork_2016.jpg
Enbound band photo: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/enbound_2016.jpg

ENBOUND online
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/enbound
160913: Dark Sarah: "The Puzzle" details revealed
The cinematic metal band DARK SARAH will release their new album "The Puzzle" on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

The new album "The Puzzle" is a concept album and it continues the story from "Behind The Black Veil". "The Puzzle" tells a story of Dark Sarah who has been send to an island where the banished souls live. To get off the island she needs to solve the puzzle and find three keys.

Dark Sarah's music combines metal, film music and theatrical elements. On "The Puzzle" album Dark Sarah's thoughts are best depicted in the dialogues (duets) with the guests : FATE: Manuela Kraller [ex. Xandria], EVIL SIREN MERMAID: Charlotte Wessels [Delain] and DRAGON: JP Leppaluoto [Charon, Northern Kings].

Link to the music video for "Little Men": https://youtu.be/0BaxZpZp3d4
Link to an album trailer for "The Puzzle": https://youtu.be/GIDqKVvGEhM

"The Puzzle" track listing
01. Breath
02. Island In The Mist
03. Little Men
04. Ash Grove
05. For The Birds
06. Deep And Deeper
07. Dance With The Dragon [feat. JP Leppäluoto]
08. Cliffhanger
09. Aquarium [feat. Charlotte Wessels]
10. Rain [feat. Manuela Kraller]

"The Puzzle" artwork: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/thepuzzle_artwork.jpg
Heidi Parviainen photo: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/heidi2016.jpg
"The Puzzle" album poster: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/puzzleposter.jpg

DARK SARAH online
Website: http://www.darksarah.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/darksarahofficial

160627: Sunburst: "Lullaby" music video released
The progressive metal band SUNBURST just released a music video for the track "Lullaby" online. The highly anticipated SUNBURST debut album "Fragments of Creation" was released on February 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/Kn4C1x2QSxw
160502: Universal Mind Project: "Truth" music video released
The international progressive metallers UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT just released a music video for the track "Truth" from their debut album "The Jaguar Priest". The album is available now in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings and will be released in Japan on May 25th through Bickee Music.

"Truth" features a guest appearance by Mark Jansen [Epica, Mayan].

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/QOszcttG9BE

UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT is:
Elina Laivera - Vocals
Henrik Bath [Darkwater] - Vocals
Michael Alexander - Guitars, Growls
Alex Landenburg [Luca Turilli's Rhapsody] - Drums
160419: Midnight Eternal: "Signs Of Fire" music video released
The US symphonic metal band MIDNIGHT ETERNAL just released a music video for the track "Signs Of Fire" from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The album will be released in Europe and North America on April 29th through Inner Wound Recordings and in Japan on April 27th through Avalon/Marquee.

Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/r_uTB-JQmTk
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