Novareign to release new album Legends, stream new track “Beyond The Cold”

Official press release:

For those in the know, Southern California’s Novareign have been steadily and surely building a buzz and reputation for themselves in recent years. The group has become a fixture with energy-abounding live shows filled with nonstop shredding guitar interplay and powerful traditional metal vocals. Having honed their attack and lineup, the band are now ready to march forth internationally Feb. 16th with their debut full-length, Legends, an hour-plus of shred-tastic, over-the-top, epic power and progressive metal.

Metal Assault defined Novareign as “nothing short of supremely impressive… [they] appear to have all the ingredients to carry the torch for years to come.” Influenced by bands like Iron Maiden and Dream Theater to Dragonforce and Angra, this is the new age of progressive power metal telling stories in musical literature speaking to a generation influenced by epic fantasy tales, comic books and video games. Showcasing these qualities is the first emphasis track and already a fan-favorite, “Beyond The Cold”. Listen now at:

Guitarist Danny Nobel explains:

“The reason the song was chosen first was because it’s a perfect example of our accumulative taste and talents, tailored into a traditionally structured piece. The song uses clean vocals featuring harmonies, an odd time signature breakdown and shredding guitar solos with a climactic hook. These are elements in music that are featured throughout the album but are all present within the one song. ‘Beyond The Cold’ should do well in getting a listener prepared for the rest as it gives them a good idea what they’re in for.”

Legends will be released on CD and digitally and is already available for pre-order from the label’s webshop and Bandcamp.

Danny explains:

“The art was based off an idea I had pitched to have giant statues of god-like figures in an astral plain. Our bassist, Moises, took the idea and created the drawings you’ve seen so far. The characters are all based on warriors and mythical beings, which represent themes of courage, heroism, strength and virtue. These are characteristics and themes of the overall album. That along with a cosmic decor.”

Legends track listing:

1. “Call On The Storm”
2. “Mace Of A Fist”
3. “Beyond The Cold”
4. “Heavy Heart”
5. “Skyline”
6. “To Wander The Stars”
7. “The Builder”
8. “Black As The Dead Of Night”
9. “Legends”

12/16 – Santa Ana, CA | Winterfest @ Malone’s *
12/31 – Los Angeles, CA | Five Star Bar
1/11 – San Diego, CA | Brick By Brick ^
1/12 – Las Vegas, NV | Beauty Bar ^
1/13 – San Niguel, CA | Karman Bar ^
1/23 – Fullerton, CA | Slidebar +

* = w/ Holy Grail & Thrown Into Exile
^ = w/ White Wizzard
+ = w/ Michael Angelo Batio and Deathriders feat. Neil Turbin