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What happened in November 2018?

How time flies! The eleventh month of 2018 is over, signalling it’s almost time to buy new calendars but first things first. Let’s take a look at what happened in November. It started off with All Saints Day and many families celebrated Thanksgiving on the third Thursday of the month. Besides these two huge holidays, great albums, videos and tours were announced in the past 30 days. Women in metal kept us occupied with all the great and sometimes not so good news. Make sure you didn’t miss anything important and check the summary of November 2018 below.


Let’s start with November’s album releases. Here’s what bands delivered in the past month:

Untitled collageSwiss heavy metal outfit Burning Witches released their second album “Hexenhammer” on November 9 and Italians megastars Lacuna Coil dropped their anniversary live album/DVD “The 119 Show – Live in London” on the same day. On November 16, American guitarist Nita Strauss released her debut solo album “Controlled Chaos“, folk metallers Eluveitie the 10th-anniversary edition of their second studio record “Slania – 10 Years” and Dutch vocalist and songwriter Anneke van Giersbergen a live album with orchestra titled “Symphonized“. Last but not least, Italian power metal band Kalidia dropped a badass new album titled “The Frozen Throne” on November 23.

As for the announcements, here’s the list of what’s coming out in the near future:

Ex Libris – Dianne van Geirsbergen’s progressive metal band – revealed some details of the second chapter of their Ann trilogy. Italian band Secret Rule announced a new concept album based on Neil Gaiman’s comic book. Ukrainians Jinjer revealed details of their upcoming “Micro” EP. The worst news came probably from Within Temptation – they had to postpone the release of their long-awaited album “Resist”. Arch Enemy announced a new album with cover songs for 2019. Fans of Anette Olzon and her project with Jani Liimatainen are surely excited for the second The Dark Element album. The band confirmed they’re busy working on the follow-up to their debut. Visions Of Atlantis announced a new live release recorded during Symphonic Metal Nights Tour. Dutch death metallers Sisters Of Suffocation revealed details of their upcoming album “Humans Are Broken“, due out early 2019.




Not only the most heartbreaking news of the month but also of the year came from Dutch metallers The Charm The Fury who announced their split-up. On the other hand, vocalist Melissa Bonny dropped amazing news about her solo project Ad Infinitum.


This month, Metal Goddesses presented these four live photo galleries:

Jinjer – Cleveland, OH (October 31)
Jinjer – Flint, MI (November 9)
Lacuna Coil – Munich, DE (November 13)
Amberian Dawn – Munich, DE (November 13)

Lacuna Coil in Munich


In November, we talked to Kalidia’s vocalist Nicoletta Rosellini. The young Italian power metal band released a new album and we had to discuss it with Nicoletta. You can read the interview here.


All lovers of symphonic metal, we prepared an interesting quiz for you. Test your knowledge in ‘The ultimate symphonic metal quiz‘ and don’t forget to share your score with us. We’re curious.
We took a time to recap the road to Within Temptation’s huge comeback tour. Check it out step by step here.
Jennifer Haben, the vocalist of Beyond The Black, will take part in a German music TV show next year. We can’t wait to see the first episode. Find details here.
Melissa Bonny, Swiss vocalist known from Rage Of Light, Evenmore or live performances with Serenity, collaborated with a rather mysterious band Warkings on a battle track “Sparta”. Check the video here.
Sadly, Null Positiv vocalist Elli Berlin was badly injured and the band was forced to cancel all upcoming shows. We wish her speedy recovery.
Vicky Psarakis of The Agonist participated in a very interesting international metal collaboration. You can listen to the final product here.
With Christmas just around the corner, Delain and Butcher Babies surprised their fans with their own edition of whisky and wine.

That’s a wrap for November. What a month it was! Excited to see what the last month of 2018 has in store for us.