The band was founded in Autumn 2010 by classically trained vocalist Stela Atanasova. Stela’s idea was to combine elements of classical music with the melodic genres of metal. The style is considered as Symphonic, Gothic metal with female fronted operatic vocals.
Soon the band was joined by the guitarist and male singer Velislav Uzunov, the drummer Emilian Arsov, the bassist Konstantin Uzunov and the keyboardist Angel Kitanov. For the last 7 years the band has played on many gigs and participated in many festivals, some of which are: “Rock Festival” in Slivnitsa – 2011; “Rock 2 Night” festival in Route 80 – 2012; “Rock Revival” festival in Cherven Briag – 2012; International Moto Fest “Night Wolves” – 2012, 2013 and 2015; Rock Fest “Berkstock” – 2012; Concert in Kiustendil – 2013; “The Power of Rock” – 2013 and 2015; “Polinero Rock Fest” in Plovdiv – 2014; Concert with the Croatian band AngelSeed in Sofia – 2014; Promotional concert for the band’s first official video in Joy Station – 2015; Participation in “Wacken Oper Air Metal Battle” – 2015; Promotional concert for the band’s first EP in Joy Station – 2016; “Eleshnitza Rock Fest” – 2017.
In 2015 the band showed the world that music that is highly appreciated by millions of people all over the world can be produced in Bulgaria with their beautiful and epic official video of the song Crying of the Sun. The video of Crying of the Sun was filmed in Belogradchik – directed by Peter Tomov and Velislava Gospodinova. Male vocals in the song were sung by the first guitarist of the band Velislav Uzunov who had left the band three months before making the video. In the video, male vocals are performed by Konstantin Uzunov (Bass).
On May 12, 2016 Metalwings released their first EP – “Fallen Angel in the Hell”. After that there were a series of interviews for several metal webzines and radios, including Conexion Rock Radio which has thousands of listeners from Latin America. In this EP the band presented four masterly composed songs – Fallen Angel in the Hell, Slaves of the Night, Ship of Shadows and Immortal Metal Wings. The song Crying of the Sun which was released as a single in 2012 was featured in the EP as a bonus track.
On 27 April 2017 Metalwings released their second official video for the song “Fallen Angel in the Hell”. The video was filmed above the Cave called God’s Eyes – directed by Peter Tomov (shown on the photo on the left).
Metalwings started to record their second studio album on 21 August 2017. They announced to release it in the beginning of 2018. And so they did. “For All Beyond” is the first full length album of Metalwings and was released in 19th April 2018. It may legitimately be reckoned with a solemn, inspiring Symphonic Metal highlight, which will be able to compete with the greats of the profession!
The hymn-melodic and epically uplifting CLASSIC SYMPHONIC METAL of the Sofia based formation combines the finest elements of classical music and the timeless world of opera. The fact that such music can be extremely powerful, without going into excessive degrees of hardness, the Bulgarians prove with absolute artistic bravura. Crisply added, sovereignly played rock nuances also provide for extensive listening pleasure.
For All Beyond is a beautiful palette of a hymn-melodic and epically uplifting classic symphonic metal. It’s an unique combination of angelic vocals, powerful guitars, magical irish flutes and the gentle sound of electric viola.