Symphonic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which combines the heavy drums and guitars of metal with different elements of orchestral classical music, such as symphonic instruments, choirs and sometimes a full orchestra. Keyboards reminiscent of power metal also sometimes featured. Symphonic metal bands often feature classically trained female vocalists, giving rise to the nickname.
The prophecies of the 16th century author Nostradamus have become a ubiquitous part of the popular culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as being the subject of hundreds of books ( both fiction and non- fiction), Nostradamus' life has been depicted in several films ( to date, inaccurately), and his life and prophecies continue to be a subject of media interest.