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EPICA's 'Epic Metal Fest' To Include ELUVEITIE, FEAR FACTORY, MOONSPELL, DELAIN

Epic Metal Fest, a brand new festival organized and curated by members of Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA, will take place on the November 22 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Headlining this event, EPICA will be joined by ELUVEITIE, FEAR FACTORY (20th-anniversary "Demanufacture" show), MOONSPELL, DELAIN and PERIPHERY, with more bands to be announced. ...

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EPICA, ELUVEITIE, THE AGONIST Join Forces For North American Tour; Tickets Now On Sale

This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver magazine, also has Canada's THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons says the following about the upcoming tour: "We are ecstatic to finally return to North America. ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Digital World'

"Digital World", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's third album, "Massive Addictive", which was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA) at the helm. "'Digital ...

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TIMO TOLKKI Creates CHAOS MAGIC With Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. Nix previously collaborated with Timo on the second chapter of the AVALON rock opera ...

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KISKE/SOMERVILLE: 'City Of Heroes' Album EPK

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from KISKE/SOMERVILLE, titled "City Of Heroes", on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America. An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the CD can be seen below. KISKE/SOMERVILLE is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) and Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM, AVANTASIA) ...

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AMARANTHE Interviewed In London (Audio)

Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with AMARANTHE on March 17 in London, England. You can now listen to the chat below. AMARANTHE's third album, "Massive Addictive", was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA) at the helm. ...

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ANGRA: 'Final Light' Video Released

"Final Light", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Secret Garden", which was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ARCH ...

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KISKE/SOMERVILLE: 'Walk On Water' Video Premiere

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from KISKE/SOMERVILLE, titled "City Of Heroes", on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America. The video for the song "Walk On Water" can be seen below. KISKE/SOMERVILLE is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) and Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM, AVANTASIA) ...

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Enter & The Dance - WITHIN TEMPTATION

Goth metal favorites WITHIN TEMPTATION are riding high from their well-received though somewhat controversial "Hydra" album released earlier this year. Robert Westerholt has laid behind the scenes for the past couple albums as a studio musician in order to focus on his children shared with primary vocalist Sharon den Adel. Accordingly, Nuclear Blast is offering ...

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AMARANTHE: Video Footage Of Vosselaar Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of AMARANTHE's March 15 performance at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium can be seen below. AMARANTHE's third album, "Massive Addictive", was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA) at the helm. The 12-song album is a ...

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KISKE/SOMERVILLE: 'City Of Heroes' Video Premiere

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from KISKE/SOMERVILLE, titled "City Of Heroes", on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America. The video for the CD's first single and title track, "City Of Heroes", can be seen below. KISKE/SOMERVILLE is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) ...

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ANGRA: Trailer For 'Final Light' Video

A trailer for "Final Light", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Secret Garden", which was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens ...

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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Talks First-Time Motherhood: 'It Was Actually Refreshing To Not Tour For A While'

Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! recently conducted an interview with vocalist Simone Simons and guitarist Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how being a mother (father is KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai) has changed her life and her position in EPICA, Simone said: "It was actually ...

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KISKE/SOMERVILLE To Release 'City Of Heroes' Album In April

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from KISKE/SOMERVILLE, titled "City Of Heroes", on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America. KISKE/SOMERVILLE is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) and Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM, AVANTASIA) and this new recording is certainly going to be one of the ...

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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Talks Motherhood: 'I Get To Do What I Love, Be A Mom And Be In A Band'

FaceCulture conducted an interview with singer Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA at last summer's Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, The Netherlands. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how being a mother (father is KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai) has changed ...

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KAMELOT Signs With NAPALM RECORDS; New Album Due This Spring

Symphonic metal masters KAMELOT entered the studio in mid-2014 to begin recording the follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 album "Silverthorn". The new CD will be released in April/May worldwide (excluding Asia) via Napalm Records as part of an exclusive licensing deal through the band's Kamelot Music LLC. "We are extremely excited about having a growing ...

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ANGRA: 'Storm Of Emotions' Video Premiere

"Storm Of Emotions", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Secret Garden", which will be released on January 16, 2015 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens ...

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ANGRA: Video Footage From 'Secret Garden' Recording Sessions - Part 1

Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA will release their new album, "Secret Garden", on January 16, 2015 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ARCH ENEMY, OPETH, DRAGONFORCE). The first in a series of video clips featuring footage from the "Secret ...

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ANGRA's 'Secret Garden' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By SIMONE SIMONS, DORO PESCH

Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA will release their new album, "Secret Garden", on January 16, 2015 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ARCH ENEMY, OPETH, DRAGONFORCE). "Secret Garden" "brings together everything that has established ANGRA as one of biggest ...

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EPICA: 'Victims Of Contingency' Video Released

"Victims Of Contingency", the new video from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Remko Tielemans (TEXTURES) and was produced by the Kunstoff Kollectiv, the same team who were responsible for the band's music video for "Storm The Sorrow". Comments EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen: “We've picked a heavy and ...

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AMARANTHE's OLOF MÖRCK Talks To France's RockNLive About 'Massive Addictive' Album (Video)

Guitarist Olof Mörck of Gothenburg, Sweden's AMARANTHE recently spoke to France's RockNLive about the band's third album, "Massive Addictive", which will be released on October 21 via Spinefarm Records. You can now watch the chat below. "Massive Addictive" is true to its title. The band's signature, larger-than-life sound, comprised of kinetic riffing, pulsating ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Drop Dead Cynical'

"Drop Dead Cynical", the new video from Gothenburg, Sweden's AMARANTHE, which is known for fusing melodic metal with elements of EDM, can be seen below. The clip was once again helmed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, EUROPE, LACUNA COIL and IN ...

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