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EDGUY: 'Superheroes' CD And DVD Detailed

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey, fellows, don't forget about the EP and the DVD to come out on September 5th. They are called 'Superheroes' and 'Superheroes – The DVD'. The title track will be the same on both, but the rest of the material ...

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THE RING To Film Tonight's Show For Upcoming DVD

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren, ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel and ROYAL HUNT/ex-JEKYLL & HYDE guitarist Marcus Jidell (on bass), will be filming their live performance tonight (May 27) at Mondo in Stockholm for an upcoming DVD. "We have some great stuff from the MOTÖRHEAD tour ...

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Former AVANTASIA Singer Resurfaces In AMITAV

AMITAV, the new band fronted by former AVANTASIA singer Ralf Zdiarstek, will make their live debut on Saturday, May 28 at the Kornhaus in Hünfeld, Germany. The band, who are currently recording their debut album with producer Oliver Kießner (KINGDOM COME), describe their musical style as "a dark and emotional trip in progressive metal." Zdiarstek ...

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EDGUY Hard At Work On New EP

German melodic metallers EDGUY are hard at work on their new EP, "Superheroes", tentatively due in September via Nuclear Blast Records. Producing the effort is Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, AINA, RHAPSODY) at the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg. Apart from the mid-tempo title track none of the featured songs will be found on the forthcoming album, according ...

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Former AT VANCE Singer To Release Solo Album

Former AT VANCE singer Oliver Hartmann (AVANTASIA, AINA, GENIUS) will release his solo debut, "Out in the Cold", on April 25 via Frontiers Records. "For me, it's a kind of permanent step to compose and produce for my solo releases," stated the German singer and guitar player. "Although the material is maybe a little different ...

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THE RING Begin Work On New Material

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren, ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel and ROYAL HUNT/ex-JEKYLL & HYDE guitarist Marcus Jidell (on bass), have posted the following message on their official web site: "There is already a bunch of songs written for the new album and we are now ...

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THE RING to Support MOTÖRHEAD And SEPULTURA In Germany

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD and SEPULTURA at the following German dates: Dec. 01 - Osnabruck, GER @ Halle Gartlage Dec. 03 - Erfurt, GER @ Thuringenhalle Dec. 04 - Magdeburg, GER @ A.M.O. Dec. 05 ...

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EDGUY: 'Hall Of Flames' Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers EDGUY will be issuing a "best of" collection, entitled "Hall of Flames", on December 6 via AFM Records. The double album contains all of the group's "hits," chosen personally by the band, and digitally remastered (CD 1), as well as lots of rare and previously unreleased material (CD 2). Additionally, there will ...

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THE RING: Live Video Clips, Photos Posted Online

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, have uploaded several video clips and pictures from their headlining performance at O-baren in Stockholm on October 6. Check them out at this location. In other news, THE RING have announced their touring ...

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EDGUY Singer Talks About Upcoming DVD, Studio Album

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet recently answered several questions for the group's official web site regarding the band's recent tour, the upcoming DVD and the group's next studio album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: The fans have been asking so here it goes — will there be an EDGUY DVD sometime soon? Tobias Sammet: ...

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EDGUY Singer: No Plans To Record Another AVANTASIA CD

Despite the critical and commercial success of the first two AVANTASIA albums, EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has revealed that he has no intentions of recording another CD with his all-star metal side-project. Asked in a fan posting on EDGUY's official web site why he doesn't make more AVANTASIA albums, Sammet replied, "There is so much ...

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THE RING To Release Debut Album In June

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, will release their debut album, "Tales From Midgard", on June 7 through Italy's Scarlet Records. The first part of a trilogy based on the fantastic story of Tolkien's first part of "Lord of the Rings", ...

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STORMLORD: New Song Available For Download

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have posted a full-length MP3 of their new track "Under the Boards" at this location. "Under the Boards" comes off the group's third album, "The Gorgon Cult", due in Italy on March 22 and in Europe/America in April through Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2001's "At The ...

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STORMLORD Complete Work On New CD

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have completed work on their third album, "The Gorgon Cult", at The Outer Sound Studios in Rome with engineer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE, NECRODEATH, DGM, THY MAJESTIE). The follow-up to 2001's "At The Gates Of Utopia" was recorded and mixed over a two-month period and was mastered at the The ...

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STORMLORD Name New Album

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have set "The Gorgon Cult" as the title for their new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Scarlet Records. The CD will be recorded between November 3 and December 18 at the Outer Sounds studios in Rome, Italy with producer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE) and will be mastered at ...

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Former ELVENKING Singer, STORMLORD Bassist Team Up In LEPRECHAUN

Former ELVENKING singer/composer Damnagoras has teamed up with STORMLORD bassist Francesco Bucci in a brand new "folk metal" project called LEPRECHAUN. The band, who are currently recording demos, play a musical style that is being described as "fast heavy metal [meets] Irish-like tunes and melodies (featuring violins and acoustic guitars)." The lyrics will deal with ...

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EDGUY Name Live Album

German melodic metallers EDGUY have set "Burning Down The Opera" as the title for their upcoming double live album, due on May 26 through AFM Records. The band, whose last album, "Mandrake", was released in 2001, have begun the pre-production process for their new studio CD, tentatively due in early 2004. The complete track listing ...

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EDGUY Frontman Checks In With Latest Update

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Here I am to give you some updates on our beloved Metal machinery of EDGUY / AVANTASIA. First of all, I really wanna thank you for having put my little baby AVANTASIA to the top of all sales lists again. ...

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EDGUY Finalize Track Listing For Live Album

German melodic metallers EDGUY have finalized the track listing for their upcoming double live album, due in April/May through AFM Records. The complete track listing for the as-yet-untitled effort is as follows: Disc I: 01. Intro 02. Fallen Angels 03. Tears Of A Mandrake 04. Babylon 05. Land Of The Miracle 06. Painting On The ...

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PARADOX: Lineup Shuffles Galore

Veteran German power metallers PARADOX have rejoined forces with guitarist Kai Pasemann and have now parted ways with bassist Oliver Holzwarth (SIEGES EVEN) and drummer Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY, ANGRA, SIEGES EVEN, AVANTASIA). According to the group's official web site, "the process which led to this decision has taken many months, as you know, but now ...

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EDGUY Singer To Appear On ROB ROCK Album

EDGUY/AVANTASIA frontman Tobias Sammet is set to record a guest appearance on the sophomore solo offering from ex-IMPELLITTERI singer Rob Rock, due in early 2003. The as-yet-untitled effort is being produced by Roy Z, who has previously worked with HALFORD and HELLOWEEN, among others. ...

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AVANTASIA: Riding High On European Album Charts

AVANTASIA's The Metal Opera Part II, the follow-up to EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's critically-acclaimed The Metal Opera debut, is doing great business in Europe, where it's entered the official charts in several of the countries. The following are the first-week chart positions for the album, as reported by Sammet's official web site: Germany: #17 Sweden: ...

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AVANTASIA's "The Metal Opera Part II" Due In October

The long-awaited second part of EDGUY main man Tobias Sammet's all-star project, AVANTASIA, will be released in North America in October. "I am proud to say that in between touring and sleeping a bit I managed to finish the last chapter of my huge dream," Tobias recently said. "It was really exciting to get back ...

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EDGUY Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary With Special Gig

German melodic metallers EDGUY celebrated their 10-year anniversary by playing a very special show at Stadthalle in Offenbach, Germany on May 31st. Also appearing on the bill were German thrashers KREATOR. EDGUY's complete set list for the show was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Wake up the King 03. Tears of a Mandrake 04. Painting ...

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TOBIAS SAMMET: I Am In Love With AVANTASIA Part II

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has issued the following statement regarding the forthcoming release of AVANTASIA Part II, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed The Metal Opera debut, which featured guest appearances from some of metal's brightest stars, including ex-HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske and ex-ANGRA/current SHAMAN frontman Andre Matos, among others: As announced a few weeks ago, ...

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