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HELLOWEEN: First Video Footage From 'Pumpkins United' Tour Rehearsals

Video footage from the rehearsals for HELLOWEEN's "Pumpkins United" tour can be seen below. The trek will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. Asked who was the first to suggest ...

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KAMELOT Taps Drummer ALEX LANDENBURG For San Bernardino Concert

KAMELOT has tapped drummer Alex Landenburg (RHAPSODY, CYHRA) to sit behind the kit for the band's July 1 performance at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California as the support act for IRON MAIDEN. He will be filling in for KAMELOT's regular drummer, Casey Grillo, who is currently on the road with QUEENSRŸCHE. Grillo made ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET On Classic HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'The Whole Thing Was Overdue'

AVANTASIA and EDGUY mastermind Tobias Sammet says that the reunion of HELLOWEEN's classic lineup is "the best thing that could have happened to all of" the players involved. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", HELLOWEEN's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and ...

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SINNER Releases 'Road To Hell' Video

German rockers SINNER — who are led by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner — have released the official video for the song "Road To Hell". Check it out below. "Road To Hell" is taken from SINNER's new album, "Tequila Suicide", which will be released on March 31 via AFM. The disc was produced by Mat ...

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WEIKATH Says There Are Plans For HELLOWEEN To Record At Least One New Song With KISKE, HANSEN

Spain's Metal Journal recently conducted an interview with HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath about the reunion of the band's classic lineup. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the group's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing ...

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SINNER Releases 'Tequila Suicide' Video

German rockers SINNER — who are led by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner — have released the official video for "Tequila Suicide", the title track of their forthcoming album. Check it out below. Due on March 31 via AFM, "Tequila Suicide" was produced by Mat Sinner, and co-produced, mixed and engineered by Dennis Ward. The ...

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ANDI DERIS Says He Is 'Relieved' MICHAEL KISKE Is Back In HELLOWEEN

Tony Webster of "The Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with current HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris about the reunion of the band's classic lineup. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Explains Decision To Reunite With HELLOWEEN: 'I Can't Really Be Angry Anymore'

Vocalist Michael Kiske spoke to Spain's TNT Radio Rock about the reunion of the classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Kiske and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's ...

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SINNER: Lyric Video For New Song 'Battle Hill'

German rockers SINNER — who are led by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner — have released a lyric video for "Battle Hill", a song from their forthcoming album, "Tequila Suicide". Check it out below. Due on March 31 via AFM, "Tequila Suicide" was produced by Mat Sinner, and co-produced, mixed and engineered by Dennis Ward. ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Says He Had 'Forgiven' HELLOWEEN Guitarist MICHAEL WEIKATH 'A Long Time Ago'

Japan's Burrn! magazine has published the first cover story on the reunion of the classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning ...

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HELLOWEEN: First Magazine Cover Story On 'Pumpkins United' Touring Lineup Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN

Japan's Burrn! magazine has published the first cover story on the reunion of the classic linep of German power metallers HELLOWEEN. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning ...

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HELLOWEEN: First Photo Of 'Pumpkins United' Touring Lineup Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will be rejoined by vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen for a world tour in 2017 and 2018. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the trek will feature seven musicians — including current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. "Pumpkins United" touring lineup: Michael ...

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RIOT V Releases Music Video For 'Bring The Hammer Down'

"Bring The Hammer Down", the new video from RIOT V, the band featuring the remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Phat Cat Guitars in Saginaw, Michigan when the band was rehearsing for a tour of Japan. The video was edited by Sascha Weins. "Bring The ...

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GAMMA RAY Members Launch UNITY; Debut Album Due In 2017

UNITY, the new band founded by drummer Michael Ehré and guitarist Henjo Richter (both of GAMMA RAY), has signed a deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The group is currently recording its debut album for an early 2017 release. Along with their two figureheads, Richter and Ehré, UNITY consists of Gianba Manenti (vocals), Stef E (guitar), Jogi Sweers ...

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HELLOWEEN To Be Rejoined By MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN For 'Pumpkins United' World Tour

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will be rejoined by vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen for a world tour in 2017 and 2018. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the trek will feature seven musicians — including current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. Kiske, who acrimoniously left HELLOWEEN ...

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Video Premiere: AVANTASIA's 'Draconian Love'

"Draconian Love", the new video from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. The clip contains live footage from AVANTASIA's recent shows in Brazil. "Draconian Love" is taken from AVANTASIA's seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", which entered the German chart at position No. 2. Released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast, the twelve-song ...

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KAMELOT: 'My Therapy' Video Released

KAMELOT's music video for the song "My Therapy" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Haven", which sold around 7,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was made available in May 2015 via Napalm Records as part of an exclusive licensing deal ...

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Video: AVANTASIA Performs In New York City

Fan-filmed video footage of EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project performing on April 15 at Playstation Theater in New York City can be seen below. The AVANTASIA lineup for the show consisted of the following musicians: * Tobias Sammet - Vocals * Michael Kiske - Vocals * Eric Martin - Vocals * Ronnie Atkins - ...

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OBSCENITY To Release 'Retaliation' Album This Spring

German death metal veterans OBSCENITY have unveiled the cover artwork of their ninth full-length album, "Retaliation", scheduled for a late spring release via Kolony Records. "Retaliation" track listing: 01. Claustrophobic Hell 02. Embracing The Plague 03. Whore Of Secret 04. Abandon All Hope 05. Ghastly Presence Haunting 06. The Day Of Wrath 07. Deracination 08. ...

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AVANTASIA's 'Ghostlights' Enters German Chart At No. 2

"Ghostlights", the seventh studio album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has entered the German chart at position No. 2. Released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast, the twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Discusses 'Ghostlights' Concept (Video)

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project released its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. A new four-and-a-half-minute video clip in which Sammet discusses ...

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AVANTASIA: Entire 'Ghostlights' Album Available For Streaming; 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' Video Released

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. The entire "Ghostlights" album can now be streamed ...

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AVANTASIA: Official Lyric Video For 'Ghostlights' Title Track

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. The official lyric video for "Ghostlights" can be ...

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TOBIAS SAMMET's AVANTASIA Announces North American Dates

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will play three North American shows in April: April 11 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA April 13 - Queen Elizabeth Theater - Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 15 - Playstation Theater - New York, NY The AVANTASIA lineup for these shows will consist of the following musicians: * ...

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