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MICHAEL KISKE Says Classic HELLOWEEN Lineup Never Really Said Everything It Had To Say Artistically

Thomas Schwarzkopf of Myglobalmind webzine recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN and current UNISONIC singer Michael Kiske. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Myglobalmind: What is the current status on the new UNISONIC album? Kiske: Songwriting. Basically, we're all writing songs and we also have to wait for Kai ...

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CRYSTAL BALL: Teaser For 'Anyone Can Be A Hero' Video

A teaser for "Anyone Can Be A Hero", the new video from Swiss hard rockers CRYSTAL BALL, can be seen below. The full clip will be released on November 12. "Anyone Can Be A Hero" comes off CRYSTAL BALL's new album, "Dawnbreaker", which will be issued on November 29 via Massacre Records. The CD was ...

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METALLICA Interviewed At Germany's 'Metal Hammer Awards' (Video)

METALLICA was honored in the "Best Live Band" category at this year's installment of Germany's Metal Hammer Awards, which was held on September 13 at Kesselhaus in Berlin. Martin Van Drunen (ASPHYX, HAIL OF BULLETS) moderated the event, which featured performances by KREATOR, POWERWOLF, WHILE SHE SLEEPS and DUST BOLT. A short video interview with ...

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Germany's 'Metal Hammer Awards': Video Report From PitCam.TV

METALLICA, late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman, NIGHTWISH, MOTÖRHEAD and AMORPHIS are among the artists that were honored at this year's installment of Germany's Metal Hammer Awards, which was held on September 13 at Kesselhaus in Berlin. Martin Van Drunen (ASPHYX, HAIL OF BULLETS) moderated the event, which featured performances by KREATOR, POWERWOLF, WHILE SHE SLEEPS ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Release 'Dawnbreaker' In December

Swiss hard rockers CRYSTAL BALL will release their new album, "Dawnbreaker", on November 29 via Massacre Records. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer and U.D.O. guitarist) at ROXX Studio in Solingen, Germany. The "Dawnbreaker" cover artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard, who has previously worked with such bands ...

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XANDRIA Begins Recording New Album

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA have entered the studio to begin recording their sixth album for an early 2014 release via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" is being helmed by Joost Van Den Broek (AFTER FOREVER, STAR ONE, REVAMP) and Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, EPICA, AVANTASIA), alongside the band's main composer Marco Heubaum. ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: New Song 'Unbreakable' Available For Streaming

"Symphony Of Sin", the fourth studio album from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, is being released on October 4 via AFM Records. Produced by Paul Logue and mixed and mastered by the group's longtime engineer, PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC bassist Dennis Ward, the CD is the first EDEN'S CURSE release with new Serbian vocalist ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: 'Symphony Of Sin' EPK Available

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Symphony Of Sin", the fourth studio album from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, can be seen below. "Symphony Of Sin" will be released on October 4 via AFM Records. Produced by Paul Logue and mixed and mastered by the group's longtime engineer, PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC bassist Dennis ...

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METALLICA, JEFF HANNEMAN, DORO PESCH Honored At Germany's 'Metal Hammer Awards'

METALLICA, late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman, NIGHTWISH, MOTÖRHEAD and AMORPHIS are among the artists that were honored at this year's installment of Germany's Metal Hammer Awards, which was held on Friday, September 13 at Kesselhaus in Berlin. Martin Van Drunen (ASPHYX, HAIL OF BULLETS) moderated the event, which featured performances by KREATOR, POWERWOLF, WHILE SHE ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: 'Evil & Divine' Video Released

"Evil & Divine", the new video from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, can be seen below. The clip was shot on location at the famous St. Andrews in the Square location in Glasgow under the direction of Ryan Priddy and his team at Independent Element. "Evil & Divine" comes off EDEN'S CURSE's fourth studio album, ...

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Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Already Sold Out

All 75,000 tickets to next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2014 in Wacken, Germany, were sold in less than 48 hours. Comment the festival organizers: "A dozen bands for the billing have been already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage Of HELLFEST Press Conference

Video footage of AVANTASIA's press conference at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France can be seen below. AVANTASIA will make its North American debut at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Festival D'été De Québec), set to take place July 4-14 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Also scheduled to appear are ...

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HOLLOW HAZE Featuring FABIO LIONE: New Album Due In August

Italian metallers HOLLOW HAZE, who feature in their ranks acclaimed vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT), have inked a deal with Scarlet Records. The band's new album, "Countdown To Revenge", will be released on August 27. The CD was recorded at Remaster Studio in Vicenza, Italy and was mixed by Sascha Paeth ...

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AVANTASIA To Perform At QUEBEC CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will make its North American debut at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Festival D'été De Québec), set to take place July 4-14 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Also scheduled to appear are RUSH, DEF LEPPARD, VOIVOD and FOREIGNER. According to a press release, "the Quebec City Summer Festival is ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage From European Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project kicked off its European tour on Friday, April 12 at the Power Prog & Metal Fest at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. The first two in a series of video blogs from the road from American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, who is one of the guest vocalists on the ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: Third Studio Video Report

Multinational melodic metal band EDEN'S CURSE is in the studio working on its as-yet-untitled fourth album for a late summer release via AFM Records. The third in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the new album recording sessions can be seen below. The 14-minute video features German guitarist Thorsten Koehne tracking his ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #9 Finland: #9 Norway: #19 France: #51 Netherlands: #85 UK: #97, #6 (Rock Chart) Japan: #17 (International chart) "The Mystery Of Time" was released on March 30. The effort was made available as ...

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BEYOND THE BRIDGE Pays Tribute To Late Keyboardist (Video)

German progressive metal band BEYOND THE BRIDGE has released a video tribute to its keyboardist/guitarist Simon Oberender, who passed away last September. Check it out below. Oberender, who was also the keyboardist for Amanda Somerville's band TRILLIUM, worked at the Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany as a sound engineer and producer. He recorded, mixed, mastered ...

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