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Drum Tracks For JON OLIVA's Solo Album Recorded

JON OLIVA'S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release first-ever solo album in early 2013 via AFM Records. Drum recordings for the CD began earlier this month at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida. Commented JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer/producer Christopher Kinder: "Drum tracks are now completed for the 11-song solo CD for Jon Oliva. Once ...

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VINDICTIV Taps LION'S SHARE Guitarist For New Album Mix

Swedish melodic/progressive metallers VINDICTIV, formed and led by guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm, have tapped producer/engineer Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE) to mix their brand new studio CD, tentatively due in early 2013 via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The band's third album, "Cage of Infinity", will mark the recording debut of their new singer, Marco Sandron (ex-EDEN'S ...

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TRILLIUM On The Road With MAGNUM: Sixth Tour Webisode Available

TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — has just completed a U.K. tour as the support act for British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM. The sixth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the trek can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", in November 2011 ...

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SAXON Frontman To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has been confirmed as one of the guest musicians who will appear on "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Also scheduled to make appearances on the CD are former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and drummer Russell Gilbrook of URIAH HEEP. A short video ...

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KALEDON: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The fourth and fifth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new album from Italian power metallers KALEDON can be seen below. The CD was recorded at Outer Sound Studio in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). An early 2013 release is expected. KALEDON's best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", ...

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MOB RULES: 'Lost' Video Released

"Lost", the new video from German metallers MOB RULES, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's seventh album, "Cannibal Nation", which was released on October 19 via AFM Records. According to a press release, the CD "is a varied, hook-oriented and energetic record. By building their own studio, a whole lot of ...

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TRILLIUM On The Road With MAGNUM: Fifth Tour Webisode Available

TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — has just completed a U.K. tour as the support act for British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM. The fifth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the trek can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", in November 2011 ...

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AVANTASIA: New Album Title Revealed

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project has set "The Mystery Of Time" as the title of its new album, due in March. Immediately after the release of this new metal opera, based on a story written by Sammet, the band will embark on a full-fledged indoor tour, during which the band and special guests will ...

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TRILLIUM On The Road With MAGNUM: Fourth Tour Webisode Available

TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — is currently on the road in the U.K. as the support act for British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM. The fourth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the tour can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", in ...

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TRILLIUM On The Road With MAGNUM: Third Tour Webisode Available

TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — is currently on the road in the U.K. as the support act for British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM. The third in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the tour can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", in ...

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JON OLIVA To Release First-Ever Solo Album

JON OLIVA'S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release first-ever solo album in early 2013 via AFM Records. Drum recordings for the CD will begin mid-December at the Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida. Commented JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer/producer Christopher Kinder: "Jon has assembled a collection of ideas from the past 4-5 years and wants ...

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TRILLIUM On The Road With MAGNUM: Second Tour Webisode Available

TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — is currently on the road in the U.K. as the support act for British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM. The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the tour can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", in ...

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Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (pictured below) was in the studio earlier this month recording lead guitar tracks for the forthcoming album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, due in March 2013. Bruce previously appeared on AVANTASIA's "The Wicked Symphony" and "Angel Of Babylon" CDs and Tobias contributed guest vocals to Bruce's last solo ...

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TRILLIUM Hits The Road With MAGNUM: First Tour Webisode Available

TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — is currently on the road in the U.K. as the support act for British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM. The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the tour can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", in ...

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AVANTASIA To Embark On Headlining Tour In April

EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project is planning to embark on a headlining tour for in April 2013. Also in the works are several summer festival appearances, as well as South American and Asian tours at the end of the summer. Commented Tobias: "I know I once said we weren't gonna do it again, but ...

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KALEDON: Video Footage From The Studio

The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new album from Italian power metallers KALEDON can be seen below. The CD was recorded at Outer Sound Studio in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). An early 2013 release is expected. KALEDON's best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", was released ...

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EDGUY Frontman Taps URIAH HEEP Drummer For New AVANTASIA Album

EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet entered VOX Klangstudio in Bendestorf, Germany late last month with producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, EDGUY, EPICA, RHAPSODY) to begin recording the new album from Sammet's AVANTASIA project for a spring 2013 release. The CD will once again be a rock opera based on a conceptual story very similar to the early ...

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MOB RULES: New Audio Interview With MARKUS BRINKMANN

On November 3, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with bassist Markus Brinkmann of German metallers MOB RULES. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. MOB RULES' seventh album, "Cannibal Nation", was released on October 19 via AFM Records. According to a press release, the CD "is a varied, ...

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SERENITY Keyboardist Quits

Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY have released the following statement: "With great mourning we have to tell you all that [Mario Hirzinger], our dear friend, keyboardist, song and lyrics writer as well as founder of SERENITY leaves the band as of now... "We already knew his decision for quite some time and fully understand Mario's ...

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EDGUY Frontman Begins Recording New AVANTASIA Album

EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet is preparing to enter VOX Klangstudio in Bendestorf, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, EDGUY, EPICA, RHAPSODY) to begin recording the new album from Sammet's AVANTASIA project for a spring 2013 release. The CD will once again be a rock opera based on a conceptual story very similar to the early ...

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SERENITY Cancels Dutch Shows

Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY have released the following statement: "SERENITY wants to inform you that we had to cancel all shows for November/December 2012 in the Netherlands as support to the dutch band DELAIN. "Please believe us that this was a really hard decision for all of us as there is no worse case ...

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BEYOND THE BRIDGE To Continue Following Keyboardist's Passing

Simon Oberender, keyboardist/guitarist of the German progressive metal band BEYOND THE BRIDGE, passed away late last month. The cause of death has not been announced. 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 (along ...

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MOB RULES: 'Ice & Fire' Video Released

"Ice & Fire", the new video from German metallers MOB RULES, can be seen below. The clip was filmed with director Ronald Matthes (Roax Media), who previously worked with such bands as AVANTASIA, PRETTY MAIDS and ICED EARTH. Commented MOB RULES: "We decided to use 'Ice & Fire', an atmospheric track, for the video and ...

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BEYOND THE BRIDGE/TRILLIUM Keyboardist Dies

Simon Oberender, keyboardist/guitarist of the German progressive metal band BEYOND THE BRIDGE, has passed away. The cause of death has not been announced. 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 (along with Sascha ...

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SERENITY: New Video Interview Posted Online

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY before their September 14 performance at the ProgPower USA XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia. You can now watch the chat below. SERENITY's third album, "Death & Legacy", was released in February 2011 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Oliver Philipps, ...

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SOULSPELL: New Song Available For Streaming

The third full-length album from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL, entitled "Hollow's Gathering", will be released in Europe and North America on October 12 through Inner Wound Recordings. "Hollow's Gathering" features guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Blaze Bayley (WOLFSBANE, IRON MAIDEN), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE ...

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MOB RULES Films 'Ice & Fire' Video

German metallers MOB RULES recently filmed a video for the song "Ice & Fire" with director Ronald Matthes (Roax Media), who previously worked with such bands as AVANTASIA, PRETTY MAIDS and ICED EARTH. Commented MOB RULES: "We decided to use 'Ice & Fire', an atmospheric track, for the video and the clip will very much ...

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