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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, BLAZE BAYLEY, MIKE VESCERA Featured On New SOULSPELL Album

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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EDGUY Frontman Working On New AVANTASIA Album

EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet is working on a new CD from his AVANTASIA project for a spring 2013 release. According to a post on Sammet's web site, "Concept-wise, the album will be a classic rock opera/metal opera. It's going to be a timeless fairytale that despite its fantasy appeal was inspired by happenings of our ...

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JORN Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Guitarist Tore Moren and bassist Nic Angileri have left JORN, the band led by Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA), in order to focus on their solo careers and other projects. Their replacements have not yet been announced. "Live And Let Fly", the new video from Lande, can be seen below. The song comes ...

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STEFAN LINDHOLM To Perform With JOHN MACALUSO, JOE STUMP, MATS LEVÉN

Swedish guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm will perform live with drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, HOLYHELL), Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR), Mats Levén (THERION, CANDLEMASS, TREAT, KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and friends on July 4 at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden. They will play "Far Beyond The Sun" by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, "Red House", "Spanish ...

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THERION: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Latin American Tour

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, DIMMU BORGIR) has uploaded a 12-minute clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the Latin American leg of THERION's 25th-anniversary tour. Check it out below. THERION will celebrate their 25th anniversary by embarking on a European tour in the fall. The trek, aptly dubbed the "25th Anniversary Tour", ...

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KAMELOT: New Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Video footage of Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM) and Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE) recording backing vocals for KAMELOT's new album at Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios under the direction of producer Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, RHAPSODY) can be seen below. KAMELOT laid down the drums for the new CD at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with renowned engineer Jim ...

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DRIVER Vocalist ROB ROCK Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (DRIVER, IMPELLITTERI, JOSHUA, WARRIOR, AVANTASIA, AXEL RUDI PELL) was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Rock interview begins around the 24-minute mark.) DRIVER's new album, "Countdown", was released last month via Metal Heaven in Europe, ...

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HARTMANN: 'Balance' Trailer Available

HARTMANN, the band led by former AT VANCE singer Oliver Hartmann, released its long-awaited fourth album, "Balance", on June 1 via Avenue Of Allies. The CD was once again mixed by Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, EDGUY, EPICA, KAMELOT) at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany. A trailer for "Balance" can be seen below. According to a press ...

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JORN: 'Live And Let Fly' Video Released

"Live And Let Fly", the new video from Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA), can be seen below. The song comes off the singer's new album, "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land", which entered the official Swedish chart at position No. 34. The CD was released on June 1 in Europe and June 5 ...

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TRILLIUM: Vosselaar Performance Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — performing on May 9 at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium as the support act for DELAIN can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", on November 1, 2011 in North America (three days later in Europe) via ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Says New Vocalist Fits The Band 'In Terms Of Sound, Writing And Image'

KAMELOT's official Facebook page has been updated with a brand new interview with the band's guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood. The question-and-answer session follows below. Q: So how are recordings [for the new KAMELOT album] going? Thomas: It's going fantastic!! We just finished the choir sessions and they feature some amazing guests including Amanda Somerville ...

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KAMELOT: New Video Update From The Studio

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have posted a new three-minute video update from Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida where they are currently laying down drum tracks with renowned engineer Jim Morris for their new album, to be released on September 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. KAMELOT will then head to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios ...

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KAMELOT: Video Update From The Studio

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have posted a one-minute video update from Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida where they are currently laying down drum tracks with renowned engineer Jim Morris for their new album, to be released on September 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. KAMELOT will then head to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios to ...

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KAMELOT Signs New Deal With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have inked a new deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The agreement covers the entire world except Japan, where KAMELOT will remain with King Records. KAMELOT is currently recording the drums for its new album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with renowned engineer Jim Morris before travelling to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios to ...

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TRILLIUM: Sheffield Performance Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — performing on May 13 at Corporation in Sheffield, United Kingdom as the support act for DELAIN can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", on November 1, 2011 in North America (three days later in Europe) via ...

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JORN: 'Bring Heavy Rock To The Land' Video Released

The video for "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land", the title track of the brand new studio album from Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA), can be seen below. The clip was directed by Thomas Tjäder (PRETTY MAIDS, IN FLAMES). Jorn says, "The title track has really a strong Jorn trademark. It was a ...

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VINDICTIV Recording New Album

Swedish melodic/progressive metallers VINDICTIV, formed and led by guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm, are currently in the studio recording their third album, "Cage Of Infinity". Lindholm says: "We have some exciting guests on the new album. All we can say is that the new album is going to kick ass!" VINDICTIV recording lineup: * Stefan Lindholm ...

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JORN: 'The Duke' To Be Released On Vinyl

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the release of a 12-inch vinyl edition of "The Duke", a classic album from Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA), A deal was struck with the German label AFM Records, and the release date is set for June 1. The edition includes an insert with lyrics. "The Duke" is ...

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TRILLIUM: First Webisode From DELAIN Tour

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from TRILLIUM's European tour as the support act for DELAIN can be seen below. TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — released its debut album, "Alloy", on November 1, 2011 in North America (three days later in Europe) via Frontiers ...

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DRIVER: 'Countdown' Artwork, Release Dates Revealed

Reunited '80s melodic heavy rock band DRIVER — featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (IMPELLITTERI, JOSHUA, WARRIOR, AVANTASIA, AXEL RUDI PELL) and acclaimed guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, JUDAS PRIEST, SEBASTIAN BACH, ROB ROCK, TRIBE OF GYPSIES, HELLOWEEN) — has completed work on its new album, "Countdown", to be released later in the year via ...

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HARTMANN To Release 'Balance' In June

HARTMANN, the band led by former AT VANCE singer Oliver Hartmann, will release its long-awaited fourth album, "Balance", on June 1 via Avenue Of Allies. The CD was once again mixed by Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, EDGUY, EPICA, KAMELOT) at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany. According to a press release, "Balance" "once again offers melodic rock ...

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JORN: 'Bring Heavy Rock To The Land' Details Revealed

Frontiers Records will the release of the brand new studio album from Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA), "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land", on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America. Following a three-year silence since the release of "Spirit Black", Jorn unleashes upon the world yet another slab of ...

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DESDEMON Calls It Quits

New York-based progressive/gothic metallers DESDEMON have officially called it quits. The group says in a statement, "We as a band would like to thank everyone that has supported DESDEMON. With a humble heart, we will no longer continue down this path together. We all mutually feel that through thick and thin, this band has lived ...

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JORN To Release 'Bring Heavy Rock To The Land' In June

Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA) will release a new studio album, "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land", on June 1 via Frontiers Records. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below. South American fans had experienced Jorn Lande live as frontman for MASTERPLAN and recently on the world tour with AVANTASIA ...

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