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ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ Is 'Not Ready To Release' Her Debut Solo Album Yet

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz was asked about a possible timeline for the release of her long-in-the-works debut solo album. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're not ready to release it yet, so there's no real timeline yet. I'm stil...
July 9, 2023
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EPICA: 'We Already Started Working On New Music'

EPICA guitarists Mark Jansen and Isaac Delahaye spoke with Guitar Interactive at this year's Download festival in the United Kingdom about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2021's "Omega" album. Mark said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We already started working o...
June 15, 2023
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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS: 'We're All Excited To Write A New Record'

In a recent interview with Czech Republic's Backstage TV, EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2021's "Omega" album. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "After this year, all the festivals, we're gonna start writing a new...
June 12, 2023
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TOMMY KAREVIK Quits SEVENTH WONDER

Singer Tommy Karevik has quit the Swedish progressive metal band SEVENTH WONDER. Earlier today (Monday, June 12),the 41-year-old Swedish-born vocalist, who has been a member of KAMELOT since 2012, released the following statement via social media: "Dear friends and SEVENTH WONDER supporters around...
June 12, 2023
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SCOTT ROCKENFIELD On His Legal Battle With Fellow Original QUEENSRŸCHE Members: 'I Am Not Going To Be Pushed Around'

QUEENSRŸCHE's estranged drummer Scott Rockenfield says that "there are many truths that will need to be addressed" in the upcoming trial in connection with the lawsuit he filed against the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass). The trial is set for 9 a.m. on...
June 6, 2023
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SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Is 'Looking Forward' To 'Many Truths That Will Finally Be Revealed' In Upcoming QUEENSRŸCHE Trial

QUEENSRŸCHE's estranged drummer Scott Rockenfield says that he is "looking forward" to the upcoming trial in connection with the lawsuit he filed against the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass). The trial is set for 9 a.m. on January 16, 2024 in Snohomish...
June 3, 2023
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Trial Date Set For Lawsuit Between Founding QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer And Fellow Original Members

A jury trial date has been set in the lawsuit between QUEENSRŸCHE's estranged drummer Scott Rockenfield and the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass). The trial is set for 9 a.m. on January 16, 2024 in Snohomish County Superior Court in the state of Washingt...
May 26, 2023
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KAMELOT Shares Music Video For 'New Babylon'

Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT recently released their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date — their first full-length in five years, "The Awakening". The LP, which debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Current Hard Music Albums chart and No. 27 on the Current Album Sales chart,...
May 23, 2023
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KAMELOT Announces August/September 2023 North American Tour With BATTLE BEAST And XANDRIA

Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT have announced the 2023 "Awaken The World" North American headline tour, featuring special guests BATTLE BEAST and additional support from XANDRIA. The tour kicks off in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 17, visiting several major cities in the U.S. and C...
April 25, 2023
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70000 TONS OF METAL's ANDY PILLER Takes On Cruise Criticism: 'The Line Ends With Me'

By David E. Gehlke After a two-year pandemic-related break, the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise returned to action in January. The brainchild of Swiss promoter Andy Piller, the cruise has its selling points as a five-day jaunt in warm, beautiful weather, surrounded by fellow music fans, 60 bands and coun...
March 24, 2023
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MICHAEL WILTON Shoots Down GEOFF TATE's Claim That Original QUEENSRŸCHE Lineup Was Offered 'Obscene' Money To Reunite

During an appearance on this past Tuesday's (March 14) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about ex-QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate's claim that the original lineup of the group was offered an "obscene" amount of money for one reunion t...
March 17, 2023
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Live At ProgPower XXI

One of countless bands whose plans were brutally scuppered when the global plague took hold three years ago, SEVEN SPIRES are still the most exciting thing happening in power and symphonic metal today. And now that the world is back to some kind of (intermittently horrifying) normality, this band's...
March 15, 2023
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KAMELOT Shares 'Eventide' Single From 'The Awakening' Album

Modern symphonic metal icons KAMELOT have released "Eventide", the third single from their first full-length album in five years, "The Awakening", which will arrive on March 17 via Napalm Records. The track is a modernized banger of epic proportions, featuring the band’s lauded trademark soundscapes...
March 15, 2023
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The Awakening

The role of vocals in KAMELOT — whether handled by Roy Khan and now Tommy Karevik — hasn't required the heavy lifting associated with melodic metal bands of a similar thread, i.e., early HELLOWEEN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE and STRATOVARIUS. The heavily orchestrated quality of KAMELOT's music meant Khan and...
March 13, 2023
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KAMELOT's THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD: 'I've Never Allowed Someone Else To Dictate My Path'

By David E. Gehlke When KAMELOT was shopping for a record deal in the desolate, unforgiving mid-1990s, founding member and guitarist Thomas Youngblood was thinking long term. Rather than signing with a stateside label that may not understand KAMELOT's brand of melodic metal, Youngblood and company h...
March 7, 2023