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CROWNSHIFT Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM And WINTERSUN: Video Of First-Ever Concert

CROWNSHIFT, the new band featuring members of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, WINTERSUN and FINNTROLL, played its first concert ever last night (Wednesday, May 15) at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video of the show can be seen below. CROWNSHIFT released its self-titled debut album on May 1...
May 16, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Releases Music Video For New Solo Single 'Hear My Song'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, has released the official music video for her new solo single, "Hear My Song". It is taken from her third solo album, "Rapture...
May 10, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Releases New Solo Single 'Rapture'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, has released the official music video for her new solo single, "Rapture". It is the title track of her third solo album, "Rapt...
April 16, 2024
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CROWNSHIFT Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM And WINTERSUN: 'My Prison' Music Video

CROWNSHIFT, the new band featuring members of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, WINTERSUN and FINNTROLL, will release its self-titled debut album on May 10 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official studio-session music video for the LP's latest single, "My Prison", which showcases a more atmospheric side...
April 10, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Releases New Solo Single 'Day Of Wrath'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, has released a new solo single, "Day Of Wrath". The track is taken from her third solo album, "Rapture", due on May 10 via Fro...
March 19, 2024
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Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Signs Copies Of 'The Mandrake Project' At EMP Store In Dortmund

On March 7, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson signed copies of his brand-new solo album, "The Mandrake Project", at the EMP store in Dortmund, Germany. An official video recap of the event is available below. "The Mandrake Project" has become a global smash hit, with huge chart success already anno...
March 19, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Celebrates Worldwide Chart Success Of 'The Mandrake Project'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's brand-new solo album, "The Mandrake Project", has become a global smash hit, with huge chart success already announced across Europe and further major worldwide chart positions to follow this week. In Germany and Sweden, Bruce has topped the album charts, while i...
March 11, 2024
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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Lands First Top 10 Solo Album In The U.K. With 'The Mandrake Project'

"The Mandrake Project", the new solo album from IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson, has entered the U.K. album chart at position No. 3. The LP has also topped the German and Swedish album charts, marking his first-ever solo No. 1s anywhere in the world. Prior to the new LP's release, Bruce's highest...
March 8, 2024
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Clear Cold Beyond

One of power metal's most ambitious and adventurous bands for the last quarter-of-a-century, SONATA ARCTICA have a sound that is instantly recognizable. More flamboyant than the majority of their peers, the Finns have evolved at a steady pace over ten studio albums, becoming more theatrical, romanti...
March 8, 2024
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CROWNSHIFT Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM And WINTERSUN: Debut Album Details Revealed

CROWNSHIFT, the new band featuring members of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, WINTERSUN and FINNTROLL, will release its self-titled debut album on May 10 via Nuclear Blast Records. Earlier this year CROWNSHIFT released its first single and music video, "If You Dare", which was received with great accl...
March 7, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Signs Copies Of 'The Mandrake Project' In Paris: Video, Photos

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson signed copies of his new solo album, "The Mandrake Project", on March 4 at Gibert Disc in Paris, France. Video and photos of the event can be found below. Dickinson will likely land his highest-charting solo album in the U.K. with "The Mandrake Project". The sing...
March 6, 2024
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Photos: BRUCE DICKINSON Signs Copies Of 'The Mandrake Project' In London

Bruce Dickinson is taking part in a series album-signing sessions at HMV stores across the United Kingdom in partnership with Planet Rock. The IRON MAIDEN frontman is signing copies of his first solo LP in 19 years, "The Mandrake Project", at five stores. The events kicked off at the stroke of midni...
March 2, 2024
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The Mandrake Project

26 years ago, Bruce Dickinson released one of the greatest metal albums of the '90s. It was called "The Chemical Wedding", and it was seriously fucking heavy. Sandwiched between 1997's similarly monstrous "Accident Of Birth" and 2005's diverse and dynamic "Tyranny Of Souls", the IRON MAIDEN frontman...
February 27, 2024
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TONY KAKKO On SONATA ARCTICA's Return To Power Metal On 'Clear Cold Beyond': 'It Was Like Riding A Bike'

By David E. Gehlke Finland's SONATA ARCTICA were on a four-album winning streak by the time the touring cycle for 2004's "Reckoning Night" concluded. With countrymen STRATOVARIUS consumed by lineup instability, SONATA ARCTICA stepped up to the plate with a series of LPs that were shamelessly fast, o...
February 27, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Announces Third Solo Album 'Rapture'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, is back with her third solo album, "Rapture". The first single and accompanying music video, "Heed The Call", from "Rapture" i...
February 22, 2024