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STRATOVARIUS's JENS JOHANSSON Brushes Off TIMO TOLKKI Reunion Talk: 'You Can't Turn Back Time'

By David E. Gehlke One of the measures by which metal keyboardists are judged, Jens Johansson is well beyond his days of playing underneath his keyboard stand with Yngwie Malmsteen or serving as a finalist for Kevin Moore's open spot in DREAM THEATER. The Swedish Johansson has since settled into his...
October 10, 2022
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Survive

Seven years might seem like a long time between albums, even for a veteran band like STRATOVARIUS, but the poor Finns had been bashing out albums at an impressive rate and touring relentlessly for 30 years when the sturdy but unremarkable "Eternal" came out in 2015. Second only to HELLOWEEN when it...
September 21, 2022
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Ex-DELAIN Frontwoman CHARLOTTE WESSELS Comments On Band's Comeback With New Singer

In an interview with Spain's The Metal Circus TV, former DELAIN frontwoman Charlotte Wessels was asked how she feels about the fact that the band recently made a comeback with a new lineup. Last month, DELAIN released a single, "The Quest And The Curse", featuring keyboardist, founder and main songw...
September 17, 2022
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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN And Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON Announce 'Army Of Dreamers' Album

Frontiers Music Srl has announced that the dynamic trio of Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB),Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH) and Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR) have crafted a follow-up to the well-received debut ANETTE/OLZON album "Worlds Apart". The new LP, "Army Of Dreamers"...
July 13, 2022
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VENUS 5, 'Heavy Metal Version Of SPICE GIRLS', Performs Live For First Time (Video)

International metal group VENUS 5 made its live debut this past Saturday, July 9 at the Zurbarán Rock Burgos festival in Burgos, Spain. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. VENUS 5's self-titled debut album was released last month via Frontiers Music Srl. VENUS 5, which has been called...
July 12, 2022
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Is This The Heavy Metal Version Of SPICE GIRLS? Introducing VENUS 5

Frontiers Music Srl has just released the self-titled debut album from the new international metal group VENUS 5. VENUS 5 is composed of five singers: Italy's Greta Di Iacovo (a.k.a. Herma; also of SICK N' BEAUTIFUL, another Frontiers recording artist),Slovenia's Karmen Klinc, Serbia's Jelena Milov...
June 11, 2022
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Emerge

Originally masterminded by former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki, CHAOS MAGIC have already proved themselves to be a solid addition to Frontiers Music's increasingly impressive roster of metal acts. Led by charismatic and versatile vocalist Caterina Nix, the Chilean crew began their story with t...
June 8, 2022
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STRATOVARIUS Releases 'Survive' Music Video

earMUSIC will release STRATOVARIUS's new studio album, "Survive", on September 23. The official music video for the LP's title track can be seen below. Seven years after the release of its last album "Eternal", STRATOVARIUS once more proves its status as a flagship symphonic metal band and it return...
June 3, 2022
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STRATOVARIUS Announces 'Survive' Album

earMUSIC will release STRATOVARIUS's new studio album, "Survive", on September 23. The official music video for the LP's title track will premiere via the earMUSIC YouTube channel on Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m. ET. STRATOVARIUS will also appear at ProgPower XXI festival in Atlanta on Thursday, June 2...
June 2, 2022
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SOILWORK, STRATOVARIUS, Ex-NIGHTWISH Members Guest On JANI LIIMATAINEN's New Solo Album, 'My Father's Son'

Frontiers Music Srl will release of Jani Liimatainen's (THE DARK ELEMENT, INSOMNIUM, SONATA ARCTICA) new solo album, "My Father's Son", on May 6. The Finnish musician's impeccable talents are on full display on this new LP and he's got a stellar cast of friends lending their talents to the proceedin...
March 5, 2022
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Former HANOI ROCKS Guitarist NASTY SUICIDE Is Battling Prostate Cancer

Former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Nasty Suicide (born Jan-Markus Stenfors) has revealed that he is battling prostate cancer. The 58-year-old musician discussed his diagnosis in a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine which focused primarily on promoting the upcoming debut album from his new band STENFOR...
February 20, 2022
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NUCLEAR BLAST Founder Launches New Label ATOMIC FIRE

Nuclear Blast founder Markus Staiger has launched a new company called Atomic Fire GmbH.The label's acts include HELLOWEEN, OPETH, MESHUGGAH, AMORPHIS, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRIMAL FEAR, SONATA ARCTICA, AGNOSTIC FRONT, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR, SILVER LAKE BY ESA HOLOPAINEN and WHITE STONES. In addit...
November 11, 2021
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Former HANOI ROCKS Bassist SAMI YAFFA To Release 'The Innermost Journey To Your Outermost Mind' Solo Album

Sami Yaffa, best known for his work with NEW YORK DOLLS, Michael Monroe's band and HANOI ROCKS, will release his first solo album, "The Innermost Journey To Your Outermost Mind", on September 3 via Livewire/Cargo Records. Yaffa has had a long and unique career as a musician. He played at the tender...
July 19, 2021
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Former HANOI ROCKS Bassist SAMI YAFFA Releases Music Video For 'The Last Time'

Sami Yaffa, best known for his work with NEW YORK DOLLS, Michael Monroe and HANOI ROCKS, will release his first solo album, "The Innermost Journey To Your Outermost Mind", on September 22 via Livewire/Cargo Records. The official music video for the first single, "The Last Time", can be seen below. "...
June 12, 2021
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Former HANOI ROCKS Bassist SAMI YAFFA To Release Debut Solo Album

Sami Yaffa, best known for his work with NEW YORK DOLLS, Michael Monroe and HANOI ROCKS, will release his first solo album, "The Innermost Journey To Your Outermost Mind", on September 22, 2021. The first single, "The Last Time", will be released on June 11 via Livewire/Cargo Records. "'The Last Tim...
June 2, 2021