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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Discusses 'Skyfall' Songwriting Process (Video)

Last month, the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN released a new single, "Skyfall". The track is taken from the band's much-anticipated new, self-titled album, which is due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. A five-minute video in which guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen discusses the songwriting process for "Skyfall" can be seen ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Announces New Album 'The Enigma Birth' Feat. JAMES LABRIE, FABIO LIONE

Frontiers Music Srl will release the fourth album from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, "The Enigma Birth", on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro's skills on display once again. Today, the first single from the album, "Master Of Hell", featuring up-and-coming Brazilian vocalist Raphael Mendes (ICON ...

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HELLOWEEN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Skyfall", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously ...

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HELLOWEEN: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its new, self-titled album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, SOULFLY, ...

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HELLOWEEN To Release New Album In June

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its new, self-titled album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha ...

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HELLOWEEN Teases 'Skyfall' Music Video

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album in the summer of 2021. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2. A teaser for the "Skyfall" music video is available below. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current ...

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HELLOWEEN: Go Behind The Scenes Of Photo Shoot For Upcoming Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album in the summer of 2021. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2. Behind-the-scenes video from the "Skyfall" photo shoot can be seen below. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside ...

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HELLOWEEN Singers Explain 'Exclusive Alternative Vocals Mix' Of Upcoming Single 'Skyfall' (Video)

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album in the summer of 2021. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2, 2021. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, ...

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HELLOWEEN To Release KAI HANSEN-Penned 12-Minute Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album in the summer of 2021. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2, 2021. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, ...

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Epitaph - PYRAMAZE

Increasingly regarded as leading lights in a still-flourishing prog metal world, PYRAMAZE haven't taken the easiest route to prominence, with persistent line-up issues seeming to slow their well-deserved ascent. By this point, no such problems exist. The arrival of vocalist Terje Harøy for 2015's "Disciples Of The Sun" seemed to lift every aspect of the ...

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ROB HALFORD, BIFF BYFORD And DORO PESCH Wish MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades' Happy 40th Anniversary (Video)

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Biff Byford (SAXON) and Doro Pesch are among the musicians who have wished MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" album a happy 40th anniversary in a new video posted to the band's official YouTube channel. Check out the 10-and-a-half-minute clip below. Featured artists: 0:00 Don Jamieson ("That Metal Show") 0:54 Frank Ferrer (GUNS ...

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Nemesis - SKELETOON

If you want gritty realism, heavy metal can provide. But if you want escapism of a distinctly ludicrous hue, heavy metal can provide that too, albeit with the necessary caveat that this stuff will really rot your teeth. SKELETOON are unapologetic in their fantasy fervor and melodic cheeriness. They reportedly began life as a HELLOWEEN ...

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HELLOWEEN Films First Music Video For Upcoming Album

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of HELLOWEEN has just finished filming the first video from its forthcoming studio album. The new LP was recorded in part at the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984). The same recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as "Master Of The Rings", "Time Of The Oath" and ...

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Abyss - UNLEASH THE ARCHERS

The first thing that strikes you is how satisfyingly heavy UNLEASH THE ARCHERS have become over the years. Not that the Canadians' early albums lacked cojones, it's just that power metal has become such a sonically predictable genre over the decades, and bands with the gall to do something different are always particularly welcome. With ...

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'Heavy Metal' Pinball Soundtrack Revealed: SEBASTIAN BACH, HELLOWEEN, DRAGONFORCE, Others

Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, and Incendium, a multi-faceted production company known for an array of animation, comic books, toys, and video games, have announced the complete soundtrack listing for a new limited-edition pinball machine celebrating the world's greatest illustrated magazine ...

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Of Angels And Snakes - GOBLINS BLADE

It might not seem like the most radical thing in the world, but GOBLINS BLADE are a proper heavy metal band. If you've ever winced at power metal's occasional descent into overt cheeriness, or folk metal's wistful 'n' windswept shtick, then the perfect antidote has always been some red-blooded, muscular and defiantly old-school metal, spiritually ...

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HELLOWEEN: Fall 2020 European Tour Postponed To Spring 2021

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of the German heavy metal band HELLOWEEN has been forced to postpone its previously announced European "United Alive World Tour Part II" due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The trek was scheduled to kick off on September 26 in Zvolen, Slovakia and run through October 31 in ...

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Making Of FIREWIND's New, Self-Titled Album (Video)

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released a seven-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for its ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. FIREWIND recently parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played ...

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HELLOWEEN Is Putting Finishing Touches On Vocals For New Album

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of HELLOWEEN recently entered the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984) to work on brand new song material. The same recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as "Master Of The Rings", "Time Of The Oath" and "Better Than Raw" is now being utilized to record the band's ...

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PINK CREAM 69 Announces New Guitarist, Bassist

PINK CREAM 69 has announced the addition of two new members — guitarist Marco Wriedt and bass player Roman Beselt. Wriedt replaces Uwe Reitenauer, who left the group late last year for personal reasons, while Beselt takes the place of Dennis Ward. Commented founding member Alfred Koffler: "It wasn't a long search. And it was ...

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DIRKSCHNEIDER To Support HELLOWEEN On Fall 2020 European Tour

DIRKSCHNEIDER, the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will support HELLOWEEN on the European leg of the "United Alive World Tour Part II" 2020 tour in the fall. The DIRKSCHNEIDER portion of the trek will kick off on September 26 in Zvolen, Slovakia and conclude on October 31 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tour ...

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