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Video: AVANTASIA Performs In New York City

Fan-filmed video footage of EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project performing on April 15 at Playstation Theater in New York City can be seen below. The AVANTASIA lineup for the show consisted of the following musicians: * Tobias Sammet - Vocals * Michael Kiske - Vocals * Eric Martin - Vocals * Ronnie Atkins - ...

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AYREON Signs With MASCOT LABEL GROUP

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / record producer Arjen Lucassen. The AYREON catalog, comprising seven studio albums, will be released on various digital platforms on April 22. Arjen Lucassen and Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl go back twenty years. ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Dolce Vita' Video Released

"Dolce Vita", the new video from Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eleventh album, "Universal Monsters", which will be released on April 22 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded with producer Johnny Lee Michaels at his Helsinki-based Bat Cave Studios. Commented THE 69 ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'The Wicker Man' Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of THE IRON MAIDENS, the world's first female tribute to the legendary band IRON MAIDEN, performing the MAIDEN classic "The Wicker Man" can be seen below. THE IRON MAIDENS will play its debut one-off London show at the O2 Islington Academy on April 14. Excited THE IRON MAIDENS frontwoman Kirsten Rosenberg ...

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NIGHTWISH Wins Two More EMMA Awards

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were honored in the "Metal Album Of The Year" and "Export Of The Year" categories at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held on March 11 in Espoo, Finland. Said the band: "We, unfortunately, couldn't receive the awards personally for we are on tour in North America. But ...

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AMORPHIS: 'The Four Wise Ones' Video Released

"The Four Wise Ones", the brand new video from Finnish masters of melancholic metal AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in late 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands during the band's European tour with NIGHTWISH and ARCH ENEMY. "The Four Wise Ones" is taken from AMORPHIS's latest album, "Under The Red Cloud", which ...

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THE 69 EYES: Fourth Making-Of 'Universal Monsters' Webisode

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES will release their eleventh album, "Universal Monsters", on April 22 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded with producer Johnny Lee Michaels at his Helsinki-based Bat Cave Studios. The fourth "making-of" webisode for "Universal Monsters" can be seen below. Commented THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki: "I've already had a ...

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Video: NIGHTWISH Kicks Off North American Tour In Sayreville

Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their North American headlining tour last night (Friday, February 19) at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Yours Is An Empty Hope 03. Ever Dream 04. She Is My Sin 05. My Walden 06. While Your ...

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ARCH ENEMY's DANIEL ERLANDSSON: Drum-Cam Footage From Frankfurt Concert

Drumtalk has uploaded drum-cam footage of ARCH ENEMY's Daniel Erlandsson performing with his bandmates on December 4, 2015 at Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, Germany during their tour with NIGHTWISH and AMORPHIS. Check out the clips below. Asked about ARCH ENEMY's plans for the coming months, guitarist Michael Amott said at last month's NAMM show: "We're kind ...

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THE 69 EYES: Third Making-Of 'Universal Monsters' Webisode

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES will release their eleventh album, "Universal Monsters", on April 22 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded with producer Johnny Lee Michaels at his Helsinki-based Bat Cave Studios. The third "making-of" webisode for "Universal Monsters" can be seen below. Commented THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki: "I've already had a ...

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Sweden's TWILIGHT FORCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Working On New Album

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have commenced work on the follow-up to their "Pariah's Child" album. Like its predecessor, the as-yet-untitled ninth studio effort will be recorded at Studio 57 for a late 2016 release via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the musical direction of the new album, SONATA ARCTICA keyboard player Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg said: "It's ...

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AVANTASIA's 'Ghostlights' Enters German Chart At No. 2

"Ghostlights", the seventh studio album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has entered the German chart at position No. 2. Released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast, the twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael ...

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Lullaby Versions Of NIGHTWISH Out Now; Audio Samples Available

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," has just released "Lullaby Versions Of Nightwish" via Roma Music Group. "Lullaby Versions Of Nightwish" track listing: 01. Bye Bye Beautiful 02. Amaranth 03. Nemo 04. Elan 05. Wish I Had An Angel 06. Sleeping Sun 07. Storytime 08. ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DISTURBED, NIGHTWISH, VOLBEAT, Others Confirmed For HEAVY MONTREAL

Heavy Montreal 2016 returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau at the Plaine Des Jeux festival site on August 6 and August 7. The complete lineup for this year's festival is as follows: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH DISTURBED NIGHTWISH VOLBEAT MASTODON BREAKING BENJAMIN KILLSWITCH ENGAGE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY GHOST ZAKK WYLDE BLIND GUARDIAN SABATON ALTER BRIDGE KATAKLYSM DESPISED ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Discusses 'Ghostlights' Concept (Video)

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project released its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. A new four-and-a-half-minute video clip in which Sammet discusses ...

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THE 69 EYES: Second Making-Of 'Universal Monsters' Webisode

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES will release their eleventh album, "Universal Monsters", on April 22 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded with producer Johnny Lee Michaels at his Helsinki-based Bat Cave Studios. The second "making-of" webisode for "Universal Monsters" can be seen below. "Universal Monsters" track listing: 01. Dolce Vita 02. Jet Fighter ...

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AVANTASIA: Entire 'Ghostlights' Album Available For Streaming; 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' Video Released

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. The entire "Ghostlights" album can now be streamed ...

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