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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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AVANTASIA: Official Lyric Video For 'Ghostlights' Title Track

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 official lyric video for "Ghostlights" can be ...

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THE 69 EYES: Video For New Single 'Jet Fighter Plane'

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 video for the first single from "Universal Monsters", a song called "Jet Fighter Plane", can be seen below. The clip ...

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NIGHTWISH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From London Wembley Concert

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH played their biggest U.K. show to date when they headlined the 12,000-capacity Wembley Arena on December 19 — making history as the first Finnish band to ever headline the venue. Behind-the-scenes footage from the concert can be seen below (courtesy of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine). The "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Had A 'Fanboy' Moment When He Met RICHARD DAWKINS

On December 16, Geeks Life Luxembourg conducted an interview with keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about NIGHTWISH's collaboration with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", Tuomas said: "Well, I had one of those huge 'fanboy' moments, which ...

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KAMELOT's THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD Describes His Bandmates (Video)

Echo of The Metal Authority recently conducted an interview with KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood. You can now watch the chat below. Asked to describe his bandmates and himself in a few words, Thomas said: "[Drummer] Casey Grillo has been with KAMELOT the longest, next to me. He's my loyal colleague and he's the generator machine ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Can Be 'A Hundred Percent Herself' In NIGHTWISH

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and lead singer Floor Jansen on December 7 in Prague, Czech Republic. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if he thinks NIGHTWISH is at its "highest level" right now, Tuomas responded: "Personally, I think ...

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AVANTASIA: Trailer For 'Ghostlights' Album Featuring Snippets Of Five New Songs

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29, 2016 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 trailer for "Ghostlights" is available ...

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TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, NIGHTWISH Members Perform At Israel's TITANS OF METAL Despite BDS Boycott

More than 20 international metal and hard rock artists performed at Israel's first-ever edition of Titans Of Metal festival, which took place on December 17 at Tel Aviv's Theatron Club. The show was held despite the activities of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, spearheaded by ex-PINK FLOYD member Roger Waters, which calls ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says NIGHTWISH Has No Plans To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Next Year

LaGrosseRadio.com conducted an interview with keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen of Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on November 25 in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how NIGHTWISH will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year: Tuomas: "Twenty sounds a bit boring. Maybe twenty-five. Hopefully ...

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KAMELOT Already Has 'A Lot Of Cool Ideas' For Follow-Up To 'Haven'

The Great Metal Debate conducted an interview with KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood before the band's November 15 concert in Louisville, Kentucky. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process on KAMELOT's latest album, "Haven", compared to the making of 2012's "Silverthorn": "'Silverthorn' was ...

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