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VAN CANTO: 'Dawn Of The Brave' Album Preview

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Dawn Of The Brave", the new studio album from German "a cappella metal" band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Dawn Of The ...

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KILMARA: 'Fantasy' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Fantasy" from Spanish metallers KILMARA can be seen below. The track, which features guest appearances by Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) and Pilar Villatobas (RESILENCE), is taken from the band's third album, "Love Songs And Other Nightmares", which will be released later in the year. The CD was tracked ...

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MASTERPLAN's ROLAND GRAPOW Talks To myRockworld (Audio)

On October 13, myRockworld conducted an interview with MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. MASTERPLAN's new album, "Novum Initium", was released in Europe on June 14 and in North America on June 18 via AFM Records. Joining guitarist Roland Grapow (ex-HELLOWEEN) in MASTERPLAN's new lineup ...

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KILMARA Completes Work On 'Love Songs And Other Nightmares'

Spanish metallers KILMARA have finished recording their third album, "Love Songs And Other Nightmares", for an early 2014 release. The CD was tracked at Grapow Studios with Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) at the helm. The cover artwork was created by Canadian artist Jessica Allain, known for her work in digital photo manipulation. Photos were taken ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony' In Prague

Fan-filmed video footage of the December 19 concert of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour at Incheba Arena in Prague, Czech Republic can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent ...

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GAMMA RAY Mainman KAI HANSEN: 'Life Is Too Good To Stop And Moan'

German power metallers GAMMA RAY will release their 11th studio album, "Empire Of The Undead", in early 2014. The CD's title track, "Empire Of The Undead", has already been made available on the single/EP "Master Of Confusion", an appetizer the band released in 2013, just before touring the world with HELLOWEEN. GAMMA RAY recorded the ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony' In Bochum

Fan-filmed video footage of the December 18 concert of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour at RuhrCongress in Bochum, Germany can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and ...

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EXMORTUS To Release 'Slave To The Sword' In February

Heavy metal shredders EXMORTUS will release their full-length Prosthetic debut, "Slave To The Sword", in North America on February 4. Recorded earlier this year at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION), the album features cover artwork by legendary heavy metal painter Philip Lawvere (KREATOR, CELTIC FROST, ...

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TAINTED NATION: 'Dare You' Video Released

"Dare You", the new video from U.K.-based modern hard rockers TAINTED NATION, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "F.E.A.R.", which was made available on January 25 via Massacre Records. The CD was produced by Pete Newdeck and mixed/mastered by Dennis Ward. Newdeck, who is mostly known for his ...

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KISKE On Possibility Of HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'If They Give Me 2 Million Euros, I'd Be Stupid Not To Do It'

David E. Gehlke of DeadRhetoric.com recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. DeadRhetoric.com: There's been some talk lately of a potential reunion between you and the HELLOWEEN guys, so I wanted to get your thoughts. Any truth to these rumors? Kiske: No. ...

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HELLOWEEN: Video Footage From 'Hellish Rock Part II' Tour

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have uploaded video footage from their Hellish Rock Part II world tour 2013. The clip was which filmed using iPhone5 and Nikon D800, can be seen below. HELLOWEEN recently completed a 10-date North American tour. The band travelled across the U.S. and Canada, bringing its power hooks and catchy melodies to ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony'

Fan-filmed video footage of the first two shows of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour — which kicked off this past Friday night (December 13) in Trollhättan, Sweden and played again last night (Saturday, December 14) in Kristianstad, Sweden — can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Badaboom' Video Released

"Badaboom", the new video from the German "a cappella metal" band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's new studio album, "Dawn Of The Brave", which will be released on February 7, 2014 ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Dawn Of The Brave' EPK Available

German "a cappella metal" band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — will release its new studio album, "Dawn Of The Brave", on February 7, 2014 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HELLOWEEN, HAMMERFALL) and Ronald Prent (MANOWAR, ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Guests On 'MSRcast' (Audio)

German hard rock singer Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME, HELLOWEEN, AVANTASIA) was interviewed for the latest installment of "MSRcast". Listen in as Kiske discusses all of his projects, including his solo work, AVANTASIA, KISKE-SOMERVILLE, UNISONIC, his work with Timo Tolkki, and yes, even HELLOWEEN. PLACE VENDOME's third album, "Thunder In The Distance", was released on ...

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MASTERPLAN: Pro-Shot Footage Of MASTERS OF ROCK Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of MASTERPLAN performing the song "Soulburn" on July 13 at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic can be seen below. MASTERPLAN's new album, "Novum Initium", was released in Europe on June 14 and in North America on June 18 via AFM Records. Joining guitarist Roland Grapow (ex-HELLOWEEN) in ...

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VAN CANTO's New Album To Include BLACK SABBATH, EUROPE Covers

German "a cappella metal" band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — will release its new studio album, "Dawn Of The Brave", on February 7, 2014 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HELLOWEEN, HAMMERFALL) and Ronald Prent (MANOWAR, ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Talks To 'The Metal Voice' About PLACE VENDOME, HELLOWEEN And IRON MAIDEN (Audio)

"The Metal Voice" recently conducted an interview acclaimed German hard rock singer Michael Kiske (PLACE VENDOME, UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN). You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. PLACE VENDOME's third album, "Thunder In The Distance", was released on November 1 in Europe and November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. PLACE ...

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TERRANA Completes Work On First Three Songs

TERRANA, the new three-piece power rock trio led by renowned drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AXEL RUDI PELL, MASTERPLAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE), has finished recording three songs at Nadir Music Studios in Genoa, Italy with producer Tommy Talamanca (SADIST mastermind). The official video for one of the three tracks, "One Way", can be seen ...

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