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UNISONIC Begins Work On Material For Second Album

UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69), has "started collecting and exchanging ideas" for its second full-length album, to be released in 2014. In other news, UNISONIC has ...

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PLACE VENDOME To Release 'Thunder In The Distance' In November

PLACE VENDOME's third album, "Thunder In The Distance", will be released in early November via Frontiers Records. As on the band's the previous CDs, Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN) sang on all the tracks, which were produced and mixed by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC). The songs were composed by different writers, including Magnus Karlsson ...

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MASTERPLAN Mainman Interviewed On 'Metalkast' Podcast (Audio)

Former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow was interviewed for the latest episode of the "Metalkast" podcast. You can now listen to the entire show using the audio player below. "Novum Initium", the new album from MASTERPLAN, was released in Europe on June 14 and in North America on June 18 via AFM Records. ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, HAMMERFALL, Ex-ACCEPT Singers To Take Part In 'Christmas Metal Symphony'

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 decades, are set to embark on the Christmas Metal Symphony European tour. The following guest stars are so far confirmed: * Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX) * ...

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HELLOWEEN: New Video Interview With MICHAEL WEIKATH

Guitarist Michael Weikath of German power metallers HELLOWEEN was interviewed by the Classic 21 radio station when the band performed at this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held June 28-30 in Dessel, Belgium. You can now watch the chat below. HELLOWEEN will embark on a 10-date North American tour this fall. The band will ...

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MASTERPLAN: Official 'Novum Initium' Album Trailer

The official trailer for "Novum Initium", the new album from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, can be seen below. The CD will be released in Europe on June 14 and in North America on June 18 via AFM Records. "Novum Initium" track listing: 01. Per Aspera Ad Astra 02. The Game 03. Keep Your Dream Alive ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'Keep Your Dream Alive' Video Released

"Keep Your Dream Alive", the new video from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in February in the Luftverteidigungsbunker Erndtebr├╝ck, also called "Bunker Erich." "Keep Your Dream Alive" comes off MASTERPLAN's new album, "Novum Initium", which will be released on June 14 via AFM Records. "Novum Initium" track listing: ...

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PINK CREAM 69: 'Special' Video Released

"Special", the new video from German/British melodic hard rockers PINK CREAM 69, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Ceremonial", which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 83. The CD was released on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America via Frontiers Records. The ...

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ARTLANTICA: New Song Available For Streaming

The song "Devout" from the melodic metal outfit ARTLANTICA can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Across The Seven Seas", which will be released in the USA on June 4 and in Europe on May 27 as a CD and digital download (including one bonus track, ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'The Game' Lyric Video Released

"Novum Initium", the new album from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, will be released on May 17 via AFM Records. The official lyric video for the song "The Game" can be seen below. "Novum Initium" track listing: 01. Per Aspera Ad Astra 02. The Game 03. Keep Your Dream Alive 04. Black Night Of Magic 05. ...

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ALGY WARD's TANK: 'Breath Of The Pit' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Algy Ward, founder and frontman of British metal legends TANK, will release "the definitive" new TANK album entitled "Breath Of The Pit", on June 3 via 4Worlds Media. The CD will feature 10 brand new recordings that "will blow your face off in true filth hounds tradition," according to a press release. Algy himself produced ...

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HELLOWEEN: New Video Interview Posted Online

RockNLive.org recently conducted an interview with German power metallers HELLOWEEN. You can now watch the chat below. HELLOWEEN will embark on a 10-date North American tour this fall. The band will travel across the U.S. and Canada this September and October, bringing their power hooks and catchy melodies to fans who have yearned ...

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HELLOWEEN: Video Recap Of 'Hellish Rock Tour Part II'

A video recap of HELLOWEEN's "Hellish Rock Tour Part II" with GAMMA RAY and SHADOWSIDE, which concluded on April 21 in Schwandorf, Germany, can be seen below. HELLOWEEN will embark on a 10-date North American tour this fall. The band will travel across the U.S. and Canada this September and October, bringing their power hooks ...

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ALGY WARD's TANK: 'Breath Of The Pit' Release Date Announced

Algy Ward, founder and frontman of British metal legends TANK, will release "the definitive" new TANK album entitled "Breath Of The Pit", on June 3 via 4Worlds Media. The CD will feature 10 brand new recordings that "will blow your face off in true filth hounds tradition," according to a press release. Algy himself produced ...

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SPV And SONIC ATTACK Announce Joint Venture

Hanover, Germany record imprint SPV and Berlin, Germany label Sonic Attack have announced their collaboration under the official moniker of Sonic Attack/SPV. This joint venture is based on an extensive back catalogue as well as new products. Both companies will collaborate globally, with the exception of Japan. Sonic Attack was founded two years ago and ...

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HELLOWEEN Guitarist Interviewed By METAL BLAST TV (Video)

Metal Blast TV conducted an interview with guitarist Sascha Gerstner of German power metallers HELLOWEEN on April 14 at the Power Prog & Metal Fest at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. You can now watch the chat below. HELLOWEEN will embark on a 10-date North American tour this fall. The band will travel across ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage From European Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project kicked off its European tour on Friday, April 12 at the Power Prog & Metal Fest at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. The first two in a series of video blogs from the road from American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, who is one of the guest vocalists on the ...

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ALGY WARD's TANK: More 'Breath Of The Pit' Details Revealed

Algy Ward, founder and frontman of British metal legends TANK, has signed a deal with 4Worlds Media for the release of "the definitive" new TANK album entitled "Breath Of The Pit". Due in May, the CD will feature 10 brand new recordings that "will blow your face off in true filth hounds tradition," according to ...

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ALGY WARD To Release 'Real TANK Album' In May

Algy Ward, founder and frontman of British metal legands TANK, has signed a deal with 4Worlds Media for the release of "the definitive" new TANK album entitled "Breath Of The Pit", Due in May, the CD will feature 10 brand new recordings that "will blow your face off in true filth hounds tradition," according to ...

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KROKUS Rehearsing For Upcoming Tour

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS are rehearsing at full throttle for the upcoming tour dates in the living room of bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr's 103-year old villa. "If a song played on low volume sounds thrilling, we know that it really will sound incredible played at a higher volume," explains the host of this relaxed ...

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BLACK MAJESTY To Enter Studio In July

Australian melodic power metal band BLACK MAJESTY will enter Grapow Studios in Slovakia in July with producer Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist) to begin recording its new album. BLACK MAJESTY will also release a compilation album in mid-to-late 2013 titled "The Royal Collection" through Limb Music that will also include bonus rare material. BLACK MAJESTY's next ...

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