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The Solace System - EPICA

If you've been following this act since "The Phantom Agony" and "Consign to Oblivion", you'll attest to how greatly the band has matured. It's been a joy watching EPICA not merely stand toe-to-toe against anyone within its symphonic metal ranks, but prove to be a viable leader. The core team—Simone Simons, Mark Jansen and Coen ...

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TARJA To Release 'From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)' In November

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album, "From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)", on November 17. The album includes eleven Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja's classically trained voice with darker gothic influences. ...

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BEAST IN BLACK To Support W.A.S.P. On European Tour

BEAST IN BLACK, the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen, will support legendary heavy metallers W.A.S.P. on the European leg of their "Re-Idolized: The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary" tour. Anton stated: "It's a great pleasure and honor to go on tour with the legendary W.A.S.P., which ...

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DELAIN: Trailer For 'Live At Paradiso' DVD, Blu-Ray

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN spent the last year celebrating their tenth anniversary — from the release of their fifth full-length album, "Moonbathers", and an anniversary edition of their debut disc, "Lucidity", to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world's biggest festival stages — and are about to cap ...

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Video Premiere: PAIN's 'Absinthe Phoenix Rising'

The official music video for the song "Absinthe Phoenix Rising" from PAIN, the Swedish metal band led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Coming Home", which was released in September 2016 through Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice" ...

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DELAIN To Release 'Live At Paradiso' DVD/Blu-Ray In October

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have spent the last year celebrating their tenth anniversary — from the release of their fifth full-length album, "Moonbathers", and an anniversary edition of their debut disc, "Lucidity", to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world's biggest festival stages — and are about to ...

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Former BATTLE BEAST Guitarist ANTON KABANEN's BEAST IN BLACK To Release 'Berserker' Album In November

BEAST IN BLACK, the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen, will release its debut album, titled "Berserker", in November via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Kabanen and recorded primarily at his studio, Sound Quest Studio. The cover artwork is a collaboration between Anton and ...

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POWER QUEST Releases Lyric Video For 'Kings And Glory'

POWER QUEST, the renowned melodic power metal band based in the U.K., has released a lyric video for "Kings And Glory", the first single from its long-awaited sixth album, "Sixth Dimension". The disc will be released on October 13 via Inner Wound Recordings in Europe and USA and on October 11 in Japan via Marquee/Avalon. ...

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KAMELOT Taps Drummer ALEX LANDENBURG For San Bernardino Concert

KAMELOT has tapped drummer Alex Landenburg (RHAPSODY, CYHRA) to sit behind the kit for the band's July 1 performance at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California as the support act for IRON MAIDEN. He will be filling in for KAMELOT's regular drummer, Casey Grillo, who is currently on the road with QUEENSRŸCHE. Grillo made ...

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'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song' Video Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM

The official video for "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival, can be seen below. The clip, which was edited by Antti Kuivalainen and Ykä Järvinen, includes excerpts from Tuska 2015 and 2016 aftermovies as well as newly shot studio footage. The 12-inch vinyl version ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Joined By WITHIN TEMPTATION's SHARON DEN ADEL At Czech Republic's METALFEST OPEN AIR

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was joined by Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION) for a special performance at the 2017 edition of the Metalfest Open Air on June 3 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Video footage of their collaboration, along with a pre-show interview conducted by Spark TV, can be seen below. Turunen originally collaborated with ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Run! Apocalypse! Run!' Lyric Video

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song " Run! Apocalypse! Run!", taken from the recently released album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Star Of Sirrah' Lyric Video Feat. DREAM THEATER, NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN Members

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song "Star Of Sirrah", taken from the upcoming album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James ...

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NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Contribute To 'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song'

Members of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, WINTERSUN, AMORPHIS, HIM, BATTLE BEAST and CHILDREN OF BODOM are among the musicians who have contributed to "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival. Tuska promoter Jouni Markkanen said: "All proceeds from this project will be collected to the 'Tuska 20 ...

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Does Sexism Exist In Music Industry? DELAIN Frontwoman Weighs In

RAMzine recently conducted an interview with Charlotte Wessels (vocals) and Martijn Westerholt (keyboards) of Dutch metallers DELAIN. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if they think sexism still exists in the music industry, Charlotte said: "I think it exists everywhere. I don't necessarily think that it exists more in the music industry than ...

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ARCH ENEMY: 'As The Stages Burn!' Unboxing Video

An "unboxing" video for ARCH ENEMY's new live DVD, "As The Stages Burn!", can be seen below. Released on March 31 via Century Media, the set contains video footage of the band's largest stage production to date from their performance last summer at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. This performance marks the ...

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Former And Current Members Of NIGHTWISH, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP To Perform Hard Rock Classics With Sweden Symphony Orchestra

This summer's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival will feature the debut appearance of an absolutely massive project. The Sweden Rock Symphony Orchestra is a grand symphony orchestra with 48 musicians and a choir who, together with a band and six invited guest star vocalists, will e perform newly arranged, well-known hard rock and metal ...

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