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MASTERPLAN: Fan-Filmed Footage Of ProgPower USA XV Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of MASTERPLAN's September 13 performance at the ProgPower USA XV festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. MASTERPLAN's new album, "Novum Initium", was released in June 2013 via AFM Records. Joining guitarist Roland Grapow (ex-HELLOWEEN) in MASTERPLAN's current lineup are drummer Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH), vocalist Rick Altzi (AT ...

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ALLEN / LANDE: 'Lady Of Winter' Lyric Video Premiere

The official lyric video for the song "Lady Of Winter" from Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Russell Allen's (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) fourth ALLEN / LANDE collaborative album, "The Great Divide", can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 17 in Europe and October 21 in North America via Frontiers Music ...

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RUSSELL ALLEN And JORN LANDE's 'The Great Divide' Collaborative Album: More Details Revealed

Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) will release the fourth ALLEN / LANDE collaborative album, "The Great Divide", on October 17 in Europe and October 21 in North America via Frontiers Music Srl. Following three successful discs written, played and produced by Swedish musician Magnus Karlsson (of PRIMAL FEAR ...

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RUSSELL ALLEN And JORN LANDE: New Song 'Come Dream With Me' Available For Streaming

Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) will release the fourth ALLEN / LANDE collaborative album, "The Great Divide", on October 17 in Europe and October 21 in North America via Frontiers Records. The CD was produced by Timo Tolkki (TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, STRATOVARIUS) and features the following track listing: ...

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Heavy Metal At The Gates Of Paleontology

A collision from deep time to present: a half-meter long worm with deadly jaws that lived 420 million years ago, and paleontologist Mats E. Eriksson (Lund University) who discovered its impressive and never-before-seen remains. A diehard fan of Scandinavian metal legend King Diamond, Eriksson dubbed the creature Kingnites Diamondi. With this ancient organism's musical nomenclature, ...

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'Heavy Metal And Punk Fossils' Exhibition Opens In Norway

The exhibition "Heavy Metal And Punk Fossils" is now starting its tour around the natural history museums of the world, with first stop being the Natural History Museum in Oslo, where it can be seen from July 27. For this occasion, the exhibition has been given a complete graphical overhaul, and several new items has ...

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RUSSELL ALLEN And JORN LANDE To Release Fourth Collaborative Album 'The Great Divide' In October

Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) will release the fourth ALLEN / LANDE collaborative album, "The Great Divide", on October 17 in Europe and October 21 in North America via Frontiers Records. The CD was produced by Timo Tolkki (TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, STRATOVARIUS) and features the following track listing: ...

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MASTERPLAN: Video Footage Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of MASTERPLAN's June 5 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. MASTERPLAN's new album, "Novum Initium", was released in June 2013 via AFM Records. Joining guitarist Roland Grapow (ex-HELLOWEEN) in MASTERPLAN's current lineup are drummer Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH), vocalist Rick Altzi (AT VANCE, ...

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MORGOTH Working On New Material

Reactivated German death metallers MORGOTH are in the studio working on material for a new studio album. In addition, the band has been confirmed as main support for the upcoming European tour of death metal masters BOLT THROWER in September / October. Comments MORGOTH: "We are happy to announce that we will be touring Europe ...

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JORN LANDE Contributes Vocals To 'League Of Legends' Video Game

Powerhouse Norwegian singer Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ARK) has contributed lead vocals to the song "Lightbringer", which is featured in League Of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games. Comments Lande: "I have been working closely with music producer Christian Linke of Riot Games in L.A., on a project ...

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GUS G., ULI JON ROTH Discuss 'Unity' Tour (Video)

Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the metal and rock universe for his work as leader of his own group FIREWIND and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne's band, kicked off his current touring campaign in support of his debut solo album, "I Am The Fire", with some shows in March in his native ...

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JORN: Three Different Versions Of 'Overload' Video Released

Three different edits of the "Overload" video from JORN, the hard rock band fronted by powerhouse Norwegian singer Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ARK), can be seen below. Says Lande: "At the time, we didn't see these videos as official music videos, since they were all based on live footage and live images. We thought they would ...

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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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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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Norway's MAYHEM Mixing New Album

Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM are mixing their new album at Mølla Studio in Gjerstad, Norway for an early 2014 release. Asked if MAYHEM has begun working on material for the follow-up to 2007's "Ordo Ad Chao", the group's bassist, Jørn Stubberud (a.k.a. Necrobutcher), told Total Rock Radio in August 2012, "I think that we ...

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JORN Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer WILLY BENDIKSEN

JORN, the hard rock band fronted by powerhouse Norwegian singer Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ARK), has parted ways with longtime drummer Willy Bendiksen. A replacement drummer has not yet been announced. JORN in July announced the addition of bassist Thomas Bekkevold to the group's ranks. JORN's latest album, "Traveller", landed at position No. 12 on the ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE Announces New Singer

Denmark-based symphonic metal band EVIL MASQUERADE has issued the following update: "Most of you are aware of that [vocalist] Apollo [Papathanasio, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ex-FIREWIND] hasn't been seen much with the band this year. He feels that he needs to slow down and take a time-out from his musical career for a while and focus more ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: New Song 'Unbreakable' Available For Streaming

"Symphony Of Sin", the fourth studio album from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, is being released on October 4 via AFM Records. Produced by Paul Logue and mixed and mastered by the group's longtime engineer, PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC bassist Dennis Ward, the CD is the first EDEN'S CURSE release with new Serbian vocalist ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: 'Symphony Of Sin' EPK Available

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Symphony Of Sin", the fourth studio album from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, can be seen below. "Symphony Of Sin" will be released on October 4 via AFM Records. Produced by Paul Logue and mixed and mastered by the group's longtime engineer, PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC bassist Dennis ...

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SIGNUM REGIS: 'Exodus' Album Details Revealed

Slovak melodic metal band SIGNUM REGIS will release its third album entitled "Exodus" on November 15 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Ulterium Records. The CD features guest vocals by Lance King (ex-PYRAMAZE, BALANCE OF POWER), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, ANIMETAL USA, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Matt Smith (THEOCRACY), Daísa Munhoz (VANDROYA, SOULSPELL), Eli ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: 'Evil & Divine' Video Released

"Evil & Divine", the new video from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, can be seen below. The clip was shot on location at the famous St. Andrews in the Square location in Glasgow under the direction of Ryan Priddy and his team at Independent Element. "Evil & Divine" comes off EDEN'S CURSE's fourth studio album, ...

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SEVENTH KEY: 'I Will Survive' Details Revealed

Fans of melodic, progressive hard rock have been waiting a long time for this: "I Will Survive", the new album by SEVENTH KEY, and the first new CD of studio recordings since 2004's "The Raging Fire". Spearheaded by longtime KANSAS bassist/vocalist Billy Greer and guitarist/keyboardist Mike Slamer (ex-CITY BOY, STREETS, STEELHOUSE LANDE), they are joined ...

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