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Singer JAKE E Is 'Stepping Off The AMARANTHE Tour Bus' To Pursue Other Projects

Vocalist Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg has broken his silence regarding his departure from AMARANTHE, the successful Swedish melodic metal band he co-founded. AMARANTHE has kept an active touring schedule in between recording and releasing four studio albums. Following AMARANTHE's tour of Japan with HELLOWEEN last September, Jake E, one of the band's three vocalists, announced ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Explains Decision To Reunite With HELLOWEEN: 'I Can't Really Be Angry Anymore'

Vocalist Michael Kiske spoke to Spain's TNT Radio Rock about the reunion of the classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Kiske and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Says He Had 'Forgiven' HELLOWEEN Guitarist MICHAEL WEIKATH 'A Long Time Ago'

Japan's Burrn! magazine has published the first cover story on the reunion of the classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning ...

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Built to Last - HAMMERFALL

Following the band's 2015 "Maximum Metal"award bestowed by Metal Hammer (RIP Team Rock publications, hello again Future Publishing), power metal holdout HAMMERFALL returns with its tenth slab, "Built to Last". If MANOWAR's "The Lord of Steel"was gloriously predictable, so too is this one. Like MANOWAR, HAMMERFALL knows its hordes, and on this release, the group ...

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HELLOWEEN: First Magazine Cover Story On 'Pumpkins United' Touring Lineup Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN

Japan's Burrn! magazine has published the first cover story on the reunion of the classic linep of German power metallers HELLOWEEN. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning ...

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HELLOWEEN: First Photo Of 'Pumpkins United' Touring Lineup Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will be rejoined by vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen for a world tour in 2017 and 2018. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the trek will feature seven musicians — including current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. "Pumpkins United" touring lineup: Michael ...

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GOTTHARD: Making Of 'Stay With Me' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Stay With Me", the new video from Swiss hard rock veterans GOTTHARD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming twelfth studio album, "Silver", which will be released on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS. The CD was recorded at ...

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Former FIREWIND Singer APOLLO PAPATHANASIO: Listen To 'Revolution For The Brave' From 'Waterdevils' Solo Album

"Revolution For The Brave", a brand new song from former FIREWIND and current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, can be streamed below. The track is taken from Papathanasio's new solo album, "Waterdevils", which was released on November 18 via Escape Music. The CD was recorded and mixed at Global Musix Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden with ...

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Video Premiere: GOTTHARD's 'Stay With Me'

"Stay With Me", the new video from Swiss hard rock veterans GOTTHARD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming twelfth studio album, "Silver", which will be released on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS. The CD was recorded at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. ...

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HELLOWEEN To Be Rejoined By MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN For 'Pumpkins United' World Tour

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will be rejoined by vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen for a world tour in 2017 and 2018. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the trek will feature seven musicians — including current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. Kiske, who acrimoniously left HELLOWEEN ...

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GOTTHARD To Release 'Silver' Album In January

Swiss hard rock veterans GOTTHARD will release their twelfth studio album, "Silver", on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS. The CD was recorded at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. The third disc with lead singer Nic Maeder was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN) and Leo Leoni. Says ...

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HELLOWEEN: Pro-Shot Footage Of Tokyo Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of German power metallers HELLOWEEN performing the song "Before The War" on September 26 at Ee-Theater in Tokyo, Japan can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's tour of Japan was originally scheduled to take place this past summer but was postponed after drummer Daniel "Dani" Löble was hospitalized with appendicitis. HELLOWEEN is continuing ...

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GOTTHARD To Release 'Stay With Me' Single In November

Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD will release a new single, "Stay With Me", on November 18. The track will be the first single from the band's twelfth studio album, which was recorded at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. The third disc with lead singer Nic Maeder was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN) and ...

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Ride The Sky: The Very Best of 1985-1998 - HELLOWEEN

Malcolm Dome, one of hard rock and heavy metal journalism's elite, always knows how to get the root of things. In his liner notes for the new HELLOWEEN compilation, "Ride the Sky: The Very Best of 1985-1998", he coaxes this telling epithet from guitarist Michael Weikath: "You know what kept driving us on? We were ...

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UNISONIC Taps GAMMA RAY Drummer For Bulgaria's Lovech Rock Fest

GAMMA RAY drummer Michael Ehré (pictured) will replace Kosta Zafiriou at UNISONIC's last show this year, on September 23 at Bulgaria's Lovech Rock Fest. Says UNISONIC bassist Dennis Ward: "After Kosta announced his departure from the band and retirement from professional metal drumming early September, we thought Michael is the perfect choice for now: He's ...

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GOTTHARD To Release New Album In January

Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD are putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled twelfth studio album at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. The third disc with lead singer Nic Maeder was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN) and Leo Leoni and will be released on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally ...

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