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BLIND GUARDIAN Releases 'Red Mirror Merlot' Wine

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have released their own brand of wine, the Red Mirror Merlot. Produced in the Spanish growing area Aragon (where wine has been cultivated for more than 2000 years now), the wine has an alcohol content of 14 percent. Says BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kürsch: "The wine is just as playful ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Seventh 'Beyond The Red Mirror' Trailer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will release their tenth studio album, "Beyond The Red Mirror", in Europe on January 30 and in North America on February 3 via Nuclear Blast. The seventh trailer for the album is available below. Four and a half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010's "At The Edge Of ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Announces New Bassist BAREND COURBOIS

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have announced the addition of Dutch bassist Barend Courbois to the group's ranks. Courbois has played over 4,000 shows and recorded over 60 albums. He has worked with such musicians as Adrian Vandenberg (WHITESNAKE), Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE) and Atma Anur (JOURNEY). In 2004 he was voted best metal and ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Sixth 'Beyond The Red Mirror' Trailer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will release their tenth studio album, "Beyond The Red Mirror", in Europe on January 30 and in North America on February 3 via Nuclear Blast. The sixth trailer for the album is available below. Four and a half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010's "At The Edge Of ...

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HAMMERFALL: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Tilburg Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HAMMERFALL's January 19 concert in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below. HAMMERFALL's new album, "(r)Evolution", sold around 1,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band's previous CD, "Infected", opened with around 1,700 units back in 2011. The CD debuted at No. 16 on the ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Fifth 'Beyond The Red Mirror' Trailer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will release their tenth studio album, "Beyond The Red Mirror", in Europe on January 30, 2015 and in North America on February 3, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The fifth trailer for the album is available below. Four and a half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010's "At The ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Fourth 'Beyond The Red Mirror' Trailer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will release their tenth studio album, "Beyond The Red Mirror", in Europe on January 30, 2015 and in North America on February 3, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The fourth trailer for the album is available below. Four and a half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010's "At The ...

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Beyond the Red Mirror - BLIND GUARDIAN

Previewing their tenth album "Beyond the Red Mirror" with the previously-released "Twilight of the Gods" EP, German power-symphonic metal maestros BLIND GUARDIAN capitalize on a long break with an encompassing and magical effort. For "Beyond the Red Mirror", the band worked with three different worldwide choirs from Budapest, Prague and Boston, along with two full-scale ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Third 'Beyond The Red Mirror' Trailer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will release their tenth studio album, "Beyond The Red Mirror", in Europe on January 30, 2015 and in North America on February 3, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The third trailer for the album is available below. Four and a half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010's "At The ...

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SERIOUS BLACK Featuring Former HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN Members: 'Sealing My Fate' Song Streaming

SERIOUS BLACK, the new band featuring Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN), Thomen Stauch (ex-BLIND GUARDIAN), Mario Lochert (ex-VISIONS OF ATLANTIS), Dominik Sebastian (EDENBRIDGE), Jan Vacik (ex-DREAMSCAPE) and vocalist Urban Breed (ex-TAD MOROSE), will release its debut album, "As Daylight Breaks", on January 20, 2015 via AFM Records. The group will hit the road on a European ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Second 'Beyond The Red Mirror' Trailer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will release their tenth studio album, "Beyond The Red Mirror", in Europe on January 30, 2015 and in North America on February 3, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The second trailer for the album is available below. Four and a half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010's "At The ...

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ORDEN OGAN: 'F.E.V.E.R.' Video Premiere

"F.E.V.E.R.", the new video from German metallers ORDEN OGAN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ravenhead", which will be released on January 16 in Europe and February 3 in North America via AFM Records. ORDEN OGAN frontman Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann says about the clip: "We once ...

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SERIOUS BLACK Featuring Former HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN Members: Debut Album Due In January

SERIOUS BLACK, the new band featuring Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN), Thomen Stauch (ex-BLIND GUARDIAN), Mario Lochert (ex-VISIONS OF ATLANTIS), Dominik Sebastian (EDENBRIDGE), Jan Vacik (ex-DREAMSCAPE) and vocalist Urban Breed (ex-TAD MOROSE), will release its debut album, "As Daylight Breaks", on January 20, 2015 via AFM Records. The group will hit the road on a European ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: First 'Beyond The Red Mirror' Studio Trailer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will release their tenth studio album, "Beyond The Red Mirror", in Europe on January 30, 2015 and in North America on February 3, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The first studio trailer for the CD is available below. Says BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist and lyricist Hansi Kürsch: "It is impossible for us ...

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HELLOWEEN: New Footage From The Studio Posted Online

German power metallers HELLOWEEN recently entered MiSueno Studio on the isle of Tenerife with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (GOTTHARD, HAMMERFALL) to begin recording a new album for a May 2015 release via Nuclear Blast. New footage from the guitar-recording sessions can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's forthcoming CD will be the band's first since their return to ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: 'Beyond The Red Mirror' Album Trailer

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set "Beyond The Red Mirror" as the title of their tenth studio album, due in Europe on January 30, 2015 and February 3, 2015 in North America via Nuclear Blast. A trailer for the CD is available below. Four and a half years in the making, the follow-up to ...

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AT THE GATES: 'At War With Reality' Lands On U.S. Chart

"At War With Reality", the comeback album from seminal Swedish metallers AT THE GATES, sold 7,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 53 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on October 28 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media, the CD was recorded at Studio ...

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HELLOWEEN Begins Recording New Album

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have entered MiSueno Studio on the isle of Tenerife with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (GOTTHARD, HAMMERFALL) to begin recording a new album for a May 2015 release via Nuclear Blast. A short video clip of the drum-recording sessions can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's forthcoming CD will be the band's first since their ...

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HAMMERFALL Partners With NHL Hockey Team MINNESOTA WILD

The NHL team Minnesota Wild has announced that for all its upcoming home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, they will be receiving a special welcome from Swedish heavy metallers HAMMERFALL. "When we first discovered the song 'Fury Of The Wild' by HAMMERFALL, it was like a gift, because everything about ...

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AT THE GATES: 'Death And The Labyrinth' Video Released

"Death And The Labyrinth", the new video from seminal Swedish metallers AT THE GATES, can be seen below. The clip was helmed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, EUROPE, LACUNA COIL and IN FLAMES, among many others. "Death And The Labyrinth" is ...

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HAMMERFALL Parts Ways With Drummer ANDERS JOHANSSON

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have released the following statement: "Life in a heavy metal band is indeed filled with twists and turns, highs and lows, ups and downs. On Monday, we rolled out our own whiskey, Legacy Of Kings. Today is a shocking and monumental day for all, HAMMERFALL members and fans alike: Anders Johansson has ...

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AMARANTHE's OLOF MÖRCK Talks To France's RockNLive About 'Massive Addictive' Album (Video)

Guitarist Olof Mörck of Gothenburg, Sweden's AMARANTHE recently spoke to France's RockNLive about the band's third album, "Massive Addictive", which will be released on October 21 via Spinefarm Records. You can now watch the chat below. "Massive Addictive" is true to its title. The band's signature, larger-than-life sound, comprised of kinetic riffing, pulsating ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Siren Charms' Cracks U.S. Top 30

"Siren Charms" the eleventh album from Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, sold around 9,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 26 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, 2011's "Sounds Of A Playground Fading", opened with around 14,000 units to land at No. 27. ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Drop Dead Cynical'

"Drop Dead Cynical", the new video from Gothenburg, Sweden's AMARANTHE, which is known for fusing melodic metal with elements of EDM, can be seen below. The clip was once again helmed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, EUROPE, LACUNA COIL and IN ...

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HAMMERFALL: '(r)Evolution' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"(r)Evolution", the new album from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #1 Germany: #4 Czech Republic: #4 Switzerland: #5 Finland: #10 Austria: #13 France: #67 Belgium: #84 Netherlands: #105 UK: #110 "(r)Evolution" sold around 1,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. Commented HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar ...

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