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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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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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Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Rejoins SCORPIONS On The Road

SCORPIONS' American drummer James Kottak has rejoined the band on the road eight months after he spent a month in a Dubai, United Arab Emirates jail in April for insulting Islam. Kottak, who has been receiving treatment for alcohol abuse, released a statement in early June in which he said "this entire incident caused me ...

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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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TERRANA: Debut Album Audio Samples

Audio samples of the debut album from TERRANA, the new three-piece power rock trio led by renowned drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AXEL RUDI PELL, MASTERPLAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE), can be streamed below. Due on November 29, the CD was recorded at Nadir Music Studios in Genoa, Italy with producer Tommy Talamanca (SADIST mastermind). ...

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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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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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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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(r)Evolution - HAMMERFALL

Power metal favorites HAMMERFALL are back and back to basics, it would seem. Their old mascot, Hector, returns, in art form and in ode on the band's latest album, "(r)Evolution". Hector was last seen on HAMMERFALL's debut, "Glory to the Brave", which was produced by Fredrik Nordström. After sixteen years since last working with the ...

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HELLOWEEN's ANDI DERIS To Guest On New LOVE.MIGHT.KILL Album

Andi Deris of HELLOWEEN is featured as a guest singer in the song "Addicted To The Night" from German/Italian melodic metallers LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, who include in their ranks drummer Michael Ehré (GAMMA RAY, FIREWIND, ULI JON ROTH, METALIUM). Says LOVE.MIGHT.KILL in a statement: "Andi fits 100% for this song, that's why he was our first choice ...

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HELLOWEEN To Enter Studio In October

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will enter MiSueno Studio on the isle of Tenerife in October with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (GOTTHARD, HAMMERFALL) to begin recording a new album for a May 2015 release via Nuclear Blast. HELLOWEEN's forthcoming CD will be the band's first since their return to Nuclear Blast, the label that previously released released ...

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UNISONIC: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Exceptional' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Exceptional", the new video from 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) — can be seen below. The song is taken ...

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UNISONIC: 'Exceptional' Video Released

"Exceptional", the new video from 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) — can be seen below. The song is taken from UNISONIC's second album, "Light Of ...

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UNISONIC's MICHAEL KISKE, DENNIS WARD Featured In New Video Interview

Louis Eustache and Aurélie Piquet recently conducted an interview with UNISONIC members Michael Kiske and Dennis Ward. You can now watch the chat below. 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 ...

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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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GAMMA RAY: Video Footage From Japanese Tour

The third in a series of video blogs featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the "Empire Of The Undead" tour from German power metallers GAMMA RAY can be seen below. GAMMA RAY's eleventh studio album, "Empire Of The Undead", registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #13 Czech Republic: #5 Finland: #12 Sweden: #26 "Empire Of The ...

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Empire of the Undead - GAMMA RAY

Seldom few would utter the name GAMMA RAY in vain and if so, they'd be met with disdain twofold from the metal community. GAMMA RAY may slip here and there, but they've historically delivered with more professional consistency than the majority of their peers. Having recently suffered the loss of the band's Hammer Studios to ...

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UNISONIC's MICHAEL KISKE, DENNIS WARD Talk To Spain's 'Metalovision' About 'Light Of Dawn' Album (Video)

Zayk Mov of Metalovision recently conducted an interview with UNISONIC members Michael Kiske and Dennis Ward. You can now watch the chat below. 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 ...

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ANTHRAX's 'Caught In A Mosh' Like You've Never Heard It Before, Courtesy Of DRIVING MRS. SATAN

DRIVING MRS. SATAN, the London/Naples-based acoustic trio which reinterprets famous metal songs in a unique acoustic style, released its debut album, "Popscotch", last August via Agualoca Records. The CD features covers of old metal classics from the likes of AC/DC, SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, FAITH NO MORE and more performed with female vocals, acoustic guitars and ...

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UNISONIC To Release 'Light Of Dawn' Album In August

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), will release its second album, "Light Of Dawn", on August 1 in Europe and August 12 in the U.S. via earMUSIC. ...

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