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AVANTASIA To Release 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' Single

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release a new digital single, "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose", on December 11. The song is taken from AVANTASIA's seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", which will be released on January 29, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Performs In Bulgaria

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on November 17 at Sofia Live Club in Sofia, Bulgaria can be seen below. "The Key", the first album of an ambitious trilogy from OPERATION: MINDCRIME, sold around 2,500 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Ghostlights' Album Details Revealed

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. The opus features guest appearances by: * ...

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GEOFF TATE Says Record Company 'Didn't Stand By' Him For QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Frequency Unknown'

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to Oregon Music News about the controversy surrounding "Frequency Unknown", the sole album he released under the QUEENSRŸCHE banner during a period while he was battling his former bandmates over the rights to the group's name. Regarding the "Frequency Unknown" artwork, which features a fist brandishing three rings ...

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Video: FATES WARNING Performs In Brooklyn

Fan-filmed video footage of U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING performing on October 13 at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below. FATES WARNING has started work on its twelfth studio album, to be released next year via InsideOut Music. FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos comments: "I'm happy to ...

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FATES WARNING To Record New Album In December

U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING have started work on their upcoming, twelfth studio album, to be released next year via InsideOut Music. FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos comments: "I'm happy to announce that all the music for FW12 is now written. Still some work to do on lyrics and final arrangements, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON: TODD LA TORRE Was The 'Perfect Person' To Replace GEOFF TATE

Jorge Fretes of Spain's GoetiaMedia.com recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the similarities between the vocal styles of QUEENSRŸCHE's new singer, Todd La Torre, and his predecessor, Geoff Tate: ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album 'Ghostlights'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME vocalist Geoff Tate will guest on the forthcoming seventh studio album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, "Ghostlights", which is due in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. An EP/single will precede the full-length effort in the fall. Says Sammet: "I have been fortunate enough to meet many amazing ...

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RUDY SARZO: Why I Am No Longer Playing With GEOFF TATE

Legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) was interviewed on a recent edition of "The Shoe With Miles Schuman", the Internet radio show hosted by 15-year-old Miles "The Shoe" Schuman. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Speaking about why he is not involved with OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the ...

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