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ULVER: New Album Details Revealed

Kscope has announced that ULVER are the latest band to join their roster. Early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, the band have continually evolved throughout their career and now stand as living legends of the dark music industry. The last two years have also seen ULVER manifest into a live band. Following their first live ...

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POWER QUEST To Support SYMPHONY X In U.K.

POWER QUEST will support North America's progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X on the U.K. leg of their extended European tour. POWER QUEST's itinerary is now as follows: Mar. 19 - Hammerfest III - Prestatyn, North Wales Mar. 22 - London, UK - Scala * Mar. 23 - Wolverhampton, UK - The Robin 2 * Mar. ...

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MAYHEM Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

According to MetalRiot.com, Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have parted ways with French guitarist Silmaeth (ex-VORKREIST) and have replaced him with Teloch (NIDINGR, GOD SEED, OV HELL). Commented MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar: "MAYHEM have decided to step forward and invite Teloch into the MAYHEM brotherhood, replacing Silmaeth on guitars. "Teloch is a longtime friend ...

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POWER QUEST: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Audio clips of all the songs that will appear on "Blood Alliance", the new album from U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25 Rest of Europe: ...

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POWER QUEST: U.K. Tour, Festival Appearances Announced

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST will return to Prestatyn, North Wales on Saturday, March 19 as part of Hammerfest III. In addition, the band has announced a headlining U.K. dates tour in May promoting its eagerly anticipated new album, "Blood Alliance". The group will showcase a handful of new tracks in London, Derby, Manchester and Glasgow. ...

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COLDSPELL's 'Out From The Cold' Due In February

Swedish hard rockers COLDSPELL will release their sophomore album, "Out From The Cold", on February 25 via Escape Music. The CD was once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, PRETTY MAIDS, JORN, PAGAN'S MIND) and contains "12 tracks of hard rock excellence that take the band to new heights," according to a press release. ...

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POWER QUEST: 'Blood Alliance' Release Dates Announced

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST will release their new album, "Blood Alliance", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Japan, Southeast Asia: January 26 (through Marquee/Avalon) Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25 Rest of Europe: March 28 USA, Canada: April 5 "Blood Alliance" was recorded at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, ...

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AVANTASIA: More Lichtenfels Footage Posted Online

More fan-filmed video footage of AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — performing on December 3, 2010 at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany as part of the "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 can be viewed below. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup were a number of special guests, ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Flying Opera' DVD Artwork Unveiled

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — is putting the finishing touches on its two-disc DVD, "The Flying Opera - Around The World In 20 Days", for an early March release via Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and Avalon Marquee in Asia. According to a press release, "The DVD is a ...

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POWER QUEST: 'Blood Alliance' Cover Artwork Unveiled

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST have completed work on their new album, "Blood Alliance", at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, NAPALM DEATH, THE WILDHEARTS) in Wales next for a late March European release via Napalm Records (early April in the U.S. and January 19 in Japan through Marquee/Avalon). Eleven songs were laid down for the follow-up to ...

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AVANTASIA: More Footage From The Road Posted Online

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 on November 30 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup were a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN), ...

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WASTEFALL: Reunion Teaser Clip Posted Online

A two-minute teaser video for the recently announced reunion of the Greek progressive metal band WASTEFALL can be viewed below. Two years after announcing its split, WASTEFALL has reformed. The band states, "We are more than glad to announce that Domenik [Papaemmanouil; vocals, guitar, keyboards] returned from exile and Alex [Katsiyiannis, guitar] decided to abandon ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Completes Recording 'Trinity' Album

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE have finished recording their third studio album, "Trinity". The band recorded fourteen songs in total, including two cover versions, for the CD, which is now in the final stages of the mixing process with longtime producer (and bassist of PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC) Dennis Ward (ANGRA, ALLEN/LANDE, SILENT FORCE, ...

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AVANTASIA: Buenos Aires Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — performing on December 15, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be viewed below. AVANTASIA kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 on November 30 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup ...

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POWER QUEST: New Album Track Listing Unveiled

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST have completed work on their new album, "Blood Alliance", at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, NAPALM DEATH, THE WILDHEARTS) in Wales next for a late March European release via Napalm Records (early April in the U.S. and January 19 in Japan through Marquee/Avalon). Eleven songs were laid down for the follow-up to ...

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AVANTASIA DVD To Be Released In February

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — has issued the following update: "Rumors keep circulating about a forthcoming AVANTASIA live DVD and now we can confirm they are true! [In February 2011] a double DVD and two-CD set [along with a box set featuring both the double DVD and two-CD set] ...

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AVANTASIA: More Footage From Second Pratteln Show Posted Online

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 on November 30 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN), ...

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AVANTASIA: Lichtenfels Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — performing on December 3, 2010 at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany as part of the "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 can be viewed below. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including ...

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VINNY APPICE Interviewed On CHOM-FM's 'The Metal File' (Audio)

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) was interviewed for on the latest edition of "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. You can stream the show using the audio player below. Appice told "Metal Shop"'s Ralph Cartel in a recent new interview that he has launched a brand new project, tentatively ...

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FRONTIERS RECORDS Announces New North American Distributor

Frontiers Records has announced the signing of a new distribution agreement for its label products with EMI Music distribution in North America. The new agreement will be effective from January 1, 2011 and marks a "huge step forward in the label’s expansion strategy" — as stated by Frontiers president, Serafino Perugino. EMI Music will distribute ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage Of Second Pratteln Show Posted Online

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 this past Tuesday night (November 30) at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), ...

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AVANTASIA Kicks Off 'The Metal Opera Comes To Town' World Tour; First Video Footage

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 last night (Tuesday, November 30) at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Jorn ...

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