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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Track-By-Track Breakdown

A track-by-track breakdown of "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The CD will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 USA, Canada: March 6 "Neverworld's End" track ...

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XANDRIA: 'Valentine' Video Released

"Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 USA, Canada: March ...

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XANDRIA: New Song Available For Free Download

"Valentine", a brand new song from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, is available for free download at this location. The track comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest ...

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XANDRIA: Second 'Valentine' Video Trailer Released

The second trailer for "Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February ...

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XANDRIA: 'Valentine' Video Trailer Released

A trailer for "Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: New Album Title Revealed

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have set "Ethera" as the title of their fifth album, due later in the year via Napalm Records. The CD is currently being recorded at Artesonika Studios in Pordenone (near Venice), Italy. Regarding the new album title, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS said, "'Ethera' is a word mix out of 'ether' ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS To Enter Studio Tomorrow

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have issued the following update: "VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is proud and excited to notify all of you: We will enter the Artesonika Studios in Pordenone (near Venice), Italy tomorrow to start the recordings for our next album! The main producer for this most ambitious VISIONS OF ATLANTIS output so ...

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XANDRIA: New 'Neverworld's End' Studio Webisode Available

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. "Neverworld's End" will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Track Listing Revealed

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their new studio album, "Neverworld's End", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...

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TRISTANIA: Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with TRISTANIA on October 14, 2011 at the Hamburg, Germany stop on the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, AMBERIAN DAWN, SERENITY and XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. "Year Of The Rat", the latest video from TRISTANIA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the ...

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XANDRIA: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their new studio album, "Neverworld's End", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 Commented the band: "Although the title may indicate it, this ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members To Guest On New AMBERIAN DAWN Album

Timo Kotipelto (vocals) and Jens Johansson (keyboards) of STRATOVARIUS will make guest appearances on the forthcoming fourth album from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN. AMBERIAN DAWN's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD which is due in 2012 and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Johansson previously guested ...

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SERENITY: 'When Canvas Starts To Burn' Video Released

"When Canvas Starts To Burn", the new video from Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's third album, "Death & Legacy", which was released on February 25 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Oliver Philipps, Jan Vacik, Thomas Buchberger and Georg Neuhauser and it features ...

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XANDRIA: New Album Release Dates Announced

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their as-yet-untitled new studio album via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Begins Mixing New Album

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have begun mixing their fourth album for an early 2012 release. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Commented Tuomas: "I and the whole band have put even more effort on this album than ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: New Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN on October 14, 2011 at the Hamburg, Germany stop on the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, TRISTANIA, SERENITY and XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. AMBERIAN DAWN was scheduled to enter the studio this past summer to begin recording ...

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Heritage - OPETH

If it weren't for the fact that Mikael Åkerfeldt and OPETH have based their entire careers on doing whatever felt right, regardless of mass acceptance potential, then it might seem fitting to say that "Heritage" is a musical representation of a band that has earned the right to create whatever kind of music it wants. ...

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SYMPHONY X, EPICA, REDEMPTION, PRETTY MAIDS Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA Festival

SYMPHONY X, EPICA, REDEMPTION and PRETTY MAIDS are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place in September 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (exact dates to be announced). The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday: SINBREED KINGCROW SOLUTION .45 SERENITY PRIMORDIAL REDEMPTION EPICA (headliner) Saturday: ...

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XANDRIA Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA have inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band is currently in the studio recording its as-yet-untitled fifth album for an early 2012 release. Commented XANDRIA mastermind Marco Heubaum: "We wanted to make sure that we'd have the best conditions to record the new album the way we want it, ...

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FORBIDDEN Loses Drummer, Cancels European Tour

Guitarist Craig Locicero of reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "This is the most painful update I have ever had to write... "Due to family obligations on the part of our longtime drummer Mark Hernandez, FORBIDDEN is forced to cancel its tour of Europe and will start ...

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LEAVES' EYES: First 'Meredead' Tour Video Blog Posted Online

LEAVES' EYES the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY has posted the first in a series of video reports from the group's current European tour with MIDNATTSOL and SERENITY. Check it out below. LEAVES' EYES' latest album, "Meredead", entered the German Media Control chart at ...

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Jordpuls - VINTERSORG

If you can get the chorus from "Världsalltets Fanfar" out of your head, then please communicate your methods, as it is yet another example of VINTERSORG's ability to infect with melody. It matters not if your native tongue is English, as the Swedish-sung lyrics do nothing to prevent the hooks from sinking in deep. Far ...

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DIVINE HERESY Singer Joins CYANIDE SERENITY

U.K. tech metal act CYANIDE SERENITY has recruited Travis Neal (DIVINE HERESY) as its new singer. Commented the band: "We are incredibly delighted to announce Travis as our new singer. We are hoping this will be the end of constant changing of vocalists, we have a lot of bad luck in this area and hope ...

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Reunited BLOOD FOR BLOOD Planning New Studio Album

After lying dormant for six years, Boston-based hardcore/punk band BLOOD FOR BLOOD will make its American return at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 15. The band has also announced plans to record a new album this year, its first since 2004's "Serenity". BLOOD FOR BLOOD reunited last year for ...

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LOST IN THOUGHT Signs With INNER WOUND RECORDINGS

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the progressive metal band LOST IN THOUGHT from Wales. The group's debut album, "Opus Arise", will be released on April 29. The CD, which was mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS, DESTRUCTION), is said to be "a must for all fans of bands like THRESHOLD, CIRCUS ...

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