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BLIND GUARDIAN Frontman To Guest On New SOLAR FRAGMENT Album

German power metallers SOLAR FRAGMENT have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The band's new album, "In Our Hands", will be released in April. The CD features a guest appearance by BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch, who "wanted to join forces with the boys on the epic anthem 'Inside The Circle', adding an extra flavor ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'The Unforgiving' Track Listing Revealed

The track listing for "The Unforgiving", the long-awaited concept album from Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, has been revealed. "The Unforgiving" was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness, X-Men) to ...

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TRIPTYKON Mainman: 'I Don't Have Expectations And I Don't Have Any Ambitions'

Robert Gray of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with current TRIPTYKON and former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: What were the problems within CELTIC FROST? You mentioned "backstabbers and liars" as well as problems ...

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JASON BONHAM Talks LED ZEPPELIN Reunion In Video Interview

Artisan News Service recently spoke to drummer Jason Bonham about JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE — which celebrates the life and music of Jason's father, the legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham. Jason talked about the hold-out of Robert Plant for a ZEPPELIN reunion; recalled his memories of the 2007 ZEPPELIN show in support of ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'The Unforgiving' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "The Unforgiving", the long-awaited concept album from Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be found below. "The Unforgiving" was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band asked comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness, X-Men) ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Bassist To Produce KIMBALL/JAMISON Album

PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner will produce the collaborative album from singers Jimi Jamison (ex-SURVIVOR) and Bobby Kimball (ex-TOTO). Jimi and Bobby are currently laying down the vocal tracks in Los Angeles, with the instrumental parts having already been recorded in Germany. The songs on the album, which promises to be one of the highlights ...

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BATTLELORE: Second Five-Minute 'Doombound' Teaser Posted Online

The second five-minute teaser for "Doombound", the sixth full-length album from Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE, can be viewed below. The CD will be released on the following dates: Jan. 26 - Spain, Finland, Sweden Jan. 28 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy Jan. 31 - rest of Europe Feb. 08 - Canada, U.S. "Doombound" features ...

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BATTLELORE: Five-Minute 'Doombound' Teaser Posted Online

A five-minute teaser for "Doombound", the sixth full-length album from Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE, can be viewed below. The CD will be released on the following dates: Jan. 26 - Spain, Finland, Sweden Jan. 28 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy Jan. 31 - rest of Europe Feb. 08 - Canada, U.S. "Doombound" features 11 ...

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INFERNAEON: New Video Interview

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with Brian Werner and Steven Harger of of Floridian extreme metallers INFERNAEON. You can now watch the chat below. INFERNAEON filmed a video for their cover of METALLICA's "Creeping Death" with director (and "Jackass" collaborator) Mike "The King Of Rock N Roll Debauchery" Busey at ...

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Drummer MARCO MINNEMANN Rumored To Have Joined DREAM THEATER

40-year-old international drumming sensation Marco Minnemann (KREATOR, NECROPHAGIST) is strongly rumored to have joined DREAM THEATER as the replacement for the recently departed Mike Portnoy. In a posting on his official web site, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci stated about the group's drummer search, "Auditions went great and we do have someone but we are ...

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BATTLELORE: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE will release their sixth full-length album, "Doombound", on the following dates: Jan. 26 - Spain, Finland, Sweden Jan. 28 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy Jan. 31 - rest of Europe Feb. 08 - Canada, U.S. "Doombound" features 11 new songs, one of which is instrumental. As was the case with ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: Second 'WT TV' Video Update Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have posted the second in a series of video updates from their WT TV YouTube channel. Check out the first two clips below. WITHIN TEMPTATION recently revealed the first song from its upcoming and long-awaited concept album, "The Unforgiving", which hits stores March 2011. The track, titled "Where Is ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Says Newly Released Track Isn't Representative Of Forthcoming Album

Sharon Den Adel, vocalist of Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, says that "Where Is The Edge", the new track which the band premiered just last week, doesn't showcase the full spectrum of the forthcoming concept album, "The Unforgiving", and promises fans a deeper look at what's to come. Commented Sharon: "Obviously, the discussions about the ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Where Is The Edge' Song, Video Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have revealed the first song from their upcoming and long-awaited concept album, "The Unforgiving", which hits stores March 2011. The track, titled "Where Is The Edge", has been posted on the band's official web site and coincides with the launch of an accompanying music video. The clip, which can ...

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JASON BONHAM Hopes There Will One Day Be A DVD Of LED ZEPPELIN's 2007 Reunion Concert

Steven Rosen of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with drummer Jason Bonham about JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE — which celebrates the life and music of Jason's father, the legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: You performed with ZEPPELIN for their one-off reunion ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: New Song, Video To Be Unveiled This Wednesday

On Wednesday, December 15, Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION will reveal the first song from their upcoming and long-awaited concept album, "The Unforgiving", which hits stores March 2011. The track, titled "Where Is The Edge", will be posted on the band's official web site and will coincide with the launch of an accompanying music ...

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TARJA TURUNEN To Perform At SAVONLINNA OPERA FESTIVAL

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will perform as a guest soprano at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Savonlinna, Finland. She will appear on July 17 with world-famous Argentinean tenor José Cura and the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. More than 300 artists from 12 countries will perform during the 2011 edition of the Savonlinna Opera Festival, which ...

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