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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'I'm Blessed With An Audience That Is Open To Everything I Do'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with former THE GATHERING and current VUUR frontwoman Anneke Van Giersbergen about her forthcoming "Symphonized" orchestral album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "Symphonized", which features material across her career ...

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Credits DEVIN TOWNSEND And ARJEN LUCASSEN For Inspiration To Form VUUR

Rocker.sk spoke with VUUR singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) prior to the group's November 10 performance alongside EPICA and MYRATH in Zlin, Czech Republic. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On VUUR's origins: Anneke: "I did THE GENTLE STORM with Arjen Lucassen [AYREON]. We made ...

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Everything I Do From Now On That Is Heavy Is Going To Be Under VUUR'

The Prog Report recently conducted an interview with renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) about her new band, VUUR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of VUUR: Anneke: "I've been doing a lot of things since I've been solo, ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Run! Apocalypse! Run!' Lyric Video

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song " Run! Apocalypse! Run!", taken from the recently released album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Star Of Sirrah' Lyric Video Feat. DREAM THEATER, NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN Members

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song "Star Of Sirrah", taken from the upcoming album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Everybody Dies' Lyric Video

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song "Everybody Dies", taken from the upcoming album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie ...

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DREAM THEATER, NIGHTWISH, EPICA, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers Guest On New AYREON Album 'The Source'

"The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). "The Source" will be released on April 28 through AYREON's new label Mascot Label Group/Music ...

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AYREON Signs With MASCOT LABEL GROUP

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / record producer Arjen Lucassen. The AYREON catalog, comprising seven studio albums, will be released on various digital platforms on April 22. Arjen Lucassen and Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl go back twenty years. ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE: Illegal Music Downloading Is 'No Different' From Stealing Groceries

Victoria Purcell of RAMzine.co.uk conducted an interview with vocalist James LaBrie of progressive metallers DREAM THEATER before the band's July 21 performance at MetalDays festival in Tolmin, Slovenia. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the shorter songs that were included on DREAM THEATER's ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: Footage Of Poznań Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, performing an acoustic set on February 28 in Poznań, Poland can be seen below. THE GENTLE STORM's debut album, "The Diary", will be released on March 25 via InsideOut Music. Lucassen and Van ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Heart Of Amsterdam' Video Released

"Heart Of Amsterdam", the new video from THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, can be seen below. The song is taken from THE GENTLE STORM's debut album, "The Diary", which will be released on March 25 via InsideOut Music. Says Anneke about "Heart ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: First Behind-The-Scenes Clip

THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, will release its debut album, "The Diary", on March 25 via InsideOut Music. The effort will be "an epic concept double album" and "a combination of classical meets metal and acoustic folk," according to Lucassen. The first ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Endless Sea' Lyric Video Released

THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, will release its debut album, "The Diary", on March 25 via InsideOut Music. The effort will be "an epic concept double album" and "a combination of classical meets metal and acoustic folk," according to Lucassen. The lyric ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'The Diary' Album Artwork Unveiled

THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, will release its debut album, "The Diary", in early 2015 via InsideOut Music. The effort will be "an epic concept double album" and "a combination of classical meets metal and acoustic folk," according to Lucassen. "The Diary" ...

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BATTLE BEAST To Release 'Unholy Savior' In January

Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their third studio album, "Unholy Savior", on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, 2015 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. "I thirst to go further as a human being and the music on this album represents a part of the ongoing spiritual journey — that's what ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: Deal With INSIDEOUT MUSIC Announced

THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, will release its debut album in early 2015 via InsideOut Music. The effort will be "an epic concept double album" and "a combination of classical meets metal and acoustic folk," according to Lucassen. Arjen comments: "We are ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN And ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Join Forces In THE GENTLE STORM

THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, will release its debut album in early 2015. The effort will be "an epic concept double album" and "a combination of classical meets metal and acoustic folk," according to Lucassen. Lucassen and Van Giersbergen originally crossed paths ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Multi-Camera Footage Of 'Sabaton Open Air' Performance

Multi-camera fan-filmed video footage of Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST performing the song "Out Of Control" at the Sabaton Open Air on August 16 in Falun, Sweden can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's self-titled sophomore album entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 5. Released in Europe on ...

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BATTLE BEAST Interviewed By EMP ROCK INVASION (Video)

EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST. You can now watch the chat below. BATTLE BEAST's self-titled sophomore album entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced and ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN And ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Collaborating On New Project

Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen (AYREON) will collaborate with former THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen on a new project. Arjen says: "Expect an epic concept double album, a combination of 'classical meets metal' and 'acoustic folk." Anneke states: "Yesch!! I'll be teaming up with the one and only Arjen Lucassen for a concept double album! ...

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BATTLE BEAST Interviewed By KAAOS TV (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST before the band's January 11 concert in Turku, Finland. You can now watch the chat below (in Finnish, with English subtitles; click on "CC"). BATTLE BEAST's self-titled sophomore album entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 5. ...

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STREAM OF PASSION: Video Footage Of Vocal-Recording Sessions For New Album

Singer Marcela Bovio of Dutch/Mexican symphonic/progressive metallers STREAM OF PASSION has uploaded video footage of the vocal-recording sessions for the band's new album. Check it out below. STREAM OF PASSION recently raised more than 43,000 euros in a crowdfunding campaign for its forthcoming CD, tentatively due later in the year. STREAM OF PASSION performed three ...

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