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ROLAND GRAPOW Is Okay With Not Being Part Of HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'I'm Not Really Living In The Past'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of MASTERPLAN: Roland: "I just finished a couple of [studio] productions like LORDS OF BLACK ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE's TRILLIUM To Release 'Tectonic' Album In June

TRILLIUM, the metal project launched by American-born, Dutch-based singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville, will release its sophomore album, "Tectonic", on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official video for the disc's first single, "Time To Shine", can be seen below. Amanda's husband and musical collaborator Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, HDK) stated about "Tectonic": "Writing, producing and ...

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HELLOWEEN's ANDI DERIS On Relationship With MICHAEL KISKE: 'He's A Good Friend Of Mine, Which I Never Expected'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with frontman Andi Deris of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which features former HELLOWEEN members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar, vocals) alongside Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer ...

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THEM Signs With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

The German-American band THEM is described in a press release as "one of the most remarkable and charismatic new metal outfits that Steamhammer/SPV have signed in recent years." The group's masterminds are American vocalist KK Fossor (ex-COLDSTEEL) and German guitarist Markus Ullrich, co-founder of prog metal band LANFEAR and member of speed/thrash metal act SEPTAGON ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: 'Paparazzi' Performance From HAMBURG METAL DAYZ

Professionally filmed video footage of EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, performing a cover version of "Paparazzi", originally recorded by Lady Gaga, on September 22 at the Hamburg Metal Dayz festival in Hamburg, Germany can be seen below. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed ...

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Legendary Rock Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dead At 61

Legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides passed away early this morning (Sunday, January 7) after reportedly being taken ill at the start of the year. According to his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides, Chris was battling pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death. He was 61 years old. The British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: 'Incomplete' Performance From HAMBURG METAL DAYZ

Professionally filmed video footage of EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, performing a cover version of "Incomplete", originally recorded by BACKSTREET BOYS, on September 22 at the Hamburg Metal Dayz festival in Hamburg, Germany can be seen below. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed ...

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ANDI DERIS Says A HELLOWEEN Reunion Album With KAI HANSEN And MICHAEL KISKE 'Would Be A Dream Come True'

Christian Gálvez and Juan Destroyer of MariskalRock TV conducted an interview with vocalist Andi Deris of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to the band's December 9 concert at WiZink Center in Madrid, Spain. The show is part of the band's "Pumpkins United" world tour which features former HELLOWEEN members Michael Kiske (vocals) ...

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MANTICORA Signs With VICISOLUM RECORDS; New Album Due In April

Danish thrash/power metallers MANTICORA have inked a deal with ViciSolum Records for the release of their upcoming eighth and ninth albums — the first material from the band in almost eight years. The two albums, which are a part of a grandiose concept based on the thriller/horror novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen has ...

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