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ACCEPT To Headline 'Rise Of Chaos' Festivals In Germany

German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT will headline the "Rise Of Chaos" festivals in Germany for the first time in November. After the big success of its latest album, "Rise Of Chaos", ACCEPT will play three festivals under the same name. As a platform for interesting, young and dynamic bands, these festivals will be continued and ...

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ALMANAC Feat. Ex-RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI: Second Trailer For 'Kingslayer' Album

ALMANAC, the band featuring former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its sophomore album, "Kingslayer", on November 24 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany and once again features cover artwork by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION). The second trailer for the disc is available below. ALMANAC stands ...

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ALMANAC Feat. Ex-RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI: 'Losing My Mind' Video

ALMANAC, the band featuring former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its sophomore album, "Kingslayer", on November 24 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany and once again features cover artwork by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION). The official video for the song "Losing My Mind" can be ...

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ALMANAC Feat. Ex-RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI: First Trailer For 'Kingslayer' Album

ALMANAC, the band featuring former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its sophomore album, "Kingslayer", on November 24 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany and once again features cover artwork by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION). The first trailer for "Kingslayer" can be seen below. "Kingslayer" track ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist JEN MAJURA Is Working On Her Second Solo Album, 'InZENity'

EVANESCENCE guitarist Jen Majura is working on her second solo album, "InZENity". The disc, which is tentatively due in early 2018, will feature guest appearances by Mattias IA Eklundh (FREAK KITCHEN), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) and Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT). Said Jen: "With all the EVANESCENCE touring and recording the new project album 'Synthesis', I am overwhelmingly ...

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ALMANAC Feat. Ex-RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI: 'Kingslayer' Album Due In November

ALMANAC, the band featuring former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its sophomore album, "Kingslayer", on November 3 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany and once again features cover artwork by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION). ALMANAC stands for a new dimension of symphonic power metal, featuring ...

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ORDEN OGAN: 'Gunman' Video Premiere

"Gunmen", the new video from German power metallers ORDEN OGAN, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Rainer "Zipp" Fränzen, who previously worked with the band on the videos for "The Things We Believe In" and "Land Of The Dead". "Gunmen" is the title track of ORDEN OGAN's new album, which will be ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Working On Album Of Re-Recorded Versions Of Early RHAPSODY Songs

Having recently announced the addition of new vocalist Giacomo Voli and drummer Manu Lotter, Italian symphonic power metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE are working on their upcoming release, a 75-minute-long album revisiting a selection of songs written and produced during the first five years of the RHAPSODY era (1997-2002). Yes, indeed: 14 epic tracks completely ...

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Former RAGE Guitarist's ALMANAC: 'Self Blinded Eyes' Video Premiere

ALMANAC, the new project led by former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its debut album, "Tsar", on March 18 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's intricate cover artwork was created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (WISDOM, ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, ELEVENKING). Smolski himself was responsible for the production of the record, with mixing completed by Sebastian "Seeb" ...

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Former RAGE Guitarist's ALMANAC: 'Tsar' Album Details Revealed

ALMANAC, the new project led by former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its debut album, "Tsar", on March 18, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's intricate cover artwork was created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (WISDOM, ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, ELEVENKING). Smolski himself was responsible for the production of the record, with mixing completed by Sebastian ...

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POWERWOLF: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Armata Strigoi'

The official lyric video for the song "Armata Strigoi" from multinational metallers POWERWOLF can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Blessed & Possessed", which will be released on July 17 via Napalm. The CD was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd and ...

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POWERWOLF: Making Of 'Blessed & Possessed' Part Three (Video)

Multinational metallers POWERWOLF will release their sixth album, "Blessed & Possessed", on July 17 via Napalm. The CD was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd and was mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The album's cover artwork was once again created by POWERWOLF guitarist Matthew Greywolf. The ...

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POWERWOLF: New Song 'Army Of the Night' Available For Streaming

Multinational metallers POWERWOLF will release their sixth album, "Blessed & Possessed", in July via Napalm. The CD was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd and was mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The album's cover artwork was once again created by POWERWOLF guitarist Matthew Greywolf. A track ...

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POWERWOLF: Making Of 'Blessed & Possessed' Part One (Video)

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Blessed & Possessed", the forthcoming sixth album from multinational metallers POWERWOLF, can be seen below. "Blessed & Possessed" was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd. The CD, which was mastered by Jens Bogren at ...

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POWERWOLF Completes Mixing And Mastering 'Blessed & Possessed'

Multinational metallers POWERWOLF have completed mixing their sixth album, "Blessed & Possessed", at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd. The CD, which was mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street, will be released in July via Napalm Records. The album's cover artwork was once again created by POWERWOLF guitarist Matthew ...

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POWERWOLF To Release 'Blessed & Possessed' In July

Multinational metallers POWERWOLF will release their sixth album in July via Napalm Records. Titled "Blessed & Possessed", the CD's cover artwork was once again created by POWERWOLF guitarist Matthew Greywolf. POWERWOLF is currently mixing "Blessed & Possessed" with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Catch POWERWOLF live on their very special "Wolfsnächte" tour. ...

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HAMMERFALL's Last-Show-Of-European-Tour Prank (Video)

The seventh in a series of video blogs featuring behind-the-scenes footage from HAMMERFAL's "(r)Evolution" tour with support act ORDEN OGAN can be seen below. HAMMERFALL's new album, "(r)Evolution", sold around 1,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band's previous CD, "Infected", opened with around 1,700 units back in 2011. ...

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ORDEN OGAN: 'F.E.V.E.R.' Video Premiere

"F.E.V.E.R.", the new video from German metallers ORDEN OGAN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ravenhead", which will be released on January 16 in Europe and February 3 in North America via AFM Records. ORDEN OGAN frontman Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann says about the clip: "We once ...

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OVERKILL, STRATOVARIUS, MASTERPLAN, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA Festival

OVERKILL, STRATOVARIUS, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, PAIN OF SALVATION, MASTERPLAN and SEVENTH WONDER are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place Septemebr 12-13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Confirmed acts: Friday, September 12, 2014 DISCOURSE ORDEN OGAN LEPROUS OVERKILL SEVENTH WONDER (performing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety) ...

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HARASAI: 'Three Kings' Video Released

"Three Kings", the new video from German melodic death metallers HARASAI, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's second album, "Psychotic Kingdom", which was released on April 26 via Quality Steel Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by ORDEN OGAN's Sebastian Levermann. Mastering duties were handled by Dennis Koehne (CALIBAN, TIAMAT, ...

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HARASAI: 'The Liquid Everything' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "The Liquid Everything" from German melodic death metallers HARASAI can be seen below. The track comes off the band's second album, "Psychotic Kingdom", which will be released on April 26 via Quality Steel Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by ORDEN OGAN's Sebastian Levermann. Mastering duties were ...

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GLORYFUL To Release 'The Warrior's Code' In May

German metallers GLORYFUL will release their debut album, "The Warrior's Code", on May 24 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded with legendary Swedish sound alchemist Dan Swanö. Belgian artist Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with such bands as ABSU, DARK FORTRESS and MELECHESH, created the cover artwork, which you can see below. "The ...

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HARASAI Signs With QUALITY STEEL RECORDS

HARASAI has inked a deal with Quality Steel Records. The band's second album, "Psychotic Kingdom", will be released in April. The CD was recorded and mixed by ORDEN OGAN's Sebastian Levermann. Mastering duties were handled by Dennis Koehne (CALIBAN, TIAMAT, LACUNA COIL). The "Psychotic Kingdom" title track can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Announces Collaboration With Symphonic Orchestra And Choir

Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY have announced a special long-term collaboration with the amazing Czech conductor Petr Pololanik and his Capellen Orchestra & Choir. Nominated for Hollywood Music In Media award in 2011, Petr and his orchestra worked for acclaimed music composers (Thomas Bergersen, Trevor Morris, Jo Blankenburg, Henry Lai), leading trailer music companies ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Mainman Interviewed In Hamburg (Video)

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with guitarist Luca Turilli of Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY on December 6 at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY guitarist Dominique Leurquin recently underwent surgery after he injured his hand while working at home with a circular saw. The other members ...

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