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AVANTASIA: Band Lineup For WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance Revealed

AVANTASIA the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet will perform at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. In addition to Sammet, AVANTASIA's lineup for the Wacken performance will include the following ten musicians: * ...

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JORN To Release 'Live In Black' In August

Frontiers Records has set an August 23 North American release date (three days later in Europe) for Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande's (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARK, THE SNAKES) "Live In Black" a 2-CD/DVD set. The concert was recorded on June 10, 2010 at the Sweden Rock Festival in front of more than 25,000 people. 2010 ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE Launches TRILLIUM Project

Frontiers Records is excited to present a new and interesting musical project called TRILLIUM which features the talents of the American singer and songwriter Amanda Somerville. Mostly known for her catalogue of projects, studio work, guest appearances and live shows garnered to date with bands like AVANTASIA, KAMELOT and EPICA, her most recent endeavors include ...

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JORN LANDE To Tour South America In July

Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARK, THE SNAKES) has scheduled the following South American dates under the JORN banner: July 09 - HSBC, So Paulo, Brazil July 10 - Carioca Club, So Paulo, Brazil July 12 - Trastienda, Montevideo, Uruguay July 13 - Teatro nd Ateneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina South American fans ...

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SHADOWSIDE: 'Inner Monster Out' Artwork Unveiled

Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE will release their third album, "Inner Monster Out", on June 7 via SHP Records. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordstrm, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and BRING ME THE HORIZON, among ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND will release their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy", on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: 'Heavenly Ecstasy' Details Revealed

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND will release their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy", on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, ...

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POWER QUEST Goes 'Balls Out' In New Video Interview

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST were interviewed at the Hammerfest, which took place March 18-19, 2011 in Prestatyn, North Wales. You can now watch the chat below. "Survive", a brand new song from POWER QUEST, can be streamed in the ReverbNation widget below. The track comes off the group's new album, "Blood Alliance", which will be ...

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PAGAN'S MIND Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND have inked a deal with SPV/Steamhammer for the release of their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy". Due on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and in June in USA/Canada, the follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios ...

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POWER QUEST Keyboardist Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

A new podcast in which keyboardist Steve Williams of U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST talks about the band's upcoming album, "Blood Alliance", forthcoming tour dates and answers questions submitted by fans from around the world, can be heard in the YouTube clip below. "Blood Alliance" will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Spain, ...

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POWER QUEST: New Song Available For Streaming

"Survive", a brand new song from U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST, can be streamed in the ReverbNation widget below. The track comes off the group's new album, "Blood Alliance", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25 Rest of Europe: March ...

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ULVER: New Album Details Revealed

Kscope has announced that ULVER are the latest band to join their roster. Early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, the band have continually evolved throughout their career and now stand as living legends of the dark music industry. The last two years have also seen ULVER manifest into a live band. Following their first live ...

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POWER QUEST To Support SYMPHONY X In U.K.

POWER QUEST will support North America's progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X on the U.K. leg of their extended European tour. POWER QUEST's itinerary is now as follows: Mar. 19 - Hammerfest III - Prestatyn, North Wales Mar. 22 - London, UK - Scala * Mar. 23 - Wolverhampton, UK - The Robin 2 * Mar. ...

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MAYHEM Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

According to MetalRiot.com, Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have parted ways with French guitarist Silmaeth (ex-VORKREIST) and have replaced him with Teloch (NIDINGR, GOD SEED, OV HELL). Commented MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar: "MAYHEM have decided to step forward and invite Teloch into the MAYHEM brotherhood, replacing Silmaeth on guitars. "Teloch is a longtime friend ...

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POWER QUEST: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Audio clips of all the songs that will appear on "Blood Alliance", the new album from U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25 Rest of Europe: ...

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POWER QUEST: U.K. Tour, Festival Appearances Announced

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST will return to Prestatyn, North Wales on Saturday, March 19 as part of Hammerfest III. In addition, the band has announced a headlining U.K. dates tour in May promoting its eagerly anticipated new album, "Blood Alliance". The group will showcase a handful of new tracks in London, Derby, Manchester and Glasgow. ...

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COLDSPELL's 'Out From The Cold' Due In February

Swedish hard rockers COLDSPELL will release their sophomore album, "Out From The Cold", on February 25 via Escape Music. The CD was once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, PRETTY MAIDS, JORN, PAGAN'S MIND) and contains "12 tracks of hard rock excellence that take the band to new heights," according to a press release. ...

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POWER QUEST: 'Blood Alliance' Release Dates Announced

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST will release their new album, "Blood Alliance", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Japan, Southeast Asia: January 26 (through Marquee/Avalon) Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25 Rest of Europe: March 28 USA, Canada: April 5 "Blood Alliance" was recorded at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, ...

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AVANTASIA: More Lichtenfels Footage Posted Online

More fan-filmed video footage of AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — performing on December 3, 2010 at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany as part of the "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 can be viewed below. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup were a number of special guests, ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Flying Opera' DVD Artwork Unveiled

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — is putting the finishing touches on its two-disc DVD, "The Flying Opera - Around The World In 20 Days", for an early March release via Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and Avalon Marquee in Asia. According to a press release, "The DVD is a ...

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POWER QUEST: 'Blood Alliance' Cover Artwork Unveiled

U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST have completed work on their new album, "Blood Alliance", at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, NAPALM DEATH, THE WILDHEARTS) in Wales next for a late March European release via Napalm Records (early April in the U.S. and January 19 in Japan through Marquee/Avalon). Eleven songs were laid down for the follow-up to ...

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