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EPICA: First 'The Quantum Enigma' Studio Clip Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA will release their sixth studio album, "The Quantum Enigma", on May 2 in Europe and May 13 in North America through Nuclear Blast. The first in a series of webisodes featuring footage from the "The Quantum Enigma" recording sessions can be seen below. Where the 2013 "Retrospect" performance reflected on ...

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KAMELOT: Part One Of South American Tour Recap (Video)

Part one of a video recap of KAMELOT's South American tour, which took place earlier in the month, can be seen below. Keyboardist Oliver Palotai sat out KAMELOT's most recent North American tour so he could stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they awaited the birth of their first child. Filling ...

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KAMELOT: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Brazilian Concerts

Fan-filmed video footage of KAMELOT's concerts in Belo Horizonte (February 11), Rio de Janeiro (February 8) and São Paulo (February 9), Brazil earlier in the month can be seen below. Keyboardist Oliver Palotai sat out KAMELOT's most recent North American tour so he could stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they ...

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ELDRITCH: 'Tasting The Tears' Album Trailer

A trailer for "Tasting The Tears", the ninth studio album from Italian progressive metallers ELDRITCH, can be seen below. This time the whole band worked together as a team, arranging 11 brand new tracks melting each member's influences into one direction. The result is 100 percent ELDRITCH: powerful guitars, melodic tunes and technical instrumental parts ...

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EPICA: More 'The Quantum Enigma' Details Revealed

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA will release their sixth studio album, "The Quantum Enigma", on May 2 in Europe and May 13 in North America through Nuclear Blast. Where the 2013 "Retrospect" performance reflected on a decade as one of the leading bands in the symphonic metal scene, "The Quantum Enigma" marks the beginning of ...

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EPICA: 'The Quantum Enigma' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA will release their sixth album, "The Quantum Enigma", on May 5 in Europe and May 13 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to "Requiem For The Indifferent" was produced by Joost Van Den Broek (the former AFTER FOREVER and AYREON keyboard player who has previously worked with REVAMP ...

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ANCIENT BARDS To Release 'A New Dawn Ending' In April

Italian symphonic epic power metallers ANCIENT BARDS will release their new album, "A New Dawn Ending", on April 25 via Limb Music. The effort is the third and last chapter of the first part of the "Black Crystal Sword" saga, which began with "The Alliance Of The Kings" in 2010 and continued with "Soulless Child" ...

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EPICA: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA will release their sixth album, "The Quantum Enigma", on May 5 in Europe and May 13 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to "Requiem For The Indifferent" was produced by Joost Van Den Broek (the former AFTER FOREVER and AYREON keyboard player who has previously worked with REVAMP ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: New Album Title, More Guests Revealed

Finnish composer/producer and guitar player Timo Tolkki has set "Angels Of The Apocalypse" as the title of the follow-up to TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's debut album, "The Land Of New Hope". Due in May via Frontiers Records, the CD will feature guest appearances by the following singers: * Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP, AFTER FOREVER) * Simone ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN 'Can't Get Enough' Of His Band's Just-Completed Sixth Album

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA recently finished recording their sixth album for a spring release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to "Requiem For The Indifferent" was produced by Joost Van Den Broek (the former AFTER FOREVER and AYREON keyboard player who has previously worked with REVAMP and STREAM OF PASSION). Says EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen: ...

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WARKNIFE Signs With MEMORIAL RECORDS

Italian post-hardcore band WARKNIFE has inked a deal with Memorial Records for the release of the group's new album, "Amorphous". Available from February 18 via all digital stores, the CD is a natural evolution for the band, a good mix between post-hardcore, sludge and death metal. Says WARKNIFE: "'Amorphous' is the end of a path ...

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EPICA Completes Recording Sixth Album

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have finished recording their sixth album for a spring release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to "Requiem For The Indifferent" was produced by Joost Van Den Broek (the former AFTER FOREVER and AYREON keyboard player who has previously worked with REVAMP and STREAM OF PASSION). Says EPICA: "We had an ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: New Video Clip From The Studio

Finnish composer/producer and guitar player Timo Tolkki recently tapped Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) to lay down the main vocals on the follow-up to TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's debut album, "The Land Of New Hope". Jansen will also take part in TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's upcoming European tour which is planned for May 2014. Other guest ...

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ELDRITCH To Release 'Tasting The Tears' In February

Italian progressive metallers ELDRITCH will release their new album, "Tasting The Tears", on February 17 in Europe and February 18 in North America via Scarlet Records. The CD was produced by Eugene Simone and was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM). "Tasting The Tears" features 11 new tracks plus cover versions of two famous ...

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FORGOTTEN TEARS: 'Breathe New Life' Video Released

"Breathe New Life", the new video from FORGOTTEN TEARS, can be seen below. The single was recorded with producer Andrea Fusini. The video, directed by Tommy Antonini, is set in Milan's suburbs and on the amazing seaside of Leghorn, Italy. FORGOTTEN TEARS is a metal/hardcore band from Milan, officially formed in 2008. The band's current ...

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EPICA Singer Trying To 'Set The Right Example'

Gothic Beauty — the Portland-based quarterly magazine that covers fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and events for the goth scene — recently spoke to lead vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Gothic Beauty: In the themes that EPICA tends to deal with, I've ...

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Retrospect - EPICA

Symphonic metal has its enthusiasts and its haters. With so many practitioners of the form, there's been little much else to say that hasn't been said already. Then again, you have EPICA, a band that's heavier than the norm in this sanction and you just knew one day they were going to lay down something ...

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KAMELOT: Official Footage From Oslo Concert

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT's November 9 concert in Oslo, Norway during the band's recently completed European tour can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai sat out the band's North American tour so he could stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they awaited the birth of their first child. ...

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KAMELOT: Official Footage From Stockholm Concert

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT's November 8 concert in Stockholm, Sweden during the band's recently completed European tour can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai sat out the band's North American tour so he could stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they awaited the birth of their first child. ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Begins Recording Sophomore Album

Finnish composer/producer and guitar player Timo Tolkki entered East Sound Studios in Helsinki, Finland on November 25 to begin recording for the follow-up to TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's debut album, "The Land Of New Hope", which entered the Top 100 album charts in seven European countries (including a Top 10 entry in Tolkki's home country Finland). ...

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KAMELOT: Official Footage From Finnish Leg Of European Tour

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from the Finnish leg of KAMELOT's recently completed European tour can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai sat out the band's recent North American tour so he could stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they awaited the birth of their first child. Filling in for him ...

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MNEMIC Parts Ways With Guitarist VICTOR RAY SALOMONSEN

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have issued the following update: "Hey, folks, without further ado, it's time to shed some light on MNEMIC's present and future. "Bad news first, we're sad to announce that guitarist Victor Ray Salomonsen has decided to leave the band to pursue other musical paths and also focusing on being a dad. ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Talks To Greece's ROCK OVERDOSE About 'Retrospect', Upcoming Album (Audio)

Zisis Petkanas of Greece's Rock Overdose recently conducted an interview with Mark Jansen, guitarist and mastermind of the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ...

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KAMELOT: Official Footage From Cologne Concert

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT's November 3 concert in Cologne, Germany during the band's current European tour can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai sat out the band's recent North American tour so he could stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they awaited the birth of their first child. ...

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EPICA: 'The Phantom Agony' Performance Clip From 'Retrospect' DVD

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set. According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, "The band wrote ...

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