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STRATOVARIUS: 'Under Flaming Skies' Video Released

"Under Flaming Skies", the new video from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's thirteenth full-length studio album, "Elysium", which entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. The CD was released in Europe on January 14 through earMUSIC/Edel and in North America ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: New Video Interview With HANSI KRSCH

Criss F. Tolkki of Metal From Finland conducted an interview with vocalist Hansi Krsch of German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN at this year's edition of the Tuska open-air metal festival, which was held July 22-24, 2011 at Suvilahti in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. BLIND GUARDIAN is currently ...

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DELAIN Begins Recording New Album

Dutch female-fronted symphonic rock outfit DELAIN has completed the songwriting process for its third studio album, tentatively due in the spring 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The group is currently recording the as-yet-untitled opus at various studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Behind the production desk is Jacob Hellner, renowned for his work with RAMMSTEIN and APOCALYPTICA, alongside ...

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CONSFEARACY Debut To Receive U.S. Release Next Month

Transatlantic Music Group has set a September 11 U.S. release date for the self-titled debut album from CONSFEARACY (formerly PROPHESY), the American/German metal band featuring lead vocalist Brian O'Connor (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS), guitarist Fabian Schwarz (THE NEW BLACK), bassist Gnter Auschrat (THE NEW BLACK, ABANDONED), guitarist Ira Black (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH) and drummer ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Frontman's Brother Found Dead

Timo Jelencovich, the younger brother of former MNEMIC and current M.A.N/TRANSPORT LEAGUE frontman Tony Jelencovich, was found dead yesterday (Saturday, August 20) at 6 p.m. in Bergsjn, a district in eastern Gothenburg, Sweden. It is suspected that he was murdered, thrown to his death from the balcony of a sixth-floor apartment. One person has already ...

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CONSFEARACY: Audio Samples Of Entire Debut Album Available

CONSFEARACY (formerly PROPHESY), the American/German metal band featuring lead vocalist Brian O'Connor (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS), guitarist Fabian Schwarz (THE NEW BLACK), bassist Gnter Auschrat (THE NEW BLACK, ABANDONED), guitarist Ira Black (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH) and drummer Timo Weis, will release its self-titled debut album on July 4 (three days earlier in Germany) via ...

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SYMFONIA Parts Ways With Drummer ULI KUSCH

SYMFONIA the new melodic metal project featuring Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE) on guitar, Andr Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN, VIPER) on vocals, Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS, EVERGREY) on bass, Mikko Hrkin (SONATA ARCTICA, KOTIPELTO) on keyboards, and Uli Kusch (MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN) on drums has issued the following update: "We would like to thank all of you who ...

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CONSFEARACY: First Track Available For Streaming

CONSFEARACY (formerly PROPHESY), the American/German metal band featuring lead vocalist Brian O'Connor (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS), guitarist Fabian Schwarz (THE NEW BLACK), bassist Gnter Auschrat (THE NEW BLACK, ABANDONED), guitarist Ira Black (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH) and drummer Timo Weis, will release its self-titled debut album on July 4 (three days earlier in Germany) via ...

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RANDOM EYES To Release 'Light Up' Next Week

After three years' turmoil, Jyvskyl, Finland's RANDOM EYES returns stronger than ever and armed with its third album, "Light Up", and a rejuvenated lineup, featuring drum prodigy Rolf Pilve (SOLUTION.45, STATUS MINOR, BEYOND THE DREAM, CODE FOR SILENCE) and two new guitarists. Run by Christian Palin, the Uruguayan/Finnish vocalist who fronted French power metal unit ...

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DELAIN: Performance Footage Of Two New Songs Available

Video footage of Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers DELAIN performing two brand new songs with the working titles of "Get The Devil Out Of Me" and "Milk And Honey" on April 29, 2011 at the Academy in Manchester, England can be viewed below. DELAIN last month announced the addition of guitarist Timo Somers to the group's ...

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CORPSET: 'Into The Light' Video Released

Into The Light, the new video from Finnish death metallers CORPSET, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Ruins", which is scheduled for release on April 27 via Violent Journey Records. The CD was recorded at various facilities — from professional studios to a horse ranch in the Finnish countryside ...

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CONSFEARACY Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

CONSFEARACY (formerly PROPHESY), the American/German metal band featuring lead vocalist Brian O'Connor (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS), guitarist Fabian Schwarz (THE NEW BLACK), bassist Günter Auschrat (THE NEW BLACK, ABANDONED), guitarist Ira Black (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH) and drummer Timo Weis, has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The group produced, recorded and mixed its self-titled ...

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STRATOVARIUS' 'Dreamspace'-Era Lineup To Release New Album In January

Former STRATOVARIUS leader and current SYMFONIA guitarist Timo Tolkki has teamed up with fellow ex-STRATOVARIUS members Tuomo Lassila (drums), Anti Ikonen (keyboards) and Jari Kainulainen (former member of EVERGREY) to record a new studio album. The CD, which will be released in January 2012, will celebrate STRATOVARIUS' 30-year anniversary and will feature the same lineup ...

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DELAIN Announces New Guitarist

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers DELAIN have announced the addition of guitarist Timo Somers to the group's ranks. The band states, "Timo's been rehearsing with us for quite some time and we're very confident that we've found the best possible new DELAIN team member in him; this guy's got music in his blood. "You'll be getting ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman Interviewed On 'MSRcast' (Audio)

Long-running metal podcast MSRcast, part of Metal Injection Radio, recently conducted an interview with Timo Kotipelto, lead vocalist of Finnish metallers STRATOVARIUS. They discuss lots of great metal topics, including touring, the band's brand new album, "Elysium"; Timo's solo career; and even get into the topic of STRATOVARIUS' former guitarist Timo Tolkki. The ...

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SYMFONIA: New Song Available For Streaming

"Fields Of Avalon", a brand new song from SYMFONIA — the new melodic metal project featuring former members of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, ANGRA and SONATA ARCTICA — is available for streaming below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's debut album, "In Paradisum", which is scheduled for release in Europe on ...

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BLACK Hoping To Hit The Road Later This Year

Vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN) have joined forces in a new "supergroup" which is presently going under the working band name BLACK. Commented Rosén: "It feels very interesting with our new band BLACK. "We are working on ...

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SYMFONIA: New Song Sample Available

A two-minute sample of "Fields Of Avalon", a brand new song from SYMFONIA — the new melodic metal project featuring former members of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, ANGRA and SONATA ARCTICA — is available for streaming at Symfonia.fi (in the audio player at the bottom of the page). The track comes off the band's debut ...

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