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KAMELOT: Footage From Anaheim Concert

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT's September 21 Anaheim, California concert during the band's recently completed U.S. 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. Filling ...

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EPICA: 'Unleashed' 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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KAMELOT Guitarist Speaks To METAL ASSAULT (Audio)

On September 21, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with guitarist Thomas Youngblood of American / German / Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT in Anaheim, California. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai sat out the band's North American tour so he ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON To Release New Metal Opera In 2014

After the success of 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), Timo Tolkki has started working on a sequel to his first metal opera, slated for a 2014 release on Frontiers ...

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KAMELOT: Footage From San Antonio, Atlanta And Orlando Concerts

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT's San Antonio (September 25), Atlanta (September 28) and Orlando (September 29) concerts during the band's recently completed U.S. 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 ...

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EPICA Singer, KAMELOT Keyboardist Welcome First Child

Singer Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA and her longtime boyfriend, KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai, welcomed their first child, Vincent G. Palotai, on Wednesday, October 2 at 11:26 p.m. Said Simone in a posting on the EPICA Facebook page: "Both Vincent and me are doing great. He is a perfect little man. "Thank you ...

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EPICA: 'Retrospect' Trailer Available

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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Emissary of Steel - INFERNAL OPERA

Pennsylvanian classic metal troopers INFERNAL OPERA are a work-in-progress. Their debut album "Emissary of Steel" rings like a weekend warrior project for a while before it becomes stacked with a bottom end of solid tracks. For certain, INFERNAL OPERA will take many people home to the days of BITCH, HALLOW'S EVE and even early SLAYER, ...

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KAMELOT: Footage From San Francisco Concert

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT's September 20 concert at Slim's in San Francisco, California can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band's North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they await the birth of their first child. Filling in for ...

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KAMELOT: Footage From Denver Concert

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT's September 14 concert at Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band's North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they await the birth of their first child. Filling in for ...

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KAMELOT: Fan-Filmed Footage Of New York City Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of KAMELOT's September 6 performance at Stage 48 in New York City can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band's North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they await the birth of their first child. Filling in for ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Interviewed On 'Progtopia' Podcast (Audio)

Progtopia recently conducted an interview with guitarist Thomas Youngblood of American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT as part of the podcast's "Backstage Pass" series. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band's North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, ...

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KAMELOT: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Montreal Concert

Behind-the-scenes footage from KAMELOT's September 8 performance at Clud Soda in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band's North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they await the birth of their first child. Filling in for him ...

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EPICA Announces Special Album-Release Show

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will return to the stage on April 30, 2014 for an album-release show at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. After taking a break from the road due the pregnancy of lead singer Simone Simons, the release of a new concert DVD, "Retrospect", as well as the writing and recording of the ...

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EPICA: 'Retrospect' Big-Screen Premieres Announced

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA has announced the first two movie theater premieres for "Retrospect". During these premieres a number of band members will join their fans with the first exclusive viewing of the film. The first premiere will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at the Mathäser Multiplex Kino in Munich, Germany. The second ...

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KAMELOT: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Puerto Rico Concert

Behind-the-scenes footage from KAMELOT's August 31 performance at Centro De Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in San Juan, Puerto Rico can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band's North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they await the birth of their ...

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KAMELOT: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Puerto Rico Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of KAMELOT's August 31 performance at Centro De Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in San Juan, Puerto Rico can be seen below. KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai is sitting out the band's North American tour so he can stay home with longtime girlfriend Simone Simons, (EPICA singer) as they await the birth of ...

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EPICA To Release 'Retrospect' In November

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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ELDRITCH Begins Recording New Album

Italian progressive metallers ELDRITCH have entered the studio to begin recording their ninth album for an early 2014 release. A short video clip from the drum-tracking sessions can be seen below. ELDRITCH's eighth studio album, "Gaia's Legacy", was released in September 2011 via Scarlet Records. A concept effort dealing with global warming based on Al ...

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EPICA: New Studio Album Due Next Spring

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have released the following message: "Our show at Graspop [Metal Meeting in Dessel, Delgium] on the 30th of June marked the end of the 'Requiem For The Indifferent' touring cycle. "We would like to thank all our loyal fans who have, once again, carried EPICA to the next level. "Our ...

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EPICA: New Video Interview With ROB VAN DER LOO

Marine Crepiat of Stalker magazine recently conducted a video interview with bassist Rob Van Der Loo of Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. As previously reported, EPICA singer Simone Simons and her longtime boyfriend, keyboardist Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, SONS OF SEASONS), are expecting their ...

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DGM: 'Trust' Video Released

"Trust", the new video from Italian progressive metallers DGM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Domination Studios by Matteo Ermeti. The song comes off the band's eighth album, "Momentum", which was released on March 26 via Scarlet Records. The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band's guitarist Simone Mularoni at ...

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MASTERCASTLE: 'Platinum' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Platinum" from Italian metallers MASTERCASTLE can be seen below. The track comes off the band's fourth album, "On Fire", which was released on April 19 via Lion Music. MASTERCASTLE has been honing its trademark sound since its debut, "The Phoenix" (2009), and refining it through "Last Desire" (2010) ...

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EPICA Keyboardist Interviewed By 'Metalzone Podcast' (Video)

Metalzone Podcast recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Coen Janssen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now watch the chat below. As previously reported, EPICA singer Simone Simons and her longtime boyfriend, keyboardist Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, SONS OF SEASONS), are expecting their first child around the end of summer. To ensure the best possible ...

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