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MASTERPLAN: 'Time To Be King' Video Released

"Time To Be King", the new video from German/Norwegian melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, can be viewed at Metal-Hammer.de. The clip was filmed in June in Hamburg, Germany. "Time To Be King" is the title track of MASTERPLAN's new album, which registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #31 Sweden: #15 Switzerland: #45 "Time To ...

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TNT Singer Suffers Heart Attack

British vocalist Tony Mills (ex-SHY), who currently fronts Norway's most famous hard rock sons TNT, suffered a heart attack at Oslo airport Saturday afternoon (August 28) on his way to a gig with the rest of the band. Mills is now in recovery and will be moved out of intensive care today (Monday, August 30). ...

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MASTERPLAN, MAGNUM, Ex-HELLOWEEN Members To Tour With AVANTASIA

Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN), Amanda Somerville, Olli Hartmann and Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) are among the musicians who will perform with AVANTASIA, the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet, on the group's upcoming tour. So far the following dates have been announced: Nov. 30 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7 Dec. 01 - Switzerland ...

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MANTICORA: New Album Artwork Unveiled; Release Dates Confirmed

Longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA will release its seventh full-length album, "Safe", on the following dates: Japan: September 8 Europe/Australia: September 20 USA/Canada: October 12 According to the group, "the delay in the release date in North America is due to the fact that our record label [Nightmare Records] has changed distributor — they are ...

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AVANTASIA: First Six Tour Dates Announced

AVANTASIA, the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet, will embark on a four-week tour in December 2010. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 30 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7 Dec. 01 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7 Dec. 03 - Germany - Lichtenfels, Stadthalle Dec. 04 - Germany - Kaufbeuren, All Karthalle Dec. ...

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Reunited FAITH CIRCUS Working On New Material

A mere 11 months after declaring to the world they would no longer be working together, Norwegian hard rockers FAITH CIRCUS have returned. Marc Farrano (vocals), Marius Morch (guitar), Baard Nordvik (drums) and new bassist Christer Ottesen (ex-POPIUM, FLARE) are in pre-production for a brand new studio album, to be released in the spring. Rehearsals ...

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AVANTASIA To Embark On Tour In December

AVANTASIA, the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet, will embark on a four-week tour in December 2010. In addition, AVANTASIA has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. "It's gonna be a once-in-a-lifetime affair!" said ...

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HEAVEN & HELL Drummer Schedules California Clinics

Drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) has scheduled the following clinics: August 17 San Jose Pro Drum 303 Stockton Avenue San Jose, CA 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (408) 298-1999 Clinic to be held at: Willow Glen High School Band Room, 2001 Cottle Ave., San Jose, CA 95125 August 18 California Percussion ...

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GEEZER BUTLER On RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Concert

Surviving HEAVEN & HELL members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice will play a very special tribute to their fallen bandmate, Ronnie James Dio, at this year's High Voltage festival on July 24 at Victoria Park in London, England. The musicians will be joined by legendary former DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH man Glenn ...

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MANTICORA: New Album Teaser Available

Longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA will release its seventh full-length album, "Safe", in the U.S. and Europe on September 21 via U.S.-based label Nightmare Records. The CD, which will be made available in Japan through Stay Gold/Art Union Records, was completed at Jailhouse Studios in Horsens, Denmark, once again produced and mixed by Tommy Hansen ...

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MASTERPLAN To Film 'Time To Be King' Video

German/Norwegian melodic metallers MASTERPLAN will film a video for the title track of their new album, "Time To Be King", next week in Hamburg, Germany. "Time To Be King" has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #31 Sweden: #15 Switzerland: #45 "Time To Be King" was released on May 21 via AFM Records. The ...

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MANTICORA To Release Seventh Full-Length Album In September

Longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA has completed work on its seventh full-length album, "Safe", at Jailhouse Studios in Horsens, Denmark, once again produced and mixed by Tommy Hansen (JORN LANDE, HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS). Following the successful two-part "Black Circus" albums (released in 2006 and 2007 on Locomotive Music), "Safe" will see the band exploring a ...

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