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KAMELOT's 'Poetry For The Poisoned' To Receive U.S. Release Via KMG RECORDINGS

American/Norwegian metallers KAMELOT have formed the recording label Kamelot Media Group (KMG Recordings). Teaming up with DisManic Distribution via E1 and the brand marketing and promotions company Knife Fight Media, KMG's premier label release will be the North American debut of KAMELOT's highly anticipated ninth studio album, "Poetry For The Poisoned", due on September 14. ...

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INFERNAEON's New Album To Feature Guest Appearances By GWAR, HATE ETERNAL Members

Oderus Urungus (GWAR), Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL), John Zahner (SAVATAGE), Bill Hudson (COLDERA, CELLADOR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, POWER QUEST) and John Slaughter (COLDERA, SKINDUSTRY) make guest appearances on "Genesis To Nemesis", the new album from Floridian extreme metallers INFERNAEON. Due on August 31 via Prosthetic Records, the CD was recorded at Erik Rutan's ...

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JON OLIVA: Footage Of Performance/Songwriting Clinic Available

Jon Oliva (mastermind of SAVATAGE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, co-creator/songwriter of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) took part in a special intimate performance/songwriting clinic on May 8, 2010 at Seminole Music & Sound in Seminole, Florida. Joining Jon was his longtime guitarist, Seminole Music's own Matt LaPorte, as they discussed and performed many of the songs that ...

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KAMELOT Signs With earMUSIC; New Album Details Revealed

earMUSIC, the international rock label of the Hamburg-based entertainment group Edel, has announced the signing of American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT. The band's new studio album, "Poetry For The Poisoned", will be released in Europe on September 3, 2010. KAMELOT is one of metal's most unique, influential and prestigious acts to come along in decades. The ...

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KAMELOT Filming 'The Great Pandemonium' Video

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT have tapped Swedish director Owe Lingvall of Village Road Films for the video shoot and production of the song "The Great Pandemonium". The track, which was performed on the band's recently completed European tour, will appear on KAMELOT's upcoming album, tentatively due in September. Greek guitarist Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND, ...

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KAMELOT: South America, Mexico Dates Announced

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT will embark on the "Pandemonium Tour" of South America and Mexico in April 2011. Commented KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai: "We played in Brazil a few years ago and it was amazing. "We have heard from fans all over South America and how loud and crazy the fans will be. "We know ...

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CAGE Singer To Guest On New EMPIRES OF EDEN Album

Singer Sean Peck of San Diego metallers CAGE has been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on "Reborn in Fire", the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall. Commented Stu: "Sean was one of the guys I approached for the album after being ...

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JON OLIVA Interviewed On 'The Right To Rock'

TheRightToRock.com has issued its latest podcast (episode #100), featuring an interview with Jon Oliva (mastermind of SAVATAGE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, co-creator/songwriter of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). The chat lasts approximately 30 minutes and is available for streaming using the audio player below. JON OLIVA'S PAIN's fourth album, "Festival", was released in North America ...

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NON-FICTION Bassist: RONNIE JAMES DIO 'Will Not Be Forgotten'

Video footage of NON-FICTION performing the Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH classic "Voodoo" during the band's November 7, 2009 reunion concert at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey can be viewed below. The entire show was filmed by Jay Bones from Viking Digital and will be made into NON-FICTION's first DVD, "It's A Wonderful Live". Regarding ...

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JON OLIVA: RONNIE JAMES DIO Was 'A God, A Hero, A Pioneer, A Legend'

Jon Oliva (mastermind of SAVATAGE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, co-creator/songwriter of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) has released the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW): "Two days have passed and I still cannot come to grips with the tragic passing of Ronnie James ...

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JON OLIVA: New 30-Minute Audio Interview Posted Online

Jason Apoch Weiss of the Apochs.net web site recently conducted an interview with Jon Oliva (mastermind of SAVATAGE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, co-creator/songwriter of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). The 30-minute chat is now available for streaming below. As previously reported, Oliva will take part in a special intimate performance/songwriting clinic on May 8 at ...

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KAMELOT Frontman Talks New Album, Touring

Kamelot Germany recently conducted an interview with KAMELOT frontman Roy Khan. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Kamelot Germany: Thomas [Youngblood, guitar] said in an interview that the overall sound of the new album is very KAMELOT-like, but the lyrics are much darker, even darker than on "Ghost Opera". What ...

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Former GRIM REAPER Singer To Guest On EMPIRES OF EDEN Album

British vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, LIONSHEART, ONSLAUGHT) has been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on "Reborn in Fire", the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall. Featured on the track "Beyond Daybreak", Steve "delivers an emotive and aggressive vocal performance that ...

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JON OLIVA: New Audio Interview Posted Online

Spain's Goetia Metal web site recently conducted an interview with Jon Oliva (mastermind of SAVATAGE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, co-creator/songwriter of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). The chat is now available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. As previously reported, Oliva will take part in a special intimate performance/songwriting clinic on May 8 at ...

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JON OLIVA: New Audio Interview Available

Vicky Bradley (a.k.a. Vix the Angel Of Metal) recently conducted an interview with Jon Oliva (mastermind of SAVATAGE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, co-creator/songwriter of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.


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CIRCLE II CIRCLE/Ex-SAVATAGE Singer To Guest On EMPIRES OF EDEN Album

Vocalist Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, MACHINES OF GRACE, ex-SAVATAGE) has been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on "Reborn in Fire", the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall. Zak's vocals were recorded in Tampa, Florida by Mark Prator, who engineered the ...

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AVANTASIA Lands On German Chart

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project released its new epic masterpiece on April 3 as regular CDs ("The Wicked Symphony" and "Angel Of Babylon"), two separate double picture vinyls, and as a beautiful collector's edition with an AVANTASIA picture book. The deluxe box set features two CDs in two digibooks with impressive booklets, codes for ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On New SOULSPELL Album

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JON OLIVA'S PAIN) has recorded a guest appearance on "The Labyrinth Of Truths", the second full-length album from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL. Other musicians scheduled to appear on the CD include Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ...

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