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Drummer MARCO MINNEMANN To Guest On AMADEUS AWAD Album

Lebanese guitarist and composer Amadeus Awad has already worked with some of the greatest musicians from the world of prog in the past, including Gavin Harrison of PORCUPINE TREE fame, Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), Amanda Somerville, Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Kevin Moore (DREAM THEATER), to mention but a few. From everything mentioned, the comparison ...

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STREAM OF PASSION: New Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Dutch/Mexican symphonic/progressive metallers STREAM OF PASSION recently raised more than 43,000 euros in a crowdfunding campaign for their forthcoming fourth studio album, tentatively due in 2014. The third in a series of video reports from the studio can be seen below. STREAM OF PASSION performed three new songs — "Earthquake", "The Curse" and "Secrets" — ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Bollnäs Fan-Filmed Video Footage

Fan-filmed video footage of BATTLE BEAST's October 9 performance at Tuppens, in Bollnäs, Sweden as the support act for U.D.O. can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's self-titled sophomore album entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Stuttgart Fan-Filmed Video Footage

Fan-filmed video footage of BATTLE BEAST's October 5 performance at LKA-Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany as the support act for POWERWOLF can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's self-titled sophomore album entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the ...

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AYREON: 'The Theory Of Everything' Trailer Released

Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen will release the new AYREON album, "The Theory Of Everything", on October 28 via InsideOut Music. The artwork was once again created by Belgian artist Jef Bertels, who has an incredible and distinct fantasy/sci-fi style. "The Theory Of Everything" track listing: Disc 1 Phase I: Singularity 01. Prologue: The Blackboard 02. ...

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STREAM OF PASSION Performs New Songs In Apeldoorn (Video)

Dutch/Mexican symphonic/progressive metallers STREAM OF PASSION performed three new songs — "Earthquake", "The Curse" and "Secrets" — during their September 27 concert at Gigant in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. STREAM OF PASSION recently raised more than 43,000 euros in a crowdfunding campaign for their forthcoming fourth studio album, tentatively ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'Over The Top' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Over The Top" from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST can be seen below. The track comes off the band's self-titled sophomore album, which entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Fan-Filmed Footage Of QSTOCK Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of BATTLE BEAST's July 26 performance at Qstock at Kuusisaari in Oulu, Finland can be seen below. The self-titled sophomore album from BATTLE BEAST entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced and ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA To Guest On New AYREON Album

NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala will guest on Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen's new AYREON album, "The Theory Of Everything", due before the end of the year. Behind-the-scenes footage from Hietala's recording sessions for the CD can be seen below. Lucassen previously stated about the new AYREON effort: "['The Theory Of Everything' is] going to be a ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of SOTKAMON SYKE Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST performing the song "Neuromancer" at the Sotkamon Syke festival, which was held July 19-20 at Sokos Hotel Vuokatin in Vuokatti, Finland, can be seen below. The self-titled sophomore album from BATTLE BEAST entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 5. Released ...

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BATTLE BEAST's New Album Lands On Finnish Chart

The self-titled sophomore album from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

The self-titled sophomore album from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced and mixed by ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'Black Ninja' Video Released

"Black Ninja", the new video from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — can be seen at RadioRock.fi. The song comes off the band's second, self-titled full-length album, which will be released on May 17 via Nuclear Blast ...

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BATTLE BEAST: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — will release their second, self-titled full-length album on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced and mixed by the band at JKB Studios in Helsinki and mastered by Mika Jussila ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage From European Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project kicked off its European tour on Friday, April 12 at the Power Prog & Metal Fest at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. The first two in a series of video blogs from the road from American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, who is one of the guest vocalists on the ...

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