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WITHERFALL To Release 'Vintage' EP

In November 2018, U.S. dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL released its second studio album, "A Prelude To Sorrow". Never resting on its laurels, the group led by the creative duo comprised of vocalist Joseph Michael (SANCTUARY) and Jake Dreyer (ICED EARTH), has now announced the "Vintage" CD, LP, and digital release, to be available during ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Says Making 'Moonglow' Was 'More Therapy Than Any Album I've Ever Done Before'

AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) recently spoke with Tuonela Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning to take a break before writing the new AVANTASIA album, "Moonglow": Tobias: "I came home from the 'Ghostlights' tour and I knew it was ...

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Cult Thrash Band PROTECTOR Releases New Song, 'Three Legions'

Cult German/Swedish thrash metal band PROTECTOR has released a new song called "Three Legions". The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Summon The Hordes", which will be released in the spring 2019 through High Roller Records. The effort will be available in both vinyl and CD, and on streaming media. "Three Legions" was ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: Video Of Stockholm Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HELLOWEEN's December 18 performance at Arenan in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's current "Pumpkins United" tour features former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. The "Pumpkins United" tour marks the ...

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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES: Listen To 'Pledge Of The Savior' Song

Rising stars of Japan's metal scene LOVEBITES have just released their sophomore full-length album, "Clockwork Immortality", via Arising Empire. The official track video for the disc's latest single, "Pledge Of The Savior", can be seen below. LOVEBITES leader and bassist Miho says: "'Clockwork Immortality' features the strongest, most powerful elements of our second EP, 'Battle ...

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AVANTASIA: First Trailer For 'Moonglow' Album

"Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, will arrive on February 15, 2019 (pushed back from February 1) via Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time around, Tobias worked not only with such well-known faces as Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Jørn Lande ...

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AVANTASIA Announces May 2019 North American Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will head to the U.S. and Canada for select dates in May 2019 to promote the band's upcoming album, "Moonglow". The details are as follows: May 17 - City National Civic Of San Jose - San Jose, CA May 19 - City National Grove - Anaheim, CA May 21 ...

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LAST UNION's Video For 'Taken' Feat. DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE

Italian progressive metal band LAST UNION has released a music video for the song "Taken". The track, which features a guest appearance by DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie, is taken from the group's debut album, "Twelve", which will be released on December 21 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. "Twelve", which also features Mike LePond ...

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ERIC MARTIN Wants RICHIE KOTZEN To Support MR. BIG On What He Believes Will Be Band's Final Tour

Prior to his October 28 solo acoustic performance in Pontypridd, Wales, MR. BIG vocalist Eric Martin spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On guitarist Paul Gilbert's departure from the group in 1999: Eric: "It was weird circumstances. Paul just left us. ...

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NORTHTALE Releases First Song, 'Shape Your Reality'

NORTHTALE, the newly formed Swedish/American melodic power metal band, has made its first track, "Shape Your Reality", available for streaming. NORTHTALE was born out of the desire of three world-class musicians to work with each other in creating a new band, one that blends melodic, anthemic choruses with fast-paced rhythm section and technically challenging and ...

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HELLOWEEN: Unboxing Video For 'Starlight: The Noise Records Collection' Limited-Edition Box Set

An unboxing video for "Helloween - Starlight: The Noise Records Collection" can be seen below. Due on October 26 via Noise Records, it is a deluxe, limited-edition boxset containing all the bands Noise recordings, from the long-out-of-print EPs "Helloween" and "Judas", through their debut album "Walls Of Jericho" to the masterpieces "Keeper Of The Seven ...

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STARBREAKER To Release 'Dysphoria' Album In January; 'Pure Evil' Single Available

Tony Harnell, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and former vocalist of hard rock band TNT, and Magnus Karlsson, current PRIMAL FEAR guitarist extraordinaire, have rejoined forces for the release of the third STARBREAKER album. Titled "Dysphoria", the disc showcases everything the project has become known for: metal sensibilities, melodic songs with killer hooks, thought provoking lyrics, ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE To Guest On LAST UNION Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie will guest on the debut album from the Italian progressive metal band LAST UNION. The disc, which also features Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) on bass, Uli Kusch (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN) on drums, will be released through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The effort was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best ...

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AVANTASIA's 'Moonglow' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By KREATOR, HELLOWEEN, MAGNUM Singers

Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE), Candice Night (BLACKMORE'S NIGHT), Mille Petrozza (KREATOR), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN) and Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) are among the vocalists who will guest appearances on "Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. The LP will arrive on February 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. ...

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HELLOWEEN Bassist: 'You Can Only Do The Best Thing If You're In Love With What You're Doing'

Sam Saltman of Heavy Metal Television conducted an interview with bassist Markus Grosskopf of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to the band's September 7 concert at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of their "Pumpkins United" tour. The trek features returning vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current vocalist ...

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SEAN PECK Owns THE THREE TREMORS Name But Says BRUCE DICKINSON Has His Permission To Use It

Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice recently conducted an interview with THE THREE TREMORS, the new project featuring acclaimed heavy metal singers Tim "The Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, DENNER/SHERMANN). You can listen to ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Is Not Interested In Starting Brand New Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing was recently interviewed by the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the deterioration of his relationship with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton: Downing: "I think everyone will know ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. KISKE, HANSEN: Concert CD, DVD To Arrive In Early 2019; New Studio Album Due In 2020

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — has captured "the very best moments" from its ongoing "Pumpkins United" world tour and will make the footage and recordings available as ...

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