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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #9 Finland: #9 Norway: #19 France: #51 Netherlands: #85 UK: #97, #6 (Rock Chart) Japan: #17 (International chart) "The Mystery Of Time" was released on March 30. The effort was made available as ...

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AYREON: New Album Title Revealed

Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen has set "The Theory Of Everything" as the title of the new AYREON album, tentatively due in the fall. Regarding the progress of the songwriting sessions for the upcoming effort, Lucassen said: "I've finished recording demos of the music, and am now about halfway finished with the lyrics. It's going to ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Sleepwalking' Video Released

"Sleepwalking", the new video from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in a magical forest in Germany on a snowy winter's night and it features a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang.. Comments Tobias: "It was far below freezing. And there we were, standing in ...

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BATTLE BEAST: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

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 Films 'Sleepwalking' Video

On March 22, the single "Sleepwalking" from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will be available as a digital download, featuring a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang. A video for the song was filmed in a magical forest in Germany on a snowy winter's night. Check out photos from the video shoot ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Sleepwalking' Single Due This Week

On March 22, the single "Sleepwalking" from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will be available as a digital download, featuring a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang. "Sleepwalking" comes off AVANTASIA's new album, "The Mystery Of Time", which will be released on March 30. The effort will be made available as a ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' Trailer Released

A trailer for "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. Due on March 30, the effort will be made available as a regular CD, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with a 28-page booklet containing ten regular songs and two bonus tracks ("The Cross ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' Studio Reports

An 11-minute compilation of the studio video reports for "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. Due on March 30, the effort will be made available as a regular CD, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with a 28-page booklet containing ten regular songs ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Invoke The Machine' Lyric Video Released

The lyric video for the song "Invoke The Machine" from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project can be seen below. The track comes off AVANTASIA's new album, "The Mystery Of Time", which will be released on March 30. The effort will be made available as a regular CD, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' Cover Artwork Unveiled

"The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, will be released on March 30. The cover artwork was hand-painted by world acclaimed British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Among Rodney's most famous artworks are not only album covers for rock legends such as MAGNUM, THIN LIZZY, ASIA and NAZARETH, he ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has been confirmed as one of the guest musicians who will appear on "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Also scheduled to make appearances on the CD are Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, HELLOWEEN), SAXON frontman Biff ...

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HATEFX: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Revealed

HATEFX, the Fresno/Livermore, California-based metal band featuring guitarist Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, LD/50), has set "Under Destruction" as the title of its new album. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Chilean/Italian digital artist- photographer Claudio Bergamin, who has previously worked with HALFORD, Arjen Lucassen, RATA BLANCA, CRIMINAL, DOGMA and other bands from ...

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MR. BIG Frontman To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

MR. BIG frontman Eric Martin has been confirmed as one of the guest musicians who will appear on "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Also scheduled to make appearances on the CD are Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, HELLOWEEN), SAXON frontman Biff Byford, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, drummer ...

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PRETTY MAIDS Frontman To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

Singer Ronnie Atkins of Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS has been confirmed as one of the guest musicians who will appear on "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Also scheduled to make appearances on the CD are Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, HELLOWEEN), SAXON frontman Biff Byford, former ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (also ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has been confirmed as one of the guest musicians who will appear on "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Also scheduled to make appearances on the CD are Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, HELLOWEEN), SAXON frontman Biff Byford, former KISS guitarist Bruce ...

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HEADSPACE: New Video Interview Posted Online

Live Prog recently conducted an interview with the progressive rock outfit HEADSPACE. You can watch the chat below. HEADSPACE released its first full-length album, "I Am Anonymous", on May 22 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via InsideOut Music. The artwork for the CD was created by Blacklake (a design team from Holland), ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN Working On New AYREON Album

Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen has commenced work on a new AYREON album for a 2013 release. A three-minute teaser clip for the forthcoming CD can be seen below. AYREON's latest album, "01011001" (2008), sold 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 32 on the the ...

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STREAM OF PASSION: 'The Scarlet Mark' Video Released

"The Scarlet Mark", the new video from Dutch/Mexican gothic/progressive metallers STREAM OF PASSION, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's third album, "Darker Days", which was released in North America in July 2011 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Holland. In an interview with Sea ...

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HEADSPACE Members Discuss 'Fall Of America' Song (Video)

Video footage of Adam Wakeman and Pete Rinaldi of the progressive rock outfit HEADSPACE talking about their song "Fall Of America" can be seen below. HEADSPACE released its first full-length album, "I Am Anonymous", on May 22 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via InsideOut Music. The artwork for the CD was created ...

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ARJEN ANTHONY LUCASSEN: Video Portrait Posted Online

FaceCulture has uploaded a video portrait of the Dutch composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and AYREON mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen. The seven-minute clip, which was shot in and around his home in the Netherlands, can be seen below. In the video, Lucassen speaks freely about his love for science fiction and running, his music obsession ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN: 'Lost In The New Real' Lands On Dutch Chart

"Lost In The New Real", the new concept solo album from Dutch multi-instrumentalist and AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, has entered the official chart in his home country at position No. 16 and the Dutch alternative chart at No. 2. Due in North America on May 8 via InsideOut Music, "Lost In The New Real" features ...

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