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MY DARKEST HATE, DROTTNAR Confirmed For Holland's BRAINSTORM FESTIVAL

MY DARKEST HATE, DROTTNAR, NYMPHEA AURORA and RIFT have been confirmed for the second edition of the Brainstorm Festival, set to take place November 13-14, 2009 at club Gigant in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DARKWATER (Sweden) DEUTERONOMIUM (Finland) DROTTNAR (Norway) FORSAKEN (Malta) HARMONY (Sweden) IN VAIN (Norway) MAD ...

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NARNIA Signs Japanese Deal With SOUNDHOLIC RECORDS

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have inked a Japanese deal with Soundholic Records for the release of the band's sixth album, titled "Course Of A Generation". The CD, which came out in Europe on July 24 via Massacre Records, marks the recording debut of the band's new lead singer, Germán Pascual (MIND'S EYE, MENDEZ), who replaced ...

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NARNIA: New Song Posted Online

"Sail Around The World", a new song from Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the band's sixth album, titled "Course Of A Generation", which is scheduled for a July 24 European release via Massacre Records. The CD will mark the debut of ...

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ROYAL HUNT Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Denmark-based hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have parted ways with bassist Per Schelander and have replaced him with Andreas Passmark (NARNIA, ROB ROCK, E-TYPE). Commented Schelander, "After four rollercoaster years of music, laughter and good memories I have to leave ROYAL HUNT. The reason is that I simply can’t (due to my obligations in PAIN OF ...

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FULL FORCE: New Demo Sample Posted Online

FULL FORCE, the new Swedish melodic metal project featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL, X-WORLD/5) on bass, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, and Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, has posted a new demo sample, "Walls Of Secrets", on the band's

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FULL FORCE Joined By NARNIA Guitarist

FULL FORCE, the new Swedish melodic metal project featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL, X-WORLD/5) on bass and Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, has issued the folowing update: "We can now reveal the fifth and last member to be recruited in ...

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NARNIA: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have completed work on their sixth album, titled "Course Of A Generation", for a July 24 European release via Massacre Records. The CD will mark the debut of the band's new lead singer, Germán Pascual (MIND'S EYE, MENDEZ), who replaced Christian Liljegren last year. The cover artwork (see below) was created ...

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NARNIA Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA are putting the finishing touches on their sixth album, tentatively titled "Course Of A Generation", for a July 24 European release via Massacre Records. The CD will mark the debut of the band's new lead singer, Germán Pascual (MIND'S EYE, MENDEZ), who replaced Christian Liljegren last year. Commented the band: "The ...

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NARNIA, MAD MAX, FORSAKEN Confirmed For Holland's BRAINSTORM FESTIVAL

NARNIA, MAD MAX and FORSAKEN are among the first confirmed bands for the second edition of the Brainstorm Festival, set to take place November 13-14, 2009 at club Gigant in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. NARNIA (Sweden) MAD MAX (Germany) FORSAKEN (Malta) DEUTERONOMIUM (Finland) HARMONY (Sweden) IN VAIN (Norway) DARKWATER (Sweden) Five more bands will be announced ...

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NARNIA: Studio Update

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA recently entered the studio to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively titled "Course Of A Generation", for a July 24 European release via Massacre Records. The CD will mark the debut of the band's new lead singer, Germán Pascual (MIND'S EYE, MENDEZ), who replaced Christian Liljegren last year. Commented the group: ...

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GAIA EPICUS: New Album Title Revealed

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have issued the following update: "It has only been a few months since the release of 'Damnation' [GAIA EPICUS' fourth album] but the plans for album number five is already in progress. Thomas [C. Hansen, guitar] has already written around seven-eight songs for the next album and a few songtitles ...

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NARNIA: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA — who last year parted ways with singer Christian Liljegren and replaced him with Germán Pascual (MIND'S EYE, MENDEZ; pictured below) — have issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that our new album, which has the working title 'Course Of A Generation', will be released in Europe by ...

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NARNIA Hard At Work On New Album

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA — who last year parted ways with singer Christian Liljegren and replaced him with Germán Pascual (MIND'S EYE, MENDEZ; pictured below) — have issued the following update: "We're so happy to say that we've worked very hard in the studio lately and the result so far is VERY promising and we ...

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Former NARNIA Singer Working On Solo Album

Former NARNIA frontman Christian Liljegren has issued the following update: "I am working on my new solo album in Sweden and I am also working as a music consultant where I am coaching bands. I have recently rejoined with my brother and bass player Simeon Liljegren. We played together in SEVEN SEAS, BORDERLINE and MODEST ...

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GAIA EPICUS To Release New Album In December

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS will release their new album, "Damnation", on December 8 via Epicus Records. "Damnation" will feature guest appearances from the following musicians: Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) Dominique Leurquin (RHAPSODY OF FIRE, LUCA TURILLI'S DREAMQUEST) Renato Tribuzy (TRIBUZY) Andreas Olsson (NARNIA, DIVINEFIRE, ROB ROCK, STORMWIND) Michael Troy (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) Jonas Hörnqvist (TREASURE ...

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Former NARNIA Singer Working On New Solo Album

Former NARNIA frontman Christian Liljegren has issued the following update: "I know it has been a big silence since from me the last months since the news came out that I am not fronting Narnia anymore. "What is happening now? "I am working on my second solo album in Swedish called 'Levande' (Alive) together with ...

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NARNIA Announces New Singer

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA — who recently parted ways with singer Christian Liljegren — have announced the addition of vocalist Germán Pascual (see photo below) to the group's ranks. The band says, "Germán truly shares our vision and has shown us that he can handle old NARNIA songs with finesse, but most importantly that he ...

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ROB ROCK Announces Band Lineup For DVD/CD Recording, Warm-Up Shows

ROB ROCK's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) September 27, 2008 performance at the ProgPower USA IX festival at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia will be recorded/filmed for a live CD/DVD release, to be issued sometime in 2009 via AFM Records. His band for the ProgPower concert will consist of the following: Uli Kusch (MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN) - Drums ...

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GAIA EPICUS: Touring Lineup Revealed

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have revealed their touring lineup in support of their upcoming album, "Damnation". It is as follows: Thomas Chr. Hansen - guitar/vocals Ole A Myrholt – drums Hans Åge Holmen – bass Lasse Jensen (OCEANS OF TIME) - guitar Says the band, "We hope to see you all soon as we ...

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GAIA EPICUS: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted video footage from the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Damnation". Watch the eight-minute clip below. "Damnation" will feature guest appearances from the following musicians: Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) Dominique Leurquin (RHAPSODY OF FIRE, LUCA TURILLI'S DREAMQUEST) Renato Tribuzy (TRIBUZY) Andreas Olsson (NARNIA, DIVINEFIRE, ROB ROCK, STORMWIND) ...

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NARNIA Issues Update On Singer Search

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA who recently parted ways with singer Christian Liljegren have issued the following update: "Wooow! What can we say? We didn't know what to expect, but we've been in touch with so many great singers out there, all with great voices in different ways. Thank you all for your interest. I hope ...

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GAIA EPICUS To Play UK Benefit Concert

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS will end the UK part of theier "Damnation" tour by headlining a benefit concert on November 9 to raise awareness of child abuse in its many forms, and to raise money for local children's charities. The RACP organization has branches in several countries and puts on show for this great ...

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NARNIA Launches Vocalist Search

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA who recently parted ways with singer Christian Liljegren have issued the following update: "First of all THANKS for all comments and supportive messages lately. We have decided to give it a shot and let you all know that we are looking for someone to replace Christian Liljegren, who left us a ...

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GAIA EPICUS: First Two Albums Available For Free Download

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have issued the following update: "We are working hard on the new album and it is going to be a blast once it's done. As a 'waiting-for-the-new-album' gift, we would like to give you our two first albums for free download! The albums will be available for download between 7th ...

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