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EX DEO Begins Mixing Sophomore Album

Producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON) has begun mixing "Caligvla", the sophomore album from KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono's Ancient Roman-themed arsenal EX DEO. Due on August 31 via Austria's Napalm Records, the CD will feature guest appearances by Italian singer Mariangela "Mary" Demurtas of Norway's TRISTANIA and Italian guitar virtuoso Francesco ...

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EX DEO: 'Caligvla' Track Listing Revealed

KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono's Ancient Roman-themed arsenal EX DEO will release its sophomore album, "Caligvla", on August 31 via Austria's Napalm Records. The CD is being recorded with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON) and will feature guest appearances by Italian singer Mariangela "Mary" Demurtas of Norway's TRISTANIA and Italian guitar ...

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EX DEO: 'Caligvla' Release Date Announced

KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono's Ancient Roman-themed arsenal EX DEO will release its sophomore album, "Caligvla", on August 31 via Austria's Napalm Records. The CD is being recorded with producer Jean-François Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON) and will feature guest appearances by Italian singer Mariangela "Mary" Demurtas of Norway's TRISTANIA and Italian guitar ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Audio Samples Available

Audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released in North America on March 6 via Napalm Records. "Neverworld's End" track listing: 01. A Prophecy Of Worlds To Fall 02. ...

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TRISTANIA Singer To Guest On EX DEO Album

Italian singer Mariangela "Mary" Demurtas of Norway's TRISTANIA will make a guest appearance on "Caligvla", the sophomore album from KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono's Ancient Roman-themed arsenal EX DEO. According to Iacono, "every invited guest on this album will have Roman or Greek descent." Iacono recently completed laying down vocals for "Caligvla". He says, "It wasn't ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Track-By-Track Breakdown

A track-by-track breakdown of "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The CD will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 USA, Canada: March 6 "Neverworld's End" track ...

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ICS VORTEX Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces New Drummer

Former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member ICS Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs) will perform live for the first time with his solo band at this weekend's prestigious Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki. The ICS Vortex band lineup for the event will be as follows: ICS Vortex - Guitar/Vocals Jens Ryland - Guitar Steinar Gundersen ...

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XANDRIA: 'Valentine' Video Released

"Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 USA, Canada: March ...

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XANDRIA: New Song Available For Free Download

"Valentine", a brand new song from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, is available for free download at this location. The track comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest ...

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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Video Recap

Metal Injection boarded the second edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise this past January and has posted a recap of all the madness that happened on the high seas in a five-minute video clip, featuring footage of fans and bands and all the craziness that happened aboard the Majesty Of The Seas cruise ...

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XANDRIA: Second 'Valentine' Video Trailer Released

The second trailer for "Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February ...

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XANDRIA: 'Valentine' Video Trailer Released

A trailer for "Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 ...

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70000 TONS OF METAL: CNN Video Report Available

A four-and-a-half-minute CNN video report on this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise — which set sail Monday, January 23 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, Florida to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return to the real world today (Friday, January 27) — can be seen velow. ...

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VENOM Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as ...

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XANDRIA: New 'Neverworld's End' Studio Webisode Available

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. "Neverworld's End" will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Track Listing Revealed

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their new studio album, "Neverworld's End", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...

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TRISTANIA: Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with TRISTANIA on October 14, 2011 at the Hamburg, Germany stop on the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, AMBERIAN DAWN, SERENITY and XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. "Year Of The Rat", the latest video from TRISTANIA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the ...

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XANDRIA: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their new studio album, "Neverworld's End", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 Commented the band: "Although the title may indicate it, this ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members To Guest On New AMBERIAN DAWN Album

Timo Kotipelto (vocals) and Jens Johansson (keyboards) of STRATOVARIUS will make guest appearances on the forthcoming fourth album from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN. AMBERIAN DAWN's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD which is due in 2012 and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Johansson previously guested ...

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REVAMP/Ex-AFTER FOREVER Singer Recovering From Burnout

REVAMP/ex-AFTER FOREVER vocalist Floor Jansen has released a new video message in which she updates fans on her condition after her "burnout" caused the cancelation of REVAMP's participation in the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, TRISTANIA, XANDRIA and AMBERIAN DAWN. "I'm starting to get energy, I'm starting to feel more creative, starting ...

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XANDRIA: New Album Release Dates Announced

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their as-yet-untitled new studio album via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Begins Mixing New Album

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have begun mixing their fourth album for an early 2012 release. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Commented Tuomas: "I and the whole band have put even more effort on this album than ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: New Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN on October 14, 2011 at the Hamburg, Germany stop on the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, TRISTANIA, SERENITY and XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. AMBERIAN DAWN was scheduled to enter the studio this past summer to begin recording ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Florida-based melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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ATHEIST Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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PENTAGRAM Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Doom metal legends PENTAGRAM have been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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RIOT Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

RIOT has been confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will perform on the cruise. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMORPHIS CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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