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EDENBRIDGE To Release 'Best Of'/Rarities Collection In May

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE will issue a rarities/"best of" compilation, entitled "The Chronicles of Eden", as a double-CD and limited double-digipack on May 25. Disc One will contain three new, previously unreleased songs, all Japanese and European bonus tracks and songs that were included on all out-of-print singles. Disc Two will include a "best ...

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EDENBRIDGE Announces Details Of Asian Tour

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE has announced the details of its upcoming Asian co-headlining tour with VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. The dates are as follows: Dec. 29 - Taiwan - Taipei - Armed Forces Cultural Center Dec. 31 - Hong Kong - Kowloon - HITEC Auditorium Jan. 02 - China - Guangzhou – (to be announced) ...

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EDENBRIDGE Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Commented the group: "Napalm Records have been doing a brilliant job for their bands. Since last year they have been making a great effort to sign us and therefore we are extremely happy to work together with them for the next years ...

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EDENBRIDGE Announces Touring Guitarist

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE has announced the addition of Robert Schoenleitner as the "second guitar player for live shows from now on." EDENBRIDGE has scheduled three U.K. dates in November. The details are as follows: Nov. 13 - Bradford, UK - Rios Nov. 14 - Stratford, UK – Cox's Yard Nov. 15 - ...

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EDENBRIDGE: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE has scheduled three U.K. dates in November. The details are as follows: Nov. 13 - Bradford, UK - Rios Nov. 14 - Stratford, UK – Cox's Yard Nov. 15 - Poole, UK - Mr. Kyps As previously reported, EDENBRIDGE's fifth album, "The Grand Design", will be released in China ...

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EDENBRIDGE To Tour Asia

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE has announced plans to tour Asia in fall of 2006/beginning of 2007. Exact cities aned dates will be announced soon. In other news, EDENBRIDGE's fifth album, "The Grand Design", will be released in China via Rock Empire Music. As previously reported, "The Grand Design" is scheduled for release in ...

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W.A.S.P., TWISTED SISTER Pull Out Of Norway's RAGNAROCK Festival

W.A.S.P. and TWISTED SISTER have cancelled their previously announced appearances at the RagnaRock festival, set to take place August 17-19 at the Valle Hovin Sports Arena in Oslo, Norway. No reason was given for the cancellation. Replacement acts have yet to be announced. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Thursday, August 17, ...

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EDENBRIDGE: 'The Grand Design' To Receive Japanese Release In July

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE will release their their fifth album, "The Grand Design", in Japan on July 26 via King Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Shine", "The Grand Design" was recorded at The Farpoint Station studio in Austria and the Thin Ice facility in England with THRESHOLD mastermind Karl Groom. Guest musicians on ...

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JORN LANDE, WITCHHAMMER Confirmed For Norway's RAGNAROCK Festival

Former MASTERPLAN/ARK frontman JORN LANDE and Norwegian thrash metallers WITCHHAMMER have been confirmed for the Ragnarock festival, set to take place August 17-19 at the Valle Hovin Sports Arena in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ASTRAL DOORS AXEL RUDI PELL BRAINSTORM CHINCHILLA COMMUNIC CORNERSTONE EDENBRIDGE ENSIFERUM EXODUS ...

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ANGRA Frontman Completes Work On Solo Album

ANGRA vocalist Eduardo Falaschi has completed work on his new solo album. "We're gonna release it very soon world wide, then everybody will be able to check it out!!!" Eduardo writes on his web site. "Thanks for all the support!! I will never forget my true fans!!! I hope that everybody enjoys this album...and I ...

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EDENBRIDGE: New Album Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE will release their their fifth album, "The Grand Design", on May 19 via Massacre Records. A single, featuring the band's cover version of the James Bond classic "For Your Eyes Only" (originally sung by Sheena Easton), will precede the album on April 21. The follow-up to 2004's "Shine", "The ...

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MANTICORA To Record Two New Albums

Danish power metallers MANTICORA will enter Jailhouse studios in Horsens, Denmark on April 7 to begin recording two new full-length albums with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, PRETTY MAIDS, FATE). More information about the month-long session will be made available soon. In other news, MANTICORA have announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Stefan ...

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EDENBRIDGE Finish Recording New Album

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE finished recording their fifth, "The Grand Design", on December 17. After a short Christmas break, the band began mixing the effort on January 8 at Thin Ice Studios, England together with THRESHOLD mastermind Karl Groom. The follow-up to 2004's "Shine" was recorded at The Farpoint Station studio in Austria ...

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EDENBRIDGE: New Album Details Revealed

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have set "The Grand Design" as the title of their fifth CD, tentatively due next spring via Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Shine" will be recorded at The Farpoint Station studio in Austria and the Thin Ice facility in England under the watchful eye of Karl Groom (THRESHOLD). ...

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ANGRA Explain Mexican Concert Cancellation

According to a posting on ANGRA's official web site, the band were forced to cancel their September 20 concert in Guadalajara, Mexico after the promoter could not be located on the day of the show. More information is available at Angra.net. ANGRA are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Temple ...

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IMPERIA Replace EDENBRIDGE At France's RAISMESFEST

IMPERIA, the new band fronted by former TRAIL OF TEARS singer Helena Iren Michaelsen, have replaced EDENBRIDGE on the billing of this year's Raismesfest, set to take place September 10-11 in Raismes, France. The festival schedule is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, September 10: SONATA ARCTICA LOUDNESS MANIGANCE NIGHTMARE DRAGONFORCE IMPERIA OXEES Sunday, September ...

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EDENBRIDGE Announce New Guitarist

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have announced the addition of guitarist Martin Mayr to the group's ranks. Mayr, who joins EDENBRIDGE as the replacement for Andreas Eibler, played the last European tour with the band. EDENBRIDGE's latest album, "Shine", was released last fall via Massacre Records. The guitars, bass and keyboards for "Shine" were ...

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DRAGONFORCE, EDENBRIDGE Confirmed For France's RAISMESFEST

DRAGONFORCE and EDENBRIDGE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Raismesfest, set to take place September 10-11 in Raismes, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, September 10: SONATA ARCTICA MANIGANCE NIGHTMARE DRAGONFORCE EDENBRIDGE VAINQUEUR TREMPLIN Sunday, September 11: ANATHEMA DEAD SOUL TRIBE ANYONE'S DAUGHTER THE OLD DEAD TREE WILD WEST ...

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ANGRA Not Taking Part In SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA will not be taking part in this year's Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. ANGRA have been confirmed as the support act for DREAM THEATER on their upcoming Italian tour beginning in late June. The band are continuing ...

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ANGRA To Support DREAM THEATER In Italy

Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA have been confirmed as the support act for DREAM THEATER on their upcoming Italian tour. A third band will be added to the package shortly. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 21 - Fucecchio (Fi), Anfiteatro Buca d'Andrea Jun. 22 - Ascoli Piceno, Piazza Del Popolo Jun. 23 - Stra (Pd), ...

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MANTICORA Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA VI Festival

Danish power metallers MANTICORA have been confirmed for the ProgPower USA VI festival, a two-day event set to take place in September 16-17 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, Georgia. Also scheduled to appear are Sweden's THERION (on Saturday, Sept. 17). Commented MANTICORA in a statement: "It is the 6th year the festival is running, with ...

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MANTICORA To Utilize Session Musicians On Upcoming Tour

Danish power metallers MANTICORA have announced that due to complications with work and studies, keyboardist Finn Zierler and guitarist Martin Arendal will be unable to join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANGRA and EDENBRIDGE. "We have instead asked some good friends to join the 'Manti-Core'," the band write on their web site. ...

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Stolen BLACK SABBATH Gold Discs Returned

Scotsman.com is reporting that stolen gold and silver discs won by Ozzy Osbourne's band BLACK SABBATH have been returned after thieves had an apparent attack of Christmas spirit. The discs were reported missing last week following a burglary at the home of Ozzy's former manager Patrick Meehan in Edenbridge, Kent. Kent Police said today that ...

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BLACK SABBATH Gold Discs Stolen

BBC News is reporting that a 12-string Fender guitar and gold and silver BLACK SABBATH discs have been stolen in a burglary at the home of Ozzy Osbourne's manager Patrick Meehan. They were taken in a break-in at outbuildings in Troy Lane, Edenbridge, Kent, Kent Police have revealed. A gold and a silver ...

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SIRENIA Drummer Forced To Sit Out Tour, Replacement Named

SIRENIA drummer Jonathan Perez will be forced to sit out the band's European tour with TIAMAT, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and PAIN. According to a posting on the group's web site, "Jonathan does not have the possibility to join the up-coming European tour, but everyone can be assured that there is absolutely no need to worry. ...

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ANGRA: European/Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA have lined up the following dates in support of their new album, "Temple of Shadows": Feb. 05 - Rainbow – Milan, ITA Feb. 06 – Z7 – Pratteln, SWI Feb. 07 - Transbordeur – Lyon, FRA Feb. 08 - La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FRA Feb. 10 - Arena – Madrid, SPA ...

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