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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: Behind-The-Scenes Video Released

EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, released its debut album, "Rhapsodies In Black", on August 4 via Napalm Records (worldwide excluding Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where it was made available via Starwatch). A five-minute clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of all the ...

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SANCTUARY/NEVERMORE Singer WARREL DANE To Release 'Shadow Work' Solo Album In 2018

Warrel Dane, the legendary vocalist of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, will return with his second solo album, currently created under the guidance of renowned producer Roy "Z" Ramirez (Bruce Dickinson, HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, Sebastian Bach) in 2018. "Shadow Work" is the follow-up to the acclaimed "Praises To The War Machine" (2008) and stylistically strays away from its ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: Video For Cover Of BONNIE TYLER's 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'

EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, has released a video for its cover version of the song "Total Eclipse Of The Heart", originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their ...

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Dimension Hatröss - VOIVOD

I'm going to ask for your indulgence and forgiveness for this review's blatantly personal tone. If you've been reading my writing, you're used to it already when it comes to VOIVOD. This is a band that has affected my core as much as much my ears since 1987 when a longtime buddy placed the cassettes ...

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Extreme Aggression - KREATOR

Everyone following KREATOR over the band's 35-year course has their favorite album, and it's not necessarily a unified choice. Poll 10 fans at once, you'll probably hit upon most of the group's 14 LPs to-date, minus the troubled experimental albums spanning from 1992's "Renewal" through 1999's "Endorama". Then again, there are defensive fans of those, ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Says HELLOWEEN Doesn't Want Him To Take Part In 'Pumpkins United' Tour

Chris Akin from "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of German melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MASTERPLAN's new "PumpKings" album, which features re-recordings of songs Grapow wrote while he was in HELLOWEEN: Roland: "When you ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: Video For Cover Of LADY GAGA's 'Paparazzi'

EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, has released a video for its cover version of the song "Paparazzi", originally recorded by Lady Gaga. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing. Despite ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Says He Wasn't Asked To Take Part In HELLOWEEN's 'Pumpkins United' Tour

Former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow says that he wasn't invited to take part in the band's upcoming "Pumpkins United" tour. The trek, which will kick off in October, will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material ...

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MASTERPLAN's ROLAND GRAPOW Talks 'PumpKings' Album, Drummer Change

MASTERPLAN, which features former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, last month released a new studio album titled "PumpKings" via AFM. The effort consists of reworked versions of HELLOWEEN songs from albums that Grapow played on during his time in the legendary German power metal band. Included are three songs from HELLOWEEN's "Pink Bupples Go Ape" (1991) ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: Video For Cover Of BACKSTREET BOYS' 'Incomplete'

EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, has released a video for its cover version of the song "Incomplete", originally recorded by BACKSTREET BOYS. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing. Despite ...

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HELLOWEEN: First Video Footage From 'Pumpkins United' Tour Rehearsals

Video footage from the rehearsals for HELLOWEEN's "Pumpkins United" tour can be seen below. The trek will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. Asked who was the first to suggest ...

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Listen To MASTERPLAN's Reworked Version Of HELLOWEEN's 'Mr. Ego'

MASTERPLAN, which features former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, will release a new studio album titled "PumpKings" on July 28 via AFM. The effort consists of reworked versions of HELLOWEEN songs from albums that Grapow played on during his time in the legendary German power metal band. Included are three songs from HELLOWEEN's "Pink Bupples Go ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: Video For Cover Of SHONTELLE's 'Impossible'

EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, has released a video for its cover version of the song "Impossible", originally recorded by Shontelle (and later covered by James Arthur). EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: Video For Cover Of RIHANNA's 'Unfaithful'

EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, has released a video for its cover version of the song "Unfaithful", originally recorded by Rihanna. Why a cover of "Unfaithful"? The band explains: "Rihanna is one of the major artists in pop music these days, always on ...

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GOTTHARD: 'Miss Me' Video Released

"Miss Me", the new video from Swiss hard rock veterans GOTTHARD, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Martin Häusler. "Miss Me" is taken from GOTTHARD's twelfth studio album, "Silver", which was released on January 13 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS. The CD was recorded at the Yellow House Studio ...

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AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers Join Forces In All-Female Band EXIT EDEN

Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of rock, now united in one band: EXIT EDEN. The all-female four-piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing. Despite their diversity, the four singers — ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET On Classic HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'The Whole Thing Was Overdue'

AVANTASIA and EDGUY mastermind Tobias Sammet says that the reunion of HELLOWEEN's classic lineup is "the best thing that could have happened to all of" the players involved. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", HELLOWEEN's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and ...

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Read CELTIC FROST Chapter From 'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have just released the book "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records", which tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record companies of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise was responsible for signing and developing ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Author Guests On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

On Friday, March 3, WSCA 106.1 FM's metal show "Black Night Meditations" broadcast a special four-hour program that focused solely on seminal German record label Noise Records, airing music from KREATOR, CORONER, DARK AVENGER, GRINDER, DEATHROW, WATCHTOWER, D.A.M., HELLOWEEN, VENDETTA, IRON FORCE, CELTIC FROST, MIDAS TOUCH, V2, ROSY VISTA, and many more. In addition to ...

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WEIKATH Says There Are Plans For HELLOWEEN To Record At Least One New Song With KISKE, HANSEN

Spain's Metal Journal recently conducted an interview with HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath about the reunion of the band's classic lineup. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the group's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing ...

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ANDI DERIS Says He Is 'Relieved' MICHAEL KISKE Is Back In HELLOWEEN

Tony Webster of "The Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with current HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris about the reunion of the band's classic lineup. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — ...

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POWER QUEST Signs With INNER WOUND RECORDINGS

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of melodic power metallers POWER QUEST. The band will hit the studio in April to record its new album, to be released in October. Known for its catchy, uplifting sound and superb live shows, POWER QUEST is back to deliver its sixth album in conjunction with Inner Wound. ...

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