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STRATOVARIUS: 'If The Story Is Over' Video Released

"Nemesis", the latest album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, will be re-released on May 2 via earMUSIC as a special edition featuring a full bonus documentary DVD. The 80-minute documentary "Nemesis Days" follows STRATOVARIUS around the world and gives an in-depth view of Finland's finest metal band, revealing the story of "Nemesis" and sharing their ...

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STEEL PROPHET: 'Omniscient' Cover Artwork Unveiled

American metallers STEEL PROPHET will release their long-awaited new album, "Omniscient", at the end of June / beginning of July on limited-edition digibook CD, standard CD, limited-edition double LP and digital formats via Cruz Del Sur Music. The effort's spectacular artwork was specifically created for "Omniscient" by German artist Timo Würz and represents one of ...

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Norwegian Hardcore Band BARREN WOMB To Release Debut Album In March

Seattle-based indie label Spartan Records has announced the signing of Norwegian hardcore duo BARREN WOMB. The band's full-length debut, "The Sun's Not Yellow, It's Chicken", will be released on March 11. The record will be available digitally and on limited-edition vinyl. A track from the CD, "Kill Hicks", can be streamed below. "'Kill Hicks' was ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: New Album Title, More Guests Revealed

Finnish composer/producer and guitar player Timo Tolkki has set "Angels Of The Apocalypse" as the title of the follow-up to TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's debut album, "The Land Of New Hope". Due in May via Frontiers Records, the CD will feature guest appearances by the following singers: * Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP, AFTER FOREVER) * Simone ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: New Video Clip From The Studio

Finnish composer/producer and guitar player Timo Tolkki recently tapped Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) to lay down the main vocals on the follow-up to TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's debut album, "The Land Of New Hope". Jansen will also take part in TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's upcoming European tour which is planned for May 2014. Other guest ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Unbreakable' Video Released

"Unbreakable", the new video from Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's latest full-length album, "Nemesis", which was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal Hammer Germany, "a collection of the band’s greatest hits that you never ...

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RAVENLAND Releases New Single 'Poisoned'

Brazilian gothic metallers RAVENLAND have released a new single called "Poisoned". The song was produced by Augusto Lopes (ex-TORTURE SQUAD, FANTTASMA, ETERNAL MALEDICTION) at Casanegra Studios, Studio 24h and Norcal Studios. To celebrate 15 years since its first release, "October Of 1998", RAVENLAND has issued a compilation CD, "Ravensongs For The Ravenhearts", consisting of the ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Guests On 'MSRcast' (Audio)

German hard rock singer Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME, HELLOWEEN, AVANTASIA) was interviewed for the latest installment of "MSRcast". Listen in as Kiske discusses all of his projects, including his solo work, AVANTASIA, KISKE-SOMERVILLE, UNISONIC, his work with Timo Tolkki, and yes, even HELLOWEEN. PLACE VENDOME's third album, "Thunder In The Distance", was released on ...

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ACHERON: 'Kult Des Hasses' Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Underground death metal veterans ACHERON have completed work on their new album, "Kult Des Hasses"; their first for Listenable Records. Vocalist/bassist Vincent Crowley has been joined on the CD by longtime drummer Kyle Severn and guitarist Art Taylor. Also appearing on the recording as a guest second lead guitarist is Ricktor Ravensbruck from the bands ...

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STRATOVARIUS Bassist LAURI PORRA Speaks To Australia's AndrewHaug.com (Audio)

On October 22, AndrewHaug.com, Australia's first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station launched by Andrew Haug, the former host of Triple J Australia's "The Racket" radio show (originally "Full Metal Racket"; 2001-2011), conducted an interview with bassist Lauri Porra of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. You can now listen to the chat ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Begins Recording Sophomore Album

Finnish composer/producer and guitar player Timo Tolkki entered East Sound Studios in Helsinki, Finland on November 25 to begin recording for the follow-up to TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's debut album, "The Land Of New Hope", which entered the Top 100 album charts in seven European countries (including a Top 10 entry in Tolkki's home country Finland). ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Talks To 'The Metal Voice' About PLACE VENDOME, HELLOWEEN And IRON MAIDEN (Audio)

"The Metal Voice" recently conducted an interview acclaimed German hard rock singer Michael Kiske (PLACE VENDOME, UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN). You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. PLACE VENDOME's third album, "Thunder In The Distance", was released on November 1 in Europe and November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. PLACE ...

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Finnish ANNIHILATOR Fan Performs 'King Of The Kill' With His Heroes (Video)

Finnish guitarist Timo Ahlström (FREEDOMINATION, HORRORFEAST, KILJUVELKA-70), a big-time ANNIHILATOR fan, had the incredible chance to perform the song "King Of The Kill" with his heroes at their November 5 concert in Tampere, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. ANNIHILATOR's 14th studio album, "Feast", sold around 800 copies in the ...

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Virtuoso Supergroup RING OF FIRE Returns With Brand New Album

Frontiers Records has announced the return of the neoclassic power metal supergroup RING OF FIRE with the release of the band's brand new album, "Battle Of Leningrad", on January 24, 2014 in Europe and January 28, 2014 in North America. RING OF FIRE is a band comprised of some incredible musicians, including former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ...

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NOCTUM: Entire 'Final Sacrifice' Album Available For Streaming

"Final Sacrifice", the new album from Swedish rockers NOCTUM, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on October 29 via Metal Blade Records, the CD's cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (SUNN O))), ARKTAU EOS) and fits perfectly with the album's raw, natural sound. "Final Sacrifice" is a ...

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN To Release 'Deathspell Catharsis' In January

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN will release their new album, "Deathspell Catharsis", on January 24, 2014 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; January 27 in the rest of Europe; and on February 11 in North America via Apostasy Records. The CD was once again produced by the band's collaborator Thilo Krieger in his Desert Inn ...

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VENGEANCE: 'Back To Square One' Video Released

Dutch rockers VENGEANCE will release their new album, "Piece Of Cake", on November 5 (October 28 in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer. "Piece Of Cake" track listing: 01. World Arena (04:39) 02. Tears From The Moon (03:40) 03. Raintime Preload (00:36) 04. Raintime (03:31) 05. Sandman (05:08) 06. Back To Square One (04:54) 07. Headquake (03:44) 08. ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON To Release New Metal Opera In 2014

After the success of TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON's debut album, "The Land Of New Hope", which entered the Top 100 album charts in seven European countries (including a Top 10 entry in Tolkki's home country Finland), Timo Tolkki has started working on a sequel to his first metal opera, slated for a 2014 release on Frontiers ...

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