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CRYSTAL BALL To Release 'Dawnbreaker' In December

Swiss hard rockers CRYSTAL BALL will release their new album, "Dawnbreaker", on November 29 via Massacre Records. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer and U.D.O. guitarist) at ROXX Studio in Solingen, Germany. The "Dawnbreaker" cover artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard, who has previously worked with such bands ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Films Two New Videos

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have finished filming music videos for two new songs from their forthcoming tenth studio album, "Delivering The Black": the first single, "When Death Comes Knocking", plus "King For A Day". The band states: "Great vibe and time — you will love it!" "Delivering The Black" will be released in January ...

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XANDRIA Begins Recording New Album

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA have entered the studio to begin recording their sixth album for an early 2014 release via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" is being helmed by Joost Van Den Broek (AFTER FOREVER, STAR ONE, REVAMP) and Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, EPICA, AVANTASIA), alongside the band's main composer Marco Heubaum. ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: New Song 'Unbreakable' Available For Streaming

"Symphony Of Sin", the fourth studio album from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, is being released on October 4 via AFM Records. Produced by Paul Logue and mixed and mastered by the group's longtime engineer, PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC bassist Dennis Ward, the CD is the first EDEN'S CURSE release with new Serbian vocalist ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: New Album Title Revealed

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have set "Delivering The Black" as the title of their tenth studio album, tentatively due in January 2014 via Frontiers Records. The CD was mixed with Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS, DESTRUCTION) at his Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark. 12 tracks were recorded during the new album sessions, including "two ...

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LIV KRISTINE To Guest On New PRIMAL FEAR Album

Norwegian singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) has recorded a guest appearance on the song "Born With A Broken Heart" from the upcoming album from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR. The CD was mixed with Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS, DESTRUCTION) at his Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark for a January ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: 'Symphony Of Sin' EPK Available

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Symphony Of Sin", the fourth studio album from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, can be seen below. "Symphony Of Sin" will be released on October 4 via AFM Records. Produced by Paul Logue and mixed and mastered by the group's longtime engineer, PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC bassist Dennis ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Begins Mixing New Album

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have begun mixing their new album with Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS, DESTRUCTION) at his Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark for a January 2014 release via Frontiers Records. 12 songs were recorded during the new CD sessions, including "two epic songs, one guitar ballad, and nine crushing metal songs with ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: 'Evil & Divine' Video Released

"Evil & Divine", the new video from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, can be seen below. The clip was shot on location at the famous St. Andrews in the Square location in Glasgow under the direction of Ryan Priddy and his team at Independent Element. "Evil & Divine" comes off EDEN'S CURSE's fourth studio album, ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Issues New Album Update

German metallers PRIMAL FEAR last month entered the studio to begin laying down drums for their as-yet-untitled next studio album for an early 2014 release via Frontiers Records. In a brand new posting on the PRIMAL FEAR Facebook page, the band writes: "It's the final day at the House Of Music Studios in Germany; drums, ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Begins Recording Drums For Next Album

German metallers PRIMAL FEAR have begun laying down drums for their next studio album for an early 2014 release via Frontiers Records. After collecting more than 30 song ideas, the band finally stripped the list down to 12 tracks. Frontiers and PRIMAL FEAR in January announced that they have renewed their partnership for another multi-album ...

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HOLLOW HAZE Featuring FABIO LIONE: New Album Due In August

Italian metallers HOLLOW HAZE, who feature in their ranks acclaimed vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT), have inked a deal with Scarlet Records. The band's new album, "Countdown To Revenge", will be released on August 27. The CD was recorded at Remaster Studio in Vicenza, Italy and was mixed by Sascha Paeth ...

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PRIMAL FEAR To Enter Studio Tomorrow

German metallers PRIMAL FEAR will enter guitarist Magnus Karlsson's Stuntguitar Studios in Sweden tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) to begin recording their next studio album for an early 2014 release via Frontiers Records. After collecting more than 30 song ideas, the band finally stripped the list down to 12 tracks. Frontiers and PRIMAL FEAR in January ...

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AVANTASIA To Perform At QUEBEC CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will make its North American debut at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Festival D'été De Québec), set to take place July 4-14 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Also scheduled to appear are RUSH, DEF LEPPARD, VOIVOD and FOREIGNER. According to a press release, "the Quebec City Summer Festival is ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage From European Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project kicked off its European tour on Friday, April 12 at the Power Prog & Metal Fest at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. The first two in a series of video blogs from the road from American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, who is one of the guest vocalists on the ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: Third Studio Video Report

Multinational melodic metal band EDEN'S CURSE is in the studio working on its as-yet-untitled fourth album for a late summer release via AFM Records. The third in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the new album recording sessions can be seen below. The 14-minute video features German guitarist Thorsten Koehne tracking his ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #9 Finland: #9 Norway: #19 France: #51 Netherlands: #85 UK: #97, #6 (Rock Chart) Japan: #17 (International chart) "The Mystery Of Time" was released on March 30. The effort was made available as ...

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BEYOND THE BRIDGE Pays Tribute To Late Keyboardist (Video)

German progressive metal band BEYOND THE BRIDGE has released a video tribute to its keyboardist/guitarist Simon Oberender, who passed away last September. Check it out below. Oberender, who was also the keyboardist for Amanda Somerville's band TRILLIUM, worked at the Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany as a sound engineer and producer. He recorded, mixed, mastered ...

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