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ATROCITY To Release 'Masters Of Darkness' EP In December

Long-running German metallers ATROCITY will release a new EP, "Masters Of Darkness", on December 8 via Massacre Records. The disc is the perfect harbinger of the upcoming album "Okkult II", which will be released in 2018 via Massacre. Fans of harder ATROCITY material like the first "Okkult" album and the death metal classics "Hallucinations", "Todessehnsucht", ...

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EPICA Releases 'Consign To Oblivion' Performance Video

Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA have released a new performance video for the song "Consign To Oblivion". The footage was captured during EPICA's sold-out show at the Zénith in Paris last February where the band closed its most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of five thousand fans. This video, which ...

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LEAVES' EYES To Release 'Sign Of The Dragonhead' Album In January

LEAVES' EYES new album, "Sign Of The Dragonhead", will be released on January 12 via AFM Records. Produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio, the disc features cover artwork by Stefan Heilemann (LINDEMANN, EPICA, KAMELOT). The hearts of symphonic metal fans will beat faster: Epic metal hymns, cracking rock songs, great choirs, powerful classical music, ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: 'Unfaithful' Performance From HAMBURG METAL DAYZ

Professionally filmed video footage of EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, performing a cover version of Rihanna's "Unfaithful" on September 22 at the Hamburg Metal Dayz festival in Hamburg, Germany can be seen below. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: ...

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EPICA To Celebrate 1000th-Show Anniversary In Tilburg

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will play their one thousandth concert on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. After its recent sold-out shows in The Netherlands, EPICA is more than proud to announce it will perform this milestone event at the legendary 013 venue, the exact same place where it all started for the ...

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EPICA Guitarist On Group's Wide-Ranging Influences: 'Name It, And We Have Used It In Our Music'

Mark Jansen of the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA was interviewed by ArmyOfOneTV prior to the September 29 finale of the group's "The Ultimate Principle" tour at New York City's PlayStation Theater. The full chat (recorded by Ignacio Orellana of ProMusicVideo.com) can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On ...

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Releases Lyric Video For 'Prevail' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Prevail" from Canadian hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Prevail I", which was released on May 12 via Napalm Records. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EPICA) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: Video For Cover Of DEPECHE MODE's 'A Question Of Time'

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 "A Question Of Time", originally recorded by DEPECHE MODE. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very ...

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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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The Solace System - EPICA

If you've been following this act since "The Phantom Agony" and "Consign to Oblivion", you'll attest to how greatly the band has matured. It's been a joy watching EPICA not merely stand toe-to-toe against anyone within its symphonic metal ranks, but prove to be a viable leader. The core team—Simone Simons, Mark Jansen and Coen ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: 'People Are Scared By Mental Illness Because They Don't Know Much About It'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the record cycle for 2016's "Delirium": Cristina: "So far so good. Now it's been more than a year and ...

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Watch EPICA Perform In Montreal

Fan-filmed video footage of EPICA's September 1 performance at Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. EPICA has just launched the North American leg of "The Ultimate Principle" tour with support from LACUNA COIL. EPICA's new EP, "The Solace System", was released on September 1 via Nuclear Blast. With their latest masterpiece, EPICA ...

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Video: LACUNA COIL Performs In Montreal

Fan-filmed video footage of LACUNA COIL's September 1 performance at Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. LACUNA COIL has joined Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA on the North American leg of the band's "The Ultimate Principle" tour. The month-long September trek marks the band's first U.S. tour dates in over a year, ...

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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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EPICA Releases Video For 'Immortal Melancholy'

"Immortal Melancholy", the new video from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming EP, "The Solace System", which will be released on September 1 via Nuclear Blast. With their latest masterpiece, EPICA set new standards. 2016's "The Holographic Principle" is the most epochal, multi-layered, courageous and ...

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AMARANTHE Releases 'Maximize' Video

Swedish modern melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released a video for "Maximize", the opening track of the band's "Maximalism" album, released in October 2016. A stylistically different choice from previous AMARANTHE clip, this video shows a more intimate and raw side to the band, letting the band and its performance speak for itself without any effects ...

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EPICA: Second Trailer For 'The Solace System' EP

The second trailer for "The Solace System", the forthcoming EP from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, can be seen below. With their latest masterpiece, EPICA set new standards. 2016's "The Holographic Principle" is the most epochal, multi-layered, courageous and successful record of the band, reaching top 10 chart position entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss ...

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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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EPICA: First Trailer For 'The Solace System' EP

The first trailer for "The Solace System", the forthcoming EP from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, can be seen below. The band comments: "Here's our view on the new upcoming EP, 'The Solace System'. We talk about the music and the lyrics of all the songs you can find on this record. Enjoy watching!" With their ...

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Video: AMARANTHE Performs At Sweden's SKOGSRÖJET Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of AMARANTHE's August 4 performance at the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden can be seen below. DYNAZTY's Nils Molin last month officially joined AMARANTHE as the replacement for the recently departed singer Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg. Having previously used Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye from the band SMASH INTO PIECES as a stand-in ...

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EPICA To Record Song With Prestigious METROPOLE ORKEST

After an intense six-month voting campaign, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA have announced that they've won the contest of Holland's famous and most prestigious Metropole Orkest! Over 650 artists of all possible music genres competed — among them popular Dutch acts like WITHIN TEMPTATION, Caro Emerald and Kensington — yet it was none other than ...

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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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LACUNA COIL Announces European Tour With CELLAR DARLING

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from CELLAR DARLING, the band featuring former ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass). Tour dates: Nov. 10 - MT - San Gwann - Aria Complex (LACUNA ...

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