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EPICA Films 'Never Enough' Video

Nuclear Blast Records has set a September 7 German release date for the new album from Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA, entitled "The Divine Conspiracy". The CD will arrive in the rest of Europe on September 10. "The Divine Conspiracy", which was mixed by Sascha Paeth, features a session appearance by GOD DETHRONED drummer ...

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EPICA: 'The Divine Conspiracy' Release Date Set

Nuclear Blast Records has set a September 7 German release date for the new album from Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA, entitled "The Divine Conspiracy". The CD will presumably arrive in the rest of Europe on September 10. "The Divine Conspiracy", which was mixed by Sascha Paeth, features a session appearance by GOD DETHRONED ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Rejoined By Guitarist HENNY WOLTER

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have issued the following update: "Yes, after a long discussion about the future of PRIMAL FEAR, we've decided to bring Henny Wolter back to the band. After a four-year break, Henny takes over the guitar duties together with Stefan Leibing, who played most of the guitars on the new album ...

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SYMPHONY X Bassist To Play On OPERATIKA Album

New Jersey-based symphonic/operatic metallers OPERATIKA have announced that all bass parts on the band's forthcoming album will be recorded by Michael LePond from SYMPHONY X. The CD is almost complete and will be released later this year. OPERATIKA parted ways with bassist Stan Folcik in January. The band's "Dreamworld" four-song EP came out in 2005. ...

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FLOWING TEARS Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST V

Germany's FLOWING TEARS has been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest V, set to take place Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AUTUMN BATTLELORE DELAIN DISTORTED DRACONIAN ELIS EPICA FLOWING TEARS IMPERIA INTERRIA LEAVES' EYES SERAPHIM SIRENIA VALKYRE DORO will ...

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EPICA: Dutch Tour Dates Announced

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has announced several headlining dates in its home country for January 2008. The details are as follows: Jan. 05 - Doornroosie - Nijmegen, NETH Jan. 17 - De Kade - Zaandam, NETH Jan. 18 - Bibelot - Dordrecht, NETH Jan. 25 - Burgerweeshuis - Deventer, NETH Jan. 26 - ...

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EPICA To Support SONATA ARCTICA On European Tour

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has been confirmed as the support act for SONATA ARCTICA on their upcoming European tour. The dates are as follows: Nov. 01 - Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway Nov. 03 - Lisebergshallen - Göteborg, Sweden Nov. 04 - Mejeriet - Lund, Sweden Nov. 05 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany Nov. ...

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EPICA Announces New Album Title

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has set "The Divine Conspiracy" as the title of its new album, due August/September via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which is currently being mixed by Sascha Paeth, will feature a session appearance by GOD DETHRONED drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek. EPICA has yet to name a full-time drummer following ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will embark on a three-date headlining tour of Japan in December. The details are as follows: Dec. 03 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya O-EAST Dec. 05 - Nagoya, Japan - Bottom Line Dec. 06 - Osaka, Japan - Shinsaibashi Club Quattro As previously reported, PRIMAL FEAR has set "New Religion" ...

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DELAIN Films 'See Me In Shadow' Video

DELAIN — the Dutch gothic rock project founded by ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt (brother of WITHIN TEMPTATION's Robert Westerholt) — has selected "See Me in Shadow" as the second single from its debut album, "Lucidity", which came out last year. The video for "See Me in Shadow" was shot earlier today (Tuesday, May 8) ...

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EXPLODER Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

EXPLODER, the U.K. rock/metal band led by Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, PROFESSOR FATE, MISTRESS), has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 16-18 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The band will kick-start the proceedings on the Friday main stage. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ...

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NEVERMORE Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Seattle power metallers NEVERMORE have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 16-18 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. NEVERMORE will play their ONLY U.K. festival at this year's Bloodstock on Friday, August 17. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARCH ENEMY BENEDICTION BEYOND ALL REASON DREAM ...

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OCEANS OF SADNESS: 'Pride And Shame' Video Posted Online

Belgian progressive metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS have issued the following update: "We recorded a brand new video clip for 'Pride and Shame', one of the songs on the new 'Mirror Palace' album. The video was directed by Mirko Cocco, a great Dutch director who has already made videos and DVDs for bands like AFTER FOREVER ...

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EPICA Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Formed by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Mark Jansen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) in 2002, EPICA has so far released three albums, among them a full-length soundtrack in the vein of Hollywood composers Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman. The Dutch metallers have already played ...

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France's HELLFEST: Final Running Order Announced

The final running order has been announced for Hellfest, a three-day metal festival scheduled to take place June 22-24 in Clisson, France. It is as follows: Friday, June 22: Main Stage: KORN SLAYER MACHINE HEAD HATEBREED MASTODON CHIMAIRA LAMB OF GOD BLOODSIMPLE DEW-SCENTED Gibson Stage: CANNIBAL CORPSE MAYHEM BRUTAL TRUTH EARTH CRISIS UNEARTH MISERY INDEX ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have set "New Religion" as the title of their new album, due on August 31 via Frontiers Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as as follows (in no particular order): 01. New Religion 02. Drenched In Blood 03. The Curse Of Sharon 04. The Darkness a. Fighting ...

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EPICA Bassist Issues Studio Report

EPICA bassist Yves Huts has posted a lengthy studio report from the recording sessions for the band's new album, due later in the year. An excerpt follows: "The life of a musician isn't always glitter and glamour. Sometimes we do actually have to work. Recording sessions are one of these rare occasions. Because during the ...

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EPICA, KIUAS Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

EPICA and KIUAS are the latest confirmed bands for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 16-18 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARCH ENEMY BENEDICTION BEYOND ALL REASON DREAM EVIL EPICA IN FLAMES KIUAS KORPIKLAANI LACUNA COIL MEMFIS RISE TO ADDICTION TESTAMENT WOLF ...

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THE AGONIST Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

It is extremely rare to find an up-and-coming metal band taking strong political stands, much less one that's led by a dominating, beautiful, edgy female. But it is exactly this unique dynamic that led Century Media Records to sign Montreal's THE AGONIST (formerly THE TEMPEST) to a worldwide deal. This quartet delivers introspective, scathing lyrics, ...

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FIREWIND Announces U.S. Tour

This fall, FIREWIND pledges their allegiance to their U.S. fans by scheduling their first ever trip stateside. This Greek metal powerhouse is set to kick things off on September 19 by performing alongside EPICA and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, which will be immediately followed by a week-long headlining run leading them into a limited number of ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Studio Update

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "We had a great vocal/guitar session over the weekend! Stefan [Leibing, guitar] finished his guitar work for our new album at the U3 studio with our good friend Achim Köhler engineering. Ralf [Scheepers] recorded another vocal track. We're only a ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "Most of the recordings for the new PRIMAL FEAR album are done! Yesterday, we spent our final day at the House Of Music Studio and finished our work there. We worked 15 hours a day during last couple of weeks ...

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