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MYSTIC PROPHECY Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and SYMPHORCE guitarist Markus Pohl, have inked a new deal with Massacre Records. The group are expected to enter the studio later in October to record ...

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Vocalist CHITY SOMAPALA Quits FIREWIND

Vocalist Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO) has officially left FIREWIND due to "personal reasons." Somapala originally joined FIREWIND in early 2004 as the replacement for Stephen Fredrick. Chity appeared on the band's third disc, "Forged by Fire", which was produced by band leader/guitarist Gus G. and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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PAGAN'S MIND Confirmed For PROGPOWER U.K.

Norwegian metallers PAGAN'S MIND have been confirmed for the U.K. edition of the ProgPower festival, set to take place March 25, 2006 at The Centaur in Cheltenham. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival are THERION, THRESHOLD, FREEDOM CALL, ORPHANED LAND and FIREWIND. One more band has yet to be confirmed for what is ...

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ROB ROCK: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Holy Hell'

Singer ROB ROCK's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) latest solo album, "Holy Hell", is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. Meanwhile, Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) is mixing the bonus tracks for JVC/Victor Entertainment release of "Holy Hell", which will feature a very special guest guitar solo by Gus ...

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FIREWIND Forced To Pull Out Of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN U.K. Dates

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND, featuring former DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have been forced to cancel their previously announced support dates with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN in the U.K. after singer Chity Somapala's (ex-AVALON, FARO) visa application to the U.K. embassy was rejected, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This sounds crazy, ...

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FIREWIND To Enter Studio In The Fall

FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Gus G. here, we"re back from the European tour now. All shows went great and were sold out!! Unbelievable! It was so nice to meet many of you after the shows and hang out and I hope we"ve made some ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: Gothenburg Show Was 'A Huge Success'

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Japan and South America await in the next weeks, and we can't wait to get back to these territories! There have been some changes to the Mexican, Chilean and Brazailian shows, so please check out the tour section for further ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Update

According to an online posting by NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane, the singer completed "the main vocals [Friday night, March 11] for a song called 'Final Product'. All the drums and rhythm guitars are done, just doing vocals, bass, and acoustic guitars at the moment." NEVERMORE are currently at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. recording their ...

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Never-Ending - MYSTIC PROPHECY

It's tough for me not to consider MYSTIC PROPHECY's "Never-Ending" as a companion piece of sorts to FIREWIND's "Forged by Fire". Both came my way within the last month or two, both are quality melodic metal albums, and both feature the axe wizardry of Gus G. Both albums also happen to be the third release ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Enlist Former PRIMAL FEAR Drummer

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have announced the addition of ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and SYMPHORCE guitarist Markus Pohl to the group's ranks. "Both members are crazy about playing the upcoming shows in April/May ...

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Forged by Fire - FIREWIND

Greek Guitar God Gus G. (damn, that's a lot of Gs!) never rests. Even after leaving DREAM EVIL to focus more attention on his pride and joy, FIREWIND, he still does time with NIGHTRAGE and MYSTIC PROPHECY. All these bands have benefited greatly from his massive chops; his chunky riffs and ferocious leads are matched ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 25 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone/Tulliklubi w/ HAMMERFALL, LORDI, FIREWIND: Apr. 21 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7 Apr. 22 - Filderstadt, GER @ Filharmonie Apr. 23 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle Apr. 24 - Oberhausen, GER @ Turbinenhalle ...

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FIREWIND To Support HAMMERFALL In April

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND, featuring former DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have been confirmed as the support act for Sweden's HAMMERFALL on their upcoming Icebreaker Festival dates in April. Other bands on the bill are LORDI, THUNDERSTONE and PRETTY MAIDS (in Gothenburg only, instead of THUNDERSTONE). Apr. 21 - Z7 – Pratteln, SWI ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Song Available For Download

A brand new NIGHTRAGE track, entitled "Being Nothing", has been made available for download at this location. "Being Nothing" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Descent Into Chaos", due in Europe on February 21 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sweet Vengeance", "Descent Into Chaos" was mixed at Studio Fredman in ...

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KINRICK To Release Debut Album In March

KINRICK, the new band featuring former FIREWIND/KENZINER vocalist Stephen Fredrick and guitarist Corbin King (VAINGLORY), will release their debut album, "Sense Your Darkness", in Europe on March 28 via Majestic Rock (Japan will receive the album on March 30). Adding their considerable weight to proceedings are PAGAN'S MIND/FIREWIND drummer Stian Kristofferson and ZANISTER bassist James ...

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NIGHTRAGE Set Title, Track Listing For New Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have set "Descent Into Chaos" as the title of their sophomore album, due in January 2005 via Century Media Records. The ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Master New Album Next Week

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. "We will master it ...

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FIREWIND To Headlne Norway's RJUKAN FESTIVAL

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have been confirmed to headline Rjukan Festival in Norway on December 26. More information is available at this location. As previously reported, FIREWIND recently signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January ...

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FIREWIND Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. FIREWIND's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January 24, 2005. The band's previous two albums, "Between Heaven And Hell" (2002) and "Burning Earth" (2003), were recorded for guitarist David T. Chastain's Leviathan label and ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Schedule CD Release Party

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have scheduled a release party for their third album, "Never-Ending", at Texas Club in Athens, Greece on Saturday, October 23. MYSTIC PROPHECY recently finished filming ...

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FIREWIND Finalize Track Listing For 'Forged By Fire'

FIREWIND have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Forged by Fire", due in Japan on November 10 via EMI Records. The rest of the world will receive the album in early 2005. The disc features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. acted ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Debut Album Re-Issue Due In November

The reworked version of PAGAN'S MIND's debut album, "Infinity Divine", featuring a new recording of the track "Embracing Fear", as well as "an absolutely furious" cover version of KING DIAMOND's "At The Graves", complete with guest appearances by Glen Drover (EIDOLON, MEGADETH, ex-KING-DIAMOND) and Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND, ex-DREAM EVIL), is scheduled for release ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Complete 'Burning Bridges' Video

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have finished filming a video for the track "Burning Bridges" with director Ioannis Nikolaidis (TORI AMOS). "Burning Bridges" comes off the group's third album, "Never-Ending", ...

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DREAM EVIL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Guitarist Gus G. has left Swedish melodic metallers DREAM EVIL in order to focus on his own band, FIREWIND. His official statement on the matter is as follows: "Hello my friends! Hope this message finds u well. I would like to announce to you, that I've decided to leave DREAM EVIL for different reasons, mainly ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finish Mixing New Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. 14 tracks were laid ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Set Release Date For 'Never-Ending'

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and DREAM EVIL/FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., have set an October 25 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their third album, "Never-Ending". The follow-up to last year's "Regressus" will be issued in Japan in ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN, JAMES MURPHY To Guest On New FIREWIND Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH axeman James Murphy have contributed guest solos to the upcoming FIREWIND CD, tentatively titled "Forged By Fire". The disc, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records, features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is ...

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