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SENGIR: New Song Posted Online

Belgian female-fronted goth rockers SENGIR have uploaded a new song, entitled "Calling" at www.myspace.com/sengir. The track comes off the band's upcoming sophomore album, "Sign of Devotion", due on January 23 via Buzzville Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Guilty Water" was recorded at the Midas Studios in Lokeren, Belgium with producer Tony De Block ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS, EPICA Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA VII Festival

German power metal band SAVAGE CIRCUS (featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and IRON SAVIOR vocalist/guitarist Piet Sielck) and Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA have been confirmed to make their debut U.S. appearances at ProgPower USA VII festival on September 15 and 16 Earthlink Live in Atlanta. "We are glad to be playing SAVAGE ...

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KAMELOT To Film Live DVD In Norway

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT will be filming their first live DVD on February 11, 2006 at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. The shoot will be handled by acclaimed Swedish director Patric Ulleaus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL) and promises to be full of surprises for all the fans. "This has been in the works ...

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Consign To Oblivion - EPICA

The obvious comparisons to WITHIN TEMPTATION, NIGHTWISH, or even EVANESCENCE will have to be made here, of course. After all, EPICA is a symphonic metal band with a mezzo-soprano female vocalist (though guitarist Mark Jansen does throw in the occasional death growls), augmented by a string section and choir. However familiar EPICA's sound may be ...

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KAMELOT Mainman Checks In From Brazil

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood (guitar) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We are coming off two amazing shows here in Brazil. The fans here deserve their reputation of being the loudest and craziest in the world. Over 3,000 fans at the Via Funchal in Sao Paulo sang along with us ...

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SENGIR To Release Sophomore Album In January

Belgian female-fronted goth rockers SENGIR have completed work on their sophomore album, "Sign of Devotion", due on January 23, 2006 via Buzzville Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Guilty Water" was recorded at the Midas Studios in Lokeren, Belgium with producer Tony De Block and features "11 tracks that are way more guitar-driven, yet very melodic," ...

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IN FLAMES, SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY Members Reveal Their Favorite Albums Of 2005

In the December/January issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up, a number of heavy metal/hard rock musicians list their favorite albums of 2005. Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA): BIOHAZARD – "Means to an End" CLAUSTROPHOBIA – "Fulminant" EXODUS – "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES): NINE INCH NAILS - "With teeth" 10 YEARS – "The Autumn ...

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EPICA: Amsterdam Show To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

EPICA's performance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on May 4, 2006 will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. Only 1,450 tickets are available and will go on sale December 3 through Ticketservice or www.ticketservice.nl. Support acts and other details will be announced soon. In other news, Brazil's Whiplash! magazine recently conducted an ...

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EPICA: Brazilian TV Appearance Available Online

Dutch gothic metal sensation EPICA's appearance on the Brazilian TV show "Programa Do Jô", which was taped on November 17, has been posted online at this location. Described as "the South-American equivalent of the 'Late Night Show with David Letterman'," " Programa Do Jô" reportedly draws approximately ten million viewers every day. EPICA ...

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FLOWING TEARS Schedule One-Off Gig With EPICA

German female-fronted gothic metal band FLOWING TEARS have announced a one-off co-headlining show with EPICA on November 24 at Kulturfabrik in Krefeld, Germany. FLOWING TEARS are currently writing material for their seventh release, tentatively due in early 2006 via Century Media Records. The band's' latest album, "Razorbliss", received its long-overdue U.S. release on July 12 ...

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KAMELOT Prepare To Hit The Road

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Today we begin the rehearsals for the second round of tour dates for 'The Black Halo'. New keyboardist Oliver arrives tonight in Tampa and we will have Khan [vocals] here on next week. We will add some new songs that we ...

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KAMELOT Announce First-Ever Norwegian Show

American/Norwegian band KAMELOT have announced their first-ever appearance in Norway. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. "This will be a very special evening for all KAMELOT fans in Norway!" the band write in a statement. "KAMELOT's 'March of Mephisto' video has been the #1 requested on ...

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EPICA: Rescheduled Dutch Dates Announced

Dutch female-fronted metallers EPICA have rescheduled their previously cancelled dates in Holland after their singer, Simone Simons, was taken ill. The new dates are as follows: Jan. 05 - Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Jan. 06 - Arnhem, NETH @ Willemeen Jan. 07 – Utrecht, NETH @ Helling Jan. 08 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Nighttown EPICA's ...

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EPICA Cancel Dutch Dates

Dutch female-fronted metallers EPICA were forced to cancel all previously announced dates for this weekend after their singer, Simone Simons, was taken ill. The affected shows are as follows: Oct. 13 - Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Oct. 14 - Arnhem, NETH @ Willemeen Oct. 15 – Utrecht, NETH @ Helling Oct. 16 – Rotterdam, NETH ...

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KAMELOT Add Keyboardist OLIVER PALOTAI As Permanent Member

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT have announced the addition of German keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai (DORO, ULI JON ROTH) as the new and permanent member of the band. "We have been very fortunate to work with great keyboardists from around the world," stated KAMELOT guitarist/founder Thomas Youngblood. "After the first 'Black Halo' tour earlier this year, ...

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KAMELOT: Session Musicians Announced For Upcoming Tour

German keyboardist Oliver Palotai (DORO, ULI JON ROTH) will join KAMELOT on their U.S./Canadian dates in November. Also planning to make the tour is soprano vocalist Mari. Mari appeared on both the "Epica" and "The Black Halo" albums and will be singing live with KAMELOT. In other news, Fear Dark recording artists ROYAL ANGUISH have ...

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KAMELOT Announce Exclusive Southeast U.S. Show

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT and Anvil Productions have announced an exclusive Southeast U.S. concert on Veteran's Day (November 11, 2005). The show will take place at Boomerz's Boiler Room in Seminole, Florida and will mark KAMELOT's only appearance this year in the Southeast. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 9. Tickets prices will ...

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KAMELOT: East Coast Dates Announced

On the heels of their "The Black Halo" release, American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT have announced some rare East Coast/Canadian shows. The band will be shooting footage for their upcoming DVD that will be released in mid-2006. Upcoming KAMELOT shows: Nov. 17 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nov. 19 – Toronto, ONT @ Lee's ...

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KAMELOT: New Tour Dates Announced

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 20 - Quebec, Canada - International Metal Fest Dec. 03 - São Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal (w/ EPICA) Dec. 04 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Circo Voador (w/ EPICA) Dec. 06 - Santiago, Chile – TBA Gigs in The ...

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KAMELOT Schedule Canadian Live Debut

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT will make their Canadian live debut on November 20, 2005 as the headliners of Quebec's International Metal Fest at the Capitole Theater. Support bands have yet to be announced. KAMELOT are continuing to promote their latest album, "The Black Halo", released in March through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2003's ...

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KAMELOT And EPICA To Team Up For Brazilian Tour

KAMELOT and EPICA will be teaming up for a Brazilian tour in December. So far, one date has been confirmed: December 4 at Via Funchal in São Paulo. More shows will be announced soon. KAMELOT are continuing to promote their latest album, "The Black Halo", released in March through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2003's ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer To Guest On New AXAMENTA CD

PAIN OF SALVATION singer Daniel Gildenlöw will be featured as a guest vocalist on one track on the upcoming AXAMENTA album, entitled "Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture". "Daniel will do the vocals on one entire song, for which he has written the melody and vocal pattern himself," according to a posting on AXAMENTA's web site. The former band of ...

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AQUARIA To Release Debut Album In July

Brazilian metallers AQUARIA, featuring former members of UIRAPURU, will release their debut album, "Luxaeterna", in Brazil on July 30 via Hellion Records. Release dates for the European and American territories are tentatively penciled in for September. "Luxaeterna" was produced by Bruno Agra and recorded at Creative Sound Studios in Sao Paulo by Philip Colodetti (said ...

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HATESPHERE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. HATESPHERE will perform on Sunday, June 26 between 1:20 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Marquee II stage. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: ...

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EPICA To Release New Single This Week

According to a post on EPICA's official web site, the group will release their new single, "Solitary Ground", on May 12. The complete track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Solitary Ground (piano version) 02. Solitary Ground (remix) 03. Mother of Light (different version) 04. Palladium (previously unreleased track) To view a snippet ...

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KAMELOT: More Touring, DVD Planned

KAMELOT's official web site, Kamelot.com, has posted a short interview with the group's guitarist/leader Thomas Youngblood. Read on: Q: How are things going with the band and the upcoming events? Thomas Youngblood: "We are taking a few weeks break since the European and Japanese tour. We have been working nine months straight since the writing ...

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EPICA Enter Dutch Album Chart At No. 12

According to a post on EPICA's official web site, the band's sophomore album, "Consign to Oblivion", entered the official Dutch album chart at position No. 12 in its first week of release. The follow-up to 2003's "The Phantom Agony", "Consign to Oblivion" is available on Transmission Records. EPICA have been confirmed as the headliners of ...

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