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MAGNUM: 'Escape From The Shadow Garden' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Escape From The Shadow Garden", the 19th studio album from influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #14 Sweden: #19 Switzerland: #22 England: #38 In Germany and Sweden, the numbers represent MAGNUM's highest chart entries since 1990, and in England and Switzerland since 1992. "Escape From The Shadow ...

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EX-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. (Note: The Olzon interview begins around the 37-minute mark.) "Shine", the debut solo album from Anette Olzon, will be released via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock ...

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MAGNUM: 'Escape From The Shadow Garden' Audio Samples

Influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM will release their 19th studio album, "Escape From The Shadow Garden", on March 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will be made available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double colored vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download. The cover artwork ...

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MAGNUM: Audio Sample Of New Song 'Too Many Clowns'

Influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM will release their 19th studio album, "Escape From The Shadow Garden", on March 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will be made available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double colored vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download. The cover artwork ...

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MAGNUM: 'Escape From The Shadow Garden' Track Listing Revealed

Influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM will release their 19th studio album, "Escape From The Shadow Garden", on March 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will be made available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double colored vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download. The cover artwork ...

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KUOLEMANLAAKSO To Release 'Tulijoutsen' In February

Svart Records has set a February 28 release date for KUOLEMANLAAKSO's "Tulijoutsen" ("The Fire Swan"), the highly acclaimed Finnish death-doomsters' second album and their most ambitious work to date. Produced once again by TRIPTYKON/DARK FORTRESS guitarist V. Santura, the CD explores unconquered grounds of heaviness and pushes the band into a new level of melancholy. ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony' In Prague

Fan-filmed video footage of the December 19 concert of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour at Incheba Arena in Prague, Czech Republic can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony' In Bochum

Fan-filmed video footage of the December 18 concert of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour at RuhrCongress in Bochum, Germany can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and ...

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Video: TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, NIGHTWISH, Ex-HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT Singers Perform At 'Christmas Metal Symphony'

Fan-filmed video footage of the first two shows of this year's Christmas Metal Symphony European tour — which kicked off this past Friday night (December 13) in Trollhättan, Sweden and played again last night (Saturday, December 14) in Kristianstad, Sweden — can be seen below. Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra ...

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MASTODON Launches 'Black Tongue' Beer

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have teamed up with the the London, England-based Signature Brew to create Black Tongue, an 8.3% Double Black IPA named after one of the band's songs. Signature Brew's description: "Rumbling smoky notes are offset by the elixir of misbehaving punchy hops. Mosaic and Magnum hops to the front, with Carafa Special ...

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The Migration - SCALE THE SUMMIT

Houston's SCALE THE SUMMIT have steadily risen to the upper echelon of the prog ranks. Since their 2007 self-released debut "Monument", this band has worked as hard as anyone to enhance their craft and each step leading to their latest work, "The Migration" has taken them one step further along in the pursuit of perfection. ...

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MAGNUM On New Album: 'We Believe We Have Taken It To Another Level'

Influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM will release their 19th studio album, "Escape From The Shadow Garden", on March 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will be made available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double colored vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download. The cover artwork ...

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MAGNUM: New Album Cover Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM will release their 19th studio album, "Escape From The Shadow Garden", on March 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will be made available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double colored vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download. The cover artwork ...

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Virtue & Vice - ROBOT LORDS OF TOKYO

Tag-team collaborators Rick Ritzler and Paul Jones have been knocking duffs around the underground with a MOTORHEAD-meets-eighties power metal attack under the guise of ROBOT LORDS OF TOKYO. Primarily a two-man operation, Ritzler (drums and guitar) and Neil Fallon acolyte, Jones (vocals and guitar) have supplemented their albums with loads of guests to host a ...

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MAGNUM Completes Recording New Album

Hugely influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM will release their 19th studio album, "Escape From The Shadow Garden", in January 2014 via Steamhammer/SPV. A European tour will kick off in March. Says MAGNUM bassist Al Barrow: "The recording has been done! Moving on to mixing next week. "It's a killer album; you're gonna love it. ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, HAMMERFALL, Ex-ACCEPT Singers To Take Part In 'Christmas Metal Symphony'

Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and decades, are set to embark on the Christmas Metal Symphony European tour. The following guest stars are so far confirmed: * Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX) * ...

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MISERY SIGNALS: New Song 'Lost Relics' Available For Streaming

"Lost Relics", a brand new song from the Milwaukee metal band MISERY SIGNALS, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the group's new album, "Absent Light", which will be released on July 23. Foregoing the traditional record label release model, MISERY SIGNALS launched an Indiegogo campaign in March to work ...

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MAGNUM: New Album Title Revealed

Hugely influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM have set "Escape From The Shadow Garden" as the title of their 19th studio album, due in early 2014 via Steamhammer/SPV. MAGNUM's latest CD, "On The 13th Day", came out in September 2012. The effort was made available as a limited digipak edition with a bonus CD featuring ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage Of HELLFEST Press Conference

Video footage of AVANTASIA's press conference at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France can be seen below. AVANTASIA 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 ...

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MISERY SIGNALS: Snippet Of New Song Available For Streaming

Five long years since their last release, Milwaukee metal band MISERY SIGNALS will return on July 23 with its new album, "Absent Light". Foregoing the traditional record label release model, MISERY SIGNALS launched an Indiegogo campaign in March to work directly with fans to crowd-fund the new album by offering unique funding packages that included ...

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Sky Burial - INTER ARMA

INTER ARMA's sophomore release, 2013's "Sky Burial", is bound to set tongues wagging and probably collect several "top ten album" accolades by year's end, but it won't face an easy path getting there. That's because the only thing that remains remotely predictable or consistent throughout the LP is a certain bleakness of mood - even ...

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