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Sweden's TWILIGHT FORCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Into The Legend' Album

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15 via AFM Records. Audio snippets of all the tracks that appear on "Into The Legend" can be streamed below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: New Song 'Distant Sky' Available For Streaming

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15 via AFM Records. The song "Distant Sky" can be streamed below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven months spent in four different studios, ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Shining Star'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official lyric video for the song "Shining Star" can be seen below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE On Playing Hard Rock Again: 'If It Works, We'll Do More Dates'

Legendary hard rock guitar pioneer Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) and his wife and partner in BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, Candice Night, were interviewed for the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference between ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Release Christmas Single

Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA will release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base: a new single called "Christmas Spirits". This year the handing out of presents will happen six days early as the single will be released on December 18 via Nuclear Blast. It will be made available via digital download ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW: First Photo Of New Lineup

Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore will perform RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE material at what will probably be four shows next year in Europe. The U.K. concert will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. The performance will be Blackmore's first U.K. rock show in over 20 years. The two concerts in ...

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Video Premiere: RHAPSODY OF FIRE's 'Into The Legend'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official video for the "Into The Legend" title track can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Video Est in Trieste, Italy with director Randy M. Salo. Comments RHAPSODY OF ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Reveals Touring Lineup For Rock Shows

Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore will perform RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE material at what will probably be four shows next year in Europe. The U.K. concert will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. The performance will be Blackmore's first U.K. rock show in over 20 years. As previously reported, the ...

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Eternal - STRATOVARIUS

Finnish power metal favorites STRATOVARIUS soldier on following the colossal boxed reissue of their "Elements" coupling last year, now offering their fifteenth recording, "Eternal". If you're a fan of this band, you know what you're getting, and STRATOVARIUS skimps on nothing. Much of it is fast paced, the instrumentation contains its customary flash, and each ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Shine In The Dark' Performance From WACKEN TV

Wacken TV has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of Finnish metallers STRATOVARIUS performing their new song "Shine In The Dark" on July 31at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. Check it out below. STRATOVARIUS's new album, "Eternal", was released in three formats: standard CD jewelcase, limited deluxe edition (CD + DVD mediabook incl. ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE To Release 'Into The Legend' Album In January

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", in January 2016 via AFM Records. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keybaordist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven months spent in four different studios, this huge and ambitious production is coming to ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'My Eternal Dream' Video To Premiere On Friday

Coinciding with the release of the band's new studio album, "Eternal", Finnish metallers STRATOVARIUS will premiere the official music video for their single "My Eternal Dream" on September 11 at 10:00 a.m. CET at earMUSIC's YouTube channel. Directed by Mariano Biasin, the clip deals with one of the world's recent burning issues realized in stunning ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Eternal' Mini-Documentary Available

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS will release their new album, "Eternal", on September 11 via the earMUSIC label. The CD's arrival will be followed by a full European tour with GLORYHAMMER and DIVINE ASCENSION. A guided and intimate tour of the album via a 12-minute behind-the-scenes mini-documentary can be seen below. The mini-doc spotlights the band ...

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Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX Discusses CHAOS MAGIC Collaboration With TIMO TOLKKI (Video)

Chilean singer Caterina Nix recently spoke to Metal-Impact.com about CHAOS MAGIC, her new alliance with Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS). You can now watch the chat below. Frontiers Music Srl released CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. Nix previously collaborated with ...

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CHAOS MAGIC Feat. Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI, Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX: 'A Little Too Late' Song Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. The song "A Little Too Late" from "Chaos Magic" can be streamed below. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. Nix ...

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CHAOS MAGIC Feat. Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI, Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX: 'One Drop Of Blood' Song Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. The song "One Drop Of Blood" from "Chaos Magic" can be streamed below. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. Nix ...

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CHAOS MAGIC Feat. Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI, Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX: 'I'm Alive' Video

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. The official video for the CD's first single, "I'm Alive", can be seen below. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. ...

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TIMO TOLKKI Creates CHAOS MAGIC With Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. Nix previously collaborated with Timo on the second chapter of the AVALON rock opera ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING Feat. STRATOVARIUS, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Members: 'The Best Of Times' Song Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. The song "The Best Of Times" — taken from "Stormcrow" — can be streamed below. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Release 'Eternal' Album In August

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "Eternal", for an August 14 release via the earMUSIC label. The CD's arrival will be preceded by a performance at Wacken Open Air festival, and will be followed by a full European tour. STRATOVARIUS's last three albums — "Polaris", "Elysium" and "Nemesis" ...

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