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AVANTASIA: First Audio Sample Of Forthcoming Album

Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, HELLOWEEN) has been confirmed as one of the guest musicians who will appear on "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Also scheduled to make appearances on the CD are SAXON frontman Biff Byford, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and drummer Russell Gilbrook of URIAH ...

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KROKUS Records Cover Of THE BEATLES Classic

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS will release their new album, "Dirty Dynamite", on February 22, 2013 via Sony Music. The band has recorded another cover song inspired by their time at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. KROKUS covers the early THE BEATLES classic "Help" with Tommy Heart (FAIR WARNING, SOUL DOCTOR) contributing guest vocals ...

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KROKUS: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Unveiled

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS will release their new album, "Dirty Dynamite", on February 22, 2013. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Hallelujah Rock'n'Roll 02. Go Baby Go 03. Rattlesnake Rumble 04. Dirty Dynamite 05. Let The Good Times Roll 06. Help 07. Better Than Sex 08. Dög Song 09. Yellow ...

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KROKUS Rejoined By Guitarist MANDY MEYER

30 years after his departure from KROKUS, guitarist Mandy Meyer has now officially returned. Founder Chris Von Rohr and Fernando Von Arb are thrilled to have him back in the fold. Fernando says: "Now the KROKUS family is complete again." Meyer replaced original KROKUS guitarist Tommy Kiefer for the remainder of 1980's "Metal Rendez-Vous" tour ...

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MICHAEL KISKE, DENNIS WARD To Begin Work On New PLACE VENDÔME Album

Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN) has agreed to record a third PLACE VENDÔME album. His UNISONIC bandmate Dennis Ward will once again produce the CD, which will be tracked this winter for a tentative late summer/early fall 2013 release via Frontiers Records. PLACE VENDÔME's second album, "Streets Of Fire", was released in February 2009 through Frontiers. ...

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EDGUY Frontman Taps URIAH HEEP Drummer For New AVANTASIA Album

EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet entered VOX Klangstudio in Bendestorf, Germany late last month with producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, EDGUY, EPICA, RHAPSODY) to begin recording the new album from Sammet's AVANTASIA project for a spring 2013 release. The CD will once again be a rock opera based on a conceptual story very similar to the early ...

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EDGUY Frontman Begins Recording New AVANTASIA Album

EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet is preparing to enter VOX Klangstudio in Bendestorf, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, EDGUY, EPICA, RHAPSODY) to begin recording the new album from Sammet's AVANTASIA project for a spring 2013 release. The CD will once again be a rock opera based on a conceptual story very similar to the early ...

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UNISONIC: New Video Interview Posted Online

Lima, Peru's ElCuartelDelMetal.net recently conducted an interview with UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, HELLOWEEN) alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69). You can now watch the chat below. UNISONIC's self-titled ...

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PARAGON: 'Force Of Destruction' Audio Samples Available

German power metallers PARAGON will release their tenth album, "Force Of Destruction", via Napalm Records on the following dates: October 19 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland October 24 - Spain, Finland, Sweden, U.K. October 26 - Benelux October 29 - Rest of Europe November 6 - USA, Canada The CD was produced by Piet Sielck (GAMMA ...

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GAMMA RAY: 'Skeletons & Majesties Live' Trailer Available

German power metallers GAMMA RAY will release "Skeletons & Majesties Live" on double CD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 30. The set will feature footage of the band's April 29, 2011 performance at the legendary Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. A five-minute for the set can be seen below. "Skeletons & Majesties Live" has a playing ...

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UNISONIC Interviewed In Korea (Video)

PopKorn Music conducted an interview with UNISONIC on September 15 at the V-Hall in Seoul. Korea. You can now watch the chat below. UNISONIC is the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou ...

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PARAGON: 'Force Of Destruction' Release Dates Announced

German power metallers PARAGON will release their tenth album, "Force Of Destruction", via Napalm Records on the following dates: October 19 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland October 24 - Spain, Finland, Sweden, U.K. October 26 - Benelux October 29 - Rest of Europe November 6 - USA, Canada The CD was produced by Piet Sielck (GAMMA ...

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PARAGON: 'Force Of Destruction' Cover Artwork Unveiled

German power metallers PARAGON will release their tenth album, "Force Of Destruction", at the end of October via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Piet Sielck (GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOUR) at Powerhouse in Hamburg. Guest vocals on the bonus version of the song "Blood & Iron" were laid down by Kai Hansen ...

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EDGUY Frontman Working On New AVANTASIA Album

EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet is working on a new CD from his AVANTASIA project for a spring 2013 release. According to a post on Sammet's web site, "Concept-wise, the album will be a classic rock opera/metal opera. It's going to be a timeless fairytale that despite its fantasy appeal was inspired by happenings of our ...

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PARAGON Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

German power metallers PARAGON have inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band's tenth album, "Force Of Destruction", will be released at the end of October. The CD was produced by Piet Sielck (GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOUR) at Powerhouse in Hamburg. Guest vocals on the bonus version of the song "Blood & Iron" ...

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UNISONIC: New Video Interview With MANDY MEYER

MetalSickness.com conducted an interview with UNISONIC guitarist Mandy Meyer at this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. UNISONIC is the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer ...

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GOTTHARD: New Video Interview With LEO LEONI

Brazil's Stay Heavy conducted an interview with guitarist Leo Leoni of Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD after the band's May 18 concert at HSBC Brasil in São Paulo with UNISONIC. You can now watch the chat below. GOTTHARD's new album, "Firebirth", entered the chart in the band's home country of Switzerland at position No. 1 — ...

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UNISONIC: Quality Video Footage Of HELLFEST Performance

Video footage of UNISONIC's June 15 performance at this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which took place June 15-17 in Clisson, France, can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Unisonic 02. Never Too Late 03. King for a Day 04. My Sanctuary 05. March of Time (HELLOWEEN cover) 06. Over ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Members To Re-Record Early Tracks For 'Dreaming In Twilight' Album

Former STRATOVARIUS, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE and SYMFONIA mainman Timo Tolkki recently launched a PledgeMusic.com campaign to support the release of his fourth solo album, "Classical Variations 2: Credo". Tentatively due on October 29, 2012, the double album will include over two hours of music and will feature guest appearances by Michael Kiske (, HELLOWEEN), ...

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UNISONIC: More Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the rehearsal sessions for UNISONIC's current tour can be seen below. UNISONIC is the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou ...

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