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KALEDON: Video Footage From The Studio

The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new album from Italian power metallers KALEDON can be seen below. The CD was recorded at Outer Sound Studio in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). An early 2013 release is expected. KALEDON's best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", was released ...

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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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SAXON Completes Mixing New Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON have issued the following update: "SAXON has never been a lazy band and especially this year we have been extremely busy! "After we played several festivals all across Europe and some great gigs together with JUDAS PRIEST and the very first Hamburg Metal Days, we have almost finished the new ...

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BEYOND THE BRIDGE To Continue Following Keyboardist's Passing

Simon Oberender, keyboardist/guitarist of the German progressive metal band BEYOND THE BRIDGE, passed away late last month. The cause of death has not been announced. Oberender, who was also the keyboardist for Amanda Somerville's band TRILLIUM, worked at the Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany as a sound engineer and producer. He recorded, mixed, mastered (along ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Strike' Video Released

"Strike", the new video from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, can be seen below. The clip is a recap of the "Unbreakable" tour and festival season. PRIMAL FEAR's latest album, "Unbreakable", sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top ...

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BEYOND THE BRIDGE/TRILLIUM Keyboardist Dies

Simon Oberender, keyboardist/guitarist of the German progressive metal band BEYOND THE BRIDGE, has passed away. The cause of death has not been announced. Oberender, who was also the keyboardist for Amanda Somerville's band TRILLIUM, worked at the Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany as a sound engineer and producer. He recorded, mixed, mastered (along with Sascha ...

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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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EDGUY: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of EDGUY's entire August 4 performance as the "surprise" closing act at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. As previously reported, EDGUY vocalist Tobias Sammet slipped off the stage this on July 14 during the fifth song of the band's performance at the Bang Your ...

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Three-And-A-Half-Hour Video Review Of France's HELLFEST

Peek From The Pit has uploaded a three-and-a-half-hour video review of this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France. You can watch the footage — which includes live clips, interviews and press conferences — below. Featured bands: TREPALIUM CANNIBAL CORPSE OBITUARY LYNYRD SKYNYRD * MEGADETH * STEEL PANTHER ...

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EDGUY: New Video Interview With TOBIAS SAMMET

RockNLive.org conducted an interview with vocalist Tobias Sammet of German melodic metallers EDGUY at this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France. You can watch the chat below. As previously reported, Sammet slipped off the stage this past Saturday (July 14) during the fifth song of ...

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BLACK MAJESTY: 'Stargazer' Audio Samples Available

Australian melodic power metallers BLACK MAJESTY will release their new album, "Stargazer", on July 20 via Limb Music. Dirk Illing (SCORPIONS, WIZARD) once again handled the album's artwork, which continues the theme of the band's past works. BLACK MAJESTY began recording drums back in October 2011 with Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) at Grapow Studios in ...

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EDGUY: Video Interview Posted Online

Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with German melodic metallers EDGUY 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. EDGUY's new album, "Age Of The Joker", sold around 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. ...

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THERION: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Latin American Tour

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, DIMMU BORGIR) has uploaded a 12-minute clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the Latin American leg of THERION's 25th-anniversary tour. Check it out below. THERION will celebrate their 25th anniversary by embarking on a European tour in the fall. The trek, aptly dubbed the "25th Anniversary Tour", ...

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KAMELOT: New Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Video footage of Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM) and Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE) recording backing vocals for KAMELOT's new album at Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios under the direction of producer Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, RHAPSODY) can be seen below. KAMELOT laid down the drums for the new CD at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with renowned engineer Jim ...

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HARTMANN: 'Balance' Trailer Available

HARTMANN, the band led by former AT VANCE singer Oliver Hartmann, released its long-awaited fourth album, "Balance", on June 1 via Avenue Of Allies. The CD was once again mixed by Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, EDGUY, EPICA, KAMELOT) at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany. A trailer for "Balance" can be seen below. According to a press ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Says New Vocalist Fits The Band 'In Terms Of Sound, Writing And Image'

KAMELOT's official Facebook page has been updated with a brand new interview with the band's guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood. The question-and-answer session follows below. Q: So how are recordings [for the new KAMELOT album] going? Thomas: It's going fantastic!! We just finished the choir sessions and they feature some amazing guests including Amanda Somerville ...

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KAMELOT: New Video Update From The Studio

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have posted a new three-minute video update from Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida where they are currently laying down drum tracks with renowned engineer Jim Morris for their new album, to be released on September 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. KAMELOT will then head to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios ...

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BLACK MAJESTY: New Album Cover Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Australian melodic power metallers BLACK MAJESTY will release their new album, "Stargazer", on July 20 via Limb Music. Dirk Illing (SCORPIONS, WIZARD) once again handled the album's artwork, which continues the theme of the band's past works. BLACK MAJESTY began recording drums back in October 2011 with Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) at Grapow Studios in ...

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KAMELOT: Video Update From The Studio

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have posted a one-minute video update from Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida where they are currently laying down drum tracks with renowned engineer Jim Morris for their new album, to be released on September 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. KAMELOT will then head to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios to ...

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KAMELOT Signs New Deal With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have inked a new deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The agreement covers the entire world except Japan, where KAMELOT will remain with King Records. KAMELOT is currently recording the drums for its new album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with renowned engineer Jim Morris before travelling to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios to ...

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HARTMANN To Release 'Balance' In June

HARTMANN, the band led by former AT VANCE singer Oliver Hartmann, will release its long-awaited fourth album, "Balance", on June 1 via Avenue Of Allies. The CD was once again mixed by Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, EDGUY, EPICA, KAMELOT) at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany. According to a press release, "Balance" "once again offers melodic rock ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Interviewed In Zagreb (Video)

Vocalist Ralf Scheepers and bassist Mat Sinner were interviewed by the "Metal Eye" show on Z1 TV when they performed at Boogaloo in Zagreb, Croatia on April 5 (Note: The show was originally scheduled to take place at the Tvornica club, but was moved to Boogaloo after the original venue was closed.) You can now ...

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MINOTAURO: 'The Day Of Redemption' Video Released

"The Day Of Redemption", the new video from the Italian symphonic power metal band MINOTAURO, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the group's forthcoming debut album, which was mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN, PRIMAL FEAR). The CD features guest appearances by Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOHN NORUM, ...

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