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PYRAMAZE To Release 'Contingent' Album In April

Melodic metal band PYRAMAZE will release its fifth album, "Contingent", on April 28 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. With "Contingent", PYRAMAZE has grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Everybody Dies' Lyric Video

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song "Everybody Dies", taken from the upcoming album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie ...

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EPICA Frontwoman's Stage Makeup Tutorial (Video)

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, has uploaded a stage makeup tutorial with Simone Simons of the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA. The clip, which was recorded on January 28 in Prague during EPICA's European tour with POWERWOLF and BEYOND THE BLACK, can be seen below. In between ...

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EPICA: European Tour After-Movie

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA kicked off 2017 with their most successful European tour to date. Along with POWERWOLF and BEYOND THE BLACK, EPICA played to thousands of fans every night and ended the tour with their biggest show so far: a sold-out concert at Zenith in Paris, France where the band performed in front of ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Boomerang'

"Boomerang", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. Commented AMARANTHE guitarist Olof Mörck: "It is finally time to release our brand new ...

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Singer JAKE E Is 'Stepping Off The AMARANTHE Tour Bus' To Pursue Other Projects

Vocalist Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg has broken his silence regarding his departure from AMARANTHE, the successful Swedish melodic metal band he co-founded. AMARANTHE has kept an active touring schedule in between recording and releasing four studio albums. Following AMARANTHE's tour of Japan with HELLOWEEN last September, Jake E, one of the band's three vocalists, announced ...

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DREAM THEATER, NIGHTWISH, EPICA, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers Guest On New AYREON Album 'The Source'

"The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). "The Source" will be released on April 28 through AYREON's new label Mascot Label Group/Music ...

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EPICA: Video Footage Of Ludwigsburg Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of EPICA's January 14 performance at MHP Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany can be seen below. EPICA is currently touring Europe with POWERWOLF and BEYOND THE BLACK. EPICA's latest album, "The Holographic Principle", was released on September 30, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. EPICA singer Simone Simons recently told Metal-Rules.com about the ...

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Video Premiere: EPICA's 'Beyond The Matrix'

"Beyond The Matrix", the new video from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, can be seen below. The clip was produced by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. "Beyond The Matrix" is taken from EPICA's latest album, "The Holographic Principle", which was released on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. Commented EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons: ...

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AMARANTHE Wanted To Incorporate New Influences On 'Maximalism' Album

Metal Temple's Daniel Fox recently conducted an interview with singer Elize Ryd of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the AMARANTHE sound constantly evolving and changing: Elize: "Since we have so much inspiration and different angles ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'That Song'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have dropped the video for their latest single, "That Song", a track from their epic and gloriously over-the-top new album, "Maximalism". The record is due out October 21 on Spinefarm Records, and finds the band further expanding its pop-metal hybrid style. The album is full of songs so catchy that they ...

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Watch AMARANTHE's Entire Performance In Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Fan-filmed video footage of AMARANTHE's entire September 30 performance at the Zal Ozhidaniya club in Saint-Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. AMARANTHE's new album, "Maximalism", will be released on October 21 via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Massive Addictive" is described in a press release as "a hyper-modern, metallic beast of a record" containing ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'The Hunt'

"The Hunt", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Five", which will be released on September 30 via and Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, ...

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THE AGONIST: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Five' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "Five", the new album from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be streamed below. Due on September 30 via and Napalm Records, the CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, ...

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Listen To New AMARANTHE Single 'That Song'

AMARANTHE, the cutting-edge Swedish rock band with the triple lead-vocal attack, has dropped "That Song" from its upcoming album, "Maximalism". Check it out at Spotify. "The time has come to unveil 'That Song' to the world," said guitarist Olof Mörck. "Showcasing a new side of AMARANTHE, the song combines an anthemic arena riff ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN On 'The Holographic Principle': 'Everything Was Played By Human Beings'

United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with vocalist Simone Simons and guitarist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EPICA felt any pressure following up 2014's "The Quantum Enigma" album: Simone: "Only a little bit, but more in a positive way. We were so ...

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Video Premiere: EPICA's 'Edge Of The Blade'

The official video for the song "Edge Of The Blade" from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Holographic Principle", which will be released on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. Commented EPICA's Coen Janssen (synths, piano): "Finally another video! We are very happy with ...

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EPICA: Third Part Of Documentary On Making Of 'The Holographic Principle'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. "The Holographic Principle" track listing: 01. Eidola ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'The Moment'

"The Moment", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Five", which will be released on September 30 via and Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, ...

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