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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: New Guitarist Announced; EP On The Way

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have announced the addition of guitarist Cris Tian to the group's ranks. In other news, the band will release a new EP called "Maria Magdelena" on October 21. More information will be available soon. "New Dawn", the latest video from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be viewed below. The song ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Parts Ways With Bassist

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have parted ways with bassist Mario Lochert (EMERGENCY GATE). The band states, "After some crucial internal differences Mario Lochert is no longer a member of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. "For the upcoming shows we're already working with new session members who will take over this position for now as the ...

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CHICKENFOOT: 'III' Track Listing Revealed

A much-anticipated follow up album to the successful eponymous debut of a rock band packed with successful veterans guitar hero Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar has garnered a bevy of buzz and rumors that the band is setting straight today with the official announcement of ...

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SYMFONIA Parts Ways With Drummer ULI KUSCH

SYMFONIA the new melodic metal project featuring Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE) on guitar, Andr Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN, VIPER) on vocals, Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS, EVERGREY) on bass, Mikko Hrkin (SONATA ARCTICA, KOTIPELTO) on keyboards, and Uli Kusch (MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN) on drums has issued the following update: "We would like to thank all of you who ...

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Big Dogz - NAZARETH

There are those who know NAZARETH only for 1975's "Hair of the Dog" (indeed a great album), specifically the ball bustin' title track and radio smash "Love Hurts"; just like there are those who know DEEP PURPLE only for "Smoke on the Water". Then there are those who know NAZARETH as the Scottish band that ...

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SYMFONIA: New Song Available For Streaming

"Fields Of Avalon", a brand new song from SYMFONIA — the new melodic metal project featuring former members of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, ANGRA and SONATA ARCTICA — is available for streaming below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's debut album, "In Paradisum", which is scheduled for release in Europe on ...

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MEKONG DELTA, WHITE WALLS Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

Germany's MEKONG DELTA and Romania's WHITE WALLS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place September 30 - October 2 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, September 30: SEVENTH WONDER BARSTOOL PHILOSOPHERS Saturday, October 1: MEKONG DELTA ...

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SYMFONIA: New Song Sample Available

A two-minute sample of "Fields Of Avalon", a brand new song from SYMFONIA — the new melodic metal project featuring former members of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, ANGRA and SONATA ARCTICA — is available for streaming at Symfonia.fi (in the audio player at the bottom of the page). The track comes off the band's debut ...

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MASTER Forced To Cancel U.S. Tour

Death metal legends MASTER, who were scheduled to kick off their long-anticipated U.S. headlining tour earlier this week with support from LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH and MOBILE DEATHCAMP, were denied entry into the country and forced to return to the Czech Republic. Said MASTER mainman Paul Speckmann in a statement: "We arrived Tuesday morning in ...

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SYMFONIA: 'In Paradisum' North American Release Date Announced

"In Paradisum", the debut album from SYMFONIA — the new melodic metal project featuring former members of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, ANGRA and SONATA ARCTICA — will be released in North America on April 19 via Armoury Records. The CD will be issued in Europe on April 1 through Edel Germany GmbH. "In Paradisum" track listing: 01. ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: 'New Dawn' Video Released

"New Dawn", the new video from Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Delta", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy: February 25 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 23 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA, Canada: ...

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ANACRUSIS: New Song Available For Free Download

Singer/guitarist Kenn Nardi of reunited St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metallers ANACRUSIS have issued the following update: "Bassist John Emery, drummer Mike Owen and I have been working on some new material and though there are no definite plans for a new album at this time, we thought we'd share a new song with you. ...

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SYMFONIA Performs Live For First Time; Video Available

SYMFONIA, the new melodic metal project featuring former members of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, ANGRA and SONATA ARCTICA, made its live debut last night (Friday, February 18) at the Finnish Metal Expo (part of the Helsinki Metal Meeting) in Helsinki, Finland. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Fields Of Avalon 02. Come By The Hills 03. ...

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Drummer ULI KUSCH Forced To Sit Out SYMFONIA Live Debut

Drummer Uli Kusch will be unable to join his SYMFONIA bandmates at the group's debut concert this coming Friday, February 18 at the Finnish Metal Expo (part of the Helsinki Metal Meeting) in Helsinki, Finland. Commented Kusch: "Over a month ago I started to feel pain in my left hand while rehearsing for the first ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: 'Delta' Trailer Available

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release their fourth album, "Delta", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy: February 25 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 23 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA, Canada: March 15 The CD was recorded Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany and marks the debut of the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, APOCALYPTICA, ALTER BRIDGE, Others Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

ROB ZOMBIE, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DISTURBED, ALTER BRIDGE, MONSTER MAGNET, THE CULT, MORBID ANGEL, MESHUGGAH and SUICIDE SILENCE are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is as follows: Friday, June 17: IGGY AND THE STOOGES ROB ZOMBIE ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Taps CHAOSWAVE Drummer For European Tour

Drummer Raphael Saini of Italian metallers CHAOSWAVE will fill in for VISIONS OF ATLANTIS' Thomas Caser during the latter band's upcoming European tour as the support act for RHAPSODY OF FIRE. Raphael says, "I am really excited about this tour with VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. I can't wait to be on the road again! "VISIONS OF ...

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CORPSESSED Signs With DARK DESCENT RECORDS

Finnish death metal outfit CORPSESSED has signed a deal with Dark Descent Records for the CD release of the band's self-titled debut EP. Due in early 2011, the EP features six tracks of bludgeoning old-school death in the vein of ENTOMBED, INCANTATION, DEICIDE, IMMOLATION and GRAVE. A video for the song "Altar Of Worms" can ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: More 'Delta' Release Dates Announced

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release their fourth album, "Delta", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy: February 25 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 23 Rest Of Europe: February 28 USA, Canada: March 15 The CD was recorded Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany and marks the debut of the ...

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AXXIS To Release '20 Years Of Axxis' DVD

German metallers AXXIS have set "20 Years Of Axxis" as the title of their first-ever DVD, due in early 2011. The footage for the disc was filmed at the band's December 13, 2009 20th-anniversary show at Zeche in Bochum, Germany and it will feature 33 songs spanning AXXIS's entire career. Also included are guest appearances ...

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