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EPICA To Join Forces With POWERWOLF For European Tour

Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA and German heavy metal giants POWERWOLF are teaming up for a European tour in early 2017. This impressive co-headline tour comes in support of the highly awaited new EPICA album, "The Holographic Principle", which is due on September 30, 2016 release and POWERWOLF's spectacular DVD, "The Metal Mass Live", which ...

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EPICA: 'The Holographic Principle' Album Artwork Unveiled

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 band commented: "Our highly anticipated seventh ...

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Dutch All-Female Death Metal Band SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION Releases 'Brutal Queen' EP

Dutch all-female death/black metal band SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION released its debut five-song EP, "Brutal Queen", on April 22. The effort combines technical, old-school death metal with great hooklines and elements of black metal, according to a press release. Founded in 2014 in Eidhoven, SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION managed very quickly to establish an amazing live reputation ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER's SUNSTORM: New Song 'Everything You've Got' Available For Streaming

"Everything You've Got", a brand new song from legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner's (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) SUNSTORM project can be streamed below. The track is taken from SUNSTORM's fourth album, which will be released on May 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. SUNSTORM is Joe Lynn Turner's successful AOR/melodic rock project, something ...

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Rockers React To PRINCE's Death

Members of GUNS N' ROSES, AEROSMITH, KISS, SLIPKNOT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, HALESTORM and JANE'S ADDICTION are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of the artist known as Prince, who died earlier today (Thursday, April 21) at the age of 57. "It is with profound sadness ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER's SUNSTORM: 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Video Released

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) recently traveled to Vikos Gorge in northern Greece to film a video for the song "Edge Of Tomorrow" from his SUNSTORM project with director Menelaos Sykovelis. The track is the title cut of SUNSTORM's fourth album, which will be released on May 13 ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Offers Update On Next Album

"Moshpit" show, which airs on the SYN 90.7 radio station in Melbourne, Australia, recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the progress of the recording sessions for EPICA's follow-up to 2014's "The ...

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Italian Progressive Metal Band DGM Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Italian progressive metallers DGM to a multi-album deal. The band's new CD will be released in late summer. DGM started in 1994 as an instrumental band and evolved over the years into a formidable and tight unit, offering super heavy riffs, tight drum patterns, beautiful melodies, classy ...

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REDEMPTION: New Song 'Thirty Silver' Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Guitarists POLAND, FRIEDMAN, BRODERICK

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, will release its sixth full-length, "The Art Of Loss", on February 26 via Metal Blade Records. The song "Thirty Silver", featuring guest appearances by former MEGADETH guitarists Chris Poland, Marty Friedman and Chris Broderick, can ...

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REDEMPTION: New Song 'Damaged' Feat. MARTY FRIEDMAN

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, will release its sixth full-length, "The Art Of Loss", on February 26 via Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order now in various formats at metalblade.com/redemption, where fans can also watch the lyric ...

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Middle-Aged Former Headbanger Groupies Focus Of New Comedy Series

Sweetest Pit Bull Productions has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the half-hour single-camera comedy "Life Of Groupies" by Los Angeles-based writer-creator, actor and producer Joanne Rose. "The comedy series is about middle-aged former headbanger groupies, recapturing their past by taking a walk back on the wild side to avoid their midlife crisis challenges," says Rose. ...

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ROBERT PLANT Reunites With ALISON KRAUSS For 'The Light Of Christmas Day' Christmas Original (Audio)

Republic Records will release the "Love The Coopers" official soundtrack album on Friday, November 13 through all digital retailers. Capturing the "Coopers" holiday theme, the soundtrack includes the studio reunion of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on their Christmas original "The Light Of Christmas Day", their first recording since the 2007 album "Raising Sand". The ...

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ANGRA Feat. MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From PROGPOWER USA Festival

A 38-minute documentary on ANGRA's September 12 performance at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. ANGRA's latest album, "Secret Garden", was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD, which was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ...

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EPICA: Official 'Unchain Utopia' Performance Video

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released the official live video for their song "Unchain Utopia", filmed live earlier this year at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium. The clip was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The show was recorded by Ace Zec and mixed by EPICA producer ...

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EPICA Announces 2016 North American Tour Dates

Coming January, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA will return to North America for their rescheduled "Enigma" tour. Support on the trek will come from MOONSPELL and STARKILL. Comments EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons: "We were really disappointed when we were forced to drop our tour with ELUVEITIE because of my father's life-threatening accident. Luckily, my father ...

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EPICA: Video Recap Of Summer Festival Appearances

A six-minute clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from EPICA's summer 2015 festival appearances can be seen below (filmed and edited by Jens de Vos of Panda Productions). EPICA earlier in the month canceled the remaining dates on its North American headlining tour so that the band's lead singer, Simone Simons, could be by her father's side ...

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EPICA Has Written 25 Songs For Upcoming Studio Album

Metal Wani's Sandra C Yeomans recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the EPICA songwriting process: "We sit down [separately] and we start writing. And then, after a while, we have quite some ...

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