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WASTEFALL: New Lineup Revealed

Reactivated Greek progressive heavy metal band WASTEFALL has amicably parted ways with keyboardist Christos Kyrkilis. The group states: "Since Domenik [Papaemmanouil, guitar/vocals] is more than efficient, he is going to take charge the keyboards concerning the studio recordings. It's better for the chemistry of the band to remain as a quartet." In other news, since ...

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JORN LANDE Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Norwegian hard rock singer Jorn Lande was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Lande interview begins around the 21-minute mark.) Jorn Lande's very special album, "Symphonic", was released on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America ...

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MASTERPLAN: First Photo Of New Lineup

The first photo of the new lineup of multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN can be seen below. Joining recently announced new drummer Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH) are vocalist Rick Altzi (AT VANCE, SANDALINAS, THUNDERSTONE), who replaces Jorn Lande, and bassist Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS, SYMFONIA, DEVIL'S TRAIN). The band recently recorded the follow-up to its ...

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Reactivated WASTEFALL To Release 'Meridiem' EP

Reactivated Greek progressive heavy metal band WASTEFALL has entered the studio to record a new EP called "Meridiem" (South) for a spring digital release. A video for one of the new songs will be filmed by LensOrama. WASTEFALL launched its official comeback to the metal music scene with a new song, "Recycle The Elite", which ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Begins Recording New Album

Multinational melodic metal band EDEN'S CURSE is in the studio working on its as-yet-untitled fourth album for a late summer release via AFM Records. English drummer Pete Newdeck entered the studio in mid-January and has now completed recordings on all fourteen tracks at Higher Studios in Tewkesbury. German virtuoso guitarist Thorsten Koehne began guitar recordings ...

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JORN LANDE Interviewed In Rome (Video)

HeavyWorlds.com conducted an interview with Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA) before his December 6, 2012 concert at Jailbreak Live Club in Rome. Italy. You can now watch the chat below. Lande's new album, "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land", entered the official Swedish chart at position No. 34. The CD was released on ...

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JORN To Release 'Symphonic' In January

Frontiers Records will release of a very special album from Norwegian hard rock singer Jorn Lande entitled "Symphonic" on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America. "Symphonic" is not a proper new album, but rather a selection of tracks taken from Jorn's previous studio releases, which have been carefully selected by the ...

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ECHOTIME Signs With LOGIC(IL)LOGIC RECORDS

Italian metallers ECHOTIME have inked a deal with logic(il)logic Records. The band's debut album, "Genuine", will be released in late December. According to a press release, ECHOTIME "is inspired and influenced by artists such as DREAM THEATER, SYMPHONY X, KAMELOT, QUEEN, Ronnie James Dio, Jorn Lande, PAIN OF SALVATION, CIRCUS MAXIMUS and WINGER. It tries ...

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MASTERPLAN Leader: 'It's Time To Return With Full Force'

Multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN have revealed their new band lineup. Joining recently announced new drummer Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH) are vocalist Rick Altzi (AT VANCE, SANDALINAS, THUNDERSTONE), who replaces Jorn Lande, and bassist Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS, SYMFONIA, DEVIL'S TRAIN). The band is currently recording the follow-up to its 2010 album, "Time To Be ...

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MASTERPLAN: New Lineup Revealed

Multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN have revealed their new band lineup. Joining recently announced new drummer Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH) are vocalist Rick Altzi (AT VANCE, SANDALINAS, THUNDERSTONE), who replaces Jorn Lande, and bassist Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS, SYMFONIA, DEVIL'S TRAIN). The band is currently recording the follow-up to its 2010 album, "Time To Be ...

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GLENN HUGHES Talks RONNIE JAMES DIO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, 'Re-Machined' CD (Video)

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's second awards gala, which was held last night (Wednesday, October 31) at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood, California. ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Working On Solo Album

Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson has commenced working on a new solo album under the working title of "Free Fall". Karlsson, best known as guitar player for PRIMAL FEAR, STARBREAKER and LAST TRIBE, as well as a producer and composer for the popular studio project ALLEN LANDE and Bob Catley's latest solo album, "Immortal", has been ...

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MAYHEM In The Studio

Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have apparently entered a studio in Budapest, Hungary to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. The band, which made several festival appearances in Europe this past summer, is scheduled to play a special club show in Budapest on October 5. Asked if MAYHEM has ...

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KHAØS: Audio Sample Of Another New Song Available

KHAØS, the Swiss/American band featuring Chandler Mogel (OUTLOUD) on vocals, Mark Rossi (TRIBAL) on guitar, N I c Angileri (JORN) on bass and Trevor Franklin (ELIS) on drums, will release its debut EP, "Rising", worldwide on all digital platforms on October 29 via MarkRossi Records. A one-minute audio snippet of the EP's second track, "Hated", ...

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KHAØS: Audio Sample Of New Song Available

KHAØS, the Swiss/American band featuring Chandler Mogel (OUTLOUD) on vocals, Mark Rossi (TRIBAL) on guitar, N I c Angileri (JORN) on bass and Trevor Franklin (ELIS) on drums, will release its debut EP, "Rising", worldwide on all digital platforms on October 29 via MarkRossi Records. A one-minute audio snippet of the EP's opening track, "Distress ...

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KHAØS To Release 'Rising' EP In October

KHAØS, the Swiss/American band featuring Chandler Mogel (OUTLOUD) on vocals, Mark Rossi (TRIBAL) on guitar, N I c Angileri (JORN) on bass and Trevor Franklin (ELIS) on drums, will release its debut EP, "Rising", worldwide on all digital platforms on October 29 via MarkRossi Records. KHAØS was formed in June 2012 around the idea of ...

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OCEANS OF TIME: 'Kingdom Falls' Video Released

"Kingdom Falls", the new video from the Norwegian symphonic metal band OCEANS OF TIME, can be seen below. The clip was produced by Golden Touch Film and directed by Andy Pett. "Kingdom Falls" is the first single from OCEANS OF TIME's debut album, "Faces", which was released in February via Melodic Revolution Records. Two years ...

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Norway's MAYHEM Working On New Material

TeePee of Total Rock Radio conducted an interview with Jørn Stubberud, best known as the bassist in the legendary Norwegian black metal band MAYHEM (where he performs under the stage name Necrobutcher), at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. ...

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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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JORN Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Guitarist Tore Moren and bassist Nic Angileri have left JORN, the band led by Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA), in order to focus on their solo careers and other projects. Their replacements have not yet been announced. "Live And Let Fly", the new video from Lande, can be seen below. The song comes ...

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MASTERPLAN Taps CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer For New Album

German/Norwegian melodic metallers MASTERPLAN have tapped Czech musician Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH) to lay down the drum tracks for the band's new album. Commented MASTERPLAN guitarist/mastermind Roland Grapow (formerly of HELLOWEEN): "We are very happy that we found Martin. He is a very talented and powerful drummer and besides that he is an ...

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New KAMELOT Singer Has No Intention Of Leaving SEVENTH WONDER

Swedish singer Tommy Karevik (SEVENTH WONDER), who recently joined American/German symphonic metallers KAMELOT as the replacement for Roy Khan, has released the following statement regarding his addition to the band: "It is not a secret that I have been in close contact with the KAMELOT crew for some time now. I played with them on ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Swedish heavy metal guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Magnus Karlsson has inked a solo deal with Frontiers Records. Magnus' first critically acclaimed musical project was with the band LAST TRIBE, which has released three full-length albums. In 2004, Magnus started to work as a session musician in a project put together by Frontiers Records, featuring two ...

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JORN: 'Live And Let Fly' Video Released

"Live And Let Fly", the new video from Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA), can be seen below. The song comes off the singer's new album, "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land", which entered the official Swedish chart at position No. 34. The CD was released on June 1 in Europe and June 5 ...

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TRILLIUM: Vosselaar Performance Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — performing on May 9 at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium as the support act for DELAIN can be seen below. TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", on November 1, 2011 in North America (three days later in Europe) via ...

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DJERV: 'Headstone' Video Released

"Headstone", the new video from DJERV — the Norwegian band featuring singer Agnete Kjølsrud of ANIMAL ALPHA, drummer Erlend Gjerde of STONEGARD and WARDRUNA and guitarist Stian Kårstad of TRELLDOM — can be seen below. The clip is an impressive, partly animated, and partly green-screen production by longtime collaborator Jørn Veberg, and co-director Colin McMahon. ...

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