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CIRCLE II CIRCLE To Begin Mixing New Album This Week

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by ex-SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, will begin mixing its new album, "Seasons Will Fall", this Thursday, October 4 in San Francisco, California. Says bassist Mitch Stewart: "We are looking for an early 2013 release. Touring news to come in the next week or so." In a recent interview with ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Maribor Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 26 performance at MC Pekarna in Maribor, Slovenia can be seen below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Sofia Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 23 performance at R.B.F. Club in Sofia, Bulgaria can be seen below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: New Performance Footage From European Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 7 performance at Kubox in Kuurne, Belgium can be seen below. Also available is footage of the following night's concert at De Pit in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs In Czech Republic (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 14 performance at Sokolovna in Hranice, Czech Republic can be seen below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Released

"The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman Says Cyprus Concert DVD Shoot Was 'A Huge Success'

ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming CD/DVD release. 1,500 fans witnessed the show, which ran for three hours and featured on-stage scenery and artwork that was uniquely created for this special event. Veteran producer Jim Morris of Morrisound Studios ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Teaser Available

A teaser for "The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Track-By-Track Breakdown Available (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen in two parts below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The ...

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ICED EARTH Records Cyprus Concert For Live CD/DVD; Fan-Filmed Video Footage Available

ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming CD/DVD release. 1,500 fans witnessed the show, which ran for three hours and featured on-stage scenery and artwork that was uniquely created for this special event. Veteran producer Jim Morris of Morrisound Studios ...

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REVERENCE: 'Bleed For Me' Video Released

"Bleed For Me", the new video from REVERENCE, the power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Ned Meloni and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's debut ...

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ELVENKING: Making Of 'Era' Part 5 (Video)

The fifth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). ...

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ELVENKING: 'Poor Little Baroness' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Poor Little Baroness", a brand new song from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Recruits Former INTO ETERNITY Drummer

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band formed by ex-SAVATAGE front man Zak Stevens, has recruited drummer Adam Sagan (INTO ETERNITY, FINAL DARKNESS, ECHOTERRA) to sit behind the kit for their upcoming European tour, which includes a stop at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. Commented Sagan, "Every musician out there ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will release their new album, "Era", on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "Era" features guest appearances by ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Explains Dubai Cancelation

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the Florida-based band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has just returned from Europe where it celebrated the 25th anniversary of one of heavy metal's most iconic records, "Hall Of The Mountain King" by SAVATAGE. The band performed the entire album as a special one-time-only treat for the still massive amount of ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Rejoined By Guitarist BILL HUDSON

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band formed by ex-SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, rejoined by guitarist Bill Hudson (ex-CELLADOR) for their upcoming European dates, which include an appearance at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. The Wacken concert will contain a special performance of the entire classic 1997 SAVATAGE album "The ...

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REVERENCE: 'When Darkness Calls' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "When Darkness Calls", the debut album from REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Ned Meloni and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, can be seen below. "When Darkness ...

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ELVENKING: First Studio Webisode Available

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new CD. Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed In Australia (Video)

Metal Matt conducted an interview with powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) during the singer's recent Australian tour. You can now watch the chat below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the ...

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REVERENCE: Title Track Of Debut Album Available For Streaming

"When Darkness Calls", the title track of the debut album from REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Ned Meloni and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, can be streamed using the SoundCloud ...

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REVERENCE: 'Too Late' Video Released

"Too Late", the new video from REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Ned Meloni and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, can be seen below. The track comes off the group's debut ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Melbourne Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) May 19 performance at The Hi Fi in Melbourne, Australia can be seen below. Released in May 2009, "Play My Game", the first solo album from Owens, landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums ...

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