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Video: ANGRA Performs At PROGPOWER USA Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of 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 Cancels Remaining North American Tour Dates

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have canceled the remaining dates on their North American headlining tour. The band says in a statement: "A couple of days ago, Simone [Simons, vocals] had to fly back to the Netherlands to be with her family due to an emergency. Sadly there has been no major improvement in that situation, ...

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EPICA's North American Tour In Jeopardy

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, who kicked off their North American headlining tour on September 8 in Baltimore, Maryland, have issued the following statement: "Dear North American fans, "Luck has not been on our side as of late and it is with heavy hearts we share some unfortunate news. "A couple of days ago, something dramatic ...

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EPICA Talks Next Album, Songwriting Process For 'The Quantum Enigma' (Video)

Toazted conducted an interview with singer Simone Simons and guitarist Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA before the band's June 6 concert at the FortaRock festival at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Netherlands. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for EPICA's follow-up to 2014's "The Quantum Enigma" ...

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EPICA: 'The Essence Of Silence' Performance Video Released

The official performance video for the song "The Essence Of Silence" from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed earlier this year at the band's sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The ...

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Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX Discusses CHAOS MAGIC Collaboration With TIMO TOLKKI (Video)

Chilean singer Caterina Nix recently spoke to Metal-Impact.com about CHAOS MAGIC, her new alliance with Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS). You can now watch the chat below. Frontiers Music Srl released CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. Nix previously collaborated with ...

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CHAOS MAGIC Feat. Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI, Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX: 'A Little Too Late' Song Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. The song "A Little Too Late" from "Chaos Magic" can be streamed below. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. Nix ...

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CHAOS MAGIC Feat. Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI, Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX: 'One Drop Of Blood' Song Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. The song "One Drop Of Blood" from "Chaos Magic" can be streamed below. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. Nix ...

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CHAOS MAGIC Feat. Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI, Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX: 'I'm Alive' Video

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. The official video for the CD's first single, "I'm Alive", can be seen below. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. ...

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EPICA Honored With 'Buma ROCKS! Export Award'

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has been awarded the Buma ROCKS! Export Award. The Export Award is an annual award that is given out by Buma Cultuur to the Dutch artist which has had the most success abroad. Buma Cultuur was founded as The Conamus Foundation in 1962 with the aim of furthering the ...

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EPICA's 'Epic Metal Fest' To Include ELUVEITIE, FEAR FACTORY, MOONSPELL, DELAIN

Epic Metal Fest, a brand new festival organized and curated by members of Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA, will take place on the November 22 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Headlining this event, EPICA will be joined by ELUVEITIE, FEAR FACTORY (20th-anniversary "Demanufacture" show), MOONSPELL, DELAIN and PERIPHERY, with more bands to be announced. ...

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EPICA, ELUVEITIE, THE AGONIST Join Forces For North American Tour; Tickets Now On Sale

This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver magazine, also has Canada's THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons says the following about the upcoming tour: "We are ecstatic to finally return to North America. ...

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TIMO TOLKKI Creates CHAOS MAGIC With Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX

Frontiers Music Srl will release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America. CHAOS MAGIC is the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (formerly of STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix. Nix previously collaborated with Timo on the second chapter of the AVALON rock opera ...

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ANGRA: 'Final Light' Video Released

"Final Light", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Secret Garden", which was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ARCH ...

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ANGRA: Trailer For 'Final Light' Video

A trailer for "Final Light", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Secret Garden", which was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens ...

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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Talks First-Time Motherhood: 'It Was Actually Refreshing To Not Tour For A While'

Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! recently conducted an interview with vocalist Simone Simons and guitarist Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how being a mother (father is KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai) has changed her life and her position in EPICA, Simone said: "It was actually ...

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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Talks Motherhood: 'I Get To Do What I Love, Be A Mom And Be In A Band'

FaceCulture conducted an interview with singer Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA at last summer's Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, The Netherlands. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how being a mother (father is KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai) has changed ...

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ANGRA: 'Storm Of Emotions' Video Premiere

"Storm Of Emotions", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Secret Garden", which will be released on January 16, 2015 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens ...

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ANGRA: Video Footage From 'Secret Garden' Recording Sessions - Part 1

Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA will release their new album, "Secret Garden", on January 16, 2015 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ARCH ENEMY, OPETH, DRAGONFORCE). The first in a series of video clips featuring footage from the "Secret ...

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ANGRA's 'Secret Garden' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By SIMONE SIMONS, DORO PESCH

Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA will release their new album, "Secret Garden", on January 16, 2015 via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ARCH ENEMY, OPETH, DRAGONFORCE). "Secret Garden" "brings together everything that has established ANGRA as one of biggest ...

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KAMELOT: 'Falling Like The Fahrenheit' Video Released

"Falling Like The Fahrenheit", the new video from American / German / Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Ville Lipiainen (NIGHTWISH, HIM, APOCALYPTICA) and was filmed during the band's sold-out performance at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood and keyboardist Oliver Palotai spent time last ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, DRAGONFORCE, EPICA Singers To Be Featured In 'Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame'

Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH), Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Marc Hudson (DRAGONFORCE) and Simone Simons (EPICA) are among the heavy metal singers who will appear in "Karmaflow", which is said to be "the world's first rock opera videogame." What began as a graduation assignment for students of the University of Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands in ...

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