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AFTER FOREVER: Studio Footage Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit AFTER FOREVER has entered the studio to begin recording its new album, tentatively due next year via an as-yet-undetermined label. A brand new video shot in the recording studio has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). AFTER FOREVER's last album was "Remagine", which came out in ...

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VENGEANCE: More Tour Dates Announced

Dutch metal outfit VENGEANCE has lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Sep. 15 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands at Boerderij (with ELEKTRO VAN KLOOSTER) Sep. 16 - Baarlo, Netherlands at Shiwa (with STORMRIDER) Sep. 19 - Paris, France at La Locomotive * Sep. 20 - Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7 * Sep. 21 - München, ...

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STREAM OF PASSION To Play Mexico City With ANATHEMA

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, will perform live at Circo Volador in Mexico City on October 14, alongside XANDRIA and ANATHEMA. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster.com.mx. STREAM OF PASSION's debut album, "Embrace the Storm", was released in Holland in October 2005 via Sony/BMG Benelux. The CD was issued ...

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AFTER FOREVER Prepares To Record New Album

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit AFTER FOREVER has posted the following message on its official web site: "The upcoming period we will be in the studio recording the new AFTER FOREVER album together with producer Gordon Groothedde!!! It will be our sixth album (including the mini album 'Exordium') and it will be the beginning of ...

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AFTER FOREVER: New Rehearsal Video Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit AFTER FOREVER is currently writing material for the follow-up to 2005's "Remagine", tentatively due next year via an as-yet-undetermined label. The band has posted several rehearsal video clips on its official web site offering a glimpse into the songwriting/rehearsal process. Check them out at AfterForever.com. The follow-up to ...

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VENGEANCE To Support AXEL RUDI PELL In Europe

Dutch metal outfit VENGEANCE has been confirmed as the support act for AXEL RUDI PELL on his upcoming European tour in September/October. The dates are as follows: Sep. 19 - Paris, FRA - La Locomotive Sep. 20 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7 Sep. 21 - München, GER - Metropolis Sep. 23 - Aschaffenburg, GER - ...

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AFTER FOREVER Slam Former Record Label Over 'One-Sided' Collaboration

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit AFTER FOREVER have commented on the recent release of a two-disc compilation album by their former record label, Transmission Records, containing the best songs from the band's first ten years of existence, plus previously unreleased material, non-album tracks, alternate takes, rarities and previously unreleased remixed versions. The set, which includes ...

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AFTER FOREVER: Dutch TV Interview Posted Online

A four-minute video interview with AFTER FOREVER frontwoman Floor Jansen, conducted last month by the Dutch network L1, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media) (NOTE: The interview is in Dutch.) AFTER FOREVER's former record label, Transmission Records, recently released a two-disc compilation album containing the best songs from the band's ...

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AFTER FOREVER: Studio Brussel Radio Interview Available For Download

Belgian radio station Studio Brussel's interview with AFTER FOREVER frontwoman Floor Jansen, which originally aired last Tuesday (June 27), has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. As previously reported, AFTER FOREVER's former record label, Transmission Records, recently announced plans to release a two-disc compilation album containing the best ...

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AFTER FOREVER Singer To Be Featured On Dutch TV

AFTER FOREVER frontwoman Floor Jansen will be the subject of a short documentary airing today ((June 9) on the Dutch TV station L1 on the program "Ratatoej". The segment will focus on Jansen's work as the AFTER FOREVER singer and as a vocal teacher. The show will be broadast several times throughout the afternoon/evening: 4:00 ...

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AFTER FOREVER: 'It's Time To Take A Big Step Forward'

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit AFTER FOREVER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Today, the contract with our former label, Transmission, has ended. After four full-length albums, one mini-album and a few singles, we think it's time to take a big step forward! "The past years we've experienced an overwhelming worldwide ...

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AFTER FOREVER: 'Mea Culpa' Two-CD Collection to Include Previously Unreleased Material

AFTER FOREVER's former record label, Transmission Records, has announced plans to release a two-disc compilation album containing the best songs from the band's first ten years of existence, plus previously unreleased material, non-album tracks, alternate takes, rarities and previously unreleased remixed versions. Included you will find collaborations with such guest musicians as Sharon den Adel ...

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SUN CAGED Announce New Bassist

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED have announced the addition of bassist Roel Vink to the group's ranks. "He is a young bass player with a lot of good musical ambitions, and we will start to work hard on learning him all the songs," the band write on their web site. "Rob Van Der Loo [previous ...

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STREAM OF PASSION To Release Live DVD, CD

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, will be releasing a live DVD and live CD this summer as two separate products. The live recordings were made on February 17, 2006 at the Lucky & Co. venue in Rijssen, Holland during the band's "Embrace the Storm" tour. More information will be ...

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SUN CAGED Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Longtime SUN CAGED bassist Rob Van Der Loo has officially left the band. "Of course, we regret his decision, but despite that we respect his reasons. Rob is going into a totally new musical direction, and he was not happy anymore playing the music of SUN CAGED," the group write on their web site. "Rob ...

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STREAM OF PASSION To Release New Single

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, will release a new single on February 13, 2006. It will be accompanied by a video clip shot by renowned Belgian director Peter van Eyndt. The single will contain three very special bonus tracks. STREAM OF PASSION will hit the road for a European ...

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STREAM OF PASSION Enter Dutch Album Chart At No. 27

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, have entered the Dutch national album chart at position No. 27 with their debut CD, "Embrace the Storm". In other news, Arjen and STREAM OF PASSION frontwoman, Mexican singer Marcela Bovio (one of the vocalists on AYREON's 2004 rock opera, "The Human Equation") performed ...

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STREAM OF PASSION: 'Passion' Video Posted Online

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, have uploaded their video for the track "Passion" at their official web site. The version of the song featured in the clip is a special edit not featured on the band's debut album. It is available in Quicktime and Windows Media player ...

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STREAM OF PASSION To Tour Europe In January

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, will hit the road for a European tour starting January 25, 2006. The band will perform songs from their debut album, "Embrace the Storm", as well has songs from the AYREON back catalog. Support at all dates will come from DAMIAN WILSON. Confirmed dates ...

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STREAM OF PASSION Sign With SONY/BMG BENELUX

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, has inked a deal with Sony/BMG Benelux. The group's debut album, "Embrace the Storm", is scheduled for release on October 24. The album will be issued in the rest of Europe and the U.S./Canada via InsideOut Music. As previously reported, a full-length MP3 of ...

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AYREON Mastermind Unveils STREAM OF PASSION

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen has officially unveiled his new band STREAM OF PASSION, which also features singer Mexican singer Marcela Bovio, one of the vocalists on AYREON's 2004 rock opera "The Human Equation". The group's official bio follows below: After Dutch guitarist/composer/producer Arjen Anthony Lucassen had finished his latest endeavour, the AYREON rock opera "The ...

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AYREON To Release New Single In June

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will release the third single from their "The Human Equation" album on June 16. Entitled "Come Back to Me", the single is said to be "a slightly extended and newly mixed version of the song 'Day 7: Hope'." Other tracks on the single include "August ...

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AFTER FOREVER Keyboardist To Guest On SAGITTA Debut

AFTER FOREVER keyboardist Joost Van Den Broek will be making a guest appearance on the debut album from Brazilian metallers SAGITTA, entitled "Ohm". A former member of SUN CAGED, Joost had previously worked with Arjen Lucassen in the projects AYREON and STAR ONE. Citing such influences as Derek Sherinian, Steve Vai, MUSE, JAMIROQUAI and Devin ...

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