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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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AMARANTHE To Tour North America With BUTCHER BABIES

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE will make their triumphant return to North America this fall for a headline tour. This marks the second time the band has toured through the U.S. and Canada in 2015, when they headlined alongside their Spinefarm labelmates in SANTA CRUZ. On this run, fans will enjoy the full AMARANTHE experience, as ...

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LEAVES' EYES: 'The Waking Eye' Video Released

"The Waking Eye", the new video from LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — can be seen below. The track is taken from LEAVES' EYES' new album, "King Of Kings", which will be released on September 11 via AFM Records. The ...

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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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LEAVES' EYES Films 'The Waking Eye' Video

LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — filmed a video this past weekend in Norway for the group's new song "The Waking Eye". The track is taken from LEAVES' EYES' new album, "King Of Kings", which will be released on September ...

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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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LEAVES' EYES To Release 'King Of Kings' Album In September

LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — will release its new album, "King Of Kings", on September 4 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded in Germany, Norway, England, Netherlands, Belarus and Switzerland and was produced by Liv's husband, ATROCITY singer ...

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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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AMARANTHE Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Drop Dead Cynical' At SiriusXM's Octane (Video)

Swedish metallers AMARANTHE recently took part in an acoustic performance at the studios of SiriusXM's Octane. You can now watch video footage of their appearance below. AMARANTHE's third album, "Massive Addictive", was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, ...

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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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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Digital World'

"Digital World", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's third album, "Massive Addictive", which was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA) at the helm. "'Digital ...

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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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KISKE/SOMERVILLE: 'City Of Heroes' Album EPK

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from KISKE/SOMERVILLE, titled "City Of Heroes", on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America. An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the CD can be seen below. KISKE/SOMERVILLE is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) and Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM, AVANTASIA) ...

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AMARANTHE Interviewed In London (Audio)

Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with AMARANTHE on March 17 in London, England. You can now listen to the chat below. AMARANTHE's third album, "Massive Addictive", was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA) at the helm. ...

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