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JORN To Release 'Bring Heavy Rock To The Land' In June

Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA) will release a new studio album, "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land", on June 1 via Frontiers Records. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below. South American fans had experienced Jorn Lande live as frontman for MASTERPLAN and recently on the world tour with AVANTASIA ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE: 'Pentagram' Artwork, Video Teaser Available

Denmark-based symphonic metal band EVIL MASQUERADE will release its fifth album, "Pentagram", on May 21 via Dark Minstrel Music. The CD was once again produced by guitarist Henrik Flyman and mixed by Tommy Hansen (JORN, HELLOWEEN) at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Pentagram 02. A Silhouette ...

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New MASTERPLAN Album Pushed Back To Next Year

Guitarist Roland Grapow of German/Norwegian melodic metallers MASTERPLAN has issued the following update: "I will finally just work from April on only on the next MASTERPLAN album! I am looking for an album release in January 2013. That means no work for other bands in my studio anymore for the rest of this year! Only ...

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DJERV To Support MINISTRY In Europe

DJERV — the Norwegian band featuring singer Agnete Kjølsrud of ANIMAL ALPHA, drummer Erlend Gjerde of STONEGARD and WARDRUNA and guitarist Stian Kårstad of TRELLDOM — will support MINISTRY on the European leg of their "DefibrillaTouR" this summer. A complete list of tour dates — including a series of Norwegian concerts alongside DUNDERBEIST this month ...

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OCEANS OF TIME Releases Debut Album

Norwegian progressive metallers OCEANS OF TIME have just released their debut album, "Faces", via Melodic Revolution Records. Two years in the making, the CD contains 10 original songs with a running time of 55 minutes. It was recorded at Oceans Studios and was mixed and mastered by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, IRON FIRE, JORN) ...

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DERIDE Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

DERIDE, the Norwegian band featuring Kjetil Greve (AUDREY HORNE) on drums and Ole Walaunet (GRIMFIST) on guitar, has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's new album, "The Void", will be released on April 27. DERIDE has been lurking around for well over a decade by now, having made its first appearance in the ...

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MAYHEM: New Video Interview With ATTILA CSIHAR

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted a video interview with vocalist Attila Csihar of Norwegian/Hungarian black metallers MAYHEM prior to the band's December 4, 2011 performance at the Emo's in Austin, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. MAYHEM last year parted ways with French guitarist Silmaeth (ex-VORKREIST) and replaced him with Teloch ...

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PAGAN'S MIND Interviewed In Amsterdam (Video)

Metal Blast conducted an interview with Jørn Viggo Lofstad (guitar) and Steinar Krokmo (bass) of Norwegian metallers PAGAN'S MIND before the band's December 16, 2011 concert at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland. You can now watch the chat below. The "Intermission" single by PAGAN'S MIND, which was exclusively distributed via the June 2011 issue of ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE Talks TRILLIUM On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville was interviewed on the December 15, 2011 edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Somerville interview begins around the 23-minute mark.) Somerville's metal project TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", on November 1 in North America (three days later in ...

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Ex-AFTER FOREVER Singer FLOOR JANSEN Returns To Live Stage In Brazil; Video, Photos Available

Dutch singer extraordinaire Floor Jansen, formerly with AFTER FOREVER and currently fronting her own band REVAMP, returned to the stage this past Saturday night (November 26) at Carioca Club in So Paulo, Brazil as a special guest of MAYAN, the band featuring EPICA/ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. ...

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TRILLIUM: 'Coward' Video Released

"Coward", the new video from TRILLIUM, the metal project masterminded by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Alloy", which will be released on November 1 in North America (three days later in Europe) via Frontiers Records. "Alloy" is a collection of songs that's charged with ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE's TRILLIUM: First Studio Webisode Released

The first in a series of behind-the-scenes clips featuring footage from the making of "Alloy", the debut album from TRILLIUM, the new metal project masterminded by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville, can be seen below. The CD will be released on November 1 in North America (three days later in Europe) via Frontiers Records. "Alloy" is ...

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JORN To Support MOTRHEAD In Scandinavia

Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA) will support MOTRHEAD on the following Scandinavian tour dates: Dec. 02 - Denmark, Aalborg - Skraeen Multi Dec. 04 - Denmark, Copenhagen - Vega Main Hall Dec. 05 - Norway, Oslo - Sentrum Scene Dec. 07 - Norway, Bergen - Peer Gynt Salen Dec. 09 - Sweden, Gothenburg ...

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SCARLET RECORDS Launches BAKERTEAM Imprint

Scarlet Records has created and launched its own partner label, Bakerteam Records, which aims in discovering and offering support to the best talents of the hard rock and heavy metal international scene. The new label will benefit from all the distribution channels and promotional tools that have made Scarlet one of the most established labels ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE To Release TRILLIUM Debut In November

Frontiers Records has set a November 1 North American release date (three days later in Europe) for "Alloy", the debut album from TRILLIUM, the new metal project masterminded by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville. "Alloy" is a collection of songs that's charged with emotion and exploration and a very personal statement from Amanda. "Since I'm an ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE Completes Work On New Album

Denmark-based symphonic metal band EVIL MASQUERADE has completed work on its fifth album, "Pentagram", for a late 2011/early 2012 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The CD was once again produced by guitarist Henrik Flyman and mixed by Tommy Hansen (JORN, HELLOWEEN) at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark. The track listing for the CD is as ...

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Live in Black - JORN

Always wondered about all the fuss over this Jorn Lande fellow or were curious about the quality level of the material on his eight studio albums? Then "Live in Black" is the album — make that a double-CD/DVD combo — for you since it offers a nice cross section of music from a band called ...

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SHADOWSIDE: 'Angel With Horns' Video Released

"Angel With Horns", the new video from Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Campinas, Brazil with director Thiago Pinheiro of Studio Kaiowas. "The song is about someone trying to escape their own boring reality by putting their hopes in one disturbing and mysterious person that's pure evil, though ...

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SHADOWSIDE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Waste Of Life", a brand new song from Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE, can be streamed on the band's Facebook page. The track comes off the group's third album, "Inner Monster Out", which will be made available digitally on August 30 via via SHP Records, with a retail CD and vinyl release planned for ...

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AVANTASIA: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

AVANTASIA the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet closed out this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival on Saturday, August 6 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The concert, which was broadcast live on German TV station ZDFkultur, can now be seen below. (Note: ZDFkultur only aired a ...

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MASTERPLAN Working On New Material

Guitarist Roland Grapow and keyboardist Axel Mackenrott German/Norwegian melodic metallers MASTERPLAN are working on material for the band's next album which they will begin recording in the fall. An early 2012 release via AFM Records is expected. MASTERPLAN's last CD, "Time To Be King", was released on May 21, 2010 through AFM Records. The CD's ...

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JORN LANDE Live In Buenos Aires; Video Available

Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA) played a headlining show at ND/Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 13, 2011 as part of his South American tour under the JORN banner. The setlist for the concert was as follows: 01. Road Of The Cross 02. Shadow People 03. Below 04. Promises 05. World Gone ...

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SHADOWSIDE: 'Inner Monster Out' Audio Samples Available

Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE will release their third album, "Inner Monster Out", later this month via SHP Records. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordstrm, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and BRING ME THE HORIZON, among ...

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AVANTASIA: Band Lineup For WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance Revealed

AVANTASIA the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet will perform at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. In addition to Sammet, AVANTASIA's lineup for the Wacken performance will include the following ten musicians: * ...

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JORN To Release 'Live In Black' In August

Frontiers Records has set an August 23 North American release date (three days later in Europe) for Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande's (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARK, THE SNAKES) "Live In Black" a 2-CD/DVD set. The concert was recorded on June 10, 2010 at the Sweden Rock Festival in front of more than 25,000 people. 2010 ...

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