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STRATOVARIUS Interviewed By Germany's METAL HAMMER Magazine (Video)

Germany's Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jens Johansson and vocalist Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal Hammer Germany, "a ...

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STRATOVARIUS Interviewed By Germany's METAL HAMMER Magazine (Video)

Germany's Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jens Johansson and vocalist Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal Hammer Germany, "a ...

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WARMEN Completes Mastering New Album

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, has finished mastering the follow-up for the band's critically acclaimed 2009 studio album "Japanese Hospitality". A late 2013 release is expected. WARMEN celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a concert during the Helsinki Metal Meeting weekend in February 2010 at Dante's Highlight in Helsinki, Finland. The ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Parts Ways With Guitarist TOM HESS

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE have "respectfully" parted ways with their American guitarist Tom Hess due to "philosophical differences." The band states: "RHAPSODY OF FIRE and Tom both sincerely wish each other the very best for their respective futures." RHAPSODY OF FIRE released a new live album, "Live - From Chaos To Eternity", on ...

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The Omega Experiment - THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT

There are two ways to look at Michigan's THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT. On the one hand, this is one hell of a debut, yet on the other hand, the frequent low-key production and a few offsetting quirks makes it a case of "what could've been". For all intents and purposes, THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT is a two-man ...

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MASTERPLAN: Official 'Novum Initium' Album Trailer

The official trailer for "Novum Initium", the new album from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, can be seen below. The CD will be released in Europe on June 14 and in North America on June 18 via AFM Records. "Novum Initium" track listing: 01. Per Aspera Ad Astra 02. The Game 03. Keep Your Dream Alive ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'Keep Your Dream Alive' Video Released

"Keep Your Dream Alive", the new video from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in February in the Luftverteidigungsbunker Erndtebrück, also called "Bunker Erich." "Keep Your Dream Alive" comes off MASTERPLAN's new album, "Novum Initium", which will be released on June 14 via AFM Records. "Novum Initium" track listing: ...

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PINK CREAM 69: 'Special' Video Released

"Special", the new video from German/British melodic hard rockers PINK CREAM 69, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Ceremonial", which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 83. The CD was released on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America via Frontiers Records. The ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer Interviewed On Brazil's 'Lokaos Rock Show' (Video)

Dani Buarque of the "Lokaos Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS in São Paulo, Brazil. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'The Game' Lyric Video Released

"Novum Initium", the new album from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, will be released on May 17 via AFM Records. The official lyric video for the song "The Game" can be seen below. "Novum Initium" track listing: 01. Per Aspera Ad Astra 02. The Game 03. Keep Your Dream Alive 04. Black Night Of Magic 05. ...

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SPV And SONIC ATTACK Announce Joint Venture

Hanover, Germany record imprint SPV and Berlin, Germany label Sonic Attack have announced their collaboration under the official moniker of Sonic Attack/SPV. This joint venture is based on an extensive back catalogue as well as new products. Both companies will collaborate globally, with the exception of Japan. Sonic Attack was founded two years ago and ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY To Release New Album This Summer

Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY will release their new album in June/July via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will once again be produced by Luca Turilli and it will be recorded and mixed by Sebastian Röder at the Backyard Studios in Kempten, Germany. Says LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY guitarist Dominique Leurquin: "After the great success ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: 'Dawn Of Victory' Live Video Released

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release a new live album, "Live - From Chaos To Eternity", on May 3 in Europe and May 7 in the USA via AFM Records. It will be available as two-CD digipak and as limited three-vinyl set. The material (a mixture of old classics and newer tracks) was ...

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STRATOVARIUS Bassist Interviewed In Hamburg (Video)

On March 29, Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with bassist Lauri Porra of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal Hammer Germany, "a collection of the band’s greatest ...

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STRATOVARIUS Interviewed In Milan (Video)

On April 10, journalist and musician Barbara Caserta of Linearock conducted an interview with Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS at Radio Lombardia Studios in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'Novum Initium' Teaser Video Available

"Novum Initium", the new album from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, will be released on May 17 via AFM Records. The first trailer for the CD can be seen below. "Novum Initium" track listing: 01. Per Aspera Ad Astra 02. The Game 03. Keep Your Dream Alive 04. Black Night Of Magic 05. Betrayal 06. No ...

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AMARANTHE Featuring SCARPOINT Singer: Budapest Footage Available

Due to scheduling conflicts and for family reasons, Andy Solveström — who normally handles screaming vocals for Swedish metallers AMARANTHE — is sitting out the band's current European tour with STRATOVARIUS. AMARANTHE states: "We are obviously sad about this, but the show must go on! Henrik Englund from Swedish band SCARPOINT [is] joining us instead! ...

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MASTERPLAN: New Album Pushed Back To May

The release date of "Novum Initium", the new album from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, has been pushed back to May 17 from the previously announced April 26 (via AFM Records). No reason was given for the delay. "Novum Initium" track listing: 01. Per Aspera Ad Astra 02. The Game 03. Keep Your Dream Alive 04. ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: 'Enshrined In My Memory' Video Released

"Enshrined In My Memory", the new video from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. The song is also available for download and legal streaming through all ...

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Video: New DEEP PURPLE Album 'Reviewed' By Members Of STRATOVARIUS

Video footage of Jens Johansson and Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS offering their first impressions of "Now What?!", the long-awaited new album from British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE, can be seen below. DEEP PURPLE's 19th studio album, "Now What?!", will be released via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is ...

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