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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Preparing To Record New Album

Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY will enter Sebastian Röder's Backyard Studios in Kempten, Germany to begin recording their new album, "Prometheus: Symphonia Ignis Divinus", for a 2014 release via Nuclear Blast. Comments the band: "This album is very important to all of us. Behind it, there is the ambitious goal of creating one of ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: First 'Dark Wings Of Steel' Trailer Released

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Dark Wings Of Steel", on November 22 in Europe and December 3 in the USA via AFM Records. The CD was produced by keyboardist Alex Staropoli, with all songs composed by Staropoli and Manuel Staropoli, with assistance from Roby De Micheli. All lyrics ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE To Release 'Dark Wings Of Steel' In November

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Dark Wings Of Steel", on November 22 in Europe and December 3 in the USA via AFM Records. The CD was produced by keyboardist Alex Staropoli, with all songs composed by Staropoli and Manuel Staropoli, with assistance from Roby De Micheli. All lyrics ...

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OVERKILL, STRATOVARIUS, MASTERPLAN, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA Festival

OVERKILL, STRATOVARIUS, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, PAIN OF SALVATION, MASTERPLAN and SEVENTH WONDER are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place Septemebr 12-13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Confirmed acts: Friday, September 12, 2014 DISCOURSE ORDEN OGAN LEPROUS OVERKILL SEVENTH WONDER (performing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety) ...

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PLACE VENDOME Featuring MICHAEL KISKE: New Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records will release the much-anticipated third album from PLACE VENDOME, "Thunder In The Distance", on November 1 in Europe and November 5 in North America. PLACE VENDOME is the melodic rock project featuring UNISONIC and former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske on all lead vocals and production from Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69). PLACE VENDOME ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Drum-Cam Footage From Finland's TUSKA Festival

Drum-cam footage of STRATOVARIUS's Rolf Pilve performing with his bandmates on June 30 at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. Pilve joined STRATOVARIUS in June 2012 as the replacement for Jörg Michael, who spent sixteen years in the band and played on nine STRATOVARIUS studio albums. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", ...

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PLACE VENDOME To Release 'Thunder In The Distance' In November

PLACE VENDOME's third album, "Thunder In The Distance", will be released in early November via Frontiers Records. As on the band's the previous CDs, Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN) sang on all the tracks, which were produced and mixed by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC). The songs were composed by different writers, including Magnus Karlsson ...

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MASTERPLAN Mainman Interviewed On 'Metalkast' Podcast (Audio)

Former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow was interviewed for the latest episode of the "Metalkast" podcast. You can now listen to the entire show using the audio player below. "Novum Initium", the new album from MASTERPLAN, was released in Europe on June 14 and in North America on June 18 via AFM Records. ...

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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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