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EPICA Recording Eighth Album: More Video Footage From The Studio

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA recently entered Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands with producer Joost Van Den Broek to record their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" is once again being produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON). The recording sessions for EPICA's new disc are being filmed by Panda Productions, ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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EPICA Begins Recording New Album

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands with producer Joost Van Den Broek to record their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" is once again being produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON). The recording sessions for EPICA's new disc are being filmed by Panda Productions, ...

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Apocalypse & Chill - DELAIN

As much as DELAIN have established themselves as major players in the world of symphonic metal, it's never been particularly easy to pinpoint the band's primary USP. Neither as epic or progressive as NIGHTWISH nor as heavy as EPICA, they have certainly erred towards the more streamlined, pop-orientated approach of WITHIN TEMPTATION, but with a ...

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EPICA Completes Pre-Production For New Album

According to EPICA singer Simone Simons, the band has completed pre-production for the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" album. The new disc will once again be recorded at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands with producer Joost Van Den Broek. This past October, EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen told That Drummer Guy that there was ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'GG6'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "GG6". The track is taken from the band's fifth album "Helix", which was released in October 2018 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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Watch DRAGONFORCE Perform At 'TwitchCon 2019' Opening Ceremony

On September 27, power metal legends DRAGONFORCE performed at TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego, California during the opening ceremony at the Glitch Theatre, to celebrate the launch of their eighth full-length, "Extreme Power Metal". In addition to the live audience of thousands, this performance was streamed live on Twitch. Video footage of the concert can ...

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DRAGONFORCE Releases Animated Music Video For 'Razorblade Meltdown'

The official music video for DRAGONFORCE's new single, "Razorblade Meltdown", can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONFORCE's eighth full-length album, "Extreme Power Metal", which will be released on September 27. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, "Extreme Power Metal" was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Perform At 'TwitchCon 2019' Opening Ceremony

On September 27, power metal legends DRAGONFORCE will perform at TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego, California during the opening ceremony at the Glitch Theatre, to celebrate the launch of their eighth full-length, "Extreme Power Metal". In addition to the live audience of thousands, this performance will be streamed live on Twitch. Guitarist Herman Li said: ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Helix'

"Helix", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. "Helix" is the title track of AMARANTHE's fifth album, which was released last October ...

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Video Premiere: DRAGONFORCE's 'Heart Demolition'

The official music video for DRAGONFORCE's new single, "Heart Demolition", can be seen below. Directed by the Mase Brothers, the clip utilizes a classic arcade game look while the song features DRAGONFORCE's signature uplifting melodies and furious guitar solos. Guitarist Herman Li said: "The fans are really going to like this video because it's classic ...

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CLÉMENTINE DELAUNEY Says VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Wants To 'Redefine The Borders' Of Symphonic Metal

Led by NIGHTWISH and with EPICA, DELAIN and WITHIN TEMPTATION also making headway, symphonic metal is often pigeonholed because of the bombastic traits so intrinsic to its sound. The style's formula is often duplicated by bands from all corners of the globe presenting lineups similar in formation, usually with a lone female frontwoman joined by ...

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DRAGONFORCE Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ; YouTube Personality STEVIE T To Step In

DRAGONFORCE has parted ways with longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq (pictured above). Leclercq, who became an official member of DRAGONFORCE in 2006, will play his last show with the band this weekend at Elb-Riot in Hamburg, Germany. Frédéric said: "I had an amazing opportunity that will be announced soon. There is no bad blood and I ...

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SASCHA PAETH'S MASTERS OF CEREMONY: 'Sick' Lyric Video

After four or five years of discussions about a possible collaboration with Frontiers, renowned German producer, guitarist and songwriter Sascha Paeth agreed to join forces with the Italian label and launch his new band, MASTERS OF CEREMONY. The group's debut album, "Signs Of Wings", will be released on September 13 on CD/LP/digital. MASTERS OF CEREMONY's ...

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DRAGONFORCE Reveals Details Of New Album 'Extreme Power Metal', Launches Video For 'Highway To Oblivion'

On September 27, DRAGONFORCE will unleash its eighth full-length album, "Extreme Power Metal". Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, "Extreme Power Metal" was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li's livestream channel on Twitch with participation from the fans. For a first preview of the album, a ...

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