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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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TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY: 'Zero Gravity' Music Video

TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY — featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, alongside former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth — released its debut album, "Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)", on June 28 through Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan and rest of Asia). Comprised of 10 tracks, the record was produced ...

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EPICA To Release Next Studio Album In Late 2020

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA are planning to release their next studio album in late 2020. During an interview with Heavy TV at last month's Download festival, guitarist Isaac Delahaye revealed that he "already started writing some stuff" for the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle". Speaking about the EPICA songwriting process, keyboardist Coen Janssen said ...

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TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY: 'Phoenix Rising' Lyric Video

TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY — featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, alongside former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth — will release its debut album, "Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)", on June 28 through Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan and rest of Asia). Comprised of 10 tracks, the record was ...

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TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY To Release 'Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)' Album In June

TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY — featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, alongside former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth — will release its debut album, "Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)", on June 28 through Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan and rest of Asia). Comprised of 10 tracks, the record was ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Frontman On 'Veleno': 'Diversity Makes The Album More Varied And Dynamic'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Francesco Paoli of Italian orchestral-death giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE about the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Veleno". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: Francesco: "We had ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: Lyric Video For New Single, 'Carnivorous Lamb'

Italian orchestral-death giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have released the official lyric video for their new single, "Carnivorous Lamb", from the band's forthcoming, album "Veleno", due on May 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commenting on the new single, Francesco Paoli says: "How's the saying? Never judge a book by its cover? Well, that's the point of this ...

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EPICA Guitarist Launches 'College Of Metal'

EPICA guitarist Isaac Delahaye has released his first six courses as part of College Of Metal, an online educational metal music platform that enables anyone to learn from the best metal musicians in the world. Unlike most guitar lessons, artists at College Of Metal focus on songs rather than on techniques exclusively. That's why every ...

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IMPERIA: 'Book Of Love' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Book Of Love" from IMPERIA — fronted by Norwegian singer Helena Iren Michaelsen (the original vocalist of the Dutch band SAHARA DUST, which later changed its name to EPICA) — can be seen below. The track is taken from IMPERIA's fifth studio album, "Flames Of Eternity", which will ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Dream'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "Dream". The track is taken from the band's fifth album "Helix", which was released in October 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" marks ...

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SEVEN SPIRES Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of American metal quartet SEVEN SPIRES for a multi-album deal. SEVEN SPIRES is an American metal band from Boston, specializing in melancholic tales and tenebrous grandeur. Part bittersweet melodic metal anthems, part apocalyptic melodic death and black metal, and part romantic classical poets, they are storytellers who draw ...

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IMPERIA: 'Fear Is An Illusion' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Fear Is An Illusion" from IMPERIA — fronted by Norwegian singer Helena Iren Michaelsen (the original vocalist of the Dutch band SAHARA DUST, which later changed its name to EPICA) — can be seen below. The track is taken from IMPERIA's fifth studio album, "Flames Of Eternity", which ...

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IMPERIA To Release 'Flames Of Eternity' Album In February

IMPERIA — which is fronted by Norwegian singer Helena Iren Michaelsen (the original vocalist of the Dutch band SAHARA DUST, which later changed its name to EPICA) — will release its fifth studio album, "Flames Of Eternity", on February 22, 2019 via Massacre Records. It will be available as CD digipak, limited-edition vinyl LP, stream ...

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