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The Legacy Of The Dark Lands - BLIND GUARDIAN

The seeds of the incredibly ambitious BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA project were planted back in the nineties. Singer Hansi Kürsch and guitarist André Olbrich, core members of the extravagant and decadent German power metal outfit BLIND GUARDIAN, spurred forward the goal for them to craft an elaborate orchestral album since they were at that ...

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HANSI KÜRSCH Thinks 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Orchestral Album Is BLIND GUARDIAN's 'Magnum Opus'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with frontman Hansi Kürsch of German power metal veterans BLIND GUARDIAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLIND GUARDIAN's new all-orchestral album, "Twilight Orchestra: Legacy Of The Dark Lands": Hansi: "The ...

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SAVATAGE Singer ZAK STEVENS Launches ARCHON ANGEL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARCHON ANGEL to the label's rapidly expanding metal roster. The band's debut album, "Fallen", will be released in early 2020, with a music video for the title track and pre-orders for the album launching on December 4. The band will make its exclusive live debut on the ...

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. BLADES, ALDRICH, CASTRONOVO: Listen To New Song 'When The Heartache Has Gone'

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), has released a new song called "When The Heartache Has Gone". The track, which is available digitally, is taken from the band's forthcoming third full-length studio album, due in early 2020 ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA: Lyric Video For First 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Single 'Point Of No Return'

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal's history, BLIND GUARDIAN's upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea to record an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe — guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch — during the ...

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THE FERRYMEN Feat. RAINBOW Singer, PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist: 'A New Evil' Album Due In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release THE FERRYMEN's sophomore album, titled "A New Evil", on October 11. The band, featuring guitarist Magnus Karlsson (MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL, PRIMAL FEAR), vocalist Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, LORDS OF BLACK) and drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL, VISION DIVINE), has also released a music video for the title ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for BLIND GUARDIAN's upcoming album, "Legacy Of The Dark Lands", was created by renowned artist Gyula Havancsák and can be seen below. Frontman Hansi Kürsch comments: "The cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák just perfectly fits our upcoming project and I think it's a true masterpiece. Gulya's love for details is incredible and ...

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Watch RAMMSTEIN's NSFW Video For 'Ausländer'

RAMMSTEIN's Jörn Heitmann-directed music video for the song "Ausländer" can be seen below. The track is the third single and video from RAMMSTEIN's seventh studio album, which is either self-titled or untitled. The LP came out on May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. RAMMSTEIN's first studio album since 2009's ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Praises 'Focused' And 'Breathtaking' GEOFF TATE: 'He Sounds Like 1988'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe AVANTASIA to the uninitiated: Tobias: "It's an interesting question. I always say it's more song-oriented, less polished ...

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TOBIAS SAMMET Says 'So-Called Business Experts' Doubted That AVANTASIA Would Succeed In America

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Moonglow" world tour: Tobias: "It's a triumphant march. So many sold-out places. Here in Europe, [we're playing] the biggest ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'There's Nothing Like Being In The Studio With GEOFF TATE'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet about the band's forthcoming "Moonglow" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he maintains such a high level of creativity for AVANTASIA: Tobias: "I think the foundation of everything is ...

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MASTERPLAN's ROLAND GRAPOW Says Young Musicians Are 'A Bit More Lazy': 'Everybody's Used To Playing To The Computer'

Brazil's Rock Mania recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "PumpKings", MASTERPLAN's 2017 album that saw the band re-record the songs Grapow wrote while he was a member of HELLOWEEN: Roland: "I ...

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1349 Members Discuss MUNCH-Inspired Single 'Dødskamp' (Video)

Norwegian black metallers 1349 recently unleashed their new single "Dødskamp". The song has been written for a project by the organizations Innovation Norway, Visit Norway and the Munch Museum, called "Munch + Music". Four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music were asked to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the ...

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1349 Releases New Single, 'Dødskamp'

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have released a new single, titled "Dødskamp". The song has been commissioned by Innovation Norway, Visit Norway and the Munch Museum, who asked four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the famous painter Edvard Munch. Naturally, 1349 approached ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Says Making 'Moonglow' Was 'More Therapy Than Any Album I've Ever Done Before'

AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) recently spoke with Tuonela Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning to take a break before writing the new AVANTASIA album, "Moonglow": Tobias: "I came home from the 'Ghostlights' tour and I knew it was ...

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. BLADES, ALDRICH, CASTRONOVO To Record Third Album In 2019

According to a recent tweet by drummer/vocalist Deen Castronovo (THE DEAD DAISIES, ex-JOURNEY), REVOLUTION SAINTS — the melodic hard rock supergroup that also features bassist Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES) and guitarist Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, BURNING RAIN, ex-WHITESNAKE) — will record their third album in 2019. "Doug, Jack and I are gearing ...

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AVANTASIA: First Trailer For 'Moonglow' Album

"Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, will arrive on February 15, 2019 (pushed back from February 1) via Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time around, Tobias worked not only with such well-known faces as Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Jørn Lande ...

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AVANTASIA Announces May 2019 North American Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will head to the U.S. and Canada for select dates in May 2019 to promote the band's upcoming album, "Moonglow". The details are as follows: May 17 - City National Civic Of San Jose - San Jose, CA May 19 - City National Grove - Anaheim, CA May 21 ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Laments Split Of Her Pre-NIGHTWISH Band AFTER FOREVER: 'I Was Not Too Pleased With Stopping'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen about NORTHWARD, her hard rock project with PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of NORTHWARD, which date back to an all-star jam at the 2007 ProgPower USA ...

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