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Sweden's TWILIGHT FORCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an ...

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Video: LACUNA COIL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ICED EARTH, Ex-SLAYER Members Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal All-Star Jam'

Members of LACUNA COIL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, HAMMERFALL, DELAIN, TURISAS, FIREWIND, GAMMA RAY, MOONSPELL, JAG PANZER, KRISIUN, VADER, RAVEN, DRAGONFORCE, VADER and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS took part in the "70000 Tons Of Metal All-Star Jam" aboard the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which set sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on February 4 and ...

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DRAGONFORCE Is Not Just About Playing Fast

MTV Japan conducted an interview with vocalist Marc Hudson and guitarist Herman Li of DRAGONFORCE during the band's September 2015 Japanese tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DRAGONFORCE's musical approach: Herman: "DRAGONFORCE's music… Our approach is to mix many styles of rock and heavy ...

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Valley of Tears - TANK

Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans are all that remain in their version of the English power metal troupe TANK. For their tenth album, "Valley of Tears”, TANK is once again rebuilt following the departures of Doogie White and Chris Dale. This time, Tucker and Evans recruit DRAGONFORCE singer ZP Theart, BLIND GUARDIAN bassist Barend Courbois ...

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DRAGONFORCE Hopes To Re-Team With Producer JENS BOGREN On Next Album

Lithium Magazine conducted an interview with vocalist Marc Hudson and bassist Frédéric Leclercq of British/French epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE on November 26 at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how DRAGONFORCE's latest album, ...

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ANGRA Feat. MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From PROGPOWER USA Festival

A 38-minute documentary on ANGRA's September 12 performance at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. ANGRA's latest album, "Secret Garden", was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD, which was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ...

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Video: ANGRA Performs At PROGPOWER USA Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of ANGRA's September 12 performance at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. ANGRA's latest album, "Secret Garden", was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD, which was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ...

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TANK: Lyric Video For New Song 'Make A Little Time'

"Valley Of Tears", the new album from British power metal mercenaries TANK, will be released on September 25. "Valley Of Tears" track listing: 01. War Dance 02. Valley 03. Of Tears 04. Eye Of A Hurricane 05. Hold On 06. Make A Little Time 07. Heading For 08. Eternity 09. Living A Fantasy 10. World ...

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TANK: 'Valley Of Tears' Album Teaser

"Valley Of Tears", the new album from British power metal mercenaries TANK, will be released on September 25. An official teaser video for the CD is available below. Joining guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on the group's's new album are former DRAGONFORCE frontman ZP Theart, who has been a member of TANK's touring lineup ...

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TANK: New Song 'Valley Of Tears' Available For Streaming

"Valley Of Tears", the new album from British power metal mercenaries TANK, will be released on September 18. The CD's title track can be streamed below. Joining guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on the group's's new CD are former DRAGONFORCE frontman ZP Theart, who has been a member of TANK's touring lineup for the ...

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TANK's 'Valley Of Tears' Pushed Back To September

"Valley Of Tears", the new album from British power metal mercenaries TANK, has had its release date pushed back to September 18 from the previously announced June 8. Joining guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on the group's's new CD are former DRAGONFORCE frontman ZP Theart, who has been a member of TANK's touring lineup ...

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SIGH's 'Graveward' To Receive North American Release In May

Japanese extreme metal/noise icons SIGH will unleash their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled "Graveward", the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two and a half years to complete with each song comprising over one hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes. Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, "Graveward" ...

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PRIMAL FEAR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, Ex-ANGRA Members Join Forces In ABOUT 2 CRASH

ABOUT 2 CRASH is a new band formed by drummer Aquiles Priester (PRIMAL FEAR, Tony Macalpine, Vinnie Moore, HANGAR, ANGRA, Paul Di'Anno), bassist Luis Mariutti (SHAMAN, ANGRA, FIREBOX, André Matos, HENCEFORTH), guitarist Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, Jon Oliva, Zak Stevens), vocalist and producer Theo Vieira (HARD ROCKET), guitarist and co-producer Carlos Anderson (HOLY SAGGA, ...

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BABYMETAL Signs U.S., European Deals For Release Of Debut Album

Japanese pop-metal group BABYMETAL has signed with RAL/Sony Music Entertainment for the U.S. release of the band's 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The CD will feature two bonus tracks and be available digitally on Tuesday, May 12 and physically on Tuesday, June 16. "Babymetal" will be released via earMUSIC in Germany, Sweden, Finland and ...

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