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UNISONIC Featuring MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN Signs With earMUSIC/EDEL

UNISONIC, the new band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) alongside Dennis Ward (bass) and Kosta Zafiriou (drums) of Germany's PINK CREAM 69 and Swiss guitarist Mandy Meyer (who has previously played with ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), has inked a deal with earMUSIC/Edel. Commented Zafiriou: "We had several promising ...

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VOODOO CIRCLE Completes Work On Material For Third Album

VOODOO CIRCLE, the German/British band featuring members of PRIMAL FEAR and PINK CREAM 69, has completed work on the material for the group's third album. Guitarist/leader Alex Beyrodt (also of PRIMAL FEAR) states, "It was a tough job to choose 16 songs out of 48. The material is world-class and I can not wait to ...

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ANIMETAL USA To Make Its Live Debut At Japan's LOUD PARK Festival

ANIMETAL USA, the American counterpart to ANIMETAL the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs will make its live debut at this year's edition of the Loud Park festival, set to take place October 15 at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, ...

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Ex-HELLOWEEN Singer MICHAEL KISKE Talks Influences, Vocal Technique In New Video Interview

Marko Osterholz of Rockvoice HQ recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN and current UNISONIC vocalist Michael Kiske. You can now watch the chat below. In addition to Kiske, UNISONIC's current lineup includes Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN), Dennis Ward (bass) and Kosta Zafiriou (drums) of Germany's PINK CREAM 69 and Swiss guitarist Mandy Meyer ...

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EDEN'S CURSE To Open For DREAM THEATER In U.K.

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE will support progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER on the following dates: July 22 - Leeds Academy Leeds, UK July 23 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, UK Commented EDEN'S CURSE frontman Michael Eden: "Yes, it's true my friends .... anything can and will happen! The CURSE has nailed the opening ...

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KROKUS Drummer Quits

Drummer Freddy Steady has left Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS. Guitarist Fernando Von Arb stated, "The split was not of personal nature but solely a professional decision. Freddy concluded that he really wanted to play music just for fun in small clubs rather than conquering the world, playing arenas on huge stages with pyro props, ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Performs With GAMMA RAY In Bochum (Video)

Former HELLOWEEN and current UNISONIC singer Michael Kiske joined his UNISONIC/ex-HELLOWEEN bandmate and current GAMMA RAY frontman Kai Hansen on stage during GAMMA RAY's April 28, 2011 concert at the Zeche club in Bochum, Germany to perform three songs: "Future World", "A While In Dreamland" and "Time To Break Free". The band's setlist was as ...

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KAI HANSEN Joins Forces With MICHAEL KISKE In UNISONIC

Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) has joined UNISONIC, the new band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske alongside Dennis Ward (bass) and Kosta Zafiriou (drums) of Germany's PINK CREAM 69 and Swiss guitarist Mandy Meyer (who has previously played with ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS) Commented Kiske: "After so many years of abstinence, I had a ...

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VOODOO CIRCLE: New Album Lands On German Chart

"Broken Heart Syndrome", the sophomore album from VOODOO CIRCLE, the German/British band featuring members of PRIMAL FEAR and PINK CREAM 69, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 64. Commented guitarist Alex Beyrodt: "It's one of those days, I'm so grateful to be alive. I always believed in my vision to keep ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Single Featuring JAMES LABRIE Now Available

AFM Records has released the brand new digital download single "No Holy Man" from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, featuring a guest appearance by DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie. "No Holy Man" is the first track to be released from EDEN'S CURSE's forthcoming third studio album, "Trinity", which will hit the stores on March 18. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Remembers GARY MOORE

During a recent round of radio interviews to promote his DOWN 'N OUTZ project, DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott was asked to give his thoughts on the passing of former THIN LIZZY guitarist, noted session player, and blues rock icon Gary Moore. "Well, he's definitely up at the top [of the list of the greatest ...

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IAN GILLAN: New Video Interview Posted Online

More-Metal.com conducted an interview with Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) on January 23 in Berlin, Germany during the "Rock Meets Classic" tour — which features legendary rock singers performing classic songs with a "classical symphony orchestra." You can now watch the chat below. Also appearing on the tour were Marc Storace (KROKUS), Lou Gramm ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: 'Trinity' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE have released the cover artwork and track listing for their forthcoming third album, "Trinity", due out on March 18 via AFM Records. The artwork was designed by the band's longtime graphic artist Thomas Ewerhard, whose previous work includes the likes of AVANTASIA, EDGUY, James LaBrie and ASIA. "Trinity" track listing: ...

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VOODOO CIRCLE: 'Broken Heart Syndrome' EPK Available

VOODOO CIRCLE, the German/British band featuring members of PRIMAL FEAR and PINK CREAM 69, will release its sophomore album, "Broken Heart Syndrome", on February 25 via AFM Records. The CD, which was once again mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, KROKUS), is described in a press release as "a huge step forward ...

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HELLOWEEN Singer To Guest On New EDEN'S CURSE Album

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE have released details of the second guest vocalist to appear on their forthcoming third album, "Trinity", due out on March 18 via AFM Records. As previously reported, DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie duets with EDEN'S CURSE frontman Michael Eden on the epic "No Holy Man", which will be released as ...

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KROKUS Frontman Joins 'Rock Meets Classic' Tour

Vocalist Marc Storace of Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS will perform some "classic KROKUS" with a "classical symphony orchestra" in four Swiss cities. Other vocalists featured on the "Rock Meets Classic" bill include Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE), Lou Gramm (ex-FOREIGNER), Les Holroyd (BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST) and Dan McCafferty (NAZARETH). Marc was recently asked by a ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer To Guest On New EDEN'S CURSE Album

Multinational melodic metal band EDEN'S CURSE will return with its latest and third studio CD, "Trinity", on March 18 via AFM Records. The band has been working daily on this release, fine-tuning every last detail over the last twelve months. EDEN'S CURSE has announced that leading the infamous Curse Choir this time around is none ...

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KROKUS Preparing To Write New Material

Thirty years after KROKUS' original lineup conquered the world with its straight-forward, no-nonsense rock 'n' roll, the band's new studio album, "Hoodoo", was released last year and it reportedly sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Vocalist Marc Storace states, "It exceeded our boldest expectations; we never expected such a huge success!" With all of KROKUS' ...

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KROKUS Gives Back To The Less Fortunate

As part of the "Rockin' Christmas Festival" series, Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS performed last Friday in Bern, Switzerland. Looking back at a very successful year for the band and this year's concert finale weekend — in the spirit of the season — KROKUS wanted to give back something to the less fortunate and the ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Completes Recording 'Trinity' Album

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE have finished recording their third studio album, "Trinity". The band recorded fourteen songs in total, including two cover versions, for the CD, which is now in the final stages of the mixing process with longtime producer (and bassist of PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC) Dennis Ward (ANGRA, ALLEN/LANDE, SILENT FORCE, ...

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VAN HALEN 1981 Live Footage Posted To Promote Classic Rock Auctions

To promote their melodic rock/heavy metal-themed auctions, eBay seller EliteWorks has posted a long-lost VAN HALEN TV interview from 1981 which includes professionally shot live footage from the band's "Fair Warning" tour. The segment shows the group at the absolute peak of its live powers and perfectly illustrates that VAN HALEN really was the world's ...

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VOODOO CIRCLE: New Song Sample Available

VOODOO CIRCLE, the German/British band featuring members of PRIMAL FEAR and PINK CREAM 69, will release its sophomore album, "Broken Heart Syndrome", on February 25, 2011 via AFM Records. The CD, which was once again mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, KROKUS), is described in a press release as "a huge step ...

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VOODOO CIRCLE To Release Sophomore Album In February

VOODOO CIRCLE, the German/British band featuring members of PRIMAL FEAR and PINK CREAM 69, will release its sophomore album, "Broken Heart Syndrome", on February 25, 2011 via AFM Records. The CD, which was once again mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, KROKUS), is described in a press release as "a huge step ...

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