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RHAPSODY OF FIRE To Release 'Dark Wings Of Steel' In November

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Dark Wings Of Steel", on November 22 in Europe and December 3 in the USA via AFM Records. The CD was produced by keyboardist Alex Staropoli, with all songs composed by Staropoli and Manuel Staropoli, with assistance from Roby De Micheli. All lyrics ...

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OPETH Mainman Says Next Album Will Have 'More Sinister-Sounding Riffs'

This coming Friday, September 6, Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will set sail on Melloboat 2013, a two-day cruise between Stockholm, Sweden and Riga, Latvia featuring performances by a number of progressive cult bands and heavy hitters, including Morgan Ågren (featuring a guest appearance by Devin Townsend), SAGA (Sweden), CRESSIDA, ICECROSS, TRETTIOÅRIGA KRIGET, ÄNGLAGÅRD, PANTA REI ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Parts Ways With Guitarist TOM HESS

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE have "respectfully" parted ways with their American guitarist Tom Hess due to "philosophical differences." The band states: "RHAPSODY OF FIRE and Tom both sincerely wish each other the very best for their respective futures." RHAPSODY OF FIRE released a new live album, "Live - From Chaos To Eternity", on ...

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Mind Control - UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS

For most hard rock and metal fans, the release of UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS' "Mind Control" will feel like joining a long-running horror movie franchise - be it "Evil Dead", "Friday the 13th", whatever - midway through, or more precisely, episode three. The pertinent question being: did they miss too many crucial elements of ...

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PHENOMENA Featuring GLENN HUGHES, JOHN NORUM, NEIL MURRAY To Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PHENOMENA, the rock project formed by record producer Tom Galley, will make its first-ever live appearance at next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7, 2014 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Special guest musicians during PHENOMENA's performance will tentatively include Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), John Norum ...

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Tears On Tape - HIM

For better or worse, HIM has embraced their identity as pop metal archangels for the "Twilight" demographic. For the band to turn back to their duskier roots when they still called themselves His Infernal Majesty would end up spelling their demise at this point. HIM hit an accessible course of no return as of their ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: 'Dawn Of Victory' Live Video Released

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release a new live album, "Live - From Chaos To Eternity", on May 3 in Europe and May 7 in the USA via AFM Records. It will be available as two-CD digipak and as limited three-vinyl set. The material (a mixture of old classics and newer tracks) was ...

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The Moles of a Dying Race - BLUE ASIDE

BLUE ASIDE's introductory EP from 2010, "The Orange Tree", showed promising musical glimpses from a band as creatively indebted to BLACK SABBATH as PINK FLOYD, but possessed of enough common sense to combine the two into novel shapes, the better to erect imposing monuments of mesmerizing space doom. Now, the Boston-based trio has delivered an ...

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KALEDON: 'Childhood' Video Released

Italian metallers KALEDON will release their new album, "Altor: The King's Blacksmith", on April 23 via Scarlet Records. The CD was recorded at Outer Sound Studio in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE) and it features a guest appearance by Italian vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT). "Altor: The King's Blacksmith" track ...

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JOE SATRIANI, GUS G, MICHAEL AMOTT Battle For Supremacy In 'Eternal Descent Vol. 2'

Continuing to explore the unholy alliance that has long existed between the worlds of heavy metal and fantasy comics, multi-media phenomenon Eternal Descent returns with the second volume of the much-heralded comic saga. Collecting six single issues, an exclusive "Cobalt" one-shot, and extensive art galleries into a 200-page graphic novel set for release in March ...

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KALEDON: 'Altor: The King's Blacksmith' Cover Artwork, Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

Italian metallers KALEDON will release their new album, "Altor: The King's Blacksmith", on April 23 via Scarlet Records. The CD was recorded at Outer Sound Studio in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE) and it features a guest appearance by Italian vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT). "Altor: The King's Blacksmith" track ...

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Singer FABIO LIONE To Guest On KALEDON's New Album

Italian vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT) will make a guest appearance on the new album from fellow Italian metallers KALEDON. The CD was recorded at Outer Sound Studio in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). An early 2013 release is expected. KALEDON's best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", was released in January via ...

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Be 3 - KRUK

No, this isn't the black metal band, KRUK, albeit, if you hang out long enough with this one, you'll hear an out-of-place death whoop crash into "Master Blaster" on their latest album, "Be 3". This incarnation of KRUK hails from Poland and while they do boast an album in their catalog titled "Before He'll Kill ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Signs With AFM RECORDS

Italian symphonic power metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE have inked a worldwide deal with AFM Records. The band's signature sound, consisting of power metal, soundtrack-like elements and classical influences, gave a new meaning to the word "epic" since the release of "Legendary Tales" in 1997. Commented RHAPSODY OF FIRE: "After playing the 'From Chaos To Eternity' ...

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KALEDON: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The fourth and fifth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new album from Italian power metallers KALEDON can be seen below. The CD was recorded at Outer Sound Studio in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). An early 2013 release is expected. KALEDON's best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", ...

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KALEDON: Video Footage From The Studio

The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new album from Italian power metallers KALEDON can be seen below. The CD was recorded at Outer Sound Studio in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). An early 2013 release is expected. KALEDON's best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", was released ...

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CELTACHOR To Release Debut Album Next Month

Irish blackened folk metalers CELTACHOR will release their debut album, "Nine Waves From The Shore", independently on November 25. Recorded between 2011 -2012 in the band's own studio in Dublin, the CD's concept deals with the Landing of the Gael and the main heroes and characters as part of that saga. The artwork was painted ...

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