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STAR INSIGHT – Debut Album “Messera” Out August 1st And Music Video “Emanuela” Online

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Star Insight is a Finnish Melodic/Symphonic Metal band which was founded in Seinäjoki back in 2005, but is now located in Lapua. After four self-released records the band inked a deal with Finnish record label Inverse Records. Their debut album “Messera” will be released worldwide in August 1st 2014.

In their music they mixed a lot of different elements. In addition to symphonic parts, you can also hear industrial sounds, punk riffs, ambient and also some power metallic drum pedaling. Vocals are traditional roaring which are filled in with clean vocals. The lyrics are primarily fictional and the theme is everything between heaven and earth.

The songs for the album are carefully selected from broadest possible musical scale. This close half-hour package contains a lot of different songs and moods.

A brand new music video “Emanuela” can be enjoyed below: 

Messera – Track List:

01. Limbo

02. Emanuela

03. My Time Is Out

04. Night With Fever

05. Frozen Rose

06. Signs Of Victory

07. Oath

08. Raven And Hell

09. Poem Of Misery

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Line-up:

Mikael Nurmi – Guitars

Pekka Rajala – Vocals

Jesse Etelämäki – Guitars/Vocals

Aapo Timonen – Bass

Jussi-Pekka Salimäki – Keyboards

Teemu Sohlström – Drums

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(Source: Inverse Records)

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Website: www.star-insight.net

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LONG LIVE STAR INSIGHT.

LONG LIVE FINLAND.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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NIGHTQUEEN “Revolution” – New Studio Album Releasing On April 25th; Album Trailer Streaming Here!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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NIGHTQUEEN – Belgium’s Symphonic Metal warriors, NIGHTQUEEN, will be releasing their second studio album, Revolution, on April 25th, 2014. This album is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut: 2012’s For Queen And Metal (Massacre Records). A new album trailer for Revolution is below! Get a Metal taste for what’s to come with NIGHTQUEEN’sRevolution! Metal be thy name.

Revolution was produced by Jan Nemec. Executive producers are Carolina Guilini & Wim Coryn.

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NIGHTQUEEN:

Keely Larreina – Lead vocals

Rex Zeco – Guitar

Neil Gray – Guitar

Steven Steele – Bass

Ed Scarlatti – Keyboards

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Website: http://www.nightqueen.be

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LONG LIVE NIGHTQUEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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EPICA “The Quantum Enigma” – New Studio Album Releasing This May, Via Nuclear Blast

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Nuclear Blast:

Who’s ready for Epica’s new album The Quantum Enigma? It’s coming this spring!

Marking the beginning of a new era of modernity, heaviness, and no compromises, Dutch symphonic sextet EPICA are set to release their sixth studio album, THE QUANTUM ENIGMA, this spring in North America.

“More than any of our previous albums, this album is a group effort,” states the band. “The only goal we had in mind: creating the album that could lift EPICA up to the next level. Every detail finds its way into a perfectly balanced mix and makes EPICA sound raw and overwhelming.”

Teaming up with producer Joost van den Broek (REVAMP, AFTER FOREVER), The Quantum Enigma was recorded at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in The Netherlands and mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE).

Creating stunning artwork to accompany the ideas behind THE QUANTUM ENIGMA’s lyrics is longtime collaborator Stephan Heilemann, whose cover art is part of a bigger picture.

The Quantum Enigma will release on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK) and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast.

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THE QUANTUM ENIGMA – Track Listing:

01 – Originem

02 – The Second Stone

03 – The Essence Of Silence

04 – Victims Of Contingency

05 – Sense Without Sanity [The Impervious Code]

06 – Unchain Utopia

07 – The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]

08 – Chemical Insomnia

09 – Reverence [Living In The Heart]

10 – Omen [The Ghoulish Malady]

11 – Canvas Of Life

12 – Natural Corruption

13 – The Quantum Enigma [Kingdom Of Heaven, Part II]

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LONG LIVE EPICA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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WITHIN TEMPTATION – New Album “Hydra” Is In Stores Now; Here’s Where To Purchase It…

Posted in Hard Rock, melodic metal, melodic rock, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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WITHIN TEMPTATION – Need help finding HYDRA at your local music stores and online? Check out this list of retailers that are unleashing the beast! http://bit.ly/wt-hydra-usa-retailers

Order Hydra now, from Within Temptation’s website: www.within-temptation.com/orderhydra

Download Within Temptation’s new album ‘Hydra’ on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/wthydra

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Source: Within Temptation Facebook

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LONG LIVE WITHIN TEMPTATION.

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE – Release Trailer For Upcoming VIdeo For “Pathfinder”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Italy’s Symphonic Death Metal horde FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is planning on releasing on brand new video for the track Pathfinder from their current record Labyrinth, which is set to be published on February 3rd, 2014. To give you a first hint on what the video will be like, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have just put up a trailer, which is available to watch here:

FLESHGOD APOCALYPE’s third full-length studio album Labyrinth was released on August 16 (EU), August 19 (UK) and August 20 (US) via Nuclear Blast. You can order your copy from the following location: http://smarturl.it/LabyrinthCD

Lyric video for Minotaur (The Wrath Of Poseidon):

Elegy (OFFICIAL SONG):

Labyrinth Album Trailer:

Don’t miss FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE On Tour With KATAKLYSM:

20.01. FR Paris – Divan Du Monde
21.01. FR Toulouse – Dynamo
23.01. ES Madrid – Caracol
24.01. ES Valencia – Sala Fussion
25.01. ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
26.01. FR Luynes – Korrigan
27.01. CH Pratteln – Z7
28.01. DE Lindau – Club Vaudeville
29.01. IT Bruneck – Ufo
30.01. SI Ljubljana – Gala Hala
31.01. AT Wörgl – Komma
01.02. HU Budapest – Dürer Kert
02.02. CZ Prague – Club Matrix
03.02. AT Vienna – Szene
04.02. SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
05.02. PL Krakow – Kwadrat
06.02. PL Warsaw – Proxima
07.02. PL Szczecin – Heya Club
08.02. DE Hamburg – Markthalle
09.02. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
10.02. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
11.02. DE Hannover – Musikzentrum
12.02. DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp
13.02. DE Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
14.02. DE Geiselwind – Music Hall
15.02. DE Munich – Backstage
11.04 BE Bomal-sur-Ourthe – Durbuy Rock Festival
26.07. NL Steenwijk – Stonehenge Festival

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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LONG LIVE FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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MAYAN “Antagonise” – New Album Pre-Orders Available Now; Official Lyric Video For “Faceless Spies” Streaming Online!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Dutch Symphonic Death Metallers MaYaN have a new album coming out in February called ANTAGONISE! Worldwide pre-orders are now available from the Nuclear Blast webshop at: http://smarturl.it/MAYAN-Antagonise

Below, Listen To The Epic And Official Lyric Video For Faceless Spies From MaYaN And Feed Your Hungry Metal brain!!

Antagonise – Release Dates:

January 31st – Europe

February 3rd – UK

February 4th – USA

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(Sources: Nuclear Blast USA & MaYaN Facebooks)

* For more info on MaYaN:

Website: http://www.mayanofficial.com

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LONG LIVE MaYaN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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WITHIN TEMPTATION – “HYDRA” – New Studio Album Releases On February 4th, 2014, Via Nuclear Blast

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Within Temptation‘s sixth studio album, HYDRA, will be out on February 4, 2014 in the USA via Nuclear Blast!

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT:

Within Temptation – Website: www.within-temptation.com

Nuclear Blast: http://smarturl.it/WT-Hydra-NB

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/WT-Hydra-AMZ

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WT-Hydra-iTunes

HYDRA – Track Listing:

Disc: 1 – (Standard CD Edition)

1. Let Us Burn

2. Dangerous feat. Howard Jones

3. And We Run feat. Xzibit

4. Paradise (What About Us?) feat. Tarja

5. Edge Of The World

6. Silver Moonlight

7. Covered By Roses

8. Dog Days

9. Tell Me Why

10. Whole World Is Watching feat. Dave Pirner

Disc: 2 (Bonus Songs & Covers – Digipak Edition)

1. Radioactive (Originally By Imagine Dragons)

2. Summertime Sadness (Originally By Lana Del Rey)

3. Let Her Go (Originally By Passenger)

4. Dirty Dancer (Originally By Enrique Iglesias)

5. And We Run *Evolution Track

6. Silver Moonlight *Evolution Track

7. Covered By Roses *Evolution Track

8. Tell Me Why *Evolution Track

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(Source: Nuclear Blast USA)

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LONG LIVE WITHIN TEMPTATION.

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ANETTE OLZON – Former Nightwish Frontwoman To Release First Solo Album Next Year, Via Armoury Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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It is with great pleasure that Armoury Records, in conjunction with earMUSIC, welcomes ANETTE OLZON to their expanding roster of powerful frontwomen.

Best known for her time fronting symphonic metal brigade Nightwish for five years before fleeing the band in 2012, the Swedish born songstress has established herself as a true apex among female rock singers globally and will continue the trend with her forthcoming solo release entitled Shine. Produced by Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner, co-produced by OLZON alongside Johan Kronlund and mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti (known for his work with Loreen and Roxette), Shine is a logical next step in OLZON’s flourishing musical journey.

“I am so thrilled to finally release my first solo album,” comments OLZON. “I’ve been working on it for a long time. The album is very personal with songs I’ve been writing since 2009 but there are also very recent songs. The overall message of the album is that life can be really dark and filled with hardship and sadness, but you can always choose to see some light coming through, to make you stronger and full of life, making you shine… no matter what.”

Indeed, Shine crosses the borders between melancholy and hope; fragility and power. It showcases an artist who refuses to rest on her proverbial laurels but heads boldly into the future.

Shine will be released in North America via Armoury Records this February. Further info, including track listing and teasers, to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

Facebook: Anette Olzon

Anette Olzon’s Blog: http://anetteolzon2.blogspot.de/

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LONG LIVE ANETTE OLZON.

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE – EXCLUSIVELY OFFER THEIR OWN WINE TO EUROPEAN FANS!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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What better way to enjoy a fine blend of Italian Metal than having a glass of wine to go along with it? Perugia & Roma-based Brutal/Symphonic five-piece FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE now have two different varieties of wine available. This exclusive offer is only disposable for European customers via the band’s homepage.

Both white wine and red wine lovers will enjoy this very unique kind of merchandise, as “Ariadne” and “Minotaur” cover the most popular kinds of Italian drinking culture.

Stated the band: “We have spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to thank all our fans for the outstanding support we received throughout these years, a truly unique gift which could fully represent our Italian heritage and our strong connection with the Mediterranean culture. That’s why we decided to choose two of the most typical blends of our area, grown in the most prestigious vineyards, to deliver you this two high quality wines, inspired by the myth of the labyrinth of Knossos. Here’s to you: “Minotaur” and “Ariadne”!”

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You can purchase the FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE wine here: http://www.fleshgodapocalypse.com

The latest masterpiece of Italian Brutal-Symphonic-Metal-Majors FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Labyrinth, was released on August 16 (EU), August 19 (UK) and August 20 (US) via Nuclear Blast and is available here: http://smarturl.it/FleshgodApocalypseCD

Get your copy, take a listen and enjoy your exclusive FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE brand wine!

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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http://www.twitter.com/FApocalypse

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LONG LIVE FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.

METAL BE THY NAME.

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE “Dark Wings Of Steel” – Album Cover Art and Track Listing

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Rhapsody Of Fire unveil cover artwork & tracklisting of their upcoming album Dark Wings Of Steel (out on November 22nd as CD, ltd. Digipak & ltd. Vinyl) via AFM Records.

Track Listing:

01. Vis Divina

02. Rising From Tragic Flames

03. Angel Of Light

04. Tears Of Pain

05. Fly To Crystal Skies

06. My Sacrifice

07. Silver Lake Of Tears

08. Custode Di Pace

09. A Tale Of Magic

10. Dark Wings Of Steel

11. Sad Mystic Moon

Bonus track on Digipak & Vinyl:

12. A Candle To Light (extended version)

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Fabio Lione – Vocals

Alex Staropoli – Keyboards

Tom Hess – Guitars

Roberto De Micheli – Guitars

Oliver Holzwarth – Bass

Alex Holzwarth – Drums

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* For More Info On RHAPSODY OF FIRE:

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http://www.rhapsodyoffire.com

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LONG LIVE RHAPSODY OF FIRE.

METAL BE THY NAME.

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Michael Kiske Returns To PLACE VENDOME

Posted in Heavy Metal, melodic metal, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Michael Kiske Returns To PLACE VENDOME With Another Melodic Rock Masterpiece: “Thunder In The Distance” - Due For Release In November, On Frontiers Records.

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the much-anticipated third album from PLACE VENDOME entitled “Thunder in the Distance” on November 1st in Europe and November 5th in North America.

PLACE VENDOME is the Melodic Rock project featuring UNISONIC and former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske on all lead vocals and production from Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69).

PLACE VENDOME started in 2004 when Kiske, following a self-imposed exile from the rock and metal scene which lasted a few years after his departure from HELLOWEEN and solo career, accepted in 2004 to be part of a Melodic Rock oriented concept put together by Frontiers Records’ President Serafino Perugino.

The resulting PLACE VENDOME debut album brought Kiske back to a more straight ahead and Rock sound, still very accessible and melodic and far from the Heavy Metal stereotypes of blood, violence and hate which Kiske never had anything to do with. He collaborated for the first time with PINK CREAM 69’s Dennis Ward, Kosta Zafiriou and Uwe Reitenauer with Gunther Werno (VANDEN PLAS) on keyboards. In a quite ironic twist of fate Michael found himself to work with members of PINK CREAM 69, when the band’s original singer Andy Deris took his place in HELLOWEEN when he left.

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The very favorable acceptance of the first PLACE VENDOME album planted the seeds for a second recording entitled “Streets of Fire”, which was produced during 2008. The concept was slightly changed, with some outside writers such as Robert Säll (Work of Art), Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon) and Torsti Spoof (Leverage) handling the bulk of the songwriting, with Dennis Ward still handling the recording and production sessions.

Following his stint with the band UNISONIC, Kiske decided to go back once again to the PLACE VENDOME concept with more melodic rock oriented songs which – once again – have been selected by Frontiers Records President Serafino Perugino from outside writers including: Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear), Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline), Roberto Tiranti and Andrea Cantarelli (Labyrinth, A Perfect Day), Tommy Denander (Radioactive), Sören Kronqvist (Sunstorm, Issa), and Brett Jones.

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“I am having a very open mind in terms of music anyway, and the Place Vendome vibe is a pretty different approach than Unisonic” says Kiske. “I like many tracks off the Place Vendome albums, but especially Guardian Angel, Streets Of Fire, I Will Be Waiting, Set Me Free from the previous albums or now Maybe Tomorrow. For me the vocals are the most important part of a song of course”.

Dennis Ward once again produced and mixed the whole affair with such musicians as Dirk Bruineberg (Consortium Project), Gunter Werno (Vandenplas) and Uwe Reitenauer (Pink Cream 69) completing the lineup. Another total masterpiece from Kiske and Place Vendome is about to hit the market. A true must for all Melodic Rock fans !

Track Listing includes: Talk To Me; Power of Music; Broken Wings; Lost in Paradise; It Can’t Rain Forever; Fragile Ground; Hold Your Love; Never Too Late; Heaven Lost; My Heart is Dying; Breakout; Maybe Tomorrow; Thunder in the Distance.

Samples of some of the album songs can be listened to below:

PLACE VENDOME:

Michael Kiske – Lead Vocals

Dennis Ward – Bass, vocals, rhythm guitars

Dirk Bruineberg– Drums

Gunter Werno – Keyboards

Uwe Reitenauer – Lead guitars

Mixed and produced by Dennis Ward

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

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FRONTIERS RECORDS:

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE PLACE VENDOME.

LONG LIVE MICHAEL KISKE.

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EPICA – REVEAL “RETROSPECT” RELEASE DATE, ARTWORK AND TRACKLISTING

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Dutch Symphonic Metal band EPICA celebrated their 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed Retrospect. The band was accompanied by the seventy piece Extended Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable 3-hours best-of set.

According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant: “The band wrote a chapter of Dutch metal History” this evening. Rock Tribune (Belgium) thought it was “an unforgettable show”.

Ten high-definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while EPICA played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In addition to a collection of the band’s biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also features the live debut of ‘Twin Flames’ and the previously unreleased ‘Retrospect’, covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Oscar-winning film composer John Williams, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single, ‘Quietus’, with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter, and Yves Huts.

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On the 8th of November Nuclear Blast will release Retrospect as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages. Both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version. Retrospect will contain the following fan favorites:

01 – Introspect

02 – Monopoly on Truth

03 – Sensorium

04 – Unleashed

05 – Martyr of the Free Word

06 – Chasing the Dragon

07 – Presto

08 – Never Enough

09 – Stabat Mater Dolorosa

10 – Twin Flames

11 – Serenade of Self-Destruction

12 – Orchestral Medley

13 – The Divine Conspiracy ~Anniversary Edition~

14 – Delirium

15 – Blank Infinity

16 – The Obsessive Devotion

17 – Retrospect

18 – Battle of the Heroes & Imperial March

19 – Quietus

20 – The Phantom Agony

21 – Cry for the Moon

22 – Sancta Terra

23 – Design Your Universe

24 – Storm The Sorrow

25 – Consign To Oblivion

26 – Outrospect

Retrospect features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On EPICA:

http://www.epica.nl

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LONG LIVE EPICA.

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TARJA – Finnish Songstress Reveals Title Plus Street Date Of Forthcoming New Full-Length Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on May 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Despite her light and airy character, the music of Finnish songstress/former Nightwish soprano, TARJA has always been shrouded “in black” – the color of heavy rock, mystery and elegance. With her latest studio recording, fans will find that same darkness highlighted by an array of new emotions, multi-hued landscapes and musical atmospheres.

TARJA’s latest milestone emphasizes once again her impressive vocal range and continued artistic growth. Titled Colours In The Dark, the ten-track offering was mixed and mastered by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) in Austin, Texas and delivers over an hour of music which includes grandiose orchestra and choir arrangements. Colours In The Dark follows the charting successes of 2007’s My Winterstorm and 2010’s What Lies Beneath.

Colours In The Dark will be released in North America via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 27, 2013.

Further info, including cover art and track listing, to be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep up with TARJA’s personal blog entries and recording updates at http://www.tarja-coloursinthedark.com.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on TARJA, click on the links below!

http://www.tarjaturunen.com

http://www.facebook.com/tarjaofficial

http://www.eaglerockent.com

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LONG LIVE TARJA.

Stone.

KAMELOT – Silverthorn Tour 2013: Australia Tour Dates; Headlining Asia Metal Festival 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the facebook of KAMELOT:

KAMELOT FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN AUSTRALIA!

Tickets are already going superfast, don’t wait to get yours. Limited VIP packages available too!

http://www.metropolistouring.com/current_tours_kamelot_australian_tour.html

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KAMELOT will Headline the Asia Metal Fest 2013 in Seoul, Korea, on Saturday June 1st! See you there!

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KAMELOT:

Thomas Youngblood – guitars

Casey Grillo – drums

Oliver Palotai – keyboards

Sean Tibbetts – bass

Tommy Karevik – vocals

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For more info on KAMELOT, click on the links below!

http://www.kamelot.com

facebook: KAMELOT

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LONG LIVE KAMELOT.

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TARJA To Release New Material Via Armoury Records Later This Year

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Following the sensational success of Act I, the first ever live solo offering from legendary Finnish songstress/former Nightwish soprano, TARJA TURUNEN, Armoury Records, in conjunction with earMUSIC, is delighted to announce the renewal of their collaboration for an exciting set of new releases spanning the next few years.

Set to commence with the long-awaited new studio rock album, the following months will entail many musical adventures for the versatile and talented artist, including the spectacular Beauty And The Beat 2013 tour, scheduled to be filmed later this year, and a first-ever all-classical studio offering which follows the success of her award-winning Harus – Live At Sibelius Hall release. 

In addition, TARJA fans will be pleased to know that the follow-up to 2010’s What Lies Beneathwill hit stores later this Summer. The as-yet-untitled album, mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2), is set to be the iconic vocalist’s next milestone for symphonic heavy rock thanks to a stellar lineup and a state-of-the-art production. Further details including a new single, video and extensive worldwide tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

Act I topped charts throughout Europe, with a sensational no. 5 in Germany’s General Charts (an unusual result for a live album). The video version held steady for over two months at the peak of the Finnish music video charts. Fans can follow TARJA‘s work and musical journey to her new album via her website at: http://www.tarjaturunen.com

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on TARJA, click on the links below!

http://www.tarjaturunen.com

http://www.facebook.com/tarjaofficial

http://twitter.com/tarjaofficial

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LONG LIVE TARJA.

Stone.

KAMELOT Silverthorn Over Europe 2013 – Dates, Cities & Venues Listed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on March 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kamelot - Silverthorn Over Europe 2013 - poster promo

As reported on the KAMELOT Official facebook page:

Dear Kamelot Fans, our brethren! We are so pleased to announce these exclusive tour dates for Europe 2013. We cannot wait to bring Kamelot to some new cities and meet you all again on the road. See you all this Fall for the SilverStorm!!

Tommy, Casey, Sean, Oliver, and Thomas

KAMELOT

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SILVERTHORN OVER EUROPE 2013

03. Nov 13 GER-Cologne, Essigfabrik

06. Nov 13 FIN-Tampere, Pakkahuone

07. Nov 13 FIN-Helsinki, Nosturi

08. Nov 13 SWE-Stockholm, Klubben

09. Nov 13 NOR-Oslo, Rockefeller

11. Nov 13 GER-Hamburg, Knust

12. Nov 13 GER-Bochum, Matrix

13. Nov 13 BEL-Genk, Rondpunt

15. Nov 13 NED-Tilburg, O13

16. Nov 13 CHE-Lausanne, Les Docks

17. Nov 13 CHE-Pratteln, Z7

18. Nov 13 GER-Frankfurt, Batschkapp

19. Nov 13 GER-Munich, Backstage Halle

21. Nov 13 ITA-Trieste, Teatro Miela

22. Nov 13 SVK-Bratislava, Majestic

23. Nov 13 CZE-Zlin, Winter Masters of Rock

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Tickets will go on presale March 11th, 2013. Additional “Silverthorn World Tour” dates coming soon, stay tuned and check back often for ticket info!!

Kamelot - Silverthorn - promo cover pic - #1

KAMELOT - SILVERTHORN

Released in North America on October 30th, 2012.

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For more info on KAMELOT, click on the links below!

www.kamelot.com

www.facebook.com/kamelotofficial

http://twitter.com/kamelotofficial

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LONG LIVE KAMELOT.

Stone.

CORONATUS – Writing New Album; Carmen R. Lorch Returns As Soprano Voice

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

CORONATUS - band logo - large!

CORONATUS are currently writing new material for their upcoming album!

They plan to enter the studio in May/June 2013.

Carmen R. Lorch will join the band on the upcoming album!

Carmen was the soprano voice of CORONATUS from 2004 until 2010.

Carmen R. Lorch - Coronatus - publicity pic - 2013

Carmen R. Lorch

The band has released the video clip for the song “Vor Der Schlacht” a couple of months ago. You can watch it on the Massacre Records YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/mszW-6LoaMA

You can get CORONATUS’ releases here:

http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/search?lang=en&search=coronatus

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Source:

Massacre Records - large logo! Red:black:white

For more info on CORONATUS, click on the links below!

http://www.coronatus.de

facebook: Coronatus

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LONG LIVE CORONATUS.

Stone.

DAMNATION ANGELS – “Someone Else (Pt. II)” Now Streaming; Debut Full-Length “Bringer Of Light” Releasing In February 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Damnation Angels - group promo pic - 2012 - #1

SOMEONE ELSE (Pt. II) will be released on DAMNATION ANGELS’ new album called BRINGER OF LIGHT, releasing on February, 22nd, 2013, via Massacre Records. Check it out now!

Stone Says: What a brilliant song! Lyrically and musically, Someone Else (Pt. II) is a heightened listen of top-tier Symphonic Metal. DAMNATION ANGELS is a band that MUST be heard and referred by our Metal communities worldwide! Metal be thy name!

DAMNATION ANGELS:

Will Graney – guitars, orchestration, backing vocals

PelleK – vocals

Stephen Averill – bass

John Graney – drums

Dawn Trigg – keyboards

DAMNATION ANGELS are from Doncaster, England.

Bringer Of Light has already been released in Japan; back in March of 2012, via Radtone Music.

Damnation Angels - Bringer Of Light - promo cover pic!

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Source:

Massacre Records - large logo! Red:black:white

For more info on DAMNATION ANGELS, click on the links below!

http://www.damnationangels.com

facebook: Damnation Angels

http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE DAMNATION ANGELS.

Stone.

TRAIL OF TEARS – Sign With Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Trail Of Tears - promo pic - #1 - 2012

Originally formed in 1994 under the name Natt, the band changed their name to TRAIL OF TEARS in 1997. Shortly after they recorded a 3-track demo tape entitled “When Silence Cries…”

The debut album “Disclosure In Red” was released in November 1998 via the Dutch label DSFA Records, which was followed by “Profoundemonium” about 2 years later. They signed to Napalm Records in 2001 and released 4 further albums over the course of 8 years.

TRAIL OF TEARS played a lot of shows worldwide, among others with Tristania, Therion, The Sins Of Thy Beloved, Cradle Of Filth or Biohazard. They also performed at festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Wave Gotik Treffen, Metal Mania Open Air, Metal Crowd Festival or Summer Breeze.

The band went through a couple of line-up changes, most recently with the departure of the band’s former drummer Cato Jensen. Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow joined the band as new drummer in March 2012.

TRAIL OF TEARS have now signed with Massacre Records and plan to release their 7th full-length album Oscillation in spring 2013.

Trail Of Tears - Oscillation - promo cover pic!

Ronny Thorsen, the band’s vocalist, commented:

“After a recording process full of challenges we are very happy to announce the signing to Massacre Records for our seventh album ‘Oscillation’. Massacre (Records) has a long history and a strong reputation and has shown interest and support towards the band for a long time. We look forward to detonate ‘Oscillation’ upon you all through the channels of Massacre (Records)!”

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TRAIL OF TEARS:

Ronny Thorsen – vocals

Cathrine Paulsen – Soprano vocals

Bjørn Ness – guitars

Endre Moe – bass

Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow – drums

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Source:

Massacre Records - large logo! Red:black:white

For more info on TRAIL OF TEARS, click on the links below!

www.trailoftears.no

www.facebook.com/pages/Trail-of-Tears-Official/109476819087800

www.twitter.com/trailoftearsno

http://www.youtube.com/TrailoftearsOfficial

http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE TRAIL OF TEARS.

Stone.

CORONATUS – Announce Digital Compilation “Best Of 2007 – 2011″

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CORONATUS – Germany’s Gothic/Symphonic Metal treasure known as CORONATUS are going to release a digital compilation just in time for Christmas!

Best Of 2007-2011 will feature the best 16 songs out of all of their albums!

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The track list looks like this:

01. Fernes Land

02. Dead Man’s Tale

03. Saint Slayer

04. Traumzeit

05. Wolfstanz

06. Tantalos

07. Kristallklares Wasser

08. Blind

09. Exitus

10. Cast My Spell

11. Mein Herz

12. Beauty In Black

13. Silberlicht

14. Scream Of The Butterfly

15. Ich Atme Zeit

16. Hot & Cold

The compilation will be available for a special price on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Musicload and other digital music stores only!

You can already listen to snippets from CORONATUS’ “Best Of 2007-2011″ here: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/releases/19590?lang=en

The compilation is going to be released on December 21, 2012 via Massacre Records.

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Source:

For more info on CORONATUS, click on the links below!

www.coronatus.de

www.facebook.com/CoronatusOfficial

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE CORONATUS.

Stone.

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