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Kamelot Announce Roy Khan’s Departure

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 8:23 AM (PST)

Florida power metal band Kamelot announced that their vocalist Roy Khan decided to leave the band, with following statement.

“With a heavy heart we can now announce that Roy Khan has chosen to leave the band. We wanted to give him ample time for this kind of decision, due to his recent burnout and also the amount of amazing times we have shared with him in Kamelot. We respectfully accept his resignation from the band and wish him the best in his future endeavors. The timing is actually good since we feel the uncertainty the fans have had can now be laid to rest and the band can move on to finding a new singer.”

You can read the whole statement here.

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Nashville Pussy announce dates for upcoming tour of the U.S.

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 8:25 PM (PST)

Southern shock rockers Nashville Pussy, have announced dates for their coming tour of North America in support of their most recent album, “From Hell To Texas” from 2009. With them on the road will be Salt Lake City psychobillys, Koffin Kats. Check out the dates here.

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Fullforce signed with Steamhammer, releasing debut album “One”

Posted by Ehrila on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 12:15 PM (PST)

Swedish melodic heavy metal outfit Fullforce signed with Steamhammer. Their debut album “One” will be released on June 20th in Germany, June 23rd in Europe and June 28th in USA and Canada.

Olly Hahn, A&R at SPV/Steamhammer comments on the deal: “There are always reservations regarding bands with ex-members of well-known bands but with Fullforce it’s different. I think that a lot of people will be very surprised when they hear the songs. It’s great to have the band on our rooster and I’m sure that there is a bright future for the band.”

Click here for the tracklist.

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New Song/Live Video: Saxon – “Hammer Of The Gods”

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 10:13 AM (PST)

British heavy metal legends Saxon recently performed a brand new song for the first time ever on live, Greek TV. You can watch the band perform the song “Hammer Of The Gods” here.

The song is the lead single off the band’s upcoming album “Call To Arms,” set to be released soon via Steamhammer Records.

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Kamelot issue statement regarding April 22nd Paris show rescheduling

Posted by Tommy on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:15 AM (PST)

Florida power metal band Kamelot have rescheduled their April 22nd show in Paris for April 25th at the Alhambra. The rescheduling comes as a result of the fire. The band has issues a statement regarding the change,

“Unfortunately due to the fire at the Elysée Montmartre, we regret to announce that we have had to reschedule the Kamelot show in Paris. The new date is Monday, April 25th and will take place at the Alhambra. We tried to avoid moving the date but unfortunately no other suitable venues were available on the original night. While the circumstances are obviously beyond our control, we are very sorry for any inconvenience to those of you who had made special arrangements for this date, and hope you will be able to make the new show on the 25th. Tickets that were sold for the Elysee Montmartre will be honored! As we are unable to perform in Paris on the 22nd, Kamelot will headline the famous French festival PRINTEMPS DE BOURGES, Palais d’Auron, on the 22nd. We hope to see you there!”

The North American tour will start in August and will last a month. Click here for the full tour dates.

Kamelot released their 9th full length studio released “Poetry Of The Poisoned” on the band’s own label Kamelot Media Group (KMG) in North America on September 14th and on Edel/earMUSIC internationally on September 10th.

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David Coverdale, the shaggy-haired frontman of 80’s glam metal band, Whitesnake, appeared on the radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on March 30th to discuss the band’s latest album, “Forevermore”, which was released on March 29th on Frontier Records. Fans can listen to the interview now available on the Rockline Radio’s Web site.

“Forevermore” is the follow up to 2008’s “Good to be Bad” and is consistent with their signature bluesy, rootsy,  metal-infused rock ‘n roll the band is known for. Recorded, produced and mixed by Los Bros Brutalos (Coverdale, guitarist Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre), the album is available as a single CD, double vinyl LP, as a CD/DVD combo, which features the video for “Love Will Set You Free” and bonus tracks on the CD, or a special limited edition box set with CD, DVD, LP and poster, sticker and cover litho.

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Evergrey announces US tour with Sabaton, Blackguard

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM (PST)

evergrey band pictureProgressive prodigies Evergrey are teaming up with fellow Swedes Sabaton and Canadian metal masters Blackguard for a United States run in support of their newest album “Glorious Collision.” The album, released on SPV, was released February 22, 2011 and is stream-able on the band’s MySpace page.

Vocalist Tom Englund commented on Evergrey’s upcoming North American tour:

“Finally Evergrey are touring North America again! We can´t wait to spend some time in the USA and Canada together with our fellow country-men in Sabaton! On top of that we also bring Powerglove and The Absence, and on some shows Blackguard!”

Click here for the tour dates!

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WhitesnakeKeyboard player Brian Ruedy, who has previously worked with nu-metallers Korn, is teaming up with the British Glam Metal institution, Whitesnake, for the band’s 2011 world tour promoting their new album “Forevermore”.

“I am honored and privileged to be part of the Whitesnake Family. It’s an incredible opportunity,” says Ruedy and adds that he hopes to bring “new sounds and flavors” to the Whitesnake-repertoire.

Check out Whitesnake’s website for tour dates, and judge Ruedy’s add-ons for yourself.

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Kamelot announce North American headlining tour dates

Posted by Tommy on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM (PST)

Florida power metal band Kamelot recently announced the dates for their “Pandemonium Over North American 2011” tour. Due to Singer Oliver Kahn’s ongoing health, and personal, issues, the band has tapped Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire) to perform on all the upcoming tour dates on their “Pandemonium Over Europe 2011” tour dates.

The North American tour will start in August and will last a month. Click here for the full tour dates.

Kamelot released their 9th full length studio released “Poetry Of The Poisoned” on the band’s own label Kamelot Media Group (KMG) in North America on September 14th and on Edel/earMUSIC internationally on September 10th.

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Saxon Cancels Australian Tour

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 1:35 PM (PST)

Australian Saxon fans will be disappointed by recent news that the band has been forced to cancel their Down Under tour plans.

Calling it a decision they looked at from all sides and “did not make lightly,” the British heavy metalers wrote in a letter to their fans, “We apologise for cancelling but due to the bad weather conditions we had in the UK during the recording sessions we have suffered various delays and we can’t just drop the production and leave.”

With producers booked and engineers waiting to finish production of “Call To Arms,” their forthcoming release on Steamhammer Records, the band has chosen to finish this project as scheduled, which means sacrificing the scheduled tour.

Saxon has not yet announced any plans to reschedule Australian tour dates.

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Free Download… Free signed Guitar!!!

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:27 AM (PST)

English rock band, Whitesnake, is offering you a chance to win David Coverdale’s signed Mini Martin Guitar!

All you have to do is download the Free “Love Will Set You Free” MP3 or pre-order their new album at the bands website, and you will be entered for a chance to win David’s own Mini Martin guitar used in the actual recording of “Forevermore”!

Sweet deal right?

The bands newest studio album, “Forevermore” is set to release March 25 via Frontiers Records.

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Helloween confirmed to play Wacken Open Air 2011 in Germany

Posted by Tommy on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 10:20 AM (PST)

German power metal legends Helloween are officially playing Wacken Open Air Festival, after being confirmed this past weekend. This year’s edition is looking to be an extremely memorable event for the hometown power metal giants.

The German music festival is renowned as one of the largest heavy metal festivals in the world. Avantasia, Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Apocalyptica, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Judas Priest, and Children of Bodom, are just a few of the other bands already confirmed for Wacken 2011.

Wacken Open Air festival began back in 1990 and has grown to become one of heavy metal’s largest and most respected festivals.  It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in northern Germany.  During the 3 day festival concert goers typically camp on the grounds of the festival and revel in an aural assault from more than 70 bands from around the world.

Helloween’s latest album “7 Sinners” was released October 31st, 2010.

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The Very End new band photoGerman melodeath metallers The Very End have announced that drummer Lars Janosch, a founding member of the band who has played on both albums “Vs. Life” and “Mercy & Misery”, recently left the band due to changes in his private life.  The band has also announced the addition of new drummer Daniel Zeman from Enemy of the Sun.

Janosch comments: “Due to private reasons I won’t be able to play with The Very End for the time being. This decision has been made by the band and myself after a considerable time. Of course I’ll be at hand with help and advice for my boys as far as my family life permits me to do so! Thanx to all fans for a great time!!!”

To view comments from the band and new drummer Daniel Zeman click here.

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Kamelot band photo with logoFlorida power metal band Kamelot recently announced their “Pandemonium Over Europe 2011,” as well as a postponement of their North American tour due to singer Roy Khan becoming ill.  The band has now announced that Roy Khan will not be part of the upcoming European tour due to continuing medical and personal problems.  Fabio Lione from Rhapsody of Fire has been chosen to pick up the vocal duties for the tour.  The band has issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot’s album, “Poetry for the Poisoned”. However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour.”

Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating: “I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour. I always loved the sound of the band and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot… see you soon on tour and let’s rock!!!”

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Moonspell featured on free “Gothic Metal” Compilation

Posted by Geoffy-Dee on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM (PST)

Portugese epic power Metallers Moonspell have been featured on a downloadable free gothic metal release from The free album also features Evensong, Diathra and Saralee

Moonspell is about to embark on a South American tour, and will also be featured on the “70,000 Tons of Metal” tour, as part of a cruise featuring a variety of heavy metal acts.

To download the compilation for free, Click Here

For a complete track list, Click here

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