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Nightwish part ways with Anette Olzon

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM (PST)

Okay, so maybe the world is coming to an end in 2012…so many bands are parting ways with their members and Nightwish is no exception to that rule.

Nightwish has decided to part ways with Anette Olzon, the band and Anette are in a mutual understanding about the decisions and also agree that it would be best for all parties involved.

To see a full statement from the band and Anette click here.

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Music Video: Seven Kingdoms – “After The Fall”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 7:08 AM (PST)

Florida power metalers Seven Kingdoms have released a music video for the song “After The Fall.”  The song comes from their upcoming album The Fire Is Mine which is scheduled for release October 9, 2012 under Nightmare Records.

To watch the video for “After The Fall” click here.

The Fire Is Mine will be the band’s third full length release and was recorded at Morrisound Studios with legendary producer Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Obituary, JOP, Jag Panzer, etc.).

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Music Video: DragonForce – “Seasons”

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM (PST)

DragonForce have premiered a music video for their song “Seasons”, which appears on their latest album The Power Within. You can watch the video here.

The Power Within was released on April 17, 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The album is their fifth studio album and is the follow up to their 2008 release Ultra Beatdown.

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Blind Guardian to release orchestral album in 2014

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 7:49 AM (PST)

Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch revealed in a recent interview with Powerline that an orchestral album is in the works and set for a 2014 release along with a brand new studio album. He states:

“2013 sounds a little ambitious at the moment. I am hoping for 2014. This could be a great year. Ever since “A Night at the Opera”, my goal is to release the orchestral album the same year we are going to release the studio album. In vain, so far. But I will never give up hope.”

The band’s last studio album, At the Edge of Time, came out in 2010 on Nuclear Blast.

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Music Video: Sonata Arctica – “Shitload Of Money”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM (PST)

Finnish melodic metal group Sonata Arctica have released a Las Vegas themed video for the single “Shitload Of Money.”  The track comes from the band’s most recent album Stones Grow Her Name which was released last May via Nuclear Blast.

You can check out the video by clicking right here.

In a recent interview, when asked about the song, lead singer Tony Kakko stated:  “You cannot sell something you cannot buy back. A lot of people, especially on Facebook and other social media — and they should consider this! — they are putting their face and privacy out there and you can’t get it back.”

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The true trailblazers of Finnish melodic power metal Stratovarius are releasing a very special live CD/DVD set in North America under the Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records on August 28, 2012.  It is to be called Under Flaming Winter Skies – Live In Tampere and is special because it is taken from the farewell tour the band set up to say goodbye to longtime drummer Jörg Michael back in 2011.  The set was filmed and recorded in Tampere, Finland on November 19, 2011 and is one of the very last shows the band ever played with Michael.

The band played an amazing set full of their classic songs and even recorded a 30 minute documentary on their long history.  The set will also include interviews with each member of the band and comments that Jörg Michael made on his personal reasons for leaving the band. This is sure to be a real treat for any Stratovarius fans or just power metal fans in general.

If you would like to check out the CD/DVD tracklists you can click right here.

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Iced Earth launches tour with Volbeat, Hellyeah, and The Sixxis

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM (PST)

Heavy metal legends Iced Earth will be touring North America starting next week, hitting the road with Volbeat, Hellyeah, and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week journey. They are touring in support of Dystopia, their 10th album off of Century Media Records.

Jon Schaffer (rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars/backing vocals) commented:

“I’m completely stoked, Volbeatis one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that won’t soon be forgotten, I’m sure of that.”

Click here for the tour dates!

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New Video: Unleash the Archers – “General Of The Dark Army”

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM (PST)

unleash the archers logoWe have a new band with a new video here for you today: Vancouver’s Unleash the Archers have just released the video for their power metal track “General of the Dark Army.” The song comes off of their album Demons Of The AstroWaste.

Fans of 3 Inches of Blood and other forms of hair-swingin power metal will dig this video, especially if you have a penchant for female lead singers. Here is what vocalist Brittney Hayes had to say about the video:

“Thanks to the support of tons of amazing fans we were able to make this video far more epic than the last. Getting to watch the General come to life was phenomenal, and mind blowing actually. I’ve had this vision of him ever since I wrote the song… And I think we got really close, as close as an indie band could ever get to realizing that vision.”

Click here for the video!

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Lyric Video: Sabaton “A Lifetime Of War”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:44 AM (PST)

Swedish epic power metal masters Sabaton have released both Swedish and English lyric videos for the single “A Lifetime Of War”.  The song is the second single from the bands upcoming album Carolus Rex which is scheduled for release May 25, 2012 under Nuclear Blast.

You can check out both versions by clicking here.

Sabaton have also released a lyric video for first single from the album Carolus Rex which you can find here.

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firewindGreek power metallers, Firewind, have released a new music video for their song “Wall Of Sound” off their upcoming album “Few Against Many.” The music video was made from a concert the band was playing and this is the first single and music video to be made for the new album.

To check out the music video click here.

The new album will be released May 22nd in North America and May 21st in Europe through Century Media.

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Nothing goes together better than Nightwish and ice hockey

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:37 AM (PST)

When you think of hockey, no doubt you think of a sport driven by testosterone that is known for its brutal fist fights, and love of Nightwish.  It’s a well known fact that hockey players and fans alike are huge fans of female fronted symphonic metal bands, so it should be to absolutely no one’s surprise that the Nightwish song “The Last Ride Of The Day” has been chosen to be the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships official theme song.  The championships are taking place May 4-20 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden and tickets are still available.

Nightwish keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen had this to say about the honor:

“When I heard that we might be involved with the event, I called all the bandmembers right away, and we were all pretty excited.”

“The Last Ride Of The Day” is taken from Nightwish’s 2011 release Imaginaerum released on Nuclear Blast.

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Manowar release previews of several new songs

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:18 AM (PST)

Brothers (and sisters) in true metal unite!  Manowar recently had a private listening party for their fan club called The Circle to preview some rough mixes taken from their upcoming album…and have released a couple videos of the party!  You can check out clips from the songs “Expendable” and “El Gringo” by clicking right here.

The recording is yet untitled and due out some time in September 2012, so we’ll keep you updated.

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Granted: Nightwish announce North American tour

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM (PST)

Finnish symphonic metal group Nightwish are continuing their 2012 touring regimen. Starting in September, the band will hit twenty different states along with label mates, Kreator. Currently, Nightwish is winding down a European tour, which will end next week.

Nightwish released Imaginaerum last year on Nuclear Blast. Still yet to come is the movie that pairs with it, which depicts memoirs of a dying composer’s childhood. The album and movie were developed together and both have the same underlying story.

Click here for North American tour dates.

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Full Album Stream: Dragonforce – “The Power Within”

Posted by Tommy on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 3:09 PM (PST)

European power metal heavyweights DragonForce are streaming their new album “The Power Within” in its entirety. Listen to it here.

“The Power Within” is set for release tomorrow, April 17, 2012, via Roadrunner Records.  The album is their fifth studio album and is the follow up to their 2008 release “Ultra Beatdown.”  The band will be going on a full tour in support of the new album–Click here for the full tour run!

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Lyric Video: Sabaton – Carolus Rex

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 10:24 AM (PST)

Swedish power metal band Sabaton have released an English version of the title track off their new ablum Carolus Rex. Carolus Rex is a follow up to the bands 2010 album Coat of Arms via on Nuclear Blast. You can watch/read it here.

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