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Kamelot to headline North American Tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM (PST)

Kamelot Floridian symphonic metallers Kamelot have announced they are going to be going on a North American Tour in the fall in support of their new album Silverthorn.

Kamelot will be supported on the Silverthorn tour by the bands Delain and Eklipse.

Guitarist Thomas Youngblood says this about the tour:

“We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, this tour will be something very special.”

Tour dates and a link to tickets can be found here.

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Amoral enters studio

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:44 AM (PST)

AmoralLogoFinnish metal band Amoral have announced they have entered the studio to begin recording their, as of yet untitled, sixth album.  The drums for the album will be recorded at Sound Supreme studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland by Janne Saksa and will then move to Helinski and Kupio where the vocals will be produced by Marco Hietala. The album will be mixed by Mikko Karmila and set for release later this year via The End Records.

Click here to read comments by guitarist Ben Varon:

The album will be a follow up to the bands 2012 album Beneath which was also released by The End Records.

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Video: Kamelot – Official “Falling Like Fahrenheit” lyric video

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM (PST)

KamelotTampa, FL power metal band Kamelot have released a lyric video for “Falling Like Fahrenheit” off of their latest release Silverthorn.  This will be Kamelot’s first album featuring lead vocalist Tommy Karevik and is a follow up to the bands 2010 Poetry for the Poisoned.

You can see the video here.

Silverthorn is the bands tenth studio album and was released in October of 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer.

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German power metal legends Blind Guardian have posted an eight minute long trailer for their upcoming box set A Traveler’s Guide To Space And Time.  This will be an ultra limited release of with 15 albums in 13 high-quality digipacks with only 8000 copies being released worldwide.

To check out the preview video click right here.

A Traveler’s Guide To Space And Time is scheduled for release in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on February 1 while February 4th is when the rest of the world will get their hands on it.  A Traveller’s Guide is being released on Virgin Records and is the band’s first release since 2010’s At The Edge Of Time.

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Video: Herman Li of Dragonforce talks about video games

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 4:18 PM (PST)

Herman Li, guitarist for shredding speed freaks Dragonforce, sits down with Pitcam.TV to talk about growing up as a gamer in Hong-Kong and the influence of video games on Dragonforce’s music.

Dragonforce’s last album The Power Within was released April 15th, 2012 on Roadrunner Records.

Click here to watch the video.

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Fates Warning finish writing new album

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 3:52 PM (PST)

Earlier today, Fates Warning founder and guitarist Jim Matheos issued a brief announcement in regards to the writing process for the band’s long-awaited new album. He writes:

“I’m happy to say that all the music for FW11 is now written (finally!). Still some lyrics to do, but we’re close. Looking forward to sharing this with you in 2013.”

Fates Warning’s last album, FWX, came out in 2004 on their longtime label Metal Blade Records.

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New Music: Helloween – “Nabataea”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM (PST)

HelloweenLegendary German power metal band Helloween have released a new single called “Nabataea.”  This is the first single from their upcoming album called Straight Out Of Hell.  The song is about a fabled high culture with a recently discovered city called Petra. It is said to be the origin to many myths.  The album is due in Europe on January 18 and in North America on January 22, 2013 on The End Records.

You can find the song streaming by clicking right here.

A recent press release described Straight Out Of Hell as:

“a work full of speed and toughness, with optimism and great joy of playing, featuring complex arrangements, strong hooks and plenty of catchy melodies. Or, to let the facts speak for themself: 13 mostly fast-paced songs that turn out to be impressively multi-layered and will completely delight all Helloween fans, due to the different songwriters Andi Deris, founding members Michael Weikath and Markus Grosskopf, and guitarist Sascha Gerstner.”

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Pink Cream 69 reveal name of new album

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:45 PM (PST)

German metallers Pink Cream 69 have been in the studio mixing their eleventh studio album, which will be called Ceremonial and is due for release in early 2013, with a full-scale tour to follow. According to a press release,“Musically, the fans can expect a classic Pink Cream album from the David Readman era (beginning with ‘Electrified’).”

Songs set to appear on Ceremonial are “Big Machine”, “Passage of Time”, “I Came to Rock” and “Special”. The release of the record will be accompanied by the arrival of the band’s first video clip since “Shame”, taken from their 1998 album Electrified.

Pink Cream 69’s last studio album, In10sity, was released in 2007 on Frontiers Records.

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Music Video: DragonForce – “Cry Thunder [Live]”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM (PST)

Dragonforce Band Picture DragonForce has just released a new music video for their song “Cry Thunder” off of their latest album The Power Within. Wait! it’s not just any type of music video, this is a live performance video of the band playing. The video was shot while the band was on tour in Europe and was filmed with hand held cameras and live audio. To watch the video click here.

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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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