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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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European power metal heavyweights DragonForce have released the music video for “Cry Thunder,” the first single off their upcoming album “The Power Within.” Check out the video here.

“The Power Within” is set for release 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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Video: Dragonforce – The making of “The Power Within” Part 1

Posted by SeanB on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM (PST)

Epic Metal powerhouse Dragonforce have just released part one in the series of “making of” videos for their upcoming album The Power Within.  You can see the video right here.

Dragonforce have also released a new song called “Fallen World” from the album that we have included with the making of video.

The Power Within is set for release April 17, 2012 via Roadrunner Records.  It will be the follow up to 2008’s Ultra Beatdown and their fifth studio release.

Guitarist Herman Li recently had this to say about the album:

“The last two years have been the most fun we ever had making an album. Through writing, jamming and touring together, we have built this incredible energy and it has been fully captured on the new album. This time around we’ve really brought our metal side to the surface and made some of the best music of our career. From the fastest song we’ve ever recorded to the slower songs, and some things you would never expect from us, this is by far the most diverse Dragonforce album yet. This is an exciting new era for Dragonforce with Marc joining the band, so we figured this was an ideal time to take full control of our own destiny and establish our own record label for Europe. It’s all hands on deck running it, but a great buzz!”

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Live Video: Nightwish – Scaretale in Finland

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 9:51 AM (PST)

Finnish power metal band Nightwish have released a live video for “Scaratale” from their live concert in Jyväskylä, Finland on March 9, 2012. “Scaretale” was released on the bands 2011 concept album Imaginaerum on Roadrunner/Nuclear Blast. It sounds kind of like a power metal version of an Oompah song and you can watch it here.

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Nightwish to release limited edition EP “Trials of Imaginaerum”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM (PST)

Nightwish is trying to make your Record Store Day 2012 (April 21st) a little bit better by granting your wishes and  releasing a limited edition of their EP “Trials of Imaginaerum.”

The EP will consist of four tracks that will include the original demo versions of their songs “Storytime,” “I Want My Tears Back,” “The Crow, the Owl, and the Dove” and “Slow, Love, Slow,” with vocals from Marco Hietala.

As an added novelty when you buy the limited edition EP, you will receive a code to access the fifth unreleased track.

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Dragonforce announce new tour in support of The Power Within

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM (PST)

European power metal dynamos DragonForce have announced plans to return to North America for a spring tour. This outing marks the band’s first full trek with brand new singer Marc Hudson, who also makes his recorded debut on The Power Within. The album lands at retail on April 17.

The tour kicks off April 21 at the annual New England  Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and makes several stops on the East Coast before winding through Canada and into the Midwest before wrapping out west on May 11 in Anaheim, California. L.A.-based metal warriors Holy Grail, and Huntress, a five-piece metal band lead by vocalist Jill Janus, who delivers an unparalleled four-octave range thanks to her opera background, will provide support on this run.

Click here for the full tour run!

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Rhapsody of Fire to headline North American tour for the first time

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:22 AM (PST)

Straight out of Italy, symphonic metalheads Rhapsody Of Fire have revealed details on the band’s first ever headlining North American tour.  This is also going to be the first time that their new guitarist Tom Hess will be playing live with the band.  No pressure Tom.

For a list of tour dates and comments from the band click here.

Rhapsody of Fire’s last studio album was From Chaos to Eternity and was released in June 17, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Finish power metallers, Sonata Arctica, have released the cover art and track list for their upcoming album “Stones Grow Her Name.” The album was recorded in many different studios over Finland and was mixed by Mikko Karmila and was mastered by Svante Forsbäck.

To check out the cover art and track list click here.

The new album will be released in Europe on May 18th and May 22nd in North America through Nuclear Blast.

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Swedish power metallers, Sabaton, have released the cover art and track list for their upcoming album “Carolus Rex.” This is the band’s sixth studio album and the album’s theme is about the Kingdom Of Sweden from 1561 through 1721 and the whole album will be sung in Swedish. The band has also stated:

“For the first time ever, we have had an expert to help us out with the theme, the well-known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren. We have also added some extra time in the studio to find the absolute right sound on ‘Carolus Rex,’ and our producer, Peter Tägtgren, says that this album will mark a brand new standard for how a heavy metal album should sound like!”

To check out the cover art and track list click here.

The new album will be released May 25th In Europe and May 22nd in North America through Nuclear Blast.

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Mike Portnoy joining Fates Warning for South American Date

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM (PST)

Adrenaline Mob/Transatlantic drummer and former Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy will be sitting in for Bobby Jarzombek of Fates Warning on April 14th for their show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fates Warning has made it clear that this is a one time fill in and Bobby Jarzombek will remain their drummer and will be playing on their upcoming European tour and album. The band released the following statement:

“We’re pleased and excited to announce that Mike Portnoy will be our special guest drummer for our April 14th show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We had a great time playing with Mike back in 2005 at the Headway festival in Holland and we’re happy that he’s able to help us out again. We’d also like to make it clear that Bobby Jarzombek is still the drummer for Fates and will be with us for our European shows in March as well as on the new record we’re currently working on. Unfortunately, Bobby committed to another gig on the same day (ironically, in the same city) before this show was planned.”

A list of the European Tour dates can be found here.

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Dragonforce announce “The Power Within” track listing and artwork

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:22 AM (PST)

Dragonforce have just revealed the release date for their fifth album, and first with new singer Marc Hudson, as being April 15, 2012…in the U.K. This is surely to the dismay of all our local epic power metal fans, but no American date has been announced yet. All that has been revealed is that the album is being called The Power Within, being released under the band’s own Electric Generation Recordings, and you can click here to see a larger image of the cover art and the track listing.

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Well, that and the fact that Dragonforce guitarist Herman Li had this to say about the new album:

“The last two years have been the most fun we ever had making an album. Through writing, jamming and touring together, we have built this incredible energy and it has been fully captured on the new album. This time around we’ve really brought our metal side to the surface and made some of the best music of our career. From the fastest song we’ve ever recorded to the slower songs, and some things you would never expect from us, this is by far the most diverse Dragonforce album yet. This is an exciting new era for Dragonforce with Marc joining the band, so we figured this was an ideal time to take full control of our own destiny and establish our own record label for Europe. It’s all hands on deck running it, but a great buzz!”

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