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 Adagio - Release Two Demos From Upcoming Album
09.09Adagio - Announce New Singer And Guitarist Solo Album Update
22.07Adagio - Guitarist Finishes Work On Solo Album
11.07Adagio - Working On New Album
28.05Adagio - Guitarist Working On Instrumental Solo Album
29.04Adagio - Filming Ukraine Show For DVD
21.02Adagio - Hire Mats Levén For Upcoming European Tour
14.02Adagio - Split With Vocalist
10.12Adagio, Leaves' Eyes - To Support Kamelot On Upcoming European Tour
09.02Adagio - New Album Details, Five Songs Online
20.01Adagio - New Video Online
13.10Adagio - Sign With Listenable Records
12.07Adagio - Band Update
20.04Adagio - New Singer Revelead
09.04Adagio - Parts Ways With Vocalist
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Adagio - Release Two Demos From Upcoming Album

2013 is here and good news arrive from France. The progressive symphonic metal band Adagio just released two demo versions of two singles from their upcoming album and successor to Archangels In Black. While you wait for the new album to drop, you can listen to "Torn" and "Carry The Cross" on the videos below.

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Posted: 01.01.2013 by Tulio_78 | Comments (8)


Adagio - Announce New Singer And Guitarist Solo Album Update

The French dark progressive metal band Adagio announced their new singer to be Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Outworld, Beyond Twilight, Darkology). After the departure of Christian Palin, Adagio were helped out by Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux, Therion, At Vance, Fatal Force, Firewind). The band comments that Mats was never meant to be a permanent member, which was mutually understood, and they appreciate his help on tour.

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Posted: 09.09.2011 by K†ulu | Comments (8)


Adagio - Guitarist Finishes Work On Solo Album

Adagio guitarist Stéphan Forté has completed work on his solo album, entitled The Shadows Compendium.

He commented as follows: "At last after so many years of work, my first instrumental solo album is done. I'd like to thank Kevin Codfert (keyboard player in Adagio, who also helped mix previous albums of the band) for his incredible work on the mix, and of course my very talented friends / guests on this album: Jeff, Mattias IA, Glen, Daniele, Derek and Franck. Guys, your solos kicks some serious asses!"

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Posted: 22.07.2011 by K†ulu | Comments (6)


Adagio - Working On New Album

At this moment, Stéphan Forté, Kevin Codfert and Mats Levén, are at the moment working on the composition of Adagio's fifth album at Kevin's XFade studio in Nanterre (France).

Guitarist Stéphan comments: "I'm at the moment at Kevin's studio working on the composition of Adagio's upcoming album, and for the first time, I will not compose the whole music and lyrics alone, as Mats, Kevin and the guys will also collaborate to the writing! It will definitely bring a fresher sound to the band, and so far, the experience is awesome. Mats arrived here on Sunday, and we've started working right away on some ideas. Lots of great melodic vocal lines, heavy riffing and intense piano parts are coming naturally, so that's a very positive start...

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Posted: 11.07.2010 by K†ulu | Comments (6)


Adagio - Guitarist Working On Instrumental Solo Album

Adagio guitarist Stéphan Forté submitted the following post on the band's MySpace blog:

"It's been a very long time since I wanted to do this. I've started to work on the first ideas a couple of years ago and am now spending 100% of my working time on it. So far, 7 songs are composed and today I am in the middle of the 8th one. It will be around 9 songs I guess. Musically, it's very shred, dark and neoclassical oriented.

The Metal influences goes from shredders such as Cacophony (Becker and Friedman) Haji's Kitchen, Derek Taylor, Scott Stine etc.. to bands like Meshuggah, Dream Theater... There's a lot of Middle Eastern, Indian and Japanese traditional music elements mixed with a classical influences, going from romantic (Chopin, Liszt, et..) to some more contemporary composers such as Bartok, Prokofiev, Messiaen, Penderecki etc... And of course it's massively Heavy My Lâg is tuned down to A, and I might now use this for Adagio as well."

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Posted: 28.05.2010 by BudDa | Comments (7)


Adagio - Filming Ukraine Show For DVD

French metallers Adagio will headline FKRock Festival in Kherson, Ukraine on May 21st 2010.

Comments the band: "After a succesful European tour supporting Kamelot, we're very happy to play in Ukraine for the first time. This festival seems to be one of the most important rock event in Ukraine (Within Temptation headlined last year) and we're very much looking forward to meeting the Ukrainian metalheads next month. The show will be entirely filmed in HD as we're planning to release a DVD sometime next year. So far, we have a lot of video footage featuring some cool live stuff and above all, some very crazy moments (...particuarly in Japan and Spain). Of course, shows with Mats Levén are awesome, we have had loads of fun together, both on stage and off stage. The last show in Belgium with Scorpions in front of over 6000 people was a blast. We're very much looking forward to playing the upcoming shows in Tunisia (May 15th) and Ukraine (May 21st) together again."

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Posted: 29.04.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (4)


Adagio - Hire Mats Levén For Upcoming European Tour

Last week the French progressive symphonic metal band reported they had parted ways with vocalist Christian Palin. But the show must go on, as Adagio will be supporting Kamelot on their upcoming European tour next month. Now, Adagio are pleased to announce that none other than Swedish singer Mats Levén (Krux, ex-At Vance, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Therion) will be joining them on tour.

Guitarist Stéphan Forté states: "Mats is an incredible singer and performer, with a tremendous technique. His unique tone, both aggressive and melodic, fits Adagio's music wondefully. So, we're very much looking forward to meeting all of you guys next month on the tour with Kamelot... We're fuckin' impatient to share a dark musical moment with you!"

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Posted: 21.02.2010 by BudDa | Comments (7)


Adagio - Split With Vocalist

French progressive symphonic metallers Adagio have reported that Christian Palin, vocalist since 2008, has departed from their line-up. Guitarist Stéphan Forté reports: "We have had no other choice but to separate from Christian Palin this morning (Saturday Feb. 13). That is a decision we needed to take as soon as possible for the best of Adagio. We have no hard feelings towards him and wish him all the best for the future. More news very soon..."

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Posted: 14.02.2010 by Table ov Black | Comments (19)


Adagio, Leaves' Eyes - To Support Kamelot On Upcoming European Tour

Adagio are very pleased to announce they will support Kamelot on the upcoming European tour from March 25th to April 9th.

Frontman Stéphan Forté: "We've had the chance to do a couple of shows as special guests for Kamelot on their previous album tour, and it has been a truly awesome experience. Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood and the whole band are some of the nicest persons we've had the chance to work with, and their show and music are absolutely incredible, we are very much looking forward to sharing the stage with them once again!"

Mar 25, 2010 Charleroi - BE - Le Coliseum
Mar 26, 2010 Tilburg - NL - O13
Mar 27, 2010 Amsterdam - NL - Paradiso
Mar 28, 2010 London - UK - Koko

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Event: Kamelot
Posted: 10.12.2009 by BudDa | Comments (16)


Adagio - New Album Details, Five Songs Online

Original news, posted on 24.10.2008

Listenable Records has set a February 2nd 2009 release date for Adagio's new album "Archangels In Black" in Europe and Australia. The main cover artwork has been done by artist Guilherme Sevens.

Without being a concept album, "Archangels In Black" evokes the band's convictions about a certain Nightside philosophy and a very personal approach of life and death: "Darkness is a concept with many branches, often misunderstood from outside, but elemental for some kind" guitarist Stéphan Forté says.

"Archangels In Black" tracklisting:

01. Vamphyri
02. The Astral Pathway
03. Fear Circus
04. Undead

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Posted: 09.02.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (15)


Adagio - New Video Online

"Fear Circus", the new video from French metallers Adagio, has been made available online. The video was directed by Olivier Cossu.

"Fear Circus" comes off the new Adagio album, entitled "Archangels In Black", which will be released on on February 2 via Listenable Records.

"Archangels In Black" was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden with Björn Engelmann (Rammstein, Meshuggah) and the cover artwork was created by Guilherme Sevens.


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Posted: 20.01.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)


Adagio - Sign With Listenable Records

French metallers Adagio have inked a deal with Listenable Records for their release of their new album, "Archangels In Black", tentatively due in February 2009.

According to a press release, "Archangels In Black", first CD to feature Adagio's latest addition, Finnish singer Christian Palin. features an absolutely new portrait of the band, keeping the essence of what makes it's personality but in a more direct and heavier way: "Our respective lives and the band are inseparable, and as a consequence, whichever way we're personally evolving slightly transforms Adagio." The CD was masteted at the Cutting Room in Sweden with Björn Engelmann (Rammstein, Meshuggah). According to guitarist Stéphan Forté, "Björn did an amazing job. The result is heavy as fuck and makes the songs even more powerful! We're a 110% happy with the result."

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Posted: 13.10.2008 by ArtiA | Comments (5)


Adagio - Band Update

The French progressive neo-classical metal band Adagio announced on May 11 that the bass, guitars, drums, and vocals for their upcoming album "Archangels in Black" have been recorded. They promised that Kevin Codfert would record his keyboard and piano parts the following week. The name of the European Label that Archangels in Black will be released through will be announced in the upcoming weeks and a French Headline Tour is already in talks for November 2008.
Before this tour, some gigs have already been confirmed:

21 June - Reunion Island (close to Madagascar) + Stephan and Eric's Masterclass.
3 July - Castle Festival in Serbia
25 July - Blue Beach Festival in Châteauneuf les Martigues (close to Marseille).

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Posted: 12.07.2008 by Table ov Black | Comments (6)


Adagio - New Singer Revelead

According to Finland's Imperiumi.net, French neo-classical metallers Adagio have tapped Finnish singer Christian Palin to replace the recently departed Gus Monsanto.

Palin is a member of the Swedish/Finnish combo Essence OF Sorrow and Random Eyes. The latter group just landed the Finnish album chart at position No. 18 with its latest effort, "Invisible".

Palin will make his live debut with Adagio at the Castle festival in Smederevo, Serbia on July 3.

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Posted: 20.04.2008 by Telcontar | Comments (6)


Adagio - Parts Ways With Vocalist

Vocalist Gus Monsanto has posted the following announcement on his myspace page:

Brazilian singer/guitarist/songwriter Gus Monsanto has parted ways with French prog-metal band Adagio after four years of hard work, which included a successful album and a European tour.

"We parted ways friendly. It has been an overwhelming experience to fill David Readman's shoes and I will take with me the great people I met on the road, the friends I made during this period, the countries I have visited. The road stories and great music I made with Stephan, Franck, Eric and Kevin will not be forgotten. They will carry on as the archangels in black they are, as all of us are Metal Commandos," Monsanto said.

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Posted: 09.04.2008 by Bararey | Comments (4)


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