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Adagio - Premiere Second Single From Upcoming Album

The French progressive outfit Adagio have teased their fans some more and released the second single from their upcoming fifth studio album, Life. Life will officially premiere on July 26th and you can pre-order a physical copy of the album here and instantly obtain the digital version. The new track is entitled "The Ladder" and is available through the band's official YouTube channel.

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Posted: 22.06.2017 by robpal | Comments (0)


Adagio - New Video Released

As they prepare to release the new album, Life, on July 26th, Adagio just released a brand new video! This is the progressive symphonic band's comeback after 2009's Archangels In Black. "Darkness Machine" is the new tune you can hear below via YouTube.

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Posted: 30.05.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Adagio - Share New Song, New Album Next Spring

French progressive masters are back! After seven years of silence, Adagio have released a new song, which is just a taste of the upcoming album, Life, due out in the spring of 2017. The new song is called "Subrahmanya" and is over seven minutes long. You can check it out here, and tell us what you think!

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Posted: 03.12.2016 by robpal | Comments (6)


Adagio - To Launch Crowdfunding For New Album

What happened to Adagio's new album that was supposed to have come out years ago? Their latest, Archangels In Black, came out back in 2009 already. In 2013, they shared new demo songs and expected to release the new record that year. However, that didn't happen. The proggers are now launching a crowdfunding campaign to help with the costs as they are releasing the new album, Life, through Stéphan Forté's label Zeta Nemesis.

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Posted: 28.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (4)


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 Kulu | 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 Kulu | 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...

Another big change, is since I've down tuned my Lâg 7 string to A for my solo album, I am now using that for Adagio's new stuff as well, so be prepared for some really heavy shit."

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Posted: 11.07.2010 by Kulu | 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
Mar 31, 2010 Paris - FR - Elysée Montmartr
Apr 01, 2010 Pratteln - CH - Z7 Konzertfabrik
Apr 02, 2010 Montpellier - FR - Rockstore
Apr 03, 2010 Barcelona - ES - Salamandra 1
Apr 04, 2010 Madrid - ES - La Riviera
Apr 07, 2010 Dortmund - DE - FZW
Apr 08, 2010 Köln - DE - Live Music Hall
Apr 09, 2010 Hamburg - DE - Markthalle

Also Leaves' Eyes will support Kamelot. The band states: "We are pleased to announce German/Norwegian symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes as special guests to the Kamelot European Tour 2010. Hot off their latest release Njord Leaves' Eyes will finalize this amazing package.

Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes): "I am really looking forward to tour with Kamelot again! The last tours with Kamelot were very successful for both bands and the friendship between the bands is great! Being on the road with other Norwegians is of course always an honour and pleasure for me! Roy is both an excellent singer and a fine person".

Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot): "I just heard Leaves' Eyes will be the Special Guest on the upcoming European tour, great news! Some of you may know we have teamed up in the past for some seriously epic nights, we are all getting ready for our best and biggest tour ever!".

Alexander Krull (Leaves' Eyes): "It's great that we go on tour with our friends Kamelot again! This upcoming European tour will be truly a highlight for every fan of dark, symphonic Metal music! We can't wait until March when we'll start to conquer the stages across Europe again with this strong tour package! We will perform new material of the album Njord as well as songs from the previous records!".

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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
05. Archangels In Black
06. The Fifth Ankh
07. Codex Oscura
08. Twilight At Dawn
09. Getsu Senshi

UPDATE, on 03.11.2008 (thanks to Abattoir)

"Vamphyri", the first track from "Archangels In Black" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

UPDATE, 15.12.2008 (thanks to ArtiA)

"Fear Circus", the second single from "Archangels In Black" is now available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

UPDATE (thanks to Kulu)

The 5 first songs of Adagio's new album are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"Archangels In Black" is set to be released today (Monday Feb 9th) in Europe (UK around 25th).

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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)