00:03 - Korah Yeah, MS ratings on new albums are totally f****ed! You just have to watch ratings from 2000 and ratings from 2016! Metal was'nt so much better than today releases.
23:53 - Czerny Reiter There's a dearth of reviewers on the site and most of what gets reviewed ends up getting a good grade (on the grounds that pro-bono reviewers mostly review what appeals to them).
23:48 - Overrwatcher I feel as if SSUS's review backlash is a perfect example of this. When he gave a 2/10 people didn't say much. When he gave a 9/10 people questioned his review integrity.
23:42 - Overrwatcher I will always bring up BMTH's "There Is A Hell" in this regard. Very well received literally everywhere but MS. Here it's one of the lowest rated albums in the database.
23:38 - Overrwatcher Bands can put out similar quality records to 10 years ago yet get over 1 point less. People have been much more negative recently. And MS also seems to shit on some albums at random.
After releasing five studio albums, melodic metallers Masterplan are set to unleash their first ever live release on October 9th through their label AFM Records. Keep Your Dream ALive will be available as DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD sets, both including the entire show from the Masters of Rock festival, recordings from Wacken Open Air, footage from the band's latest Asian tour and Prog Power USA, as well as all 5 official Masterplan video clips. The Masters of Rock show is featured on the CD.
Power metallers Masterplan have announced European dates for their upcoming Novum Initium Tour 2013 which is set to start in October in support of their recently released new album. Other than the headliners Masterplan, you will be able to see Mystic Prophecy, Jaded Heart, Siren's Cry and Sebastien depending on the dates. Check out a message from Roland Grapow on the video below.
As the release of Masterplan's new beginning Novum Initium approaches, you can now listen to snippets of all the new songs from the CD on the video below. Maybe showing some other new songs will convince the fans to pick up the new album. Novum Initium will be released in Europe on June 14th and in North America on June 18th via AFM Records.
Considering Masterplan's history, it is only natural that there is curiosity about their new album Novum Initium, especially now that the band features the new vocalist Rick Altzi. Today you have another opportunity to see how he fits the band because their new video clip for the song "Keep Your Dream Alive" is now available below.
After a teaser, Masterplan have released the first brand new song with new vocalist Rick Altzi which is available now for your listening pleasure below. Check out the lyric video for the new song "The Game" for a taste of Novum Initium and let us know what you think.
Melodic metallers Masterplan will release their new album, Novum Initium, on May 17th in Europe and May 21st in the US via AFM Records even though it was originally planned for April. The group has released an official album teaser video which can now be viewed here. This album will be the first with new singer Rick Altzi.
German power metallers Masterplan have unveiled the artwork that will grace their upcoming new album which will be called Novum Initium (new beginning) and successor to Time To Be King. You can take a look at it below and see what you think about it.
AFM Records had hinted to a new Masterplan line-up reveal a few days ago and now Masterplan has officially announced that Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone, Epysode) will be the band's new vocalist, replacing Jørn Lande, and Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) will take over bass duties. The band is currently recording their new album to be released next year.
Roland Grapow, guitarist of German progressive/power metallers Masterplan, has revealed the following details about their new album release and progress: "Hi! I just came back from Hamburg 2 days ago, from our final arrangement session with Axel in his studio for our new songs. That means we finished our songwriting finally. This week we just do some preparing for the big recording session, on Sunday Martin is coming to my studio in Slovakia and we will start recording drums from monday on."
German progressive/power metallers Masterplan have recently announced that Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka (Cradle Of Filth's drummer) will record the drum parts on the new Masterplan album. However, nothing was said about what that can mean for Mike Terrana.
German progressive power metallers Masterplan are writing new material for the follow-up to 2010's Time To Be King.
The band issued the following update about their upcoming new album on their official website: "Great news, Roland and Axel are writing songs for a new Masterplan album right now! The recordings will start in autumn!"
Quasi-legendary metal act Masterplan were scheduled to play the Masters Of Rock Festival (Czech Republic) - their first live show in long while - but are unfortunately forced to cancel that trip due to an injury of guitarist Roland Grapow.
Roland Grapow himself commented in an official statement: "We feel very sorry to announce that Masterplan can not perform at the Masters of Rock Festival this year. Due to a sinew inflammation from myself I am unable to play guitar for longer than a few minutes and hope that I will be cured soon. Therefore, we reschedule our Tour plans at the moment to the second half year of 2010. We hope to get a new chance to play in 2011 on the Masters of Rock and feel very sorry to disappoint you and our fans."
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Time To Be King, the forthcoming album from German metallers Masterplan, are available for streaming at this location.
Time To Be King will be released on May 21 via AFM Records.
Time To Be King cover art] tracklist:
01. Time To Be King
02. Fiddle Of Time
03. Lonely Winds Of War
04. Blue Europa
05. Far From The End Of The World
06. The Dark Road
07. Under The Moon
08. Blow Your Winds
09. The Black One
10. The Sun Is In Your Hands
11. Kisses From You
12. Never Walk Alone
German metallers Masterplan have issued the short following update on their official website:
"Masterplan have just reunited with original singer Jorn Lande and also finished the recordings for their new album Time To Be King, that will be released on April 16th. For March you can expect the release of a single to preceed the album."