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Ghost Machinery - New Album Details

Out For Blood, the new album from Finnish metallers Ghost Machinery will be released on August 27 in Europe as well as digital worldwide release. North American release date is set for October 5.

The cover artwork of the album was designed by Rainer Kalwitz.

Out For Blood cover art] tracklist:

01. Face Of Evil
02. Out For Blood
03. Guilty At Vance]
04. Blood From Stone
05. Name Remains In History
06. Fortune Teller
07. Lost In Time
08. Sentenced To Life (In Paradise)
09. Mask Of Madness
10. Eternal Damnation
11. Send Me An Angel Blackfoot cover]


Band profile: Ghost Machinery
Posted: 25.07.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Insomnium - European Live Dates With Ghost Brigade

Insomnium are very happy to announce a co-headlining European tour with their good friends Ghost Brigade. The tour wreaks havoc across Central Europe from May 20th to May 29th. The tour is presented by Metal Hammer, Legacy, Twilight and Here are the dates:

20.05.2010 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
22.05.2010 - Haus-11, Stuttgart, Germany
23.05.2010 - Feierwerk, München, Germany
24.05.2010 - Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria
25.05.2010 - Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
26.05.2010 - Bibelot, Dordrecht, Netherlands
27.05.2010 - Trix, Antwerpen, Belgium
28.05.2010 - Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands
29.05.2010 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany


Band profile: Insomnium
Event: Insomnium + Ghost Brigade
Posted: 19.02.2010 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Ghost Machinery - New Vocalist Found

Finnish power metallers Ghost Machinery have found a new vocalist and are still in search for a new label.

New frontman of the band is Taage Laiho. He's also a vocalist of a well known Finnish band Kilpi, but also known from his work on two Altaria albums. Taage's vocals can be heard on Divinity and The Fallen Empire albums and he also made an extensive European tour with the band in 2006. Kilpi band just released their 5th album, Pirun Merta, and at the moment Kilpi is touring in Finland.

Ghost Machinery was formed by a Pete Ahonen (Burning Point) in 2002 and they released their debut album, Haunting Remains, in December 2004. It was highly praised in the media all over the world and it gained lots of great reviews as well as huge amount of interviews was made during the time of the release.

It might seem to the public that not much activity, but the band has been very active "beneath" the surface and the guys have been in and out from the studio recording the 2nd album Out For Blood. Also the band is very happy that although Taage is a newest member he was able to put his "mark" on the record. Obviously with his great singing but also lyrically he was very much involved.

Currently the band is putting finishing touches to the Out For Blood album and their plan is to release a single at the end of this year.


Band profile: Ghost Machinery
Posted: 01.11.2009 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Ghost Brigade - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Finnish metallers Ghost Brigade have issued the following update:

"Dear friends,

"Isolation Songs" is now streaming in its entirety at our MySpace page.

The album will be in stores on August 3 in Europe (August 25 in the US) via Season Of Mist Records. The first pressing of the album will be a digipak CD and contains one bonus song "Liar". There are also complete lyrics on the booklet this time.

Alright, have a nice week folks!"

More details about "Isolation Songs" were previously reported at this location.


Band profile: Ghost Brigade
Posted: 21.07.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (2)

Ghost Brigade - New Album Details Announced

Original news, posted on 15.05.2009

Season Of Mist press release

Ghost Brigade took the world by surprise when their debut album "Guided By Fire" was received with raving reviews in autumn of 2007. Stimulated by this success, the Finns will be back in the shops this year, with a new delivery of their original blend of Post-Rock, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Death and Doom Metal.

Their sophomore album is entitled "Isolation Songs", and will be released on August 3rd in Europe (August 25th in the US) through Season Of Mist Records.

"We are collectively very proud of this record", guitarist Wille comments. "It was a lot of work to get this album done, it took almost two years to write these songs, but now that it's 100% ready I can only say that I feel privileged to be a member of Ghost Brigade. I have a strong feeling we have created something very special with 'Isolation Songs' and it is by far my personal favorite of all recordings I've ever been a part of. I hope people will enjoy these songs as much as we do once they get the chance to hear them. If only August was here already! Be safe!"

More news soon!


Ghost Brigade's sophomore album "Isolation Songs" is due to be released on next August 3rd - August 25th in the US. Here are the artwork and tracklisting of that second effort which is - according to a Season Of Mist press release - exactly that much heavier, gloomier, more extreme, varied and dynamic as it should be...

01. Suffocated
02. My Heart Is A Tomb
03. Into The Black Light
04. Lost In A Loop
05. 22:22 - Nihil
06. Architect Of New Beginnings
07. Birth
08. Concealed Revulsions
09. Secrets Of The Earth
10. A Storm Inside
11. Liar


Band profile: Ghost Brigade
Posted: 25.06.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)

Kamelot - To Reissue Ghost Opera With Bonus Features

Says in the band in their MySpace bullettin:

"Kamelot will reissue its classic "Ghost Opera" album on March 28 (Germany), March 31 (rest of Europe) and April 8 (USA/Canada) under the title of Ghost Opera - The Second Coming, enhanced with lots of interesting features. The album will be released as a double CD limited edition slipcase design. This sophisticated and comprehensive package includes the CD featuring all the songs from the regular album, plus ten additional live tracks recorded live in Belgrade, Serbia during the band's 2007 World Tour, plus the bonus tracks Season's End, The Pendulous Fall, Epilogue and the remix of Rule the World. Additionally the two videos for The Human Stain and Memento Mori (live) and on top of that, the package features new artwork and a comprehensive booklet."

Ghost Opera - The Second Coming track listing:

CD 1: Ghost Opera
01. Solitaire
02. Rule the World
03. Ghost Opera
04. The Human Stain
05. Blücher
06. Love You to Death
07. Up Through the Ashes
08. Mourning Star
09. Silence of the Darkness
10. Anthem
11. EdenEcho
12. Memento Mori (enhanced video: Live in Belgrade, Serbia)
13. The Human Stain (enhanced video)

CD 2: Live in Belgrade
01. Solitaire
02. Ghost Opera
03. The Human Stain
04. Mourning Star
05. When the Lights Are Down
06. Abandoned
07. The Haunting (with Simone Simons/EPICA)
08. Memento Mori
09. Epilogue
10. March of Mephisto
Studio cuts:
11. Season's End
12. The Pendulous Fall
13. Epilogue
14. Rule the World (remix)

Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 14.02.2008 by +{Jonas}+ | Comments (12)

Kamelot - Ghost Opera European Tour Part II 2008

Taken from the Kamelot newsletter:

"After the release of their great new album "Ghost Opera", Kamelot will hit the road again and will do shows in main areas of Europe. The album entered a lot of charts in different countries. For example: Norway #25, Sweden #29, Finland #35, USA #48 Indie, Netherlands #51, Germany #61, France #83, Switzerland #83, Greece #23, Japan #13, UK #24 Indie.

With the success of the "Ghost Opera" album fans are demanding more, more, more! Melodic metal masters Kamelot return to select Europe cities for a once in a lifetime tour and stage show. Bringing with them as special guests the Greek heavyweights Firewind and the Austrian/American female fronted group Visions Of Atlantis, this package will be one of the highlights of the year.

Founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood adds: "The shows in connection with this album so far have been amazing, the fans and the band are as one everynight and there is an almost kinship between us. The shows will be something we will cherish forever!".

Singer/songwriter Khan adds: "This Ghost Opera Tour will be our last tour of Europe until the next studio release, so we are planning even more specials for the fans!".

Special guests on this memorable tour are Greek phenoms Firewind with virtuoso guitarist Gus G. at the helm. "I'm glad we're finally able to confirm a full European tour together with our buddies from Kamelot! As if the excitement wasn't enough when we announced the Japan tour with them, the idea popped up to do the full European run in 2008. What a great way to start the next year! We an't wait to come back and play for all our fans as well as make new ones. See you out there soon! Gus G./Firewind".

Also on tour will be female fronted gothic metal band Visions of Atlantis. This hybrid of America/Austrian members are making waves in the scene as one of the premier up and coming bands. "We are very excited to announce that we will be on tour with Kamelot through the whole of Europe! They are such fantastic and respectable musicians, and we are really proud to be partaking in this experience - this package simply rocks. It will be great to be able to play for our European friends again as has been quite a while away from you all! Thanks to everyone for your support and thanks to Kamelot for giving us this wonderful experience!" Melissa/Visions Of Atlantis".

Check out the confirmed dates on Tour Section"


Band profile: Kamelot
Event: Ghost Opera European Tour Part II
Posted: 23.10.2007 by Thryce | Comments (13)

Opeth - "Ghost Reveries" Special Edition

Roadrunner team have posted the following update concerning the special edition of Ghost Reveries:

"More Opeth is always a good thing and Ghost Reveries, an album many consider to be their best effort to date is getting expanded. Get ready to experience an Opeth album in a whole new way with the Ghost Reveries Special Edition.

Disc 1
01. Ghost of Perdition
02. The Baying of the Hounds
03. Beneath The Mire
04. Atonement
05. Reverie/Harlequin Forest
06. Hours of Wealth
07. The Grand Conjuration
08. Isolation Years
09. Soldier Of Fortune (Deep Purple cover)

Disc 2:
* "Beyond Ghost Reveries" - A 40 Minute Documentary
* Music Video For "The Grand Conjuration"
* 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of "Ghost Reveries"

Ghost Reveries (Special Edition) hits stores on October 31st. You can view the cover art HERE.

Opeth is currently on the road as part of Gigantour 2006. Click HERE to see when they'll be hitting your town.


Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 13.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (14)

Ghost Machinery - Debut Album Is Ready

The projet from Burning Point singer "Ghost Machinery" has completed the debut album called "Haunting Remains" that will be released at 11/08/2004 through Sound Riot Records.

To hear some samples of this new album go here:

Band profile: Ghost Machinery
Posted: 20.08.2004 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)