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Avantasia - First Tour Dates Announced

The Metal Opera is coming to town! Tobias Sammet's Avantasia will hit the road at the end of this year in support of the latest releases Angel Of Babylon/The Wicked Symphony. According to a press release, a huge all-star ensemble will bring Avantasia on stage once more. Due to the fact that this is not a regular or annual tour but an extensive Avantasia-event and experience, the show start for Avantasia will begin promptly at 8:00PM

The first six shows are now confirmed, and more dates will follow.

30 Nov 2010 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7
01 Dec 2010 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7
03 Dec 2010 - Germany - Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
04 Dec 2010 - Germany - Kaufbeuren, All Karthalle
18 Dec 2010 - Germany - Fulda, Esperantohalle
19 Dec 2010 - Germany - Essen, Grugahalle

The band also scheduled the following Latin American live shows. More dates and details will be announced soon.

10 Dec 2010 - Mexico - Mexico City, Circo Volador
15 Dec 2010 - Argentina - Buenos Aires, El Teatro de Flores


Band profile: Avantasia
Event: Avantasia
Posted: 18.08.2010 by WhiteHawk | Comments (10)

Soilwork - New Song Online

Soilwork just uploaded a brand new track called "Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning" to the band's official MySpace. The track comes off the bands highly anticipated new album The Panic Broadcast which is due on July 2, 2010 via Nuclear Blast!

Commented vocalist Björn Strid: ""Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning" is definitely a great teaser for the new album. We feel it has everything, a verse made for mosh, an atmopheric chorus and a jawdropping solopart, but wait, there's way more than that, check it out, enjoy guys and gals!"

The song can also be downloaded for free from this location (free e-mail sign-up required).


Band profile: Soilwork
Posted: 20.05.2010 by Yura. | Comments (4)

Accept - New Video Online, Live Show With AC/DC

Accept is proud to announce the world premiere of their new music video "Teutonic Terror" from their forthcoming album Blood Of The Nations.

The video shot in March, directed by Dave Blass of promises to be the "Most Metal" Accept video ever. Asked about the "story, or theme" behind the video, the director said: "We had all of these cool ideas for stories about a post apocalyptic world, hot girls in Mad Max gear and cool visuals and the more we worked it the more we kept coming back to the basics... this is Accept, not Mötley Crüe, there are people all over the world that have waited years to see this band again, and every second that we cut away to some story that is really just filler anyway, we are missing what is really important. People want to see Wolf Hoffmann shredding his flying V, they want to see new singer Mark Tornillo singing a new Accept song, and they want to see the band ripping into the new track. So I said screw the story, get me some fire, get me some tanks and lets rock it."

The clip can be watched at this location. The band will release their first studio album in almost 15 years in September 2010 through Nuclear Blast.

In other news, Accept is going to hit the stage together with AC/DC at their show in Hannover on 25 May. The show will take place at the Messe Halle in Hannover, with nearly 70.000 fans.


Band profile: Accept
Posted: 11.05.2010 by Yura. | Comments (3)

Saxon - Summer Festival Update

Saxon have updated their tour section, and are now confirmed to play the following festival dates this summer:

22.05.2010 - DE - Alsfed - Hessen Bike Week
13.06.2010 - UK - Donington - Download Festival
20.06.2010 - FR - France - Hellfest Open Air
25.06.2010 - BE - Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
07.07.2010 - NO - Storekvina - Norway Rock Festival
09.07.2010 - ES - Madrid - Sonisphere Festival
10.07.2010 - SE - Sweden - Rockweekend Festival
15.07.2010 - DE - Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Warm-Up Show
17.07.2010 - DE - Jüterbog - Motorcycle Jamboree
24.07.2010 - UK - London - High Voltage Festival
14.08.2010 - FR - Colmar - Foire Aux Vins


Band profile: Saxon
Posted: 07.05.2010 by Yura. | Comments (0)

Equilibrium - Album Trailer + Acoustic Song Online

Equilibrium have uploaded a first trailer for the upcoming album ReKreatur as well as an acoustic version of the well known song "Heimwärts" which will appear on the ReKreatur bonus CD. You can listen to the acoustic track on MySpace, the album trailer can be found below.

Commented mainman René Berthiaume: "The compositions of Equilibrium just ask for being played in different constellation. A lof of fans already did it and showed it on YouTube! Since we wanna offer our fans a lot more with each release than just the album itself, we recorded a bonus cd with acoustic versions of old and new songs for the limited edition of ReKreatur."

Rekreatur is the first Equilibrium album to feature new vocalist Robse Dahn. The album will be unleashed on June 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast.


Band profile: Equilibrium
Posted: 07.05.2010 by Yura. | Comments (7)

Mnemic - New Video Online

Mnemic just released their video for the song "Diesel Uterus", which comes off the bands latest effort Sons Of The System. The clip was directed and produced by renowned Swedish director Patric Ullaeus.

Commented mainman Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "We brought our robots to Sweden, and Patric produced again a video that goes beyond any expectation. We are definitely and extremely happy with the outcome, and we hope that you will enjoy our ugly mugs as much as we did, when we first saw the video." Drummer Brian Rasmussen added: "Nice to see we are having fun, instead of looking serious and evil all the time... Cool video!"

A making of the video can be viewed here.


Band profile: Mnemic
Posted: 07.05.2010 by Yura. | Comments (0)

Québec City Summer Festival - Iron Maiden Confirmed

Iron Maiden are delighted to confirm they will perform at this year's Québec City Summer Festival.

This is the 43rd year for the Festival, which began in 1968 by showcasing local artists, and has since evolved into an annual major attraction featuring the cream of International talent across all genres of music. The Festival runs July 8 - 18 with an amazing 300 shows spanning 11 days, making it Canada's biggest outdoor artistic event. Maiden, who last week won a Juno award for their documentary DVD Flight 666, will be headlining the Festival's Bell Stage - Plains Of Abraham on Friday July 9, their first appearance in Quebec City in four years. The show forms part of the first leg of Maiden's Final Frontier World Tour which kicks off in America in Dallas June 9th and moves into Canada late June for a series of dates there before heading back into the US, then on into Europe.

Noteworthy dates of the festival include:

July 9th - featuring Iron Maiden and Dream Theater

July 15th - featuring Rush

July 18th - featuring Rammstein and Apocalyptica

All ticket info and full lin-up on


Band profile: Iron Maiden
Event: Québec City Summer Festival
Posted: 29.04.2010 by WhiteHawk | Comments (5)

Rammstein - New Video Online

"Haifisch" (Eng: "Shark") is the third single from the Rammstein album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da.

According to a press release: "We learn from it that the shark not only has teeth - he's got tears as well. But since it lives in the briny deep, no one sees them. A shame. After all, this cartilaginous fish is one of the oldest of the world's many misunderstood creatures. A bit more sympathy couldn't hurt!"

For the video to "Haifisch", Rammstein worked once again with Jörn Heitmann. To watch the clip at this location.


Band profile: Rammstein
Posted: 25.04.2010 by WhiteHawk | Comments (5)