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Metal Storm - Devilstone Open Air Contest

The 2013 summer festival season is upon us! Here is your chance to win tickets to the Devilstone Open Air festival in beautiful Lithuania. Head over to the contest page, enter your name in the drawing, and you may be one of our lucky winners to have a pair of tickets waiting for you at the festival gate!

Good luck!


Event: Devilstone Open Air 2013
Posted: 08.06.2013 by Susan | Comments (0)

Metal Storm - Edge Of Attack Contest Winner

For the last week we've been giving you a chance to win Edge Of Attack's awesome debut album along with some goodies from the band. Alas, the contest has come to a close and the lucky winner is......



For everyone else, better luck next time! But you can still rock out to the full album and order it on the label's Bandcamp. And stay tuned for an Edge Of Attack tour announcement: rumor has it the band plans to hit the road soon!!


Band profile: Edge Of Attack
Posted: 27.04.2013 by Susan | Comments (6)

Hibria - New Album Due In January

Hibria proudly announces the release of their new album named Blind Ride in Japan on January 26th, 2011, through King Records. Brazilian, European and American release dates are yet to be announced.

Hibria's "Blind Ride" was mixed and mastered in New York at Machine Shop. The band has recently inked a deal with Base 2 Productions, also in charge of the management of Sepultura and Angra. More details soon!

The track listening is as follows:

01. Blind Ride (intro)
02. Nonconforming Minds
03. Welcome To The Horror Show
04. Shoot Me Down
05. Blinded By Faith
06. The Shelter's On Fire
07. Beyond Regrets Of The Past
08. I Feel No Bliss
09. Sight Of Blindness
10. Tough Is The Way
11. Rotten Souls

Band profile: Hibria
Posted: 19.11.2010 by Lyrinan | Comments (6)

Korpiklaani - Audio Interview Available With Korpiklaani, Primordial

While in North America on the Paganfest II Tour, Jarkko Aaltonen of Korpiklaani and Alan Averill of Primordial stopped by a New Hampshire radio station for an interview, available here:


Band profile: Korpiklaani
Posted: 19.05.2009 by Lyrinan | Comments (2)

Iced Earth - Matt Barlow Rejoins Band

Matt Barlow has rejoined Iced Earth, according to the following statement posted on

"Hello Dear Friends!

Once again the winds of change are upon us, and this time I can say that I am very happy about the result.

While out on the European tour I had several in depth discussions with many loyal Iced Earth fans. A common theme of these discussions was how much Matt is missed. I agreed with the fans that things were not the same and that it was a very special period in Iced Earth's history.

When I heard several months ago that Matt was going to be doing a project in music again, I was thinking about contacting him and seeing what his intentions were. I didn't act on this because I was so focused on the writing of the new epic, and frankly, it just didn't seem realistic.

Well, after getting out on the road and speaking with many of you directly, I decided to call Matt and see how he was doing and if he was interested in working together again. I am proud to say that he is coming back to Iced Earth and we will be getting back to work in the studio very soon.

Matt will be singing on Part 2 of the Something Wicked concept CD and we will be looking forward to getting out on tour and delivering a series of Iced Earth shows that will rival any in the history of the band. And there will be a proper DVD filmed from this period, something we've all been waiting for.

I want you all to know that it was you who made this a reality. I have missed Matt's presence onstage and in my personal life in a big way over the past few years, so I appreciate your honesty in our discussions. It did help me realize the decision to move forward with pursuing this. The fans have spoken and we have delivered!

You true fans know that I'm a straight shooter, I say what I mean and mean what I say. And though I value your opinions greatly, you must believe that this is a decision that comes completely from the heart and is not motivated by anything other than what feels the best for Iced Earth. This is the way that things have always been dealt with, for better or for worse, but always honestly and from the heart.

Tim Owens is a great and talented singer and I wish the best for him and his future on a personal and professional level.

There will be more news soon as to further developments and plans. This will push back the release of Part 2 a bit. Not because we couldn't be ready to record in time, but because of a new addition to Matt's family in early 2008!


Band profile: Iced Earth
Posted: 12.12.2007 by Lyrinan | Comments (99)

Edenbridge - To Release A Rarities/Best Of Compilation

On May 25th, 2007 Edenbridge will release "The Chronicles of Eden," a rarities/best of compilation. The album will feature Japanese and European bonus tracks, 3 new unreleased tracks, songs from out-of-print singles as well as their best work from the past 5 studio albums. "The Chronicles of Eden" will be presented as a double-CD and as a limited edition double-digipack.

As a special bonus, fans can vote on which songs will be featured in the "best of" section. Vote at

Band profile: Edenbridge
Posted: 13.01.2007 by Lyrinan | Comments (5)

Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy - Announce New MCD

Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy announced details of their upcoming MCD etitled OSAMĚLÍ. It will contain "four songs from RELIC DANCES album resung in Czech and Polish, some extended versions, remixes and our new video I WOULD DANCE, totally more than 50 minutes of music"

Release is scheduled for June 30th.

Band profile: Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy
Posted: 20.06.2006 by Lyrinan | Comments (18)

Moonspell, Katatonia, Daylight Dies - Confirm N. American Tour

Moonspell, Katatonia, and Daylight Dies have confirmed the following dates for a North American tour:

Oct. 20 The Loft Poughkeepsie New York
Oct. 21 Mark's Place Bedford New Hampshire
Oct. 22 B.B. Kings New York City New York
Oct. 23 The Medly Montreal Canada
Oct. 24 L'Imperial Quebec City Canada
Oct. 25 Opera House Toronto Canada
Oct. 26 Peabody's Cleveland Ohio
Oct. 27 IRock Detriot Michigan
Oct. 28 Pearl Room Mohena Illinois
Oct. 29 Star Central Columbia Heights Minnesota
Oct. 31 Lliff Park Salon Aurora Colorado
Nov. 2 Studio Seven Seattle Washington
Nov. 3 Rock N' Roll Pizza Portland Oregon
Nov. 4 The Pound San Francisco California
Nov. 6 House of Blues Anaheim California
Nov. 11 White Rabbit San Antonio Texas

More dates to follow


Band profile: Moonspell
Posted: 13.06.2006 by Lyrinan | Comments (0)

Leaves' Eyes - Join Blind Guardian On N.American Tour; German Signing Sessions

Leaves' Eyes will be joining Blind Guardian on their North American tour this fall. Dates as follows:

08.11. USA Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
09.11. USA San Diego, CA House of Blues
10.11. USA Santa Ana, CA Galaxy
11.11. USA Los Angeles, CA Avalon
12.11. USA San Francisco, CA Fillmore
14.11. CAN Vancouver Commodore
15.11. USA Seattle, WA El Corezon
17.11. USA Salt Lake City, UT Avalon
18.11. USA Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
19.11. USA Lawrence, KS Granada
22.11. USA Minneapolis, MN The Quest
23.11. USA Chicago, IL House of Blues
24.11. USA Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
25.11. USA Detroit, MI Harpo's
26.11. CAN Toronto Opera House
28.11. CAN Quebec City, QE Salle Albert-Rousseau
29.11. CAN Montreal Medley
30.11. USA New York City, NY BB Kings or Irving Plaza
01.12. USA Worcester, MA Palladium
02.12. USA Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
04.12. USA Springfield, VA Jaxx
05.12. USA Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
07.12. USA Orlando, FL House of Blues
08.12. USA Atlanta, GA Roxy
09.12. USA New Orleans, LA House of Blues
10.12. USA Houston, TX Meridian
11.12. USA Austin, TX Backroom

On other news Leaves' Eyes have announced a short signing session tour to celebrate the release of the new EP "Legend Land." They will visit music stores in 10 German cities, where they will also perform a acoustic set. The dates are as follows:

Sa., 10.06., 9 pm - Hameln (Media Markt)
Su., 11.06., 4 pm - Kaiserslautern (Media Markt)
Mo., 12.06., 2 pm - Heidelberg/Rohrbach (Media Markt)
Mo., 12.06., 5 pm - Karlsruhe (Media Markt)
Tu., 13.06., 1 pm - Stuttgart-Vaihingen (Media Markt)
Tu., 13.06., 6 pm - Nürnberg/Kleinreuth (Media Markt)
We., 14.06., 2 pm - Erfurt/Daberstedt (Media Markt)
We., 14.06., 7 pm - Grimma (AMM Musikmarkt/Klosterkirche)
Th., 15.06., 2 pm - Berlin Steglitz (Media Markt)
Th., 15.06., 5.30 pm - Frankfurt/Oder (Medi Max)


Band profile: Leaves' Eyes
Posted: 31.05.2006 by Lyrinan | Comments (5)

Blind Guardian - Announces North American Tour

BLIND GUARDIAN have announced a North American tour to support "A Twist In The Myth," their new album to be relseased September 2006 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The dates are as follows:

Nov. 08 - Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 09 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
Nov. 10 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Nov. 11 - Avalon - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 12 - Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 14 - TBA - Vancouver, BC
Nov. 15 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Nov. 17 - Avalon - Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 18 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
Nov. 20 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 21 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
Nov. 22 - The Quest - Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 24 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Nov. 25 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
Nov. 26 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
Nov. 28 - Salle Albert-Rousseau - Québec City, QC
Nov. 29 - The Medley - Montreal, QC
Nov. 30 - tba - New York, NY
Dec. 01 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
Dec. 02 - TBA - Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 04 - 9.30 Club - Washington, D.C.
Dec. 05 - TBA
Dec. 07 - House Of Blues - Orlando, FL
Dec. 08 - Roxy - Atlanta, GA
Dec. 09 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Dec. 10 - Meridian - Houston, TX
Dec. 11 - Backroom - Austin, TX

More dates will be announced soon.

Band profile: Blind Guardian
Posted: 24.05.2006 by Lyrinan | Comments (9)

Lordi - Reach Finals Of The Eurovision Song Contest

Finnish Hard Rockers Lordi were elected to perform for their country at the Eurovision Song Contest with their song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and managed to reach the finals, which will take place on Saturday night, 8 p.m. local time, in Athens, Greece. It will be broadcasted in all countries that are part of the European Broadcasting Union. In the semifinals, which took place tonight (May 18), Lordi managed to be one of ten acts out of 23 to reach the finals, a fate more popular mainstream acts like Kate Ryan (for Belgium) haven't met.

Metal Storm congratulates Lordi on this success and wishes all the best for Saturday!

Band profile: Lordi
Event: Eurovision Song Contest
Posted: 19.05.2006 by Lyrinan | Comments (30)