1. Win a Gus G ESP Guitar!

    Metal Hammer will be giving one very lucky person this amazing prize of a Gus G Gus 200 ESP guitar! The competition is in celebration of the fact that Firewind will be playing London’s Relentless Garage on Januray 7 and their new album Days Of Defiance is out now! 2010 also mark’s ESP’s 35 year anniversary! Enter inside! Enter here … (read on)

  2. A Drummer s Perspective

    A Drummer’s Perspective is a stunning collection of live action photos celebrating the world of drumming. This large format book brings together some of the finest unseen photographs of legendary drummers. It is a unique collection of pictures taken by the author David Phillips, who has been given rare access on stage and behind the scenes to many of the … (read on)

  3. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape release party details

    With the release of their highly anticipated fourth album “The Great Escape” fast approaching on Dec 3rd, 2010. Swedish progressive metal outfit Seventh Wonder have announced details of the official release party which takes place the following day. The release party will also prove to be the end of an era for the band also marking the departure of drummer … (read on)

  4. Naevus at Dark Bombastic Evening 2nd Edition

    Naevus at Dark Bombastic Evening 2nd Edition icon The full band line-up of Naevus will now not be appearing at the Dark Bombastic Evening 2nd Edition. There will be no further live appearances by this band, and Naevus has now effectively ceased to exist. The final vinyl and CD releases by Naevus will follow in 2011. However, Lloyd James, the singer and principal songwriter of Naevus, will present … (read on)

  5. Vanden Plas to play at the Fused Festival

    The Fused Festival, promoted by the Classic Rock Society and the Summers End Festival, takes place at Lydney Town Hall, Gloucestershire on April 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2011 The Fused Festival announced that the legendary German Progressive Metallers Vanden Plas will headline the Friday, 1st of April evening session. Signed to Frontiers records, the band has recently released their sixth … (read on)

  6. Dark Moore released new video

    Dark Moore's new video “Love From The Stone” can be viewed below. The video was filmed on October 16 in Teruel, Spain with producer El Ojo Macanico. “Love From The Stone” comes off Dark Moores's eighth album, “Ancestral Romance“, which will be released on November 24th, 2010. Source:http://www.dark-moor.com/ (read on)

  7. The latest star one album takes Dutch charts by storm

    The latest Star One album, Victims of the Modern Age is the highest New Entry in the Dutch Alternative Charts at #4 and entered the International Dutch Charts at #21. More details here. With a career spanning more than three decades, composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen has firmly established himself worldwide as driving force in progressive rock and launches his … (read on)

  8. Threshold start work on new album

    UK progressive metallers Threshold have started writing material for the follow up to their last album Dead Reckoning. The new album is due for release through Nuclear Blast Records sometime in 2011. Threshold will record the new volume at Thin Ice Studios in the UK, with production as usual by Karl Groom and Richard West. The band's last studio album … (read on)

  9. Experimental Friday II in Kulturhaus Club

    Experimental Friday II in Kulturhaus Club icon For the third time in Romania, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio are coming back more motivated than ever, as they have just released their new album Songs 4 Hate & Devotion. With this occasion, the Swedes are returning in a dynamic live formula, ready to perform a show to remember. The band’s fans can already sneak a peak at their new video … (read on)

  10. Threshold announce first 2011 shows

    Threshold announce first 2011 shows icon UK progressive band Threshold have confirmed their first shows of 2011, with dates in the Netherlands and Germany followed by a festival headline show at a new UK progressive and symphonic metal festival called Fused. 24 March 2011 - The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, NL 25 March 2011 - Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL 26 March 2011 - Zeche, Bochum, DE 2 April … (read on)

  11. Angra release “Lease Of Life” Video

    Angra release “Lease Of Life” Video icon Brazilian melodic band Angra have released their new video, for the track 'Lease Of Life'. The song comes off the band's seventh studio album, “Aqua“, which was released in Europe on September 29 and in the U.S. on October 12 via SPV/Steamhammer. (read on)

  12. Mastercastle release new promo video for “Last Desire”

    Italian metal merchants Mastercastle have just made available their new promo video for the title track of their second album “Last Desire”. Led by the soaring vocals of Giorgia Gueglio, the gifted guitar work of Pier Gonella and the tight rhythmic interplay of bassist Steve Vawamas and drummer Alessandro Bissa, Mastercastle made a strong impression with their debut album - … (read on)

  13. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape out December 3rd 2010

    One of the most anticipated releases in the progressive metal genre is released on December 3rd 2010. Having built a reputation as one of the most exciting, skilled and enthralling metal acts currently on the scene as well as making a name for themselves with potent live performances Sweden Rock Festival and two shows at the prestigious ProgPower USA, Swedish … (read on)

  14. Pre-selection for OST Mountain Fest 2011

    Pre-selection for OST Mountain Fest 2011 icon Pre - selection for OST Mountain Fest 2011 – Bucharest, October 22nd – 23rd, Fabrica Club The OST Mountain Fest organizers have announced that they will hold a pre-selection for the next year’s edition of OST Mountain Fest. For two days, October 22- 23, the public will have the opportunity to join the OMF tombola and to win one of … (read on)

    1. Update Oct. 25, 2010 23:17: Winners of the pre-selections for OST Mountain Fest
  15. Highlight Kenosis' new album available for listening

    Highlight Kenosis' new album available for listening icon Romanian progressive metal band Highlight Kenosis have uploaded their new album on the official website www.highlightkenosis.com. It is called Change, and has been recorded and produced in Uppsala, Sweden, at the Blueflame Productions Studio. Their producer, Teddy Moeller, is doing some of the songs vocals and even playing in duet with Oana on There Is No Secret. Teddy’s little girl, … (read on)

  16. StudioRock Show

    Today, from 23.00 (Bucharest time) to 2.00 a.m, on www.radio3net.ro, a new STUDIO ROCK edition with Lenti Chiriac:news, good music and chat. (read on)

  17. Day Six to replace Aspera at ProgPower Europe 2010

    Aspera had to cancel their performance at ProgPower Europe this year. The band has send the following statement: Aspera to cancel Prog Power Europe. It is with great regret, that Norwegian 5 piece Aspera have to cancel their performance at Prog Power Europe on 3rd October. The band has been really looking forward to playing for the first time in … (read on)

  18. Mayhem to play at WOA 2011

    Mayhem to play at WOA 2011 icon Mayhem is one of the bands already confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2011, August 4-6. Line up so far: Avantasia, Mayhem, Airbourne, Blind Guardian, Apocalyptica and Suicidal Tendencies. (read on)

  19. Sinfonica by Mike Teranna

    Drummer Mike Terrana (Tarja Turunen, Masterplan, Axel Rudi Pell, Savage Circus, Rage, Yngwie Malmsteen) has completed work on his third solo album, Sinfonica, which contains 11 famous classical orchestral tracks accompanied by his drumming. Among the composers included are Dvorák, Rossini, Bach and Mozart. “'Sinfonica is a celebration of some of the greatest and most famous classical music ever, written … (read on)

  20. Angra's new album, Aqua, available for steaming

    Angra's new album Aqua is available for steaming on the band's MySpace page. The album will be released in Europe on September 29 and in US on October 12 via SPV/ Steamhammer. (read on)