1. Simone Simons to sing on Kamelot's new album

    Singer Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA recently recorded her vocal parts that will be featured on KAMELOT's forthcoming CD. Simone joins KAMELOT vocalist Roy Khan on the band's newest ballad, “House On A Hill”, as well the title track of KAMELOT's new album. Simone — the longtime girlfriend of KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai — previously appeared on the … (read on)

  2. Fleshgod Apocalypse new album

    Rome, Italy-based death metal band FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have completed work on a new EP entitled “Mafia” at 16th Cellar Studios in the group's hometown, with producer Stefano “Saul” Morabito. The CD will be released on June 8 via Willowtip Records. (read on)

  3. Mats Levén to play with Adagio

    French neo-classical metallers ADAGIO have recruited Swedish vocalist Mats Levén (KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, TREAT) for their upcoming European tour as the support act for KAMELOT. (read on)

  4. Fates Warning album release

    Fates Warning has announced the release of the deluxe edition of their seminal 1991 album, Parallels! Fans can get their hands on this new take on the album on March 16th, 2010. The deluxe edition has been completely re-mastered and contains well over 3 hours of music and live footage. Parallels is the sixth record from the prog metal pioneers … (read on)

  5. Diablo Swing Orchestra change drummer

    Drummer Andreas Halvardsson has left the Swedish avant-garde rock band DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA for “personal reasons” and has been replaced by Petter Karlsson (ex-THERION, HOLOCOASTER). The band states, “We've only had one rehearsal together so far, but we were all blown away by [Petter's] drumming. Petter is also a skilled songwriter, so it will be interesting to see what he … (read on)

  6. Final confirmations for Neurotic Deathfest

    BENEDICTION & MALIGNANCY complete line-up at Neurotic Deathfest. For a complete list of bands and information about the festival that is going to take place in Tilburg, Nl, at the end of april, visit the festival's web page (read on)

  7. Helloween upcoming acoustic performances

    German power metallers HELLOWEEN will promote their 25th-anniversary album, “Unarmed - Best Of 25th Anniversary”, by taking part in acoustic performances at select German record stores. “Unarmed - Best Of 25th Anniversary” will feature the following tracks: Dr. Stein Future World If I Could Fly Where The Rain Grows The Keeper's Trilogy Eagle Fly Free Perfect Gentleman Forever & One … (read on)

  8. New video from Charly Sahona's debut album

    The lead track “Relieved” taken from the debut solo album from Venturia guitarist Charly Sahona “Naked Thoughts From A Silent Chaos”, set for release on 19.2.2010 can be viewed below. Video editing and production by Franck Hermanny (Adagio), who is also playing bass in the video. (read on)