1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. New Allen-Lande album to be released on November 5th

    Jorn Lande (Masterplan, Yngwie Malmsteen) and Russell Allen (Symphony X) will release a new album on November 5, “The Showdown“. The album was mixed by Achim Köhler (Primal Fear, Sinner) and features material written by Magnus Karlsson. (read on)

  4. Watain and Destroyer 666 live in Baia Mare

    Watain and Destroyer 666 live in Baia Mare icon Watain (Sweden) will play on October 11th, in Gold Time Club from Baia Mare, Romania, with Otargos (France) and Destroyer 666 (Australia) as support acts. The concert is part of Watain's European “Reaping Death Tour” that promotes the latest album of the Swedish band, Lawless Darkness, released in June 2010. The concert starts at 20:00, and the tickets are 20 … (read on)

  5. Deine Lakaien to play at Amphi Festival 2011

    Deine Lakaien to play at Amphi Festival 2011 icon After having announced the first bands of the Amphi Festival 2011 at the end August, the organizers confirm another high profile addition to the line-up: Deine Lakaien. For almost 23 years now the names of Alexander Veljánov and Ernst Horn stand synonymous for music and live performances on the highest level. With the artistic diversity and dark elegance of their … (read on)

  6. Rock History edition dedicated to Rush

    Rock History edition dedicated to Rush icon The Rock History edition that will air on Saturday, September 19th 2010 between 22:15 and 1:00 Bucharest time (GMT+3) will be dedicated to Canadian legends Rush. Lenti Chiriac, the show’s host, invites you to tune in on 98.3 FM (Bucharest) or www.radiobucuresti.ro (read on)

  7. Castle Party 2011

    Castle Party 2011 icon Project Pitchfork (de), Diary Of Dreams (de), Suicide Commando (be) and Umbra Et Imago (de) are some of the bands confirmed for Castle Party 2011, 21- 24 July, Bolkow Castle, Poland. Line up so far: Project Pitchfork (de) Diary Of Dreams (de) Suicide Commando (be Umbra Et Imago(de) Dorama(de) Fixmer/ Mc Carthy (fr/gb) Zeraphine (de) Unheilig (de) Santa Hates You … (read on)

  8. Therion - Sitra Ahra Live 2010

    Therion - Sitra Ahra Live 2010 icon The symphonic-metal legend Therion will again play in Czech Republic after a long time. 5th November 2010, 20:00 Zlín, Masters Of Rock Café 26th November 2010, 20:00 Praha, KC Vltavská Special guests: Loch Vostok (Swe), Leprous (Nor) The highest quality symphonic metal fans will celebrate the holiday, twice. The first concert will be held on 5th November 2010 in Zlin … (read on)

  9. ProgPower USA 2011

    ProgPower USA 2011 icon Therion, Sanctuary and Arcturus are some of the bands already confirmed for the XIIth edition of ProgPower USA, which will take place between September 14 and 17, 2011 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. “ProgPower USA is definitely one of the better organized festivals we have attended and was a highlight on our first U.S. tour. We feel honored to … (read on)

  10. Shadow Gallery — European Tour 2010

    Shadow Gallery — European Tour 2010  icon American progressive metal band, Shadow Gallery added a new show to their European Tour 2010: Saturday, October 16th - Turock - Essen, Germany. Here is the full tour schedule so far: October 2, 2010 Baarlo - Netherlands ProgPower Europe Festiva October 3, 2010 London - England - House of Progression October 4, 2010 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino October 6, … (read on)

  11. Simon Holzknecht (bass) quits SERENITY

    Simon Holzknecht (bass) quits SERENITY  icon Bassist Simon Holzknecht has left the Austrian symphonic melodic metal band Serenity due to personal reasons, and he will be replaced with Fabio D'Amore (Pathosray, Fairyland) for all future live performances. Serenity is scheduled to play at ProgPower Europe on the 1st of October 2010. (read on)

  12. Summer Breeze 2010 press release

    We received a press release from the Summer Breeze 2010 organisers. Dear SUMMER BREEZE Community, the ticket pre-sale for SUMMER BREEZE 2010 is entering the home straight! Last year, tickets were sold out in mid May. Due to the high demand, we expect to be sold out even earlier this year. If you haven’t done so yet, you should secure … (read on)

    1. Update May 3, 2010 18:36: Summer Breeze 2010 press release
    2. Update May 4, 2010 21:11: SUMMER BREEZE Open Air 2010 is sold out
    3. Update May 22, 2010 10:57: Summer Breeze Open Air 2010 is sold out
    4. Update June 1, 2010 19:23: Summer Breeze 2010 press release
    5. Update June 19, 2010 20:38: Finalists for the NEW BLOOD AWARD 2010
    6. Update July 17, 2010 15:00: SUMMER BREEZE Rookie 2010
    7. Update Aug. 5, 2010 15:10: Summer Breeze festival update
    8. Update Aug. 13, 2010 23:49: Summer Breeze 2010 press release
  13. Shadow Gallery European Tour in October 2010

    American progressive metal band Shadow Gallery announces that they will be embarking on a European Tour in October 2010 with support from modern rock band Maplerun. The tour is set to launch with their headlining performance on October 2nd at ProgPower Europe in Baarlo, Netherlands. After the successful release of their sixth studio album “Digital Ghosts” in November 2009 via … (read on)

  14. The Amphi Festival 2010 supports victims of abuse

    The Amphi Festival 2010 supports victims of abuse icon On Friday 23.07.2010 the „Amphi Festival - New Talents Special“ took place at the „Theater am Tanzbrunnen” in Cologne. Beginning at 8 pm, four talented bands stepped into a musical competition for the opening position of the Amphi Festival 2010. After each of the participating bands had to secure their starting position through an Ebay auction, it was up to … (read on)

  15. 16.000 visitors celebrate at the Amphi Festival 2010

    16.000 visitors celebrate at the Amphi Festival 2010 icon Sold out for the second time in the six year history of the festival, 16.000 visitors from Germany and countries worldwide gathered in Cologne on 24. & 25. July 2010, to have a peaceful celebration in high spirits with 37 artists on three stages. While And One and VNV Nation inspired the audience as headliners on the main stage, the … (read on)

  16. OST Mountain Fest

    OST Mountain Fest  icon The organisers of the first large festival dedicated to underground music in Romania, OST Mountain Fest, have big plans: they want to turn it into an established national brand that will attract metalheads from both Romania and abroad and help the development of the BuÈ™teni area. Among its main goals are raising awareness about environmental problems, promoting good underground bands, … (read on)

    1. Update March 17, 2010 22:02: Additions to the OST Mountain Fest lineup
    2. Update May 15, 2010 17:41: OST Mountain Fest official website is now online
    3. Update June 1, 2010 12:12: OST Mountain Fest tickets get more expensive
    4. Update June 2, 2010 12:14: Eternal Tears of Sorrow — new video online
    5. Update July 7, 2010 11:16: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Concept Insomnia
    6. Update July 8, 2010 12:17: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Funebre
    7. Update July 9, 2010 10:51: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Grimegod
    8. Update July 10, 2010 14:12: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Hyperborea
    9. Update July 11, 2010 12:33: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Kistvaen
    10. Update July 12, 2010 12:16: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Negative Core
    11. Update July 13, 2010 10:12: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Negură Bunget
    12. Update July 14, 2010 18:12: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: She's Dead
    13. Update July 22, 2010 20:43: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Abigail
    14. Update July 23, 2010 11:20: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Ashes You Leave
    15. Update July 25, 2010 10:20: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Ava Inferi
    16. Update July 26, 2010 19:34: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Eisheilig
    17. Update July 27, 2010 10:08: OST Mountain Fest day tickets available
    18. Update July 28, 2010 10:58: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Inopia
    19. Update July 29, 2010 16:53: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Omega Lithium
    20. Update July 30, 2010 12:12: OST Mountain Fest line-up preview: Tiarra
  17. Artmania Festival 2010

    Artmania Festival 2010 icon The ARTmania Festival consists of two days of concerts in the central square of the city, along with art exhibitions, club parties and many other cultural projects organised in the medieval fortress of Sibiu. Among the metal bands that played at previous editions are Nightwish, HIM, Opeth, Amorphis, Anathema, Lacrimosa, Tiamat, My Dying Bride and Within Temptation. ARTmania Festival 2010 … (read on)

    1. Update April 8, 2010 20:51: Sisters of Mercy to play at Artmania
    2. Update April 20, 2010 19:01: Sirenia confirmed for Saturday at Artmania 2010
    3. Update April 21, 2010 23:50: Serj Tankian will be a headliner at Artmania
    4. Update May 21, 2010 16:55: Dark Tranquillity to play at ARTmania 2010
    5. Update May 26, 2010 00:36: Swallow The Sun to play at Artmania
  18. Graspop Metal Meeting 2010

    We have been following the 15th anniversary edition of Graspop Metal Meeting and posting live updates: day 1, day 2, and day 3 Review coming soon. (read on)

    1. Update Feb. 27, 2010 20:44: News from Graspop
    2. Update March 22, 2010 22:01: New wave of confirmations for Graspop
    3. Update March 27, 2010 11:13: Devildriver, Killing Machine join GMM line-up
    4. Update April 22, 2010 15:59: Day tickets for Graspop 2010 now on sale
    5. Update April 25, 2010 20:34: New bands confirmed for Graspop!
    6. Update May 5, 2010 20:03: Line up for GMM2010 is complete
    7. Update May 18, 2010 23:30: GMM 2010 schedule
    8. Update May 22, 2010 11:10: Win duo tickets for Graspop Metal Meeting
    9. Update May 27, 2010 18:34: Iron Mask to play at GMM 2010
    10. Update May 30, 2010 13:40: Carcass will replace Mastodon at GMM 2010
    11. Update June 9, 2010 23:21: Ratt, Carcass and Earth Crisis canceled their GMM shows
    12. Update June 27, 2010 01:24: Live report: GMM day 1
    13. Update June 27, 2010 18:45: Live report: GMM 2010, day 2
    14. Update June 28, 2010 09:57: Live report: GMM 2010, day three
  19. ALTAR to play at W:O:A 2010

    ALTAR to play at W:O:A 2010 icon Altar, the winners of the Romanian Wacken Metal Battle, are a thrash/hardcore band with a history of about 20 years, one of the first metal bands in Romania. The contest was part of the Rockin Transilvania Festival, which took place on July 18-20 in Bran, near Dracula Castle. (read on)

  20. Iron Mask to play at GMM 2010 - update

    Due to vocalist Valhalla Jr requiring emergency surgery the band have brought in Evidence One vocalist Carsten “Lizard” Schulz to perform vocal duties at their appearance at Graspop this Saturday (26th June). A couple of other line up changes to announce Rhythm beast Rami Ali (Freedom's Call / Evidence One) is the bands new drummer. Last but not least Phil … (read on)