1. 'TWINSPIRITS - LEGACY' Out February 18th 2011

    Italian progressive metal band Twinspirits return with their third album “Legacy” on 18th February 2011. “Legacy” takes all the best aspects of the bands previous two releases and adds a heavier dynamic and more cohesive sound thanks to a fixed line-up, the same that delivered the highly praised “T_he Forbidden City_” and spent time on the road promoting that release. … (read on)

  2. Fates Warning Tour 2011

    Fates Warning have announced the first European tour dates for 2011: February 10th Turock - Essen, Germany February 11th Bolwerk - Sneek, Netherlands February 12th Bosuil - Weert, Netherlands February 13th Kelder - Amersfoot, Netherlands In 2010 Metal Blade Records released the special edition of “Parallels”. In addition to remastered audio, there is a second audio disc of live and … (read on)

  3. ARTmania Festival 2011

    ARTmania Festival 2011 icon Nevermore (USA) and Lacrimas Profundere (Germany) have been confirmed for the next edition of the ARTmania festival set to take place on August 12-13, 2011 in Sibiu, Romania. The first 1.000 two-day tickets at a price of 70 lei(17 Euro) are available at Carturesti Bookstores, Diverta Shops, and online at shop.artmania.ro and myticket.ro. The offer is available only between January … (read on)

  4. Dark Bombastic Evening 3

    DonisArt Press Release Dark Bombastic Evening defines a new concept for Romania, one which was indented to be presented to the friends of the Special Evenings for the first time in 2008. The idea was however launched at a later date during December 2009. Back then, in The Silver Church club, people from over 25 countries attended the event with … (read on)

  5. Mike Portnoy Tribute Album - Free Download Available

    Mike Portnoy Tribute Album - Free Download Available icon Official press release Independent musicians, graphic artists, and a computer graphics demogroup have collaborated on a grand scale multimedia tribute to Mike Portnoy, in celebration of over a quarter of a century of highly influential musicianship. Mike Portnoy’s early investment into the internet, as well as his relationship with the global fan base, created a fad-transcending musical community that continues … (read on)

  6. Wacken Open Air 2011

    Iced Earth and Vreid have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, that will take place on August 4-6, 2011 in Germany. (read on)

  7. Serenity - new album details

    Serenity - new album details icon Austrian symphonic melodic band Serenity is releasing their new album “Death & Legacy” on February 25th, 2011. Serenity's third album embarks on a journey to discover the historic figures of ages past. Embellished in symphonic metal garb, Christopher Columbus, Giacom Casanova, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth I, and many more prominent figures take center stage on “Death & Legacy“. The … (read on)

  8. Amorphis: Free DVD Concert Stream this Friday

    Nuclear Blast Records and Finnish progressive metallers, Amorphis, are proud to announce the first ever DVD concert stream event featuring the recent 2DVD+2CD release, Forging The Land of Thousand Lakes exclusively at Nuclear Blast’s brand new streaming room. Fans around the world can tune in to watch on Friday, December 3, 2010 at:Location: http://www.nuclearblast.de/streamingroom 1st Streaming Time: 5:00pm (Central European … (read on)

  9. White Walls wins GBOB Romania 2010

    White Walls wins GBOB Romania 2010  icon White Walls (Constanta) are the winners of Global Battle Of The Bands Romania 2010, the worlds biggest live talent competition for bands of all genres. The band will play at the global competition set to take place in Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur on February 26th. Quoth their ReverbNation page: Hailing from the Romanian shores of the Black Sea, the progressive … (read on)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

  19. 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)

  20. 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)