1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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
  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

  19. 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
  20. 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)