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Epica unveil “Abyss of TIme” music video, new album arriving in February

Posted by on October 9, 2020

  Today is an excellent day for Epica fans as these Dutch symphonic metal titans have finally announced their new album, Omega, will be released on February 26th, 2021. The record was initially scheduled for a fall release date, but they were forced to push the date to early next year due to the ongoing […]

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Ayreon unveil “Daniel’s Descent Into Transitus” video featuring Simone Simons & Tommy Karevik

Posted by on October 2, 2020

  Ayreon’s next masterpiece, Transitus, has finally arrived on September 25th via Music Theories Recordings. A video, more like a short science-fiction film for the song “Daniel’s Descent Into Transitus Medley” is now available. The track features Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot), Marcela Bovio (MaYaN) and Caroline Westendorp (The Charm The Fury).   Mastermind […]

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Hammerfall, Angra, and PowerGlove fire John Finberg

Posted by on September 30, 2020

    Following an extensive report by MetalSucks, bands continue to fire concert booker and First Row Talent owner John Finberg due to a lengthy list of allegations of sexual misconduct, bullying, harassment, racism, etc. While the news has gone public this week, groups have cut ties with Finberg long before, and a quick Google […]

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Amahiru (ex-Dragonforce) unveil debut single “Hours,” new album arriving in November

Posted by on September 28, 2020

  Amahiru, the new project featuring Frédéric Leclercq (ex-Dragonforce, Kreator, Ssinssaenum) and Saki (Mary’s Blood), will release their debut album on November 27th via EarMusic. The group started to form in 2015 when Mary’s Blood opened for Dragonforce in Hong Kong. After working on new ideas over the years, Frédéric traveled to Japan in March […]

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Epica share 10th studio vlog for Album #8

Posted by on September 23, 2020

  Epica had plans to release their overall eighth studio effort sometime this month. Due to the pandemic, their schedule changed as the follow-up to 2016’s The Holographic Principle is expected to arrive in early 2021. These Dutch symphonic metal titans have now unleashed Vlog #10, a behind-the-scenes on the recording process, where the group […]

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Epica officially enter the studio to record eighth album

Posted by on March 11, 2020

  Epica have officially entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2016’s Holographic Principle. The group are working on their eighth effort at Sandlane Recording Facilities with producer Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Ayreon). The record is scheduled to arrive sometime this fall via Nuclear Blast.   Vocalist Simone Simons comments: “Welcome to the […]

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70000tons round 10 2020 explained by members of Trollfest, Carach Angren, The Agonist, etc.

Posted by on March 4, 2020

70000tons of Metal by far surpasses any other metal cruise. It’s more than a fan’s all-access pass hanging out with some of their favorite bands. The overall adventure is a vacation with like-minded individuals surrounded by their metal brothers and sisters. It’s an example of how loving and caring the metal community is as it […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10 sets of 70000tons Round 10 2020

Posted by on February 28, 2020

  70,000 Tons of Metal 2020 is an absurd experience. It takes two concepts: metal music along with the black shirt attire, bombastic-fueled ridden, and passionate fans set sail on the luxury Royal Caribbean cruise line. A metal show, along with such extravagance, is typically the antithesis of metal (show tunes and suit jackets in […]

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Epica turned NYC into a “Kingdom Of Heaven” on 1/12/20 w/ Starkill

Posted by on January 16, 2020

  Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica spent a chunk of 2019 celebrating the tenth anniversary of their fourth studio album, Design Your Universe. In addition to releasing the Gold Edition, the group toured through different parts of the globe to commemorate the record. Towards the end of last year, Epica finally announced bringing the celebration […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 30 Albums to (hopefully) look forward to in 2020

Posted by on January 8, 2020

  While some of these bands already have a release date set, we went ahead in hopes of seeing new albums from the following twenty-seven artists will arrive before the year ends.    30) The Night Flight Orchestra   It’s official! The Night Flight Orchestra will release their new album Aeromantic on February 28th via […]

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