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Mastercastle

Formed: 2008
From: Genoa, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Mastercastle news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Mastercastle Details New Album, Posts Music Video

Italian metal act Mastercastle today issued details on the upcoming fifth studio album "Enfer (De La Bibliotèque Nationale)."

The album is set for release via Scarlet Records on October 14th. Ahead of the release, the band has also dropped a new music video/single for the title track "Enfer," which can be seen in the player below. The track list is as follows:

1. The Castle
2. Let Me Out
3. Naked
4. Pirates
5. Enfer
6. Straight To The Bones
7. Throne Of Time
8. Behind The Veil
9. Venice
10. Coming Bach
11. Cat-House (Digipack Bonus Track)
12. Alone (Digipack Bonus Track) More...

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Mastercastle Announces New Album

Italian power metal act Mastercastle, featuring Athlantis guitarist Pier Gonella and Athlantis/Tragedian bassist Steve Vawamas, has announced that the band's fifth studio effort will be entitled "Enfer De La Bibliothèque Nationale." The album is targeted for a fall release via Scarlet Records.

Founded in 2008 by guitarist Gonella (Necrodeath) and vocalist Giorgia Gueglio, Mastercastle soon became one of the leading forces in the European Power/Neoclassical Metal scene, thanks to "an addictive mix of strong riffs, virtuoso guitar solos and captivating female vocals, developed through each of their four, critically acclaimed albums." After having signed a new deal with Scarlet Records, Mastercastle are currently in the studio to complete the recordings of the new album.

This album was inspired by the different meanings and aspects of "censorship," and has been described by the band as their heaviest effort to date, while still maintaining the trademark sound. A special guest appearance will be made by Andrea De Paoli, keyboardist for Labyrinth has been confirmed.

More information on the new album is expected soon. More...

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Mastercastle Posts "Platinum" Lyric Video

Italian based metal act Mastercastle posted a lyric video for the track "Platnium." The song features Labyrinth/A New Day vocalist Roberto Tiranti. The song appears on the latest LP "On Fire," which is available now through Lion Music. A music video for the song "Chains" was previously issued and can be seen over here).

Check out "Platinum" here:

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Mastercastle Posts New Music Video "Chains"

Italian based metal act Mastercastle posted a new music video for the track "Chains." The song appears on the forthcoming new LP "On Fire," the band's fourth, which is out on Lion Music on April 19, 2013. The album is the first to feature New York native John Macaluso on drums (HolyHell/Chris Caffery/Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Ex-Ark/Ex-Riot).

The track listing for "On Fire" is:

1. Silver Eyes
2. Chains
3. Platinum
4. Quicksilver
5. Gold Violet
6. The Final Battle
7. Leaden Roads
8. Titanium Wings
9. Almost a Fantasy

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Mastercastle Working On New Album

Italian quartet Mastercastle is currently working on a fourth album entitled "Metals," with an anticipated release of early 2013 on Lion Music.

The Mastercastle line up, driven by vocalist Giorgia Gueglio, guitarist Pier Gonella and bassist Steve Vawamas, introduces a special new presence to the band – drummer John Macaluso (Malmsteen, James Labrie, TNT, Ark etc).

Pier Gonella comments, “It’s fantastic to have John in the band. His playing style has long been admired by all Mastercastle members and to have his signature drum sound driving the new material is something we can’t wait to introduce to our fan base."

Additional details will be revealed as they are made available. The new album will follow last year's "Dangerous Diamonds."

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Mastercastle Streams New Song "Dangerous Diamonds"

Italian symphonic power metal band Mastercastle is streaming the title track of the forthcoming LP "Dangerous Diamonds" (heard below), which is due out on November 18, 2011 on Lion Music.

The track list for "Dangerous Diamonds" is:

1. Another Flower
2. Alone
3. Time 4 Lovers
4. Icy Moon
5. Au Premiere Coup
6. Dangerous Diamonds
7. Take Off
8. Blue Diamond (instrumental)
9. Lovin’ Me
10. Sixth Sun
11. Bitter & Sweet

Mastercastle - Dangerous Diamonds by LionMusicRecordLabel

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Mastercastle Announce New LP "Dangerous Diamonds"

Italian symphonic metal band Mastercastle announced that its third release "Dangerous Diamonds" will be released on November 18, 2011. This is the follow up to the 2010 release "Last Desire."

The track list for "Dangerous Diamonds":

1. Another Flower
2. Alone
3. Time 4 Lovers
4. Icy Moon
5. Au Premiere Coup
6. Dangerous Diamonds
7. Take Off
8. Blue Diamond (instrumental)
9. Lovin’ Me
10. Sixth Sun
11. Bitter & Sweet

The band issued the following press release:

"After two critically acclaimed releases, Italian metal masters Mastercastle return with their glittering new album ‘Dangerous Diamonds’, their third album in as many years. Once again the band has conjured up another batch of powerful and infectious metal tracks which mark their most accomplished work to date.

"Sitting somewhere between the timbres of the neo-classically tinted 2009 debut ‘The Phoenix’ and the straighter classic metal approach of last years ‘Last Desire’, ‘Dangerous Diamonds’ draws on the best aspects of its predecessors to further hone the bands trademark sound – powerful, melodic, epic and dynamic. Fans of its predecessors will revel in the 11 tracks on offer in the new release. More...

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Mastercastle Posts New Video For "Sakura"

Italy's power metal act Mastercaste posted a new music video for the song "Sakura." The song was written for the Lion Music compilation album "Embrace The Sun" to benefit Japan, which is still recovering from the recent major earthquake and tsunami. "Embrace the Sun" was released on June 17, 2011 through Lion Music.

Check out the video here:

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