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Edenbridge

Formed: 1998
From: Vienna, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Edenbridge News

Below is our complete Edenbridge 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Edenbridge Streaming New Album Sample

Austrian power metallers Edenbridge are currently streaming a new sample online from their upcoming album "Solitaire." The sample track "Higher" is available through the official Edenbridge MySpace page. "Solitaire" is set to be released on the following dates:

6/30: Spain
7/2: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden
7/5: Rest of Europe
7/13: USA/Canada

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Edenbridge Announces Indonesian Shows

Austrian power metallers Edenbridge have announced they will be making their first appearance in Indonesia for a string of live performances in July. The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/8 Jakarta - Viky Sianipar Music Hall - Manggarai
7/9 Solo - GOR. Manahan
7/12 Malang - Venue TBA

Edenbridge tracks can also be heard via the band's MySpace page.

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Edenbridge Comments On Upcoming Album

Guitarist Arne "Lanvall" Stockhammer of Austrian power metal act Edenbridge has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming album:

"Solitaire is our most diverse, most atmospheric and most melancholic album to date and comprises all the elements of its predecessor 'MyEarthDream.' The orchestral parts are much more in your face and blend well with the 7-string guitars. I think that our latest effort channels all our qualities into one compact album, namely 'Solitaire.' In addition, Sabine exceeds all my expectations! She has one of the most unique and charismatic voices in Metal! We look forward to sharing the new songs with our fans!”

The band's new album "Solitaire" is currently set to be released in early July, 2010.

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Edenbridge Reveals Album Cover and Release Dates

Austrian metal band Edenbridge has revealed the cover artwork and release dates of the upcoming album, "Solitaire."

The album cover:

"Solitaire" will be released at these dates:
June 30: Spain
July 2: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden
July 5: Rest of Europe
July13: USA/Canada

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Edenbridge Parts Ways With Bassist

Austrian metallers Edenbridge recently finished the recording of their 7th studio album, entitled "Solitaire," which will be released in May 2010. The band has now issued the following update about parting ways with their bassist:

"Simon Holzknecht has left Edenbridge due to personal reasons! Edenbridge wish him all the best for the future! Passion, personality, live experience and of course playing technique. If you think you can bring all this, you should not hesitate to apply for the vacant bass player position in Edenbridge! Your application with photo goes to info@edenbridge.org."

Sample Edenbridge tracks are available for streaming via their MySpace page.

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Edenbridge Reveals New Album Details

Austrian metal band Edenbridge has finished the recording of their 7th studio album, entitled "Solitaire." The album will be released in May 2010. The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Entree Unique
02. Solitaire
03. Higher
04. Skyline´s End
05. Bon Voyage Vagabond
06. Come Undone
07. Out Of This World
08. Further Afield
09. A Virtual Dream ?
10. Brothers On Diamir
11. Exit Unique

The limited edition will have 2 additional songs: "Eternity" and "Inward Passage".

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Edenbridge Issues Recording Update

Austrian metallers Edenbridge have issued the following update about recording a new album:

"We are inmdist the vocal recordings for our 7th studio album and Sabine is doing some fantastic vocal takes. All the instruments are finally recorded and the orchestra parts are also finished. Dennis Ward is currently recording backing vocals and choirs in his studio. At the end of November Robby Valentine will do his backing vocals and choirs. Anthony Clarkson is currently working on the cover artwork. In January Lanvall will fly to England to mix the new CD together with Karl Groom at Thin Ice Studio."

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Edenbridge Cancels Caos Emergente Appearance

Austria's Edenbridge has issued the following statement about canceling their appearance at the Caos Emergente Festival in Portugal:

"Sadly we have to announce that we will not play at the Caos Emergente Festival, Recarei-Paredes, Portugal on September 12.

"The promoter Big Dog Productions was not able to provide flight tickets for the band and crew according to the contract.

"After numerous mails from the band for more than 2 months concerning the flight tickets, the promoter put off the band until the last week before the festival just to say that now the flight tickets are too expensive for them, which is no wonder when you wait until the last moment. The proposal from the promoter to fly in the band from Munich instead of Linz according to the contract was logistically not possible for the band to solve in such short time. We would have loved to play for our Portuguese fans!"

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Edenbridge Completes Drum Recordings for New Album

Austria's Edenbridge has finished recording drums for the band's seventh studio album, due out in 2010, in Wild One Studios Vienna in 1.5 days. The band will continue the recordings of guitars, bass and vocals at Farpoint Station Studio after the European tour with Serenity in September. Dates are as follows:

Sept. 12 Recarei, Portugal - Paredes-Caos Emergente Festival
Sept. 15 Wörgl, Austria - Komma
Sept. 16 Linz, Austria - Posthof
Sept. 17 Brünn, Czech Republic - Faval Music Club
Sept. 18 Vienna, Austria - Szene
Sept. 19 Budapest, Hungary - Venue TBA
Sept. 23 Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
Sept. 24 Kerkrade, Netherlands - The Rocktemple
Sept. 25 9Vroomshop/Enschede, Netherlands - Het Front
Sept. 26 Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot

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Edenbridge To Enter the Studio in September

Lanvall (guitars/keyboards) has finished songwriting for Austrian metallers EDENBRIDGE's seventh studio album and we will start with the recordings in the beginning of September. The album will see a possible release in May or June 2010.

According to a band update: "Of course we have followed the symphonic way of our last album MyEarthDream, nevertheless there are more atmospheric and melancholic vibes on the new one. The title of the album will of course not be revealed now. Furthermore we have two absolutely smashing hit songs, both perfect for a video clip." More...

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Edenbridge Announces New Lineup

Austrian symphonic power metal band, Edenbridge, has posted the following message welcoming their new bassist, Simon Holzknecht, and guitarist, Dominik Sebastian:

"Dominik Sebastian, also known from the band Thirdmoon, has already played guitar on the whole MyEarthDream Tour and has proved to be a great guy and musician and got on well with the band. Dominik of course can also be heard on Edenbridge's new live album 'LiveEarthDream.'"

"Simon Holzknecht, to many also known from his other band Serenity, is Edenbridge's new bass player ! Simon is Edenbridge's youngest band member with only 22 years and is absolutely smashing on his instrument!"

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Edenbridge Postpones "LiveEarthDream" Release Date

Gothic metallers Edenbridge have issued the following announcement about postponing the release of their upcoming live album to May 4th:

"Edenbridge will release an exclusive live album on May 4, 2009! "LiveEarthDream" was recorded on various concerts in 2008 and can ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY be ordered through the fan shop of the band! The album will be limited to 1000 copies and will not be available anywhere else, so be sure you get your copy right in time!

"All, who are preordering AND paying the album till April 26 get the CD signed by the band!"

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Edenbridge Announces New Album Release Date

Gothic metal band Edenbridge have issued the following announcement about their upcoming album release date:

"On April 27 our first fanshop only album "LiveEarthDream" will see the light of day ! It will be limited to 1000 copies and is only available in our shop !

"Here you can order "LiveEarthDream."

"All orders coming in and paid till April 20 will be signed by us !!! All preorders will be shipped from April 27 on.

"For a short period we offer our back catalog for a special price in our shop so be fast and use the advantage of combined shipping!"

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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Edenbridge Set to Release Web Exclusive Album

Symphonic metal outfit Edenbridge are set to release their first live album in Spring 2009. Recorded at a number of concerts throughout 2008, “LiveEarthDream” will be available exclusively online through the fanshop on the band’s website.
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Edenbridge Parts w/ Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Napalm Recording artists Edenbridge are in search of a new bassist. Frank Bindig has arted amicably with the band to work on his other projects.

The band comments about potential replacements:
"Passion, personality, live experience and of course playing technique. If you think you have all four, you should not hesitate to apply for the vacant bass player position in Edenbridge."

Send your application with a photo to info@edenbridge.org.

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Edenbridge Singer Checks In

EDENBRIDGE singer Sabine Edelsbacher has issued the following update:

"It is with great pleasure to speak with you all directly. I wanna say thank you to all you lovely people, who sent me nice e-mails and are in contact with me. To all those who I didn´t responded to: Please forgive me, every mail means a lot to me and I do my very best to answer them all.

As you might know, we are currently on European tour with RAGE. Tonight we play in Pratteln (Switzerland) and we are looking forward for the show. The tour is running fine so far, although the fan base of Rage is not very similar to our fan base. So it´s very nice to meet all our fans who are showing up at our concerts. You can always meet us at the merchandise desk after our show where we sign and have contact to our fans.

We have a lot of fun on stage, but also backstage. Our new drummer Max Pointner and guitarist Dominik Sebastian are meanwhile totally integrated in the band and the nights in the tour bus are getting longer and longer.

Since one week we have a bit more space, cause the Russian band FreaKozaks had to leave the tour because they got no more visa for the rest of the tour. Unfortunately we were not able to sell the new album at our concerts, cause the release date is the 25th of April (so next Friday). But from today on we will sell our new album MyEarthDream. We also have some very nice t-shirts and long-sleeves with the new cover design and as we saw the fans received them very well.

We still have ten shows on tour and two days after our home headliner show in Linz. On May 24 we will play the Rockmania Festival in Dettelbach near Würzburg (Germany). I am looking forward to meet a lot of you there.

Here is a diashow, which was designed by our webmaster Reinhard Schmid. Jonathan Jessup, a very nice fan from the States made wonderful photos of nature and gave us the rights to use them for the diashow. They touched me deeply at first sight. They perfectly fit to our song 'Paramount'. Have a look at it in full screen and if you like it, then please send the link to your friends."

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Edenbridge Announce New Album Release Date

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE will release its sixth studio album, "MyEarthDream", on April 25 via Napalm Records. The cover art was created by Anthony Clarkson, who has previously worked with BLIND GUARDIAN, among other artists.

"MyEarthDream" track listing:

01. The Force Within
02. Shadowplay
03. Remember Me
04. Adamantine
05. Paramount
06. Whale Rider
07. Undying Devotion
08. Fallen From Grace
09. Place Of Higher Power
10. MyEarthDream Suite (For Guitar And Orchestra)
11. MyEarthDream More...

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Edenbridge Announce New Drummer

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE has announced the addition of drummer Max Pointner (IN SLUMBER, LEGACY OF HATE) to the group's ranks. Max joins EDENBRIDGE as the replacement for Sebastian Lanser, who was no longer able to commit himself to the band "due to his other professional perspectives," according to a statement released by the group.

EDENBRIDGE has finished recording its new album, "MyEarthDream", for a spring release via Napalm Records. The mixing sessions for the CD will begin on January 7 at Thin Ice Studios in England with Karl Groom (THRESHOLD). The mastering will take place in early February at Finnvox Studios with Mika Jussila. More...

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Rage And Edenbridge Announce European Tour

German power metalers RAGE will team up with EDENBRIDGE (Austria) and ASPECT (Russia) for a European tour in March-May. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Mar. 27 - DK Copenhagen @ The Rock
Mar. 28 - SE Mariestat @ Klubb Kaliber, Folketspark
Mar. 29 - SE Västeras @ Sigurdsgatan 25
Mar. 31 - DE Hamburg @ Markthalle
Apr. 01 - DE Bochum @ Zeche
Apr. 02 - FR Paris @ Nouveau Casino
Apr. 04 - ES Madrid @ Caracol
Apr. 05 - ES Bergara @ Sala Jam
Apr. 06 - ES Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 2
Apr. 08 - FR Montpellier @ Rockstore
Apr. 09 - IT Piacenza @ Fillmore
Apr. 10 - IT Conegliano (Treviso) @ Zion Rock Club
Apr. 11 - AT Wien @ Szene
Apr. 12 - CZ Plzen @ KD Serikovka
Apr. 13 - HU Budapest @ Wigwam
Apr. 15 - DE Würzburg @ AKW
Apr. 16 - DE Nürnberg @ Hirsch
Apr. 17 - DE Hannover @ Musikzentrum
Apr. 18 - DE Bad Salzungen @ Kulturzentrum KW 70
Apr. 19 - DE Memmingen @ Kaminwerk
Apr. 20 - DE Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
Apr. 22 - CH Pratteln @ Z7
Apr. 24 - FR Colmar @ Grillen
Apr. 25 - DE Speyer @ Halle 101
Apr. 26 - BE Brüssel @ Ten Weyngaerdt
Apr. 27 - UK London @ Underworld
Apr. 29 - DE Fulda @ Alte Piesel
Apr. 30 - DE Osnabrück @ Hyde Park
May 01 - DE Pirmasens @ Quasimodo
May 02 - DE Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
May 03 - DE Andernach @ JUZ Live Club

RAGE is currently auctioning the band's original backdrop from the Black In Mind tour in 1995. The backdrop, which is 2 x 2.80 meters large, will go to the highest bidder at shop@rage-on.de. Deadline is November 11.

RAGE has set "Carved in Stone" as the title of its new album tentatively due in early 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Carved in Stone", "Drop Dead", "Gentle Murders", "One Step Ahead" and "Without You".

RAGE's new DVD, entitled "Full Moon in St. Petersburg", was released on February 23 via Nuclear Blast. The double DVD set was filmed in St. Petersburg, Russia last year in front of 15,000 fans. "Full Moon in St. Petersburg" contains the complete concert in St. Petersburg, Russia, plus a lot of behind-the-scenes footage and material from personal archives.

RAGE's upcoming CD will be the band's first since the addition of drummer André Hilgers (AXXIS, SILENT FORCE) to the group's ranks. "During [the recording sessions for] the Nuclear Blast anniversary album, we were very surprised how perfectly André's style matched our new song, 'Terrified'," the group wrote on its web site. "So it was obvious that we jammed through the RAGE classics and the sparks flew immediately. André had a lot of new ideas that fitted perfectly our style and the understanding among us was harmonically. He brings a lot of fresh blood and power to the band and we have loads of fun again playing our music."

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