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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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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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Edenbridge Reveal New Album Title

Austrian melodic metallers EDENBRIDGE have announced that their new album will be titled "MyEarthDream", scheduled to be released in April 2008 through Napalm Records.

As reported earlier on METALEATER, the orchestra recordings for the album will take place tomorrow (October 12) in Prague, Czech Republic. EDENBRIDGE will be supported by the 65-piece "Czech Film Orchestra" (consisting of musicians from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech State Opera Orchestra). The orchestra will be heard on 9 out of 10 songs plus the intro and did recordings for renowned Hollywood productions in the past. Lanvall's (guitar, keyboards) orchestral arrangements are currently put into the final score by famous conductor/composer/accordion virtuoso Enrique Ugarte.

Lanvall is also promising the heaviest, most symphonic album of the band's career.

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Edenbridge Reveal New Album Title

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE has set "MyEarthDream" as the title of its new album, due in April 2008 via Napalm Records. The orchestra recordings for the CD will take place in Prague on October 12. EDENBRIDGE will be supported by the 65-piece Czech Film Orchestra (consisting of musicians from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech State Opera Orchestra). The orchestra, which was previously involved with recordings for renowned Hollywood productions, will be heard on nine out of ten songs plus the intro. Lanvall's (guitar, keyboards) orchestral arrangements were recently put into the final score by famous conductor/composer/accordion virtuoso Enrique Ugarte.

Songtitles set to appear on the new EDENBRIDGE CD include "Undying Devotion", "Fallen from Grace", "Place of Higher Power", "Whale Rider" and "Remember Me". More...

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Edenbridge Announce New Guitarist and Drummer

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE has issued the following update:

"EDENBRIDGE like to welcome Robert Schoenleitner and Sebastian Lanser as their two new members! Robert Schoenleitner already played guitar on EDENBRIDGE's last tour through England and Asia. Robert studied guitar at VGI institute Munich. Sebastian Lanser, who studied drums at the Bruckner University in Linz, will replace Roland Navratil on drums. Sebastian is a longtime friend of Robert. EDENBRIDGE therefore is officially a five-piece again after more than five years."

EDENBRIDGE's rarities/"best of" compilation, entitled "The Chronicles of Eden", was released on June 1. The set was released as a double-CD and limited double-digipack. Disc One contains three new, previously unreleased songs, all Japanese and European bonus tracks and songs that were included on all out-of-print singles. Disc Two includes a "best of" selection out of the five released studio albums.

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Edenbridge Delay 'The Chronicles Of Eden' One Week

EDENBRIDGE's upcoming rarities/"best of" compilation, entitled "The Chronicles of Eden", has had its release date pushed back to June 1 from the previously announced May 25. Audio samples of four songs from the CD — "Thin Red Line", "The Silent Wake", "Images In The Sand" and "The Whisper Of The Ages" (originally issued as the Japanese bonus track on the "Arcana" CD) — have been posted online at this location. The cover artwork for the album has been posted online at this location (artwork created by Katja Piolka).

"The Chronicles of Eden" will be released as a double-CD and limited double-digipack. Disc One will contain three new, previously unreleased songs, all Japanese and European bonus tracks and songs that were included on all out-of-print singles. Disc Two will include a "best of" selection out of the five released studio albums. More...

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Edenbridge Reveal 'The Chronicles Of Eden' Artwork

The cover artwork for EDENBRIDGE's upcoming rarities/"best of" compilation, entitled "The Chronicles of Eden", has been posted online at this location (artwork created by Katja Piolka).

"The Chronicles of Eden" will be released as a double-CD and limited double-digipack on May 25. Disc One will contain three new, previously unreleased songs, all Japanese and European bonus tracks and songs that were included on all out-of-print singles. Disc Two will include a "best of" selection out of the five released studio albums. More...

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Edenbridge Part Ways With Drummer

Austrian metallers EDENBRIDGE and drummer Roland Navratil have decided to go on their separate ways "due to personal, musical and financial differences." More news to follow soon.

The band are set to release a rarities/best of compilation named The Chronicles Of Eden as double-CD and limited double-digipack on May 25th.

CD1 contains three new, previously unreleased songs, all Japanese and European bonus tracks and tracks of the released out of print singles. CD2 contains a best of selection out of the 5 released studio albums.

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Edenbridge Announce Details Of Asian Tour

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE has announced the details of its upcoming Asian co-headlining tour with VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. The dates are as follows:

Dec. 29 - Taiwan - Taipei - Armed Forces Cultural Center
Dec. 31 - Hong Kong - Kowloon - HITEC Auditorium
Jan. 02 - China - Guangzhou – (to be announced)
Jan. 04 - China - Shanghai - The Ark
Jan. 06 - China - Beijing - Star Live

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Edenbridge Sign With Napalm Records

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records.

Commented the group: "Napalm Records have been doing a brilliant job for their bands. Since last year they have been making a great effort to sign us and therefore we are extremely happy to work together with them for the next years to bring EDENBRIDGE to the next level together. It's nice to see again that a label has one hundred percent trust and therefore invests into a band. Thank you also to all the other labels who were making offers to the band and showed their big interest, and to Massacre Records for the cooperation in the past years."

Check out pictures of EDENBRIDGE signing its new contract with Napalm at this location.

EDENBRIDGE's first effort for Napalm will be released in the spring of 2008. Production on the CD is tentatively scheduled to begin next fall. Four songs have already been written and EDENBRIDGE will work with a renowned Czech orchestra for the first time in its career.

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Edenbridge Announce U.K. Tour Dates

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE has scheduled three U.K. dates in November. The details are as follows:

Nov. 13 - Bradford, UK - Rios
Nov. 14 - Stratford, UK – Cox's Yard
Nov. 15 - Poole, UK - Mr. Kyps

EDENBRIDGE's fifth album, "The Grand Design", will be released in China via Rock Empire Music.

"The Grand Design" is scheduled for release in the U.S. later in the year via Napalm Records. An exact release date will be announced soon. More...

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France's Raismesfest Line-up Complete

Raismes, north of France, will welcome the 8th edition of Raismesfest, heavy & melodic metal festival on the 10th and 11th of September.

Saturday 10:

- (local band to be chosen after the contest that will take place in Raismes on June 4th*)
- Edenbridge
- Dragonforce
- Nightmare
- Manigance
- Loudness
- Sonata Arctica

Sunday 11:

- Conscience
- Wild West
- The Old Dead Tree
- Anyone's Daughter
- Deadsoul Tribe
- Anathema

One day ticket: € 15 (€ 20 without reservation)
Two days ticket: € 25 (€ 30 without reservation)
Camping: € 5

For more information, visit www.raismesfest.com.

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Wild West, Old Dead Tree Added To Raisemesfest

Raismesfest has announced two new bands, Wild West and The Old Dead Tree.

It seems that Saturday (Sept. 10) will be more power metal oriented and Sunday (Sept. 11) is going to be slighty doom/gothic oriented:

Sept. 10 Sonata Arctica, Edenbridge, Manigance, Wild West
Sept. 11 Anathema, Dead Soul Tribe, Anyone's Daughter, the Old Dead Tree

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6 Bands Confirmed For France's Raisemesfest

Raismesfest announced that the following bands will be performing for the 8th edition of the festival (September 10 & 11, France):

Sonata Arctica
Anathema
Manigance
Dead Soul Tribe
Edenbridge
Anyone's Daughter

For more information, visit Festival de Raismes.

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Edenbridge To Join Angra For European Tour

ANGRA, EDENBRIDGE and MANTICORA will be teaming up for an European tour starting next month. Complete list of dates includes: More...

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