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Latest Ivanhoe News

Below is our complete Ivanhoe 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.

Them Signs to SPV/Steamhammer

The German-American band Them has signed to Steamhammer/SPV. The band features vocalist KK Fossor (ex-Coldsteel), guitarist Markus Ullrich (Lanfear, Septagon, A Cosmic Trail), guitarist Markus Johansson (Sylencer, 4ARM), bassist Mike Lepond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss), drummer Angel Cotte (Demolition Hammer) and keyboardist Richie Seibel (Lanfear, Ivanhoe). The release of their second album, "Manor Of The Se7en Gables," has been announced for October 2018.

Head of Steamhammer Olly Hahn has great confidence in the new SPV signing: "Thanks to their charismatic frontman KK Fossor and their extremely interesting concept it shouldn't take long for Them to establish themselves at the very top of the metal scene. We're delighted to support them in achieving their goal."

Markus Ullrich is also thoroughly optimistic: "We're convinced that SPV is the perfect label to take the next steps with and turn Them into an internationally acclaimed act."

THEM has a couple of live shows planned as of now:

10.05.18 DE-Bad Friedrichshall - Lemmy's
11.05.18 DE-Oberndorf - Metalheads Open Air

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Ivanhoe Releases Video For New Song "Overrun"

German progressive metal act Ivanhoe is streaming the new track "Overrun." The song will appear on the upcoming new studio release "7 Days," which will be issued later this year via Massacre Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Ivanhoe Reveals New Album Details

Massacre Records will release the new album "Systematrix" from German progressive metal veterans Ivanhoe this Summer, with a North American street date of July 2nd now locked down. The label comments:

"With a long line of releases including their early demos as well as five full-length studio recordings on their résumé, Ivanhoe has toured and performed across Europe with the likes of Iced Earth, Nevermore, Queensryche the Scorpions and countless others, including sets at major festivals including Bang Your Head, Building A Force and others, helping them become a widely known and respected act over the last two decades.

"With nearly an hour of brand new material, the sixth Ivanhoe album Systematrix brings out some of the most powerful and professional anthems in the band’s ongoing lineage. The hard-hitting tunes on Systematrix were produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Horn at Red Room (Edenbridge, Lanfear, Rob Rock, Liv Kristine, etc.), capturing the talented act with immaculate auditory quality, and showcase the South German prog act boasting their strongest effort so far."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Systematrix
2. Human Letargo
3. Tin Cans Liberty
4. War Of The Centuries
5. Madhouse
6. Learning Path
7. Walldancer
8. The Symbiotic Predator - Seduction
9. The Symbiotic Predator - Resolution
10. The Symbiotic Predator - Late Recognition More...

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Ivanhoe Unveils New Album Artwork

Germany's prog metal veterans Ivanhoe ready to return with a new album called "Systematrix." The album was recorded at the Red Room Studios with producer Andy Horn (Lanfear, Edenbridge, Voices Of Destiny).

The band has now revealed the cover artwork, created by Thilo "Minz" Meyer, which can be viewed below. "Systematrix" will be released on May 24th, 2013 via Massacre Records. More...

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Ivanhoe Streaming New Track "Walldancer"

After the newly inked contract with Massacre Records, German progressive act Ivanhoe is streaming the new track "Walldancer" (heard below). The song will appear on the forthcoming LP "Systematrix," which will drop on May 24, 2013.

Ivanhoe was formed in 1986 and has featured such vocalists as Andy Franck (Brainstorm/Ex-Symphorce) and Chity Somapala (Civilzation One/Ex-Power Quest/Ex-Powerworld). The band is currently fronted by Ex-Dreamscape vocalist Mischa Mang.

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Ivanhoe Inks Deal With Massacre Records

Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about signing a new deal with Ivanhoe:

"We're happy to welcome Germany's prog metal veterans Ivanhoe back to the Massacre Records family! The band was founded in 1986 by Giovanni Soulas (bass), Markus Britsch (keyboards) and Lars Hörnig (drums). After several demo tapes, their debut album 'Visions And Reality' was released in 1994 with vocalist Andy B. Franck and guitarist Chuck Schuler. The second album 'Symbols Of Time' followed a year later.

"Chuck decided to leave the band after a successful EU tour w/ Nevermore and Iced Earth due to personal reasons and was replaced by Achim Welsch. With the departure of their vocalist Andy, 'Polarized' (1997) was the last album of the band before they went on hiatus.

"But in 2001, Giovanni Soulas and Achim Welsch decided to continue with Ivanhoe and recruited Mischa Mang as new vocalist. Richard Seibel (keyboards) and Sebastian Brauchle (drums) completed the line-up and the band released the new album 'Walk In Mindfields' via Massacre Records in 2005. A year later, Chuck reunited with the band and Ivanhoe released their latest album 'Lifeline' via Silverwolf Productions in 2008.

"With the addition of Mathias Biehl as new drummer in late 2010, the band focused on their live activities and drew a lot of attention as support act for Queensryche and the Scorpions. They also played at festivals, such as the Bang Your Head!!! Festival and the Building A Force Festival. Achim left the band in mid-2011, putting more responsibility on the shoulders of band leader and founding member Giovanni. More...

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