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Greek/German heavy metal act Mystic Prophecy is entering the studio once more. For the coming months Mystic Prophecy will be recording the band's 7th studio album entitled "Raven Lord." The album is going to be the first release with new drummer Claudio Sisto, who joined Mystic Prophecy in June 2010. "Raven Lord" will be released on October 28th, 2011 through Massacre records. During the same period the band is planning on touring and hitting most festival stages around Europe.
Recordings will take place in Prophecy Music Factory studios and production duties will be handled by R.D. Liapakis with the rest of the band. There will be 11 songs on the album, and artwork will be delivered by Jonas Kawalek who has worked with the band in the past for the "Satanic Curses" album.
Commenting on the creative process of the new album, band main man R.D. Liapakis stated:
"Mystic Prophecy is now more than ever in a turning point in their history. Fireangel overcame our expectations and our fans have shown us their support in the best possible way. The tour we did with Stratovarius gave the band the chance to get a very good sense of unity and groove which is generated by every member contributing to whole which finally is presented to the fans. This is what will make a difference in our upcoming album.
"The feeling of unity, amongst us, enhances the effect we bring out. More power, more feeling, more combined ideas, more diversity, but all in the thread that goes through it all which is Mystic Prophecy. Two minds work better than one, so imagine all five of us contributing equally to the final result. I am confident that we'll do our best to express what's in our souls and hope the fans like it. Up till now we seem to have a common ground so this album will only enforce this bond with our fans and help us create new ones."
In 2007, Mystic Prophecy released the "Satanic Curses" album, which contained a link to a bonus CD. As the website containing the bonus live CD is no longer available, the band is now offering the tracks as free downloads. You can download the album here. The track listing is as follows:
Back To Rock Festival
In The Darkness
Masters Of Sin
Sign Of The Cross
Masters Of Sin
Stranger In Me
The King Is Back
War In The Sky
German metal band Mystic Prophecy has announced that their search for a new drummer is over. After months of auditioning and listening to numerous drummers the band finally got the right man for the job. According to his biography this is what Claudio had to say:
"Hey! My name is Claudio Sisto, I'm half Italian but was born in Southern Germany. I got infected with the Heavy Metal virus as a child, in 1996 I had my first drum lessons and so far I played in bands like Contracrash, Mantikor and Ungehobelt. With Contracrash I released an album, rocked the Bang your Head Festival in 2008 and also toured Germany and Finland. In May 2010 I joined Mystic Prophecy claiming the vacant drum kit's seat and I can't wait to kick ass with the guys!"
The German/Greek band Mystic Prophecy is looking for someone to take over the drum sticks.
In friendship the band has bid their farewell to their temporary drummer Matt C., who supported the band during their tour with Stratovarius. According to the band, "Because of occupational and private reasons it's not possible for Matt to remain with them permanently. Mystic Prophecy are currently looking for a guy who feels confident to play their material and is seriously interested in becoming their new colleague. Please send your convincing application to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com."
German metal band Mystic Prophecy has posted new tour journals from their tour with Stratovarius and Tracedawn at this location. An excerpt from the most recent entry from their January 20th show in Switzerland at the Z7 is as follows:
"Now it's time for us to go on stage, intro, 'Across the Gates...,' 'Masters of Sin' ... and then I usually talk to the audience. In which language? English or German? Never mind! German is okay. 'Hello Switzerland!' ... I barely hear anything. What the hell... 'Hello Switzerlaaaaand!!!' ... there is a murmuring among the crowd. Just like what happened to Tracedawn, only a few fans making some noise. Okay, we don't give up so soon. Pedal to the metal! Slowly the Swiss are warming up and look, after five songs we made it. They're cheering and clapping."
"During 'To the Devil I pray' Matt tries to tell me something and he points upwards. When I look this direction I see that there's an open window, three Tracedawn guys are standing there, making faces. And in the middle of them, there's their bassist presenting his bare manhood... hahaha. The guys are priceless and we're cracking up with laughter onstage."
German metal band MYSTIC PROPHECY mainman R.D. Liapakis has issued an update from their tour with STRATOVARIUS from Paris. The tour update is as follows:
“As it turns out the chemistry between STRATOVARIUS and MYSTIC PROPHECY is great. Every night is a great party with lots of fans coming into the shows. More the 1000 people came in to our show in Paris giving us the most energizing feedback any artist can hope for. It definitely is a great tour so far and we can’t wait for the rest of the dates. So see you soon in a town near you. Until then stay heavy!”
Ex-Stormwitch, Mystic Prophecy, Majesty, and Crystal Viper members have joined together to form a new band titled Born Again. The band has issued the following statement about recording a new single:
"The brand new female fronted international Power Metal act named Born Again, has just recorded its debut single titled 'Neverending Fire' which will be released in early 2010. Songs were produced by Bart Gabriel (Crystal Viper, Lonewolf), and recorded at the MP Studio with Mariusz Pietka (Crystal Viper, Pathfinder). The same team is already working on the debut full length album of Born Again, scheduled for 2010."
Born Again features the following members:
Marta Gabriel - Lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Martin Albrecht - Bass guitar and backing vocals
Björn Daigger - Guitars and backing vocals
Tom "Golem" Danczak - Drums
The song "Neverending Fire" is currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
Mystic Prophecy has issued the following band update:
"Hello fans of Mystic Prophecy! Here're some new updates of the first days on July: First of all, we are back from Metalcamp 2009 and we want to thank everybody who rocked with us in spite of the rain! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!
"Photos will be uploaded soon, so stay... connected to Mystic Prophecy's myspace!!! 'Fireangel', received another positive position on Rock Hard's (Germany) Lesercharts!
"The band schedules a big tour plus some appearances on top metal festivals, but we cannot post details yet. We will inform you through here for the band's upcoming live shows! Be theeeeeeeeeeeere!"
Mystic Prophecy have announced that their upcoming album "Fireangel" will be released on May 20th via Massacre records. The band has issued issued the following statement about three release shows:
"Official "FIREANGEL" release parties! Come and celebrate the release of our meanwhile sixth album "FIREANGEL"! We're looking forward to see YOU!!! And for all those who can't wait to hear the stuff, we are featured on the latest Metal Hammer "Maximum Metal Sampler" Vol. 139 with the song "DEMONS CROWN"!"
The dates and locations for the shows will be as follows:
22.05.09 Die Halle - Reichenbach a. d. Fils
23.05.09 Matrix - Bochum
24.05.09 Rock Temple - Kerkrade
German/Greek metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY - who were recently joined by new guitarist Constantine (DESCENDING, ex-NIGHTRAGE) - will be releasing their new album, Fireangel, on May 20th via Massacre Records.
Greek thrash metallers, Suicidal Angels, issues the following update revealing details on their upcoming album:
"As it is now confirmed, we can announce that everything's set for the recording of the second Suicidal Angels album! Recordings will be held at 'Prophecy and Music Factory Studios' in Germany, under the direction of producer R.D. Liapakis, who, as many might know, is an accomplished fellow Greek musician and recording engineer, lead singer of the heavy metal group Mystic Prophecy." More...
Constantine (DESCENDING) has joined German power metal band MYSTIC PROPHECY and posted the following message:
"Hello Mystic fans! I'm very proud and happy to announce you that from now on I am a permanent member of the legendary German Power Metal Band Mystic Prophecy! I feel very excited about it and it would be amazing to be in the band again with these super cool guys! I've played with them for one show last June in Essen and I realised how good chemistry we have together as musicians both behind and on the stage and personalities as well.
For those that haven't heard anything about me yet, I can probably tell you that I'm also the main lead & rhythm guitarist behind the modern death/thrash metal band DESCENDING from my homecountry, Greece and also ex-NIGHTRAGE member.
"At the moment we are preparing as hell the new album with the guys, so it would be 100% ready when we enter the studio in early December of 2008 to record it.I can tell you this one right now,It would be the most Heavy, Melodic and Aggressive Mystic Prophecy album ever! Stay tuned for more!
"So,that's probably all for now crazy metalheads! See you soon on the road and take care."
The 2008 edition of Slovenia's Metalcamp festival (www.metalcamp.com) is scheduled to take place July 3rd - 9th in Tolmin.
The latest act confirmed is APOCALYPTICA.
Acts confirmed for the festival currently include: APOCALYPTICA, BEHEMOTH, BRAINSTORM, CATAMENIA, CELTIC FROST, DARK FORTRESS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, HELLOWEEN, KATAKLYSM, MINISTRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, PERSIHING MANKIND, RAGE, SKYFORGER, TANKARD, WINTERSUN.
More details to follow.
The Bang Your Head festival has confirmed the following bands:
The Bang Your Head festival is a 2 day music festival that takes place in Balingen, Germany. The festival has been in exisistance since 1996.
Mystic Prophecy have recruited former Primal Fear drummer Klaus Sperling to replace the departed Dennis Eckdahl. The band also announce that guitarist Markus Pohl (Symphorce), who played the last live shows beside guitarist Gus G. (Firewind), has become a member of the band as well. A posting on their official website reads: "Both members are crazy about playing the upcoming shows in April/May with Freedom Call. The whole band is also engaged in writing new songs for the next album which will be released in March 2006."
Armageddon Music have announced a March 21 release date for the "Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" 3-CD set. The package will feature more than 220 minutes and 38 bands, along with liner notes, photos and information about the annual German metal festival. Here is the complete track listing:
01. ANTHRAX - "Indians"
02. ANTHRAX - "Only"
03. DESTRUCTION - "Nailed To The Cross"
04. CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Sixpounder"
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Dormant Bodies Bursting"
06. MAYHEM - "Pargans Fears"
07. DEATH ANGEL - "Thicker Than Blood"
08. UNLEASHED - "To Asgaard We Fly"
09. ORPHANAGE - "Five Crystals"
10. EKTOMORF - "I Know Them"
11. EKTOMORF - "Destroy"
12. BAL-SAGOTH - "The Emperial Lexicon"
13. MNEMIC - "Ghost"
14. CATHEDRAL - "Stained Glass Horizon"
15. NEVERMORE - "Enemies Of Reality"
Disc 2: More...
Mystic Prophecy will celebrate the release of their new album "Never-Ending" (due on October 25th) with a big party plus acoustic gig in Athens, Greece. The event shall take place on October 23rd in Athens' Texas Club.
German band Mystic Prophecy have set October 25, 2004 as the release date for their upcoming album "Never-Ending."