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Below is our complete Stamina 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.

Public Sales Begin For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.

In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Announces New Tour Dates

Italy's symphonic death metal horde Fleshgod Apocalypse will return to European roads in late October, joining Finnish death metal powerhouse Insominum. Fleshgod Apocalypse will be touring in support of latest album "Labyrinth" (reviewed here).

The tour will kick off October 30th in Weinheim and will be concluded on November 16th in Cologne. Opening each night will be Finnish five-piece Stamina. Commented Fleshgod Apocalypse guitarist & vocalist Tommaso Riccardi:

“We are very proud to hit Europe again in November, especially with such a cool package. We've always been interested in Insomnium's music, and I personally enjoy their last work 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun' a lot.

"Also, I have to admit I just recently listened to Stamina and I really like they're groovy style too. I think their idea on the video clip for ‘Valtiaan Uudet Vaateet’ was great! I think the three of us will work very well together, since there's the right balance of violence, speed, grove and melody, so I am really confident it will be great every night. More...

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Insomnium Announces Shows With Fleshgod Apocalypse

Insomnium will hit the European roads this fall to present new album "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" (reviewed here) with support from Fleshgod Apocalypse and Stam1na. Dates for the trek are as follows:

30.10. DE Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
31.10. DE Lindau, Claub Vaudeville
01.11. NL Uden, De Pul
02.11. DE Bochum, Matrix
03.11. CH Pratteln, Z7
04.11. DE Nürnberg, Hirsch
05.11. F Paris, Divan Du Monde
06.11. UK Birmingham, Oobleck
07.11. UK London, Underworld
08.11. BE Vosselaar, Biebob
09.11. DE Hamburg, Gruenspan
10.11. DE Berlin, Columbia Club
11.11. DE Munich, Feierwerk
12.11. AT Vienna, Szene
13.11. PL Kracow, Lizard King
14.11. PL Wroclaw, Od Zmierzchu do Switu
15.11. CZ Prague, Rock Café
16.11. DE Cologne, Essigifabrik More...

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Stamina Vocalist To Miss Spanish Tour

Italy's Stamina has issued the following announcement about the band's vocalist missing upcoming tour dates:

"Hi all! We announce that, due to personal issues, singer Jacopo DiDomenico will not attend our Spanish tour in May.

"He will be replaced by Stefano 'Stex' Sbrignadello, a great rock singer and musical theater performer, with years of experience in the hard rock and heavy metal scene. Stex played in both original and cover bands, performing as opening act for bands like Skyclad and Saxon. He is currently active with several live and studio collaborations, and involved in some national musical theater productions.

Stex says: "When I received the call from Luca, I was immediately excited about the opportunity to help the guys of Stamina for the Spanish tour. I’m a big fan of their music and I think that 'Perseverance' is a truly fantastic album, cannot wait to share the stage with such talented musicians and to kindle the Spanish audience!!" More...

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Stamina Releases New Music Video

Stamina has released a first music video taken off the "Perseverance" album. Check out the clip for opening track "Higher" in the player below. Guitarist Luca Sellitto also comments:

"We shot the video on three different days with the direction of Elio Di Pace and Vittorio 'Kufa' Citro, in various locations of our area, a friend's house, the University of Salerno, both my houses and down the street. More than fifty friends and local fans kindly offered their help, showing up for some of the scenes. The plot is inherent to the lyrics of the song and it deals with the love story between the two main characters. They've just broken up, but they both accidentally come to our concert and make up with a kiss."

The "Perseverance" album is due to be released via My Kingdom Music on February 24th, 2014. More...

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Stamina Posts "Perseverance" Album Preview

Italian progressive metal act Stamina, featuring ex-Heimdall drummer Enrico Canu, posted a preview clip of the upcoming new full length album "Perseverance," the band's third. The album drop via Power Prog Records (digital) and My Kingdom Music (CD) on January 17th (digital) and February 24th (CD).

The track list is as follows:

1. Higher (streaming here)
2. Breaking Another String
3. I’m Alive
4. Just Before The Dawn
5. Perseverance
6. Naked Eye
7. Unbreakable
8. Wake Up The Gods
9. Winner For A Day

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Stamina Inks Deal With WormHoleDeath

Progressive rock/metal monsters Stamina have signed a worldwide deal with the WormHoleDeath publishing division for new album “Perseverance.”

Stamina will release the album through the German label Power Prog Records (digital) and My Kingdom Music (CD). Release dates are set for January the 17th (digital) and February the 24th, 2014 (CD).

The band’s mastermind and songwriter Luca Sellitto states: “I am glad to announce that I have signed this deal with Carlo Bellotti of Wormholedeath. After various conversations I realized that Carlo was the right person to sign a publishing deal with, specially for the songs that I wrote for Stamina’s new album. I am sure that his professionality will give a big contribution to our music career!”

The album's trackl isting is as follows:

1. Higher
2. Breaking another string
3. I’m alive
4. Just before the dawn
5. Perseverance )
6. Naked Eye
7. Unbreakble
8. Wake up the gods
9. Winner for a day More...

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Stamina Streaming New Single

Stamina has posted the "Higher" single online, which can be heard in the player below. The band also comments:

"Taken from our third and upcoming album 'Perseverance.' to be released by German label Power Prog Records as digital download from January 17, 2014: get the brand new hit single 'Higher' as an MP3 for FREE!" More...

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Stamina Unveils New Album Artwork

Italian melodic metal outfit Stamina today reveals the cover artwork and track listing or the band's upcoming third album "Perseverance."

The artwork was created by Vittorio "Kufa" Citro and a release date will be revealed shortly. The track listing is as follows:

1. Higher
2. Breaking Another String
3. I'm Alive
4. Just Before The Dawn
5. Perseverance
6. Naked Eye
7. Unbreakble
8. Wake Up The Gods
9. Winner For A Day More...

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Stamina Issues Recording Update

Guitarist and songwriter Luca Sellitto of Italian act Stamina has checked in with the following recording studio update:

"Hi all! We are glad to announce that most of the rhythm guitar parts for the new album have been recorded.

"As previously revealed, the songs I've written for our new album are a bit more aggressive than our previously released stuff. There are a lot of heavy rhythm guitar riffs, so we (the sound engineer and I) tried to achieve the best possible sound for the parts, experimenting a lot with various microphones and amp's settings. I decided to buy a new cabinet, just before starting my recordings : it's a Carvin Legacy with vintage 30s. The amp is my 'old' Masotti X-Modern 100, which I used on our previous albums too.

"I will start recording guitar solos as soon as possible, but I still have to record some rhythm guitar overdubs, a very heavy seven strings guitar riff and some acoustic guitar parts first. In the meanwhile, all the singers who will appear on our album have already start recording their parts.
We will announce their names very soon. Stay tuned!" More...

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