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Vanden Plas

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Formed: 1990
From: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Vanden Plas Posts New Music Video "Godmaker"

German progressive metal act Vanden Plas released a new music video "Vision 3hree Godmaker." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)." The album is set for release on February 21st in Europe and February 24th in North America via Frontiers Records.

The release is a concept album based on the dark fantasy epic "Chronicles of the Immortals" in cooperation with author Wolfgang Hohlbein. The track list is:

1. VISION 1ne
2. VISION 2wo - THE BLACK KNIGHT
3. VISION 3hree - GODMAKER
4. VISION 4our - MISERY AFFECTION PRELUDE
5. VISION 5ive - A GHOSTS REQUIEM
6. VISION 6ix - NEW VAMPYRE
7. VISION 7ven - THE KING AND THE CHILDREN OF LOST WORLD
8. VISION 8ight - MISERY AFFECTION
9. VISION 9ine - SOUL ALLIANCE
10. Vision 10n - INSIDE

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Vanden Plas Releases First Trailer For New Album

German progressive metal act Vanden Plas released the first trailer for the upcoming new album "Chronicles of the Immortals - Netherworld." The album is set for release on February 21st in Europe and February 24th in North America via Frontiers Records.

The album is a concept album based on the dark fantasy epic "Chronicles of the Immortals" in cooperation with author Wolfgang Hohlbein. The album's track list is:

VISION 1ne
VISION 2wo - THE BLACK KNIGHT
VISION 3hree - GODMAKER
VISION 4our - MISERY AFFECTION PRELUDE
VISION 5ive - A GHOSTS REQUIEM
VISION 6ix - NEW VAMPYRE
VISION 7ven - THE KING AND THE CHILDREN OF LOST WORLD
VISION 8ight - MISERY AFFECTION
VISION 9ine - SOUL ALLIANCE
Vision 10n - INSIDE

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Vanden Plas Unveils Artwork For New Album

German progressive metal band Vanden Plas has unveiled the title, artwork and release date for the upcoming seventh full length studio release.

The release will be entitled "Chronicles Of The Immortals, Pt. I: Netherworld" and will be released on February 14, 2014.

More information is expected shortly, but the artwork for the album can now be viewed right here: More...

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Vanden Plas To Release New Album

Germany's Vanden Plas has checked in with the following update about releasing a follow-up to latest album "The Seraphic Clockwork:"

"First of all - sorry for the long time without some V.P. news - after we finally finished the new album (release January '14) Andy played - berger in 'hair' - in 21 sold out shows 42.000 people were watching in Augsburg a very unique stageplay on one of the most beautiful outdoor stages in Europe.

"During this time the rest of the band were playing very successful 'aida' in Kaiserslautern. And now - we slowly want to work off all the news for you. Be prepared for many many upcoming Vanden Plas facts during the next months. All the best to all our friends out there - and we hope you had a very great summer!"

You can also watch the band's music video for "Hole in the Sky" off "The Seraphic Clockwork" at this location.

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ProgPower USA XII: Kick-Off Day

For the long-running USA metal festival, ProgPower USA, metalheads typically have no problems driving or flying from all across the country. Where else can you see sixteen mostly international bands, all of whom are pushing their own abilities and the boundaries of metal, over a two-day period? Now in its twelfth year, ProgPower takes place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Center Stage venue. Run by Glenn Harveston, who is first and foremost a fan, the festival spans the days of Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th, but officially kicked off on Thursday. The Swedish band Evergrey also performed an all-acoustic show at The Loft on Wednesday.

The show lineup, as announced on ProgPowerUSA.com, is as follows:

Thursday - Powerglove, Vanden Plas, Evergrey
Friday - Creation's End, Darkwater, Voyager, Eldritch, Mob Rules, Ihsahn, Sanctuary
Saturday - Haken, While Heaven Wept, Red Circuit, Labyrinth, Forbidden, Therion

On Thursday morning, I had packed and left Nashville, TN, driving four hours to get down to Atlanta, which was further away than I thought. Upon reaching the venue, I was instantly impressed. Center Stage has air conditioning, several bar areas, a spacious interior, and seats as well as a pit area. By metal’s standards, this was the music venue equivalent of a Four Seasons hotel. I met with Swedish melodic metal kings Evergrey for a very entertaining interview before the show. Immediately after, I also met with the well-spoken and well-trained video-game metal iconoclasts, Powerglove.

During sound check, the speakers in the lobby were playing what was coming off of the sound board, which meant that guests checking in or buying tickets were treated to Evergrey and Vanden Plas warming up. The Evergrey sneak preview was definitely notable, because the band was warming up material from their album, “In Search of Truth,” which they were to play through from start to finish in their first set. This was the first time they had done such a set, and as I learned in the interview, not expected to be done again in the near future. More...

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Darkwater To Play ProgPower USA

Darkwater has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the 2011 ProgPower USA festival:

"We were just confirmed for this year's edition of ProgPower USA! We'll perform at the festival together with bands like Therion, Sanctuary, Evergrey and Vanden Plas to name a few. We're looking forward to this a lot, and we hope to see many of you there!"

Check out this location for more information on the festival, which is set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia from September 14-17th, 2011.

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Vanden Plas Posts New Music Video Online

German progressive metallers Vanden Plas have posted its new music video online.

The video was shot for the track "Holes In The Sky" and was directed by Mathias Fickert. The new video can be viewed below.

The song comes off the band's latest album, "The Seraphic Clockwork," which was released on June 22, 2010 through Frontiers Records.

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Vanden Plas Streaming New Track Online

German progressive metal band Vanden Plas has uploaded a new song online titled "Christo Ouverture." The track can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.

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Celesty Completes Recording New Album

Finnish metallers, CELESTY, have finished the recordings of their fourth studio album. The mixing of the album will begin in November/December after the renovation of the studio is finished. Meanwhile the band is furiously rehearsing the new material for their upcoming live shows.

"The recordings were completed without any major problems and we’re happy to announce the new album will sound extremely massive and bombastic! The mixing process will be a serious challenge for Samu Oittinen of Fantom Studio since the songs have so many tracks – in fact, we’re getting close to the Finnish record of amount of tracks on an album!”, says Jere Luokkamäki, the drummer of Celesty. More...

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ProgPower UK Cancelled

This year's ProgPower UK, which was scheduled for March 28-29 in Bristol, England, has been cancelled. The following message has been posted on wwwww.progpoweruk.com:

"This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make, but it is with great regret that we have had to cancel ProgPower UK III.

"We have made no secret of the financial difficulties that have dogged our first two years, which is why we made a significant number of changes for year three. However, ticket sales have been extremely poor and, as a result, there is no way we can stage the festival without losing a substantial amount of money – again.

"This decision has not been taken lightly and we are fully aware of both the disappointment and inconvenience it will cause. However, we simply cannot afford to keep pumping money into ProgPower UK and we can assure you that we are as disappointed about this as you no doubt are.

"As a result of this, ProgPower UK LLP will cease trading with immediate effect.

"Ticket holders who purchased tickets via cheque or Paypal through the ProgPowerUK website will be refunded by the method through which the tickets were purchased. This will be done within twenty-eight days.

"If you purchased tickets at Bristol Ticket Shop, please contact them directly for a refund.

"Please direct any enquiries to enquiries@progpoweruk.com All enquiries will be dealt with, but please be patient.

"We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us over the past three years, and also thank Rene Janssen and his team giving us the opportunity to make ProgPower UK a reality.

"The ProgPower UK Team"

The following bands were scheduled to perform at ProgPower UK:

Andromeda
Brainstorm
Circus Maximus
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Evergrey
Serenity
Thunderstone
Thy Majestie
Vanden Plas

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Vanden Plas Announce New Tour Dates

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have announced the following dates:

Dec. 30 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7 (End Of Dayz Festival) (w/ FINNTROLL, SODOM, SAMAEL)
Jan. 19 - Weiher, GER - Music Hall
Jan. 20 - Illingen, GER - New Years Rock, Kulturzentrum "Illipse" (w/ RAGE)
Oct. 02 - Frankfurt, GER – Spritzehaus

VANDEN PLAS' latest album, "Christ 0", was released in March via InsideOut Music. The CD was recorded in part at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Vanden Plas Singer Unveils New Band

Amaseffer is the new band from Andy Kuntz, lead singer of German progressive metal band Vanden Plas.

The story of Exodus will be told in the eventual trilogy of albums with the Hebrew name of Amaseffer referring to the name chosen for the Israelites in the Bible. Originating from Israel, the musical side of Amaseffer features Yuval Kramer (guitar), Hanan Abramovitch (guitar) and Erez Yohanan (drums). The unique progressive sound of the trilogy is a mixture of Middle Eastern spices with an epic, cinematic scope polished with philharmonic orchestrations.

Andy Kuntz will co-produce the albums with the second and third albums due nine and eighteen months respectively after the release of the first album.

Official Band Site:
http://www.amaseffer.com

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Vanden Plas' New Album Delayed

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following update via their official web site:

"The release date of the new VANDEN PLAS album had to be pushed back a little due to a delay of the final mix. 'Christ 0' will be in stores at the end of April. The concept of the album is based on Alexandre Dumas' novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. The first edition comes in a special packaging and will feature the Andrew Lloyd Webber song 'Gethsemane' from the musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' as a bonus track."

As previously reported, VANDEN PLAS was recorded in part at the Bazement studios near Wiesbaden, Germany. The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Christ 0 (music: G. Werno/lyrics: A. Kuntz)
02. Postcard to God (music: S. Lill/lyrics: A. Kuntz)
03. Wish you Were Here (music: G. Werno/lyrics: A. Kuntz)
04. Silently (music: S. Lill/lyrics: A. Kuntz)
05. Shadow I Am (music: S. Lill/lyrics: A. Kuntz)
06. Fireroses Dance (music: G. Werno/lyrics: A. Kuntz)
07. Somewhere Alone in the Dark (music: S. Lill/lyrics: A. Kuntz)
08. January Sun (music: A. Kuntz, G. Werno/lyrics: A. Kuntz)
09. Lost in Silence (music: A. Kuntz /lyrics: A. Kuntz)

Bonus track on initial pressing: "Gethsemane" (lyrics: Tim Rice/music: Andrew Lloyd Webber)

VANDEN PLAS' most recent album, "Beyond Daylight", was released in 2002 via InsideOut Music.

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