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At Vance

Formed: 1998
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest At Vance News

Below is our complete At Vance 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.

At Vance Posts New Music Video

German power metal band At Vance posted a new music video for the title track of the band's new LP "Facing Your Enemy." The album is due to drop on April 27, 2012 through AFM Records. The album is the follow up to the 2009 release "Ride the Sky."

The band is also streaming the new track "Savior," which can be heard at this location.

The track listing for "Facing Your Enemy" is as follows:

1. Heaven is Calling
2. Facing Your Enemy
3. Eyes of a Stranger
4. Fear No Evil
5. Live & Learn
6. Don't Dream
7. See Me Crying
8. Saviour
9. Tokyo
10. March of the Dwarf
11. Fame and Fortune
12. Things I Never Needed More...

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At Vance Streaming New Track

German power metal band At Vance announced that the band is streaming the new track "Savior" (heard below). The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Facing Your Enemy," which is due out on April 27, 2012 through AFM Records. The album is the follow up to the 2009 release "Ride the Sky."

Check out "Saviour" here:

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At Vance Announces New LP, Unveils Album Artwork

German power metal band At Vance announced that the band will release its eighth full length studio release, entitled "Facing Your Enemy" on April 27, 2012 through AFM Records. The album is the follow up to the 2009 release "Ride the Sky."

The album artwork for "Facing Your Enemy" can be seen here:

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Borsencrash Festival Teaser Trailer Available

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming 2011 edition of the Borsencrash Festival, which is set to take place on October 8th. You can check out the clip below. The currently announced lineup includes Freedom Call, Orden Ogan, At Vance, Motorjesus, Gun Barrel, and Ecliptica.

You can also find additional details by heading over to the Borsencrash festival's Facebook page.

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Sandalinas Posts Unreleased Music Online

Spanish metal band SANDALINAS has posted two unreleased tracks on their MySpace page.

"Battlefield Blues" is a track that belongs to the recording sessions of SANDALINAS first album called "Living on the Edge" (2005) as signed by current Firewind's singer Apollo Papathanasio. Gus G, guitarrist for Firewind is the new new Ozzy Osbourne's axe man.

The folowing track, which features current SANDALINAS singer, Rick Altzi (At Vance and Frequency), is called "No Matter What" which is a version of the so-called track as featured on SANDALINAS second CD "Fly to the Sun" (2008), edited by Metal Heaven Records. Also drummer Patrick Johanson (Yngwie Malmsteen) and bassist Mick Cervino (Yngwie Malmsteen, G3) are also featured in that track apart from SANDALINAS main man, Jordi Sandalinas. More...

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At Vance Announces New Album Details

German metal band, AT VANCE, has announced that their new album, “Ride The Sky,” will be released on the 18th of September. The album was produced by AT VANCE mastermind Olaf Lenk. The cover art can be seen at this location.

At Vance will be touring South America in November. Currently scheduled dates are as follows:

11/20 - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
11/21 - GUADALAJARA, MEXICO

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At Vance Welcomes New Bassist to Their Line Up

German metal band, At Vance, has issued the following update welcoming new bassist "Wolfman" Black to their line up:

"At Vance is really happy to announce that 'Wolfman' from the German Band Justice is the new bass player in At Vance. He's such a cool guy as well as a great player and we're really looking forward to play, record & party with him!"

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Sandalinas To Enter Studio In August

SANDALINAS — the Spanish/Swedish band featuring Mats Rendlert (bass; DREAMLAND), Alvaro Svanerö (drums; LOCH VOSTOK), Jordi Sandalinas (guitar) and Rick Altzi (vocals; AT VANCE) — will enter Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden in August with producer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) to begin recording its third album. More information will be made available soon.

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Sandalinas Cancels Spanish Dates With Testament

SANDALINAS — the Spanish/Swedish band featuring Mat Saint (bass; DREAMLAND), Alvaro Svanerö (drums; LOCH VOSTOK), Jordi Sandalinas (guitar) and Rick Altzi (vocals; AT VANCE) — has cancelled its support slot for TESTAMENT for two shows in Spain. The group's participation in the concerts was called off "due to circumstances beyond our control," according to a statement from SANDALINAS.

The affected dates — which will still go ahead with TESTAMENT headlining — are as follows:

Jun. 24 - Heineken, Madrid, SPA
Jun. 25 - Apolo, Barcelona, SPA

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Sandalinas Set Release Date For "Fly To The Sun"

Spanish/Swedish melodic metal band SANDALINAS has found a new home on Metal Heaven. Their new CD is called "Fly To The Sun" and is due on January 18, 2007. Next to mainman Jordi Sandalinas, "Fly To The Sun" also features the great vocal talents of singer Rick Altzi (AT VANCE), Patrik Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Mick Cervino (BLACKMORE’s NIGHT) on bass guitar and Elias Holmild (DRAGONLAND) on keyboards. The album furthermore includes various guests such as Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER) on keyboards on the track “Seasons In The Sand” as well as Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE) and Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) at various guitar solos.

You can listen to some advance music here:

The tracklist of "Fly To The Sun" is as follows:

FLY TO THE SUN
NEVER SEEN BEFORE
BAD DREAMS
BACK FROM THE LIGHT
NO MATTER WHAT
AS THE RAIN FALLS
DOUBLE CROSS
RING OF FIRE
THE WRONG SIDE OF ME
SHADOWS IN THE RAIN
THE HEALER TALKS
SEASONS IN THE SAND

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Rage and At Vance Cancel South American Tour

According to a posting on the web site of the German metallers AT VANCE, the group's previously announced South American tour with RAGE "was cancelled by the promoters." The band adds, "We are truly sorry for all our South American fans! However, it's beyond our powers if promoters don't do their jobs in a professional way and thereby prevent concerts of foreign bands from happening. We are confident that the future will bring better conditions, so we can work with trustworthy promoters and be able to play shows for our South American fans!"

AT VANCE released its new album, "VII", in the U.S. on August 28 via Locomotive Records. The CD was issued in Europe in June through AFM Records. The group's seventh effort marks the debut of new singer Rick Altzi and features the band's "very own interpretation on neo-classical power metal that crosses elegantly with the true spirit of '80s hard rock," according to a press release.

AT VANCE recently announced the addition of bassist Manuel Walther and drummer Alex Landenburg to the group's ranks.

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Oliver Hartmann Completes Recordings For Solo CD

OLIVER HARTMANN (ex-AT VANCE) has completed the recording sessions for his new, as-yet-untitled studio album. Once again the production and mix were handled by the magic hands of Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, ANGRA, LUNATICA, etc.).

The new CD is set to include eleven songs, some of them which were exclusively previewed during the gigs that Hartmann recently played in support of TOTO.

The album's release date, via Frontiers Records, will be announced soon.

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Narnia To Release New Album In Japan In March

Attic Arcade/Gencross has set a March 23, 2006 Japanese release date for the new NARNIA album, entitled "Enter the Gate". The Swedish metallers are currently negotiating a European release for the CD, which is being described by the band as "the most well-sounding and well-performed NARNIA album to date." The follow-up to 2003's "The Great Fall" features backing vocals by Mats Leven (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AT VANCE) and contains "the most melodic and catchy songs since 'Long Live the King' from the late '90s but in a brand new sound and approach," according to the band.

In other news, MCM Music will be releasing a CD version of the band's 2003 concert performance ay Owener Rocknacht in Germany. The show, which was previously released on DVD under the title "At Short Notice....Live in Germany", has now been edited and remastered for the CD version. The title remains the same and the release is set for January 23, 2006.

NARNIA's fourth full-length album, "The Great Fall", was released in April 2003 through Nuclear Blast. The CD, which was produced at The Dream Factory in Jönköping, Sweden by Carl-Johan Grimmark, featured guest appearances from former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current HAMMERFALL drummer Anders Johansson and SAVIOUR MACHINE singer Eric Clayton.

NARNIA recently parted ways with keyboardist Linus Kåse. Replacing him on some the band's recent dates was Andreas Lindahl.

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Brainstorm Update and Tour Dates

Brainstorm have issued a quick update between tour rehearsals and interview sessions. Their single, 'All Those Words,' is out and entered the single charts in Hungary at #5.

They have released new tour dates as well including a new festival date in the beginning of June in Italy and the re-sceduled UK dates in October supporting Saxon.

"Inside The Monster - World Tour 2005 / 2006"
BRAINSTORM, AT VANCE, MERCENARY More...

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At Vance Announce Studio Drummer

At Vance is just about to finish the new album. The studio drummer will be Franco Zuccaroli. The band is still searching for a drummer.

In other news, At Vance has posted a pre-production sample of the song "Chained" here.

At Vance will be touring with Brainstorm and Mercenary in 2005. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Mercenary Nominated For Danish Metal Awards

Danish Progressive melodic metal shooting stars Mercenary are nominated for the Danish Metal Award 2004 in four categories: Best album, best live act, best vocalist and best guitarist. Just get on http://www.danishmetal.dk/Awards2004.htm and vote via e-mail until December 31st 2004.

After their strong performance at German Summer Breeze Festival 2004 and several shows with Evergrey a lot of new tourdates already got in. The Rock Station Festival in Ankara, Turkey taking place in March 2005, the lengthy European Tour with Brainstorm & At Vance in April/May and Wacken Open Air 2005 are surely some highlights.

Upcoming Mercenary gigs: More...

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