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Latest Neverland News

Below is our complete Neverland 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.

Neverland Comments on New Album Track-by-Track

"Ophidia," The 2nd studio album of Dreamtone & Iris Mavraki's NEVERLAND will be released on March 29th. It includes guest apperances of Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva´s Pain/Savatage), Edu Falaschi (Angra/Almah) & Urban Breed (Bloodbound/Pyramaze). Read the band's comments on their album "track by track" here.

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Neverland Announces European Tour Dates

Neverland has announced European tour dates with Jon Oliva's Pain and Need. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:

06.03.2010 - 312 Arena, Ankara - TURKEY - Destruction, festival
10.03.2010 - Metu Arch Hall, Ankara - TURKEY - Festival, headliner
27.03.2010 - Dungeon, Izmir - TURKEY - festival
13.04.2010 - ITU Maslak, Istanbul - TURKEY - festival, headliner
10.06.2010 - Colorado, Rhodes - GREECE

with Jon Oliva's Pain and Need:

01.10.2010 - Prog Mt. Night - Gunzendorf - GERMANY
02.10.2010 - Turock - Essen - GERMANY
05.10.2010 - New Ballroom - Hamburg - GERMANY
06.10.2010 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg - GERMANY
08.10.2010 - Wekstatt - Köln - GERMANY
09.10.2010 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen - GERMANY
10.10.2010 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg - GERMANY
12.10.2010 - Grillen - Colmar - FRANCE
13.10.2010 - Z7 - Pratteln - SWITZERLAND
16.10.2010 - Biebob - Vosselar - BELGIUM

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Neverland Posts New Music Video Online

Turkish metal band Neverland has posted their new music video for the song "This Voice Inside." The track comes off their new album "Ophidia." The video was directed by the Turkish director Sila Unlu. The shootings of "This Voice Inside" took place in Ankara. According to the band, "We spent three days (actually days and nights) for the shootings and two days of it were three floors down underground."

"'This Voice Inside' is about the main character of 'The Wheel of Time' series, 'Rand Al'Thor.' It mainly speaks of Rand’s unwilling turn into a anti-hero type while constantly trying to battle with the voices inside his head."

Watch the video Below:

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Neverland Posts New Album Video Trailer Online

Turkish/Greek symphonic progressive melodic metal band NEVERLAND will release their second album "Ophidia" on March 26th. A teaser video can be seen below:

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Hacride Confirmed For ProgPower Festival 2009

Hacride have been confirmed for the ProgPower Europe 2009 festival, set to take place October 2-4 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands.

ProgPower Europe 2009 festival billing is shaping up as follows:

CHAOS DIVINE
CLOUDSCAPE
ENOCHIAN THEORY
HACRIDE
KNIGHT AREA
NEVERLAND
PROSPECT
SEVENTH WONDER
VANITY

Seven more bands will be announced soon.

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More Bands Confirmed For 2009 Prog Power Europe

The 2009 European Prog Power festival will take place from October 2nd - 4th at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The currently confirmed bands for the festival are as follows:

Knight Area
Vanity
Chaos Divine
Cloudscape
Neverland
Seventh Wonder
Prospect

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Neverland Confirmed For ProgPower Europe 2009

The official ProgPower Europe 2009 website has been updated with the following announcement about confirming Neverland:

"We are proud to confirm the first Turkish act ever for ProgPower Europe, NEVERLAND. This band is the co-operation between the band Dreamtone and the female singer Iris Mavraki. Their debut album “Reversing Time” was a huge succes, a second album will be recorded now and released later this year through AFM Records."

The festival will take place between October 2 - 4 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, the Netherlands.

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Hansi Kursch Comments On Neverland Appearance

As previously reported, BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch appears on the NEVERLAND debut album, "Reversing Time", on the track 'To Lose The Sun'. He has issued the following statement:

"Hi there,"

"I suppose some of you have already noticed my appearance on the upcoming Neverland album Reversing Time, which is going to be released by AFM Records on February 29th. Neverland is an interesting project by our Turkish friends DREAMTONE and the great Greek vocalist Iris Mavraki. So it is no surprise, that on the album there is some great stuff to discover. Check it out.""

"Hansi"

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Neverland Sign With AFM Records

NEVERLAND, the collaboration between Turkey's progressive power metal band DREAMTONE and Greek artist Iris Mavraki, has inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. The band’s debut CD, "Reversing Time" — which features guest appearances by Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tom Englund (EVERGREY), Mike Baker (SHADOW GALLERY) and Gary Wehrkamp (SHADOW GALLERY) — is scheduled for release at the end of February.

Iris and DREAMTONE recorded a total of 12 tracks at ATM Studios in Istanbul with Erim Arkman and Alp Turac (who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with singer Sertab Erener for the song "Every Way That I Can"). The Philarmonia Istanbul Orchestra recorded at MIAM Studios in Istanbul with conductor Hakan Sensoy. Ethnic instruments and sax parts were recorded at Mars Studios in Ankara. The mixing sessions for "Reversing Time" took place at Division One Studios (EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The mastering was handled by senior mastering engineer Leon Zervos (AVRIL LAVIGNE, SANTANA, INXS, SKID ROW, DURAN DURAN, AEROSMITH) at Sterling Sound in New York. The cover artwork was created by French artist Jean Pascal Fournier, who has previously worked with EDGUY and AVANTASIA, among others. More...

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Stormhammer Announce New Vocalist

German power metallers STORMHAMMER have announced the addition of former NEVERLAND/DREAMSCAPE frontman Mike Zotter to the group's ranks. Zotter fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Tommy Lion (ex-DRIFTER) earlier in the year.

STORMHAMMER released their third album, "Lord of Darkness", in May 2004 via Mausoleum Records.

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