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Below is our complete Majesty 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.
German metallers MAJESTY have parted ways with drummer Michael Gräter and have replaced him with Jan Raddatz.
MAJESTY performed a special concert on December 29 at the Community Hall in Unterbalbach, Germany. In addition to material from MAJESTY's three studio albums, the band played songs from singer Tarek Maghary's DAWNRIDER project.
MAJESTY's third album, entitled "Hellforces", was released in February 2006 via Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Reign in Glory" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer, current U.D.O. guitarist).
German bashers MAJESTY have confirmed a live date on December 29th at the Community Hall in Unterbalbach, Germany. Vocalist Tarek Maghary commented with the following: "It will be a fantastic show. We will play an extra long set which will surely not disappoint any fan. In addition, we will announce some great news on stage. I can already say it will be an unforgettable night which we want to celebrate with our metal brothers and sisters!"
In other news, the band have announced that they will also play songs from Tarek's other project DAWNRIDER. On that occasion some guest singers will join the band onstage.
Tickets are available by heading to this location.
A five-minute video clip containing left-over fan interviews from the upcoming Magic Circle Festival DVD can be viewed below.
The Magic Circle Festival, which was organized by MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music, took place July 6-7, 2007 Bad Arolsen, Germany and was reportedly attended by 25,000 fans.
In addition to different sets by MANOWAR on each day, this year's Magic Circle Festival featured performances by GAMMA RAY, MAJESTY, HOLYHELL, MOB RULES, STORMWARRIOR, MESSIAH'S KISS, DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, LION'S SHARE, HEAVENLY, IMPERIA and SAIDIAN.
MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio reportedly announced at this year's Magic Circle Festival that the event will be held annually from now on. On the first day of next year's gathering, MANOWAR will sign as much stuff as they can and will give away "thousands" of free beers and copies of their new single as well as four custom-built chopper bikes, each belonging to one of the bandmembers. On top of that, MANOWAR will apparently play their first six albums in their entirety, from "Battle Hymns" to "Kings of Metal". More...
The Magic Circle Festival has now been extended to two days. The festivities will now begin on July 6th, 2007, in addition to the original date of July 7th, 2007. The festival will take place in Bad Arolsen, Germany with the low admission price of 10 Euros for each day. Tickets for the 7th are now available at the official Magic Circle Festival website and tickets for the 6th will be available very soon. "We are very proud that our idea to reward the metal fans around the world with this special event has been received so well that we can give another show to them", says MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio.
Besides different sets of MANOWAR on each day, the Magic Circle Festival on July 6 and 7, 2007 will also feature performances of GAMMA RAY, MAJESTY, HOLYHELL, STORMWARRIOR, MESSIAH'S KISS, DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, LION'S SHARE, HEAVENLY and others.
The festival grounds will be opened on July 5 already with a special "Titty Twister Tent". Sufficient campground and on-site parking areas will be provided as well as a shower-city, supermarket and various vendors.
Furthermore, MANOWAR's new double-live album "GODS OF WAR LIVE" will be released on July 6th and will be available for purchase at the festival. This album will not only feature more than two hours of MANOWAR live music, but will also feature an exclusive 7-minute video of the song "Gods Of War", complete with MANOWAR's trademark explosive stage set including fireworks, a Viking ship and other special effects.
Magic Circle Music announced that they have signed German heavy metal act MAJESTY to an exclusive management agreement. MAJESTY was formed in 1997 and has released five albums, with 2006's "Hellforces" being the most recent release. Fronted by vocalist/songwriter Tarek Maghary, the current MAJESTY lineup comprises guitarists Christian Münzner and Björn Daigger, bassist Marcus Bielenberg and drummer Michael Gräter.
British Doom Metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the 6th annual Bloodstock Festival to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on 29th-30th September 2006. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second UK band to have headlined the event, previously SAXON headlined in 2001 and 2003.
The current Bloodstock line-up is shaping up as follows:
AXEL RUDI PELL
MY DYING BRIDE
Another 6 bands are to be announced over the forthcoming weeks, including 2 special slots given over to bands that have entered a raffle to play the show. Any band interested in entering the raffle should contact the organisers at the BLOODSTOCK festivals new website.
In related news, the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN-AIR festival is taking place on July 14th-15th 2006 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, UK. Currently confirmed bands are:
More bands will be announced over the forthcoming weeks. Tickets (which will be sent out during April) for both shows are available from bloodstock.uk.com.
German Deathcore band Disbelief will headline the Night Of Power Festival in the I-Park Hall Klingholz in Giebelstadt, Germany (near Würzburg) on October 15. Power metallers Falconer have been confirmed as co-headliners. All in all, 12 bands will rock the festival, the complete line up is as follows:
Circle of Tyrants
End of Green
Goddess of Desire
Saint (Josh Kramer)
The Night Of Power Festival started in 2004 to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Germany's online magazine PowerMetal.de. Because of the great success of last year's event, PowerMetal.de have decided to stage the festival again this year.
For more information, visit www.night-of-power.de.