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Brainstorm

Formed: 1989
From: Heidenheim, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Brainstorm News

Below is our complete Brainstorm 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.

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Brainstorm Uploads "Where Ravens Fly" Lyric Video

German heavy/power metal veterans Brainstorm has posted a new lyric video online for the song, "Where Ravens Fly." You can check it out below. "Where Ravens Fly" is the second single release of the eagerly awaited power metal monument "Wall of Skulls" and captivates with extremely melodic finesse culminating in a catchy chorus that inevitably fascinates the audience.

Brainstorm will release their new album "Wall Of Skulls" on August 20th. Tenacious double-bass drums and powering bass lines, groovy guitar shreds and the uncompromising and recognizable voice of Andy B. Franck make this song a memorable top-notch and hard-hitting vigorous hymn! But talking about the singer, we should note that a very special guest was able to lay down some lines on the mic for this song. For the first time ever, the band has worked with a guest vocalist who assume a central role in the respective songs. "Escape The Silence" stars Rage’s legendary Peavy Wagner. More...

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Brainstorm Releases New Music Video

Brainstorm will release their new album "Wall Of Skulls" on August 20th. While cover artwork has been revealed and pre-sale already started last week, the newest creation and first release from the album, "Escape The Silence" is out now.

Tenacious double-bass drums and powering bass lines, groovy guitar shreds and the uncompromising and recognizable voice of Andy B. Franck make this song a memorable top-notch and hard-hitting vigorous hymn! But talking about the singer, we should note that a very special guest was able to lay down some lines on the mic for this song. For the first time ever, the band has worked with a guest vocalist who assume a central role in the respective songs. "Escape The Silence" stars Rage’s legendary Peavy Wagner.

Peavy comments on his contribution: "A outrageously great song with a stunning video. It’s an honour for me to be part of that album. Such an excellent track and awesome piece of music!" More...

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Brainstorm Reveals New Album Details

German powerhouse Brainstorm will release their new opus, "Wall Of Skulls," on August 20th via AFM Records. The band has revealed the cover art and tracklisting for "Wall Of Skulls" (both can be found below), while also launching a pre-sale at this location.

Two special guests appear on "Wall Of Skulls" - Rage frontman Peavy Wagner, and Orden Ogan mastermind Seeb Levermann, who is also responsible for the top-notch and vital sound of the new album.

"Wall Of Skulls" will be available as CD, Digibook-CD (incl. Live BluRay), Ltd. Vinyl (different colours), Ltd. Boxset (contains: headscarf, sticker, patch, autograph, digibook + live bluray), and Digital.

Tracklisting: More...

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Brainstorm To Release New Album Next Year

Exactly two years after the release of their latest album Midnight Ghost, German power metal masters Brainstorm have now entered the Greenman studios of producer Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan) to work on the successor.

The new album will be titled Wall Of Skulls, and is expected to arrive in summer 2021.

"We really can’t wait to see the songs shaping into their final form over the next weeks during the album recordings“, says guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld. "The whole songwriting process and the album pre-productions were awesome and we can already say: If you liked Midnight Ghost you will LOVE Wall Of Skulls!"

Stay tuned for updates.

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Brainstorm Announces European Tour Dates

German power metal legends Brainstorm has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this January, where they will be joined by Mob Rules. Both bands are currently promoting new albums, with Brainstorm's latest effort, "Midnight Ghost" having been released in September, while Mob Rules recently unleashed "Beast Reborn."

"We are very happy to be part of this tour", says Mob Rules singer Klaus Dirks. "We have known the guys from Brainstorm for a long time and are a really good team! Therefore it is a special pleasure for us to support them on the European tour and can hardly wait!"

Brainstorm guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld spoke with Metal Underground about "Midnight Ghost" just prior to its release. You can check out what he had to say below.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Brainstorm Posts New Video Online

German power metal veterans Brainstorm has posted a new music video online for the song, "When Pain Becomes Real." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's new studio album, "Midnight Ghost," which was released last month through AFM Records. Guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld recently sat down with Metal Underground in London to discuss the album, which you can check out below.

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Brainstorm Announces "Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted)"

A reworked edition of Brainstorm's "Memorial Roots" album will be released on September 16th via AFM Records. "Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted)" not only gathers all 16 tracks that were initially recorded for the album, but all these songs have been completely remixed by Brainstorm's longtime-engineer Achim Köhler. A remixed version of "Shiver" is available for streaming below.

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AFM Records Announces 20 Year Compilation

2016 marks the 20th anniversary for Germany-based metal label AFM Records. Being in the business for two decades now and working with the “who's who” of the scene, the company is proud to present a special compilation of highlights and new tracks titled “20 Years - Metal Addiction."

Of course all the big names who were (and are) crucial for the label’s evolution during the years are featured here: Doro, U.D.O., Fear Factory, Evergrey, Avantasia, Rhapsody Of Fire, Danzig, Leaves’ Eyes, Edguy, Destruction, Masterplan, D-A-D, Ministry and many more.

Two brand new, previously unreleased songs by Iron Mask and Eden’s Curse perfectly round off this extensive release, which comes up with a total of 52 tracks on 3 CDs. More...

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Brainstorm Asks "How Much Can You Take"?

German power metal outfit Brainstorm is streaming the new track "How Much Can You Take." The song appears on the new album "Scary Creatures," which is due out January 15th (EU) and February 5th (USA) via AFM Records.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. The World To See (see music video here)
2. How Much Can You Take
3. We Are... (song streaming here)
4. Where Angels Dream
5. Scary Creatures
6. Twisted Ways
7. Caressed By The Blackness
8. Scars In Your Eyes
9. Take Me To The Never
10. Sky Among The Clouds
11. Lift Your Eyes To See (Bonus Track - Limited Digipak)

Check out "How Much Can You Take" here: More...

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Brainstorm Declares "We Are..." The Ones!

German power metal outfit Brainstorm released a lyric video for the new track "We Are..." The song appears on the upcoming album "Scary Creatures," which is due out January 15th, 2016 via AFM Records.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. The World To See (see music video here)
2. How Much Can You Take
3. We Are...
4. Where Angels Dream
5. Scary Creatures
6. Twisted Ways
7. Caressed By The Blackness
8. Scars In Your Eyes
9. Take Me To The Never
10. Sky Among The Clouds
11. Lift Your Eyes To See (Bonus Track - Limited Digipak)

Check out "We Are.." here: More...

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Brainstorm Releases New Music Video

German power metal outfit Brainstorm just released a new video clip for "The World To See," taken off the upcoming album "Scary Creatures" due out January 15th, 2016 via AFM Records. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. The World To See
2. How Much Can You Take
3. We Are...
4. Where Angels Dream
5. Scary Creatures
6. Twisted Ways
7. Caressed By The Blackness
8. Scars In Your Eyes
9. Take Me To The Never
10. Sky Among The Clouds
11. Lift Your Eyes To See (Bonus track - Limited Digipak) More...

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Brainstorm Details "Scary Creatures"

Following up on the success of 2014’s “Firesoul” album, German power metallers Brainstorm didn’t waste any time to enter the studio and record a brand new masterpiece which is titled “Scary Creatures,” which will hit the stores on January 15th, 2016 via AFM Records. The album will be available as a standard CD, limited digipak (with bonus track), Limited Box Set (incl. statue and Digipak) and Limited Colored Vinyl (500 units in golden vinyl).

The band continues where "Firesoul" left off one and a half years ago. Mix and mastering was once again handled by Achim Koehler. But right away you feel that "Scary Creatures" is just that notch better than "Firesoul," more anthemic, heavy and all musicians plus vocalist Andy B. Franck delivering to the max. Starting with the infectious opening track "The World To See" (which will also be the album’s first single and video clip), Brainstorm once again prove why they are one of the most popular and respected metal acts in the European scene. The band will embark on European tour in February 2016, followed by many festivals around the world in the Summer.

Vocalist Andy B. Franck states: "'Scary Creatures' is a very emotional, an almost personal, album. All songs reflect the events and feelings of the past months, which made the music incredibly intense. To me, 'Scary Creatures' is the logical successor to 2014's 'Firesoul' and perfectly bridges to Brainstorm 2016. Also for the first time we achieved that many of the band members' children were integrated into several songs. It's another reason why the new album is very valuable and unique to us. Add to this the rough lyrical concept dealing with several atrocities all over the world in the past centuries, 'Scary Creatures' turned out to become an impressive metal album we all are proud of."

The track list is:

1. The World To See
2. How Much Can You Take
3. We Are...
4. Where Angels Dream
5. Scary Creatures
6. Twisted Ways
7. Caressed By The Blackness
8. Scars In Your Eyes
9. Take Me To The Never
10. Sky Among The Clouds
11. Lift Your Eyes To See (Bonus track - Limited Digipak)

+ Bonus Live DVD
(incl. "The World To See" video clip & Live concert Essen 2014 (performing the entire 'Firesoul' album plus many more songs) More...

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Brainstorm To Unleash "Scary Creatures" In January

German power metal act Brainstorm will enter the studio in early August to record the follow-up to 2014’s "Firesoul" album. The 11th full length studio album will be entitled "Scary Creatures" and is set for release in January 2016 via AFM Records (exact date to be announced soon). Once again, the band will work with producer Achim Köhler

More information is expected over the course of this year. Stay tuned. More...

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Alestorm Announces New Tour Dates

Alestorm has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Ahoy dudes and babes! We can finally reveal to you the first dates of our massive headlining world tour to celebrate the release of our upcoming album 'Sunset on the Golden Age!'

"In September and October 2014 we are gonna be hitting the shores of mainland Europe, joined by the German power metal wizards Brainstorm, and the Australian wacky folk metal psychopaths of Troldhaugen.

"But wait, there's more! We'll be adding a few more gigs to this tour in other countries as soon as they're confirmed, and for those of you in the rest of the world...stay tuned! We'll be coming to party in your cities very soon."

"Sunset on the Golden Age" is due out August 5th in North America, and you can catch the band live on these dates: More...

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Brainstorm Posts "Erased By The Dark" Lyric Video

Brainstorm posted up a lyric video for the new track "Erased by the Dark." The song appears on the band's upcoming album "Firesoul," which drops tomorrow, April 4th in Europe and April 15th in the United States via AFM Records.

The track listing is:

1. Erased By The Dark
2. Firesoul (see music video here)
3. Descendants Of The Fire
4. Entering Solitude
5. Recall The Real
6. Shadowseeker
7. Feed Me Lies
8. What Grows Inside
9. The Chosen
10. … And I Wonder

Check out "Erased By the Dark" here: More...

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Brainstorm Releases "Firesoul" Music Video

German power metal band Brainstorm released a music video for the title track of the new album "Firesoul." The release will drop on April 4th on CD, limited digipak, limited special edition and limited vinyl LP via AFM Records.

The track listing is:

1. Erased By The Dark
2. Firesoul
3. Descendants Of The Fire
4. Entering Solitude
5. Recall The Real
6. Shadowseeker
7. Feed Me Lies
8. What Grows Inside
9. The Chosen
10. … And I Wonder

Check out "Firesoul" here: More...

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Brainstorm Unveils Album Artwork & Track Listing

German power metal band Brainstorm released the artwork (shown below) and track listing for the upcoming release "Firesoul." The album will be released on April 4th on CD, limited digipak, limited special edition and limited vinyl LP.

The track listing is:

1. Erased By The Dark
2. Firesoul
3. Descendants Of The Fire
4. Entering Solitude
5. Recall The Real
6. Shadowseeker
7. Feed Me Lies
8. What Grows Inside
9. The Chosen
10. … And I Wonder More...

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Brainstorm Enters The Studio

German power metal act Brainstorm has set "Firesoul" as the title for the band's new album, which will be released in early April.

The band has entered the House Of Audio studios with Achim Köhler (who worked on previous albums "Soul Temptation" and "Liquid Monster"). Vocalist Andy B. Franck comments:

"Hi there! We’re still recording parts for our new album 'Firesoul.' Without being overconfident we can say that we are very happy and proud to record one of our best albums so far. It’s awesome to work with Achim Köhler again and the new material exceeds our own expectations. I LOVE it and now we will take care that these killer tracks will get the sound they need. Stay tuned!"

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Brainstorm To Enter Studio For New Album

Brainstorm broke its mini hiatus to announce that the band will enter the studio on October 7th to record the band's 10th studio release entitled "Firesoul." The album is tentatively set for a March 2014 release date.

The announcement came via the band's Facebook Page: "So, finally we're proud to announce our brand new, but 10th studio album FIRESOUL, to be released in March 2014. On Monday, Oct. 7th 2013 we'll start recording the new shit. Together with Achim Köhler, who also produced our albums 'Soul Temptation' and 'Liquid Monster' (for ex.) we'll enter the famous 'House Of Music' Studios. It's a return to an amazing place to record the maybe best effort so far. Starting next Monday, Dieter Bernert will start recording the drums and from that day on, you'll get all the latest infos, pics and studio reports straight from out of the studio. Where? HERE! The silence is over, all guns fully loaded... it now starts burning inside you: F I R E S O U L" More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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