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German power metal outfit Brainstorm has announced in a recent online message that the name of the band's new studio album will be, "On The Spur Of The Moment." A message from frontman Andy B. Franck reads as follows:
"Since February 25th we are back together in the studio to work on the new album. We decided to record it with Axel Heckert in the Studio 22 in Ludwigsburg. Axel is a huge fan of the band and he will help us to reach a whole new level. The song material we have is again more aggressive than the last songs we had written. For us Memorial Roots was a cool album, but On The Spur Of The Moment will be a BLAST! We are really happy and excited to start recording new material because we cannot hear the old songs anymore… time for something new!"
Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
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Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place between July 11th and 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The confirmed line-up includes:
Germany's Rough Silk have announced they will perform at the Building A Force Festival in Bad Rappenau (Germany) on April 10th, 2010. More information on the Building A Force Festival can be found at this location. The other currently confirmed bands for the festival include: Brainstorm, Fleschcrawl, Lanfear, Serenity, The Prophecy23, Thy Bleeding Skies, Icon Clan, and The Past Alive.
German hard rockers Jaded Heart have announced they are dropping off their current tour with Brainstorm and are canceling all upcoming tour dates. No reason has yet been given for the cancellations.
German power metal veterans Brainstorm has announced that they will be releasing a two-disc compilation album on November 9th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. The record will be entitled, "All Highs No Lows."
The tracklisting is as follows:
"Falling Spiral Down"
"Fire Walk With Me"
"End In Sorrow"
"How Do You Feel"
"Worlds Are Coming Through"
"All Those Words"
"nside The Monster"
"Highs Without Lows"
"Doorway To Survive"
Trinity of Lust:
"Soul Temptation" More...
German hard rockers JADED HEART have announced the following tour dates in Europe in support of PRIMAL FEAR and Brainstorm to coincide with the release of the forthcoming studio album “Perfect Insanity” on October 16th in Europe.
Here are the PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM, and JADED HEART European tour dates:
23.10.2009 Fr ES-Barcelona Salamandra 1
24.10.2009 Sa ES-Madrid Heineken
25.10.2009 So ES-Villaba/Navarra Sala Totem
26.10.2009 Mo FRA-Bordeaux Theatre Barbey
28.10.2009 Mi ITA-Milan Music Dome
29.10.2009 Do CH-Pratteln Z7
30.10.2009 Fr D-Geiselwind Event Halle
31.10.2009 Sa D-Hamburg Markthalle
02.11.2009 Mo Sweden-tba
03.11.2009 Di Sweden-tba
04.11.2009 Mi Sweden-tba
06.11.2009 Fr DEN-Kopenhagen The Rock
07.11.2009 Sa D-Olsberg-Bruchhausen Schützenhalle
08.11.2009 So D-Bochum Matrix
09.11.2009 Mo D-München Backstage
11.11.2009 Mi D-Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
12.11.2009 Do NED-Kerkrade Rocktemple
13.11.2009 Fr CZ-Pilzen Serikovka
14.11.2009 Sa CZ-Kurim House of Culture
Brainstorm has announced the tracklisting for their new album, "Memorial Roots" [cover], which is as follows:
01. Forsake What I Believed
03. The Conjunction Of 7 Planets
04. Cross The Line
05. Nailed Down Dreams
06. Blood Still Stains
08. The Final Stages Of Decay
10. When No One Cares
11. Would You More...
Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:
"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.
"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."
This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.
Crimson Glory is pleased to announce that they have confirmed the following special guest vocalists to perform with them during their headlining set at ProgPower USA X:
Wade Black (Crimson Glory/Leatherwolf)
Zak Stevens (Savatage/Circle II Circle)
Lance King (Pyramaze/Balance of Power)
Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind)
Chris Salinas (Zero Hour/Power of Omens)
Ronny Monroe (Metal Church)
Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm/Symphorce/Ivanhoe)
Sean Peck (Cage)
Danilo Herbert (Mindflow)
Joakim Brodén (Sabaton)
Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)
David Vanlanding (Crimson Glory/Michael Schenker Group) More...
German heavy metal outfit Brainstorm has posted a brief message regarding their recent signing to AFM Records and their next studio album. The message reads as follows:
"It’s managed! With the german label AFM Records, we found a strong partner to do the next step in our career. We are proud to be part of the AFM family and we expect a good cooperation with the AFM team. Since a few weeks, we are working in the Gate Studios (EPICA, KAMELOT, EDGUY) to record the material for our new CD.
"The new album will be released in October 2009. Furthermore, a lot of live shows are already booked."
Sonata Arctica are the latest band to be confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest, which will take place on September 16th in Mexico. The other bands confirmed for the festival are Atheist, Brainstorm, Children of Bodom, Doro, Samael, Whiplash, Amorphis, Maligno, Uli Jon Roth, and Stravaganzza
German heavy metal outfit Brainstorm has signed a new record deal with AFM Records. The label will release the groups next album towards the end of the year or early next year. The band will be heading to North America this September as part of the ProgPower USA tour.
Germany's Jaded Heart has announced the following European tour dates alongside Brainstorm and Primal Fear:
23/10 ES - Barcelona - Salamandra 1
24/10 ES - Madrid - Heineken
25/10 ES - Navarra - Sala Totem
26/10 FR - Bordeaux - Theatre Barbey
28/10 IT - Milan - Music Dome
29/10 CH - Pratteln - Z 7
30/10 GER - Geiselwind - Event Halle
31/10 GER - Hamburg - Markthalle
02/11 Scnadinavia - tba
03/11 Scandinavia - tba
04/11 SWE - Bollnaes - Militaerpalatset
06/11 DK - Kopenhagen - The Rock
07/11 GER - Olsberg - Schuetzenhalle
08/11 GER - Bochum - Matrix
09/11 GER - Munich - Backstage
11/11 GER - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
13/11 CZ - Pilsen - Serikovka
14/11 CZ - Kurim - House Of Culture
German heavy metal group Brainstorm has revealed that they are coming close to finishing writing for their new album. A message from the band reads as follows: "Hi Brainiacs,
"After some time of silence here is an update of what we are doing right now and where you can meet us live on stage in 2009.
"We have intensively been working on new songs. Milan and me wrote tons of riffs and we are in the final stages of songwriting right now. The new songs sound killer and they even still grow every time we rehearse. Watch out for more news here soon.
"Besides this, here are some more live dates for your kind attention (** = new dates): More...
Guitarist Torsten "Todde" Ihlenfeld, of the German metal band Brainstorm, has issued the following update form the studio:
"We have intensively been working on new songs and are about to start pre-production for the new album soon. Milan and me wrote tons of riffs and we are in the final stages of songwriting right now. The new songs sound killer and they even still grow every time we rehearse. Watch out for more news here soon." More...
Romanian rock festival Rock City Open Air will feature two former Iron Maiden vocalists this year in the form of Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley. The festival will be held from August 20th - 23rd in the city of Fetesti.
The lineup is as follows:
Hanzel Und Gretyl
Moribund Oblivion Sirenia
The Cold Existance
The Revenge Project
Theatres Des Vampires
The following bands have now been confirmed for Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air Festival 2009:
Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Backyard Babies, Battlelore, Before the Dawn, Beneath the Massacre, Brainstorm, Callejon, Cataract, Corvus Corux, Dagoba, Entombed, Epica, Equilibrium, Evocation, Firewind, Ghost Brigade, Grand Magus, Grave, Hate Eternal, The Haunted, Katatonia, Legion of the Damned, Misery Index, Narziss, One Way Mirror, Opeth, Powerwolf, Raunchy, Sacred Steel, Unhelig, Unsun, Vader, Volbeat, Vomitory, Vried, Waylander, Wintersun.
German heavy metallers Brainstorm will be appearing at several festivals in 2009 with the following confirmed thus far:
19 - Kerkrade, Holland - The Rock Temple
25 - Haugesund, Norway - Karmageddon Fest
13-15 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - SummerBreeze Festival
28 - Losheim, Germany - Rock Area Festival
25, 26 - Atlanta, GA - ProgPower X
A number of bands have already been confirmed for the Summer Breeze 2009 festival. Those bands are:
BURANUS (Corvus Corax)
LEGION OF THE DAMNED