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German metallers Dreamscape have issued the following announcement about finding a new vocalist:
"We are proud to finally announce our new Singer: Erik 'Ez' Blomkvist is the new voice and frontman of DREAMSCAPE.
"You might know Erik from his former band 'Platitude' with which he was touring e.g. with bands like Threshold and amongst others played the Sweden Rock and ProgPower Europe Festivals.
"Erik is a great guy and awesome singer and all of us are very happy to have him aboard!!! Welcome, EZ!!
"Furthermore we will soon be able to present you a snippet of the titletrack of our upcoming album 'Everlight' in the Media section / Media player. Please be aware that this will only be a demo recording as the final Vocal recordings are going to take place in May.
"Of course we´ll keep you updated about cover artwork, release date and the progress of the recordings, so stay tuned!"
Lanfear have issued the following message to fans explaining their postponement of their upcoming tour with Dreamscape:
"[Since] Dreamscape are still searching for a new singer we decided to postpone the tour. This doesn't affect our gig in Prague, it will take place according to schedule. We're very sorry for that but it's off our hands. As soon as we know the alternate dates you'll find it out right here."
"However, some new gigs are confirmed. We look forward to play the Rock Mania festival on August, 22nd and there'll be some dates at the end of May. Still have to wait before we can officially announce everything."
German power metal band Lanfear has issued the following statement about their upcoming show dates with Lanfear:
"We wish all our friends, fans, supporters and visitors of our page a Merry X-Mas and a happy, prosperous new year! The first gigs for 2009 have been confirmed. We're going to do a little tour together with Dreamscape in February and March. You'll find all dates right here on this page and we hope there's something in your region.
Would be nice to meet you!"
The confirmed show dates are as follows:
02-14-2009 Evarest, Prague
02-27-2009 Kerkrade, Limburg
02-28-2009 Oberwolfach, Baden-Württemberg
03-5-2009 Wörgl, Tirol
03-6-2009 München, Bayern
03-7-2009 Uster, Zurich
SYMPHONY X's online administrator has checked in with the following update:
"I spoke to (guitarist) MJR yesterday, and he actually asked me about the poll before I had a chance to tell him about it; he was very interested to hear what the results were. He was on his way out the door to meet up with some of the other guys, and took a few minutes to write down the top fives so that they could discuss them; just like the last poll, he was surprised by some of the songs you all asked to hear. You'll be happy to hear that he said that they will definitely be using some of the songs that ya'll asked for. He also asked me to pass on the band's thanks to all of you for participating, so thank you from the band!
One more thing: Fan club members, stay tuned for an e-mail regarding the new membership structure, renewals, and the next fan club CD (which is going to be AWESOME)!"
As previously reported, the results of the recent Symphony X setlist poll are as follows:
~Symphony X: 'Masquerade', 'Rapture Or Pain', 'Absinthe And Rue', 3-way tie for 4th: 'Premoniton', 'Shades Of Grey' and 'Thorns Of Sorrow'
~The Damnation Game: 'The Edge Of Forever', 'The Damnation Game', 'Dressed To Kill', 'A Winter's Dream - The Ascencion (Part II)', 'A Winter's Dream - Prelude (Part I)'
~The Divine Wings of Tragedy: 'Of Sins And Shadows', 'The Divine Wings Of Tragedy', 'Sea Of Lies', 'Out Of The Ashes', 'Candlelight Fantasia'
~Twilight in Olympus: 'Smoke And Mirrors', 'In The Dragon's Den', 'Through The Looking Glass', 'Church Of The Machine', 'Lady Of The Snow'
~V: The New Mythology Suite: 'Evolution (The Grand Design)', 2-way tie for 2nd: 'Communion and Oracle', 'Egypt', 'Fallen', 'A Fool's Paradise', 'Rediscovery pt. II - The New Mythology'
~The Odyssey: 'Inferno (Unleash The Fire)', 'The Odyssey', 'King Of Terrors', 'Wicked', 'Awakenings'
~Paradise Lost: 'Set The World On Fire (The Lie Of Lies)', 'Paradise Lost', 'Eve Of Seduction', 'Domination', 'The Serpent's Kiss' More...
German progressive metallers DREAMSCAPE have parted ways with Roland Stoll (vocals), Benno Schmidtler (bass) and Jan Vacik (keyboards). "We do point out, that we disband in agreement, with the greatest respect to each other and in deep friendship," the band writes on its web site. "We have experienced a lot together, had a fantastic time, gave a lot of awesome shows and produced fantastic albums. Most of it was only possible because of you, our fans, so thank you so much for all your support! Roland, Benno and Jan will leave DREAMSCAPE because of private affairs. They will reach out for different interests and projects, but a part of them will always be with DREAMSCAPE. Wolfgang Kerinnis (guitar) and Michael Schwager (drums) will continue DREAMSCAPE with a new lineup und for sure with the best prog metal you can get. Detailed info about the new lineup will follow as soon as possible."
DREAMSCAPE's new album, "5th Season", is scheduled for release on August 24. The CD artwork can be viewed at this location.
ALCHEMIST from down-under Australia will come back to Europe again and returns to ProgPower Europe to headline the event on Saturday, October 6. The band is really looking forward to this, their performance on ProgPower Europe 2004 was one of the highlights of their European trip. The band will do a European tour to promote the new album that will see daylight around August/September, it probably will be the only Dutch gig because the band wants to visit some other countries than they did last time.
Spanish newcomers NAHEMAH are also confirmed for ProgPower Europe 2007, the band also will play on the 6th as well. NAHEMAH recently impressed many people with their debut album “The Second Philosophy”, the band is compared to OPETH but with an own style.
The line-up for this year’s edition of ProgPower is almost complete: More...
German progressive metallers DREAMSCAPE have announced the additon of drummer Michael Schwager to the group's ranks. "We don't want to miss to thank Klaus Engel so much to be a real friend keeping DREAMSCAPE alive in hard times and also to make shows like ProgPower USA VI last year even possible!" the band write on their web site. "You'll be always in our hearts! Furthermore we are currently very busy in the studio to work hard on our next album, which will be released in the end of this year. We are also spent a lot of time in our rehearsal room to prepare ourselfes for the next shows."
DREAMSCAPE's most recent release was "Revoiced" — a "best-of" album containing re-recorded material from the group's first two CDs, "Trans-Like State" (1997) and "Very" (1999).