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Latest Andromeda News
Below is our complete Andromeda 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.
Andromeda has issued the following announcement about performing at the Bloodstock Open Air 2010 Festival:
"We are pleased to announce that Andromeda will be playing the main stage at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival! Saturday August 14th 2010... mark the date in you calendars.
"We're really excited about Bloodstock! It’s a real honour. It's gonna be a lot of fun finally coming to the UK to play, we were booked to play the Progpower UK-festival last year but sadly it got cancelled at the last minute. Hope to see many Andromeda fans there and other people too of course!"
Metal Mind Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing a new live album from Andromeda:
"Get ready for a strong dose of progressive metal! Metal Mind Productions presents the first live album by one of best progressive metal bands - Andromeda. This Swedish quintet offers the fans of powerful and sublime sound compositions that are both structurally intricate and overflowing with a vast spectrum of emotions. 'Playing Off The Board' includes live performance recorded at the Wyspianski Theater, Poland in Autumn 2006, when the band was promoting their most recent album at the time 'Chimera'. The band’s first live release features over one hour of progressive music at its very best. Digipak edition is limited to 1000 copies.
"Playing Off The Board is scheduled for release on 24th August in Europe and 6th October in USA (via MVD)."
Nightmare Records has announced the signing of progressive metal band, ANDROMEDA from Sweden.
This Sept 16th, the week before PROG POWER, ANDROMEDA's new release, "The Immunity Zone," will hit stores.
With five preceding albums released in Europe and Japan with labels Massacre, Replica and Avalon/Marquee, this band has been invited to play a coveted spot at the prestigious 2008 PROG POWER USA Fest in Atlanta, GA, known for bringing well known bands in this genre that have not yet toured the U.S market.
This year's ProgPower UK, which was scheduled for March 28-29 in Bristol, England, has been cancelled. The following message has been posted on wwwww.progpoweruk.com:
"This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make, but it is with great regret that we have had to cancel ProgPower UK III.
"We have made no secret of the financial difficulties that have dogged our first two years, which is why we made a significant number of changes for year three. However, ticket sales have been extremely poor and, as a result, there is no way we can stage the festival without losing a substantial amount of money – again.
"This decision has not been taken lightly and we are fully aware of both the disappointment and inconvenience it will cause. However, we simply cannot afford to keep pumping money into ProgPower UK and we can assure you that we are as disappointed about this as you no doubt are.
"As a result of this, ProgPower UK LLP will cease trading with immediate effect.
"Ticket holders who purchased tickets via cheque or Paypal through the ProgPowerUK website will be refunded by the method through which the tickets were purchased. This will be done within twenty-eight days.
"If you purchased tickets at Bristol Ticket Shop, please contact them directly for a refund.
"Please direct any enquiries to email@example.com All enquiries will be dealt with, but please be patient.
"We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us over the past three years, and also thank Rene Janssen and his team giving us the opportunity to make ProgPower UK a reality.
"The ProgPower UK Team"
The following bands were scheduled to perform at ProgPower UK:
Diablo Swing Orchestra
DARKANE and MACHINE MEN have been confirmed for the ProgPower Scandinavia festival, set to take place November 9-10, 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Swedish quintet ANDROMEDA will record a live DVD in Katowice, Poland on October 31. More details will be made available soon.
ANDROMEDA filmed a video for the song "In the End" earlier in the year. The track comes off the band's latest CD, "Chimera", which was released in June via Massacre Records.
"Chimera" was produced by Martin Hedin in Sweden between March 2004 and January 2005 and features artwork by Niklas Sundin (DARK TRANQUILLITY).
Upcoming ANDROMEDA tour dates:
Sep. 02 - Copenhagen, DEN @ The Rock
Sep. 08 - Lübeck, GER @ TBA
Sep. 10 - Raismes, FRA @ Raismesfest
Sep. 11 - Paris, FRA @ Nouveau Casino
Sep. 13 - Aschaffenburg, GER @ Colos-Saal
Sep. 14 - Berlin, GER @ Knaack
Oct. 31 - Katowice, POL @ TBA
Swedish quintet ANDROMEDA have lined up the following dates in September:
Sep. 9-10 - Raismesfest - Raismes, FRA
Sep. 11 - Noveau Casino - Paris, FRA
Sep. 12 - Spirit of 66 - Verviers, BEL
According to the band's official website, ANDROMEDA will release their new album, Chimera, in France on March 27th via Replica Records.
As previously reported, Chimera was released in Japan on January 21st. Release dates for the rest of Europe and North America have yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, fans can check out the following audio samples:
More samples are expected to be posted online soon.