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Latest Raintime News

Below is our complete Raintime 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.

Raintime Cancels Mediterranean Fest Appearance

Italy's Raintime has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's appearance at the upcoming Mediterranean guitar fest:

"Hello to everybody, Raintime are extremely sorry to announce that they won't take part in the 8° Mediterranean guitar festival on 03/23/2011 in Tunis. The band would like to apologize to all the fans and organizers. Cheers."

You can also listen to several Raintime songs available for streaming at the band's official MySpace page.

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Raintime Announces Shows With W.A.S.P.

Italy's Raintime has announced the following upcoming European tour dates alongside W.A.S.P.:

11/2 2010 (F) LYON NINKASI KAO
11/13 2010 (NL) UDEN DE PUL

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Raintime Announces New Members

Italy's Raintime has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist and bassist:

"Line up change! Ivan Odorico (guitar / ex Slowmotion Apocalypse) and Dario Battiston (bass) join Raintime. Matteo Di Bon and Michele Colussi decided to leave the band some months ago for personal reasons. Raintime wishes them the best for their future and welcome Ivan and Dario on board!"

Sample Raintime tracks are also available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.

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New Raintime Track Streaming Online

The track "Fire Ants" taken from RAINTIME's new album "Psychromatic" is now available for streaming at this location.

RAINTIME's 3rd album "Psychromatic is set to be released on April 26th in Europe (excluding UK) via Lifeforce Records.

“Psychromatic” was recorded at Remaster Studios by Nick Savio (Arthemis, Cyber Cross, Powerquest) and mixed / mastered by Logan Mader (Cavalera Conspiracy, Devil Driver, Machine Head, Soulfly).

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Raintime Streaming New Song Online

Italy's Raintime has issued the following update about the release of their new album:

"Finally, after a long mixing and mastering process with Logan Mader, the new album 'Psychromatic' is near to it's worldwide release. The first release date is set in the USA for March the 16th on Bieler Bros Records. You can listen to 'Fire Ants' on the label's myspace profile. 'Psychromatic' will be released in Europe (excluding UK) by Lifeforce Records during May 2010. We expect a release date during the next weeks. Furthermore, we have a new label in Japan: Radtone Records that is part of the mighty Media Factory Group. At the beginning of April Radtone will release the album with exclusive layout and bonus track. Stay tuned for more details and news."

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Just For Fun

11 Metal Covers Of Michael Jackson Songs

We figured we'd wait until you're thoroughly sick of hearing about Michael Jackson's death before posting our own article. Inspired by Metalunderground.com reader Gorecunt's Facebook note, I've compiled a list of metal Michael Jackson covers from YouTube, some more serious than others. While Jacko really has nothing to do with metal, some of our readers may still have enjoyed his music. Please raise your hands to be banned (just kidding). As such, this is all purely for fun, regardless what you think of him. Eleven metal(ish) covers of Michael Jackson songs can be seen below (with a couple of bonuses as well), after the jump. More...

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Raintime Recording New Album

Italy's Raintime has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:

"Raintime is pleased to unleash some news on the long awaited new album scheduled to be released in the beginning of 2010. After the release of the successful and the critically acclaimed second album 'Flies & Lies' the new work will consists of twelve new and original songs that will be recorded during August at Remaster Studios (Italy) and will be mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly, Medication) at Undercity Recordings in Los Angeles – CA.

"Furthermore, Raintime announce that original guitar player Luca Michael Martina has left the band for personal reasons. The split has been totally amicable and the rest of the band wishes Luca all the best for his life and career in music. The new guitar player is Daniele 'Acido' Bressa who’s already help the band in some past live situations and now is already fully active in Raintime.

"More news will come very soon, but in the meantime you can enjoy the new myspace page of the band, that features a pre-production song. We are sure that it will give you all a clear idea of Raintime's new musical direction and concept."

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Raintime Posts New Song, "One Day," Online

Italy's Raintime has uploaded one of their new songs, "One Day," on their MySpace page. The band is also currently working on the follow up to their 2007 release "Flies and Lies."

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Raintime's "Rolling Chances" Video Online

The music video for "Rolling Chances" taken from RAINTIME's critically acclaimed album "Flies & Lies" is now online on YouTube. The video was directed by FIREWIND keyboardist Bob Katsionis, who also did the video clip for NIGHTRAGE.

"Flies & Lies" and was released on May 25th, 2007 via Lifeforce Records for mainland Europe (excl. France) and received a very warm welcome by critics and fans alike. More...

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Raintime Ink Deal With Bieler Bros. Records

Bieler Bros. Records reports:

"Bieler Bros. Records is proud to announce the signing of Italian progressive-metal band RAINTIME."

"Formed in 1999, Raintime consists of members Claudio Coassin (vocals), Michael Martina (guitar), Matteo Di Bon (guitar), Andrea Corona (keyboard) and is rounded out by the powerful rhythm section of Michele Colussi (bass) and Enrico Fabris (drums). Crafting their sound from a collection of different influences, Raintime are sure to please fans of IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, IRON MAIDEN and many others."

"The band is currently in Maniago, Italy putting the finishing touches on their upcoming release Flies And Lies. The album will be released through Bieler Bros. on August 7th." More...

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New Songs From Hell Within and Raintime Online

Lifeforece Records has posted brand new songs online From Hell Within and Raintime. You can check out Hell Within's "Lay Down Your Arms" and Raintime's "Rolling Chances" on LifeForce Records' MySpace page.

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Progpower USA Sold Out

The organizers of the ProgPower USA festival have announced a surprise headline set for this year's sold-out edition of the internationally renowned festival. Saturday night (October 6) will now finish with an all-star cover set featuring vocalists from both the showcase and the festival. Each vocalist will be given the opportunity to perform 1-2 cover songs of their choice with the music being provided by the members of PAGAN'S MIND. Additional guests will join them throughout the set.

"The fans have made this festival a success and it's time to give something back to them," said ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston. "I wanted to announce this after the sell-out as a reward instead of in advance as an incentive. It's going to be one hell of a party on stage."

As a result of the additional performance, there has been a major change in the schedule and door times. "I had to shake things up quite a bit to make this work," Harveston explained. "However, the fans can relax knowing that not one band will have a single minute cut from their previously announced set lengths."

The new schedule and door times can be found at the festival web site. More...

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Raintime Sign To Lifeforce Records

Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of new Italian melodic progressive metal act RAINTIME for the European territory (except UK and France).

The band's second album and Lifeforce Records debut "Flies & Lies" was recorded and produced in summer 2006 at legendary Jailhouse Studios in Denmark by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, PRETTY MAIDS) with guest appearances of Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE) and Lars F. Larsen (MANTICORA). "Flies & Lies" is scheduled for a May 25th (GAS, Sweden), May 28th release (rest of territory).

You can check out the title track "Flies & Lies" from their forthcoming album on their MySpace page.

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