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Below is our complete Saidian 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.

Saidian Announces Tour Dates With Magnum

German power metal band SAIDIAN will head out on a tour in support of their new album "Evercircle." SAIDIAN will also be joining UK hard rock band MAGNUM on four of their German shows.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

10.09.09 Die Halle, Reichenbach
07.10.09 Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg (with MAGNUM)
08.10.09 Festhalle, Karlsruhe (with MAGNUM)
10.10.09 Colossaal, Aschaffenburg (with MAGNUM)
11.10.09 Hirsch, Nürnberg (with MAGNUM)
13.11.09 7er Club, Mannheim
14.11.09 Gemeindehalle, Stuttgart/Echterdingen

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Saidian Signs with Blistering Records

Blistering Records has announced the signing of German melofic metal band Saidian. Their third album and Blistering Records debut, entitled "Evercircle," is due out May 29, 2009.

Founded in 2004 things moved rapidly in the Saidian camp as the guys released their debut album, "For Those Who Walked The Path Forlorn" the following year. This record was promoted by a full European tour with Jon Oliva's Pain. The Savatage mastermind liked the band so much he contributed guest vocals on their following album, "Phoenix," which was released in September 2006. Hitting the club and festival circuit, Saidian's meteoric rise peaked with an earth shaking performance at the first Magic Circle Festival in summer 2007 (also documented on the Magic Circle Festival DVD Vol. 1).

Now with the strongest lineup to date the band cut its new album, "Evercircle." The recording took place between March and September of 2008 with the talents of German producer Axel Heckert, (now also Saidian's live engineer). "Evercircle" showcases a broader musical spectrum for Saidian including a mix of headbanging anthems, melodic rockers, powerful ballads and the band's first cover song, the 1981 hit, “Tokyo” from the German hard rock band of the same name (later known as Craaft).

Saidian has a couple of upcoming shows, including:

May 23 Rockfabrik (Club 2), Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
May 31 Kutival Open Air, Bretten/ Gölshausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Manowar To Play Romania In July

According to Metalfan.ro, MANOWAR will play in Bucharest, Romania on July 7. More information will be made available soon.

MANOWAR will headline this year's Magic Circle Festival, set to take place July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. This year's event will feature four days of metal, 20,000 free beers, 20,000 free copies of the new MANOWAR single and four custom-built choppers owned by MANOWAR members to be given away. Also scheduled to appear are HOLYHELL, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, MAJESTY and STORMWARRIOR.

MANOWAR is scheduled to perform on the Friday evening of the festival, where they will play "Battle Hymns", "Into Glory Ride" and "Hail To England". On the Saturday evening, the band will play "Sign Of The Hammer", "Fighting The World" and "Kings Of Metal". This set will also feature, for the first time, a rendition of "The Crown And The Ring (Lament Of The Kings)", which will feature the original choir and orchestral performance that has never been seen before. More...

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Manowar Make Big Promises For Magic Circle Fest

A five-minute video clip containing left-over fan interviews from the upcoming Magic Circle Festival DVD can be viewed below.

The Magic Circle Festival, which was organized by MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music, took place July 6-7, 2007 Bad Arolsen, Germany and was reportedly attended by 25,000 fans.

In addition to different sets by MANOWAR on each day, this year's Magic Circle Festival featured performances by GAMMA RAY, MAJESTY, HOLYHELL, MOB RULES, STORMWARRIOR, MESSIAH'S KISS, DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, LION'S SHARE, HEAVENLY, IMPERIA and SAIDIAN.

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio reportedly announced at this year's Magic Circle Festival that the event will be held annually from now on. On the first day of next year's gathering, MANOWAR will sign as much stuff as they can and will give away "thousands" of free beers and copies of their new single as well as four custom-built chopper bikes, each belonging to one of the bandmembers. On top of that, MANOWAR will apparently play their first six albums in their entirety, from "Battle Hymns" to "Kings of Metal". More...

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Imperia, Saidian Confirmed For Magic Circle Fest

Two more bands have been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival. IMPERIA and SAIDIAN will both perform on Friday, July 6th 2007.

Unfortunately GALAXY had to cancel their performance at the Magic Circle Festival due to visa and immigration complications. However Galaxy would like to say to all metal fans that they will find a way to make it up to them in the future.

IMPERIA is an atmospheric metal band who's sound is especially evident by the distinguished and remarkable strong voice of Helena Iren Michaelsen (ex-Trail Of Tears), who sings in a variety of styles from deep emotional feelings to extreme operatic expressions. The music is full of vivacity, it is heavy, bombastic and orchestral, but it also contains elements of pure metal. The band is a true cross-border unit of musicians originating from different countries: Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. Through hard work and extensive touring the band has earned its reputation as a powerful live band.

SAIDIAN is Germany’s Melodic Metal sensation from 2005. They will be promoting their latest record "Phoenix," which features headbanging tracks, fantastic guitar work, an ass-kickin rhythm section and outstanding vocal performances of singer Markus "Angel" Engelfried.

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