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Vengeance

Formed: 1982
From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Vengeance News

Below is our complete Vengeance 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Vengeance Posts "Back To Square One" Music Video

Dutch hard rock act Vengeance released a new music video for the track "Back To Square One." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Piece Of Cake," which is out on on October 25th (Germany), October 28th (EU) and November 5th (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.

The track list for "Piece of Cake" is:

1. World Arena
2. Tears From The Moon
3. Raintime Preload
4. Raintime
5. Sandman
6. Back To Square One
7. Headquake
8. Train
9. Mirrors
10. Piece Of Cake
11. Goodbye Mother Sky

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Vengeance Posts New Song Snippet

Dutch act Vengeance recently announced the pending release of latest album "Piece Of Cake," due out November 5th in North America.

"People can expect what to my ears is the best Vengeance album to date,"declares guitarist Timo Somers, "the songs are a nice blend of old school Vengeance (think Arabia) and some more modern sounding songs. This time the instrumental side of the band is really outspoken, it features a lot of nice intros, solos and instrumental pieces. And to top it off, Leon sounds better than ever."

The band has now released a snippet of the new song "World Arena," which can be heard below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. World Arena 04:39
2. Tears From The Moon 03:40
3. Raintime Preload 00:36
4. Raintime 03:31
5. Sandman 05:08
6. Back To Square One 04:54
7. Headquake 03:44
8. Train 05:07
9. Mirrors 03:15
10. Piece Of Cake 03:27
11. Goodbye Mother Sky 06:30 More...

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Vengeance To Release New Album "Piece Of Cake"

Brimming with confidence and justifiable pride legendary Dutch hard rock band Vengeance has announced the release of their latest album "Piece Of Cake." The album will be issued on October 25th (Germany), October 28th (EU) and November 5th (North America) via SPV/Steamhammer.

Gutarist Timo Somers (Delain) explains: "People can expect what to my ears is the best Vengeance album to date. The songs are a nice blend of old school Vengeance (think 'Arabia') and some more modern sounding songs. This time the instrumental side of the band is really outspoken, it features a lot of nice intros, solos and instrumental pieces. And to top it off, Leon sounds better than ever."

Somers promises eleven gripping new compositions: "'Raintime' is the fastest song on the album. The song kind of sounds like a Malmsteen song with Leon on vocals. Double bass, big chorus and a fast guitar solo are the keywords."

The most typical song is the title track "Piece Of Cake." Somers again: "We needed a party song for the album and we wrote this together in about an hour in the studio. It`s this typical AC/DC thing with Leon going nuts and some Van Halen like guitars."

As for the album's most unusual song "Back To Square One," a blues rock ballad in the vein of Gary Moore, Somers says: "I don't think a lot of people know this side of Vengeance, but it showcases our more soulful side." More...

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Vengeance Streaming Entire New Album

Dutch rock act Vengeance will be release the new album "Crystal Eye" tomorrow February 27th, 2011 in Europe and a unspecified date in March 2012 for North America via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The entire album is now available for streaming online via AOL Music at this location.

The track listing for "Crystal Eye" is as follows:

1. Me And You
2. Bad To The Bone
3. Barbeque
4. Shock Me Now
5. Five Knuckle Shuffle
6. Desperate Women
7. Whole Lotta Metal
8. Promise Me
9. Crystal Eye
10. Missing
11. Jans End Piece
12. Paint This Town (bonus track)
13. Barbecue (radio edit) (bonus track) More...

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Vengeance Streaming New Song

Dutch rock legends Vengeance are back with a musical bang: almost three years after their most recent studio album "Soul Collector," their latest recording "Crystal Eye" is ready for release and is set to delight all fans of the band's straightforward, timeless hard rock.

Vocalist Leon Goewie promises eleven haunting new songs which forge an arch between the group's glorious past - documented by the return of the legendary band logo from the cult recordings "We Have Ways To Make You Rock" and "Take It Or Leave It" - and the band's future-oriented present.

Today Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive stream of a new track from "Crystal Eye." The song entitled "Barbeque" can be heard at this location. "Crystal Eye" is also available for pre-order on Amazon. More...

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Vengeance Announces Album Details

Dutch hard rockers Vengeance announced that the new studio LP "Crystal Eye" will be released February 24, 2011 (Germany), February 27, 2011 (EU) and a unspecified date in March 2012 for North America via SPV/Steamhammer Records.

The band features original vocalist Leon Goewie, drummer Chris Slade (ex-AC/DC), guitarist Keri Kelli (ex-Alice Cooper), bassist Chris Glen (ex-M.S.G.) and guest guitarist Timo Somers, son of Vengeance guitarist Jan Somers, who passed away earlier this year.

Crystal Eye was produced by Michael Voss, who composed the songs with vocalist Goewie. The title track was written by guitarist Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Stream of Passion), and Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) contributed ‘Whole Lotta Metal’ tailor-made for Goewie and Vengeance. The album closes with the instrumental ‘Jan`s End Piece’ which features the last guitar solos recorded by Jan Somers before his unexpected death.

The track listing for "Crystal Eye" is as follows:

1. Me And You
2. Bad To The Bone
3. Barbeque
4. Shock Me Now
5. Five Knuckle Shuffle
6. Desperate Women
7. Whole Lotta Metal
8. Promise Me
9. Crystal Eye
10. Missing
11. Jans End Piece
12. Paint This Town (bonus track)
13. Barbecue (radio edit) (bonus track)

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Vengeance Signs with Steamhammer/SPV

Dutch rock act, Vengeance joins Steamhammer/SPV for the release of the group's forthcoming record, "Crystal Eye," available in Germany on February 27th, 2012 and early March in the U.S. and Canada. "Crystal Eye" follows Vengeance's 2009 recording " "Soul Collector."

"Crystal Eye" features an all-star cast. Front woman Leon Goewie joins drummer Chris Slade (ex- AC/DC), guitarist Keri Kelli (ex- Alice Cooper), bassist Chris Glen (ex- Michael Schenker Group), and guest guitarist Timo Somers (son of Vengeance guitarist Jan Somers, who sadly passed away in January 2011).

"More than ever before, this is a band which consists of friends," comments Goewie who also plays with Slade, Glen and Kelli in AC/DC cover band Chris Slade`s Steel Circle. The Slade-named cover band plays clubs when not on the road or the studio.

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Roadkill Announce More Tour Dates

After the succesfull tour in December as support from Vengeance, ROADKILL is ready for the second leg of their promotion-tour to support the "Dark Side" EP.

February kicks off on the 15th with the "Metal Battle Zuid Holland" in the Baroeg, Rotterdam. ROADKILL has been selected to participate in this great national contest. This show is followed by a series of shows with VENGEANCE yet again.

ROADKILL have also announced two shows with the American guitar hero JOE STUMP in Harderwijk and Nieuw - Vossemeer.

During this February/March leg of the tour, ROADKILL will play classics from their earlier albums, songs from the new EP "Dark Side," but also brand new songs which are not recorded yet and never been played live.

Here are the latest Roadkill tour dates:

15 feb. Baroeg ROTTERDAM (Metal Battle Zuid Holland)
17 feb. Estrado HARDERWIJK (supporting Vengeance and Special Guest Joe Stump)
22 feb. De Pul UDEN (supporting Vengeance)
23 feb. Het Kasteel ALPHEN A/D RIJN (supporting Vengeance)
01 mrt 't Wagenhuis NIEUW VOSSEMEER (supporting Joe Stump)
09 mrt Plein 79 DEN BOSCH (supporting Vengeance)

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Vengeance Celebrates 25th Anniversary

VENGEANCE is about to kick off a fantastic year in the huge career of the band. The Dutch hard rock band will celebrate their 25th Anniversary and will do this together with their fans. Their new live CD "Same/Same...But Different “ will be launched at November 23 through Metal Heaven and will be followed with the official kick-off of the “25th Anniversary Tour “ in the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany on December 4, 2007.

The Official Live CD Presentation will take place on December 12, 2007 in 013, Tilburg ( Holland ) with an incredible live show. The fans can expect an unique year filled with an amazing amount of live shows, special events and activities and on top of that the release of the new studio- album.

Here are the VENGEANCE 25th Anniversary tour dates: More...

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Sinner, Vengeance and Chinchilla To Tour Europe

Sinner will be touring Europe with Vengenace (NL) and Chinchilla (GER) in support. Here are the tour dates:

07.03.07 DE-Hamburg - Markthalle
08.03.07 DE-Bochum - Matrix
09.03.07 NL-Helmond - Plato
10.03.07 DE-Merchweiler - Sport- & Kulturhalle
11.03.07 DE-Bruchsal - Fabrik
12.03.07 DE-Frankfurt - Batschkapp
14.03.07 DE-Ingolstadt - Ohrakel
15.03.07 DE-Augsburg - Spectrum
16.03.07 DE-Muenchen - Elser Halle
17.03.07 CH-Chur - Palazzo
18.03.07 DE-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik

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Vengeance Announce More Tour Dates

Dutch metal outfit VENGEANCE has lined up the following dates during the coming weeks:

Sep. 15 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands at Boerderij (with ELEKTRO VAN KLOOSTER)
Sep. 16 - Baarlo, Netherlands at Shiwa (with STORMRIDER)
Sep. 19 - Paris, France at La Locomotive *
Sep. 20 - Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7 *
Sep. 21 - München, Germany at Metropolis *
Sep. 23 - Aschaffenburg, Germany at Colos-Saal *
Sep. 24 - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik *
Sep. 25 - Nürnberg, Germany at Hirsch *
Sep. 26 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle *
Sep. 28 - Vosselaar, Belgium at Biebob *
Sep. 29 - Derby, UK at Bloodstock Festival *
Sep. 30 - Bochum, Germany at Zeche
Oct. 01 - Bochum, Germany at Zeche
Oct. 07 - Geleen, Netherlands at Hanehof **
Oct. 21 - Waalwijk, Netherlands at Tavenu
Nov. 16 - Tilburg, Netherlands at 013 ***

* with AXEL RUDI PELL
** with Y&T
*** with UFO More...

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Death Angel Added To Bang Your Head Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL are the latest addition to this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24 in Balingen, Germany. DEATH ANGEL's performance at the festival will mark their only live apperance on German soil this year and they will perform a special setlist with many songs they haven't played in ages.

So far, the following bands have been confirmed: More...

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Ex-Hirax Guitarist Glenn Rogers Joins Once Dead

Glenn Rogers has announced that he has joined Once Dead which features the former members of Vengeance Rising. They are currently working on songs for their upcomming CD. The message on the band's official site reads:

"Glenn as most of you know was one of the original founding members of Vengeance, and had written many of the songs with us prior to Roger Martinez, Larry Farkas and Glen Mancaruso joining the group. Glenn left our group to join Deliverance, and then later joined Hirax."

"The addition of Glenn offers us an incredibly talented guitarist, an awesome song writer, as well as a longtime friend. We are very excited about Glenn joining us and we look forward to working with him on the upcoming album, but that will be on another thread."

Once Dead is working on their debut album and are in the process of writing the new material, recording demos, choosing a studio, producer etc. Once Dead are also booking shows for this coming summer. Contact them ASAP at dthieme@adelphia.net if you are interested in booking Once Dead.

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Ayreon Post Cover Artwork Online

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have posted the cover artwork for the Limited Deluxe edition of their latest CD, Ayreon: The Human Equation here

"Ayreon: The Human Equation" is due in Europe on May 24 through InsideOut Music. The U.S. will receive the album one day later (May 25). Release dates for other countries will follow shortly. A single containing the radio edit of the song "Day Eleven: Love" plus the full album track "Day Two: Isolation" will precede the album.

In other news, AYREON have announced the "The Human Equation pre-release party" on Sunday, April 18, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Stairway to Heaven in Utrecht, the Netherlands. "There will be a special preview of the album, a showing 'Behind the Scenes' documentary from 'The Human Equation' bonus DVD," according to a post on AYREON's web site. "You can buy the single and all sorts of other stuff before it hits the stores and pre-order the album on the spot!"

Also on the Lucassen-related front, Arjen has agreed to perform "Valley of the Queens" (which originally appeared on AYREON's 1998 release, "Into the Electric Castle") once more with sisters Floor (AFTER FOREVER) and Irene Jansen (KARMA) live. This performance will be part of Floor Jansen's graduation project for the Rock Academy, as she will be the support act for AFTER FOREVER on April 17 at 013 in Tilburg.

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Ayreon Sign With Inside Out Records

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have inked a new deal with Inside Out Records. Lucassen's first release for Inside Out under the AYREON banner will be the band's much-anticipated new CD, "The Human Equation", tentatively due in May.

In other news, URIAH HEEP's Ken Hensley and IQ keyboardist Martin Orford have both been recruited to appear on the upcoming album. "Ken was asked if he could give a killer Hammond performance, and he delivered in true URIAH HEEP form," reads a posting on Lucassen's web site.

As previously reported, "The Human Equation" will feature guest appearances by a number of world-class singers, including James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH), Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), Devon Graves (a.k.a. Buddy Lackey, DEAD SOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ), Magnus Ekwall (THE QUILL), Heather Findlay (MOSTLY AUTUMN), Eric Clayton (SAVIOUR MACHINE) and Mike Baker (SHADOW GALLERY).

A short preview "The Human Equation" is currently available online in Windows Media format at this location.

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