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Rock City Open Air Cancelled

Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:

"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.

"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."

This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.

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Arsames Confirmed For Metal Camp 2009

Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:


For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.

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Luna Mortis Announces More US Tour Dates

Wisconsin progressive death/thrash metal band, Luna Mortis, has added the following off dates on their tour with Edguy and Epicurean:

6/26: Fort Wayne, IN
9/03: Louisville, KY
9/04: Detroit, MI
9/07: Rochester, NY
9/10: Virginia Beach, VA
9/14: Milwaukee, WI
9/26: Reno, NV
9/30: Mesa, AZ
10/1: Las Vegas, NV

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Edguy Announces North American Tour Dates

German power metal band Edguy will be heading to North America in September of this year for a tour in support of their latest album, "Tinnitus Sanctus." Support on the tour will come from Luna Mortis and Epicurean.

The tour dates are as follows:

5 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
6 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
9 - The Blender Theater (at Gramercy) - New York, NY
11 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
12 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
13 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
15 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
16 - Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
17 - The Riddell Center (at Univ. of Regina) - Regina, SK
19 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
20 - Warehouse - Calgary, AB
21 - Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC
23 - Sugar Nightclub - Victoria, BC
24 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
25 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
27 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
28 - Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA
29 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA

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Edguy Announces U.K. Shows

Eduy has announced two shows in the United Kingdom for next month.

The dates are as follows:

9 - Dudley, UK - JBs
10 - London, UK - Carling Academy Islington

Frontman Tobias Sammet is suitably excited: “It’s always a great feeling to tour England. England is not known for its appreciation of ridiculous Eunuch fronted European Metal, but if you don’t take yourself too seriously, have a good sense of humor and scarf-skin on your palate, England is the fucking place to be. Seriously, I love that country, I love castles, IRON MAIDEN, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Robin-Hood and British humor. And I am looking forward to set the clubs on fire and finally prove to the Brits - and even if only a few - that we are maybe the best, definitely the most entertaining band in the world! London and Dudley: Beware, the Krauts are coming!!!“

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Edguy Hits European Charts

German power metal act Edguy has recently found success with their new album, "Tinnitus Sanctus" which has entered the German album charts at number 19. The album has also claimed the number 50 spot in Austria. A limited edition of the album is also available which contains a bonus CD of the band performing live in Los Angeles.

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Edguy Frontman Talks About North American Tour

Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message online:

“Why should Hollywood fear us walking its unholy streets? You gotta ask Hollywood itself and it will tell you! Or better: What's left of Hollywood after we've played...

"For the Edguy tour with Kamelot, we'll mainly focus on older material as the new album (Tinnitus Sanctus) is not gonna be released at that point. People wanna come out, have fun, and sing along, so we'll focus on our classic material. Did we choose the set list via democracy or dictatorship? It's kind of both plus the principle of contingency: Every band member writes down his own list of songs he wants to play, we put ‘em into a voting box, and then I draw until I got the list I've written. Seriously, it's no big deal. Sometimes we sit backstage an hour before the show and throw song titles back and forth to keep it exciting to ourselves. We don't wanna impress people with complicated or extremely fast stuff… that's childish. We just wanna make ‘em have a good time, so the songs should have maximum impact. More...

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Edguy Shoots New Video For "Ministry Of Saints"

German metallers Edguy has posted the following message online:

"Edguy have just returned from Belgrade where they have shot a video clip for the song 'Ministry Of Saints' from their forthcoming new studio album Tinnitus Sanctus out on November 14th.

"As there will be no EP before the album release the video clip will be shown on this website during the next weeks."

Another message from the band reads: "Edguy have just revealed the tracklist of their new album Tinnitus Sanctus which will be released on November 14th.

The song titles read as follows: "Ministry Of Saints," "Sex Fire Religion," "The Pride Of Creation," "Nine Lives," "Wake Up Dreaming Black," 'Dragonfly," "Thorn Without A Rose," "929," "Speedhoven," "Dead Or Rock & Aren't You A Little Pervert Too."

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Operatika Reveals New Album Details

New Jersey symphonic metal band, Operatika have moved the release date of their new album, "The Calling," to a sooner date of October 24, 2008 through Scarlet Records. Below is the list of all tracks from the album. You can now listen to song "Dark Horizon" on their Myspace page.

The tracklisting for "The Calling" is as follows:
1. Intro
2. Gladiator
3. Tears Of The Sun
4. Dark Horizon
5. Ice Queen
6. Life Saving Flame
7. No. 3/23 In A Minor
8. Mask In The Mirror
9. Secrets Of The Past
10. The Storm
11. The Calling
12. Last Quest More...

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Edguy Announces Winter European Tour Dates

German power metal band, Edguy, have announced the following European tour dates:

01/10 - London - Carling Academy Islington
01/12 - Paris – Elysee Montmatre
01/13 - Bordeaux - Theatre Barbey
01/15 - Granada - La Copera
01/16 - Madrid - La Riviera
01/17 - Bilbao - Rock Star Live
01/18 - Barcelona - Razzmatazz
01/20 - Lyon - Transbordeur
01/21 - Milano - Rolling Stone
01/23 - Filderstadt - Filharmonie
01/24 - Kaufbeuren - All Kart Halle
01/25 - Pratteln - Z7
01/27 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
01/28 - Cologne - Live Music Hall
01/30 - Bamberg - JaKo Arena
01/31 - Osnabrueck - Halle Gartlage
02/01 - Hamburg - Docks
02/02 - Gothenborg - Lisberghallen
02/04 - Stockholm - Arenan
02/05 - Malmoe - KB
02/07 - Fulda - Wartenberg Oval

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Edguy Reveals New Album Release Date

Edguy has recently posted a new interview with frontman Tobias Sammet on their official website which contains information on the bands forthcoming new album. Check out some excerpts below:

Q: You mentioned that you won't go back to the roots, how would you describe the new material then?
Tobias: "We don't go back to the roots, we never denied who we are and where we come from, so I don't see a reason to go back to wherever. I go straight forward and follow my heart as I've always done, Tinnitus Sanctus is exactly the music we wanna play, we are happy and I don't give a fuck if it's gonna be our biggest selling album or not. It's so great, even if my career would go down the drain and this would be the last album, I'd be more than happy to be remembered as the guy who recorded Tinnitus Sanctus. I'd rather ruin my career with a creative killer album like that than trying to play safe with a boring stereotype Power Metal stinker constructed on a drawing table. We have a couple of song titles such as 'Dragonfly', 'Dead Or Rock', 'Wake Up Dreaming Black' or 'Sex Fire Religion' And we'll shoot a video for a very heavy mid-tempo-anthem by the name of 'Ministry Of Saints'. And there'll be a bonus track called "Aren't You A Little Pervert Too?" which is quite nasty." More...

Read the full article at TobiasSammet.com.

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Revolution Renaissance Still Seeking Bassist

Ex-Stratovarius main man, Timo Tolkki's new band Revolution Renaissance is still seeking a bassist. Here is the update from the man himself:

"Having almost completed the line up for REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, we are still looking for bass players. You have to be quick, recordings and tours are awaiting. So please send 2 recently taken photos (one headshot and one fullbody shot) and 3 MP3's of your playing with a short desrciption about yourself. Don't send links, send the material exactly as requested. You can be from anywhere, but Scandinavians have the priority. Good luck! Send the stuff to: rr@timotolkki.com"

As previously reported, Tolkii recenlty revealed the band's vocalist as Gus Monsanto, a 33-year old metal singer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More...

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Edguy Get Ready To Record New Album

Edguy are currently preparing to hit the studio to work on the successor of their recent album Rocket Ride.

Frontman Tobias Sammet says: "People think that we are quite fast but that's not the truth. I completed the Avantasia album last autumn, the Avantasia song-writing itself was completed even way back in 2006. All the new ideas I've had since then could be taken for Edguy. In fact, this is a long time to refresh your creativity and gather new stuff. The material sounds very fresh, it embraces all the different trademarks of Edguy, I think it is a logical continuation of Rocket Ride and Hellfire Club. Maybe it doesn't come across as goofy as Rocket Ride, but I am sure if we have fun in the studio we'll have enough possibilities to ruin the day for notoriously bitter people, haha. Yet it's more bombastic and heavier, not too fast cause I really don't like pure speed metal that much anymore. I like 'Lavatory Love Machine', 'The Piper Never Dies', 'Mandrake' and 'Sacrifice'. There's three fast tracks, but they are all good, not 'just fast'! We'll enter the studio next week and work whenever producer Sascha Paeth and me come back from the Avantasia weekends."

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Avantasia Announce More Tour Dates

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet's solo project AVANTASIA has scheduled the following dates:

June 06 - Rocksound Festival - Huttwil, Switzerland
June 07 - Sweden Rock - Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 10 - Moscow, Russia - DK Gorbunova
June 13 - Tokyo, Japan - Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball
June 15 - Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
June 18 - Obras - Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 20 - Caupolican - Santiago, Chile
June 22 - Credicard Hall - Sao Paulo, Brazil
July 04 - Castle Festival - Smederevo Fortress, Serbia
July 10 - Masters of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 26 - Rockin Field Festival - Italy
Aug. 01 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany More...

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Amon Amarth Check In

AMON AMARTH, the Swedish metal band that has taken the world by storm with their brand of intense and melodic Viking influenced music, have checked in with the following update:

"Back from a two-week vacation we’ve continued working on new songs for our upcoming release. We have a hand full of great songs already, soon to be Amon Amarth classics, and we still have plenty of great song ideas. On March 27th we’re taking a break from the song writing, heading out to sea, raiding and pillaging (the bars) at the Sweden Rock Cruise."

Sweden Rock Cruise which sails from Stockholm (Sweden) to Turkku (Finland) and back on March 27th - 28th, to celebrate the 50th issue of Sweden Rock Magazine. Also on the bill are EDGUY, ARTILLERY, CRAZY LIXX, THRESHOLD and BONAFIDE. More...

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Edguy Announce North American Headlining Tour

German melodic metallers EDGUY will play three headlining shows as exclusive warm-up dates prior to their tour with KAMELOT. These dates will feature EDGUY alongside local acts and will serve as their only three headline dates this year.

The details are as follows:

Oct. 10 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Oct. 11 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Oct. 12 - Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda

These shows are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until April 24, at which point they will be made available through normal ticketing systems. More...

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Avantasia Announce South American Tour Dates

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet's solo project AVANTASIA has scheduled the following dates:

June 06 - Rocksound Festival - Huttwil, Switzerland
June 07 - Sweden Rock - Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 18 - Obras - Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 20 - Caupolican - Santiago, Chile
June 22 - Credicard Hall - Sao Paulo, Brazil
July 04 - Castle Festival - Smederevo Fortress, Serbia
July 10 - Masters of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 26 - Rockin Field Festival - Italy
July 31 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany

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Kamelot To Team Up With Edguy For U.S. Tour

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in the fall. "Special guests" on most of the shows will be German metallers EDGUY.

Tickets will go on sale today exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until April 11, at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.

KAMELOT U.S. dates are as follows:

Oct. 10 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Oct. 14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East *
Oct. 15 - New York City, NY @ BB Kings *
Oct. 16 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx *
Oct. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's *
Oct. 18 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room *
Oct. 20 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4 *
Oct. 23 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *
Oct. 24 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *
Oct. 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's *
Oct. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club *
Oct. 27 - Mexicali, MX @ El Jardin Silencio *
Oct. 29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct. 31 - San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
Nov. 01 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Nov. 02 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater

* With EDGUY

It is expected that one more show will be added for KAMELOT in Atlanta. There will also be some yet-to-be-announced EDGUY headline dates prior to the start of the KAMELOT tour.

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Edguy To Play Sweden Rock Cruise

Sweden Rock Magazine has confirmed that German metallers EDGUY will play this year's Sweden Rock Cruise.

The 24-hour cruise departs from Stockholm on March 27th. On board there will be three metal bars metal DJs, a record fair, metal karaoke, a pool/sauna area, casino, tax-free shopping, restaurants and much more.

Tickets are priced from 395 SEK and passengers must be 18 years or older.

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Edguy Frontman Answers Fans Questions

EDGUY/AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet's official web site has been updated with the following question-and-answer session:

Q: Your new [AVANTASIA] EPs have entered the top10 of the single charts in various countries, a.o. at #9 in Germany, in Sweden even at #3 and #4. Are you satisfied with everything so far?

Sammet: When the record company told me about the single chart entry, I was overwhelmed. Nobody could have expected this, especially unlike all the other Top10 hits our song wasn't played on radio or TV. It was just the hardcore of my fans who made this possible, and that's what I am really thankful for. On one hand, the most important thing is that I am happy with the material myself but on the other hand, chart positions like that are the icing on the cake. We are the first band on our label Nuclear Blast Records that has a single rocketing into the Top10 upon its release.

Q: I don't know if this has got through to you at all, but there are a few of your older fans that don't like the softer direction especially of the song "Lost In Space". They accuse you of selling out commercially. Any comment on this?

Sammet: That's totally unfair. Every successful artist has to go through this, I guess, especially when you dare to break down a few stylistic barriers here and there. I love the song as it is, and everybody's got the right to like or dislike it. But nobody has the right to come up with accusals of things that are just not true. It is good for our beloved metal to break out of certain schemes, be controversial and take a risk. I don't wanna be a square and boring slave that wants to be loved by everybody and that delivers ten speed metal songs just because someone demands it. I know that especially in Japan my fans would have loved to have ten speed metal songs, even a copy of the first two AVANTASIA albums. But they understand I can't do that, because it would be dishonest and unfair. Maybe I'd get a lot of money for that, but I can not do things just because someone demands anything. "Avantasia 1" and "2" are parts of me, and you will surely hear that on "The Scarecrow". But nevertheless I wanna come up with new elements as well, no matter if I get flak or not! "Lost In Space" is one of two radio-friendly songs that will never be heard on radio, I guess; the rest of the album is heavier stuff. The whole discussion is completely stupid.

Q: So to put your fans at ease we can assure, that you won't become the German Jon Bon Jovi.

Sammet: Haha, it seems like he is the public enemy number one for the young heavy metal generation. I gotta say something: BON JOVI headlined the Monsters Of Rock in Donington 1987, I love his old stuff. But I am Tobias Sammet. An artist with the name Tobias Sammet will be ignored by radio whatever I do. Bon Jovi gets airplay because of his name. If you know how the music biz works you gotta admit that — no matter how radio friendly "Lost In Space" may appear to some fans — the chance to get airplay equals almost zero. Tailoring a song in order to get airplay would be lunatic.

Q: To come to an end with the commerce topic, a last reproach of a few fans: Some reproach you for sell out because you released two EPs prior to the album:

Sammet: Bollocks! The labels need singles in order to get attention for the forthcoming record. I just don't like singles, because I wouldn't wanna buy a CD with one song in three versions. We just had so much additional material, so we did two singles with a lot of bonus stuff. A single is very important to prepare the market for the release of an album but ecconomically they generate a big loss, everybody who knows the business will have to admit that. All you can do is hope that the single enters the charts on a good position, because that will make the retailers order bigger amounts of the real album later on. That's an important thing, the CD market is doing so bad these days, you gotta make sure your album is available out there.

Q: Okay, then we have finally cleared this up. So after "Lost In Space" what do we have to expect from the forthcoming album "The Scarecrow"? The EPs had a lot of variety already, will that variety continue on the album?

Sammet: Absolutely! There will be a lot of elements on the album resembling the first two AVANTASIA albums, but there's also gonna be more variety. There is the highly bombastic title track with a running time of more than eleven minutes, which could doubtlessly be the mature brother of "The Seven Angels". We have heavy groovers like "Twisted Mind" or the eerie "The Toy Master" that has a weird horror touch, thanks to Alice Cooper and his cutting voice. But there'll be also a few singalong rock songs like "Lost In Space" or a modern semi-ballad called "Carry Me Over". I'd say it's basically a bombastic metal album, but I was impudent enough to dare to include uncommon elements here and there, just to make it a bit more exciting. The metal press says that it's the strongest AVANTASIA album so far, that it sounds like AVANTASIA but that it also sounds very fresh, new and mature. Despite a BON JOVI single I can't be that wrong I guess, haha. By the way, wait until people see the second video "Carry Me Over", people who thought "Lost In Space" was commercial will crucify me after that one, haha. But that's my definition of metal: I know that I'll get flak and people wanna kill me for doing certain things, but I do what I like anyway.

Q: What do you think, you'll achieve with this new record? Do you think you will repeat the success you had with "The Metal Opera Part 1 & 2"?

Sammet: Hard to say. Success is a feeling you give to yourself. To me success means to love the record I have recorded, even though the record was way more expensive than I had expected, Haha. Every aspect of the production was top notch, we mixed six weeks, we mastered a whole week, we worked in the best and most expensive studios. I had the chance to work with icons like Alice Cooper and Rudolf Schenker. I am so damn happy with the album and the many beautiful recollections of the recording process. One press guy told me that this could become a milestone in metal history. Well, I am not in the position to judge and I don't know that. All I can do is hope that a lot of other people out there will be very happy with this album as well.

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