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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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Helloween Bassist To Do Hard Rock Album

Frontiers Records will release the debut album from Markus Grosskopf's (HELLOWEEN) BASSINVADERS, entitled "Hellbassbeaters", on January 25, 2008.

BASSINVADERS was a creation of Markus' while sitting in a bar and enjoying a few drinks. It was there that he got inspired to produce a heavy rock record without any guitars at all. He presented this concept in early 2007 to Frontiers Records, which was intrigued by the idea and gave it a go.

According to a press release, "Hellbassbeaters" contains all the basic elements of a heavy rock record "and so much more. You got the strong vocals, rhythmic bass, intoxicating drums and even bass and twin bass solo parts. What you hear is what you get: 100% genuine heavy rock record with absolutely no discordant guitar note on it at all." To guarantee a great variety of different influences, Markus invited some well-known singing bass players from the German metal scene to join the band, including DESTRUCTION's Schmier, SODOM's frontman Tom Angelripper and RAGE's Peavy. He also managed to get a few of his bass heroes to lay down solos on some of the tracks, including Billy Sheehan, Rudy Sarzo and DD Verni.

Guest musicians include:


Lee Rocker (STRAY CATS)
Dirk Schlächter (GAMMA RAY)
Stig Pedersen (D.A.D)
Nibbs (SAXON)
Tobias Exxel (EDGUY)
Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69)
Peter Baltes (ACCEPT)
Jan S. Eckert (MASTERPLAN)
Michael Müller (JADED HEART)


Jesper Binzer (D-A-D)


Stefan Arnold (GRAVE DIGGER)

01. Awakening the Bass Machine
02. We Live
03. Armageddon
04. Romance In Black
05. Godless Gods
06. Empty Memories (Breaking Free)
07. Boiling Blood
08. Far Too Late
09. The Asshole Song
10. Dead From the Eyes Down
11. Razorblade Romance
12. Voices
13. Eagles Fly Free (HELLOWEEN cover)
14. To Hell And Back (bonus track for Europe)

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"20 Years Of Nuclear Blast" Trailer Posted Online

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.

The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:

01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...

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Edguy Announce More Tour Dates

EDGUY check in with the following update:

"The Rocket Ride world tour is going on.

On September 12th Edguy will start their North American coast-to-coast tour in W. Springfield, Virginia. Check the tour dates to make sure you you won't miss the guys during their 20 shows in the USA and Canada.

Furthermore Edguy will return to Brazil for one show, the Greenpeace Manifesto Festival at Via Funchal on November 11th. In Europe, Edguy have just been confirmed to co-headline the Bulgarian issue of the Nuclear Blast festival at the Winter Palace Of Sports on November 3rd.

Last but not least Edguy will be special guest to play a 45 minute mini-set during the Nuclear Blast festival in Stuttgart on October 27th at the Schleyerhalle."

10.06.2007 Butzbach-Hessentag-Arena (with Aerosmith) GERMANY
12.06.2007 Karlsruhe | DM Arena (with Aerosmith) GERMANY
14.06.2007 Munich | Olympiahalle (with Aerosmith) GERMANY
16.06.2007 Bratislava | Artmedia-Stadium (with The Scorpions) SLOVAKIA
23.06.2007 Balingen | Bang Your Head Festival GERMANY
24.06.2007 Clisson | French Hellfest FRANCE
28.06.2007 Köln | Kölnarena (with Aerosmith) GERMANY
27.07.2007 Near Prague | Benatska Noc Festival CZECH REPUBLIC
11.09.2007 - CANCELLED Hartford, Conneticut | Webster Theatre USA - CANCELLED
12.09.2007 W. Springfield, Virginia | Jaxx USA
14.09.2007 Bedford, New Hampshire | Mark's Place USA
15.09.2007 Poughkeepsie, NY | Chance Theatre USA
16.09.2007 New York, NY | B.B. Kings USA
18.09.2007 Montreal, Quebec | Medley CANADA
19.09.2007 Quebec City, Quebec | Imperial De Quebec CANADA
20.09.2007 Toronto, Ontario | The Opera House CANADA
21.09.2007 Cleveland, Ohio | Peabody's Down Under USA
23.09.2007 Mokena, Illinois | The Pearl Room USA
24.09.2007 St. Paul, Minnesota | Station 4 USA
27.09.2007 Seattle, Washington | Studio Seven USA
28.09.2007 Portland, Oregon | Roseland Grill USA
29.09.2007 San Francisco, California | Slim's USA
30.09.2007 Anaheim, California | House of Blues USA
02.10.2007 Hollywood, California | House of Blues USA
03.10.2007 Mexicali | The Metro MEXICO
04.10.2007 Tempe, Arizona | The Clubhouse USA
06.10.2007 Denver, Colorado | Bluebird Theatre USA
08.10.2007 Detroit, Michigan | I-Rock USA
27.10.2007 Stuttgart | Schleyerhalle | Nuclear Blast Festival GERMANY
03.11.2007 Winter Palace of Sports | Nuclear Blast Festival BULGARIA
11.11.2007 Via Funchal | Greenpeace Manifesto Festival BRAZIL

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Into Eternity Kicks Off Edguy Tour

After spending the summer months touring arenas alongside Dream Theater, the Canadian quintet Into Eternity heads back to the clubs tonight for a month-long run as direct support to Edguy, with Echoes of Eternity and Light This City rounding out the bill. This trek marks the group's fifth and likely final Stateside run in support of their critically acclaimed album, "The Scattering Of Ashes."

Due to popular demand, Tim Roth (guitars, vocals) recently posted several new guitar lessons on his YouTube page.

Roth states: "The Dream Theater tour was a dream come true for us. All of our interludes and progressive parts come from DT, so it was amazing to get to know them. It's a great feeling to meet people that you look up to and they end up being really nice people. I have never seen players that good in my life! The whole tour was a lot of fun and we ended up getting to play in some huge venues.

"We are just about to start the last tour for "The Scattering Of Ashes" campaign with Edguy, Echoes Of Eternity and Light This City. We are direct support to Edguy and toured with them in 2005, so I know the shows will be killer. Now, we have a much bigger fan base and we can't wait to see everybody on the road."

Into Eternity recently shot a stunning conceptual video for the track, "Timeless Winter", with up-and-coming director Don Thompson, and its stunning imagery is sure to help it stand apart from the pack. The video is featured in the group's new E-Card, which also has all of Roth's YouTube guitar lessons, in addition to a new photo gallery.

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Edguy Bassist To Perform With Blind Guardian

EDGUY's Tobias "Eggi" Exxel will play bass for one evening with BLIND GUARDIAN on October 13 in Pretoria, South Africa.

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet recently underwent appendix surgery.

The group's North American tour, which is set to kick off on September 11 in Hartford, Connecticut, will go ahead as scheduled.

EDGUY filmed a live DVD on November 3, 2006 at the Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil.

The band's latest album, "Rocket Ride", entered the German national album chart at position No. 8 upon its release in late January 2006. The CD also came in at No. 8 in Sweden, No. 25 in Finland, No. 32 in Hungary, No. 48 in Japan, No. 50 in Switzerland, No. 50 in Austria, No. 79 in Norway and No. 81 in Italy.

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Edguy Frontman Undergoes Surgery

EDGUY/AVANTASIA frontman Tobias Sammet recently underwent appendix surgery and is currently recovering in a German hospital.

Sammet has confirmed via his official web site that SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker and rock legend Alice Cooper will appear on the third installment of his AVANTASIA project, entitled "Lost in Space Part 1 and Part 2" (the "Scarecrow" working title has now apparently been scrapped). Other guests confirmed to appear on AVANTASIA's new CD include Sascha Paeth, Henjo Richter, Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER), Miro, Michael Kiske (ex-HELLOWEEN), Jorn Lande (ex-MASTERPLAN), Bob Catley and Amanda Somerville.

AVANTASIA will perform at next year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are IRON MAIDEN (headliners), CHILDREN OF BODOM and KREATOR.

In a recent interview, Sammet described the music on the new AVANTASIA CD as "diversified, pomp metal with some classic rock elements, Classic orchestrated moments and Celtic stuff, a big timeless production and so on and so forth. It's going to consist of many different elements. Bombastic kick-ass music with a lot of heart and depth."

Check out photos from the recording sessions at this location.

The new AVANTASIA album will be a concept album featuring different singers singing different characters in a story. But the concept itself won't be a sequel to the first two AVANTASIA albums.

"Lost in Space Part 1 and Part 2" is scheduled for release on October 19.

AVANTASIA's last release was the two-part epic called "The Metal Opera" (issued in 2001 and 2002), which featured an impressive array of guest vocalists playing the various characters of the opera, including Michael Kiske (ex-HELLOWEEN), David DeFeis (VIRGIN STEELE), Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY), André Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN), Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS), Rob Rock (WARRIOR), and others.

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Edguy To Headline More Than Fest

German melodic metallera EDGUY have been confirmed as the headliners of More Than Fest, a two-day festival set to take place August 25-26 in Ruziná, Slovakia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


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Firewind Cancel Cheltenham, UK Show

Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND have issued the following update:

"The promoter of the venue Night Owl in Cheltenham, UK has cancelled the Firewind show that was scheduled for August 17th. The reasons are not clear to us at this moment. We're sorry to the fans that were planning on catching that show, but it wasn"t our fault. We hope to see you all at JB"s Dudley the very next day (August 18) which is not very far from Cheltenham."

Upcoming Firewind live dates include:

22 - Thessaloniki, Greece at Metal Healing Festival

11 - Rades, Tunisia at Rock A Rades Festival (with Adagio, After Forever, etc.)
16 - Derby, England at Bloodstock Open Air
18 - Dudley, England at JB’s (with Man Of The Hour)

September (North American Tour)
19 - Minneapolis, MN at Station 4 (with Epica)
20 - Mokena, IL at The Pearl Room Mokena
21 - Cleveland, OH at Peabodys (with Edguy)
22 - Toronto, ON at The Funhaus
23 - Detroit, MI at I-Rock
24 - Reading, PA at The Silo
26 - Quebec City, QC at Salle Albert Rousseau (with Sonata Arctica)
27 - Montreal, QC at Medley (with Sonata Arctica)
28 - Poughkeepsie, NY at Chance Theater (with Sonata Arctica)
29 - Bedford, NH at Marks Showplace
30 - New York City, NY at B.B. Kings Blues Club (with Sonata Arctica)

October (North American Tour)
2 - Philadelphia, PA at The Trocadero (with Sonata Arctica)
3 - Springfield, VA at Jaxx (with Sonata Arctica)
4 - Covington, KY at The Mad Hatter
5 - Fayetteville, NC at Jesters Pub
6 - Atlanta, GA at Prog Power USA (SOLD OUT)

October (Japan Tour with KAMELOT)
10 - Tokyo, Japan at Shibuya O-East
11 - Osaka, Japan at Club Quattro
12 - Nagoya, Japan at Bottom Line
14 - Yokohama, Japan at Blitz

10 - Copenhagen, Denmark at Prog Power Scandinavia

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Light This City and The Funeral Pyre To Tour

Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY and Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE will team up with fellow Californians Antagonist and Cerberus for a tour later this month. Dubbed the Thrash and Burn tour, THE FUNERAL PYRE will meet up after completing the band's current tour alongside As Eden Burns.

Here are The Funeral Pyre and Light This City's latest tour dates: More...

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Edguy To Open For Aerosmith In Germany

On being selected by AEROSMITH as the direct support band for three German shows in June, EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet shares:

"Anybody who can hold a guitar must be influenced by AEROSMITH and everybody who thinks he's a good frontman has to have seen Steven Tyler on stage at least once. I was 18 when I saw them live and I remember I was impressed. And Jesus, now we're gonna be on the road with those guys! It's a real honor for us to be invited by a band of this scope and dimension. They are living legends, and to me, they have ten times bigger balls than most bands I've seen live. These nights will be elephant testicle-heavy rocking entertainment!"

EDGUY will be opening for AEROSMITH at the following shows:

June 10 - Butzbach, Germany - Hessentag Arena
June 12 - Karlsruhe, Germany - DM Arena
June 14 - Munich, Germany - Olympia Hall

EDGUY's second-ever tour of North America will launch on September 11th in Hartford, Connecticut in support of 2006's Rocket Ride. The touring line-up will include Canada's Into Eternity, Light This City from California's Bay Area, and labelmates ECHOES OF ETERNITY from Los Angeles.

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Susperia Pull Out Of Edguy Tour

Due to logistical problems, Norway's SUSPERIA will no longer be part of the EDGUY North American tour, which will launch on Tuesday, September 11 in Hartford, Connecticut. Replacing SUSPERIA on the bill will be Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY. The trek will also include Canada's INTO ETERNITY.

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Avantasia Announce Title Of New Album

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has set "The Scarecrow" as the title of the third installment of his AVANTASIA solo project. The album is being produced by Sascha Paeth, who also played the rhythm guitar on the CD. The drums were laid down by KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer and the bass is being handled by Tobias himself.

Commented Sammet: "I am right now in the studio doing some vocal sessions. In about two weeks I am going to fly to England to work with a friend of mine on some vocals.

"Fans and record companies who are interested always ask me for the names of my guest musicians. I want you all to know that I am blessed to work with the best musicians, but I don't believe in making names more important than the music itself. I am working with some childhood heroes of mine and most important, with great personalities, true friends, and the greatest musicians you can think of. More...

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Edguy and Into Eternity Post Initial Tour Dates

EDGUY appear to be returning to North America later this year for a tour with INTO ETERNITY. Initial dates to be released are as follows:

September 11 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
September 12 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 14 - Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Showplace
September 15 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance 6 Crannell St.
September 16 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 19 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
September 20 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
September 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
September 23 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
September 24 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
September 27 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
September 28 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
October 6 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
October 8 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock

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Bang Your Head Festival Line Up Announced

The Bang Your Head festival has confirmed the following bands:

Mystic Prophecy

The Bang Your Head festival is a 2 day music festival that takes place in Balingen, Germany. The festival has been in exisistance since 1996.

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Edguy Announce Tour Dates

Good news everyone! Our famous funfluffers EDGUY will play a tour in South America!

11/01/06 SANTIAGO DE CHILE - Estadio Chile November (RCH)
11/03/06 SAO PAULO - Credidard Hall (BR)
11/04/06 RIO DE JANEIRO - Claro Hall (BR)
11/05/06 CURITIBA - Master Hall (BR)
11/07/06 PORTO ALEGRE - Opinião (BR)
11/18/06 MONTERREY - Monterrey Metal Fest (MEX)
11/19/06 MEXICO CITY - tba (MEX)

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Edguy Frontman Working On New Material

EDGUY frontman has issued the following update at his official website:

"Hey friends!

How's it?! We have just returned from Barcelona, where over 4,000 of our closest friends made the show an unforgettable night for us. Thanx heaps to our Spanish fans! Now I am back at the keyboards, writing some songs, trying to relax and capture some creativity. By the way, Norbert the cat says, 'Hi, and the new songs kick ass!'. Norbert has never been wrong! Anyway - I've answered some more of your questions (thanx for some real good ones) you can find my posts at the Ask Tobias section.

Okeydoke - have a good week and see you soon, somewhere on tour.


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More Bands On Monterry Mexico Fest

Dark Vission Entertainment, the promoters of the 2006 Monterrey Metal Fest and Mexico's Rock Metal magazine, have announced the second-stage lineup for the third edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest, set to take place Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

SLAYER will headline and STRYPER will co-headline the event, which is being billed as "Hell and Heaven United". The concert, which promises to be the "biggest and baddest version yet," will feature eight of the biggest names in heavy metal music from all over the world on the main stage and 12 up-and-coming international and Mexican bands on the second stage. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:

SLAYER (Headliner)
STRYPER (Co-Headliner)

Second Stage:

International Bands

(TBA) (Headliner)

Mexican Bands


The final two bands (one main-stage act and the headliner of the second stage) will be announced in the coming days.

The official festival pre-party will be held on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the Cafe Iguana with mini-sets from bands that will be performing on the festival's main stage and second stage.

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