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Van Canto

Formed: 2006
From: Bingen am Rhein, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Van Canto News

Below is our complete Van Canto 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.

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Van Canto Posts Wacken Live Video

Footage made its way online today of Van Canto performing live at the Wacken Open Air 2014 festival, which can be seen below. Napalm Records also comments on the clip:

"Is it Christmas already? No, but still we have a very special present for you: Check out this brand new Van Canto live video of their 'Fear Of The Dark' performance at Wacken Open Air featuring Victor Smolski (Rage), Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger), Tarja Turunen, André Matos (ex-Angra) and Stimmgewalt (HardChor Berlin)!"

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Van Canto Posts "Into The West" Music Video

German a Cappella power metal act Van Canto issued a second new music video for the band's new album "Dawn of the Brave." Check out the video for the Annie Lennox track "Into the West," which was part of the "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" movie soundtrack. The band's previous video for "Badaboom" can be seen at this location.

The new video comes right on the heels of the album's release date in North America, which is tomorrow, February 11th via Napalm Records. A review of the album can be seen over here. Check out "Into the West":

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Van Canto Posts Preview Of "Dawn Of The Brave"

Van Canto, the world's only a Capella power metal group, released a preview of the upcoming new album "Dawn of the Brave," which features clips from the entire album. The record drops via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

February 7th: GAS/FIN & BENELUX
February 10th: UK/Rest of Europe
February 11th: USA/CAN
February 12th: ESP/SWE/NOR

The track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn of the Brave
2. Fight for Your Life
3. To the Mountains
4. Badaboom (see music video here)
5. The Final Countdown (Europe Cover)
6. Steel Breaker
7. The Awakening
8. The Other Ones
9. Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler Cover)
10. Unholy
11. My Utopia
12. Into the West (Annie Lennox/Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Cover)
13. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)

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Van Canto Premieres New Music Video

A Capella power metal band Van Canto premiered the music video for the new track "Badaboom" over at Metal Injection at this location (also showing in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming new release "Dawn of the Brave," the band's fifth album. The record drops via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

February 7th: GAS/FIN & BENELUX
February 10th: UK/Rest of Europe
February 11th: USA/CAN
February 12th: ESP/SWE/NOR

The track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn of the Brave
2. Fight for Your Life
3. To the 4. Badaboom
5. The Final Countdown (Europe Cover)
6. Steel Breaker
7. The Awakening
8. The Other Ones
9. Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler Cover)
10. Unholy
11. My Utopia
12. Into the West (Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Cover)
13. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)

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Van Canto Releases "Dawn Of The Brave" EPK Video

The world's only a Capella power metal band Van Canto posted a EPK promo video for the upcoming new release "Dawn of the Brave." The album is set for release via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

February 7th: GAS/FIN & BENELUX
February 10th: UK/Rest of Europe
February 11th: USA/CAN
February 12th: ESP/SWE/NOR

The track listing for the album is:

1. Dawn of the Brave
2. Fight for Your Life
3. To the 4. Badaboom
5. The Final Countdown (Europe Cover)
6. Steel Breaker
7. The Awakening
8. The Other Ones
9. Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler Cover)
10. Unholy
11. My Utopia
12. Into the West (Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Cover)
13. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)

Check out the video here (click "CC" for English subtitles): More...

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Van Canto Reveals Album Art And Track List

The world's only a Capella power metal band Van Canto have revealed the artwork and track listing for the new album "Dawn of the Brave." The album is set for release on February 7th via Napalm Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Dawn of the Brave
2. Fight for Your Life
3. To the 4. Badaboom
5. The Final Countdown (Europe Cover)
6. Steel Breaker
7. The Awakening
8. The Other Ones
9. Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler Cover)
10. Unholy
11. My Utopia
12. Into the West (Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Cover)
13. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover) More...

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Van Canto Names New Album

German a Capella metal act Van Canto announced that the upcoming fifth studio LP will be entitled "Dawn of the Brave" and will be issued via Napalm Records. No release date has been announced, but expect it prior to the band's upcoming tour in February with Winterstorm.

"Dawn of the Brave" was recorded in Wisseloord Studios and was mixed by Ronald Prent (Manowar, Rammstein, Within Temptation) and will feature 12 tracks. The announcement reads:

"'Dawn of the Brave' is our fifth studio album and it was important for us to go a little bit further than before. From the drum sound of Charlie Bauerfeind through to the choir recordings with over 200 VAN CANTO fans up to the mixing of Ronald Prent, who made the whole thing shine, as we always wanted to. The album will be bigger, fatter and more powerful-voiced than ever. We are thrilled to look forward to the release of the album and to play the songs live on tour. Rakkatakka Motherfuckers!" More...

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Van Canto Announces Tour Dates, Working On New LP

German A Capella power metal act Van Canto announced a string of tour dates with country mates Winterstorm for the beginning in February 2014. The band is currently in the studio with producers Charlie Bauerfeind and Ronald Prent recording the follow up to the 2011 release "Break the Silence" (see review here). The album, yet untitled, is expected for release in early 2014 ahead of the tour.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

TOUR OF THE BRAVE - VAN CANTO, WINTERSTORM [*] & Special Guest

14.02.2014 RUS - St. Petersburg / Zal Ozhidaniya
15.02.2014 RUS - Moskau / Klub Volta
21.02.2014 FR - Strassbourg / La Laiterie [*]
22.02.2014 CH - Pratteln / Gallery [*]
23.02.2014 DE - Nürnberg / RoFa [*]
06.03.2014 IT - Milano / Factory [*]
07.03.2014 DE - München / Backstage [*]
08.03.2014 CZ - Prague / Nova Chmelnice [*]
09.03.2014 DE - Ludwigsburg / ROFA [*]
21.03.2014 DE - Aschaffenburg / ColosSaal [*]
22.03.2014 DE - Hamburg / Grünspan [*]
23.03.2014 DE - Hameln / Sumpfblume [*]
02.04.2014 GB - London / Underworld [*]
03.04.2014 NL - Tilburg / O13 [*]
04.04.2014 DE - Bremen / Aladin [*]
05.04.2014 DE - Köln / Live Music Hall [*]
10.04.2014 DE - Berlin / Lido [*]
11.04.2014 DE - Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei [*]
12.04.2014 DE - Düsseldorf / Pitcher [*]
13.04.2014 DE - Dortmund / FZW [*]

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Arven Reveals Guest Musician For New Album

Arven will release new album "Black Is The Colour" this coming August 23rd, 2013 via Massacre Records. The band has now checked in with the following announcement about a guest appearance:

"We are proud to announce that Stefan Schmidt of Van Canto performs as a guest vocalist on the new Arven-Album 'Black Is The Colour!' There will be a blistering duet along with Carina on the song 'The One For Me!' Beside that, Stefan is part of our true little Choir on the album. Thank you, Stef!" More...

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Van Canto Renews Deal With Napalm Records

After the release of 2011’s "Break the Silence" (reviewed here) and the headlining tour which saw the band play in seven European countries, the world's only a Cappella metal band Van Canto have been dormant a while, but have now renewed their record contract with Napalm Records for the upcoming fifth release. In the interim time, band members have worked on numerous side projects – including Stef Schmidt's new Power Metal band Heavatar. The band is set to return in 2013 with a studio album targeted for the fall/winter.

Schmidt commented: "To take a break for a full year was quite odd for us. Maybe there are bands that are satisfied with releasing an album every 5 years, but for us it felt quite unnatural to stay away from the stage for a full year. We have checked out new things, and are now more eager than ever to return with Van Canto. We are happy that Napalm Records will be the partner for our fifth album. The album will be the most heroic, heaviest and most symphonic album in our discography, and we cannot wait to enter the studio. Rakkatakka Motherfuckers!"

Napalm Records A&R rep Nadir commented:
"Van Canto s innovative, unique and polarizing – that’s the best thing that can happen to a label. You must not let a band like this go, and that’s why we are proud that Van Canto continue to work with us. Together, we will shake the foundations of the Metal world!"

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Van Canto Releases New Music Video

A cappella metal act Van Canto has released a new music video online for the song "If I Die In Battle," which can be viewed below.

"If I Die In Battle" is taken off the band's "Break the Silence" album (reviewed here). You can also check out the band's previous music video for "Primo Victoria" at this location.

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Van Canto Posts Tour Teaser Video

German power a Capella band Van Canto posted a tour teaser for the upcoming "No Silence to the End" tour with German power/folk artists Orden Ogan and piano metal band In Legend.

Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:

28.12.2011 - Pirmasens, Quasimodo
29.12.2011 - Augsburg, Spectrum
04.01.2012 - Ludwigsburg, Rofa
05.01.2012 - Osnabrück, Rosenhof
06.01.2012 - Hameln, Sumpfblume
07.01.2012 - Düsseldorf, Zakk

Tickets are on sale at this location.

Check out the video here:

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Christmas Metal Festival Lineup Announced

Napalm Records has issued the following statement about the upcoming Christmas Metal Festival in Germany:

"Metal fans who would like to rock out before the holidays, should make sure to visit Germany's biggest indoor festival. The festival takes place at the Eventhalle in Geiselwind. Besides Napalm artists like Grave Digger and Van Canto, an illustrious line-up including Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Morbid Angel, and Arch Enemy, will guarantee raised fists and sore throats.

"Furthermore, the Napalm merchandise booth will offer a wide range of items just waiting to become part of your personal collection. Be sure to say 'hello' to our mailorder team! All details concerning the festival are available here. The official festival trailer may be watched below!"

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Van Canto Posts New Music Video

Power a Capella German band Van Canto posted a new music video for "Primo Victoria," the band's rendition of the Sabaton classic. The song features Sabaton frontman Joakim Bróden and appears on the new LP "Break The Silence" our on Napalm Records.

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Van Canto Posts Video Teaser 2 With Outtakes

Van Canto posted a new video teaser with outtakes (see below) ahead of the September 23, 2011 (EU) and September 27, 2011 (North America) release of "Break The Silence" on Napalm Records. The album was reviewed by Metal Underground at this location.


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Van Canto Posts "The Seller Of Souls" Video

Van Canto has posted a video clip online for the song "The Seller of Souls," which can be viewed below. The track is taken off the upcoming "Break the Silence" album (reviewed here), due out on September 23rd, 2011 through Napalm Records.

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Van Canto Posts New "Break The Silence" Teaser

A Capella metal band Van Canto posted a new teaser video for the forthcoming LP "Break the Silence." The album is due out on September 23, 2011 through Napalm Records. A full review of the new album appears at this location.

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Out Of The Dark Tour Video Trailer Posted

A video trailer for the upcoming "Out of the Dark" Tour featuring Tristania, Van Canto, Xandria, Amberian Dawn and Serenity can be seen below.

More coverage of the tour was previously reported by Metal Underground here and here.

Confirmed "Out of the Dark" Tour dates:

30.09.2011 Karlsruhe, Germany -Substage
01.10.2011 Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
02.10.2011 Budapest, Hungary - Club 202
04.10.2011 Milan, Italy, Alcatraz
05.10.2011 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
06.10.2011 Paris, France - Le Bataclan
07.10.2011 Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
08.10.2011 Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob (without Xandria)
09.10.2011 London, UK - O2 Academy Islington
11.10.2011 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
12.10.2011 Munich, Germany - Backstage
13.10.2011 Neu-Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
14.10.2011 Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
15.10.2011 Dortmund, Germany - FZW

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Serenity Replacing Revamp On Tristania Tour

After Revamp dropped off the upcoming "Out of the Dark" tour with Tristania, it has now revealed that Serenity will be filling the empty tour slot. Also appearing on the bill are Van Canto, Xandria, and Amberian Dawn.

The dates for the tour are as follows:

30.09.2011 (D) KARLSRUHE / Substage
01.10.2011 (CZ) PRAGUE / Abaton
02.10.2011 (H) BUDAPEST / Club 202
04.10.2011 (I) MILAN / Alcatraz
05.10.2011 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
06.10.2011 (F) PARIS / Le Bataclan
07.10.2011 (NL) HAARLEM / Patronaat
08.10.2011 (B) VOSSELAAR / Biebob
09.10.2011 (GB) LONDON / O2 Academy Islington
11.10.2011 (D) COLOGNE / Live Music Hall
12.10.2011 (D) MUNICH / Backstage
13.10.2011 (D) NEU-ISENBURG / Hugenottenhalle
14.10.2011 (D) HAMBURG / Markthalle
15.10.2011 (D) DORTMUND / FZW

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Metalhit.com Offering 11 Free Songs

Metalhit.com is currently offering 11 free downloads from upcoming releases. You can download the tracks by heading over to this location.

The songs currently available for download are as follows:

TEXTURES - "Singularity"
ANTHRAX - "Fight 'em 'till You Can't"
DIAMOND PLATE - "Pull the Trigger"
MORDBRAND - "The Fall of Flesh"
ANTERIOR - "Tyranny"
GHOST BRIGADE - "Cult of Decay"
ARKONA - "Zakliatie"
NOCTURNAL FEAR - "Excessive Cruelty"
NIGHTBRINGER - "Lucifer Trismegistus"
THE BROWNING - "The Sadist"
VAN CANTO - "The Seller of Souls"

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