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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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Revamp Drops Off "Out Of The Dark" Tour

Revamp has issued the following announcement about dropping off the upcoming "Out of the Dark" tour with Tristania:

"Floor Jansen, front woman of Revamp, has not fully recovered from a burn out yet. For that reason Revamp regretfully cancelled participation in the European Out of the Dark Tour with Van Canto, Tristania, Xandria & Amberian Dawn. Here's a personal video from Floor explaining why we had to cancel the tour."

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Van Canto Comments On New Album

Van Canto has checked in with the following announcement about the release of the new album "Break the Silence:"

"Hail Van Cantians!

"As you may have noticed, we've been rather busy since the last time we posted. The numerous videos on You Tube, festival pics and reports, small snippets about the ***NEW CD!!!*** etc...etc, should have whetted your appetites.

"Now you can pre-order 'Break The Silence,' the brand new CD @ Nuclear Blast. There will be more places to order soon...we hope ;)

"Some of you might have caught the Trailer to our Tour with Tristania, Amberian Dawn, Revamp and Xandria in September and October. If not.., check it out and we hope to see you at on of the shows...t'would be a hoot! All dates are here, in the trailer, on our Facebook..well..just about everywhere."

The "Break the Silence" track listing is as follows:

1. If I Die In Battle
2. Dangers in my Head
3. Bed of Nails (Alice Cooper Cover)
4. The Seller of Souls
5. Black Wings of Hate
6. Neuer Wind
7. Spelled in Waters (feat. Marcus Siepen / Blind Guardian)
8. Primo Victoria (feat. Joakim Broden / Sabaton / Sabaton Cover)
9. The Higher Flight
10. Master of the Wind (Manowar Cover)
11. Betrayed (Bonus Track)
12. Bad to The Bone (Bonus Track / Running Wild Cover)
13. A Storm To Come (Bonus Track)

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Van Canto Issues Album Update

Van Canto has checked in with the following update about working on a new album and about upcoming tour dates:

"Hail Van Cantians How are you all? Well..we've been busy as hell. The new CD is coming along just fine and we are all quite pleased with the results, so far. We also have the pleasure to inform you that we may be visiting your town soon on our European Out Of The Dark tour with Xandria, Revamp, Tristania and Amberian Dawn. Check out our Dates Section for more details. We're really stoked.

"Just to keep you up to date...just in case you've been away..we've posted a few more Festival dates for 2011. Check 'em out here.

"AAAAAND!!! Our first gig since January is only a week away. Next week in Bad Kreuznach we will once more enter the stage for the 100th time! Rakka Takka!

"We hope to see you there ripping the place down... Rakka takka motherfuckers!"

Additional details on the "Out of the Dark" tour with Tristania and Xandria can be found at this location.

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Tristania Announces "Out Of The Dark" Tour

Norwegian gothic metal act Tristania, which recently announced it will be performing at the upcoming second 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, has now issued the following update about the "Out of the Dark" tour:

"Tristania will be back on the road in Europe for the Out of the Dark Festival Tour 2011. The 14 gigs from September 30th until October 15th will include eight different countries in Europe, and the tour live package contain the following bands: Tristania, Van Canto, Revamp, Xandria, and Amberian Dawn. More live shows to be announced soon....."

The promotional poster can be viewed after the jump, and the currently announced dates 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 More...

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Castle Rock Festival Lineup Announced

Germany's Castle Rock Festival is set to take place from July 1st - 2nd, 2011 at Broich Castle in Mühlheim an der Ruhr. The latest bands to be confirmed for the festival include Crematory, Moonspell, and Van Canto. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The complete list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Merciful Nuns
Van Canto
Lord Of The Lost
Golden Apes

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Van Canto Posts New Music Video Online

Van Canto has posted the music video for their song "Magic Taborea." The video takes place in the world of Taborea of the MMORPG "Runes of Magic." The features a backing orchestra in addition to the a cappella group.

Watch the video below:

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Van Canto Posts Music Video Online

Van Canto has posted the music video for their song "Last Night of the Kings." the song comes off their latest album, "Tribe of Force." Watch the video below:

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Van Canto To Make German TV Appearance

Prior to the release of their newest album "Tribe of Force," Van Canto's vocalists will be performing on German television on 07 January. You can catch the band's performance on Pro7's "Die große Comedy Wintershow" at 20:15.

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Van Canto Working On New Album

German a cappella metal band Van Canto has issued the following update about working on new material and re-releasing old albums:

"Great news from the vocal acrobats Van Canto: Not only did they rock this year’s Metal Female Voices Festival, but the band was also presented with the MFVF-Award for 'Best Newcomer'! A big THANK YOU goes out to all fans and supporters! However, Van Canto does not have the time to rest on their laurels!

"Van Canto TV: On October 31, the band will be part of the SWR (Rheinland-Pfalz) show 'Landesart.' The show will present the viewers with a Van Canto portrait that includes an interview with the band, live footage and video clips. 'Landesart' will air on SWR this Saturday, October 31 at 19:15CET.

"Re-Releases: The first two Van Canto albums 'A Storm to Come' and 'Hero' will be re-released on December 12 2009! Both new editions will include extensive bonus material. Fans should stay tuned for more info!

"Live on Stage: The band will perform live at the Schlachthof in Wiesbaden on November 6! Fans should not miss this perfect opportunity to experience the power of Van Canto live in concert.

"The band is currently providing the finishing touches to its upcoming new full-length! Updates on the new album will be released in the next days!"

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Van Canto Signs To Napalm Records

German a copella metal band Van Canto has announced the signing to The Napalm Records. Van Canto are currently working with Charlie Bauernfeind on their new album at the Blind Guardian Studios. The full-length will hit the streets in 2010. In addition, the band’s first two albums (“A Storm To Come” and “Hero”) will be rereleased at the same time as their yet untitled new album.

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Onslaught Confirmed For Queens Of Metal Festival

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for the Queens of Metal Open Air 2008 festival, set to take place June 19-21, 2008 in Kleinwenkheim, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:


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