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Orden Ogan

Formed: 1996
From: Arnsberg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Orden Ogan 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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Orden Ogan Announces Track List For "To The End"

German power metal act Orden Ogen announced the track listing for the band's forthcoming LP "To the End." The album is scheduled for release on October 26, 2012 via AFM Records. Two of the featured songs, "Angels War" and "Mystic Symphony," will be familiar to fans, as the band decided to re-record the songs in the studio. Both tracks were part of the band's live set for years, but never were officially released on an album.

Vocalist/guitarist Seeb Levermann commented on the two tracks:

"It was an easy decision to have both tracks featured on an official Orden Ogan album finally. 'The Mystic Symphony' is from one of our very early demos, while 'Angels War' was part of our self-released "Testimonium A.D." recording from 2004. Since eight years now, both songs are part of our live set because the reactions have always been very good. And of course fans ever since kept asking where they could get these tracks. When we started working on 'To The End', we thought it was the perfect opportunity to 'legitimize' the two songs and make them a part of the new album."

The cover artwork for "To The End" was again created by legendary artist Andreas Marschall. Levermann added, "We’ve already worked with Andreas for our albums 'Vale' and 'Easton Hope' – and for sure we would like to continue working with him in the future. Andreas Marschall’s artworks very well fit with Orden Ogan, because we want everything to be handmade and real. Andreas gives the same attention to details as we do in the production. Therefore a digitally created cover artwork is not what we are looking for – even if it would save costs. Marschall is a passionate and exceptionally talented artist who was able to capture the mood and atmosphere we had in mind for 'To The End' – just like he did many time before in the past, with acts like Blind Guardian, In Flames or Running Wild.”

The track list for "To The End" is as follows: More...

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Orden Ogan Unveils "To The End" Album Artwork

German metal band Orden Ogan has unveiled the artwork for the forthcoming LP "To The End." The band's forth album is scheduled for an October 26, 2012 release date through AFM Records. The artwork was created by legendary artist Andreas Marschall (Blind Guardian, Running Wild, Rage, Sodom...and countless more).

The album be issued in a standard version, as well as a digipack including bonus tracks and a DVD featuring the band's 2010 Wacken performance, a music video and footage documenting the band over the past two years. In addition, "To the End" will also be released in a special version including a wooden box, the digipack CD and a snow globe.

Check out the artwork here:

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Orden Ogan Announces New Album Release

German epic power metallers Orden Ogan have just finished the recordings for their upcoming new album "To The End." Band leader Seeb Levermann comments:

"It's done! We have finally finished recordings, mix and mastering for our upcoming new album 'To The End.' Overal it took a lot longer than expected, but now we are 100% satisfied with the result and we can't wait to unleash it."

"To The End" will be released on October 26th, 2012. Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available.

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Breaker Confirmed For Bang Your Head 2012

Cleveland, Ohio metallers Breaker been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place July 13th - 14th, 2012 in Balingen, Germany.

Breaker will perform an exclusive European reunion show with original vocalist Jim Hamar to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the release of the landmark "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records.

This will be Breaker's fifth visit to Germany and second to Bang Your Head. The band's only previous festival appearance in Germany with Hamar on vocals was at Wacken Open Air in 2000.
Visit the Bang Your Head website for more information.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Orden Ogan Recording New Album "To The End"

German power metal act Orden Ogan are hard at work recording the band's fourth full length album "To The End" for release in April 2012 through AFM Records. The album follows the 2010 AFM Records release "Easton Hope." The album will mark the first album with new bassist
Niels Löffler (Sardonic/Ex-Predator) who replaced the recently departed Lars Schneider this year.

Song titles for the new album include the following:

"The Frozen Few"
"Land Of The Dead"
"The World Of Ice"
"To The End"
"The Things We Believe In"
"The Ice Kings"
"Till The Stars Cry Out"
"Dying Paradise"

More details are expected shortly.

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AFM 15th Anniversary Festival Packs All-Star Card

AFM Records is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year. In addition to a three CD compilation, the label has also put together an all-star lineup for a festival in Hamburg, Germany on November 26, 2011. The lineup for the show includes headliners U.D.O. along with Voodoo Circle, Orden Ogan, Kissin' Dynamite, Dark Age, The New Black, Lake Of Tears, A Life (Divided), Mob Rules, Byfrost, XStahlmann, Buried In Black, Black Messiah and Crystal Viper with a special act to be announced.

The special 15th Anniversary 3CD compilation will be released on October 28, 2011, but festival attendee's will receive the package free with a ticket purchase.

The track listing for the "AFM Records 15th Anniversary Compilation" is:

CD 1:

1. 24/7 (U.D.O.)
2. Avantasia (Avantasia) (Single Version)
3. The Black Mare (Dragonland) (Edit)*
4. Broken Hero (Iron Mask*)
5. Soulburn (Masterplan)
6. Temple Of Stone (Brainstorm)
7. Brotherhood Of Light (Morton)
8. Heavy Metal Never Dies (Iron Savior*)
9. Watching In Silence (Circle II Circle)
10. Night Of The Sin (Crystal Viper)
11. Dominator (Oz*) More...

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Borsencrash Festival Teaser Trailer Available

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming 2011 edition of the Borsencrash Festival, which is set to take place on October 8th. You can check out the clip below. The currently announced lineup includes Freedom Call, Orden Ogan, At Vance, Motorjesus, Gun Barrel, and Ecliptica.

You can also find additional details by heading over to the Borsencrash festival's Facebook page.

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Band Lineup Announced For Dong Open Air

Ukranian metal act Balfor is the latest band to be confirmed for the upcoming Dong Open Air festival, which will take place from July 14th - 16th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available here. The currently announced band lineup and running order can be found below.

Thursday:
18:00 - 18:45 Crosshead (DE, Thrash)
19:05 - 19:50 Shraphead (NOR, Heavy Rock)
20:10 - 20:55 Bloodwork (DE, Melodic Death)
21:15 - 22:00 Motorjesus (DE, Heavy Rock)
22:20 - 23:20 Evile (UK, Thrash)

Friday:
12:00 - 12:45 Harasai (DE, Melodic Death)
13:05 - 13:50 Past M.D. (DE, Hard Rock)
14:10 - 14:55 Ichor (DE, Death)
15:15 - 16:00 Contradiction (DE, Thrash)
16:20 - 17:05 Vogelfrey (DE, Folk Metal)
17:25 - 18:10 Virgin Snatch (PL, Thrash)
18:30 - 19:15 Balfor (UKR, Black Metal)
19:35 - 20:20 Artas (AUT, Thrash)
20:40 - 21:40 Hackneyed (DE, Death)
22:00 - OE Iced Earth (USA, Power Metal)
OE - ??:?? Ranz Böllner (DE, Heavy Metal)

Saturday:
12:00 - 12:45 Shellycoat (DE, Punkrock)
13:05 - 13:50 Symbolic (DE, Melodic Death)
14:10 - 14:55 Red Circuit (DE, Power Metal)
15:15 - 16:00 Canopy (SWE, Melodic Death)
16:20 - 17:00 Vulture Industries (NOR, Avant-Garde Black)
17:25 - 18:10 The Rotted (UK, Death / Grind)
18:30 - 19:15 Orden Ogan (DE, Power Metal)
19:35 - 20:20 Dew Scented (DE, Thrash)
20:40 - 21:40 Hatesphere (DK, Death/Thrash)
22:00 - OE Overkill (USA, Thrash)
OE - ??:?? After-Show

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Powerwolf Confirms Festival Date

Heavy metallers Powerwolf have announced that they will be taking part in this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place between July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:

AMORPHIS
CALIBAN
EMIL BULLS
END OF GREEN
FEUERSCHWANZ
FREI.WILD
GRAND MAGUS
HACKNEYED
HAIL OF BULLETS
HAMMERFALL
HYPOCRISY
IN EXTREMO
LETZTE INSTANZ
ORDEN OGAN
PAUL DI'ANNO
POWERWOLF
SALTATIO MORTIS
SEPULTURA
STAHLMANN
TARJA
THE NEW BLACK
TURISAS
TÝR
U.D.O.

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Orden Ogan Posts European Tour Trailer

Progressive metal act Orden Ogan has posted a new trailer online to promote its forthcoming tour of Europe, supporting Tiamat. you can view the trailer below:

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Orden Ogan Posts New Music Video Online

ORDEN OGAN has just released the music video for the song "The Lords Of The Flies." The video was originally released in 2008, but has gotten a "facelift" because of the re-issue of their debut album "Vale," which will be released in a remixed and remastered version on November 12. The "Vale" re-release comes as a digipak and will include 4 bonus tracks and the music video. Watch the music video below:

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Tiamat Announces European Tour

Tiamat has announced an upcoming European tour alongside Orden Ogan and Stoneman. The currently announced dates are as follows:

25.11.2010 NL Patronaat Haarlem
26.11.2010 NL Baroeg Rotterdam
27.11.2010 GER Batschkapp Frankfurt
28.11.2010 NL Dynamo Eindhoven
29.11.2010 UK Underworld London
30.11.2010 FRANCE Trabendo Paris
01.12.2010 FRANCE Ferrailleur Nantes
02.12.2010 FRANCE Secret Place Montpellier
04.12.2010 GER Stadmitte Karlsruhe
05.12.2010 AT Bühne Innsbruck
06.12.2010 CH Z7 Pratteln
08.12.2010 BELGIUM Biebob Vosselaar
09.12.2010 GER Markthalle Hamburg
10.12.2010 PL CSG Gdansk
11.12.2010 PL Progresja Warsaw
12.12.2010 PL Mega Club Katowice
13.12.2010 CZ Faval Club Brno
14.12.2010 HUN Dürer Kert Budapest
15.12.2010 GER Backstage Munich
16.12.2010 GER Turock Essen
17.12.2010 GER AlteSpinnerei Glauchau
18.12.2010 GER Hof 23 Berlin
19.12.2010 GER Rosenhof Osnabrück

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Orden Ogan Posts New Music Video Online

ORDEN OGAN has released their new music video that was filmed for the title track of the new album, "Easton Hope." Watch the music video below:

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Orden Ogan Post Fifth Studio Report

German power metallers Orden Ogan have posted their fifth studio report. This report covers the making of the music video for "We Are Pirates" off of their newest album "Easton Hope," which was released in January of 2010.

The song "We Are Pirates" is an homage to the band Running Wild and Guybrush Threepwood, a fictional character that rose to fame in the "Monkey Island" video game series. Majk Moti of Running Wild guests in the video as contributes guitar solos to the song as well.

The official report video is below, and an outtakes video is after the jump. You can find more Orden Ogan videos on their Youtube Channel.

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Orden Ogan Posts Third Video Studio Update

German metal band Orden Ogan has posted a third video studio update blog regarding the progres of their upcoming album, "Easton Hope," which will be release in 2010 through AFM Records. Watch the update below:

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Orden Ogan Posts Second Video Studio Update

German metal band Orden Ogan has posted a video studio update blog regarding the progres of their upcoming album, "Easton Hope," which will be release in 2010 through AFM Records. Watch the update below:

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Orden Ogan Posts Video Studio Update on New Album

Orden Ogan has posted a video studio update blog regarding the progres of their upcoming album, "Easton Hope," which will be release in 2010 through AFM Records. Watch the update below:

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Orden Ogan Announces New Album Release Date

Germany's new melodic/power/folk/progressive metal hope ORDEN OGAN will be release their new album, "Easton Hope," on January 22nd.

The band has uploaded a new sample track, "Nobody Leaves," on their MySpace page.

ORDEN OGAN have also been confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2010.

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Dream Evil Reveals New Album Details

Swedish power metal band DREAM EVIL has revealed a brand-new studio album entitled “In The Night.” DREAM EVIL’s “In The Night” was produced at Sweden’s Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, HammerFall, etc.), which is owned by DREAM EVIL axeman Fredrik Nordström, and will be released via Century Media Records on January 25th, 2010 in Europe and January 26th, 2010 in North America.

The artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Krisiun etc.). The tracklisting for “In The Night” is as follows:

01. Immortal
02. In The Night
03. Bang Your Head
04. See The Light
05. Electric
06. Frostbite
07. On The Wind
08. The Ballad
09. In The Fires Of The Sun
10. Mean Machine
11. Kill, Burn, Be Evil
12. The Unchosen One More...

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Orden Ogan Streaming Running Wild Tribute

German power metallers Orden Ogan, who recently signed with AFM Records, have recorded a track titled "The Battle Of Waterloo" for "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild." The tribute album is to be released on November 13, 2009 via Remedy Records. The track is now available for streaming at this location.

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