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Below is our complete Rhapsody 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Internal Bleeding Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

New York death metal veterans Internal Bleeding, who are credited for bringing a "slam metal" style to the extreme genre, has been confirmed as the latest band to perform at next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, with fifteen more groups still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Exhumed Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

American death metal favourites Exhumed has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 44, with 16 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Sirenia Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Norwegian gothic metal act Sirenia are the latest band to be confirmed for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 43, with 17 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Amberian Dawn Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Finnish symphonic metal outfit Amberian Dawn has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 42, with 18 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Voivod Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod are the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 40, with 20 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

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Rhapsody Reunion Announces Final Farewell Dates

Currently in the midst of the "20th Anniversary Farewell Tour," recently re-united Italian symphonic metal band Rhapsody is taking no time for a breather. Having performed sold-out shows in Mexico City, Bogotá, Santiago and Buenos Aires, the band has already announced a second Latin America tour leg, which will bring them (back) to Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia and Mexico in January 2018.

But the good news doesn’t end there; right after this second Latin America tour leg the band will return to Europe and play 23 shows in 11 different countries including U.K., Germany, Italy, France and many more!

Fabio Lione (vocals) comments: "After the incredible success of the Rhapsody reunion shows in Latin America the time has finally come for us to meet all of our European fans. Don't miss the upcoming shows for any reason as Luca, Dominique, Patrice, Alex and myself are ready to invest our heart and soul once again in this new great adventure, sharing some unique and wonderful emotions in the name of RHAPSODY's music."

Guitarist Luca Turilli continues: "We can not imagine a better ending for this amazing ‘Farewell Tour’ than playing in Europe for the final time after so many years. It will be pure magic and throughout each show we will present a memorable setlist full of legendary classics, some surprises and a few songs never played before. See you soon!"

Confirmed remaining dates are: More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Announces Public Sales Date

Just after adding Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun (performing Songs of the North I, II & III with backing orchestra), Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter to the bill for the eighth voyage of 70,000 Tons of Metal in February 2018, UMC has announced the date for public sales - which commences Thursday, September 21st @ 12:00pm EDT (9:00am PDT and 6:00pm CEST).

The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sale from February 1-5, 2018 and will sail from Miami/Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, with prices starting at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service, port and service charges.

Sales for 70,000 Tons of Metal Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) started on July 7, 2017 so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com to book your cabin before they’re gone!

So far 25 of the 60 acts have been announced, with Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun, Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter joining the following previously named acts: More...

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CyHra (Ex-In Flames, Etc.) Debuts New Music Video

CyHra, the new band featuring former Amaranthe singer Jake E., ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad and Luca Turilli's Rhapsody drummer Alex Landenburg, debuts a new music video for "Karma", taken from the upcoming debut album "Letters To Myself", which is on course for an October 20th release on Spinefarm. Patric Ullaeus (Arch Enemy, Children Of Bodom) directed the clip.

Check out now "Karma" below.

Comments frontman Jake E.: More...

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Kreator, Gyze, Primal Fear Added to 70,000 Tons 8

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next four additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: German thrash legends Kreator, German power metal veterans Primal Fear, Japanese extreme power metal act Gyze and Scottish pirate scallywags Alestorm. This brings the tally to 21 of 60.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Kreator, Primal Fear, Gyze and Alestorm join the previous 17 artists to have been confirmed are (with 39 left to go):

Aeternam
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica
Wolfheart More...

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Cannibal Corpse, Wolfheart Added To 70,000 Tons

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next two additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: Tampa death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse and Finnish melodic death metal act Wolfheart.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Cannibal Corpse and Wolfheart join the previous 15 artists to have been confirmed are (with 43 left to go):

Aeternam
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica More...

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First Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 8

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the first wave of acts for the 8th edition of the floating festival. Over the July 4th weekend, the following bands were announced: Meshuggah, Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, Septicflesh, Korpiklaani, Obscura, In Extremo, Necrophobic, Rhapsody Reunion, Aeternam, Sepultura, Enslaved, Insomnium, Goatwhore and October Tide, with more announcements imminent.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

To recap, the first 15 artists (of 60) to have been confirmed are (with 45 left to go):

Aeternum
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica More...

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Sweden Rock Festival Live Stream Available

The 2017 edition of the annual Sweden Rock Festival will be broadcasting selected gigs from today through this weekend. Check out the stream and schedule of participating acts over at this location or bookmark this article and watch in the player below.

Among the highlights (all times CEST):

Svartanatt - Thursday June 8, 16:50 CEST
Veonity - Thursday June 8, 21:00 CEST
King's X - Friday June 9, 21:00 CEST
Thyrfing - Friday June 9, 23:15 CEST
Artch - Saturday June 10, 19:45 CEST
Rhapsody Reunion - Saturday June 10, 21:00 CEST

Check out the live stream here: More...

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Rhapsody Announces Farewell Reunion Tour

Fabio Lione, Luca Turilli, Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth proudly announce the reunion of the original members of Rhapsody, and the relevant farewell tour of the band.

The Italian band Rhapsody, one of the greatest icons of Symphonic Power Metal, will gather together to commemorate the 20th Anniversary from their first official release, playing their album “Symphony Of Enchanted Lands” in full, as well as other classics of the band. It will be an exciting and emotional event no one should ever miss, as this will be the only and last chance to see the band performing on stage together. The Rhapsody’s 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour will be hosted by Top Link Music.(this location).

Since its consecration in 1997 with the album "Legendary Tales," Rhapsody has become a worldwide awarded band thanks to its unique, epic and orchestral sound. Initially baptized in the "Hollywood Metal" style, because of its movies-related fascination and its characteristic epic soundtrack elements, the Italian band established itself as one of the biggest names in Symphonic Power Metal thanks to their second release “Symphony Of Enchanted Lands”, which soon became a classic of that music genre. Rhapsody’s main influences also include classical composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Paganini and many others (the song “The Wizard's Last Rhymes” from Rain Of A Thousand Flames, for example, is based on Antonín Dvorák’s ‘New World Symphony’). These elements made the band clearly unique in the whole heavy metal scene and, thanks to its magic, gathered lots of fans all over the world and inspired many bands, giving birth to a brand new musical wave and genre, that established a real and effective Rhapsody imagery. The 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour will represent a last chance for everyone to feel part of that wonderful magic once again. Luca, Fabio, Patrice, Dominique and Alex will celebrate such important and historical event with and for their amazing fans! More...

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Rhapsody Change Name To Rhapsody Of Fire

Italy's so-called "film score metal" band Rhapsody has changed it's name to Rhapsody of Fire. The band have posted the following message regarding the change at their official website:

"Due to copyright and trademark issues the band formerly known as Rhapsody has changed its name. The band members consider this a great new start, reflecting the emboldened and increasingly grandiose direction that their music has taken. “The power of the dragonflame will burn brighter than ever before,” says guitarist/songwriter Luca Turilli. Keyboardist/songwriter Alex Staropoli adds, “The name Rhapsody Of Fire better represents the energy that has always been present in this band and its music.”

With a new record company in Magic Circle Music, a new tour planned and a new album on the way, Rhapsody Of Fire will continue to explore musical fantasy worlds with the precision musicianship and unique symphonic concepts that their fans have come to expect and adore. Fresh on the heels of the band’s first live album release, Live In Canada 2005 - The Dark Secret, a new name and renewed vigor ensure that Rhapsody Of Fire still hold the passion and power that have always been associated with their music."

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Watch Rhapsody's 'Dawn Of Victory' Video Online

Rhapsody are out with the video to their new single 'Dawn Of Victory', from the album 'Live In Canada 2005– The Dark Secret'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

Rhapsody released their first live album earlier this year via Magic Circle Music. Entitled "Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret", contains over 60 minutes of footage recorded at the Metropolis in Montreal/Canada on June 14, 2005 during leg one of the MANOWAR's "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour".

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Rhapsody To Release First Live Album January 31

Italian power metal band RHAPSODY have announced that they will release their first live album on January 31 via Magic Circle Music. Entitled "Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret", the release is a testimony of pure energy, with over 60 minutes of footage recorded at the Metropolis in Montreal/Canada on June 14, 2005 during leg one of the MANOWAR's "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour".

As the special guests for MANOWAR this past summer, RHAPSODY's performance was highly acclaimed internationally for its stripped down and performance-orientated arrangements, which allowed the band to prove that the music really is the message.

"This album is exceptionally magical,” said guitarist and composer Luca Turilli. "It combines the song visions with the fun we had on stage and the amazing reaction from the fans."

Keyboardist and composer Alex Staropoli added, "The reaction of the fans in Canada and the U.S. was just unbelievable. That's why we simply had to name this album 'Live In Canada'. A true dedication!"

"Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret" will be released in two configurations: as a CD format that features the complete Montreal show and as a limited edition CD package (with the complete album recorded in 5.1 surround sound) that will include a bonus DVD that contains exclusive behind-the-scenes-material. The track list includes old favourites from previous years as well as tracks from their latest release "Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret".

"Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret" track listing:

01. The Dark Secret
02. Unholy Warcry
03. Wisdom Of The Kings
04. The Village Of Dwarves
05. Erian´s Mystical Rhymes
06. Dawn Of Victory
07. Lamento Eroico
08. Nightfall On The Grey Mountains
09. The March Of The Swordmaster
10. Emerald Sword
11. Grand Finale

RHAPSODY will continue to tour as the special guest on the second leg of MANOWAR's "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour" in 2006. The first dates have been confirmed and more are to follow.

Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour 2006: More...

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Rhapsody Live Album Details Revealed

Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY will release their first-ever live album, "Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret", on January 23, 2006. Recorded on Juen 13, 2005 at Salle Albert-Rousseau in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada, the CD will feature the following track listing:

01. The Dark Secret
02. Unholy Warcry
03. Wisdom Of The Kings
04. The Village Of Dwarves
05. Eran's Mystical White Book
06. Lamento Eroico
07. Dawn Of Victory
08. Nightfall On The Grey Mountains
09. March Of The Swordmaster
10. Emerald Sword

"Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret" will be released in two different versions: a regular CD, plus a limited-edition containing a bonus DVD with the entire concert recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound. More...

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Rhapsody Guitarist To Release New Solo Album

RHAPSODY guitarist Luca Turilli is currently putting the finishing touches on a new solo album, tentatively due in January/February 2006. Turilli's last solo CD, "Prophet of the Last Eclipse", came out in 2002.

RHAPSODY will be releasing their first live album ever in early 2006. The recordings will be based on performances made during leg one of MANOWAR's "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour" where RHAPSODY appeared as the special guests in spring 2005.

RHAPSODY released "Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret", in September 2004 via Magic Circle Music/SPV. The CD features a very special appearance by acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Gremlins II", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow").

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Italian Manowar Spoof Band Are 'Gay' And Proud

Italian power metal band NANOWAR have spoofed a well-known macho heavy metal legend with their album "Other Bands Play ... Nanowar Gay". Not only does the album cover spoof MANOWAR's "Fighting the World" album sleeve, it also twists the well-known MANOWAR battle cry from "slay" to "gay" and portrays the heroes in suitable VILLAGE PEOPLE-style attire. Needless to say, the album, with songtitles such as "Tricycles of Steel" and "Power of the Power of the Power (Of the Great Sword)", is the best-selling item on the newly opened rockdetector.com indie CD store too.

Based in Rome, NANOWAR comprises vocalist Potowotominimak, guitarists Gatto Panceri 666 and Mohammed Abdul, with Uinona Raider on drums. The band also targets RHAPSODY, re-working "Emerald Sword" as "Emerald Fork".

You can hear some samples and order the CD from rockdetector.com

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Manowar To Embark On Tour With Rhapsody

MANOWAR will be teaming up with RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL for the "Demons, Dragons And Warriors World Tour 2006" beginning next spring.

Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows:

Apr. 04 - Frankfurt, GER - Festhalle
Apr. 06 - Munich, GER - Olympiahalle
Apr. 07 - Stuttgart, GER - Schleyerhalle
Apr. 08 - Nuremberg, GER - Frankenhalle
Apr. 10 - Berlin, GER - Max-Schmeling-Halle
Apr. 11 - Dortmund, GER - Westfalenhalle

MANOWAR recently signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with SPV for their Magic Circle Music label. A new MANOWAR album is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2006.

MANOWAR performed live late last month with several other Magic Circle Music bands at the Earthshaker Fest 2005 in Geiselwind, Germany.

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