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Last updated on June 20, 2013 at 9:22 AM ET
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6 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Melodic metal act Masterplan announced a fall European Tour with Mystic Prophecy, Jaded Heart, Siren's Cry and Sebastian beginning on October 1, 2013 at the C Club in Berlin. The tour is in support of the new album "Novum Initium," which is available now via AFM Records (see review at this location). Mystic Prophecy will be supporting its upcoming new album "Killhammer."
Confirmed dates are as follows:
01-10-13 - Berlin (DE) - C Club *
02-10-13 - Hamburg (DE) - Ballroom Warehouse RnR *
03-10-13 - Bochum (DE) - Matrix *
04-10-13 - Uden (NE) - De Pul *
05-10-13 - Kerkrade (NE) - Rock Temple *
06-10-13 - Vosselar (BE) - Biebob *
07-10-13 - Paris (FR) - Le Divan Du Monde *
09-10-13 - Aschaffenburg (DE) - Colosaal *
10-10-13 - Siegburg (DE) - Live Club Kubana **
11-10-13 - Pratteln (CH) - Z7 **
12-10-13 - Memmingen (DE) - Kaminwerk **
13-10-13 - Munchen (DE) - Backstage Halle **
15-10-13 - Milan (ITA) - The Factory **
16-10-13 - TBA - TBC **
17-10-13 - Vienna (AT) - Aera **
18-10-13 - Budapest (HU) - TBC **
19-10-13 - Prague (CZ) - Club Matrix **
20-10-13 - Erfurt (DE) - From Hell ***
21-10-13 - Nurnberg (DE) - Hirsch ***
(* - with Jaded Heart; ** - with Sebastian; *** - with special guest) More...
Pennsylvania traditional metal act Nitro (not to be confused with the Jim Gillette glam act) will issue material from the 1982 debut EP "Lethal" as well as its re-release via Mausoleum Records ("Lethal + II") along with previously unreleased bonus tracks from the '80's as a remastered full length LP entitled "Lethal Dose." The release drops on July 25, 2013 via Skol Records.
Nitro plays metal in the vein of early Riot and Oz. The album artwork can be seen here: More...
German power wolves Powerwolf posted a teaser clip for the upcoming LP "Preachers of the Night." The album drops on July 19, 2013 via Napalm Records. The album is described as "a truly catchy and intense album -- furious, epic, heavy und wolfish up to the max! Powerwolf have again created an album that goes directly in your ears with its easy-to-grasp hooklines and catchy refrains, but you also won't be fed up with it after numerous listens."
The track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:
1. Amen & Attack (streaming here)
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead
Check out the teaser clip here: More...
French "prog/power movie metal" act Qantice has named Per Fredrik Asly a/k/a PelleK (Damnation Angels) as the band's new vocalist. The band is preparing the sophomore release "The Phantonauts" for release later this year.
After its formation in 2002 in Paris by guitarist/composer Tony Beaufils, Qantice released two demos in 2005 and 2008, leading up to the debut album release "The Cosmocinesy" in 2009 via Brennus Music. A novel version of the story of the album was issued last year entitled "Qantice, la Cosmocinésie ou les Remuements des Mondes," which was co-written by Tony and Marie Fontaine.
Beaufils commented on the upcoming LP: "After a lot of hard work on 'The Phantonauts,' we're thrilled to be able to deliver our new album to our fans and we are really looking
forward to playing live!"
The lineup for Qantice is as follows:
Tony Beaufils - Guitars, Composer
PelleK - Vocals
Aurélien Joucla - Drums
Yosh Otias - Violins
A preview clip of "The Phantonauts," featuring the new track "Hoverland" can be heard here: More...
Cradle Of Filth posted a new music video for the track "For Your Vulgar Delectation." The song appears on the band's latest LP "The Manticore and Other Horrors," which is available now via Nuclear Blast Records (see review at this location).
Check out the video here:
French power metal act Lonewolf posted up a preview featuring clips from the entire new LP "The Fourth and Final Horseman." The album drops on July 5th via Napalm Records. The album was produced by Powerwolf's Charles Greywolf.
The track list for the album is:
1. The Fourth And Final Horseman
2. The Poison Of Mankind
4. Time For War
5. Another Star Means Another Death
7. Guardian Angel
8. Throne Of Skulls
9. The Brotherhood Of Wolves
11. Unknown Soldier (Bonus Track)
12. Raise the Flag (Bonus Track) More...