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Last updated on December 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM ET
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Detroit-based prog metal band Imminent Sonic Destruction has released a video for the song "Breaking Through."
This live video was recorded in 2012 at the band's album release show at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. Check out the 13-minute epic performance video below.
Last month ISD completed the search to replace drummer Pat DeLeon, who left the band earlier this year. After several auditions, ISD has tapped Dan Chapa (Switchline, Rockstar).
Australian traditional metal band Dragonsclaw released a the third music video for the sophomore album "Judgement Day." The new video is "Watching My Every Move," which features a guest vocal appearance by David Reece (ex-Accept), can be seen in the player below. Check out the previous videos for "Fly: Defenders of the Skies, Pt. II" and "Battle Cry". "Judgement Day" is available via Killer Metal Records.
In addition, as a holiday gift to the fans, the band is offering a free download of the new compilation album, "Fleshwounds," over at this location. The compilation includes the all the band's videos to day and 2 unreleased rarities.
Check out "Watching My Every Move" here: More...
Timo Tolkki reported that the upcoming Timo Tolkki's Avalon sophomore LP (working titled Avalon II) will feature Nightwish/ReVamp vocalist Floor Jansen as the main singer. In addition, Tolkki will bring Avalon out on the road for a European Tour in May 2014.
Jansen provides lead vocals on the upcoming first single and promotional video. The release date for both single and the video is planned for March 2014. The recordings are currently taking place in East Sound Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Jansen joins the cast that already includes Epica singer Simone Simons and the reunion of the early Stratovarius. Lineup: Tuomo Lassila on drums (the founder of Stratovarius) and Antti Ikonen on keyboards (the original keyboard player of Stratovarius).
The European Tour will coincide with the release of the album. More details on the album release date, live lineup and dates will be revealed later.
Timo Tolkki commented: “I am right now recording probably the best vocalist I have worked with in my whole career. This has been a jaw dropping experience and I thought I have already seen it all. Floor has proven me wrong. For example in the 10 minute title track of the album, she delivers in my opinion the best vocals of her career so far. This song is probably the biggest sounding of my whole career and Floor simply makes it an astonishing, almost breathtaking experience! We are both surprised of how amazing this has turned out to be and both very happy to hear how amazing it sounds.” More...