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Last updated on August 4, 2015 at 9:43 AM ET

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ShadowStrike Names New Keyboardist

New York power metal act Shadowstrike announced that the band has named Optic keyboardist Ryan Patane as a full time member. Patane was a live guest for the band, notably appearing at the 2014 installment of the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival.

Patane commented: "I've got power metal coursing through my veins, so I'm thrilled to be a part of ShadowStrike. They're a good group of dudes and we've got some tasty music in the works. I hope the fans are ready for a lot of key shreddage!"

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Krais added: "We are extremely happy and excited to have Ryan be a part of ShadowStrike. After we played together back in November at Deland Rock and Metal Festival in 2014, we all knew that Ryan would be a perfect fit in the group; not only musically, but we all got along really well and have built on our friendships since then. He is amazing keyboardist with a lot of talent, and his style is only helping us broaden our sound and even adding more progressive elements that we otherwise would have opted out on.”

In addition, the band provided an update on the upcoming new album: "The new album is coming along great and we have been writing it with Ryan since we got back from Deland in November. It is almost finished being written, and it is sounding amazing. The music we are able to create now with a proper keyboardist has brought us to the next level and we can’t wait to give out full details about the album and share the new music with you all!"

The band will perform live on the following dates:

August 14th w/ Insomnium and Omnius Gatherum @ Trick Shots, Clifton Park, NY
September 9th w/ Angra and Gothic Knights @ B.B King’s, New York, New York
September 22nd w/ Hibria and Unleash The Archers @ Even Flow Bar and Grill, Bay Shore, NY

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Mastercastle Gives You "Pirates"

Italian metal act Mastercastle released a new music video for the track "Pirates." The song appears on the band's latest release "Enfer (De La Bibliothèque Nationale)," which is available now via Scarlet Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Jeff Scott Soto To Replace Morgana Lefay At PPUSA

Legendary hard rock/metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, T.S.O., ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) has been confirmed for the sold-out ProgPower USA festival this year in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing Sweden's Morgan Lefay, who became the latest victim of the USICS Visa System. In a special performance, Jeff will celebrate his entire 30 year career at the festival performing songs from many of his bands along the way, including Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Pell Rudi, W.E.T., Rock Star, as well as his solo releases.

Jeff stated: "Having known about the ProgPower USA fest for years, I'm proud to be invited to present the ONLY US show this year with my 30th anniversary show! Me and the boys couldn't be more excited to rock Atlanta!"

Promoter Glenn Harveston added: "I’m honestly still in awe Jeff has graciously stepped up to the plate to help us out at the last minute. I can say I have never had such an amazing and quick conversation with an artist when it comes to booking a band. That is not only a sign of a true professional, but someone wanting to perform for our festival audience. Nothing fires up this crowd more than knowing a legendary name like Jeff Scott Soto actually wants to be in Atlanta. I'd also like to thank Sun Hill Management for the great response time."

Jeff Scott Soto recently took part in the sold out T.S.O./Savatage two stage spectacle at Wacken this past weekend. His latest solo release "Inside the Vertigo," under the monikor Soto, was released by earMusic back in January. More...

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Epsilon "Feasts On The Flesh Of My Enemies"

Austrian death metal act Epsilon released a new music video for the track "I Shall Feast on the Flesh of My Enemies." The song appears on the band's sophomore LP "Zu Richten," which was issued back in the beginning of June via Mighty Music.

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Black Fast Premieres New Music Video "I Conspire"

Black Fast premieres another new track titled "I Conspire", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Terms Of Surrender", out in stores August 07th via eOne Music.

Check out now "I Conspire" below.

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The Devil Wears Prada Premieres New Song "Alien"

The Devil Wears Prada premieres another new song titled "Alien" taken from the band's upcoming first official release since 2013, the conceptual EP "Space", which will be out in stores on August 21st via Rise Records.

Check out now "Alien" below.

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