Destruction And Seven Spires Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal event has announced a further two bands to perform on this year’s cruise. Joining the fray will be legendary German thrash trio Destruction and Boston based symphonic death metal outfit, Seven Spires. This brings the list of confirmed bands up to fifty, with only ten more groups 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 is as follows:

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

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Giacomo Paradiso Named New Guitarist For Fallen Arise

Athens based symphonic metal act Fallen Arise has announced the band’s new guitarist, Giacomo Paradiso (Essential Genre Obsession)!

Stated the band: “We are so excited to present our new guitarist! Giacomo Paradiso from beautiful Siena, Italy. Belongs now to Fallen Arise family! Welcome to the band Giacomo!”

Fallen Arise was formed in 2009 and released the second full length album “Adeline” in October 2015 via Rock Of Angels Records (aka ROAR), which combined a theatrical atmosphere with a progressive approach and a heavy-metal-alike heaviness. The album takes us back in time of the Victorian era of the 19th century (1837-1901), presenting us the decay of the human body and mind through fiction. The album was realized in the collaboration with an ensemble of 40 renowned musicians from the National Opera, the Athens State Orchestra, the NERIT Orchestra and the Piraeus Concert Band.

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Fallen Arise To Play Hammerfest 2018

Athens based symphonic metal band Fallen Arise has been confirmed for the 10th anniversary edition of Hammerfest U.K.

Stated the band: “We are proud to announce our participation at Hammerfest in Pwllheli, Wales, U.K. next March 17th, 2018! We will share the stage with Sepultura, Hellyeah, Blaze Bayley and other great bands!”

Taking place in March of 2018, you can get more information on Hammerfest by heading over to the festival’s official website here.

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Fallen Arise To Play Hammerfest 2018

Athens based symphonic metal band Fallen Arise has been confirmed for the 10th anniversary edition of Hammerfest U.K.

Stated the band: “We are proud to announce our participation at Hammerfest in Pwllheli, Wales, U.K. next March 17th, 2018! We will share the stage with Sepultura, Hellyeah, Blaze Bayley and other great bands!”

Taking place in March of 2018, you can get more information on Hammerfest by heading over to the festival’s official website here.

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New Album “The Second Big Bang” Announced By SoulSpell

Brazilian based symphonic power metal opera band SoulSpell, created by drummer Heleno Vale, announced that the upcoming fourth studio album will be entitled “The Second Big Bang.” The album will drop on May 25th via Inner Wound Records.

“The Second Big Bang” is the result of five years of intense production, the follow up to 2012’s “Hollow’s Gathering.” Among the myriad of guest stars, the album will include performances by: Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane), Andre Matos (ex-Angra), Dani Nolden (Shadowside), Fabio Lione (Angra/Eternal Idol/ex-Rhapsody Of Fire), Victor Emeka, Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Daisa Munhoz (Vandroya), Pedro Campos (Hangar), Ral Scheepers (Primal Fear), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Jefferson Albert (Cavallier), Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia/Hartmann), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Iced Earth/ex-Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and so many more.

The album’s track listing and album artwork are revealed here:

1. Time to Set You Free
2. The Second Big Bang
3. The End You’ll Only Know at the End
4. Dungeons and Dragons
5. Horus’s Eye
6. Father and Son
7. White Lion of Goldah
8. Game of Hours
9. Super Black Hole
10. Sound of Rain
11. Soulspell (Apocalypse version)
12. Alexandria (Apocalypse version)

Check out the trailer clip here:

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Details Of New Album “Tears Of Silence” Issued By Imperia, New Track Stream Available

Dutch based symphonic gothic metal act Imperia – featuring original Sahara Dust (now Epica) vocalist Helena Iren Michaelsen – released details on the upcoming fourth full length studio release “Tears Of Silence.” The album is set to drop via Massacre Records on November 20th.

Check out the first new material via the stream of the new track “Crossroads” below. “Tears of Silence” was recorded and mixed by Christian Moos (Ancient Rites/Haken) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Pyramaze).

The track list is as follows:

1. Silence is my Friend
2. Crossroads
3. Broken (When the Silence Cries)
4. Away
5. Friheten Vil Seire
6. My Screaming Heart
7. Motherlove
8. The Vikingsong
9. Spirit Chase (Keep Fighting)
10. Innocent Child
11. Wings of Hope

Check out “Crossroads” here:

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Keyboardist Daniel Saunders Splits With Damnation Angels

U.K. based symphonic metal act Damnation Angels parted ways with keyboardist Daniel Saunders. The band is set to embark on the first European Tour this coming November and guitarist Will Graney is set to play the keyboards as well live, if the band is unable to find a replacement.

In a statement on the band’s Facebook page, Graney stated: “Hello everyone, a personal statement here from Will! I’d just like to announce that we are parting ways with Keyboardist Daniel Saunders. Things just didn’t work out and that’s the nature of this business I’m afraid. As we always say, good luck in the future. This will not effect anything upcoming so don’t worry about the tour or the album! It’s all still going ahead.

“People seem to come and go a lot in this industry but the key is Me, John, PelleK and Stephen are as a band and friends stronger than ever. We will consider a keyboardist to join this family but it has to be the right person this time. So we will take our time and ‘I hope’ we will find that person. Feel free to send us a message if you’re interested to damnation_angels@hotmail.com.

“Until then or maybe indefinitely, I will be taking care of keyboards live as well as guitars and like I said this doesn’t effect anything SO SEE YOU ON THE ROAD IN NOVEMBER, WHEN EUROPE DESCENDS INTO DARKNESS….”

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European Tour With Andromeda and Until Rain Announced By Damnation Angels

U.K. based symphonic metal act Damnation Angels announced that they will embark on the band’s first ever tour of Europe with Andromeda and Until Rain. The tour kicks off on November 15th in Copenhagen. The band is also working on the new album “The Valiant Fire,” which is tentatively set for an April 2014 release. One new track was debuted at the band’s recent performance at ProgPower USA in Atlanta back on September 6th.

Confirmed dates thus far (more to be added) are:

November
15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – High Voltage
16 – Esbjerg, Denmark – Konfus
19 – London, UK – The Underworld Camden
20 – Uden, Netherlands – De Pul
24 – Paris, France – Le Divan Du Monde
26 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzamatazz3
27 – Nice, France – Altherax
28 – Milano, Italy – Bloom
29 – Wien, Austria – Replugged

December
1 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice

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Aura To Release Debut Album “Inspiration” Via Grailight

Moscow based symphonic metal band Aura will release debut album “Inspiration” via Grailight Productions this coming September 10th, 2013. Grailight comments on the release:

“Incredible beautiful voice of Eugenia ‘Runes’ Rodnikova, already known to many on the Emerald Night, decorated with elegant romantic music, high-classed growling and screaming and hit melodies! Do not miss one of the most beautiful releases of my label!”

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Gate XIII Posts New Single “Worlds Apart” Online

Northern Ireland based symphonic metal band Gate XIII has released a single online titled “Worlds Apart,” which can be heard in the player below.

The track also features the group’s newly announced vocalist Rionach McGlinchey. Check out the song via Bandcamp here or in the player available below.

Worlds apart by Gate XIII

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