Panorama Release “Heart Has Been Broken” Lyric Video

Swiss/Finnish/American heavy rockers of Panorama have released a new lyric video for ‘Heart Has Been Broken’, the song is taken from their debut album ‘Around The World’, out on January 12, 2018 and on Vinyl as a black and silver (limited edition 250 pcs) LP, out on February 16, 2018, via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The video can be viewed below:

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Details Of Debut Album “Neverland” Posted By Gods Of Silence

Swiss melodic metal band, Gods Of Silence will release the debut album “Neverland” on September 8th via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

“Neverland” features 11 tracks and was produced, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The album/cover artwork (shown below) was created by Stan W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper).

The track listing is:

1. Gods of Silence (Intro)
2. Army of Liars
3. Against the Wall
4. Neverland
5. Full Moon
6. The Phoenix
7. Demons
8. Wonderful Years
9. Alone
10. You Mean Nothing More To Me
11. All My Life

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ROAR Rock Of Angels Records Inks Deal With Gods Of Silence

Swiss act Gods Of Silence (f/k/a Kirk) signed on with ROAR Rock of Angels Records for an upcoming new record.

The band was originally formed as Kirk and released the first album “The Final Dance” in 2003. Drummer Vito Cecere left the band due to health problems and the band took a break to work on various side projects. In 2009, the band was reformed with drummer Philipp Eichenberger (Legenda Aurea). New songs were written over the next few months and by the end of 2010, the band was back in the studio under the guidance of the well known producer Dennis Ward and released the sophomore album “Masquerade” in 2014.

Due to musical differences, singer Thomi Rauch left the band in 2016. Soon afterwards a new singer was found in Gilbi Meléndez. With a new frontman, the band decided to change its name to Gods Of Silence. In 2016, the band was back in the studio with Dennis Ward to record the new record.

Stay tuned for the first details of the new release.

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Ana Metal Charity Project Raising Money For Cancer Research

The ANA Metal For Charity project will be released by Into The LimeLight Records this coming May 5th, 2017. Founded by Marius Danielsen and Anniken Rasmussen, Ana features a truly impressive all star lineup we will raise money for cancer research. Anniken and Marius stated:

“We have seen this horrible disease up close. It seems to affect everyone in some case. For quite a while we have had a wish to contribute to the fight against cancer. Now just felt like the time. Ana was originally written in remembrance of someone who died of cancer. We wanted to use it for an even greater cause. However, we wanted to make a fight song, so we had to rewrite some of the lyrics. We are grateful for all the contributing parts and hope that we can make a difference.”

The project will include “Ana,” written by Marius and Anniken, a cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver,” as well as bonus tracks donated by participating bands. The album will be made available as a digipack as well as a download through all major streaming sites. The insanely long list of contributors begins after the cover artwork (prepare to use your scroll button):

“Ana” lineup:
Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Kiske/Somerville)
Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween, Masterplan)
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear)
Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares)
Matias Kupiainen (Stratovarius)
Rafael Bittencourt (Angra)
Doogie White (ex-Rainbow, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock)
Jake E (Amaranthe, Dreamland)
Rick Altzi (Masterplan)
Al Atkins (ex-Judas Priest)
Mark Sweeney (Wolfpakk, ex-Crystal Ball)
Ramy Ali (Freedom Call, Iron Mask)
David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Almanac)
Daniel Heiman (ex-Lost Horizon)
Tony Mills (ex-TNT, ex-Shy)
Mike LePond (Symphony X)
Thomas Winkler (Gloryhammer)
Frank Beck (Gamma Ray)
Christian Eriksson (Twilight Force)
Alessio Garavello (ex-Power Quest, A New Tomorrow)
PelleK (soloartist, ex-Damnation Angels)
Snowy Shaw (ex-King Diamond, ex-Therion)
Mats Levén (Candlemass)
Yama-B (ex-Galneryus, Gunbridge)
Bernt Fjellestad (Guardians of Time, Susperia)
Ida Haukland (Triosphere)
Martin Steene (Iron Fire)
Jo Amore (ex-Nightmare, Now or Never)
Patrik Johansson (Bloodbound, Shadowquest)
Carsten “Lizard” Schulz (ex-Domain, CLS Syndicate)
Sean Peck (Cage, Death Dealer)
John Jaycee Cuijpers (Praying Mantis)
Siegfried Samer (Dragony, Visions of Atlantis)
Magnus Winterwild (Axenstar)
Leo Figaro (Minstrelix)
David Åkesson (Qantice)
Henning Stranden (soloartist)
Tore André Helgemo (Stargazer)
William Ernstsen (Stargazer)
Anniken Rasmussen (Darkest Sins)
Marius Danielsen (Darkest Sins, Eunomia)
Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins, Tindrum, Eunomia)
Mixed by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69)
Artwork by Stan W Decker.

Holy Diver bonus all-star line-up:
Rick Altzi (Masterplan)
Neil Turbin (ex-Anthrax, DeathRiders)
Marius Danielsen (Darkest Sins, The Legend of Valley Doom)
David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Almanac)
Urban Breed (Serious Black, ex-Tad Morose)
Elias Holmlid (Dragonland)
Jake E (Dreamland, Amaranthe)
Anniken Rasmussen (Darkest Sins)
Ramy Ali (Freedom Call, Iron Mask)
Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69)
Jo Amore (ex-Nightmare, Now or Never)
Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer)

Marius Danielsen’s Metal Opera – Lost In A Dream:
Vocals – Marius Danielsen (Darkest Sins)
Vocals – Elisa Martin (ex-Dark Moor, ex-Fairyland)
Rhythm Guitar – Marius Danielsen
Solo Guitar – Ross the Boss (ex-Manowar)
Solo Guitar – Olivier Lapauze (Heavenly)
Bass – Anniken Rasmussen (Darkest Sins)
Keyboard – Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins)
Drums – Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire)

Monster by Martyr – bonus track with special guests:
Nick Holleman (Vicious Rumors)
Gert Nijboer (Highway Chile/Deathriders)

Darkest Sins – Domineer:
Marius Danielsen – Vocals, guitar
Anniken Rasmussen – Vocals, bass
Sigurd Kårstad – Guitar
Peter Danielsen – Keyboard and orchestration
Ludvig Pedersen – Drums

Other tracks will be:
Marius Danielsen – Lost in a Dream
Al Atkins – A Void to Avoid (Part 1)
Carsten Lizard Schulz Syndicate – Brand New Fire
Gunbridge – Rebellion
Gloryhammer – Angus McFire

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“Ana” Charity Album To See Release In 2017

Into The LimeLight Records just issued this statement about an impending charity album set for release next year:

“We are over the moon to announce that we will release the album for the ‘Ana – Metal For Charity Project; in 2017. As a label we want to do one project each year for charity and this is such a fantastic cause.

“This charity project has been founded by Marius Danielsen and Anniken Rasmussen. With an impressive all star lineup we will raise money for cancer research. The full 100% of the incoming money will go to this project. There will be two songs by the all-stars:

1. ‘Ana’ written by Marius and Anniken
2. ‘Holy’ Diver cover

“There will be also some songs on the CD donated by participating bands. The first band donating a fantastic song is Monster from the Dutch metal legends Martyr. More information will follow soon.”

The album’s full lineup will include:

Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Kiske/Somerville)
Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween, Masterplan)
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear)
Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares)
Matias Kupiainen (Stratovarius)
Rafael Bittencourt (Angra)
Doogie White (ex-Rainbow, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock)
Jake E (Amaranthe, Dreamland)
Rick Altzi (Masterplan)
Al Atkins (ex-Judas Priest)
Mark Sweeney (Wolfpakk, ex-Crystal Ball)
Ramy Ali (Freedom Call, Iron Mask)
David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Almanac)
Daniel Heiman (ex-Lost Horizon)
Tony Mills (ex-TNT, ex-Shy)
Mike LePond (Symphony X)
Thomas Winkler (Gloryhammer)
Frank Beck (Gamma Ray)
Christian Eriksson (Twilight Force)
Alessio Garavello (ex-Power Quest, A New Tomorrow)
PelleK (soloartist, ex-Damnation Angels)
Snowy Shaw (ex-King Diamond, ex-Therion)
Mats Levén (Candlemass)
Yama-B (ex-Galneryus, Gunbridge)
Bernt Fjellestad (Guardians of Time, Susperia)
Ida Haukland (Triosphere)
Martin Steene (Iron Fire)
Jo Amore (ex-Nightmare, Now or Never)
Patrik Johansson (Bloodbound, Shadowquest)
Carsten “Lizard” Schulz (ex-Domain, CLS Syndicate)
Sean Peck (Cage, Death Dealer)
John Jaycee Cuijpers (Praying Mantis)
Siegfried Samer (Dragony, Visions of Atlantis)
Magnus Winterwild (Axenstar)
Leo Figaro (Minstrelix)
David Åkesson (Qantice)
Henning Stranden (soloartist)
Tore André Helgemo (Stargazer)
William Ernstsen (Stargazer)
Anniken Rasmussen (Darkest Sins)
Marius Danielsen (Darkest Sins, Eunomia)
Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins, Tindrum, Eunomia)
Mixed by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69)
Artwork by Stan W Decker

“Holy Diver” bonus track:
Rick Altzi (Masterplan)
Neil Turbin (ex-Anthrax, DeathRiders)
Marius Danielsen (Darkest Sins, The Legend of Valley Doom)
David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Almanac)
Urban Breed (Serious Black, ex-Tad Morose)
Elias Holmlid (Dragonland)
Jake E (Dreamland, Amaranthe)
Anniken Rasmussen (Darkest Sins)
Ramy Ali (Freedom Call, Iron Mask)
Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69)
Jo Amore (ex-Nightmare, Now or Never)

“Monster” by Martyr – bonus track
Nick Holleman (Vicious Rumors)
Gert Nijboer (Highway Chile/Deathriders)

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Katagory V Releases Final Album “Resurrect The Insurgence”

“Resurrect The Insurgence” is Katagory V’s 5th and final album, produced by bassist & chief songwriter Dustin Mitchell, and mixed & mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Primal Fear, Angra).

The album was completed and initially set to be released in late 2011, but was delayed for several years due to financial issues and the lack of label interest; it was ultimately shelved after the band’s August 2014 Indiegogo campaign failed to generate enough money to release it in various formats independently. Katagory V officially announced its official break up shortly after.

Many long-time fans contacted the band after that break up, wanting the opportunity to experience and own the final album. After some serious consideration, Dustin, Albert, Marc, Bizzaro and Kris agreed to release it in digital format-only through Bandcamp. Stream the full album below, or pick up your own copy over here. The track listin gis:

1. Ascension 01:12
2. Crash Down 05:53
3. Sinister Seduction 05:42
4. Far Too Long 06:12
5. My Insurrection 07:16
6. Get Awesome 07:41
7. Sins of the Son 05:46
8. I Am Change 06:46
9. The Search For Control 09:26
10. Writings on the Wall 05:58

Resurrect the Insurgence by Katagory V

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New Live Clip “No Holy Man” Available From Eden’s Curse

U.K. hard rock act Eden’s Curse released another live clip from the new release “Live With the Curse.” Check out “No Holy Man” (from the 2011 album “Trinity”). The live release dropped on March 14th in Europe and is set to be issued on April 14th in the USA via AFM Records.

The clip and album were recorded live at The Classic Grand in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday 28th November. It was mixed and mastered by the bands long term engineer Dennis Ward (Krokus/Angra/Unisonic).

The track list for the double live CD is:

Disc 1:

1. Symphony of Sin
2. Break the Silence
3. Masquerade Ball
4. Black Widow
5. Trinity
6. Fly Away
7. Just Like Judas
8. Fallen From Grace
9. Jerusalem Sleeps
10. Guitar Solo
11. Time to Breathe

Disc 2:

1. Rock Bottom (see clip here)
2. Devil in Disguise
3. Wings to Fly
4. No Holy Man
5. Unbreakable
6. Judgement Day
7. Band Introductions
8. Evil & Divine
9. Angels & Demons

Check out “No Holy Man” here:

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Unisonic Posts “Exceptional” Making-Of Video

“Exceptional,” the latest video from heavy metal supergroup Unisonic, made its official U.S. premiere last month. The song appears on the band’s sophomore full-length, “Light Of Dawn”, set to drop in North America next Tuesday, August 12th.

In celebration of its release, the band is pleased to unleash a special “Exceptional” making-of video which takes fans behind-the-scenes of the shoot. Check it out below.

Spring of 2014 saw Unisonic produce the twelve new tunes that make up “Light Of Dawn.” Vocalist Michael Kiske comments:

“Our first world tour has really welded us together. The touring made us realize the importance of a congenial atmosphere for our creativity and how much I missed this team spirit over the past twenty years. Only musicians who feel really comfortable with each other can deliver their optimum performance.”

Dennis Ward, a driving force within the unit, one of its main composers and, as on 2012’s self-titled debut, its producer, agrees: “At the end of the day, you have to tour to get immediate fan reactions to your material. In this respect, the shows were very interesting and extremely encouraging. There’s no doubt that they gave Unisonic nough energy to make working on Light Of Dawn child’s play for everybody involved.”

“Light Of Dawn” follows the band’s “For The Kingdom” EP released digitally in North America in May.

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Unisonic Releases “Exceptional” Music Video

“Exceptional,” the new video from supergroup Unisonic, can now be seen below. The song comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, “Light Of Dawn,” set for release in North America on August 12th, 2014.

“Light Of Dawn” follows the band’s “For The Kingdom” EP released digitally in North America in May. Unisonic boasts a royal lineup of former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, also ex-Helloween) alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (Asia, Gotthard, Krokus), bassist Dennis Ward, and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany’s Pink Cream 69). The new album’s track listing is as follows:

01. Venite 2.0
02. Your Time Has Come
03. Exceptional
04. For The Kingdom
05. Not Gonna Take Anymore
06. Night Of The Long Knives
07. Find Shelter
08. Blood
09. When The Deed Is Done
10. Throne Of The Dawn
11. Manhunter
12. You And I

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New EP “For The Kingdom” Announced By Unisonic

Germany’s Unisonic, the band featuring ex-Helloween members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitars), announced the release of the new EP “For The Kingdom.” The EP will be issued via earMusic on May 12, 2014 on the following formats: CD, strictly limited 12″ vinyl and digital download.

The artwork (shown below) was created by graphic artist Martin Hausler (who has previously worked with Unisonic on the band’s debut album). It constitutes only a very small excerpt of the futuristic album artwork.

“For the Kingdom” was produced by bassist Dennis Ward and contains the fast album track “For The Kingdom,” the exclusive song “You Come Undone” (only available on this release) plus four previously unreleased live songs: “Unisonic,” “Never Too Late,” “Star Rider” and “Souls Alive,” which were all recorded at the Masters of Rock Festival 2012 in Czech Republic.

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