The 69 Eyes Posts New Album Making-Of Clip

Helsinki’s The 69 Eyes recently proudly announced the release of new, 11th studio album to be titled “Universal Monsters.” It will be released on April 22nd via Nuclear Blast, and to bridge the gap until the album is unleashed, the band just launched a new making-of trailer.

Vocalist Jyrki commented: “The 69 Eyes are a guitar rock band. The main sound relies on two guitars, bass and drums – a classic set up. The overall sound is also shaped by all members’ different musical backgrounds.

“Rhythm guitarist Timo-Timo’s musical inspiration used to be punk rock, classic UK ’77 punk as well as 80’s hardcore punk. Not only just rhythm guitar, he’s often behind the melodic guitar licks the make The 69 Eyes songs so memorable. No beers in these sessions but you’ll get to hear a glimpse of the next single pick from the album called ‘Dolce Vita’! Still some two months to for that and the album though. Naturally it’s pure co-incidence that his features are strangely similar to Bela Lugosi…”

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The 69 Eyes Posts New Album Making-Of Clip

Helsinki’s The 69 Eyes recently proudly announced the release of new, 11th studio album to be titled “Universal Monsters.” It will be released on April 22nd via Nuclear Blast, and to bridge the gap until the album is unleashed, the band just launched a new making-of trailer.

Vocalist Jyrki commented: “The 69 Eyes are a guitar rock band. The main sound relies on two guitars, bass and drums – a classic set up. The overall sound is also shaped by all members’ different musical backgrounds.

“Rhythm guitarist Timo-Timo’s musical inspiration used to be punk rock, classic UK ’77 punk as well as 80’s hardcore punk. Not only just rhythm guitar, he’s often behind the melodic guitar licks the make The 69 Eyes songs so memorable. No beers in these sessions but you’ll get to hear a glimpse of the next single pick from the album called ‘Dolce Vita’! Still some two months to for that and the album though. Naturally it’s pure co-incidence that his features are strangely similar to Bela Lugosi…”

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First In Series Of “Making Of” For Debut Album “The Jaguar Priest” Posted By Universal Mind Project

Universal Mind Project (a/k/a UMP) – a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe founded by composer/guitarist Michael Alexander – released the first clip in a series of “Making of” videos on for the upcoming and long awaited debut album “The Jaguar Priest.”

In the first clip, the keyboard recordings are showcased. The track featured is the demo version of the song “The Force of Our Creation.” The song features a guest solo by Andromeda guitarist Johan Reinholz.

Musically, UMP combines the features of melodic death and symphonic metal in a modern and fresh way and will have additional guest appearances from Elina Laivera (ex-Seduce the Heaven), Mark Jansen (vocals, Epica/MaYaN), Henrik Bath (vocals, Darkwater), Charlie Dominici (vocals, ex-Dream Theater), Mike LePond (bass, SYMPHONY X), Alex Landenburg (drums, Rhapsody, ex-Annihilator, ex-Stratovarius), Emanuele Casali (keyboards, DGM, Astra), Johan Reinholz (guitar, Andromeda), Theodore Ziras (guitar, Hand Of God) and David Valdes (guitar).

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Second Video Studio Update Posted By Universal Mind Project

Universal Mind Project (a/k/a UMP) – a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe founded by Michael Alexander – posted a second video studio report for the upcoming debut album “The Jaguar Priest.” Details on the album, along with release dates, are expected soon.

In the second report, behind the scenes clips from the new track “Truth” can be heard, which features guest vocalists Elina Laivera (ex-Seduce the Heaven), Mark Jansen (Epica/MaYaN) and Henrik Bath (Darkwater).

Musically, UMP combines the features of melodic death and symphonic metal in a modern and fresh way and will have additional guest appearances from Charlie Dominici (vocals, ex- Dream Theater), Mike LePond (bass, SYMPHONY X), Alex Landenburg (drums, Rhapsody, ex-Annihilator, ex-Stratovarius), Emanuele Casali (keyboards, DGM, Astra), Johan Reinholz (guitar, Andromeda), Theodore Ziras (guitar, Hand Of God), David Valdes (guitar).

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New RONNIE JAMES DIO Covers Album “This Is Your Life” Celebrates the Life and Legacy of a Legend

New RONNIE JAMES DIO Covers Album “This Is Your Life” Celebrates the Life and Legacy of a Legend  Available April 1, 2014 via Rhino This Is Your Life Pays Tribute To The Late Singer With Covers Of His Greatest Songs From Rainbow, Black Sabbath, And Dio Features Newly Recorded Tracks From Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, […]

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New RONNIE JAMES DIO Covers Album “This Is Your Life” Celebrates the Life and Legacy of a Legend

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Dragonland Posts New Video Feature "Val’inthor"

Swedish fantasy power metal band Dragonland posted a new video feature on the elven city of “Val’inthor,” which is featured in the new LP “Under the Grey Banner.” The visual artist Damian Bajowski, from the PC game “The Witcher,” provided the artwork for the features as well as the band’s LP. The album was released on November 18, 2011 through AFM Records.

The track listing for “Under the Grey Banner” is as follows:

1. Ilmarion
2. Shadow Of The Mithril Mountains
3. The Tempest
4. A Thousand Towers White
5. Fire And Brimstone
6. The Black Mare
7. Lady Of Goldenwood
8. Dûrnir’s Forge
9. The Trials Of Mount Farnor
10. Throne Of Bones
11. Under The Grey Banner
12. Ivory Shores

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Mastodon Posts New Single, "Curl Of The Burl" Online

Atlanta, georgia based heavy metal outfit Mastodon has posted their single, “Curl Of The Burl” online for streaming. You can check it out below. “Curl Of The Burl” comes from the group’s forthcoming new studio album, “The Hunter,” which will be released on September 27th and will also be available as a special CD/DVD package, which will feature track commentaries and two music videos, amongt other features.

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