Video Clip For New Song “Children Of Light” Issued By Within Silence

Slovakian melodic metal band Within Silence just released a music video for “Children Of Light,” the second single from their new album “Return From The Shadows.” Check it out in the player below.

“Return From The Shadows” will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records.

“Return From The Shadows” is a perfect follow-up to the debut album “Gallery of Life” and feels like a more mature and focused album. The impressive song-writing and melodies are still there, and together with heavy riffs, symphonic arrangements and epic parts the result is a really strong album!

The album was mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) “Return From The Shadows” is a perfect album for fans of bands like Theocracy, Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius!

The track listing is:

1. We Are The Ones
2. Heroes Must Return (see video clip here)
3. Children Of Light
4. Calling From The Other Side
5. In the Darkness
6. The Final Victory
7. You & I
8. Master
9. Return From The Shadows

Check out “Children Of Light” here:

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New Album “Return From The Shadows” Announced By Within Silence

Slovakian melodic metal band Within Silence will release the new album “Return From The Shadows” on October 27th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records.

“Return From The Shadows” is a perfect follow-up to the debut album “Gallery of Life” and feels like a more mature and focused album. The impressive song-writing and melodies are still there, and together with heavy riffs, symphonic arrangements and epic parts the result is a really strong album!

The album was mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani).

The track listing for “Return From The Shadows” is:

1. We Are The Ones
2. Heroes Must Return
3. Children Of Light
4. Calling From The Other Side
5. In the Darkness
6. The Final Victory
7. You & I
8. Master
9. Return From The Shadows

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New Album “Return From The Shadows” Announced By Within Silence

Slovakian melodic metal band Within Silence will release the new album “Return From The Shadows” on October 27th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records.

“Return From The Shadows” is a perfect follow-up to the debut album “Gallery of Life” and feels like a more mature and focused album. The impressive song-writing and melodies are still there, and together with heavy riffs, symphonic arrangements and epic parts the result is a really strong album!

The album was mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani).

The track listing for “Return From The Shadows” is:

1. We Are The Ones
2. Heroes Must Return
3. Children Of Light
4. Calling From The Other Side
5. In the Darkness
6. The Final Victory
7. You & I
8. Master
9. Return From The Shadows

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MASTERPLAN Dropping “PumpKings,” July 28

MASTERPLAN‘s upcoming release will be a special one for band leader Roland Grapow, because it shows the man revisiting his Helloween past. “PumpKings” includes 11 songs which Roland contributed to Helloween’s rich legacy during his time in the band. These songs have been re-recorded by Masterplan’s current line-up recently. “PumpKings” will be released on July 28th as […]

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MASTERPLAN Dropping “PumpKings,” July 28

MASTERPLAN‘s upcoming release will be a special one for band leader Roland Grapow, because it shows the man revisiting his Helloween past. “PumpKings” includes 11 songs which Roland contributed to Helloween’s rich legacy during his time in the band. These songs have been re-recorded by Masterplan’s current line-up recently. “PumpKings” will be released on July 28th as […]

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Re-Worked Helloween Cover “Escalation 666” Posted By MasterPlan

German power metal act MasterPlan, featuring ex-Helloween guitarist Roland Grapow, is streaming the re-worked Helloween song “Escalation 666” in the player below. The song appears on the new album “PumpKings,” a release years in the making in which Grapow re-recorded a collection of classic Helloween tracks from the 1989-2001 era of Helloween, in which he was a songwriter.

The album is available via AFM Records. Check out “Escalation 666” here:

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Pure Steel Records Inks Deal With Vescera

Vescera – the new band featuring Obsession lead vocalist Michael Vescera (ex-Loudness/ex-Yingwie Malmsteen) and ex-members of Nitehawks – signed on with Pure Steel Records. The debut album “Beyond the Flight” is targeted for release in April.

More information on the band and new release is expected very soon. You can expect superb melodic heavy metal of the highest quality class.

Vescera is:

Michael Vescera (Obsession/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/ex-Loudness/Animetal USA/ex-Roland Grapow/ex-Dr Sin) – vocals
Mike Petrone (ex-Nitehawks) – guitars
Frank Leone (ex-Nitehawks) – bass
Fabio Alessandrini (Annihilator) – drums

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Pride & Joy Music Inks Deal With Aldaria For New Album “Land Of Light”

Aldaria, formed by Norwegian guitarist/composer Frode Hovd (Memorized Dreams), signed on with Germany’s Pride & Joy Music for the release of the new album “Land of Light.” The album is set for release on March 24th.

Hovd commented: “Pride & Joy showed great passion for the project, and we share the same visions for the release. I’m really looking forward to work with Birgitt and the Pride & Joy team.”

“Land of Light” was mixed by Roland Grapow at Grapow Studios and Mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios. The album features guest stars: Fabio Lione (ex-Rhapsody of Fire/Angra/Eternal Idol), Todd Michael Hall (Riot), Uli Kusch (ex-Gamma Ray/ex-Helloween), Rick Altzi (MasterPlan/At Vance), Mathias Blad (Falconer), Jonas Heidgert (DragonLand/Destiny), Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer), Roland Grapow (MasterPlan/ex-Helloween), Mike LePond (Symphony X), Siegfried Samer (Dragony/Vision of Atlantis), Yannis Papadopoulos (Wardrum), Andreas Nergård (Rudhira), David Akesson (Qantice), Tommy Johansson (Sabaton/ReinXeed) and many others.

More news about the release coming up soon. Check out the album artwork here:

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New Song “The Outwitted Consecration” Streaming From Induction

The long-awaited single of the international symphonic/power metal act act Induction entitled “The Outwitted Consecration“ is out and streaming in the player below. The song was recorded at Grapow Studios and produced by Roland Grapow (MasterPlan) and co-produced by guitarist Martin Beck. It is a preview of the group’s upcoming full-length album, which will be recorded next year.

Induction was founded in the Czech Republic by a guitarist/songwriter Martin Beck. The music is melodic/symphonic power metal with influence of classical music creating an epic atmosphere. The band also features Wintersun guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari and Vicious Rumors/Powerized vocalist Nick Holleman among its ranks.

Band leader Martin Beck commented: “I’m really proud of the final product ‘The Outwitted Consecration’! We did a great job with all the guys and crew around Induction and now we’ve set the bar, we can focus on the recordings of the album! While we recorded this single, there are a lot of great memories to look back upon. The entire process of ‘The Outwitted Consecration’ has been a blast and will be with us for a long time! Thank you everyone for the great support!”

“The Outwitted Consecration” is also available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Check out the track here:

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DVD Clip Of “Spirit Never Die” Available From MasterPlan

Germany’s MasterPlan – featuring ex-Helloween guitarist Roland Grapow, At Vance vocalist Rick Altzi and ex-Stratovarius bassist Jari Kainulainen – released a clip from the upcoming live DVD/CD entitled “Keep Your Dream aLive.” Check out “Spirit Never Die” in the player below. The live package is set to drop on October 9th (EU) and October 16th (USA) via AFM Records and will be available as a DVD/CD and a Blu Ray/CD.

“Keep Your Spirit aLive” features the band’s full performance from Masters Of Rock festival and recent recordings from Wacken Open Air, the band’s latest Asian tour and ProgPower USA, as well as all five official Masterplan music videos. The audio CD features the performance at Masters Of Rock.

The track listing is:

CD:

1. Enlighten Me
2. Spirit Never Die
3. Lost And Gone
4. Crystal Night
5. Betrayal
6. Crimson Rider
7. Back For My Life
8. Time To Be King
9. Keep Your Dream Alive
10. Heroes
11. Soulburn
12. Kind Hearted Light
12. Crawling From Hell
13. Black Night Of Magic

DVD (Masters Of Rock show):

1. Intro
2. Enlighten Me
3. Spirit Never Die
4. Lost And Gone
5. Crystal Night
6. Betrayal
7. Crimson Rider
8. Back For My Life
9. Time To Be King
10. Keep Your Dream Alive
11. Heroes
12. Soulburn
12. Kind Hearted Light
13. Crawling From Hell

Check out “Spirit Never Die” here:

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