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Jun 202019
 

Christian thrash metal pioneers Deliverance will play selected dates in Scotland and Germany this July. The band is booked to play the Dundee Church in Scotland on Thursday 25th of July, and Headbangers Open Air in Germany 27th of July.

This will mark the first time the band will play in Europe, and the line-up features original members Jimmy P Brown II and Glenn Rogers – formerly of Hirax and Heretic – on guitar. The band also features former Tourniquet bassist Victor Macias, and former The Crucified drummer Jim Chaffin.

Guitarist Glenn Rogers says, “I am so looking forward to hitting the stage with Deliverance. This is where it all started for me back in 1987. I can’t wait to play in Europe for the first time with Big D. We hope to show promoters that we can still hang with the best.” Continue reading »

Jun 172019
 

Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The Megahth leader broke the news of his diagnosis earlier today via his social media.

He wrote: “I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on — but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun.

“Unfortunately, this requires that we cancel most shows this year. The 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be a part of it in some form. All up to date information will be at megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP.

“Meanwhile, Kiko [Loureiro, guitar], David [Ellefson, bass], Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and I are in the studio, working on the follow up to ‘Dystopia’ — which I can’t wait for everyone to hear.

“I’m so thankful for my whole team — family, doctors, band members, trainers, and more. Continue reading »

Jun 152019
 

With the Swedish progressive metal band Darkwater, the Brainstorm Festival has brought in a great co-headliner for Saturday night. The band presents their new album “Human” in Apeldoorn. The Swiss gothic-doom rock band Askara will also be present at the festival.

Darkwater has a loyal fan base in the Netherlands. It was built up years ago with shows at ProgPower Europe and the Brainstorm Festival. Now the band returns to the Netherlands. Darkwater guarantees a high-quality live show that does justice to their great music.

The Swiss of Askara gained an international foothold last year. The band toured Europe that year as a support act for Sleeping Romance. The band was appreciated and a show at the Brainstorm Festival is the logical continuation.

With the arrival of Darkwater and Askara, the lineup of the Brainstorm Festival is almost complete. Three more artists will be announced in the near future. Continue reading »

Jun 152019
 

Slovakian Melodic/power metal band Signum Regis is stoked to announce the new lead singer, Jota Fortinho.

Jota was born in Brazil and played in numerous bands before he moved to Europe. He was invited to join Signum Regis in 2018. The band was very impressed by his previous work and also his interpretation of some of the older Signum Regis songs.

Jota has a very wide vocal range and can sing anything from the band’s catalog and beyond. His vocal inspirations are Andi Deris and Michael Kiske. Since he joined Signum Regis, Jota and the rest of the band were recording a new album, which is now 100% mixed and mastered.

In the video below you can hear Jota for the first time with Signum Regis singing the first single from the new album. The track is called ‘I Always Go All-in’. Continue reading »

Jun 142019
 

Frontiers Music recently announced the return of Timo Tolkki’s Avalon with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, “Return To Eden”, on June 14. Today, the official music video for the third single, ‘Godsend’, featuring Mariangela Demurtas (Ardours, Tristania) on lead vocals, has been made available. Check it out below.

Five years in the making, “Return To Eden” marks a new return for the legendary ex-Stratovarius guitarist and composer Timo Tolkki. Following a few personal issues which forced him to take a step back from the spotlight, Timo started the writing process for the new album and with the help of the Italian producer Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere), completed this outstanding comeback album. A convincing and inspired release, Timo‘s hunger to create is stronger than ever. As with previous releases, a slew of heavyweight guest vocalists were brought in to handle lead vocal duties. “Return To Eden” features appearances by renowned Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering), Zak Stevens (ex-Savatage), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania, Ardours), and Eduard Hovinga(ex-Elegy). Continue reading »