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On February 26, Carmziofa of United Rock Nations conducted an interview with guitarist Marcus Siepen of SINBREED and BLIND GUARDIAN in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below.

SINBREED‘s sophomore album, “Shadows”, will be released on March 28 in Europe and April 15 in the U.S. via AFM Records.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Bleed
02. Shadows
03. Call To Arms
04. Reborn
05. Leaving The Road
06. Far Too Long
07. Black Death
08. Standing Tall
09. London Moon
10. Broken Wings

Siepen in 2012 joined SINBREED as a full-time member after previously performing live with the band at a couple of shows, including the ProgPower USA XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

SINBREED‘s debut album, “When Worlds Collide”, was released in March 2010 via Ulterium Records. The CD was produced by Flo Laurin, mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X), and it included guest appearances by Joost van den Broek (AFTER FOREVER) and Morten Sandager (MERCENARY) on keyboards, and Thomas Rettke (REDKEY, ex-HEAVEN’S GATE) on vocals. The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (ICED EARTH, AYREON).

SINBREED‘s brand of power metal is described as a “blistering combination of speed, melodic and aggressive arrangements combined with high and soaring vocals.”

SINBREED is:

Herbie Langhans (SEVENTH AVENUE) – Vocals
Frederik Ehmke (BLIND GUARDIAN) – Drums
Alexander Schulz – Bass
Flo Laurin – Guitar, Keyboards
Marcus Siepen (BLIND GUARDIAN) – Guitar

For more information, visit www.sinbreed.com.

Interview:

“Bleed” video:

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SINBREED, the German power metal band featuring BLIND GUARDIAN guitarist Marcus Siepen and drummer Frederik Ehmke, will release its sophomore album, “Shadows”, on March 28 in Europe and April 15 in the U.S. via AFM Records.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Bleed
02. Shadows
03. Call To Arms
04. Reborn
05. Leaving The Road
06. Far Too Long
07. Black Death
08. Standing Tall
09. London Moon
10. Broken Wings

The fourth in a series of video clips featuring footage from the “Shadows” recording sessions can be seen below.

Siepen in 2012 joined SINBREED as a full-time member after previously performing live with the band at a couple of shows, including the ProgPower USA XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fan-filmed video footage of SINBREED performing a brand new song, “Reborn”, during their ProgPower USA XIII set can be seen below.

SINBREED‘s debut album, “When Worlds Collide”, was released in March 2010 via Ulterium Records. The CD was produced by Flo Laurin, mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X), and it included guest appearances by Joost van den Broek (AFTER FOREVER) and Morten Sandager (MERCENARY) on keyboards, and Thomas Rettke (REDKEY, ex-HEAVEN’S GATE) on vocals. The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (ICED EARTH, AYREON).

SINBREED‘s brand of power metal is described as a “blistering combination of speed, melodic and aggressive arrangements combined with high and soaring vocals.”

SINBREED is:

Herbie Langhans (SEVENTH AVENUE) – Vocals
Frederik Ehmke (BLIND GUARDIAN) – Drums
Alexander Schulz – Bass
Flo Laurin – Guitar, Keyboards
Marcus Siepen (BLIND GUARDIAN) – Guitar

For more information, visit www.sinbreed.com.

Studio footage:

“Bleed” video:

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The official lyric video for the song “Into Hell” from Tel Aviv-based neo-thrashers HAMMERCULT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s second album, “Steelcrusher”, which was released on CD and colored vinyl on January 27 in Europe and February 4 in North America via Sonic Attack/SPV. The effort was produced by Tal Vaisman and mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris.

“Steelcrusher” track listing:

01. Hymn To The Steel (intro)
02. Steelcrusher
03. Metal Rules Tonight
04. Into Hell
05. We Are The People
06. Burning The Road
07. Ironbound
08. Unholy Art
09. Satanic Lust
10. Liar
11. Damnation Arise
12. Heading For War
13. In The Name Of The Fallen

The song “We Are The People” includes a guest guitar solo by SEPULTURA‘s Andreas Kisser.

The video for the “Steelcrusher” title track can be seen below.

Comments HAMMERCULT singer Yakir Shochat: “This is a live video of the band performing the song ‘Steelcrusher’ live for the first time, which is truly capturing the raw power and unstoppable energy of HAMMERCULT live stage show. It clearly can be seen that the mania raged well within the crowd and the band to one big extreme metal party!

“We have chosen to kickstart ‘Steelcrusher’ with the self-titled video and a live video because it old the real essence of us as a live band, without any filtering, editing and over-hyped budget or scripted stuff — just pure metal onslaught, and making the fans roar, which is what we do best.”

The “Steelcrusher” cover artwork was created by Andreas Marshall, the Berlin-based artist who has previously worked with BLIND GUARDIAN, IN FLAMES, RUNNING WILD and HAMMERFALL, among others.

“We definitely have European influences and have grown up with bands like KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and SODOM,” says HAMMERCULT frontman Yakir Shochat. “Lots of important groups signed with Noise Records in their early days. That’s why we’re particularly happy that ‘Steelcrusher’ will be out on Sonic Attack, Noise founder Karl Walterbach‘s current label. So as fans of that great Noise era, we’ve come full circle in that respect.”

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German metallers IRON SAVIOR are putting the finishing touches on the songwriting for the band’s new album for a February 28, 2014 release via AFM Records. The drums for the CD will be recorded at the end of October and the completed album will be delivered to the label by November 25. The cover artwork will be created by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE).

IRON SAVIOR‘s latest album, “The Landing”, was released on November 18, 2011 via AFM Records.

Asked why it took so long to release the follow-up to 2007’s “Megatropolis”, IRON SAVIOR mainman Piet Sielck told Sarkophag Rocks: “One reason is my former band, SAVAGE CIRCUS, which demanded a lot of my time. Once again, I had to write all of the songs and the whole production basically on my own, which was a very hard job. The second reason is the downfall of my former record label, Dockyard. After rather bad mismanagement, the company went bankrupt in 2009. Being left alone by my former partners, I faced this hell and cleaned up the mess they’ve left behind for almost two years. I lost a lot of money and for a certain time also my belief in music. Finally I was able to sell the remains and pay off most of the debts. Anyhow, in late 2010, I finally saw some light at the end of the tunnel and my passion for music returned. So I started writing ‘The Landing’.”

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Slovak melodic metal band SIGNUM REGIS will release its third album entitled “Exodus” on November 15 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Ulterium Records. The CD features guest vocals by Lance King (ex-PYRAMAZE, BALANCE OF POWER), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, ANIMETAL USA, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Matt Smith (THEOCRACY), Daísa Munhoz (VANDROYA, SOULSPELL), Eli Prinsen (SACRED WARRIOR, THE SACRIFICED), Samuel Nyman (MANIMAL), Thomas L. Winkler (GLORYHAMMER, EMERALD), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOHN NORUM) and Mayo Petranin (CASTAWAY). The album was mastered by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, JORN, CIRCUS MAXIMUS) and the artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE).

“Exodus” is a historical concept album about the Israelites who were enslaved in ancient Egypt.

“Exodus” track listing:

01. On The Nile
02. Enslaved
03. The Promised Land
04. Let Us Go!
05. Wrath Of Pharaoh
06. The Ten Plagues
07. Last Days In Egypt
08. Exodus
09. Song Of Deliverance
10. Sole Survivor
11. Mountain Of God (CD bonus track)

A teaser for the album is available in the YouTube clip below.

“Exodus” can be pre-ordered at the Ulterium Records store.

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Ulterium Records has announced the signing of the Italian symphonic metal band SLEEPING ROMANCE. The group’s debut album, “Enlighten”, will be released on November 1 in Europe and December 3 in North America. The CD was mastered by Roberto Priori (DANGER ZONE, VISION DIVINE) and the artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ICED EARTH).

Featuring the emotional vocals of Federica Lanna and the epic songwriting of guitar player Federico Truzzi, SLEEPING ROMANCE creates something really exciting together that should appeal to fans in the scene.

“Enlighten” track listing:

01. Hybrid Overture
02. Enlighten
03. The Promise Inside
04. Soul Reborn
05. Free Me
06. December Flower
07. Finding My Way
08. Passion Lost
09. Devil’s Cave
10. Aeternum

An album teaser can be seen below.

SLEEPING ROMANCE will tour Europe with THEOCRACY in November.

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Video footage of the Heavy Metal Ensemble Of Lawrence University (HMELU) performing songs by TESTAMENT, BLIND GUARDIAN, VENOM, METAL CHURCH and FINNTROLL on May 2, 2013 at at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel in Appleton, Wisconsin can be seen below.

According to The Lawrentian, the Heavy Metal Ensemble Of Lawrence University is “a unique ensemble of twenty-two musicians which made its first appearance in 2006 and consisted of drums, guitar and low winds and then went into hiatus until current senior Calvin Armstrong revived the ensemble last school year, 2011-2012, for HMELU‘s first large group performance as well as the small group concert ‘Dopesmoker’.

“This year, the ensemble featured the unconventional mixture of bass, tenor and soprano saxophones, two French horns, two trumpets, including piccolo trumpet, tuba, a full trombone section, two guitars, two cellos, bass, drums, percussion and, of course, vocals. Armstrong and junior Tyler Kundinger traded off vocal duties amid a few purely instrumental tunes.

HMELU has become quite a culture within the Conservatory, with its artistic use of corpse paint for every musician and the now-iconic photographs of the ensemble around campus. This year introduced new metal names for each musician; every member chose a name from mythology, often Norse, phrases translated from Norwegian, Finnish and Icelandic languages or names from existing bands’ members.”

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Progressive rockers Blacklands, featuring Ex-Heavenward drummer Thomas Kelleners (Ex-Lucifer’s Heritage – the original inception of Blind Guardian), posted a preview clip from the upcoming debut LP “A New Dawn.” The album will be issued digitally through Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Simfy and more on February 1, 2013 with the physical CD released March 9, 2013.

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For many years, the members of Blind Guardian have talked about it, and finally lead singer Hansi K

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Vocalist Hansi Kürsch of German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN has issued the following New Year’s update:

“First a late, but still fresh, Happy New Year to everyone.

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