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Elize Ryd of Swedish metallers AMARANTHE has uploaded an audio recording of her singing the NIGHTWISH song “Nemo”. Ryd laid down the vocals for the track in 2006 when the Finnish symphonic metal band was seeking a replacement for Tarja Turunen. Check it out below.

Says Ryd: “I’ve been saving this for a special moment. And now when I became a singer as I was dreaming of… and been travelling all over the world and met fantastic people and also NIGHTWISH on stage. And have such wonderful fans.

“It is a amazing memory from the day when NIGHTWISH sent me a demo with music and ask me to put my voice on it!! So here it is. ‘Nemo’ from the NIGHTWISH audition 2006!!”

Ryd, who has been touring the world as a backing singer vocalist for KAMELOT, filled in for then-NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon for a show in Denver, Colorado in September 2012 because Olzon was suffering from fever and vomiting and was forced to spend the night at a local hospital.

In a recent interview, Ryd stated about the Denver gig: “It was a very special thing.

“I love NIGHTWISH and I’ve sung their songs many times for myself. [laughs]

“They asked me if I would be willing to sing for them that night, and we decided that if the audience agreed it was okay for them that I sing, of course I was going to help NIGHTWISH out so they could do the show. At least with some singing so they wouldn’t have to do it all instrumental.”

She added: “It was a little bit like a dream come true for me because I always wanted to sing for NIGHTWISH. [laughs] I did audition for them years ago, so to actually be on stage with them was great. And the response from the crowd really helped. I was almost crying on stage because the people were so supportive.”

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Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation has posted the video for the band’s new single, “Paradise (What About Us?),” featuring Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen. You can watch the video below or on YouTube .

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Dutch symphonic metal band Epica posted a trailer for the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD/3CD Live release “Retrospect,” which was captured from the band’s 10th Anniversary performance earlier this year. The release will drop on November 8th via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed “Retrospect”, on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set.

According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, “The band wrote a chapter of Dutch metal history” this evening. Rock Tribune (Belgium) thought it was “an unforgettable show.”

Ten high-definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while EPICA played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans. In addition to a collection of the band’s biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also featured the live debut of “Twin Flames” and the previously unreleased “Retrospect”, covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Oscar-winning film composer John Williams, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single “Quietus” with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter and Yves Huts.

On November 8, Nuclear Blast will release “Retrospect” as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages, both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version.

“Retrospect” will contain the following fan favorites:

01. Introspect
02. Monopoly On Truth
03. Sensorium
04. Unleashed
05. Martyr Of The Free Word
06. Chasing The Dragon
07. Presto
08. Never Enough
09. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10. Twin Flames
11. Serenade Of Self-Destruction
12. Orchestral Medley
13. The Divine Conspiracy ~Anniversary Edition~
14. Delirium
15. Blank Infinity
16. The Obsessive Devotion
17. Retrospect
18. Battle Of The Heroes & Imperial March
19. Quietus
20. The Phantom Agony
21. Cry For The Moon
22. Sancta Terra
23. Design Your Universe
24. Storm The Sorrow
25. Consign To Oblivion
26. Outrospect

“Retrospect” features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show.

A trailer for “Retrospect” can be seen below.

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German symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes, fronted by Norwegian born Liv Kristine, announced a string of tour dates in support of the band’s upcoming new release “Symphonies of the Night.” The album is expected for release later this year via Napalm Records. The following dates with Atrocity (featuring Leaves’ Eyes members Thorsten Bauer (guitars), spouse of Liv Kristine Alexander Krull (vocals) and guitarist Sander van der Meer) have been confirmed: 2013: 19.10.2013 BE – Wieze, Metal Female Voices Festival XI 26.10.2013 RO – Bucharest, Maximum Rock Festival 27.10.2013 BG – Sofia, Club Mixtape 5 * 12.11.2013 IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony ** 13.11.2013 DE- Nürnberg, Rockfabrik ** 14.11.2013 AT – Vienna, Szene ** 15.11.2013 DE- Essen, Turock (CD Release Show) ** 16.11.2013 NL – Sneek, Bolwerk ** 17.11.2013 NL – Rotterdam, Baroeg ** 20.11.2013 CN – Beijing ,Yu Gong live house * 21.11.2013 CN – Shanghai live, Mao live house * 23.11.2013 TW – Taipei, The Wall live house * 27.11.2013 TH – Bangkok, The Rock Pub * 14.12.2013 RU – St. Petersburg, Arctica Club 15.12.2013 RU – Moscow, Moscow Hall 2014: 25.01.2014 PR – San Juan Pr., La Respuesta * 27.01/31.01.2014 – Miami/Caribbean Sea, 70.000 Tons of Metal 14.03.2014 – DE – Arnsberg, Zero ** 15.03.2014 – NL – Almelo, Ramrock Festival * 16.03.2014 – DE – Berlin, K17 ** * with Atrocity ** with Atrocity & Special Guests

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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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Czech Republic-based classical symphonic metal band SYMPHONITY (formerly NEMESIS) has once again tapped CRADLE OF FILTH/MASTERPLAN drummer Martin “Marthus” Skaroupka to lay down the drum tracks on its upcoming album. The drums were recorded last month at the Gate studio in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, EPICA).

Video footage from the recording sessions can be seen below.

Martin previously recorded drums for SYMPHONITY‘s debut album in 2006 with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) at the House Of Audio studio in Germany.

SYMPHONITY bassist Tomas Celechovsky lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in June 2012.

Celechovsky joined SYMPHONITY in 2004, one year after the release of the band’s debut album, “Goddess Of Revenge”, which was made available under the band name NEMESIS via Underground Symphony Records.

SYMPHONITY‘s second album, “Voice From The Silence”, was released in 2008 through Limb Music Products.

The band’s current lineup includes German vocalist Olaf Hayer, who previously sang on albums from Luca Turilli (RHAPSODY) and DIONYSUS.

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Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA has announced the first two movie theater premieres for “Retrospect”. During these premieres a number of band members will join their fans with the first exclusive viewing of the film.

The first premiere will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at the Mathäser Multiplex Kino in Munich, Germany. The second premiere will take place a day later — on Thursday, November 7 — in Eindhoven, The Netherlands at Service Bioscoop Zien.

EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed “Retrospect”, on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set.

According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, “The band wrote a chapter of Dutch metal history” this evening. Rock Tribune (Belgium) thought it was “an unforgettable show.”

Ten high-definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while EPICA played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans. In addition to a collection of the band’s biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also featured the live debut of “Twin Flames” and the previously unreleased “Retrospect”, covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Oscar-winning film composer John Williams, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single “Quietus” with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter and Yves Huts.

On November 8, Nuclear Blast will release “Retrospect” as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages, both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version.

“Retrospect” will contain the following fan favorites:

01. Introspect
02. Monopoly On Truth
03. Sensorium
04. Unleashed
05. Martyr Of The Free Word
06. Chasing The Dragon
07. Presto
08. Never Enough
09. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10. Twin Flames
11. Serenade Of Self-Destruction
12. Orchestral Medley
13. The Divine Conspiracy ~Anniversary Edition~
14. Delirium
15. Blank Infinity
16. The Obsessive Devotion
17. Retrospect
18. Battle Of The Heroes & Imperial March
19. Quietus
20. The Phantom Agony
21. Cry For The Moon
22. Sancta Terra
23. Design Your Universe
24. Storm The Sorrow
25. Consign To Oblivion
26. Outrospect

“Retrospect” features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show.

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Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed “Retrospect”, on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set.

According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, “The band wrote a chapter of Dutch metal history” this evening. Rock Tribune (Belgium) thought it was “an unforgettable show.”

Ten high-definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while EPICA played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans. In addition to a collection of the band’s biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also featured the live debut of “Twin Flames” and the previously unreleased “Retrospect”, covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Oscar-winning film composer John Williams, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single “Quietus” with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter and Yves Huts.

On November 8, Nuclear Blast will release “Retrospect” as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages, both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version.

“Retrospect” will contain the following fan favorites:

01. Introspect
02. Monopoly On Truth
03. Sensorium
04. Unleashed
05. Martyr Of The Free Word
06. Chasing The Dragon
07. Presto
08. Never Enough
09. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10. Twin Flames
11. Serenade Of Self-Destruction
12. Orchestral Medley
13. The Divine Conspiracy ~Anniversary Edition~
14. Delirium
15. Blank Infinity
16. The Obsessive Devotion
17. Retrospect
18. Battle Of The Heroes & Imperial March
19. Quietus
20. The Phantom Agony
21. Cry For The Moon
22. Sancta Terra
23. Design Your Universe
24. Storm The Sorrow
25. Consign To Oblivion
26. Outrospect

“Retrospect” features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show.

epicaretrospect

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Hungarian female fronted, symphonic metal band Sorronia (formerly Thristana) has signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of debut album “Words Of Silence.” First conceived in 2011 by vocalist Anna Király and keyboardist István Biró, Sorronia released a promotional video for the song “Enemy Of Yourself” in January 2013. Bakerteam Records also comments: “The band combines a wide range of influences which resulted in a striking symphonic album made of grandiose melodies and hard rockin’ riffs, neo-classical solos and Gothic elements, with unique twists and plenty of groove.

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