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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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When members of Brazil’s Shaman (originally co-formed by Angra guitarist Ricardo Confessori) formed a new band with Hangar drummer Aquiles Priester (Ex-Angra)….the end result is Noturnall! The new band sees participation from Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, who is both a guest vocalist and producer for the band. The first single and music video “Nocturnal Human Side” was debuted on UOL Mais at this location , which can also be viewed below

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Journalist and musician Barbara Caserta of Italy’s Linearock conducted a 30-minute video interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) prior to THE WINERY DOGS‘ concert at Live Club in Trezzo sull’Adda, Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked what led to his departure from ADRENALINE MOB, the band featuring Russell Allen (vocals; also of SYMPHONY X) and Mike Orlando (guitar), Portnoy said: “I’m very proud of the album I made with ADRENALINE MOB and I think that there was really a great chemistry there; it was a great band. I was definitely behind it. I spent two years of my life developing it and trying my best. But at the end of the day, I came out of DREAM THEATER wanting to do a lot of different things, and I wasn’t ready to commit exclusively to any one band. I had just spent 25 years with one band — and side projects, obviously, but committed to one band. And I said right from the beginning I was gonna plant many different musical seeds and see which grew, and that would kind of dictate where I would go and what I would do. And I spent a good solid two years giving my all to ADRENALINE MOB. But it only blossomed a little; I kept waiting for it to truly blossom and waiting for touring opportunities to come around, which never happened, and waiting for certain things to happen that never happened, so when it came time for them to start to want to do a new record, it’s, like, well, I have five months of THE WINERY DOGS dates on the calendar, so I had to make a decision; I couldn’t be in two places at the same time. Luckily, up until now, I’ve been able to juggle all these different things and make the schedules work out, but finally it came to a head where it’s, like, ‘OK, do I do a record with ADRENALINE MOB or do I tour with THE WINERY DOGS?’ And it’s, like, well, ADRENALINE MOB is not really growing fast enough. I don’t have time to get into a van and play to a hundred people a night for the next ten years to develop this when I have other opportunities and things like THE WINERY DOGS and other things that are offering opportunities and situations that I need to follow through with. So I haf to make a decision, and one shoe had to drop, and unfortunately, it happened to be ADRENALINE MOB.”

He continued: “[They’re a] great band, and I would have loved to have done more if they could have worked around my schedule, but I understand that they wanna keep working. So I had to make a decision and THE WINERY DOGS has a lot of buzz and opportunity and possibility and potential, so I didn’t want to not give it a fair chance.”

In a recent interview with Brazil’s “Wikimetal”, Allen stated about Portnoy‘s departure from ADRENALINE MOB: “He’s been, obviously, real busy with THE WINERY DOGS, which is his next band that he’s doing. The truth of it is we wanna keep working, we wanna keep doing ADRENALINE MOB and we don’t wanna wait around for Mike to have the time [to put into ADRENALINE MOB]. And he doesn’t know when he will have the time again, so that’s really what’s going down. Mike Portnoy was asked to be in the band by myself. Me and Orlando had already written all the material, so [ADRENALINE MOB‘s debut album] ‘Omertá’ was completely finished before Mike joined the act. And it’s a bummer, but he’s got his sights on other things, and he’s not gonna stick around. So we wish him the best of luck, but the MOB‘s gotta go on.”

ADRENALINE MOB‘s most recent touring and recording lineup also included DISTURBED bassist John Moyer

ADRENALINE MOB released “Covertá”, an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the group’s favorite songs, on March 12.

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Iconic prog/metal guitarist Michael Romeo of SYMPHONY X, eminent guitarist “Metal” Mike Chlasciak, from Rob Halford‘s band HALFORD, and industry session vocalist Chandler Mogel, among others, have joined forces with celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo, and his new studio project ICELAND.

A portion of income from the project will be donated to numerous schools, hospitals, and community centers throughout the world, on behalf of Gesualdo‘s famed non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums And Disabilities), which helps brings free therapy services to disabled children and their families.

“Iceland is a combination of music masters, who bring forth great performances for fans who love progressive metal music,” says Gesualdo. “I am grateful to have my musician friends join me in this wonderful project, which will help disabled children throughout the world develop physical and cognitive abilities.”

Gesualdo made medical, education, and drumming history with his groundbreaking techniques of drum therapy, and his famed non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). D.A.D. is used by doctors, psychologists, neuroscientists, therapists and school systems on a global basis to help special needs children.

Numerous celebrities, sports stars, and corporations join with Pat in an effort to help children fight disabilities throughout the world. He has performed/recorded for various Warner Brothers, Columbia, Sony, Atlantic, and Paramount Pictures artists and special projects, has won numerous awards and honors, and is the author of the hit instruction book “Drum Therapy”. He has been the lead story in major international media outlets, and is an artist/clinician for Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Alfred Music Publishing, and ProLogix Percussion.

Track listing:

01. Buddha And The King – Metal Mike, Pat Gesualdo, Chandler Mogel
02. Reverse Osmosis – Michael Romeo, Pat Gesualdo
03. Egyptian Winds – Michael Romeo, Pat Gesualdo, Chandler Mogel
04. Carol Of The Bells – Metal Mike, Pat Gesualdo
05. World’s Apart – Chandler Mogel, Pat Gesualdo
06. The Trial Of Adeus Bue – Michael Romeo, Pat Gesualdo
07. Apocalypse – Metal Mike, Pat Gesualdo, Chandler Mogel
08. Sign From Above – Chandler Mogel, Pat Gesualdo
09. Solar Shuffle – Michael Romeo, Pat Gesualdo

The songs can be previewed at www.icelandnj.com.

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Belgian based power/progressive at Epysode posted another song sample from the upcoming sophomore LP “Fantasmagoria.” A portion of the track “Morning Rose” – featuring Triosphere’s Ida Haukland can be heard streaming below. “Fantasmagoria” drops on October 11th via AFM Records and features guest appearances from: Mike LePond (Symphony X), Henning Basse (MaYaN), Tom Englund (Evergrey), Simone Mularoni (DGM), Leo Margarit (Pain of Salvation), Julien Spreutels (Ethernity), Ida Haukland (Triosphere), Matt Marinelli (Borealis) and Tezzi Persson (Between the Silence).

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Belgian based metal act Epysode posted a video EPK for the upcoming sophomore LP “Fantasmagoria.” The album drops on October 11th via AFM Records. The album features guest appearances from: Mike LePond (Symphony X), Henning Basse (MaYaN), Tom Englund (Evergrey), Simone Mularoni (DGM), Leo Margarit (Pain of Salvation), Julien Spreutels (Ethernity), Ida Haukland (Triosphere), Matt Marinelli (Borealis) and Tezzi Persson (Between the Silence). The track list for “Fantasmagoria” is: 1

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A trailer for “Paint The World”, the forthcoming debut album from Italian symphonic metallers SINHERESY, can be seen below. The CD, which will be released on September 30 via Bakerteam Records, was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Varberg, Sweden by Johan Örnborg and Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, OPETH, PARADISE LOST).

“Paint The World” track listing:

01. Last Fall
02. The Gambler
03. Paint The World
04. Roses & Thorns
05. Made For Sin
06. Breakpoint
07. Lost In The Shadows
08. Our Angel
09. Elua’s Gift
10. Lying Dreams (bonus track)

Formed in 2009 and inspired by power metal bands such as NIGHTWISH, KAMELOT and EDENBRIDGE, SINHERESY soon developed its unique blend of metal by adding a wider range of influences going from the dark sound of SIRENIA and WITHIN TEMPTATION to the power/progressive approach of SYMPHONY X and CHILDREN OF BODOM. Their first EP, “The Spiders And The Butterfly”, attracted very positive reactions from fans and critics alike and it was followed by the video clip for the song “Temptation Flame” and an increasing number of live shows.

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Radiosuicide Photography‘s RSPTV conducted an interview with guitarist Herman Li of British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE on August 10 at the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below.

DRAGONFORCE is recording the follow-up to last year’s “The Power Within” album, which was the band’s first with vocalist Marc Hudson. Since his live debut with the group in July 2011, Marc has gone on to front over 100 shows with DRAGONFORCE in 32 countries across the globe, including arenas with IRON MAIDEN as well as a mammoth headlining world tour to support the CD.

With a newfound wealth of experience for the new singer and two years of playing together, the DRAGONFORCE machine was at its most powerful when it entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden in May with Jens Bogren to start laying down tracks. Known for his work with the likes of OPETH, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK and SYMPHONY X, to name a few, Jens will undoubtedly help DRAGONFORCE make a killer-sounding album.

“The Power Within” sold 5,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 74 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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Trev “Sin City Animal” McKendry of Metal Nation Radio conducted an interview with Tommy Victor (PRONG, DANZIG) at theHeavy MTL festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below.

PRONG‘s latest album, “Carved Into Stone”, sold around 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 13 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Carved Into Stone” was released on April 24, 2012 in North America via Long Branch Records/SPV. The CD was recorded with producer Steve Evetts, who has previously worked with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, SEPULTURA and HATEBREED, among others. The cover artwork was created by Vance Kelly (DOWN, THE SWORD).

Interview (audio):

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