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Synaptik "The Mechanisms of Consequence" Reissue Brain Spark edition remix

DeFox Records and Heart Of Steel Records are really excited to announce the Re-release, Remixed and Remastered version of debut album of prog metal band SYNAPTIK from England.
The album titled "The Mechanisms of Consequence" Reissue Brain Spark edition remix, contains 9 songs in vein of technical Progresive Metal, featuring Alan Tecchio ex Hades and Watchtower as special guest..
The digital release will be available on December 30th on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam...



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ART OF ANARCHY Feat. SCOTT STAPP, BUMBLEFOOT, JOHN MOYER: 'No Surrender' Lyric Video

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 20:00

The official video for the song "No Surrender" from ART OF ANARCHY, the band featuring CREED singer Scott Stapp alongside DISTURBED bassist John Moyer and ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, can be seen below. The track is taken from ART OF ANARCHY's sophomore album, "The Madness", which will be released on March 24. Stapp states: "In 'No Surrender', I addressed those moments in life where you've reached a personal crossroads or crisis. That place where your back is against the wall and your left with two choices: cave in and crumble, allowing whatever circumstance to break you forever, or to rise up and fight through holding on to that never give up spirit that lies deep within. I detail in the verses personal experiences, as I lived them, that have taken me to that critical place of choice. Am I to give up, stay down and fade away, or get up, fight on and never surrender?" The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Echo Of A Scream 02. 1,000 Degrees 03. No Surrender 04. The Madness 05. Won't Let You Down 06. Changed Man 07. A Light In Me 08. Somber 09. Dancing With The Devil 10. Afterburn Thal said in a recent interview with TeamRock that Stapp is thriving as ART OF ANARCHY's new lead singer, adding that the band is providing a healthy environment for Stapp as he continues his fight to stay sober. Thal explained: "The band, ART OF ANARCHY, is drug free. Me and the Votta brothers [guitarist Jon and drummer Vince] have never even smoked a cigarette, none of us drink, have never done drugs, never smoked pot or anything like that." Thal continued: "So that's good, because the last thing you need on the road if you're trying to stay clean is a bunch of people doing that around you. Scott is doing well... It's great that he has a strong family and a lot of people that care and support and that were there to help him get out of that situation. Now he's better than ever." The CREED frontman joined the band last year, following a highly publicized, drug-enhanced meltdown in late 2014, after which he entered rehab program and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Stapp told The Pulse Of Radio he was touring as a solo artist again when he was approached about joining. "I really wasn't looking for a band, but I was definitely curious," he said. "I wanted to see what it was all about. I love writing with talented people and I think that's really what made the decision for me, was to sit in a room with Ron, Jon and Vince and throw out ideas, trade ideas and realize, 'Hey, there's something that could come of this.'" ART OF ANARCHY made its live debut on October 27, 2016 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. ART OF ANARCHY released a self-titled debut album in 2015 that featured former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland. Weiland, whom STP parted ways with in 2002 and again in 2013, died in December 2015. Thal joined GUNS N' ROSES in 2006 and stayed in the band for eight years, playing on the 2008 album "Chinese Democracy". He has also released a number of solo CDs. Photo: Annie Atlasman

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Announces 18-Date U.S. Tour

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 19:00

With their new single, "Cheaper To Drink Alone", impacting rock radio early next month, Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have announced that, in addition to the previously announced winter tour dates in the Midwest and Northeast, they are hitting the road in May for an 18-date U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Kentucky", out now via Mascot Label Group. Beginning in Houston, Texas before routing up the West Coast and into the Midwest, the tour will be supported by CITIZEN ZERO and LETTERS FROM THE FIRE and include festival stops at San Antonio, Texas's River City Rockfest, Pryor, Oklahoma's Rocklahoma, Sioux City, Iowa's Awesome Biker Nights, and Earlville, Iowa's Tri State Speedway. BLACK STONE CHERRY commented: "After a nice break, we are so excited to get back on the road and kick some serious ass! It's been a while since we've set out on a coast-to-coast U.S. headline tour and we expect this to be the best yet! "We are a live band. We are bringing our A game and promise to leave it all on the stage every night. You deserve nothing less. Rock music deserves nothing less. We want you to experience with us what we guarantee will be a rejuvenating night of music and passion on this tour! Don't miss it!" Nearly a decade ago, BLACK STONE CHERRY made its attention-grabbing self-titled debut at Barrick Recording Studio near their hometown of Edmonton, Kentucky. It proclaimed the arrival of a vibrant and exciting new force in southern rock 'n' roll, a group that played with fire, sang with brimstone and had plenty of cajones. Flash forward nine years, the band's latest album, "Kentucky", is very much a "back-to-their-roots" affair, with the four-piece working with the same engineer in the same local studio, Barrick Recording, where they crafted their eponymous debut. The band has developed an enormous following, touring six continents, headlining festivals, topping the charts, and sharing the stage with DEF LEPPARD, BAD COMPANY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ALTER BRIDGE, HALESTORM, SHINEDOWN, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, and more. Tour dates: Winter/spring 2017 March 10 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall^ March 11 - Johnson City, TN - Capone’s^ March 13 - Baton Rouge, LA - The Varsity Theatre^ March 15 - Destin, FL - Club LA^ March 16 - Buford, GA - 37 Main^ March 17 - Charlotte, NC - The Neighborhood Theatre^ March 18 - Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall^ March 20 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club> March 21 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Wonder Bar^ March 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Club at Stage AE^ March 24 - Dayton, OH - Oddbody's Music Room> March 25 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop^ March 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection^ March 28 - Fort Wayne, IN - Rusty Spur^ March 29 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar March 31 - Green Bay, WI - The Sandlot^ April 01 - Belvidere, IL - The Apollo Theater April 02 - Peoria, IL - Limelight^ ^ w/ THROUGH FIRE and CALEB JOHNSON > w/ CALEB JOHNSON Late spring 2017 May 25 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar May 26 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater May 27 - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest May 28 - Pryor, Ok - Rocklahoma May 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent* June 01 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues* June 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Whiskey A Go Go* June 03 - Sacramento, CA - Goldfield* June 04 - Reno, NV - Cargo* June 06 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon* June 07 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater* June 09 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory* June 10 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory* June 12 - Denver, CO - Blue Bird Theater* June 13 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre* June 15 - Libertyville, IL - Austin’s* June 16 - Sioux City, IA - Awesome Biker Nights June 17 - Earlville, IA - Tri State Speedway * w/ CITIZEN ZERO and LETTERS FROM THE FIRE

Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Films Video For Country Single, 'Drinkin' With The Devil'

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 19:00

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent filmed a video for his debut outlaw country single, "Drinkin' With The Devil", on Wednesday, February 22 in Manor, Texas. Directing the clip is Josh Vargas, who described Vincent as "one hell of a musician and a blast to work for." Vargas added: "[The] shoot went awesome. Can't wait to cut this stuff and turn it loose." "Drinkin' With The Devil" will be released on March 14 on seven-inch vinyl via Chicken Ranch Records. The song, which features a guest appearance by guitar legend Danny B. Harvey (HEADCAT, WANDA JACKSON, NANCY SINATRA), was recorded with legendary producer Gene "Machine" Freeman at The Machine Shop in Austin, Texas. As the legendary voice of the genre-defining extreme metal purveyors MORBID ANGEL, Vincent's unapologetic rebel approach has been a force in the music world since the mid-1980s. Following his unexpected departure from the band in 2015 and subsequent relocation to the Lone Star State of Texas, his musical direction has also taken a big step "out of the box." Inspired by the immersion into his new Hill Country surroundings and the Lone Star culture, he began composing music in a dirty, organic Texas country outlaw style, perhaps reminiscent of the original country outlaw performers in the 1970s. Vincent spoke to SkullsNBones.com last year about how his country project came about. "Just like most musicians, I listen to and am inspired by all types of music," he explained. "When I moved to Texas, I found myself immersed in this scene, kept an open mind to it all, and found new inspiration by some of the artists around here. I began writing songs, man; [it's] as simple as that. I know it's not what many people would expect from my career in metal, but it's still me, you know. I'm still as open as I've ever been, and I'm still as passionate with this material as I was with anything else I've ever done before…. It's my take on things, and it's different than what you'll hear from most of the other acts in this genre." Vincent added that he expected a large portion of the MORBID ANGEL fans to be resistant to his new musical output. "There's a lot of people who see this 'metal' guy trying this new thing and may not give it a shot, but the ones I've shared it with have been really impressed," he said. "A lot asked why I didn't do this sooner, and it's simple; people find their way to things when they find their way to things. It doesn't mean that I'll never play metal again, by any means, but this is where my heart is at right now, so I want to put out the best material I can, and have fun with it. We have a lot of cool stuff coming up that may surprise some people, but it's all about writing the best songs, and having fun. That's where I'm at right now, and I'm pretty damn happy." As previously reported, Vincent has joined forces with ex-MORBID ANGEL drummer Tim Yeung and guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) to perform classic MORBID ANGEL songs under the I AM MORBID banner. The new band, which will play material from MORBID ANGEL's "Altars Of Madness" (1989), "Blessed Are The Sick" (1991), "Covenant" (1993) and "Domination" (1995) albums, has scheduled two shows in Brazil this spring: March 24 in Belo Horizonte and March 25 in São Paulo. Additional dates will be announced soon. davidvincentdrinkingwiththedevilcover

METALLICA 'Blown Away' By Superfan's Collection

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 18:00

A three-minute video clip showcasing a Canadian METALLICA superfan's collection of band-related memorabilia can be seen below. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Doug Brown has amassed a huge amount of METALLICA collectibles since he was a young boy, and the band was so "blown away" by the items he has acquired that they interviewed him for their YouTube channel before their November 2016 concert in the city. Brown says: "I started collecting at a very young age. My cousin got me a copy of the 'Black Album' on cassette. And then I was interested in the music so much, I wanted cassette singles and I started finding part-time jobs just so I could start buying more and more things. "One day I was at a shop in downtown Toronto and I picked up a vinyl copy of 'Ride The Lightning', and it looked a little different than my CD copy, and then, all of a sudden, I had two. And then I was, like, 'Okay, I should probably go find a cassette of that, 'cause I don't have that on cassette yet. And that was the point it started to spiral out of control. So I started importing from all around the world. When the eBay factor kind of came into play, I realized I could get promos and I could start getting every single country of origin possible." Brown says he has eight hundred and fifty vinyl and CD variations of METALLICA items and "another two to three thousand pieces of METALLICA memorabilia from all around the world." Included in his collection are "very rare test pressings," uncut clear picture discs, Cliff Burton autographs and his most prized possession, the original cassette copy of the "Black Album". "That's the very first cassette I ever got when I was eight," he said. "It's absolutely worthless and it's beat to shit and I bet it wouldn't even play. I have ten thousand records in my house of all different types of music, but without that one cassette, I probably wouldn't have gone down this journey."

IGOR CAVALERA: MAX And I 'Believe SEPULTURA Doesn't Really Make Sense Nowadays'

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 18:00

During a brand new interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Igor Cavalera was asked about his relationship with his former bandmates in SEPULTURA today, more than ten years after his departure from the group. The drummer, who has been celebrating — along with his brother, former SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera — the twentieth anniversary of the band's classic album "Roots" by performing the LP in its entirety, responded: "It is negative because, to a certain extent, me and Max believe SEPULTURA doesn't really make sense nowadays, to do what they're doing, and with that comes a lot of anger from their part. But, at the end of the day, we don't really care. This is what we do. And we're really happy with what we have right now. I know a lot of fans appreciate that by coming to see us. I don't know — life's too short to be angry and fighting and doing all this stuff. So I don't really care what they do or what they don't do." Igor also downplayed the possibility of a reunion of SEPULTURA's classic lineup, saying: "We don't really … Unless it's something really solid — and we haven't seen that from their part — of doing something totally professional and coming together, trying to do something like that. At the end of the day, it would be special for the fans, so it's not like a closed door, but at the same time, we have no time to spend energy with this kind of thing. So we just move forward." Max echoed his brother's sentiments, telling The Salt Lake Tribune that he doesn't even think about his former bandmates much. "For a time — for a long time — there was a war in the press, like, 'He'll talk this, I'll talk that,'" he explained. "I got really tired of it, honestly. I'm not gonna do that anymore. So let them go their way and do their thing, and we're gonna do our thing, and I think that's the best for everybody." He continued: "The fans know in their heart that we were there in the beginning. Unfortunately, we don't have the name, they continue with the name, but we have paid homage to real great records like 'Roots', and we might do some other ones. And [Rhino Records] releasing all the 'Max years' on vinyl and CDs — it's a great compilation that just came out. We focus more on that and the other projects that I have." Max added: "I don't really have time to think about what those other guys are doing, and I honestly don't even care. It's whatever, you know? They're gonna do their thing, and we're gonna do our thing. That's pretty much how it's gonna be. I don't listen to their stuff and I don't really care. I just really wanna do what I'm doing, and I'm happy with that." While stopping short of completely ruling out a reunion of SEPULTURA's classic lineup, Max said: "Right now, we don't even need it. It's been so much of that kind of bad vibes through the years that I don't even know how that would even really work out. I think what [Igor and I] are doing is the closest thing to that, and it works great, it works like a charm. It's amazing. I'm happy just with this. This 'Return To Roots' [tour], for me, it's enough. I don't even need the reunion. For me, this is great, this works just as great. And I'm having fun every night playing the songs that I love and were a big part of my life. But I'm a guy who looks to the future, too, so at the same time I'm doing this 'Roots' thing, I'm looking forward to and excited about KILLER BE KILLED, for the new CAVALERA [CONSPIRACY], for the new SOULFLY. I think, for me, that's more important than a reunion. It's what's in front of you. I'm very pleased with how things are turning out right now, so I wouldn't change anything." Max and Igor have just embarked on another North American tour to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of "Roots". Several new cities are witnessing the performance by Max, Igor, Marc Rizzo (guitar; SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ILL NIÑO) and Tony Campos (bass; SOULFLY, STATIC-X, MINISTRY, FEAR FACTORY). The tour features support from IMMOLATION and FULL OF HELL. "Roots", along with 1993's "Chaos A.D.", is considered SEPULTURA's most commercially successful release, having been certified gold in 2005 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band fired Max's wife Gloria as their manager. Igor left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." His departure from the band came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006). The current SEPULTURA lineup — featuring guitarist Andreas Kisser and bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. alongside Derrick Green on vocals and Eloy Casagrande on drums — released its new studio album, "Machine Messiah", on January 13 via Nuclear Blast.

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SIX FEET UNDER: Watch 'Schizomaniac' Playthrough Video

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 18:00

A playthrough video for the song "Schizomaniac" from death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Torment", which will be released on February 24 via Metal Blade. There's plenty of classic SIX FEET UNDER groove to be had on "Torment", but fans will note a much more aggressive approach, and even more modern blast beats throughout. This is a cantankerous SIX FEET UNDER with absolutely nothing to prove. This is SIX FEET UNDER at its most deadly. "Torment" was brought to life by Chris Barnes with bassist/guitarist Jeff Hughell (BRAIN DRILL) shouldering the load of writing the music, along with heralded drummer Marco Pitruzzella (BRAIN DRILL, ANOMALOUS, SLEEP TERROR). The combination of Barnes's multi-decade death metal experience and the speed and precision of Hughell and Pitruzzella's relative youth go a long way to cementing this as a solid foundation for high-level death metal. This is immediately apparent in the first track "Sacrificial Kill" and expanded further right away in the second track "Exploratory Homicide". Both Hughell and Pitruzzella are allowed to play their style of metal with a unique SIX FEET UNDER flair. That's what makes "Torment" a unique and welcome addition to the band's stories catalog. Barnes states about "Torment": "I've been lucky to have a lot of standout albums in my career. That's only because I've had a great many talented writing partners and musicians to collaborate with. Our new album, 'Torment', to me, is one of those albums. Jeff Hughell has provided the flammable material for me to write some explosive lyrics and vocal parts to. "I know people always say, 'This is my best album ever,' and I won't say that, because everyone has their own favorites, but I do enjoy creating new music, and I feel as though with this one we expressed concisely and to the fullest the duality of our music. I have also found it important over the years, going back to the start of my career, that the artwork for our albums gets to express, on some level, what the experience is within. To do that this time around, we were able to incorporate an amazing new artist, Septian Devenum, to take on the task of visually bringing this album to life. "Every song on the album is depicted with a piece of artwork that explores the lyrical content of each song, similar to what we did for the packaging for our album 'Bringer Of Blood'. "'Torment' has been a great album to work on and help create, we hope all of our fans appreciate it." "Torment" track listing: 01. Sacrificial Kill 02. Exploratory Homicide 03. The Separation Of Flesh From Bone 04. Schizomaniac 05. Skeleton 06. Knife Through The Skull 07. Slaughtered As They Slept 08. In The Process Of Decomposing 09. Funeral Mask 10. Obsidian 11. Bloody Underwear 12. Roots Of Evil SIX FEET UNDER's new album was mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris and was previously described by Barnes as "the most brutally intense, groove-laden masterpiece we've ever put together!" SIX FEET UNDER in December completed the "X-Mas in Hell Tour 2016" in Germany where the band celebrated the 21st anniversary of its debut album, "Haunted", by performing the LP in its entirety.

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Video Premiere: GOJIRA's 'The Cell'

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 17:00

"The Cell", the new video from French progressive metallers GOJIRA, can be seen below. The clip, directed by Drew Cox, sees GOJIRA delivering a pummelling and dynamic performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. GOJIRA was nominated in two categories at this year's Grammy Awards: "Best Metal Performance" for the song "Silvera", and "Best Rock Album" for "Magma". GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier told the AFP news agency about being nominated for a Grammy: "We started playing pretty intense thrash and death metal and I've been mostly growling for the last twenty years, so I wasn't expecting any kind of award. I never even thought of the concept of being nominated for the Grammys." He added that the Grammy nods would not affect GOJIRA's musical and lyrical approach on the eventual follow-up to "Magma", which was a more commercially viable effort than the band's previous releases. "We're super excited and surprised, but it's not like God telling you you're good and the others are not good," he said. "It's the Grammys." METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently praised GOJIRA, saying that they were "the best thing I've heard in a long time. I love their new album," he said. "I think it's an incredible piece of art. It's heavy, it's vibey, it's moody. It has all the things you want to hear — great complex rhythms, great drumming, great riffs, great songs." "Magma" was released last June via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2012's "L'Enfant Sauvage" was recorded at Joseph's Silver Cord Studio in Queens, New York. Asked what the title of GOJIRA's new album, "Magma", means to him, Joseph told Kerrang!: "To me, 'magma' is the primal energy. It's the blood of the earth. It's hot. It's dangerous. It is the guts. It's this music. It's the music we play. It's fusion. It's fire. It's electricity. It's… everything that we're trying to express with this music. That's what it means to me, 'magma.'"

ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Everybody Dies' Lyric Video

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 17:00

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song "Everybody Dies", taken from the upcoming album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). "The Source" will be released on April 28 through AYREON's new label Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings. While AYREON's "Forever/Planet Y" saga seemed to have reached its conclusion with the album "01011001", it's clear that Lucassen's creative muses had other plans. The new AYREON album "The Source" revisits the "Forever" saga, adding a whole new chapter to Lucassen's impressive body of work. With its top-flight cast of singers and musicians, compelling songs, overwhelming sound, and intriguing story, "The Source" offers everything that has gained Lucassen dedicated fans worldwide since he laid the foundations of AYREON back in the mid-'90s. The story of "The Source" is set six billion years in the past relative to Earth. It begins on Planet Alpha, a world in the Andromeda system where computer intelligence has far surpassed that of humanity. Alpha is facing a massive global crisis, with ecological and political catastrophes threatening all human life. The Alphans (our human ancestors) try to save their planet by entrusting the global computer mainframe — The 'Frame — to find a solution. Given total control of the planet, the 'Frame reaches the logical conclusion that its creators are the cause of all the trouble. The only way to solve Alpha's problems is to exterminate humanity. This leaves the Alphans no other option than to try and escape their horrific fate. But their escape comes at a terrible price. It's the beginning of a story that contains everything that has made the Ayreon epics so endlessly fascinating all these years. The international status of AYREON enables Arjen Lucassen to write his characters with some of the most respected singers in rock in mind: James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Tommy Giles Rogers (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME), Simone Simons (EPICA), Mike Mills (TOEHIDER), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Michael Eriksen (CIRCUS MAXIMUS), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), Nils K. Rue (PAGAN'S MIND), Zaher Zorgati (MYRATH), Tommy Karevik (KAMELOT) and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). Special contributions were offered by guitarists Paul Gilbert (MR. BIG), Guthrie Govan (THE ARISTOCRATS, ASIA, STEVEN WILSON), Marcel Coenen and keyboard player Mark Kelly (MARILLION). Watch the epic 12-minute video for album opener "The Day That The World Breaks Down" below. Just as on his previous albums, "The Source" has Arjen Lucassen playing a wide variety of instruments, while the inimitable Ed Warby (ELEGY, GOREFEST, HAIL OF BULLETS) once again masterfully handles the drums. 2017 will be a particularly exciting year for AYREON fans thanks to a unique chance to actually see AYREON live. Limited to three exclusive performances, "The Ayreon Universe" will take place in September in the prestigious 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. This unprecedented live event features the best of twenty years of AYREON music, brought to life by a top cast of musicians such as Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tommy Karevik (KAMELOT), Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA), Anneke van Giersbergen, and various others. The reclusive Arjen Lucassen himself is also expected to make a rare appearance on stage. The tickets for all concerts — 9000 in total — sold out within a day, proving once again that the AYREON magic is still very much alive and kicking. "The Source" track listing: CD1 Chronicle 1: The 'Frame 01. The Day That The World Breaks Down 02. Sea Of Machines 03. Everybody Dies Chronicle 2: The Aligning Of The Ten 04. Star Of Sirrah 05. All That Was 06. Run! Apocalypse! Run! 07. Condemned To Live CD2 Chronicle 3: The Transmigration 08. Aquatic Race 09. The Dream Dissolves 10. Deathcry Of A Race 11. Into The Ocean Chronicle 4: The Rebirth 12. Bay Of Dreams 13. Planet Y Is Alive! 14. The Source Will Flow 15. Journey To Forever 16. The Human Compulsion 17. March Of The Machines

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VAMPS Completes Work On 'Underworld' Album; U.S. Tour With I PREVAIL And STARSET Announced

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:00

VAMPS, the visually arresting Japanese rock band featuring Hyde (L'Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z. (Oblivion Dust), will return to the U.S. this spring to join I PREVAIL and STARSET on their upcoming May U.S. tour. U.K. newcomers AS LIONS will also join select dates, with opener COVER YOUR TRACKS rounding out the tour lineup. VAMPS vocalist Hyde states: "Playing with some of the most exciting rock bands out there, I PREVAIL and STARSET, is an honor and we're very much looking forward to this tour. We had a great North American tour last fall, but time was limited so we're thrilled to come back this spring and hit more cities." Adds VAMPS guitarist K.A.Z.: "We can't wait to see all of our loyal U.S. fans and make new ones. Every time we've come to the United States, we've received a tremendously warm welcome so we're stoked to play some brand new songs from our forthcoming album to all of you for the first time. See you at the shows!" Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 12 p.m. EST. VAMPS has just completed recording its next full-length album, "Underworld", with writer/producer Kane Churko (IN THIS MOMENT, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, OZZY OSBOURNE, PAPA ROACH) for an April 26 release. Check out an exclusive music preview below. Says the band:" 'Underworld' is not a place that we can see with our eyes, 'the physical world,' but the dark side that's hidden beneath the surface, 'the shadow world,' where VAMPS' true nature lies — a concept that brought this album to life." Last fall, VAMPS crashed North American soil for select headline dates which included stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Mexico City in support of two new songs: "Inside of Me" featuring Chris Motionless from MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, and "Rise Or Die" which was co-written with EMIGRATE/RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe. "Inside Of Me" was the first VAMPS track to ever receive airplay on SiriusXM Octane and impressively won the weekly Octane Twitter poll by a landslide. The song has since become the band's biggest streaming success to date. "Underworld" track listing: 01. Underworld 02. Calling 03. Break Free 04. Don’t Hold Back 05. Bleed For Me 06. In This Hell 07. Inside Of Me (feat. Chris Motionless 08. Rise Or Die (feat. Richard Z. Kruspe) 09. Sin In Justice 10. B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Blood) 11. Rise Up vampsiprevialtourposter2017

We’re excited to tour the U.S. with I Prevail and Starset this May! Tickets on sale Friday. Check out this exclusive preview for some new music from our forthcoming album - out this Spring! More info: http://bit.ly/2m9d9dN

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Brazil's VANDROYA To Release 'Beyond The Human Mind' Album

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:00

Brazilian female-fronted progressive power metallers VANDROYA will release their new album, "Beyond The Human Mind", on April 28 via rough Inner Wound Recordings. With a more evident progressive influence but without giving up the weight and virtuosity of power metal, the new album brings a more mature band, a more balanced sound and reflects the musicians technical and artistic evolution since the debut album, "One". The "Beyond The Human Mind" album concept revolves around the journey we all go through in search of fullness and inner peace. The cover artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ICED EARTH). Led by vocalist Daísa Munhoz, VANDROYA is ready to take the next step and make a mark in the metal scene with "Beyond The Human Mind". "Beyond The Human Mind" track listing: 01. Columns Of Illusion 02. The Path To The Endless Fall 03. Maya 04. Time After Time 05. Last Breath 06. I'm Alive 07. You'll Know My Name 08. If I Forgive Myself 09. Beyond The Human Mind vandroyabeyondthehumanmindcd