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CD/DVD Releases: November News Nuggets Pt 2

Posted on Tuesday, December 13 @ 01:15:00 UTC by nightowl

No Attachments – a brand new studio album by one of the best progressive rock bands from Poland, After... - was released by Metal Mind Productions on November, 21st (in US on December 6th). You can listen to another promo track “All Left Behind” here.

Wojtek Tymiński comments this track: "I think that 'All Left Behind' - which is a straight-to-the-point, energetic and probably the shortest song on this album - could be entitled 'No Attachments.' When I presented the idea for that song during our rehearsal, we all immediately went for it. We felt some kind of energy in these several riffs and everything happened really quick after that - the music and the vocal line were completed during a single rehearsal and we didn't really change anything later on. We think that ‘All Left Behind’ has potential when it comes to performing it live - I hope we'll soon find out.”[Source: Metal Mind]


Wishbone Ash released a new album on November 25; called Elegant Stealth, it is described thusly: "As powerful and melodic as ever on their famous twin guitars, Wishbone Ash are back with [... an] album that testifies to their unrelenting evolution." [Source: Amazon.com]


Composer Luca Turilli presents his new Rhapsody band and the new album. Please click here to see the new exclusive video trailer! You can also enjoy it directly on the new official webpage at the address: www.ltrhapsody.com. More news coming on December 19th [Source: Nuclear Blast]


Dutch symphonic metal outfit Epica has just announced their first dates of European tour 2012. Check all dates here! The recordings of the fifth studio album have been finished. Sascha Paeth (Kamelot, Avantasia, Rhapsody of Fire) has begun mixing the album and so far the band is very pleased with the result! The new album will be release by Nuclear Blast on the 9th of March 2012. [Source: Nuclear Blast]


Progressive djentlemen Vildhjarta have teamed-up with Metal Hammer (Germany) for the exclusive premiere of their new video clip "dagger"! Directed by Jakob Arevarn (www.arevarn.se), "dagger" is the second music video from the Swedish septet's debut album, måsstaden, which was released via Century Media Records on November 28th in Europe and November 29th in North America. To watch the clip, head over to Metal Hammer (Germany) now.

You can also listen to their new album in its entirety at Guitar World.com! [Source: Century Media]


Paradise Lost's new Draconian Times MMXI DVD is now available for purchase in the US exclusively at CM Distro! In anticipation of the release, the band is now premiering their new music video for "The Last Time". The video can be seen here.

The limited deluxe edition is a must-have for all Paradise Lost fans with its 2 DVDs + CD + extended 32 page booklet including stories from the original Draconian Times release year 1995, taken from Metal Hammer (UK), Terrorizer (UK), Rock Hard (Germany), Aardschok (Netherlands), Heavy Rock (Spain), Metal Shock (Italy), and Metal Hammer (Poland).

Paradise Lost has also posted a trailer for the DVD that features a documentary, live footage, and interviews. To get your preview of Draconian Times MMXI, click here. [Source: Century Media]


Emily Bezar's "new download-only album Fooled By Yesterday is now available online. Thanks so much to those who have already discovered it, " Emily writes, "and passed along your good wishes!

"Please find it in mp3 or FLAC format (along with all my previous albums) at my new Bandcamp site. Feel free to pay what you wish:

"Fooled By Yesterday" LISTEN and DOWNLOAD

"This is my first release to include my interpretations of some jazz classics, piano and electronic improvisations and a special, 2011 version of a century-old, legendary Richard Strauss Aria. I hope you enjoy it all!

"You'll find some words and pictures here at my new blog: polyphonism.wordpress.com. [Source: Emily Bezar]


Multinational symphonic prog metal band Reign Of The Architect has set Rise as the title of its debut album, tentatively due in early 2012. Yuval Kramer's (Amaseffer) brand new sci-fi project will feature guest appearances by Mike LePond (Symphony X), Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malemsteen, Journey) and Joost van den Broek (Ayreon), among others.

Reign Of The Architect was formed in 2007 as a collaboration between Kramer and Mexican drummer Mauricio Bustamante. In 2010, Mauricio joined Yuval in Jerusalem, Israel to finally begin recording their debut effort.

The story, which the band has yet to reveal, will unfold over the course of two albums.

Joining Mauricio (drums) and Yuval (guitars), are Israeli vocalists Yotam Avni (Prey For Nothing), Tom Gefen, Davidavi "Vidi" Dolev, Adva Kramer and Grace Hannah Woolf.

"Even though we had the chance to collaborate with some of our favorite musicians out there," Mauricio and Yuval state, "we wanted to introduce fresh and unknown artists, both instrumentalists and vocalists, to the world. Artists we can guarantee will blow your mind!"

Reign Of The Architect's debut CD will feature "a plentitude of layers consisting, among others, multiple guitar and vocal layers, and multitudes of orchestral and exotic instruments," according to a press release. [Source: Blabbermouth.net]


To celebrate 20 years of Existence, Black Pearl Productions is proud to announce that the band will be releasing a new album in 2012!

Alan Charles has already started recording music for this new long-awaited opus, some songs well known by the band's fans, since these were played live for many years! The track listing will be as follows:

The Pawn
Welcome To This World
The Last Battle
Seasons (The Theme, Part II)
This One's For You

In the meantime, you can see a short video showcasing some great past moments from Existance on the band's website at www.blackpearl.qc.ca/Existence.htm.

New videos from the past will also be released soon.[Source: Black Pearl]


From Lion Music: Available now is the hard hitting third strike Dangerous Diamonds from Italian metallers Mastercastle.

Powered by the soaring vocals of Giorgia Gueglio, expert guitar work of Pier Gonella and the tight dynamic rhythmic pull of bassist Steve Vawamas and drummer Alesandro Bissa; Mastercastle pull on the best elements from their previous 2 releases (The Phoenix and Last Desire) to produce their best work to date.

Album promo page | Full song sample

After the critical acclaim bestowed upon Consortium Project V – Species earlier in 2011, Lion Music are proud to present the first of 4 reissues of the back catalogue from vocalist extraordinaire Ian Parry’s formidable Consortium Project series, all reissues come freshly remastered for optimum sound with the added bonus of 2 never-before-heard bonus tracks on each release.

Consortium Project I - Criminals & Kings is the gripping opening statement of what is being described as "one of metals essential concept stories” featuring a host of A1 names from the world of progressive power metal inc. Stephan Lill (Vanden Plas), Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot), Patrick Rondat (Elegy).

Album promo page | Full song sample

"Barring any last minute unforeseen delays," the note, "we are pleased to confirm the following releases for the first quarter of 2012.

27 January 2012

House of Shakira / HoS - Back with a revamped line-up featuring melodic rock powerhouse Andreas Novak on lead vocals, HoS sees the Swedish melodic hard rock masters House Of Shakira return with their best album in their highly illustrious career.

Consortium Project II / Continuum In Extremis - Second release of our continuing Consortium Project reissues. Features completely remastered sound and additional 2 never before heard bonus tracks.

27 February 2012

Lord Of Mushrooms / Perspectives - Long awaited second album from the French progressive metallers. One of the most original bands out there now with new vocalist Gustavo Monsanto (ex Adagio). Plus highly original packaging.

Consortium Project III / Terra Incognita - Third release of our continuing Consortium Project reissues. Features completely remastered sound and additional 2 never before heard bonus tracks.

23 March 2012

Vendetta / World Under Fire - The British Traditional Metal merchants return with their third effort and one that will blow your brains out. Expert song craft and musicianship make this one not to miss for fans of Priest, Maiden, Heaven & Hell along with more 80's metal sounds ala Fifth Angel.

Consortium Project IV / Children Of Tomorrow - Fourth and final release of our continuing Consortium Project reissues. Features completely remastered sound and additional 2 never before heard bonus track. [Source: Lion Music]


And in mini-bites: the NEW CD by Oceans of Night, Domain is now available through CDBABY . Surf on over to the Oceans of Night's website and check it out/order it there, too. [Source: Scott Mosher/Oceans of Night]... ... Anton Johannson writes, "Just wanted to tell you that you can check the progress [of the Galahad Suite on the website now,; videoclip from recordings and more guest musicians added." [Source: Anton Johannson]... ...

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