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From Chaos To Eternity, the new album by Italy’s power-driven symphonic/cinematic/orchestral band RHAPSODY OF FIRE, has been scheduled for North American release on July 12th.
This is truly monumental album for the band’s collective consciousness. They explain:
“It is the end of an era. This historical release will end the RHAPSODY sagas once and for all after 15 years of fantasy-oriented lyrics. For the last time, we’ll hear Sir Christopher Lee narrating in one of our albums the last dramatic events of a legendary tale started in 1997 and told through two different sages and ten full-length albums. We are surely very sad but we also know that for this same reason, the upcoming release will remain in the history of the band for its artistic importance and unique epic!”
From Chaos To Eternity’s artwork has been designed by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Axel Rudi Pell).
The North American track listing for From Chaos To Eternity is as follows:
FROM CHAOS TO ETERNITY
TEMPESTA DI FUOCO
GHOSTS OF FORGOTTEN WORLDS
AEONS OF RAGING DARKNESS
I BELONG TO THE STARS
HEROES OF THE WATERFALLS’ KINGDOM
I. Lo Spirito Della Foresta
II. Realm Of Sacred Waterfalls
III. Thanor’s Awakening
IV. Northern Skies Enflamed
V. The Splendour Of Angels’ Glory (A Final Revelation)
Bonus Track: Flash Of The Blade (Iron Maiden cover)
The new song “Tornado” is available for streaming on the band’s Facebook page player. The “Aeons Of Raging Darkness” digital single is available for purchase here.
For more RHAPSODY OF FIRE click here.
Canadian progressive metal icons VOIVOD are the latest acts confirmed for confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal, “The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival.”
Thus far, 35 out of 40 bands are confirmed: AGENT STEEL, AMON AMARTH, BLACKGUARD, BLIND GUARDIAN, CRIPPER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, DEATH ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, EPICA, EXODUS, FEAR FACTORY, FINNTROLL, FORBIDDEN, GAMMA RAY, ICED EARTH, KORPIKLAANI, MARDUK, MOONSPELL, NEVERMORE, OBITUARY, RAGE, RAVEN, ULI JON ROTH, SABATON, SANCTUARY, SAXON, SODOM, SONATA ARCTICA, SWASHBUCKLE, TESTAMENT, TROUBLE, TÝR, UNLEASHED, VOIVOD, WITCHBURNER.
70000 Tons Of Metal will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.
Make no mistake, 70000 Tons Of Metal is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!
Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and 24 hour room service!
What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out 70000tons.com for more information and book your cabin now!
Triumphantly returning to North American shores in support of their Billboard-charting new album At The Edge Of Time, Germany’s favorite sons BLIND GUARDIAN are pleased to announce the western hemisphere’s portion of the Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine 2010 World Tour, commencing on November 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and concluding on December 22nd in West Springfield, Virginia. Support acts are California’s Holy Grail and Florida’s Seven Kingdoms.
BLIND GUARDIAN’s lead vocalist & lyricist Hansi Kürsch checks in about the upcoming trek:
“Christmas will be a little earlier this year, ‘cause The Guardian is coming to town in November and December! The band is really excited to announce this upcoming tour. Finally, we will get the chance to preach our Sacred Words and play our Songs Divine somewhere near your neighborhood. We have prepared a nice package of music and bands for our Northern American followers. Our friends from Holy Grail and Seven Kingdoms will join us on this glorious mission and will have their part in these magical nights to come. Both bands are underground now, but I can feel that the future is theirs. They really carry the spirit of a new American Power Metal generation. Touring the U.S. and Canada does always means a tremendous amount of fun, so we are really anxious to see if the people in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Albuquerque – where we have not played before – can scream as loud as their brothers and sisters in New York, Quebec, Toronto, or Hollywood. We’ll soon find out when we meet you at the edge of time.
“Of course, we have to arrange some time in between playing and traveling for some Christmas gift shopping. I am sure I will find plenty of cool Star Wars action figures and I am already aware of some great Christmas shops near Washington where I will be able to get some great atypical Christmas tree ornaments. Strange worlds we are living in: The funniest ones sometimes have been produced in Germany, where you can’t get them in stores, so the U.S./Canada trip definitely pays off.
“As for books: Last time we ended up in Portland for a day, and whether I’ll make it to Powell’s (City of) Books, you never know. All in all, I have far too many books which I have not yet read, but I am constantly working on it. Since I am getting older and the saying is: “The older you get, the less sleep you need,” I am very optimistic I will manage to read them all when the nights are getting shorter.”
Confirmed North American dates for the Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine Tour are as follows:
11/19/10 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
11/20/10 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY
11/21/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/23/10 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
11/25/10 Theatre Capitole – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
11/26/10 Kool Haus – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/27/10 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
11/29/10 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/30/10 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
12/01/10 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
12/03/10 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
12/04/10 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
12/06/10 Showbox at The Market – Seattle, WA
12/08/10 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
12/09/10 Henry Fonda Theatre / The Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
12/10/10 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
12/11/10 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
12/12/10 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
12/14/10 Trees – Dallas, TX
12/15/10 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
12/17/10 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/18/10 The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL FLORIDA POWER FEST
12/19/10 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/21/10 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
12/22/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
For more BLIND GUARDIAN click here.
BLIND GUARDIAN’s tenth studio album, At The Edge Of Time, is now available for pre-order on iTunes here.
The 10-track standard version is available for the pre-order price of $7.99. On August 24th (North American street date), it will increase to $9.99.
The deluxe edition with bonus tracks is available for the pre-order price of $11.99. On August 24th (North American street date), it will increase to $9.99.
At The Edge Of Time features album artwork created by Colombian artist Felipe Machado Franco(Iced Earth, At Vance, Axel Rudi Pell). View the video for the single “A Voice In The Dark,” directed by Ivan Colic and produced by Stanimir “Staca” Lukic, on the Nuclear Blast Germany YouTube Channel.
Download the free BLIND GUARDIAN iPhone / iTouch app from this link.
Tracklisting for At The Edge Of Time:
1. Sacred Worlds
2. Tanelorn (Into The Void)
3. Road Of No Release
4. Ride Into Obsession
5. Curse My Name
6. Valkyries 6:34
7. Control The Divine
8. War Of The Thrones (Piano Version)
9. A Voice In The Dark
10. Wheel Of Time
For more BLIND GUARDIAN click here.