And so it begins, the Tuska Festival has begun and it all kicked off with…Cattle Decapitation. And I will be the first to admit…I have no clue who these guys are BUT I did
check them out as I wanted to get an idea about how the photography for the day might go. So let’s say Cattle Decapitation was my guinea pig for the festival. I will say this; CD is a pretty brutal band from what I could tell. Very Death Metalish but I was able to at least understand what the guy was singing which is a bonus for the genre. I will also give credit to the sound guys who were able to mix the sound so well that every musician is discernable and distinct for the listener. So for me I was actually able to somewhat enjoy the band and they had a lot of energy on stage…and for an opening band they had a somewhat large turnout. So a big thumbs up for the guys of CP. Continue Reading
by: TJ FOWLER
Label: Nuclear Blast
You don’t see many rock opera spectacle these days. In fact you never saw many of them to begin with but in this day and age they are basically extinct with the exception of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Thanks to Tobias Sammet and his super group of guest musicians in the form of Avantasia we can always be assured we are going to get a healthy dose of Euro rock opera every few years. Well the year of 2016 unleashes Avantasia’s ‘Ghostlights’ which has a whole slew of guest musicians from Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot), Michael Kiske (Helloween) to just name a few. Continue Reading
The latest acts confirmed are HEAVEN SHALL BURN, J.B.O., DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, SODOM, ONKEL TOM, DECAPITATED, FOR THE IMPERIUM, THE OCEAN, ENDSTILLE, TORMENT, MASTERPLAN, KNORKATOR and A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, who join the previously announced acts AMON AMARTH, APOCALYPTICA, ARCH ENEMY, AVANTASIA, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, EMPEROR, ICED EARTH, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, PRONG, and SCHANDMAUL.
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Having played sold out venues all over Europe on the first leg of their Mystery World Tour, German composer and vocalist Tobias Sammet’s AVANTASIA are about to kick-off the festival season, and have been announced for another appearance. On July 27th the band will headline the Rock Of Ages festival in Rottenburg-Seebronn, Germany.
AVANTASIA’s album, The Mystery Of Time, continues to storm the charts around the world, selling twice as many copies as previous albums, including rocketing straight to #2 of the official German Media Control album charts.
Leader Tobias Sammet has issued the following statement: Continue Reading