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BLIND GUARDIAN – Imaginations Through The Looking Glass DVD Goes Gold In Germany; Video Of Ceremony Available

BLIND GUARDIAN’s full-length DVD, Imaginations Through The Looking Glass, has gone gold in Germany. “Thanks to the more than 25,000 German fans who purchased the DVD and made this achievement possible,” the band react.

A video of the gold album ceremony and a short interview with Hansi (in German only) can be seen here.

According to Wikipedia, Blind Guardian had intended to record a DVD since early 1998, however, due to the band’s high requirements, no existing metal festival had been considered suitable. Instead, the band decided to create their own festival, back in their homeland. The First Blind Guardian Festival was held in Coburg, Germany, at June 16–17, 2003. It lasted 2 days, with the band playing during both nights. The entire show has been professionally recorded and subsequently released on a DVD entitled Imaginations through the Looking Glass on June 14, 2004.

A BraveWords review of the Imaginations Through The Looking Glass can be read here.

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NIGHTWISH – Imaginaerum Returning To Germany’s Movie Theaters By Popular Demand

Due to popular demand, the new NIGHTWISH film Imaginaerum will return to the big screens across Germany on April 1st and 3rd. Tickets for these new screenings have already gone on sale. All locations, ticket links and information can be found here.

Imaginaerum’s original country-wide screening in Germany took place on March 18th.

Check out the official German language trailer for the film below: Continue reading NIGHTWISH – Imaginaerum Returning To Germany’s Movie Theaters By Popular Demand

NIGHTWISH – Imaginaerum DVD/Blu-Ray Now Available For Pre-Order

Finland’s NIGHTWISH are gearing up to release their new Imaginaerum move on DVD and Blu-Ray via their official online shop. Fans can currently pre-order it here. The first 300 orders will be rewarded with free Imaginaerum badge set.

Imaginaerum will be available via Amazon on DVD and Blu-Ray soon.

Nightwish bassist Marco Hietala recently spoke with with Brendan Crabb at Australia’s Loud magazine. An excerpt is available below: Continue reading NIGHTWISH – Imaginaerum DVD/Blu-Ray Now Available For Pre-Order

Music Review: Avantasia CD: The Mystery of Time

Music Review: Avantasia

CD: The Mystery of Time

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Availability: March 30th, 2013

by: TJ Fowler

                When I saw that Avantasia was due to release a new album I was immediately interested in giving it a listen as I always found Tobias Sammet to be an excellent singer(and one of the only singers I have heard to sound like Bruce Dickinson) and his other band Edguy I always thought were very talented musicians and songwriters.  I had never listened to a lot of Avantasia before this so I was somewhat going in blind.  So what did I get with Avantasia’s ‘The Mystery of Time’?  Well it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but it also was by no means a disappointment. Continue reading Music Review: Avantasia CD: The Mystery of Time

GLORYHAMMER: ‘Angus McFife’ Video Released

“Angus McFife”, the new video from GLORYHAMMER, the “heroic fantasy power metal” project led by Christopher Bowes, the mastermind behind pirate metal sensation ALESTORM, with a desire to explore the more symphonic and epic side of metal, can be seen below. The song comes off GLORYHAMMER‘s debut album, “Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife”, which will be released on March 29 via Napalm Records. The CD, which will tell an original story based in an alternate-history medieval Scotland, where magic and dark sorcery reigns supreme, was recorded at LSD Studios in Germany. A concept of such epic proportions requires a truly talented vocalist, and for this purpose Thomas L. Winkler from Swiss power metal band EMERALD was hired to provide majestic soaring vocals. The lineup is completed by Paul Templing, James Cartwright, and Ben Turk, who honed their battle skills in various underground U.K. metal bands.GLORYHAMMER is:

Christopher Bowes – Keyboards
Thomas Winkler – Vocals
Paul Templing – Guitars
James Cartwright – Bass
Ben Turk – Drums

The cover artwork for “Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife” was “painstakingly handcrafted” by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL, SYLOSIS). The art depicts the great hero Angus McFife, questing valiantly through the frozen highlands, wielding the Hammer of Glory.

“Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife” track listing:

01. Anstruther’s Dark Prophecy
02. The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
03. Angus McFife
04. Quest for the Hammer of Glory
05. Magic Dragon
06. Silent Tears of Frozen Princess
07. Amulet of Justice
08. Hail to Crail
09. Beneath Cowdenbeath
10. The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder

There will also be a limited first-pressing “Heroic Edition” of the album, presented in a luxurious digipak format with alternate artwork, featuring the bonus track “Wizards!”.

“Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife” “Heroic Edition” artwork: