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BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – New Album Due In June, To Feature RAINBOW Cover And Tribute To JON LORD

BLACKMORE’S NIGHT is releasing their brand new album, Dancer And The Moon, on June 11th in North America on Frontiers Records. The album will be released in two editions; as a CD and a digipak deluxe edition with a bonus DVD that includes music videos of ‘Dancer And The Moon’ and of ‘The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea)’, plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night. Continue reading BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – New Album Due In June, To Feature RAINBOW Cover And Tribute To JON LORD

AVANTASIA – First Audio Taste Of The Mystery Of Time

On March 29th, the new AVANTASIA album, The Mystery Of Time, will hit stores as a regular CD, limited edition vinyl and limited edition hardcover book with a 28-page booklet containing ten regular songs and two additional bonus tracks (‘The Cross And You’, ‘Death Is Just A Feeling’).

The first track to be unveiled is ‘Invoke The Machine’ featuring PRETTY MAIDS vocalist Ronnie Atkins as guest.

Tobias Sammet comments: “I have been a huge Pretty Maids fan since I was a teenager. I already asked Ronnie to be on the Metal Opera in 1999, but he was busy back then. Last year I saw Pretty Maids live, and they were a steam train on stage, unbelievable. After the show we met and Ronnie was a great guy. Finally after 13 years, I am really proud to have him on the new Avantasia album. And his kick-ass performance leaves no doubt: It was a great decision to ask him!”

The cover artwork for The Mystery Of Time, hand-painted by world famous British fantasy painter Rodney Matthews, and the tracklisting can be seen below:

‘Spectres’
‘The Watchmakers’ Dream’
‘Black Orchid’
‘Where Clock Hands Freeze’
‘Sleepwalking’
‘Savior In The Clockwork’
‘Invoke The Machine’
‘What’s Left Of Me’
‘Dweller In A Dream’
‘The Great Mystery’
‘The Cross And You’ *
‘Death Is Just A Feeling’ *

* bonus tracks on limited edition hardcover book

The Mystery Of Time features a plethora of guest stars including: Biff Byford (SAXON), Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Arjen Lucassen (AYREON), Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), Bob Catley (MAGNUM) and more.

In April, Avantasia will set off on their European leg of the Mystery World Tour and joining the band on tour will be Magnum’s Bob Catley and HEAVENS GATE’s Thomas Rettke and Mr. Big’s Eric Martin. Avantasia’s complete live itinerary can be viewed at this location.

AVANTASIA – Photos Of The Mystery Of Time Hardcover Book

On March 30th, the new AVANTASIA album, The Mystery Of Time, will hit stores as a regular CD, limited edition vinyl and limited edition hardcover book with a 28-pages booklet containing ten regular songs and two additional bonus tracks (‘The Cross And You’, ‘Death Is Just A Feeling’). Check out photos of the limited edition hardcover book below:

The cover artwork for The Mystery Of Time, hand-painted by world famous British fantasy painter Rodney Matthews, and the tracklisting can be seen below:

‘Spectres’
‘The Watchmakers’ Dream’
‘Black Orchid’
‘Where Clock Hands Freeze’
‘Sleepwalking’
‘Savior In The Clockwork’
‘Invoke The Machine’
‘What’s Left Of Me’
‘Dweller In A Dream’
‘The Great Mystery’
‘The Cross And You’ *
‘Death Is Just A Feeling’ *

* bonus tracks on limited edition hardcover book

The Mystery Of Time features a plethora of guest stars including: Biff Byford (SAXON), Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Arjen Lucassen (AYREON), Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), Bob Catley (MAGNUM) and more.

In April, Avantasia will set off on their European leg of the Mystery World Tour and joining the band on tour will be Magnum’s Bob Catley and HEAVENS GATE’s Thomas Rettke and Mr. Big’s Eric Martin. Avantasia’s complete live itinerary can be viewed at this location.

DIO: ‘Dream Evil’ Deluxe Edition Due In March

Universal will release the deluxe edition of DIO‘s “Dream Evil” album on March 4.

“Dream Evil” is DIO‘s fourth album, released on July 21, 1987. It features former ROUGH CUTT members Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell, and includes the singles “All The Fools Sailed Away” and “I Could Have Been a Dreamer”. “Dream Evil” was DIO‘s last album to feature drummer Vinny Appice.

This new 2-CD deluxe edition comes with a bonus disc containing amounts other tracks the band’s triumphant gig at Monsters Of Rock. An expanded booklet with notes by Malcolm Dome endorsed by Ronnie‘s widow Wendy makes this the next in line of ultimate DIO reissues.

Disc One

01. Night People
02. Dream Evil
03. Sunset Superman
04. All The Fools Sailed Away
05. Naked In The Rain
06. Overlove
07. I Could Have Been A Dreamer
08. Faces In A Window
09. When A Woman Cries

Disc Two

01. Hide In The Rainbow (Dio EP)
02. I Could Have Been A Dreamer (Single Edit)
03. Dream Evil (Castle Donington – 22/08/87)
04. Neon Nights
05. Naked In The Rain
06. Rock N Roll Children
07. Long Live Rock N Roll
08. The Last In Line
09. Holy Diver
10. Heaven And Hell
11. Man On The Silver Mountain
12. All The Fools Sailed Away
13. The Last In Line (Reprise)
14. Rainbow In The Dark

New details on the Vocalists joining Avantasia on Upcoming Mystery of Time Tour

On March 30th Avantasia will release their new album “The Mystery Of Time”. Several journalists have already made comments that the new epic might mark the best Avantasia album ever, featuring ten tracks and guest stars such as Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss, ex-Meat Loaf), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep) and moreā€¦

Now another vocalist can be confirmed for the album: Bob Catley, legendary frontman of British Epic Rock storytellers Magnum. And Bob will not only be featured on the album, besides Michael Kiske, Amanda Somerville and Eric Martin, Bob has also been confirmed to join Avantasia on their forthcoming world tour. For their own April indoor shows (not festivals), Avantasia have been confirmed to play 3-hours special shows, not only celebrating the release of their forthcoming album, but also embracing all eras of the bands history. Check the tour section for dates!