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Igorrr announces Winter 2018 North American Tour

France’s Igorrr have confirmed that they will embark on a brief tour of North America in early 2018 in support of their latest album and Metal Blade Records debut, “Savage Sinusoid”. The shows include stops in Montreal, New York, Mexico City, and more. The complete listing of dates can be found below.

Igorrr spent their Summer on tour with performances in Israel and Turkey, as well as shows all over Europe in clubs and at notable fests: Dour Festival, Hellfest, UK Tech Fest, Brutal Assault, and more.

Simon Phillips - Protocol 4

Simon Phillips is a British drummer, songwriter & producer that has been part of Toto and has played with various bands throughout his career, such as Judas Priest, Camel, The Best, The Who & Ultimate Zero among others. I do not think that Simon needs any special introduction, as those who fancy rock & jazz/fusion music know exactly who Simon is and his talents.
 

Tarja to release new Christmas album “from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” on November 17th 2017

This year, Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album “from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” on November 17th, 2017. This Christmas you can expect the unexpected.

Igorrr to release new studio album “Savage Sinusoid” on June 16th 2017

On June 16th, 2017, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, “Savage Sinusoid”, via Metal Blade Records.

On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers.

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Cydemind to release debut album “Erosion” on May 26th 2017

When instrumental prog metal meets violin, the outcome is truly a unique sound that sets a band apart from all others in their respective genre of music. Introducing Montreal's Cydemind, their instrumental prog technique blended with violin as their vocal piece makes for an auditory experience like no other.

“I grew up listening to metal while playing classical music. I’ve always dreamed of merging these two musical environments that many would find conflicting. Cydemind is living proof they can actually be complimented perfectly together”, says violinist Olivier Allard.

Igorrr signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of French musician and eclectic composer Igorrr – the main musical project by Gautier Serre. Known for combining genres such as black metal, death metal, baroque music, breakcore, and trip hop, Igorrr completed their third album this past December, after spending four years writing and recording the material. This upcoming record, entitled “Savage Sinusoid”, will be released in Spring 2017 via Metal Blade Records.

Tarja releases new digital single “Demons in You” with Alissa White-Gluz today - the physical single will be out on November 11th 2016

Coinciding with the start of Tarja’s European tour in Hanover, Germany, this Friday, the queen of heavy rock surprises fans with the digital release of her new single “Demons in You” today.

On November 11th, the single will also be released as an exclusive, limited 1CD digipak collector’s item on earMusic.

“Demons in You” features Arch Enemy’s powerful lead vocalist Alissa White-Gluz and captures the darker, heavier atmosphere of Tarja’s recent studio album “The Shadow Self” perfectly.

The Wizards Of Winter announce additional Holiday 2016 Performance Dates

Holiday rock opera ensemble the Wizards Of Winter truly thrived during the yuletide season of 2015, putting smiles on the faces of tens of thousands of performance attendees and amassing the attention of mainstream media - such as Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo Music - with their infectious festive sound.
 
Aiming to top the success of their 2015 tour, the Wizards Of Winter are announcing even more 2016 holiday tour dates! The ensemble, which features former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will perform at venues this upcoming November and December in several eastern and central U.S. markets. All confirmed dates are listed further below.
 

Tarja - The Shadow Self

Ever since going solo some ten years ago Tarja Turunen, best known for her days as the singer in Nightwish, has released some four “rock albums”, a classical album as well as a Christmas themed classical album in Finnish. She did seem to have improved her accent as well as moving from a largely mezzo repertoire to using her voice more efficiently, but her solo work has been nowhere near as popular as that of her former band.