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Alice Cooper - Paranormal

Whether you choose to believe it or not, “Paranormal” is Alice Cooper’s 27th(!) studio album. Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier almost seven decades ago) has enjoyed an illustrious career that has spanned nearly the five of those decades of his adult life… coming off the heels of a rather anti-climactic sequel to his “Nightmare” half a dozen years ago, “Paranormal” at least feels more like a proper Alice Cooper album, rather than an experiment that didn’t quite pan out.
 

Alice Cooper signs to earMusic and announces new album “Paranormal” - due out in late July 2017

earMusic, the global independent rock and contemporary music label of Edel Germany GmbH, is proud to announce the signing of Alice Cooper, the legendary American rock icon.

Alice joins earMusic’s growing roster of genre defining artists which includes Def Leppard, BABYMETAL, Status Quo, Marillion, Thunder, Tarja and Deacon Blue. Most recently earMusic have delivered the international #1 album “infinite” for Deep Purple smashing the band's 30 year old plus chart records worldwide.

Now earMusic prepares to launch a worldwide campaign to do the same for Alice Cooper through its well-established global network.

Aevum - Dischronia

Aevum are an octet(!) hailing from Turin, Italy; that is inclined towards symphonic power metal with prog tendencies, not unlike Nightwish, Amberian Dawn, or Dreams Of Sanity. Now, where the Italians lack is not on the scope or ambition but rather execution.
 
A very weak recording has been buried under layers of vocals and mastered into a monstrous and amorphous mess. The vocals, male, female, both lead and choral, often are dissonant when they are combined with either one or the other being out of tune at any one time.
 

Fallen Arise and A New Tomorrow to support Fates Warning on European Tour 2017

Alpha Omega Management has a great pleasure to announce that two of its roster bands, A New Tomorrow and Fallen Arise, are confirmed as support acts for Fates Warning's “Theories of Flight Tour 2017” in Europe.

Fallen Arise will be the suport act from January 24th to February 1st, and A New Tomorrow from February 2nd to February 10th.

Check out the show details below. The tour sees on stage also Armored Dawn.

European Tour Dates 2017 (with Armored Dawn & Fallen Arise):
January 24 - Hamburg (GER) @Logo
January 25 - Cologne (GER) @Underground
January 27 - Essen (GER) @Turock

Operation: Mindcrime - Resurrection

For better or worse, since his split from Queensryche, their former frontman Geoff Tate had quite a few ups and downs, with regards to his career choices. A few quite decent tunes showed him able to pen a decent tune on his own, but all his albums since then did tend to contain just a few and be marred by too many mediocre tunes and a very “cheap” and unfocused production. His partaking in the latest Avantasia album saw a stark contrast, with some of the best vocal performances Tate has offered in the past twenty years, but it was just a one off as it seems…
 

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.
 

Fallen Arise announces new female singer Fiona Creaby

Athens based Symphonic Metallers Fallen Arise have parted ways with their singer, and announce the successor, Fiona Creaby.

The band stated:
“We would like to announce that Spyla is no longer with us, she decided to follow other activities and we wish her all the best! Our new singer is Fiona Creaby from the United Kingdom, singer also of Apparition”.

Line-up:
Fiona Creaby – Vocals
Gus – Keyboards
Rudy R. Rallis - Bass
Frangiskos K. - Guitar
Thanos – Drums
Vlassis K. - Male vocals