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Joe Satriani reschedules Spring & Summer 2020 European & UK Tour to April and May 2021

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani, has rescheduled his Shapeshifting UK & and the first leg of the European Tour until April and May 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets for his May 2020 UK “Shapeshifting” Tour will remain valid for the rescheduled 2021 dates.

Joe stated:

Behold The Arctopus to release new studio album “Hapeleptic Overtrove” on June 12th 2020

Mighty NYC trio Behold The Arctopus have partnered with Willowtip Records for the June 12th, 2020, release of “Hapeleptic Overtrove”, the band’s 7th recording, on vinyl LP and digital formats. The CD version will be released via P2.

The first single, “Blessing in Disgust”, is streaming now below.

The band released the following statement concerning the new album:

Plan D to release four new EPs “SW”, “NE”, “SE” and “NW” throughout 2020

Toshi Kasai, the producer/engineer who has worked with a number of the era’s most experimental and groundbreaking artists including Tool, Big Business, Foo Fighters and the Melvins has spent the past several years recruiting some of the world’s best drummers to take part in Plan D, an experimental project that sees him “translate” drum beats into a medley of music via the use of triggered analog synths.

Epica enter studio to record their new album

Dutch symphonic metal giant Epica recently have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities to record their new album and follow-up to the successful “The Holographic Principle”. The band will be recording again together with producer Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Ayreon).
 
In the studio, the band is joined by Panda Productions, who will record behind the scene footage of this recording process. The band just launched their first studio vlog on the band’s YouTube channel - check it out below.
 

Coldbones to release new studio album “The Cataclysm” on April 17th 2020

Wielding a stunning, combined arsenal of post-rock, prog, shoegaze and traditional metal, UK three-piece Coldbones have announced the forthcoming arrival of their highly-anticipated second studio album - the ominously-titled “The Cataclysm” - as well as  the album’s first single, which drops on March 12th!

Queensrÿche and John 5 live in Orlando, FL, 2020

First up to take the stage at The Plaza Live in downtown Orlando was somewhat of a home state band, Eve To Adam. Having formed in Florida in the late nineties and playing many of the state’s rock venues they were no stranger to many in the crowd. When they hit the stage, there was no theatrics or drama. They came out with a purpose to rock out, and that’s exactly what they did.
 

Epica and Apocalyptica announce Fall & Winter 2020 European co-headlining Tour

This fall Dutch Symphonic titans Epica and Finnish Cello masters Apocalyptica will join forces for the “Epic Apocalypse Tour”.

The tour comes in support of Epica’s upcoming album, which will be released later this year. Support on all dates will be provided by Helsinki prog metallers Wheel.