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Nightwish reschedule 2020 European Headlining Tour to May 2021

Finnish sextet Nightwish recently released their ninth studio album “Human. :II: Nature.” - it conquered the charts worldwide, including landing a #1 in their home country of Finland as well as Germany, and #2 in Canada, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.

Today, the band announce that they’ve had to postpone their European tour that was originally scheduled for November and December 2020, until May 2021.

Surma to release full-length debut album “The Light Within” on November 6th 2020

On November 6th, 2020, Surma will release their full-length debut, “The Light Within”, via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the lyric video for the new single “Reveal the Light Within” below.

Pre-order “The Light Within” here, in the following formats:
• jewelcase-CD
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
• lilac marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)

Eleine to release new studio album “Dancing in Hell” on November 27th 2020

Eleine will release their 3rd full-length album “Dancing in Hell” on November 27th, 2020, through Black Lodge Records on CD, LP, cassette, box set & digital. 

For the recording of the new album, Eleine returned once again to The Panic Room, the album is mixed and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson.

Eleine continues to evolve and “Dancing in Hell” is a darker and heavier Eleine, yet they manage to keep their signature sound that seduces and empowers their listeners.

Imperial Age announces two new live chats on June 7th and June 9th 2020

While the lockdown is not over yet in many countries, the representatives of the metal scene continue their online meetings, greetings and chats.

On Sunday June 7th, 2020 at 7:00pm UK the leaders of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Imperial Age will come together online on YouTube to discuss everything that can be very important for musicians and people involved in the music industry nowadays.

Front women of Infected Rain and Imperial Age to chat online and answer fans questions on June 1st 2020

On Monday June 1st, 2020, at 20:00 CET (18:00 UTC, 14:00 EDT) the front women of Infected Rain and Imperial Age will meet online in a live chat to discuss various relevant topics and to answer fans’ questions.
 
It is always a blast when two gorgeous metal girls come together to discuss not only their female things but also their music careers, tour experiences, plans for future releases, etc.

 
Topics include but are not limited to:
• Music & the music industry

Singers of Visions Of Atlantis and Imperial Age to discuss various topics and answer fans questions on May 31st 2020

In almost every negative situation there are always seeds of something positive. The covid-19 lockdown is not an exception, and right now we are witnessing a new type of music-related events: artists from all around the globe become so much closer to each other and to their fans through live online chats. These chats are becoming increasingly popular and are viewed by thousands of people worldwide. Chances are, they are here to stay after the lockdown abates.

Leaders of Epica and Imperial Age will discuss everything and answer fans questions on May 17th 2020

On Sunday the 17th of May, 2020, Mark Jansen (leader and composer of Epica, MaYaN, United Metal Minds) and Alexander “Aor” Osipov (leader and composer of Imperial Age) will meet online in a live chat on YouTube to discuss many interesting topics and answer questions of symphonic metal fans from around the world.

Imperial Age announces September 2020 UK Headlining Tour

Imperial Age have announced they have rescheduled their UK tour which was postponed earlier this year. 

Joining them will be the two bands hand picked by Imperial Age from tons of competition entries; Control The Storm and Midnight Prophecy!

UK Tour Dates 2020:
Sept 23rd  MANCHESTER – Rebellion
Sept 24th  LONDON – The Dome
Sept 25th  BIRMINGHAM – Asylum
Sept 27th  GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks

Imperial Age announces full online concert on Saturday April 25th 2020

Imperial Age are happy to announce their first 120-minute online show streaming from the heart of Russia - Moscow!

Due to the current events connected with Covid-19 and postponed UK tour dates till September, the band have made a decision to play a big online gig for those who are spending their time in self-isolation, but still want to take part in worldwide metal events and keep rocking.

Nightwish - Human. :II: Nature.

Nightwish might have begun like a Stratovarius clone with female operatic vocals, to turn into a theatrical pop entity, when Annette Ozlon joined and with their third vocalist change, they’ve turned into a pretty symphonic, theatrical and pop beast, mainly because of the vocal prowess of one Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever, Revamp), who now towers over behind the mic.