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Epica and Apocalyptica reschedule 2021 European co-headlining Tour to Winter & Spring 2022

The upcoming Epic Apocalypse Tour featuring Dutch Symphonic titans Epica and Finnish cello masters Apocalyptica, with support from prog metallers Wheel, has been postponed to the beginning of 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The tour will kick off on 6th January 2022 in Leipzig and the bands will perform all over Europe, including a five date run in the UK.

Chez Kane to release self-titled debut album on March 12th 2021

British rock singer Chez Kane has announced the release of her self-titled debut album on March 12th, 2021, via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by Danny Rexon of Crazy Lixx, “Chez Kane” is a melodic rock that harkens back to the glory days of the 80s when the genre was known for having multiple incredible frontwomen playing the style. 

Joanna Connor to release new studio album “4801 South Indiana Avenue” on February 26th 2021

Chicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor, who is best known as one of the reigning Queens of blue rock guitar, releases her 14th album “4801 South Indiana Avenue” on Joe Bonamassa’s new independent blues record label Keeping The Blues Alive on February 26th, 2021.
  
Today she also shares the upbeat first single “I Feel So Good” along with the companion music video. Watch the video below.

Thirdface to release debut full-length album “Do It With A Smile” on March 5th 2021

Rising from Nashville, TN, Thirdface will release their full-length debut, “Do It With A Smile”, on March 5th, 2021, via Exploding In Sound Records (Pile, Ovlov, Big Ups). The band celebrated the announcement with the release of the album’s first single, “Villains!”, a barnburner of a track that lures in the listener with a swirling bass line before the band’s distinctive guitars and rigorous drumming burst in to display the full power of Thirdface’s grinding hardcore.

The Straddlerz to release self-titled debut album on January 29th 2021

US pure and dirty rock n’ roll band, The Straddlerz, have announced the release of their self-titled debut album for January 29th, 2021. 

The album was produced & mixed by Lase Salgado. Masteredy by Steve Corrao. Album artwork by Giulia Pattarozzi.

Tracklist:
1. No Changes
2. Streets of Love
3. Addiction
4. Circle Insanity
5. Open Your Eyes
6. Don’t Go Away
7. I’m Alive
8. Without You

Nightwish announces live streaming shows on March 12th and March 13th 2021

Nightwish, one of the world’s leading symphonic metal bands and Finland’s most successful music export – sets the stage for an exquisite interactive experience in March 2021.

In “An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World”, the band will perform at The Islanders Arms, a tavern built in virtual reality. The event takes place on two nights, Friday March 12th and Saturday March 13th, 2021.
 

Samantha Fish reschedules March 2021 UK Tour to September 2021 and February 2022

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, Samantha Fish has rescheduled her March 2021 UK Tour to February 2022.

She will now play three of her UK concerts in September 2021 (Newcastle, Edinburgh, and London), with a further five concerts in February 2022 (including the rescheduled Bath, Manchester, Nottingham). Additional dates in Cardiff and Brighton have been added.

Beyond The Black to release new digital EP “W:O:A Acoustic Clash - The Lockdown Session” on December 18th 2020

Right in time for Christmas, symphonic/melodic shooting stars Beyond The Black are gifting their fans with a really special treat: their new EP, “W:O:A Acoustic Clash - The Lockdown Session”, available digitally on December 18th, 2020, via Napalm Records.