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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.
 

Pelican announces June 2020 European Headlining Tour

Pelican have announced European tour dates this Summer with Inter Arma as support - dates and details below.

European Tour Dates 2020: 
Sat 13/06/2020 - DE, Netphen-Deuz - Freakvalley festival
Sun 14/06/2020 - DE, Karlsruhe - Dudefest (w/ Inter Arma, Pontiak)
Mon 15/06/2020 - AT, Vienna - Arena (w/ Inter Arma)
Tue 16/06/2020 - HUN, Budapest - Durer Kert (w/ Inter Arma)
Wed 17/06/2020 - AT, Linz - Kapu (w/ Inter Arma)

Apocalyptica

Hi Eicca. How did you come up with the name Apocalyptica initially?
 
E: Well, when we started out, we didn’t think we’ll last long, we thought we’d do a couple of gigs, maybe sell a thousand albums and quietly go away, so we didn’t really have a name. It was the record label guy that suggested it, after we said, we wanted something like Metallica – ICA… that sounded like big and bold. Apocalypse seemed like a good idea.
 
 

Hayvanlar Alemi to release new studio album “Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence” on March 27th 2020

Being an instrumental psychedelic folk rock band founded in Ankara in 1999, Hayvanlar Alemi has developed a very style of its own. Inspired by the innovative musical heritage of Turkey but also informed by the traditional and popular styles of the globe, blending together scales and rhythms of Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America with surf, dub, stoner rock and free improvisation.

Or to keep it in the words of Hayvanlar Alemi: