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Rïcïnn announces live stream show on August 30th 2020

Experimental French vocalist / composer Rïcïnn (Laure Le Prunenec) has announced a live-streamed show on August 30th, 2020, hosted by Jonesy Agency production studio.

Commencing at 18:30 CET, Rïcïnn will be performing songs off her 2016 album “Lïan”, as well as teasing new material from her upcoming album titled “Nereïd”, which is expected this autumn.

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 
 

Apocalyptica to release new studio album “Cell-0” on January 10th 2020

Bristling with an epically baroque life and energy, “Cell-0”, the ninth studio album by Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica, will be released on January 10th, 2020, via Silver Lining Music.

The recording of “Cell-0” followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band - Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lotjonen, and Mikko Siren, all of whom are classically-trained musicians - a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music.

Yngwie Malmsteen releases lyric video for new single “Blue Lightning”

On Friday, March 29th, Yngwie Malmsteen will release “Blue Lightning”. Detail on the release follows below.

Check out the lyric video for the title track below.

Yngwie shares: “I wrote the title track Blue Lightning specifically for this album. The track is very free, everything on it is improvised. I hope you’ll enjoy it”.

Yngwie Malmsteen will release “Blue Lightning” globally on March 29th, 2019 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group.