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ASTARTE's 'Blackdemonium' To See Light Of Day

"Blackdemonium", the sixth full-length album from the Greek black metal band ASTARTE, will tentatively see the light of day in early 2015. The mixing process and the mastering will be handled by Steve Lado, "an excellent professional producer and close friend" of ASTARTE vocalist Maria Kolokouri (pictured), better known as Tristessa, who died in early ...

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ASTARTE's MARIA 'TRISTESSA' KOLOKOURI Dies After Leukemia Battle

Maria Kolokouri, better known as Tristessa, the vocalist of the Greek black metal band ASTARTE, has died from complications of leukemia. Kolokouri's husband Nick Maiis has released the following statement regarding her passing: "Maria, she's left from this world. "You are leaving a lot behind and my soul is in pain. "You are a special ...

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ASTARTE's TRISTESSA In Critical Condition, Battling Leukemia

Nicolas Maiis, the husband of Maria Kolokouri, better known as Tristessa, the vocalist of the Greek black metal band ASTARTE, has posted the following message on the group's Facebook page: "Unfortunately, fate is hard and life even harder in our case. "Our beloved Maria, she is in critical condition fighting minute by minute for her ...

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ASTARTE Preparing To Enter Studio

Greek black metallers ASTARTE are preparing to enter the studio to record their sixth full-length album, "Blackdemonium", for a 2014 release. The CD will contain "9 or 10 tracks of black/death metal music with some thrash influences," according to a press release. The cover artwork will be designed by Maggot Meister. Maggot Meister had previously ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: New Wales Concert Footage

Video footage of Blaze Bayley's (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) May 16 performance at The Patriot in Crumlin, Wales can be seen below. Blaze is being accompanied by the following musicians on his "King Of Metal" tour: * Matteo "Lehmann" Grazzini (NEURASTHENIA) - Bass * Claudio Tirincanti - Drums * Andrea Neri (ASTARTE SYRIACA) - Guitar * ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Ljubljana Footage Available

Video footage of British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley's (WOLFSBANE, ex-IRON MAIDEN) March 19 performance at Gala Hala in Ljubljana, Slovenia can be seen below. Blaze is being accompanied by the following musicians on his "King Of Metal" tour: * Matteo "Lehmann" Grazzini (NEURASTHENIA) - Bass * Claudio Tirincanti - Drums * Andrea Neri (ASTARTE ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Video Interview Posted Online

StageDive.be conducted an interview with British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (WOLFSBANE, ex-IRON MAIDEN) when he played at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium on December 18, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. Bayley's new studio album, "The King Of Metal", is being released this month. The CD was recorded at Fear Studio in Ravenna, ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Snippet Of New Song Available

A promotional clip for British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley's (WOLFSBANE, ex-IRON MAIDEN) upcoming solo concert in Sofia, Bulgaria can be seen below. The 37-second video includes a snippet of a new track which will appear on Bayley's next studio album, "The King Of Metal", to be released in early March. "The King Of Metal" ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Interviewed On 'Radio Romania' (Video)

Alin Dinca of Radio Romania conducted an interview with former IRON MAIDEN and current WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley on January 28. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Blaze has announced that he will be accompanied by the following musicians on his upcoming "King Of Metal" tour: * Matteo "Lehmann" Grazzini ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Full Backing Band For European Tour Revealed

Former IRON MAIDEN and current WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley has announced that he will be accompanied by the following musicians on his upcoming "King Of Metal" tour: * Matteo "Lehmann" Grazzini (NEURASTHENIA) - Bass * Claudio Tirincanti - Drums * Andrea Neri (ASTARTE SYRIACA) - Guitar * Thomas Zwijsen (NYLON MAIDEN) - Guitar Bayley is ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY's Video Diary - Parts 6 And 7

Former IRON MAIDEN and current WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley has posted the latest two installments in his ongoing video diary featuring footage from the writing and recording sessions for his next studio album, "The King Of Metal". Check them out below. Bayley has announced that he will be accompanied by Matteo "Lehmann" Grazzini, bassist of ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Footage From Writing Sessions For New Album

Former IRON MAIDEN and current WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley has posted several video clips featuring footage from the writing sessions for his next studio album, "The King Of Metal". Check them out below. Bayley has announced that he will be accompanied by Matteo "Lehmann" Grazzini, bassist of the Bologna, Italy-based thrash metal band NEURASTHENIA, on ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Be Joined By NEURASTHENIA Bassist On Upcoming Tour

Former IRON MAIDEN and current WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley has announced that he will be accompanied by Matteo "Lehmann" Grazzini, bassist of the Bologna, Italy-based thrash metal band NEURASTHENIA, on the upcoming "King Of Metal" tour. Also joining Blaze in his touring band are Claudio Tirincanti (drums) and Andrea Neri (guitar; ASTARTE SYRIACA). Bayley has ...

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ASTARTE Working On New Material

Greek female heavy metal trio ASTARTE has commenced work on material for the follow-up to 2007's "Demonized". According to vocalist/bassist Tristessa, the songwriting sessions are progressing slowly due to "some personal issues." ASTARTE's video for the song "Everlast" can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's fifth album, "Demonized", which was released in ...

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ASTARTE: 'Everlast' Video Available

"Everlast", the new video from the Greek female heavy metal trio ASTARTE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's fifth album, "Demonized", which was released last year via Avantgarde Music. The CD was mixed at Tico Tico studios in Finland and features guest appearances on vocals by MAYHEM's Attila Csihar, GOD DETHRONED's ...

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SATARIEL: 'White Ink' Tentative Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers SATARIEL have set "White Ink" as the title of their new full-length album. The CD, which will will likely feature ten new songs, "will continue in the sound of [the band's mini-CD] 'Chifra', which was released earlier this year, but probably will have a little more aggressivity and 'evil' added to it this ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman To Guest On New ASTARTE CD

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow will be making a guest appearance on the upcoming album from the Greek female heavy metal trio ASTARTE, entitled "Demonized". Gossow will join ASTARTE bassist/singer Tristessa for a duet on one track, according to a posting on ASTARTE's web site. Other guest musicians slated to appear on the CD include ...

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KALEDON To Enter Studio In February

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON will enter The Outer Sound Studios on February 1, 2006 to begin recording their fourth album, "Chapter 4: Twilight of the Gods", tentatively due next summer through Mythic Silence Records. "Chapter 4: Twilight of the Gods" track listing: 01. The Holy Water 02. Hell on Earth 03. War Plans 04. ...

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KALEDON: First Three Albums To Receive U.S. Release

According to a posting on KALEDON's official web site, the group's first three albums (2002's "The Destruction", 2003's "The King's Rescue" and 2005's "The Way of the Light") will be available for the first time in the United States exclusively through Mythic Silence Records as of January 1, 2006. KALEDON and MSR are also working ...

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KALEDON To Film 'Mighty Son Of The Great Lord' Video

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON have recruited director Riccardo Ponis (KARDIA, ASTARTE SYRIACA) to direct their video for the track "Mighty Son of the Great Lord". The clip will be shot on October 1 and will be edited and released by the middle of the month. "Mighty Son of the Great Lord" comes off the ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Database: Metal Divas Wanted!

Rockdetector, the world's biggest rock and metal devoted database, is now working on the 10th in its "A-Z" series of reference books — "A-Z of Rock & Metal Divas". This book, which includes a compilation CD, covers the entire spectrum of female contributions to all forms of rock right through from LEE AARON to AMBER ...

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