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EPICA Cancels Remaining North American Tour Dates

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have canceled the remaining dates on their North American headlining tour. The band says in a statement: "A couple of days ago, Simone [Simons, vocals] had to fly back to the Netherlands to be with her family due to an emergency. Sadly there has been no major improvement in that situation, ...

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EPICA's North American Tour In Jeopardy

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, who kicked off their North American headlining tour on September 8 in Baltimore, Maryland, have issued the following statement: "Dear North American fans, "Luck has not been on our side as of late and it is with heavy hearts we share some unfortunate news. "A couple of days ago, something dramatic ...

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EPICA: 'The Essence Of Silence' Performance Video Released

The official performance video for the song "The Essence Of Silence" from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed earlier this year at the band's sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The ...

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AMORPHIS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Death Of A King'

The official lyric video for the song "Death Of A King" from Finnish masters of melancholic metal AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The track, which features guest appearances by Chrigel Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE, flute) and Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, percussion), is taken from the band's new album, "Under The Red Cloud", which will be released on September ...

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EPICA Honored With 'Buma ROCKS! Export Award'

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has been awarded the Buma ROCKS! Export Award. The Export Award is an annual award that is given out by Buma Cultuur to the Dutch artist which has had the most success abroad. Buma Cultuur was founded as The Conamus Foundation in 1962 with the aim of furthering the ...

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EPICA's 'Epic Metal Fest' To Include ELUVEITIE, FEAR FACTORY, MOONSPELL, DELAIN

Epic Metal Fest, a brand new festival organized and curated by members of Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA, will take place on the November 22 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Headlining this event, EPICA will be joined by ELUVEITIE, FEAR FACTORY (20th-anniversary "Demanufacture" show), MOONSPELL, DELAIN and PERIPHERY, with more bands to be announced. ...

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EPICA, ELUVEITIE, THE AGONIST Join Forces For North American Tour; Tickets Now On Sale

This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver magazine, also has Canada's THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons says the following about the upcoming tour: "We are ecstatic to finally return to North America. ...

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ELUVEITIE: 'Origins' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Origins", the new album from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Switzerland: #1 Germany: #6 Austria: #22 Finland: #37 France: #52 Canada: #60: USA: #104 Belgium: #141 UK: #163 Says the band: "What's even better than #6 in Germany? That's right: #1 at home! Our brand new album, 'Origins', has ...

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ELUVEITIE: 'The Call Of The Mountains' Video Released

"The Call Of The Mountains", the new video from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, can be seen below. The song, which was made available as a digital single on July 25, is taken from the band's new album, "Origins", due on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ...

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ELUVEITIE: Teaser For 'The Call Of The Mountains' Video

A teaser for "The Call Of The Mountains", the new video from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, can be seen below. The song, which will be made available as a digital single on July 25, is taken from the band's new album, "Origins", which will be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover ...

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ELUVEITIE: 'King' Video Released

"King", the new video from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Origins", which will be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ELUVEITIE frontman Chrigel Glanzmann and can be seen below. The effort was ...

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ELUVEITIE: 'King' Video Teaser

A teaser for "King", the new video from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, is available below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Origins", which will be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ELUVEITIE frontman Chrigel Glanzmann and can be seen below. The ...

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CORONER: Video Highlights Of Australian Tour

A collection of video highlights from the recent Australian tour from reunited Swiss technical thrash metal masters CORONER can be seen below. CORONER will soon begin working on material for a potential follow-up to the band's acclaimed last studio release, 1993's "Grin". During an interview with AndrewHaug.com, Australia's first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and ...

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ELUVEITIE: Second 'Origins' Trailer Available

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Origins", on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ELUVEITIE frontman Chrigel Glanzmann and can be seen below. The effort was once again recorded at New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in ...

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ELUVEITIE: First 'Origins' Trailer Available

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Origins", on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ELUVEITIE frontman Chrigel Glanzmann and can be seen below. The effort was once again recorded at New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in ...

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ELUVEITIE: Official 'King' Lyric Video Released

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Origins", on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ELUVEITIE frontman Chrigel Glanzmann and can be seen below. The effort was once again recorded at New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in ...

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ELUVEITIE: New Song 'King' Available For Streaming

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Origins", on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ELUVEITIE frontman Chrigel Glanzmann and can be seen below. The effort was once again recorded at New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in ...

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CORONER Announces New Drummer

Reunited Swiss technical thrash metal masters CORONER have announced the addition of drummer Diego Rapacchietti to the group's ranks. The band says in a statement: "Diego is an accomplished and innovative drummer. He has played in bands PAGANINI, VENTURIA, 69 CHAMBERS, and many more. Diego also has extensive experience as a studio drummer for various ...

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ELUVEITIE To Release 'Origins' In August

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Origins", on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ELUVEITIE frontman Chrigel Glanzmann and can be seen below. The effort was once again recorded at New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in ...

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ELUVEITIE Checks In From The Studio

On March 7, Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE were awarded one of Switzerland's most prestigious recognitions in music: a Swiss Music Award in the category "Best Live Act National." ELUVEITIE was chosen to receive the honor after a highly competitive fan voting, marking the very first time ever for a metal band to receive this award. ...

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ELUVEITIE Wins SWISS MUSIC AWARD For 'Best Live Act National'

On Friday, March 7, Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE were awarded one of Switzerland's most prestigious recognitions in music: a Swiss Music Award in the category "Best Live Act National." ELUVEITIE was chosen to receive the honor after a highly competitive fan voting, marking the very first time ever for a metal band to receive this ...

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CORONER: Fan-Filmed Footage Of EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of CORONER's December 14 performance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting at Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below. CORONER will reportedly play one more show with drummer Marquis Marky (a.k.a. Marky Edelmann) in Zurich, Switzerland in 2014 before continuing with a replacement drummer. Filmmakers Bruno Amstutz and Lukas Ruettimann recently ...

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ELUVEITIE Announces New Violinist

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE have announced the addition of violinist Nicole Ansperger to the group's ranks. Says the band in a statement: "As hard as farewells can be, as auspicious are new beginnings! "We are thrilled to introduce to you Meri's [Tadic] successor. "We consider ourselves lucky to have found a true master of Celtic ...

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ELUVEITIE Parting Ways With Longtime Violinist MERI TADIC

ELUVEITIE will amicably part ways with longtime violinist Meri Tadic at the end of 2013. The "Eluveitie & Friends III" festival, which will take place on December 28 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, will mark her final appearance with the Swiss folk metal act. States the band: "'There is an end to all things' is a saying. ...

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