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EPICA to celebrate 20th anniversary as a band with re-release of first three albums, the launch of The Epica Universe & anniversary show


For their 20th band anniversary in 2022, Symphonic metal titans EPICA have prepared a massive celebration from January to December, with plenty of surprises, new projects and of course some new music too that will all be revealed throughout the year.

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AMARANTHE deliver e-sports championship anthem ‘PvP’


Level up with Amaranthe! The highly lauded Swedish metal heroes deliver their anthem ‘PvP’, gamer speech for ‘Player versus Player’. Being enthusiastic gamers themselves, the band are proud to announce that this uplifting and vivid new track is not only the dancefloor tune for the next club season to come, but also the official anthem for the e-sports championship taking place.

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BLEED FROM WITHIN sign to Nuclear Blast + drop killer new single/video ‘I Am Damnation’


“Back again, once more round the sun still breathing – you know you’ll never see the end of this”

These powerful, resonating words herald in a new momentous era. Nuclear Blast Records are proud to welcome metal heavyweights Bleed From Within to their worldwide family! Having just returned from a victorious UK tour with Bullet For My Valentine, the Glaswegian five-piece continue to shatter all expectations, delivering an indelible wildfire of heavy riffs and captivating melodies. New single ‘I Am Damnation is a melodic metal masterclass, showcasing the band on the form of their lives. A bold statement that presents a first taste of their new record, due in 2022.

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THE HALO EFFECT band feat. In Flames and Dark Tranquillity legends release first ever single & music video ‘Shadowminds’


The year of the corona-pandemic, when the world was forced into a standstill, five old friends finally put an old idea in motion. The result is a brand new band, THE HALO EFFECT, who recently inked a contract with Nuclear Blast.

The members of THE HALO EFFECT are not only masters of their domain, but also pioneers of the Gothenburg melodeath scene, who, at some point, have all been members of fellow Gothenburg icons IN FLAMES: Lead guitarists Niclas Engelin (ENGEL) and Jesper Strömblad (CYHRA), lead singer and lyricist Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), bassist Peter Iwers, and drummer Daniel Svensson.
Today, the band are giving metal fans all over the world a taste of their sound with debut single ‘Shadowminds’, that comes together with a music video. Its brooding atmosphere, melodic riffs and harsh vocals provide a perfect example of what THE HALO EFFECT is about.

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SABATON announce live double-DVD & BluRay ‘The Great Show’ and ‘The 20th Anniversary Show’


Multi-Platinum Swedish metal band SABATON today announces the limited-edition, live-in-concert, double-DVD/Blu-Ray, ‘The Great Show’ and ‘The 20th Anniversary Show’ both set for release on November 19th via Nuclear Blast. Both titles were filmed during the band’s 2019-2020 ‘The Great Tour’ world trek, and both feature special guest performers. Track listings are below; pre-orders begin today and can be placed here.

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EPICA Unveil Live Music Video for “Kingdom Of Heaven Pt 3 – The Antediluvian Universe” + Announce Cinema Premiere


“Let’s set our piano on fire!” might be a sentence we haven’t heard since the good old rock’n’roll days of the 70s. However, more than any other song from EPICA‘s upcoming audiovisual release, “‘Kingdom Of Heaven Pt 3 – The Antediluvian Universe –” proves that the Dutch symphonic legends have been truly on fire since the release of their latest studio album in February. Despite not being able to play many shows this year, the band used their time at home to set up an extraordinary streaming event that premiered in June and will now be available in various audiovisual formats on December 3rd.
You can even go and witness it live on a huge screen with popcorn and all your friends at the exclusive Kinepolis cinema premiere taking place in Antwerp on December 2nd, where the whole band will be present to celebrate the release – tickets are now available at epica.nl!

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