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Co-Vocalist & Bassist Marko Hietala leaves Nightwish


Nightwish bassist and co-vocalist Marko Hietala has quit Nightwish he announced today on the bands Facebook page:

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Symphonic Metal Unit SIRENIA Reveals Second Single “We Come To Ruins”


French-Norwegian symphonic metal outfit SIRENIA recently announced the release of their exquisite upcoming tenth studio album, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations, out February 12, 2021 via Napalm Records. The 11-track album draws the listener deep into a versatile symphonic metal vortex through combining heavy sound with modern influences.

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EPICA Release video for acoustic version of their single ‘Abyss Of Time’


Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA recently announced the release of their new album “Omega”, out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast“Omega” is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last month, EPICA also revealed the first single and video clip from the album, titled ‘Abyss Of Time’, which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week. Today, the band reveal a video for an acoustic version of that single.

Watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/tpy-KdtLsZY

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NIGHTWISH to start Human. :II: Nature. world tour in virtual reality


Nightwish,one of the world’s leading symphonic metal bands and Finland’s most successful music export – sets the stage for an exquisite interactive experience in March 2021. In ‘An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World’, the band will perform at The Islanders Arms, a tavern built in virtual reality. The event takes place on two nights, Friday March 12th and Saturday March 13th 2021.

On both evenings, the audience can expect an unforgettable 90-minute performance, and will get to hear songs from the latest albumHuman. :II: Nature. live for the first time. The setlist has variation each night.

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EPICA – the Epic Apocalypse Tour featuring EPICA and APOCALYPTICA postponed to 2022


The upcoming Epic Apocalypse Tour featuring Dutch Symphonic titans EPICA and Finnish cello masters APOCALYPTICA, with support from prog metallers WHEEL,has been postponed to the beginning of 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The tour will kick off on 6th January 2022 in Leipzig and the bands will perform all over Europe, including a five date run in the UK.

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SIRENIA to Release New Album, “Riddles, Ruins & Revelations” on February 12


Founded back in 2001 and after being active as a top-notch offering in the genre for almost 20 years, SIRENIA serve a new, exquisite pearl of symphonic metal: The four-piece around mastermind Morten Veland releases its tenth studio album, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations, on February 12, 2021 via Napalm Records!

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