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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival – Friday, 1st July 2016

This weekend is going to be a bit exciting to say the least. Finland’s premier metal event, Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, starts tomorrow and we have just reached our comfortable apartment in Helsinki, a fifteen minute walk from the arena. Friday’s schedule has an incredible line up and I am …

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Tuska Open Air 2016 – The PlanetMosh ‘Pain’list – Listen now on Spotify

With Tuska Open Air Metal Festival almost 3 months away, we decided to put together a PlanetMosh Playlist of all the acts confirmed to play at Suvilahti on the first weekend in July. We’ve included a few songs from each of the headliners, Avantasia, Ghost and Children Of Bodom as …

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Avantasia – Forum, London – 8th March 2016

Tonight’s gig was the first full Avantasia gig in the UK.  It’s hard to believe it’s taken so long – the band have been going for 15 years and recently released their seventh album, but apart from a set at Bloodstock festival a couple of years ago they haven’t played …

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Avantasia – Ghostlights

Avantasia are back with their new album.  As always it’s done on a grand scale with a whole host of guest singers and musicians, with guests this time including Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Geoff Tate (Queensryche).  Check out the full list …

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Avantasia to make Finnish debut at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

AVANTASIA have been confirmed for Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2016! The band’s first ever show in Finland will take place at Finland’s heaviest festival in Suvilahti, Helsinki during 1.-3.7.2016. Special priced Early Crow tickets are on sale until the end of the year. Avantasia is one of the most …

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Avantasia release lyric video for new track, ‘Mystery of a Blood Red Rose.’

AVANTASIA’s new track ‘Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose’ will be available as a digital single on Friday, 11th of December. In celebration of the track being released, Tobias Sammet and co have released a lyric video. Watch and listen over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PjRq72ZBZxs AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias commented on the …

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Wacken 2014 Day 3 – Saturday Review

Saturday Day Three at Wacken reviews include – Demonic Resurrection, Arthemis, Devin Townsend Project, Amon Amarth, Megadeth, Avantasia and Kreator. Demonic Resurrection by Sheila: Indian Death Metallers Demonic Resurrection’s intro tape filled the Bullhead Circus tent before they strode onto the stage and launched into ‘The Demon King’, the title …

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Edguy – Space Police, Defenders Of The Crown

  @PlanetMosh reviews .@Edguy – Space Police, out now on @NuclearBlastEU @tobiassammet Edguy are not going to win over Necrophagist or Portal fans with their new album, Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown. That isn’t what Edguy are about. They’re not Kvlt, tr00, etc. They do 80’s metal with …

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EDGUY announce tour dates in September

German melodic power-metal quintet EDGUY make a long-awaited return to England with a brace of live dates in September. The band, led by vocalist Tobias Sammet, have just announced the release of their 10th studio album ‘Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown‘ for April 21st via Nuclear Blast Records …

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Powerized, The Devil’s 3rd, Mistral & Hammered – Hakketak Metal, Holland – 25/01/2014

Imagine a small village, one church, one baker, some local fast food company’s and some bars. And in one of these bars a party is brewing. It is quite clear you wouldn’t expect that in a few minutes some furious bands would be about to blast metal up our asses. …

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Bloodstock Open Air 2013 Review – Saturday 10th August

Rather than start my day with a full on dose of metal, I pleasantly started it with a slice of medieval full contact battling. In the past the Viking battling had been a little on the soft side, wielding wooden swords and could get boring pretty quickly. Medieval battling on the …

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Jorn – Traveller

Norway’s Jorn Lande returns with his new album “Traveller”. For those who are unaware of Jorn, this man releases top quality albums as regularly as Iron Maiden release special edition picture discs. Excluding involvement and appearances with Avantasia, Masterplan and Allen/Lande, “Traveller” is studio album number ten since 2000 and …

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Avantasia – ‘The Mystery Of Time’

Originally founded in 1999 as a means for the then 21-year old Tobias Sammet to produce what he regarded the ultimate rock opera project – something which he apparently eventually drew a line under when he announced the end of Avantasia from the Wacken stage back in August 2011.  But, …

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Avantasia – Interview with Tobias Sammett

After apparently calling it quits two years ago, German power metal maestro Tobias Sammett delivered a pleasant surprise to his legions of fans when it was revealed that there would, in fact, be a new Avantasia studio album, ‘The Mystery Of Time’, which is being released at the end of …

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Hellfest 2013 – First bands announced

You’ve been waiting for the first announcement for a long time and today, we’re finally revealing the first bands that will play at the Hellfest 2013 ! KISS (exclusive French date and first headliner announced!) TWISTED SISTER – ACCEPT – KORN – STONESOUR – BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – VOLBEAT …

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Bloodstock announce more bands for 2013 Festival

Fresh from their site, hot off the press, say what you will… Bloodstock continues to hit home run after home run with another set of crowd pleasers. AVANTASIA Confirmed as Saturday SPECIAL GUESTS and a Debut and ONLY UK show! KATAKYLSM, EX DEO and WHITECHAPEL added to the Ronnie James …

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Hellfest 2013 Clisson, Nantes, France. 21st to 23rd June

Hellfest 2013 takes place on 21/22/23 June at Rue du Champ Louet, 44190 Clisson, France. With a record of 113,000 people attending the festival in 2012, Hellfest has become the 3rd biggest festival in France. The originality of the festival’s artistic project has allowed it to reach an international recognition. Born …

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Interview with Kai Hansen & Michael Kiske, Unisonic.

Ant May from Planetmosh met up with German power metal legends Kai Hansen (founder of Helloween and Gamma Ray), and Michael Kiske (Helloween, Avantasia) to discuss Unisonic – the new band that has them working together again after 20 years apart. Planetmosh: OK can you tell us a bit about …

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