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Ayreon Universe – The Best Of Ayreon Live, Out March 30th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group

Ayreon Universe – The Best Of Ayreon Live, Out March 30th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live Out on March 30 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group Pre-order date: January 30 On 15, 16, 17 September 2017, Ayreon played live …

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Delain – Koko, London – 1st November 2017

Tonight’s gig is sold out, and fans are there early – as I arrived the queue stretched off way into the distance, and it’s no surprise. Delain are growing in popularity and have steadily moved up to bigger venues, and after selling out Koko twice recently I think it’s likely …

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Ayreon – 013, Tilburg – 15th September 2017

When Arjen Lucassen announced on Facebook earlier this year that for the first time in 22 years, Ayreon would play some live shows, the fans understandably went nuts. With no promotion or advertising, the two dates at 013 in Tilburg sold out within the hour (that’s 6000 tickets sold with …

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Marco Hietala, Nightwish interview – Download 2016

I spoke to Nightwish bassist, Marco Hietala briefly at Download festival not long before the band played the main stage. So, Nightwish are playing the main stage today at Download, just before the headliners, Iron Maiden – a good spot on the bill. It seems like it yes, we just …

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Delain – The Human Contradiction

.@planetmosh gets to grips with the new @delainmusic release. Within Temptation may be the undisputed torchbearers for the Dutch metal scene right now, but Delain are also causing tremors of their own. Having formed out of their fellow countrymen in 2002 (founding member Martijn Westerholt played keyboards in WT), they …

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Charlotte Wessels, Delain interview

With Delain’s new album, The Human Contradiction due out in just over a months time, I spoke to singer Charlotte Wessels to talk about the album.  We discussed the guests who appear on the album, their touring plans and more.  Listen to what she had to say using the player …

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