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New Avantasia? Don’t mind if I do…

 

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In news calculated to bring joy to the hearts of all Power Metal fans on this Tuesday afternoon, Edguy and Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet has announced that his side project will be releasing a new record in 2013.

Yes, yes and – if you will – YES!

Whilst you wait for a chance to hear Tobias’ new stuff, why not check out a video of the band’s performance at the 2011 Wacken festival, with bonus Amanda Somerville on backing vocals for the proverbial win?

 

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A musical round-up for Tuesday September 6th 2011…

Evening, all.  Fancy a music news round-up?

...erstwhile neo-Goth Doyenne and mainstay of US rockers Evanescence.

Of all places, Metal Hammer has a video Q & A with High Queen of Goth Pop-Rock, Evanescence’s Amy Lee which you can see here…

Amy Lee?  Metal Hammer?  I never thought I’d live to see the day…

More hooks than a fishing supplies shop...

Meanwhile, back in the land of sanity, German Power Metallists and beloved Fluffrick band, Edguy, are celebrating after their new “Age of the Joker” album cracked the German album charts, landing at number 3 in their debut week.  Blabbermouth has more…

...no human camera can capture their essence.

Back in the land of folks indecisive enough to be offered jobs writing content for this blog, reborn 80’s rock legends Van Halen are inching towards the release of a new album – done with the mix, on to mastering – want to bet that an honest-to-goodness Van Halen studio album could be with us by year’s end?  Hop over to VH fansite, VHND, for more

...set to drain...

Billy Corgan’s revolving-door band of alt-troubadours, Smashing Pumpkins, are playing the UK in November this year – including a lovely date at Sheffield’s 02 Academy.  The Quietus have full dates…

 

Presented with best wishes for your Tuesday night, whether it involves an imminent driving lesson or not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cultural Activities, Edguy edition

Why look! It's only the new Edguy album

Yes, friends,  the new Edguy album, “Age of the Joker” has made its way into my greasy paws and I look forward to giving it the aural once-over tonight.

Amazon have furnished me with the two-disc Digipack version – the regular album, in a fold-out case, with a second bonus disc of Edguy ephemera, including the single mix of “Robin Hood”, a cover of Slade’s “Cum On Feel The Noize” and the intriguingly titled “Aleister Crowley Memorial Boogie”.  Oh Tobias, you are a one…

The bit where it all splits in two...

The reviews are pretty damn good – a solid 8 out 10 score by Dave Ling in the latest issue of “Metal Hammer” magazine, for example – and I understand the record to be following the same pathway as recent albums in blending a Power Metal energy and speed with touches of classic Hard Rock melody , and Tobias Sammet’s always engaging wordplay.  A German bloke writes wittier songs in his second language than most rockers manage in their first.  Hmm…

Look - it's the first disc....

...and Disc the Second, too. What larks!

All that needs to be said now is that I am quite prepared to make the lads a really nice cup of tea if they fancy playing Sheffield on the next leg of their tour next year.  And that offer should carry some weight, as I make a lovely cuppa…

 

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