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Artist News: News Bits: Queensryche, Drakkar, Forecentury...

Posted on Wednesday, May 18 @ 05:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Seattle progressive rockers Queensryche will release their twelfth studio album, Dedicated To Chaos, on June 28 in North America via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists. The band is currently planning a tour in support of the new opus, which was recorded in the group's hometown and produced by Kelly Gray.

"Dedicated To Chaos" track listing:

01. Get Started
02. Hot Spot Junkie
03. Got It Bad
04. Around The World
05. Higher
06. Retail Therapy
07. At The Edge
08. Broken
09. Hard Times
10. Drive
11. I Believe
12. Luvnu
13. Wot We Do
14. I Take You
15. The Lie
16. Big Noize
[Source: Blabbermouth.net]
My Kingdom Music is absolutely delighted to announce that they have signed one of the best Italian Power Metal bands ever: Drakkar. They will release their brand new album titled When Lightning Strikes on October 10th.

The album has been recorded and mixed at Elnor Studio by Mattia Stanciou (Labyrinth, Crown Of Autumn) and mastered at House Of Audio/Hofa by J├╝rgen Lusky (Angra, Pink Cream 69). It's once again an epic concept album that melds powerful riffs, majestic melodies and a true metal attitude. The release will be followed and promoted by a series of live shows in Europe.

The dragonship sails on. [Source: My Kingdom Music]
The Danish heavy metal band Forcentury has released the following statement:

"The Forcentury brotherhood is finally ready begin work on their sophomore album. The recordings will take off in May and we are pretty excited to finally get our new material 'on tape.' Some of you may have heard a few of the new songs live, and compared to the songs on our debut Vanguard, the vibe is a bit darker with a little less Power and a lot more Prog. We look forward to keeping you all updated, as the recordings progress. Stay tuned!"

Forcentury released their debut album Vanguard towards the end of 2009, which was received by the worldwide media and fans with great enthusiasm. [Source: Metal Revelation]

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