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Artist News: News Bits: Adamantra, Eagle Rock, 3, Crylord

Posted on Tuesday, October 04 @ 22:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Helsinki-based progressive metallers Adamantra have parted ways with lead vocalist Tuomas Nieminen. Commented bassist/leader Jukka Hoffrén: "Although feeling a bit blue now, we intend to look forward. This decision has not been easy, but we feel it to be the right one nonetheless. Since day one, Tuomas has trodden a long road with us — now our paths separate for a fresh start. Tuomas is up there with the very best of Finland's heavy metal vocalists, and we wish him nothing but the best in life and his musical journey. We are now hoping to swiftly discover a new vocalist, in order to wrap up the upcoming album."

Adamantra's debut album, Revival, was released in 2009 and received considerable acclaim from the progressive metal audience and critics alike. The band is currently working on its next CD at Pathos Music Studio with producer Mikko P. Mustonen. [Source: Blabbermouth.net]


New titles from Eagle Rock include some of interest to you, our dear readers. In the classic rock/heavy metal category, there's the documentary about Ozzy Osbourne called God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (DVD & Blu-Ray), to be released November 15; Deep Purple - Live at Montreux 2011, filmed July 16 of this year (CD, DVD and Blu-Ray) and to be released on November 8; The Doors - Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman, a "making of" documentary about the album marking its 40th anniversary (DVD and Blu-Ray), to be released November 8; Peter Gabriel - New Blood Live In London in 3Dim, which was filmed in hi-def 3D this past March at the Hammersmith Apollo (Blu-Ray), to be released October 25; the Peter Gabriel set will also be on a format labeled BDC2 (it's a multi-disc set, that I can tell you). Styx's Regeneration comes out on October 4 on CD and includes 12 classic Styx tracks re-recorded with the current line up (James Young, Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips, and Todd Sucherman), 1 new song ("Difference In The World"), plus 2 Styx versions of two Damn Yankees pieces ("High Enough" and "Coming Of Age") Closer to the prog metal genre, there's Queensryche's Mindcrime At The Moore, which I think we reported on before but it comes out on Blu-Ray October 18. Also on October 18, Dream Theater's Live At Budokan in the Blu-Ray format.


HighTimes.com the internet home of High Times Magazine, has teamed up with Metal Blade Records to premiere a brand new track from 3's new album The Ghost You Gave to Me. In fact High Times Magazine may have found themselves their very own theme song. Check out 3's new track "High Times". [Source: Metal Blade]


Lion Music are pleased to present the first video from new signing Boguslaw Balcerak's Crylord. The track “Warriors Moon” is taken from the band's debut album Blood Of The Prophets features the vocals of Carsten 'Lizard' Schulz (Evidence One, ex Domain) and offers a taste of the epic powerful metal heard on the upcoming album that sees worldwide release on 14th October 2011. View the video here. [Source: Lion Music]

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