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[2007-12-03] Cobtv News Part 2



This time COBTV takes you to Petrax Studios in Hollola, Finland for the first part of a special coverage from the recording session of the band's upcoming album "Blooddrunk".

COBTV News Part 2











[2007-12-03] Maiden add third Brazil show.



Iron Maiden have now added a third show in Brazil at Curitiba Pedreira (outdoor) on Tuesday February 4th.

Tickets for this show, and Porto Alegre, go onsale on December 8th.







[2007-12-03] GammaRay Title Stories.



The latest issues of the german heavy rock magazines Breakout (6/07) and Heavy (12/07) are featuring GammaRay in form of a split title story together with Helloween.









[2007-11-30] Maiden confirmed to headline GODS OF METAL in Italy.



Iron Maiden are to be the main headliner at Italy's "Gods of Metal Festival" on Friday 27th June as part of their 'Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008'.






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[2007-11-30] Sao Paulo gig moves to larger venue.



Now that the Brazilian football fixtures for early next year have been confirmed, the Promoter has been able to move the show to a larger venue in Sao Paulo.

The concert will now take place at the 42,000 capacity Palmeiras Stadium.









[2007-11-30] Lauren Harris confirmed as support on first leg of Maiden tour 2008



Lauren Harris and band will be accompanying Iron Maiden on the first leg of next years Somewhere Back In Time World 2008 Tour as support act.






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[2007-11-30] Blind Guardian in the movies.



Legendary Fantasy Metal band Blind Guardian have contributed the main song to the new action/fantasy movie "In The Name Of The King – Dungeon Siege".






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[2007-11-29] ...and the Hellish Rock goes on...



The Hellish Rock Tour continues at fast pace. Helloween and Gamma Ray managed to escape the snow on their European tour and have arrived in a sunny Greece where the bands played to over 3.500 amazed fans in Thessaloniki and Athens.





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[2007-11-29] More South American tour dates confirmed.



The following dates for Sonata Arctica's South American tour in February/March 2008 have been confirmed...







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[2007-11-29] LotF II entered Charts.



GammaRay's latest album Land Of The Free II entered the charts in Germany on position 54, in Sweden on position 57 and in Norway on position 98.
Thanx a lot to everybody for the big support!










[2007-11-29] One more show confirmed.



We are happy to present one more show for the upcoming Ghost Opera European Tour Part II on 21st April in Reichenbach/Vogtl, Germany at Neuberinhaus.











[2007-11-27] Nightwish´s USA tour 2008 now officially on sale!



Tickets for Nightwish´s North American tour May 2008 are now officially on sale. Tickets are onsale through Enterthevault.com, ticketmaster or whatever ticketing system is used by the venue. Also onsale at the venue box office and any outlets.









[2007-11-23] Hellish Rock 2007/08.



The European portion of the Hellish Rock Tour 2007 - 2008 has started with a big bang. Over 2.000 crazy Hungarian fans came to see Helloween and their very special guest Gamma Ray in the Petöfi Hall in Budapest.





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[2007-11-22] "DPP - Platinum Edition" and "Erämaan viimeinen" -single is now on pre-sale!



"Dark Passion Play" - Platinum Edition (release date to be confirmed) and "Erämaan viimeinen" -single (release date 5.12.2007) are now on pre-sale in Nightwish-Shop. DPP Platinum Edition includes all the 13 songs from the original version plus 5 bonus songs. "Erämaan viimeinen" is a vocal version of the song "Last Of The Wilds" performed with Finnish lyrics by Jonsu of Indica.






[2007-11-22] Erämaan viimeinen.



Next Nightwish-single "Erämaan Viimeinen" (Last Of The Wilds) will be released at 5th of December in Finland. "Erämaan Viimeinen" is a finnish language song, performed by Jonsu from Indica. Actually, "Erämaan Viimeinen" is the same song as the instrumental "Last Of The Wilds" from DPP, but with finnish lyrics.







[2007-11-22] New times for upcoming Manowar signing sessions in Stuttgart and in Berlin.



Please note that the starting times for the MANOWAR signing sessions in Stuttgart and in Berlin have changed. The new times are as follows...






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[2007-11-22] MP3s from the Magic Circle Festival Volume 1 DVD now online.



The Kingdom Of Steel is now exclusively offering all Manowar and Holyhell MP3s from the upcoming Magic Circle Festival Volume 1 DVD.






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[2007-11-20] Rock band video game includes sandman.



The highly anticipated music video game hits retail shelves on Tuesday, November 20th for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.





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[2007-11-20] Iron Maiden confirms Paris show.



Iron Maiden are to perform at the Ominisport De Bercy Arena in Paris on Tuesday 1st July as part of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008.







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[2007-11-20] Iron Maiden confirm London show.



Iron Maiden will be playing their first ever stadium show in the UK at the Twickenham Rugby Stadium in London on Saturday 5th July 2008 as part of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008.






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[2007-11-20] Brent Smedley Road Rage Reports.



Welcome to the 10th installment of the Road Rage report. The Worldwide Wicked Tour, Chapter 2: The U.K. with Heaven and Hell and Lamb of God.







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[2007-11-19] How the pre-sales work.



Pre-sale codes allow fan club members to access the ticket agent's website ahead of the general public, giving them the opportunity to purchase their tickets early. Please note that we do not guarantee the best seats in the house.






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[2007-11-19] Helloween, Gamma Ray, Sabaton concert in Zlín Sold out!



Dear Friends,

we would like to announce that Zlin's concert of Helloween, Gamma Ray,
Sabaton is sold out - sold 3.500 tickets! This announcement is since this day on music portal www.mastersofrock.cz and since monday we will inform all the medias about this success!!




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[2007-11-19] Upcoming plans.



Hello All Kamelotians!








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[2007-11-15] Blind Guardian goes virtual reality.



We are happy to inform you about our musical participation in the upcoming blockbuster computer game "Sacred 2 – Fallen Angel". The PC and X-Box 360 game designed and invented by Ascaron will be in stores somewhere at the beginning of 2008. “Sacred 1” is the best selling German Fantasy/adventure computer game to date.






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[2007-11-15] Update about the Magic Circle Festival Volume 1 DVD Release Party in Bad Arolsen.



Due to technical issues with the previous location we had to re-schedule the Magic Circle Festival Volume 1 DVD Release Party in Bad Arolsen. The new date and location are as follows:







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[2007-11-14] Pain to support Nightwish.



Swedish PAIN is support act on Nightwish´s European tour 2008. Tour starts from Lithuania at 17th of February and ends to Portugal at 19th of April including total of 38 gigs!










[2007-11-14] Best-Selling Artist - Scandinavia.



Nightwish was honored in the "Best-Selling Artist - Scandinavia" category at the World Music Awards Sunday night (November 4) in Monte Carlo. Nightwish's new album, "Dark Passion Play", was recently certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. DPP has already achieved triple-platinum status in Finland after selling more than 90,000 copies. Congratulations, Nightwish!!!








[2007-11-14] Maiden mania in Sweden, Finland and Colombia!



Maiden Mania in Sweden, Finland and Colombia as tickets go on sale for the band's somewhere back in time world tour. ........extra stadium show in Finland added.







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[2007-11-14] Iced Earth To Guest On Bruce Dickinson's BBC Rock Show This Month.



Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will be joined on his BBC 6 Music Rock Show radio program by Iced Earth on November 30th. You can listen to the weekly BBC 6 Music rock show live via the internet Fridays between 9 PM and Midnight UK Time (3 PM and 6 PM EST).









[2007-11-14] Reservations now available for Manowar's free performances in Hamburg!



Due to all of your requests Manowar is now offering a reservation system for anyone who wishes to attend the Magic Circle Festival Volume I Double dvd Release parties.







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[2007-11-14] GammaRay goes myspace.



Gamma Ray’s new record company SPV Records has created the first official myspace site of the band so that the steadily growing myspace Online-Community finally can add the band to their personal friendlist. You can find this new page here. Please note that all other Gamma Ray pages which can be found in the myspace network are only private Fan Pages and “gammaraymyspace” is the only official one.








[2007-11-09] Make sure to arrive early for the Uk heaven and hell shows!



Please be aware that Iced Earth is playing BEFORE Lamb of God on the UK Heaven and Hell tour. The set won't be long, but it will be intense. So, make sure to arrive at the venue plenty early to make sure you don't miss any of Iced Earth's "Set"!






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[2007-11-09] Venue change in Barcelona & tickets available again!



Sonata Arctica's show in Barcelona, Spain on November 17th has been moved to a bigger venue 'Razzmatazz I'. This also means that tickets are available again and the show is NOT sold out anymore!










[2007-11-08] Iron Maiden announce full details of Live after death dvd.



Finally available on DVD for the first time, EMI Records are proud to announce the eagerly awaited release of the Double Disc DVD of LIVE AFTER DEATH, the legendary recording of Maiden's four night stand at Long Beach Arena, California, in 1984.






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[2007-11-08] "Magic Circle Festival Volume I" DVD Release Party Invitation.



You are invited to attend the release parties for the "Magic Circle Festival Volume I" DVD.







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[2007-11-08] Good news from Japan!



New Religion is still riding high in the charts on Pos. 10 of the current Burrn Charts! We're really looking forward to visit Japan again in December. Check out the tourdates section for the tour schedule in Japan! We're starting later today the second leg of our European tour - see you tomorrow in Antwerp/Belgium!








[2007-11-07] Win an ESP guitar!



To celebrate the re-issues of Angels Fall First, Oceanborn, Wishmaster, Over The Hills And Far Away and Century Child, Nightwish and Rockworld TV give you the chance to win an ESP guitar and a copy of all the mentioned re-issues.









[2007-11-07] Tickets for North American tour 2008.



Tickets for all Sonata Arctica tour dates for February 2008 tour are available through ENTERTHEVAULT.COM which offers the lowest service fees found anywhere.











[2007-11-07] Casey Grillo Drum Clinic.



Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo will be holding a free drum clinic on Thursday December 6th at Seminole Music, located in Largo, Florida (just outside Tampa). The clinic will start at 7pm. For additional questions contact them at 727-391-3892. Hope to see you all there!









[2007-11-05] Antwerpen (24/11) - Sold out.



The show in Antwerpen, Belgium @ Hof Ter Lo (24/11) is also sold out now.











[2007-11-05] The biggest rock tour of the nordics...ever!



EMA Telstar are delighted to announce the return of IRON MAIDEN to the Nordic countries next year with what will be the biggest Rock Tour that any band has EVER undertaken there. Following their record breaking and massively popular sell outs at Ullevi Stadium in 2005, and the many multiple arena shows around the region in 2006, EMA and Iron Maiden have put together a concert schedule which will allow the band to play to 250,000 fans in the six stadium shows in the Summer of 2008.







[2007-11-05] Greetings from USA!



Nightwish wrote greetings from USA-tour. At the same time we updated the gallery with new USA -pictures.










[2007-11-02] The first open air festival for the summer 2008 is confirmed.



A lot of fans in the UK asked for new PF dates - here's the first one: we're proud to announce that Primal Fear will come back to the UK to play the Bloodstock Open Air festival on Friday, August 15th 2008!









[2007-11-02] Further Charts...



....the new album just entered the official album charts in Sweden at Pos. no. 34 – once more, congratulation boys!!










[2007-11-01] Tour Update III.



New confirmed gig: 17.01.2008 - Lugo (ES) - Recinto Ferial
New venue: 17.11.2007- Belgrad (SER) - SKC.










[2007-11-01] Magic Circle Festival 2008 tickets now for sale.



The Wait Is Over.
Tickets are on sale NOW!
Magic Circle Music
Proudly Presents
The Magic Circle Festival 2008
"The Kings Of Metal 20th Anniversary Event"




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[2007-10-31] Somewhere back in time world tour 2008.



This first leg of Iron Maiden's 'SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME' World Tour will open in Mumbai India on Feb 1st, and continue through Australia, Japan, Los Angeles and Mexico, followed by the band's first ever concerts in Costa Rica and Columbia, and then on to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rica and New York, before finishing in Toronto, Canada, on March 16th.




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[2007-10-31] Metallica returning to schooll.



Both nights (October 27 & 28) are now available at LiveMetallica.com. All proceeds from the sale of downloads from these two shows will go to the Bridge School.






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[2007-10-31] VIP packages available for 5 more USA concerts.



For the following remaining shows on the Nightwish USA tour this fall, The band are now including in the VIP ticket package, a Meet and Greet.






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