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Rick Altzi

Fri
14
Aug

MASTERPLAN 'Keep Your Dream aLive' This October

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German metallers MASTERPLAN (featuring singer RICK ALTZI) will release their debut live album October 6.
 
Keep Your Dream aLive includes (DVD and BluRay) entire concert from Masters Of Rock festival 2014, as well as Wacken 2014, footage from Asia tour, footage from Prog Power USA and all official MASTERPLAN video clips. The Masters Of Rock show is featured on the CD.
Mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow.
 
MASTERPLAN was founded in 2002 by Roland Grapow and Uli Kusch, after parting ways with their former band Helloween.
MASTERPLAN is one of the most respected and successful melodic metal bands in Europe, critically acclaimed for the unique sound which blends power metal and hard rock with progressive elements. (einklappen)
 
Tracklist:
 
CD:
1. Enlighten Me
2. Spirit Never Die
3. Lost And Gone
4. Crystal Night
5. Betrayal
6. Crimson Rider
7. Back For My Life
8. Time To Be King
9. Keep Your Dream Alive
10. Heroes
11. Soulburn
12. Kind Hearted Light
13. Crawling From Hell
14. Black Night Of Magic
 
DVD:
Main Part: Masters Of Rock Show
1. Intro (underscore music: „Per Aspera Ad Astram“)
2. Enlighten Me
3. Spirit Never Die
4. Lost And Gone
5. Crystal Night
6. Betrayal
7. Crimson Rider
8. Back For My Life
9. Time To Be King
10. Keep Your Dream Alive
11. Heroes
12. Soulburn
13. Kind Hearted Light
14. Crawling From Hell
 
Extra 1: Wacken Show
1. Special: Wacken (underscore music: "The Game“)
2. Heroes
3. Keep Your Dream Alive
4. Crystal Night
5. Soulburn
6. Spirit Never Die
 
Extra Track 2: Asia
1. Special: Asia (underscore music: „Earth is going down“)
2. Soulburn
3. Heroes
 
Extra Track 3: Atlanta
1. Special: Atlanta (underscore music: „1492“)
2. Black Night Of Magic
 
Extra Track 4: Official Videos
1. Enlighten Me
2. Back For My Life
3. Lost And Gone
4. Time To Be King
5. Keep Your Dream Alive
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Fri
06
Feb

Melodic Metallers EMPIRES OF EDEN Sign To MelodicRock Records

 
MelodicRock Records is going full metal for this special release from Aussie melodic metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN.
 
Their new album Architect Of Hope is a raging slab of relentless riffing and high-octane metal, all delivered with style, class and plenty of melodies.
 
This album will be released March 9 and will be available via MelodicRock.com and MelodicRock Direct.
 

 
For ease of pre-ordering, TONK, the other Aussie hard rock band who have just signed on with MRR will  have their album pushed back one week to match the EMPIRES OF EDEN release date.
 
Pre-orders and audio from both albums available Monday!
 
 
More on EMPIRES OF EDEN:
 
From Avantasia to Ayreon and beyond, collaborations in metal typically prove to be more than the sum of their parts. This has been never been more true than in the case of Empires of Eden, a melodic metal project originating from Sydney, Australia and spanning the entire globe in its unprecedented scope.
 
Masterminded by former Dungeon and current Death Dealer guitarist/Producer Stu Marshall, Empires of Eden is characterized by a massive power metal sound, 30-piece orchestral score, and guest performances from some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry. Proving that neither oceans nor national boundaries are capable of stopping this explosive onslaught, Marshall has enlisted the participation of artists from all corners of the globe to assemble an army of veteran talent like no other.
 
2015 will bring us to “Architect of Hope”. The fourth album delivering nine head pounding tracks and featuring heavy Metal Legend, Ralf Scheepers (Primal fear).
 
Raising the standard yet again, Marshall has enlisted world wrecking stars like Rick Altzi (Masterplan), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Jeff Martin (Racer X) just to highlight four of the amazing nine deep cast.
 
The 2012 release “Channelling the Infinite” raised the bar across the board in several categories of metal: symphonic, collaborative, progressive, melodic and generally ground breaking. The album received consistent scoring 9/10 or higher in reviews worldwide. In addition to Marshall's uncompromising compositional skills and technical guitar wizardry, the album was reinforced by vocalists who have earned their place in history, such as UDO Dirkschneider (Accept), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper / Lionsheart) to name just a few.
 
Compared to other collaborative projects of this kind, Empires of Eden is unique in the extent to which the guest vocalists are involved with the writing of the songs themselves. According to Marshall, although he tailors the instrumental backing to each singer's individual style and preferred range, "They are completely at liberty to write any lyrics they want, and they pen the vocal melodies themselves, too." Having so much artistic freedom not only increases the vocalists' enthusiasm for the project, but also enables them to deliver their best possible performances, unbounded by the usual constraints of the 'guest musician' format.
 
With lush, picturesque orchestral arrangements, bone-crushing riffs, kaleidoscopic soloing and spectacular vocal performances, Empires of Eden has developed a trademark sound that redefines the concept of epic.
 
Sample the album here:
 

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