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Masterplan - Share New Single From Upcoming Release

Recently, Masterplan announced the release of a new album titled PumpKings on July 28th via AFM Records which consists of re-recorded versions of German power metal band Helloween songs which were written by Roland Grapow during his time in the band. Now, the first single has been unleashed. According to the band, "The Chance" was one of the most demanded songs since they announced this project and they decided to share it. Check it out here!

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Posted: 04.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (7)


Masterplan - Releasing Album Of Re-Recorded Helloween Songs

Masterplan just announced that they will release a new album titled PumpKings on June 30th via AFM Records. It consists of re-recorded versions of legendary German power metal band Helloween songs from albums that guitarist Roland Grapow played on. Included are three songs from Pink Bupples Go Ape (1991), two from Chameleon (1993), two from Master Of The Rings (1994), one from The Time Of The Oath and two from The Dark Ride (2000).

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Posted: 10.05.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Masterplan - To Release First Ever Live DVD

After releasing five studio albums, melodic metallers Masterplan are set to unleash their first ever live release on October 9th through their label AFM Records. Keep Your Dream ALive will be available as DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD sets, both including the entire show from the Masters of Rock festival, recordings from Wacken Open Air, footage from the band's latest Asian tour and Prog Power USA, as well as all 5 official Masterplan video clips. The Masters of Rock show is featured on the CD.

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Posted: 24.09.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Masterplan - European Tour Dates Announced

Power metallers Masterplan have announced European dates for their upcoming Novum Initium Tour 2013 which is set to start in October in support of their recently released new album. Other than the headliners Masterplan, you will be able to see Mystic Prophecy, Jaded Heart, Siren's Cry and Sebastien depending on the dates. Check out a message from Roland Grapow on the video below.

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Posted: 21.06.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (3)


Masterplan - Release New Album Sampler

As the release of Masterplan's new beginning Novum Initium approaches, you can now listen to snippets of all the new songs from the CD on the video below. Maybe showing some other new songs will convince the fans to pick up the new album. Novum Initium will be released in Europe on June 14th and in North America on June 18th via AFM Records.

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Posted: 12.06.2013 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Masterplan - Debut New Video

Considering Masterplan's history, it is only natural that there is curiosity about their new album Novum Initium, especially now that the band features the new vocalist Rick Altzi. Today you have another opportunity to see how he fits the band because their new video clip for the song "Keep Your Dream Alive" is now available below.

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Posted: 28.05.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (7)


Masterplan - Release New Lyric Video

After a teaser, Masterplan have released the first brand new song with new vocalist Rick Altzi which is available now for your listening pleasure below. Check out the lyric video for the new song "The Game" for a taste of Novum Initium and let us know what you think.

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Posted: 02.05.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (6)


Masterplan - Release New Album Teaser

Melodic metallers Masterplan will release their new album, Novum Initium, on May 17th in Europe and May 21st in the US via AFM Records even though it was originally planned for April. The group has released an official album teaser video which can now be viewed here. This album will be the first with new singer Rick Altzi.

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Posted: 09.04.2013 by Kallis Helmi | Comments (2)


Masterplan - Upcoming Album Artwork Unveiled

German power metallers Masterplan have unveiled the artwork that will grace their upcoming new album which will be called Novum Initium (new beginning) and successor to Time To Be King. You can take a look at it below and see what you think about it.

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Posted: 03.03.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (6)


Masterplan - Announce New Vocalist And Bassist

AFM Records had hinted to a new Masterplan line-up reveal a few days ago and now Masterplan has officially announced that Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone, Epysode) will be the band's new vocalist, replacing Jørn Lande, and Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) will take over bass duties. The band is currently recording their new album to be released next year.

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Posted: 07.11.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (23)


Masterplan - To Enter Studio Next Week

Roland Grapow, guitarist of German progressive/power metallers Masterplan, has revealed the following details about their new album release and progress: "Hi! I just came back from Hamburg 2 days ago, from our final arrangement session with Axel in his studio for our new songs. That means we finished our songwriting finally. This week we just do some preparing for the big recording session, on Sunday Martin is coming to my studio in Slovakia and we will start recording drums from monday on."

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Posted: 21.08.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (4)


Masterplan - Tap Drummer Martin Škaroupka For New Album

German progressive/power metallers Masterplan have recently announced that Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka (Cradle Of Filth's drummer) will record the drum parts on the new Masterplan album. However, nothing was said about what that can mean for Mike Terrana.

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Posted: 04.07.2012 by Josh Gottret | Comments (2)


Masterplan - In Writing Mode

German progressive power metallers Masterplan are writing new material for the follow-up to 2010's Time To Be King.

The band issued the following update about their upcoming new album on their official website: "Great news, Roland and Axel are writing songs for a new Masterplan album right now! The recordings will start in autumn!"

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Posted: 04.12.2011 by Reign | Comments (14)


Masterplan - New Video Online

"Time To Be King", the new video from German metallers Masterplan, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed in June in Hamburg, Germany.

"Time To Be King" comes off the band's latest album, Time To Be King, which was released on May 21 via AFM Records.

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Posted: 30.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)


Masterplan - Cancel Appearance At Masters Of Rock

Quasi-legendary metal act Masterplan were scheduled to play the Masters Of Rock Festival (Czech Republic) - their first live show in long while - but are unfortunately forced to cancel that trip due to an injury of guitarist Roland Grapow.

Roland Grapow himself commented in an official statement: "We feel very sorry to announce that Masterplan can not perform at the Masters of Rock Festival this year. Due to a sinew inflammation from myself I am unable to play guitar for longer than a few minutes and hope that I will be cured soon. Therefore, we reschedule our Tour plans at the moment to the second half year of 2010. We hope to get a new chance to play in 2011 on the Masters of Rock and feel very sorry to disappoint you and our fans."

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Event: Masters Of Rock
Posted: 28.05.2010 by White Lady | Comments (4)