Tuomas Holopainen's debut solo album The Life And Times Of Scrooge is released today in Europe so it seems perfect to unveil a new lyric video. This time, you can hear the track "The Last Sled". Since the album has now been released, tell us your impressions of the album as well, in case you already listened to it. The opus, of course, is inspired by the graphic novel The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. Was it what you were expecting from the Nightwish mastermind?
Here it is folks, the first taste taken off Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen's solo album. The video for the track and debut single "A Lifetime Of Adventure" has been released and you can enjoy it right here. It is taken from The Life And Times Of Scrooge, Tuomas first solo venture. The album will be out on April 11th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney's Duck characters, who also appears on the video.
Having previously introduced his solo albumThe Life And Times Of Scrooge, Nightwish composer and keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen has now unveiled more about his first solo album due out on the 11th of April, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The single "A Lifetime Of Adventure" will be released worldwide on February 7th and is available for pre-order via the Nightwish Shop (exclusive signed version). The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney's Duck characters.
As many of you already know, Pain Of Salvation's singer Daniel Gildenlöw is going through some serious health problems. Luckily, it seems that the worst is over, as Daniel himelf posted a statement on the band's official Facebook page updating on what is going on.
This is worrying. Pain Of Salvation's mastermind Daniel Gildenlöw has recently contracted a streptococcal infection (some nasty flesh eating bacteria) and has been urgently hospitalized. Daniel will therefore not be participating on the upcoming Transatlantic US tour but that is the least of his worries right now. More importantly, the guitarist/singer is recovering well after surgery and antibiotics. Hopefully, he can leave the hospital in a few weeks and make a full recovery.
Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen has been working hard on his solo album. The Finnish keyboardist has spent most of the year 2013 writing and producing the solo album. The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. The author of the book, Don Rosa, has also done the artwork for the album called The Life And Times Of Scrooge, which is scheduled for a release in April of 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Curiously enough, the New York quartet Pro-Pain haven't released a video in nearly 10 years. Now that they have a new album called The Final Revolution prepared to be unleashed, the hardcore group decided to make a new one for the song "Deathwish". Kirk Farrington directed it and below you will be able to watch it. This is also a chance to hear the new material.
Hardcore/thrash outfit Pro-Pain will be bringing you more pain on their new studio album The Final Revolution which is coming out on November 25th, 2013 (Germany: November 22nd; US/Canada: December 3rd). The follow-up to Straight To The Dome was recorded, mixed, and mastered by V.O. Pulver (Gurd) at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland from August 18th to August 29th, 2013.
Now that ProgPower USA XIV has passed, the festival organizers have already revealed the line-up for next year. Next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival is set to take place from September 12-13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia and will boast some big names and exclusive sets in what could be a dream come true for lovers of prog/power metal.
The long awaited North American tour from Pain Of Salvation is finally happening. The band has already confirmed the first dates of the tour which will take place this May. Check them out below (additional dates will be announced later). The tour will feature Italian progressive metallers Kingcrow and Americans Imminent Sonic Destruction as special guests.
Proggers Pain Of Salvation have a couple of exciting things in store this year. First, the band will embark on a European tour in April which will be exclusively acoustic based. During the three weeks of dates, Pain Of Salvation will be joined by Dutch singer/songwriter Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) and Árstíðir from Iceland. Furthermore, the band will be heading out to tour in North America in May but the details are still under wraps for now.
Musicians from several prog groups are joining forces in the new band called Alpha Flood. This new band features past and present members of Frost*, Pain Of Salvation, Threshold, Darkwater and Neal Morse. Sounds promising? Alpha Flood is currently in the studio letting their creative juices flow and recording their debut album to be released in 2013.
Earlier this year, the Swedes Painannounced good news for those who didn't have the chance to see them live during the You Only Live Twice Tour that started in October 2011. The band recorded the whole final show of the first leg at Debaser Medis in Stockholm last November and parts of the show at the Masters Of Rock Festival in July 2012, which will be released on DVD together with backstage and behind the scenes footage.