After a very long silence from the band, news broke that Excalion has parted ways with former singer Jarmo Pääkkönen, bassist Tero Vaaja and guitarist Vesa Nupponen due to personal life changes. The band has found suitable replacements for the band members leaving and is currently in search for a new record deal as their new album is ready.
In what would go well on our "Funny Stuff" feature, apparently power metallers DragonForce have been doing more than touring and releasing a new album this year. Guitarists Herman Li and Samuel "Sam" Totman are featured in a TV commercial advertising the Capital One mobile app. It seems that it is possible to use your phone and also shred on your guitar without a problem.
The new Deadlock album Bizarro World will be released on February 28th 2011 (US release date is March 16th, and February 23rd in Japan) via Lifeforce Records. The limited edition (digipak) of the album and the digital version will contain two remixes as bonus tracks.
Bizarro World cover art] tracklist:
01. Virus Jones
02. State Of Decay
03. Falling Skywards
05. You Left Me Dead
06. Brutal Romance
10. Bizarro World
11. Paranoia Extravaganza
The long wait is almost over, Blind Guardian's new opus At the Edge of Time will be released in Europe on July 30th. The band states: "You have all been so nice and patient, therefore we have decided to share 3 full length tracks from the album with you. So, brush up a little on the writings of Michael Moorcock and George R.R. Martin and enjoy the following tracks "Tanelorn (Into the Void)", "War of the Thrones", and "A Voice in the Dark". Head over to this location to check them out!