Monuments is the 11th studio album and a compilation album by the German power metal band Edguy, released on 14 July 2017. The lush earbook edition contains both "Monuments" CDs, two live CDs and a live DVD filled with stuff from the "Hellfire Club" era and 8 video clips.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary for Germany-based metal label AFM Records. Being in the business for two decades now and working with the 'who is who' of the scene, the company is proud to present a special compilation of highlights and new tracks, titled '20 Years - Metal Addiction', to celebrate in style. Of course all the big names who were (and are) crucial for the label s evolution during the years are featured here: Doro, U.D.O., Fear Factory, Evergrey, Avantasia, Rhapsody Of Fire, Danzig, Leaves' Eyes, Edguy, Destruction, Masterplan, D-A-D, Ministry and many more. Two brand new, previously unreleased songs by Iron Mask and Eden's Curse perfectly round off this extensive release, which comes up with a total of 52 tracks on 3 CDs.
Nowadays allstar-projects are nothing new, but remember the year 1999 when Edguy-singer Tobias Sammet defined a whole genre with his solo project Avantasia. The Metal Opera was born and in the following years Avantasia developed into a true force of bombastic Metal. With iconic guest musicians like Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine, Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande, Jon Oliva, Eric Martin and many others joining this ambitious project during the years expectations are getting higher with each new release. “Ghostlights” is another well-crafted Symphonic/Melodic Metal masterpiece! Tobias Sammet showed once more that he is one of the best songwriters we have in Metal right now!
Oliver Hartmann is a German metal vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer who performed in various acts, either as guitarist, solo or choir singer. He is best known for his role as vocalist and one of the founders of the band At Vance, his own band Hartmann and his guest appearances on albums of several prominent metal bands, including Freedom Call, Edguy, Rhapsody, Genius rock opera, Iron Mask, Aina's metal opera Days of Rising Doom and the metal opera Avantasia where he participated as a vocalist in 4 albums and also as a guitarist of the live and studio line up. He is also guitarist and vocalist with the Pink-Floyd tribute band Echoes.
ProgPower USA is a progressive, power metal, and progressive rock festival held annually in the United States since 2001…
'Instant Clarity' is the first solo album of vocalist Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween). The album features guest appearances by Kai Hansen (ex-Helloween, Gamma Ray), Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and compositions from Ciriaco Taraxes. 'Instant Clarity' is a difficult album to digest. Even Michael’s awesome voice can’t save the majority of the songs that are on here, it’s like he tried to be a rocker but couldn’t quite pull it off. This CD re-issue includes a four bonus tracks.