Evanescence and Within Temptation Rebook 2022 Dates for Their “Worlds Collide” Tour

Evanescence and Within Temptation have announced that their “Worlds Collide” European co-headlining tour has been rebooked for later this year. The trek, which was originally planned for 2020 and later moved to 2021 and then to March/April 2022, will now kick off this fall. All existing tickets and VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and all venues remain the same.

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Evanescence and Within Temptation Postpone Their European Co-Headline Tour Again

Citing caution and COVID restrictions across Europe, Evanescence and Within Temptation have again postponed their co-headline tour to later in 2022. Planned initially for 2020, moved to 2021, and then to this spring, will now take place in the fall of 2022. Evanescence released a statement on the move.

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Iron Maiden Books a North American Tour with Trivium and Within Temptation

Iron Maiden has announced they will return to North America in 2022 to bring the “Legacy Of The Beast” world tour to yet more cities, many of which the band has not performed in for many years. The show has already been seen by almost two million people across the globe, being hailed by fans and media alike as the most extravagant and visually spectacular performance of the band’s career to date, with a decades-spanning set list of fan favorites. he 2022 tour, produced by Live Nation, will also include some songs from their new studio album “Senjutsu” being played live for the first time. Very special guests on the 2022 dates will be Trivium on all dates between El Paso and Spokane, and then Within Temptation on all dates from Sioux Falls to Tampa.

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Within Temptation Release New Single and Visualizer “Shed My Skin” ft. Annisokay

Within Temptation has dropped a heavy new single, “Shed My Skin” featuring Annisokay! The song is an out and out Metal Anthrem with Sharon den Adel pairing with Annisokay frontmen Rudi Schwarzer and Christoph Wieczorek adding more layers of vocals! Check out the inspirational track now and order it today!

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Within Temptation Announces – “The Aftermath: A Show In A Virtual Reality” and a New Single


Platinum-selling band Within Temptation has announced a unique VR livestream event, “The Aftermath: A Show In A Virtual Reality.” It takes place July 8th in Europe and July 9th in North anbd South America, and tickets can be purchased at the link below. The band has also announced a new single “Shed My Skin,” out on June 25 — two weeks before the show. For this song, the band has teamed up with German metalcore band Annisokay.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Epica – Omega

It should come as a surprise to no-one that Omega (Nuclear Blast), the eighth full-length studio release from Dutch symphonic metal act Epica, is another concept-driven album. Formed in 2002, the band are widely known for their ambitious ideas and themes, covering everything from the Mayan civilization to religion, nature, quantum physics and the possibility that the universe is actually digitally created hologram. You know, simple stuff.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sirenia – Riddles, Ruins & Revelations


Returning with their tenth full-length album, Norwegian symphonic Gothic act Sirenia continues both the good work and the alliteration of their last couple of studio outings with their latest release Riddles, Ruins & Revelations (Napalm Records). Operatic vocals, a robust rhythm section, pounding riffs and flighty keyboards dominate proceedings, punctuated by some expert lead guitar work and differing vocal styles. Adorned with thunderous breakdowns or quieter, slower sections each cut remains interesting rather than outstaying its welcome.

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Saint Asonia Release “Flawed Design” Deluxe Edition with Two New Singles

Rock supergroup Saint Asonia, featuring former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier and Staind guitarist/founding member Mike Mushok, have released the deluxe edition of 2019’s Flawed Design album. The album features guest appearances from Sully Erna of Godsmack, and Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation. The new version features two additional songs, which were the bonus tracks of the original album and not widely released: “Say Goodbye” and “Weak & Tired” which you can hear right now. Pre-order’s are also live at Spinefarm Records. Continue reading

Evanescence Announces Livestream Event Next Month

Symphonic rockers Evanescence has booked a livestream concert event for December 5th at 1pm PT, 4pm ET, 9pm UK and 10pm CET. ! The band is slated to perform both new and old songs, tickets for Evanescence: A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio are available now at the link below. The livestream will be available through Tuesday, December 8 at 11:59pm ET. The band was forced to cancel their world tour dates, including a co-headline tour with peers and legends Within Temptation safely assembled from Nashville, Sacramento, and Germany to perform live renditions of songs from their upcoming album The Bitter Truth for the first time, as well as some fan favorites and a few can’t miss surprises. The band also shared a new live video for “Use My Voice,” which you can watch now!Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Surma – The Light Within


A duo comprising Czechian vocalist Viktorie Surmøvá (Bohemian Metal Rhapsody) and Týr guitarist Heri Joensen, symphonic metal act Surma was formed in 2018 but spent the following year writing and arranging the music for their debut release.

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