Tag: Rock Opera

Saxon’s BIFF BYFORD To Collaborate with AVANTASIA

Biff Byford of Saxon will be performing as guest vocalist on the latest rock opera by Avantasia, The Mystery Of Time.   Check out some studio footage here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yurWyaMHe0&feature=plcp Musicians also confirmed to make appearances on The Mystery Of Time – slated for release in 2013 – include drummer Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep), guitarist/producer Sascha …

ROGER DALTREY To Perform “The Who’s Tommy” at Nokia Theater L.A. Live

AEG Live & Goldenvoice present, as Julian Douglas, is proud to welcome to Southern California one of the greatest concerts of the year… Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE ROGER DALTREY Performs “THE WHO’S TOMMY” Plus: WHO classics and more !!! Roger Daltrey, founder & lead singer of The Who, is considered …

TIMO TOLKKI’s ‘Saana Warrior of Light Part 1’ and the DEFACED’s ‘Anomaly’ Available Today on Scarlet Records

AOL MUSIC HOSTING FULL ALBUM LISTENING PARTIES FOR BOTH ALBUMS Italian Metal Powerhouse Scarlet Records has unleashed their first two releases of 2011 in the North American Market.  They are TIMO TOLKKI’S “Saana – Warrior of Light Part 1” and THE DEFACED’S “Anomaly”.  This is the first time that both albums have been available in …

TIMO TOLKKI To Release Saana Warrior of Light Pt. 1

‘Saana – Warrior Of Light’ is the first rock opera composed by ex-Stratovarius mastermind Timo Tolkki. It took over a year to make the working hours totalling close to 3000. Mixing conventional rock instruments with choirs, classical percussionists and a string ensemble blended seamlessly with cinematic influences, Saana is a breathtaking experience of emotions and …

Prime Suspect- Debut Release!

The Italian team formed by Daniele Liverani, Tommy Ermolli and Dario Ciccioni came to the attention of the Melodic Rock crowd on the KHYMERA releases. Liverani, the most experienced musician of the lot, had a long career in the Italian HR/HM scene releasing albums with the Prog Metal group EMPTY TREMOR and later on with …

4th STAR ONE Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations Tony (from the USA), who will receive a free copy of Victims of the Modern Age for being the lucky winner drawn from those who correctly guessed “Planet of the Apes” as the movie that inspired Arjen’s lyrics in this video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FasLjzvTEVc New STAR ONE Contest: GUESS THE MOVIE (Part 5) While STAR …

Michael Kiske of Helloween Teams Up with American Singer Amanda Somerville

KISKE/SOMERVILLE, the new project featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and American singer Amanda Somerville, filmed two videos — “Silence” and “If I Had A Wish” — on March 28 and March 29 in Nurnberg, Germany. Joining Kiske and Somerville for the shoot were bassist and main composer Mat Sinner (SINNER, PRIMAL FEAR), guitarist Sander …

Chris Caffery and Alex Skolnick – Trans-Siberian Orchestra (guitars)

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA’s traveling holiday rock opera is a multimillion-dollar act that keeps growing since its inception in 1996. Their rock renditions of traditional Christmas songs performed by 14 musicians, 14 vocalist and two narrators with a full-on synchronized light show with lasers and pyrotechnics captivates audiences of all ages. Mastermind Paul O’Neill, former SAVATAGE vocalist …

The Battle for Milkquarious

WHITE GOLD, from the GotMilk? ads, is starring in a 15-minute long rock opera titled The Battle for Milkquarious. A preview can be found below, with the full shebang available for viewing over at milkquarious.com. An MP3 of the song “Almost As Beautiful As Me” is also available as a free download for readers at …

Ignitor Unveil New Video, Now Featuring Watchtower’s Jason McMaster On Vocals

IGNITOR have just unveiled their video for “Construct of Destruction.” The song comes off the Texas band’s upcoming album, The Spider Queen. Amongst its ranks Ignitor features veteran musicians of the US metal scene including founding guitarist Stuart Laurence (Batlord) from Agony Column and the recent addition of legendary frontman Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys …

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