Marco Minnemann | Biography

German native, Marco Minnemann is looked upon by his peers as one of the most gifted, innovative, cutting-edge drummers on the international music scene today. He has won numerous awards for his educational drum books and videos and was recently featured on the cover of the World’s #1 Drum Magazine, Modern Drummer.

New drummer Dreamtheater

Blabbermouth is reporting that Dream Theater have likely found a replacement for drummer and founding member Mike Portnoy. Though no official statement has been made, it is “strongly rumored” that the band has settled on world-class session drummer Marco Minnemann.

Free Mike Portnoy Tribute Album

Independent musicians, graphic 
artists, and a computer graphics demogroup have collaborated on a grand scale multimedia tribute to Mike Portnoy, 
in celebration of over a quarter of a century of highly influential musicianship. Mike Portnoy’s early investment into 
the internet, as well as his relationship with the global fan 
base, created a fad-transcending musical community that 
continues to grow past the post quarter century mark.

Winter in Eden

Winter In Eden

Winter in Eden

Symphonic Rock

In the beginning was created the Heaven and the Earth, and the Earth was without form, and void; and Darkness was upon the face of the deep. And Man was formed from the dust of the ground, and became a living soul;
and a garden was planted, eastward, in Eden.

Megadeth Cyber Army

David Ellefson will be dropping by the Cyber Army chat room for a special live chat with fan club members on Tuesday, December 28 at 4 p.m. PST (midnight GMT).

Vote for Frozen Eternity

Frozen Eternity


Well,to be honnest: I don't know very much of this band.... only that this 4-headed band is from London,UK. they picked me up on myspace, I've checked them out and bam... I liked it.
I know that we will hear more of them later.
check them out yourself.

Ancient Bards

Sara Squadrani - vocals
Fabio Balducci - guitars
Daniele Mazza - keyboards
Claudio Pietronik - guitars
Martino Garattoni - Bass
Allesandro Carichini - drums
The Ancient Bards project takes its origin in the january of 2006 from the mind of the keyboards player Daniele Mazza, whose intent was to create a metal band with epic and symphonic sounds. After the meeting with the bass player Martino Garattoni the project began to materialize.

Dark Asylum Radio

Dark Asylum Radio
Industrial     Synthpop    New Wave    
Gothic    Futurepop    Dark wave

Dark Asylum is internet radio station streaming on to the web 24 hours a day. They play Electro Industrial, EBM, Futurepop, goth,Synthpop, Dark wave and other related genres. They are always looking for new music, so if you represent a band or label and think your music is a match for their format, please drop them a line so they can see about getting your music played on the station.

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Avenged sevenfold & Mike Portnoy

AVENGED SEVENFOLD manager Larry Jacobson has told LA Weekly's "West Coast Sound" blog that there is no correlation between drummer Mike Portnoy's departure from the band and the cancelation of the group's participation in the Australian Soundwave festival. He writes, "The plan had always been for Mike Portnoy to play with the band through 2010. Nothing changed there but it was confusing [because] Mike gave interviews suggesting he may be touring with the band beyond 2010. There will be another drummer behind the kit for the band's 'Nightmare After Christmas' tour [in January/February] as well as for the many other dates around the world that are underway into 2011 and beyond. As for Australia, the timing is completely unrelated. If you've read any of the juvenile and public attacks by the [Soundwave] promoter, you can probably figure out why the band had legitimate doubts they could work with him to be able to put on the professional show their fans expect. They're not in Australia every day so each tour needs to be the best the band has to offer."

Rammstein DVD release

Bassist Oliver "Ollie" Riedel of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN revealed during an interview with that the band's recent concerts in New York and Montreal were filmed for a forthcoming DVD. In addition, the group is planning to release a "best-of" collection in April 2011 featuring two previously unreleased songs.


Marko Duplisak - vocals
Uros Borsic - guitar
Jure Gorjanc - guitar
Tomi Senveter - bass
Saso Corso - drums
LastDayHere is a story about five individuals who love to create music. The band steps out of the stereotype perspective of modern rock. Well based instrumental parts are spiced up with amazing vocals, and can easily be enjoyed by even the most pretentious listener. Their music is outstanding, authentic and can especially be distinguished by its vocal parts, which is also true for their live performances.
"I listen to a lot of music somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 bands per week, but every once in a while a band jumps out at me and screams for attention. Out of the depths of Celje, Slovenia comes such a band known as LastDayHere." (Twisted Hillbilly Magazine, USA)

New Album Rage Against the Machine?

written in Metal hammer:

According to reports, Rage Against the Machine are working on a brand new studio album and are eyeing a Summer 2011 release.

Details are sketchy as they come from a foreign website interview but Zack De La Rocha is loosely transcribed as saying:

Wacken open air 2011

The following bands are confirmed for W:O:A 2011

Blaas of glory
Blind guardian
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Hayseed dixie
Heaven shall burn
In solitude
Judas Priest
Ozzy Osbourne
Primal fear
Rhapsody of fire
Ski king
Subway to Sally
Suicidal tendencies
Tokyo blade

JUDAS PRIEST Announces Farewell 'Epitaph' Tour

After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking its very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST — one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time — has announced plans to embark on a final world tour. However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive "Epitaph" tour — hitting all the major cities throughout the world where they will be playing the songs that helped make the name JUDAS PRIEST synonymous with heavy metal!

High Voltage Festival 2011

Judas Priest are one of the true classic heavy metal bands, who for three decades have travelled the world putting on spectacular stage shows and thrilling audiences worldwide. They have been making music that over the years has influenced many (including such bands as Metallica and Pantera) and have sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - German tourdates 2011

They come from Germany, to be precise from Weimar, the region renowned for its many legendary German poets... Schiller, Goethe...

They provoke and criticize, they are multi-cultural

Their music is a Molotov cocktail of metal, folk, classic rock fused with influences of Spanish, Arabic, Scandinavian and traditional German music.