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Van Canto renew contract, Legion of the Damned enter studio, The Sorrow and Konrust award nominations and new Tiamat video clip
After the release of 2011’s "Break the Silence" (#23 in the German LP charts) and the headlining tour through 7 European countries in support of the album, the vocal masters of Van Canto took the very first live break in their career. They used the time to work on numerous side projects – including Stef’s new Power Metal band Heavatar – and to recharge the batteries for their return in 2013! Besides festival appearances (e.g. RockHarz and Summer Breeze) the band will also release their fifth studio album in the fall / winter of 2013. In addition, Van Canto renewed their deal with Napalm Records.
Nadir, Napalm Records' A&R was happy with the outcome, as "Van Canto is innovative, unique and polarizing – that’s the best thing that can happen to a label. You must not let a band like this go, and that’s why we are proud that Van Canto continue to work with us. Together, we will shake the foundations of the Metal world!"
On a similar note, Stef of Van Canto stated that taking "a break for a full year was quite odd for us. Maybe there are bands that are satisfied with releasing an album every 5 years, but for us it felt quite unnatural to stay away from the stage for a full year. We have checked out new things, and are now more eager than ever to return with Van Canto. We are happy that Napalm Records will be the partner for our fifth album. The album will be the most heroic, heaviest and most symphonic album in our discography, and we cannot wait to enter the studio. Rakkatakka Motherfuckers!"
Get ready for merciless brutality, because Legion of the Damned are about to enter the Stage One Studio in order the record their new songs with Andy Classen. "Ravenous Plague" will be unleashed in the summer! In addition, the band will post a first update from the studio in the upcoming days!
Double success for two of Napalm Records' bands, The Sorrow and Konrust are both nominated for an Amadeus Award in the category "Hard & Heavy". The bands count on your vote, which can be cast on a weekly basis! Let's turn the Amadeus Awards into the Napalm Awards!
Furthermore Konrust, the Austrian Crossover-heroes have just released the video clip to "Hey DJ!". Click on the link below to watch the video! Get ready for gingerbread, leather trousers, a dirndl dress and heavy grooves are waiting for you!
Watch the video here.
Mastermind Johan Edlund presents the Tiamat fans with the video clip to "384", which was directed by Ioanna Lampropoulou. Make sure to check-out this visual masterpiece. The song is taken from the latest album "The Scarred People".
Watch the video here
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