It's been a busy week for me but there's been a bunch of news in the symphonic metal world, too. So here are some of those stories for you in handy bitesize format...
ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ TO GUEST AT DELAIN'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Alissa White-Gluz has been announced as the first guest for Delain's 10th anniversary show in December. The frontwoman of Arch Enemy has previously provided vocals for songs The Tragedy of the Commons and Hands of Gold. The concert takes place at the Paradiso and is being recorded for a live DVD. For more info or to join in the crowdfunding, click here.
Check out Alissa's video in the player below.
DARK SARAH - NEW ALBUM DETAILS AND GUEST ANNOUNCED
Dark Sarah - the "theatrical metal" band project of ex-Amberian Dawn singer Heidi Parviainen - have revealed the details of their upcoming album. Having been successfully crowdfunded, The Puzzle will release on November 18th via Inner Wound Recordings.
Joining the already revealed guest singers (Manuela Kraller and JP Leppäluoto) is Delain's Charlotte Wessels as "Evil Siren Mermaid".
The tracklisting is as follows:
2. Island In The Mist
3. Little Men
4. Ash Grove
5. For The Birds
6. Deep And Deeper
7. Dance With The Dragon [feat. JP Leppäluoto]
9. Aquarium [feat. Charlotte Wessels]
10. Rain [feat. Manuela Kraller]
The concept album continues the story from the band's first record Behind The Black Veil. You can pre-order it here.
MARCELA BOVIO SOLO ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED
Following the sad news earlier this year that Stream of Passion were calling it quits, vocalist and violinist Marcela Bovio is now pursuing a solo career. Her album will be called Unprecedented.
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Hay Amores
2. The Treasure Hunter
5. The Cartographers
10. The One
Unprecedented will be released on September 23rd and can be pre-ordered here.
NIGHTWISH SHOW RESCUED BY KINDNESS OF SERBIAN WOMAN
A bit of a heartwarming story to end the round-up... Nightwish's show in Sofia, Bulgaria was almost cancelled after their truck full of equipment was stuck at the Serbian border overnight. But according to the band's drummer, Kai Hahto, they were saved by a Serbian woman and the show was able to go ahead at the last minute. Kai posted the story on his Facebook page:
"So our truck crew were stuck at truck stop and went to a diner which was already closed, but there was this lady working there who let them in and cooked them food after closing time. She spoke English and our drivers explained the situation. She said" i can drive you next morning with my car to the judge etc..." . So next morning this lady drove our truck crew with her car to police, to judge, explained everything as a translator and when everything was fine she said" if you can give 10 euros for gas it's ok". Our driver gave her 50 and she was "no, i can't take that much!" So the lesson in this is..... Nobody helped our drivers except one random stranger lady at truckstop who used her own car and drove 2 totally strange men from Finland to the Police and Judge and asked 10 euros. Without this Lady that show would have never happened yesterday and this is a fact that without this lady's action over 6500 people would have missed this show yesterday. What a story!!!!"
Someone give this lady a medal!