Metal stars set to soundtrack new videogame

Simone Simons Promo Shot
Epica’s Simone Simons

The worlds of metal and gaming are to join forces once again with the forthcoming release of the platform adventure game, Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame.

Arch Enemy’s vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, Simone Simons of Epica and Marc Hudson of Dragonforce are all set to lend their musical and vocal talents to the game that sees the story being told through the use of rock and metal music.

The orchestral score is performed by the Metropole Orkest – purportedly the world’s largest pop and jazz orchestra. Members of Textures and Within Temptation are also involved in the game, which sees the style of music alter and change depending on the gamer’s style of play.

An album version of the game’s score will be released in October this year, with the game itself due to follow for PC and Mac in early 2015.

The game has been developed by students at the Utrecht University Of Arts in the Netherlands, and you can watch the trailer for it below:

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Arch Enemy announce new vocalist

Arch Enemy Alissa

Swedish metallers Arch Enemy have announced that Angela Gossow is leaving the band.

A new singer, Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist with Canadian metal band The Agonist, will take her place.

In a statement on the band’s official website, Gossow commented: “Dear Arch Enemy fans, this is not easy to tell you… I have decided to step down from being Arch Enemy’s voice of anger. After 13 years of pure fucking metal, six studio albums and countless tours through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests.”

Gossow will remain as Business Manager for the band.

In the same statement posted online, White-Gluz commented: “I am very honoured and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career, beginning now.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented musicians,” she continues. “I look forward to being able to write and perform at a whole new level now with Arch Enemy. Music is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning.”

White-Gluz will make her recorded debut with Arch Enemy this year with the release of their new album, War Eternal, in June. A video for the title track featuring White-Gluz is due to be released later today (20th March.)

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