Sunday, July 21, 2024

Masterplan Rise Again!

German power metal band Masterplan, not only embark on an extensive European tour with Firewind kicking off this February, return with a brand new song, entitled ‘Rise Again‘.

Formed by former members of Helloween, guitarist Roland Grapow commented: “After almost 10-11 years of silence, we are ready to burst onto the heavy metal scene again. We missed the audience and new emotions.

“This song is about how we felt during the last period. Everything in the world changes so quickly that sometimes it is very difficult to understand where you belong. And it seems that you are talented and worthy of success, but you begin to doubt yourself. And this is a big mistake.

“As usual and in the Masterplan style, we try to be positive and this is the main goal of our creativity. We want to inspire our fans to find the strength to overcome life’s challenges. Rise Again is the song about hope, life and better things to come, it’s like a phoenix rising from the ashes.”

Rise Again‘ is out now on all digital streaming services here and you can check out the video here at RAMzine. The single has been described as “An epic, powerful and harbinger of a new album to follow in the not so distant future”.

The single follows the band’s a reissue of their Masterplan debut re-released in 2023 via AFM Records, as an an anniversary edition – It celebrated the 20th anniversary of the self-titled melodic metal album in three new editions, all containing three bonus tracks.

Besides the two limited vinyl configurations, the digipak contained the bonus DVD Live In Gothenburg 2003 plus additional backstage footage, available for the first time.

It was recorded by Andy Sneap at Crazy Cat Studio, Hamburg, mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studio Helsinki and Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio Helsinki CD & DVD,

The anniversary edition features the following tracks: ‘Spirit Never Die’, ‘Enlighten Me’, ‘Kind Hearted Light’, ‘Crystal Night’, ‘Soulburn’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Sail On’, ‘Into The Light’, ‘Crawling From Hell’, ‘Bleeding Eyes’, ‘When Love Comes Close’, ‘The Kid Rocks On’, ‘Through Thick & Thin’, and a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’, plus Live in Gothenburg 2003 bonus DVD, ‘Masterplan Off Stage’ and bonus DVD documentary.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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