The video for DEVIL’S TRAIN‘s cover version of THE GUESS WHO classic “American Woman” can be seen below.

DEVIL’S TRAIN is the new band featuring MYSTIC PROPHECY mainman/producer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis Liapakis, STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael, guitarist Lakis Ragazas, and SYMFONIA/ex-STRATOVARIUS bassist Jari Kainulainen.

“American Woman” is featured on DEVIL’S TRAIN‘s self-titled debut album, which is scheduled for release on February 17 via earMUSIC/Edel. The CD was recorded at Prophecy and Music Factory studios with the production team of Liapakis and Christian Schmid.

DEVIL’S TRAIN is a project Liapakis had been working on with Greek guitarist Lakis Ragazas for a year and as soon as Michael heard it, he asked to become part of it as the group’s drummer.

Commented Liapakis: “I am rock and roll down to my veins and I always had diverse influences in my music, a great part of which are expressed in the music I write with MYSTIC PROPHECY. However, the style of music I have been preparing for DEVIL’S TRAIN with Lakis Ragazas isn’t the style that would fit MYSTIC PROPHECY and this is why I decided to initiate a side band. Luckily, other people with whom I have common musical background share my vice for rock ‘n’ roll and Jörg, as I found out when we toured together [in] January [2010], is one of them.”

“Devil’s Train” track listing:

01. Fire And Water
02. Devil’s Train
03. Roll The Dice
04. To The Ground
05. Forever
06. Sweet Devil’s Kiss
07. Find New Love
08. Room 66-64
09. Coming Home
10. Yellow Blaze
11. The Answers
12. American Woman (THE GUESS WHO cover)

 

“Imaginaerum”, the new album from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, has been certified gold in Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.

As previously reported, “Imaginaerum” was certified gold in Switzerland, Slovakia and Germany.

The effort entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 1 and has already been certifield triple platinum in the country after shifting more than 60,000 units.

NIGHTWISH has now sold more than 1,000,000 albums in Germany.

“Imaginaerum” sold 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, 2007’s “Dark Passion Play”, opened with 11,000 units to land at No. 84.

“Dark Passion Play” has sold more than 130,000 copies in the U.S. so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“Imaginaerum” was released in North America on January 10 via Roadrunner Records.

The track listing for the CD is as follows (note that track 12 is broken down into four parts):

01. Taikatalvi
02. Storytime
03. Ghost River
04. Slow, Love, Slow
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Scaretale
07. Arabesque
08. Turn Loose the Mermaids
09. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, the Owl and the Dove
11. Last Ride of the Day
12. Song Of Myself
Song 1: From A Dusty Bookshelf
Song 2: All That Great Heart Lying Still
Song 3: Piano Black
Song 4: Love
13. Imaginaerum

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