MASTERPLAN: Official ‘Novum Initium’ Album Trailer

The official trailer for "Novum Initium", the new album from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, can be seen below. The CD will be released in Europe on June 14 and in North America on June 18 via AFM Records. "Novum Initium" track listing: 01. Per Aspera Ad Astra 02. The Game 03. Keep Your Dream Alive 04. Black Night Of Magic 05. Betrayal 06. No Escape 07. Pray On My Soul 08. Earth Is Going Down 09. Return From Avalon 10. Through Your Eyes 11. Novum Initium 12. 1492 (digipack bonus track) 13. Fear The Silence (digipack bonus track) The "Novum Initium" digipack cover artwork can be seen below. A photo of MASTERPLAN's new lineup can be seen below. Joining drummerMartin "Marthus" Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH) are vocalist Rick Altzi(AT VANCE, SANDALINAS, THUNDERSTONE), who replaces Jorn Lande, and bassist Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS, SYMFONIA, DEVIL'S TRAIN). In a recent interview with Metal Shock Finland, MASTERPLANguitarist/leader Roland Grapow stated about the band's new CD: "We are not leaving the MASTERPLAN path too much, but everything we have — the melodic part and a little bit progressive — I would say we're a little bit more powerful and I'm also mixing the album this time. I want to get a little bit more modern, as the sound we have was created ten years ago. We're still having the typical sound with melodies, but the drummer is amazing and plays a lot of crazy shit!" MASTERPLAN's new lineup: Rick Altzi - vocals Roland Grapow - guitars Axel Mackenrott - keyboards Jari Kainulainen - bass Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka - drums