October 15th, 2005:
On November 11th and 12th, there will be a special release party in Brazil for Tribuzy's recent released "Execution" album. This party will be a concert at Credicard Hall and will be recorded for a future DVD release by Hellion Records in 2006. Roland already confirmed his participation. Other musicians that played on the album and have already confirmed their presence are
Bruce Dickinson, Mat Sinner, Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Roy Z, Chris Dale (Sack Trick) and
Kiko Loureiro. Others might do it soon.
March 20th, 2005:
Masterplan's "Aeronautics" album received great response from the press so far. It was considered "Album of the Month" by Rock Hard (Germany), Metal Heart (Germany), Rock It (Germany), Aardshok (Netherlands), Spark (Czech Republic),
Sweden Rock Magazine (Sweden) and Mindview (Belgium), reached second position at the Metal Hammer (Germany) and Heavy Oder Was (Germany) charts, it was
considered the "Newcomer of the Year" by Rock Hard (Germany) and Metal Hammer (Italy) and called the "Biggest International Hope" by Rock Brigade (Brazil). The tour with Circle II Circle,
Rob Rock and Pure Inc. will start this week.
March 3rd, 2005:
Masterplan's dates for the "Aeronautics" tour were announced and can be seen on this site. The concerts will also feature the bands Circle II Circle, Rob Rock and Pure Inc., except for April 10th in Plzen and April 11th in Zlin which will only feature
December 1st, 2004:
Masterplan's "Aeronautics" tracklist has been revealed and can be seen on this site.
November 28th, 2004:
More details of the upcoming Masterplan single "Back For My Life" and album "Aeronautics". The cover for both releases were revealed and can both be seen on this site. Moreover, there is an audio sample for the song "Back For My Life" available.
November 21th, 2004:
Yesterday, November 20th, Roland Grapow made a special guest appearance along with Timo Kotipelto during a Shaman gig at Martin, Slovakia. Roland and Timo played two songs with the band: "Pride" and a cover for Judas Priest's "Breaking The Law".
November 21th, 2004:
Masterplan's studio work on the new album is finished and their new album, which will be called "Aeronautics", is already scheduled to be released on January 24th! As previously announced, the record was produced by Andy Sneap and mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studios. If you don't want to wait until next year to hear a glimpse of the new
material, a promotional single for the song "Back For My Life" is scheduled to be released on November 29th! This EP will feature "Back For My Life" on both single and album versions and will also feature the album track "Crimson Rider" and the b-sides "Killing In Time" and "Love Is A Rock", the former coming in two different versions. As if this was not enough, the single will also have a multimedia section! The "Aeronautics" tour will probably begin on March, but the band is planning to do a small promotional tour in December.
July 10th, 2004:
After eight months of songwriting, Masterplan announced that the band is ready to record their second album. According to the release, the new album wil have 11 songs, and this time all the members contributed on the songwriting, which took place in Hamburg, Aachen, Los Angeles, Slovakia and Norway. All members are really happy and proud of the new material. Roy Z helped the band as an inspirator and arranger for a couple of songs. Much like the first album, this one will be produced by
Andy Sneap and Masterplan at the Crazy Cat Studio in Hamburg. Mixing will be done by Mikko Karmila and mastering by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. Currently, the album is scheduled to be released in January 2005 by
AFM Records and Marquee Avalon.