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WIZARDS OF WINTER: The Magic Of Winter

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  1. KingsGene

    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    WIZARDS OF WINTER FEATURING ORIGINAL TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA MEMBERS PREMIER “THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS” VIDEO

    "...Yahoo Music is currently hosting the exclusive premiere of the band's enchanting new music video for "The Spirit Of Christmas”.

    The video was filmed at The Sherman Theater in East Stroudsburg, PA and features soaring jib and drone shots, showcasing the full power of the Wizards Of Winter on-stage holiday experience. The video is directed by Tommy Jones of Videohammer Studios.

    Music director/keyboardist Scott Kelly states, "The concept of the video taking place inside a snow globe closely aligns to the live production of our holiday rock opera (see below for more information). The libretto, presented by our narrator at the concerts, asks the audience to join us aboard the Arctic Flyer as we journey inside the snow globe in search of the true meaning of Christmas."

    Transport yourself a snowy wonderland here at Yahoo Music.

    It is never too early for holiday music! Yuletide rock ensemble Wizards Of Winter - which features original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra - are streaming a brand new guitar-driven instrumental track entitled "Flight Of The Snow Angels".



    Featuring an electrifying and classic progressive rock sound infused with more than enough holiday cheer for the whole family, listeners will enjoy "Flight Of The Snow Angels" and all of the timeless tracks on the band's upcoming album, The Magic Of Winter, produced by Eric Rachel at Traxeast (Symphony X, Skid Row, Styx) and releasing on November 12th. Pre-order here.

    The brand new album art, illustrated by renowned artist Ioannis (Styx, Dream Theater, Deep Purple), can be seen below..."

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    Tickets for An Evening With Wizards Of Winter are on sale now and are available for purchase here.

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    Tour dates:

    November
    19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Parker Playhouse
    20 - Clearwater, FL - The Capitol Theatre
    21 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
    22 – Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
    27 - Wilkes Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts
    28 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre

    December
    3 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center For The Arts
    4 - Collingswood, NJ - Collingswood Scottish Rite Theatre
    5 - Easton, PA - The State Theater Performing Arts Center
    9 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
    11 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
    12 - Kalamazoo, MI - The Kalamazoo State Theatre
    13 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    16 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
    17 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
    18 - Effingham, IL - Effingham Performing Arts Center
    20 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
    26 - Albany, NY - The Egg
    27 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
    29 - Harrisburg, PA - The Forum
     
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  2. Imajica

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    Just a TSO rip off. No thanks.
     
  3. Mardoch

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    I recognize basically none of the members. Not a great sign for them, methinks.

    And after sampling that track I'm going to say that merely calling them derivative is doing them a favor.
     
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    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    Not the quality of production that we've been accustomed to with TSO. Pass.
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Ha ha..."original Trans-Siberian Orchestra members." Unless they're O'Neill, Oliva, or Kinkel (and they aren't), they're not original Trans-Siberian Orchestra members.
     
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    This has something to do with one of the original TSO singers who was fired from TSO when he was trying to make a little money on the side doing this Christmas thing. They are a poor imitation of the real thing. Pass
     
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    Ha! 8.5 out of 100 is more like it!
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Lol. I was on the cusp of a rant about reviewers when I saw that Earthside got 8.5/10 and this...thing...got the same score. I know that such a rant is totally pointless but still...I call bullshit.
     
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    The only reason Earthside isn't a classic to me is that there is not enough vocals on the disc. In saying that, it's a pretty damn good disc regardless. I can't say the same about "Lizards of Winter". I won't say "awful" but I am leaning that way

     
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    I gave this band an honest shot, hoping that they'd bring the original TSO sound back from the first two albums. No dice...it just isn't the quality and quite frankly the song writing is weak.
     
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    WIZARDS OF WINTER STREAMING NEW SINGLE “A CHRISTMAS DREAM”; BEHIND-THE-SCENES STUDIO VIDEO POSTED





    November
    16 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theatre
    17 - Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Performing Arts
    24 - Vineland, NJ - Landis Theater
    25 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre

    December
    2 - Fairmont, MN - Fairmont Opera House
    3 - Mitchell, SD - Corn Palace Theatre
    8 - Bremerton, WA - Admiral Theatre
    9 - Longview, WA - Columbia Theatre
    10 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
    14 - Warrendale, PA - Jergels
    15 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Hall
    16 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC
    17 - Easton, PA - Easton State Theatre
    21 - Traverse City, MI - City Opera House
    22 - Adrian, MI - Crosswell Opera House
    23 - Canton, OH - Canton Place Theatre
     

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