Place Vendôme (2013/11/03): The third album of Place Vendôme Thunder In The Distance was released on November, 1st. The Japanese edition on October 23rd with bonus 'Maybe Tomorrow - Orchestral Version'. Composers are M. Karlsson, T. Tolkki, A. Del Vecchio, Tommy Denander, Sören Kronqvist, Cantarelli, Roberto Tiranti and Brett Jones.
Christmas Metal Symphony (2013/07/16): Michael Kiske will be part of this live project tour in December 2013. They will make at least 9 shows, most of them in Germany but they will also play in Sweden and Czech Republic. The Mastermind is the Dutch producer, composer and keyboardist Joost Van Den Broek. Vocalists: Joey Belladona (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Joacim Cans (Hammerfall), Udo Dirkscheider (ex-Accept) and Floor Jansen (Nightwish). You can read more information in the blog I wrote titled "Christmas Metal Symphony will be Kiskelized".
Kiske/Somerville (2013/11/08): At the end of October or early November they will start the recordings for the second album. Magnus Karlsson said: "We have some great songs already and its quite symphonic this time.. almost a little Nightwish vibe…"
Kiske Solo Album (2013/11/04): Michael Kiske will continue working with the guitarist Sandro Giampietro in his next solo album (the sixth solo album). Kiske: "I am considering is to release it on iTunes one song every month, completely independent and free from any interference by a label."
Unisonic (2013/11/04): What about Unisonic? Michael already wrote three tracks with Sandro for the new album. Dennis Ward wrote a ballad and is also working on it. Kai Hansen will be available at the end of the year. They plan to have the second album out before the summer of 2014. Kiske to Burrn: "I am thinking about bringing in about 5 songs that I feel good about, and want to start recording by the end of December."