New Masterplan album delayed until next year

Although expected to appear at some point this year, the German power metal band Masterplan have delayed work on their fifth album.

Guitarist and founder member Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween) has been busy with other projects and has finished mixing new material by Spanish band Saratoga and Australia’s Black Majesty. He says writing has been going well with regards to new Masterplan material and the band now have “15 songs written”.

Scandinavian vocalist Jorn Lande rejoined Masterplan in 2009 having been replaced by ex-Riot man Mike DeMeo in 2006.

DeMeo was last heard on ‘Awakening’, the 2012 all-star release from Tom Galley’s Phenomena. [Read a review here]