One of these bands just surfaced some days ago of Facebook. They are called Serious Black and feature Roland Grapow (Guitar/Masterplan, Ex-Helloween), Thomen Stauch (Drums/Savage Circus, Ex-Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (Bass/Emergency Gate), Jan Vacik (Keyboards, Ex-Dreamscape) and Dominik Sebastian (Guitar/Edenbridge), together with the well-known vocalist Urban Breed (Trail of Murder/ex-Tad Morose).
The debut album will be released via AFM in the beginning of 2015 but the band has put out a first trailer so we can already have a idea of what is to come.
The band has also been confirmed to play a long list of live shows as a support on the upcoming Hammerfall tour in Europe along with various festivals in 2015. Just check out the trailer to see the exact dates.
Update 2015/01/17: The album should be out now. The first videoclip has been released.
Update 2014/12/13: The second full song called "Sealing my fate" has been uploaded.
Update 2014/11/21: The first full song of the record has been released as a lyric video online.
Update 2014/11/07: More details about the album have been released!
You can preorder the album "As Daylight Breaks" on Amazon, Nuclear Blast Shop, Emp or in each record store world wide already!
Limited Edition (14 Songs): http://amzn.to/1xcrSRl
Standard Edition (11 Songs): http://amzn.to/10DWorV
and as Special Box Set - Limited to 100 pieces (Limited Edition, 3 guitar picks, handsigned autograph cards, T-Shirt - M, L or XL and a merch pass which will get you 10 % discount on tour. Everything will come in a metal box.
Size M: http://amzn.to/1xoxjfk
Size L: http://amzn.to/10xDcf7
Size XL: http://amzn.to/1xcrwdC