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AMARANTHE: 'Mechanical Illusion' Track Available For Streaming

"Mechanical Illusion", a brand new song from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's sophomore album, "The Nexus", which will be released on March 26 (one day earlier internationally) via Spinefarm. The cover artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes and can be seen below. The album was once ...

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THE LAND OF NEW HOPE: Two-Minute Teaser Posted Online

A two-minute teaser for THE LAND OF NEW HOPE, the new metal opera project featuring contributions from Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE), Rob Rock, Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA), Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION), Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, HELLOWEEN), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS) and Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), can be seen below. More ...

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LORD: 'Digital Lies' Lyric Video Released

Australian melodic metallers LORD will release their new album, "Digital Lies", on February 22. The official lyric video for the CD's title track can be seen below. Stated LORD mainman Lord Tim: "For this release, we thought long and hard about other options regarding labels and, frankly, it's a mess out there. The larger labels ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Video Interview Posted Online

Berlin Metal TV recently conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition as well as 13-track special edition. A taste of ...

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AMARANTHE To Release 'The Nexus' Album In March

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE will release their sophomore album, "The Nexus", on March 26 (one day earlier internationally) via Spinefarm. The cover artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes and can be seen below. The album was once again recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. "The Nexus" track listing: 01. Afterlife ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Audio Interview Available

Metal Kaoz conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson after the January 21 listening party for the band's new album, "Nemesis", at Idle Hands Bar in New York City. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Nemesis" will be released on February ...

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LORD: 'Digital Lies' Release Date Announced

Australian melodic metallers LORD have set a February 22 Australian release date of their new album, "Digital Lies". Dates for New Zealand and Japan will follow, along with announcements for distribution partners for the rest of the world. Stated LORD mainman Lord Tim: "Finally! It seems like a lifetime since we started this album until ...

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AMARANTHE Singer Records Song With Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist

Swedish singer Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE, KAMELOT) has recorded a song with former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki for an as-yet-undisclosed project. Ryd is on her way to Gothenburg to film a video for the track, which she says "sounds great." Tolkki recently opened a new mixing and mastering studio, Studiotolkki, in Helsinki, Finland. The guitarist last ...

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PRETTY MAIDS: 'Mother Of All Lies' Video Released

"Mother Of All Lies", the new video from veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS, can be seen below. The clip was shot by the famed director Thomas Tjader. "Mother Of All Lies" comes off PRETTY MAIDS' new album, "Motherland", which will be released on March 22 in Europe and March 26 in North America via ...

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PRETTY MAIDS To Release 'Motherland' In March

Frontiers Records will release "Motherland", the new album from veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS, on March 22 in Europe and March 26 in North America. After their successful and highly acclaimed 2010 album "Pandemonium", PRETTY MAIDS celebrated their 30th anniversary with their debut visual release, "It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)", in 2012. "Pandemonium" ...

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THE NEW BLACK Taps JACOB HANSEN For New Album Mix

German heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK are preparing to enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS, AMARANTHE, RAUNCHY) to begin mixing their third album for an early 2013 release via AFM Records. THE NEW BLACK will embark on the "Rock N' Roll Overdose" tour of Germany in April with ...

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KAMELOT: New European Tour Webisode Available

American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT have posted the sixth and final in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band's recently completed European headlining tour. Check it out below. KAMELOT's new album, "Silverthorn", sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 79 on ...

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LORD: 'Because We Can' Video Released

"Because We Can", the new video from Australian melodic metallers LORD, can be seen below. Filmed by Dusk Music Video Production, the clip features ESP endorsees Lord Tim and Mark Furtner as they battle each other with their ESP weapons of choice, and also highlights a jaw-dropping bass solo by fellow Australian ESP endorsee Andy ...

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STRATOVARIUS Completes Work On New Album

Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have finished mastering their new album at Finnvox studio in Helsinki, Finland with Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, SENTENCED). According to the band, the follow-up to 2011's "Elysium" "sounds awesome!" A spring 2013 release is expected. STRATOVARIUS's new DVD, "Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere", recently entered the Music DVD ...

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AMARANTHE: Seventh Video Report From The Studio

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE entered the studio on September 24 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The follow-up to last year's "Amaranthe" is once again being recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The seventh in a series of video reports from the studio can be ...

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KAMELOT: More 'Silverthorn' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Silverthorn", the new album from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Norway: #17 Sweden: #20 Finland: #28 Germany: #36 Netherlands: #54 Switzerland: #55 Austria: #70 USA: #79 Canada: #86 Spain: #89 France: #89 UK: #168 "Silverthorn" sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Guitarist Thomas Youngblood of American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Youngblood interview begins around the one-hour, 22-minute mark.) KAMELOT's new album, "Silverthorn", sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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KAMELOT's 'Silverthorn' Cracks U.S. Top 100

"Silverthorn", the new album from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT, sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 79 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Poetry For The Poisoned", opened with around 6,100 units in September 2010 to enter the chart at No. ...

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AMARANTHE: Sixth Video Report From The Studio

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE entered the studio on September 24 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The follow-up to last year's "Amaranthe" is once again being recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The sixth in a series of video reports from the studio can be ...

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KAMELOT: First European Tour Webisode Available

American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT have posted the first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band's current European headlining tour. You can check it out below. KAMELOT's new album, "Silverthorn", was released on October 30 in North America, October 26 in Germany and October 29 in the rest of Europe via ...

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AMARANTHE: Fifth Video Report From The Studio

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE entered the studio on September 24 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The follow-up to last year's "Amaranthe" is once again being recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The fifth in a series of video reports from the studio can be ...

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KAMELOT: 'Silverthorn' Limited-Edition Unboxing Video

A two-and-a-half-minute video of the unboxing of the limited-edition version of "Silverthorn", the new album from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 30 in North America, October 26 in Germany and October 29 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD will mark the band's ...

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KAMELOT: Official 'Silverthorn' Trailer Released

The official trailer for "Silverthorn", the new album from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 30 in North America, October 26 in Germany and October 29 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD will mark the band's first release with new singer Tommy Karevik, ...

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AMARANTHE: Fourth Video Report From The Studio

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE entered the studio on September 24 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The follow-up to last year's "Amaranthe" is once again being recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The fourth in a series of video reports from the studio can be ...

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