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VICIOUS RUMORS: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS will release their eleventh studio album, "Electric Punishment", on April 26 in Germany, April 29 in the rest of Europe and May 7 in U.S./Canada via Steamhammer/SPV. It will be available as a jewel case, on double gatefold colored vinyl and as a digital download. The cover ...

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ADEPT To Release 'Silence The World' In March

Swedish post hardcore/metal band ADEPT will release its third album, "Silence The World", on March 22 (digital) and March 25 (physical) via Panic And Action/Soulfood in Europe. The follow-up to 2011's "Death Dealers" was once again recorded with Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman (BRING ME THE HORIZON, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, HAMMERFALL, ...

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COVERED CALL: New Album Audio Samples Available

Covered Call: An expression used in financial circles depicting a picture of Wall Street, big cities, and the frenzy of the stock market. COVERED CALL, the band, however, was born in a small carpentry shed in the dark, deep forests of Sweden. The contrast couldn't be greater between the band and their name. COVERED CALL ...

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FULLFORCE: 'Strongest Thing Of All' Video Released

"Strongest Thing Of All", the new video from the Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE, can be seen below. The song comes off FULLFORCE's second album, "Next Level", which was released in North America on November 27, 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer. The cover artwork was once again be created by Rainer Kalwitz, who previously worked with PRAYING ...

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WARLORD: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis and drummer Mark S. Zonder (FATES WARNING), will release their new album, "The Holy Empire", in March. The effort will be made available on CD and digitally via Sons Of A Dream Music/Battle Hymns Music. "The Holy Empire" was engineered and mastered by the multi-Grammy Award ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To Release 'Electric Punishment' In April

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS have entered Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producers Juan Urteaga and Geoff Thorpe to begin recording their new album, "Electric Punishment", for an April release via Steamhammer/SPV. Geoff Thorpe, Brian Allen, Larry Howe, Stephen Goodwin and Thean Rasmussen are back with nine new songs and a ...

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CANDLEMASS/Ex-THERION Singer MATS LEVÉN Records LUDOR Debut

Acclaimed Swedish hard rock vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TREAT, KRUX) has collaborated with Swedish musician/producer Jimmy Lagnefors on music for a fictional band called LUDOR that is featured in the Swedish movie "Mammas Pojkar" (international title: "Metal Brothers"), which was released in Sweden in December. Levén, who has spent the past seven ...

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COVERED CALL Taps LION’S SHARE Guitarist For New Album Mix

Swedish melodic rockers COVERED CALL have tapped producer/engineer Lars Chriss (LION’S SHARE) to mix their brand new studio album, tentatively due in early 2013 via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The band's sophomore CD, "Impact", will mark the recording debut of COVERED CALL's new singer, Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOHN NORUM, MADISON), and bass player, Andy ...

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FULLFORCE's 'Awesomeness' Video Released

"Awesomeness", the new video from the Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE, can be seen below. The group states: "The video goes in a more humouristic pattern and [was] filmed by the band's own Stefan Elmgren (High & Loud)." "Awesomeness" comes off FULLFORCE's second album, "Next Level", which was released in North America on November 27 ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION Completes Recording New Album

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION have finished recording their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi is currently mixing the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich as "much wider than [that ...

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FULLFORCE's 'Awesomeness' Video To Premiere Next Month

"Awesomeness", the new video from the Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE, will be released on January 2, 2013. The group states: "The video goes in a more humouristic pattern and is filmed by the band's own Stefan Elmgren (High & Loud)." "Awesomeness" comes off FULLFORCE's second album, "Next Level", which was released in North America ...

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HAMMERFALL's 'Gates Of Dalhalla' DVD Cracks Swedish Top 5

"Gates Of Dalhalla", the new DVD from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, has entered the Swedish "Music DVD" chart at position No. 4. As previously reported, the set also landed on the German "Music DVD" chart at No. 6. "Gates Of Dalhalla" was released as a DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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HAMMERFALL, DRAGONLAND, DREAMLAND Members To Resurrect METAL MONARCHS For Live Shows

METAL MONARCHS, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based all-star heavy metal tribute band featuring members of HAMMERFALL, DESTINY, DREAMLAND and DRAGONLAND, will reunite to play a number of shows during 2013. METAL MONARCHS has been on hiatus for a couple of years, mainly due to HAMMERFALL's hectic schedule, since appearing at the fabulous all-metal Christmas show "Hells Jingle ...

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HAMMERFALL's 'Gates Of Dalhalla' Lands On German 'Music DVD' Chart

"Gates Of Dalhalla", the new DVD from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, has entered the German "Music DVD" chart at position No. 6. "Gates Of Dalhalla" was released as a DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set will feature the band's extraordinary 135-minute 15th-anniversary show that took place on July 28 on ...

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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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HAMMERFALL Frontman Is Looking Forward To 'Trying His Acting Skills' In Sweden's 'Rock Of Ages'

Kee Marcello (EUROPE), Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL) and Thomas Vikström (CANDLEMASS, THERION) have been cast in the Swedish version of the hit Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages", which is set to invade Chinateatern in Stockholm this spring. The cast also features some of Sweden's top actors, comedians and singers, including Johan Rheborg, Peter Magnusson, Gladys del ...

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HAMMERFALL, THERION, Ex-EUROPE Members To Star In Swedish Version Of 'Rock Of Ages' Musical

Kee Marcello (EUROPE), Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL) and Thomas Vikström (CANDLEMASS, THERION) have been cast in the Swedish version of the hit Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages", which is set to invade Chinateatern in Stockholm this spring. The cast also features some of Sweden's top actors, comedians and singers, including Johan Rheborg, Peter Magnusson, Gladys del ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: New Songtitles Revealed

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION entered Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden this past Monday, November 19 with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE) to begin recording their sophomore album for a 2013 release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Set The Sail", "I Promised You Nothing", "Die Tomorrow", "Moscow Morning", ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION To Enter Studio Next Week

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION will enter Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden on Monday, November 19 with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE) to begin recording their sophomore album for a 2013 release. DEATHDESTRUCTION recently announced the addition of singer Tony Jelencovich to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "Tony is a ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'Hammerfall' Performance Clip From 'Gates Of Dalhalla' DVD

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will release a concert DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD, "Gates Of Dalhalla", on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set will feature the band's extraordinary 135-minute 15th-anniversary show that took place on July 28 on the historic open-air stage Dalhalla, built in an old quarry near the small Swedish village Rättvik. The footage ...

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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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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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HAMMERFALL: 'Threshold' Performance Clip From 'Gates Of Dalhalla' DVD

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will release a concert DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD, "Gates Of Dalhalla", on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set will feature the band's extraordinary 135-minute 15th-anniversary show that took place on July 28 on the historic open-air stage Dalhalla, built in an old quarry near the small Swedish village Rättvik. The footage ...

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