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KING OF ASGARD: New Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

Swedish Viking metallers KING OF ASGARD recently finished recording their second album, "…To North", at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with engineer Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist) at the helm. A July 30 release via Metal Blade Records is expected. "…To North" track listing: 01. Intro 02. The Nine Worlds Burn 03. The ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' To Receive Vinyl Release

"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will be released on double vinyl on August 17 via High Roller Records. It is limited to 500 copies in three different colors: * 100 x white vinyl * 200 x yellow vinyl * 200 x ...

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PUTERAEON: Making Of 'Cult Cthulhu' (Video)

A six-and-ahalf-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Cult Cthulhu", the sophomore album from Swedish death metallers PUTERAEON, can be seen below. Due on June 1 via the German label Cyclone Empire, the 11-song follow-up to last year's "The Esoteric Order" was tracked at RZA Mobile Recording with sound engineer Kristian "Risza" ...

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GOROD: 'Elements And Spirit' Video Released

"Elements And Spirit", the new video from French progressive technical death metallers GOROD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "A Perfect Absolution", which was released in the U.S. on May 8 via Unique Leader Records (March in Europe through Listenable Records). The CD was mixed by producer Frédéric ...

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'Mission To Lars' On Tour

"Mission To Lars" — an uplifting documentary feature film about Tom Spicer, a learning-disabled man who, with his siblings help, goes on a transatlantic quest to find his much-obsessed-over hero, Lars Ulrich of METALLICAwill be premiered at Hackney Picturehouse in London, England on June 6 at 9 p.m. After the screening, ...

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SABATON: 'Carolus Rex' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Carolus Rex", the new album from Swedish metallers SABATON, sold around 950 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 29 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared ...

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KING KOBRA Recording New Album

KING KOBRA is busy recording the follow-up to last year's successful self-titled album for an early 2013 release via Frontiers Records. Commented guitarist David Michael-Phillips: "We’ve got a high-energy combination of the classic KING KOBRA sound mixed with some of our favorite (heavy) influences: LED ZEPPELIN, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER. Cool, heavy grooves, great melodies, soulful ...

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Former OPERATIKA Guitarist Launches PSYCHOPRISM

Former OPERATIKA guitarist Bill Visser has joined forces with singer Jess Rittgers in a new band called PSYCHOPRISM. The group's musical style is described as "modern power metal with shred guitar and vocals that resemble KING DIAMOND and QUEENSRŸCHE." PSYCHOPRISM is currently working on a demo and is holding auditions for a drummer and a ...

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KATATONIA: New Album Title, Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA have set "Dead End Kings" as the title of their new album, due on August 28 (one day earlier internationally) via Peaceville Records. The CD, which will feature a guest appearance by Norwegian singer Silje Wergeland (THE GATHERING), was recorded over a two-month period at Stockholm's Ghost Ward studios and the ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On Syrian Heavy Metal Band's New Single

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN) will be the featured guest on "Play The Pawn", the new single from Syrian metallers THE HOURGLASS. In addition, THE HOURGLASS will open for JON OLIVA'S PAIN on June 26 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Commented THE HOURGLASS guitarist Rawad Abdel Massih: "We are extremely honored to announce that ...

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KAMELOT Signs New Deal With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

American melodic metallers KAMELOT have inked a new deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The agreement covers the entire world except Japan, where KAMELOT will remain with King Records. KAMELOT is currently recording the drums for its new album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with renowned engineer Jim Morris before travelling to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios to ...

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