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CANDLEMASS With Singer MATS LEVÉN: First Video Footage Posted Online

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS played their first show with stand-in singer Mats Levén this past Tuesday, June 5 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert's opening song, "Prophet", can be seen below. Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION and TREAT, who also plays with CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman ...

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KING DIAMOND's 'Grandma' Interviewed (Video)

KING DIAMOND's official YouTube channel has been updated with a video interview with Jodi Zachia, the actress who toured with the band as Grandma, Lula, Jeanne Dibasson and Countess Mariam Natius. Check out the six-minute question-and-answer session below. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND will play only two shows in Europe this summer: June 09 - ...

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France's YOTANGOR Releases 'We Speak' Album

YOTANGOR, the French symphonic metal band featuring female singer Yngrid Allières, has released its sophomore album, "We Speak", via Brennus Music. The CD was recorded at frontman Jean-Guy Pichoustre's Laboratory Metal studio in Toulouse. "We Speak" track listing: 01. Anonymous 02. Hold Me Tight 03. Save Me 04. Racism 05. Come And Fly 06. Enslaved ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH's 'I'm Alive' Video Released

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach's video for the song "I'm Alive" can be seen below. The clip is one of three videos (alongside "Kicking & Screaming" and "TunnelVision") that the singer filmed on June 28, 2011 in Hollywood, California with director Devin DeHaven of Fortress Entertainment (PAPA ROACH, WHITESNAKE, METHOD MAN, TALIB KWELI). Commented ...

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KING DIAMOND Guitarist Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

A four-minute video clip in which KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque answers fan-submitted questions can be seen below. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND will play only two shows in Europe this summer: June 09 - Sweden Rock Festival – Sölvesborg, SWE June 15 - Hellfest - Clisson, France Legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond ...

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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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