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DEATHDESTRUCTION: New Performance Footage Available

Video footage of DEATHDESTRUCTION the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL performing the song "Crank It Up" on May 16, 2011 at Trgr'n in Gothenburg, Sweden as the support act for AMON AMARTH can be viewed below. DEATHDESTRUCTION recently inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony ...

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FULLFORCE: 'Walls Of Secrets' Video Released

"Walls Of Secrets", the new video from FULLFORCE the new Swedish melodic metal outfit featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass can be viewed below. The clip was directed ...

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HAMMERFALL Schedules Swedish Signing Session

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will sign copies of their new album, "Infected", on Thursday, May 19 at Media Markt Bckebol in Gothenburg, Sweden beginning at 5 p.m. To mark the occasion, Media Markt Bckebol will sell a special edition of the CD with extra bonus tracks for a very special price (99 SEK). On April ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'One More Time' Video Released

"One More Time", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, EVERGREY and KAMELOT, among many others. On April 6, Nuclear Blast Records released a limited-edition picture ...

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FULLFORCE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Walls Of Secrets", a brand new song from FULLFORCE — the new Swedish melodic metal outfit featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass — can be streamed using the ...

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HAMMERFALL: Performance Footage Of New Single Available

Video footage of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL performing their new single, "One More Time", on April 29, 2011 in Osnabrück, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of Joey Slootjes). Also available is an 11-minute video compilation of the Osnabrück concert. On April 6, Nuclear Blast Records released a limited-edition picture seven-inch version of "One More Time" ...

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ABOVE SYMMETRY: 'Traces Inside' Video Released

"Traces Inside", the new video from the Norwegian metal quintet ABOVE SYMMETRY (formerly ASPERA), can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Ripples", which was released this past Tuesday (April 26) via InsideOut Music. Over one year ago, five young musicians from Skien, Norway, made a very impressive entrance into the ...

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FULLFORCE Films New Video

FULLFORCE — the new Swedish melodic metal outfit featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass — recently filmed a music video with director Rainer Holmgren (PAIN OF SALVATION). The ...

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FREEDOM CALL: 'Live In Hellvetia' Trailer Available

Having sold over 35,000 copies of its debut, "Stairway To Fairyland", FREEDOM CALL's tour with SAXON, ANGRA and EDGUY turned into a triumphal march. The tour culminated with memorable shows with SAVATAGE and SKEW SISKIN in August 1999 as part of the Popkomm music fair in Cologne. The band played almost fifty shows in 2000 ...

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POWERWOLF To Release 'Trinity In Black' Box Set

Multinational heavy metallers POWERWOLF will release a deluxe vinyl box set entitled "Trinity In Black" on May 6 via Metal Blade Records. The box set includes the three albums "Return In Bloodred", "Lupus Dei" and "Bible Of The Beast" on black 180-gram vinyl; a bonus 10-inch red 180-gram vinyl with four rare tracks; exclusive A2 ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: 'Promotion Day' Video Posted Online

Video footage of DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — taking part in some promotional work in connection with the band's newly released three-song EP, "Fuck Yeah", can be viewed below. DEATHDESTRUCTION recently inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Due ...

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FULLFORCE Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

FULLFORCE — the new Swedish melodic metal outfit featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass — has inked a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The band's debut album, "One", will ...

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POWERWOLF Completes Work On New Album

Multinational heavy metallers POWERWOLF have finished recording their as-yet-untitled fourth album. This time the pack invaded none less than five studios and two churches to get their latest metal hymns in shape! In total, more than 70 people participated in the genesis of the follow-up to 2009's "Bible Of The Beast". Guitarist Matthew Greywolf comments: ...

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THERION: 'Kali Yuga III' Video Released

"Kali Yoga III", the new video from Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Sitra Ahra", which sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, ...

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SLASH Confirmed For Spain's SONISPHERE Festival

Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has been confirmed as the Friday-night headliner of this year's edition of the Sonisphere festival in Spain. The event, now in its third year, will be held at Getafe Open Air, Madrid on Friday-Saturday, July 15-16. Friday, July 15: SLASH THE DARKNESS ARCH ENEMY SÔBER VALIENT THORR ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Third Studio Webisode Posted Online

DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — recently inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Due on August 25, the band's debut album was recorded at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). ...

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SCELERATA To Record New Album At BLIND GUARDIAN's Studio

Brazilian metallers SCELERATA are working on material for their third album, to be recorded in Brazil and Germany. The CD will be produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE, SAXON, HALFORD, HAMMERFALL, MOTÖRHEAD), continuing the partnership that started in 2007 when he worked on SCELERATA's second album, "Skeletons Domination". Commented SCELERATA drummer Francis Cassol: ...

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HYSTERICA Planning 'Special Concept' For Next Album

Swedish MANOWAR-inspired all-female metal band HYSTERICA, which recently completed a short run of dates in Russia with FRANTIC AMBER, is working on a new album titled "The Art Of Metal". According to a press release, HYSTERICA is planning "something different and unique" for the upcoming CD by "unit[ing] the music with another form of art. ...

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HAMMERFALL To Play Two 'Infected' Preview Shows In Germany

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL are back with a new album, "Infected", which is set for European release on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate the occasion, the band decided to play two exclusive shows in Germany where fans can listen to the entire CD three weeks before its release. Tickets to the show ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Second Studio Webisode Posted Online

DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — recently inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Due on August 25, the band's debut album was recorded at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). ...

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HAMMERFALL: New Single Available For Streaming

"One More Time", the new single from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, is available for streaming on the band's Facebook page. On April 8, Nuclear Blast Records will release a limited-edition picture seven-inch version of "One More Time" from HAMMERFALL's upcoming album "Infected". The vinyl is limited on 500 copies and sold through the ...

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FREEDOM CALL To Release 'Live In Hellvetia' In June

Having sold over 35,000 copies of its debut, "Stairway To Fairyland", FREEDOM CALL's tour with SAXON, ANGRA and EDGUY turned into a triumphal march. The tour culminated with memorable shows with SAVATAGE and SKEW SISKIN in August 1999 as part of the Popkomm music fair in Cologne. The band played almost fifty shows in 2000 ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION Signs With Sweden's SONY MUSIC

DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — has inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Due on August 25, the band's debut album was recorded at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'One More Time' Single Detailed

On April 8, Nuclear Blast Records will release a limited-edition picture seven-inch version of the HAMMERFALL single "One More Time" from the band's upcoming album "Infected". The vinyl is limited on 500 copies and sold through the Nuclear Blast mailorder only. On the B-side of the single there will be a live version of "Hallowed ...

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DRAGONLAND To Enter Studio In May

Swedish symphonic power metallers DRAGONLAND will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on May 31 to begin recording their fifth album for an August release via Germany's AFM Records. Several different studios will be used to track this utterly ambitious album, with Jacob Hansen set to add his magic touch to the mix. Twelve songs ...

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HAMMERFALL: New Album Details Revealed

On May 20, Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will release their new album, "Infected", via Nuclear Blast Records. Laying down the foundation themselves in their own studio in Sweden, the band then traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to finish it up with acclaimed producer James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF). He also mixed the album, giving ...

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