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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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BLACK Hoping To Hit The Road Later This Year

Vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN) have joined forces in a new "supergroup" which is presently going under the working band name BLACK. Commented Rosén: "It feels very interesting with our new band BLACK. "We are working on ...

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Former, Current Members Of BLACK SABBATH, KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL Working On 'Very Dark' Music

Vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN) have joined forces in a new "supergroup" which is presently going under the working band name BLACK. According to Martin, the first song that was written during the project's initial writing sessions ...

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ASPERA Changes Name To ABOVE SYMMETRY; Debut Album To Be Re-Released

Over one year ago, five young musicians from Skien, Norway, made a very impressive entrance into the metal world with their debut album "Ripples", released under the band name ASPERA by no one less than progressive top label InsideOut Music. Media across the globe replied positively with numerous excellent reviews for "Ripples" throughout 2010 and ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Joins Forces With KING DIAMOND Guitarist, Ex-HAMMERFALL Bassist

Vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN) have joined forces in an as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup." The band is currently working on music at La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden as well as in England. More information will ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., HAMMERFALL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., HAMMERFALL, POISONBLACK, BYFROST, DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE and PRIMEVIL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Ronnie James Dio Stage W.A.S.P. IMMORTAL MOTÖRHEAD RHAPSODY OF FIRE ...

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DRAGONLAND Signs With AFM RECORDS

Swedish symphonic power metallers DRAGONLAND have inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. Commented the band: "We in the DRAGONLAND camp are very excited to bring everyone the news that we have signed with AFM Records! These guys are experts in dealing with our genre, and we are looking forward to a long cooperation with ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Holland's DOKK'EM OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Dokk'em Open Air festival, set to take place May 28, 2011 at Spriens Raard in Dokkum, Netherlands. Raard is a mound in the village Dongeradeel in one of the most beautiful areas of the province of Friesland. A pre-festival party, Dokk'em Rockt!, ...

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THERION Immortalized In Boardgame

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION now been immortalized in a boardgame! Commented mainman Christofer Johnsson: "Paulo Vallerga from the famous game developer Scribabs approached the band at the show in Milano last year with this great idea of making a fantasy boardgame based upon the stage characters mixed with mythology, and we instantly thought it was ...

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EDGUY Confirmed For Belgium's POWER PROG & METAL FEST

German melodic metallers EDGUY have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Power Prog & Metal Fest, set to take place April 30, 2011 at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGE OF TORMENT BLACKOUT EDGUY EMPYRIOS ETHERNITY EUROPE GAMMARAY HAMMERFALL IRON MASK LAST BREATH MESSIAH ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Brand new rehearsal footage of DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — can be viewed below. DEATHDESTRUCTION last year finished recording its debut album at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). A release date for the ...

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DARKWATER Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA XII Festival

Swedish progressive metal band DARKWATER has been confirmed for the ProgPower USA XII festival, set to take place September 14-17, 2011 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARCTURUS CREATIONS'S END DARKWATER DREAM EVIL ELDRITCH EVERGREY HAKEN MOB RULES RED CIRCUIT SANCTUARY THERION VANDEN PLAS VOYAGER WHILE HEAVEN ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist OSCAR DRONJAK Launches MMA Blog

Oscar Dronjak, guitarist for the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL, is a maniac for music, but ask him what he dedicates most of his time to outside of recording new albums and touring, and the response is both quick and passionate: mixed martial arts, and the UFC, in particular. When it comes to having knowledge ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, APOCALYPTICA, ALTER BRIDGE, Others Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

ROB ZOMBIE, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DISTURBED, ALTER BRIDGE, MONSTER MAGNET, THE CULT, MORBID ANGEL, MESHUGGAH and SUICIDE SILENCE are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is as follows: Friday, June 17: IGGY AND THE STOOGES ROB ZOMBIE ...

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HAMMERFALL: Second In-Studio Fan Chat Now Online

Earlier today (Wednesday, January 26), guitarist Pontus Norgren and bassist Fredrik Larsson of the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL hosted the second in a series of online chats with fans from the studio. They discussed their first-ever live performances, online gaming, UFC fighters using a HAMMERFALL tune as entrance music, and a host of other ...

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HAMMERFALL: First In-Studio Fan Chat Now Online

Vocalist Joacim Cans and guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL took part in a live, in-studio chat with their fans this past Saturday, January 22. They discussed the band's "refreshed sound," favorite memories of Ronnie James Dio, musical influences, working with producer James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF, SIXX: A.M.), and a ...

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HAMMERFALL To Take Part In Online Chat

Vocalist Joacim Cans and guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will take part in a live, in-studio chat with their fans on Saturday, January 22 beginning at 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. (noon) EST / 6 p.m CET. The online event will take place at the Nuclear Blast streaming room at

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DEATHENING To Release 'Open Up And Swallow' This Month

Swedish death metallers DEATHENING will release their debut album, "Open Up And Swallow", on January 28 via Rakamarow Records. The CD contains "ten tracks [of] powerful, fast-paced technical riffs as well as shuffle-oriented death, tied together by melodic leads and brutal vocals," according to a press release. Based in Malmö and Gothenburg, Sweden, DEATHENING comprises ...

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POWERWOLF Confirmed For Germany's ROCKHARZ Festival

Multinational metalheads POWERWOLF have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS CALIBAN EMIL BULLS END OF GREEN FEUERSCHWANZ FREI.WILD GRAND MAGUS HACKNEYED HAIL OF BULLETS ...

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Denver Thrashers HAVOK Return With Their Second Studio Offering

On their 2009 Candlelight debut, "Burn", Denver-based metallers HAVOK quickly proved that they were far more than your average fly-by-night thrash act. Even FEAR FACTORY's Gene Hoglan took note of the young band saying, "HAVOK lays it down old-school heavy like a sharp stick in the eye." "Time Is Up", the band's follow-up to "Burn", ...

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HAMMERFALL Invites Fans To Submit In-Studio Questions

With the launch of their video blog site, Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL invite fans from around the world to submit questions for their weekly video blog. What are working titles for the new songs? What will producer James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF) do with lead singer Joacim Cans' used spit screens? Did guitarist ...

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HAMMERFALL: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL recently entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2009's "No Sacrifice, No Victory". Producing the effort is James Michael, who recently worked with MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF and others. The as-yet-untitled CD will be made available in Europe on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. A summer release ...

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POWERWOLF Begins Recording New Album; Photos Available

Multinational metalheads POWERWOLF entered the studio last week to begin recording their new album for a 2011 release via Metal Blade Records. The first photos and video footage from the studio can be viewed below. POWERWOLF organist Falk Maria Schlegel recently stated about the group's new material, "We spent the last three months in the ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Germany's ROCKHARZ Festival

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place July 7-9 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS CALIBAN EMIL BULLS END OF GREEN FEUERSCHWANZ FREI.WILD GRAND MAGUS HACKNEYED HAIL OF BULLETS HAMMERFALL ...

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FULLFORCE: New Song Posted Online

A rough-mix version of "None Of Your Concern", a brand new song from FULLFORCE — the new Swedish melodic metal project 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 — ...

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