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DARKWATER To Release 'Where Stories End' In November

Swedish progressive metal band DARKWATER will release its new album, "Where Stories End", on November 12 in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23 in North America via Nightmare Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Calling The Earth To Witness" was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, HAMMERFALL). ...

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DGM: 'Synthesis' DVD Trailer Available

Italian progressive metallers DGM will celebrate their 15-year aniversary with the release of a "stunning" live DVD, "Synthesis", due on September 24 via Scarlet Records. Recorded in April 2010 in Rome, Italy, the DVD will be made available in a special package containing extra material plus a bonus CD featuring the band's greatest hits, re-recorded ...

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THERION: Tour Schedules Changes Announced

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION have issued the following update: "The tour schedule has changed: The shows in Caracas (Venezuela), Chihuahua and Puebla (both Mexico) have to be cancelled and the show in Santiago de Chile has moved to the Teatro Caupolican. In Europe there will be an additional show — on the 11th of December ...

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POWERGLOVE: 'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' Morphing Album Art Unveiled

Video game metal masters POWERGLOVE will release their new album, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse", on September 28 via eOne Music. "'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous releases," says drummer Bassil Silver. This is POWERGLOVE's first record with eOne Music and the band is taking its songs in a ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Legends' Artwork Unveiled

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its brand new studio album titled "Legends" on October 22 via AFM Records. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The effort was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in ...

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DGM To Release 'Synthesis' DVD+CD

Italian progressive metallers DGM will celebrate their 15-year aniversary with the release of a "stunning" live DVD, "Synthesis", due next month via Scarlet Records. Recorded in April 2010 in Rome, Italy, the DVD will be made available in a special package containing extra material plus a bonus CD featuring the band's greatest hits, re-recorded specifically ...

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Addicted to Metal - KISSIN' DYNAMITE

If it's well played and written with sizeable hooks I'm usually a sucker for this good time traditional/power metal stuff, be it EDGUY, DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND, or, as recently noted, SABATON. In the case of "Addicted to Metal" by Germany's KISSIN' DYNAMITE the times are indeed good; the style a blend of '80s hair metal ...

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EYES OF NOCTUM Begins Recording New Album

EYES OF NOCTUM, the California-based black metal band fronted by Weston "Arcane" Coppola Cage (19-year-old son of actor Nicolas Cage), has entered Entourage studios to begin recording its second album for a late 2010 release through Morbid Rose Records. A single, "Inside The Minds Of Unrest", is expected to precede the full-length CD. EYES OF ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER To Release 'Legends' Album In October

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its brand new studio album titled "Legends" on October 22 via AFM Records. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The effort was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in ...

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DRAGONLAND Guitarist Issues New Album Update

Guitarist Olof Mörck of Swedish power metallers DRAGONLAND has issued the following update: "There has passed some time since we published a demo teaser track for all of you to hear, and first of all; the reactions up 'till this day have been nothing short of amazing; thank you for your continued support! Much water ...

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STORMWARRIOR Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

German "true" metallers STORMWARRIOR have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's fourth album, tentatively titled "Heathen Warrior", will be released before the end of this year as a limited digipak with bonus material, CD and numbered gatefold vinyl. The mixing and mastering will be handled by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, HAMMERFALL, PRETTY MAIDS) at ...

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SONATA ARTICA Frontman To Guest On POWERGLOVE Album

Video game metal masters POWERGLOVE will release their new album, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse", on September 28 via eOne Music. "'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous releases," says drummer Bassil Silver. This is POWERGLOVE's first record with eOne Music and the band is taking its songs in a ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist Interviewed At U.K.'s HIGH VOLTAGE Festival

Baconmusic's James Allman conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL before the band's performance at High Voltage, the U.K.'s new rock festival, which took place July 24-25, 2010 at Victoria Park in London. Watch the chat below. HAMMERFALL's latest album, "No Sacrifice, No Victory", was released in Europe in February ...

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THERION Announces New Touring Bassist

Bassist Nalley Påhlsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION announced yesterday (Thursday, July 22) that would sit out the band's upcoming European headlining tour in order to focus on his personal life. Christofer Johnsson, the creative force behind the group, has now released the following statement regarding THERION's bassist situation: "Now that we have posted Nalle(y)'s ...

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THERION Bassist To Sit Out European Tour

Bassist Nalley Påhlsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION will sit out the band's upcoming European headlining tour. According to Påhlsson, the reason for him not being able to take part in the trek is threefold. He says, "1) I'm alone with my two children and it's not possible for me to be away for over ...

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ISSA: 'I'm Alive' Video Released

"I'm Alive", the new video from Norwegian singer ISSA (full name: Isabell Oversveen), can be viewed below. The clip was shot by Thomas Tjader, who has previously worked with PRETTY MAIDS and IN FLAMES. The song comes off Issa's debut album, "Sign Of Angels", which will released on September 14 in Europe and October 10 ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'Bang Your Head' Video Released

"Bang Your Head", the new video from Swedish metallers DREAM EVIL, can be viewed below. The clip was shot with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among many others. "Bang Your Head" comes off the band's new studio album, "In The ...

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ISSA To Release 'Sign Of Angels' Debut

Norwegian singer ISSA (full name: Isabell Oversveen) will release her debut album, "Sign Of Angels", on September 14 in Europe and October 10 in the USA via Frontiers Records. Helped by producer Ronny Milianowicz (SAINT DEAMON) and killer musicians such as Peter Huss on guitar, Uli Kusch (ex-MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN) on drums, Nobby Noberg on bass ...

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WARRIOR SOUL, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC Added To Sweden's SONISPHERE

WARRIOR SOUL and IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC (the new band led by THE HELLACOPTERS architect and former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson) have been confirmed for the Swedish installment of the Sonisphere festival, set to take place Saturday, August 7 at Stora Skuggan in Stockholm. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: IRON MAIDEN MÖTLEY CRÜE ...

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RAGE Extends Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German power metallers RAGE have extended their deal with Nuclear Blast Records. "We are happy that our common history will continue," the band said in a statement. "At Nuclear Blast we really feel at home and we look forward to all upcoming projects. After the great success of [the last RAGE album] 'Strings To A ...

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THERION: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION will release their new album, "Sitra Ahra", in September via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed at the legendary Polar Studios in Stockholm by Lennart Östlund (LED ZEPPELIN, ABBA). The cover artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard, who worked on all of the band's most recent releases in addition to ...

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THE POODLES Interviewed By Germany's TVRoxx

Swedish hard rockers THE POODLES were interviewed for the June 2010 show from TVRoxx, a new Germany-based Internet TV station for hard rock and heavy metal. The footage, which was shot on April 28, 2010 when the band played in Ludwigsburg, Germany with TREAT and H.E.A.T. as part of the "Sweden Rocks Europe" tour, can ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos from Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by HAMMERFALL: * "Diminished To A Minor 1" * "Diminished To A Minor 2" * "A Lesson In Bending" * "Diminished To E Minor" * "E Minor Sequencing" * "Hammer-Ons Vs. ...

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