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ELVENKING: 'Era' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will release their new album, "Era", on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "Era" features guest appearances by ...

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JOE STUMP: First 'Revenge Of The Shredlord' Audio Sample Released

Metal guitar master Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) will release his ninth solo album, "Revenge Of The Shredlord", on August 17 via Lion Music. The CD was engineered and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ducky Carlise (BUDDY GUY, JOHNNY WINTER) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARMORED SAINT, ANGRA, SEPULTURA) at Appelbaum ...

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New KAMELOT Singer Has No Intention Of Leaving SEVENTH WONDER

Swedish singer Tommy Karevik (SEVENTH WONDER), who recently joined American/German symphonic metallers KAMELOT as the replacement for Roy Khan, has released the following statement regarding his addition to the band: "It is not a secret that I have been in close contact with the KAMELOT crew for some time now. I played with them on ...

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OPERATIKA 'Going Through A Major Transformation'

New Jersey-based symphonic/power metallers OPERATIKA have issued the following update: "To stop any ongoing rumors, we'd like to let everyone know that our band is going through a major transformation but please stay tuned for a lot more news to come soon. We'll reveal details on the changes, new musicians involved, what we are getting ...

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ELVENKING: First Studio Webisode Available

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new CD. Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the ...

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KREATOR: More 'Phantom Antichrist' First-Week Chart Positions

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #5 (the band's highest chart entry ever) Switzerland: #22 Austria: #31 Netherlands: #87 Spain: #89 Belgium: #115 USA: #130 Canada: #118 "Phantom Antichrist" sold 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. ...

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KREATOR's 'Phantom Antichrist' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, sold 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 130 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by ...

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KREATOR's 'Phantom Antichrist' Cracks German Top 5

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 5. Commented KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "Wow! 1000 thanks to our fans, because without you, this would never have been possible. Thank you for believing in us; you are the best! We'll see you ...

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KREATOR: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

A YouTube clip containing audio snippets of all the songs that appear on "Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. The five-minute clip also includes comments from various heavy metal heavyweights about each track. Due on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via ...

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JOE STUMP To Release 'Revenge Of The Shredlord' In August

Metal guitar master Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) will release his ninth solo album, "Revenge Of The Shredlord", on August 17 via Lion Music. The CD was engineered and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ducky Carlise (BUDDY GUY, JOHNNY WINTER) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARMORED SAINT, ANGRA, SEPULTURA) at Appelbaum ...

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THY MAJESTIE Completes Work On Long-Awaited Fifth Album

Italian "symphonic power epic" metal band THY MAJESTIE will release its long-waited fifth album, "ShiHuangDi", later in the year via Scarlet Records. The CD, which marks the first THY MAJESTIE release since 2009's "Dawn", was recorded at Wreck Studios in Palermo, Italy, mixed by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE) at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy and ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On New ELVENKING Album

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN) has recorded guest vocals on two songs for inclusion on the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, due this fall via AFM Records. ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new ...

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KREATOR: Third 'Phantom Antichrist' Album Trailer

The third official trailer for "Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. Due on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, ...

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KREATOR's Producer Talks About Making Of 'Phantom Antichrist' (Video)

Rock Hard magazine's Holger Stratmann visited renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, AMON AMARTH, SYMPHONY X, PARADISE LOST) at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden to ask him a few questions about KREATOR's upcoming album, "Phantom Antichrist". You can now watch the short interview below. "Phantom Antichrist" will be released on June 1 in ...

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KREATOR: Second 'Phantom Antichrist' Album Trailer

The second official trailer for "Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. Due on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, ...

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KREATOR: First 'Phantom Antichrist' Album Trailer

The first official trailer for "Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. Due on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, ...

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KREATOR: 'Phantom Antichrist' Video Released

"Phantom Antichrist", the video for the title track of the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. The clip was helmed by Poland's Grupa 13, which has previously worked with BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA and DECAPITATED, among others. Commented KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "The clips produced by Grupa 13 are ...

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ELVENKING Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING have parted ways with bassist Gorlan and have replaced him with Jakob. Commented the band: "[Jakob] already recorded the bass in the new album and the ones of you that have already seen him live [on the recent tour with RHAPSODY OF FIRE] know he's got some skills! Obviously, this also ...

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KREATOR: Official 'Phantom Antichrist' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Phantom Antichrist", the new single from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. The song was released April 20 on seven-inch colored vinyl and as a digital download via iTunes, Amazon and various other digital music providers. The release also includes the exclusive IRON MAIDEN cover "The Number ...

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BURNING POINT: 'The Ignitor' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers BURNING POINT will release their new album, "The Ignitor", on June 19 via Scarlet Records. The CD was recorded at HelGate and Reindeer Horns Studios and mastered at Tico Tico Studios (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED) by Ahti Kortelainen. The cover artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, IRON ...

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