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KATAKLYSM: 'Iron Will' Lyric Video Released

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM will release a multidisc DVD entitled "The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined" on July 3 via Nuclear Blast. The set, which will feature a documentary and bonus CD materials, will depict the ups and downs of the band's long, turbulent career, as well as footage of KATAKLYSM's performance at ...

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FOREVER IT SHALL BE Is Back

Braunschweig, Germany-based metal/hardcore act FOREVER IT SHALL BE has released the following statement: "It's been over 1.5 years since we've split up, about enough time to realize that we really miss the band and we've made a wrong decision. So we got together some time ago to decide if we should continue or not... This ...

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GODSMACK: 'Live & Inspired' First-Week Sales Revealed

GODSMACK's first-ever live album, "Live & Inspired", sold around 16,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on May 15 via Universal Republic Records, "Live & Inspired" features fierce and furious live renditions of numerous hits from the Massachusetts ...

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XANDRIA: New Video Interview With MANUELA KRALLER

HeavyWorlds.com recently conducted an interview with singer Manuela Kraller of German symphonic metallers XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. Bassist Nils Middelahauve is sitting out XANDRIA's current European tour with EPICA and STREAM OF PASSION after undergoing surgery. He is being temporarily replaced by SERENITY's Fabio D'Amore. XANDRIA's new album, "Neverworld's End", was ...

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GODSMACK: 'Live & Inspired' Track Listing Revealed

GODSMACK will unleash its first-ever live album, "Live & Inspired", on May 15 via Universal Republic Records. "Live & Inspired" features fierce and furious live renditions of numerous hits from the Massachusetts rockers' five studio albums. Their incendiary and infectious shows have become legendary in modern rock, and they continue to impress both critics and ...

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XANDRIA Bassist Forced To Sit Out European Tour

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA have issued the following update: "Bad luck for our bass guitar player Nils [Middelahauve]. Whilst we were playing the most recent shows with EPICA, Nils severely hurt his right forefinger on stage which eventually led to a serious blood poisoning after the last show. Due to this sepsis, he had ...

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Reactivated BLOOD FOR BLOOD In Pre-Production For New Album

Reactivated Boston-based hardcore/punk band BLOOD FOR BLOOD is currently working on pre-production recordings at Mad Oak Studios for its seventh album, its first since 2004's "Serenity". A couple of photos from the studio can be seen below. After lying dormant for six years, BLOOD FOR BLOOD made its American return at last year's New England ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Audio Samples Available

Audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released in North America on March 6 via Napalm Records. "Neverworld's End" track listing: 01. A Prophecy Of Worlds To Fall 02. ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Track-By-Track Breakdown

A track-by-track breakdown of "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The CD will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 USA, Canada: March 6 "Neverworld's End" track ...

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XANDRIA: 'Valentine' Video Released

"Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 USA, Canada: March ...

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XANDRIA: New Song Available For Free Download

"Valentine", a brand new song from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, is available for free download at this location. The track comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest ...

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XANDRIA: Second 'Valentine' Video Trailer Released

The second trailer for "Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February ...

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XANDRIA: 'Valentine' Video Trailer Released

A trailer for "Valentine", the new video from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Neverworld's End", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: New Album Title Revealed

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have set "Ethera" as the title of their fifth album, due later in the year via Napalm Records. The CD is currently being recorded at Artesonika Studios in Pordenone (near Venice), Italy. Regarding the new album title, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS said, "'Ethera' is a word mix out of 'ether' ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS To Enter Studio Tomorrow

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have issued the following update: "VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is proud and excited to notify all of you: We will enter the Artesonika Studios in Pordenone (near Venice), Italy tomorrow to start the recordings for our next album! The main producer for this most ambitious VISIONS OF ATLANTIS output so ...

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XANDRIA: New 'Neverworld's End' Studio Webisode Available

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. "Neverworld's End" will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Track Listing Revealed

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their new studio album, "Neverworld's End", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...

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TRISTANIA: Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with TRISTANIA on October 14, 2011 at the Hamburg, Germany stop on the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, AMBERIAN DAWN, SERENITY and XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. "Year Of The Rat", the latest video from TRISTANIA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the ...

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XANDRIA: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their new studio album, "Neverworld's End", via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 Commented the band: "Although the title may indicate it, this ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members To Guest On New AMBERIAN DAWN Album

Timo Kotipelto (vocals) and Jens Johansson (keyboards) of STRATOVARIUS will make guest appearances on the forthcoming fourth album from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN. AMBERIAN DAWN's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD which is due in 2012 and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Johansson previously guested ...

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SERENITY: 'When Canvas Starts To Burn' Video Released

"When Canvas Starts To Burn", the new video from Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's third album, "Death & Legacy", which was released on February 25 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Oliver Philipps, Jan Vacik, Thomas Buchberger and Georg Neuhauser and it features ...

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XANDRIA: New Album Release Dates Announced

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their as-yet-untitled new studio album via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012 Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012 USA, Canada: March 6, 2012 The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Begins Mixing New Album

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have begun mixing their fourth album for an early 2012 release. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Commented Tuomas: "I and the whole band have put even more effort on this album than ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: New Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN on October 14, 2011 at the Hamburg, Germany stop on the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, TRISTANIA, SERENITY and XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. AMBERIAN DAWN was scheduled to enter the studio this past summer to begin recording ...

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Heritage - OPETH

If it weren't for the fact that Mikael Åkerfeldt and OPETH have based their entire careers on doing whatever felt right, regardless of mass acceptance potential, then it might seem fitting to say that "Heritage" is a musical representation of a band that has earned the right to create whatever kind of music it wants. ...

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