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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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SONATA ARCTICA: 'I Have A Right' Video Released

"I Have A Right", the new Tuukka Temonen-directed video from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. "I Have A Right" is the first single from SONATA ARCTICA's new album, "Stones Grow Her Name", which will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in several studios all ...

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KREATOR: 'Phantom Antichrist' Video To Debut In Early May

"Phantom Antichrist", the new video from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, will make its online debut on May 3. 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 Miland "Mille" Petrozza: "The clips produced by Grupa 13 are groundbreaking visual ...

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BURNING POINT Signs With SCARLET RECORDS

Finnish melodic metallers BURNING POINT have inked a deal with Scarlet Records. The band's new album, "The Ignitor", will be released later in the year. The CD was recorded at HelGate and Reindeer Horns Studios and mastered at Tico Tico Studios (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED) by Ahti Kortelainen. The beautiful cover artwork was handled by Felipe ...

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KREATOR: Snippet Of New Song Available For Streaming

A short snippet of "Phantom Antichrist", the title track of the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track will be released April 20 on seven-inch colored vinyl (already sold out) and as a digital download via iTunes, Amazon and various other digital music providers. ...

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KREATOR: 'Phantom Antichrist' Formats Revealed

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR will release their new album, "Phantom Antichrist", 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, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH). The cover artwork for the ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: 'Stones Grow Her Name' Teaser Available

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will release their new album, "Stones Grow Her Name", on May 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Mikko Karmila and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck. The effort will be released as a limited-edition digipak, ...

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KREATOR: 'Phantom Antichrist' Track Listing Revealed

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR will release their new album, "Phantom Antichrist", 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, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH). The cover artwork for the ...

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DARKTRIBE Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

French metallers DARKTRIBE have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's debut album, "Mysticeti Victoria", will be released worldwide on August 24. The CD was recorded at Artmusic Studio in Nice with Sebb Camhi and was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, MASTERPLAN) and Mika Jussila (SONATA ...

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KREATOR: 'Phantom Antichrist' Limited-Edition Artwork Unveiled

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR revealed the cover artwork of the limited edition of the band's upcoming album, "Phantom Antichrist". The limited edition will be made available as two-disc digipack, including a bonus DVD. Commented KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "Jan Meininghaus, who did this one, is a cover artist from my hometown, Essen, Germany. I ...

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DECAPITATED: 'Pest' Video Released

"Pest", the new video from Polish extreme metal veterans DECAPITATED, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on February 10 with Grupa 13 (BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA) in charge of production; Dariusz Szermanowicz is the director. Behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot can be viewed at this location. "Pest" is the seventh ...

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DECAPITATED: 'Pest' Video Teaser Available

A teaser clip for "Pest", the new video from Polish extreme metal veterans DECAPITATED, can be seen below. The clip, which will make its online debut on March 20, was filmed on February 10 with Grupa 13 (BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA) in charge of production; Dariusz Szermanowicz is the director. Behind-the-scenes photos from the video ...

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DECAPITATED: New Video Interview Posted Online

On February 26, Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with Polish extreme metal veterans DECAPITATED prior to the band's performance in London as part of their U.K. tour. You can now watch the chat below. DECAPITATED filmed a video for the song "Pest" on February 10 with Grupa 13 (BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA) in charge ...

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SEVEN KINGDOMS Preparing To Enter Studio

Florida-based, female-fronted power metallers SEVEN KINGDOMS are prering to enter Morrisound studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, DEATH) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11-song follow-up to their 2010 self-titled sophomore album. Commented guitarist Camden Cruz: "Fans can expect a more dynamic SEVEN KINGDOMS this time around. We have spent the greater ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Announces New Singer

EDEN'S CURSE has announced the addition of Italian vocalist Marco Sandron to the group's ranks. The band's new single and promotional video, "Time To Breathe", has been made available as a free download. Hailing from Portgruaro, 50 miles from Venice, in the northeast of Italy, Marco previously sang for Italian progressive metal act PATHOSRAY, who ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will release their new album, "Stones Grow Her Name", on May 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Mikko Karmila and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck. The effort will be released as a limited-edition digipak, ...

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KREATOR Taps Poland's GRUPA 13 For 'Phantom Antichrist' Video

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have selected Poland's Grupa 13 (BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA, DECAPITATED) to helm the video for the title track of their forthcoming album, "Phantom Antichrist". Commented KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "The clips produced by Grupa 13 are groundbreaking visual trips that justify the existence of music videos in this day and ...

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DECAPITATED: Photos From 'Pest' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes photos from DECAPITATED's video shoot for the song "Pest" can be viewed at this location. The shoot took place on Friday, February 10 with Grupa 13 (BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA) in charge of production; Dariusz Szermanowicz is the director. "Pest" is the seventh track on DECAPITATED's 2011 album, "Carnival Is Forever", which ...

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CELESTY Goes On 'Indefinite Hiatus'

Finnish power metallers CELESTY have released the following statement: "We are sorry to announce that CELESTY will go to indefinite hiatus. During the time when fifth-album songs have been in progress, there has been mixed feelings in the air for a longer period of time now. Situation in the band has come to the point ...

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ELVENKING To Enter Studio Next Month

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will enter Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording their new album for a mid-2012 release via AFM Records. Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "I think it is ...

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NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA Members Featured On New RASKASTA JOULUA EP

RASKASTA JOULUA, the Christmas project featuring several well-known Finnish hard rock and heavy metal musicians, has released a new EP called "Jouluksi Kotiin". It includes one new studio recording, of the EP's title track, with Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA, NORTHERN KINGS) on vocals and four live versions of previously released songs from the group. "Jouluksi ...

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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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