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WITHIN TEMPTATION Interviewed On U.K.'s ROCK RADIO (Audio)

Paul Anthony of U.K.'s Rock Radio recently conducted an interview with vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt of Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "The Unforgiving", the fifth studio album from WITHIN TEMPTATION, sold around 12,000 copies in the United States in ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION's 'The Unforgiving' Cracks U.S. Top 50

"The Unforgiving", the fifth studio album from Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, sold around 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 50 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on March 29, "The Unforgiving" was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic ...

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EVANESCENCE To Enter Studio Next Week

Following a three-year sabbatical after the multi-platinum, worldwide success of its sophomore effort, "The Open Door", EVANESCENCE is going into the studio on April 11 to begin recording its third studio album with producer Nick Raskulinecz, whose recent producing credits include FOO FIGHTERS, RUSH, STONE SOUR, DEFTONES and ALICE IN CHAINS. Comments EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy ...

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SABATON To Support IRON MAIDEN In Sweden

Swedish metallers SABATON will be the main support for IRON MAIDEN on July 1 at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg Sweden. Also scheduled to appear is GRAVEYARD. Commented SABATON: "We are really happy to announce that we will be the main support of IRON MAIDEN when they visit Sweden on their current tour. The show will ...

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IN OTHER WORDS Signs With TRAGIC HERO RECORDS

New Jersey post-hardcore band IN OTHER WORDS has inked a deal with Tragic Hero Records. The band' s new album was produced at Think Sound with producer Drew Fulk (DECODER, TO SPEAK OF WOLVES, DELUSIONS) and is expected to released mid-summer 2011. Drummer/lead vocalist Anthony Ruggiero says, "We could not be happier to be part ...

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ORIGIN: New Album Title, Release Date, Artwork Unveiled

American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN will release their new album, "Entity", on June 7 in North America and June 10 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, ORIGIN has returned to stake its claim as the leader of metal's new wave ...

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Swedish 'Supergroup' TRAMP Releases Debut Album

TRAMP, the new Swedish "rock 'n' roll super group consisting of well-known rock gurus from bands such as THE HELLACOPTERS, CAPTAIN MURPHY, HENRY FIATS OPEN SORE and THE TURPENTINES, has just released its debut album, "Indigo", in Sweden via Killer Cobra Records. A wider European release is scheduled for May 2. The band's lineup is ...

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BACKDRAFT: 'This Heaven Goes To Eleven' Out Now

Stockholm, Sweden-based hard rockers BACKDRAFT have just released their third album, "This Heaven Goes To Eleven", via GMR Music. The CD was recorded — just like its predecessor, 2007's "The Second Coming" — by the band itself in its own A.R.T. Studios in Stockholm, over the course of 2010 and then mixed by Jo E ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Lead singer Sharon den Adel of Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION gave birth to a beautiful baby boy yesterday (Wednesday, March 30). Logan Arwin Westerholt (pictured below), who weighed in at five pounds, 8.7 ounces and measured 47 centimeters long, came into the world a little over five weeks early but both mother and son ...

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STRYPER: New Audio Interview With OZ FOX

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oz Fox of Christian hard rockers STRYPER. You can now listen to the chat below. "The Covering", the new covers album from STRYPER, sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 175 ...

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VICIOUS ART: Three New Demo Songs Available For Streaming

Demo versions of three brand new songs from VICIOUS ART — the Swedish death/thrash metal band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass — have been posted on the group's MySpace page. You can now stream the tracks "Shudder", "To Adore ...

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CHRIST AGONY Begins Recording New Album

Polish black metal legends CHRIST AGONY have entered Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland with engineer Szymon Czech to begin recording their ninth album, "NocturN", for a fall release via Mystic Production. The cover artwork and the graphic design for the follow-up to 2008's "Condemnation" will be handled by BlackTeamMedia. Session drums on the effort are ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS: New West Hollywood Footage Available

THE IRON MAIDENS, the world's only female tribute to the legendary heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN, performed at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California on March 15, 2011. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below. THE IRON MAIDENS filmed and recorded of all five of its Japanese "Metal Gathering" tour ...

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SABATON Singer's Wardrobe Malfunction (Video)

Video footage of vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON "splitting his trousers open" during the band's March 19, 2011 performance at the Hammerfest in Prestatyn, North Wales can be viewed below. (Note: The incident in question occurs around the three-minute mark.) The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Ghost Division 02. Uprising 03. White ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Talks 'The Unforgiving' In New Video Interview

Video footage of vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt of Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION talking to Amazon.de about their forthcoming fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", can be viewed below. Due on March 29, "The Unforgiving" was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Sinéad' Short Film Released

"Sinéad", the second of three short films giving further insight into the concept of WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", can be viewed below. Due on March 29, the CD was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne, Dark 48). The band ...

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