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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Says 'Versus The World' Album Was 'Turning Point' In Band's Career

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH about their new live DVD/documentary "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm". You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why ...

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AMON AMARTH Completes Work On New Album With Producer JAY RUSTON

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The as-yet-untitled disc is tentatively due this spring via Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg told

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DORO To Release 'Backstage To Heaven' Vinyl EP

German metal queen Doro Pesch will release a four-song vinyl EP, "Backstage To Heaven", on March 8 to coincide with the start of the second leg of her world tour. The EP will feature two previously released album tracks as well as two new live recordings. "I wish you all a happy new year, it ...

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Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ On SOEN's 'Lotus': 'We've Never Been This Satisfied After Making An Album'

SOEN drummer Martin Lopez (OPETH, AMON AMARTH) recently spoke with Rock All Photography. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's upcoming album, "Lotus": Martin: "I think we've never been this satisfied after making an album. We've always had some problems with the ...

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CARNAL FORGE: 'Reforged' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Reforged", a brand new song from the Swedish thrash metal band CARNAL FORGE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Gun To Mouth Salvation", which will be released on January 25, 2019 via ViciSolum Productions. It is CARNAL FORGE's first LP since 2007's "Testify ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Martyrs' Video

"Martyrs", the new video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is taken from SOEN's fourth album, "Lotus", which will be released on February 1, 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Driven by the contrast of different moods, and ...

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BORKNAGAR Begins Recording New Album

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The disc, which is tentatively due in early 2019, will be the band's first since the departure of BORKNAGAR's guitarist of 20 years, Jens F. Ryland, this past January. BORKNAGAR's latest album, "Winter Thrice", was released in January 2016 ...

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JOHAN SÖDERBERG On The Best Part Of Being In AMON AMARTH: 'You Get To See The Whole World And Meet People Who Like What We Do'

DJ Jesse of the WSOU radio station recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On putting together AMON AMARTH's new retrospective documentary and live DVD, "The Pursuit Of Vikings: ...

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LION'S SHARE's Complete Catalog Available Digitally For First Time

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE is making its first five albums available on streaming services and digital service providers today, November 14. The albums "Lion's Share" (1995), "Two" (1997), "Fall From Grace" (1999), "Entrance" (2001) and "Emotional Coma" (2007) have all been remastered by Mike Lind, giving them a new life. These new releases ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Lotus' Album Due In February

On February 1, 2019, SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), will release its fourth album, "Lotus", via Silver Lining Music. Having spent the last six months digging deep into the muddy depths of their emotions, the nine songs comprising "Lotus" are intoxicating, addictive aural ...

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CARNAL FORGE: 'Parasites' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Parasites", a brand new song from the Swedish thrash metal band CARNAL FORGE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Gun To Mouth Salvation", which will be released on January 25, 2019 via ViciSolum Productions. It is CARNAL FORGE's first LP since 2007's "Testify ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'Raise Your Horns' Performance Video From 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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AMON AMARTH: Third Trailer For 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'Twilight Of The Thunder God' Performance Clip From 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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AMON AMARTH: Second Trailer For 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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AMON AMARTH Reveals Details Of New Documentary And Live Albums, 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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Video Premiere: SAXON's 'Predator'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the official music video for the song "Predator". The track, which is taken from the band's latest album, "Thunderbolt", features a guest appearance by AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg. SAXON singer Biff Byford commented: "Great fun doing the new video for 'Predator'. Big thanks to Johan for doing ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE To Perform BLACK SABBATH's Entire Debut Album At Brooklyn Concert

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — will perform BLACK SABBATH's debut album in its entirety during the band's October 27 performance at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. The group will also perform a "special ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: 'METAL ALLEGIANCE Is About Not Repeating What I Do In MEGADETH'

Ladies In Rock recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson about METAL ALLEGIANCE, the all-star project that also features TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex Skolnick, SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy and Mark Menghi. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Releases 'Beer Visualizer' Video For 'The Accuser'

METAL ALLEGIANCE has released the official "beer visualizer" video for "The Accuser", featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor Strnad. The song is taken from METAL ALLEGIANCE's sophomore album, "Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty", out now via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Strnad comments: "I am super honored to have been asked to join METAL ALLEGIANCE as ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Members Talks About Working With MARK LEWIS In New 'Power Drunk Majesty' Trailer

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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