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CYHRA's Second Album Is 'Almost Done'

At last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) spoke to Heavy New York about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album. "It's almost done," he said. "We have recorded it. We have mixed it once. We're remixing it right now, actually, because we wanted to tweak ...

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CYHRA Drummer Says Next Studio Album Will Be More 'Riff- And Guitar-Oriented' Than 'Letters To Myself'

Finland's Tuonela magazine recently conducted an interview with CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's songwriting process for their next studio album: Jake: "It started off that ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Says Upcoming DVD Will 'Blow Away' 2006's 'One Cold Winter's Night'

Yvonne from Kamelot Germany recently conducted an interview with KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's recent live activities: Thomas: "It's crazy the way that things are growing. The Tilburg show [which was recorded for a live DVD/Blu-ray] and actually ...

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KAMELOT Keyboardist On 'Fantastic' Touring Drummer ALEX LANDENBURG: 'I Hope He Stays'

KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai recently spoke with Finland's Metalliluola. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "The Shadow Theory": Oliver: "The creation of the album was not without troubles. Some albums are just born under difficult circumstances, and I was ...

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Ex-AMARANTHE Vocalist JAKE E Says '9.9 Out Of 10 People' Loved CYHRA's 'Letters To Myself' Debut

Shockwave Magazine conducted an interview with CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) at this year's Sabaton Open Air, which was held last month in Falun, Sweden. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the progress of CYHRA's second studio album: Jake: "I have ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Recordings For Second Album Begin

CYHRA has entered Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark to begin recording its sophomore album. The follow-up to 2017's "Letters To Myself" will tentatively arrive in early 2019 via Spinefarm Records. CYHRA is the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). ...

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AMARANTHE Releases Music Video For New Single '365'

"365", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. "365" is the first single from AMARANTHE's fifth album, which will be released later ...

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THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD Doesn't Consider KAMELOT To Be A Nostalgia Act: 'We Are A Forward-Looking, Forward-Thinking Type Of Band'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he still gets a "buzz" from performing new songs live: Thomas: "Oh yeah, totally. For me, it's also because some of the ...

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AMARANTHE's ELIZE RYD On Upcoming Album: 'Musically, We're Heavier!'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE recently completed work on their fifth album at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" will mark the band's first release with DYNAZTY's Nils Molin, who officially joined AMARANTHE in July 2017 as the replacement for Jake E. Singer Elize Ryd ...

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AMARANTHE Completes Work On Fifth Album

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have completed work on their fifth album at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" will mark the band's first release with DYNAZTY's Nils Molin, who officially joined AMARANTHE in July 2017 as the replacement for Jake E. Commented guitarist Olof ...

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CYHRA Parts Ways With Ex-IN FLAMES Bassist PETER IWERS

Former IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers has announced his departure from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). CYHRA will continue as a four-piece but Peter's bass lines will still be heard at the band's upcoming shows. Instead ...

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Watch New AMARANTHE Singer NILS MOLIN Lay Down Vocals For Upcoming Album

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE recently entered Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN) to begin recording their fifth album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" will mark the band's first release with DYNAZTY's Nils Molin, who officially joined AMARANTHE in July 2017 as the replacement for ...

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CYHRA Vocalist Says Group's Goal Is 'To Make Everything Work That Did Not Work In Our Previous Bands'

During their recently completed North American tour with SABATON and KREATOR, CYHRA vocalist Jake E and guitarist Euge Valovirta were interviewed by Antihero Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the response to the group's live performances: Jake: "The reception on the shows ...

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AMARANTHE Begins Recording Fifth Album

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have entered Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN) to begin recording their fifth album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" will mark the band's first release with DYNAZTY's Nils Molin, who officially joined AMARANTHE in July 2017 as the replacement for ...

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Bassist PETER IWERS To Sit Out CYHRA's North American Tour

CYHRA bassist Peter Iwers will sit out the band's North American tour with KREATOR and SABATON "due to prior commitments" that he "couldn't change." CYHRA has not revealed a replacement bassist for the trek, which will kick off on February 12 in Portland. (Note: KREATOR and SABATON are playing the first few shows of the ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Heartrage' Video

CYHRA's video for the song "Heartrage" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Letters To Myself", which was released last October via Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Video Of Acoustic Performance At Sweden's BANDIT ROCK AWARDS

Video footage of CYHRA, performing acoustically at this year's Bandit Rock Awards, which was held on January 31 at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm, Sweden, can be seen below. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and ...

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Watch SABATON's Video For 'The Last Stand'

The official video for "The Last Stand", the title track of SABATON's eighth album, can be seen below. The clip features footage shot during "The Last Tour" "The Last Stand" was released in August 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY). The artwork ...

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SABATON: Video Recap Of First-Ever Headlining Concert In Turkey

A video recap of SABATON's first-ever headlining concert in Turkey, which was held on December 16 at Uniq in Istanbul, can be seen below. SABATON will kick off a North American co-headlining tour with German thrash veterans KREATOR on February 8, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Opening the trek will be CYHRA, the new band featuring ...

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SABATON Frontman Is 'Pretty Sure' Band Will Make 'Proper' Concept Album Again In The Future

Metal Wani recently conducted an interview with vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if making full-blown concept albums is a "winning recipe" for future music, Joakim said: "Well, I don't know. Doing 'Carolus Rex' [2012] in two languages [Swedish and English], following a timeline exactly, ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members Added To KREATOR And SABATON North American Tour

CYHRA, the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will support KREATOR and SABATON on their North American tour in February and March. CYHRA will join the trek in Portland on February 12. "It ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Video Of First-Ever Live Performance

CYHRA, the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), made its live debut last night (Friday, October 27) at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. CYHRA's ...

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