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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Dignity'

"Dignity", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses Recording Process In New 'In Cauda Venenum' Trailer

A four-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the recording process for the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in two versions, ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses Songwriting Process In New 'In Cauda Venenum' Trailer

A three-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the songwriting process for the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be released in two versions, ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Heart In Hand' (Video)

A two-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's recently released single "Heart In Hand", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In ...

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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Heart In Hand'

"Heart In Hand", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be ...

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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: 'We've Always Been On The Same Path; We Haven't Deviated Much'

Record Collector recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's sound has changed since they signed to Austria's Napalm Records in 2016: Oscar: "No. Nothing has really changed. HAMMERFALL will always be the ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist Thinks 'Lords Of Chaos' Movie Will 'Attract A Whole New Audience' To Black Metal

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) recently spoke with The Offering webzine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, 2016's "Where Shadows Forever Reign": Lord Ahriman: "I still feel very strong about it. It's a great record, ...

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GHOST Adds Dates To Fall 2019 North American Tour

Seven new dates for the "Ultimate Tour Named Death", GHOST's six-week North American headline arena tour are announced, adding shows in Edmonton, Toledo, Moline, Youngstown, Huntington, Hamilton, and Ottawa. A series of ticket pre-sales begins today at 12 noon local, and the public on-sale starts at 10 a.m. local this Friday, May 24. Log on ...

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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'Crack The Sky'

"Crack The Sky", the new video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Berserker", which will be released on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously ...

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NORTHTALE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

NORTHTALE, the new Swedish-American power metal band featuring guitarist Bill Hudson (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, I AM MORBID, ex-U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER), vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-TWILIGHT FORCE), and drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-W.A.S.P.) — has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The group, which is completed by bassist Mikael Planefeldt and keyboardist Jimmy Pitts, will release its debut ...

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AMON AMARTH To Release 'Berserker' Album In May; First Single, 'Raven's Flight', Now Available

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their new album, "Berserker", on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded 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 album's first single, "Raven's Flight", can be streamed ...

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AMON AMARTH Teases New Song

An audio sample of a new AMON AMARTH song, apparently titled "Raven's Flight", is available below. The track, which is expected to make its online debut this Wednesday (March 20), is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is due this spring via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North ...

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AMON AMARTH To Film New Music Video Next Weekend

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will film a new music video on February 23 and February 24 in the Los Angeles area. A casting call notice shows the band is seeking 10 fans with "normal heavy metal concert attire" for the Saturday shoot and 50 fans with the same wardrobe for the next day's filming. ...

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MARTYRDÖD Begins Recording Seventh Album

Swedish metal crust punks MARTYRDÖD are in the studio recording their seventh album, "Hexhammaren". The session are taking place once again at Studio Fredman (AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES) in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. Tentatively due in May, "Hexhammaren" will be MARTYRDÖD's first release on Century Media Records. MARTYRDÖD comments: "We're very excited ...

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GHOST Unveils 'Chapter 6: The Visit' From Band's Webisode Series

Swedish rock band GHOST has released "Chapter 6: The Visit", the latest video in the band's narrative webisode series. In "Chapter 5: The Call", Sister Imperator, who was recuperating from a horrible car crash, discussed the merits and failings of "The Omen" feature film franchise while on the phone with Papa Nihil. In "Chapter 6: ...

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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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GHOST Releases 'Faith' Video

GHOST has just wrapped up its hugely successful "A Pale Tour Named Death" North American tour. A video for the song "Faith", directed by Bill Yukich, with photography by Ryan Chang, was shot at various stops along the way and can be seen below. The North American trek visited nearly 40 cities, including Chicago, New ...

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OPETH Frontman Says Fans Can't 'Dictate' Group's Musical Direction: 'We Just Do What We Want To Do'

OPETH vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke with Owais "Vitek" Nabi of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he's been enjoying OPETH's apparent time off: Mikael: "I don't think, in retrospect, that I took so much time off, because we went off tour ...

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THE DUSKFALL To Release 'The Everlasting Shadows' Album Next Year

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers THE DUSKFALL will release their long-awaited sixth album, "The Everlasting Shadows", in 2019. The band is currently mixing and mastering the disc, with plans to reveal a teaser in the coming months. THE DUSKFALL singer Mikael Sandorf says "The Everlasting Shadows" contains some of the group finest material to date. ...

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