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PERSUADER: 'The Fiction Maze' Title Track Available For Streaming

The fourth PERSUADER album, "The Fiction Maze", was released in Europe on January 17 and in North America on January 21 through Inner Wound Recordings. Avalon/Marquee released the album in Japan on December 25. "The Fiction Maze" is another step forward for PERSUADER as they constantly continue to develop their sound, songwriting skills and performance. ...

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PERSUADER: 'Son Of Sodom' Track Available For Streaming

The fourth PERSUADER album, "The Fiction Maze", will be released in Europe on January 17 and in North America on January 21 through Inner Wound Recordings. Avalon/Marquee released the album in Japan on December 25. "The Fiction Maze" is another step forward for PERSUADER as they constantly continue to develop their sound, songwriting skills and ...

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PERSUADER To Release 'The Fiction Maze' In January

The fourth PERSUADER album, "The Fiction Maze", will be released in Europe on January 17 and in North America on January 21 through Inner Wound Recordings. Avalon/Marquee will release the album in Japan on December 25. "The Fiction Maze" is another step forward for PERSUADER as they constantly continue to develop their sound, songwriting skills ...

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PERSUADER Signs With INNER WOUND RECORDINGS

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the Swedish power metal band PERSUADER. The group's new album, "The Fiction Maze", will be released late 2013/early 2014. PERSUADER was formed in Umeå, Sweden 1997, and has thus far released three albums: "The Hunter" (2000), "Evolution Purgatory" (2004) and "When Eden Burns" (2006). PERSUADER is: Jens ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Continuing Work On Third Album

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the multinational project featuring Jens Karlsson (vocals; PERSUADER) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar; PERSUADER), has issued the following update: "Here is a little update for all those who are impatiently waiting for the third release. We are working really hard on the new stuff, but since we're still not completely done with all ...

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NAGLFAR Unveils New Touring Lineup

Swedish black metallers NAGLFAR have unveiled their new touring lineup. It is as follows: Kristoffer W. Olivius - Vocals Marcus E. Norman - Guitar Andreas Nilsson - Guitar Efraim Juntunen (PERSUADER, GUILLOTINE) - Drums Alexander "Impaler" Friberg (NECROPHOBIC) - Bass Commented the band: "We've been preparing for the last couple of months and are now ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Rejoined By Ex-BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer THOMEN STAUCH

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the multinational project featuring Jens Karlsson (vocals; PERSUADER) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar; PERSUADER), has issued the following update: "After quite a while of silence from SAVAGE CIRCUS, we're again ready to drop some news your way. "Some of you might have thought 2009's 'Of Doom And Death' was the last thing you'd ...

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PIET SIELCK Quits SAVAGE CIRCUS

IRON SAVIOR mainman Piet Sielck has left SAVAGE CIRCUS, the multinational project featuring Jens Karlsson (vocals; PERSUADER), Emil Norberg (lead guitar; PERSUADER), and Mike Terrana (drums; AXEL RUDI PELL, RAGE, YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, MASTERPLAN). He says in a statement, "After long and intensive thinking I came to the conclusion that I cannot uphold any further ...

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Vocalist URBAN BREED Joins DARK EMPIRE

American progressive metallers DARK EMPIRE have announced the addition of Swedish vocalist Urban Breed (PYRAMAZE, BLOODBOUND, TAD MOROSE) to the group's ranks. Urban replaces Jens Carlsson (PERSUADER, SAVAGE CIRCUS), who split from the band on good terms in 2008. Commented DARK EMPIRE bandleader/guitarist Matt Moliti: "I cannot express how thrilled I am to be collaborating ...

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ASSAILANT: Three New Songs Available For Streaming

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), has posted three songs from the group's forthcoming third album — "My Hate Remains", "Shades Of Grey" and "The End" — on the official ASSAILANT MySpace page. ASSAILANT recently split ...

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ASSAILANT Splits With Record Label

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), has split with Dockyard 1, the label that issued the group's first two albums — "Wicked Dream" (2008) and "Nemesis Within" (2006). Commented the band: "We, ASSAILANT, have decided to leave Dockyard ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS: Another New Song Posted Online

"Of Doom And Death", the title track of SAVAGE CIRCUS's long-awaited second album, is available for streaming on the band's official web site. SAVAGE CIRCUS is the multinational project featuring Jens Karlsson (vocals; PERSUADER), Emil Norberg (lead guitar; PERSUADER), Piet Sielck (guitar, bass, backing vocals; IRON SAVIOR) and Mike Terrana (drums; AXEL RUDI ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS: New Album Details Revealed

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the multinational project featuring Jens Karlsson (vocals; PERSUADER), Emil Norberg (lead guitar; PERSUADER), Piet Sielck (guitar, bass, backing vocals; IRON SAVIOR) and Mike Terrana (drums; AXEL RUDI PELL, RAGE, YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, MASTERPLAN), will release its long-awaited second album, "Of Doom And Death", on October 23 via Dockyard 1 Records. According to a ...

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ASSAILANT Parts Ways With Keyboardist

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), has issued the following update: "Our keyboard player, Peder Sandström, has decided to leave the band due to the lack of interest. And, of course, we feel that it's a damn shame ...

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SKYFIRE: New Song Available

"Esoteric", a new track from Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE, can be heard on on "The Entropy League" podcast via Metal Injection's podcast network (Note: The song is played between the 10-minute and the 14-minute, 32-second marks). The cut comes off both the band's "Esoteric" full-length album, due out in August/September, and the ...

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New SKYFIRE Song To Be Premiered Next Week

Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE will premiere the song "Esoteric" on "The Entropy League" podcast via Metal Injection's podcast network on Monday, May 11. The track comes off both the band's "Esoteric" full-length album, due out in August/September, and the still-to-be-announced digital EP, which is expected in June/July. The recording process for "Esoteric" ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS: Demo Version Of New Track Posted Online

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the multinational project featuring Jens Karlsson (vocals; PERSUADER), Emil Norberg (lead guitar; PERSUADER), Piet Sielck (guitar, bass, backing vocals; IRON SAVIOR) and Mike Terrana (drums; AXEL RUDI PELL, RAGE, YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, MASTERPLAN), has posted a pre-production/demo version of a new song, "The Ordeal", on the band's MySpace page. The song ...

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PERSUADER: New Audio Clips Posted Online

A five-minute video clip featuring audio excerpts from several tracks that are set to appear on the fourth album from Swedish metallers PERSUADER can be viewed below. The CD is tentatively due later in the year via Dockyard 1. PERSUADER's third full-length effort, "When Eden Burns", was released in May 2006 via Dockyard 1. The ...

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SKYFIRE To Release 'Esoteric' In The Fall

Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE will release their fourth album, "Esoteric", in the fall of 2009 via Pivotal Rockordings. The cover art, which can only be described as "epic," was created by Pär Olofsson, who has previously worked with BRAIN DRILL, PSYCROPTIC, SPAWN OF POSSESSION, and PERSUADER. The recording process for "Esoteric" took place at ...

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DARK EMPIRE Parts Ways With Vocalist, Seeks Replacement

New Jersey-based progressive thrash metal band DARK EMPIRE has parted ways with vocalist Jens Carlsson (PERSUADER, SAVAGE CIRCUS). Band leader/lead guitarist/death vocalist Matt Moliti commented: "This decision was a long time coming and it was a hard one to make, since Jens is a great dude to work with. With him living in Sweden and ...

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Humanity Dethroned - DARK EMPIRE

Those with a taste for the aggressive end of the prog/power metal spectrum may want to check out DARK EMPIRE's sophomore effort, "Humanity Dethroned". The heaviness factor comes from substantial thrash elements in the riffing, heavy beats, and the occasional death vocal. But make no mistake about it; the album is anchored in melody and ...

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SKYFIRE: 'Esoteric' Artwork Unveiled; Studio Video Footage Available

Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE have unveiled the cover artwork (see below) for their fourth album, "Esoteric", due in early 2009 via Pivotal Rockordings. The cover art, which can only be described as "epic," was created by Pär Olofsson, who has previously worked with BRAIN DRILL, PSYCROPTIC, SPAWN OF POSSESSION, and PERSUADER. The recording process ...

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DARK EMPIRE: New Album Available For Streaming

DARK EMPIRE, the American/Swedish band featuring vocalist Jens Carlsson (PERSUADER, SAVAGE CIRCUS), is currently streaming its upcoming album, "Humanity Dethroned", on the group's MySpace page. The stream will take place in two parts; the first part, up now, features the first six songs, while the second part (which will go up next week) ...

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SKYFIRE: New Album Title Announced

Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE have set "Esoteric" as the title of their fourth album, due this fall via Pivotal Rockordings. The cover art, which can only be described as "epic," was created by Pr Olofsson, who has previously worked with BRAIN DRILL, PSYCROPTIC, SPAWN OF POSSESSION, and PERSUADER. The recording process for "Esoteric" is ...

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ASSAILANT: 'A Day Tomorrow' Video Posted Online

"A Day Tomorrow", the new video from ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Owe Lingvall of Village Road Film. "A Day Tomorrow" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Wicked ...

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ASSAILANT: Two New Songs Posted Online

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), has posted two songs from its sophomore album, "Wicked Dream", on the group's MySpace page. Check out the tracks "A Day Tomorrow" and "Wicked Dream" at this location. Due on ...

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ASSAILANT: 'Wicked Dream' Artwork Revealed

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), will release its sophomore album, "Wicked Dream", on March 24 via Dockyard 1. According to a press release, the new CD "is not only more mature than its predecessor but it shows ...

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PERSUADER To Enter Studio In May

Swedish metallers PERSUADER will enter the studio in May to begin recording their fourth album for a late 2008 release via Dockyard 1. PERSUADER's third full-length effort, "When Eden Burns", was released in May 2006 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2004's "Evolution Purgatory" (Sanctuary/Noise) was recorded at Powerhouse studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer ...

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ASSAILANT To Release 'Wicked Dream' In March

ASSAILANT, the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring guitarist Oscar Norberg ("little brother" of Emil of PERSUADER/SAVAGE CIRCUS fame and Nils Norberg of NOCTURNAL RITES), has set "Wicked Dream" as the title of its sophomore album, due on March 21 via Dockyard 1. According to a press release, the new CD "is not only more mature than ...

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