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Longtime TÝR Guitarist TERJI SKIBENÆS Exits Band

Terji Skibenæs, longtime guitarist of Faroese folk metal band TÝR, has announced his departure from the group. He said in a statement: "This is it. I am now officially leaving the band TÝR after 17 years. "After months of thinking this through carefully, I've finally come to the decision that it's time for me to ...

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DORO PESCH: 'Nobody Wrote More Sad Lyrics Than LEMMY'

German metal queen Doro Pesch says the late 2015 death of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister provided a "wake-up call" for her as she began work on the songs that eventually became her forthcoming "Forever Warriors, Forever United" double album. Pesch, who performed several duets with Kilmister over the years, also hailed his lyric writing abilities, ...

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DORO: Lyric Video For New Song 'Lift Me Up'

The official lyric video for the song "Lift Me Up" from German metal queen Doro Pesch can be seen below. The track is taken from her new album, "Forever Warriors, Forever United", which will be released on August 17 via Nuclear Blast. Says Doro: "'Lift Me Up' is one of my absolute favorites. This song ...

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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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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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KREATOR Frontman: 'I'm Happy If I Can Be The Communicator Between My Emotions And What People Go Through In Their Lives'

ESP Guitars Czech Republic/Slovakia recently conducted an interview with frontman Mille Petrozza of German thrash veterans KREATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he developed his own playing style: Mille: "I came up with my own technique. I was never a big fan ...

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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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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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KREATOR Frontman: 'People Need Borders Because It's In The Human DNA To Separate Instead Of Embracing Differences'

Agoraphobic News conducted an interview with frontman Mille Petrozza of German thrash legends KREATOR prior to their appearance at the Belgrade Metal Meeting, which took place January 19 at Hala Sportova in Belgrade, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reception to the ...

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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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DORO Sets Release Date For New Studio Album

German metal queen Doro Pesch will release her long-awaited new studio album on August 3. Pesch says: "The writing proccess of the album is done and we're currently finalizing the mixing. This new record is going to be a diverse album with many fast songs and countless metal anthems. To be honest, one of these ...

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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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