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SABATON To Release Next Studio Album In 2019

SABATON singer Joakim Brodén has confirmed that the band is planning to release the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Stand" LP in 2019. "Obviously, we're gonna start making that album — well, we already started, actually, songwriting; songwriting never stops for us," he told Greece's "TV War" in a new interview (see video below). "But, ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Distortion' 12-Inch Vinyl

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release a 12-inch vinyl single, "Distortion", on November 23, including a special version as part of Record Store Day Black Friday in the U.S. and Canada. BABYMETAL's song "Distortion" was released with sudden surprise in this May. In showing its new "Dark Side" on stage during the band's world ...

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VERMITHRAX To Release 'Imperium Draconus' Album In October

Pittsburgh power thrashers VERMITHRAX have inked a deal with Divebomb Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Imperium Draconus", which is due October 12. Striving to resuscitate the aggressive, driving metal of the mid-'80s thrash scene, VERMITHRAX was forged in 2012 by vocalist Chris "Croy" Roy (READING ZERO, EMANCIPATION SYNDICATE) and drummer J.R. Jameson ...

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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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Forever Warriors, Forever United - DORO

Consider 2018 a banner year for The Queen of Metal. For her 35th anniversary in the scene, Doro Pesch will be inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History in a ceremony at this summer's Wacken Open Air Festival. While the Hall is still relatively young, many fans would opine that Doro should've been a ...

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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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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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