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Thalassic - ENSIFERUM

It's almost impossible to achieve longevity in heavy metal without repeating yourselves occasionally. In the best possible way, ENSIFERUM have been the model of consistency over the years, with a long-established musical identity and a steady forward march toward bigger and better things very much part of the bargain. Righteously huge in Europe, the Finns ...

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Curse of the Crystal Coconut - ALESTORM

ALESTORM's lyrical focus on pirates, battles at sea, lusty and busty sea wenches, and general drunken revelry theoretically should not have the endurance that it has shown to have. When the Scottish party-metallers burst onto the scene with 2008's "Captain Morgan's Revenge", the insertion of those themes into songs powered by sing-along choruses, power metal ...

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ALESTORM To Release 'Curse Of The Crystal Coconut' Album In May

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM will release their new album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", on May 29 via Napalm Records. Two years after the release of "No Grave But The Sea", the pirate metal drinking crew — led by courageous Captain Christopher Bowes — is proud to present eleven bombastic anthems in its signature unadulterated, ...

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ALESTORM Begins Recording Sixth Album

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM have entered the studio to record their new album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", to be released this summer via Napalm Records. The band's sixth studio LP promises new anthems bursting with the chaotic energy ALESTORM fans have come to love. ALESTORM's latest album, "No Grave But The Sea", was a ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON To Headline This Year's HEAVY MONTRÉAL Festival

AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, GOJIRA and EMPEROR are among the confirmed artists for this year's Heavy Montréal festival, set to take place July 28-29 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Weekend Passes General Admission: $165 (taxes & service fees included) Gold: $300 (taxes & service fees included) Weekend Warrior Passes ('77 Montréal ...

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No Grave But the Sea - ALESTORM

Any coincidence that buccaneer metal band ALESTORM is dropping its new album the same month Disney releases "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"? Even more suspect, both ALESTORM and Disney drop their mutual fifth installments this time around, wouldn't you say? Well, Disney's hardly interested in hijacking boorish metal music into their ...

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ALESTORM Releases 'Mexico' Video

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM have released the official music video for their new song "Mexico", taken from the band's upcoming fifth full-length album. Titled "No Grave But The Sea", the disc will be released on May 26 via Napalm Records. Says the band: "Oh wow! It's Cinco de Mayo, so let's celebrate with a song ...

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ALESTORM Releases Video For New Song 'Alestorm'

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM have released the official music video for their new song "Alestorm", taken from the band's upcoming fifth full-length album. Titled "No Grave But The Sea", the disc will be released on May 26 via Napalm Records. Says the band: "Oh wow! It's a new ALESTORM album! I hope all of you ...

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ALESTORM To Release 'No Grave But The Sea' Album In May

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM will release their fifth full-length album, titled "No Grave But The Sea", on May 26 via Napalm Records. Says the band: "Oh wow! It's a new ALESTORM album! I hope all of you fellow humans and dogs like it; we think it's pretty gosh darn okay! It's also our first album ...

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ALESTORM Begins Recording Fifth Album

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM have entered the studio to begin recording their fifth full-length album, titled "No Grave But The Sea". The band states: "We will be spending the next month at Alpaca Ranch recording studio in Orlando, [Florida] with producer Lasse Lammert once again at the helm. This will also be the first full ...

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Rapid Foray - RUNNING WILD

It took Rolf Kasparek nearly a year to recuperate from a shoulder injury, which delayed the release of RUNNING WILD's sixteenth album, "Rapid Foray". For most, the wait should be well worth it. Rolf and guitarist Peter Jordan are credited as the primary musicians on "Rapid Foray", with Ole Hempelmann and Michael Wolpers filling the ...

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Anvil is Anvil - ANVIL

God bless ANVIL. Like RAVEN, GRAVE DIGGER, U.D.O. and EXCITER, under-the-radar bands, ANVIL continues to spread its ball-busting metal legacy, and cultivate its devoted cult audience. They all just won't die, no matter how much you expect them to. It's already coming on a decade since ANVIL began shooting their acclaimed and impossibly successful ...

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ALESTORM: 'Drink' Video Released

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM will release their new album, "Sunset On The Golden Age", on August 5 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Lasse Lammert's LSD Studio in Lübeck, Germany. "Sunset On The Golden Age" will contain the following tracks: * Walk The Plank * Drink ...

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ALESTORM: 'Sunset On The Golden Age' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM will release their new album, "Sunset On The Golden Age", on August 5 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Lasse Lammert's LSD Studio in Lübeck, Germany. "Sunset On The Golden Age" will contain the following tracks: * Walk The Plank * Drink ...

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ALESTORM To Release 'Sunset On The Golden Age' In August

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM will release their new album, "Sunset On The Golden Age", on August 5 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Lasse Lammert's LSD Studio in Lübeck, Germany. "Sunset On The Golden Age" will contain the following tracks: * Walk The Plank * Drink ...

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ALESTORM Begins Recording Fourth Album

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM have entered Lasse Lammert's LSD Studio in Lübeck, Germany to record their fourth full-length album, "Sunset On The Golden Age", due in the early summer via Napalm Records. "This is gonna blow all your expectations as to what an ALESTORM album is all about," comments ALESTORM's Christopher Bowes (vocals/keytar). "Over the ...

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SCYTHIA: 'Army Of The Bear' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Army Of The Bear" from Canadian metallers SCYTHIA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's melodic, power/folk fusion record, "…Of Conquest", which is set to arrive later in the year. The album, which also includes progressive and death metal influences, is engineered/produced by Lasse ...

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WINTER STORM: 'Wasted Feelings' Video Released

"Wasted Feelings", the new video from British symphonic metal upstarts WINTER STORM, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's second album, "Within The Frozen Design", which was released in November. Comments WINTER STORM vocalist and guitarist Hannah Fieldhouse: "The album is based on the concept of universal design and a being ...

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SCYTHIA: 'Bear Claw Tavern' Video Released

"Bear Claw Tavern", the new video from Canadian metallers SCYTHIA, can be seen below. The old world-themed clip, directed by fantasy movie director Richard Olak and filmed at the Storm Crow Tavern in the band's hometown of Vancouver, B.C., is an uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring the band rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Elevate' Video Released

"Elevate", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with acclaimed director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (EX DEO, SOILWORK, MOONSPELL, ALESTORM, KAMELOT). Ivan Colic previously worked with KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono on KATAKLYSM's "Push The Venom" video and EX DEO's "Romulus" ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Elevate' Video Teaser

A teaser for "Elevate", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The full clip will make its online debut on Thursday, October 17. The "Elevate" video was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with acclaimed director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (EX DEO, SOILWORK, MOONSPELL, ALESTORM, KAMELOT). Ivan Colic previously ...

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ALESTORM To Release 'Live At The End Of The World' DVD

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM will release a concert DVD, "Live At The End Of The World", on November 13 in Spain, Sweden, Norway; November 15 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux; November 18 in the rest of Europe; and November 26 in North America via Napalm Records. Filmed in January in Australia and New Zealand, ...

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KATAKLYSM Filming 'Elevate' Video In Serbia

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM are filming a video for the song "Elevate" in Belgrade, Serbia with acclaimed director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (EX DEO, SOILWORK, MOONSPELL, ALESTORM, KAMELOT). Ivan Colic previously worked with KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono on KATAKLYSM's "Push The Venom" video and EX DEO's "Romulus" and "Final War (Battle Of ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Waiting For The End To Come' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The CD and limited-cassette main artwork from Peter Sallai for "Waiting For The End To Come", the forthcoming concept album from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. Comments KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono: "The album art depicts a child which represents innocence in humanity, covered in dirt and blood from life's experiences. ...

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