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Lucifer IV - LUCIFER

LUCIFER have never been shy about proudly wearing their influences on their sleeves. The European group's latest record — simply titled "Lucifer IV" — sees vocalist Johanna Sadonis, drummer Nicke Andersson (THE HELLACOPTERS/ex-ENTOMBED), and returning guitarists Martin Nordland and Linus Björklund once again filtering those inspirations in a manner that capably overlays an aura of ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Release New Album In The Spring

Legendary Swedish high energy rock'n'roll band THE HELLACOPTERS has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate the new partnership, their classic third album, "Grande Rock", from 1999 has been made available on digital services for the first time ever. Furthermore, the band has wrapped up the recording of a brand new HELLACOPTERS studio ...

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ROSS THE BOSS Once Again Apologizes For Calling MANOWAR's New Music 'Terrible' And Referring To JOEY DEMAIO As A 'Scumbag'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has once again apologized for his disparaging comments about the band in a recent interview, saying that he takes "full responsibility" for the words that came out of his mouth. A founding member of MANOWAR, Ross recorded six albums with the band before leaving after 1988's "Kings Of ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Calls Current Version Of Band 'Mediocre', Says Recent Musical Output Has Been 'Terrible'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has blasted the current version of the band, calling them "mediocre fucking pieces of shit" and dismissing the group's recent musical output as "terrible." A founding member of MANOWAR, Ross recorded six albums with the band before leaving after 1988's "Kings Of Metal". His work with MANOWAR included ...

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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter Suit - VELVET INSANE

It is a known fact that the Swedes are exceptionally good at rock 'n' roll. They are also exceptionally good at death metal and crusty hardcore, amongst a huge number of other genres, but snake-hipped and resolutely cool-as-fuck rock 'n' roll is something of a specialty. VELVET INSANE adhere to every brilliant tradition that you ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Performs THE ROLLING STONES Cover With THE HELLACOPTERS On Swedish TV (Video)

GHOST frontman Papa Emeritus IV (a.k.a. Tobias Forge) joined THE HELLACOPTERS earlier tonight (Friday, January 22) on Swedish national broadcaster SVT's "På Spåret" (On The Track) quiz show to perform a cover of THE ROLLING STONES' "Sympathy For The Devil". You can watch video of his appearance below. Last month, GHOST shared an end-of-year Facebook ...

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MASTODON, BARONESS And LUCIFER Members Team Up With MARTY FRIEDMAN For FLEETWOOD MAC Cover (Video)

"Two Minutes To Late Night", which bills itself as the world's only heavy metal-themed talk show, has uploaded a cover version of the FLEETWOOD MAC song "You Make Loving Fun" recorded in quarantine by members of MASTODON, BARONESS and LUCIFER, along with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. Featured musicians: * Marty Friedman (MEGADETH) * Bill ...

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ROSS THE BOSS: 'Born Of Fire' Music Video

"Born Of Fire", the new music video from ROSS THE BOSS, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the group's latest album, which was released on March 6 via AFM Records. One can't talk about genre-defining acts in the metal scene without mentioning one man: Ross "The Boss" Friedman has written ...

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Lucifer III - LUCIFER

Born from the ashes of the short-lived, awesome band OATH, German vocalist Johanna Sadonis carried that duo's vibrant energy forward into her new project: LUCIFER. She assembled an impressive lineup at that time, then including former CATHEDRAL guitarist Gaz Jennings, for the writing and recording of the debut. Since then, the unit hasn't made any ...

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Listen To New ROSS THE BOSS Song 'Denied By The Cross'

"Denied By The Cross", a new song from ROSS THE BOSS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Born Of Fire", which will be released on March 6 via AFM Records. One can't talk about genre-defining acts in the metal scene without mentioning one man: Ross "The Boss" Friedman ...

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ROSS THE BOSS To Release 'Born Of Fire' Album In March

One can't talk about genre-defining acts in the metal scene without mentioning one man: Ross "The Boss" Friedman has written music history as a founding member of MANOWAR and THE DICTATORS. His influence in heavy metal and also punk is noticeable to this day. Since 2006, Ross has been releasing traditional and raw epic metal ...

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Another State Of Grace - BLACK STAR RIDERS

It can't be easy being BLACK STAR RIDERS. On the one hand, most sane people were delighted when an acceptable incarnation of THIN LIZZY mutated into its own entity and started to make records that complemented, rather than added to, the legacy of guitarist Scott Gorham's legendary former band. On the other, the task of ...

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High Fantasy - GYGAX

If you've never had the pleasure of listening to GYGAX, go back and give "Dice Throwers and Rock 'n' Rollers", the opening track from last year's "2nd Edition", and blast at high volume. Therein lies everything you need about this band, from their unwavering devotion to the twin-lead evangelism of THIN LIZZY to their mastery ...

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DANKO JONES Releases Music Video For 'Dance Dance Dance'

Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has unveiled the Amir Chamdin-directed music video for its latest single, "Dance Dance Dance". The clip can be seen below. Chamdin, an award-winning Swedish filmmaker who has previously helmed videos for the likes of GHOST and THE HELLACOPTERS, shot "Dance Dance Dance" last month in Stockholm and created something ...

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Lucifer II - LUCIFER

One of the great losses of future potential in the metal world occurred when German/Swedish occult-doomsters THE OATH broke up in 2014. The group's self-titled debut that year showcased the melodic vocal croons of Johanna Sadonis, who showed promise as a rising metal vocalist to keep an eye on. After of THE OATH's breakup, Sadonis ...

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LUCIFER's JOHANNA SADONIS On Retro Rock Image: 'Nobody Wants To See BLACK SABBATH In Jogging Pants And Sneakers'

Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Johanna Sadonis and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson (also of ENTOMBED and THE HELLACOPTERS fame) of heavy rockers LUCIFER. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Dead Rhetoric: Given the reworking of members after "I", did you view this as a chance to ...

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JOHANNA SADONIS Says New LUCIFER Album 'Digs Even Deeper Into The Record Crates Of The '70s'

Finnish journalist Janne Vuorela conducted an interview with frontwoman Johanna Sadonis and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson (also of ENTOMBED and THE HELLACOPTERS fame) of heavy rockers LUCIFER at this year's Desertfest Berlin festival, which took place on May 6. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how LUCIFER ...

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GRAVEYARD: 'The Fox' Video Released

"The Fox", the new video from Swedish classic rock connoisseurs GRAVEYARD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eagerly anticipated comeback album, "Peace", which will be released on May 25 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Park Studios in Stockholm with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'Devil's Day' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Devil's Day", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands ...

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GRAVEYARD: First Trailer For 'Peace' Album

Swedish classic rock connoisseurs GRAVEYARD have released the first trailer for their eagerly anticipated comeback album, "Peace". The disc was recorded at Park Studios in Stockholm with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineer Stefan Boman (BURT BACHARACH, ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD, KENT). Commented the band: "As you may know, we've ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'By Blood Sworn' Video

"By Blood Sworn", the official music video for the title track of the new album from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. The disc will be released April 20 via AFM Records. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this ...

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Video Premiere: GRAVEYARD's 'Please Don't'

Swedish classic rock connoisseurs GRAVEYARD have released the official music video for "Please Don't", the first single from the band's eagerly anticipated comeback album, "Peace". The disc was recorded at Park Studios in Stockholm with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineer Stefan Boman (BURT BACHARACH, ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD, KENT). ...

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GRAVEYARD To Release 'Peace' Album In May

Swedish classic rock connoisseurs GRAVEYARD have released a teaser video for the official music video for "Please Don't", the first single from the band's eagerly anticipated comeback album, "Peace". The disc was recorded at Park Studios in Stockholm with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineer Stefan Boman (BURT BACHARACH, ALICE ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: Listen To 'This Is Vengeance' Song From 'By Blood Sworn' Album

"This Is Vengeance", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be streamed below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both ...

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