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Video Premiere: ABBATH's 'Fenrir Hunts'

"Fenrir Hunts", the brand new video from ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), can be seen below. The clip is a live recording of a new ABBATH track, the studio version of which will appear on the group's forthcoming debut album, due in January 2016 via Season Of Mist. The ...

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Video Premiere: CHILDREN OF BODOM's 'Morrigan'

"Morrigan", the new video from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Patric states: "The last time I worked with CHILDREN OF BODOM, we did ...

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Former CARCASS Guitarist's MONSTRANCE Taps Ex-DIMMU BORGIR/CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer

MONSTRANCE, the new band featuring former CARCASS guitarist Carlo Regadas and vocalist Tony Glover (ex-DEVOID), has parted ways with drummer Ian Treacy (ex-BENEDICTION, MEATHOOK SEED, ABSOLUTE POWER) and has replaced him with Nicholas Barker (BENEDICTION, CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, TESTAMENT). Says Carlo: "I am absolutely chuffed to have the opportunity to work with Nick. ...

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ABBATH-Less IMMORTAL Begins Work On New Material: 'We Will Continue What We Believe In'

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) following last year's split with frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath) — are working on material for the band's next album, to be released via the Nuclear Blast label. Demonaz, IMMORTAL's founding member, has created ...

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Video: MESHUGGAH Performs At HEAVY MONTREAL Festival

Video footage of Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH performing on August 7 at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below (clip filmed and uploaded by Peter McCabe of Montreal Gazette). In a recent interview with RockSverige.se, MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström stated about when fans can expect to hear the follow-up ...

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Video Premiere: GUS G.'s 'Brand New Revolution'

"Brand New Revolution", the video for the title track of the second solo album from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver ...

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CHRIS ADLER Would Never Leave LAMB OF GOD For MEGADETH

LAMB OF GOD and MEGADETH drummer Chris Adler was interviewed on the latest installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting sessions for the new MEGADETH album: "Most of the ...

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MUSTASCH: 'Be Like A Man' Video Released

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH will release their new album, "Testosterone", on September 18 via Gain Music Entertainment, which is distributed and partly owned by Sony Music. The official video for the band's new single, "Be Like A Man", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has ...

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EUROPE: 'Days Of Rock 'N' Roll' Video Premiere

"Days Of Rock 'N' Roll", the new video from Swedish hard rockers EUROPE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Said EUROPE vocalist Joey Tempest: "We simply wanted to make ...

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ABBATH Signs With SEASON OF MIST, Announces Band Lineup

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of ABBATH. Having recently departed from IMMORTAL to form a new band under his own name, the iconic Norwegian black metal legend is currently working on his debut album for the label, expected in early 2016. Bass duties for ABBATH will be handled by a man familiar to ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD Mixing Third Album

DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, is mixing its third album, "Dominion", for a tentative early 2016 release. Peterson told "Robb's Metalworks" about the CD: "It's gonna be really killer. I'm excited about that." The new DRAGONLORD CD will feature the drumming of Alex Bent from DECREPIT BIRTH. Eric ...

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MESHUGGAH Is Working On 'Pretty Diverse' New Album, Says Guitarist MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM

Guitarist Mårten Hagström of Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH was recently interviewed on HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked about how the material is shaping up for MESHUGGAH's next album, Hagström said: "We're early in the writing stage… We're ...

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ARCTURUS To Release New Album 'Arcturian' In May

Norwegian metal band ARCTURUS will release its first new studio album in a decade, "Arcturian", on May 8 via Prophecy Productions. Unparalleled in creativity, musicianship and artistic approach since its formation in 1987, mastermind Steinar "Sverd" Johnsen and his cosmic crew — consisting of past and present members of ULVER, MAYHEM, DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR and ...

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DIMMU BORGIR In Pre-Production For New Album

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are in pre-production for their tenth album, tentatively due before the end of the year. In a 2014 interview with Finland's Radio Rock, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2010's "Abrahadabra": "We usually take ...

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AMORPHIS To Begin Recording New Album In April

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have started the year off by demoing songs for their upcoming twelfth studio album, due out in September. The band will start pre­production this March in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The CD recordings will begin in April at Bogren's Fascination Street Studio in Sweden. The lyrics are written ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's New Material Will 'Surprise A Lot Of Listeners'

On January 16, Josh Rundquist (a.k.a. That Drummer Guy) conducted an interview with drummer Anders Jivarp of Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY before the band's performance at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for ...

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SAMAEL: First Official Photo Of New Lineup

Veteran Swiss metallers SAMAEL recently parted ways with bassist Christophe "Mas" Mermod and replaced him with Thomas "Drop" Betrisey (ex-SYBREED). The first official photo of the band's new lineup can be seen on this page. Says SAMAEL in a statement: "The ever-growing success of Mas' lightshow company and his numerous jobs as light engineer has ...

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MESHUGGAH Awarded Swedish Songwriting Prize

Every year SKAP awards scholarships and prizes to celebrate Swedish creativity across all musical genres. The awards ceremony takes place in tandem with SKAP's annual spring party which is organized with the composers in mind and creativity as the main focus. In 2014, Swedish progressive metallers MESHUGGAH were awarded an exclusive scholarship for their services ...

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SAMAEL Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Veteran Swiss metallers SAMAEL have parted ways with bassist Christophe "Mas" Mermod and have replaced him with Thomas "Drop" Betrisey (ex-SYBREED). Says SAMAEL in a statement: "The ever-growing success of Mas' lightshow company and his numerous jobs as light engineer has led to the hard decision to take different paths. "We're excited to announce the ...

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