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EVOCATION Recruits ANATA Drummer

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. Comments Conny: "I'm proud to be the new drummer of EVOCATION and I have much respect for Janne and Vesa and the work they have done this far. Now I'm looking forward to face the challenges we have ...

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STAM1NA: 'Panzerfaust' Video Released

"Panzerfaust", the new Jouni Kallio-directed video from Lemi, Finland-based metallers STAM1NA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth album, "SLK", which will be released on February 7 via Sakara Records. The CD was produced by Janne Saksa (AMORAL, TURISAS, MYGRAIN, MOKOMA) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, ...

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SHRAPNEL STORM: 'Detracked' Video Released

"Detracked", the new video from Finnish old-school death metallers SHRAPNEL STORM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's most recent release, "We Come In Peace..." The clip was shot in an old industrial hall in Nokia, Finland and was produced and edited by SHRAPNEL STORM bassist Petri Saarenmaa. "We Come In ...

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VANDEN PLAS: 'Godmaker' Video Released

Frontiers Records will release VANDEN PLAS' new concept album, "Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld (Path 1)", on February 21, 2014 in Europe and February 24, 2014 in North America. The official video for the song "Godmaker" can be seen below. With "Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld", the German progressive metal combo continues the ...

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Sweet Hand of Fate - MATT BOROFF

"They call me the mud king, yeah, this dirty heart is my crown". Quoted from the brackish and dragging second track, "My Black Heart" from Matt Boroff's ghostly and gruff follow-up to his "Filling in the Cracks" EP, "Sweet Hand of Fate". Dusty, smoky and ethereal, "Sweet Hand of Fate" carries subliminal whiffs of Nick ...

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CANDLEMASS: More Footage Of Stockholm Concert

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS celebrated the 25th anniversary of their third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The LP, which was originally issued in 1988, has long been hailed as a classic and was performed in its entirety by CANDLEMASS, which was last year voted ...

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BARREN EARTH Announces New Singer

Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH have announced the addition of Faroese native Jón Aldará as the band's new lead vocalist. The group, which features in its ranks KREATOR guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö, has been busy fine-tuning and demoing songs for its third full-length album, with plans to start recording during the spring. "As a fan ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To Italy's YouRock.TV (Video)

On October 15, YouRock.TV conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 ...

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MÅNEGARM: 'Sons Of War' Video Released

"Sons Of War", the new video from the Swedish "Viking metal" act MÅNEGARM, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Legions Of The North", which was released on June 28 via Napalm Records. Commented guitarist Markus Andé: "'Legions Of The North' is an album full of hard-hitting melodies and ear-catching ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: 'Whore' Video Premiere

"Whore", the new video from IN THIS MOMENT, can be seen below. The clip has a stark voyeuristic feel, combining the theatrical aplomb that marks IN THIS MOMENT's live performances with visuals that are as compelling as they are disturbing. Directed by Robert Kley, who was also at the helm for the band's "Adrenalize" and ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: First Taste Of Forthcoming Album

The official lyric video for "The Divided", a brand new song from THE MAN-EATING TREE — the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — can be seen below. The track comes off THE MAN-EATING TREE's forthcoming third album, which is due in 2014. Says ...

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MYGRAIN: 'Waking Up The Damned' Video Released

"Waking Up The Damned", the new Mika Kettunen-directed video from Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "Planetary Breathing", which was released on September 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during August and September 2012 at Sound Supreme studio with Janne Saksa, who ...

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CANDLEMASS' MATS 'MAPPE' BJÖRKMAN Visits FRAMUS And WARWICK Headquarters In Germany (Video)

Guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS was recently inivited to tour the Framus and Warwick headquarters in Markneukirchen, Germany. Check out video footage of his visit below. CANDLEMASS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, ...

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Halo of Blood - CHILDREN OF BODOM

For the most part, CHILDREN OF BODOM has been given liberty to tool and tinker with their sound by their fans. Not everyone's a fan of the radical changes Alexi Laiho and his Finnish blast pack took on "Are You Dead Yet?", "Blooddrunk" and even their metal-mashed covers album "Skeletons in the Closet", yet CHILDREN ...

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Nations to Flames - A STORM OF LIGHT

Former RED SPAROWES/BATTLE OF MICE guitarist and NEUROSIS visual artist Josh Graham clearly has a vision, broad in perspective as it may be. In the past few years, he's married his stark film visuals to his own interpretation of post metal and crunk, which has often created bleak and daunting compositions in A STORM OF ...

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Will of the Waves - BONE CAVE BALLET

A name that propagates curiosity by implication, Seattle's BONE CAVE BALLET is not your typical female-fronted prog metal unit. In fact, metal is a subtlety, not a given in this act. Nowhere near as ballistic as, say, JUCIFER, if you want to pare that band down to a much more stripped frame of mind, you ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Keyboardist Loves PRINCE And BRITNEY SPEARS

O2 Academy TV recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. You can now watch the chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM will make its triumphant return to North America this February. The band has announced a six-week major market headlining tour that will kick off on February 14 in ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Talks To MUSIC INTERVIEW CORNER (Video)

Music Interview Corner conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM before the band's October 18 concert in Cologne, Germany. You can now watch the chat below (in Finnish, with English subtitles). HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release ...

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