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KAMELOT: 'Sacrimony' Video Screenshots Available

Two screenshots from the video for the song "Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)" from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic, who has previously worked with MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, HAMMERFALL, TYPE O NEGATIVE and SYMPHONY X, among others. The video, which features guest appearances by ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO, ANDI DERIS Guest On New SCELERATA Album

"The Sniper", the new album from Brazilian metallers SCELERATA, will be made available in North America on November 6 via Nightmare Records. The CD "presents a stunning vocal performance from Fabio Juan, showing a much more matured band that delivers a heavier more aggressive sound, beautifully mixing power metal and melodic progressive elements ranging from ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release 'Gates Of Dalhalla' DVD In November

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will release a concert DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD, "Gates Of Dalhalla", on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set will feature the band's extraordinary 135-minute 15th-anniversary show that took place on July 28 on the historic open-air stage Dalhalla, built in an old quarry near the small Swedish village Rättvik. The footage ...

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Reunited CEREMONIAL OATH Completes First Rehearsal

CEREMONIAL OATH, the reunited late '80s/early '90s Swedish extreme metal band whose members went on to create or join such acclaimed acts as IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL and TIAMAT, rehearsed for the first time earlier today in Gothenburg, Sweden. A photo from the studio can be seen below. As previously reported, CEREMONIAL OATH will perform at ...

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BLACK Featuring Members Of BLACK SABBATH, KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL: First Music Being Mixed

BLACK, the new project featuring vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN), is mixing its first two songs at La Rocque's Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden. In an interview with Metal-Rules.com conducted earlier this summer, Andy stated about ...

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KAMELOT: Quality Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Atlanta Performance

Quality fan-filmed video footage of KAMELOT's September 12 performance at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia as the support act for NIGHTWISH can be seen below. KAMELOT's new album, "Silverthorn", will be released on October 30 in North America, October 26 in Germany and October 29 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD will ...

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KAMELOT Joined By BLACKGUARD Frontman For 'March Of Mephisto' Performance (Video)

Vocalist Paul Zinay of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based sympho/black/folk/power metallers BLACKGUARD joined KAMELOT on stage this past Saturday, September 8 at Circo Volador in Mexico City, Mexico to perforn the song "March Of Mephisto". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. BLACKGUARD will support KAMELOT on a European tour in November. Also appearing ...

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CEREMONIAL OATH Catalog To Be Reissued

CEREMONIAL OATH, the late '80s/early '90s Swedish extreme metal band whose members went on to create or join such acclaimed acts as IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL and TIAMAT, has inked a deal with Century Media Records for the re-release of the majority of its catalog, up to and including the 1993 CD "The Book Of Truth". ...

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Celebrator - U.D.O.

You have to be a headbanger to get this statement, but just the sound of Udo Dirkschneider's voice is comforting. Like Rob Halford, like Bruce Dickinson, like Tom Araya, like the late, great Ronnie Dio, there's no mistaking Udo Dirkschneider. While there's been a bounty of German metal heroes (and heroines i.e. Sabina Classen and ...

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KAMELOT Performs In Costa Rica For First Time; Video Available

American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT made their Costa Rican live debut last night (Thursday, September 6) at Club Peppers. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. KAMELOT's new album, "Silverthorn", will be released on October 30 in North America, October 26 in Germany and October 29 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. ...

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KAMELOT: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)' Video Shoot

American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT recently filmed a video for their new single, "Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)", in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic, who has previously worked with MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, HAMMERFALL, TYPE O NEGATIVE and SYMPHONY X, among others. The clip, which features guest appearances by Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE) and Alissa White-Gluz (THE AGONIST), is ...

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WARLORD To Perform At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XVI Festival

Reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis and drummer Mark S. Zonder (FATES WARNING) will perform at the Keep It True XVI festival, set to take place April 19-20, 2013 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Koenigshofen, Germany. This will mark the group's first appearance in eleven years — having last performed in 2002 in Itzehoe, ...

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RAVEN LORD Taps FREDRIK NORDSTRÖM For New Album Mix

Mulinational metallers RAVEN LORD have tapped Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden to mix their album. Nordström is a well-known producer and sound engineer who has previously worked with such acts as AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, NIGHTRAGE, IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL and OPETH. The CD mixdown will take place the last week ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION Writing New Material

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION have commenced the songwriting sessions for their sophomore album. A short video clip from the studio can be seen below. DEATHDESTRUCTION recently announced the addition of singer Tony Jelencovich to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "Tony is a friend to the band, and he has truly made a mark in the ...

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TALISMAN Albums To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks, Photos

The first four albums from TALISMAN — the now-defunct Swedish-American melodic hard rock band featuring singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY) and bassist Marcel Jacob (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) — will be re-released on September 12 in new digipak artwork design with exclusive booklets and previously unrelesed pictures and audio. Former TALISMAN members Fredrik Åkesson (now ...

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HAMMERFALL: New Video Interview Posted Online

German TV channel ZDF Kultur conducted an interview with Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. The members of HAMMERFALL announced in March that they were take an extended break immediately following their festival appearances this ...

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HAMMERFALL: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of HAMMERFALL's August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. The members of HAMMERFALL announced in March that they were take an extended break immediately following their festival appearances this summer. "It has been an unbelievable first 15 years, to say the least," ...

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RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist And Drummer

Multinational metallers RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of keyboardist Pontus Larsson (VINDICTIV, FIRECRACKER) and drummer Henrik Hedman (CELESTIAL DECAY, LAST KINGDOM) to the group's ranks. RAVEN LORD is: * Csaba Zvekan (KILLING MACHINE, SARDONYX, EMERGENCY) - Vocals * Stefan Lindholm (VINDICTIV) - Lead Guitar * Jamie Mallender (TONY MARTIN) - Bass * Pontus Larsson ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION Announces New Singer

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION have announced the addition of singer Tony Jelencovich to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "Tony is a friend to the band, and he has truly made a mark in the Gothenburg scene with bands like B-THONG, TRANSPORT LEAGUE and MASSIVE AUDIO NERVE. He's also worked with bands like MNEMIC and the ...

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SHATTERED DESTINY: 'Epilogue' Video Released

"Epilogue", the new video from SHATTERED DESTINY, the progressive power/thrash band created by lead singer/songwriter JJ, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's "Fragments" EP, which was released in March through all digital music services. The effort was recorded in early 2012 at Rogue Studios by Martin Brändström (DARK TRANQUILLITY) under the ...

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HAMMERFALL Book On The Way

Niclas Müller-Hansen of Sweden's Metalshrine last month conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metalshrine: How long are you gonna keep touring for the latest album? Oscar: Including Metaltown [festival, where the interview was conducted], there are seven or ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Rejoined By Guitarist NICLAS KARLSSON

Swedish metallers CRYSTAL EYES have issued the following update: "Paul [guitarist Pål Petterson] is out of the band and we're ready for another chapter. We're now extremely happy to welcome back Niclas Karlsson and are looking forward to once again share the path of heavy metal with this great guitarist. "If you know your CRYSTAL ...

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