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DEGRADEAD: 'For Better Or Worse' Video Released

"For Better Or Worse", the new video from Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth album, "The Monster Within", which will be released on August 23 via Metalville. The CD was recorded between January 14 and February 2 at Panic Room studios in Skara with ...

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OPETH: New Video Interview With MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT

On June 1, Floris van Bommel conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at the Fortarock XL festival at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for OPETH's follow-up to 2011's "Heritage" album, Mikael told Brutalitopia: "I ...

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OPETH Mainman Interviewed At Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR (Video)

On June 8, Kaaos TV conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at the Sauna Open Air festival in Tempere, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for OPETH's follow-up to 2011's "Heritage" album, Mikael told Brutalitopia: "I don't really know ...

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SCORPIONS Back In The Studio

SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine, who celebrated his 65th birthday on May 25, has posted the following message on the band's Facebook page: "Thank you so much for all your wonderful birthday mails, messages, presents and videos that reached me from all over the world. It really touched my heart in a big way. I'd like ...

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OPETH Mainman Interviewed In Tucson (Video)

On May 23, The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH when the band played at The Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona with KATATONIA. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for OPETH's follow-up to 2011's "Heritage" album, Mikael ...

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OPETH Mainman Issues 'Heritage' Tour Recap

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH has issued the following update: "Well, we just got back home after over 200 shows in support of 'Heritage'. It's been a fantastic experience with many odd, great, wonderful memories. Our collective brains have a lot to take in. "We want to say thanks for all your ...

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THE INIQUITY DESCENT: 'The Human Apheresis' Video Released

"The Human Apheresis", the new video from THE INIQUITY DESCENT, the extreme-metal project featuring vocalist Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns of Finnish folk metallers FINNTROLL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of THE INIQUITY DESCENT's debut album, "The Human Apheresis", which was released on May 25, 2012 via Massacre Records. The track listing ...

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ENGEL Interviewed By Finland's KAAOS TV (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with singer Mikael Sehlin and drummer Jimmy Olausson of Swedish metallers ENGEL before the band's May 17 concert at Klubi in Tampere, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. Sehlin made his live debut with ENGEL on January 4 at the Gothenburg Sound Festival at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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ENGEL Interviewed By Sweden's ACCESS: ROCK (Video)

Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden's Access: Rock recently conducted an interview with singer Mikael Sehlin and drummer Jimmy Olausson of Swedish metallers ENGEL. You can now watch the chat below. Sehlin made his live debut with ENGEL on January 4 at the Gothenburg Sound Festival at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden. ENGEL parted ways with singer ...

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OPETH Interviewed By Australia's MANIACS (Video)

Maniacs spoke to Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH about their March 2013 Australian tour, what they've been listening to, horror movies and what makes them "maniacs." Check out the chat below. OPETH celebrated "Record Store Day" with a free acoustic performance and signing on April 20 at Newbury Comics in ...

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OPETH: New Video Interview With MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT

Metal Mark of SkullsNBones.com conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH prior to the band's April 27 at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. You can now watch the chat below. OPETH has returned to North America in support of their most recent studio album, "Heritage". Released September 20, ...

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OPETH Guitarist Interviewed By 'The Metallic Onslaught' (Video)

On April 18, Randy Smith of "The Metallic Onslaught" conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, New York. Fredrik spoke about the band's latest CD, "Heritage"; hitting the road with KATATONIA for the current leg of the "Heritage" tour; his early inspirations; and who ...

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ENGEL: More Rehearsal Footage With New Singer Posted Online

More video footage of Swedish metallers ENGEL rehearsing for the first time with their new singer Mikael Sehlin (DEGRADEAD) in early January can be seen below. Sehlin made his live debut with ENGEL on January 4 at the Gothenburg Sound Festival at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden. ENGEL parted ways with singer Magnus "Mangan" Klavborn in ...

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OPETH Schedules 'Record Store Day' Signing, Acoustic Performance

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will celebrate "Record Store Day" with a free acoustic performance and signing on April 20 at 3:00 p.m at Newbury Comics in Leominster, Massachusetts. Newbury Comics 31 Sack Blvd. Leominster, MA (978) 537-9517 NewburyComics.com Founded in 2007 and officially kicked off in 2008 by METALLICA, Record Store Day takes place on ...

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ENGEL: Teaser Of 'What's Coming And Going On'

A teaser for what is to come from Swedish metallers ENGEL can be seen below. Singer Mikael Sehlin (DEGRADEAD) made his live debut with ENGEL on January 4 at the Gothenburg Sound Festival at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden. The group states: "Mikael is doing a great job and we look forward to the next album. ...

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DARK FUNERAL's LORD AHRIMAN On Passing Of DAVID PARLAND: 'You Will Be Missed Deeply!'

Guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has posted the following message regarding the passing of his former bandmate, Swedish guitarist David Parland (pictured below; NECROPHOBIC, DARK FUNERAL, INFERNAL): "A couple of days ago I was reached by the terrible news that my old brother David 'Blackmoon' Parland had ...

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DEGRADEAD To Release 'The Monster Within' In August

Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD, whose singer, Mikael Sehlin, recently joined fellow Swedes ENGEL as their new frontman, will release their fourth album, "The Monster Within", on August 23. The CD was recorded between January 14 and February 2 at Panic Room studios in Skara with producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson and marks the group's ...

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