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ÅRABROT Honored At SPELLEMANN Awards

Haugesund, Norway-based "noise rock" band ÅRABROT was honored in the "Metal" category at the 40th annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards). The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show was held this past Saturday, January 14 at Folketeateret in Oslo, Norway and was broadcast live on the Norwegian channel NRK1. The ...

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Norway's SHINING: 'Fisheye' Video Released

"Fisheye", the new video from the Norwegian "blackjazz" outfit SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish extreme metal band of the same name), can be seen below. SHINING released its first-ever live DVD and CD, "Live Blackjazz", on November 11 via Indie Recordings. The effort was produced by SHINING frontman Jørgen Munkeby and was ...

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Norway's SHINING: Teaser For 'Fisheye' Video

A one-minute teaser for "Fisheye", the new video from the Norwegian "blackjazz" outfit SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish extreme metal band of the same name), can be seen below. The full clip will make its online debut on January 7. SHINING released its first-ever live DVD and CD, "Live Blackjazz", on November ...

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Sweden's SHINING Launches Studio Blog

Sweden's SHINING, the extreme metal band founded by controversial frontman Niklas Kvarforth, has entered Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden with producer Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) to begin recording its eighth full-length album, which currently only bears the working title "VIII". SHINING has set up a blog which will track the whole recording process, ...

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SHINING, TAAKE, VREID, INSENSE Nominated For 'Spellemann' Award

SHINING (Norway; not to be confused with the Swedish extreme metal act), TAAKE, VREID and INSENSE have been nominated in the "Metal" category at the 40th annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards). The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show will be held Saturday, January 14 at Folketeateret in Oslo, Norway ...

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IHSAHN: Video Footage Of Entire Tokyo Concert Available

Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn kicked off his Japanese co-headlining tour with THE HAUNTED yesterday (Monday, December 5) at Shibuya O-East in Tokyo. Ihsahn was supposed to tour Japan in May with MORBID ANGEL and THE HAUNTED, but this tour was cancelled due to the disastrous earthquakes and floods Japan experienced in February, leading to the ...

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CAGE Singer 'Patches Things Up' With BLAZE BAYLEY

CAGE singer Sean Peck will join former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley on stage tonight (Sunday, November 13) at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California to perform the MAIDEN classic "Man On The Edge". Peck famously got into a physical altercation with Bayley in 2004 after the former WOLFSBANE singer decided to exercise free ...

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Norway's SHINING: New 'Live Blackjazz' DVD Preview Clip Available

Norwegian "blackjazz" outfit SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish extreme metal band of the same name) will release its first-ever live DVD and CD, "Live Blackjazz", on November 11 via Indie Recordings. The effort was produced by SHINING frontman Jrgen Munkeby and was mixed by Sean Beavan (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS, SLAYER). ...

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Norway's SHINING: New 'Live Blackjazz' DVD Trailer Released

Norwegian "blackjazz" outfit SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish extreme metal band of the same name) will release its first-ever live DVD and CD, "Live Blackjazz", on November 11 via Indie Recordings. The effort was produced by SHINING frontman Jrgen Munkeby and was mixed by Sean Beavan (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS, SLAYER). ...

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Boldly Stride the Doomed - ARGUS

Signing ARGUS was a smart move on the part of Cruz Del Sur. Condolences to any label that decided to pass. The self-titled debut on Shadow King Records established the heavy metal doomsters as a force to be reckoned with and on "Boldly Stride the Doomed" the Pennsylvanians have reached elite status alongside stalwarts like ...

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SHINING: 'Live Blackjazz' Trailer Available

Norwegian "blackjazz" outfit SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish extreme metal band of the same name) will release its first-ever live DVD and CD, "Live Blackjazz", on November 11 via Indie Recordings. The effort was produced by SHINING frontman Jrgen Munkeby and was mixed by Sean Beavan (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS, SLAYER). ...

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SO MUCH FOR NOTHING Signs With MY KINGDOM MUSIC

Norway's SO MUCH FOR NOTHING has inked a deal with My Kingdom Music. The band's new album, "Livsgnist", will be released on January 16 on CD and LP format. According to a press release, the CD features "a sound that is unique, bringing in instruments as saxophone, trumpet, cello, violin and flute among others, making ...

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SHINING Frontman Announces Details Of Solo Release

Niklas Kvarforth, founder and frontman of Swedish extreme metallers SHINING, has announced details of the upcoming release of a solo project that will chart fifteen years of his often controversial musical career. "Fifteen Years Of Absolute Darkness", scheduled for release via Spinefarm Records on December 7, will feature 15 tracks from various bands on which ...

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Norway's SHINING To Release Live DVD, CD

Norwegian "blackjazz" outfit SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish extreme metal band of the same name) will release its first-ever live DVD and CD, "Live Blackjazz", on November 11 via Indie Recordings. The effort was produced by SHINING frontman Jrgen Munkeby and was mixed by Sean Beavan (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS, SLAYER). ...

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Sweden's SHINING To Film 'Tillsammans r Vi Allt' Video

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING will start work on their second-ever video in October. The clip, for the track "Tillsammans r Vi Allt", will be filmed both during a live concert and in a studio setting. Martin Strandberg, who directed the band's first video, "Frtvivlan Min Arvedel", will once again be at the helm along with ...

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SHINING Single Certified Gold In Sweden

The first-ever single released by Swedish extreme metallers SHINING, which was exclusively distributed in Sweden via Sweden Rock Magazine, was certified gold in the band's home country in August by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. (Note: Each copy of the magazine containing the CD sold in ...

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CORRODED: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Age Of Rage'

Swedish rockers CORRODED have just released a brand new behind-the-scenes video detailing the making of the "Age Of Rage" soundtrack for the upcoming Electronic Arts (EA Games) free-to-play First Person Shooter game Battlefield Play4Free. The soundtrack, produced by Swedish producer Patrik Frisk at Ninetone Records, will be included on the international release of CORRODED's new ...

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APOSTASY: New Song Available For Streaming

"Horns", a brand new song from Swedish death/black metallers APOSTASY, can be streamed on the band's Facebook page. (Note: You must "like" the group in order to stream the cut.) The track comes off APOSTASY's third album, "Nuclear Messiah", which will be released on August 24 via Gothenburg, Sweden's Rambo Music, a division ...

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DEN SAAKALDTE Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers DEN SAAKALDTE have inked a deal with Agonia Records. The band, which earlier in the year parted ways with vocalist Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING) and replaced him with yvind Hgeland (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, ARCTURUS, SCARIOT), has released the following statement regarding its new label home: "Many dramatic changes occurred during the last year in ...

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SHINING Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Video footage of Swedish extreme metallers SHINING answering a number of fan-submitted questions via a Ustream broadcast from Spinefarm Records' "summer camp" can be seen below. SHINING will enter KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden in January to begin work on the band's eighth album. SHINING mainman Niklas Kvarforth ...

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