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Sweden's SHINING Announces New Guitarist, Drummer

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have announced the addition of two new touring members — Euge Valovirta on guitar and Rainer Tuomikanto on drums. Some of you might have already spotted Euge on SHINING's previous gigs in Germany and Finland. Not only is he known to be one of the greatest guitarists in Finland, but, along ...

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SATYRICON, DARKTHRONE Members Featured In Documentary On JONAS R. CHRISTIANSEN Memorial Concert

On November 18, 2011, members from high-profile Norwegian metal bands, including DARKTHRONE, SATYRICON and TAAKE, took part in a live show called "Algir - Støttekonsert For Jonas R. Christiansen", at Bergen's prime rock venue, Garage. Originally arranged in order to raise funds and send cancer-stricken vocalist Jonas Christiansen (SLAVIA, ex-DISIPLIN) to a private treatment facility ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Valhalla Rising", a brand new song from Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Hunt", which will be released in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Official 'The Hunt' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "The Hunt", the title track of the new album from Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. Due in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD's cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP), who also handled the art on GRAND ...

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Sweden's SHINING To Release Covers EP

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING will release an EP of cover songs with a choice of material that will come as a surprise to many of the band's fans. The four-track EP, titled "Lots of Girls Gonna Get Hurt", includes tracks from KATATONIA, KENT, IMPERIET and POETS OF THE FALL, and is due for release on ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Eremita' In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 19 North American release date (one day earlier in Europe) for "Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded and produced at Telemark's Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden's Juke Joint Studio and Seattle's Envisage Audio, "Eremita" was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH) at ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announces New Drummer

Due to family obligations and work commitments, drummer Sebastian "Seb" Sippola has left Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS. The new man behind the kit is Ludwig "Ludde" Witt (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD, SHINING). Commented Sebastian: "It took a load off my mind that Ludwig was chosen because he is a friend of mine. By the way, ...

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RUINED SOUL One-Man Project Evolves Into A Full-Blown Band

Gothenburg, Sweden's RUINED SOUL, which was started by Johnny Johansson as a one-man metal project due to Johnny's focus on DISDAIN, has evolved into a full-blown band. Commented Johnny: "Yes, RUINED SOUL was supposed to be a solo project, but… no more! The urge of playing these songs live and spending more time on RUINED ...

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RUINED SOUL To Film 'Rewind' Video

Gothenburg, Sweden-based one-man metal project RUINED SOUL will film a video for the song "Rewind" on March 16 with Greenworks. Backing RUINED SOUL guitarist/mastermind Johnny Johansson during the video shoot will be the following musicians: * Patrik Johansson (ARISE) - Vocals * Jonathan Thorpengberg (TRENCHES) - Guitar * Janne Jaloma (DEALS DEATH) - Drums * ...

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MOONLYGHT Rejoined By Original Bassist

Quebec's resurrected dark metallers MOONLYGHT have been rejoined by their original bassist Christian Jacques. The band states, "Christian played bass in MOONLYGHT from 1995 to 1998 and during that period he laid down his bass tracks on our first demo, 'Midwinter Melodies', besides participating with us for the composition of many songs. "Christian has great ...

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MOONLYGHT To Enter Studio This Summer

Quebec's resurrected dark metallers MOONLYGHT will enter the studio this summer to record their third album, "Return To Desolation". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Return To Desolation", "Human Rememberance", "Dwelling In Earth's Shadow", "A Distant Illusion Of Freedom" and "The Sweet Poisonned Light". Commented MOONLYGHT mainman Sebastien Robitaille: "I think that the ...

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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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