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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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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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'Metal Evolution' Creators Seeking Funding For 'Extreme Metal' Episode

In 2011, Banger Films released the biggest-ever series on the history of heavy metal and hard rock, "Metal Evolution". Based on Banger's groundbreaking "Heavy Metal Family Tree," the series explored over 40 years of metal history — from early metal and shock rock to thrash and nu metal. Following metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn, "Metal Evolution" took ...

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0XÍST: 'Nil' Album Details Revealed

Finnish doomy dark metal band 0XÍST will release its debut album, "Nil", in early October as a joint effort by French labels Ostra Records and Cold Void Emanations. The CD was recorded and mixed at D-Studio in Klaukkala. The cover art and the booklet layout were designed by French artist YhN. "Nil" track listing: 01. ...

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OPETH Guitarist Gets Animated For 'MK Ondergrond' Interview (Video)

"MK Ondergrond" (meaning "Underground" in Afrikaans) conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. You can watch the chat below (Note: The intro is in Afrikaans, but the interview was conducted in English). "MK Ondergrond" (

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SHEAR Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Helsinki, Finland-based female-fronted metallers SHEAR have parted ways with bassist Eerik Purdon and replaced him with Silver Ots (DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, THE NIBIRUAN, AMORAL). Commented the band: "Our former bassist, Eerik Purdon, decided to step down after many great years together. We thank Eerik for the good times and wish him the best of luck ...

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OPETH Mainman Begins Writing Material For Next Album

PitCam.TV conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Asked whether OPETH has begun work on the follow-up to last year's "Heritage" album, Mikael replied, "I've ...

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OPETH: Video Interview With MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT

In early June, Warner Music conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at the Rock Im Park festival at Zeppelinfeld in Nürnberg, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. OPETH recently completed a North America co-headlining tour with MASTODON. The trek kicked off on April 4 in Portland, Maine, ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 'Machine Head' 40th-Anniversary Box Set Due In October

EMI has set an October 8 European release date for the 40th-anniversary edition of DEEP PURPLE's classic 1972 album, "Machine Head". This five-disc special edition will be accompanied with a fully illustrated 60-page hardback booklet, housed in a luxury box. Contents include: * CD1: "Machine Head" original album 2012 remaster * CD2: 1997 remix by ...

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OPETH Mainman Pays Tribute To JON LORD

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH has released the following statement regarding the passing of former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord: ?"We're very saddened to hear about the passing of the great Jon Lord. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. He's obviously partly responsible for OPETH ever being formed, so ...

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THE INIQUITY DESCENT: 'Collector Vs Protector' Video Released

"Collector Vs Protector", 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 comes off THE INIQUITY DESCENT's debut album, "The Human Apheresis", which was released on May 25 via Massacre Records. The track listing for the CD is ...

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SCORPIONS: Wantagh Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SCORPIONS' July 7 concert at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Sting In The Tail 02. Make It Real 03. Is There Anybody There? 04. The Zoo 05. Coast To Coast 06. Loving You Sunday Morning 07. ...

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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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FINNTROLL To Enter Studio In November

Finnish metal marauders FINNTROLL will enter Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki at the end of November to record their sixth full length album. The as-yet-untitled CD will be released in early 2013 through Century Media. Commented FINNTROLL guitarist Mikael "Routa" Karlbom: "So far we have pretty much half of the material ready for the upcoming ...

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OPETH: Video Interview Posted Online

Roy Kristensen and Alexander Skottene Twiss of Imhotep Productions recently conducted an interview with Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat in four parts below. OPETH recently completed a North America co-headlining tour with MASTODON. The trek kicked off on April 4 in Portland, Maine, and visited more than 30 cities in ...

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THYRFING Signs With NOISEART RECORDS

NoiseArt Records and the concert artist agency Rock The Nation have announced the signing of Swedish viking/black metallers THYRFING to a worldwide deal. The band's first CD since 2008's critically acclaimed "Hels Vite" will be recorded and mixed during late summer and early fall for a spring 2013 release. Commented the band: "We are really ...

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OPETH Announces 'Swedish Heritage Tour 2012'

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will embark on the "Swedish Heritage Tour 2012" in November. The dates are as follows: Nov. 29 - KB - Malmo, Sweden Nov. 30 - Katalin - Stockholm, Sweden Dec. 01 - Club 700 - Örebro, Sweden Dec. 02 - Nefertiti - Gothenburg, Sweden Dec. 03 - Nefertiti - Gothenburg, Sweden ...

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OPETH Frontman Collaborates With Legendary GENESIS Guitarist

Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH has recorded some vocals in collaboration with legendary GENESIS guitarist Steve Hackett. Mikael is featured on a re-recording of the classic GENESIS mega-epos "Supper's Ready" from 1972's "Foxtrot" album. More information about the upcoming release will be released soon. In other news, due to popular demand, Mikael has ...

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HYPOCRISY: New Video Interview Posted Online

Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY at last month's Metalfest in Austria. You can now watch the chat below. HYPOCRISY is writing material for its 13th studio album, which it plans to record later this year for an eary 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: ...

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HYPOCRISY Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

During a visit to the Nuclear Blast Records headquarters in Donzdorf, Germany on June 6, Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY answered questions that were submitted via the Nuclear Blast Facebook page. Check out the question-and-answer session below. HYPOCRISY is writing material for its 13th studio album, which it plans to record later this year for an ...

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OPETH: New Video Interview With MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT

Metal Hammer TV conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at this year's Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. OPETH recently completed a North America co-headlining tour with MASTODON. The trek kicked off on April ...

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OPETH: New Video Interview With MARTÍN MÉNDEZ

Montreality recently conducted an interview with bassist Martín Méndez of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. OPETH has just completed a North America co-headlining tour with MASTODON. The trek kicked off on April 4 in Portland, Maine, and visited more than 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada ...

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