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POWERWOLF Completes Work On New Album

Multinational heavy metallers POWERWOLF have finished recording their as-yet-untitled fourth album. This time the pack invaded none less than five studios and two churches to get their latest metal hymns in shape! In total, more than 70 people participated in the genesis of the follow-up to 2009's "Bible Of The Beast". Guitarist Matthew Greywolf comments: ...

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THERION: 'Kali Yuga III' Video Released

"Kali Yoga III", the new video from Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Sitra Ahra", which sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, ...

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SLASH Confirmed For Spain's SONISPHERE Festival

Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has been confirmed as the Friday-night headliner of this year's edition of the Sonisphere festival in Spain. The event, now in its third year, will be held at Getafe Open Air, Madrid on Friday-Saturday, July 15-16. Friday, July 15: SLASH THE DARKNESS ARCH ENEMY SÔBER VALIENT THORR ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Third Studio Webisode Posted Online

DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — recently inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Due on August 25, the band's debut album was recorded at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). ...

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SCELERATA To Record New Album At BLIND GUARDIAN's Studio

Brazilian metallers SCELERATA are working on material for their third album, to be recorded in Brazil and Germany. The CD will be produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE, SAXON, HALFORD, HAMMERFALL, MOTÖRHEAD), continuing the partnership that started in 2007 when he worked on SCELERATA's second album, "Skeletons Domination". Commented SCELERATA drummer Francis Cassol: ...

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HYSTERICA Planning 'Special Concept' For Next Album

Swedish MANOWAR-inspired all-female metal band HYSTERICA, which recently completed a short run of dates in Russia with FRANTIC AMBER, is working on a new album titled "The Art Of Metal". According to a press release, HYSTERICA is planning "something different and unique" for the upcoming CD by "unit[ing] the music with another form of art. ...

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HAMMERFALL To Play Two 'Infected' Preview Shows In Germany

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL are back with a new album, "Infected", which is set for European release on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate the occasion, the band decided to play two exclusive shows in Germany where fans can listen to the entire CD three weeks before its release. Tickets to the show ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Second Studio Webisode Posted Online

DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — recently inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Due on August 25, the band's debut album was recorded at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). ...

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HAMMERFALL: New Single Available For Streaming

"One More Time", the new single from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, is available for streaming on the band's Facebook page. On April 8, Nuclear Blast Records will release a limited-edition picture seven-inch version of "One More Time" from HAMMERFALL's upcoming album "Infected". The vinyl is limited on 500 copies and sold through the ...

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FREEDOM CALL To Release 'Live In Hellvetia' In June

Having sold over 35,000 copies of its debut, "Stairway To Fairyland", FREEDOM CALL's tour with SAXON, ANGRA and EDGUY turned into a triumphal march. The tour culminated with memorable shows with SAVATAGE and SKEW SISKIN in August 1999 as part of the Popkomm music fair in Cologne. The band played almost fifty shows in 2000 ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION Signs With Sweden's SONY MUSIC

DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — has inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Due on August 25, the band's debut album was recorded at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'One More Time' Single Detailed

On April 8, Nuclear Blast Records will release a limited-edition picture seven-inch version of the HAMMERFALL single "One More Time" from the band's upcoming album "Infected". The vinyl is limited on 500 copies and sold through the Nuclear Blast mailorder only. On the B-side of the single there will be a live version of "Hallowed ...

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DRAGONLAND To Enter Studio In May

Swedish symphonic power metallers DRAGONLAND will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on May 31 to begin recording their fifth album for an August release via Germany's AFM Records. Several different studios will be used to track this utterly ambitious album, with Jacob Hansen set to add his magic touch to the mix. Twelve songs ...

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HAMMERFALL: New Album Details Revealed

On May 20, Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will release their new album, "Infected", via Nuclear Blast Records. Laying down the foundation themselves in their own studio in Sweden, the band then traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to finish it up with acclaimed producer James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF). He also mixed the album, giving ...

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BLACK Hoping To Hit The Road Later This Year

Vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN) have joined forces in a new "supergroup" which is presently going under the working band name BLACK. Commented Rosén: "It feels very interesting with our new band BLACK. "We are working on ...

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Former, Current Members Of BLACK SABBATH, KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL Working On 'Very Dark' Music

Vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN) have joined forces in a new "supergroup" which is presently going under the working band name BLACK. According to Martin, the first song that was written during the project's initial writing sessions ...

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ASPERA Changes Name To ABOVE SYMMETRY; Debut Album To Be Re-Released

Over one year ago, five young musicians from Skien, Norway, made a very impressive entrance into the metal world with their debut album "Ripples", released under the band name ASPERA by no one less than progressive top label InsideOut Music. Media across the globe replied positively with numerous excellent reviews for "Ripples" throughout 2010 and ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Joins Forces With KING DIAMOND Guitarist, Ex-HAMMERFALL Bassist

Vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN) have joined forces in an as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup." The band is currently working on music at La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden as well as in England. More information will ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., HAMMERFALL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., HAMMERFALL, POISONBLACK, BYFROST, DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE and PRIMEVIL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Ronnie James Dio Stage W.A.S.P. IMMORTAL MOTÖRHEAD RHAPSODY OF FIRE ...

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DRAGONLAND Signs With AFM RECORDS

Swedish symphonic power metallers DRAGONLAND have inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. Commented the band: "We in the DRAGONLAND camp are very excited to bring everyone the news that we have signed with AFM Records! These guys are experts in dealing with our genre, and we are looking forward to a long cooperation with ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Holland's DOKK'EM OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Dokk'em Open Air festival, set to take place May 28, 2011 at Spriens Raard in Dokkum, Netherlands. Raard is a mound in the village Dongeradeel in one of the most beautiful areas of the province of Friesland. A pre-festival party, Dokk'em Rockt!, ...

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THERION Immortalized In Boardgame

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION now been immortalized in a boardgame! Commented mainman Christofer Johnsson: "Paulo Vallerga from the famous game developer Scribabs approached the band at the show in Milano last year with this great idea of making a fantasy boardgame based upon the stage characters mixed with mythology, and we instantly thought it was ...

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EDGUY Confirmed For Belgium's POWER PROG & METAL FEST

German melodic metallers EDGUY have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Power Prog & Metal Fest, set to take place April 30, 2011 at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGE OF TORMENT BLACKOUT EDGUY EMPYRIOS ETHERNITY EUROPE GAMMARAY HAMMERFALL IRON MASK LAST BREATH MESSIAH ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Brand new rehearsal footage of DEATHDESTRUCTION — the Swedish metal "supergroup" featuring current/former members of EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL and DEAD BY APRIL — can be viewed below. DEATHDESTRUCTION last year finished recording its debut album at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). A release date for the ...

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DARKWATER Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA XII Festival

Swedish progressive metal band DARKWATER has been confirmed for the ProgPower USA XII festival, set to take place September 14-17, 2011 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARCTURUS CREATIONS'S END DARKWATER DREAM EVIL ELDRITCH EVERGREY HAKEN MOB RULES RED CIRCUIT SANCTUARY THERION VANDEN PLAS VOYAGER WHILE HEAVEN ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist OSCAR DRONJAK Launches MMA Blog

Oscar Dronjak, guitarist for the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL, is a maniac for music, but ask him what he dedicates most of his time to outside of recording new albums and touring, and the response is both quick and passionate: mixed martial arts, and the UFC, in particular. When it comes to having knowledge ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, APOCALYPTICA, ALTER BRIDGE, Others Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

ROB ZOMBIE, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DISTURBED, ALTER BRIDGE, MONSTER MAGNET, THE CULT, MORBID ANGEL, MESHUGGAH and SUICIDE SILENCE are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is as follows: Friday, June 17: IGGY AND THE STOOGES ROB ZOMBIE ...

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