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THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Does Not Endorse New CELTIC FROST Reissues

CELTIC FROST leader Thomas Gabriel Fischer has denounced BMG's recently announced plans to reissue the band's seminal Noise Records catalog on June 30. The reissues include four out of five of the band's Noise-era studio albums: "Morbid Tales", "To Mega Therion", "Into The Pandemonium" and "Vanity/Nemesis". The albums will be reissued on deluxe hardback CD ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'Dethrone And Defy' Video Released

"Dethrone And Defy", the new video from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed at four different shows on the "Built To Tour" 2017 trek. "Dethrone And Defy" is taken from HAMMERFALL's tenth studio album, "Built To Last", which was released on November 4 via Napalm Records. The track listing for ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'Built To Last' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Built To Last", the title track of the tenth studio album from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The disc was released on November 4 via Napalm Records. Comments HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak: "We wanted to do something simple yet effective, so we recorded this in my studio ...

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Death Thy Lover EP - CANDLEMASS

Just when some believed the mightyCANDLEMASS to be over, the band is back with its first batch of new material since 2012's "Psalms for the Dead". In the interim, CANDLEMASS dropped a compilation album, "Introducing", and "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus – Live at Roadburn 2011". Also in that time, Mats Levén, who has been a metal ...

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SNOWY SHAW Releases 'Alcoholocaust' Video

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with such legendary bands as MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME and SABATON, has released a music video for the song "Alcoholocaust". The track was written, produced, recorded, played and sung by Shaw. It was mixed and mastered at Sound Industry ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES Members Cover DAVID BOWIE For Paris Terror Attack Victims

French singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stéphane Honde (pictured; HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS, THE STARS) has assembled an all-star lineup of rock musicians — including former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno, STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet and ex-BLACK SABBATH and DIO drummer Vinny Appice — to record cover version of the David Bowie song "Heroes" to benefit victims of ...

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Audio: PHILIP ANSELMO Joins Forces With CHILD BITE For Cover Version Of CELTIC FROST's 'The Usurper'

Next month, Corpse Flower Records will unveil "Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost", a maniacal 12-inch compilation featuring the likes of PERSEKUTOR, ACID WITCH, TEMPLE OF VOID, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HAYWARD featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of NEUROSIS, EVOKEN and COFFIN'S SLAVE featuring Scott Carlson of REPULSION all paying tribute to one of extreme ...

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CANDLEMASS/Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MATS LEVÉN Collaborates With Slovakia's TRISTANA

Swedish singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS, TREAT, THERION, KRUX) is collaborating with the Slovakian alternative metal band TRISTANA. The new project, calling itself TRISTANA FEAT. MATS LEVÉN, will make festival appearances this summer. Levén began his career in 1986 in the bands SWEDISH EROTICA and TREAT. In 1997 came his first worldwide success as ...

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Former MERCYFUL FATE Members HANK SHERMANN, MICHAEL DENNER Tap SNOWY SHAW For Debut Album

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with such legendary bands as MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME and SABATON, has finished laying down drums on the debut album from DENNER/SHERMANN, the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann. Regarding how the idea for ...

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ANNIHILATOR Rejoined By Singer COBURN PHARR For 70000 TONS OF METAL Performance (Video)

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters invited the band's former vocalist, Coburn Pharr, to feature in their performances when the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise sailed to Jamaica last week. Pharr was lead vocalist on ANNIHILATOR's critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release "Never, Neverland", which includes classics such as "Road To Ruin", "I Am In Command", "Reduced ...

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220 VOLT: 'Through The Wastelands' Video Released

"Through The Wastelands", the new video from long-running Swedish metallers 220 VOLT, can be seen below. The track is the second single from the band's new album, "Walking In Starlight", which was released on October 15, 2014 through AOR Heaven. The CD was produced by the band and mixed by Max Norman and Ronnie Björnström ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Be Rejoined By Singer COBURN PHARR For 70000 TONS OF METAL Performances

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters has invited the band's former vocalist, Coburn Pharr, to feature in their performances when the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise sails to Jamaica in January 2015. Pharr was lead vocalist on ANNIHILATOR's critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release "Never, Neverland", which includes classics such as "Road To Ruin", "I Am In ...

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TRIPTYKON: 'Tree Of Suffocating Souls' Video Released

"Tree Of Suffocating Souls", the new video from TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by Philipp Hirsch, who previously worked with TRIPTYKON on the videos for "Shatter" and "Aurorae". ...

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GUS G., MATS LEVÉN Perform Acoustically In Greece (Video)

On October 3, Gus G. — well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND — and singer Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION) performed acoustically at the Irida rock bar in Ioannina, Greece. You can now watch video footage of their ...

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Video: TRIPTYKON Performs CELTIC FROST's 'Circle Of The Tyrants' At Sweden's MÖRKASTE SMÅLAND

Fan-filmed video footage of TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — performing the CELTIC FROST classic "Circle Of The Tyrants" on September 27 at Mörkaste Småland festival at Metropol in Hultsfred, Sweden can be seen below. TRIPTYKON's second ...

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GUS G. Talks To MUSICIAN'S FRIEND (Video)

In August 2014, Musician's Friend conducted an interview with Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Gus' debut solo album, "I Am The Fire", entered ...

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TRIPTYKON's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Speaks To EQPTV At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

Elliot Paisley of EQPTV conducted an interview with former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat ...

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TRIPTYKON's TOM GABRIEL WARRIOR Talks To KAAOS TV At Finland's JALOMETALLI (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) on August 9 at Jalometalli festival in Oulu, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. "Aurorae", the new video from TRIPTYKON, was directed by Philipp Hirsch, who previously collaborated with ...

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TRIPTYKON: 'Aurorae' Video Released

"Aurorae", the new video from TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by Philipp Hirsch — who previously collaborated with TRIPTYKON on the group's highly acclaimed "Shatter" video — and ...

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SNOWY SHAW Releases 'Dusk" Digital Single

Having played with such legendary bands as MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME and SABATON, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw will release a solo digital single titled "Dusk" on July 22. The track is taken from Snowy's forthcoming live DVD/CD package titled "The Liveshow: 25 Years Of Madness In ...

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Reunited TALISMAN Pays Tribute To Fallen Bassist MARCEL JACOB At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL (Video)

The long-awaited reunion show from TALISMAN — the Swedish-American melodic hard rock band featuring singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY) and bassist Marcel Jacob (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) — took place on June 6 at the Sweden Rock Festival. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Sadly, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson was not able ...

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