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DARKWATER: 'Where Stories End' Trailer Available

A promotional trailer for "Where Stories End", the new album from the Swedish progressive metal band DARKWATER, can be viewed below. The CD will be released on November 12 in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23 in North America via Nightmare Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Calling The Earth To Witness" was mixed by ...

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KING DIAMOND, Ex-HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Members Join Forces In New Project

Current/former members of KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN have joined forces in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed Swedish "supergroup." The lineup for the band is as follows: * Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL) - Bass * Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) - Guitar * Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - Drums * Mats Olausson (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - ...

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THERION: 'Sitra Ahra' Video Contest Winner Announced

The THERION video contest for the track "Sitra Ahra" is now over — and THERION mastermind Christofer Johnsson has picked a lucky winner. His name is Fredrik Mattson, and he's from Sweden. The lucky man won a meet-and-greet with the band plus a massive voucher for the Nuclear Blast shop. Commented Johnsson: "It was really ...

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DARKWATER: New Song Posted Online

Swedish progressive metal band DARKWATER will release its new album, "Where Stories End", on November 12 in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23 in North America via Nightmare Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Calling The Earth To Witness" was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, HAMMERFALL). ...

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POWERGLOVE: New Song Available For Streaming

The song "Transformers" from video game metal masters POWERGLOVE is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse", which is being released to day (Tuesday, September 28) via eOne Music. "'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'The Ballad' Video Released

"The Ballad", the new video from Swedish metallers DREAM EVIL, can be viewed below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among many others. Ullaeus has been responsible for all of DREAM EVIL's visual ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Legends' Trailer Available

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its brand new studio album titled "Legends" on October 22 via AFM Records. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The effort was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in ...

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Ex-HAMMERFALL Bassist Playing Three Solo Concerts In Svalbard

Swedish bassist Magnus Rosén (REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, HAMMERFALL, X-WORLD/5, FULLFORCE) has just embarked on his second tour performing a one-man solo bass show. This time it's off to Svalbard in the northernmost part of Norway (about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole) where Magnus is playing three concerts. "To have this wonderful opportunity to ...

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FULLFORCE Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

FULLFORCE — the new Swedish melodic metal project featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) on guitar, and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass — is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, tentatively due in early ...

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PATHOSRAY Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Italian progressive metal band PATHOSRAY has parted ways with guitarist Alessio Velliscig due to "artistic differences" and has replaced him with Antonio Petris. Commented the group: "Antonio has been working with PATHOSRAY's basisst, Fabio D'Amore, for a few years now on several projects. "The band found he brought a level of energy and artistic contribution ...

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DARKWATER To Release 'Where Stories End' In November

Swedish progressive metal band DARKWATER will release its new album, "Where Stories End", on November 12 in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23 in North America via Nightmare Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Calling The Earth To Witness" was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, HAMMERFALL). ...

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DGM: 'Synthesis' DVD Trailer Available

Italian progressive metallers DGM will celebrate their 15-year aniversary with the release of a "stunning" live DVD, "Synthesis", due on September 24 via Scarlet Records. Recorded in April 2010 in Rome, Italy, the DVD will be made available in a special package containing extra material plus a bonus CD featuring the band's greatest hits, re-recorded ...

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THERION: Tour Schedules Changes Announced

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION have issued the following update: "The tour schedule has changed: The shows in Caracas (Venezuela), Chihuahua and Puebla (both Mexico) have to be cancelled and the show in Santiago de Chile has moved to the Teatro Caupolican. In Europe there will be an additional show — on the 11th of December ...

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POWERGLOVE: 'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' Morphing Album Art Unveiled

Video game metal masters POWERGLOVE will release their new album, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse", on September 28 via eOne Music. "'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous releases," says drummer Bassil Silver. This is POWERGLOVE's first record with eOne Music and the band is taking its songs in a ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Legends' Artwork Unveiled

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its brand new studio album titled "Legends" on October 22 via AFM Records. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The effort was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in ...

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DGM To Release 'Synthesis' DVD+CD

Italian progressive metallers DGM will celebrate their 15-year aniversary with the release of a "stunning" live DVD, "Synthesis", due next month via Scarlet Records. Recorded in April 2010 in Rome, Italy, the DVD will be made available in a special package containing extra material plus a bonus CD featuring the band's greatest hits, re-recorded specifically ...

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Addicted to Metal - KISSIN' DYNAMITE

If it's well played and written with sizeable hooks I'm usually a sucker for this good time traditional/power metal stuff, be it EDGUY, DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND, or, as recently noted, SABATON. In the case of "Addicted to Metal" by Germany's KISSIN' DYNAMITE the times are indeed good; the style a blend of '80s hair metal ...

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EYES OF NOCTUM Begins Recording New Album

EYES OF NOCTUM, the California-based black metal band fronted by Weston "Arcane" Coppola Cage (19-year-old son of actor Nicolas Cage), has entered Entourage studios to begin recording its second album for a late 2010 release through Morbid Rose Records. A single, "Inside The Minds Of Unrest", is expected to precede the full-length CD. EYES OF ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER To Release 'Legends' Album In October

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its brand new studio album titled "Legends" on October 22 via AFM Records. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The effort was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in ...

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DRAGONLAND Guitarist Issues New Album Update

Guitarist Olof Mörck of Swedish power metallers DRAGONLAND has issued the following update: "There has passed some time since we published a demo teaser track for all of you to hear, and first of all; the reactions up 'till this day have been nothing short of amazing; thank you for your continued support! Much water ...

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STORMWARRIOR Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

German "true" metallers STORMWARRIOR have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's fourth album, tentatively titled "Heathen Warrior", will be released before the end of this year as a limited digipak with bonus material, CD and numbered gatefold vinyl. The mixing and mastering will be handled by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, HAMMERFALL, PRETTY MAIDS) at ...

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SONATA ARTICA Frontman To Guest On POWERGLOVE Album

Video game metal masters POWERGLOVE will release their new album, "Saturday Morning Apocalypse", on September 28 via eOne Music. "'Saturday Morning Apocalypse' came out brighter and darker, faster and slower than our previous releases," says drummer Bassil Silver. This is POWERGLOVE's first record with eOne Music and the band is taking its songs in a ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist Interviewed At U.K.'s HIGH VOLTAGE Festival

Baconmusic's James Allman conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL before the band's performance at High Voltage, the U.K.'s new rock festival, which took place July 24-25, 2010 at Victoria Park in London. Watch the chat below. HAMMERFALL's latest album, "No Sacrifice, No Victory", was released in Europe in February ...

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THERION Announces New Touring Bassist

Bassist Nalley Påhlsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION announced yesterday (Thursday, July 22) that would sit out the band's upcoming European headlining tour in order to focus on his personal life. Christofer Johnsson, the creative force behind the group, has now released the following statement regarding THERION's bassist situation: "Now that we have posted Nalle(y)'s ...

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