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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' Songwriting Credits Available

The songwriting credits have been revealed for "Polaris", the new studio album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available in Europe on May 21 via the band's new label partner Edel under the new imprint ...

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SHINING, BUNKUR Members Join Forces In ODESSA

ODESSA, the new doom/black metal band featuring members of SHINING and BUNKUR, will enter the studio in September to record its first full-length album, entitled "Entartet". The CD will contain two 20-minute tracks; one created in Norway, one in Holland. ODESSA is: Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING) - Vocals Vidar Ermesjo (HJARNIDAUDI) - Guitar Manuel Tinnemans (BUNKUR) ...

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MANIAC's SKITLIV Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Former MAYHEM frontman Maniac, along with members of his black/doom band SKITLIV, will atend a listening session for the long-awaited SKITLIV album, "Skandinavisk Misantropi", at this year's Inferno festival in Oslo. The CD, due for release on the Season of Mist label later this year, features guest vocal appearances by David Tibet (CURRENT 93), Attila ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' U.S. Release Date Announced

Armoury Records (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment) has set a May 26 U.S. release date for "Polaris", the new studio album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available in Europe on May 21 via ...

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SHINING Frontman: 'I Hate Everything That Lives And Breathes From The Depths Of My Heart'

Metalhead.ro conducted an interview with vocalist Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson of Swedish black metallers SHINING on March 21, 2009 when the band performed in Brasov, Romania. Watch the chat and performance footage below. SHINING is currently seeking a suitable label to release its recently completed sixth studio album, "VI / Klagopsalmer". The CD was recorded at ...

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BETHLEHEM To Release New Split Album With BENIGHTED IN SODOM

BETHLEHEM has announced its first release since "Mein Weg" in 2004, a 7" split with U.S. black metallers BENIGHTED IN SODOM, who have just returned from their first U.S. tour with FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, CHAOS MOON, and VELNIAS. BETHLEHEM contributes a new version of "Du Sollst Dich Töten" from its 1998 album "S.U.i.Z.i.D.", featuring guest vocals ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' Track Listing Unveiled

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have revealed the final track listing for their new album, "Polaris", which is scheduled for release on May 21. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available via the band's new label partner Edel under the new ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Polaris", the new album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, can be viewed below. Due on May 21, the CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available via the band's new label partner Edel under the new imprint earMUSIC ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Deep Unknown' Video Shoot Posted Online

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have posted a five-minute clip (see below) featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band's recent video shoot for the song "Deep Unknown". STRATOVARIUS will release its brand new studio album, "Polaris", on May 21. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — ...

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EVERGREY: Marietta Show Postponed

Due to "unforeseen logistical issues," the EVERGREY show scheduled for March 12 in Marietta, Georgia has been postponed until Friday, May 29. "Both the band and HoS Productions have explored all options in an attempt to salvage the situation," reads an official press release. "However, it was simply impossible given the constraints of the issues ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY, SHINING Confirmed For Germany's HELLFLAME Festivals

The Hellflame Festivals will be held in September and October in Germany. The billing is shaping up as follows: September 5 at Halle Gartlage in Osnabrück, Germany: DARK TRANQUILLITY SHINING October 24 at Stadthalle Lichtenfels in Lichtenfels, Germany: DARK TRANQUILLITY THE DEVILS BLOOD SHINING More acts will be announced soon. DARK TRANQUILLITY was joined by ...

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THE LEGION: New Song Available For Streaming

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, who feature in their ranks former MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have posted a new song, "Call Of The Nameless Black", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's third album, "A Bliss to Suffer", due on April 27 through Listenable Records. The CD was entirely produced ...

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THE LEGION: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION, who feature in their ranks former MARDUK drummer Emil Dragutinovic, have unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for their third album, "A Bliss to Suffer". Due on April 27 through Listenable Records, the CD was entirely produced by the bandmembers themselves at Art Decay Studio during a series of ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Release 'Polaris' In May

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS will release their brand new studio album, "Polaris", on May 21. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available via the band's new label partner Edel under the new imprint earMUSIC outside of Asia and the band's ...

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EVERGREY, NOVEMBRE: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will team up with special guests, Italy's NOVEMBRE, for a tour of Europe in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: April 03 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix April 04 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob April 05 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Boerderij April 07 - London, UK - Underworld April 08 - Paris, ...

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KRAKOW Begins Recording Debut Album

Norwegian stoner metal band KRAKOW has issued the following update: "We're currently working on our debut album in Duper Studio, Bergen. We have been working hard toward this session since we finished the European tour, so we are really excited about this. We have finished recording three songs: 'Oblivious', 'Art of Motion' and 'Drifter'. Our ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Discusses 'Bonded By Blood' Re-Recording

Lucem Fero recently published an interview with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt, conducted in late 2008 by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. Topics of discussion included "Let There Be Blood", the controversial re-recording of EXODUS' classic 1985 debut album "Bonded by Blood", his response to criticism regarding the project, the album's artwork, bonus track "Hell's ...

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NÀTTSÒL: First Two Songs Posted Online

Norwegian black metal band NÀTTSÒL — which consists of Erlend Antonsen (QUADRIVIUM, MYRKGRAV), Jarle "Uruz" Byberg (DEN SAAKALDTE, WHERE ANGELS FALL, ex-SHINING), Nattsjèl (VIDSYN), Gustav Jørgen Pedersen (ÈLVARHØI), Venomenon (SECTUMSEMPRA, ex-THE DEVIANT) and Anette Guldbransen (DIMENSION F3H, THE MANDYLION) — has posted two songs from its forthcoming release, "Stemning". Check out the tracks "Ved Aas ...

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EVERGREY: New Audio Interview With TOM ENGLUND Available

TheRightToRock.com has issued its latest podcast (episode #71), featuring vocalist/guitarist Tom Englund of Swedish metallers EVERGREY. The interview lasts approximately 30 minutes and is available for download at this location. EVERGREY will perform "an intimate warm-up show" in Marietta, Georgia on March 12 en route to Mexico City for a festival appearance. According ...

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