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NARNIA Announces New Singer

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA — who recently parted ways with singer Christian Liljegren — have announced the addition of vocalist Germán Pascual (see photo below) to the group's ranks. The band says, "Germán truly shares our vision and has shown us that he can handle old NARNIA songs with finesse, but most importantly that he ...

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SNOWY SHAW To Guest On 'Uncensored Net Noise'

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) will guest on "Uncensored Net Noise" on Friday, September 12 beginning at 9:30 p.m. EST. You can listen to the program live via the Internet at this location. XXX, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based glitter-rock trio featuring Snowy Shaw, will ...

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BEHEMOTH: Live Album Details Revealed

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release their first live album, "At the Arena ov Aion – Live Apostasy", in October 2008 via Regain Records. The CD will be available as digibook (15 tracks) and metalbox (including a patch, a guitar pic and bonus songs). "At the Arena ov Aion – Live Apostasy" (see cover artwork ...

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XXX Seeking 'Hot' Extras For Gothenburg Video Shoot

XXX, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based glitter-rock trio featuring multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will film a video for the song "Hello" on Saturday, September 13 at Götaplatsen (a public square in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the southern end of Kungsportsavenyn [The King's Gate Avenue], the city's main street) ...

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PRODIGAL EARTH To Release Debut In October

Cyprus-based metal act PRODIGAL EARTH will release its debut album, "Zenith II Zero", in October via Pitch Black Records. According to a press release, the CD "includes 12 melodic heavy/power compositions characterized by an overall fresh sound as well as Nicholas Leptos' (DIPHTHERIA, ARRYAN PATH) charismatic voice. The album's cover and inlay artwork have been ...

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Sweden's OPERA DIABOLICUS 'Fixing The Flaws' On Self-Titled Debut

OPERA DIABOLICUS, the Swedish doom rock-opera project featuring multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), has returned to the studio to "fix the flaws" on its self-titled debut album. According to a press release, "This decision was made in agreement between their future record companies and the band ...

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XXX Featuring SNOWY SHAW To Release Debut In October

XXX, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based glitter-rock trio featuring multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will have its debut album, "Heaven, Hell or Hollywood?", released in Japan in October through King Records. The band is currently in the early stages of negotiating deals with several labels for the rest ...

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AESMA DAEVA Schedules Minneapolis, Brooklyn Shows

Minneapolis symphonic metal band AESMA DAEVA has scheduled two shows in August and September in honor of its guitarist Earl Root, who passed away on May 23 due to complications from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer he had been battling for over 10 years: Aug. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN (Earl Root Benefit) Sep. ...

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THERION, MAYHEM Members To Guest On EYES OF NOCTUM Debut

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) has just finished laying down the drum tracks for the debut album from EYES OF NOCTUM, the California-based band fronted by actor Nicolas Cage's 17-year-old son Weston (MySpace page). The CD recordings are currently proceeding at Studio Fredman ...

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AMASEFFER To Attend 'Altalena' Premiere At JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL

Israel's "holy project" AMASEFFER has composed the original soundtrack for the Israeli film "Altalena". The film's premiere will take place on July 14 at the Jerusalem Film Festival. All three members of AMASEFFER will attend the screening, meet the press and talk about their work on the score. Visit the "Altalena" page at official festival ...

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THERION: Trailer For 'Live Gothic' DVD Available

A trailer for "Live Gothic", the forthcoming DVD from Sweden's THERION, can be viewed below. With the success of 2007's "Gothic Kaballah" and 2004's "Lemuria/Sirius B", Sweden's THERION brought its enchanting and majestic live show throughout the world with stops in the U.S., many successful European festival gigs and a full European tour, including a ...

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THERION/Ex-CANDLEMASS Singer To Perform With ETHERNA In Argentina

Argentine gothic metal band ETHERNA will be joined by singer Thomas Vikstrm (THERION, CANDLEMASS, TALK OF THE TOWN, MEHIDA) for its August 8 concert at Acatraz in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They will play new songs as well as tracks from ETHERNA's 2006 EP and from Vikstrm's bands. ETHERNA and Thomas Vikstrom previously collaborated on the ...

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OPETH Mainman Issues Post-U.S. Tour Update

OPETH mainman Mikael kerfeldt has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "We made it! First tour in support of 'Watershed' nailed down! We really enjoyed the Progressive Nation tour, all of us. It was one of the smoothest and quickest runs we've ever done. Great company too! All the guys from DREAM THEATER ...

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THERION: 'Live Gothic' DVD Preview Available

With the success of 2007's "Gothic Kaballah" and 2004's "Lemuria/Sirius B", Sweden's THERION brought its enchanting and majestic live show throughout the world with stops in the U.S., many successful European festival gigs and a full European tour, including a concert in Poland which was professionally filmed for the "Live Gothic" DVD. Due in the ...

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DISTORTED: More Video Footage From 'Voices From Within' Recording Sessions Posted Online

Female-fronted Israeli metal stalwarts DISTORTED in April released their second full-length album, "Voices from Within", via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Memorial" was recorded at Underground Studios with producer Pelle Seather and it features guest appearances by Thomas Vikstrm (THERION, ex-CANDLEMASS), Lisa Johansson (DRACONIAN) and Sven De Caluwe (ABORTED). Sven also created the

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MEHIDA Completes Recording New Album

MEHIDA, the Finnish/Swedish melodic metal band featuring former CANDLEMASS/current THERION singer Thomas Vikstrm, recently entered the studio to begin recording its second album, due later in the year via Napalm Records. "The rhythm guitars were recorded at Fear & Loathing (MESHUGGAH, CLAWFINGER) studio with CLAWFINGER mastermind Jocke Skog," the group writes on its web site. ...

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NARNIA Issues Update On Singer Search

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA who recently parted ways with singer Christian Liljegren have issued the following update: "Wooow! What can we say? We didn't know what to expect, but we've been in touch with so many great singers out there, all with great voices in different ways. Thank you all for your interest. I hope ...

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SACRUM's 'Darkstricken' To Receive First Official Release

Metal Mind Productions has set a June 9 European release date (September 2 in the U.S. via MVD) for the first official release of SACRUM's "Darkstricken" album. The LP, which was originally released in late 2006 as an attachment to the Polish metal magazine Thrash 'Em All, features the following track listing: 01. Enter The ...

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AMASEFFER: 'Slaves For Life' Widget Available

A widget for "Slaves for Life", the debut album from AMASEFFER, the "holy project" featuring guest appearances by Mats Levn (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), is available below. AMASEFFER recently inked a deal with InsideOut Music. "Slaves for Life" is the first in a trilogy about the ...

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NARNIA Launches Vocalist Search

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA who recently parted ways with singer Christian Liljegren have issued the following update: "First of all THANKS for all comments and supportive messages lately. We have decided to give it a shot and let you all know that we are looking for someone to replace Christian Liljegren, who left us a ...

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DISTORTED: Video Footage From 'Voices From Within' Recording Sessions Posted Online

Female-fronted Israeli metal stalwarts DISTORTED last month released their second full-length album, "Voices from Within", via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Memorial" was recorded at Underground Studios with producer Pelle Seather and it features guest appearances by Thomas Vikstrm (THERION, ex-CANDLEMASS), Lisa Johansson (DRACONIAN) and Sven De Caluwe (ABORTED). Sven also created the

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NARNIA Parts Ways With Singer

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have issued the following update: "We are sad to announce that Christian Liljegren has left NARNIA. Christian was NARNIA's singer for 12 years and he was also one of its founding members. The decision behind the split was a mutual agreement between Christian and the rest of the band. We understand ...

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