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THERION: Video Interview With CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Available

Brazil's "Stay Heavy" TV show conducted an interview with mainman Christofer Johnsson of the Swedish metallers THERION in late September 2007, the day after the band's one-off appearance at São Paulo's Citibank Music Hall. Watch the 10-minute interview below. THERION's latest studio album, the dual-disc "Gothic Kaballah", was released in North America on February 6 ...

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SIRENIA Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Norwegian gothic metal band SIRENIA has parted ways with Danish singer Monika Pedersen due to "musical differences." Commented Monika: "After much consideration I have chosen to leave SIRENIA, but I will continue with music. The reason is that we have too many musical differences, and I don't feel like it's the right band for me. ...

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THERION: Santa Ana Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of THERION's October 18, 2007 concert at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California can be viewed below (courtesy of Seolblackmetal). Photos of THERION's October 20, 2007 performance in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada are available at Capitale du Metal. According to Alain Gagnon of Capitale du Metal, "THERION played what ...

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DRACONIAN: New Album Title Announced

Swedish doom metal band DRACONIAN have issued the following update: "DRACONIAN's fourth album is now completed. It was born in Fascination Street studio (OPETH, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden, during September. For this recording the band invited U.S. NOVEMBERS DOOM vocalist Paul Kuhr for the narrative parts of the album. The album, which will be entitled ...

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THERION: Remaning North American Tour Dates In Jeopardy

THERION singer Snowy Shaw — who shares the vocal duties with Thomas Vikström (CANDLEMASS) and two female singers — has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "As soon as THERION left the South American leg of the world tour and arrived at the hotel in the ghetto-like area Tenderloin, San Francisco, we all went to ...

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THERION: Deluxe Vinyl Release Of 'Lemuria - Sirius B' Available

Night of the Vinyl Dead Records has announced its 20th vinyl release: THERION's "Lemuria - Sirius B". The two splatter vinyls come in a deluxe triple gatefold cover with double booklet. This double album (released on CD through Nuclear Blast Records, in 2004) is a limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies only. The track listing ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Stockholm Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS performing the song "Emperor of the Void" on September 26, 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden can be viewed below. CANDLEMASS filmed its 20th anniversary concert on March 31, 2007 at Stockholm's Kolingsborg for an upcoming DVD, "20 Year Anniversary Party", due on October 22 via Snapper/Peaceville. CANDLEMASS ...

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AMASEFFER: Vocal Recordings Complete

Drummer and main songwriter Erez Yohanan of the "holy project" AMASEFFER has issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that the work on the vocal lines for the album is done. It is performed and recorded by Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) at his studio in Sweden. "Since the departure of our ...

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SIRENIA Pulls Out Of THERION's European Tour

According to a posting on THERION's web site, Norwegian/Danish gothic metal band SIRENIA has cancelled its participation in THERION's upcoming European headlining tour "due to lineup problems." THERION added, "As we're on tour and time is short, we won't replace them. THERION will be playing 2.5 hours with a break in between and there will ...

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CANDLEMASS: '20 Year Anniversary Party' DVD Details Revealed

CANDLEMASS filmed its 20th anniversary concert on March 31, 2007 at Stockholm's Kolingsborg for an upcoming DVD, "20 Year Anniversary Party", due on October 22 via Snapper/Peaceville. CANDLEMASS performed with no less than seven (!) different vocalists — including the band's former singers Johan Langquist and Tomas Vikström, plus the group's latest addition, Robert Lowe ...

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DARK FUNERAL's EMPEROR MAGUS CALIGULA Joins DEMONOID

DEMONOID, the Swedish old-school death/thrash metal project featuring THERION members Kristian Niemann (guitar) and Johan Niemann (bass) along with former SOILWORK/CHIMAIRA drummer Richard Evensand, has recruited DARK FUNERAL vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula to replace THERION's Christofer Johnsson, who sang on the group's debut, 2004's "Riders of the Apocalypse". "We're extremely excited to have [Emperor Magus ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'From The 13th Sun' Album To Be Re-Released On Vinyl

CANDLEMASS' "From the 13th Sun" album, which came out in 1999 and featured mainman/bassist Leif Edling alongside a collection of mostly unknown (outside Sweden) musicians, will be re-released on vinyl via Black Lodge Records. The new LP contains the entire original album plus three extra tracks: "The Odessa Chamber", "Sokrates" and "John the Leper". The ...

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CANDLEMASS: Athens Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS performing the song "Devil Seed" on Septemebr 30 at Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece can be viewed below. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Marche Funebre 02. The Well Of Souls 03. At The Gallows End 04. Solitude 05. Emperor Of The Void 06. Devil Seed 07. ...

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NILE, OUTRAGE Confirmed For Japan's LOUDPARK 07 Festival

NILE and OUTRAGE have been confirmed for the Loudpark 07 festival, set to take place October 20-21 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 20, 2007: HEAVEN AND HELL BLIND GUARDIAN TRIVIUM NOCTURNAL RITES MACHINE HEAD FASTWAY AS I LAY DYING NILE THERION ...

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THERION: Setlist Revealed For Upcoming 'Adulruna Tour'

Swedish metallers THERION have revealed the songs that were recently voted for by fans that will be played on their upcoming "Adulruna Tour". The following are listed in random order, not the order they will be performed: 01. Adulruna Rediviva 02. Wisdom and the Cage 03. Summernight City 04. Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah 05. ...

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CANDLEMASS: More London Concert Footage Posted Online

More fan-filmed video footage has surfaced of legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS's September 12, 2007 concert in London, England. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Marche Funebre (intro) 02. The Well of Souls 03. At The Gallows End 04. Solitude 05. Emperor of the Void 06. Devil Seed 07. Mirror Mirror 08. Under the Oak ...

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THERION: 'Son Of The Staves Of Time' Video Posted Online

THERION's video for the song "Son of the Staves of Time" has been released and can be viewed below. The track comes off the Swedish band's latest studio album, the dual-disc "Gothic Kaballah", which was released in North America on February 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. THERION, THE VISION BLEAK and SIRENIA will team up ...

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CANDLEMASS, AGENT STEEL, VICIOUS RUMORS: Photos From METAL MELTDOWN Festival Available

High-quality photos of CANDLEMASS, AGENT STEEL, VICIOUS RUMORS, INHUME, OFFICIUM TRISTE and AFTER ALL performing at the Metal Meltdown II festival on September 9, 2007 in Rijssen, The Netherlands can be found at Metal-Experience.com. A four-minute video interview with CANDLEMASS members Leif Edling and Robert Lowe conducted at the Jalometalli 2007 festival — ...

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