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AMARANTHE's New Album, 'Helix', Was Written In Just Two Months

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have revealed that their upcoming fifth album, "Helix", was completed in under five months. "We actually wrote it in two months and we recorded it in two months," singer Elize Ryd told Radio Q at this year's Wacken Open Air festival (see video below). "I know we're crazy, but that's what ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: Video For 'Dhyana' Title Track

The official Arno De Haas-directed music video for the title track of "Dhyana", the new album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. Along guitars by Merel Bechtold ...

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BLOODBATH To Release 'The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn' Album In October

Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup BLOODBATH's fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before. It's been four years since "Grand Morbid Funeral", and Stockholm's shadiest death cult — with members drawn from metal luminaries PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, OPETH and CRAFT — return with a new slab of ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: Making Of 'Dhyana' Album (Video)

A three-minute video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dhyana", the new album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. "Dhyana" track listing: 01. The Rhythm Of ...

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AMARANTHE Releases Music Video For New Single '365'

"365", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen 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 and KAMELOT, among others. "365" is the first single from AMARANTHE's fifth album, which will be released later ...

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ARCH ENEMY Postpones North American Tour

ARCH ENEMY has postponed its previously announced North American tour until 2019. The band said in a statement: "We were looking forward to seeing everyone again this fall and to share our stage with GOATWHORE and UNCURED, but we have been forced to cancel this run due to reasons beyond our control. It's very unfortunate ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON To Sign Copies Of His Black Metal-Influenced Comic 'The Burner' At COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

TESTAMENT and DRAGONLORD guitarist Eric Peterson will sign copies of his original 20-page full-color comic "The Burner" at San Diego's Comic-Con International during his TESTAMENT signing on Thursday, July 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The signing will take place at the Nuclear Blast / Stern Pinball / JSR Merchandising booth (#501). "The Burner" ...

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BEHEMOTH And DIMMU BORGIR Members Are Recording Third BLACK RIVER Album

BLACK RIVER, the Polish punk/rock/metal band featuring BEHEMOTH's Tomasz "Orion" Wróblewski and DIMMU BORGIR's Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski, has entered the studio to record its third album. After causing a stir with its 2008 debut release, "Black River", and equally powerful follow-up, "Black'N'Roll" (2009), it's high time for the exciting supergroup to unleash another musical assault. ...

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REDEMPTION: 'Someone Else's Problem' Video Released

The official music video for the song "Someone Else's Problem" from REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Long Night's Journey Into Day", which will be released on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was ...

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SPADES AND BLADES: 'Beat The Odds' Video Released

Los Angeles metalcore outfit SPADES AND BLADES has released the official video for the brand new track "Beat The Odds". The song was produced by Dino Cazares of FEAR FACTORY fame and was engineered by Damien Rainaud (ONCE HUMAN, DRAGONFORCE). The video was produced by Tommy Jones of Videohammer (KATAKLYSM, TESTAMENT, DIMMU BORGIR, SLAYER). This ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: 'Dhyana' Album Due In September

MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — will release its new album, "Dhyana", on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. Through his musical contributions in EPICA, AFTER FOREVER and MAYAN, Jansen has introduced another piece of knowledge, spirituality and mystery into the Dutch metal scene. ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: 'Under Our Black Cult' CD+Book Set Due In July

Marking 30 years of ROTTING CHRIST, "Under Our Black Cult" is a deluxe five-CD, 72-page book-set charting the early years of the Greek black metal legends. The set, which is due on July 6, also includes a limited hand-signed certificate from Sakis "Necromayhem" Tolis (while stocks last). Written by "The Cult Never Dies" author Dayal ...

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KREATOR And DIMMU BORGIR Announce European Co-Headlining Tour

German thrash titans KREATOR and Norwegian symphonic black metal giants DIMMU BORGIR will team up for a big European co-headline run in late fall. Support on the trek will come from U.S. hardcore institution HATEBREED and death metal supergroup BLOODBATH. Commented KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza: "I am more than excited to team up with three ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Begins Recording New Album

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST have entered the studio to begin recording their brand new album, to be released in early 2019 via Season Of Mist. The disc will be produced by vocalist Sakis Tolis, and Jens Borgen (AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, KATATONIA) will again take on the job of mixing and ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Recruits ENTOMBED A.D. Bassist VICTOR BRANDT

DIMMU BORGIR has announced the addition of Swedish bass player Victor Brandt (ENTOMBED A.D., FIRESPAWN) to the group's ranks. The Norwegian symphonic black metal titans will play their first show since 2012 in June and will visit all corner of the world throughout this year and 2019, and Victor is ready to storm the stage ...

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Video Premiere: EUROPE's 'The Siege'

EUROPE's video for the song "The Siege" can be seen below. The clip was helmed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL). "The Siege" is taken from EUROPE's latest album, "Walk The Earth", which was released last October via EUROPE's own Hell & Back label ...

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Video Premiere: AT THE GATES' 'Daggers Of Black Haze'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their upcoming studio album, "To Drink From The Night Itself" by launching its newest single and video for the song "Daggers Of Black Haze". The clip, created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (who was also in charge of the album's artwork concept), ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Frontman On Eight-Year Gap Between Albums: 'We Were Feeling That We Were Losing A Little Bit Of Our Identity'

Vocalist Shagrath of Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR recently spoke to Lords Of Metal about the eight-year gap between the release of the band's last studio album, "Abrahadabra", and the arrival of the follow-up effort, "Eonian". He said: "[It's] strange to have been away for quite some time; it feels kind of weird ...

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