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NIGHTRAGE Announces New Guitarist, Drummer

Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE have announced the addition of Magnus Söderman on guitar and Lawrence Dinamarca on drums. Says the band: "We are very proud to have both of these talented and dedicated musicians on board. "The NIGHTRAGE camp is feeling extremely strong and positive and we are all looking forward to revealing some ...

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EVERGREY To Release 'The Storm Within' Album In September

Swedish metallers EVERGREY are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the strongest album of their career, "The Storm Within", to be released on September 9. While this may come off as music industry lip service in honor of the quintet, anyone who has followed EVERGREY will find it impossible not to become completely enthralled by the ...

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PHANTASMA Feat. DELAIN, SERENITY, EVERON Members: 'Miserable Me' Video

The official video for the song "Miserable Me" from PHANTASMA, the new symphonic rock musical of Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN), Georg Neuhauser (SERENITY) and Oliver Philipps (EVERON), can be seen below. The track is taken from PHANTASMA's debut album, "The Deviant Hearts", which will be released on November 20 via Napalm Records. PHANTASMA was born from ...

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DELAIN, SERENITY, EVERON Members Join Forces For PHANTASMA's 'The Deviant Hearts' Album

Napalm Records has announced the signing of PHANTASMA, the new symphonic rock musical of Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN), Georg Neuhauser (SERENITY) and Oliver Philipps (EVERON). PHANTASMA was born from the longstanding ambition to create a story-driven concept record of Georg Neuhauser, vocal force behind Tyrolean symphonic metal outfit SERENITY. He found his partner in crime with ...

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EVERGREY: Video Footage Of New York City Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of EVERGREY's September 3 performance at Marlin Room at Webster Hall in New York City can be seen below. EVERGREY's latest album, "Hymns For The Broken", was released in September 2014 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at a few different studios and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark by ...

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EVERGREY Keyboardist RIKARD ZANDER Goes Solo

Rikard Zander, the keyboard player of the Swedish metal band EVERGREY, has released his solo debut under the name RIKARD Z. First up is the single "The World Makes Sure You'll Die", where Rikard Z also introduces himself as a singer. "After doing backing vocals for over ten years, I guess I've gathered courage to ...

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NIGHTRAGE: Entire 'The Puritan' Album Available For Streaming

"The Puritan", the sixth studio album from Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. The CDwill be released on April 24 via Despotz Records. "The Puritan" — described in a press release as "an uncompromising, eerie, dramatic and melodic death metal journey in its purest essence" ...

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NIGHTRAGE: 'The Puritan' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "The Puritan" from Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's sixth studio album, "The Puritan", which will be released on April 24 via Despotz Records. "The Puritan" — described in a press release as "an uncompromising, eerie, ...

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NIGHTRAGE: 'Stare Into Infinity' Video Released

"Stare Into Infinity", the new video from Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "The Puritan", which will be released on April 24 via Despotz Records. "'Stare Into Infinity' is one of my favorite songs on our new album, 'The Puritan'," NIGHTRAGE guitarist ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Song 'Desperate Vows' Available For Streaming

Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE will release their sixth studio album, "The Puritan", on April 24 via Despotz Records. "The Puritan" — described in a press release as "an uncompromising, eerie, dramatic and melodic death metal journey in its purest essence" — welcomes new NIGHTRAGE vocalist Ronnie Nyman to the mix. Nyman joins NIGHTRAGE guitarist ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Release 'The Puritan' Album In April

Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE will release their sixth studio album, "The Puritan", on April 24 via Despotz Records. The music video for the CD's first single, "Kiss Of A Sycophant", can be seen below. Says NIGHTRAGE guitarist and founding member Marios Iliopoulos: "'Kiss Of A Sycophant' is traditional NIGHTRAGE melodic death metal. We feel ...

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220 VOLT: 'Through The Wastelands' Video Released

"Through The Wastelands", the new video from long-running Swedish metallers 220 VOLT, can be seen below. The track is the second single from the band's new album, "Walking In Starlight", which was released on October 15, 2014 through AOR Heaven. The CD was produced by the band and mixed by Max Norman and Ronnie Björnström ...

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EVERGREY: 'The Grand Collapse' Video Released

"The Grand Collapse", the new video from Swedish metallers EVERGREY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Hymns For The Broken", which was released on September 26 in Europe and September 30 in the U.S. via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at a few different studios and mixed ...

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AVATARIUM: 'All I Want' Lyric Video Released

AVATARIUM, the project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release a new vinyl/digital-only EP, "All I Want", on November 14 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums, Carl Westholm on keyboards ...

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AVATARIUM: 'All I Want' EP Teaser

AVATARIUM, the project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release a new vinyl/digital-only EP, "All I Want", on November 14 via Nuclear Blast. A teaser for the EP is available below. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars ...

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GUS G. Talks To MUSICIAN'S FRIEND (Video)

In August 2014, Musician's Friend conducted an interview with Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Gus' debut solo album, "I Am The Fire", entered ...

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AVATARIUM To Release 'All I Want' EP

AVATARIUM, the project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release a new vinyl/digital-only EP, "All I Want", on November 14 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums, Carl Westholm on keyboards ...

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EVERGREY: EPK For 'Hymns For The Broken' Album

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Hymns For The Broken", the new album from Swedish metallers EVERGREY, can be found below. Not too long ago EVERGREY was almost dead. Long live EVERGREY. Yes it's true, one of the most original metal bands to come out of Sweden almost called it quits. It wasn't a decision ...

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