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GHOST Releases New Song 'Dance Macabre' Via Instagram Stories

Grammy Award-winning rock band GHOST today treated fans to an early listen of track "Dance Macabre" off its forthcoming fourth sacred psalm, "Prequelle". The song is available to stream in its entirety for a limited time exclusively via @thebandghost Instagram Stories. Watch Sister Imperator, Chris Jericho, Kirk Hammett, Charlie Benante, Mike Mckenna, Aleister Black, Jessica ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's MIKAEL STANNE On Using Clean Vocals On 1999's 'Projector': 'We Wanted To Prove To Ourselves We Can Be Different'

Slobodan Trifunović of Serbian Metal conducted an interview with frontman Mikael Stanne of veteran Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY prior to the band's April 18 concert at SKCNS Fabrika in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release 'Devouring Radiant Light' Album In July

Blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in five years, "Devouring Radiant Light", on July 20 via Prosthetic Records. The first single from the disc, "Fen Of Shadows", can be streamed below. Guitarist Scott Hedrick describes "Fen Of Shadows" as "SKELETONWITCH 2.0... The song travels further down the rabbit hole with more elaborate ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN On Being Considered An 'Icon' Of Black Metal: 'It Has Nothing To Do With Me As A Person'

Carla Morton of Antichrist Magazine recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) about his forthcoming new solo album, "Ámr". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the diverse nature of "Ámr": Ihsahn: "It's basically just an element of ...

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ENGEL: 'Gallows Tree' Video Released

"Gallows Tree", the new video from Swedish metallers ENGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Abandon All Hope", which will be released on May 11 via Gain. Recorded and mixed at Crehate Studios in Gothenburg by Oscar Nilsson, Marcus Sunesson, Mikael Sehlin and Steve Drennan, together with ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist: 'Since I Haven't Changed My Natural Course, The Natural Course Of The Band Hasn't Changed That Much Either'

Eclectic Arts conducted an interview with guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL prior to the band's February 27 show at Studio Seven in Seattle, Washington in support of SEPTICFLESH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On reflecting on ...

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ENGEL: 'The Condemned' Video Released

"The Condemned", the new video from Swedish metallers ENGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Abandon All Hope", which will be released on May 11 via Gain. Recorded and mixed at Crehate Studios in Gothenburg by Oscar Nilsson, Marcus Sunesson, Mikael Sehlin and Steve Drennan, together with ...

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SCORPIONS: Official Emojis Now Available

The official SCORPIONS emojis are now available to purchase on both Android and iOS. You can now add over a hundred SCORPIONS-"themed" emojis to your text messages and posts including ones of Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Mąciwoda-Jastrzębski and Mikkey Dee and lyrics to rock your friends like a ...

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Watch SCORPIONS Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of SCORPIONS entire November 1 concert at Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. SCORPIONS were recently forced to cancel the remainder of their North American tour dates with MEGADETH after singer Klaus Meine was diagnosed with "severe laryngitis." Klaus was advised by a top throat specialist in Los Angeles ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says His Proposed Project With DEVIN TOWNSEND Will Focus On Lead Vocals

Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was interviewed by Rock Hard publisher Holger Stratmann at this year's Rock Hard Festival, which was held June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. You can now watch the chat in four parts below. When asked about his proposed project with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend, Mikael said: "Well, actually, ...

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Watch Making Of LEMMY Mural Overlooking Rainbow Bar & Grill

Lemmy's Lounge at the outdoor patio at the world-famous Rainbow Bar And Grill on L.A.'s Sunset Strip, just got a very big addition… a 20-foot-high mural of the man himself. Already situated in Lemmy's Lounge is a bronze statue immortalizing the MOTÖRHEAD singer. The life-size sculpture — based on a famous Lemmy photograph by Robert ...

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Former THE HAUNTED Frontman PETER DOLVING Releases Debut Album From IAMFIRE

Danish-based stoner combo IAMFIRE, which features vocalist Peter Dolving (THE HAUNTED, MARY BEATS JANE, DRESS THE DEAD), bassist Mikael Ehlert (BLOOD EAGLE, HATESPHERE) and guitarist Peter Ahlers Ohlsen, has released its long-awaited debut album, "From Ashes". The eight-song effort was recorded in 2014 by IAMFIRE with Jacob Bredahl at Ark studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. The ...

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OPETH Guitarist: 'We're Still Metalheads'

Metal Wani's Daniel Jaramillo recently conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if the change in OPETH's musical direction between 2008's "Watershed" and 2011's "Heritage" albums was deliberate or it happened in an organic way, Fredrik said: "I think it was ...

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Video Premiere: OPETH's 'Era'

"Era", the new video from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, can be seen below. The beautifully shot, cinematic clip was directed by Markus Hofko and features stunning visuals that perfectly sync with the band's dynamic music. Commented OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt: "I have to say our involvement in the making of the 'Era' video was so ...

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