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Former OPETH Keyboardist PER WIBERG To Release Solo Album

Per Wiberg, the Swedish multi-instrumentalist who has played with such bands as OPETH, CANDLEMASS, KAMCHATKA and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, will release his debut solo album, "Head Without Eyes", on April 19, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says Wiberg: "This album has been in the making for quite some time and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that ...

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MANDRAH Feat. Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: 'The Other Side' EP Available

MANDRAH, the band featuring former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS), has just released its debut EP, "The Other Side", via RecordJet. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead ...

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TIAMAT's 'Clouds' To Be Reissued In February

Portuguese label Alma Mater Records, run by MOONSPELL's Fernando Ribeiro, has just announced part 3 of its "Underground Majesty" series — a reissue of the groundbreaking third album, "Clouds", by Swedish masters TIAMAT. Originally released in 1992, this record expanded TIAMAT's musicality and atmosphere to greater heights, picking up their darkened death and black metal ...

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ONSLAUGHT Begins Recording New Album

British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The first teaser video can be seen below. ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett recently spoke to The Metal Crypt about the band's latest additions, drummer James Perry and guitarist Wayne Dorman. He said: "James has been waiting in the wings to ...

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LION'S SHARE's Complete Catalog Available Digitally For First Time

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE is making its first five albums available on streaming services and digital service providers today, November 14. The albums "Lion's Share" (1995), "Two" (1997), "Fall From Grace" (1999), "Entrance" (2001) and "Emotional Coma" (2007) have all been remastered by Mike Lind, giving them a new life. These new releases ...

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CANDLEMASS Feat. Singer JOHAN LÄNGQVIST: Video Of SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT Performance

Video footage of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS performing earlier tonight (Saturday, September 8) at the Southern Discomfort festival in Kristiansand, Norway can be seen below. CANDLEMASS announced earlier this week that it had parted ways with singer Mats Levén and reteamed with Johan Längqvist. Längqvist sang on CANDLEMASS's debut album, 1986's "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", ...

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Here is Video Of CANDLEMASS Rehearsing 'Solitude' With Newly Returned Singer JOHAN LÄNGQVIST

Video footage of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS rehearsing their classic song "Solitude" with newly returned singer Johan Längqvist can be seen below. CANDLEMASS announced yesterday that it had parted ways with Mats Levén and reteamed with Längqvist. Längqvist sang on CANDLEMASS's debut album, 1986's "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", before exiting the group and being replaced ...

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CANDLEMASS Parts Way With Singer MATS LEVÉN, Announces Return Of JOHAN LÄNGQVIST

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS have parted ways with singer Mats Levén and have been rejoined by Johan Längqvist. Längqvist sang on CANDLEMASS's debut album, 1986's "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", before exiting the group and being replaced by Messiah Marcolin. Commented CANDLEMASS: "We wanted to find our way back to the roots of CANDLEMASS, back to ...

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Desolation - KHEMMIS

The genre of doom metal is overridden with dozens of pretenders cribbing from the playbooks of SLEEP and BLACK SABBATH, and all but a chosen few end up sliding almost immediately in one ear and out the other, not bringing much excitement to the table other than competently executed rehash. That said, there has been ...

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MOONSPELL's FERNANDO RIBEIRO Launches ALMA MATER RECORDS

Fernando Ribeiro, vocalist of Portuguese dark metal pioneers MOONSPELL, seems to be a restless spirit. Beside heavily touring the world, releasing highly acclaimed records with his band MOONSPELL, including their upcoming live DVD, "Lisboa Under The Spell", as well as his recent dark poetry book released in English for the very first time ever, Ribeiro ...

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ONSLAUGHT Announces New Lineup

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will unveil their new lineup on the main stage at the Bloodstock Open Air festival on Friday, August 10 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (guitar), Sy Keeler (vocals) and Jeff Williams (bass) will be joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar). Rockett comments: "The band is genuinely ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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House of Doom - CANDLEMASS

A casino of the damned? Someone dial Anne Rice's agent; there's a potential Lestat story to be fleshed out here. In one of the weirdest experiments in metal, doom legends CANDLEMASS created a soundtrack song for an online gaming experience, "House of Doom". Now, before you trigger-happy zombie mashers get a blazing hard-on by what ...

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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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