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Sword Songs - GRAND MAGUS

Anyone who has idled time lounging in their rooms with power metal and barbarian pulp novels cracked open will consider it time hanging with GRAND MAGUS well spent. Particularly if you're underage, the appeal of it all is amped by sneaking beers behind your folks' backs with the sound of whumping fantasy metal yarns covering ...

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THE CROWN Releases 'Iblis Bane' Video

"Iblis Bane", the new video from reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Death Is Not Dead", which was released in January 2015. The CD's cover artwork was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations. Said the band: "'Death Is Not Dead' is ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Varangian'

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS will release their eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", on May 13 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts. The official lyric video for the song "Varangian", taken from "Sword Songs", can be seen below. GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: ...

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Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Performs At 'Guitar Gods Festival' In Miami

Fan-filmed video footage of legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen performing on February 19 at the Guitar Gods Festival in Miami Beach, Florida can be seen below. The brainchild of Yngwie's wife and manager April Malmsteen, Guitar Gods Festival was a wall-to-wall showcase of virtuosity featuring performances by Steve Vai, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, Gus G., ...

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Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STEVE VAI, RUDY SARZO And NICKO MCBRAIN Perform VAN HALEN Classic At 'Guitar Gods Festival'

Legendary guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, along with veteran bassist Rudy Sarzo and IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, performed a cover version of the VAN HALEN classic "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" during last night's (Friday, February 19) Guitar Gods Festival, which was held in Miami Beach, Florida. The brainchild of Yngwie's wife and manager ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'Sword Songs' Album Details Revealed

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS will release their eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", on May 13 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts. GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: "We put all of our sweat, blood and tears into this new album and I think ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Pro-Shot Footage Of RESURRECTION FEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM performing the song "Downfall" at last year's edition of the Resurrection Fest, which was held on July 17, 2015 in Viveiro, Lugo, Spain, can be seen below. CHILDREN OF BODOM recently announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Freyberg (NAILDOWN, NORTHER) to the group's ranks. CHILDREN ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Recruits Former NORTHER Guitarist DANIEL FREYBERG

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Freyberg (NAILDOWN, NORTHER) to the group's ranks. The band says: "Look for him on all upcoming tours!" CHILDREN OF BODOM last year recruited Antti Wirman, the younger brother of the band's keyboardist Janne Wirman, to handle second-guitar duties for their recent shows. Antti, ...

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Video Premiere: GRAVEYARD's 'Too Much Is Not Enough'

"Too Much Is Not Enough", the new video from Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fourth full-length album, "Innocence & Decadence", which is being released on September 25 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Janne Hansson (ABBA, THE HIVES, ...

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Video Premiere: CHILDREN OF BODOM's 'Morrigan'

"Morrigan", the new video from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Patric states: "The last time I worked with CHILDREN OF BODOM, we did ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Lyric Video For New Song 'I Hurt'

The official lyric video for the song "I Hurt" from Finnish metallers can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "I Worship Chaos", which will be released on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork for the CD was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi and can ...

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SLASH Joins GRAVEYARD On Stage In Stockholm; Video Available

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash joined Swedish classic rock heroes GRAVEYARD on stage this past Friday, August 21 at the Marshall London party at Berns in Stockholm, Sweden, where the company introduced its brand new smartphone. GRAVEYARD opened the set by playing two new songs, "Magnetic Shunk" and "The Apple And The Tree", before ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO, JANNE WIRMAN Answer Fans' Questions In Online Video Chat

Guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho and keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM answered fans' questions live earlier today (Tuesday, August 25) on the band's YouTube channel. Check out the video chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM's ninth studio album, "I Worship Chaos", will be released on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork for the ...

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GRAVEYARD: 'The Apple And The Tree' Video Released

"The Apple And The Tree", the new video from Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fourth full-length album, "Innocence & Decadence", which will be released on September 25 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Janne Hansson (ABBA, THE HIVES, ...

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GRAVEYARD: Trailer For 'Innocence & Decadence' Album

Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD will release their fourth full-length album, "Innocence & Decadence", on September 25 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Janne Hansson (ABBA, THE HIVES, OPETH) and Johan Lindström (TONBRUKET). "Innocence & Decadence" will be released in various formats (vinyl look digipak, digital download, black/clear/splatter/orange/green/bi-coloured vinyl ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Third 'I Worship Chaos' Trailer

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their ninth studio album, "I Worship Chaos", worldwide on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork for the CD was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi and can be seen below. The third trailer for "I Worship Chaos", in which the CHILDREN OF BODOM members talk about the ...

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