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CANDLEMASS Bassist's AVATARIUM: 'Boneflower' Video Released

"Boneflower", the new video from AVATARIUM, the project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be seen below. The song is taken from AVATARIUM's self-titled debut album, which was released in Europe on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman's AVATARIUM Performs Live For First Time

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, made its live debut earlier tonight (Saturday, November 9) in Stockholm. AVATARIUM played two songs at the private 40th birthday party for AVATARIUM and TIAMAT drummer Lars Sköld at Blå Cupolen. A photo of the performance ...

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CANDLEMASS' MATS 'MAPPE' BJÖRKMAN Visits FRAMUS And WARWICK Headquarters In Germany (Video)

Guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS was recently inivited to tour the Framus and Warwick headquarters in Markneukirchen, Germany. Check out video footage of his visit below. CANDLEMASS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, ...

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LEIF EDLING's AVATARIUM: 'Boneflower' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Boneflower" from AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be seen below. AVATARIUM will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, ...

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AVATARIUM: Video Footage From Debut Album Recording Sessions

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. A short video clip featuring footage from the CD's recording sessions can be seen below. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL ...

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LEIF EDLING's AVATARIUM: 'Moonhorse' Lyric Video Released

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 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 and Jennie-Ann ...

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LEIF EDLING's AVATARIUM Reveals Debut Album Details

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 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 and Jennie-Ann ...

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DAGGER Featuring GRAVE, Ex-DISMEMBER Members: Debut EP Out Now

Swedish hard rockers DAGGER have just issued their debut seven-inch EP entitled "Mainline Riders" via High Roller Records. This is the first release by the recently founded Stockholm-based group which features the following lineup: * Jani Kataja (SIDEBURN) - Vocals * Fred Estby (NECRONAUT, ex-DISMEMBER) - Drums * David Blomqvist (ex-DISMEMBER) - Electric Guitar * ...

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CANDLEMASS: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS' entire August 3 performance at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. CANDLEMASS played its first show with singer Mats Levén on June 5, 2012 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden. Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman's AVATARIUM Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. AVATARIUM's first release will be a 12-inch mini-LP, "Moonhorse", featuring the title track, the B-side "Boneflower" as well as an acoustic cover version of BLACK SABBATH's "War Pigs". It ...

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CANDLEMASS, GIRLSCHOOL To Return To North America In September

CANDLEMASS, GIRLSCHOOL, SACRIFICE, PAGAN ALTAR, BARBATOS and WITCH MOUNTAIN have been confirmed for the Noctis VI - Lucifer Rex festival, set to take place September 19-21 at the University Of Calgary's MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Dickens Pub, Lord Nelson's Grill and Vern's Bar in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At least 20 more bands will be announced ...

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CANDLEMASS: Pro-Shot Footage Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of Swedish doom metal veterans CANDLEMASS performing their classic song "Solitude" at this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival — which is being held June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden — can be seen below. CANDLEMASS played its first show with singer Mats Levén on June 5, 2012 at Debaser Slussen ...

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DEW-SCENTED: Another New Song Available For Streaming

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED will release "Insurgent" in North America on May 28 via Prosthetic Records. The 19-track effort will contain over an hour's worth of music, including three new songs mixed alongside live tracks and covers celebrating more than 20 years of restless, deadly thrash metal. The cover art for "Insurgent" was created by Björn ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman Launches AVATARIUM

Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, is currently recording a full-length album with his new project AVATARIUM. "I have been writing songs for some time now and together with the guitar player Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY), I have been recording some demos during the winter that we ...

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DEW-SCENTED: New Song Available For Streaming

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED will release "Insurgent" in North America on May 28 via Prosthetic Records. The 19-track effort will contain over an hour's worth of music, including three new songs mixed alongside live tracks and covers celebrating more than 20 years of restless, deadly thrash metal. The cover art for "Insurgent" was created by Björn ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Video Interview Posted Online

Alpha WolfHunters conducted an interview with Swedish doom metal veterans CANDLEMASS at this year's Hammerfest, which was held March 13-16 at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Wales. You can now watch the chat below. CANDLEMASS played its first show with singer Mats Levén on June 5, 2012 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, ...

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DEW-SCENTED To Release 'Insurgent' In May

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED will release "Insurgent" in North America on May 28 via Prosthetic Records. The 19-track effort will contain over an hour's worth of music, including three new songs mixed alongside live tracks and covers celebrating more than 20 years of restless, deadly thrash metal. DEW-SCENTED will support TESTAMENT on a number of European ...

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Audio: Swedish Pop Singer Covers BLACK SABBATH's 'Air Dance'

Swedish female singer/songwriter Lisa Ljungberg has recorded a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH song "Air Dance" for her newly released album "Seven Seas". The CD is available through Haywire Recordings and can be purchased on iTunes, CD Baby and LisaLjungberg.net. Ljungberg's rendition of "Air Dance" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Lisa ...

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DEW-SCENTED Working On 'Very Special Release' For Next Year

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have commenced work on "a bunch of new songs" for "a very special release" which will see the light of day next year. The band states: "The material's flow is awesome and we feel it's headed well into the right direction we explored on 'Icarus' and taking things a notch further. We ...

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KRUX: Footage Of EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandström (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and keyboardist Carl Westholm — performing on December 15, 2012 at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting in Eindhoven, Holland ...

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QUADRIVIUM To Release 'Methocha' This Month

Norwegian extreme avant-garde metal masters QUADRIVIUM return after a six-year hiatus with a new intense album, "Methocha", on November 23 in Europe and February 3, 2013 in the USA via SoulSeller Records. The CD was recorded at various studios all over the world, was mixed at Tower Studio in France and was mastered at Panic ...

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