mikael-akerfeldt in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

WOLF Announce New Album Title

Sweden's WOLF have set "The Black Flame" as the title of their fourth album, due this fall release via Century Media Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in the U.S. The band are currently tracking the effort at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and will be done recording by the end of June. Songtitles set ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WOLF Hard At Work On New Album

Sweden's WOLF are currently at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg recording their fourth, as-yet-untitled album. Recordings will continue throughout June for a fall release by Century Media Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in the U.S. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Bite", "I Will Kill Again", "Silverbullit Eater", and "Black Magic". The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FROM BEHIND Enter Swedish Hard Rock Chart At No. 5

FROM BEHIND, the new project featuring Manny Charlton (NAZARETH) and Nicky Moore (SAMSON, MAMMOTH), has entered the Swedish hard rock chart at position No. 5 with their debut album, "Game Over", out now on Lion Music. "Game Over" was recorded at 9 Volt studios in Malmö, Sweden, and mixed by Charlton and guitarist Mikael Fässberg ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OPETH Mainman Says LORDI Is Music For 'Five-Year-Olds'

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has commented on LORDI's surprise win in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, marking Finland's first Eurovision victory in 45 years. Asked by an OPETH fan on the band's official forum what he thought of LORDI winning the contest, Mikael replied, "Haha! I love watching that! This year there were ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FROM BEHIND: Tour Dates Announced

FROM BEHIND, the new project featuring Manny Charlton (NAZARETH) and Nicky Moore (SAMSON, MAMMOTH), will tour Scandinavia prior to their appearance at the Sweden Rock festival in early June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 23 - Göta Källare - Stockholm, SWE May 24 - Siljarock (Cruise Stockholm-Helsinki) May 26 - 2 Lingon & Blåbär ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRYSTAL EYES Complete 'Basic Recordings' For New Album

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have completed the basic recordings for their new album, "Dead City Dreaming", at Crystal Sounds studio with producer Fredrik Nordström. "Only some detail work remains, which [guitarist] Mikael [Dahl] will carry out during the summer," the band write on their web site. "Fredrik Nordström has set a fantastic sound, and everything's been ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OPETH: 'Ghost Reveries' Deluxe Version Detailed

More information has been released about the upcoming special-edition deluxe version of OPETH's latest album, "Ghost Reveries", due on July 25 via Roadrunner Records. Bonus material on the set will include a 40-minute documentary about the making of the record complete with the band's own private tour footage, a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OPETH: Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ Is Officially Out

After several months away from his drumming duties in OPETH, Martin Lopez has permanently decided to leave the group. After being plagued by illness and anxiety attacks Lopez decided he wanted to concentrate fully on his own project, currently unnamed. His replacement will be Martin "Axe" Axenrot, who's been filling in for the last five ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OPETH: Videocast Conjuration

"Metal Injection" have posted their most epic videocast episode yet, as it features a lenghty interview with OPETH vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt. Some of the topics discussed in the interview include the OPETH songwriting process, what Mikael does in his downtime, his onstage banter, other current bands he's into, and much more. The entire interview, as ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OPETH: New Live Video Posted Online

A three-minute video clip of OPETH performing at the Close-Up Festival in Stockholm, Sweden on April 16 has been posted online at this location (size: 4.1 MB). OPETH are continuing to tour in support of their latest opus, "Ghost Reveries", which came out last August via Roadrunner Records. In a recent interview with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TORCHBEARER To Release Sophomore Album In April

Swedish death/black metal band TORCHBEARER will release thier sophomore album, "Warnaments", on April 18 via Regain Records. "Warnaments" is the follow-up to 2004's "Yersinia Pestis", which was released through Metal Blade under license from Cold Records. "While the [lyrical content of the] debut dealt with the black plague and its way through medieval Europe, 'Warnaments' ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Reunited FATE To Release New Album In April

Reunited Danish hard rockers FATE will release their new album, "V", in April via MTM Music. Formed back in the early '80s, FATE made themselves quite a name on the metal/rock scene with their four superb albums. The band came to life in 1984 when guitarist Hank Shermann left MERCYFUL FATE. Hank hooked up with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Producer/Musician DAN SWANÖ Talks About Working With DARK FUNERAL, BLOODBATH Singer Search

Global Domination recently conducted an interview with multi-talented Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, PAN THY MONIUM). A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: Global Domination: The infamous story about DARK FUNERAL in Unisound… What was the deal anyways? Did they refuse to record with the pink guitar cables ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DARK TRANQUILLITY Forced To Miss First Show Of OPETH Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY missed their connecting flight in Paris on their way to the U.S for their tour with OPETH and will unfortunately not play the first show of the OPETH tour on Wednesday, February 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina. DARK TRANQUILLITY's first live appearance on the tour will be in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WOLF To Enter Gothenburg's STUDIO FREDMAN In June

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden in June with producer Fredrik Nordström to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. WOLF's former drummer Daniel "Dale" Bergkvist — who apparently remains on good terms with the band — has posted the following ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WOLF Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Sweden's "working class" metal band WOLF have inked a deal with Century Media Records. Commented the band in a statement: "WOLF is a hard-working heavy metal band. Century Media Records is a hardworking heavy metal label. See the connection? We're very proud to announce that we're releasing the next WOLF album on Century Media. We're ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AMARAN Call It Quits

Swedish progressive metallers AMARAN have called it quits. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "This year comes to an end and we are sad to say that AMARAN does the same. Since Johanna [DePierre, vocals] left us in July we have really been struggling looking for a replacement. We have tried ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRYSTAL EYES Announce New Singer

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have announced the addition of Danish singer Søren Nico Adamsen to the group's ranks. "The band didn't really know what to expect when we went public with this 'vocalist search thing' since none of us have experienced anything like this before, but the response has been overwhelming," the group write on their ...

Read more

Posted in: News