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SABATON: First 'Heroes' Album Trailer

The first trailer for "Heroes", the new album from Swedish metallers SABATON, can be seen below. The CD will be released on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the effort was created by Péter Sallai. There will also be "alternate artwork for some editions," according to the band. The cover artwork ...

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GUS G.: 'I Am The Fire' Video Released

"I Am The Fire", the new video from guitar virtuoso Gus G. — well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND — can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by the American hard rock band DEVOUR THE ...

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SABATON: 'Heroes' Album Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers SABATON will release their new album, "Heroes", on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Péter Sallai. There will also be "alternate artwork for some editions," according to the band. The cover artwork for both the standard and special "Heroes" editions can be seen below. ...

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GUS G. Talks About Debut Solo Album In BLACKSTAR Interview (Video)

Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, was interviewed at the Blackstar booth at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which took place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. ...

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EVERGREY Signs With AFM RECORDS

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have inked a deal with AFM Records. The band, led by frontman Tom S. Englund, is currently working on a brand new studio album, to be released later this year. Englund checks in from Division Two Studios, Sweden: "I am sitting here in what feels like the black heart of distorted guitars ...

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SABATON: 'Heroes' Alternate Artwork Unveiled

Swedish metallers SABATON will release their new album, "Heroes", on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Péter Sallai. There will also be "alternate artwork for some editions," according to the band. The cover artwork for both the standard and special "Heroes" editions can be seen below. ...

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SABATON: 'Heroes' Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

Swedish metallers SABATON will release their new album, "Heroes", on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Péter Sallai and can be seen below. "We had the title in mind since before we even recorded 'Carolus Rex' and we already had ideas for artwork years ago," says ...

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SABATON In The Studio: Video Footage Of Drum-Recording Sessions

Swedish metallers SABATON have entered The Abyss, the recording studio in Pärlby outside Ludvika, Sweden owned and operated by record producer and musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) to begin tracking their new album for a late spring release. A video clip of the drum-recording sessions can be seen below. SABATON played its first show with ...

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SABATON Begins Recording New Album

Swedish metallers SABATON entered the studio earlier today (Thursday, January 2) to begin recording their new album. SABATON played its first show with new drummer Hannes Van Dahl on November 16 at the Metal Hammer Paradise festival in Germany. Regarding their decision to enlist Hannes Van Dahl, SABATON said in a statement: "For some time, ...

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AVATARIUM Singer: 'People Have This Preconception That Female Vocalists Only Use Opera-Styled Vocals In Metal'

Raymond Westland of The Midlands Rocks recently conducted an interview with AVATARIUM singer Jennie-Ann Smith. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The Midlands Rocks: Can you start by telling how you become involved with AVATARIUM? Jennie-Ann Smith: AVATARIUM started out as a project from Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS) and Mikael Åkerfeldt ...

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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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SABATON Plays First Show With New Drummer; Video Available

Swedish metallers SABATON played their first show with new drummer Hannes Van Dahl this past Saturday, November 16 at the Metal Hammer Paradise festival in Germany. Behind-the-scenes footage from the concert can be seen below. Regarding their decision to enlist Hannes Van Dahl, SABATON said in a statement: "For some time, there has been rumors ...

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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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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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