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MICHAEL MONROE, DREGEN Interviewed At U.K.'s HIGH VOLTAGE Festival (Video)

Rock Radio's Tom Russell conducted an interview with former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe and Michael's new guitarist, Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES at this year's edition of Classic Rock magazine's award-winning High Voltage festival, which took place Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Victoria ...

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MICHAEL MONROE's 'Sensory Overdrive' To Receive North American Release; Tour Dates Announced

"Sensory Overdrive", the new solo album from Michael Monroe, iconic rock 'n' roll frontman and founding member of hugely influential Finnish outfit HANOI ROCKS, will be released in the U.S. and Canada on August 23 via Spinefarm/Universal. "Sensory Overdrive" was released on March 14 via Universal Music subsidiary Spinefarm Records. The CD features guest appearances ...

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DREGEN: 'It's An Honor' For Me To Play With MICHAEL MONROE

Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe has tapped Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES as the guitarist of his solo band following the recent departure of Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS). Ginger played his last gig as the guitarist for Monroe's group on June 17 at the Provinssirock festival in Finland. ...

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA To Enter Studio This Summer

Swedish all-girl hard rock band CRUCIFIED BARBARA will enter the studio this summer to begin recording its third full-length album for a late 2011 release. Helming the new CD will be producer Chips Kiesbye, who has previously worked with HELLACOPTERS, SAHARA HOTNIGHTS, MILLENCOLIN, NOMADS, WILMER X and BONAFIDE, among others. In other news, CRUCIFIED BARBARA ...

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THE GENERALS: 'One Eye Red' Video Released

"One Eye Red", the new video from Swedish "death 'n' roll" band THE GENERALS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Stand Up Straight", which was released last year via Metalcentral Records. The CD was recorded at Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, THE HELLACOPTERS, DISMEMBER) and features cover ...

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DEATH BREATH Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST IX

DEATH BREATH the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of THE HELLACOPTERS and IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC) has canceled its appearance at the Maryland Deathfest IX, set to take place May 26-29 in Baltimore. Commented the band: "We are really sorry, but we can't ...

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Swedish 'Supergroup' TRAMP Releases Debut Album

TRAMP, the new Swedish "rock 'n' roll super group consisting of well-known rock gurus from bands such as THE HELLACOPTERS, CAPTAIN MURPHY, HENRY FIATS OPEN SORE and THE TURPENTINES, has just released its debut album, "Indigo", in Sweden via Killer Cobra Records. A wider European release is scheduled for May 2. The band's lineup is ...

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IN SOLITUDE: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish occult heavy metallers IN SOLITUDE will release their new album, "The World. The Flesh. The Devil", in Europe on May 23 via Metal Blade Records. The eight-song, 58-minute CD was recorded in Nicke Andersson's (HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC) brand new studio Gutterview Recorders in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Fred Estby (DISMEMBER, DEATH BREATH). ...

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IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC To Release 'In Concert!' In April

IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, the new band led by THE HELLACOPTERS architect and former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson, will release its new album, "In Concert!", on April 29 via Psychout Records. The CD was recorded at Deuce Recording Studios (now Gutterview Recorders) in Stockholm and features six songs originally recorded by CHUCK BERRY, THE BEATLES, THE ...

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MARIONETTE: New Album Being Mastered

Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal sextet MARIONETTE is currently mastering its as-yet-untitled third full-length album at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm with Erik Broheden (RAMMSTEIN, TURBONEGRO, WITHIN TEMPTATION). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Something Forgotten", "Remember Your Name", "Stand In Line" and "Lights Out". Commented guitarist and backing vocalist Aron Parmerud: "Our third ...

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OZ: 'Dominator' Video Released

"Dominator", the new video from the reactivated legendary 1980s Finnish heavy metal band OZ, can be viewed below. The song was recorded at Park studio in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Nicke Andersson (a former member of ENTOMBED and HELLACOPTERS). The clip was directed by Amir Chamdin, a member of the Swedish hip hop band INFINITE ...

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NECRONAUT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

NECRONAUT, the solo project of former DISMEMBER/CARNAGE drummer Fred Estby, has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. NECRONAUT is no ordinary project. When the celebrated, eponymous debut album was released this past autumn, Swedish daily paper Expressen wrote, ...

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SATOR To Release 'Under The Radar' This Month

After a couple of years of silence, one of Sweden's all-time finest exports of rock and roll SATOR is back with a new album entitled "Under The Radar", due on February 25 via Wild Kingdom Records. According to a press release, the band "has returned to their musical roots and besides just returning also has ...

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BONAFIDE: New Video Blog Released

A new BONAFIDE video blog in which the Swedish rockers answer fan-submitted questions, visit the MOTÖRHEAD release party, recommend favorite albums and share BONAFIDE news can be viewed below. BONAFIDE's latest album, "Something's Dripping", entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 16. Released in Sweden on September 18, 2009, the ...

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IN SOLITUDE Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of the Uppsala, Sweden-based metal act IN SOLITUDE. The band entered Nicke Andersson's (THE HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC) brand new studio Gutterview Recorders in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Fred Estby (DISMEMBER) on November 15 to begin recording its sophomore album for a spring release. Commented IN SOLITUDE: ...

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PORTRAIT's New Album To Be Mixed By NICKE ANDERSSON

Swedish heavy metallers PORTRAIT have tapped Nicke Andersson (IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, DEATH BREATH, THE HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED) to mix their second full-length album, "Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae", at Deuce Studio. The CD is currently being recorded at Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, UNANIMATED, DESTRÖYER 666) in Alvik, Sweden for a tentative early 2011 release via Metal Blade Records. ...

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Reunited OZ Begins Recording New Album

Reactivated legendary 1980s Finnish heavy metal band OZ has entered Park studio in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Nicke Andersson (a former member of ENTOMBED and HELLACOPTERS) to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Greatezt Blitz", for an early 2011 release. The CD will reportedly contain both new songs and re-recordings of OZ classics. Songtitles ...

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DEATH BREATH: New Album Update

DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — has issued the following update: "We have a finished [DEATH BREATH] album except for some vocals left to do. "We've been touring most of the ...

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WARRIOR SOUL, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC Added To Sweden's SONISPHERE

WARRIOR SOUL and IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC (the new band led by THE HELLACOPTERS architect and former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson) have been confirmed for the Swedish installment of the Sonisphere festival, set to take place Saturday, August 7 at Stora Skuggan in Stockholm. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: IRON MAIDEN MÖTLEY CRÜE ...

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THE GENERALS In Writing Mode

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band THE GENERALS has issued the following update: "The two upcoming weekends we will do two festival gigs and directly after that its back to Karlstad and continue the songwriting for album number two. We will record some demos during the fall and then hopefully we will begin recording the album ...

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SATOR Interviewed At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

More-Metal.com conducted an interview with Swedish rockers SATOR at the Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 9-12 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. Watch the chat below. SATOR was founded in Borlänge and has released seven albums thus far. The band's latest full-length CD, "Basement Noise", came out in 2006. SATOR guitarist/vocalist Chips ...

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EARLY GRAVES To Release 'Goner' In June

San Francisco's EARLY GRAVES has completed work on its sophomore album, "Goner", for a June 22 release via Ironclad/Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2008's "We: The Guillotine" was recorded at Louder Studios (MELVINS, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, SAVIOURS) by Tim Green (THE FUCKING CHAMPS, NATION OF ULYSSES) and mastered by John Golden at ...

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