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DEW-SCENTED: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Thrown To The Lions", a brand new song from German thrashers DEW-SCENTED, can be streamed using the audio player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Icarus", which will be released on July 31 in North America via Prosthetic Records (one day earlier internationally through Metal Blade Records). Commented DEW-SCENTED vocalist Leif Jensen: ...

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DAN SWANÖ To Guest On DEW-SCENTED Album

Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) is one of three musicians who have recorded special guest appearances on "Icarus", the new album from German thrashers DEW-SCENTED. Commented Dan: "After touring with them, mixing with them, it was about goddamned time that I also sang a nice tune with them. The interplay between mine and Leif's ...

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RETALIATION/FINAL BREATH Guitarist To Guest On DEW-SCENTED Album

RETALIATION/FINAL BREATH guitarist Dennis Schneider is one of three musicians who have recorded special guest appearances on "Icarus", the new album from German thrashers DEW-SCENTED. Schneider can be heard on the songs "The Fall Of Man" and "Perpetuated". Commented Schneider: "I've been hooked on DEW-SCENTED ever since the release of 'Impact' back in 2003. When ...

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SACRIFICE's ROB URBINATI To Guest On DEW-SCENTED Album

Rob Urbinati of Canadian thrash metal veterans SACRIFICE is one of three musicians who have recorded special guest appearances on "Icarus", the new album from German thrashers DEW-SCENTED. Commented Urbinati: "SACRIFICE have been honored by DEW-SCENTED in the past with a cover song, now I am honored to be included on the track 'Gleaming Like ...

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CANDLEMASS With Singer MATS LEVÉN: First Video Footage Posted Online

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS played their first show with stand-in singer Mats Levén this past Tuesday, June 5 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert's opening song, "Prophet", can be seen below. Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION and TREAT, who also plays with CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman ...

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CANDLEMASS To Celebrate New Album Release With Hometown Concert

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS will release their 11th and final album, "Psalms For The Dead", on June 8 via Napalm Records. A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single contaning two album tracks —"Dancing In The Temple Of The Mad Queen Bee" and "The Killing Of The Sun" — preceded the full-length effort on April 13. CANDLEMASS ...

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DEW-SCENTED Unveils New Lineup

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have announced their new lineup. It is as follows (pictured from left to right in photo below): Rory Hansen - Guitar Marvin Vriesde - Guitar Leif Jensen - Vocals Joost van der Graaf - Bass Koen Herfst - Drums Commented DEW-SCENTED vocalist Leif Jensen: "I'm more than proud to be able to ...

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DEW-SCENTED: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Revealed

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have set "Icarus" as the title of their new album. Vocalist Leif Jensen described the CD's main theme as "a modern-times, very apocalyptic adaption of elements of the Icarus myth, using a lot of its symbolism while interlinking with several other personal or observant subjects in true DEW-SCENTED fashion." While the album ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Revealed

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS will release their 11th and final album, "Psalms For The Dead", in June via Napalm Records. A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single contaning two album tracks —"Dancing In The Temple Of The Mad Queen Bee" and "The Killing Of The Sun" — will precede the full-length effort on April 13. "This ...

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CANDLEMASS Leader: 'We're Not Splitting Up'

Despite the fact that legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have just completed work on their final studio album, the band's bassist/leader Leif Edling tells Terrorizer magazine that the group is not planning on hanging it up anytime soon. "We're not splitting up," he said. "Yes, this is to be our last album, but we don't plan ...

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HEVEIN Releases New Digital EP

Finnish metallers HEVEIN — who feature in their ranks former APOCALYPTICA and current TARJA TURUNEN cellist Max Liljahave released a new digital EP containing three new songs ("Spineless", "V", "Gentle Anarchy") and a newly mixed version of "Nor" (originally released as a single in 2011). The tracks were recorded at Sonic ...

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KRUX: New Stockholm Performance Footage Available

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 the song "The Hades Assembly" on December 29, 2011 at Debaser in ...

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CANDLEMASS: Pre-Production Photos Posted Online

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS are working on material for their final album, tentatively scheduled for a spring 2012 release via Napalm Records. After a six-month writing period, the band spent two weekends in October in a Stockholm studio. In all, eight songs were recorded for demo purposes. In December, the band will record the album ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Interviewed On FOX 9 NEWS (Video)

On Sunday, October 16, Leif Knutson of FOX 9 News conducted an interview with Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES, DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED) about Duff's new book, "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)". You can now watch the chat below. "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)", which arrived on October 4 via Touchstone Books ...

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NECRODEATH To Release 'Idiosyncrasy' In October

Italian black/thrash metal veterans NECRODEATH will release their brand new album, "Idiosyncrasy", in October via Scarlet Records. This new effort is arguably the band's most challenging so far, both musically and lyrically, consisting in one single, 40-minute-long track which sums NECRODEATH's musical approach without necessarily trying to sound "progressive." Drummer Peso has once again written ...

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Switchtense - SWITCHTENSE

We've heard a lot of this new school, hardcore-tough thrash metal these last several years and fortunately quite a few bands do it well. But progression is not a characteristic of the genre, which suits the bands and many fans of the style just fine. Separation from the pack however is difficult to achieve, a ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' To Be Re-Released As Special Double-Disc CD

Peaceville Records will celebrate the 25th anniversary of CANDLEMASS' classic debut album, "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", by re-releasing it on May 14 as a special double-disc CD. "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" is a true classic. Heavy metal riffs blended with almost neo-classical touches, plus some theatrical elements bringing to mind bands like MERCYFUL FATE (thought to be ...

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DEW-SCENTED: 'Arise From Decay' Video Released

"Arise From Decay", the new video from German thrashers DEW-SCENTED, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Invocation", which was released on May 24, 2010 in Europe via Metal Blade Records and May 25, 2010 in North America through Prosthetic Records. The Japanese edition of the CD came with an ...

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THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX: New Song Available For Free Download

"Summoning Majestic War", a brand new song from THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX — the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström (vocals; VICIOUS ART, KRUX, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), Lord K. Philipson (guitar; TORTURE DIVISION, ex-GOD AMONG INSECTS, HOUSE OF USHER, LEUKEMIA), Anders Bertilsson (guitar; COLDWORKER), Tobben Gustafsson (drums; TORTURE DIVISION, VOMITORY) and Portuguese vocalist Ms. Roque (a.k.a. Ruby ...

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