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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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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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