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SILENT VOICES: 'Burning Shine' Song Available For Streaming

"Burning Shine", a brand new song from SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from SILENT VOICES' new album, "Reveal the Change", which was released on November 29 in Europe and December ...

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220 VOLT Begins Recording New Album

Veteran Swedish hard rockers 220 VOLT entered the studio on December 19 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album for a May 2014 release. So far, six songs have been laid down, and another batch will be tracked in mid-January. 220 VOLT earlier in the year announced the addition of singer Anders Engberg (THERION, LION'S ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Outlines New 'Rock Opera'

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has issued the following update: "The coming rock opera will be about the rise and fall of Antichrist and is inspired by and partly (not to be confused with 'entirely') based on Vladimir Soloviev's 'A Short Story Of The Anti-Christ'. "I have been attempting to write a regular ...

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DENIED: 'Garden Of Stone' Video Released

"Garden Of Stone", the new video from DENIED, the Swedish metal band featuring vocalist Johan Fahlberg (JADED HEART) and bassist Fredrik Isaksson (formerly of THERION and GRAVE), can be seen below. The clip was filmed a The Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) in Stockholm and was directed by Fylo and DENIED. "Garden Of Stone" is taken from ...

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SILENT VOICES: New Song 'No Turning Back' Available For Streaming

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album, "Reveal the Change", on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), ...

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CANDLEMASS' MATS 'MAPPE' BJÖRKMAN Visits FRAMUS And WARWICK Headquarters In Germany (Video)

Guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS was recently inivited to tour the Framus and Warwick headquarters in Markneukirchen, Germany. Check out video footage of his visit below. CANDLEMASS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, ...

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SILENT VOICES: 'Reveal The Change' Details Revealed

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Kakko (SONATA ...

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DENIED: 'Judas Kiss' Video Released

"Judas Kiss", the new Paolo Carboni-directed video from DENIED, the Swedish metal band featuring vocalist Johan Fahlberg (JADED HEART) and bassist Fredrik Isaksson (formerly of THERION and GRAVE), can be seen below. The song comes off the group's third album, "Let Them Burn", which was released in January via Sliptrick Records. The CD was recorded ...

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CANDLEMASS: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS' entire August 3 performance at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. CANDLEMASS played its first show with singer Mats Levén on June 5, 2012 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden. Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION ...

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EXUMER Parts Ways With Guitarist

German thrashers EXUMER have parted ways with guitarist H.K. The musician played his last show with the band at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany on July 13. The guitarist's departure has been an amicable one and he is said to have left the group for solely personal reasons. Comments EXUMER vocalist Mem V. ...

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CANDLEMASS, GIRLSCHOOL To Return To North America In September

CANDLEMASS, GIRLSCHOOL, SACRIFICE, PAGAN ALTAR, BARBATOS and WITCH MOUNTAIN have been confirmed for the Noctis VI - Lucifer Rex festival, set to take place September 19-21 at the University Of Calgary's MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Dickens Pub, Lord Nelson's Grill and Vern's Bar in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At least 20 more bands will be announced ...

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CANDLEMASS: Pro-Shot Footage Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of Swedish doom metal veterans CANDLEMASS performing their classic song "Solitude" at this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival — which is being held June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden — can be seen below. CANDLEMASS played its first show with singer Mats Levén on June 5, 2012 at Debaser Slussen ...

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Former THERION Backing Singer JOHANNA MÅRLÖV Dies At 38

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has released the following statement: "Today the sad news reached me that Johanna Mårlöv passed away. Johanna was singing in the live choir for THERION during the 'Lemuria'/'Sirius B' era and travelled with the band and did shows in over 25 countries. She had been struggling bravely with ...

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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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THERION To Take Rock Opera On The Road

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION will take their upcoming rock opera on the road in Europe December. Support on the trek will come from ARKONA, THE DEVIL and SOUND STORM. Comments THERION mastermind Christofer Johnsson: "When announcing that we will be working on a rock opera for some years, we were met with many deep sighs ...

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DENIED: 'Dead Messiah' Video Released

"Dead Messiah", the new video from DENIED, the Swedish metal band featuring vocalist Johan Fahlberg (JADED HEART) and bassist Fredrik Isaksson (formerly of THERION and GRAVE), can be seen below. The song comes off the group's third album, "Let Them Burn", which was released in January via Sliptrick Records. The CD was recorded with producer ...

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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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NECRONOMICON Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of Canadian extreme blackened death metal horde NECRONOMICON. The trio's new album, "Rise of the Elder Ones", will be released on June 10 (three days earlier in Europe). Regarding the signing, the band released the following statement: "Many people know that for some years in the past NECRONOMICON ...

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220 VOLT Unveils New Lineup

Veteran Swedish hard rockers 220 VOLT have announced the addition of singer Anders Engberg (pictured below; THERION, LION'S SHARE) to the group's ranks. The band's current line is completed by founding members Thomas Drevin and Mats Karlsson on guitar, returning drummer Peter Hermansson and Mike Krusenberg on bass. "The time is right," says Karlsson in ...

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