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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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DENIED To Release 'Let Them Burn' This Week

DENIED, the Swedish metal band featuring vocalist Johan Fahlberg (JADED HEART) and bassist Fredrik Isaksson (formerly of THERION and GRAVE), will release its third album, "Let Them Burn", on January 26 via Sliptrick Records. The CD was recorded with producer Fredrik Folkare (UNLEASHED) and was mastered at Dugout Productions. The artwork was created by Alexander ...

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CANDLEMASS/Ex-THERION Singer MATS LEVÉN Records LUDOR Debut

Acclaimed Swedish hard rock vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TREAT, KRUX) has collaborated with Swedish musician/producer Jimmy Lagnefors on music for a fictional band called LUDOR that is featured in the Swedish movie "Mammas Pojkar" (international title: "Metal Brothers"), which was released in Sweden in December. Levén, who has spent the past seven ...

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Audio: CANDLEMASS And ENTOMBED Cover Each Other To Celebrate SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE's 100th Issue

Sweden Rock Magazine, Scandinavia's biggest hard rock magazine and Sweden's top-selling music magazine, has joined forced with two of the country's most legendary metal bands. To celebrate Sweden Rock Magazine's 100th issue, CANDLEMASS and ENTOMBED have recorded cover versions of each other's songs for a CD single sent exclusively to the magazine's subscribers with issue ...

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ADAGIO: Demo Versions Of Two New Songs Posted Online

Demo versions of two new songs from French neo-classical metallers ADAGIO"Torn" and "Carry The Cross" — can be streamed below. The tracks — which feature the vocals of American singer Kelly Sundown Carpenter, who has previously worked with BEYOND TWILIGHT, OUTWORLD and DARKOLOGY — will appear on ADAGIO's next album, to be released ...

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SNOWY SHAW To Guest On New SORROWS PATH Album

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME, DREAM EVIL, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR) will make a guest appearance on the sophomore album from Greek doom metallers SORROWS PATH. Snowy will sing a duet with SORROWS PATH frontman Angelos Ioannidis on a song titled "Everything Can Change". SORROWS PATH's follow-up to 2010's ...

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SLAYER's 'Seasons In The Abyss' Like You've Never Heard It Before

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, DIMMU BORGIR) makes a guest appearance on several tracks on "Révisionnisme", the third studio album from THE CNK, the French martial industrial/electronic black metal which features in its ranks Nicolas Saint Morand (a.k.a. Hreidmarr), the androgynous screamer behind ANOREXIA NERVOSA. With the help of heavy industrial ...

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CANDLEMASS/Ex-THERION Frontman MATS LEVÉN Sings DIO, WHITESNAKE, GARY MOORE Classics (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of CLUB COVERDOSE, the cover band featuring acclaimed Swedish hard rock vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TREAT, KRUX), perfoming on November 24 at On The Rocks in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. Levén's first official CANDLEMASS recording since he took over from the recently departed Robert Lowe will come ...

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THERION Mainman Interviewed By 'The Age Of Metal' (Audio)

The Age Of Metal recently conducted an interview with Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below. THERION is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the release of their new album, "Les Fleurs Du Mal". The band has signed a licensing deal with End Of ...

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HAMMERFALL Frontman Is Looking Forward To 'Trying His Acting Skills' In Sweden's 'Rock Of Ages'

Kee Marcello (EUROPE), Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL) and Thomas Vikström (CANDLEMASS, THERION) have been cast in the Swedish version of the hit Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages", which is set to invade Chinateatern in Stockholm this spring. The cast also features some of Sweden's top actors, comedians and singers, including Johan Rheborg, Peter Magnusson, Gladys del ...

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DENIED: Entire 'Judas Kiss' EP Available For Streaming

DENIED, the Swedish metal band featuring vocalist Johan Fahlberg (JADED HEART) and bassist Fredrik Isaksson (formerly of THERION and GRAVE), has released a three-song digital EP, "Judas Kiss", via Sliptrick Records. The effort was recorded with producer Fredrik Folkare (UNLEASHED) and was mastered at Dugout Productions. You can now stream the entire EP — consisting ...

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