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AVATAR Speaks To Project Alpha TV At HAMMERFEST (Video)

On March 15, Project Alpha TV conducted an interview with Swedish metallers AVATAR at this year's Hammerfest, which was held at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Wales. You can now watch the chat below. AVATAR's new album, "Hail The Apocalypse", will be released on May 16 via Gain Music in Europe and ...

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AVATAR: 'Hail The Apocalypse' Video Released

"Hail The Apocalypse", the new video from Swedish metallers AVATAR, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's new album, which will be released on May 16 via Gain Music in Europe and May 13 through eOne in USA. The CD was recorded in Karma Sound Studios, Bang Saray, Thailand, ...

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AVATAR Interviewed By HORNS UP ROCKS! (Video)

Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! recently conducted an interview with vocalist Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström and drummer John Alfredsson of Swedish metallers AVATAR. You can now watch the chat below. AVATAR will release its new album, "Hail The Apocalypse", on May 16 via Gain Music in Europe and May 13 through eOne in USA. ...

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AVATAR To Release 'Hail The Apocalypse' In May

Swedish metallers AVATAR will release their new album, "Hail The Apocalypse", on May 16 via Gain Music in Europe and May 13 through eOne in USA. The CD was recorded in Karma Sound Studios, Bang Saray, Thailand, mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER) and mastered by Paul Logus (VOLBEAT, CLUTCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). ...

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LOCRIAN: 'A Visitation From The Wrath Of Heaven' Video Released

"A Visitation From The Wrath Of Heaven", the new video from the experimental, dark ambient/noise trio LOCRIAN, can be seen below. The eerie clip for the eight-and-a-half-minute-long track was directed by J.P Bradburn. Terrence Hannum (keyboards/vocals) commented: "John Bradburn has crafted a nightmare like vision from our song by flipping personas, timelines, settings to muse ...

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LOCRIAN: 'Exiting The Hall Of Vapor And Light' Video Released

"Exiting The Hall Of Vapor And Light", the new video from the experimental, dark ambient/noise trio LOCRIAN, can be seen below. The clip is an abstract interpretation directed by George Moore of the instrumental track that appears on the band's new new album, "Return To Annihilation", which was released on June 25 via Relapse Records. ...

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AVATAR Mainman Interviewed In Finland (Video)

On May 17, Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Johannes Eckerstrom of Swedish metallers AVATAR before the band's show in Tampere, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. AVATAR's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", was released on February 14, 2012 via eOne Music. The CD was produced by Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, MUSTASCH, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR) ...

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LOCRIAN Announces New Album Details

Experimental, dark ambient/noise trio LOCRIAN will release its new album, "Return To Annihilation", on June 25 via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded by Greg Norman (PELICAN, RUSSIAN, CIRCLES, SERENA MANEESH) at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago and was mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. A two-part concept album inspired by ...

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HOLY GRAIL: 'Ride The Void' Video Released

"Ride The Void", the new video from Southern California traditional metallers HOLY GRAIL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's sophomore album, which sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 9 on the Top New Artist ...

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AVATAR Mainman Interviewed In Boise (Video)

On March 7, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with Johannes Eckerstrom of Swedish metallers AVATAR backstage at Knitting Factory in Boise, Idaho. You can now watch the chat below. AVATAR's "Smells Like A Freakshow" video can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which was released ...

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AVATAR Interviewed On Colorado's 94.3 KILO (Audio)

Jack Mehoff of the Colorado Springs, Colorado radio station 94.3 KILO recently conducted an interview with Swedish metallers AVATAR. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. AVATAR's "Smells Like A Freakshow" video can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which was released ...

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HOLY GRAIL Talks To Australia's AndrewHaug.com (Audio)

On January 4, Andrew Haug, the former host of Triple J Australia's "The Racket" radio show (originally "Full Metal Racket"; 2001-2011), conducted an interview with vocalist James Paul Luna and guitarist Eli Santana of Southern California traditional metallers HOLY GRAIL for Australia's recently launched first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station,

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HOLY GRAIL: 'Ride The Void' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Ride The Void", the sophomore album from Southern California traditional metallers HOLY GRAIL, sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 9 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those ...

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AVATAR: New Audio Interview With JOHANNES ECKERSTROM

On Tuesday, January 21, Shawn of Southern California's "Rockstar Radio" conducted an interview with Johannes Eckerstrom of Swedish metallers AVATAR. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. AVATAR's "Smells Like A Freakshow" video can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which was ...

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AVATAR: 'Smells Like A Freakshow' Video Released

"Smells Like A Freakshow", the new video from Swedish metallers AVATAR, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fourth full-length album, "Black Waltz", which was released on February 14, 2012 via eOne Music. The CD was produced by Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, MUSTASCH, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR) and includes songs from a limited-edition EP that ...

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HOLY GRAIL: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Ride The Void", the sophomore album from Southern California traditional metallers HOLY GRAIL, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due in Europe on January 18 via Nuclear Blast Records and in North America on January 22 through Prosthetic Records, the effort will be made available as a limited CD version including a bonus track, ...

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HOLY GRAIL: 'Ride The Void' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Ride The Void", the title track of the sophomore album from Southern California traditional metallers HOLY GRAIL, can be seen below. Due in Europe on January 18 via Nuclear Blast Records and in North America on January 22 through Prosthetic Records, the effort will be made available as a limited ...

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Video: ARMORED SAINT Talks METAL BLADE RECORDS' 30th Anniversary

Video footage of Los Angeles-based metallers ARMORED SAINT talking to Fuse about their history with Metal Blade Records can be seen below. ARMORED SAINT performed a number of cover songs with a variety of guest musicians — including AMON AMARTH's Johan Hegg and FATES WARNING/REDEMPTION's Ray Alder — at Metal Blade Records's 30th-anniversary show, which ...

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