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AVATARIUM: Video Footage From Debut Album Recording Sessions

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. A short video clip featuring footage from the CD's recording sessions can be seen below. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL ...

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LEIF EDLING's AVATARIUM: 'Moonhorse' Lyric Video Released

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums, Carl Westholm on keyboards and Jennie-Ann ...

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Video: Former IN FLAMES Guitarist JESPER STRÖMBLAD Performs With NIGHTRAGE In Gothenburg

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," NIGHTRAGE's former singer, Jimmie Strimell (ENDS WITH A BULLET, ex-DEAD BY APRIL, DEATHDESTRUCTION) was unable to rejoin the band for their September 20 concert in Gothenburg, Sweden. Handling lead vocals at the show was Ronnie Nyman from ALWAYS WAR. Also appearing with NIGHTRAGE founder/guitarist Marios Iliopoulos at the Gothenburg concert were ...

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LEIF EDLING's AVATARIUM Reveals Debut Album Details

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums, Carl Westholm on keyboards and Jennie-Ann ...

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Former IN FLAMES Guitarist JESPER STRÖMBLAD To Perform With NIGHTRAGE In Gothenburg

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," NIGHTRAGE's former singer, Jimmie Strimell (ENDS WITH A BULLET, ex-DEAD BY APRIL, DEATHDESTRUCTION) will be unable to rejoin the band for their September 20 concert in Gothenburg, Sweden and their upcoming Japanese tour. The group states: "Ronnie Nyman from ALWAYS WAR will help us on that show on vocals." Also appearing ...

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ELDRITCH Begins Recording New Album

Italian progressive metallers ELDRITCH have entered the studio to begin recording their ninth album for an early 2014 release. A short video clip from the drum-tracking sessions can be seen below. ELDRITCH's eighth studio album, "Gaia's Legacy", was released in September 2011 via Scarlet Records. A concept effort dealing with global warming based on Al ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman's AVATARIUM Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. AVATARIUM's first release will be a 12-inch mini-LP, "Moonhorse", featuring the title track, the B-side "Boneflower" as well as an acoustic cover version of BLACK SABBATH's "War Pigs". It ...

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NIGHTRAGE Rejoined By Singer JIMMIE STRIMELL For Upcoming Shows

Mutinational melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE have recruited their former singer, Jimmie Strimell (vocals, ENDS WITH A BULLET, ex-DEAD BY APRIL, DEATHDESTRUCTION), and Marcus Rosell (drums; ENDS WITH A BULLET, DORM PATROL) for their upcoming headlining tour of Japan and possible other shows. Says NIGHTRAGE founder/guitarist Marios Iliopoulos: "We want to thank those fine musicians for ...

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EVERGREY's TOM ENGLUND To Guest On CHARACTERS Debut

CHARACTERS, the new band featuring former members of the Swedish modern rock/metal outfit ONE WITHOUT, will release its debut album, "Once They Bleed", on September 25. In the beginning of April, CHARACTERS announced the addition of singer Marcus Bäckström and moved into a new studio facility in Gothenburg to begin recording its first CD. Comments ...

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EVERGREY Guitarist To Release Debut Instrumental Album

Due on August 16 via Lion Music, "Pictures From A Time Traveller", the debut instrumental album from EVERGREY guitarist Marcus Jidell, features seven tracks of outstanding, diverse and top-shelf virtuoso guitar excellence. Jidell is one of the most respected metal guitarists to have come out of Sweden since Yngwie Malmsteen. With a guitar style that ...

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NIGHTRAGE Singer Quits

Singer Antony Hämäläinen (pictured below) has officially left mutinational melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE. He says: "There is no drama or bad blood. Quite the opposite actually as we all remain great friends. I personally would just like to explore other musical ventures. It's as simple as that." He adds: "I want to thank [NIGHTRAGE founder] ...

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RUNNING WILD: New Album Due In October

German metallers RUNNING WILD will release their as-yet-untitled new studio album on the following dates: Germany: October 4 Rest of Europe: October 7 U.S./Canada: To be announced RUNNING WILD's latest album, "Shadowmaker", registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #12 Sweden: #43 Austria: #61 Finland: #90 The CD was released in April 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer. ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: 'Money, Blood, Crucifixus' Lyric Video Released

The lyric video for the song "Money, Blood, Crucifixus" from Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION can be seen below. The track comes off the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released in October. The "Money, Blood, Crucifixus" single will be made available on May 31, with an accompanying promotional video directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver ...

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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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DEATHDESTRUCTION: More Video Footage From The Studio

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Begin Work On New Material

According to Rockoverdose.gr, Marios Iliopoulos, guitarist and founder of the Greek-Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, is preparing to begin the songwriting process for the band's new album, which is expected in 2014. The band is also seeking a suitable label home for the upcoming CD following NIGHTRAGE's split with Lifeforce Records. Fans will ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: More Video Footage From The Studio

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Seventh Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Sixth Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Fifth Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Fourth Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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DIVINITY COMPROMISED To Release 'A World Torn' Next Week

The long-awaited debut release from Chicago symphonic prog-metal band DIVINITY COMPROMISED will be unleashed to the world this Tuesday, March 19. The effort will be available in CD and MP3 format, and can be purchased through CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon MP3, and, of course, directly from the band. Featuring in its ranks Lothar Keller (SACRED ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Third Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: First Two Studio Webisodes Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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NIGHTRAGE Mainman Interviewed On Sweden's 'Backstage-TV' (Video)

Marios Iliopoulos, the leader of multinational thrashers NIGHTRAGE, was interviewed for a recent episode of the "Backstage-TV" program on the Swedish TV channel Öppna Kanalen Göteborg. You can now watch the in-depth chat below. Due to scheduling conflicts, singer Antony Hämäläinen was unable to perform with NIGHTRAGE at the Gothenburg Sound Festival on January 5 ...

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THE ABSENCE Joined By SCAR SYMMETRY Guitarist PER NILSSON

Tampa, Florida's THE ABSENCE has announced the addition of guitarist Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) to the group's ranks. The band has entered the studio with guitarist-turned-producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) to begin recording a new EP and will release a single from these sessions soon. Commented Per: "Six years ago, [THE ABSENCE] guys asked ...

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SYMPHONY X Bassist To Guest On New EPYSODE Album

SYMPHONY X bassist Mike LePond will make a guest appearance on the EPYSODE "II" album from Samuel Arkan, the guitarist of the Belgian band VIRUS IV. Also scheduled to appear on the CD are Tom Englund (EVERGREY), Léo Margarit (PAIN OF SALVATION), Julien Spreutels (ETHERNITY) and Simone Mularoni (DGM, EMPYRIOS). The effort is being recorded ...

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ICED EARTH: New European Tour Webisode Available

The third and final in a series of websides featuring behind-the-scenes footage from ICED EARTH's European tour with EVERGREY, STEEL ENGRAVED and DEAD SHAPE FIGURE can be seen below. ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming CD/DVD release. 1,500 fans ...

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