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Former THE HELLACOPTERS Frontman Returns With New Project

THE HELLACOPTERS architect and former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson is back with a new band. IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC "delivers powerpop, with emphasis on power, rock AND roll," according to a press release. The group "could be the missing link between THE BEATLES and ALICE COOPER, or the bridge connecting THE BYRDS with SEX PISTOLS, if ...

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BONAFIDE: 'Hard Livin' Man' To Debut Tomorrow

"Hard Livin' Man", the new video from Swedish rockers BONAFIDE, will make its online debut tomorrow (Thursday, May 6) at midnight via the band's YouTube channel. The clip was filmed in Spain, France, Germany and Sweden during BONAFIDE's six-week, 35-show tour of Europe in November -December 2009 that rolled through nine countries. The "Hard Livin' ...

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BONAFIDE Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Sweden's self-proclaimed masters of "genuine, dirty, in-your-face cock rock" BONAFIDE have parted ways with drummer Sticky Bomb "due to musical and personal differences" and have replaced him with Niklas Mattsson. The band states, "Niklas, who also torments skin in Stockholm heavyweights BACKDRAFT and American groovers RAGING SLAB, will add even more power and dynamics to ...

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DEATH BREATH: Photos From The Studio Posted Online

DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — recently completed the fourth recording session for its new album at Deuce Recording Studios. Check out photos from the studio at this location. ...

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DEATH BREATH Completes Fourth Recording Session For New Album

DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — has completed the fourth recording session for its new album. According to the group, "pretty much everything besides vocals are finished. [We'd] have to say ...

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DEATH BREATH: New Song Available For Streaming

A unmixed version of a brand new track, "Obsessed By Sodomy", from DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. The song ...

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BULLET: 'Bite The Bullet' Video Released

"Bite the Bullet", the new video from Swedish denim-and-leather rockers BULLET, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the band's sophomore album, which entered the chart in the band's home country at position No. 3. The follow-up to 2006's "Heading for the Top" was mixed and co-produced by Nicke Andersson (THE ...

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THE HAUNTED, BULLET Confirmed For LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE 4

THE HAUNTED, BULLET and ALGAION have been confirmed for the Linköping Metal Massacre 4, set to take place Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Konsert & Kongress in Linköping, Sweden. THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving recently told the German edition of the Metal Hammer magazine that the band has commenced the songwriting process for a new ...

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THE GENERALS: 'Stand Up Straight' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band THE GENERALS will release its debut album, "Stand Up Straight", on November 7 via Metalcentral Records. The CD was recorded at Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, THE HELLACOPTERS, DISMEMBER) and features cover artwork (see below) by Kristian Wåhlin (BATHORY, KING DIAMOND, AT THE GATES). "Stand Up Straight" track ...

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BONAFIDE: New Album Lands On Swedish Chart

"Something's Dripping", the second full-length album from Sweden's self-proclaimed masters of "genuine, dirty, in-your-face cock rock" BONAFIDE, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 16. "Something's Dripping" was released in Sweden on September 18. The CD, which will be released in the rest of the world in ...

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DEATH BREATH Completes Third Recording Session For New Album

DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — has completed the third recording session for its new album. According to the group, the recording process "went in an exceptionally evil manner. The flying ...

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BONAFIDE: New Single Available For Streaming

"Dirt Bound", the new single from Sweden's self-proclaimed masters of "genuine, dirty, in-your-face cock rock" BONAFIDE, is available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the band's second full-length album, "Something's Dripping", which was released in Sweden on September 18. The CD, which will be released in the rest of the ...

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THE GENERALS: New Song Posted Online

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band THE GENERALS will release its debut album, "Stand Up Straight", on November 7 via Metalcentral Records. The CD was recorded at Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, THE HELLACOPTERS, DISMEMBER) and features cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin (BATHORY, KING DIAMOND, AT THE GATES). A new song "One Eye Red" ...

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DEATH BREATH Completes Second Recording Session For New Album

DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — has completed the second recording session for its new album. According to the group, the recording process "went very well with a healthy touch of ...

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BONAFIDE To Release 'Something's Dripping' In September

Sweden's self-proclaimed masters of "genuine, dirty, in-your-face cock rock" BONAFIDE have revealed the artwork and final track listing of their second full-length album, "Something's Dripping", due in Sweden on September 18 and in the rest of the world in October. The CD was recorded at Musicamatic studios (SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, D-A-D) in Gothenburg, Sweden ...

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'Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives' Book Out Now

Finnish journalist and RAMONES webmaster Jari-Pekka Laitio Ramone's latest RAMONES book entitled "Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives" is the result of nearly five years worth of work. It is full of poignant stories that reflect what Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, as well as the rest of the RAMONES family have impacted their ...

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DEATH BREATH Completes First Recording Session For New Album

DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — has completed the first recording session for its new album. According to the group, the recording process "went in a very death metal manner with ...

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THE GENERALS: Release Date Confirmed For Debut Album

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band THE GENERALS will release its debut album, "Stand Up Straight", on November 7 via Metalcentral Records. The CD was recorded at Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, THE HELLACOPTERS, DISMEMBER) and features cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin (BATHORY, KING DIAMOND, AT THE GATES). An unmastered version of the song ...

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THE GENERALS Sign With METALCENTRAL RECORDS

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band THE GENERALS has signed a record deal with Metalcentral Records. The group's debut album, "Stand Up Straight", was recorded at Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, THE HELLACOPTERS, DISMEMBER) and is tentatively scheduled for release in early November. The CD's cover artwork is being created by Kristian Wåhlin (BATHORY, ...

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NEBULA Announces North American Tour

California's NEBULA will embark on a full U.S. tour in August. Support on the trek will come from THE ENTRANCE BAND, who will be fresh off a tour supporting SONIC YOUTH. NEBULA will be touring in support of the band's new LP, "Heavy Psych", due out July 7 on Tee Pee Records. Playing dirty rock ...

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Dirty Power - ZAMARRO

Americans notoriously mix up Sweden and Switzerland, but in at least this one case, you could forgive a stoner rock fan some confusion. While Sweden has cranked out a truly legendary batch of riff-driven, fuzz-happy bands, the Swiss scene remains far less known (quick, raise your hands if you've heard of THE TOENAILS... anyone?). ZAMARRO ...

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BULLET To Support AC/DC In Sweden

Swedish hard rockers BULLET will support AC/DC at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 21. Video footage of BULLET's March 11, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). BULLET's sophomore album, "Bite the Bullet", entered the chart in the band's home country of Sweden at position No. 3. The ...

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DEATH BREATH Working On New Album

According to an online post by guitarist/vocalist Robert Pehrsson of DEATH BREATH — the Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (most recently the frontman of rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) — the band is working on a new album. No further infomation is currently available. DEATH ...

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BULLET: Munich Footage Available

Video footage of BULLET's March 11, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). BULLET's sophomore album, "Bite the Bullet", entered the chart in the band's home country of Sweden at position No. 3. The follow-up to 2006's "Heading for the Top" was mixed and co-produced by Nicke Andersson (THE HELLACOPTERS, ...

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BULLET To Perform At NHL Kick-Off Game In Stockholm

Swedish denim-and-leather rockers BULLET will take part in Stockholm's biggest sports event of 2009. The band has been invited to perform in front of 14,000 crazy hockey fanatics at the Ericsson Globe Arena on Saturday, October 3, kicking of a historic evening where reigning Stanley Cup champions Detroit Red Wings will square off against St. ...

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BONAFIDE Frontman Releases 'Derailing In Full Speed' Video

"Derailing in Full Speed", the new video from BONAFIDE guitarist/singer Pontus Snibb, can be viewed below. The clip, low on budget but high on energy and alcohol blood level, also features Mia Coldheart of Stockholm hard rock queens CRUCIFIED BARBARA (Mia is also Pontus' better half in real life), and was shot during the couple's ...

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BONAFIDE Signs With BLACK LODGE RECORDS

Swedish rockers BONAFIDE have inked a deal with Black Lodge Records. The band will enter Music A Matic Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden mid-February to begin recording its sophomore album with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MILLENCOLIN, SAHARA HOTNIGHTS). Black Lodge will release an expanded edition of BONAFIDE's debut album for the worldwide market in 2009. ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Mainman Talks KISS On Swedish TV

According to Kiss On Fire, KISS was played and mentioned several times earlier today (January 8) on national Swedish television during the 30-minute documentary on the Swedish rock band THE HELLACOPTERS called "Dom Kallar Oss Artister". KISS has always been THE HELLACOPTERS mainman Nicke Andersson's (also ex-ENTOMBED drummer) favorite band and in this ...

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