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SNOWY SHAW Sings KING DIAMOND, DIMMU BORGIR Classics At Special Halloween Concert (Video)

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw was joined by bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ILLWILL, MERCYFUL FATE), legendary MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner and former KING DIAMOND guitarist Pete Blakk during Snowy's special concert event on November 3 at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Shaw ...

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HAMMERFALL, THERION, Ex-EUROPE Members To Star In Swedish Version Of 'Rock Of Ages' Musical

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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CANDLEMASS And ENTOMBED 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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THERION: New Song Available For Streaming

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION are celebrating their 25th anniversary with the release of their new album, "Les Fleurs Du Mal". The band has signed a licensing deal with End Of The Light Records to make the CD available in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The effort will be issued in North America on November 13. ...

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ARCH ENEMY Bassist To Perform With SNOWY SHAW In Sweden

Bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ILLWILL, MERCYFUL FATE) is one of the guest musicians who will perform with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw at a special Halloweeen concert event on November 3 at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are legendary MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner and former KING DIAMOND guitarist ...

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DENIED To Release 'Let Them Burn' Next Year

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", in early 2013 via Sliptrick Records. The CD was recorded with producer Fredrik Folkare (UNLEASHED) and was mastered at Dugout Productions. DENIED was formed in Upplands Väsby, ...

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Former KING DIAMOND Guitarist PETE BLAKK To Perform With SNOWY SHAW In Sweden

Former KING DIAMOND guitarist Pete Blakk is one of the guest musicians who will perform with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw at a special Halloweeen concert event on November 3 at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear is legendary MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner. More guests will be announced soon. Snowy's backing band ...

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CRIMINAL: 'The Ghost We Summoned' Video Released

"The Ghost We Summoned", the new video from CRIMINAL — originally formed in Chile and now based in the U.K. — can be seen below. The clip was produced by Chilean director Carlos Toro of Abysmo Producciones, who has previously worked with such bands as KREATOR, VADER, THERION and HALFORD. "The Ghost We Summoned" comes ...

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THERION's 'Long-Term Plans' Revealed

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has issued the following update: "Ten years ago or something, I started to work on an opera, but I never managed to finish it. I wrote most of the highlights (the hit parts), but I never managed to write the bridges between them, the 'boring' parts needed to ...

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EXUMER: 'Fire & Damnation' Video Released

"Fire & Damnation", the first-ever official video from German thrashers EXUMER, can be seen below. The clip was entirely filmed and edited in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during the band's "South American Damnation" tour in June 2012. Commented EXUMER vocalist Mem V. Stein: "The idea behind the clip was to showcase the band's intense relationship with ...

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SNOWY SHAW Reveals Backing Band For His 'Halloween Live Show'

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw has assembled the following lineup of musicians for his November 3 concert at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden: * Mark U Black (M.A.N., ex-DREAM EVIL, KUNG DIAMANT) - Lead Guitar * Petter Karlsson (ex-THERION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA) - Drums * Vikki Valkyrie (ex-ICE AGE, THEM SLUTS) - Bass Snowy states: "Like last ...

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NIGHTRAGE Taps SNOWY SHAW For South Korea Concert

Multi-national thrashers NIGHTRAGE have tapped Snowy Shaw (THERION, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, DIMMU BORGIR) to sit behind the kit for their August 26 concert in South Korea. Snowy will be filling in for regular NIGHTRAGE drummer Johan Nunez, who has been busy touring and recording with FIREWIND. NIGHTRAGE states, "We are honored to have [Snowy] ...

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STEFAN LINDHOLM To Perform With JOHN MACALUSO, JOE STUMP, MATS LEVÉN

Swedish guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm will perform live with drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, HOLYHELL), Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR), Mats Levén (THERION, CANDLEMASS, TREAT, KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and friends on July 4 at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden. They will play "Far Beyond The Sun" by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, "Red House", "Spanish ...

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THERION: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Latin American Tour

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, DIMMU BORGIR) has uploaded a 12-minute clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the Latin American leg of THERION's 25th-anniversary tour. Check it out below. THERION will celebrate their 25th anniversary by embarking on a European tour in the fall. The trek, aptly dubbed the "25th Anniversary Tour", ...

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NECRONOMICON: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'European Connexus Conjuration Tour'

Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON have uploaded a new webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band's April 2012 "European Connexus Conjuration Tour". Check it out below. NECRONOMICON in May 2011 announced the addition of bassist Armaros to the group's ranks. Bassist Diego "D" left NECRONOMICON in 2010 in order to undertake "different professional and personal ...

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CANDLEMASS With Singer MATS LEVÉN: First Video Footage Posted Online

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS played their first show with stand-in singer Mats Levén this past Tuesday, June 5 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert's opening song, "Prophet", can be seen below. Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION and TREAT, who also plays with CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman ...

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EXUMER's First-Ever Video To Be Filmed In Brazil

German thrashers EXUMER are filming their first-ever official video in their 27-year long history today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The clip will feature the title track of the band's latest album, "Fire And Damnation", which was released in April via Metal Blade Records. EXUMER is in the middle of its "South American Damnation" tour with ...

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SECTU To Release 'Gerra' Next Week

Swedish death metallers SECTU will release their second album, "Gerra" (ViciSolum Productions), on June 1, only a year after the arrival of their highly acclaimed debut, "Inundate". SECTU has undergone changes in the lineup with the addition of guitarist Anders Ericson (BEYOND TWILIGHT) and bassist Johan Niemann (EVERGREY, THERION). "Gerra" track listing: 01. Gerra/Incinerate 02. ...

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VINDICTIV Recording New Album

Swedish melodic/progressive metallers VINDICTIV, formed and led by guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm, are currently in the studio recording their third album, "Cage Of Infinity". Lindholm says: "We have some exciting guests on the new album. All we can say is that the new album is going to kick ass!" VINDICTIV recording lineup: * Stefan Lindholm ...

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SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA: 'Malediction' EP Cover Art Unveiled

Singers Dani "Filth" Davey (CRADLE OF FILTH) and Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK) make guest appearances on the new EP from British vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva — who has toured and/or recorded with CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS and ANGTORIA. Entitled "Malediction", the three-song digital EP will be released on May 28 via Listenable Records. Strid ...

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