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THE AGONIST's VICKY PSARAKIS Sings AEROSMITH's 'Dream On' (Audio)

Singer Vicky Psarakis of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST has uploaded her vocal cover version of the AEROSMITH classic "Dream On". Check it out in the YouTube clip below. THE AGONIST's new album, "Eye Of Providence", was released on February 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Dismisses Criticism Over OPETH's Musical Direction

Lady Obscure recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. Asked for his opinion about some OPETH fans' position that Mikael should have started a side project under a new name instead of taking the band completely away from the death metal-tinged sounds ...

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OPETH To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Two Special U.S. Shows

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have announced details of two very special U.S. performances celebrating the group's landmark 25th anniversary. The unique shows, dubbed "An Evening With Opeth", are set for October 22 at New York's Beacon Theater and October 24 at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater and will see OPETH celebrating their remarkable career with two ...

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OPETH's FREDRIK ÅKESSON Talks Gear At MUSIKMESSE (Video)

Guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was interviewed by Rock Hard magazine during this year's Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. OPETH's eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK On ACT OF DEFIANCE: 'We Aren't Worried About Any Amount Of Fame Or Income'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick talked to Revolver magazine about ACT OF DEFIANCE, the new band he formed with fellow ex-MEGADETH member Shawn Drover (drums), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass). Speaking about how the ACT OF DEFIANCE material stacks up when compared to all ...

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THE AGONIST: Pro-Shot Footage Of Montreal Concert

Dr. Light Productions has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of THE AGONIST's February 27 performance at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Check out the clips below. THE AGONIST's new album, "Eye Of Providence", was released on February 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The band's first CD with singer ...

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Video Premiere: SCORPIONS' 'We Built This House'

The brand-new SCORPIONS studio album "Return To Forever" was released on February 20 on CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl, Limited Collector's Box, and several more digital and physical formats. The video for the first single, "We Built This House", can be be seen below. "Return To Forever" was recorded with Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen, ...

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SCORPIONS: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Return To Forever' Album

The brand-new SCORPIONS studio album "Return To Forever" will be released on February 20 on CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl, Limited Collector's Box, and several more digital and physical formats. The first single, "We Built This House", can be downloaded as an Instant Grat on iTunes and Amazon MP3 as of now. "Return To Forever" was ...

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THE AGONIST: 'A Gentle Disease' Video Released

"A Gentle Disease", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Eye Of Providence", which will be released on February 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The band's first CD with singer Vicky ...

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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE: Retiring Is 'Easier To Say Than To Do'

Vocalist Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolf Schenker of German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS took part in a press conference on February 9 in Paris, France. You can now watch video footage of the question-and-answer session below. Speaking about SCORPIONS' decision to scrap their retirement plans and record a new studio album, "Return To Forever", Meine ...

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OPETH's FREDRIK ÅKESSON: 'Heritage' Was 'An Album That We Needed To Do'

Planet Music recently conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his contribution to OPETH's latest album, "Pale Communion": Fredrik: "Mikael [Åkerfeldt, guitar/vocals] wrote the entire album, but I think everybody in the band put ...

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OPETH's FREDRIK ÅKESSON: We Want People To Leave Our Concerts Happy

Rock Made Of Metal in October conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On following up 2011's "Heritage" album with last year's "Pale Communion": Fredrik: "It would have been strange, in a way, if we ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT: 'I Haven't Really Thought About Retirement Yet'

On December 13, KNAC.COM conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH in Dallas, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is excited about OPETH's 25th-anniversary celebrations in 2015: Mikael: "Yeah, but I don't think about those kinds of ...

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SCORPIONS: More 'Return To Forever' Album Details Revealed

"There's something unreal about the number," reckons Klaus Meine. The video for "Wind Of Change" has been viewed more than 108 million times on YouTube to date. VEVO meticulously recorded the view requests and certified them. With this, the SCORPIONS are the first German band cracking the 100 million click mark. Once again, the SCORPIONS ...

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OPETH: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Brussels Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of OPETH's November 6 performance at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:12 - Eternal Rains Will Come 07:15 - Cusp Of Eternity 12:40 - Bleak 25:12 - The Moor 37:23 - Advent 52:44 - Elysian Woes 59:18 - Windowpane 68:40 - Devil's Orchard OPETH will celebrate ...

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Grand Morbid Funeral - BLOODBATH

It's been six years since death metal superpower BLOODBATH has made its rambunctious presence known on album. In that time, both OPETH and KATATONIA have become international stars of metal by exploring well outside the box of their death and black metal roots. There's no question Martin "Axe" Axenrot, Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström, Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson ...

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ENGEL: 'Salvation' Video Released

"Salvation", the new video from Swedish metallers ENGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fourth album, "Raven Kings", which will be released on November 28 via Gain Music Entertainment. The CD was produced by the band's founders Marcus Sunesson and Niclas Engelin (also of IN FLAMES) and was mixed by ...

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