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AMARANTHE To Release 'Maximalism' Album In October; Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

AMARANTHE, the cutting-edge Swedish pop-metal outfit with the triple-lead-vocal attack, will release its new album, "Maximalism", on October 21 via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Massive Addictive" is described in a press release as "a hyper-modern, metallic beast of a record" containing "12 new tracks that fully live up to the 'bigger, bolder' promise ...

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EPICA: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Universal Death Squad'

The official lyric video for the song "Universal Death Squad" from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle", which will be released on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities ...

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EPICA: Second Part Of Documentary On Making Of 'The Holographic Principle'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. "The Holographic Principle" track listing: 01. Eidola ...

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THE AGONIST To Release 'Five' Album In September

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST will release their new album, "Five", on September 30 via and Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, 3 DOORS DOWN, FEAR FACTORY, FLYLEAF and SKILLET, among others. Says THE ...

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EPICA: First Part Of Documentary On Making Of 'The Holographic Principle'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. "The Holographic Principle" track listing: 01. Eidola ...

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EPICA: 'North American Principle Tour' Dates With FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARKONA, THE AGONIST Announced

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will return this fall for "The North American Principle Tour". They will be joined on the trek by Italian symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian pagan warriors ARKONA and their good friends in THE AGONIST. The first three dates will feature Germany's XANDRIA instead of ARKONA. Tour kicks off on ...

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EPICA: 'The Holographic Principle' Track Listing, Album Concept Revealed

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. "The Holographic Principle" track listing: 01. Eidola ...

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EPICA To Join Forces With POWERWOLF For European Tour

Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA and German heavy metal giants POWERWOLF are teaming up for a European tour in early 2017. This impressive co-headline tour comes in support of the highly awaited new EPICA album, "The Holographic Principle", which is due on September 30, 2016 release and POWERWOLF's spectacular DVD, "The Metal Mass Live", which ...

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EPICA: 'The Holographic Principle' Album Artwork Unveiled

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. The band commented: "Our highly anticipated seventh ...

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Video Premiere: IZEGRIM's 'Time To Run'

"Time To Run", the new video from Dutch metallers IZEGRIM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgium in cooperation with Panda Productions under the supervision of Jens de Vos, who has previously helmed videos for ABORTED and EPICA. The song's lyrical theme deals with a deranged murderer brutally killing people at random ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Offers Update On Next Album

"Moshpit" show, which airs on the SYN 90.7 radio station in Melbourne, Australia, recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the progress of the recording sessions for EPICA's follow-up to 2014's "The ...

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ORACLES Feat. ABORTED, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Members: 'Quandaries Obsolete' Song Streaming

"Quandaries Obsolete", a brand new song from ORACLES, the extreme metal juggernaut featuring members of ABORTED, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, SYSTEMS DIVIDE and DIMLIGHT, can be streamed below. The track, which features a guest appearance by Ryan Knight (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) on guitar, is taken from ORACLES' upcoming debut album, "Miserycorde", which will be released on ...

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ABORTED, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Members Join Forces In ORACLES

New extreme metal juggernaut ORACLES, featuring members of ABORTED, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, SYSTEMS DIVIDE and DIMLIGHT, has unveiled a song called "Scorn" from its upcoming debut album, "Miserycorde". The CD will be released on July 1 via Deadlight Entertainment. "Miserycorde" was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (EPICA, VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) and features artwork by Colin Marks ...

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DEGRADEAD To Commemorate 15th Anniversary With New Studio Album

To commemorate their 15th year together, Swedish melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD will release their fifth, self-titled studio album on February 5, 2016 via Metalville Records. Recorded during the summer of 2015, it took members Mikael Sehlin (vocals), David Szücs (guitar), Anders Nyström (guitar), Michel Bärzén (bass), and Amit Mohla (drums) just three months to finish ...

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THREAT SIGNAL Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Agonia Records has announced the signing of Canadian melodic thrash metal powerhouse THREAT SIGNAL to a worldwide deal. The band has finished recording its long-awaited fourth studio album, "Disconnect", for an early 2016 release. Since their critically acclaimed debut offering "Under Reprisal" (2006), which won the Canadian Recording Of The Year Award at the Hamilton ...

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ANGRA Feat. MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From PROGPOWER USA Festival

A 38-minute documentary on ANGRA's September 12 performance at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. ANGRA's latest album, "Secret Garden", was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD, which was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ...

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AMARANTHE: 'True' Video Released

"True", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's third album, "Massive Addictive", which was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA) at the helm. "With the ...

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EPICA: Official 'Unchain Utopia' Performance Video

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released the official live video for their song "Unchain Utopia", filmed live earlier this year at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium. The clip was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The show was recorded by Ace Zec and mixed by EPICA producer ...

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EPICA Announces 2016 North American Tour Dates

Coming January, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA will return to North America for their rescheduled "Enigma" tour. Support on the trek will come from MOONSPELL and STARKILL. Comments EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons: "We were really disappointed when we were forced to drop our tour with ELUVEITIE because of my father's life-threatening accident. Luckily, my father ...

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EPICA: Video Recap Of Summer Festival Appearances

A six-minute clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from EPICA's summer 2015 festival appearances can be seen below (filmed and edited by Jens de Vos of Panda Productions). EPICA earlier in the month canceled the remaining dates on its North American headlining tour so that the band's lead singer, Simone Simons, could be by her father's side ...

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EPICA Has Written 25 Songs For Upcoming Studio Album

Metal Wani's Sandra C Yeomans recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the EPICA songwriting process: "We sit down [separately] and we start writing. And then, after a while, we have quite some ...

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LEAVES' EYES: Lyric Video For 'King Of Kings' Title Track

The official lyric video for "King Of Kings", the title track of the new album from LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — can be seen below. "King Of Kings" was released on September 11 via AFM Records. The CD was ...

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Video: ANGRA Performs At PROGPOWER USA Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of ANGRA's September 12 performance at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. ANGRA's latest album, "Secret Garden", was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD, which was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ...

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