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Bassist PETER IWERS To Sit Out CYHRA's North American Tour

CYHRA bassist Peter Iwers will sit out the band's North American tour with KREATOR and SABATON "due to prior commitments" that he "couldn't change." CYHRA has not revealed a replacement bassist for the trek, which will kick off on February 12 in Portland. (Note: KREATOR and SABATON are playing the first few shows of the ...

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BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: 'A Complex Of Cages' Album Due In March

Finnish progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH, which features in its ranks guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI), will release its new album, "A Complex Of Cages", on March 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015's "On Lonely Towers" was recorded at Woodshed Studios with producer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura). The disc's first single, ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Heartrage' Video

CYHRA's video for the song "Heartrage" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Letters To Myself", which was released last October via Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Video Of Acoustic Performance At Sweden's BANDIT ROCK AWARDS

Video footage of CYHRA, performing acoustically at this year's Bandit Rock Awards, which was held on January 31 at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm, Sweden, can be seen below. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and ...

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BORKNAGAR Parts Ways With Guitarist JENS F. RYLAND

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have parted ways with their longtime guitarist Jens F. Ryland. The band says in a statement: "We would like to thank and salute him for all the time we shared on and off stage the past 20 years. The very best of luck with all future endevours!" BORKNAGAR is ...

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KREATOR Frontman: 'People Need Borders Because It's In The Human DNA To Separate Instead Of Embracing Differences'

Agoraphobic News conducted an interview with frontman Mille Petrozza of German thrash legends KREATOR prior to their appearance at the Belgrade Metal Meeting, which took place January 19 at Hala Sportova in Belgrade, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reception to the ...

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AMORPHIS Working On New Album

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, "the pre-production process is already done and most of the recordings have been finished. But this time, the band didn't rush at all and took their time ...

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Watch SABATON's Video For 'The Last Stand'

The official video for "The Last Stand", the title track of SABATON's eighth album, can be seen below. The clip features footage shot during "The Last Tour" "The Last Stand" was released in August 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY). The artwork ...

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SODOM Announces New Lineup, Expands To Four-Piece

While rumors are still flying thick and fast in the media, Thomas "Angelripper" Such has already announced the new lineup of his band SODOM: guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (also formerly of KREATOR, ASSASSIN) has rejoined the group, with Stefan "Husky" Hüskens (ASPHYX, DESASTER) set to man the drum kit, and Yorck Segatz (BEYONDITION) on second ...

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Video: HIRAX Performs At 'X Fest' In Los Angeles

Fan-filmed video footage of HIRAX's January 6 performance at the X Fest at the Regent in Los Angeles, California can be seen below. HIRAX's latest album, "Immortal Legacy", was released in 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer. The disc was produced by Bill Metoyer, known for his work with SLAYER, ARMORED SAINT, W.A.S.P. and SACRED REICH. HIRAX previously ...

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DORO Sets Release Date For New Studio Album

German metal queen Doro Pesch will release her long-awaited new studio album on August 3. Pesch says: "The writing proccess of the album is done and we're currently finalizing the mixing. This new record is going to be a diverse album with many fast songs and countless metal anthems. To be honest, one of these ...

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SEPTICFLESH Releases Official Video For 'Martyr' Song

Greek masters of symphonic death metal SEPTICFLESH have released the official music video for the song "Martyr", directed by longtime collaborator Jon Simvonis. The track is taken from the band's tenth full-length album, "Codex Omega", which was released on September 1 via Prosthetic Records. The disc was produced by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked ...

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SABATON: Video Recap Of First-Ever Headlining Concert In Turkey

A video recap of SABATON's first-ever headlining concert in Turkey, which was held on December 16 at Uniq in Istanbul, can be seen below. SABATON will kick off a North American co-headlining tour with German thrash veterans KREATOR on February 8, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Opening the trek will be CYHRA, the new band featuring ...

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SABATON Frontman Is 'Pretty Sure' Band Will Make 'Proper' Concept Album Again In The Future

Metal Wani recently conducted an interview with vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if making full-blown concept albums is a "winning recipe" for future music, Joakim said: "Well, I don't know. Doing 'Carolus Rex' [2012] in two languages [Swedish and English], following a timeline exactly, ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members Added To KREATOR And SABATON North American Tour

CYHRA, the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will support KREATOR and SABATON on their North American tour in February and March. CYHRA will join the trek in Portland on February 12. "It ...

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OBITUARY Releases 'Brave' Video, Announces European Tour

Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY have released a brand new music video for "Brave", the opening track off their critically acclaimed, self-titled 10th studio album. The clip, which depicts the band enjoying a day of practice and backyard shenanigans at their home studio outside of Tampa, Florida, was directed by Shaun Egger. Additionally, OBITUARY has ...

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POWERWOLF To Tour Europe With AMARANTHE

German heavy metal giants POWERWOLF have announced the first dates of their European "Wolfsnächte Tour 2018". The wolves are celebrating their outstanding heavy metal masses across Europe starting in October, stopping in most major cities, and concluding November 17 at Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken. Swedish melodic metal sensation AMARANTHE and Germany's heavy/glam high flyers KISSIN‘ DYNAMITE will ...

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POWERWOLF To Enter Studio In January

German metallers POWERWOLF will enter Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden in January to begin recording their seventh studio album. Due in 2018 on Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" will be produced by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. "It feels exciting ...

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KREATOR Releases Music Video For 'Hail To The Hordes'

German thrash titans KREATOR have partnered with Record Store Day to release a Black Friday exclusive. This Friday, November 24, a limited-edition (1,000 copies) of "Hail To The Hordes" on picture-disc vinyl will be available exclusively at your local indie record stores. In celebration of the release, KREATOR has issued a music video for "Hail ...

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Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young. The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering ...

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TESTAMENT Announces Second Leg Of European Tour; ANNIHILATOR And VADER To Support

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers TESTAMENT will return to European shores in March/April 2018. Support on the trek will come from Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR and Polish death metallers VADER. TESTAMENT is still touring in support of its critically acclaimed album "Brotherhood Of The Snake", which came out last year. Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: ...

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SABATON And KREATOR To Join Forces For North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on ...

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SEPULTURA To Tour Europe With OBSCURA, GOATWHORE, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY

In early 2018, Brazilian/American thrash metal legends SEPULTURA will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of their highly acclaimed album "Machine Messiah". Be prepared for a full ninety minutes of pure SEPULTURA, with a setlist featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics. After an extremely successful tour ...

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