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Vocalist MATS LEVÉN Sings RAINBOW Classic In Swedish Commercial

Swedish vocalist Mats Levén (KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, AT VANCE, TREAT) can be heard singing backing vocals on a cover of the RAINBOW classic "Since You've Been Gone" as part of a new lotto commercial being aired in Sweden. Watch it below. KRUX — the Swedish band featuring Levén, CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-ENTOMBED drummer ...

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KRUX: New Stockholm Footage Available

Video footage of KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and OPETH keyboardist Pär Wiberg — performing the song "Popocatepetl" on January 29, 2009 at Harry B James in ...

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KRUX Contemplating New DVD Release

KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE) and OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson — played two shows with its latest addition, keyboardist Pär Wiberg from OPETH, in Stockholm at Harry B James on January ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Death Magic Doom' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS will release their new album, "Death Magic Doom", on April 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. If I Ever Die 02. Hammer Of Doom 03. The Bleeding Baroness 04. Demon Of The Deep 05. House Of 1000 Voices 06. Dead Angel 07. ...

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SWORN: New Album Track Listing Revealed

SWORN, the Norwegian black metal project led by Lars Jensen (MYRKGRAV), has finalized the track listing for its second album, "Bastards & Conqueror", due later in the year via Twilight Vertrieb. It is as follows: 01. Beyonder 02. The Bastard, the Conqueror 03. Carnal Monuments 04. Ascendant 05. Damnation Spawned 06. Summoning the Sinister 07. ...

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KRUX Joined By OPETH Keyboardist

KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE) and OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson — has issued the following update: "Yes, it is true, folks. KRUX will play their last two gigs in Sweden before ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS have set "Death Magic Doom" as the title of their new album, due on March 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows: 01. If I Ever Die 02. Hammer Of Doom 03. The Bleeding Baroness 04. Demon Of The Deep 05. House Of 1000 Voices 06. Dead ...

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FATAL SMILE Singer's Home Destroyed In Fire

Vocalist Blade of the Swedish hard rock band FATAL SMILE received the terrible news early yesterday while he was on his holiday in Thailand that his house was on fire (see photo below). According to a press release, 13 fire trucks fought the blaze for over 12 hours but couldn't save the singer's home. The ...

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CANDLEMASS: New Album Samples Available

Four audio snippets from the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new album from Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS"Hammer Of Doom", "If I Ever Die", "Demon Of The Deep" and "Funeral Dreams" — have been posted on the MySpace page of the European branch of Nuclear Blast Records. They will be available online until January 10. ...

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RAM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), has entered Studio Bongo in the group's hometown to begin mixing its new album. The CD was produced by Johan Reivén and is tentatively expected in early 2009. RAM released its full-length debut, "Forced Entry", in ...

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CRYONIC TEMPLE: 'Standing Tall' Video Available

"Standing Tall", the new video from the Swedish heavy metal band CRYONIC TEMPLE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's new album, "Immortal", which was released on November 21 via Metal Heaven Records. CRYONIC TEMPLE was founded in 1996 and has over the years performed at such festivals as Sweden Rock, Headbanger's ...

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FATAL SMILE: European Headlining Dates Announced

Following the cancellation of their European tour as the support act for MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE have scheduled the following headlining shows: Dec. 08 - B - Antwerpen - De Rots Dec. 09 - NL - Kerkrade - The Rock Temple Dec. 10 - D - Frankfurt - Die ...

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CANDLEMASS Completes Work On New Album

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have completed work on their new album for an early 2009 release. Commented bassist/songwriter Leif Edling: "We've worked on [the CD] all autumn and it feels really good that it is completed. The sound is superfat, heavy as hell, and very organic/dynamic at the same time. Our friend Chris [Laney; ...

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'Swedish Death Metal' Book: Polish Translation Due This Month

INSISION/TYRANT bassist Daniel Ekeroth's acclaimed history "Swedish Death Metal" will be available in a Polish translation on November 28 from Polish publishing house Kagra. The book was translated by Bart Donarski (who also translated "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" by Albert Mudrian), a contributor to well-known Polish magazine Mystic Art, ...

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SWORN: In Writing Mode

SWORN, the Norwegian black metal project led by Lars Jensen (MYRKGRAV), has issued the following update: "The songs for the [second SWORN] album are taking form and the plan is to enter the studio in the beginning of 2009, and we have already started working hard on pre-productions of songs. The new material is harder, ...

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CRYONIC TEMPLE: 'Immortal' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish heavy metal band CRYONIC TEMPLE will release its new album, "Immortal", on November 21 via Metal Heaven Records. Check out the cover artwork below. CRYONIC TEMPLE was founded in 1996 and has over the years performed at such festivals as Sweden Rock, Headbanger's Open Air, Peace And Love, Gothenburg Metal, Motala Metal and 2000 ...

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CRYONIC TEMPLE To Release 'Immortal' In November

Swedish heavy metal band CRYONIC TEMPLE will release its new album, "Immortal", on November 21 via Metal Heaven Records. CRYONIC TEMPLE was founded in 1996 and has over the years performed at such festivals as Sweden Rock, Headbanger's Open Air, Peace And Love, Gothenburg Metal, Motala Metal and 2000 Decibel. They have also supported URIAH ...

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KRUX Performs In Holland With Fill-In Guitarists; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Carl Westholm — performing the song "Black Room" at the Ashes To Ashes... Doom To Dust ...

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FATAL SMILE: 'S.O.B.' Video Posted Online

"S.O.B.", the new video from Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Aestheticom's Bill Schacht, who has previously directed music videos for SAXON, DIO, KING DIAMOND, AMON AMARTH, LIBERTY X/REV RUN, ZAKK WYLDE and SISTER SIN, among others. The video, which includes an appearance by the coach of ...

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KRUX Featuring CANDLEMASS, OPETH, Ex-ENTOMBED Members; More Stockholm Footage Available

More video footage of KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Carl Westholm — performing at Kafé 44 in Stockholm on March 25, 2008 can be viewed ...

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KRUX: Stockholm Footage Posted Online

Video footage of KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Carl Westholm — performing at Kafé 44 in Stockholm on March 25, 2008 can be viewed below. ...

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'Swedish Death Metal' Author Demonstrates Classic Swedish Death Guitar Sound; Video Available

In a brief new video tutorial, Daniel Ekeroth, author of the massive book "Swedish Death Metal" (and bassist of TYRANT and INSISION), breaks down and demonstrates the classic Swedish death metal guitar sound invented by Leif Cuzner of NIHILIST and perfected at Studio Sunlight in Stockholm on albums by ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, and countless others. The ...

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CANDLEMASS Guitarist's Axe Now Available On eBay

CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman is selling the white "Candlemass skull" Gibson Les Paul Junior guitar that he used on the band's Grammis award-winning (Swedish Grammy equivalent) comeback album in 2005. The axe, which was also used at a number of live shows that year, comes with a Seymour Duncan Invader microphone plus the original ...

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CANDLEMASS Guitarist Selling 'Piece Of Doom Metal History'

CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman is selling the white "Candlemass skull" Gibson Les Paul Junior guitar that he used on the band's Grammis award-winning (Swedish Grammy equivalent) comeback album in 2005. The axe, which was also used at a number of live shows that year, comes with a Seymour Duncan Invader microphone plus the original ...

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