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AVATARIUM Singer: 'People Have This Preconception That Female Vocalists Only Use Opera-Styled Vocals In Metal'

Raymond Westland of The Midlands Rocks recently conducted an interview with AVATARIUM singer Jennie-Ann Smith. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The Midlands Rocks: Can you start by telling how you become involved with AVATARIUM? Jennie-Ann Smith: AVATARIUM started out as a project from Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS) and Mikael Åkerfeldt ...

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AMON AMARTH: Quality Fan-Filmed Footage Of Gothenburg Concert

Quality fan-filmed video footage of AMON AMARTH's December 3 performance at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. AMON AMARTH's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Prophet Of The End' Video Released

"Prophet Of The End", the new video from the Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, can be seen below. The song id taken from the band's new studio album, "Possession", which is scheduled for release on December 13 via AFM Records as a CD, limited-edition LP and as a digital download. The cover artwork ...

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CANDLEMASS Bassist's AVATARIUM: 'Boneflower' Video Released

"Boneflower", the new video from AVATARIUM, the project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be seen below. The song is taken from AVATARIUM's self-titled debut album, which was released in Europe on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell ...

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AMON AMARTH Drummer On Producer JENS BOGREN: 'He Took Decisions The Band Weren't Really Okay With'

Mark Holmes of Metal Discovery conducted an interview with drummer Fredrik Andersson of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH on November 13 in Manchester, England. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal Discovery: You've experienced your biggest sales and highest ever chart positions with the new record, "Deceiver Of The Gods", ...

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SILENT VOICES: New Song 'No Turning Back' Available For Streaming

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album, "Reveal the Change", on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), ...

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Slovenian All-Female Doom Metal Band MIST Releases Debut Demo

"Demo 2013", the debut demo from the Slovenian all-female doom metal band MIST, can be streamed below. It is also avaliable as a name-your-price download. Hailing from Ljubljana, MIST was formed in July 2012. They build their music on the legacy of legendary bands like BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM, CANDLEMASS, COVEN, SAINT VITUS and others. With ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: Photos From 'Prophet Of The End' Video Shoot

"Possession", the brand new studio album from the Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, is scheduled for release on December 13 via AFM Records as a CD, limited-edition LP and as a digital download. The cover artwork was painted by Michal Oracz — who is the most famous Polish author of RPG and ...

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AMON AMARTH: Official 'As Loke Falls' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "As Loke Falls" from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH can be seen below. The track comes off the band's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The ...

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MUSTASCH: Audio Sample Of New Single 'Feared And Hated'

A 30-second sample of "Feared And Hated", the new single from Swedish rockers MUSTASCH, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track, which will be released on November 20, comes off the band's new album, "Thank You For The Demon", which will be made available on January 15 via Gain Music Entertainment. MUSTASCH's ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman's AVATARIUM Performs Live For First Time

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, made its live debut earlier tonight (Saturday, November 9) in Stockholm. AVATARIUM played two songs at the private 40th birthday party for AVATARIUM and TIAMAT drummer Lars Sköld at Blå Cupolen. A photo of the performance ...

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AMON AMARTH: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Tilburg Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of AMON AMARTH' November 8 performance at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Father Of The Wolf 02. Deceiver Of The Gods 03. Death In Fire 04. Free Will Sacrifice 05. As Loke Falls 06. Under Siege 07. Guardians Of Asgaard 08. ...

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CANDLEMASS' MATS 'MAPPE' BJÖRKMAN Visits FRAMUS And WARWICK Headquarters In Germany (Video)

Guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS was recently inivited to tour the Framus and Warwick headquarters in Markneukirchen, Germany. Check out video footage of his visit below. CANDLEMASS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Guitarist Talks VALLENFYRE In New Video Interview

Jägermeister U.K. conducted an interview with MY DYING BRIDE and VALLENFYRE guitarist Hamish Glencross at the Damnation Festival on November 2 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. VALLENFYRE is the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside members of ...

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LEIF EDLING's AVATARIUM: 'Boneflower' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Boneflower" from AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be seen below. AVATARIUM will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: Video Footage From 'Possession' Studio Sessions

Video footage from the making of "Possession", the brand new studio album from the Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, can be seen below. The effort is scheduled for release on December 13 via AFM Records as a CD, limited-edition LP and as a digital download. The cover artwork was painted by Michal Oracz ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: New Album Artwork Revealed

"Possession", the brand new studio album from the Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, will be released on December 13 via AFM Records as a CD, limited-edition LP and as a digital download. The cover artwork was painted by Michal Oracz — who is the most famous Polish author of RPG and board games ...

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MUSTASCH To Release New Album In January

Gain Music Entertainment has announced the worldwide release of a new album from Swedish rockers MUSTASCH. The band has been working all summer to record new songs and only left the studio to play as many festivals as possible. The new CD, titled "Thank You For The Demon", will be released in January 2014. On ...

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AVATARIUM: Video Footage From Debut Album Recording Sessions

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. A short video clip featuring footage from the CD's recording sessions can be seen below. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL ...

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SILENT VOICES: 'Reveal The Change' Details Revealed

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Kakko (SONATA ...

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LEIF EDLING's AVATARIUM: 'Moonhorse' Lyric Video Released

AVATARIUM, the new project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, will release its self-titled debut album on November 1 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to Edling, AVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums, Carl Westholm on keyboards and Jennie-Ann ...

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