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In Times - ENSLAVED

Because of the blunt extremity of their music, ENSLAVED may not always get the widespread attention of IRON MAIDEN or MASTODON, who have both conjured more than one masterpiece in their esteemed careers. Most ENSLAVED fans would have no qualms in saying "Below the Lights" and "Isa" are inarguable masterpieces, like OPETH (for all intents ...

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AMORPHIS To Begin Recording New Album In April

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have started the year off by demoing songs for their upcoming twelfth studio album, due out in September. The band will start pre­production this March in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The CD recordings will begin in April at Bogren's Fascination Street Studio in Sweden. The lyrics are written ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Joins Forces With CHILD BITE For Cover Version Of CELTIC FROST's 'The Usurper'

Detroit punk/metal/noise rock misfits CHILD BITE have been holed up in their den of iniquity penning new tunes for their as-yet-untitled new full-length, to be recorded by Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN) at his famed Nodferatu's Lair. The record serves as the follow-up to last year's "Strange Waste" EP, released via Anselmo's Housecore Records. Comments ...

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The Killer Instinct - BLACK STAR RIDERS

Bombshell covers are suddenly the rage in comic books and now hard rock albums. 2012 saw four members of THIN LIZZY (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza) come together with former MEGADETH and ALICE COOPER drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. On that merit alone, BLACK STAR RIDERS sparked an immediate buzz. Now in place ...

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HIRAX: 'Hellion Rising' Video Released

"Hellion Rising", the new video from California thrash metal veterans HIRAX, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Immortal Legacy", which was released in March 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer. It was made available as a CD, gatefold colored LP and a digital download. Comments HIRAX frontman Katon W. De Pena: ...

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TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Says His Opinion That TRIPTYKON Shouldn't Do AT THE GATES Tour 'Was The Right One'

Planet Mosh TV conducted an interview with former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) on December 6 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom during TRIPTYKON's European tour with Swedish metallers AT THE GATES. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. ...

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Norwegian Death Metal Band Performs At Bassist's Funeral; Video, Photos Available

The three surviving members of the Norwegian metal band ORDER performed at their bassist's funeral on Friday, December 12. Original MAYHEM drummer Kjetil "Manheim" Haraldsson, original MAYHEM vocalist Eirik "Messiah" Nordheim, and CADAVER mainman/guitarist Anders "Neddo" Odden fulfilled their fallen bandmate René Jansen's last wish by playing two songs during the ceremony — a cover ...

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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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TRIPTYKON: 'Tree Of Suffocating Souls' Video Released

"Tree Of Suffocating Souls", the new video from TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by Philipp Hirsch, who previously worked with TRIPTYKON on the videos for "Shatter" and "Aurorae". ...

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Video: TRIPTYKON Performs CELTIC FROST's 'Circle Of The Tyrants' At Sweden's MÖRKASTE SMÅLAND

Fan-filmed video footage of TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — performing the CELTIC FROST classic "Circle Of The Tyrants" on September 27 at Mörkaste Småland festival at Metropol in Hultsfred, Sweden can be seen below. TRIPTYKON's second ...

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Siren Charms - IN FLAMES

IN FLAMES, like it or not, is a new beast. Forget "Whoracle". Forget "The Jester Race". Even forget "Come Clarity". Their latest album "Siren Charms" is an overhauled and frankly softened version of the band bearing pop-friendly ear candy for those open to it. Not an aberration like, say, CELTIC FROST's "Cold Lake", "Siren Charms" ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform Entire 'Tales From The Thousand Lakes' Album On 20th-Anniversary Tour

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their legendary 1994 release "Tales From The Thousand Lakes" by performing the album in its entirety on a short tour in December. Support on the trek will come from Swedish metallers AVATARIUM. Comments AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen: "This month (July 12) marked the ...

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TRIPTYKON's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Speaks To EQPTV At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

Elliot Paisley of EQPTV conducted an interview with former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat ...

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TRIPTYKON's TOM GABRIEL WARRIOR Talks To KAAOS TV At Finland's JALOMETALLI (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) on August 9 at Jalometalli festival in Oulu, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. "Aurorae", the new video from TRIPTYKON, was directed by Philipp Hirsch, who previously collaborated with ...

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ELUVEITIE: 'Origins' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Origins", the new album from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Switzerland: #1 Germany: #6 Austria: #22 Finland: #37 France: #52 Canada: #60: USA: #104 Belgium: #141 UK: #163 Says the band: "What's even better than #6 in Germany? That's right: #1 at home! Our brand new album, 'Origins', has ...

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TRIPTYKON: 'Aurorae' Video Released

"Aurorae", the new video from TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by Philipp Hirsch — who previously collaborated with TRIPTYKON on the group's highly acclaimed "Shatter" video — and ...

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ELUVEITIE: 'The Call Of The Mountains' Video Released

"The Call Of The Mountains", the new video from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, can be seen below. The song, which was made available as a digital single on July 25, is taken from the band's new album, "Origins", due on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ...

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ELUVEITIE: Teaser For 'The Call Of The Mountains' Video

A teaser for "The Call Of The Mountains", the new video from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, can be seen below. The song, which will be made available as a digital single on July 25, is taken from the band's new album, "Origins", which will be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover ...

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AMORPHIS Talks To METAL4 At Germany's ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR (Video)

Metal4 conducted an interview with guitarist Esa Holopainen and vocalist Tomi Joutsen of Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS at this year's Rockharz Open Air festival on July 10 in Ballenstedt, Germany . You can now watch the chat below. AMORPHIS will perform a special concert at the Olavinlinna Castle, a stone fortress built in ...

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