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EMPEROR: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of EMPEROR's entire June 21 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band ...

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Reunited EMPEROR Performs At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL (Video)

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place in August at ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Guest On New Single From Japanese Female Idol Group MOMOIRO CLOVER Z

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will guest on "Moretsu Uchu Kokyokyoku. Dai Nana Gakusho 'Mugen no Ai'" (Emperor Style), the upcoming digital single from the Japanese female idol group MOMOIRO CLOVER Z. The original version of the song, "Moretsu Uchu Kokyokyoku - Dai-Shichi Gakusho 'Mugen no Ai'" (Extreme Space Symphony's Movement VII "Infinite Love"), which ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Working On 'Only Half There' Book

Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend is collaborating with the London, U.K.-based publisher Rocket 88 on an official book titled "Only Half There". Says Devin: "With this book, I really want to discuss music, my creative process, the connection between my personal development and how my career and music has been lived, and ...

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ABORYM: 'Bleedthrough' Video Released

"Bleedthrough", the new video from Italian/Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM — who feature in ther ranks Fabban and Paolo Pieri (HOUR OF PENANCE) along with drummer Bård G. "Faust" Eithun (BLOOD TSUNAMI, MONGO NINJA, ex-EMPEROR) — can be seen below. The clip was directed and filmed by Andrea Mazzucca and the Victorlab crew and features ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH Interviewed By PitCam.TV (Video)

PitCam.TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH. You can now watch the chat below. CRADLE OF FILTH has begun work on the follow-up to 2012's "The Manticore And Other Horrors", with the hope of a release this time next year in 2015. Dani recently said: ...

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Video: Reunited U.K. Death Metallers CANCER Perform In Telford

A two-camera mix of the reunited classic lineup of U.K. death metallers CANCERJohn Walker (guitar, vocals), Carl Stokes, Ian Buchanan (bass) and Barry Savage (lead guitar) — performing on May 2 at The Haygate, Telford, England can be seen below. CANCER in 2005 released a "comeback" studio album, entitled "Spirit In Flames", on ...

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FIREBORN Featuring ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: 'The Emperor' Demo Track Available For Streaming

Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) in a brand new death metal band called FIREBORN. "This is a new band that will not conflict with our other bands," says FIREBORN. "Neither will the music sound like them. ...

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Tied to a Dying Animal - SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY

It can never be understated that double albums come with risks, the main caveats being they should either be special or at least serve a credible purpose. Otherwise, there lies automatic suspicion of bloated packaging in the interest of sales boosting. Black metal/dark meditative artists SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY have no concern in lighting up Billboard, ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Working On New Material

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have begun work on the follow-up to 2012's "The Manticore And Other Horrors", with the hope of a release this time next year in 2015. Comments CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey: "Fired up from the recent spate of shows in Europe with co-headliners BEHEMOTH, the band have ...

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ABORYM Signs New Deal With AGONIA RECORDS

Italian/Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM, who feature in ther ranks Fabban and Paolo Pieri (HOUR OF PENANCE) along with drummer Bård G. "Faust" Eithun (BLOOD TSUNAMI, MONGO NINJA, ex-EMPEROR), have inked a new deal with Agonia Records. Details on band's seventh full-length album, the follow-up to 2013's "Dirty", are yet to be announced. ABORYM is ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Beneath The Howling Stars' Performance Clip From European Tour

Video footage of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH performing the song "Beneath The Howling Stars" live during their recently completed European co-headlining tour with BEHEMOTH can be seen below. Guitarists Paul Allender and James McIlroy both sat out CRADLE OF FILTH's European tour with BEHEMOTH due to "hugely important family matters" and "serious neck ...

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SATYRICON To Be Joined By Special Guests At Oslo Concert

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will play a special concert on March 21 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. Says the band: "We will be joined by a brass ensemble consisting of members from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Some of these guys performed both on 'Now, Diabolical' and 'The Age Of Nero', ...

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EMPEROR: First Photo Of 2014 Lineup Released

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air and Sweden's Sweden Rock Festival, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to ...

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Das Seelenbrechen - IHSAHN

One day when we're all dead and gone, future generations of music aficionados are going to have their hands full deciphering all of the varying threads of metal music in order to get to the core of who mattered and who merely participated. With each project he affixes his name to, Ihsahn proves to be ...

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DARK FUNERAL To Play Special 20th-Anniversary Concert In Stockholm

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will celebrate their "stunning 20 years on the throne" with a special anniversary gig entitled "20 Years Of Satanic Symphonies" on May 3 at Klubben in Stockholm. The band will be fronted by Emperor Magus Caligula. In addition, former members will make exclusive guest appearances. Thus we will see Themgoroth, ...

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AURORA BOREALIS Signs With XTREEM MUSIC

Maryland-based death/black metallers AURORA BOREALIS have inked a deal with Xtreem Music. The band's new album, "Worldshapers", will be released on March 1, 2014. Formed in 1994 by mainman Ron Vento, AURORA BOREALIS has been developing its unique brand of brutal, fast and technical-yet-melodic death metal with adequate doses of black metal. One of the ...

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IHSAHN: 'I Underestimated My Listeners'

We Love Metal recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. We Love Metal: This album ["Das Seelenbrechen"] was much more progressive than the last album. What were some of your inspirations for that? Ihsahn: Well, I've been wanting ...

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Former END OF LEVEL BOSS Drummer To Release Atmospheric Death Metal Solo Album

Former END OF LEVEL BOSS drummer Neil Grant returns with a classic-style death metal album, free from click tracks, full of feel and with enough riffs to choke a horse. The Scottish multi-instrumentalist — now residing in Gothenburg, Sweden — has crafted a stunningly atmospheric death metal album laden with classic buzz-saw guitar, riot-spurring arrangements ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Outlines New 'Rock Opera'

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has issued the following update: "The coming rock opera will be about the rise and fall of Antichrist and is inspired by and partly (not to be confused with 'entirely') based on Vladimir Soloviev's 'A Short Story Of The Anti-Christ'. "I have been attempting to write a regular ...

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MINDGRINDER: 'W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G.' Video Released

MINDGRINDER, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring André "Cosmocrator" Søgnen (THE WRETCHED END, SCUM) on bass/vocals, has released its third album, "Prop Agenda". The CD was recorded and mixed at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, WINDIR, MYRKSKOG) and the band's own facility, Barnsville. Mastering was done at Andy La Roque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train in Varberg, Sweden. ...

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