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Cobra Speed Venom - THE CROWN

One the biggest buzzes in metal this year comes around Swedish death metal crushers THE CROWN. The group is on sure footing these days after returning in 2009 from a five-year hiatus. Johan Lindstrand reclaimed the mike in 2011, rejoining bassist Magnus Olsfelt and rhythm guitarist Marko Tervonen as THE CROWN celebrated its quarter century ...

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FATES WARNING: 'Firefly' Performance Clip From 'Live Over Europe'

Progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING will release a new live album, "Live Over Europe", on June 29 via InsideOut Music. Captured during the most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING's acclaimed latest studio album, "Theories Of Flight", in January 2018, "Live Over Europe" includes recordings from eight different cities (Aschaffenburg, Germany; Belgrade, Serbia; Thessaloniki ...

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AMORPHIS: Third Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The third trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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CYHRA Parts Ways With Ex-IN FLAMES Bassist PETER IWERS

Former IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers has announced his departure from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). CYHRA will continue as a four-piece but Peter's bass lines will still be heard at the band's upcoming shows. Instead ...

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AMORPHIS Releases 'Wrong Direction' Video

"Wrong Direction", the new video from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Queen Of Time", which will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral ...

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FATES WARNING To Release 'Live Over Europe' Album In June

Progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING will release a new live album, "Live Over Europe", on June 29 via InsideOut Music. Captured during the most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING's acclaimed latest studio album, "Theories Of Flight", in January 2018, "Live Over Europe" includes recordings from eight different cities (Aschaffenburg, Germany; Belgrade, Serbia; Thessaloniki ...

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AMORPHIS: Second Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The second trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN's Mexico City Concert To Be Recorded For Live Album

Marty Friedman's April 14 "Guitarfest 2018" concert at Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City will be professionally recorded for a live album. Friedman is continuing to tour in support of his latest solo LP, "Wall Of Sound", which was released last August via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ...

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AMORPHIS: First Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The first trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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KATAKLYSM And HYPOCRISY To Join Forces For 'Death… Is Just The Beginning' European Tour

Montreal-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will team up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour, dubbed "Death… Is Just The Beginning". The tour's special name traces back to Nuclear Blast's popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation. KATAKLYSM's Maurizio Iacono commented: "It's been in talks ...

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POWERWOLF Unveils 'The Sacrament Of Sin' Cover Artwork, Track Listing

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their seventh album, "The Sacrament Of Sin", later in the year via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. Guitarist Matthew Greywolf ...

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Listen To New AMORPHIS Song 'The Bee' From 'Queen Of Time' Album

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their new studio album, "Queen Of Time", on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to ...

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CYHRA Vocalist Says Group's Goal Is 'To Make Everything Work That Did Not Work In Our Previous Bands'

During their recently completed North American tour with SABATON and KREATOR, CYHRA vocalist Jake E and guitarist Euge Valovirta were interviewed by Antihero Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the response to the group's live performances: Jake: "The reception on the shows ...

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IZEGRIM: 'Beheaded By Trust' Lyric Video

Dutch death thrash ragers IZEGRIM will release a brand new EP titled "Beheaded By Trust" on March 23. The four tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered in December 2017 at Kohlekeller Studio (ABORTED, BENIGHTED). The cover artwork was created by Kirill Semenov. "Beheaded By Trust" track listing: 01. Beheaded By Trust 02. Stain In The ...

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PESTILENCE's PATRICK MAMELI: 'I'm Not Influenced By Anything. I Don't Listen To Metal'

Agoraphobic News conducted an interview with mainman Patrick Mameli of reactivated Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE prior to the band's February 12 concert at SKC Fabrikaon in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On PESTILENCE's new studio album, "Hadeon": Patrick: "The new ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER: 'It Should Be The Law For Everybody To Travel; It Would Be A Much Better World'

Diamond Oz of Metal Underground conducted an interview with frontman Schmier of German thrashers DESTRUCTION aboard this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which was held February 1-5. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what "Under Attack", the title of their ...

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AMORPHIS To Release 'Queen Of Time' Album In May

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their new studio album, "Queen Of Time", on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to ...

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KREATOR Frontman: 'I'm Happy If I Can Be The Communicator Between My Emotions And What People Go Through In Their Lives'

ESP Guitars Czech Republic/Slovakia recently conducted an interview with frontman Mille Petrozza of German thrash veterans KREATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he developed his own playing style: Mille: "I came up with my own technique. I was never a big fan ...

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BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: Lyric Video For 'Withdrawal' Song

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 official lyric video ...

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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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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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