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OPETH: New Song 'Cusp Of Eternity' Available For Streaming

"Cusp Of Eternity", a brand new song from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, can be streamed via an official animated video below. The track is taken from the band's highly anticipated eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion", which will be released on August 26 via Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork was once again created by Travis Smith ...

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OPETH: 'Pale Communion' Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

"Pale Communion", the highly anticipated eleventh studio album from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, will be released on August 26 via Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork was once again created by Travis Smith — with art direction by OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt — and can be seen below. "Pale Communion", which was produced by Åkerfeldt and ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release '(r)Evolution' Album In August

After taking a creative break last year, Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL are fully recharged and back with a vengeance. The band's new album, "(r)Evolution", will be released on August 29 in Europe and September 2 in North America via Nuclear Blast. With "(r)Evolution", HAMMERFALL takes things back to the roots in many ways, as the band ...

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THE DUSKFALL Signs With APOSTASY RECORDS

Swedish metallers THE DUSKFALL have inked a deal with Apostasy Records. The band's fifth album, which is currently being recorded at Tico Tico Studio in Kemi, Finland, will be released later in the year. According to a press release, THE DUSKFALL's forthcoming CD will contain "11 tracks of old-school, melodic metal,"and will be made available ...

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OPETH's 'Pale Communion' Pushed Back To August

"Pale Communion", the highly anticipated eleventh studio album from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, has had its release date pushed back to August 26 (via Roadrunner Records) from the previously announced June 17. "Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the release of 'Pale Communion' has indeed been pushed ...

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THE DUSKFALL To Enter Studio Tomorrow

Swedish metallers THE DUSKFALL will travel to Finland tomorrow to begin laying down the drums for their fifth album. The band states: "We will return to the classic grounds of Tico-Tico studios. Last time [we were] there was 18 years ago for the recordings of 'A Bloodred Path'." According to a press release, THE DUSKFALL's ...

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OPETH's ÅKERFELDT: 'There's No Need For Me To Create Some Type Of Solo Project In Order To Fulfill My Dreams As A Musician'

Steven Rosen of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: Does [the new OPETH album] "Pale Communion" continue on where "Heritage" ended? Mikael: I guess that's inevitable because that was the record before. It's not like ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's MIKAEL STANNE Shares Tour Tips (Video)

In the one-and-a-half-minute video below, vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY shares his top tips for being on tour (courtesy of Digital Tour Bus). The clip was shot on February 12, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. On its North American tour, DARK TRANQUILLITY sold a seven-inch EP entitled "A Memory Construct", which ...

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OPETH: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of ROADBURN Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of OPETH' April 11 performance at the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below. OPETH will release its eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion", on June 17 via Roadrunner Records. "Pale Communion", which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and PORCUPINE TREE ...

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PORTRAIT: 'We Were Not Alone' Song Available For Streaming

Swedish heavy metal act PORTRAIT will release its new album, "Crossroads", on April 25 in Europe and April 29 in North America via Metal Blade Records. Another song from the record, "We Were Not Alone", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. "Crossroads" track listing: 01. Liberation 02. At the Ghost Gate 03. We ...

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OPETH To Release 'Pale Communion' Album In June

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion", on June 17 via Roadrunner Records. "Pale Communion", which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and PORCUPINE TREE frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, will be preceded by the lead single "Cusp of Eternity" and available for pre-order ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says There Are 'Stronger Vocal Melodies And More Melodies Overall' On New Album

Noisey recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Noisey: From those first days with ERUPTION to the upcoming OPETH release, how have you seen yourself evolve both personally and artistically since the first chord or lyric you wrote? ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says New Album Is 'Probably A Bit Easier To Get Into' Than 'Heritage' Was

Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal Assault: Upon listening to your [forthcoming, as-yet-untitled 11th studio] album, I felt that it has a very similar vibe to your previous release, "Heritage". ...

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OPETH Hopes To Release New Studio Album In June

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have completed work on their 11th studio album for a tentative June release via Roadrunner Records. The last OPETH album, 2011's "Heritage", received mixed reactions, with some fans claiming that the group had detached itself from its death metal past and gone for a more experimental approach, changing its sound in ...

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PORTRAIT To Release 'Crossroads' In April

Swedish heavy metal act PORTRAIT will release its new album, "Crossroads", on April 25 in Europe and April 29 in North America via Metal Blade Records. The first single from the record, "In Time", can be streamed below. PORTRAIT comments: "'Crossroads' is a sevenfold blessing and curse upon a dying music scene, an album imbued ...

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SHEAR: New Song 'Hollow, Black & Cold' Available For Streaming

Finnish metal/rock act SHEAR will release its second album, "Katharsis", on March 24 in Europe and on April 1 in North America via Lifeforce Records. The artwork for the CD was created by TEXTURES bassist Remko Tielemans. Another song, "Hollow, Black & Cold", from "Katharsis" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Katharsis" was ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's MIKAEL STANNE Speaks To SPIRIT OF METAL (Video)

Spirit Of Metal conducted an interview with vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY when they played West Hollywood, California on February 22. You can now watch the chat below. On its North American tour, DARK TRANQUILLITY sold a seven-inch EP entitled "A Memory Construct", which will also be released digitally in the ...

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SCORPIONS To Perform At Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

German hard rock legends SCORPIONS will perform at the 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on April. 5. The concert is one of several events which will highlight the spectacular off-track celebrations that will mark Bahrain International Circuit's (BIC) 10th anniversary. "It is an absolute delight to have rock legends like the SCORPIONS ...

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DYNAZTY To Release 'Renatus' In March

Stockholm, Sweden-based rockers DYNAZTY will release their fourth studio album, "Renatus", on March 31 via Spinefarm Records. The CD's first single, "Starlight", is now available on iTunes. Says DYNAZTY guitarist Love Magnusson: "From the get-go, 'Starlight' felt like a quintessential heavy metal single. The idea was to create a heavy and fast-paced melodic bomb!" As ...

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