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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Released

"The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Announces Keyboardist For Upcoming Tour

Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY have recruited Mikko Härkin (SONATA ARCTICA, SYMFONIA) to play keyboards on the band's upcoming "Ascending To Infinity Cinematic World Tour 2012". Commented LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY guitarist/mainman Luca Turilli: "It is surely a great honor to have Mikko playing with us, in November and December, on the stages of all ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Teaser Available

A teaser for "The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, ...

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SEVEN KINGDOMS: 'The Fire Is Mine' Track Listing Revealed

Florida-based, female-fronted power metallers SEVEN KINGDOMS will release their third album, "The Fire Is Mine", on October 9 via Nightmare Records. The CD was recorded in May at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, OBITUARY, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, JAG PANZER). According to a press release, "'The Fire Is Mine' ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: 'S**tload Of Money' Video Released

"Shitload Of Money", the new video from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The clip, which features the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada (a.k.a. "Sin City"), was made by the Finnish production company Optipari Ltd. In an interview with Blistering.com, SONATA ARCTICA lead singer Tony Kakko stated about the "Shitload Of ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Track-By-Track Breakdown Available (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen in two parts below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The ...

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JOE STUMP: 'Revenge Of The Shredlord' Audio Samples Available

Metal guitar master Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) has just released his ninth solo album, "Revenge Of The Shredlord", via Lion Music. The CD was engineered and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ducky Carlise (BUDDY GUY, JOHNNY WINTER) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARMORED SAINT, ANGRA, SEPULTURA) at Appelbaum Mastering. Commented ...

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SEVEN KINGDOMS Completes Work On 'The Fire Is Mine'

Florida-based, female-fronted power metallers SEVEN KINGDOMS have completed work on their third album, "The Fire Is Mine", for an October 9 release via Nightmare Records. The CD was recorded in May at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, OBITUARY, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, JAG PANZER). According to a press release, ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'In My Sword I Trust' Video Released

"In My Sword I Trust", the new video from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in early July in Poland with director Rafal Szermanowicz of Grupa 13, which has previously worked with BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA and DECAPITATED, among others. Commented the band: "The shoot took place in ...

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ELVENKING: Making Of 'Era' Part 5 (Video)

The fifth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). ...

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ELVENKING: 'Poor Little Baroness' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Poor Little Baroness", a brand new song from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne ...

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JOE STUMP: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Metal guitar master Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) will release his ninth solo album, "Revenge Of The Shredlord", on August 17 via Lion Music. The CD was engineered and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ducky Carlise (BUDDY GUY, JOHNNY WINTER) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARMORED SAINT, ANGRA, SEPULTURA) at Appelbaum ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist Putting Finishing Touches On Acoustic Album

Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA) are putting the finishing touches on an acoustic album, "Blacoustic", to be released later in the year under the KOTIPELTO & LIIMATAINEN banner. Timo says, "Matias [Kupiainen, STRATOVARIUS guitarist] mixed the album in his studio and now ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will release their new album, "Era", on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "Era" features guest appearances by ...

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JOE STUMP: First 'Revenge Of The Shredlord' Audio Sample Released

Metal guitar master Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) will release his ninth solo album, "Revenge Of The Shredlord", on August 17 via Lion Music. The CD was engineered and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ducky Carlise (BUDDY GUY, JOHNNY WINTER) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARMORED SAINT, ANGRA, SEPULTURA) at Appelbaum ...

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New KAMELOT Singer Has No Intention Of Leaving SEVENTH WONDER

Swedish singer Tommy Karevik (SEVENTH WONDER), who recently joined American/German symphonic metallers KAMELOT as the replacement for Roy Khan, has released the following statement regarding his addition to the band: "It is not a secret that I have been in close contact with the KAMELOT crew for some time now. I played with them on ...

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OPERATIKA 'Going Through A Major Transformation'

New Jersey-based symphonic/power metallers OPERATIKA have issued the following update: "To stop any ongoing rumors, we'd like to let everyone know that our band is going through a major transformation but please stay tuned for a lot more news to come soon. We'll reveal details on the changes, new musicians involved, what we are getting ...

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ELVENKING: First Studio Webisode Available

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new CD. Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the ...

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KREATOR: More 'Phantom Antichrist' First-Week Chart Positions

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #5 (the band's highest chart entry ever) Switzerland: #22 Austria: #31 Netherlands: #87 Spain: #89 Belgium: #115 USA: #130 Canada: #118 "Phantom Antichrist" sold 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. ...

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KREATOR's 'Phantom Antichrist' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, sold 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 130 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by ...

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KREATOR's 'Phantom Antichrist' Cracks German Top 5

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 5. Commented KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "Wow! 1000 thanks to our fans, because without you, this would never have been possible. Thank you for believing in us; you are the best! We'll see you ...

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KREATOR: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

A YouTube clip containing audio snippets of all the songs that appear on "Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. The five-minute clip also includes comments from various heavy metal heavyweights about each track. Due on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via ...

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JOE STUMP To Release 'Revenge Of The Shredlord' In August

Metal guitar master Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) will release his ninth solo album, "Revenge Of The Shredlord", on August 17 via Lion Music. The CD was engineered and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ducky Carlise (BUDDY GUY, JOHNNY WINTER) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ARMORED SAINT, ANGRA, SEPULTURA) at Appelbaum ...

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