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ANATHEMA Signs With MASCOT LABEL GROUP

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of ANATHEMA. The award-winning alternative rock masters have released 11 studio albums of fearless and uncompromising beauty. Ever since their debut, "Serenades", in 1993, they've refused to be pigeonholed and have continuously evolved; all the way up to their most recent studio album, 2017's conceptual masterstroke "The Optimist", ...

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DEATHWHITE Completes Recording Second Album, 'Grave Image'

Enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE has completed the recording process for its forthcoming second full-length album, "Grave Image". The LP was tracked in April and May at Cerebral Audio Productions under the watchful eye of Shane Mayer, with vocal tracking taking place at Mana Recording with engineer Art Paiz. It was mixed by Mayer, with ...

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THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT Feat. Former Members Of KATATONIA: 'Final Light' Video

"Final Light", the new video from melancholic Swedish outfit THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT, formed by current and former members of KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE and LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, can be seen below. The song is taken from THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT's second album, "Pale Season", which will be released on June 28 through Debemur Morti Productions. THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT is comprised of Fredrik ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN To Receive 'Buma ROCKS! Export Award 2019'

After 25 years on the international stages, Anneke Van Giersbergen is more active than she has ever been. That's why her efforts have been recognized with the Buma ROCKS! Export Award, which she will receive on June 1 during metal festival FortaRock in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Buma Cultuur supports and promotes Dutch music copyright in ...

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Birth of the Marvellous - SERMON

The internet age has pretty much annihilated the notion of mystery in rock 'n' roll, but it's always pleasing to note that a handful of fearless folk are still prepared to take the enigmatic plunge. SERMON arrive with little fanfare and virtually no information, beyond the fact that current VADER and DECAPITATED drummer James Stewart ...

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THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT Feat. Former Members Of KATATONIA: 'Pale Season' Album Due In June

Swedish collective THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT — founded by current and former members of KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE and LETTERS FROM THE COLONY — has announced the details of its impending second LP, "Pale Season", now confirmed for release on June 28 through Debemur Morti Productions. THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT is comprised of Fredrik and Mattias Norrman, (guitars and bass, respectively), who ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'I'm Blessed With An Audience That Is Open To Everything I Do'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with former THE GATHERING and current VUUR frontwoman Anneke Van Giersbergen about her forthcoming "Symphonized" orchestral album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "Symphonized", which features material across her career ...

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NICK HOLMES On PARADISE LOST Returning To Its Gothic Doom Roots On 'Medusa': 'It's Like Putting On An Old Jacket'

Mark Uricheck of "The Rock Writer's Ramble" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Nick Holmes of British gothic doom pioneers PARADISE LOST. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he and lead guitarist/primary songwriter Greg Mackintosh still manage to "push ...

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Listen To New DEATHWHITE Song 'Contrition'

"Contrition", a new song from enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming full-length album, "For A Black Tomorrow", which will be released February 23 via Season Of Mist. "For A Black Tomorrow" was produced and engineered by Shane Mayer of Cerebral Audio Productions. Pre-orders for ...

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DEATHWHITE: 'Dreaming The Inverse' Video Premiere

"Dreaming The Inverse", the new video from enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming full-length album, "For A Black Tomorrow", which will be released February 23, 2018 via Season Of Mist. The clip was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye. Comments the band: "Our first ...

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Credits DEVIN TOWNSEND And ARJEN LUCASSEN For Inspiration To Form VUUR

Rocker.sk spoke with VUUR singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) prior to the group's November 10 performance alongside EPICA and MYRATH in Zlin, Czech Republic. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On VUUR's origins: Anneke: "I did THE GENTLE STORM with Arjen Lucassen [AYREON]. We made ...

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EPICA To Celebrate 1000th-Show Anniversary In Tilburg

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will play their one thousandth concert on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. After its recent sold-out shows in The Netherlands, EPICA is more than proud to announce it will perform this milestone event at the legendary 013 venue, the exact same place where it all started for the ...

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Medusa - PARADISE LOST

Alongside MY DYING BRIDE and ANATHEMA, PARADISE LOST were a part of "The Peaceville Three," the trio of English bands that were integral to the genesis of the death-doom genre. The band also helped pioneer the gothic metal subgenre. As it moved deeper into its career, PARADISE LOST became significantly less extreme musically, though equally ...

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Everything I Do From Now On That Is Heavy Is Going To Be Under VUUR'

The Prog Report recently conducted an interview with renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) about her new band, VUUR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of VUUR: Anneke: "I've been doing a lot of things since I've been solo, ...

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Video Premiere: THE SHAPE's 'The World Away'

"The World Away", the new video from the alternative metal act THE SHAPE, can be seen below. The song is the title cut of the Connecticut band's fourth studio album, which was released on August 4 via DME/Monolithic Recordings. THE SHAPE vocalist/guitarist Brian Almeida stated about the song and video: "For 'The World Away', it ...

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The Optimist - ANATHEMA

The cover of ANATHEMA's 2001 release "A Fine Day to Exit" depicts a car in an empty beach at day, a car in a road at night. Now with "The Optimist", the group's eleventh album, it has picked up that concept again, doing so right off the bat with the opening track, "32.63N 117.14W". These ...

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DEATHWHITE Signs To SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of enigmatic dark metal band DEATHWHITE. Regarding the signing, the DEATHWHITE comments: "We are incredibly honored to join the Season Of Mist roster. DEATHWHITE started in 2012 as a basic studio project with the aim of playing dark metal in the vein of some of our most beloved ...

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YES, MARILLION, MIKE PORTNOY + DEREK SHERINIAN Set For Next Year's 'Cruise To The Edge'

Details for the fifth annual Cruise To The Edge excursion — progressive rock's largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES — have been announced. Featuring some of the world's greatest prog-rock musical artists, the five-night cruise out of Tampa, Florida next February 3-8, will return aboard Royal Caribbean's award-winning Brilliance Of The ...

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ANATHEMA: Listen To 'Springfield' Song From 'The Optimist' Album

After ANATHEMA's 2012 award-winning album "Weather Systems" and 2014's spellbinding "Distant Satellites", the ambient rockers are back with their eleventh full-length, "The Optimist". Due for release on June 9 through Kscope, the album will soon reveal some of the darkest, most challenging and unexpected music the sextet have put their name to. The track "Springfield", ...

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ANATHEMA To Release 'The Optimist' Album In June

After ANATHEMA's 2012 award-winning album "Weather Systems" and 2014's spellbinding "Distant Satellites", the ambient rockers are back with their eleventh full-length, "The Optimist". Due for release on June 9 through Kscope, the album will soon reveal some of the darkest, most challenging and unexpected music the sextet have put their name to. ANATHEMA, led by ...

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Ukraine's JINJER Releases 'Pisces' Live-Session Video

Ukraine-based, female-fronted "groove metal" band JINJER has released the song "Pisces" off its latest album, "King Of Everything", as a special live session video. Commented the group: "I believe we had this idea to record a new version of 'Pisces' when we first rehearsed the song with Vlad Ulasevich as a new drummer. His drumming ...

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Video Premiere: KATATONIA's 'Shifts'

"Shifts", the new video from Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal KATATONIA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", which was released on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and ...

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