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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Pentagram'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Pentagram", available on on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson explained the lyrical inspiration for the track, saying: "The new single 'Pentagram' is based on a true story about someone I know. All of a sudden, he decided ...

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AVATARIUM To Release 'The Fire I Long For' Album In November

On November 22, doom metal wizards AVATARIUM return with their dark gospel to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking the fans by storm with "Hurricanes And Halos", which has been named "album of the month" by magazines worldwide, the Swedes announce the completion of their fourth full-length release. ...

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DENNER'S INFERNO Feat. MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist MICHAEL DENNER: 'In Amber' Album Details Announced

DENNER'S INFERNO, the new band featuring legendary KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE guitar player and composer Michael Denner, will release its debut album, "In Amber", on November 15 through Mighty Music. Denner is a very well-known name in the international rock/metal scene, as a former guitarist in the two most influential Danish rock/metal bands ever: ...

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SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded last week at SolnaSound Recording, ...

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Watch CANDLEMASS Perform At Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS's July 13 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. CANDLEMASS's 12th album, "The Door To Doom", was released in February via Napalm Records. The disc includes the song "Astorolus - The Great Octopus", which features a guest guitar solo by none other than ...

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ACID REIGN To Release New Album In September

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ACID REIGN will release their third full-length album in September via Dissonance. Commented vocalist Howard "H" Smith: "For our first album in 29 years, it was vitally important that we find the right home and I feel we have. From the very first contact, it was obvious that the Dissonance team not ...

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Wolf God - GRAND MAGUS

Sweden is a hotbed of all things metal—from djent progenitors MESHUGGAH and prog inclined wizards OPETH, all the way over to the nation's signature death, black and melodeath scenes. In recent years, the likes of GHOST, SABATON and AMARANTHE have churned out catchy, classic metal—or metal inspired—songs delivered with a modern twist, gaining commercial acclaim ...

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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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Former CANDLEMASS Singer ROBERT LOWE Teams Up With GRIEF COLLECTOR

Minnesota doom metal masters GRIEF COLLECTOR have teamed up with vocalist Robert Lowe, formerly of doom metal legends CANDLEMASS and SOLITUDE AETURNUS. GRIEF COLLECTOR's new album, "From Dissension to Avowal", is a five-song concept effort that takes you on a journey through the five steps of experiencing "grief." Each song represents one of those steps: ...

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Original CANDLEMASS Vocalist JOHAN LÄNGQVIST On Why He Rejoined The Band: 'The Songs Really Hooked Me'

Prior to Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS's February 7 performance in Paris, vocalist Johan Längqvist spoke with Duke TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rejoining CANDLEMASS in 2018, 32 years after he performed on the group's debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus": Johan: ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Chain Child'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Chain Child", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson states: "The new single, 'Chain Child', is about futuristic cyber violence. It's an old-school style rocker with a modern touch. It's our way to honor our heroes and ...

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CANDLEMASS: Entire 'The Door To Doom' Album Available For Streaming

"The Door To Doom", the 12th album from Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on February 22 via Napalm Records, the disc unsurprisingly follows the plotline mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world-class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. ...

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The Door To Doom - CANDLEMASS

CANDLEMASS is one of the most important bands in the history of doom metal. The Swedish group is indisputably a torchbearer, even more particularly with regard to its role in establishing the "epic doom" styling. Spurring excitement amongst the fanbase of a band that's been running strong three decades is quite the challenge, to say ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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Former OPETH Keyboardist PER WIBERG To Release Solo Album

Per Wiberg, the Swedish multi-instrumentalist who has played with such bands as OPETH, CANDLEMASS, KAMCHATKA and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, will release his debut solo album, "Head Without Eyes", on April 19, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says Wiberg: "This album has been in the making for quite some time and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that ...

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