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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Releases New Solo Single, 'Fantastic Fanatic'

Former NIGHTWISH and current THE DARK ELEMENT vocalist Anette Olzon will release her new solo album, "Strong", on September 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's third single, "Fantastic Fanatic", can be streamed below. Anette's second solo album, following 2014's "Shine", is a harder and faster musical offering than the debut. More importantly, "Strong" stakes ...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Drops New Single, 'The Valley'

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, will release its second album, "II - Those We Don't Speak Of", on September 3 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Another New Song, 'The Fall Into Time'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released the third single off their upcoming album, "The Nightmare Of Being", which will arrive on July 2 via Century Media Records. The music video for the track "The Fall Into Time", directed by longtime AT THE GATES collaborator Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media (ARCH ENEMY, GRAVE, ...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Drops New Single, 'Pearl Diving'

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, will release its second album, "II - Those We Don't Speak Of", on September 3 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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PETER TÄGTGREN's PAIN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Party In My Head'

PAIN, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Peter Tägtgren, has released its first original song in five years: "Party In My Head". Blending '80s synth, electro, and metal, PAIN delivers one hell of an anthem providing a powerful sonic vaccine against the distress and depression caused by the worldwide pandemic. Tägtgren comments: "I decided ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN's Black Metal Project DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Finnish cult black/epic metallers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED, who feature in their ranks NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band's new album, "Angel Of Carnage Unleashed", will be DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED's first collection of new songs since the release of "Witch-Hunts", which came out more than two decades ago. ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Music Video For New Song 'The Paradox'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released the second single off their upcoming album, "The Nightmare Of Being", which will arrive on July 2 via Century Media Records. Check out the track "The Paradox" in a music video directed by Patric Ullaeus of rEvolver Film Company (ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR). ...

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Hear PAIN's Cover Version Of THE ROLLING STONES' 'Gimme Shelter'

Sweden's PAIN has always been known not only for its exciting mix of catchy melodies, majestic harmonies, and powerful industrial metal rhythms but for also having a fine sense for combining current world affairs with all-time classics, uniting people across generations and borders. Today, mastermind Peter Tägtgren proves this gifted instinct once more and releases ...

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CRYPTA Feat. Former NERVOSA, BURNING WITCHES Members: Debut Album 'Echoes Of The Soul' Due In June

Brazilian/Dutch death metal band CRYPTA will release its debut album, "Echoes Of The Soul", on June 11 via Napalm Records. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece consists of vocalist and bassist Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto on drums (both former members of Brazilian thrash metallers NERVOSA), plus supremely talented guitarists Sonia Anubis (COBRA SPELL, ex-BURNING ...

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AT THE GATES Announces New Album 'The Nightmare Of Being'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have completed recording their new studio album, "The Nightmare Of Being", for a July 2 release via Century Media Records. While main parts for "The Nightmare Of Being" were recorded in several different Swedish studios — drums at Studio Gröndal with Jens Bogren, guitars and bass with ...

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At Her Majesty's Pleasure - BORSTAL

In the overpopulated world of top-notch extreme metal drummers, Nick Barker is an undisputed legend. With CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT on his resumé, not to mention grindcore supergroup LOCK UP, he has already earned his place in metal history. But now it's time for an entirely different vibe, as Nick Barker makes ...

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LOCK UP Rejoined By AT THE GATES Singer TOMAS LINDBERG

Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES) has rejoined LOCK UP, and will part of a "dual vokill attack" together with Kevin Sharp. The band is currently recording a new album titled "The Dregs Of Hades", to be released in the fall via Listenable. The LP will be LOCK UP's first to feature new drummer Adam Jarvis ...

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AT THE GATES Is 'Finishing Up' Mixing Of New Album

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES are "finishing up" the mixing of their new album with producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The follow-up to 2018's "To Drink From The Night Itself" was recorded in part at Studio Gröndahl in Stockholm, Sweden. In its latest Instagram post, AT THE ...

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SNOWY SHAW To Release New Song Every Month For Entire Year

Multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with KING DIAMOND, SABATON, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and DIMMU BORGIR, among others, has announced a special album titled "This Is Heavy Metal, Plain & Simple". Recorded during quarantine and pandemic times as a tribute to 50 years of heavy metal, a homage to a lifestyle as well ...

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