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ENSIFERUM To Release 'Thalassic' Album In July

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, "Thalassic", on July 10 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Rum, Women, Victory", can be seen below. ENSIFERUM is a true powerhouse when it comes to folk-inspired melodic death metal, something the band hammers home more resolutely than ever ...

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New App Aims To Gather 'All Things Metal' In One Place

DARK TRANQUILLITY keyboardist Martin Brändström has launched Bandbond, a new smartphone app that is being billed as a "revolution for the metal community." The idea of Bandbond started out of frustration some years ago when Brändström was in charge of the band's online social media. It quickly became clear to him that the communication with ...

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Redneck Vikings From Hell - AETHER REALM

It might be a slight exaggeration to say that AETHER REALM are attempting to be all of your favorite bands at the same time, but they're certainly demonstrating a phenomenal grasp of multiple metallic disciplines on "Redneck Vikings From Hell". Perhaps mindful that bands from the US generally don't sound like they've been brandishing swords ...

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ENSIFERUM Completes Recording New Album

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have completed recording their new album. According to bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka, the mixing sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "Two Paths" will begin this coming Monday, February 17. Hinkka says: "Just the raw tracks sound incredible and I personally think it's the best album ENSIFERUM has ever made. The way I ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour Europe With WHITECHAPEL And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

Reanimated three years ago, the iconic "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour" is set to haunt European stages once again in November and December 2019. After delivering all-out thrash metal 2018, the fourth edition of the tour is nothing short of a breath-taking death metal package: The 17-show run will be headlined by Canadian melodic death metal ...

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SEPULTURA, NIGHTWISH, DIRKSCHNEIDER, KORPIKLAANI, Others Featured On 'Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell'

The greatest heavy metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air, will unleash its latest collection on July 26 through Silver Linings Music/Wacken Records when "Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell" smashes into stores. The 16th release in the "Live At Wacken" series, which dates back to 2002, is stuffed with pulverizing ...

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REVOCATION And VOIVOD To Team Up For North American Co-Headlining Tour

After recently completing a U.S. tour with WHITECHAPEL and DYING FETUS, REVOCATION has announced another North American run for the fall — this time co-headlining with VOIVOD. This special tour will also see REVOCATION play its latest album, "The Outer Ones", in its entirety. PSYCROPTIC, SKELETAL REMAINS and CONJURER will join as additional support. Tour ...

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ENSIFERUM Announces North American Tour With SEPTICFLESH

After almost four years of absence in the States, Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have announced a North American headlining tour, featuring SEPTICFLESH as direct support, with another opening band to be announced soon! ENSIFERUM bassist Sami Hinkka comments: "It's been way too many years since we rocked with our North American warrior brothers and sisters! ...

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HELSOTT: 'Slaves And Gods' Lyric Video

California-based pagan metal group HELSOTT will release its second full-length album, "Slaves And Gods", on October 12. The follow-up to the band's M-Theory Audio debut, the acclaimed 2017 EP "The Healer", sees the act continue to mix folk metal, death metal, symphonic metal, classical and rock to stirring effect, but this time around, they've recruited ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO On No Longer Drinking While On Tour: 'I Can't Deal With The Hangovers Anymore'

CHILDREN OF BODOM vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho recently spoke with "The Wanderers" podcast. The full conversation can be heard below (interview starts at the 3:25 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the band's recently completed "20 Years Down & Dirty" tour, which saw the group perform older material from its catalog: Alexi: ...

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ENSIFERUM Releases New Song 'King Of Storms'

"King Of Storms", a brand new song from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's seventh album, "Two Paths", which will be released on September 15 via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the disc was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. You can't ...

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SAMI HINKKA Says Viking Metal 'Has Nothing To Do' With ENSIFERUM

The Duke of WSOU 89.5 FM recently conducted an interview with bassist Sami Hinkka of Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM. You can listen to the full chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the whether the band's forthcoming "Two Paths" album has a concept: Sami: "The way I see ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'Way Of The Warrior' Video Released

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their seventh album, "Two Paths", on September 15 via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the disc was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. The official video for the latest single from the album, "Way Of The Warrior", can be seen below. ENSIFERUM comments: "So here ...

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Video Premiere: ELUVEITIE's 'Lvgvs'

"Lvgvs", the new video from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's next album, the long-awaited second part of their acoustic concept effort "Evocation", which will be released on August 18 via Nuclear Blast. ELUVEITIE mainman Chrigel Glanzmann states: "We're excited to present to you the second ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release 'Two Paths' Album In September

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their seventh album, "Two Paths", on September 15 via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the disc was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. The first single from the album, "For Those About To Fight For Metal", can be streamed below. You can't talk about the ...

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'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song' Video Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM

The official video for "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival, can be seen below. The clip, which was edited by Antti Kuivalainen and Ykä Järvinen, includes excerpts from Tuska 2015 and 2016 aftermovies as well as newly shot studio footage. The 12-inch vinyl version ...

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NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Contribute To 'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song'

Members of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, WINTERSUN, AMORPHIS, HIM, BATTLE BEAST and CHILDREN OF BODOM are among the musicians who have contributed to "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival. Tuska promoter Jouni Markkanen said: "All proceeds from this project will be collected to the 'Tuska 20 ...

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ENSIFERUM Checks In From The Studio

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland to record their seventh full-length album, due in September via Metal Blade Records. The disc is being produced once again by Anssi Kippo, who has previously worked with CHILDREN OF BODOM, IMPALED NAZARENE and ENTWINE, among others. ENSIFERUM bassist Sami Hinkka comments: "For ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release New Album In September

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland to record a few demo songs for their upcoming seventh full-length album, due in September via Metal Blade Records. The quintet will soon return to the Astia to begin tracking the disc, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF ...

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ICED EARTH Enlists Guitarist JAKE DREYER

ICED EARTH has announced the addition of guitarist Jake Dreyer (WITHERFALL, WHITE WIZZARD, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Troy Seele, who announced his departure from ICED EARTH in August due to family responsibilities. ICED EARTH guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer said in a statement: "We're excited ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist TROY SEELE Quits

Guitarist Troy Seele has announced his departure from ICED EARTH due to family responsibilities. He says: "After close to ten years as a guitarist in ICED EARTH, the time has come for me to step away. "Some of you know, but many do not, that I have a child with autism. In the past, I ...

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Video: AMBERIAN DAWN Performs At Finland's LANKAFEST

Video footage of Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN performing on July 9 at the LankaFest in Puolanka, Finland can be seen below. AMBERIAN DAWN's latest album, "Innuendo", was released on October 23, 2015 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" was produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko ...

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ICED EARTH: Video Footage Of BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of ICED EARTH's July 16 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. ICED EARTH will headline the "MTV Headbangers Ball" European tour in December. Support on the trek will come from ENSIFERUM, KATAKLYSM and UNEARTH. ICED EARTH took a break from touring in 2015, primarily ...

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Video Premiere: AMBERIAN DAWN's 'Fame & Gloria'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" was produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by Svante ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Court Of Mirror Hall'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" was produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by Svante ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Innuendo' Album Details Revealed

Finish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" is being produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN To Release 'Innuendo' Album In October

Finish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" is being produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. Commented Seppälä: "This is one of ...

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