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AMARANTHE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of the modern metal outfit AMARANTHE. The Swedish/Danish six-piece is currently working on its sixth studio album, which will tentatively be unleashed in 2020. AMARANTHE's Olof Mörck states: "It feels amazing to unveil our cooperation with the giants at Nuclear Blast! Ever since we held our shiny new Nuclear ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Helix'

"Helix", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. "Helix" is the title track of AMARANTHE's fifth album, which was released last October ...

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The Decaying Light - DISENTOMB

With some bands, you can just feel it. With DISENTOMB, it's the difference between voyeuristically watching a massacre and knowingly being complicit in the bloodshed: this is death metal, of course, but "The Decaying Light" cuts much deeper than that. These songs will drag you to the heart of the hellish vortex and make you ...

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Ontario's HAIR IN THE FAIR Festival Officially Canceled

Hair In The Fair festival, which was scheduled to take place July 11-14 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, has been canceled. Organizers announced on Thursday that they were pulling the plug on the event "due to financial hardship and extremely low ticket sales." A message on the festival's official web site reads: "We deeply regret this ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Dream'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "Dream". The track is taken from the band's fifth album "Helix", which was released in October through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks ...

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AMARANTHE's ELIZE RYD: 'It Felt Natural To Me To Listen To Metal'

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Elize Ryd of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether she thinks AMARANTHE has created a new style of metal by combining dance, techno and traditional metal elements: Elize: "I have that ...

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Listen To New AMARANTHE Song 'Inferno'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the song "Inferno". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth album "Helix", due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks the band's first release with ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Countdown'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "Countdown". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth album "Helix", due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks ...

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AMARANTHE's OLOF MÖRCK: 'The Metal Genre Has Gotten A Little More Conservative Than It Used To Be'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Olof Mörck of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE about their forthcoming "Helix" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what to expect from "Helix": Olof: "From my perspective, it's sort of like a resume ...

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AMARANTHE's New Album, 'Helix', Was Written In Just Two Months

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have revealed that their upcoming fifth album, "Helix", was completed in under five months. "We actually wrote it in two months and we recorded it in two months," singer Elize Ryd told Radio Q at this year's Wacken Open Air festival (see video below). "I know we're crazy, but that's what ...

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AMARANTHE To Release 'Helix' Album In October

Four albums into their career, Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have racked up north of 118 million YouTube views and half a billion song streams, have landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart three times, and possess a panoply of gold and platinum discs for albums and singles alike. With its electrifying fifth album ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON To Headline This Year's HEAVY MONTRÉAL Festival

AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, GOJIRA and EMPEROR are among the confirmed artists for this year's Heavy Montréal festival, set to take place July 28-29 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Weekend Passes General Admission: $165 (taxes & service fees included) Gold: $300 (taxes & service fees included) Weekend Warrior Passes ('77 Montréal ...

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Relentless - FOUR BY FATE

In their short time together, FREHLEY'S COMET really had something good going on. Though dropping only two LPs and a live EP, the ensemble Ace Frehley staked his comeback with was one of the more notable units of the 1980s. "Second Sighting", a softer album compared to its highly-entertaining, self-titled predecessor, was an inadvertent dagger ...

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Former SKID ROW Drummer ROB AFFUSO Joins FOUR BY FATE

FOUR BY FATE, the band featuring vocalist/guitarist Tod Howarth (FREHLEY'S COMET, CHEAP TRICK) and bassist John Regan (FREHLEY'S COMET, PETER FRAMPTON), has announced the addition of former SKID ROW drummer Rob Affuso to the group's ranks. Says FOUR BY FATE in a statement: "Rob will finish out the rest of the FOUR BY FATE recordings ...

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FOUR BY FATE Recruits TWISTED SISTER/ADRENALINE MOB Drummer A.J. PERO

FOUR BY FATE, the band featuring vocalist/guitarist Tod Howarth (FREHLEY'S COMET, CHEAP TRICK) and bassist John Regan (FREHLEY'S COMET, PETER FRAMPTON), has parted ways with drummer Stet Howland (W.A.S.P., LITA FORD) and guitarist Sean Kelly (CRASH KELLY, HELIX) and has replaced them with A.J. Pero (TWISTED SISTER, ADRENALINE MOB) and Patrick James (POUND, FLYWHEEL), respectively. ...

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HELIX: New Album Title Revealed

Canadian rockers HELIX have set "Bastard Of The Blues" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in March. Vocalist Brian Vollmer states: "The CD will follow in the vein of 'Vagabond Bones' and 'Skin In The Game'; in fact, I'm thinking of putting that song on this new disc, seeing as 'Skin In ...

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