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MANTICORA: 'Echoes Of A Silent Scream' Video Released

Danish thrash/power metallers MANTICORA have released the official music video for the track "Echoes Of A Silent Scream", from their upcoming eighth album, "To Kill To Live To Kill". The clip was shot at three different locations, and it was recorded, edited and produced by the talented movie-maker Kasper Serup Christensen of KSC Productions. MANTICORA ...

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MANTICORA To Release 'To Kill To Live To Kill' Album

Danish thrash/power metallers MANTICORA will release their eighth album, "To Kill To Live To Kill", on August 3 via ViciSolum Records. Another MANTICORA concept double effort, it is based on the thriller/horror novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen has written. The novel itself is scheduled for a May 2018 release, while the two concept ...

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MANTICORA Signs With VICISOLUM RECORDS; New Album Due In April

Danish thrash/power metallers MANTICORA have inked a deal with ViciSolum Records for the release of their upcoming eighth and ninth albums — the first material from the band in almost eight years. The two albums, which are a part of a grandiose concept based on the thriller/horror novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen has ...

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MANTICORA Announces New Guitarist

Danish metallers MANTICORA have announced the addition of guitarist Stefan Johansson to the group's ranks. Says the band: "Stefan is not all new to the band, as he did tour with us nine years ago, on the European tour with ANGRA. He also joined us for festival shows in both USA and Romania at that ...

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MANTICORA Parts Ways With Guitarist

Lead guitarist Martin Arendal has left Danish metallers MANTICORA for "personal" reasons. Comments guitarist Kristian Larsen: "We (the remaining four members of the band), of course, respect [Martin's] decision, and even if we'll miss our buddy and will have to find a new guy — NOT an easy task, we should say, given Martin's talent ...

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MANTICORA: 'From The Pain Of Loss' Video Released

"From The Pain Of Loss (I Learned About The Truth)" , the new video from the longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA, can be viewed below (courtesy of WackenTube.com). The track comes off MANTICORA's seventh full-length album, "Safe", which will be released in North America on October 12 via Nightmare Records. The CD came out in ...

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MANTICORA: New Video To Debut This Week

"From The Pain Of Loss (I Learned About The Truth)" , the new video from the longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA, will make its online debut on September 22 on WackenTube.com. The track comes off MANTICORA's seventh full-length album, "Safe", which will be released on the following dates: Europe/Australia: September 20 USA/Canada: October 12 "Safe" ...

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MANTICORA: New Album Artwork Unveiled; Release Dates Confirmed

Longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA will release its seventh full-length album, "Safe", on the following dates: Japan: September 8 Europe/Australia: September 20 USA/Canada: October 12 According to the group, "the delay in the release date in North America is due to the fact that our record label [Nightmare Records] has changed distributor — they are ...

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MANTICORA Bassist To Guest On HEXFIRE Debut

Kasper Gram of the Danish metal act MANTICORA recently laid down a guest bass solo on one of the tracks that will appear on the debut album from Polish metallers HEXFIRE Commented HEXFIRE guitarist Jacob Liszko: "As you can see, more and more well-known musicians are agreeing to guest on our debut album! That's incredible. ...

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MANTICORA: New Album Teaser Available

Longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA will release its seventh full-length album, "Safe", in the U.S. and Europe on September 21 via U.S.-based label Nightmare Records. The CD, which will be made available in Japan through Stay Gold/Art Union Records, was completed at Jailhouse Studios in Horsens, Denmark, once again produced and mixed by Tommy Hansen ...

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MANTICORA To Release Seventh Full-Length Album In September

Longstanding Danish metal band MANTICORA has completed work on its seventh full-length album, "Safe", at Jailhouse Studios in Horsens, Denmark, once again produced and mixed by Tommy Hansen (JORN LANDE, HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS). Following the successful two-part "Black Circus" albums (released in 2006 and 2007 on Locomotive Music), "Safe" will see the band exploring a ...

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MANTICORA Preparing To Enter Studio

Danish power/thrash/prog metallers MANTICORA have issued the following update: "We have three shows here in Denmark during the next 14 days and we have also been booked for the Metalfest Hungary for May 23rd. Looking forward to that!! In the meantime, we're going to pay Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, JORN) and the Jailhouse Studios ...

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MANTICORA: European Dates Announced

Danish power/thrash/prog metallers MANTICORA have scheduled the following dates: Sep. 24 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany Oct. 01 - Bastard Club - Osnabrück, Germany Oct. 04 - Nouveau Casino - Paris, France Oct. 11 - Spinnerei - Traun, Austria Oct. 12 - Reigen - Wien, Austria Oct. 13 - Randal Club - Bratislava, Slovakia Oct. ...

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MANTICORA: Danish Dates Announced

Danish power/thrash/prog metallers MANTICORA have scheduled the following dates: Apr. 16 - Sønderborghus - Sønderborg, Denmark Apr. 24 - Kansas City - Odense, Denmark May 01 - The Rock - Copenhagen, Denmark MANTICORA is currently writing material for its seventh full-length album, tentatively titled "Flashback To Never-Again". Due in September 2010, the CD will feature ...

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MANTICORA: Debut Mini-CD Available For Free Download

Danish power/thrash/prog metallers MANTICORA have made their self-financed debut mini-CD, "Dead End Solution", from 1997 available for free download on their web site. Commented the band: "A looooong time ago, we decided to record a mini-CD to promote ourselves and to shop the result to a record label... "You've probably heard this story ...

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MANTICORA Working On New Material

Danish metallers MANTICORA have issued the following update: "We have three shows left in 2009 — all headliner shows. The first one is in Lübeck, Germany, where we'll kill and destroy on Saturday, September 26 and the last two shows are in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 30 and Nakskov, Denmark on October 31. "We are ...

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PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA Festival Cancelled

This year's ProgPower Scandinavia festival, which was scheduled to take place September 25-26, 2009 at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been officially cancelled. Commented the organizers: For almost a year we have been working hard on making this festival a reality and we believe that our labor has been fruitful in meeting all aspects required ...

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MANTICORA Replaces EYEFEAR At PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA Festival

Melbourne, Australia-based progressive power metallers EYEFEAR have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's ProgPower Scandinavia festival, set to take place September 25-26, 2009 at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark. The festival organizers say, "The band was set to play as the third band on Saturday, 26th of September at the festival. However, due ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: Quality Zwolle Footage Available

Video footage of CIRCLE II CIRCLE's May 1, 2009 concert at Hedon in Zwolle, Holland can be viewed bellow (clips uploaded by Erhan Düzey). The band was performing at the venue as part of a European tour with MANTICORA. You can read CIRCLE II CIRCLE's tour diary from the current European jaunt at

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FAIRYLAND: 'Score To A New Beginning' Artwork, Release Dates Revealed

French symphonic metallers FAIRYLAND will release their new album, "Score To A New Beginning", on the following dates: Mar. 25 - Japan and rest of Asia (Marquee/Avalon) Apr. 29 - Finland, Spain (Napalm Records) Apr. 30 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden (Napalm Records) May 04 - Rest of Europe (Napalm Records) FAIRYLAND ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE/POWER QUEST Guitarist At NAMM

CIRCLE II CIRCLE/POWER QUEST guitarist Bill Hudson (also ex-CELLADOR) will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. He will be a guest of EMG pickups, which is one Bill's newest endorsers. Important: The NAMM show is **NOT** open ...

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MASTERSTROKE: New Album Update

Finnish melodic metallers MASTERSTROKE are currently recording their new full-length album at MSTR Studios in Tampere, Finland for a tentative late spring release via Dynamic Arts Records. The drum tracks for the as-yet-untitled effort were laid down at Fantom Studios (KORPIKLAANI, MACHINE MEN) with the help of Samu Oittinen. The recording sessions for the new ...

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TANKARD: 'Stay Thirsty' Video Available

"Stay Thirsty", the new video from German thrashers TANKARD, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's 13th studio album, "Thirst", which is scheduled for release on December 19 via AFM Records. According to the band, the LP will be made available "in a couple of different versions — regular jewel case version, ...

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MASTERSTROKE: More Video Footage From The Road Posted Online

Finnish melodic heavy metal band MASTERSTROKE has posted the fourth video clip in a six-part series documenting the band's spring 2008 European tour with JON OLIVA'S PAIN (led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva) and MANTICORA. Watch the footage below. MASTERSTROKE's sophomore album, "Sleep", was released in Japan on March 19. The CD was issued in ...

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MASTERSTROKE: Video Footage From The Road Posted Online

Finnish melodic heavy metal band MASTERSTROKE has posted the first three video clips in a six-part series documenting the band's spring 2008 European tour with JON OLIVA'S PAIN (led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva) and MANTICORA. Watch the footage below. MASTERSTROKE's sophomore album, "Sleep", was released in Japan on March 19. The CD was issued ...

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TANKARD Completes Work On 'Thirst'

German thrashers TANKARD have completed work on their 13th studio album, "Thirst", at Stage One Studio in Bühne, Germany in August for a December 19 release via AFM Records. Fan-filmed video footage of TANKARD' performance at this year's Metalcamp festival, which was held July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia, can be viewed below (clip uploaded ...

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