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Aeternum Ignis - RE-ARMED

Timing is everything in the world of metal. If RE-ARMED had released their blistering 2012 debut "Worldwide Hypnotize" a decade earlier, the Finns would surely have been propelled to the front of a then flourishing melodic death metal scene. These days, melo-death is more of a fringe concern and, despite occasional masterworks from the likes ...

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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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INSOMNIUM And OMNIUM GATHERUM Announce Live Streaming Event

Finnish melodic death metal heavy hitters INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced a very special and exclusive live streaming event, taking place on Friday, April 10 at 18.00 CEST. Like many other bands, INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM were forced to cancel their North American tour, which brought them into an unforeseen miserable situation. Markus Vanhala ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Recruits Ex-ARCH ENEMY Guitarist NICK CORDLE

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have recruited Nick Cordle (ex-ARCH ENEMY) to play guitar for the band starting with their appearance on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. He will also perform with the group when they hit the road in North America in March/April as the support act for fellow Finns INSOMNIUM. ...

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The Grand Antiquation - MEADOWS END

The life and times of melodic death metal have been eventful, to say the least. Nearly 30 years after the subgenre's true genesis in those unlikely Swedish suburbs, its original formula has been hijacked, abused and diluted so many times that it's sometimes hard not to be angry at IN FLAMES for accidentally inventing all ...

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JUKKA PELKONEN On OMNIUM GATHERUM's Sound: 'We Know That We Are Not Inventing Anything New'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Jukka Pelkonen of Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM about their forthcoming "The Burning Cold" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for "The Burning Cold": Jukka: "It was ...

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Video Premiere: OMNIUM GATHERUM's 'Refining Fire'

The official video for "Refining Fire", a brand new song from Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Burning Cold", which will be released on August 31 via Cenury Media. The cover artwork was once again created by Olli-Pekka Lappalainen, who has been responsible ...

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NOTHGARD: 'Malady X' Video Released

German epic melodic death metallers NOTHGARD will release their new album, "Malady X", on October 26 via Metal Blade Records. The official music video for the disc's title track can now be seen below. Bandleader Dom R. Crey states: "With 'Malady X', we have created an album that is both dark and serious, but on ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'Gods Go First' Video Released

The official video for "Gods Go First", a brand new song from Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM , can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Burning Cold", which will be released on August 31 via Cenury Media. The cover artwork was once again created by Olli-Pekka Lappalainen, who has ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Release 'The Burning Cold' Album In August

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will release their new album, "The Burning Cold", on August 31 via Cenury Media. Main songwriter and guitarist Markus Vanhala comments: "Sometimes you can be extra proud of something you've achieved, and I could claim that 'The Burning Cold' has a sense of special chapter for me. I haven't been this ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's MIKAEL STANNE On Using Clean Vocals On 1999's 'Projector': 'We Wanted To Prove To Ourselves We Can Be Different'

Slobodan Trifunović of Serbian Metal conducted an interview with frontman Mikael Stanne of veteran Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY prior to the band's April 18 concert at SKCNS Fabrika in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Release New Album In The Summer

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM are working on their new album for a late summer release. Comments guitarist Markus Vanhala: "We're busy at forging the new OMNIUM GATHERUM album during the Finnish winter madness season. Hopes are high here, even though the outside temperature isn't. "A lot of special good stuff is going on, ...

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AMORPHIS And DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour North America With MOONSPELL, OMNIUM GATHERUM

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will return to North America with a co-headlining trek with DARK TRANQUILLITY this September/October. Joining them are Portugal's premier gothic-metallic-force MOONSPELL, and Finnish melo-death contingent OMNIUM GATHERUM. AMORPHIS will be touring in support of their soon to be announced new album, produced and mixed once again by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Release 'The Absolute' Single

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY will release a seven-inch single featuring the two songs — "The Absolute" and "Time Out Of Place" — which have so far only been released as bonus tracks of the limited-edition CD version of their latest album, "Atoma". These cuts are the most experimental and daring numbers ever from ...

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AMON AMARTH Bassist On Drummer Change: 'It's Been An Easy Switch'

Metal Jacket Magazine recently conducted an interview with bassist Ted Lundström of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Speaking about AMON AMARTH's latest addition, drummer Jocke Wallgren, Ted said: "It's worked great. Jocke is a fantatic drummer, he's a super-solid drummer, so it's very ...

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