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Watch SABATON And APOCALYPTICA Perform Together At Helsinki Concert (Video)

Swedish metallers SABATON were joined on stage by the Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA at this past Saturday's (November 23) concert in Helsinki. Together, they performed several newly arranged songs, including "Angels Calling", which was released as a single last week. Check out fan-filmed video footage below. Said SABATON bassist Pär Sundström: "'Angels Calling' was ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'GG6'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "GG6". The track is taken from the band's fifth album "Helix", which was released in October 2018 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" ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'I Think Individuality Is What Separates Swedish Bands From The Rest Of The World'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL prior to the band's October 25 concert at Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri in support of SABATON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ...

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Metal Galaxy - BABYMETAL

For some, they are the single most delightful and entertaining thing that has happened to heavy music for decades. For others, they are a despicably cynical distraction from all that is good and true in metal. Neither of these things are true, of course: BABYMETAL are not a phenomenon over which any of us should ...

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APOCALYPTICA Releases Spellbinding Video For 'Rise'

Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA has released the spectacular new music video for "Rise" which can be seen below. Integrated with the achingly beautiful new song from the group's upcoming studio album, "Cell-0", due out January 10, 2020 (Silver Lining Music), "Rise" is an impressionistic painting come to life, which enacts the humanity that we ...

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HAMMERFALL Announces Fall 2020 North American Tour With BEAST IN BLACK

Swedish metal masters HAMMERFALL are currently traversing North America along with SABATON on their massive sold-out tour, touring in support of their globally dominating latest album, "Dominion". Now, HAMMERFALL is pleased to announce a 2020 North American Headline tour, also in support of "Dominion". The tour starts September 14, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida ...

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BABYMETAL Lands Second U.K. Top 20 Album With 'Metal Galaxy'

Dance-metal sensation BABYMETAL has achieved another first, becoming the only Japanese band to ever land two Top 20 albums in the official U.K. chart. The band's third album, "Metal Galaxy", was the No. 1 album in both the U.K. official rock albums chart and the U.K. official independent albums chart. The album finished at No. ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Battle From Within' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Battle From Within" from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), can be seen below. The track is taken from CYHRA's second album, "No Halos In Hell", which will be released ...

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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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APOCALYPTICA To Release 'Cell-0' Album In January; 'Ashes Of The Modern World' Video Available

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have unveiled a brand new single, "Ashes Of The Modern World". The song is taken from the band's upcoming ninth studio album, "Cell-0", which will be released on January 10 via Silver Lining Music. The powerful "Ashes Of The Modern World" video was directed by the award-winning Finnish photographer/videographer Ville Juurikkala, ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'No Halos In Hell' Album Due In November

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will release its second album, "No Halos In Hell", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Letters To Myself" was produced by Jacob Hansen and co-produced by ...

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Watch BABYMETAL Perform In Washington, D.C.

Fan-filmed video footage of BABYMETAL's September 8 concert at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. can be seen below. BABYMETAL's fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour kicked off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and will run through October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at The Forum in Los ...

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SABATON's PÄR SUNDSTRÖM: 'I Like The Bands That Have Stayed True To Their Original Sound'

EMP Spain conducted an interview with guitarist Tommy Johansson and bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON prior to their June 28 appearance at Download Spain in Madrid. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the significance of SABATON releasing its new studio album, "The Great War", ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Second Album To Be Released Via NUCLEAR BLAST

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), has inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's sophomore full-length album will tentatively be released before the end of the year. CYHRA comments: "Finally we can share this ...

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BABYMETAL Releases Live Music Video For 'Elevator Girl'

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has released a "live" music video for the English version of its song "Elevator Girl". The track is taken from the band's third album, "Metal Galaxy", which will be released on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of ...

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BABYMETAL: 'Metal Galaxy' Album Details Revealed

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release its third album, "Metal Galaxy", on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of Metal Galaxy". "Metal Galaxy" contains 14 songs, including include the four singles that have been released over the course of the last few ...

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SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded last week at SolnaSound Recording, ...

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SABATON: Lyric Video For New Song '82nd All The Way'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official lyric video for the song "82nd All The Way". The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which came out on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record is a concept effort covering stories from the First World ...

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The Great War - SABATON

Despite what many mainstream metal folk will tell you, most metalheads don't particularly want anyone to move the genre forward. We are, in general, pretty happy with the wide array of subgenres that we already have, and, more importantly, we are not overly keen on our favorite bands veering wildly off the beaten track in ...

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