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SKINTRADE Is Back With New Single, 'Woman'

Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE have returned with a new single, "Woman", via Ninetone Records. You can listen to the song below. SKINTRADE was formed in 1992 by Matti Alfonzetti (vocals), George Bravo (guitar, backing vocals), Stefan Bergström (guitar, backing vocals), Hakan Calmroth (bass) and Håkan Persson (drums, backing vocals). The group's self-titled debut was released ...

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SKINTRADE: 'Hardcore MF Heartattack' Video Released

"Hardcore MF Heartattack", the new video from reformed Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's comeback album, "Refueled", which was released on February 28 via AOR Heaven. The CD was recorded at SKINTRADE's studio and mixed by Oscar Ammer, frontman and songwriter of STEREOLITH, at Echobox Studio ...

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SKINTRADE: 'Monster' Video Released

"Monster", the new video from reformed Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's comeback album, "Refueled", which will be released on February 28 via AOR Heaven. The CD was recorded at SKINTRADE's studio and mixed by Oscar Ammer, frontman and songwriter of STEREOLITH, at Echobox Studio in Stockholm. ...

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SKINTRADE: 'Refueled' Album Audio Samples Available

Reformed Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE will release their comeback album, "Refueled", on February 28 via AOR Heaven. The CD was recorded at SKINTRADE's studio and mixed by Oscar Ammer, frontman and songwriter of STEREOLITH, at Echobox Studio in Stockholm. According to SKINTRADE, the band's new album represents "everything they stood for in the past, and ...

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Reformed SKINTRADE To Release New Album 'Refueled' In February

Reformed Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE have inked a deal with AOR Heaven Records for the release of their comeback album, "Refueled". Due in February 2014, the CD was mixed by Oscar Ammer, frontman and songwriter of STEREOLITH, at Echobox Studio in Stockholm and will include the songs "Liar", "Been To The Bottom", "Close My Eyes" ...

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IMPERA: New Song 'Beast Within' Available For Streaming

Swedish hard rockers IMPERA will release their sophomore studio album, "Pieces Of Eden", on October 18 via Escape Music. The CD was produced by Johan "Impera" Kihlberg and was mixed by Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), who also plays guest guitar on the song "Goodbye" a cover of the track that originally appeared on Paul Stanley's ...

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IMPERA To Release 'Pieces Of Eden' In October

Swedish hard rockers IMPERA will release their sophomore studio album, "Pieces Of Eden", on October 18 via Escape Music. The CD was produced by Johan "Impera" Kihlberg and was mixed by Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), who also plays guest guitar on the song "Goodbye" a cover of the track that originally appeared on Paul Stanley's ...

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IMPERA To Release 'Pieces Of Eden' In September

Swedish hard rockers IMPERA have tapped producer/engineer Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE) to mix their sophomore studio album, "Pieces Of Eden", tentatively due in September. A video clip of the band in the studio can be seen below. IMPERA released its critically acclaimed debut album, "Legacy Of Life", last year through the U.K. label Escape Music. ...

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N.O.W. To Release 'Bohemian Kingdom' In March

N.O.W., the brainchild of Brazilian bassist Alec Mendonça, will release its sophomore album, "Bohemian Kingdom", on March 22 via the British label Escape Music. Three years in the making, the CD — which features additional contributions from Philip Bardowell on vocals, Jean Barros on keyboards, piano and vocals, and Juno Moraes on lead and rhythm ...

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IMPERA Guitarist Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Guitarist Tommy Denander of Swedish hard rockers IMPERA was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Denander interview begins around the one-hour, 16-minute mark.) IMPERA released its debut album, "Legacy Of Life", last month through the U.K. label Escape Music. ...

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Sweden's IMPERA To Release 'Legacy Of Life' In October

Swedish hard rockers IMPERA will release their debut album, "Legacy Of Life", in October through the U.K. label Escape Music. The CD was produced by Lars Chriss of LION'S SHARE. According to a press release, IMPERA "consists of solid musicians who have earned their wings through hard work with an impressive number of world-class stars ...

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Reformed SKINTRADE Performs In Stockholm (Video)

Reformed Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE performed last night (Wednesday, March 21) at a release party for their "best-of" album, "Past And Present", at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm. Video footage of the concert can be seen below. "Past And Present" was released on March 21 via Universal Music. The CD includes three new songs and 12 ...

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SKINTRADE: New Single Available For Streaming

"Falling To Pieces", the new single from reformed Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. SKINTRADE will release a "best-of" album on March 21 via Universal Music. The CD will include three new songs and 12 classics. SKINTRADE was formed in 1992 by Matti Alfonzetti (vocals), George Bravo (guitar, backing ...

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Sweden's SKINTRADE Is Back!

Reformed Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE will release a "best-of" album on March 21 via Universal Music. The CD will include three new songs and 12 classics. SKINTRADE was formed in 1992 by Matti Alfonzetti (vocals), George Bravo (guitar, backing vocals), Stefan Bergström (guitar, backing vocals), Hakan Calmroth (bass) and Håkan Persson (drums, backing vocals). The ...

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'Rock Science': The Trivia Board Game For Rockers

Rock Science is a new board game that will be released on December 9. The game was created by a group of rockers including Nicke Andersson (a.k.a. Nick Royale; ENTOMBED, THE HELLACOPTERS, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC), and is all about hard rock knowledge. The goal was to turn rockers' beer-fueled music arguments into a game that ...

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Former Members Of CANDLEMASS, THERION, THUNDER To Pay Tribute To BLACK SABBATH

MASTERS OF REALITY, the Swedish BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring former members of CANDLEMASS, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THUNDER and SKINTRADE, will perform at O-baren in Stockholm on Wednesday, February 17. MASTERS OF REALITY is: Mats Levén (KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION) - Vocals Jejo Perkovic (INFINITE MASS, CANDLEMASS, BEAR QUARTET) - Drums Michael Höglund (THUNDER, GREAT ...

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LION'S SHARE Working On New Concept Album

Vocalist Patrik Johansson of the Swedish melodic metallers LION'S SHARE has issued the following update: "Me, Lars [Chriss, guitar] and Sampo [Axelsson, bass] are currently working our asses off, writing new songs for the upcoming LION'S SHARE album. Almost all the songs are written now and hopefully we can enter the studio in February starting ...

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LION'S SHARE: Footage From SWEDEN ROCK Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE performing the song "Clones of Fate" at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, which took place in June 2007 in Sölvesborg, Sweden, can be viewed below. LION'S SHARE will release its new album, "Emotional Coma", in the U.S. on January 29 via Locomotive Music. The CD ...

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LION'S SHARE: 'Emotional Coma' U.S. Release Date Announced

Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE will release their new album, "Emotional Coma", in the U.S. on January 29 via Locomotive Music. The CD was released by AFM Records in Europe and Spiritual Beast in Japan/Asia and features guest solos from ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, and MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover. Check an an e-card for ...

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Swedish 'Supergroup' ROAD TO RUIN To Release Debut In October

ROAD TO RUIN, the new Swedish four-piece featuring guitarist Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), bassist/ keyboard player Sampo Axelsson (LION'S SHARE, GLENN HUGHES), drummer Thomas Broman (HUGHES/ TURNER, JOHN NORUM, ELECTRIC BOYS) and vocalist Matti Alfonzetti (SKINTRADE, JAGGED EDGE), will release its self-titled debut album on October 26 via Metal Heaven Records. According to a press ...

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Swedish Hard Rock Band THE POODLES Compete In EUROVISION Contest: Video Available

A video clip of the Swedish hard rock band THE POODLES — consisting of vocalist Jakob Samuel (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN, JEKYLL & HYDE), guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN), bassist Pontus Egberg (ex-LION'S SHARE), drummer Christian Lundqvist and Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AT VANCE, THERION) on backing vocals — performing their '80s-style anthem "Night ...

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DAMNED NATION Complete Work On New Album

Swedish heavy rock act DAMNED NATION have completed work on their fourth album, "Sign of Madness", tentatively due in mid-November via Italy's Scarlet Records. Produced by the "father" of the Swedish death metal sound, Tomas Skogsberg, "Sign of Madness" features a "modern and raw approach, still linked to the old and traditional DAMNED NATION classic ...

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DAMNED NATION Land New Deal

Sweden's DAMNED NATION, featuring former SKINTRADE/JAGGED EDGE frontman Matti Alfonzetti, have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and are currently finishing up work on their fourth album, "Sign Of Madness", for a fall release. According to the band, "the recording of the album started about a year ago but had to be cancelled due ...

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