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Ex-CANDLEMASS Vocalist MATS LEVÉN On Releasing His First Solo Album: 'I've Been Waiting For This For A Long Time'

A veteran of bands such as CANDLEMASS, THERION and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, and a touring member of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, acclaimed Swedish vocalist Mats Levén has finally released his first solo album under the name of SKYBLOOD. The self-titled album features guest contributions from past and present members of KING DIAMOND, OPETH, THERION and WITCHERY, and ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Pentagram'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Pentagram", available on on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson explained the lyrical inspiration for the track, saying: "The new single 'Pentagram' is based on a true story about someone I know. All of a sudden, he decided ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Chain Child'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Chain Child", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson states: "The new single, 'Chain Child', is about futuristic cyber violence. It's an old-school style rocker with a modern touch. It's our way to honor our heroes and ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: 'Revelations In Autumn Flame' Video

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on CD ...

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EASY ACTION To Reunite For Appearance At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

1986 saw the release of a Swedish melodic rock classic: the EASY ACTION album "That Makes One". Soon after its release, guitarist Kee Marcello was drafted to join EUROPE and the promising band fell apart. Vocalist Tommy Nilsson went on to become one of Sweden's biggest pop stars, scoring several huge domestic single hits. Following ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release 'Dominion' Album In August

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will enter the studio on January 7, 2019 to begin recording their new album. Titled "Dominion", the disc will be released on August 16, 2019 via Napalm Records. HAMMERFALL's last album, "Built To Last", was released in November 2016 via Napalm Records. Last year, drummer David Wallin returned to HAMMERFALL — nine ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: Lyric Video For New Song 'Temples That Breathe'

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25, 2019. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on ...

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Dominion - DRAGONLORD

From the char of black metal mania glorified by profiled pundits EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and MAYHEM rose a mini-legion of one-man wannabes, dark forest wanderers and orchestral fugue art farts. Corpse paint, crusty leather, inverted crosses, middle fingers hoisted toward Catholicism, at this point, a great big Mega-Therion yawn. Yet the underground ...

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CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON On Lack Of THERION Shows In United States: 'It's A Horrible Country For Our Type Of Music'

Carla Morton of Skull Banger conducted an interview with mainman Christofer Johnsson of symphonic metal pioneers THERION prior to the band's March 11 concert at Quantic Pub 2, in Bucharest, Romania. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new three-disc rock opera, "Beloved Antichrist": ...

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Listen To New THERION Song 'Bring Her Home'

On February 9, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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HAMMERFALL To Enter Studio In Early 2019

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will spend most of this year working on music for the follow-up to 2016's "Built To Last" album. "We're gonna probably start recording early next year, so there's some time to write new material," bassist Fredrik Larsson told Heavy New York at this past weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California (see video ...

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THERION Releases Animated Video For 'Theme Of Antichrist'

On February 9, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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THERION's CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON: 'Every Time We Release A New Album, There's Always A Lot Of Complaints Because We Always Change The Style'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with mainman Christofer Johnsson of symphonic metal pioneers THERION. You can listen to the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THERION's forthcoming "Beloved Antichrist" triple studio album: Christofer: "This is actually not a new album. If I would ...

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THERION: 'Night Reborn' Lyric Video From 'Beloved Antichrist' Rock Opera

On February 9, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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THERION: First Trailer For 'Beloved Antichrist' Rock Opera

On February 2, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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THERION: 'Temple Of New Jerusalem' Lyric Video From 'Beloved Antichrist' Rock Opera

On February 2, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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THERION: 'Beloved Antichrist' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

On February 2, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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Former CANDLEMASS Singer MESSIAH MARCOLIN Performs With PROCESSION In London (Video)

Former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin joined the Chilean doom metal band PROCESSION on stage on November 20 at Nambucca in London, England to perform the CANDLEMASS classic "Solitude". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Messiah previously performed the same song with PROCESSION in 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden. Marcolin exited CANDLEMASS for ...

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THERION Announces New Rock Opera, 'Beloved Antichrist'

When fifteen-year-old prodigy Christofer Johnsson founded THERION as a death metal band in 1987, little did he know that exactly thirty years later he would put the final touches to a project that will go down in history as symphonic metal's most ambitious release. While "metal operas" are no longer an unusual creation, this term ...

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TRIPTYKON's THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER: 'I Have No Respect For Record Companies'

Spain's TNT Radio Rock conducted an interview with members of TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist and main songwriter Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) at this year's edition of the Leyendas Del Rock festival, which was held August 9-12 at Polideportivo Municipal de Villena in Villena, ...

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The Solace System - EPICA

If you've been following this act since "The Phantom Agony" and "Consign to Oblivion", you'll attest to how greatly the band has matured. It's been a joy watching EPICA not merely stand toe-to-toe against anyone within its symphonic metal ranks, but prove to be a viable leader. The core team—Simone Simons, Mark Jansen and Coen ...

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