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THERION Drops Music Video For 'Tuonela' Feat. Ex-NIGHTWISH Bassist/Vocalist MARKO HIETALA

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the official music video for the song "Tuonela". The track, which features a guest appearance by former NIGHTWISH singer and bassist Marko "Marco" Hietala on vocals, is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Leviathan", which arrives today (January 22) via Nuclear Blast. THERION mastermind Christofer Johnsson comments: ...

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THERION Drops 'Die Wellen Der Zeit' Music Video

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the official music video for the song "Die Wellen Der Zeit". The track is taken from the band's upcoming 17th studio album, "Leviathan", which is due on January 22, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. Band leader Christofer Johnsson comments: "Once again we worked with Carlos Toro and Abyss Production ...

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Former CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Joins PRINS SVART; New Single 'Speglar Och Dimma' Out Now

Swedish rock band PRINS SVART has just released "Speglar Och Dimma" (English-language translation: "Smoke And Mirrors"), the first single from its upcoming album "Sanning Och Makt" ("Truth And Power"). The song marks the group's first recorded output with its new lead singer, Mats Levén, a veteran of the Swedish hard rock scene who has previously ...

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THERION To Release 'Leviathan' Album In January

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the title track from their upcoming 17th studio album, "Leviathan". The disc is due on January 22, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. Balancing ominous atmosphere and powerful, seducing chants, "Leviathan" succeeds in virtually conjuring the mythical sea creature the song has borrowed its name from. THERION has always been ...

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ONSLAUGHT Announces New Vocalist

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT have announced the addition of vocalist Dave Garnett to the group's ranks. Garnett has already performed with ONSLAUGHT, having filled in for previous singer Sy Keeler at the House Of Metal festival in Umeå, Sweden in late February (see video below). ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett comments: "Obviously it was a huge blow ...

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Vocalist SY KEELER Exits ONSLAUGHT

Vocalist Sy Keeler has announced his departure from the band veteran British thrash metal band ONSLAUGHT. ONSLAUGHT said in a statement: "Due to the nature of the modern-day music industry, some things simply aren't sustainable year after year and Sy has now taken a different full-time career path. "We would like to wish Sy and ...

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MOONSPELL Drummer Says His Band Helped Create Goth Metal With 1996's 'Irreligious' Album

Charlene from Austria's Metal Underground conducted an interview with drummer Miguel Gaspar of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL prior to the band's November 21 show at SimmCity in Vienna, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MOONSPELL's ever-changing style and thirst for experimentation: Miguel: ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL 'Got Kicked In The Head A Little Bit' For 1998's Experimental 'Sin/Pecado'

In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric's Kyle McGinn, frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL discussed the transitional phase of the band's career that started with their 1998 album, "Sin/Pecado". Released after 1996's highly successful "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado" saw MOONSPELL start to abandon some of their core gothic metal elements for ...

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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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ARDOURS Feat. TRISTANIA Singer MARIANGELA DEMURTAS: 'Last Moment' Video

The official music video for the song "Last Moment" from ARDOURS, the new alternative gothic metal band featuring lead vocalist Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Kris Laurent, can be seen below. The group's debut album is tentatively due later this year via Frontiers Music Srl. Originally formed in 2015, ARDOURS was the product ...

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ARDOURS Feat. TRISTANIA Singer MARIANGELA DEMURTAS: 'Last Moment' Song Teaser

An audio snippet of the song "Last Moment" from ARDOURS, the new alternative gothic metal band featuring lead vocalist Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Kris Laurent, is available below. The group's debut album is tentatively due later this year via Frontiers Music Srl. Originally formed in 2015, ARDOURS was the product of Mariangela ...

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TRISTANIA Singer MARIANGELA DEMURTAS Launches ARDOURS

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARDOURS, a new alternative gothic metal band featuring lead vocalist Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Kris Laurent. Originally formed in 2015, ARDOURS was the product of Mariangela and Kris's longstanding friendship from both of their involvements in the Sardinian (Italian) metal scene. In 2006, Mariangela ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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MANDRAH Feat. Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: 'The Other Side' EP Available

MANDRAH, the band featuring former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS), has just released its debut EP, "The Other Side", via RecordJet. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead ...

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TIAMAT's 'Clouds' To Be Reissued In February

Portuguese label Alma Mater Records, run by MOONSPELL's Fernando Ribeiro, has just announced part 3 of its "Underground Majesty" series — a reissue of the groundbreaking third album, "Clouds", by Swedish masters TIAMAT. Originally released in 1992, this record expanded TIAMAT's musicality and atmosphere to greater heights, picking up their darkened death and black metal ...

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ONSLAUGHT Begins Recording New Album

British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The first teaser video can be seen below. ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett recently spoke to The Metal Crypt about the band's latest additions, drummer James Perry and guitarist Wayne Dorman. He said: "James has been waiting in the wings to ...

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MOONSPELL's FERNANDO RIBEIRO Launches ALMA MATER RECORDS

Fernando Ribeiro, vocalist of Portuguese dark metal pioneers MOONSPELL, seems to be a restless spirit. Beside heavily touring the world, releasing highly acclaimed records with his band MOONSPELL, including their upcoming live DVD, "Lisboa Under The Spell", as well as his recent dark poetry book released in English for the very first time ever, Ribeiro ...

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ONSLAUGHT Announces New Lineup

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will unveil their new lineup on the main stage at the Bloodstock Open Air festival on Friday, August 10 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (guitar), Sy Keeler (vocals) and Jeff Williams (bass) will be joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar). Rockett comments: "The band is genuinely ...

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Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Launches MANDRAH

Former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta has joined forces with Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS) in a new band called MANDRAH. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead he always set marks himself ...

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WITHERFALL To Record Second Album

U.S. epic metal shooting stars WITHERFALL will enter the studio later this month to record their second album, titled "A Prelude To Sorrow". The follow-up to "Nocturnes And Requiems" is tentatively due in early November via Century Media Records. The band comments: "WITHERFALL have finished writing and are deep into pre-production of our second LP. ...

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ONSLAUGHT Parts Ways With Guitarist, Drummer

British thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT have parted ways with guitarist Iain "GT" Davies and drummer Mic Hourihan. According to the group, "Mic and Iain made the decision to leave ONSLAUGHT soon after the last tour finished in order to concentrate on their other bands and projects." ONSLAUGHT has already secured replacements for Davies and Hourihan, ...

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