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NIGHTWISH: Why We Are Openly Secular (Video)

In the three-minute clip below, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley of NIGHTWISH explain why they are openly secular. Said Holopainen and Donockley: "We feel it vital to speak out in retaliation and show our solidarity with freethinkers the world over: those who are proud to search for answers by themselves. "Honest challenge is a wonderful ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Single To Include Previously Unreleased Material

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH will release a new single, the title track of the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", on May 8 as a limited-edition MCD, 10-inch vinyl and as a download. The track listing is as follows: 01. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (album version) 02. Sagan (instrumental; previously unreleased) 03. Endless ...

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CIVIL WAR Featuring Ex-SABATON Members: 'Bay Of Pigs' Video Released

"Bay Of Pigs", the new video from CIVIL WAR — the Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) alongside singer Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, LION'S SHARE), and guitarist Petrus Granar — can be seen below. The song is taken from CIVIL WAR's sophomore album, "Gods And ...

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SABATON To Release Limited-Edition Deluxe Version Of 'Heroes' Album

To celebrate their triumphant return to North America this spring, Swedish metallers SABATON will release a special, three-disc limited-edition deluxe version of their 2014 album, "Heroes", in the U.S. and Canada on April 7 via Nuclear Blast. Limited to 5,000 copies, this deluxe edition includes two discs of live audio recorded on the 2014 Sabaton ...

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Former MERCYFUL FATE Members HANK SHERMANN, MICHAEL DENNER Tap SNOWY SHAW For Debut Album

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with such legendary bands as MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME and SABATON, has finished laying down drums on the debut album from DENNER/SHERMANN, the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann. Regarding how the idea for ...

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BATTLE BEAST's 'Unholy Savior' Tops Finnish Chart

"Unholy Savior", the third studio album from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #1 Germany: #39 Switzerland: #71 France: #166 Commented BATTLE BEAST guitarist/vocalist Anton Kabanen: "After the extremely painful birth of 'Unholy Savior', to be rewarded with the first place on the official charts in our home ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Unholy Savior' Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that appear on "Unholy Savior", the third studio album from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Unholy Savior" was released on January 9 in Europe and January 13 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. "Unholy Savior" track listing: 01. Lionheart 02. Unholy ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Second 'Unholy Savior' Track-By-Track-Breakdown Video

The second track-by-track-breakdown video for "Unholy Savior", the third studio album from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. "Unholy Savior" was released on January 9 in Europe and January 13 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. "Unholy Savior" track listing: 01. Lionheart 02. Unholy Savior 03. I Want The World….And Everything In ...

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BATTLE BEAST: First 'Unholy Savior' Track-By-Track-Breakdown Video

The first track-by-track-breakdown video for "Unholy Savior", the third studio album from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. The clip covers the tracks "Lionheart", "Unholy Savior", "I Want The World….And Everything In It", "Madness", "Sea Of Dreams" and "Speed And Danger". "Unholy Savior" will be released on January 9 in Europe and ...

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SABATON Guitarists Interviewed By MANCHESTER ROCKS (Video)

Hairy Mark of Manchester Rocks conducted an interview with guitarists Chris Rörland and Tobbe Englund of Swedish metallers SABATON on December 14 at Manchester Ritz during the UK leg of the band's "Heroes" tour. You can now watch the chat below. SABATON will return to North America in April/May 2015 as direct support to Finland-based ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Second 'Unholy Savior' Trailer

The second trailer for "Unholy Savior", the third studio album from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. The CD will be released on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, 2015 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. "Unholy Savior" track listing: 01. Lionheart 02. Unholy Savior 03. I Want The World….And ...

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BATTLE BEAST: First 'Unholy Savior' Trailer

The first trailer for "Unholy Savior", the third studio album from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. The CD will be released on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, 2015 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. "Unholy Savior" track listing: 01. Lionheart 02. Unholy Savior 03. I Want The World….And ...

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SABATON: Video Footage Of Toulouse Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of SABATON's December 11 performance at the Bikini in Toulouse, France can be seen below. SABATON will return to North America in April/May 2015 as direct support to Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH. SABATON's latest album, "Heroes", was recently certified gold in the group's home country for sales in excess of 20,000 ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'Madness' Video Released

"Madness", the new video from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH and HYPOCRISY, among others. "Madness" is taken from BATTLE BEAST's third studio album, "Unholy Savior", which will be released on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, ...

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Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist's Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap

Bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN is recovering after undergoing surgery for a ruptured testicle, suffered during the band's November 26 performance in Birmingham, England. Schimmelpenninck writes on Facebook: "After what can be described as one of the most unpleasant adventures I've ever had to endure, we're back home again from the UK. ...

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EVERGREY: 'The Grand Collapse' Video Released

"The Grand Collapse", the new video from Swedish metallers EVERGREY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Hymns For The Broken", which was released on September 26 in Europe and September 30 in the U.S. via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at a few different studios and mixed ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Lyric Video For New Song 'Touch In The Night'

Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their third studio album, "Unholy Savior", on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, 2015 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for the new song "Touch In The Night" can be seen below. Comments BATTLE BEAST bassist Eero Sipilä: "'Touch In The Night' is ...

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SABATON: Video Footage Of Whisky A Go Go Performance

Video footage of SABATON's November 10 performance at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below. SABATON will return to North America in April/May 2015 as direct support to Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH. SABATON's latest album, "Heroes", was recently certified gold in the group's home country for sales in excess ...

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BATTLE BEAST To Release 'Unholy Savior' In January

Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their third studio album, "Unholy Savior", on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, 2015 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. "I thirst to go further as a human being and the music on this album represents a part of the ongoing spiritual journey — that's what ...

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AMON AMARTH: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Montreal Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of AMON AMARTH's October 11 performance at Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. AMON AMARTH and SABATON have joined forces for a North American tour. The trek kicked off on September 25 in Riverside, California and will visit a total of 35 North American cities before coming to an ...

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CIVIL WAR Blames Former Record Label For Nearly Non-Existent Profile Outside Sweden

CIVIL WAR — the Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) and Oskar Montelius (guitar) alongside singer Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, LION'S SHARE), bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (VOLTURYON) and guitarist Peturs Granar — was interviewed at the Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held June 27-29 in ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Multi-Camera Footage Of 'Sabaton Open Air' Performance

Multi-camera fan-filmed video footage of Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST performing the song "Out Of Control" at the Sabaton Open Air on August 16 in Falun, Sweden can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's self-titled sophomore album entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 5. Released in Europe on ...

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