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NOCTURNAL RITES To Release Comeback Album 'Phoenix' In September

Swedish melodic metal masters NOCTURNAL RITES will release their long-awaited comeback album, "Phoenix", on September 29 via AFM. The band states: "We can't wait to share this new album with everyone. It's been long overdue. Needless to say, it feels great to finally be back." NOCTURNAL RITES previously announced plans to enter the studio in ...

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SABATON Collaborates With WARGAMING And WORLD OF TANKS

Wargaming and World Of Tanks have announced a long-term collaboration with the Swedish heavy metal band SABATON. For Wargaming and its millions of players, the combination of history and epic music is a huge part of their gaming scene. Not only is SABATON a big influence for fans of the game, but the bandmembers themselves ...

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PÄR SUNDSTRÖM Says Some European Journalists Called SABATON 'Heretics' For Headlining Over ACCEPT

Greece's "TV War" conducted an interview with bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON prior to the band's March 8 show at Piraeus 117 Academy in Athens, Greece with ACCEPT as direct support. You can watch the full chat below (the interview starts around the 20-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer, SABATON Drummer Welcome Baby Daughter

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl welcomed their first child, a daughter named Freja, on March 15. They say in a statement: "We are very happy parents! Thank you for your kind support coming in from all over the world during this time!" Van Dahl is sitting out shows on SABATON's ...

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NIGHTWISH: Shadow-Loving Insect Named After TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN

Conservation biologist Jukka Salmela of Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife in Finland recently discovered a new insect species in his home country and while remembering Tuomas Holopainen's love for nature, he decided to name it "Sciophila Holopaineni" after the NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter. Following the release of the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", ...

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SABATON: Watch Documentary On Moscow Concert

Russia's Classic Rock magazine has uploaded a fifteen-minute documentary on SABATON's December 11, 2016 performance in Moscow. The clip, which was directed by Inna Ford, includes concert footage as well as an interview with SABATON frontman Joakim Brodén. As previously reported, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl will sit out a few shows on ...

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Former SABATON Guitarist THOBBE ENGLUND To Release 'Sold My Soul' Solo Album

On March 10, Swedish multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Thobbe Englund (ex-SABATON, WINTERLONG) will release his new solo album, titled "Sold My Soul", via Metalville Records. Many albums, live DVDs and almost five hundred SABATON shows later all over the world, headlining the biggest festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Sweden Rock Festival, Thobbe is ...

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PAIN: Watch Video For 'Coming Home' Title Track

The video for the song "Coming Home" from PAIN, the Swedish metal band led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's new album, which was released on September 9 through Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice" features cover artwork ...

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CIVIL WAR Singer PATRIK JOHANSSON Quits: 'All Things Have An End'

Swedish metallers CIVIL WAR have vowed to carry on with a new singer following the "surprise" departure of their original frontman, Patrik Johansson. The band — which features former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) — said in a statement: "As some of you probably already noticed, our vocalist ...

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GHOST's 'Meliora' Certified Platinum In Sweden

"Meliora", the latest album from Swedish occult rockers GHOST, has been certified platinum in Sweden for sales in excess of 40,000 copies. (Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach platinum status in the country three times in the last 20 years — ...

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SABATON Announces Spring 2017 North American Headlining Tour

Swedish metal heroes SABATON will return next year for a North American "The Last Tour" headlining trek. The tour will kick off on April 20 at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, hit seven Canadian cities plus Chicago, Anaheim, Dallas, and conclude at the The Fillmore in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 22. "Finally, after four tours ...

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