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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DISTURBED, NIGHTWISH, VOLBEAT, Others Confirmed For HEAVY MONTREAL

Heavy Montreal 2016 returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau at the Plaine Des Jeux festival site on August 6 and August 7. The complete lineup for this year's festival is as follows: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH DISTURBED NIGHTWISH VOLBEAT MASTODON BREAKING BENJAMIN KILLSWITCH ENGAGE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY GHOST ZAKK WYLDE BLIND GUARDIAN SABATON ALTER BRIDGE KATAKLYSM DESPISED ...

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SABATON Frontman Discusses His Tattoos (Video)

In the latest episode of Louder Noise's "Rock Ink", vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON talks about his tattoos, which were mostly done freehand by one of his good friends. SABATON recorded its concerts at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and at their hometown festival Sabaton Open Air in Falun ...

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ABBATH Loses Drummer KEVIN FOLEY

French drummer Kevin Foley (pictured) has left ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath). Foley says in a statement: "As a few of you might already know, I've been busy this year playing with the Norwegian band ABBATH as a mysterious character called 'Creature' (Sorry to disappoint you if you thought ...

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SABATON To Release 'Heroes On Tour' DVD/CD In March

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON recorded their concerts at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and at their hometown festival Sabaton Open Air in Falun for an upcoming live DVD/CD package called "Heroes On Tour". Due on March 4, 2016 via Nuclear Blast, the set will contain two DVDs and a CD. The second ...

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CIVIL WAR Feat. Ex-SABATON Members: 'Braveheart' Video Released

"Braveheart", the new video from CIVIL WAR — the Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums) and 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 Generals", ...

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EVERGREY: Video Footage Of New York City Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of EVERGREY's September 3 performance at Marlin Room at Webster Hall in New York City can be seen below. EVERGREY's latest album, "Hymns For The Broken", was released in September 2014 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at a few different studios and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark by ...

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SABATON's JOAKIM BRODÉN: 'There Is Enough Bands Singing About Drinking Beer, Having Sex And Killing Dragons'

Vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON was interviewed at Hungary's Fezen festival on July 30. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how SABATON chooses which topics to write about in its songs: "It's different every time. The most important thing is that it's as ...

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SABATON To Film Hometown Show For Upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray

Swedish metallers SABATON will film their performance at the Sabaton Open Air in their hometown of Falun in August for an upcoming DVD/Blu-ray, to be made available in early 2016. Says the band: "[Sabaton Open Air] is happening for the eighth year in a row, and this unique event has, over the years, brought people ...

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BATTLECROSS: New Song 'Spoiled' Available For Streaming

Michigan thrashers BATTLECROSS will release their new album, "Rise To Power", on August 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Jason Suecof and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. Cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (SABATON, SACRED STEEL). A brand new BATTLECROSS song, "Spoiled", can be streamed below. ...

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BATTLECROSS To Release 'Rise To Power' Album In August

Michigan thrashers BATTLECROSS will release their new album, "Rise To Power", on August 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Jason Suecof and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. Cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (SABATON, SACRED STEEL). A brand new BATTLECROSS song, "Not Your Slave", can be ...

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SABATON Has 'Good Ideas' For Next Studio Album

FeMetal TV's fiery redhead Mercedes recently conducted an interview with bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if SABATON has begun working on material for its eight album and when fans can expect the follow-up to 2014's "Heroes", Sundström said: "The next album's gonna come ...

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Video: Brazilian Army Performs SABATON's 'Smoking Snakes'

Video footage of the Brazilian army orchestra performing the song "Smoking Snakes" from the Swedish metal band SABATON can be seen below. SABATON wrote "Smoking Snakes" as a tribute to the three Brazilian soldiers who fought an entire platoon of German soldiers to their deaths in the mountains of Italy in 1944. In an interview ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces 2016 North American Tour

Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have announced their 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN. Checking in from ...

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NIGHTWISH: Quality Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Orlando Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's May 8 concert in Orlando, Florida can be seen below. NIGHTWISH has just released a new single, the title track of the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", as a limited-edition MCD, 10-inch vinyl and as a download. The track listing is as follows: 01. Endless Forms Most Beautiful ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Video Released

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH have just released a new single, the title track of the band's latest album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", 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 Forms Most ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Entire Cleveland Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's entire April 17 concert in Cleveland, Ohio can be seen below. NIGHTWISH is currently on the road in North America with special guests SABATON, a Swedish heavy metal band that gives us a history lesson in their songs on war and historical battles, and Dutch female-fronted metallers DELAIN. NIGHTWISH's new ...

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NIGHTWISH: Video Footage From Tour Rehearsals

The seventeenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip features footage of the band talking about tour rehearsals, offering an insight into those exciting days before the trek kicked off in New York on April 9. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" was made available on March 27 ...

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CIVIL WAR Featuring Ex-SABATON Members: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Gods And Generals' Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Gods And Generals", the sophomore album 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 streamed ...

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SABATON Guitarist THORBJÖRN 'THOBBE' ENGLUND To Release 'From The Wilderness' Solo Album

Thorbjörn "Thobbe" Englund, lead guitarist of Sweden's SABATON, will release his second solo album filled with super-intense, high-quality guitar playing and a fantastic tone. Due on May 22 via Lion Music, "From The Wilderness" was composed and recorded while Englund was touring the world with SABATON. Englund previously released five albums with his first band ...

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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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