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Pitfalls - LEPROUS

You may already have read a few critics expressing surprise or dismay at the fact that LEPROUS seem to have completely abandoned any pretense toward being a metal band at this stage in their flourishing career. Just as it was with OPETH and their not-remotely-unexpected evolution away from death metal, you have to wonder what ...

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EX-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'The Metal Scene Is Really Far Behind On Social Issues'

Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH) of progressive heavy rock group SOEN. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SOEN's latest studio album, "Lotus": Martin: "I think that while recording, it was pretty much as we ...

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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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Listen To New LEPROUS Song 'Distant Bells'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released another new song, "Distant Bells". The track is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS bassist Simen Børven said: "The instrumental part of 'Distant Bells' is a compilation of my musical background. Influences from ...

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OPETH: Pro-Shot Video Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of OPETH's August 2 performance at the 2019 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. OPETH's latest album, "In Cauda Venenum", landed at No. 13 on the U.K. chart and No. 5 on the German chart. The band's previous LP, 2016's "Sorceress", peaked at ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Ballistic, Sadistic' Album In January; 'I Am Warfare' Single Now Available

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The disc's belligerent and pugnacious first single, "I Am Warfare", can be streamed below. Cited by bands in the likes of MEGADETH, PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, TRIVIUM and many, ...

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SEPULTURA Unveils 'Quadra' Album Artwork, Performs New Song 'Isolation' For First Time (Video)

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have set "Quadra" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band revealed the name and cover artwork of the record during its appearance Friday night (October 4) at the Rock In Rio festival. SEPULTURA also performed the album's opening track, "Isolation", for ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT 'Couldn't Stop Writing' For 'In Cauda Venenum' Album

Metal Wani's Carl Rourke recently conducted an interview with frontman/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind their new album title, "In Cauda Venenum", which, when translated to English, means "the worst is ...

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OPETH Announces February/March 2020 North American Tour

Swedish prog-metal/rock legends OPETH will make their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates GRAVEYARD. This will be the band's first tour of the U.S.A. and Canada in support of their newly released, critically praised album "In Cauda Venenum" that is available now via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. The ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says Second STORM CORROSION Album Will Likely 'Sound Completely Different'

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked about the possibility of a second album from STORM CORROSION, his collaboration with PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson. "I had dinner with Steve yesterday, and we talked a little bit about it," Mikael said (see video ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Is 'Happy' To Get Questions About Why He Doesn't Growl On OPETH Albums Anymore

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked how annoying it is for him to constantly get questions about his decision to drop the "growling" vocals from the band's albums. He responded (see video below): "Well, it's not annoying. I get that question ...

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In Cauda Venenum - OPETH

If you have attended a live performance from OPETH within the last decade, you have experienced a moment that occurs during every one of their concerts. After several songs in a row from the later era of the band — a stretch that typically may also include one of the many ballads from 2003's "Damnation" ...

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Video Premiere: LEPROUS's 'Alleviate'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released the official music video for its new single, "Alleviate". The clip was directed by directed by Troll Toftenes of the Vardøger Story Agency. The song is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS vocalist ...

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SEPULTURA Completes Recording New Album

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have completed recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR and DRAGONFORCE, among others. SEPULTURA ...

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Sunless - PSOTY

Bands will pay the price for picking a shit name. It may have seemed terribly post-modern and in-jokey at the time, but being lumbered with a name like PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR was never a smart move. Sensibly, this UK-based post-metal crew have trimmed that unwieldy tag down to the simpler PSOTY: still a ...

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