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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Heart In Hand' (Video)

A two-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's recently released single "Heart In Hand", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In ...

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EXHORDER To Release 'Mourn The Southern Skies' Album In September; 'My Time' Single Now Available

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER will release their first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ...

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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Heart In Hand'

"Heart In Hand", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be ...

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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: 'We've Always Been On The Same Path; We Haven't Deviated Much'

Record Collector recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's sound has changed since they signed to Austria's Napalm Records in 2016: Oscar: "No. Nothing has really changed. HAMMERFALL will always be the ...

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ARCH ENEMY: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire WITH FULL FORCE Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of ARCH ENEMY's entire June 29 performance at the With Full Force festival at Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE Concert). This past January, ARCH ENEMY released a compilation, "Covered In Blood", of all cover songs the band has recorded throughout its career. Last fall, ARCH ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD On Musical Direction Of His Solo Album: 'It's Mixed In All Sorts Of Styles That I Like'

SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke to Record Collector magazine about his upcoming debut solo album. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will feature guest appearances by drummer Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY). Regarding the album's musical direction, Biff said (hear audio below): ...

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ANDY SNEAP Says He Has 'No Idea' If He Will Continue Playing With JUDAS PRIEST Once 'Firepower' Tour Ends

Noted metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of The Void With Christina. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "most majestic moment" he's experienced while touring with PRIEST: Andy: "Just some of the size ...

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THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT Feat. Former Members Of KATATONIA: 'Final Light' Video

"Final Light", the new video from melancholic Swedish outfit THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT, formed by current and former members of KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE and LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, can be seen below. The song is taken from THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT's second album, "Pale Season", which will be released on June 28 through Debemur Morti Productions. THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT is comprised of Fredrik ...

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Wolf God - GRAND MAGUS

Sweden is a hotbed of all things metal—from djent progenitors MESHUGGAH and prog inclined wizards OPETH, all the way over to the nation's signature death, black and melodeath scenes. In recent years, the likes of GHOST, SABATON and AMARANTHE have churned out catchy, classic metal—or metal inspired—songs delivered with a modern twist, gaining commercial acclaim ...

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EXHORDER Completes Work On First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have completed work on their third album for a late 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "The Law" was recorded at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks During Live Performances

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On certain rock and metal bands using backing tracks during their live performances: Bobby: "I understand the presentation of it — that's perfection — but my ...

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SEPULTURA To Record New Album In August; February 2020 Release Planned

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will enter the studio in August to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" will once again be recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON ...

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SEPTICFLESH Guitarist: 'An Orchestra Is A Big Weapon For Us; It's Our Fifth Member'

Metal Wani's Carla Morton conducted an interview with guitarist Christos Antoniou of Greek symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH prior to the band's March 31 concert at Quantic Pub 2 in Bucharest, Romania. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the response to SEPTICFLESH's 2017 studio album, "Codex ...

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PATRIK JENSEN Says He's Written Nine Songs For A New WITCHERY Album

Guitarist Patrik Jensen (THE HAUNTED, WITCHERY) recently spoke with Jake Patton of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AT THE GATES' Australian tour, which will see Jensen doing double duty with openers THE HAUNTED and WITCHERY: Patrik: "Every time I've been down to ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Frontman On 'Veleno': 'Diversity Makes The Album More Varied And Dynamic'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Francesco Paoli of Italian orchestral-death giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE about the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Veleno". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: Francesco: "We had ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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Birth of the Marvellous - SERMON

The internet age has pretty much annihilated the notion of mystery in rock 'n' roll, but it's always pleasing to note that a handful of fearless folk are still prepared to take the enigmatic plunge. SERMON arrive with little fanfare and virtually no information, beyond the fact that current VADER and DECAPITATED drummer James Stewart ...

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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: Lyric Video For New Single, 'Carnivorous Lamb'

Italian orchestral-death giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have released the official lyric video for their new single, "Carnivorous Lamb", from the band's forthcoming, album "Veleno", due on May 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commenting on the new single, Francesco Paoli says: "How's the saying? Never judge a book by its cover? Well, that's the point of this ...

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THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT Feat. Former Members Of KATATONIA: 'Pale Season' Album Due In June

Swedish collective THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT — founded by current and former members of KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE and LETTERS FROM THE COLONY — has announced the details of its impending second LP, "Pale Season", now confirmed for release on June 28 through Debemur Morti Productions. THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT is comprised of Fredrik and Mattias Norrman, (guitars and bass, respectively), who ...

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