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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL 'Got Kicked In The Head A Little Bit' For 1998's Experimental 'Sin/Pecado'

In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric's Kyle McGinn, frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL discussed the transitional phase of the band's career that started with their 1998 album, "Sin/Pecado". Released after 1996's highly successful "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado" saw MOONSPELL start to abandon some of their core gothic metal elements for ...

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IHSAHN Says His Side Project With TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Is 'Finally Coming Together'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). You can watch the entire chat below (the interview starts at the 11:30 mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was deliberate that his 2016 "Arktis" studio album and 2018's "Àmr" sound different from one ...

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TRONOS Feat. NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY, MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: EPK For 'Celestial Mechanics' Album

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS has released an EPK-style interview video for its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", which has just been made available via Century Media Records. In the clip, TRONOS members Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH) discuss the formation of the group as well as exclusive ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Teams Up With MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN In TRONOS

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS will release its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", on April 12 via Century Media Records. TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer ...

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BORKNAGAR Begins Recording New Album

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The disc, which is tentatively due in early 2019, will be the band's first since the departure of BORKNAGAR's guitarist of 20 years, Jens F. Ryland, this past January. BORKNAGAR's latest album, "Winter Thrice", was released in January 2016 ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release 'Devouring Radiant Light' Album In July

Blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in five years, "Devouring Radiant Light", on July 20 via Prosthetic Records. The first single from the disc, "Fen Of Shadows", can be streamed below. Guitarist Scott Hedrick describes "Fen Of Shadows" as "SKELETONWITCH 2.0... The song travels further down the rabbit hole with more elaborate ...

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Listen To New AURA NOIR Song 'Shades Ablaze'

Norway's reapers of blackened thrash AURA NOIR have unleashed their new single, "Shades Ablaze". The track appears on the band's forthcoming, sixth studio album, "Aura Noire", which will be released on April 27 via Indie Recordings. "'Shades Ablaze' is one of the few tracks on the album featuring Apollyon on vocals," states AURA NOIR's Aggressor. ...

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BORKNAGAR Parts Ways With Guitarist JENS F. RYLAND

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have parted ways with their longtime guitarist Jens F. Ryland. The band says in a statement: "We would like to thank and salute him for all the time we shared on and off stage the past 20 years. The very best of luck with all future endevours!" BORKNAGAR is ...

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GRAVE PLEASURES: 'Be My Hiroshima' Video Released

Finnish post-punk quintet GRAVE PLEASURES has released the official video for the song "Be My Hiroshima", taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album, "Motherblood", due on September 29 via Century Media Records. "Be My Hiroshima" is available as a single on all streaming and download platforms and also as an instant-grat track on iTunes and ...

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GRAVE PLEASURES Signs With CENTURY MEDIA; 'Motherblood' Album Due In The Fall

Century Media Records has announced the signing of GRAVE PLEASURES. GRAVE PLEASURES has finished recording its second studio album, "Motherblood", at Orgone Studios (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, ULVER) in the U.K. for a late September/early October release. Formed out of the ashes of BEASTMILK, GRAVE PLEASURES features the writing talents of Mat McNerney (HEXVESSEL, BEASTMILK, CODE, ...

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THE WRETCHED END Feat. EMPEROR Guitarist SAMOTH: Entire 'In These Woods' Album Streaming

"In These Woods, From These Mountains", the new album from Norway's THE WRETCHED END, can be streamed in its entirety below. The CD will be released on April 22 via Indie Recordings. It has been nearly four years since new sounds have emerged from the fiery studio alliance of former EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist Samoth, MINDGRINDER/WINDIR guitarist/vocalist ...

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THE WRETCHED END Feat. EMPEROR Guitarist SAMOTH: 'In These Woods' Album Due This Month

Norway's THE WRETCHED END will release its new album, "In These Woods, From These Mountains", on April 22 via Indie Recordings. It has been nearly four years since new sounds have emerged from the fiery studio alliance of former EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist Samoth, MINDGRINDER/WINDIR guitarist/vocalist Cosmo, and DARK FUNERAL drummer Nils "Dominator" Fjellstrom. Boasting a darker ...

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PARADISE LOST: 'Terminal' Video Released

"Terminal", the new video from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Oliver Barth for Visions-In-Fear.de and filmed at a special fan event at the Forum, in Bielefeld, Germany on August 17, 2015. "Terminal" is taken from PARADISE LOST's latest album, "The Plague Within", which ...

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BORKNAGAR: Official Video For 'Winter Thrice' Title Track

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR will release their tenth studio album, "Winter Thrice", on January 22, 2016 via Century Media. The official video for the CD's title track can be seen below. The clip was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud for Twitchy Films. "Winter Thrice", which — just like 2012's "Urd" — ...

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BORKNAGAR: 'Winter Thrice' Album Details Revealed

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR will release their tenth studio album, "Winter Thrice", on January 22, 2016 via Century Media. "Winter Thrice", which — just like 2012's "Urd" — was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KREATOR, AMON AMARTH) and packaged in artwork by Marcelo Vasco of P2RDesign (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, ...

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SUNN O))) To Release 'Kannon' Album In December

Southern Lord Recordings will release a new studio album from SUNN O))), "Kannon", on December 4. Composed in the aftershadow of SUNN O))) 's most recent successes in immersive collaboration — the group having worked with Scott Walker on "Soused", and ULVER on "Terrestrials" in 2013 and 2014 — and also from the broad and ...

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PARADISE LOST: 'The Plague Within' First-Week Chart Positions

"The Plague Within", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, has registered the following first-week chart positions: #4: Finland #7: Germany #14: Austria #21: Switzerland #28: The Netherlands #32: France #51: UK #89: Belgium (Flanders) #128: Belgium (Wallonia) "The Plague Within" was released on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century ...

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PARADISE LOST: Audio Samples Of Entire 'The Plague Within' Album

"The Plague Within", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, will be released on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The cover artwork was created by Polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which, among others, include ...

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PARADISE LOST: 'Beneath Broken Earth' Video Released

"Beneath Broken Earth", the new video from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Ash Pears of AshTV Music Video. Comments PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh: "I fucking hate metal band performance videos, so when I got told that we needed to do one, I was obviously ...

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PARADISE LOST: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'No Hope In Sight'

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will release their 14th studio album, "The Plague Within", on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The CD was recorded at Orgone Studios (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH) in London with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano. The official lyric video for the PARADISE LOST track "No Hope ...

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SIGH's 'Graveward' To Receive North American Release In May

Japanese extreme metal/noise icons SIGH will unleash their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled "Graveward", the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two and a half years to complete with each song comprising over one hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes. Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, "Graveward" ...

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