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SABATON Announces 'Defence Of Moscow' Single

Paying respects to the Soviet Union forces in WWII and in time for the Russian Victory Day on May 9, Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their new single, "Defence Of Moscow", on May 7. The song is a cover from Russian superstar Radio Tapok who has a huge following in Russian-speaking countries and ...

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HEADLESS Feat. Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer GÖRAN EDMAN: 'Square One' Album Due Later In The Year

The European hard rock group HEADLESS — composed of members who have performed alongside the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Geoff Tate (ex-QUEENSRŸCHE) and ELEGY — has signed with M-Theory Audio. Their new record, "Square One", which blends classic rock catchiness with heavier progressive metal influences, will be released later this year. First single "Woman In ...

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BABYMETAL Announces '10 Babymetal Budokan' Livestream

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL played 10 shows at Tokyo's famed Nippon Budokan venue earlier this year as part of the group's tenth-anniversary celebration. The shows, which marked the final chapter of the "Metal Resistance" era, kicked off with two dates in January (19 and 20) and four concerts in February (16, 17, 19 and 20). ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Recovering After Gallbladder Surgery

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen is recovering after undergoing gallbladder removal surgery. The Dutch-born vocalist, who resides in Sweden with her husband, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl, revealed her health scare in a social media post earlier today (Wednesday, April 14). She shared a photo of herself enjoying the sun and surrounded by trees, and she wrote: ...

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SABATON Is Back With New Single 'Livgardet'

Swedish heavy metal titans SABATON have released the official music video for their new single, "Livgardet". The band's first new music since 2019's "The Great War" is a Swedish-language song which honors the Swedish Royal Guards first established in the year 1521. "Since 2012 and 'Carolus Rex', we have been looking forward to writing more ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Tentatively Due In The Fall

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, which will now distribute the group's music worldwide outside of their home country. The band originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009's "Evangelion", but their next album — which is tentatively set for a fall 2021 release ...

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SABATON To Release New Single 'Livgardet' This Month

Swedish heavy metal titans SABATON have announced a new partnership with Nuclear Blast, re-signing with their longtime label home for a new single and much more to come. "Livgardet", the band's first new music since 2019's "The Great War" (which cracked the Top 10 in 11 countries, including No. 1 positions in Switzerland, Germany, and ...

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SNOWY SHAW To Release New Song Every Month For Entire Year

Multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with KING DIAMOND, SABATON, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and DIMMU BORGIR, among others, has announced a special album titled "This Is Heavy Metal, Plain & Simple". Recorded during quarantine and pandemic times as a tribute to 50 years of heavy metal, a homage to a lifestyle as well ...

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BATTLE BEAST Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; Singer NOORA LOUHIMO To Release Solo Album In March

Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST has re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. Bassist Eero Sipilä states: "We are thrilled to announce our continued co-operation with the metal titans Nuclear Blast Records. With 200+ million plays on the various streaming services and high chartings around the world, there's absolutely no questioning the fruit our long partnership ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN On People's Fascination With Her Height: 'I Don't Really Understand Why It Matters'

In a recent interview with the Swedish smartphone app BandBond, NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen discussed people's fascination with her height. The 39-year-old Dutch-born singer, who lives in Sweden with her husband, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl, said (see video below): "I'm taller than most women, and I'm taller — depending on where I am in the ...

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TV Icon DAVID HASSELHOFF Talks About Recording Heavy Metal Song And Headlining Over IRON MAIDEN

Television icon and singer David Hasselhoff appeared on the "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" podcast to talk about his first heavy metal song, "Through The Night", which was recorded with Martin Kames and Bernth Brodträger of Austrian duo CUESTACK. The Hoff also spoke about motivational speaking, scuba diving, and skydiving. In Europe, Hasselhoff often plays ...

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SABATON To Begin Recording New Album 'In A Few Days'

Swedish metallers SABATON will enter the studio "in a few days" to begin recording their next album. The upcoming LP will be the follow-up to "The Great War", which came out in July 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record was a concept effort covering stories from the First World War. The news ...

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SABATON Teases New Song

Swedish metallers SABATON have released a short teaser for a brand new song. In a message accompanying the YouTube clip, the band wrote: "We bet you did not see this one coming.. Are you ready for some new SABATON music? Wait no more! Hear now a teaser of one of our upcoming songs.." Earlier this ...

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BEYOND THE BLACK Performs Acoustic Covers Of IRON MAIDEN, DISTURBED, VOLBEAT, SABATON (Video)

Right in time for Christmas, German symphonic/melodic metallers BEYOND THE BLACK gifted their fans with a really special treat: their new EP, "W:O:A Acoustic Clash - The Lockdown Session", available digitally via Napalm Records. The "W:O:A Acoustic Clash" began as a bet between BEYOND THE BLACK and Thomas Jensen (Wacken Open Air): In the course ...

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BABYMETAL Releases Music Video For 'BxMxC'

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL has released a music video for the song "BxMxC". The track originally only appeared on the Japanese version of the band's third studio album, "Metal Galaxy", which was released in October 2019 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of Metal Galaxy". ...

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AMARANTHE Releases Music Video For 'Fearless'

Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE has just released its new album "Manifest", via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's fourth single, "Fearless", can be seen below. AMARANTHE comments: "So, we come to it at last! We are so very proud and happy to finally unveil 'Manifest' to the world, an album written ...

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Watch AMARANTHE's Music Video For 'Archangel'

Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE will release its new album "Manifest", on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's third single, "Archangel", can be seen below. AMARANTHE comments: "Fire and brimstone! Savor the sweet scent of sulfur as AMARANTHE delves deep into Miltonian lore with 'Archangel'! "An ancient tale of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Headline Inaugural WARLANDO METAL FEST

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, will headline the first-ever Warlando Metal Fest, fueled by Monster Energy. Warlando takes place Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, September 11, at 11 a.m. ET. Joining JUDAS ...

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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI And SAM TOTMAN Show You How To Write A NIGHTWISH Song In 10 Minutes (Video)

Nearly two months after attempting to write a SABATON-style and a ALESTORM-style song in 10 minutes, DRAGONFORCE guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman returned to Twitch to take a stab at composing a song in the vein of Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. Video of the resulting session has since been uploaded to DRAGONFORCE's official YouTube ...

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BABYMETAL To Release Two New Live Albums Next Week

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL will release two live albums next week. Captured on its "Metal Galaxy" world tour, the "Extra Show Legend - Metal Galaxy" was a two-day event held at Makuhari Messe (Japan) on January 25 and January 26, 2020. "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 1]" and "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 2]" will ...

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