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SOILWORK Explains 'Verkligheten' Album Title In Latest Trailer

The second trailer for SOILWORK's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", can be seen below. The disc is SOILWORK's first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. In the trailer, Thusgaard and singer Björn "Speed" Strid talk about choosing a Swedish album title and the artwork of "Verkligheten". "Verkligheten" will be released on ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'I'm Blessed With An Audience That Is Open To Everything I Do'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with former THE GATHERING and current VUUR frontwoman Anneke Van Giersbergen about her forthcoming "Symphonized" orchestral album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "Symphonized", which features material across her career ...

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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES To Release 'Clockwork Immortality' Album In December

Rising stars of Japan's metal scene LOVEBITES have signed a deal with Arising Empire. The band's sophomore full-length album, "Clockwork Immortality", will be released on December 7. LOVEBITES consists of Asami (vocals), Miho (bass), Haruna (drums), Midori (guitars) and Miyako (guitars/keyboard). The LOVEBITES sound owes a debt to the many great overseas heavy metal bands ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Given Time' Video

The official music video for the song "Given Time" from FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, can be seen below. The track is taken from FLAT EARTH's debut album, "None For ...

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Reactivated U.K. Death Metallers CANCER Release 'Garrotte' Song From 'Shadow Gripped' Album

U.K. death metal veterans CANCER will release their new album, "Shadow Gripped", on November 2 via Peaceville. The disc was recorded at Foel studios in Wales with Simon Efemy (PARADISE LOST, NAPALM DEATH, AMORPHIS) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band, with further recording taking place in Spain. The song "Garrotte", taken from "Shadow ...

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Video Premiere: SOILWORK's 'Full Moon Shoals'

The official video for the song "Full Moon Shoals" from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", which is the first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. "Verkligheten" will be released on January 11, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Cyanide' Lyric Video

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, will release its debut album, "None For One", on November 9 via Drakkar Entertainment in Europe excluding Finland (where the effort will be made available ...

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ICARUS WITCH To Release 'Goodbye Cruel World' Album In October

"Misfortune Teller", the new single from Pittsburgh traditional metallers ICARUS WITCH, can be streamed below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming "Goodbye Cruel World" studio album, which is due October 26 via Cleopatra Records. Comments the band: "Lyrically, 'Misfortune Teller' is about a hypothetical megalomaniac. It's the story of a psychic vampire who will ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'None For One' Album Due In November

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, will release its debut album, "None For One", on November 9 via Drakkar Entertainment in Europe excluding Finland (where the effort will be made available ...

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SOILWORK: Second Studio Webisode For New Album

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have completed work on their 11th studio album for an early 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "The Ride Majestic" was recorded at Nordic Sound Lab studios in Skara, Sweden with producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson. "The Ride Majestic" was SOILWORK's last album to feature longtime drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: Debut Album Due Before End Of Year

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, has inked a deal with Drakkar Entertainment for Europe excluding Finland. The band's debut album is due before the end of the year. The disc ...

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SOILWORK Completes Work On New Album; First Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have completed work on their 11th studio album for an early 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "The Ride Majestic" was recorded at Nordic Sound Lab studios in Skara, Sweden with producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson. "The Ride Majestic" was SOILWORK's last album to feature longtime drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who ...

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Queen of Time - AMORPHIS

Similar to Norway's ENSLAVED, Finnish metal legend AMORPHIS has ridden a long, sometimes strange journey on its search for progression from the ashes of its charred death metal foundations. AMORPHIS has been so daring it's come close to becoming more prog than death metal (delving in pure rock on 2003's "Far from the Sun"), yet ...

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AMORPHIS And SOILWORK Announce European Co-Headlining Tour

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will join forces with Swedish metallers SOILWORK for a European co-headline tor in early 2019. Support on the trek will come from Ukrainian modern metal outfit JINJER plus German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY. AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen commented: "We can't wait to hit the European roads and take ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Cites 'Trust' As The Main Reason For Working With Producer JENS BOGREN

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their new "Queen Of Time" studio album. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why AMORPHIS maintains such an active album/tour schedule: Esa: ...

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To Drink From The Night Itself - AT THE GATES

One of the most exciting aspects of influential death metal acts like AT THE GATES and CARCASS awaking from hiatus-induced slumber, has been seeing each band return with newly recorded material that made it seem like the last twenty years of pretenders to the throne never happened. Given the myriad of clones and second-, third-, ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Amongst Stars' Video Released

"Amongst Stars", the new video from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Queen Of Time", which is being released today (Friday, May 18) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" includes the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Blame' Video Released

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, has released the official video for its first single, "Blame". The song is taken from FLAT EARTH's debut album, which was recorded at Finnvox in ...

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AMORPHIS: Fourth Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The fourth trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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AMORPHIS: Third Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The third trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's MIKAEL STANNE On Using Clean Vocals On 1999's 'Projector': 'We Wanted To Prove To Ourselves We Can Be Different'

Slobodan Trifunović of Serbian Metal conducted an interview with frontman Mikael Stanne of veteran Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY prior to the band's April 18 concert at SKCNS Fabrika in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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