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SABATON: Second Video Report From 'Swedish Empire Tour'

Swedish metallers SABATON have posted the second in a series of video reports from the "Swedish Empire Tour" with ELUVEITIE and WISDOM. Check it out below. SABATON's new album, "Carolus Rex", was released on May 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyrics for the CD, which was made available in both English and Swedish, deal ...

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SABATON: First Video Report From 'Swedish Empire Tour'

Swedish metallers SABATON have posted the first in a series of video reports from the "Swedish Empire Tour" with ELUVEITIE and WISDOM. Check it out below. SABATON's new album, "Carolus Rex", was released on May 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyrics for the CD, which was made available in both English and Swedish, deal ...

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SLIPKNOT, HELLYEAH, CANNIBAL CORPSE Members To Attend Germany's 'Metal Hammer Award Show'

Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Josh Rand (STONE SOUR), Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE), Vinnie Paul Abott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA) and Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) are among the musicians who will attend this year's installment of the Metal Hammer Award Show, set to take place September 14 at Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany. Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) will ...

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ELUVEITIE Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE have parted ways with guitarist Simeon Koch after eight years. Commented the band: "Sime was thinking about this since quite a long time already and finally decided to take this step. He will set about some new goals in his life — both vocational and familial — which will make it ...

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ELUVEITIE: 'Your Gaulish War' Lyric Video Released

2012 marks 10-year anniversary the career of Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE. To mark the occasion, the band has decided to re-record its entire first EP, "Vên", and remaster its debut album, "Spirit", and release these two sought-after collector's items as a two-CD bundle. This magnificent gift to the fans is entitled "The Early Years" and ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'In My Sword I Trust' Video Released

"In My Sword I Trust", the new video from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in early July in Poland with director Rafal Szermanowicz of Grupa 13, which has previously worked with BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA and DECAPITATED, among others. Commented the band: "The shoot took place in ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Drummer's European Tour Recap

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM were forced to cancel several shows earlier this month — including those in Oslo, Norway and Malmö, Sweden — after the band's guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho was rushed to the hospital with extreme stomach pain. After spending a week and a half receiving treatment in Oslo, Alexi was released from the ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman To Be Released From Hospital Tomorrow

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM were forced to cancel several shows earlier this month — including those in Oslo, Norway and Malmö, Sweden — after the band's guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho was rushed to the hospital with extreme stomach pain. After spending the last week and a half receiving treatment in Oslo, Alexi will be released ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have inked a worldwide deal (excluding Japan) with Nuclear Blast Records. The band, which kicked off a year-long celebration of its 15th anniversary with a successful North American tour alongside labelmates ELUVEITIE, has a new studio album planned for release in 2013. "We had a good, productive and long run ...

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ELUVEITIE To Release 'Early Years' In August

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release "The Early Years" on August 17. The 2-CD digipak bundle that consists of the band's sought-after debut album, "Spirit", plus a completely re-recorded version of their very first EP, "Vên", which is currently being laid down with producer Tommy Vetterli (CORONER, KREATOR) at his Newsound Studio. Comented ELUVIETIE vocalist ...

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KREATOR: More 'Phantom Antichrist' First-Week Chart Positions

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #5 (the band's highest chart entry ever) Switzerland: #22 Austria: #31 Netherlands: #87 Spain: #89 Belgium: #115 USA: #130 Canada: #118 "Phantom Antichrist" sold 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. ...

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KREATOR's 'Phantom Antichrist' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, sold 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 130 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by ...

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KREATOR's 'Phantom Antichrist' Cracks German Top 5

"Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 5. Commented KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "Wow! 1000 thanks to our fans, because without you, this would never have been possible. Thank you for believing in us; you are the best! We'll see you ...

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SONIC SYNDICATE Bassist Is Pregnant

Bassist Karin Axelsson of Swedish/British modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE is pregnant with her first child. According to Karin, the baby is due the first week of October. She says, "Please welcome the next generation Axelsson." Axelsson is engaged to André Gonzales, guitarist of the Swedish band BY NIGHT. After an almost year-long hiatus, SONIC SYNDICATE ...

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KREATOR: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

A YouTube clip containing audio snippets of all the songs that appear on "Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. The five-minute clip also includes comments from various heavy metal heavyweights about each track. Due on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via ...

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KREATOR: Third 'Phantom Antichrist' Album Trailer

The third official trailer for "Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. Due on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, ...

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KREATOR's Producer Talks About Making Of 'Phantom Antichrist' (Video)

Rock Hard magazine's Holger Stratmann visited renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, AMON AMARTH, SYMPHONY X, PARADISE LOST) at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden to ask him a few questions about KREATOR's upcoming album, "Phantom Antichrist". You can now watch the short interview below. "Phantom Antichrist" will be released on June 1 in ...

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KREATOR: Second 'Phantom Antichrist' Album Trailer

The second official trailer for "Phantom Antichrist", the new album from German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, can be seen below. Due on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, ...

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69 CHAMBERS: More Footage From 'Torque' Recording Sessions

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Torque", the sophomore album from 69 CHAMBERS — the Swiss rock/metal trio featuring guitarist and producer Tommy Vetterli (CORONER, ex-KREATOR) and his wife, Nina Vetterli-Treml — can be seen below. Released on April 27 via Massacre Records, the CD features a ...

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