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Watch: AT THE GATES Enlists ATHEIST Guitarist DANIEL MARTINEZ For North American Tour

AT THE GATES has recruited Daniel Martinez (ATHEIST) to play second guitar for the band on its North American tour which kicked off last night (Wednesday, August 17) at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video of the L.A. performance can be seen below. On Wednesday, Daniel shar...
August 18, 2022
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MACHINE HEAD Plays Surprise Set At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

MACHINE HEAD played a surprise set at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom. Earlier today (Friday, August 12), three members of MACHINE HEAD — frontman Robb Flynn, bassist Jared MacEachern and drummer Matt Alston — who are in the U.K. reh...
August 12, 2022
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Former IN FLAMES Members Didn't 'Overthink' The Songwriting Process For THE HALO EFFECT: 'We Just Stick To What We Know Best'

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES — Jesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — will release its debut album, "Days Of The Lost", on August...
August 11, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Members 'Always Get Along': 'There's Really Nothing That We Argue About', Says OLAVI MIKKONEN

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Portugal's "Metal Global", guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH spoke about the interpersonal relationships within the band, especially considering the fact that the group has been in existence for three decades. "I think touring is r...
August 8, 2022
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Watch: AT THE GATES Recruits THE HAUNTED's PATRIK JENSEN For WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

AT THE GATES recruited Patrik Jensen (THE HAUNTED) to play second guitar for the band on Friday (August 5) at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. The Wacken gig took place less than two weeks after AT THE GATES parted ways w...
August 6, 2022
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Watch: AMON AMARTH Plays Surprise Set At Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH played a surprise set at this year's Wacken Open Air festival on Thursday, August 4 in Wacken, Germany. After the performance, the band took to its social media to share a short video of the concert, along with the following message: "Heathens! Thank you f...
August 5, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Shares Music Video For 'Find A Way Or Make One'

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH have just released their twelfth studio album, "The Great Heathen Army", via Metal Blade Records. The LP was recorded with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who previously worked with the band on 2013's "Deceiver Of The Gods" and 2016's "Jomsviking" a...
August 5, 2022
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AT THE GATES Shares Music Video For 'Garden Of Cyrus'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released a music video for the song "Garden Of Cyrus" off their latest studio album, "The Nightmare Of Being". The clip, directed by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media, can be seen below. AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg comments: "For ou...
August 4, 2022
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The Great Heathen Army

Rhetorical question incoming: has there ever been a more joyful phenomenon than the rise and rise of AMON AMARTH? As if to prove beyond doubt that the route to glory involves hard work, persistence and a cast-iron identity, the Swedes have become one of the biggest metal bands on the planet by ruthl...
August 2, 2022
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Ex-IN FLAMES Guitarist JESPER STRÖMBLAD On THE HALO EFFECT: 'This Band Stands On Its Own Two Feet'

By David E. Gehlke THE HALO EFFECT features five familiar faces from long-running but currently divisive melodic metal troupe IN FLAMES: Mikael Stanne (vocals),Jesper Strömblad (guitar),Niclas Engelin (guitar),Peter Iwers (bass) and Daniel Svensson (drums). Naturally, the announcement of THE HALO...
July 31, 2022
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JESPER STRÖMBLAD Sits Out THE HALO EFFECT's Appearance At METALDAYS Festival; THE HAUNTED's PATRIK JENSEN Steps In

Ex-IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad sat out THE HALO EFFECT's July 27 appearance at the Metaldays festival in Tolmin, Slovenia. He was replaced at the gig by THE HAUNTED's Patrik Jensen. Strömblad formed THE HALO EFFECT during the pandemic with fellow former IN FLAMES members Daniel Svensson (dr...
July 30, 2022
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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN On 'Of Kingdom And Crown': 'Most Of This Record Was Written At Three In The Morning'

In a new interview with El Cuartel Del Metal, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn spoke about the lyrical inspiration for the band's tenth studio album, "Of Kingdom And Crown", which will be released on August 26 via Nuclear Blast/Imperium Recordings. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The...
July 29, 2022
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MIKAEL STANNE: THE HALO EFFECT 'Started Out As A Project' But Has Since Become 'A Proper Band'

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES — Jesper Strömblad (guitar),Daniel Svensson (drums),Peter Iwers (bass),Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — will release its debut album, "Days Of The Lost", on August 12 via Nuclear...
July 25, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Says Producer ANDY SNEAP 'Did A Monster Job' On New Album 'The Great Heathen Army'

"The Great Heathen Army", the twelfth studio album from Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH, will arrive on August 5 via Metal Blade. The LP was recorded with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who previously worked with the band on 2013's "Deceiver Of The Gods" and 2016's "Jomsviking" a...
July 25, 2022
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AT THE GATES Parts Ways With Guitarist JONAS STÅLHAMMAR

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have parted ways with their guitarist of the past five years, Jonas Stålhammar. Stålhammar joined the band in September 2017 as the replacement for co-founding guitarist Anders Björler, who left AT THE GATES in March of that year. Earlier today (Satu...
July 23, 2022