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SABATON Announces Return Of Guitarist THOBBE ENGLUND

Swedish metallers SABATON have been rejoined by guitarist Thobbe Englund. This news comes hot on the heels of Tommy Johansson's departure announcement less than a month ago. Thobbe originally joined SABATON in April 2012 and amicably parted ways with the band in July 2016 to focus on his personal li...
February 9, 2024
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NIGHTWISH's KAI HAHTO Says Upcoming Album Contains 'Heavier' And 'New Elements': It's 'Quite Challenging Music To Play'

In a new interview with Laureline Tilkin of Tuonela Magazine, NIGHTWISH drummer Kai Hahto spoke about the band's upcoming follow-up to 2020's "Human. :II: Nature." album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "At least it's not gonna be the same as 'Human. :II: Nature.', so… Probably, let's...
January 30, 2024
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NIGHTWISH's KAI HAHTO Says 'It Looks Like' The Band Won't Play Any Shows 'In Next Two Or Three Years'

NIGHTWISH drummer Kai Hahto says "it looks like" the band won't play any shows in the next two or three years. The 50-year-old Finnish-born musician touched upon NIGHTWISH's touring plans in a new interview with Chaoszine promoting his upcoming solo concert in Helsinki on February 3 where he will pe...
January 23, 2024
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SABATON Splits With Guitarist TOMMY JOHANSSON

Swedish metallers SABATON have parted ways with their longtime guitarist Tommy Johansson. Earlier today, SABATON released the following statement via social media: "After 7 amazing years in the band, our guitarist, Tommy, has decided to leave SABATON to pursue his own path. We wish him nothing but t...
January 20, 2024
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SABATON Shares More Details About 25th-Anniversary Celebration: 'This Is A Massive Milestone For Us'

Swedish metallers SABATON are gearing up for an epic celebration as they approach their 25-year milestone in the music industry. Founded in Falun, Sweden, in 1999, SABATON's journey has been nothing short of legendary. Their music industry adventures have been fueled by powerful anthems, 10 studio a...
January 2, 2024
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SABATON: 'We Have A Lot Of Activities Planned For Our 25th-Anniversary Celebration' In 2024

Swedish metallers SABATON will enter the studio in January to begin recording their eleventh album. The follow-up to 2022's "The War To End All Wars" is tentatively due later in 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records. SABATON revealed a rough timeline for the band's next release in a Christmas video message...
December 24, 2023
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NIGHTWISH Releases 'Tribal' Performance Video From 'Human. :II: Nature.' Tour

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have released an official performance video for the song "Tribal", filmed during the band's tour in support of the "Human. :II: Nature." album, which came out in 2020. The clip, which can be seen below, was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, recorded and...
December 23, 2023
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SABATON To Enter Studio In Early 2024

In a new interview with FaceCulture, SABATON bassist and manager Pär Sundström confirmed that he and his bandmates have been writing material for the follow-up to 2022's "The War To End All Wars" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "SABATON hasn't been so active touring since we end...
November 15, 2023
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JUDAS PRIEST Announces 'Invincible Shield' Spring 2024 U.S. Tour With SABATON

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have announced the "Invincible Shield" spring 2024 North American tour with special guest SABATON. The all-time greats will take over the U.S.A. this spring with 14 shows. Produced by Live Nation, the trek kicks off on April 18 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wa...
November 14, 2023
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SABATON's PÄR SUNDSTRÖM: We Try To Avoid Making Politics Out Of History

In a new interview with Lora Vogt, the vice president of education and interpretation at the National WWI Museum And Memorial, America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community, SABATON bassist Pär Sun...
November 8, 2023
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SNOWY SHAW Pays Tribute To KING DIAMOND With 'If I Was King For A Day' Song

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw has released the official lyric video for his song "If I Was King For A Day". The track, which features guest appearances by Snowy's former bandmates in KING DIAMOND, Andy La Rocque and Hal Patino, can be seen below. Snowy comments: "Are you familiar with the...
November 1, 2023
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LORDI Announces 'Unliving Pictour Show' Spring 2024 European Tour

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI will embark on a European headlining tour in the spring of 2024. After introducing their latest album, "Screem Writers Guild", to enthusiastic masses in European arenas alongside metal greats SABATON and BABYMETAL in April/May 2023, the band will now hit the road as...
October 27, 2023
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NIGHTWISH Singer And SABATON Drummer Welcome Their Second Child

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl have welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lucy. Jansen and Van Dahl already have a six-year-old daughter named Freja, who was born on March 15, 2017. The Dutch-born vocalist revealed the news in a social media post earlier to...
October 20, 2023
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NIGHTWISH Completes Recording Orchestral Parts For Tenth Studio Album

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have finished recording the orchestral parts for their tenth studio album at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Earlier today (Monday, October 16),NIGHTWISH shared a photo from Abbey Road, and it included the following message: "It’s a wrap! 1...
October 16, 2023
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Watch: HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Joins AVATAR On Stage In Nashville

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined Swedish metallers AVATAR on stage last night (Sunday, September 24) at the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee to perform the song "Violence No Matter What". Fan-filmed video of her appearance can be seen below. Earlier today, AVATAR shared a photo from last night's co...
September 25, 2023