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Sweden’s finest modern metal heroes AMARANTHE have entered the studio in Denmark to start working on the recording of their new album – just one hour before the Danish borders were closed!
The band, now in quarantine, states: “By now, some of you know that we will start the recording of our new album today, Monday 16th March. It is an odd feeling to continue operations while large parts of the world are on lockdown, and the music industry is suffering greater than most other businesses – but we find it extremely important to soldier on, as we refuse to be beaten by this disease. It also means that we are effectively isolating ourselves, as everyone should as much as possible. We were set to travel to the studio on Sunday 15th, but as the Danish government decided to close their border with only a few hours notice, we had to make a very sudden and daring escape from Sweden into Denmark, ending up at an utterly deserted Copenhagen train station about one hour before the lockdown. We were quite literally the only ones making our way INTO the country, while everyone else was trying to get OUT. As you can no doubt imagine, people think that we are mad. Many of you are now in voluntary or involuntary isolation, and we will try our best to entertain you with regular updates from the studio! The album, already in this early phase, is something we feel incredibly strongly about, and we think you will no doubt know what we mean when you get to hear it later this year. Stay safe, wash your hands, keep your distance from the elderly and the sick – spread the love, not the virus!”
Sweden’s hottest metal export is just rounding up their European arena tour with SABATON and are ready to present a brand new song featuring former vocalist of ARCH ENEMY, Angela Gossow. ‘Do Or Die’ displays AMARANTHE’s heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror video filmed in Spain, featuring Fardou Keuning’s stunning creations. Brave enough? Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/iZweNFWbegI
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced further acts including ALTER BRIDGE, BOWLING FOR SOUP, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, MASTODON, THE DISTILLERS, SEPULTURA, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, to join headliners IRON MAIDEN (Legacy of the Beast Tour), KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN this summer. NXT UK is returning to deliver more knockout entertainment over the weekend, and Kerrang! Radio will host FINDING FRESH BLOOD for another year – searching for the best emerging acts in the world of rock to perform on The Avalanche Stage.
Download takes place on 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
With their new album “The Great War”, Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have reached fantastic chart results all over the world, including the #1 top position in Germany & Switzerland, as well as their home country Sweden.
Get the album here: http://www.sabaton.net/thegreatwar
The day has finally come! Turilli / Lione RHAPSODY – the new group featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, completed by former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth – release their debut album Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution) via Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan & Rest of Asia). To mark the occasion, the quintet has unveiled the official video for the record’s title track, which was produced by Panda Productions (EPICA, EVIL INVADERS, ABORTED, DIABLO BLVD. etc.). Watch it now over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1-DlF1H9Vro