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OPETH ANNOUNCE ‘BLACKWATER PARK’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE


Two decades in and still a breath-taking piece of work, Opeth’s magnum opus ‘Blackwater Park’ is dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog’s ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced a generation of music nerds to a world of limitless musical possibilities. 

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KATATONIA announce Co-headline UK & European tour with SÓLSTAFIR for 2022


Katatonia & Solstafir will head out in January and February 2022 on the “Twilight Burials” tour, a 31-date co-headline tour of the UK and Europe.
The coming together of these two revered masters of melancholy seems only natural. For over a quarter of a century both artists have favoured the emotional connection that their music brings over all else. Theirs is a world where ‘heavy’ is a force of nature; where progress comes from within, outwardly changing their musical output into something almost unrecognisable from the extreme metal that carried it in the early days. 

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SABATON unveil new single & music video for ‘The Royal Guard’


After the huge success of SABATON‘s latest single “Livgardet”, the Swedish metal giants return today and add a cherry on the cake on their hommage to the Swedish Royal Guard. Today, the band releases the English version of the song, “The Royal Guard”.

Listen here:https://music.sabaton.net/TheRoyalGuard

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AT THE GATES Announce new album “The Nightmare Of Being”; Artwork, release date and first details revealed


Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have recently completed the recordings and preparations for their upcoming new studio album and can now reveal that it will be entitled “The Nightmare Of Being” and that it will be released on July 2nd, 2021 via Century Media Records.

While main parts for “The Nightmare Of Being” were recorded in several different Swedish studios – Drums at Studio Gröndal with Jens Bogren, guitars and bass with Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studio and vocals at Welfare Sounds with Per Stålberg -, the album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Kreator, etc.) by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES on their “At War With Reality” comeback album in 2014. The album’s visual concept (The frontcover is to be seen above!) was developed by artist Eva Nahon.

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MESHUGGAH Enter Sweetspot Studios For New Record + Announce Return Of Fredrik Thordendal


Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have entered Sweetspot Studios in Sweden to record their ninth studio album and follow-up to their highly acclaimed and Grammy Nominated album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason.

The band comments, “Things are happening. As some of you figured out we have entered Sweetspot Studios and have begun recording a new album. ::Spoiler:: There will be distortion and kicks. 

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Peaceville to release Candlemass live album ‘Green Valley (Live)’


After over 35 years of existence, Candlemass still stand tall as true heavy metal greats & kings of doom, in the footsteps of their influences, Black Sabbath. The band is renowned for the genre-defining masterpieces ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ (1986) & ‘Nightfall’ (1987), with Candlemass still thrilling an ever-devoted and expanding legion of fans to this day.

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