Tag: Nuclear Blast

Martin Sandvik of Hardcore Superstar

Martin Sandvik of Hardcore Superstar

Having existed for well over a decade now, when it comes to the Swedish “sleaze” scene, few bands are bigger than Gothenburg natives, Hardcore Superstar, who have blazed the trail since the year 2000 for the cavalcade of bands that have since followed.  Their year 2000 release Bad Sneakers & A Pina Colada brought the band to worldwide prominence with […]

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Accept – work on new album!

Accept – work on new album!

Following the tremendous success of ACCEPT’s comeback album Blood Of The Nations and the accompanying world tour (more than 180 shows around the globe), these German heavy metal legends have now withdrawn from the stage to start work on their next CD. The band is currently writing material for their new album with British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, […]

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Deathstars – announce new drummer and set to release ‘The Greatest Hits On Earth’

Deathstars – announce new drummer and set to release ‘The Greatest Hits On Earth’

Official press release:  The leatherswept members of DEATHSTARS are getting ready for the release of their new video “METAL” and their The Greatest Hits on Earth collection (released on November 4). They are also proud to present their new drummer Vice (aka Oscar Leander/CRESCENDOLLS). Vice replaces Bone W. Machine who split ways with DEATHSTARS in 2010.  “I’m really excited to be […]

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Gotthard – Homegrown: Alive In Lugano

Gotthard – Homegrown: Alive In Lugano

In 25 words or less: For me, there is no singer I love to hear sing a “ballad” more than Steve Lee Gotthard may not exactly be a massively well known entity outside of their native Switzerland, but that sure isn’t a reflection of their exceptional musical quality.  When it comes to delivering classic hard rock, very few have done […]

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Sabaton – World War Live, Battle Of The Baltic Sea

Sabaton – World War Live, Battle Of The Baltic Sea

In 25 words or less: Being the “Sabaton Cruise”, it was a night purely about the magic between the band and a 2,000 strong crowd.  OK, so I may not have been at this particular performance that is the primary feature on World War Live – Battle Of The Baltic Sea…but I have seen Sabaton perform live in the flesh in […]

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Nightwish – re-sign new deal with Nuclear Blast

Nightwish – re-sign new deal with Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Records is proud to anounce, that the Finnish metal heroes NIGHTWISH have signed a new record deal with the German based label. The next big project will be the release of the new NIGHTWISH record Imaginarium, which will be released by the end of this year, in december 2011. Bandleader Tuomas Holopainen comments: ” We are very happy […]

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Par Sundstrom of Sabaton

Par Sundstrom of Sabaton

“We had the chance to play on the actual battlefield in Poland where we sung the song 40:1, exactly 70 years on the hour of the battle. That was really magical, there was about 10,000 people that came to see the performance…” Swedish epic power metal superstars Sabaton are soon set to release the first ever live album, World War […]

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Dirk Sauer of Edguy

Dirk Sauer of Edguy

“I remember one girl that was singing on the album didn’t want to sing it as they were bad words, so she denied to sing the bad stuff haha!” Age Of The Joker, the new album from German metal masters Edguy due out on August 26th is sure to be one of the most talked about metal releases in 2011, as […]

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Axel Sjoberg of Graveyard

Axel Sjoberg of Graveyard

For Sweden’s Graveyard, to say it’s all happening is a slight understatement right at this very moment.  News just in sees their second album Hisingen Blues hit the Number 1 position in the Swedish album charts, whilst in the summer they will be sharing a stage with metal masters Iron Maiden in Gothenburg….that’s a pretty awesome start to the year in my opinion! […]

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Joey Skansas of All Ends

Joey Skansas of All Ends

All Ends latest album ‘A Road To Depression’ is quite possibly one of the albums of the year, at least according to my ears.  Founded back in 2003 as a side project of In Flames guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad, the band soon turned into much more than just a project. After both had quit their duty as active […]

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Sonic Syndicate

Sonic Syndicate

With a new lead singer in Nathan Biggs, replacing Roland Johansson who departed when the band was on the verge of breaking in countries outside of Europe, Sonic Syndicate return with the smashing new album “We Rule Night”. Without virtually missing a beat, the band whet the appetite of it’s fans by releasing an EP “Burn This City” just months […]

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Hena Habegger of Gotthard

Hena Habegger of Gotthard

If you are reading this interview and are scratching your head thinking “who the hell are Gotthard”, then you can be forgiven. If this world was perfect, then Gotthard would be known as Switzerland’s most famous export, rather than a couple of tennis players, Toblerone and Swatch watches. Switzerland’s most popular ever rock band, Gotthard are about to release undoubtedly […]

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