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Hunter Gatherer - AVATAR

Cheerfully standing apart from the crowd and confusing the hell out of almost as many people as they delight, AVATAR are a unique proposition. They're also a fantastic heavy metal band: a fact that is often missed, largely due to the Swedes' cartoonish image and their propensity for occasionally sounding like a power metal SYSTEM ...

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Watch AVATAR's Music Video For New Single 'Colossus'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have released the official music for a new song called "Colossus", which serves as the third single from their eighth full-length, "Hunter Gatherer", due out August 7 via Entertainment One (eOne). Unsettling electronic instrumentation sets the tone as Johannes Eckerström provides the introduction to the track, from which the band bursts into ...

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Listen To New AVATAR Song 'God Of Sick Dreams'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have released a new song called "God Of Sick Dreams", which serves as the second single from their eighth full-length, "Hunter Gatherer", due out August 7 via Entertainment One (eOne). From the very first riff of the explosive lead single "Silence In The Age Of Apes", listeners will find a darker, futuristic, ...

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Making Of FIREWIND's New, Self-Titled Album (Video)

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released a seven-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for its ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. FIREWIND recently parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played ...

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AVATAR To Release 'Hunter Gatherer' Album In August

Swedish metallers AVATAR have set "Hunter Gatherer" as the title of their new album, due on August 7 via eOne. The band revealed the name of the new disc in in a one-and-a-half-minute video teaser which was uploaded to AVATAR's official YouTube channel earlier today (Tuesday, May 5). Songtitles set to appear on the LP ...

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Video Premiere: FIREWIND's 'Welcome To The Empire'

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song "Welcome To The Empire". The track is taken from the band's ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. The clip was directed by Panagiotis Kountouras, while the visual effects and post-production ...

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Video Premiere: FIREWIND's 'Rising Fire'

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song "Rising Fire". The track is taken from the band's ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. Says the band: "Hey everyone! We're finally back with some new music for you! 'Rising ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Members: 'Dig' Lyric Video Released

IMONOLITH will release its debut album, "State Of Being", on March 27 via Imonolith Music. The official lyric video for the disc's latest single, "Dig", can be seen below. Featuring drummer Ryan "RVP" Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT) guitarist Brian "Beav" Wadell (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL), guitarist Kai Huppunen (METHODS OF MAYHEM, ...

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IMONOLITH To Release 'State Of Being' Album In March

IMONOLITH will release its debut album, "State Of Being", on March 27 via Imonolith Music. A new single/video, "Instinct", can be seen below. Featuring drummer Ryan "RVP" Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT) guitarist Brian "Beav" Wadell (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL), guitarist Kai Huppunen (METHODS OF MAYHEM, NOISE THERAPY) and Scott Whalen (ECONOLINE ...

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AVATAR Releases 'King's Harvest' Music Video

Swedish metallers AVATAR have uploaded the official music video for their song "King's Harvest". The clip was originally featured in the band's "Legend Of Avatar Country: A Metal Odyssey" short film, which the group released last month after completing a crowdfunding campaign that raised nearly $190,000 in 2018. The video was directed by AVATAR's longtime ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Feat. COAL CHAMBER's MEEGS RASCÓN: New Album Due In Early 2020

GEMINI SYNDROME has completed recording its third album with producer Matt Good (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD). It will mark the group's first full-length release to feature new guitarist Meegs Rascón (COAL CHAMBER). GEMINI SYNDROME's new album will complete the three-part trilogy which began with the band's debut album, 2013's "Lux", and continued on with 2015's ...

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Watch BABYMETAL Perform In Washington, D.C.

Fan-filmed video footage of BABYMETAL's September 8 concert at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. can be seen below. BABYMETAL's fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour kicked off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and will run through October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at The Forum in Los ...

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BABYMETAL Releases Live Music Video For 'Elevator Girl'

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has released a "live" music video for the English version of its song "Elevator Girl". The track is taken from the band's third album, "Metal Galaxy", which will be released on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of ...

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BABYMETAL: 'Metal Galaxy' Album Details Revealed

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release its third album, "Metal Galaxy", on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of Metal Galaxy". "Metal Galaxy" contains 14 songs, including include the four singles that have been released over the course of the last few ...

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BABYMETAL Explains Inspiration For 'Metal Galaxy' Album

BABYMETAL's Moametal spoke to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine about the lyrical inspiration for the Japanese pop metal act's upcoming third album, "Metal Galaxy". The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" will be released on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. She said: "At this moment, there is a typhoon #4 approaching Japan and is apparently named Typhoon ...

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Video Premiere: BABYMETAL's 'Pa Pa Ya!!'

Japanese dance-metal sensation BABYMETAL has released the video for new song "Pa Pa Ya!!" Filmed over two back-to-back "The Sun Also Rises" performances at the Yokohama Arena in Japan, the clip features an appearance from Thai rapper F. Hero, who guests on the track. BABYMETAL will bring its live show to London's O2 Academy Brixton ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Metal Galaxy' Album In October

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release its third album, "Metal Galaxy", on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" will reportedly include the four singles that have been released over the course of the last few months: "Pa Pa Ya!!", "Starlight", "Distortion" and "Elevator Girl". BABYMETAL said in a statement: "We're ...

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BABYMETAL Releases New Single 'Pa Pa Ya!!'

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has just released a new single, "Pa Pa Ya!!". The track, which features Thai musician F. Hero, will appear on BABYMETAL's next album, due later this year. BABYMETAL's upcoming disc will be the follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance". Right after the release of this second disc, they performed at London's ...

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AVATAR Vocalist On Upcoming Tour With BABYMETAL: 'I Like The Opportunity Of Doing Something Different'

Prior to AVATAR's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist Johannes Eckerström spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's recent live release, "The King Live In Paris": Johannes: "For many ...

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BABYMETAL Announces Summer/Fall U.S. Tour With AVATAR

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will embark on a fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour in support of its upcoming album. The band's first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at ...

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