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Two Days of No Grays - Sonata Arctica's Henkka Klingenberg

Sonata Arctica have never been to Australia before, let alone an Australian international metal festival. Keyboardist Henkka Klingenberg gives us the skinny on their upcoming tours, their new album and their... video game?

Back in the day, as many a lion-maned power metal enthusiast could attest, Finland's Sonata Arctica was the band that so many turned to when they wanted a power ballad of epic

Subway To Sally – Kreuzfeuer (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

What do you get when you cross folk music with heavy metal? I don’t know – what do you get when you cross folk music with heavy metal? Well whatever it is, it ain’t Subway To Sally!

Kreuzfeuer means Crossfire.  I looked it up in my trusty circa 1950s German/English dictionary.  I also tried to decipher the song titles but didn’t get far. 

Hypocrisy add Swedish shows to Euro tour

Death Metal legends Hypocrisy have added three shows in Sweden to their recently announced Euro-Tour. See all dates below.


The three additional shows are:


Annotations of an Autopsy: album update

U.K. death metallers Annotations of an Autopsy have issued an update on their recording, release date and album art for forthcoming release The Reign of Darkness.


The band stated:


Mantic Ritual parts ways with singer/guitarist Dan Wetmore

Pittsburgh based old school metalheads Mantic Ritual have just announced the departure of founding member/singer/guitarist Dan Wetmore - but that all scheduled shows will take place as planned.


The band issued the following statement: 

Belphegor video trailer released

Mighty extremists Belphegor have wrapped up production for their latest videoclip for Der Geistertreiber. Get a first glimpse of it here.


Vader hit the German charts

Vader finally conquer the German charts, with their latest release Necropolis.


69 Eyes tattoo competition winner announced

After more than 130 submissions of 69 Eyes tattoo images, tattoo icon Kat Von D (L.A. Ink) has picked her top five as well as the final winner!


Commented Kat about the new 69 Eyes video and the contest:

Sirenia to tour Europe

Norwegian gothic metal masters Sirenia will tour Europe this November along with Leaves Eyes and more on the Beauty & The Beast Festival Tour.


Scar Symmetry: "Dark Matter Asteroids" game now online

Swedish progressive modern metallers Scar Symmetry have just launched an exclusive online game for their upcoming masterpiece Dark Matter Dimensions.