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“Gettysburg”, the new video from CIVIL WAR — the Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) and Oskar Montelius (guitar) alongside singer Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, LION’S SHARE) and bassist Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson (VOLTURYON) — can be seen below.

“This is from us to you, to honor the memory of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and a small poof of appreciation for the fantastic support you have showed us,” commented CIVIL WAR.

“We travelled across our native Sweden and a short stop in wonderful Budapest, Hungary this summer, doing show after show with a response no one could dream of.

“Thank you for your support.

“Bow your head in respect for the ones who lost their life so many years ago on the battlefield of Gettysburg. We salute YOU!”

“Gettysburg” comes off CIVIL WAR‘s full-length debut, “The Killer Angels”, which was certified gold in Sweden by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.

(Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last 11 years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000.)

“The Killer Angels” was distributed in Sweden via the June 2013 issue of Sweden Rock Magazine and each copy of the magazine containing the CD was counted towards the certification; the album was also sold separately.

The members of CIVIL WAR were presented with their gold plaques before headlining the Metal War festival in Budapest, Hungary.

Commented the band: “Selling 20,000-plus in our home country is something none of us could ever imagine when getting into the sessions leading up to the album. Even though we felt we made a solid record, getting these numbers was still something we couldn’t predict upon our wildest imagination.”

“We at Despotz are incredibly proud to have reached gold status in Sweden with the band CIVIL WAR,” added Despotz Records founder, Ömer Akay. “The band has received great international support from their fans, and it shows with growing sales and upcoming tours as a result. This is just the beginning of a brilliant career. We will rule the universe.”

“The Killer Angels” track listing:

01. King Of The Sun
02. First To Fight
03. Saint Patrick’s Day
04. Rome Is Falling
05. Sons Of Avalon
06. I Will Rule The Universe
07. Lucifer’s Court
08. Brother Judas
09. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across The Belts (bonus track)

CIVIL WAR‘s debut EP was released on November 13, 2012 via Despotz Records.

Borrowing its name from the novel by Michael Shaara about the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Killer Angels” was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Studio Myhrer (which is actually the bed and living room of keyboard player Daniel Myhr), Black Lounge Studio and Peter Tägtgren‘s The Abyss in Pärlby, Sweden. Artwork comes courtesy of Polish artist Lukasz Jaszak.

CIVIL WAR is:

Nils Patrik Johansson – Vocals
Rikard Sunden – Guitars
Oskar Montelius – Guitars
Daniel Myhr – Keyboard
Daniel Mullback – Drums
Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson – Bass

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Due to “unpredictable technical problems,” the release date of “Back To The Front”, the tenth album from Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED, has been pushed back to early 2014 from the previously announced October 29. The exact new release date will be announced soon.

“Back To The Front” was recorded at Studio Bohus (ABBA, EUROPE) in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR). The cover artwork was painted by Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, VADER) and can be seen below.

A press release states: “Don’t be afraid that it will sound like ABBA — it’s 666% true to the ENTOMBED everybody loves. While not falling for total regression back to the early classics ‘Left Hand Path’ or ‘Clandestine’, expect a total bone-crushing opus that will have fans of ‘Wolverine Blues’, ‘To Ride…’ or ‘Morning Star’ cry tears of joy. From the morbid, pissed-off lyrics over detuned, massive riffs to the inimitable brick-heavy groove and L.G. Petrov‘s titanic roar, ‘Back To The Front’ has it all, so get ready for a stone-cold stunner!”

Comments singer L.G. Petrov: “After almost seven years of studio absence, we are back with a new album called ‘Back To The Front’ ready to blow metalheads away around this world! Feels great to announce this deal with Century Media! Can’t wait to let you all be a part of it!”

Adds Jens Prüter, head Of A&R at Century Media Records Europe: “I first saw ENTOMBED in 1992 on the Gods Of Grind tour and was blown away by their merciless sound that was even back then more than just death metal. Over 20 years later, they still kick ass and we are more than proud to finally welcome them to the Century Media family.”

“Back To The Front” track listing:

01. Kill To Live
02. Bedlam Strike
03. The Underminer
04. Second To None
05. Allegiance
06. Waiting For Death
07. Eternal Woe
08. Digitus Medius
09. Vulture And The Traitor
10. Pandemic Rage
11. Soldier Of No Fortune

ENTOMBED recently teamed up with PledgeMusic to launch a reissue campaign for some of their albums.

In early 2012, Threeman Recordings, which is owned and run by members of ENTOMBED, launched a collaboration with Ninetone Records. The first release under this arrangement was a single for the re-recorded version of the song “Amok” from ENTOMBED‘s 2007 album, “Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments”, produced by Patrik Frisk (CORRODED).

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“The Killer Angels”, the full-length debut from CIVIL WAR — the new Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) and Oskar Montelius (guitar) alongside singer Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, LION’S SHARE) and bassist Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson (VOLTURYON) — was certified gold in Sweden by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.

(Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last 11 years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000.)

“The Killer Angels” was distributed in Sweden via the June 2013 issue of Sweden Rock Magazine and each copy of the magazine containing the CD was counted towards the certification; the album was also sold separately.

The members of CIVIL WAR were presented with their gold plaques before headlining the Metal War festival in Budapest, Hungary last weekend.

Commented the band: “Selling 20,000-plus in our home country is something none of us could ever imagine when getting into the sessions leading up to the album. Even though we felt we made a solid record, getting these numbers was still something we couldn’t predict upon our wildest imagination.”

“We at Despotz are incredibly proud to have reached gold status in Sweden with the band CIVIL WAR,” added Despotz Records founder, Ömer Akay. “The band has received great international support from their fans, and it shows with growing sales and upcoming tours as a result. This is just the beginning of a brilliant career. We will rule the universe.”

“The Killer Angels” track listing:

01. King Of The Sun
02. First To Fight
03. Saint Patrick’s Day
04. Rome Is Falling
05. Sons Of Avalon
06. I Will Rule The Universe
07. Lucifer’s Court
08. Brother Judas
09. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across The Belts (bonus track)

CIVIL WAR‘s debut EP was released on November 13, 2012 via Despotz Records.

Borrowing its name from the novel by Michael Shaara about the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Killer Angels” was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Studio Myhrer (which is actually the bed and living room of keyboard player Daniel Myhr), Black Lounge Studio and Peter Tägtgren‘s The Abyss in Pärlby, Sweden. Artwork comes courtesy of Polish artist Lukasz Jaszak.

CIVIL WAR is:

Nils Patrik Johansson – Vocals
Rikard Sunden – Guitars
Oskar Montelius – Guitars
Daniel Myhr – Keyboard
Daniel Mullback – Drums
Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson – Bass

Photo credit: Michael Asplund

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ReinXeed/Golden Resurrection guitarist/vocalist Tommy Johansson announced that his side project Swedish Hitz Goes Metal is back with Vol II, the follow up to the popular 2011 compilation, which will be released on October 25th via Doolittle Group. A trailer for the album can be heard below.

The post Swedish Hitz Goes Metal II Announced By Tommy Johansson appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The band’s new album, “Back To The Front”, will be released on October 29 (one day earlier internationally). Check out the CD cover artwork below.

ENTOMBED recently teamed up with PledgeMusic to launch a reissue campaign for some of their albums.

In earl 2012, Threeman Recordings, which is owned and run by members of ENTOMBED, launched a collaboration with Ninetone Records. The first release under this arrangement was a single for the re-recorded version of the song “Amok” from ENTOMBED‘s 2007 album, “Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments”, produced by Patrik Frisk (CORRODED).

“Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments” was released in the U.S. on July 31, 2007 via Candlelight/Threeman Recordings. The 10-song effort marked the group’s first release with drummer Olle Dahlstedt (ALPHA SAFARI, ex-MISERY LOVES CO.), who replaced Peter Stjärnvind in 2006. Mastering duties were handled by Soren Elofsson at Cosmos Mastering in Stockholm, Sweden.

“Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments” entered the Swedish national chart at position No. 3. This was the highest chart position in the band’s career.

The current lineup of ENTOMBED features Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand (who previously played bass for the group).

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Metal Rules! TV recently conducted an interview with Swedish extreme metal legend Johan Liiva (ARCH ENEMY, FURBOWL, CARNAGE, NONEXIST).

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Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED recently teamed up with PledgeMusic to launch a reissue campaign for some of their albums.

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Swedish metal legends In Flames have begun work on album number 11!

The opus follows 2011′s decent Sounds Of A Playground Fading and will likely land next year via Century Media.

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Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED recently teamed up with PledgeMusic to launch a reissue campaign for some of their albums.

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On June 8, guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza of German thrash metal veterans KREATOR was interviewed on the “Bullseye” Swedish metal talk show.

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