Blood Red Throne To Release New Album Union of Flesh and Blood on July 15 Via Spinefarm/Candlelight Records

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The kings of Norwegian death metal, BLOOD RED THRONE have been unleashing hell on earth since 1998. The band was formed by Daniel “DØD” Olaisen (formerly of Satyricon).
During the last 18 years the band has recorded seven albums with great critiques, toured internationally in headliner and co-headliner spots, and also ripped apart most of the greatest metal festivals on the planet. The band saw a major member-change in 2011 and a new extreme energy to their name.
Hungry as hell, founder “DØD” gathered Ole Bent Madsen (bass), Ivan ‘Meathook’ Gujic (guitar), Freddy Bolsø (original drummer) and Yngve “BOLT” Christiansen (vocals) to bring forward this Norwegian death-metal institution.
Together, they have brought BLOOD RED THRONE to a new level of crazy precision in this, their 18th year, and interest for the band has never been greater.
Live, Blood Red Throne delivers total mayhem of unstable brutality, mixed with deadly precision of speed, aggression and groove, which blows any crowd away.
On July 15, BLOOD RED THRONE will release Union Of Flesh And Machine, their eighth studio album, and follow up to the success of BLOOD RED THRONE of 2013, on a newly signed record deal with SPINEFARM/CANDLELIGHT Records.

Olof and Elize of Sweden’s Amaranthe translate popular English phrases into Swedish and enlighten us on their heavy workload.

“My first idol before Michael Jackson was Roxette, I grew up with that kind of music and of course Abba, that’s kind of the mothers milk of music if you are growing up in Sweden”. Amaranthe guitarist Olof Mörck

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Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV chats with guitarist Olof Mörck and singer Elize Ryd of Spinefarm Records recording artists Amaranthe @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

“My first idol before Michael Jackson was Roxette, I grew up with that kind of music and of course Abba, that’s kind of the mothers milk of music if you are growing up in Sweden”. Amaranthe guitarist Olof Mörck

Amaranthe (originally Avalanche) is a Swedish metal band notable for having three lead vocalists: Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg, and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, each presenting a different vocal style. Ryd and Lundberg use clean vocals for a dual gender singing effect, combined with Englund’s death growls.

Reviews of Amaranthe’s style are varied, though they all acknowledge that they are mainly a subgenre of metal. According to AllMusic, Amaranthe’s musical style mixes death metal with melodic pop music, giving for a feel of metalcore overall.[Lead singer Elize Ryd acknowledges the difficulties in trying to ascribe their music to one specific genre and describes Amaranthe’s sound as “dance-metal with a taste of death and modern/melodic metal,” though she admits that, unlike death metal, their focus is on “positive energy” and “open[ing] up minds and giving passion, strength and love”. MusicMight classifies the band as melodic death metal and power metal. Sputnikmusic’s overview of the band refers to them as an outfit that is a hybrid of metalcore and power metal, more specifically, combining heavy riffs and breakdowns with Ryd’s “soaring vocals.”

Venom Reveal “From the Very Depths” Cover Art‏

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(New York, N.Y.): Venom announced the January 27 release of From the Very Depths (Spinefarm Records) last week, news that was met with elation among the metal community, from tastemakers to fans. The metal icons, who are pretty much responsible for authoring their own genre, have followed up the album release news by sharing the two-horns-up album artwork.

The cover is visually arresting, featuring skeletal beings bathed in red and orange tones. The image is dominated by the instantly recognizable Venom logo, and is a natural successor to the artwork for previous album, 2011’sFallen Angels, also released via Spinefarm.

And to think this is merely the cover! The album’s accompanying music slays, and early praise indicates that this could be one Venom’s best releases…ever. Even the album title is 100 percent “Venomous,” referencing the band’s infamous live intro tape.

Screw the holiday season. January 27 can’t get here fast enough!