News FALCONER Launches New Single, “Kings and Queens”

On June 26th, Sweden’s FALCONER will release their new album, “From A Dying Ember”, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, the new single, “Kings and Queens”,

News AMARANTHE finish studio recordings and announce new album on August, 28th!

Excellent news from AMARANTHE: The band just finished the studio recordings for their new masterpiece! The sixth studio album from the Swedish modern metal heroes will be out on August, 28th, as the

News SOILWORK start their showdown to “The Feverish Trinity”

It is the maybe most demanding project of the Swedish metal icons: “The Feverish Trinity”, a trilogy of songs with accompanying videos that, according to SOILWORK, would ‘celebrate the Babylonian Death Goddesses

News SORCERER Launches Video For New Single “Dance With The Devil”

On May 29th, Sweden’s SORCERER will release their third full-length, “Lamenting of the Innocent”, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, a video for the new single,

News WITCHCRAFT premieres new song from upcoming acoustic album

WITCHCRAFT premieres new song from upcoming acoustic album! “Black Metal” will be out on May 1st via Nuclear Blast! May 1st, 2020 will see iconic Witchcraft release a brand new album, titled

News AMARANTHE enter studio in Denmark for new recordings!

The cliché phrase of modern metal heroes comes true talking about the latest news from the headquarter of Sweden’s Finest AMARANTHE. The band entered the studio in Denmark to start working

News SOILWORK Release New Song “Desperado”

Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called “Desperado”. It is the second installment in SOILWORK‘s “Feverish” trilogy, which might also eventually end up becoming a so

News DYNAZTY Release “Presence Of Mind” Music Video; New Album “The Dark Delight” Coming in April

Swedish modern melodic metal band DYNAZTY recently announced the release of their new album “The Dark Delight”, on April 3 via AFM Records. Today, the band unveils the music video

News AMARANTHE launch ‘Call Out My Name’ drum cam video ahead of »Nordic Helix Tour 2019«

Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit AMARANTHE. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off

Interviews Interview with Adam Zaars of Tribulation

We were able to catch up with Adam Zaars, guitarist of Tribulation before they set off on their European tour with Ghost. Here’s what he had to say about the

News THE DARK ELEMENT Premieres New Music Video For “Not Your Monster”

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring Swedish vocalist Anette Olzon (ex Nightwish) and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering, Insomnium, ex Sonata Arctica), have unveiled a new music video

News THE MURDER OF MY SWEET Announce New Album “Brave Tin World”

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of THE MURDER OF MY SWEET‘s fifth studio album, entitled “Brave Tin World” on December 6th. The band has unveiled the

News THE DARK ELEMENT Release New Single “The Pallbearer Walks Alone”

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring ex Nightwish singer Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering, Insomnium, ex Sonata Arctica), will release its second album, “Songs

News AMARANTHE sign to Nuclear Blast!

Today, Nuclear Blast is very pleased to announce the signing of modern metal outfit AMARANTHE. The Swedish/Danish six-piece is currently working on their 6th studio album, which will tentatively be

News AVATARIUM announce new album “The Fire I Long For”

On November 22nd, doom metal wizards AVATARIUM return with their dark gospel to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking the fans by storm with “Hurricanes And Halos” that

News OPETH: Mikael Åkerfeldt Discusses The Artwork Of “In Cauda Venenum”

With a little over a week until Swedish prog metal/rock legends OPETH will release their long-awaited 13th album “In Cauda Venenum” on September 27th via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast, the

News Cult Of Luna launches video for new single, “Lay Your Head to Rest”

On September 20th, Cult Of Luna will release their new album, A Dawn to Fear – the band’s first material under their sole name since 2013’s Vertikal 1&2. For a preview of the record, a

News THE DARK ELEMENT Release “Songs The Night Sings” Music Video

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring ex Nightwish singer Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering, Insomnium, ex Sonata Arctica), will release its second album, “Songs

Interviews TUNGSTEN drummer Anders Johansson talks about his sons Nick and Karl “I realized right away that they had talent, even at age of 4”

Anders Johansson is known to many people from his early work with Yngwie J. Malmsteen and HammerFall. Nowadays he plays drums in Manowar and Tungsten, in which his sons Nick

News AWAKE THE DREAMER announce German tour with ICE NINE KILLS for September 2019

The Swedish metal quintet AWAKE THE DREAMER recently launched pre-orders for their upcoming debut record »Damaged Souls«! The record will be released on the 20th of September via Arising Empire! Now the band

News Sabaton in a car crash!

Swedish powermetal pioneers from Sabaton were involved in a serious car crash in Tunisia. Band was currently filming a video at Sahara Desert. Unfortunately, due to the injuries of the

News METALITE release first Single + Video “Far From The Sanctuary”

The next Swedish export aspires to take the Metal scene by assault: Today, METALITE release the first Single of their forthcoming album “Biomechanicals“! “Far From The Sanctuary“ is the starting

Artist Metalite

Metalite was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 when Edwin Premberg [guitar] met Emma Bensing [vocals]. He presented his musical ideas and vision to her, and she agreed to join

Artist Windir

Windir (Primal Warrior in English) was a black metal band from Sogndal, Norway. The band was formed in 1994 by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Terje “Valfar” Bakken, and released its debut

Artist Shining

Founded in 1996 by frontman and only remaining original member Niklas Kvarforth, SHINING‘s debut 7” “Submit To Self-Destruction” was released two years later on Kvarforth’s own newly- formed record label

News OPETH-Mikael Åkerfeldt talks writing process for In Cauda Venenum

With unprecedented anticipation mounting for their upcoming album, Opeth have delivered the second video trailer in which chief songwriter and vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the writing process for their 13th record. In

News BATTLE BEAST confirmed as special guests to HAMMERFALL for their »World Dominion Tour 2020«

BATTLE BEAST, the Finnish heavy metal sextet led by front-woman Noora Louhimo, is currently on an extensive European festival run in support of their fifth studio album »No More Hollywood


Prepare for a Swedish heavy metal invasion. Sweden’s heavy metal vikings AMON AMARTH are set to storm onto European shores this November and December to raid the continent with their

News OPETH Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses latest single in new trailer for »In Cauda Venenum«

Following the recent release of their new single, ‘Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör‘ / ‘Heart In Hand,‘ Swedish prog-masters OPETH are giving fans an inside look into the track with

News SABATON “The Great War” OUT NOW + new video for ’82nd All The Way’ released

The long wait is finally over: Today, the Swedish Metal Giants SABATON release their new album, titled “The Great War”. To celebrate the occasion, they also unveil a stunning new

News TWILIGHT FORCE unveil digital single & music video ‘Dawn Of The Dragonstar’!

The new opus of Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE, »Dawn Of The Dragonstar,« will see the light of day in four weeks’ time (August 16, 2019) through Nuclear Blast. Today,

Reviews Wormwood – Nattarvet

Powerful blend of heavy and raw, black metal, heavy metal, folk/pagan, blues and grooves from another era. Wormwood’s second full length album Nattarvet not only combines a handful of musical

News MISTER MISERY sign with Arising Empire & Contra Promotion and release brand new single ‘My Ghost’

Arising Empire are proud to announce the worldwide signing of Sweden’s metal quartett MISTER MISERY. Welcome to the Family!  MISTER MISERY just finished their self produced and mixed debut album, »Unalive«, that

News OPETH Announces Release Date For “In Cauda Venenum” And Debuts First Single

One of 2019’s most anticipated heavy rock/metal albums, »In Cauda Venenum«, will be released by Swedish prog-masters OPETH on September 27th via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band

News TUNGSTEN – sign with Arising Empire and release new single ‘We Will Rise’

Swedish metallers TUNGSTEN, formed by Anders Johansson (ex HAMMERFALL), was recently unveiled to the world and signed with Arising Empire. Welcome to the family! Today, they released the title track of

News SABATON releases third album trailer for “The Great War”

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are set to release their new album ‘The Great War’ on July 19th, 2019. Today the band reveal the third album trailer, in which they discuss the song writing process

News SABATON Release New single And Lyric Video “The Red Baron”

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are set to release their new album “The Great War” on July 19th, 2019. Today the band reveals their second single, called “The Red Baron”.

News TWILIGHT FORCE – present digital single & lyric video ‘Night Of Winterlight’

The new opus of Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE, »Dawn Of The Dragonstar«, will see the light of day on August 16, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. After solving the mystical riddle leading us

News MAJESTICA – release music video for “Above The Sky” title track + debut album out now!

Swedish symphonic power metallers MAJESTICA, formerly known as REINXEED, are releasing their debut album »Above The Sky«, via Nuclear Blast today. To celebrate, the trio fronted by SABATON guitaristTommy Johansson has unveiled a brand new music video for

News Wormwood release music video for “The Isolationist” off their forthcoming album Nattarvet!

Swedish Melodic Black Metallers Wormwood have released a music video for their first single from their upcoming sophomore album Nattarvet which will release on July 26th through Black Lodge Records.

News TWILIGHT FORCE to release new album on August 16th 2019!

Swedish symphonic power metallers (also known as a adventure metallers) from Dalarna – Twilight Force will release their third studio album Dawn of the Dragonstar via Nuclear Blast Records on

News THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA new album being recorded with ABBA gear

Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA have announced to have begun recording the successor of 2018s »Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough«. The band is currectly working on the as

News MAJESTICA release new digital single & lyric video ‘Night Call Girl’!

Swedish symphonic power metallers MAJESTICA are set to release their debut album »Above The Sky«, on June 7, 2019, through Nuclear Blast. Today the band that features SABATON guitarist Tommy Johansson

News SABATON Release “Fields Of Verdun”, First Single From Upcoming Album “The Great War”

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are set to release their new album “The Great War” on July 19th, 2019. Now the band proudly present their first single, “Fields Of Verdun”.

News SABATON Shares APOCALYPTICA’s Cover of Their New Track “Fields of Verdun”

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are pleased to share ‘Fields of Verdun’, the first song from their upcoming album “The Great War”, as performed by their friends in Finnish cello

News Soen to visit Latin America in 2020

The progressive metal supergroup from Sweden, Soen, have confirmed a Latin American tour, set to start on March, 2020. This, after an interview Martín López -former Opeth drummer and ex-Amon

News ENFORCER discuss writing and recording »Zenith« in first album trailer!

Swedish metallers ENFORCER will release their forthcoming studio album »Zenith«, in both English and Spanish, on April 26, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has launched the first album trailer,

News SABATON – announce new studio album “The Great War”

Today, Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON reveal the title and artwork of their new studio album that will be released in summer 2019. This ninth full length record, that will see the

News GRAND MAGUS second album trailer released

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS are set to release their new studio album »Wolf God« on April 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, band frontman and general overlord JB explains why

News MÅNEGARM Release “Hervors Arv” Music Video

Swedish Viking metallers MÅNEGARM have unveiled a new music video for their song “Hervors Arv”. The track is taken from their upcoming studio record “Fornaldarsagor”, due for release on April

News EVERGREY Release “All I Have” Music Video

Swedish dark melodic metallers EVERGREY, have released a video for “All I Have”. The song is featured on the band’s new studio album, “The Atlantic”, out now via AFM Records.

News AMON AMARTH reveals details for new album, ‘Berserker’ launches video for first single “Raven’s Flight”

On May 3rd, Amon Amarth will release their 11th full-length, Berserker, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! For a preview of the album, the video for the first

News GRAND MAGUS first digital single & lyric video released

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS are set to release their new studio album »Wolf God« on April 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band released their first single. the title

News CRAZY LIXX Announce New Album “Forever Wild”; First single “Wicked” Out Now

Swedish hard rockers CRAZY LIXX are back with another gem of an album that harkens back to the best of ‘80s hard rock, while also keeping a foot firmly planted

News Re-activated KATATONIA announce “Night Is The New Day” 10th Anniversary

After a long year and a half hiatus, the gloomy wheels are in motion for Sweden’s Katatonia! “Night Is The New Day” will be turning 10 in 2019, and to

News IN FLAMES discuss the mixing, artwork and lyrics in second album webisode

We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated release of IN FLAMES thirteenth studio album, »I, The Mask« out March 1st, and today, the Swedish metal masters unveil

News SABATON’s History Channel Has Launched With Their Song ’40:1″!

The new SABATON History Channel has launched with an episode about one of the band’s best-loved songs – the Polish anthem ’40:1′. The first episode, which tells the story of

News ENFORCER – To Release New Studio Album “Zenith” In April!

It’s been silent for a while in the camp of Swedish metallers ENFORCER but now the quartet is back with their highly anticipated fifth studio album entitled ‘Zenith‘. The record will be unleashed

Artist Blowsight

Blowsight is a Swedish rock band formed in 2003. Since then, it has undergone some changes. Today, the group consists of Niklas Fagerström, aka Nick Red (vocals and guitar), Serban “Seb”

News MESHUGGAH Announce reissues for “Nothing”, “I”, “Catch Thirtythree”, “obZen” and “Koloss”

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH are proud to release an exclusive collection of vinyl reissues celebrating the bands legacy. The collection offers a limited, one-time only pressing that includes re-imagined cover artwork, redesigned

News EVERGREY Releases “Weightless” Music Video

“Weightless“, a new video from Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s new studio album, “The Atlantic”, which will be

News IN FLAMES drop new title track and lyric video for ‘I, The Mask’

After recently announcing the release of their upcoming album »I, The Mask«, out on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America), Swedish legends IN

News SABATON History Channel to launch 7 February 2019

A brand new Youtube channel dedicated to telling the stories behind SABATON’s music will launch next month. The band has teamed up with historians Indy Neidell and Timeghost to create the Sabaton History Channel, which will

News KATATONIA Guitarist On Band’s Hiatus: “There’s A Lot Of Things To Be Solved”

In December 2017, Katatonia announced they’d be rescheduling a handful of tour dates due to the medical situation of guitarist Roger Öjersson, after whose performances they’d go on short-term hiatus “to re-evaluate

News Nordic Metal Staff Top-5 Albums 2018

Roughly a week before Christmas our Nordic Metal staff got a request to each deliver a Top-5 Albums of 2018 before the year changes. Sounded easy enough right? Wrong! It