Heavy Metal News – November 30, 2013

NIGHTWISH: Fifth ‘Showtime, Storytime’ Trailer Available

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, “Showtime, Storytime”, on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition.

“Showtime, Storytime” contains NIGHTWISH‘s entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. The show, which was played in the front of 85,000 screaming metalheads, was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total running time of 85 minutes. The second disc consists of a 120-minute tour documentary, “Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours”, also directed by Ville Lipiäinen, with no shortage of drama or overall madness. Also, there is a 16-minute NIGHTWISH Table Hockey Tournament, filmed on tour. In addition, there are two music clips: “I Want My Tears Back” (live at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland) and “Ghost Love Score” (live in Buenos Aires).

The Wacken Open Air appearance was the first of the three final shows of NIGHTWISH‘s “Imaginaerum World Tour”, which saw the band and their Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) playing 104 concerts in 34 different countries, with a total audience of over 1.5 million fans around the globe.

Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: “Our darling flying Dutchwoman, Floor Jansen, has been nothing but incredible during her time in NIGHTWISH on this tour, so this is a perfect opportunity to immortalize the current vibe of the band on film!”

NIGHTWISH‘s setlist for the Wacken Open Air performance was as follows:

01. Dark Chest Of Wonders
02. Wish I Had An Angel
03. She Is My Sin
04. Ghost River
05. Ever Dream
06. Storytime
07. I Want My Tears Back
08. Nemo
09. Last Of The Wilds
10. Bless The Child
11. Romanticide
12. Amaranth
13. Ghost Love Score
14. Song Of Myself
15. Last Ride Of The Day
16. Outro (Imaginaerum)

The fifth trailer for“Showtime, Storytime” can be seen at this location.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/nightwish-fifth-showtime-storytime-trailer-available/#busRQMoPYAVMtW2u.99

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CANDLEMASS Bassist’s AVATARIUM: ‘Boneflower’ Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Boneflower”, the new video from AVATARIUM, the project led by Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be seen at this location. The song is taken from AVATARIUM‘s self-titled debut album, which was released in Europe on November 1 via Nuclear Blast.

In addition to EdlingAVATARIUM features Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNTEVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums, Carl Westholm on keyboards and Jennie-Ann Smith on vocals.

AVATARIUM‘s first release was a 12-inch mini-LP, “Moonhorse”, featuring the title track, the B-side “Boneflower” as well as an acoustic cover version of BLACK SABBATH‘s “War Pigs”. It arrived on September 20.

The cover artwork for “Avatarium” was created by Swedish artist Erik Rovamperä, who has previously worked with CANDLEMASS.

Jidell had the following to say about the birth of “Avatarium”: “We are very proud to present the first, but not the last, AVATARIUM album to you.

“When we started to demo the songs on this album, we had one thing that we thought was extremely important: we wanted to make music that was heavy, dark and poetic. Also, we had an urge to make an album with a very organic sound and no fixing and trixing in computers but just try to make great emotional music.

“During the whole process, we have been looking for feeling rather than trying to make everything technically perfect.

“I think that everything really came together the first day Jennie-Ann came in the studio and sung ‘Moonhorse’. She had everything we looked for in a singer: rock ‘n’ roll attitude, jazz and blues feel, a big and powerful voice and yet so able to be fragile and extremely tender in her interpretation of the songs.

“If you like heavy, dark riffs and big guitars, emotional, raw and bluesy vocals, thunderous and groovy drums, I am quite sure that you’ll like AVATARIUM.”

“Avatarium” track listing:

CD:

01. Moonhorse
02. Pandora’s Egg
03. Avatarium
04. Boneflower
05. Bird Of Prey
06. Tides Of Telepathy
07. Lady In The Lamp

2LP:

Side A

01. Moonhorse
02. Pandora’s Egg

Side B

01. Avatarium
02. Boneflower

Side C

01. Bird Of Prey
02. Tides Of Telepathy

Side D

01. Lady In The Lamp

AVATARIUM made its live debut on November 9 in Stockholm. The band played two songs at the private 40th birthday party for AVATARIUM and TIAMAT drummer Lars Sköld at Blå Cupolen.

AVATARIUM is:

Leif Edling: Bass
Jennie-Ann Smith: Vocals
Marcus Jidell: Guitar
Lars Sköld: Drums
Carl Westholm: Keyboards

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/candlemass-bassists-avatarium-boneflower-video-released/#mDuhzMwFpKEz3QGH.99

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KAMPFAR: Official ‘Mylder’ Lyric Video

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Norwegian black metallers KAMPFAR will release their sixth studio album, “Djevelmakt” (English-language translation: Devil Power), on January 27, 2014 (four days later in in Germany, Austria, Switzerland) via Indie Recordings.

According to a press release, “Djevelmakt” ”proves that 20 years of existence does not dull the blade, but grinds it into a sharpness more scything than ever before.”

“Djevelmakt” track listing:

01. Mylder
02. Kujon
03. Blod, Eder Og Galle
04. Swarm Norvegicus
05. Fortapelse
06. De Dødes Fane
07. Svarte Sjelers Salme
08. Our Hounds, Our Legion

The official lyric video for the song “Mylder” can be seen at this location.

KAMPFAR will soon announce a full European tour for March and April 2014 and is already confirmed for the Ragnarök and Kings Of Black Metal festivals.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kampfar-official-mylder-lyric-video/#TusTvAqmphg3JlGg.99

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