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The new lineup of Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED played its groundbreaking 1991 album, "Clandestine", in its entirety at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden on November 12. Sitting in first with conductor Josef Rhedin and the 100-plus member Malmö Symphony Orchestra for Thomas Von Wachenfeldt's arrangement of "Clandestine", the band performed "Clandestine" from front to back for the very first time. Guitarist Alex Hellid said: "'Clandestine' is a complex beast. Revisiting it 25 years later is definitely something...

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SIRENIA Guitarist Says Former Singer’s ‘Health Issues’ Made It Impossible For Her To Do A Good Job
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Fan-filmed video footage of Norwegian symphonic metallers SIRENIA performing on November 14 at B90 in Gdańsk, Poland can be seen below. SIRENIA's new album, "Dim Days Of Dolor", was released on November 11 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was once again created by Gyula Havancsák from Hjules Illustration And Design. The CD was mixed at Hansen Studios in Denmark. SIRENIA recently parted ways with their Spanish singer Ailyn Giménez García for "personal reasons." She has since been replaced by the French vocalist...

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EPICA’s MARK JANSEN: ‘I Always Write Music Whenever I Feel Inspired’
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Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal Assault: Tell me about new ,...

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Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian says that he was "treated like less than human" during his tenure with the band and considers his time with the group "a huge waste" of his life. Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — made his latest comments while reflecting on his career trajectory in a Thanksgiving message on his personal Facebook page. In a post that was made public, Christian wrote: "I'm thankful for being blessed with the opportunity to see so much of the...

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Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian says that he was "treated like less than human" during his tenure with the band and considers his time with the group "a huge waste" of his life. Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — made his latest comments while reflecting on his career trajectory in a Thanksgiving message on his personal Facebook page. In a post that was made public, Christian wrote: "I'm thankful for being blessed with the opportunity to see so much of the...

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