Marduk’s Fredrik Widigs Streaming New Drum-Cam Live Video

Marduk’s drummer Fredrik Widigs is streaming a new drum-cam live video showcasing his performance of “Into Utter Madness” at Germany’s Rock Hard Festival on May 19th of this year.

Check out now “Into Utter Madness” below.

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Kaoteon Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Damnatio Memoriae”

Death metal band KAOTEON will release their pummeling new full-length album, Damnatio Memoriae, featuring bass wizard Linus Klausenitzer of Obscura and drum master Fredrik Widigs of Marduk as special guests, on February 23, 2018. Today, in celebration of the impending release, KAOTEON is streaming the entire album below.

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Kaoteon Premiere New Song “Barren Lands” From Upcoming New Album “Damnatio Memoriae”

Black metal outfit Kaoteon premiere a new song entitled “Barren Lands”, taken from their upcoming new album “Damnatio Memoriae”, which will be out in stores on February 23. The track features Fredrik Widigs (Marduk) on drums and Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Alkaloid) on bass.

Check out now “Barren Lands” below.

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Kaoteon Premiere Title Track From Upcoming New Album “Damnatio Memoriae”

Kaoteon, the band featuring full-time members Anthony Kaoteon (Death Drive) on guitar and vocalist Walid Wolflust (Ordum, ex-Gothmog), as well as studio mercenaries bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura) and drummer Fredrik Widigs (Marduk), premiere the title track from their upcoming new album “Damnatio Memoriae”, which will be out in stores February 23 via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Damnatio Memoriae” below.

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Portrait Recruits New Bass Player Fredrik Petersson

Swedish group Portrait, which released latest full-length album “Crossroads” back in 2014, just checked in with this update about recruiting a new member:

“We are glad to announce that we have finally found a new bassist. His name is Fredrik Petersson and is also in Nidhöggr, and formerly in The Ancients Rebirth. He will do his first Portrait show on April 29th, at the Stockholm Slaughter festival. Welcome to Hell, Fredrik.”

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Necrophobic Announces Band Lineup Changes

Blackened death metal group Necrophobic just issued this announcement about lineup changes within the band:

“Let’s start this new year with welcoming the two savages Sebastian Ramstedt and Johan Bergebäck back to the band. From today, they will handle the guitars, a part that has been single handed in the recent years. Why is this happening now? What happened to Fredrik?

“The last couple of years, Fredrik has been handling all the guitar parts as a single guitarist. He is a great guitar player, but he can’t play two guitars live and to have two guitarists is an important part of our sound – especially live. The music is written for two guitars. It has been so in the past and it’s still so today. Necrophobic has already started to write new music and plan to record a long awaited new album during the end of 2017.”

Joakim Sterner comments: “Lately, I have also come to realize that me and Fredrik are too far from each other on the musical side. Our mindset and our musical roots are too different. Necrophobic is very special in that way that it has very strict, call it rules, on how music shall sound, and not to sound, so with that in mind, along with that one guitar player was ‘missing’ live, I slowly started to think of this solution – to let Fredrik go. It’s always hard to tell a person to go, especially since we have always got along very well on the personal basis, he’s a great guy, but I had to set the band, and what’s best for the band, in first place. There’s no hard feelings between us. At least not from my side.

“Since some time back, a new born relationship started with my old friends, and former band mates, Sebastian and Johan, and that made this line-up change into reality. Sebastian was part of this band for 15 years and Johan for 10 years, so I’m really excited to have them back in the band again and I’m looking forward to what we will accomplish together, both live and on the song writing terms.”

Sebastian Ramstedt adds: “It’s a great honour to be back! It feels like coming home. Necrophobic has, by far, been the band where I can let my creativity flow the most. Joakim’s vision and my way of writing songs has always fit together naturally. The funny thing is that me and Johan never really quit Necrophobic. After years of working closely together we, in the beginning of 2011, said that we needed a break, but it became longer than we expected. I do respect Fredrik’s work in this band. He is a fantastic guitar player and his work with Necrophobic, both as a guitar player and a producer, will not pass unnoticed. The time for a return is now and we will unite in forces stronger than ever.

Johan Bergebäck had this to say: “The time has come for me to re-unite with the mighty force of Necrophobic. Together we will bring forth the black flag and reclaim our position as a great live act. Join us when we venture into the eternal fire. See you out there.”

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This Ending Premieres New Lyric Video For “Garden Of Death”

Swedish melodic death metal act This Ending – featuring ex-Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson – premieres a new lyric video for the song “Garden Of Death”, the title track of This Ending’s third album, which was released on April 22 via Apostasy Records.

Check out now “Garden Of Death” below.

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This Ending Premieres New Lyric Video For “Garden Of Death”

Swedish melodic death metal act This Ending – featuring ex-Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson – premieres a new lyric video for the song “Garden Of Death”, the title track of This Ending’s third album, which was released on April 22 via Apostasy Records.

Check out now “Garden Of Death” below.

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Nordjevel Unleashes New Music Video “Djevelen i Nord” From Self-Titled Debut Album

Scandinavian black metal unit Nordjevel – featuring vocalist Doedsadmiral from Svartelder and drummer Fredrik Widigs from Marduk – premieres a new music video for “Djevelen i Nord”, taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, out in stores via Osmose Productions. The track features Troll’s Nagash on guest vocals and 1349’s Archaon on guitars.

Check out now “Djevelen i Nord” below.

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Video Studio Report On New Album Issued By Persuader, Lineup Change

Swedish power metal band Persuader released a studio video with behind the scenes footage of the creation of the fifth studio album, which currently in the pre-production phase. The album is scheduled to be released in 2017 through Inner Wound Recordings. The new release is the follow up to 2014’s “The Fiction Maze.”

Persuader also welcomes Fredrik Mannberg (Nocturnal Rites, Guillotine) as the band’s new guitar player, replacing Daniel Sundbom who left the band recently.

Guitarist Emil Norberg commented on Sundborn’s departure: “Daniel left the band a while ago and we want to thank him for a great decade of metal! It feels great to welcome Fredrik into the band as he fits perfect into the band chemistry and he also did very well on the recent shows where he filled in for Daniel. Welcome Fredrik!”

More news on the new album is expected soon. Check out the studio report here:

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