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Civil War

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Formed: 2012
From: Falun, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Civil War News

Below is our complete Civil War news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

As was the case in 2013, the 2014 installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium will have a live feed over this weekend (June 27th-June 29th). The feed can be accessed over at this location.

Not all bands are participating in the live feed, and the feed is subject to change at any time, with full live shows and partial live feeds throughout. Bands that will not be broadcast are: Ghost, Annihilator, Limp Bizkit and Black Sabbath. Make sure you check the schedule regularly at the bottom of the feed page for the status of the live stream (green check is full live stream, question mark is "unknown," green/red circle with slash is partial streaming and the red "x" is no stream).

As of press time, the bands scheduled for live streaming are as follows:

Friday, June 27th:

Jeff Scott Soto
Alestorm
Primal Fear
Sepultura
Novembers Doom
Solstafir
Napalm Death
Triptykon
Candlemass
Opeth

Saturday, June 28th:

Civil War

Sunday, June 29th:

Comeback Kid
Schirenc Plays Pungent
Tiamat More...

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Civil War Recruits New Guitarist

Swedish metal band Civil War hereby announces that guitarist Petrus Granar will be added as a full member to the line-up. The band comments:

"He as of today officially joined the band with a 'wet' ceremony baptizing him in Champagne, what else…

"Petrus have been a friend and working closely with the band since 'The Killer Angels' with demos, arrangements etc. He is a very talented guitarist and good with arrangements. Petrus also worked as a backline tech for the band since last November. It feels just natural to offer him a place with the band as he’s been our '7th member' all along.

"We look forward to have him in our band of brothers and he will add another dimension to our live sound and push the boundaries for what we can do with pretty much everything both on album and what we can make out of it as a live band."

Last year Civil War released debut full-length album “The Killer Angels” (reviewed here). The band is currently in the studio recording an upcoming album that will be released through Napalm Records later this year. More...

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Civil War Signs With Napalm Records

Swedish metal act Civil War, featuring former Sabaton members (Daniel Myhr – keyboard, Oskar Montelius - guitar, Rikard Sundén – guitar, Daniel Mullback – drums), has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band also features bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon) and singer Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Lion's Share/Wuthering Heights).

The debut full length album "The Killer Angels" received excellent feedback worldwide (see review here) and was certified gold in Sweden. The band is expecting big things for this year.

The band commented: "We are more than happy to sign with Napalm Records, one of the best labels in the world. Our intention is to deliver Heavy Metal under the Napalm flag for many years. The civil war has only just begun."

The band also confirmed the following live dates: More...

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Civil War Posts "Gettysburg" Music Video

Civil War - the band formed by former Sabaton members Rikard Sundén, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback and Daniel Mÿhr along with Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson, posted a new music video for the track "Gettysburg."

The video is a tribute to the 150th Anniversary of the famous American Civil War battle. The song appears on the latest LP "The Killer Angels" out now on Despotz Records (see review here).

On the video the band commented: "This is from us to you. To honor the memory of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and a small poof of appreciation for the fantastic support you have showed us. Here you go: Gettysburg - the video. Featuring clips from our different shows we did this summer. We traveled across our native Sweden and a short stop in wonderful Budapest, Hungary this summer doing show after show with a response noone could dream of. Thank you for your support, bow your head in respect for the one who lost their life so many years ago on the battlefield of Gettysburg. We salute YOU!"

The video was directed by Michael Asplund and footage was shot by Michael Asplund and Daniel Falk. Check it out here: More...

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Civil War's Album Certified Gold In Sweden

Civil War (the symphonic power metal band from ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback, and Daniel Myhr, along with frontman Nils Patrik Johansson and bass player Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson) is proud to announce that debut album "The Killer Angels" has been certified Gold in the band's home country of Sweden, selling more than 20,000 copies.

The members of Civil War were presented with their Gold plaques before headlining the Metal War festival in Budapest last weekend. Commented the band:

"Selling 20,000-plus in our home country is something none of us could ever imagine when getting into the sessions leading up to the album. Even though we felt we made a solid record, getting these numbers was still something we couldn't predict upon our wildest imagination."

"We at Despotz are incredibly proud to have reached 'Gold' status in Sweden with the band Civil War," added Despotz Records founder, Ömer Akay. "The band has received great international support from their fans, and it shows with growing sales and upcoming tours as a result. This is just the beginning of a brilliant career. We Will Rule The Universe."

"The Killer Angels" was released June 11th, 2013 via Despotz Records. Read our review at this location. More...

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Rommelrock Festival Cancelled

The upcoming Rommelrock festival, which was to take place Friday and Saturday in Maasmechelen, Belgium, was cancelled. According to the promoters, the mayor of the town enforced a decision made back in May, in which he refused to issue a permit on the grounds that that the festival would cause unsafe conditions.

The announcement reads: "To our greatest regret, Rommelrock is forced to cancel the whole event. Seven years of intense labour, the spotless reputation, legal terms and liberties, in vain... Two court sessions made little difference... [The] mayor steps in to enforce the prohibition to organize Rommelrock, refuses to issue a license to permit Rommelrock 2013... such an improbable tale, as the decision of the Maasmechelen mayor made on May 13, 2013, is maintained, on so-called grounds of safety and public order... A boiling cauldron that spawned the anti-rommelrock story!

"Despite all the efforts taken and the fact we have the law and justice at our side according to the law and the constitution itself, the struggle ended in the worst possible way, forcing us to pull the plug out of this year's Rommelrock.

"We wish to express our deepest respect to all that supported us, and we apologize in the same time to all that suffered because of all this, despite all perseverance and tenacity.
We never wanted to see Rommelrock 2013, a special edition with exclusive shows and such, to end in this way."

Among the acts that were scheduled to perform: Therion, Civil War, Haggard, Morton, Tokyo Blade, Furyon, Dragonsfire, Sound Storm, Pursuing the End, Lord Volture, Iron Fate, Black Widow and Weeping Silence. More...

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Civil War Streaming "Gettysburg"

Civil War, the new symphonic power metal band featuring ex-Sabaton members, has uploaded the song "Gettysburg" to Soundcloud in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle.

Check out the song below, which is taken from the band's debut full-length "The Killer Angels" (reviewed here), out now on Despotz Records.

"The Battle of Gettysburg. 150 years have passed since it took place, but still today it's one of the greatest battles in history," commented the band. "This is a song that reflects the memories and thoughts of one single soldier. His name is unknown, maybe he never existed. But if he did, maybe this is what went through his mind. We give you the song, 'Gettysburg.'" More...

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Civil War Added To Getaway Rock Festival

Sweden's Civil War, who just issued the debut full length LP "The Killer Angels" (see review at this location), have been added to the lineup for the Getaway Rock Festival, to be held on August 8-10, 2013 in Gasklockorna, Gavle Sweden. The festival includes appearances from over 60 bands, including System of a Down, In Flames, Deep Purple and Lamb Of God.

The band made the announcement: "We are very happy to announce that we will do a show in Gävle and Getaway Rock Festival on August 10. This year’s line-up includes System Of A Down, Deep Purple, In Flames, Testament, Gojira among others. Furthermore, we want to send out a huge thank you to all of you who supported us with getting our album. We are overwhelmed with the reception you’ve given it, we salute YOU!"

For more information, check out the festival's website over at this location. A preview for the festival can be found here: More...

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Civil War Streaming Full New Album

Civil War is the new symphonic power metal band from ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback, and Daniel Myhr, along with frontman Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors), and bass player Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon).

The band has now teamed up with MetalInsider.net to stream the band's debut full-length, "The Killer Angels" before it hits stores tomorrow on Despotz Records.

Check out the album stream online at this location or through the player below. For more info on the album, you can also check out our recent interview with the band right here. More...

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Exclusive Premiere Of Civil War's "First To Fight"

Last year several members of Sabaton set out on their own to form a new band, with Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums), and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) joining vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon) to create Civil War.

The band would go on to be nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012 in our annual year-end awards. Now Civil War's debut full-length album is almost upon us, as "The Killer Angels" will drop on June 11th, 2013.

In anticipation of the release, Metalunderground.com is pleased to bring you an exclusive song premiere off the album. Experience the full throttle power metal glory of "First To Fight" in the player below. The band also comments on the track:

"First to Fight is about an elite force, that according to some, even surpasses the U.S. Navy Seals when it comes to the tough recruitment requirements. 'GROM,' - Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego (Operational Maneuver Response Group), is a 350 man strong elite force that was formed on June 13th, 1990 to protect Polish citizens where the situation demands it across the globe."

The track listing for "The Killer Angels" is as follows:

1. King Of The Sun
2. First To Fight
3. Saint Patrick's Day
4. Rome Is Falling
5. Sons Of Avalon
6. I Will Rule The Universe
7. Lucifer's Court
8. Brother Judas
9. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across the Belts (Bonus Track)

If you like what you hear, you can also listen to the previously posted single's "Saint Patrick's Day" and "I Will Rule the Universe." Pre-orders for the album are also available at this location.

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Civil War Streaming New Track "St. Patrick's Day"

Civil War is streaming the new track "St. Patrick's Day." The song appears on the band's forthcoming debut full length LP "The Killer Angels," which will drop on June 11, 2013 via Despotz Records.

The track list for "The Killer Angels" is:

1. King Of The Sun
2. First To Fight
3. Saint Patrick's Day
4. Rome Is Falling
5. Sons Of Avalon
6. I Will Rule The Universe (streaming here)
7. Lucifer's Court
8. Brother Judas
9. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across The Belts (Bonus Track)

Check out "St. Patrick's Day" here: More...

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Civil War Posts New Single Teaser

Civil War will be releasing the "Saint Patricks Day" single this coming May 1st, and now the band has posted a teaser trailer online for the track, which can be heard below.

"Saint Patricks Day" will also appear on upcoming full-length "The Killer Angels," due out June 11th, 2013. The full track listing is:

1. King Of The Sun
2. First To Fight
3. Saint Patricks Day
4. Rome Is Falling
5. Sons Of Avalon
6. I Will Rule The Universe (streaming here)
7. Lucifer's Court
8. Brother Judas
9. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across The Belts (Bonus Track)

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Civil War Streaming New Track

Civil War is streaming the new track "I Will Rule The Universe." The song appears on the band's forthcoming debut full length LP "The Killer Angels," which is set for release on June 11, 2013 via Despotz Records. The song is about a certain French general known as Napoleon and his vision about how he would become more powerful than god and as of that rule the universe…

"The Killer Angels" was recorded at Studio Myhrer (the bed and living room of keyboard player Myhr), with drum recordings made at the legendary studio The Abyss/Black Lounge by Jonas Kjellgren. Artwork for the album was created by artist Lukasz Jaszak.

The track list for "The Killer Angels" is:

1. King Of The Sun
2. First To Fight
3. Saint Patrick's Day
4. Rome Is Falling
5. Sons Of Avalon
6. I Will Rule The Universe
7. Lucifer's Court
8. Brother Judas
9. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across The Belts (Bonus Track)

Check out "I Will Rule the Universe" here: More...

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Civil War Posts "I Will Rule The Universe" Teaser

Civil War posted the first teaser clip for the new track "I Will Rule The Universe." The song appears on the band's forthcoming debut full length LP "The Killer Angels," which is set for release on June 11, 2013 via Despotz Records. More info on the album and pre-order opportunities can be found over at this location. The single will be available for download on April 11, 2013.

Civil War is the band comprised of ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) along with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon/Ex-Cryonic Temple). In 2012, the band issued its debut self-titled EP.

Check out the teaser clip here: More...

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Civil War Announces Album Title & Release Date

Civil War, the band comprised of ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) along with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon/Ex-Cryonic Temple), have announced that the band's first full length release will be entitled "The Killer Angels." The album is set for release on June 11, 2013 (standard CD/digital) via Despotz Records.

The album will also be avilable as a limited edition combo vinyl/CD pack limited edition of the album come with both Vinyl (2 x 12" black vinyl) and CD, packaged in an exclusive 6 page gatefold pack, and feature an exclusive bonus song; "March Across The Belts".

Pre-orders for the special "large" vinyl/CD combo package can be made at this location and the regular combo pack (2LP vinyl/CD) over here.

The track listing and cover art are as follows:

1. King Of The Sun
2. First To Fight
3. Saint Patrick's Day
4. Rome Is Falling
5. Sons Of Avalon
6. I Will Rule The Universe
7. Lucifer's Court
8. Brother Judas
9. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across The Belts (Bonus Track) More...

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Best Newcomers Of 2012 Explored: Part 3

There's a slew of new heavy metal bands popping up across the globe covering just about every imaginable sound, and plenty more appearing on the horizon. Thanks to easy access to digital tools and online methods of music distribution, the metal scene as a whole has an exploding population, and every year we try to keep up with the best new talent in our year-end “best of” awards.

To help get you acquainted with the best new metal out there, we’ll be briefly covering the bands nominated by our contributors for the “Best Newcomer” category of Metalunderground.com’s recent 2012 awards.

Writer/reviewer CROMCarl nominated the following acts for best newcomer of 2012: Huntress, Civil War, Beyond the Bridge, Symbolica, and Monument. You can also find yesterday's coverage of nominees at this location. More...

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Civil War Posts Teaser Clip For Debut EP

Civil War, the band comprised of ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) along with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon/Ex-Cryonic Temple), posted up a teaser clip for the upcoming debut self-titled EP. The EP is expected for release on November 13, 2012 via Despotz Records. Pre-orders are available at this location.

The track list for "Civil War" is as follows:

1. Rome is Falling (streaming over here)
2. Civil War
3. Forevermore
4. Custer's Last Stand
5. Secret Cover

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Civil War Streaming New Track "Rome Is Falling"

Civil War, the band comprised of ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) along with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon/Ex-Cryonic Temple), is streaming the new track "Rome is Falling." The song is the first single from the band's forthcoming debut EP, which is due out soon. The track is also available as a free download through the "Pledge the Music" widget below (free with signup).

Check out "Rome is Falling" here:

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Civil War Posts Studio Videoblog Report

Civil War, featuring ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) along with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon/Ex-Cryonic Temple), posted the band's first videoblog report. The video shows studio footage and samples from the band's upcoming debut EP.

Check out the video here:

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Ex-Sabaton Members Unleash Civil War

Ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) have teamed up with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon/Ex-Cryonic Temple) to form the band Civil War.

The band is currently writing songs for a debut EP targeted for the fall of 2012 followed up by a full length debut in 2013.

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