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Vampire

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Latest Vampire News

Below is our complete Vampire 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.

Portrait Announces New Guitarist

After recruiting new bassist Fredrik Petersson and wrapping up work on forthcoming album "Burn The World," Portrait now reveals another lineup shift. The band comments:

"We would like to introduce our new guitarist. This is Robin Holmberg (also in Vampire), and he will replace David Olofsson who had to leave the band last year. Robin will do his debut show with us next week at Stockholm Slaughter. Photo by Daniel Falk."

The current Portrait line-up is as follows:

Per Lengstedt - vocals
Christian Lindell - guitars
Robin Holmberg - guitars
Fredrik Petersson - bass
Anders Persson - drums More...

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Vampire Posts "He Who Speaks" Video

There are two more weeks before Vampire's impatiently awaited new album "With Primeval Force" will be released, and n the meantime a brand new video clip for the song "He Who Speaks" comes online and can be see below.

"With Primeval Force" will be released digitally in North America on April 21st with pre-orders online here, but many other formats are available for import via Century Media.

1. Knights Of The Burning Crypt (4:49)
2. He Who Speaks (3:26)
3. Metamorfosis (3:53)
4. Skull Prayer (2:20)
5. Midnight Trial (4:46)
6. Revenants (6:14)
7. Ghoul Wind (3:24)
8. Initiation Rites (4:35)
9. Scylla (4:39) More...

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Vampire Streams New Song "Revenants"

Swedish death/thrash act Vampire released another new song from the sophomore album "With Primeval Force," which is set for release on April 21st via Century Media Records. Check out "Revenants" in the player below.

The album's track listing is:

1. Knights of the Burning Crypt
2. He Who Speaks
3. Metamorfosis
4. Skull Prayer (song streaming here)
5. Midnight Trial
6. Revenants
7. Ghoul Wind (song streaming here)
8. Initiation Rite
9. Scylla

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Vampire Calls Forth The "Ghoul Wind"

Swedish death/thrash act Vampire is streaming the new song "Ghoul Wind," which you can check out in the player below. The song appears on the upcoming second full length effort "With Primeval Force," expected to drop on April 21st via Century Media Records.

The album's track listing is:

1. Knights of the Burning Crypt
2. He Who Speaks
3. Metamorfosis
4. Skull Prayer (song streaming here)
5. Midnight Trial
6. Revenants
7. Ghoul Wind
8. Initiation Rite
9. Scylla

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Vampire Reveals New Album

Vampire is set to follow the band's 2014 self-titled debut (reviewed here) and subsequent "Cimmerian Shade" EP with a new full-length due out via Century Media. "With Primeval Force" will be released on April 21st, 2017

“With Primeval Force” offers nine tracks of furious and nightmarish death/thrash metal. The cover for the album is a monstrous piece of handcrafted art by Nick Keller that can be seen below. First advance song "Skull Prayer" can also be heard at this location. More...

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Vampire Posts "Skull Prayer"

Last week, Vampire digitally released "Skull Prayer," taken from the band's forthcoming and yet-untitled new studio album, which is planned to be released in late spring 2017. Now the song is also online and can be heard below.

The recording of Vampire's new album has already been finished and the band is currently mixing and mastering the new songs.

Century Media comments: "If you liked the demo of Vampire, the 2014 self-titled debut album and last year's EP 'Cimmerian Shade,' you will surely not be disappointed. The darkness in cloak and hood is waiting." More...

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Vampire Releases EP, Streaming "Night Hunter"

Under the wings of the fanged beast... Vampire's new EP "Cimmerian Shade" is out and you can get a copy of the 10" vinyl version through Century Media here. Another song from the EP also comes online today, so check out "Night Hunter" below. The full track listing is as follows:

Side A
1. Pyre Of The Harvest Queen *
2. Sleeper In The Deep (instrumental)
Side B
3. Night Hunter
4. Hexahedron

* taken from the "Whispers Through The Black Veil" LP-only compilation (Wyrd War, 2014) More...

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Vampire Streams "Pyre Of The Harvest Queen"

The darkness that kills with a bite... pre-orders for Vampire's new release, the MLP "Cimmerian Shade," have started - head over here for yours.

"Cimmerian Shade" will be released as 10" vinyl and digital download/stream on September 25, 2015 via Century Media. The opening track "Pyre Of The Harvest Queen" can also now be heard below.

With "Cimmerian Shade," Vampire continues walking the path from the previous self-titled demo (2012) and last year's debut album (reviewed here), offering ghoulish, horror-ridden Nordic death metal and an omnipresent eldritch atmosphere. The track listing is:

Side A
1. Pyre Of The Harvest Queen *
2. Sleeper In The Deep (instrumental)

Side B
3. Night Hunter
4. Hexahedron

* known from the "Whispers Through The Black Veil" LP-only compilation (Wyrd War, 2014) More...

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Vampire Announces Mini-LP Release

Remember the Swedish old school black/death outfit Vampire that popped up last year? Now the Vampire is striking back with a new mini-LP titled "Cimmerian Shade" coming out September 25 via Century Media. The track listing is:

Side A
1. Pyre Of The Harvest Queen
2. Sleeper In The Deep (instrumental)
Side B
1. Night Hunter
2. Hexahedron

Pre-order starts August 28, and this will follow the band's previous self-titled full-length album (reviewed here). More...

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Vampire Posts "The Fen" Video

Swedish horror death metal band Vampire has completed a video clip for "The Fen," taken from the band's self-titled debut album (reviewed here).

This work of art was done by Mr. Daniel Garptoft of Dirt Frame and can be seen below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. Vampire's lead singer Hand of Doom comments on the video:

"Working with Daniel Garptoft for the first Vampire video certainly fleshed out the aesthetics already in place on our 2014 album. We wanted something that gives off a classic horror film vibe, and that resonates with the recurring style of 'Scandinavian Gothic' present in much Swedish horror and thriller fiction from recent years.

"The video for 'The Fen' elaborates loosely on the content of the song lyrics, but also does a good job at accentuating the moods of the music. To us in the band, it refreshes one of our favorite tracks off the album, and reinforces the status of a popular live song as an essential aspect of the Vampire experience. More...

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Metalunderground.com's Best Of 2014 Awards

What was old is now new again, as much like with Hollywood returning to Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Terminator, metal heads had a desire for past and present to collide throughout 2014.

This was another year of major reunions and comebacks with the likes of At The Gates, Slipknot, Sanctuary, and Massacre all returning with new material. The long dead Coal Chamber also came back to life, although we won't see an actual release until next year (with varying opinions on to whether that particular resurrection was wanted or needed).

Besides all the blasts from the past, this was a year marked by spectacles in the metal world – some truly unfortunate and others less so. Heavy metal managed to hit the Facebook trending bar and gain exposure to millions when 92 year old actor Christopher Lee released his Metal Knight EP and Christmas single ”Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing.”

Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying was finally sentenced after being arrested back in 2013 for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife – an act that lead to the creation of Wovenwar, featuring the remaining members of As I Lay Dying as well as a fellow ex-believer from Oh, Sleeper.

This was also the year that included Roadrunner Records botching the release of the first Opeth single from “Pale Communion” and subsequently breaking the Internet. And who could forget Wintersun's infamous rant (perhaps best summarized as “I can't possibly record an album unless its in my own personal studio that someone else has paid for”), which sent a horde of lemming-like fans to send death threats to the Nuclear Blast Facebook page?

Typical metal shenanigans aside, this was actually a solid year for metal overall even past the major reunions. Now moving into 2015, the big question marks are if that Metallica album actually comes out, when Dimmu Borgir is finally going to get around to leaking some new info, and for those of us who have been impatiently waiting since 2012 – when will God Of Atheists finally drop that debut release that we voted most anticipated two years ago?

Before any of those questions come close to getting answers, let's take a look back at what 2014 had to offer for metal fans... More...

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Vampire Streaming Full Album

Swedish old school black/death metal band Vampire released a self-titled debut album (reviewed here) today in North America.

Today you check out all 10 tracks in the player below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. You can catch Vampire live:

March 29th 2014 - Kägelbanan - Stockholm, Sweden w/ TRIBULATION, ANTICHRIST
April 5th 2014 - Truckstop Alaska, Gothenburg, Sweden w/ MORBUS CHRON, MIASMAL
May 23rd 2014 - Kristianstad, Sweden w/ IN SOLITUDE More...

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Vampire Posts New Song Online

Vampire's self-titled debut album is due out March 3rd in Europe and March 18th in North America via Century Media Records, and today the band has released another track from the album.

Check out "The Fen" below, or you can also listen to the previously posted tracks "Under The Grudge" and "Howl From The Coffin."

"Vampire" features eerie cover artwork by Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Maim, etc.) and pre-orders are available right here. You can also catch the band live:

March 29th - Kägelbanan Södra Teatern - Stockholm, Sweden w/ TRIBULATION, ANTICHRIST
April 5th - Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, Sweden w/ MORBUS CHRON, MIASMAL More...

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Vampire Streaming New Track

After streaming "Howl From The Coffin" online, Vampire has now released another track from the upcoming self-titled album due out in Europe on March 3rd and in North America on March 18th through Century Media Records.

Check out "Under The Grudge" in the player available below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

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Vampire Streaming "Howl From The Coffin"

Sweden's Vampire will release a self-titled debut album in Europe on March 3rd and in North America on March 18th via Century Media Records.

Today you can hear a song off the album. Check out "Howl From The Coffin" in the player below, courtesy of Stereogum.com. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Featuring ten tracks of relentless death metal with haunting melodies and a deadly horror vibe, Vampire promises to not disappoint. The eerie cover artwork was created by Mattias Frisk, who is known for his work with bands such as GHOST, VANHELGD, MAIM, etc.

"Vampire will be available as a CD, LP and digital download. A very limited colored vinyl version will be available through cmdistro.com. More news to be announced soon."

You can also see Vampire live:

April 5th -- Truckstop Alaska -- Gothenburg, Sweden More...

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