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Below is our complete Marionette 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.

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

Finnish pagan metal outfit Moonsorrow and German power metal group Freedom Call have been confrmed as the latest two bands to take part in this years edition of the British metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.

Speaking on the confirmation, Moonsorrow stated: "We are truly excited to take part in Bloodstock Festival 2012. It's been way too long since we played on the British soil in 2008 and we know that lately there has been a huge demand for Moonsorrow to play in the UK. So, all our loyal fans in the UK, we want to see a massive crowd of insane berserks during our set. Don't let us down because we promise we don't let you down, cheers!"

Freedom Call added: "The Bloodstock Festival is the pulsating heart of Heavy Metal...a great audience, which knows exactly to revel."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Marionette Announces Tour With Deathstars

Marionette will hit the road with fellow Swedes Deathstars for a string of dates on the European continent in March. The dates are as follows:

Mar. 09 – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
Mar. 10 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
Mar. 12 – Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
Mar. 13 – Dürer-Kert, Budapest, Hungary
Mar. 14 – Szene, Vienna, Austria
Mar. 15 – Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mar. 16 – Rock Planet, Pinarella di Cervia, Italy
Mar. 17 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Mar. 18 – Rock Hal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Mar. 20 – Logo, Hamburg, Germany
Mar. 21 – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Mar. 22 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

Commented bassist and founding member Mikael Medin: “We have a great history with the Deathstars; having toured together in the UK and Scandinavia in 2009. Fans of both bands to this day remember those tours extremely fondly and we look forward to hitting the road again and playing more new material from Nerve.”

"Nerve," the follow up to Marionette’s 2009 release "Enemies," was recorded at Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir); mixed by Dead By April songwriter Pontus Hjelm at Studio PH in Gothenburg; and mastered by Erik Broheden (Rammstein, Within Temptation) at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was released digitally by Pivotal Rockordings and limited edition digipak versions of "Nerve" are available through the bands website and at concerts exclusively.

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Marionette Streaming New Song

“Stand In Line,” a brand new song from Gothenburg, Sweden based metal-sextet Marionette can be streamed through Metal Hammer at this location.

Aron Parmerud, guitarist, backing vocalist, and songwriter for Marionette comments:

“’Stand In Line’ is one of the faster songs on Nerve. It is aggressive lyrically, in your face, and very keyboard driven. It also contains one of the few guitar solos on the album. It shows another dimension to Nerve and MARIONETTE for those familiar with another new song we recently posted titled ‘Remember Your Name.’ Those of you who see us on ‘The SlaughTour 2011’ next month will get to hear this song live and in its rawest form.”

Marionette will release its third album, "Nerve," worldwide on December 5th, 2011. The album will be released digitally via Pivotal Rockordings in all major web-retail outlets and streaming services while the physical album will be self-released by Marionette in individually numbered high-quality digipaks featuring two exclusive bonus tracks. Artwork for the release was handled by Gustavo Sazes of Abstrata Design (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND). The track listing is as follows:

1. From Marionette With Love
2. Stand In Line
3. Act of Violence
4. Remember Your Name
5. Revelation 6:8
6. A New High
7. Something Forgotten
8. Smile or Die Trying
9. The Last
10. När Du Ruttnar Bort
11. Brand New Day
12. Lights Out
13. Overdose*
14. The Sun, The Skies, The Clarity and Light*
*Only available on physical album version.

Marionette will also take part in “The SlaughTour 2011” alongside fellow Swedes Dead By April and One Without. Dates are as follows: More...

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Marionette Reveals "Nerve" Details

Gothenburg Sweden based act Marionette will self-release its third album "Nerve" worldwide on December 5th, 2011. The artwork was designed by Gustavo Sazes from Abstrata Design who has previously worked with Arch Enemy and Firewind, among others. You can check out the art after the jump.

Marionette will take part in “The SlaughTour 2011” alongside fellow Swedes Dead By April and One Without. Dates, which have been rescheduled, are as follows and tickets previously purchased are still valid:

Dec 8 – O2 Academy 3, Manchester UK
Dec 9 – O2 ABC 2, Glasgow, UK
Dec 10 – The Other Rooms, Newcastle, UK
Dec 11 – HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK
Dec 12 – The Garage, London, UK
Dec 13 – Joiners, Southampton, UK
Dec 14 – Muziekodroom, Hasselt, Belgium
Dec 15 – Backstage Club, Munich, Germany
Dec 16 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
Dec 17 – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
Dec 18 – Kelder, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Dec 19 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Dec 20 – Comet Club, Berlin, Germany
Dec 21 – Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Dec 22 – 3Raum/Arena, Vienna, Austria

"Nerve," the follow-up to Marionette' 2009 release "Enemies," was recorded at Studio Fredman with producer Fredrik Nordström, mixed by Dead By April songwriter Pontus Hjelm at Studio PH in Gothenburg, and mastered by Erik Broheden at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm Sweden. The track listing is as follows: More...

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One Without Announces European Tour Dates

One Without has issued the following announcement about joining Dead By April and Marionette on an upcoming European tour:

"Awesome news! We will be joining the Swedish bands Dead By April and Marionette on the SLAUGHTOUR 2011 this December! We are really looking forward to touring with these awesome bands, and we promise you guys one hell of a show, so join the party! Buy your tickets now! They are selling fast. See you guys in December, and be sure to get your copy of 'Sweet Relief,' which will be in stores on the 19th of October!

Tour dates are as follows:

8-Dec UK Manchester Academy
9-Dec UK Glasgow ABC2
10-Dec UK Newcastle Academy
11-Dec UK Birmingham The Institute
12-Dec UK London The Garage
13-Dec UK Southampton Joiners
14-Dec BE Hasselt Muziekodroom
15-Dec DE Munich Backstage Club
16-Dec DE Cologne Underground
17-Dec DE Hamburg Headcrash
18-Dec NL Amersfort Kelder
19-Dec DE Frankfurt Batschkapp
20-Dec DE Berlin Comet Club
21-Dec DE Stuttgart Universum
22-Dec AT Vienna 3Raum/Arena

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Dead By April Announces European Tour

Dead By April, which recently released the new "Within My Heart" single, has now announced the dates for the upcoming "SlaughTour 2011." The tour dates are as follows:

The SlaughTour 2011 (Featuring Dead By April with special guests Marionette)
Oct. 28 – The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct. 29 – Kelder, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Oct. 30 – Bolwerk, Sneek, Netherlands
Nov 3 – 3Raum, Vienna, Austria
Nov 5 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
Nov 6 – La Divan Du Monde, Paris, France
Nov 8 – Joiners, Southampton, UK
Nov 9 – The Institute, Birmingham, UK
Nov 10 – The Garage, London, UK
Nov 11 – ABC 2, Glasgow, UK
Nov 12 – Academy 2, Newcastle, UK
Nov 13 – Academy 4, Manchester UK

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Marionette Issues Album Update

Gothenburg Sweden based metal sextet Marionette is currently in the process of mastering its yet-to-be titled third full length album at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm with Erik Broheden. Song titles set to appear on the CD include “Something Forgotten," “Remember Your Name,” “Stand In Line," and “Lights Out."

Guitarist and backing vocalist Aron Parmerud commented:

"Our third album is currently being mastered at Masters of Audio Studio in Stockholm. These guys really know what they are doing, having worked with acts like Rammsetain, Turbonegro, Within Temptation, and The Hellacopters among many others. We’re currently adding the final touches and making some final tweaks, but the light at the end of the tunnel is drawing very near! We worked really hard on all the compositions and we feel this is by far the most unique, dynamic, and mature record we’ve made. Here is a photo we took recently after completing the mixing at Pontus Hjelm’s PH Studio (Dead By April) in Gothenburg.”

Marionette also recently completed European dates with the Murderdolls - the band consisting of Joey Jordison (Slpinkot) and Wednesday 13 – on the “Women and Children Last Tour”. Aron Parmerud commented:

"We recently completed our European dates with the Murderoll on their 'Women And Children Last Tour.' It was great to get back down to play in Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Italy again. We want to give a special thanks to all of our new fans in France as well. We’ll be back to see you soon! Big thanks to the Murderolls and their crew for helping us make this the best tour Marionette has ever done. We have confirmed a date in Copenhagen on March 19th; we look forward to playing some new songs from our upcoming record that we haven’t tried yet live!”

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Marionette To Support The Murderdolls

Gothenburg, Sweden based metal sextet Marionette will support the Murderdolls and Wednesday 13 on the continental European dates of its “Women and Children Last Tour” next week. The upcoming dates are as follows:

Jan 16, 2011 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 18, 2011 – Backstage Hall,?Munich, Germany
Jan 19, 2011 – SO 36, Berlin, Germany
Jan 20, 2011 – Grünspan,?Hamburg, Germany
Jan 21, 2011 – Schlachthof, Lingen, Germany
Jan 23, 2011 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
Jan 25, 2011 – Dynamo Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 26, 2011 – Transbordeur, Lyon, France
Jan 27, 2011 – Rockschool Barbey,?Bordeaux, France
Jan 28, 2011 – Etage, Rennes, France
Jan 29, 2011 – Elysee Monmartre,?Paris, France
Jan 31, 2011 – Trix Hall, Antwerp, Belgium
Feb 18, 2011 – Virus Bar, Örebro, Sweden (headline concert)

Guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member of Marionette Aron Parmerud commented:

"We’re excited and honored to tour with the MURDERDOLLS next week on the bands continental European dates. This is a band we feel really confident touring with; they have a strong visual character and are excellent performers. Sharing the stage with them for two weeks will give us a chance to try out some of our new material from our third album, which is now close to being completely mixed. We’re also looking forward to seeing what our fill in drummer Robin Jensen will do on stage with us!"

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Marionette Issues Report From the Road

Marionette has issued the following tour report:

"We started of in Copenhagen. The number of people that showed up were way above our expectations and half way through the show about 20, 30 people from a masqurade next door dropped by. If there's one thing Halloween has taught me it's that people in costumes go a bit more crazy than they usually would. The same thing happened at our show. I especially remember two girls dressed as Mia Wallace (from Pulp Fiction) dancing on a table. It didn't really feel like a metal show but it was just as much fun."

'After Copenhagen it was time for our really long drive over to the UK. We don't have our usual driver with us, instead, Robil Holgersson, one of the guitarists from Eldrimner (Alexander's other band) is driving, taking turns with Linus, Alexander and Anton. It's a bit nerve wrecking at times but so far so good." More...

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Marionette Issues Studio Update

Marionette has issued the following studio udpate:

"Jimmy is still working his magic in studio, we are working on getting some sort of video up soon so that you can all catch a glimpse of what hw's up to! it's not ready yet unfortunately. It will be posted sooner or later though! Hope to see some new and old faces in the audience in the UK in october! Tell your friends to join the party! Cheers!"

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Marionette Adds New European Shows

Gothenburg, Sweden's Marionette have just announced the addition of six new shows to their currently announced tour of the U.K.

Full tour dates include (* = newly added show):
October 6 – Joiner’s, Southampton, UK
October 7 – Orange Box, Yeovil, UK
October 8 – Asylum 2, Birmingham, UK*
October 9 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK*
October 10 – Central Station, Wrexham, UK
October 11 – The Well, Leeds, UK*
October 13 – Kasbah Night Club, Coventry, UK*
October 14 – Hyem, Newcastle, UK*
October 16 – King Tut’s Glasgow, UK
October 17 – O2 Academy2 Islington, London, UK
October 18 – White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK*

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Marionette Enters The Studio

Swedish melodic death metal band Marionette has issued the following update on their new album:

"Exiting times now! We are finally ready to start the recording of our 3:rd album and jimmy is just now making some last adjustments to his drums. Expect some heavy songs and some new Marionette classics to come out of this one. Videos will come later at some point so stay tuned!"

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Marionette Announces UK Headlining Tour Dates

Sweden's MARIONETTE has announced that they will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in October.

Commented bassist and founding member Mikael Medin: “U.K. fans get ready for some monster shows on our headlining run this October. We took three trips to the U.K last year, each being better than the last. Those seeing us for the first time will get a proper evening with MARIONETTE. In addition to extended sets, including fan favorites from Enemies and Spite, we’ll play songs we haven’t tried out on the road in quite some time. Fans will also see that we’ve worked hard to upgrade all elements of our show. We’ll be announcing more shows in the coming weeks."

“As we wind down the touring for Enemies and begin thinking about the next MARIONETTE album, we are hoping to squeeze in a brand new song we are working on our new vocalist Alexander Andersson. He has not only proven to be an excellent growler, but has a belting clean voice that will floor you live. Get your tickets NOW and we’ll see you in the mosh pit this fall!” More...

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Marionette Streaming Two New Songs Online

Sweden's Marionette has issued the following update about streaming two new songs online:

"Hi all

"Today you get your first taste of Enemies; we have posted 'The Swine' and 'Through Veils' onto our Myspace Page. The songs represent the new album in a good way we think: one of them is a more heavy song while the other one is more catchy. Either way, these songs take what we did on Spite to a new level. We hope you will love these songs as much as we do.

"Stay tuned for more updates as they will be frequent from here on! Enemies will be released in the first week of October via Listenable Records in Europe. Fans in North America and around the world stay tuned for more info on release dates."

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Marionette Reveals New Album Details

Sweden's Marionette has announced that their new album will be called "Enemies." "Enemies" will be released in October in Europe via Listenable Records. "Enemies" was recorded with a team of up-and-coming as well as established names in Swedish music including Pontus Hjelm (DEAD BY APRIL) and two-time Swedish Grammis award winning producer and songwriter Åke Parmerud. The album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, AT THE GATES, BRING ME THE HORIZON) at Studio Fredman and Peter In De Betu (DIMMU BORGIR, ZONARIA) at Tailor Maid respectively in May 2009. More...

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Marionette To Tour With Deathstars In The UK

Gothenburg-based metal sextet MARIONETTE will play direct support for DEATHSTARS on the upcoming “Electric Night UK Tour 2009.” The tour dates are as follows:

08.04.2009 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
09.04.2009 - Corporation, Sheffield, UK
10.04.2009 – Rios, Leeds, UK
11.04.2009 - Spa Assembly, Leamington, UK
12.04.2009 – Cathouse, Glasgow, Scotland
13.04.2009 - O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
14.04.2009 - O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
15.04.2009 - White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK
16.04.2009 - O2 Academy 2, Bristol, UK
17.04.2009 - Central Station, Wrexham, UK
18.04.2009 - Academy 3, Manchester, UK
19.04.2009 - O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, UK
20.04.2009 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
21.04.2009 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
22.04.2009 – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK More...

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Marionette Writing New Material

Swedish metal band Marionette has issued the following statement:

"The New Year is upon us, and it’s going to be super busy! After Reiterfestspiele, we immediately began collecting and putting together song ideas and working on some new riffs: some of which had been written right after Spite was recorded, and some that were completely new. Before we knew it we had written a handful of songs. The writing process thus far has been awesome, working with our new guitarist Anton has been awesome: he has really been a great complementary force to where we are heading musically. Let’s just say that the next album will be more extreme in every way than Spite.

We leave for the UK this week and we are very stoaked to be heading over there for the first time! The UK has always been a stronghold for Marionette fans – very supportive! - and we cannot wait to bring our live show over there. We look forward to meeting everyone at the show and enjoying our first trip as a band to the region: we know it won’t be the last! We will end the trip with a gig in Tilburg at Little Devil in the heart of the town. We are looking forward to this, as it is our first time playing in the Netherlands! See you in the moshpit!"

Marionette has confirmed the following tour dates so far for 2009:

January 17, 2009 – Academy 2, Newcastle, UK
January 19, 2009 – Bar Academy, Birmingham, UK
January 20, 2009 – Academy 2, Bristol, UK
January 21, 2009 – Bar Academy Islington, London, UK
January 23, 2009 – Little Devil, Tilburg, Netherlands (Kreator after-party!)
February 7, 2009 – Meeths, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Marionette Posts Tour Blog and Video Online

Sweden based metal sextet MARIONETTE recently completed the Reiterfestspiele 2008 tour of Europe with DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MUSTASCH, and HONIGDIEB. This was MARIONETTE’s first full tour in support of Spite, the band’s debut album which was released in April across Europe and September in North America. Bassist and founding member Mikael Medin had the following to say regarding the tour and the band’s upcoming dates in the UK.

"We had really fantastic time on the road with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Mustasch, and Honigdieb. We really could not have asked for better touring mates for our kick-off tour in support of Spite. Everyone was fantastic the whole tour, and the crowds each night really seemed to enjoy what we are all about. We can’t wait to hit Germany, Austrla, Switzerland, and Czech Republic again. We have a video blog from the tour that we want everyone to check out here." More...

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Marionette Posts New Song, "Legion," Online

Gothenburg-based death metal sextet Marionette will filmed their "Spite" release party set for possible future DVD release. Handling the filming and directing the crew was Robert Karlsson of Revolver Film Company (Patrick Ullaeus, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). Marionette also posted the song "Legion" onto their official Myspace page.

Spite was recorded with a team of up-and-coming and established producers in the Swedish scene, including Simon Exner (ETHEREAL) and two-time Swedish Grammy award winner Åke Parmerud in Gothenburg and Borås, Sweden. Spite was mixed and mastered by Christian Silver at Studio Mega (SONIC SYNDICATE, BY NIGHT, THE CROWN) in Varberg, Sweden. In addition to "Legion," "Release," "Burn Me," "Parasite," "Burn Me," and "Flies" are all available for streaming on the band's official Myspace Page.

Marionette recently released the music video for the song "Burn Me," which was recorded and produced by Robert Karlsson, who works with acclaimed Swedish video director Patrick Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR) at Revolver Film Company. This video, in addition to Marionette's live music videos and studio diaries from the Spite recording session can be viewed on the band's Youtube Page. More...

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Marionette Post New Song, "Release," Online

Swedish metallers, Marionette, issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"We are happy to announce that we have posted yet ANOTHER song from Spite onto our Myspace Page! We really look forward to hearing what everyone thinks of "Release"! We feel as though the 5 songs on our Myspace page now give everyone a good feel for what they can expect on Spite. BUT, there are a lot of surprises still left in store for the listener, so we hope everyone takes the chance to buy the record!"

"Be sure to check out our Merch store by clicking here."

"You can watch the music video for "Burn Me" below or on our Youtube page."

"Thanks everyone!"

"//Mikael and Marionette"

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