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Formed: 1991
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Intense News

Below is our complete Intense 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Intense Releases New Music Video

English power metal act Intense has released a new music video for "Save Me From Myself," which comes off the band's "The Shape of Rage" album. Check out the clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Anubis
2. The Elemental
3. One Man's Word
4. For the Fallen
5. Save Me from Myself
6. Lie
7. Haunted
8. Skull of Sidon II (The Final Stand)
9. The Shape of Rage

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Intense Announces Details Of New Album

U.K. power metal band Intense have completed work on new LP "The Shape Of Rage," the band's third full length release. The album will consist of nine tracks totaling just over fifty minutes. The album is set for release on October 21, 2011 through Pure Legend Records.

The track listing for "The Shape Of Rage" is:

1. Anubis
2. The Elemental
3. One Man's Word
4. For the Fallen
5. Save Me from Myself
6. Lie
7. Haunted
8. Skull of Sidon II (The Final Stand)
9. The Shape of Rage

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Intense Signs With Pure Legend Records

U.K. power metal band Intense has signed with Pure Legend Records, the sub label of Pure Steel Records. The band is currently recording a third album "Shape Of Rage" at Thin Ice Studios with producer Karl Groom (Threshold).

Pure Legend Records commented on the signing: "With Intense we are pround to have another high level band at Pure Legend Records combining outstanding songwriting with superbe vocals and the special note a band divides from others. Again the fans of the band will not be disappointed and a lot of new fans will be able to check out really unique songs made by musicians who find always new surprising ideas."

Vocalist Sean Hetherington had the following comments: "The guys and I are extremely happy to sign to a label such as Pure Legend Records, we already feel part of the family and together we have high hopes for our albums getting great exposure and for us to get out and share our music with as many people as possible. I already Feel that the guys at Pure Legend will make this a reality. There are exciting times ahead for Intense fans old and new." More...

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Inmoria Adds More UK Tour Dates

In support of their forthcoming second album, Swedish power metallers Inmoria announce 9-date UK tour in October. Main support comes from UK power metal band Intense.

A Farewell To Nothing - UK Tour 2011 dates are as follows:

October 21 – Plymouth, The Junction
October 22 – Exeter, Havana
October 23 – Portsmouth, The Edge
October 24 – London, Purple Turtle
October 26 – Leicester, Soundhouse
October 27 – Wakefield, Snooty Fox
October 28 – Burton upon Trent, The Appleby
October 29 – Manchester, Roadhouse
October 30 – Birmingham, Roadhouse

"A Farewell To Nothing – The Diary Part I" will be released on Rock It Up Records (Germany). The album will be released digitally on Metalbox Recordings. Release dates to be announced shortly.

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Intense To Enter Thin Ice Studios In March

UK power metal band Intense has issued the following update on their new album:

"There’s always a wait for an Intense album and for this one that hasn’t changed. However this time it wasn’t planned as the guys took time off in 2009 to deal with personal matters. Writing still carried on for the album however and March 29th 2010 the first sessions for the brand new album commence."

"The band will be once again be recording at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom (Threshold) at the helm. Karl worked on both 'Second Sight' and 'As Our Army Grows.'"

"Recording will be once again a little fragmented due to Thin Ice’s Busy Schedule but the band hope to have the album completed by the end of June and are hopeful for an autumn release."

"As yet untitled the album will feature 9 new songs. A couple of the new songs were aired at their only live show last year at the Frontline in Ghent, Belgium and went down a storm."

Sean Hetherington comments on their live presence, "we’ve focussed on the album for obvious reasons but have East Riding Rock Festival on July 17th and are in talks regarding a European tour in October which we hope will be confirmed soon. We hope to get more shows lined up once we know when the album will be out."

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Intense New Video Available

'Fear Is Not Enough', the latest video from British power metallers INTENSE, is now online here and can be downloaded here. The band's new album, As Our Army Grows, will be released on March 30 via Napalm Records. The entire album will also be previewed on that day for 24 hours at www.heavylaw.com. Album samples can be found here. More...

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Intense Sign to Napalm Records

Napalm Records has issued the following in regards to their latest signing, UK power metallers INTENSE:

"Intense stand for stomping power metal in the vein of their American counterparts. Brutal double-bass attacks, heavy guitars, and powerful vocals distinguish the band, as well as their excellent songwriting skills and cliché-free lyrics.

Their Napalm Records debut, As Our Army Grows, is scheduled for a March 30th release.

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Kalmah and Others Added to Ragnorak Metalfest

Metalism UK is proud to announce the following additions to it's inaugural RAGNAROK UK METALFEST 2006 lineup.

Astral Doors from Sweden, Circus Maximus from Norway and Kalmah from Finland have been confirmed.

The full lineup for the festival thus far is as follows:

Gamma Ray
Astral Doors
Circus Maximus
Headless Cross

There are still two slots to fill, both of which are the special guest slots directly under Gamma Ray so expect some big announcements in the very near future.

The Ragnarok UK Metalfest is set to take place on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Perth Concert Hall in Central Scotland, UK.

It will feature a metal market, band signing sessions and much more including the preshow and aftershow parties.

The preshow is set for Friday, November 3, 2006 at The Doghouse in Dundee and will feature Skyclad, Pitiful Reign, Attica Reign, Neverwinter.

Tickets are priced at £35 for the main festival or £43 for the main festival + preshow ticket bundle.

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Sonata Arctica, Norther, To Play Thirteenth Day

Sonata Arctica, Norther, Intense and Season's End are the play Thirteenth Day 2005, a festival that happens at the Birmingham Academy on July 24.

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Bloodstock Changes Set Times

Bloodstock has shuffled their set times, so take note if you are planning to attend. This means bands will start earlier in the day on both days. Nearly all stage 2 bands will be playing during changeovers of stage 1 so you should all get to see all the bands on the bill if you want to. The festival takes place 2 weeks from today in The UK.

Here are the new set times: More...

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Bloodstock DVD, 'Pure Blood Vol 1', Details

The first Bloodstock DVD, PURE BLOOD Vol 1, will be released within the next 3-4 weeks and on sale at the show. This DVD will contain promo videos and audio tracks from 12 bands who have appeared at Bloodstock in the past and also appearing this year. The bands are:


Vol 2 is being filmed this year at Bloodstock 2004 with the sets of INFOBIA, ILLUMINATUS, INVEY, PANIC CELL and FOURWAYKILL making up the first Live DVD! So, if you wanna appear on the DVD, "get down the front for each set as they will make your ears bleed!"

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Gamma Ray To Headline Bloodstock 04

After their triumphant appearance at Bloodstock in 2002, GAMMA RAY return to headline the Friday night of 3rd September 2004. Creating an opening night of pure Metal Mayhem, Gamma Ray will be joined by the mighty SINERGY (including members of Children of Bodom) and from the UK, the oustanding, ILLUMINATUS who demand to be witnessed on a big stage! Anyone who has seen them on tour recently will realise why they are back this year.

The Friday night lineup will be:

GAMMA RAY - 3rd UK visit
SINERGY - Only their second visit to the UK
ILLUMINATUS - Highlight of Bloodstock 2003, Powerplay 9/10

Other UK bands recently confirmed are Power Metal heroes INTENSE opening up the main stage on Saturday, with Doomsters THE PROPHECY , GUTWORM , Progressive HUMANITY and RITUAL OF HATE , nicely filling the Darwin Suite on Saturday.

Another 7 or 8 bands are expected to be added to the Bloodstock bill in the coming weeks/months.

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