Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have enlisted former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin to lay down guest vocals on their new album, due in June via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with (MEGADETH, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY and ACCEPT.
A couple of photos from the studio sessions in England with Marcolin can be seen below.
Regarding AMON AMARTH‘s decision to work with Sneap after utilizing Jens Bogren for the band’s last three studio efforts (2006’s “With Oden On Our Side”, 2008’s “Twilight Of The Thunder God” and 2011’s “Surtur Rising”), AMON AMARTH guitarist Olavi Mikkonen told Decibel magazine, “We were looking for a change, and Andy has been in our thoughts for some years now. After meeting with him, we felt a good connection. We think this is going to be a ripper.”
Former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin joined Swedish heavy metallers PORTRAIT on stage at the 2011 edition of Muskelrock — a two-day festival was held June 2-4 in Tyrolen outside Växjö, Sweden — to perform the MERCYFUL FATE classic “Black Funeral”. Video footage of his appearance can be viewed below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
Former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin joined Swedish metallers WOLF on stage at the 2011 edition of Muskelrock — a two-day festival was held June 2-4 in Tyrolen outside Växjö, Sweden — to perform the DEEP PURPLE classic “Black Night”. Video footage of his appearance can be viewed below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
Some of Sweden’s finest heavy metal musicians gathered to pay tribute to Ronnie James Dio during this fall’s edition of the Sweden Rock Cruise, which sailed on October 7, 2010 from Stockholm, Sweden for Åbo, Finland and returned the following day. There was a long tribute concert with a number of guest musicians performing classic songs from Dio’s career with a main band consisting of members of Lion’s Share.
The following artists were scheduled to perform with LION’S SHARE at the event:
Björn Gelotte and Peter Iwers (IN FLAMES), Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL), Ian Haugland (EUROPE), Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS, ex-DIO), Messiah Marcolin (ex-CANDLEMASS), Johan Edlund (TIAMAT), Joakim Berg and Magnus “Adde” Andreasson (HARDCORE SUPERSTAR), Johan Hegg (AMON AMARTH), Mike Wead (BIBLEBLACK, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE). The show ended with all artists performing Hear ‘N Aid’s “Stars”.
Fan-filmed video footage of the event can be viewed below.