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Andy LaRocque
ANDY LAROCQUE (real name ANDERS ALLHAGE, born 29 November 1962, Gothenburg
Gothenburg
, Sweden
Sweden
) is best known as a guitarist, songwriter, and occasional synth player for the band King Diamond . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Discography * 2.1 With E.F. Band * 2.2 With King Diamond * 2.3 With Death * 2.4 With IllWill * 2.5 With X-World/5 * 2.6 As guest musician * 2.7 As producer * 2.7.1 Compilations * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYLaRocque started in the Swedish hard rock band Swedish Beauty that later switched names to Swedish Erotica . He also played on the Death album Individual Thought Patterns and the IllWill album Evilution , along with other former members of Mercyful Fate
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Varberg
VARBERG is a locality and the seat of Varberg Municipality
Varberg Municipality
, Halland County , Sweden
Sweden
with 27,602 inhabitants in 2010. Varberg
Varberg
and all of Halland
Halland
are well known for their "typical west coast" sandy beaches. In Varberg
Varberg
the coast changes from wide sandy beaches to rocky terrain that continues north into the Bohuslän archipelago and as far as the North Cape. Varberg
Varberg
is a charming and popular summer resort and many people from inland cities such as Borås are either moving to Varberg
Varberg
or holidaying there. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Climate * 3 History * 4 Sights * 5 Sports * 6 European cooperation * 7 Notable people * 8 References * 9 External links GEOGRAPHY Varberg
Varberg
is located in a terrain of hills and plains
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Neoclassical Metal
NEOCLASSICAL METAL is a subgenre of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by classical music and usually features very technical playing, consisting of elements borrowed from both classical and speed metal music. Deep Purple
Deep Purple
's Ritchie Blackmore pioneered the subgenre by merging classical melodies and blues rock . Later, Yngwie Malmsteen became one of the most notable musicians in the subgenre, and contributed greatly to the development of the style in the 1980s. Other notable players in the genre are Randy Rhoads , Jason Becker , Tony MacAlpine
Tony MacAlpine
, Vinnie Moore , Uli Jon Roth
Uli Jon Roth
, Stéphan Forté and Timo Tolkki
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Angered
ANGERED is a suburb in Gothenburg Municipality
Gothenburg Municipality
, Sweden
Sweden
. Angered
Angered
is the biggest Million Programme
Million Programme
area in Gothenburg
Gothenburg
, and one of the biggest in the country with 60,000 inhabitants. The hilly terrain forced the planners to build the different parts of Angered
Angered
at some distance from each other. Angered
Angered
is a multicultural community with a high immigrant population. In 2017 a camel centre was in the planning stages with funds from the Gothenburg Municipality
Gothenburg Municipality
. Posters for the project claim that camel milk help avert autism, tuberculosis and diabetes, claims which are illegal according to the Medical Products Agency
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Falconer (band)
FALCONER or THE FALCONER may refer to: PEOPLE: * A person skilled in the art of falconry * Falconer (surname) , a family name * Falconer Larkworthy (1833–1928), New Zealand banker and financier * Falconer Madan (1851—1935), librarian of the Bodleian Library of Oxford University * Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton , a British politicianP
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Fredrik Nordström
BJöRN TOM FREDRIK NORDSTRöM (born 5 January 1967) is a Swedish musician and record producer . He is best known as the guitarist in the heavy metal band Dream Evil
Dream Evil
. Nordström is one of the leading melodic death metal producers in Sweden, and he has worked with some of the genre's top acts, including Dimmu Borgir , Bring Me The Horizon , Architects , At the Gates
At the Gates
, Arch Enemy
Arch Enemy
, Nightrage , Dark Tranquillity , In Flames
In Flames
, Soilwork
Soilwork
, and Opeth
Opeth
. Fascinated by technology from a young age, Nordström opened a small recording studio in Gothenburg
Gothenburg
, Sweden
Sweden
, mainly to record his own music
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Anders Björler
ANDERS BJöRLER (born February 26, 1973) is a musician and a songwriter from Sweden
Sweden
. He is best known as the former guitar player in The Haunted
The Haunted
and At The Gates
At The Gates
. Anders also has a twin brother; Jonas Björler, whom he have played together with in both At The Gates and The Haunted
The Haunted
. Anders also released an instrumental solo album in November, 2013, entitled 'Antikythera', which was inspired by progressive rock, postrock, jazz and Italian film soundtracks
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Gothenburg
GOTHENBURG (abbreviated GBG, English: /ˈɡɒθənbɜːrɡ/ ( listen ); Swedish : Göteborg, pronounced ( listen )) is the second-largest city in Sweden
Sweden
and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries . It is situated by Kattegat
Kattegat
, on the west coast of Sweden, and has a population of approximately 580,000 in the urban area and about 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area . Gothenburg
Gothenburg
was founded as a heavily fortified, primarily Dutch, trading colony, by royal charter in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus . In addition to the generous privileges (e.g. tax relaxation) given to his Dutch allies from the then-ongoing Thirty Years\' War , the king also attracted significant numbers of his German and Scottish allies to populate his only town on the western coast
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Randy Rhoads
RANDALL WILLIAM RHOADS (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
and Quiet Riot . A devoted student of classical guitar, Rhoads combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. He died in a plane accident while on tour with Osbourne in Florida
Florida
in 1982. Despite his short career, Rhoads, who was a major influence on neoclassical metal , is cited as an influence by many guitarists and is included in several "Greatest Guitarist" lists
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Dimmu Borgir
DIMMU BORGIR (/ˌdɪmuː ˈbɔːrɡɪər/ , Norwegian: ) is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir , a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic , Faroese and Old Norse
Old Norse
. The band has been through numerous lineup changes over the years; guitarist Silenoz and vocalist Shagrath are the only original members who still remain with guitarist Galder being a longstanding member
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Evergrey
EVERGREY is a progressive metal band from Gothenburg
Gothenburg
, Sweden. The band was founded in 1995 and released its debut album, The Dark Discovery , in 1998. After a short hiatus the band returned with its ninth album Hymns for the Broken , released on September 2014. CONTENTS * 1 Lyrical themes * 2 Recent events * 3 Personnel * 4 Timeline * 5 Discography * 6 References * 7 External links LYRICAL THEMESEvergrey's lyrics have always been of the darker sort, and the same can be said of the band's imagery. While The Dark Discovery dealt with a variety of ideas, many later albums have been concept albums , dealing with issues like self-reformation ( Recreation Day ), paranoia , alien abduction ( In Search of Truth ), child abuse , cults , and religion (The Inner Circle )
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In Concert 1987
A CONCERT is a live music performance in front of an audience . A RECITAL is a concert by a soloist or small group which follows a program , such as featuring the works of a single composer (organ recital ). A RECITALIST is a musician who gives frequent recitals. The invention of the solo piano recital has been attributed to Franz Liszt . The performance may be by a single musician , sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble , such as an orchestra , choir , or band . Concerts are held in a wide variety and size of settings, from private houses and small nightclubs , dedicated concert halls , entertainment centres and parks to large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadiums . Indoor concerts held in the largest venues are sometimes called arena concerts or amphitheatre concerts. Informal names for a concert include show and gig
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Extended Play
An EXTENDED PLAY record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single , but is usually unqualified as an album or LP . EPs generally do not contain as many tracks as albums, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well. Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post
The Denver Post
said, "EPs—originally extended-play 'single' releases that are shorter than traditional albums—have long been popular with punk and indie bands." In the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, the Official Chart Company defines a boundary between EP and album classification at 25 minutes of maximum length or four tracks (not counting alternative versions of featured songs, if present)
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Steve Vai
STEVEN SIRO VAI (/vaɪ/ ; born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. He was voted the "10th Greatest Guitarist" by Guitar World magazine, and has sold over 15 million records. A three-time Grammy Award
Grammy Award
winner and fifteen-time nominee, Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of 18 as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
, and joined his band from 1980 to 1983. He embarked on a solo career in 1983 and has released eight solo albums to date. He has recorded and toured with Alcatrazz , David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth
, Whitesnake
Whitesnake
, as well as having recorded with artists such as Mary J
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Chuck Schuldiner
CHARLES MICHAEL SCHULDINER (May 13, 1967 – December 13, 2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He founded the pioneering band Death in 1983. Schuldiner is often referred to as "The Godfather of Death metal
Death metal
", and his obituary in the January 5, 2002 issue of UK's Kerrang! magazine said that " Chuck Schuldiner
Chuck Schuldiner
was one of the most significant figures in the history of metal." Schuldiner himself was modest about his part in the history of death metal, noting, "I don't think I should take the credits for this death metal stuff. I'm just a guy from a band, and I think Death is a metal band." Schuldiner was ranked No. 10 in Joel McIver
Joel McIver
's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists in 2009 and No. 20 in March 2004 Guitar World's "The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists"
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At The Gates
AT THE GATES is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg
Gothenburg
, Sweden. They are a major progenitor of the Gothenburg
Gothenburg
sound . At the Gates were initially active from 1990 to 1996. In 2007, the band announced a limited reunion tour between April and September 2008. However, they reformed for a second time in 2011, and have since continued to perform live. The band released At War with Reality , their first album in 19 years, in late 2014
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