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NECROPHAGIST Guitarist Releases Ambient Side Project

NECROPHAGIST Guitarist Releases Ambient Side Project

Well the year is almost over and I can confirm that we will NOT be getting any new Necrophagist this year. After speaking to a few people in the know, I can say there is hope for a release in early 2011, but nobody is holding their breath. One such person seems to be Necrophagist guitarist Sami Raatikainen, who has decided to release a solo project in his downtime. He's calling the project Radiance and has some serious help in the vocals department: Mats Levén (Krux, ex-Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen) and Noora Häkkinen (Noradrenaline).

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The first album from Radiance has been posted in full for streaming on Bandcamp. At first listen, the music sort of reminds me of Animals As Leaders with a tinge of power metal mixed in (mostly because of the vocals). It's certainly very musical, and worth a listen if you're a Necrophagist fan. Check it out and keep up to date with the band on their official site.

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