AMORPHIS To Begin Recording New Album In April

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have started the year off by demoing songs for their upcoming twelfth studio album, due out in September. The band will start pre­production this March in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The CD recordings will begin in April at Bogren's Fascination Street Studio in Sweden. The lyrics are written ...

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KATATONIA: 'Day' Performance Clip From 'Sanctitude' DVD

Swedish masters of melancholy KATATONIA will release a new concert film, "Sanctitude", in North America on March 31 via Kscope. "Sanctitude" will be released in four formats: * Blu-ray/DVD in 5.1 Surround Sound plus "Beyond The Chapel" documentary, including brand new interviews with Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. * CD/DVD package - audio / visual ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says DAVE MUSTAINE 'Is A Great Leader'

Nev Pearce of Australia's "Rabid Noise" podcast recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about the musical and personal chemistry that he has with MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine, Ellefson said: "I really understood Dave's music [from the beginning], I understood the musicianship behind it, ...

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NIGHTWISH To Tour Europe With AMORPHIS, ARCH ENEMY

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH will launch the European leg of their "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" in November in Copenhagen, Denmark. Support on the trek will come from AMORPHIS and ARCH ENEMY. The dates are as follows: Nov. 16 – DK - Copenhagen - Falconer Nov. 18 - GER - Hamburg - O2 World Nov. ...

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Original BROKEN HOPE Drummer RYAN STANEK Dies At 42

BROKEN HOPE's co-founding drummer Ryan Stanek passed away on March 1 at the age of 42. BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner has released the following statement: "I was stunned to hear of Ryan's passing and I'm still not believing it. "Though Ryan and I didn't talk that often since he split from BROKEN HOPE many ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Prepares To Record New Album, Hit The Road

Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have announced the first wave of confirmed club and festival dates for their upcoming 2014 European tour that is scheduled to start in May and run through August. The trek will mark the band's return to Europe, coming off the heels of 2012's "Ugly Noise" album and last year's ...

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