SENTENCED Perform In Front Of 30,000 At Hockey Celebration

SENTENCED performed a controversial song written and recorded in support of their local hockey team, Oulun Kärpät, in front of a crowd of 30,000 in celebration of the team winning the Finnish championship Thursday night (April 15). Click here to see photos from the celebration. SENTENCED's video for the track, titled "Routasydän" (

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IN FLAMES Draw 2,700 To Hometown Gig

Gothenburg, Sweden-based IN FLAMES kicked off their European tour with a hometown gig in front of an audience of 2,700 Friday night (April 16). The group's set list for the show, according to the French IN FLAMES fan site, Everdying.com, was as follows: 01. Dead Alone 02. F(r)iend 03. The Quiet Place 04. ...

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STRATOVARIUS Begin Recording New Album

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson has posted the following message in the band's official forum: "This is a sort of informal update. "I went to Helsinki, basically to try and help with anything I could. Am here now. "Jörg Michael will play on the next STRATOVARIUS record (as he is very good of course, and there ...

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JOHN SYKES: Setlist For Japanese Tour Opener Revealed

Legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) has just kicked off a solo tour of Japan with a show in Osaka Friday night. Joining Sykes in his touring band are former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian, bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, ...

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FOREFATHER: New Song Posted Online

England's FOREFATHER have posted a reduced-quality MP3 preview of a brand-new track, titled "The Shield-Wall", at this location. "The Shield-Wall" comes off the group's fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom", due on May 31 through Holland's Karmageddon Media. "Ours Is The Kingdom" was recorded at The Croft Recording Studio in England and features ...

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CHARON Name New Guitarist

Finnish goth-metallers CHARON have selected FOR MY PAIN… guitarist Lauri Tuohimaa as the permanent replacement for of Jasse Von Hast, who left the group last November. Tuohimaa has spent the last few months playing with CHARON as a session guitarist during their winter live dates. CHARON have several gigs lined up in Finland during the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' To Become Available As A Digital Download

VELVET REVOLVER's first single, "Slither", will be available as a 99-cent digital download from various online outlets (including iTunes, Napster, Real, and Walmart.com) beginning on Tuesday, April 20. "Slither" comes off the group's much-anticipated debut, "Contraband", due on June 8 through RCA Records. For the "Slither" video, VELVET REVOLVER — lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist ...

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