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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