NIGHTWISH Keyboardist Talks About The Making Of 'Once'

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke to Get Ready To ROCK! about the songwriting and recording process for the group's new album, "Once". Asked why they chose to record the orchestral parts for the album in London using the London Session Orchestra, Tuomas said, "Well the simple reason is that we really wanted to have ...

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Report: BYZANTINE Represents Metal With A Message

Justin McElroy of The Herald-Dispatch reports that though environmental issues and Appalachian history aren't at the forefront of most metal, one Huntington man, along with the rest of his band BYZANTINE, is attempting to be the first. With a recent nationally released CD, and profiles in magazines Guitar One and Revolver, it would seem they're ...

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FOREFATHER Finalize Track Listing For 'Ours Is The Kingdom'

England's FOREFATHER have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom", due this spring/summer through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). It is as follows: 01. The Shield-Wall 02. Ours is the Kingdom 03. Proud to be Proud 04. The Golden Dragon 05. Smashed by Fate 06. The Sea-Kings 07. To ...

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THY MAJESTIE Finish Writing Material For New Album

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have completed the songwriting sessions for their new album and are currently putting the finishing touches to the lyrics and the arrangements, according to a post on the band's web site. The group, who were previously signed to the Italian label Scarlet Records, are still looking for a new record deal. "We ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 30th Anniversary Edition Of 'Burn' To Include Bonus Tracks

According to the Deep Purple Appreciation Society, the 30th Anniversary, remastered edition of DEEP PURPLE's "Burn" is scheduled for a release on April 14. The album will probably include, apart from the eight original tracks, "Coronarias Redig" (single b-side) and remixes of "Burn", "Mistreated", "You Fool No One" and "Sail Away". EMI Records reportedly asked ...

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THORNSPAWN Sign With AGONIA RECORDS

American black metallers THORNSPAWN have inked a two-album deal with Poland's Agonia Records. The group, who were previously signed to Osmose Productions, will enter the studio in September to record a new full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. A European tour will follow beginning in January. In the meantime, THORNSPAWN have just released a ...

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IMPERANON Set Release Date, Track Listing For Debut Album

Finland's IMPERANON have set "Stained" as the title of their debut album, due on May 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino Laurenne and producer Titus Hjelm and was mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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