APOCALYPTICA Taps Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For New Album

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have tapped Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, MASTODON) to helm their new album. APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen states: "Nothing better could have happened than Nick being on board for this record. The pre-production time we spent with him in late August gave us so much confidence and input for ...

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ARCH ENEMY And KREATOR Announce Split 7" For North American Tour

This October/November, Swedish / American / Canadian metal icons ARCH ENEMY will return to North American soil to tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album, "War Eternal". To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will release a split seven-inch single with German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, who will provide direct support on ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: Deal With INSIDEOUT MUSIC Announced

THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, will release its debut album in early 2015 via InsideOut Music. The effort will be "an epic concept double album" and "a combination of classical meets metal and acoustic folk," according to Lucassen. Arjen comments: "We are ...

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NONPOINT's 'The Return' Cracks U.S. Top 40

NONPOINT's eighth studio album, "The Return", sold 8,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 39 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous, self-titled CD opened with 7,300 units back in 2012 to land at No. 62. NONPOINT's 2010 album, "Miracle", registered a first-week tally ...

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