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NIGHTWISH To Issue Second DVD

Finland's NIGHTWISH will be issuing a second DVD sometime next year consisting of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material, according to the band's official web site. No further information is available at this time. ...

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NIGHTWISH Get Involved In Side Projects

NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen will make guest appearances on the debut album from SETHIAN, a new Helsinki, Finland-based act that also features in its ranks former WIZZARD frontman Tapio Wilska (who had previously done session studio work with NIGHTWISH). The album will be recorded at Walltone studios and will be mixed ...

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ALTARIA To Be Joined By NIGHTWISH Guitarist During Upcoming Gigs

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, will be joined by NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen on second guitar during some of their forthcoming live shows, according to ALTARIA's official web site. In other news, ALTARIA will record a song called "Stranger" from CACOPHONY's Go Off! CD for the Jason Becker Tribute ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Re-Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

GRAVE DIGGER have re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records for several more albums following the expiration of their most recent short-term agreement with the label. GRAVE DIGGER are currently finishing up pre-production for their forthcoming CD, which will be recorded between October and December at Principal Studios near Muenster, Germany. The Resetti Brothers and GRAVE DIGGER ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Commence Work On New CD, Publish Autobiography

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER are currently finishing up pre-production for their forthcoming CD, which will be recorded between October and December at Principal Studios near Muenster, Germany. The Resetti Brothers and GRAVE DIGGER frontman Chris Boltendahl will assume the production duties during the sessions. According to an official statement, "all music is written and ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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FOR MY PAIN Set First Single, Album To Follow

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have reportedly set "My Wound ...

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NIGHTWISH Take South America By Storm

Finland's NIGHTWISH have reportedly taken South America by storm with their most recent tour, which included a sold-out gig in Chile on July 17th, a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina in front of 2,200 fans and a sold-out gig in São Paulo, Brazil with 6,700 people in attendance. NIGHTWISH's new album, Century Child, was released ...

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ELVENKING Confirmed For Hungary's PEPSI SZIGET 2002 Festival

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have been confirmed for the Metal Hammer stage at the Pepsi Sziget 2002 festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 1st. The seven-day, multi stage festival drew 400,000 people in 2001 and is expected to achieve similar numbers this year. Other artists scheduled to perform at the event include GAMMA RAY, ...

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NIGHTWISH To Include Previously-Unreleased Material On Upcoming Single

Finland's NIGHTWISH have just released the second single off their phenomenal Century Child album in their home country, "Bless The Child", backed with an edited version of the cut and a previously-unreleased song called "Lagoon". On August 26th, Drakkar Records will issue two slightly-different versions of the single in Germany—one featuring the title track and ...

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SINERGY Joined By THE IRON MAIDENS Bassist

Finland's SINERGY have recruited bassist Melanie Sisneros to permanently replace Marco Hietala, who left the group earlier year to join NIGHTWISH on a full-time basis. "Sisneros [is] no stranger to playing in metal bands," reads a statement on SINERGY's official web site. "She's been playing bass for over 11 years and has lots ...

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FOR MY PAIN Nearly Done Recording Debut CD

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have reportedly completed most of ...

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VANDEN PLAS Deny STAR ONE Tour Rumors, Plot Headlining Trek

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, Germany's VANDEN PLAS will not be supporting Arjen Lucassen's STAR ONE project during the latter's European tour in September/October. "It is true that there have been talks about this," acknowledges a message on VANDEN PLAS' web site, "but finally there was no chance to make it happen. VANDEN PLAS ...

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IMMORTAL Cancel TUSKA 2002 Appearance

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL were forced to cancel their appearance at Finland's Tuska 2002 festival due to undisclosed "delicate family matters," according to an official statement from the group. "The band deeply feel bad about this, but promise to come back later in the year for another gig instead," continues the statement. As previously reported, ...

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NIGHTWISH Enter German Album Chart At #5!

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, Century Child, has entered the official German Media Control album charts at position #5. In Austria, the album entered the official charts on position #15. As previously repoted, Century Child was certified platinum for sales in excess of 30,000 copies in Finland since the album's release at the end of May. In ...

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THE PROJECT HATE, 2 TON PREDATOR To Play TUSKA 2002 Club Gig

THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame, and fellow Swedes 2 TON PREDATOR will play at Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland on July 12th as part of the Tuska 2002 festival. In its fifth installment, Tuska 2002 festival (which is scheduled to take place on July 12-14 in the Kaisaniemi park in the ...

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SYMPHONY X Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

SYMPHONY X have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at Germany's Bang Your Head festival after frontman Russell Allen was found to be suffering from stomach/intestinal bleeding, thus necessitating immediate medical treatment. Taking their place at the event will be German hard rockers BONFIRE. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at Bang ...

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DORO Added To Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DORO has replaced MAGNUM on the bill of this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28th and 29th in Balingen, Germany. MAGNUM had reportedly cancelled their appearance due to the failing health of guitarist Tony Clarkin. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event ...

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NIGHTWISH Top Finnish Album, Single Charts

NIGHTWISH entered the official Finnish Album chart at position #1 with their latest CD, Century Child. The group's current single, "Ever Dream", remains at the top of the Single chart in the band's home country, where the aforementioned full-length effort was certified gold within two hours of its release. ...

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BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Final Running Order Announced

The final running order for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th is as follows: Friday, June 28th: RIVAL MÄGO DE OZ RHAPSODY JAG PANZER SYMPHONY X CANDLEMASS OVERKILL GAMMA RAY FOZZY NIGHTWISH SAXON Saturday, June 29th: S.A. ADAMS TANKARD VANDEN PLAS ...

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NIGHTWISH MP3 Samples Posted Online

Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted four song samples from their forthcoming CD, entitled Century Child, at this location. The four cuts featured are as follows: "Ever Dream", "Bless The Child", "Dead To The World", and "Beauty Of The Beast". NIGHTWISH's Century Child is due to be released in Europe on May 27th through Spinefarm ...

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