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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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SINERGY's ALEXI LAIHO: Sh.t-Talkers Can F.ck Off!!!

SINERGY guitarist Alexi Laiho (who also doubles as the frontman in CHILDREN OF BODOM) has issued the following statement regarding the rumors and speculation regarding the departure of bassist Marco Hietala (currently in NIGHTWISH) "I f.cking hate the internet, but I have to speak out on this Marco situation! This is bullsh.t & it's none ...

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SINERGY Singer, Former Bassist Issue Separate Statements Regarding Split

SINERGY frontwoman Kimberly Goss and former bassist Marco Hietala (currently in NIGHTWISH) have both issued follow-up statements yesterday regarding the announcement made by Goss two days ago that Hietala was fired from the group amid speculation and accusations about NIGHTWISH's future. Here are their statements in their entirety: Kimberly Goss: "There has been a lot ...

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SINERGY Fire Bassist, Hire Temporary Replacement

SINERGY have fired bassist Marco Hietala and have hired session musician Lauri Porra to assist them in fulfilling their touring commitments for the remainder of the year. Vocalist Kimberly Goss issued the following statement via the group's official web site explaining the reasons behind their decision: “We had to make the very tough decision to ...

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CHARON, AFTER FOREVER To Support NIGHTWISH In Europe

Finland's CHARON and Holland's AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed as the opening acts on the upcoming NIGHTWISH headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on August 20th in Antwerp, Belgium. The confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 20 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo Aug. 22 - Dortmund, GER @ Westfalenhalle 2 Aug. ...

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NIGHTWISH: "Century Child" Track Listing Revealed

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced the full track listing for their forthcoming Century Child CD, due out on July 1st through Spinefarm Records. It is as follows: 01. Bless The Child (6:11) 02. End Of All Hope (3:51) 03. Dead To The World (4:19) 04. Ever Dream (4:42) 05. Slaying The Dream (4:31) 06. Forever Yours ...

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NIGHTWISH "Century Child" Live Dates Announced

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced the dates for their upcoming Century Child tour—the group's last dates prior to taking an extensive break from touring and recording activities. They are as follows: Jun. 28 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jul. 13 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Open Air Festival Jul. 16 - Mexico City, MEX ...

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