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POISONBLACK: 'Drive' Artwork, Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release its fifth album, now titled "Drive" (working title was "Lead & Roll Vol. 5"), in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ...

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POISONBLACK: New Single Available For Streaming

"Mercury Falling", the new single from POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track is the first single from the group's forthcoming fifth album, now titled "Drive" (working title was "Lead & Roll Vol. 5"), which will be released this ...

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POISONBLACK: New Single To Arrive Next Month

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release a new single, "Mercury Falling", on March 7. The track is the first single from the group's forthcoming fifth album, tentatively titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5", which will be released this spring via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at ...

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CRIMFALL: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish folk metalers CRIMFALL will release their sophomore album, "The Writ Of Sword", on March 23 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Adamantium Studios and was produced and mixed by Hit Happens. It features guest appearances by Tapio Wilska (SURVIORS ZERO), Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW), Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns (FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, DECOMPOSTER), Mathias Nygård (TURISAS), ...

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PROFANE OMEN Signs With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The band's third album is currently being recorded at Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland for a September release. A studio diary has been launched at this location. Bassist Tomppa Saarenketo left PROFANE OMEN in November due to his "lack of motivation." A ...

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PROFANE OMEN Begins Recording New Album

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have entered Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland studio to begin recording their third album for a 2011 release. A studio diary has been launched at this location. Bassist Tomppa Saarenketo left PROFANE OMEN in November due to his "lack of motivation." A replacement bassist has not yet been announced. ...

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CATAMENIA Announces New Singer

Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA have announced the addition of vocalist Juha-Matti Perttunen (pictured below; ALL AGAINST) to the group's ranks. The band states, "There was a damn tight fight between the last three candidates [which included Ash from AGATHODAIMON and Olli-Jukka Mustonen], but Juha-Matti took over everything with his charisma, attitude and especially wide ...

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AMORPHIS To Be Joined By Former Members On Stage During 'Magic & Mayhem' Tour

AMORPHIS's "Magic & Mayhem" tour kicks off tonight (Wednesday, December 8) at Helsinki, Finland's legendary Tavastia club. Each show will feature special appearances by several former members of the band, including Pekka Kasari, Pasi Koskinen, Olli-Pekka Laine, Kasper Mårtenson, Kim Rantala and Ville Tuomi. Click here for a detailed list of special guests at each ...

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CRIMFALL: New Song Posted Online

"Frost Upon Their Graves", a brand new song from the Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL, can be streamed by clicking on the graphic below. Commented the group: "[Our] new album is basically one long song divided to a shorter sections. This song, 'Frost Upon Their Graves', is the third one. This time we will take ...

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CRIMFALL Completes Work On New Album

Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL has issued the following update: "We are currently holding the mastered version of our second album in our hands. Mastering was done by our dear neighbor Jens Bogren [OPETH, SOILWORK, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH] at Fascination Street [in Örebro, Sweden]... And it sounds awesome.... brutal and HUGE!!! Actually it was ...

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POISONBLACK Parts Ways With Guitarist

After four years and two albums, POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has parted ways with guitarist Janne Markus. The group states, "[Janne's] goals and ambitions couldn't have come true in POISONBLACK and we totally understand and respect that. His creativity needs a different setting than POISONBLACK can and ...

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HIM: 'SWRMXS' Official Remix Album Coming In December

"SWRMXS", the official remix album of HIM's "Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice", will be released on December 7. The LP — featuring HIM songs remixed by Tiesto, Morgan Page, Gavin Russom and more — will be available online on iTunes, Beatport and other digital retailers. The physical album will be available exclusively in stores ...

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POISONBLACK Signs With HYPE RECORDS

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has inked a deal with Hype Records. The group will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST) to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5". A ...

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POISONBLACK Completes Work On New Five-Song Demo

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has finished recording a five-song pre-production demo for the group's upcoming album. Ville said, "I am happy about the way they are starting to build up." POISONBLACK will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ...

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2010 'Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour' Announced

A dozen or so Finnish metal musicians will take part in the seventh annual "Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour", set to kick off in late November. The 10-date trek will honor the legendary PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed on stage on December 8, 2004. The musicians will perform for free and ...

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CRIMFALL Signs With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL has inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The group's as-yet-untitled second album is tentatively due in March 2011. The CD was recorded at Adamantium Studios and was produced and mixed by Hit Happens. It features guest appearances by Tapio Wilska (SURVIORS ZERO), Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW), Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns (FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, ...

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POISONBLACK Taps TUE MADSEN For New Album Production

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST) to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5". A late spring/early summer release is expected. Madsen previously mixed ...

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POISONBLACK: Working Album Title Revealed

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has set "Lead & Roll Vol. 5" as the working title of its next album. As previously reported, guitarist Antti Leiviskä (MARY, BRYSSEL KAUPALLINEN, SICKNOTE) will fill in for POISONBLACK's Janne Markus at all upcoming shows. "Of Rust And Bones", the fourth album ...

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CYPHOSIS: 'To North And Under' Teaser Available

Finnish metal band CYPHOSIS reelased its sophomore album, "To North And Under", on September 29 via Violent Journey Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Prologue 02. Filth Within 03. Time Is An Enemy 04. Passage Of Evil 05. Across Black Water 06. Nine Seas 07. Servitude 08. To North And ...

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CATAMENIA: Lineup Changes Announced

Guitarist Riku Hopeakoski of Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA has issued the following update: "I'm sad to inform you all about huge and unfortunate lineup changes in the band. Ari [Nissilä, guitar/vocals], Toni [Kansanoja, bass/backing vocals], Kari [Vähäkuopus, clean vocals] and Mikko [Nevanlahti, drums] decided to part ways with CATAMENIA because of their project bands, ...

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UNKIND Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Finland's UNKIND. The band will enter the studio this fall to begin recording a new album for an early 2011 release. Relapse will also reissue UNKIND's earlier material digitally over the coming months. UNKIND has previously released four full-length albums and a handful of vinyl-only releases. UNKIND is ...

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INSOMNIUM Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band will enter the studio before the end of the year to begin recording its new album for a 2011 release. Commented the group in a statement: "Throughout the spring and summer we negotiated with several attractive labels, but in ...

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CRIMFALL Completes Work On Second Album; Studio Footage Available

Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL has completed work on its as-yet-untitled second album for a tentative late 2010 release. The CD was recorded at Adamantium Studios and was produced and mixed by Hit Happens. It features guest appearances by Tapio Wilska (SURVIORS ZERO), Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW), Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns (FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, DECOMPOSTER), Mathias Nygård (TURISAS), ...

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MOKOMA To Release New EP In September

Finnish thrashers MOKOMA will release a new EP, "Juurta Jaksain", on September 1 via Sakara Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ei Enää Askeltakaan 02. Maailmantappiin 03. Huomenhaamu 04. Musta Katras 05. Taakka 06. Sydänjuuret (acustic version) Four of the EP's songs — "Ei Enää Askeltakaan", "Huomenhaamu", "Maailmantappiin" and "Taakka" ...

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POISONBLACK: Back On The Road

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has scheduled the following dates: Aug. 19 - Oulu, Finland - Juhlateltta Aug. 21 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze Sep. 09 - Pori, Finland - Bar Kino Sep. 10 - Turku, Finland - Klubi Sep. 11 - Kouvola, Finland - Rytmikatti Sep. ...

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