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NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Contribute To 'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song'

Members of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, WINTERSUN, AMORPHIS, HIM, BATTLE BEAST and CHILDREN OF BODOM are among the musicians who have contributed to "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival. Tuska promoter Jouni Markkanen said: "All proceeds from this project will be collected to the 'Tuska 20 ...

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ENSIFERUM Checks In From The Studio

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland to record their seventh full-length album, due in September via Metal Blade Records. The disc is being produced once again by Anssi Kippo, who has previously worked with CHILDREN OF BODOM, IMPALED NAZARENE and ENTWINE, among others. ENSIFERUM bassist Sami Hinkka comments: "For ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release New Album In September

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland to record a few demo songs for their upcoming seventh full-length album, due in September via Metal Blade Records. The quintet will soon return to the Astia to begin tracking the disc, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF ...

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LORDI Mainman Says Heavy Metal Is No Longer The Law Of The Land In Finland: 'It's All Hip-Hop And Rap Now'

LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi says that heavy metal and hard rock artists have once again become marginalized in Finland, where the likes of CHILDREN OF BODOM and NIGHTWISH regularly topped the charts with their single and full-length releases. After LORDI won the annual Eurovision Song Contest — which is usually known for its display of ...

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BROTHER FIRETRIBE Feat. NIGHTWISH Guitarist EMPPU VUORINEN: 'Sunbound' Album Due In March

BROTHER FIRETRIBE — the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen — will release their fourth full-length album, "Sunbound", on March 24 via Spinefarm Records. Featuring twelve new pieces of music, including lead track "Taste Of A Champion" plus follow-up single/video for "Indelible Heroes", due out next month, "Sunbound" was mixed by ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman: 'Total Silence Freaks Me Out'

Banger TV's Daniel Dekay recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title of CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest album, 2015's "I Worship Chaos": Alexi: "At first it was just a songtitle. Then ...

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Finland's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival TUSKA Celebrates 20th Anniversary In 2017

HIM, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MAYHEM, APOCALYPTICA, DIRKSCHNEIDER and SONATA ARCTICA are among the confirmed bands for the 20th-anniversary edition of the Tuska festival, set to take place June 30 - July 2 in Helsinki, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 30: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES MAYHEM WINTERSUN INSOMNIUM BRUJERIA ANNEKE VAN GIERSBEGEN'S VUUR ...

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