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AMORPHIS Bassist Quits Over Band 'Mismanagement'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have parted ways with bassist Niclas Etelävuori. The band states: "His decision [to leave] has nothing to do with the band, no bad blood, no hard feelings between us, so it is better that you read his statement and thoughts below. "It's really hard to describe the feelings everyone is ...

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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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KORPIKLAANI Frontman's JONNE To Release 'Kallohonka' Album In April

Jonne Järvelä, the driving force of the internationally successful folk metal band KORPIKLAANI, will release his second folk music album titled "Kallohonka" on April 28 via Playground Music Scandinavia. The band that carries his name, JONNE, consists of ten well-known musicians from the world of rock, metal and folk music. The first single from the ...

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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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OVERKILL: 'The Grinding Wheel' Album Details Revealed

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel", on February 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Comments OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Grinding on! Here we come again kids, strapped to the Grinding Wheel! Bang your head." "The Grinding Wheel" was produced by OVERKILL and mixed by Andy Sneap ...

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