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SONATA ARCTICA Working On New Album

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have commenced work on the follow-up to their "Pariah's Child" album. Like its predecessor, the as-yet-untitled ninth studio effort will be recorded at Studio 57 for a late 2016 release via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the musical direction of the new album, SONATA ARCTICA keyboard player Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg said: "It's ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Release Christmas Single

Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA will release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base: a new single called "Christmas Spirits". This year the handing out of presents will happen six days early as the single will be released on December 18 via Nuclear Blast. It will be made available via digital download ...

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Video Premiere: AMBERIAN DAWN's 'Fame & Gloria'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" was produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by Svante ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Court Of Mirror Hall'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" was produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by Svante ...

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Shadow World - WOLFHEART

Disbanding all of his prior units BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE and ROUTASIELU, multi-instrumentalist Tuomas Saukkonen created WOLFHEART in 2012 as his one-man show. Now with a full ensemble behind him for the entity's second offering, "Shadow World", WOLFHEART sounds like a proper harbinger of Hell, corralling black ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Innuendo' Album Details Revealed

Finish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" is being produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by ...

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XANDRIA: 'Voyage Of The Fallen' Lyric Video

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release a new EP, "Fire & Ashes", on July 31. The cover art for CD was created by Felipe Machado, who has previously worked with RAGE, BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOR and RHAPSODY OF FIRE. Three brand new songs will be featured on the EP: "Voyage Of The Fallen", "Unembraced" and ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN To Release 'Innuendo' Album In October

Finish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" is being produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. Commented Seppälä: "This is one of ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING Feat. STRATOVARIUS, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Members: 'The Best Of Times' Song Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. The song "The Best Of Times" — taken from "Stormcrow" — can be streamed below. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING: 'Stormcrow' Title Track Available For Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. The "Stormcrow" title track can be streamed below. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing its musical influence from the classic hard ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING Featuring STRATOVARIUS, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Members: 'I Will Build You A Rome' Lyric Video

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing its musical influence from the classic hard rock scene, the fast-paced European power metal and ...

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STRATOVARIUS, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Members Join Forces On New CAIN'S OFFERING Album 'Stormcrow'

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing its musical influence from the classic hard rock scene, the fast-paced European power metal and ...

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NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA, AMARANTHE Members Featured On RASKASTA JOULUA's 'Ragnarok Juletide'

Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project, dubbed RASKASTA JOULUA, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," is enjoying its 10th year running. To celebrate, the project, which tours every holiday season, will release a new studio album this year. The CD, titled "Ragnarok Juletide", will be released on November 11 via Spinefarm. But this is not ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Talks To KAAOS TV At Finland's PORISPERE (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Finnish power metallers SONATA ARCTICA before the band's August 8 performance at Porispere festival in Pori, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. SONATA ARCTICA's eighth studio album, "Pariah's Child", was released on March 28 via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the new CD title and cover artwork, SONATA ARCTICA ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, DRAGONFORCE, EPICA Singers To Be Featured In 'Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame'

Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH), Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Marc Hudson (DRAGONFORCE) and Simone Simons (EPICA) are among the heavy metal singers who will appear in "Karmaflow", which is said to be "the world's first rock opera videogame." What began as a graduation assignment for students of the University of Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands in ...

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DELAIN Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Drummer Sander Zoer has left Dutch female-fronted metallers DELAIN "due to some major recent changes impacting his personal life." The band states: "Though he will be stepping out of the limelight, we are happy that he will still be active for DELAIN behind the screens and our friendship will continue off stage. DELAIN's new drummer, ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: 'Love' Video Released

"Pariah's Child", the eighth studio album from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #1 Switzerland: #13 Czech Republic: #16 Austria: #30 Germany: #31 Netherlands: #52 Spain: #78 UK: #127 Commented SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg: "Somehow it never gets old to get your album to be #1. We're, ...

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LOST SOCIETY: 'Terror Hungry' Video Released

The official video for "Terror Hungry", the title track of the new album from Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY, can be seen below. Due on April 4 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), and it sees the "Finns shred ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: 'Cloud Factory' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Cloud Factory" from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Pariah's Child", which will be released on March 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below. Commented SONATA ARCTICA vocalist/keyboardist ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Fifth 'Pariah's Child' Trailer

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will release their eighth studio album, "Pariah's Child", on March 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below. "Pariah's Child" track listing: 01. The Wolves Die Young 02. Running Lights 03. Take One Breath 04. Cloud Factory 05. Blood 06. What Did You Do ...

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