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THE CROWN Confirmed For TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL

Sweden's THE CROWN, featuring former AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, will have been confirmed for the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 12-14 in Helsinki, Finland. Other acts set to appear at the event include MACHINE HEAD, NIGHTWISH and SONATA ARCTICA, among others. ...

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NIGHTWISH, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, RHAPSODY Singers Guest On Argentine Guitarist's CD

NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT frontwoman Candice Night, EDENBRIDGE singer Sabine Edelsbache, and RHAPSODY/VISION DIVINE/ATHENA vocalist Fabio Lione are among the featured guests on Infinity, the brand new studio effort from Argentine guitarist BETO VASQUES. The albummore information on which can be obtained from VASQUES' official web site at this locationis due ...

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FOR MY PAIN: A New Finnish "Supergroup"

FOR MY PAIN is the name of a brand new Finnish "goth metal act who feature several well-known musicians from the local metal scene. The group's current line-up stands as follows: Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) - keyboards Altti Vetelinen (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) - bass Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) - guitar Olli-Pekka Trr (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) ...

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TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL Festival: First Acts Announced

MACHINE HEAD, NIGHTWISH and SONATA ARCTICA are three of the acts that have been confirmed for the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 12-14 in Helsinki, Finland. In its fifth installment, Tuska Open Air Metal Festival is expected to draw in excess of 10,000 attendees over a three-day ...

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NIGHTWISH Finalize Title, Artwork For Upcoming CD

Finland's NIGHTWISH have set Century Child as the title to their upcoming album, which is tentatively due to be released on May 27th through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2000's Wishmaster was recorded at Finnvox and Kitee Huvikeskus studios and will include 11 original songs, among them the following: 01. End Of All Hope 02. ...

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NIGHTWISH Hard At Work On New CD

Finland's NIGHTWISH have laid down the drum tracks for their upcoming, as-yet-untitled full-length effort at Finnvox Studios and are currently recording the bass and guitars at the Kitee Huvikeskus facility before returning to Finnvox in March to cut the vocals and mix the album. 11 original songs and one as-yet-undisclosed cover are being recorded for ...

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Be My God - LULLACRY

Like its Scandinavian neighbors Sweden, Finland has been producing an disproportionately large number of quality metal acts over the years, with many of the country's finest exports, such as H.I.M., SENTENCED, STRATOVARIUS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, and NIGHTWISH, receiving almost as much—and in some instances, even more—recognition outside of the Finnish borders as they have ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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