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PARADISE LOST To Team Up With AMORPHIS For European Tour

PARADISE LOST will be teaming up with AMORPHIS for a European tour in October. PARADISE LOST will be touring in support of their ninth studio album, "Symbol Of Life", which was released late last year through G.U.N. Records. Upcoming PARADISE LOST tour dates: Aug. 15 - Highfield Festival – Erfurt, GER Aug. 16 - Rock ...

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H.I.M. Part Ways With Label, Seek New Record Deal

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have reportedly fulfilled their contractual obligations to BMG Records Finland and are currently seeking a new label. The band, who are considered to be Finland's most successful rock export of all time, are currently in negotiations with several major companies and will make their final decision during the fall. In other ...

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CHAOSBREED Announce Another Live Show

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will play at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on August 14. Also appearing on the bill will be FINNTROLL. Tickets will be ...

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CHAOSBREED: Helsinki Live Photos Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted pictures from their first-ever live performance at Stella Star in Helsinki on July 11 at this location. ...

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CHAOSBREED To Get 'Brutal' On Their Full-Length Debut

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have set "Brutal" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "Brutal" will be recorded in ...

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SUMMER BREEZE 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for this year's Summer Breeze 2003 festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-23, 2003 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. It is as follows: IN FLAMES IN EXTREMO J.B.O. CHILDREN OF BODOM SUBWAY TO SALLY KROKUS WITHIN TEMPTATION RAGE PRIMAL FEAR NAPALM DEATH AMORPHIS AMON AMARTH FINNTROLL THE KOVENANT FARMER BOYS PYOGENESIS ...

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TUSKA FESTIVAL 2003: Photos Posted Online

Sonera Plaza has posted several photos of TYPE O NEGATIVE, THE HAUNTED, STRATOVARIUS and SENTENCED performing live at Finland's Tuska festival this past weekend. Check them out here. Tuska took place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki and featured additional appearances by AMORPHIS, ARCH ENEMY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ...

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CHAOSBREED To Release Debut EP Through RISING REALM RECORDS

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will be releasing a five-song EP, "Unleashed Carnage", later this month through resurrected Finnish label Rising Realm Records. The first 200 ...

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SENTENCED Added To Finland's TUSKA METAL FESTIVAL

SENTENCED have replaced OPETH at this year's edition of Finland's Tuska festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. As previously reported, OPETH were forced to cancel their appearance at Tuska due to "logistical and financial" difficulties connected with the group's upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE, ...

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THE 69 EYES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Finland's THE 69 EYES have been confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival, which takes place between July 30 and August 6 in Budapest, Hungary. Also set to appear at the event are SLAYER, THE HELLACOPTERS, SONATA ARCTICA, MY DYING BRIDE, CLAWFINGER, APOCALYPTICA, ANNIHILATOR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH, among many others. Upcoming THE ...

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Former AMORPHIS Keyboardist To Play On New MANNHAI CD

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are currently composing and demoing new songs for the follow-up to last year's "Evil Under The Sun" CD, tentatively due in early 2004. Joining the group during the recording sessions for the upcoming album will be ...

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MOONSPELL: Upcoming Single To Include Non-Album Cut

Portugal's MOONSPELL will include the non-album track "The Darkening" on their upcoming single, "Everything Invaded" (slated for release on July 28). "Everything Invaded" comes off the group's new album, "The Antidote", due on September 29 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with ...

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MOONSPELL Announce New Bassist

Portugal's MOONSPELL have recruited Aires Pereira (ex-MALEVOLENCE) as the temporary replacement for recently departed bassist Sérgio Crestana. "[Aires] has gathered the professional and spiritual conditions to walk on stage with us," the band said in a statement posted on their official web site. MOONSPELL will release their new album, "The Antidote", on Sept. 29 through ...

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CHAOSBREED To Release Debut EP In July

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), are in talks with an as-yet-undisclosed Finnish record label to release their recently-recorded "Unleashed Carnage" demo as an EP, with some ...

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AMORPHIS To Release New Single

Finland's AMORPHIS will release a single, "Evil Inside", on June 20. "Evil Inside" comes off the group's latest album, "Far From The Sun", available in Scandinavia since the end of May. AMORPHIS are scheduled to perform a string of Finnish festivals over the summer before embarking on a European tour later in the year. The ...

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AMORPHIS: Video Interview Posted Online

A brand new AMORPHIS Electronic Press Kit (EPK), featuring an exclusive interview with vocalist Pasi Koskinen and guitarist Esa Holopainen, has been posted online at this location. AMORPHIS' latest album, "Far From The Sun", was released in Scandinavia at the end of May. The band are scheduled to perform a string of Finnish ...

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AMORPHIS Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 7!

Finland's AMORPHIS entered the Finnish Album chart at to No. 7 with their latest album, "Far From The Sun". Check out the entire chart here. The band celebrated the release of "Far From The Sun" by playing an almost two-hour gig at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki last Friday (May 30). Performing ...

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MOONSPELL Set Release Date For 'The Antidote'

Portugal's MOONSPELL have set a Sept. 29 release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "The Antidote". The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS). The band, who recently parted ways with bassist Sérgio Crestana, utilized the services of ...

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CHAOSBREED Launch Official Web Site

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, CHAOSBREED are currently rehearsing material for a ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA 2003 Festival

SOULFLY are the latest act confirmed to appear at Finland's Tuska 2003 festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. The complete list of groups currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: TYPE O NEGATIVE MINISTRY CHILDREN OF BODOM STRATOVARIUS SOULFLY TIMO RAUTIAINEN & ...

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MOONSPELL: New Album Is 'Poisonous'

Portugal's MOONSPELL have posted the following update to their official web site: "To cut a long story short, the name of our next album, as well as its complete tracklist, was fully revealed during the past week, due to an information leak from the US office of Century Media, which we could not, by any ...

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AMORPHIS Enter Finnish Singles Chart At #4!

AMORPHIS have entered the Finnish Singles chart at position #4 with their latest single, "Day Of Your Beliefs". Check out the whole chart here. "Day Of Your Beliefs" comes off the group's upcoming full-length album, "Far From The Sun", due in Scandinavia through Virgin Records on May 26. A U.S. release date for ...

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CHAOSBREED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted full-length MP3s of the three tracks that compose their recently-competed "Unleashed Carnage" demo. The three songs available for download ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Enter Studio In October

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will enter Seawolf Studios (web site) in Suomenlinna (just outside Helsinki) in October to begin recording their third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", due in early 2004 through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). Among the tracks set to ...

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MOONSPELL Finalize Track Listing For 'The Antidote'

Portugal's MOONSPELL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Antidote", tentatively due in late summer through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" will contain the following songs: 01. Everything Invaded 02. The Southern Deathstyles 03. Antidote 04. In And Above Man 05. From Lowering Skies 06. Capricorn At ...

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AMORPHIS To Play Special Gig In Finland

AMORPHIS will play a special, one-off gig at Senssi club in Tampere, Finland on Sunday, April 20. The band will premier some of the brand new material which is set to surface on the upcoming "Far From The Sun" album and will perform a number of their old classics from their previous recorded efforts. Also ...

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AMORPHIS: Changing The Face Of Modern Metal

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have set a May 20 release date through EMI subsidiary Virgin Records for their sixth studio album, "Far From The Sun". The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface later this month. "Far From The Sun" marks the beginning of a new era for the band, who have opted to ...

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