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AMORPHIS: Second 'Under The Red Cloud' Studio Webisode

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Under The Red Cloud", the new album from Finnish masters of melancholic metal AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The CD will be released on September 4 via Nuclear Blast. States AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen: "The album is titled 'Under The Red ...

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AMORPHIS: First 'Under The Red Cloud' Studio Webisode

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Under The Red Cloud", the new album from Finnish masters of melancholic metal AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The CD will be released on September 4 via Nuclear Blast. States AMOPRHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen: "The album is titled 'Under The Red ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of CHILDREN OF BODOM's entire June 19 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. CHILDREN OF BODOM has recruited Antti Wirman, the younger brother of the band's keyboardist Janne Wirman, to handle second-guitar duties for their upcoming shows. Antti, who has been a member of Janne's band WARMEN ...

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AMORPHIS To Release 'Under The Red Cloud' Album In September

Finnish masters of melancholic metal AMORPHIS will release their new album, "Under The Red Cloud", on September 4 via Nuclear Blast. States AMOPRHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen: "The album is titled 'Under The Red Cloud' and the artwork is done by Valnoir Mortasonge. Valnoir is well known from his works for LAIBACH, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH ...

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HIM Announces First Shows Since Split With Drummer

Finnish "love" metallers HIM will play three shows in August in their home country. These concerts will mark the band's first live appearances since the departure of longtime HIM drummer Mika Kristian Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick) earlier this year. The dates are as follows: Aug. 15 - Tampere, Klubi Aug. 16 - Jyväskylä, Lutakko Aug. ...

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KORPIKLAANI Frontman's JONNE Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Massacre Records has announced the signing of JONNE. The group was formed by Jonne Järvelä of KORPIKLAANI as a solo project, which soon morphed and developed into a full band. Wanting to do something that was musically different and away from Järvelä's main band, JONNE is pure shamanistic folk music. Jonne comments: "An idea about ...

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AMORPHIS To Begin Recording New Album In April

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have started the year off by demoing songs for their upcoming twelfth studio album, due out in September. The band will start pre­production this March in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The CD recordings will begin in April at Bogren's Fascination Street Studio in Sweden. The lyrics are written ...

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NIGHTWISH To Tour Europe With AMORPHIS, ARCH ENEMY

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH will launch the European leg of their "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" in November in Copenhagen, Denmark. Support on the trek will come from AMORPHIS and ARCH ENEMY. The dates are as follows: Nov. 16 – DK - Copenhagen - Falconer Nov. 18 - GER - Hamburg - O2 World Nov. ...

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HIM To Begin Work On 'Some New Stuff' After U.S. Tour

Finnish "love" metallers HIM will follow their current North American tour with a one-off show in their hometown before taking time off from the road and beginning work on their next studio album. During a November 16 appearance on "The Louvau Show" on the 93.9 KWSS radio station in Scottsdale, Arizona, HIM frontman Ville Valo ...

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HIM To Release Limited-Edition Box Set Plus Four Deluxe Titles

Finnish "love" metallers HIM will release a limited-edition box set, "Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective '96-'03", on November 25 via The End. The box set includes the rare debut 1996 EP "666 Ways To Love: Prologue" on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl for the first time ever, along with an exclusive Heartagram logo ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform Entire 'Tales From The Thousand Lakes' Album On 20th-Anniversary Tour

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their legendary 1994 release "Tales From The Thousand Lakes" by performing the album in its entirety on a short tour in December. Support on the trek will come from Swedish metallers AVATARIUM. Comments AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen: "This month (July 12) marked the ...

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AMORPHIS Talks To METAL4 At Germany's ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR (Video)

Metal4 conducted an interview with guitarist Esa Holopainen and vocalist Tomi Joutsen of Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS at this year's Rockharz Open Air festival on July 10 in Ballenstedt, Germany . You can now watch the chat below. AMORPHIS will perform a special concert at the Olavinlinna Castle, a stone fortress built in ...

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CARACH ANGREN Recording Fourth Album

Dutch black metallers CARACH ANGREN have entered Tidalwave Studio in Karlsruhe, Germany with Patrick Damiani (FALKENBACH, ROME, UMBRA ET IMAGO) to record their fourth full-length album for a late 2014 release. The follow-up to 2012's "Where The Corpses Sink Forever" will be mixed by acclaimed producer Peter Tägtgren (DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, SEPTICFLESH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's HENKKA SEPPÄLÄ Shares Tour Tips (Video)

In the two-minute video below, bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM shares his top tips for being on tour (courtesy of Digital Tour Bus). The clip was shot on March 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. CHILDREN OF BODOM kicked off a six-week major-market North American headlining tour on ...

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