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NIGHTWISH Mainman Discusses Band's New Lineup In Second 'Showtime, Storytime' Trailer

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" contains NIGHTWISH's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in ...

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INSOMNIUM's NIILO SEVÄNEN Interviewed By METAL M PRODUCTIONS (Video)

Metal M Productions conducted an interview with Niilo Sevänen (vocals, bass) of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM during the band's recent U.K. tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM. You can now watch the chat below. INSOMNIUM recently released the first song, "Ephemeral", off its forthcoming album, to be released in 2014 via Century Media Records. The ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Storytime' Performance Clip From 'Showtime, Storytime' DVD

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" contains NIGHTWISH's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces New Lineup

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have announced the addition of Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) and English composer and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) to the group's permanent lineup. Says the band in a statement: "Originally we were going to wait until 2014 to make a decision about the future lineup ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed By JERSEY BEAT Magazine (Video)

Jersey Beat magazine conducted an interview with singer Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM on September 28 at Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn, New York during the "Rock Allegiance" tour. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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HIM Drummer Interviewed By PopCultureMadness.com (Video)

Kristyn Clarke of PopCultureMadness.com and ConcertBlogger.com conducted an interview with drummer Mika Kristian Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick) of Finnish "love" metallers HIM on September 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the "Rock Allegiance" tour. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its ...

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PROFANE OMEN Completes Work On Fourth Album

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have completed recording and mixing their fourth album for a spring 2014 release. According to the band, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2011's "Destroy!" "is the fastest, angriest and tightest PROFANE OMEN recording by far so far." The group added: "We've never been afraid to try out new things and this one ...

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NIGHTWISH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Photo Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from NIGHTWISH's August 10 photo shoot with photographer Tim Tronckoe can be seen below. NIGHTWISH will release a new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Song 'Ephemeral' Released

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have released the first song, "Ephemeral", off their forthcoming album, to be released in 2014 via Century Media Records. The first track to feature new guitarist Markus Vanhala (also in OMNIUM GATHERUM), who replaced Ville Vänni in 2011, "Ephemeral" will be made available digitally in Europe on September 23 and ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Showtime, Storytime' DVD, Blu-Ray Details Revealed

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" contains NIGHTWISH's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in ...

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HIM: 'Into The Night' Video Released

"Into The Night", the new video from Finnish "love" metallers HIM, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Stefan Lindfors, who also directed the band's classic, award-winning video "Funeral Of Hearts" and the recent "Tears On Tape" clip. "Into The Night" comes off HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", which sold 20,000 copies ...

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POISONBLACK Films New Video

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — recently filmed a video for an as-yet-undisclosed song off its upcoming sixth studio album, "Lyijy". Photos from the video shoot can be found at this location. "Lyijy" will be released on September 13. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studio ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed By 'Natalie's World' (Audio)

Natalie Perez of Natalie's World recently conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. HIM's new album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 ...

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POISONBLACK To Release New Album In September

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release its sixth studio album, "Lyijy", on September 13. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studio in Helsinki and Victory Audio studio in Kokkola with producer Jonas Olsson. The CD's opening track, "Home Is Where the Sty Is", will be released ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed By KERRANG! Magazine (Video)

Kerrang! magazine conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM at this year's Download festival, which is taking place June 14-16 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's new album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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HIM Singer Interviewed By Jägermeister UK (Video)

Jägermeister UK conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM at this year's Download festival, which is taking place June 14-16 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's new album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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PROFANE OMEN: 'Nine Songs Written For New Album'

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have issued the following update: "We have nine songs written for the new album and we'll start pre-production in a week or so. "This one is going to knock your teeth through the back of your skull." "Bound To Strive", the latest video from PROFANE OMEN, can be viewed below. The ...

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INSOMNIUM: Video Interview Posted Online

Asif Salam of SoundShock.com conducted an interview with Niilo Sevänen (vocals, bass) of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM on April 23 at the Underworld in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. INSOMNIUM's latest album, "One For Sorrow", was released in October 2011 in North America via Century Media Records. The ...

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Tears On Tape - HIM

For better or worse, HIM has embraced their identity as pop metal archangels for the "Twilight" demographic. For the band to turn back to their duskier roots when they still called themselves His Infernal Majesty would end up spelling their demise at this point. HIM hit an accessible course of no return as of their ...

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HIM Singer: 'I've Never Been Good At Balancing'

Tom Lanham of PureVolume recently conducted an interview with singer Ville Valo of Finnish love metallers HIM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. PureVolume: You've said you've had some big moments of emotional revelation recently. Such as... ? Ville Valo: Well, most of the stuff is obviously personal. But musically ...

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