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VIRGIN STEELE, TAAKE, THE OCEAN, BULLDOZER, Others Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

VIRGIN STEELE, TAAKE, THE OCEAN, BULLDOZER, SERENITY and AVA INFERI have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA AVA INFERI BLIND GUARDIAN BREZNO BULLDOZER DEATH ANGEL ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL, Others Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

BLIND GUARDIAN, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL, MERCENARY, OBSCURA and OCTOBER FILE have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA BLIND GUARDIAN BREZNO DEATH ANGEL DEICIDE HATE HEAVEN´S ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for the German, Austrian and Swiss editions of the Metalfest, set to take place May 27-29, 2011. So far the following bands have been confirmed to appear next year: AMON AMARTH SABATON CRADLE OF FILTH ARCH ENEMY WINTERSUN SAXON AMORPHIS EQUILIBRIUM ENTOMBED SODOM WATAIN PRIMORDIAL RAGE EISREGEN DESTRUCTION ARKONA ...

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ACCEPT, KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, HATE Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

ACCEPT, KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, HATE and IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA HATE IMPERIUM DEKADENZ IN EXTREMO IN SOLITUDE KALMAH KREATOR KYLESA MOONSORROW ...

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KYLESA, RISING DREAM, KALMAH Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

KYLESA, RISING DREAM and KALMAH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA BREZNO HEAVEN GREY IN SOLITUDE KALMAH KYLESA MOONSORROW MOONSPELL RISING DREAM VANDERBUYST WATAIN WINTERSUN ...

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WINTERSUN Mainman Issues New Album Update

WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, is continuing work on its long-awaited second album, tentatively titled "Time". Commented Jari: "I've been working very hard with the synths and orchestrations and I can finally say that I'm feeling very positive about finishing this long and gruesome task by Christmas. So hopefully ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Arctica' Video Released, Lineup Changes Announced

"Arctica", the new video from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Markus Nieminen of Routafilmi. "Arctica" comes off AMBERIAN DAWN's third album, "End Of Eden", which is being released today (October 20) via Spinefarm Records. According to songwriter Tuomas Seppälä, the group's new CD is heavier ...

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NIGHTWISH Begins Recording New Album

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have officially started recording the follow-up to 2007's "Dark Passion Play". Drummer Jukka Nevalainen writes on the band's official web site, "After spending an intensive summer camp on Finnish countryside and putting a final touch to [a pre-production/demo recording of all the songs that will be featured on the CD], we ...

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ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION: 'Cross The Line' Video Released

"Cross The Line (Of No Return)", the new video from Finnish thrashers ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Jani "Viski" Viskari, the drummer of the Finnish thrash act ANGUISH, and it contains footage from the making of the band's latest album, "Gallery Of Pain", as well as material that ...

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NORTHERN KINGS Plays First-Ever Full-Length Show; Video Available

NORTHERN KINGS — the Finnish band consisting of four well-known metal musicians (Jarkko Ahola [TERÄSBETONI], Marco Hietala [TAROT, NIGHTWISH], Tony Kakko [SONATA ARCTICA], Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto [CHARON]) — played its first-ever full-length show last night (Wednesday, August 18) at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. NORTHERN KINGS' backing musicians at the Tavastia gig were as follows: ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Audio Interview Posted Online

Roy of Mellodic Carnage recently conducted an interview with guitarist Juha Raivio of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, June 3 at Barby Club. Support at the show ...

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THAUROROD Signs With NOISEART RECORDS

NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation have announced the signing of the Finnish epic power metallers THAUROROD. The group's as-yet-untitled debut album will be released later this year. Commented Stefan Hattinger, managing director NoiseArt Records: "We are proud and extremely enthusiastic to welcome a great talent like THAUROROD on our roster. A group of great ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Interviewed In Lyon

Metal Fédération conducted an interview with Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN on March 22, 2010 when the band played in Lyon, France. Watch the chat below. SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, June 3 at Barby Club. Support at the show will come from the ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Guitarist Interviewed At U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with guitarist Juha Raivio of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN at the Hammerfest II festival, which was held March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. Watch the chat below. SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN To Perform In Israel For First Time

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, June 3 at Barby Club. Support at the show will come from the Israeli gothic metal act DISTORTED. Commented promoter Yishai Schwartz of Raven Music: "I am proud to announce the first-ever gig of SWALLOW THE SUN ...

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WOE OF TYRANTS: New Song Available For Streaming

Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS will release its third album, "Threnody", on April 13 via Metal Blade Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Tetelestai 02. Creatures Of The Mire 03. Venom Eye 04. Tempting The Wretch 05. Threnody 06. Bloodsmear 07. The Venus Orbit 08. Lightning Over Atlantis 09. Singing The ...

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WOE OF TYRANTS: 'Threnody' Artwork Unveiled

Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS will release its third album, "Threnody", on April 13 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release from the label, "This time around, the guys have seriously turned up the shred-knob and churned out some of the most exciting songs we've heard swirling around the Metal Blade offices in quite ...

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WOE OF TYRANTS To Release 'Threnody' In April

Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS will release its third album, "Threnody", on April 13 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release from the label, "This time around, the guys have seriously turned up the shred-knob and churned out some of the most exciting songs we've heard swirling around the Metal Blade offices in quite ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'New Moon' First-Week Sales Revealed

"New Moon", the fifth album from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, sold around 400 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 148 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN's 'New Moon' Cracks Finnish Top 10

"New Moon", the fifth album from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 10. The CD, which was released on November 10 via Spinefarm Records, was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such ...

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'Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour': More Pro-Shot Footage Posted Online

A dozen or so Finnish metal musicians took part in the fifth annual "Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour" in December 2008. The four-date trek honored the legendary PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed on stage on December 8, 2004. The musicians performed for free and the concert proceeds were donated to the ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Schedules Acoustic Show

Mikko Kotamäki (vocals), Markus Jämsen (guitar) and Aleksi Munter (keyboards) of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will perform a free acoustic show at Levykauppa Äx in Helsinki on November 5 at 4:30 p.m. "Falling World", a brand new song from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, is available for streaming on the band's

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