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WARMEN Guitarist To Tour With SURVIVORS ZERO

Antti Wirman, WARMEN guitarist and brother of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist/WARMEN mainman Janne Wirman, will fill in for SURVIVORS ZERO's Sami Jämsén on the Finnish death metal band's four-week North American tour with fellow Finns FINNTROLL, MOONSORROW and SWALLOW THE SUN. The trek, dubbed "Finnish Metal", will kick off on April 6 in Springfield, Virginia ...

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Rare MISFITS Recording Unearthed After 15 Years

MISFITS book author and veteran punk drummer Joel Gausten (PIGFACE, THE UNDEAD, ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN) has posted an unreleased MISFITS rehearsal demo of "Who Killed Marilyn?" at this location. The site also includes an in-depth blog (entitled "15 Years Ago Today…") detailing the recording of this and the other featured MISFITS demos. Like Gausten's ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Scraps Solo-Album Plans

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has scrapped her previously announced plans to release a solo album. She writes on her official blog, "The factors [that contributed to my decision] are mainly that I want to focus on my family during this break from NIGHTWISH. I am sure I will do a solo some other time, but ...

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WARMEN Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With Helsinki Concert; Video Available

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a concert during the Helsinki Metal Meeting weekend on February 18 at Dante's Highlight in Helsinki Finland. The band's third live performance ever included guest appearances by Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM) on a cover version of ROCKWELL's "Somebody's Watching ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Interviewed On Swedish National Radio

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon was interviewed on the Swedish national radio (Sveriges Radio) P3 prior to her performance with Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH at last night's (January 19) "P3 Guld" (Swedish radio's annual music awards) live awards ceremony broadcast from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. The chat is now available for streaming below (with ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Perform With MUSTASCH At Tonight's 'P3 Guld' Awards

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon and Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH will join forces for a special performance tonight (Tuesday, January 19) during the "P3 Guld" (Swedish radio's annual music awards) live awards ceremony broadcast from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. According to MUSTASCH, fans can look forward to seeing the band Olzon perform "in a ...

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ODIUM: New Performance, Interview Footage Available

New performance and behind-the-scenes interview footage with Walkerton, Ontario, Canada-based metallers ODIUM can be viewed below. The clip was shot by director Justin Peeler of Frontline Pictures. ODIUM's debut album, "At The Bottom", was released last year via Year of the Sun. The CD was produced by Greg Dawson, who had previously worked with THE ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Performs With RIHANNA On 'Saturday Night Live'; Video Available

Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna performed two songs — "Hard" and "Russian Roulette" — on "Saturday Night Live" this past Saturday (December 5) backed by a powerhouse eight-piece rock band, featuring EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. The added oomph behind Rihanna led to an extra heavy metal version of "Hard", which featured Young Jeezy. Rihanna's army ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Perform At Sweden's 'P3 Guld' Event

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon will perform on January 19, 2010 during the "P3 Guld" (Swedish radio's annual music awards) live awards ceremony broadcast from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event will be aired live on both Swedish national TV and radio. Commented Olzon: "The gala is an award gala where our biggest public ...

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EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Touring With RIHANNA

Guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt has joined forces with Rihanna and will be her 2010 world tour lead guitarist. The unexpected combination of Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna and rock guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has in fact become what Nuno says "a great opportunity to blend our talents to create a high-energy experience." Nuno is best known ...

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FLYLEAF Frontwoman Talks 'Memento Mori'

ARTISTdirect.com editor Rick Florino recently conducted an interview with FLYLEAF frontwoman Lacey Mosley. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. ARTISTdirect.com: "Memento Mori" sees each member of FLYLEAF personally delving deeper than ever before. How does it feel to listen to the album now? Lacey: I think that's exactly it! It's ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Continuing Work On Material For Solo Album

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon is currently in Stockholm, Sweden creating songs for her upcoming solo album with Swedish producers Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner. She writes on her official blog, "Today we just did some first recordings on two more songs and its just so we can go home and listen and make changes in ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Creating Songs For Solo Album

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has posted the following message on her official blog: "I am at my hotel room in Stockholm [Sweden] after a day full of creating songs [for my upcoming solo album] in the studio together with [Swedish producers] Stefan [Örn] and Johan [Glössner]. It's been really nice and also fun to sit ...

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STARRING JANET LEIGH: 'Ex You' Video Released

"Ex You", the new video from the Canadian metal outfit STARRING JANET LEIGH, can be viewed below. The shoot went down during the band's performance as part of the Montreal Assault Tour which also featured DESPISED ICON, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, CARNIFEX, BLIND WITNESS and THE LAST FELONY. The live footage captured at the show was ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Talks 'Endgame' With AskMen.com

Shawn Loeffler of AskMen.com recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. AskMen.com: Where does the title [to the new MEGADETH album, "Endgame"] come from? Mustaine: There was a bill that was signed into law by our ex-president, George Bush, and basically it ...

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WARMEN's 'Japanese Hospitality' Lands On Finnish Chart

"Japanese Hospitality", the fourth album from CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman's WARMEN project, has entered the Finnish chart at position No. 36. "Japanese Hospitality" was released via Spinefarm Records. The 10-song effort includes two cover versions — "Separate Ways", originally recorded by JOURNEY, and "Black Cat" by JANET JACKSON, featuring a guest ...

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WARMEN: 'Japanese Hospitality' E-Card Available

CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman will release the fourth album from his WARMEN project, "Japanese Hospitality", on August 24 via Spinefarm Records. The 10-song effort includes two cover versions — "Separate Ways", originally recorded by JOURNEY, and "Black Cat" by JANET JACKSON, featuring a guest appearance by the Finnish pop/rock queen Jonna Kosonen. In ...

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ODIUM: 'At The Bottom' Video Released

"At The Bottom", the new video from Walkerton, Ontario, Canada-based metallers ODIUM, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Chad Archibald of Black Fawn Films at and old abandoned farmhouse in Guelph, Ontario. The track is taken from the group's recently released Year of the Sun debut album of the same name, which ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG To Release AEROSMITH Cover

The first single from former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young's debut solo album, "Equilibrium", is a powerful-yet-tender remake of a song from AEROSMITH's 1974 "Get Your Wings" LP, entitled "Seasons of Wither". According to a posting on Young's MySpace page, "Jeff is joined on this stripped-down rendition by one of America's true organic voices, Twinkle Schascle. ...

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