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HIM: North American Tour Dates Announced

Finnish "love" metallers HIM have announced their first U.S. headline tour in support of their forthcoming studio album, "Tears On Tape". Dubbed "Tears On Tour", the May 2013 run will make scheduled stops in both Los Angeles and New York City (tour dates below). A special pre-sale for the House of Blues, Ticketmaster and Citibank ...

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LOST SOCIETY: 'Braindead Metalhead' Video Released

"Braindead Metalhead", the new video from Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY, can be seen below. The clip includes supportive words from several thrash legends: Mille Petrozza of KREATOR, Schmier of DESTRUCTION, and Andreas Kisser of SEPULTURA. "Braindead Metalhead" comes off LOST SOCIETY's debut album, "Fast Loud Death", which will be released on March 15 via Nuclear ...

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LOST SOCIETY: 'KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)' Video Released

"KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)", the new video from Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Fast Loud Death", which will be released on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform Entire New Album At Helsinki Concert

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS will perform their eleventh album, "Circle", in its entirety at a special record-release show on on April 25 at Circus in Helsinki. "Circle" will be released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" were handled by ...

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OCTOBER FALLS: Trailer For 'The Plague Of A Coming Age' Album

Helsinki, Finland-based metallers OCTOBER FALLS will release their fourth album, "The Plague Of A Coming Age", on March 15 on CD and vinyl via Debemur Morti Productions. According to a press release, the CD sees "the band continu[ing] to explore its exquisitely sonorous world, deeply melancholic, subtly aggressive and always divinely melodic." Once again, Mikko ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Circle' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have set "Circle" as the title of their eleventh album, due on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" were handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such bands as CHILDREN ...

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LOST SOCIETY: 'Trash All Over You' Single Available For Streaming, Download

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their debut album, "Fast Loud Death", on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM). The ...

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AMORPHIS: New Album Title, Concept And Release Date Revealed

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have set "Circle" as the title of their eleventh album, due on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" were handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such bands as CHILDREN ...

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LOST SOCIETY: Debut Album Details Revealed

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their debut album, "Fast Loud Death", on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM). Commented ...

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HIM: Performance Footage Of New Song From Helsinki

Finnish love metallers HIM performed a brand new song entitled "I Will Be The End Of You" during their headlining concert at the Helldone festival on December 29 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. HIM recently finished recording its ninth full-length album, "Tears On Tape", at ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE Parts Ways With Singer

THE MAN-EATING TREE — the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — has issued the following update: "Unfortunately, we have to inform that Tuomas [Tuominen] does not continue any longer in our band as a vocalist. Various musical and also non-musical aspects led us ...

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HIM Performs Brand New Song In Turku; Video Available

Finnish love metallers HIM debuted a brand new song entitled "I Will Be The End Of You" during their headlining concert last night (Wednesday, December 26) at Klubi in Turku, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Nalle Österman). HIM recently finished recording its ninth full-length album, "Tears On ...

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AMORPHIS: Performance Footage Of New Song, Video Interview With TOMI JOUTSEN Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS performing a brand new song — tentatively titled "Mehtä" (English-language translation: "The Forest") — on December 14 at Klubi in Turku, Finland can be seen below. Also available is a new two-part video interview with AMORPHIS vocalist Tomi Joutsen conducted by Marine Crepiat of

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TOURNIQUET: Drum-Cam Footage From 'Antiseptic Bloodbath' Recording Sessions

Video footage of Ted Kirkpatrick of Christian metallers TOURNIQUET laying down the drums for the song "Chart Of The Elements" during the recording sessions for the band's new album, "Antiseptic Bloodbath", can be seen below. "Antiseptic Bloodbath" was released earlier this year via Pathogenic Records. The CD features guest guitar solos by Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Completes Mixing 'Ugly Noise'

Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have completed mixing their new album, "Ugly Noise", and the CD has been "handed over to mastering," according to the band. Audio samples of two songs from the effort — "Ugly Noise" and "Play Your Part" — can be streamed below. "Ugly Noise" will be released digitally on December ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have uploaded video footage of a recent rehearsal featuring three fifths of the band's current lineup. Check it out below. Audio samples of two new songs — "Ugly Noise" and "Play Your Part" — from FLOTSAM AND JETSAM can be streamed below. The tracks come off the band's new ...

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STRATOVARIUS Completes Work On New Album

Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have finished mastering their new album at Finnvox studio in Helsinki, Finland with Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, SENTENCED). According to the band, the follow-up to 2011's "Elysium" "sounds awesome!" A spring 2013 release is expected. STRATOVARIUS's new DVD, "Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere", recently entered the Music DVD ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed On Russia's 'Radio Maximum' (Audio)

On October 31, vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish love metallers HIM was interviewed on Russia's Radio Maximum. You can now listen to audio clips of the chat in the YouTube clip below. HIM's new greatest-hits album, "XX - Two Decades Of Love Metal", includes the band's's new cover version of the song "Strange World", originally ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: 'Ugly Noise' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Ugly Noise", the new album from Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, can be seen below. The CD will be released on November 21. When asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the new album, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM guitarist Michael Gilbert told Metal Army America in July, "I worked ...

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FORGOTTEN TOMB: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Italy's black/rock/doom metal outfit FORGOTTEN TOMB will release its sixth full-length album , entitled "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil", on October 30 in Europe and on November 6 in North America via Agonia Records. The CD is now available for streaming in its entirety until October 22 using the SoundCloud player below. More powerful ...

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