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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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ZENITH REUNION Recording New Album

Oulu, Finland-based metallers ZENITH REUNION are recording their second album, "Entropy", for a late spring release via Violent Journey Records. The studio sessions started in the fall of 2012 and have gone ahead with such a speed and success that the release could be expected in the next few months. The artwork for the CD ...

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Finnish Death Overlords KRYPTS To Unleash 'Unending Degradation'

Easily one of the most anticipated Finnish death metal releases in recent memory, "Unending Degradation" from Helsinki's KRYPTS is due on February 19 via Dark Descent Records, with the vinyl version coming from Me Saco Un Ojo. Festering in the underground since their inception in 2008, KRYPTS is prepared to unleash its debut full-length. While ...

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POISONBLACK Begins Recording New Album

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to begin recording its sixth album for a late spring release via Hype Records. POISONBLACK's fifth CD, "Drive", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 3. Released in Scandinavia on April 27, 2011 via ...

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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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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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INSOMNIUM In Denver: Video Interview, Performance Footage

Superskum conducted an interview with vocalist Niilo Sevänen of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM before the band's November 7 concert at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is performance footage from the Denver concert. INSOMNIUM's latest album, "One For Sorrow", was released in October ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Audio Interview Posted Online

KASC The Blaze 1330 AM (web site) conducted an interview with guitarist Ville Friman of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. The chat is now available for streaming using the SoundCloud player below. "One For Sorrow", the new video from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song is the title ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: More Video Footage From The Studio

Finnish melodic death metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST will release their fourth album, …And Death Said Live", in North America on January 15, 2013 via AFM Records. More video footage from the recording sessions for the CD can be seen below. Also available is an audio stream of a track from the album, "Destroyer Of All" ...

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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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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: Video Footage From The Studio

Finnish melodic death metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST will release their fourth album, …And Death Said Live", in North America on January 15, 2013 via AFM Records. Video footage from the recording sessions for the CD can be seen below. Also available is an audio stream of a track from the album, "Destroyer Of All" (courtesy ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'One For Sorrow' Video Released

"One For Sorrow", the new video from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's latest album, which was released in October 2011 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in ...

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MOONSORROW: New Video Interview Posted Online

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with bassist/lead vocalist Ville Sorvali of Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW prior to the band's September 15 performance in Tempe, Arizona as part of the North American tour with KORPIKLAANI. You can now watch the chat below. MOONSORROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Century Media ...

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HIM: New Single Release Date Moved Forward Due To Online Leak

Finnish love metallers HIM will release a greatest-hits album, "XX - Two Decades Of Love Metal", on October 29 via Sony Music in Finland. The set will include the band's new cover version of the song "Strange World", originally recorded in the 1990s by Kevin Grivois (a.k.a. ). The "Strange World" video and digital single ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. INSOMNIUM's latest album, "One For Sorrow", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 6. The group's previous CD, "Across ...

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VALONKANTAJAT Signs With VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS

Finnish metallers VALONKANTAJAT have inked a deal with Violent Journey Records. The band's debut album, "Tuomittu Elämään", will be released on October 12. The CD's title track will be released on September 7 in digisingle format. The "Tuomittu Elämään" cover artwork was designed by Ville Saloranta and Petri Lampela and can be seen below. "Tuomittu ...

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HIM: 'XX - Two Decades Of Love Metal' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish love metallers HIM will release a greatest-hits album, "XX - Two Decades Of Love Metal", on October 29 via Sony Music in Finland. The set will include the band's new cover version of the song "Strange World", originally recorded in the 1990s by Kevin Grivois (a.k.a. ). The "Strange World" video and digital single ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish melodic death metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST will release their fourth album, …And Death Said Live", in December via AFM Records. MORS PRINIPIUM EST previously issued three full-length albums through the French label Listenable Records. After the release of the band's most recent LP, "Liberation = Termination", in 2007, the band underwent significant lineup changes, ...

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MOONSORROW: New Video Interview With MARKO TARVONEN

Onslaught Radio conducted an interview with drummer Marko Tarvonen of Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. MOONSORROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Century ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Signs Australian Deal With TRUTH INC RECORDS

Australia's Truth Inc Records has announced the signing of the Finnish melodic death/thrash act MORS PRINCIPIUM EST. The label will release the band's new album in December throughout Australia. MORS PRINCIPIUM EST is signed with the prestigious German label AFM Records for Europe and the U.S. MORS PRINIPIUM EST previously issued three full-length albums through ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Third Tour Webisode Available

The third webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from BATTLE BEAST's recent European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's debut album, "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland last year via Hype Records — was made available internationally on January 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. Formed in 2008, BATTLE ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Pro-Shot 'Iron Hand' Performance Footage From France

Professionally filmed video footage of Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST performing the song "Iron Hand" in France during their recent European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's debut album, "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland last year via Hype Records — was made available internationally on ...

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