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NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA, AMARANTHE Members Featured On RASKASTA JOULUA's 'Ragnarok Juletide'

Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project, dubbed RASKASTA JOULUA, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," is enjoying its 10th year running. To celebrate, the project, which tours every holiday season, will release a new studio album this year. The CD, titled "Ragnarok Juletide", will be released on November 11 via Spinefarm. But this is not ...

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AHOLA: 'Tug Of War' Album Teaser

A six-and-a-half-minute teaser for "Tug Of War", the sophomore album from AHOLA, the new "vital rock act" launched by Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERÄSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, is available below. The CD will be released on March 21 via Playground Music. "Our first recording went well and we raised the bar high ...

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AHOLA: New Single 'Still Metal' Available For Streaming

AHOLA, the new "vital rock act" launched by Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERÄSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, will release its sophomore album, "Tug Of War", on March 21 via Playground Music. The CD's new single, "Still Metal", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Our first recording went well and we raised ...

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AHOLA To Release 'Tug Of War' In March

AHOLA, the new "vital rock act" launched by Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERÄSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, will release its sophomore album, "Tug Of War", on March 21 via Playground Music. "Our first recording went well and we raised the bar high then, so there was some work to be done to make ...

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AHOLA Putting Finishing Touches On Sophomore Album

AHOLA, the new "vital rock act" launched by Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERÄSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, is putting the finishing touches on its sophomore album for a spring release. AHOLA states: "There are only few more songs to sing and some backing vocals to do, but all in all the whole new ...

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TERÄSBETONI Announces First Show In Two Years

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — will celebrate its 10 year journey and perform at Down By The Laituri festival in Turku next summer, on July 26. The band has been laying low for a while now and was last seen on stage in the summer ...

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TERÄSBETONI Mainman's Christmas Album Certified Gold In Finland

"Ave Maria - Joulun Klassikot" ("Ave Maria - Christmas Classics"), the Christmas album from Jarkko Ahola (AHOLA, TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN KINGS), has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Ahola was presented with a gold plague on December 12 on the YLE TV show "Puoli Seitsemän". Ahola previously stated about his ...

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TERÄSBETONI Mainman To Release Christmas Album

Jarkko Ahola (AHOLA, TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN KINGS) will release a Christmas album, "Ave Maria - Joulun Klassikot" ("Ave Maria - Christmas Classics"), On November 9. Commented Ahola: "The idea was to do a Christmas album that would sound majestic and grand, but yet still delicate and dynamic. It was clear that there would be no sample-based ...

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AHOLA: 'Stoneface' Audio Samples Available

AHOLA, the new "vital rock act" launched by Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERÄSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, released its debut album, "Stoneface", on April 25. The CD was recorded at Headline Studio in Tampere. Commented Ahola: "AHOLA is a band that strives from the foundation of rock giving the listeners those vibes that ...

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AHOLA To Release 'Stoneface' Debut In April

AHOLA, the new "vital rock act" launched by Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERÄSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, will release its debut album, "Stoneface", on April 25. The CD was recorded at Headline Studio in Tampere. Commented Ahola: "AHOLA is a band that strives from the foundation of rock giving the listeners those vibes ...

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NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA Members Featured On New RASKASTA JOULUA EP

RASKASTA JOULUA, the Christmas project featuring several well-known Finnish hard rock and heavy metal musicians, has released a new EP called "Jouluksi Kotiin". It includes one new studio recording, of the EP's title track, with Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA, NORTHERN KINGS) on vocals and four live versions of previously released songs from the group. "Jouluksi ...

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AHOLA To Enter Studio In January

AHOLA, the new "vital rock act" launched by Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, will enter the studio in January 2012 to begin recording its debut album. The band states, "We've got over ten songs ready and few more to come, so we've got a chance to pick the best ...

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AHOLA Announces New Guitarist

AHOLA, the new "vital rock act" launched by Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, has announced the addition of guitarist Antti Karhumaa to the group's ranks. According to AHOLA, "[Antti] has been an 'all-around man' in music for several years now and teaches guitar techniques as a profession. Antti ended ...

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TERSBETONI Frontman Launches AHOLA

Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS has launched a new "vital rock act" called AHOLA. According to a press release, the group "has a suitable mix of past and present which is always an essential part of rock music. The band's musical core consists of hit tunes, feeling and of ...

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TERSBETONI Frontman To Pay Tribute To QUEEN

Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS will team up with the Air Force Band and Navy Band of the Finnish Defence Forces for a four-concert tour as a tribute to Freddie Mercury and QUEEN. Commented Ahola: "Since it's been 20 years since the death of Freddie Mercury and it's been ...

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TERÄSBETONI: Video Interview With JARKKO AHOLA Posted Online

Katherine Byrne conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI in the fall of 2010 before the release of the band's fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: "The World Needs Heroes"). You can now watch the chat in two parts below. "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" entered the official chart in ...

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TERÄSBETONI: 'Metalliolut' Video Released

"Metalliolut", the new video from the Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in eastern Finland with director Antti "Hyrde" Hyyrynen (vocalist and guitarist of STAM1NA). The track comes off the band's fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: ...

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TERÄSBETONI Working On 'Metalliolut' Video

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — is working on a video for the song "Metalliolut" in eastern Finland with director Antti "Hyrde" Hyyrynen (vocalist and guitarist of STAM1NA). The track comes off the band's fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: "The World Needs Heroes"), which ...

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TERÄSBETONI: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — will release its fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: "The World Needs Heroes"), on November 24 via Sakara Records. The CD was recorded in part at HIP Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, THE 69 EYES, ...

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TERÄSBETONI: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — will release its fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: "The World Needs Heroes"), on November 24 via Sakara Records. The CD was recorded in part at HIP Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producers Juha Heininen and Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, ...

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MAIDEN, SABBATH, KISS, PURPLE Classics Receive Big-Band Treatement

Finnish heavy metal musician Jarkko Ahola (TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN KINGS) has recorded a heavy-meets-jazz album with OULU ALL STAR BIG BAND, which organizes performances in cooperation with guest stars and conductors. Due on October 29, "Big Band Goes Heavy" contains "big-band" versions of classic songs from DIO, QUEEN, KISS, IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH, among others. ...

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NORTHERN KINGS Releases New Single

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]) — has just released a new single — a version of Finnish Eurovision Song Contest song "Lapponia" from 1977, originally performed in Finnish by Monica Aspelund. A one-minute audio ...

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TERÄSBETONI: New Album Update

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — recently entered HIP Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producers Juha Heininen and Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, THE 69 EYES, LORDI, SENTENCED, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording its as-yet-untitled fourth album for a late 2010 release via Sakara Records. The recording sessions have ...

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