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BATTLE BEAST Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; Singer NOORA LOUHIMO To Release Solo Album In March

Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST has re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. Bassist Eero Sipilä states: "We are thrilled to announce our continued co-operation with the metal titans Nuclear Blast Records. With 200+ million plays on the various streaming services and high chartings around the world, there's absolutely no questioning the fruit our long partnership ...

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MOON SHOT Featuring Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist: 'Blood Looks Cool' Music Video Out Now

With years of combined experience and hundreds of gigs around the world, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä, vocalist Ville Malja (LAPKO), guitarist Jussi Ylikoski and drummer Mikko Hakila (DISCO ENSEMBLE) united last year to form MOON SHOT. They now release the band's second single and video, "Blood Looks Cool", available on all streaming platforms. ...

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GOOD CHARLOTTE Returns With New Single 'Last December'

GOOD CHARLOTTE has returned with a new single, "Last December", out now via the band's MDDN label. Marking GOOD CHARLOTTE's first new music since their acclaimed 2018 album "Generation Rx", the track is an introspective rock anthem that fittingly arrives during this year's 20th anniversary of the group's debut album. GOOD CHARLOTTE has also unveiled ...

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BATTLE BEAST's NOORA LOUHIMO Says Musical Direction Of Her Debut Solo Album Will Be 'Soulful Blues Rock With Country Influences'

BATTLE BEAST singer Noora Louhimo will enter the studio in September to begin recording her debut solo album for an early 2021 release. Some of the songwriting sessions have taken place at JaBa Recording Studios in Hankasalmi, Finland with Samuli Erkkilä. Regarding the status of the material for the solo LP, Louhimo told Finland's

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Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist Joins MOON SHOT

Former CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä has joined a brand new Finnish rock band called MOON SHOT. Completing the group's lineup are vocalist Ville Malja (LAPKO), guitarist Jussi Ylikoski and drummer Mikko Hakila (DISCO ENSEMBLE). Seppälä announced his latest project in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Dearest COB-fans, ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Release 'Cell-0' Album In January; 'Ashes Of The Modern World' Video Available

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have unveiled a brand new single, "Ashes Of The Modern World". The song is taken from the band's upcoming ninth studio album, "Cell-0", which will be released on January 10 via Silver Lining Music. The powerful "Ashes Of The Modern World" video was directed by the award-winning Finnish photographer/videographer Ville Juurikkala, ...

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INSOMNIUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have begun recording their eighth studio album for a fall 2019 release. Drums are being nailed at SF Studio with engineer Kimmo Perkkiö. Work will then continue at Teemu Aalto Music Productions in Kotka. Jens Bogren will handle the mix at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Comments guitarist Markus Vanhala: "Again, ...

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HIM Frontman VILLE VALO Records Album Of Previously Unreleased Songs By Finnish Singer RAULI 'BADDING' SOMERJOKI

AGENTS, the band led by guitar legend Esa Pulliainen and Ville Valo, the frontman of the recently disbanded Finnish rock act HIM, has recorded an album of songs written by legendary Finnish singer Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki. Pulliainen states: "This story begins three years ago. Upon finding three demo cassettes in my drawer which had been ...

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NORTHWARD Feat. NIGHTWISH Singer And PAGAN'S MIND Guitarist: 'While Love Died' Video Released

NORTHWARD, the hard rock project featuring current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad, has unleashed its debut single, "While Love Died", alongside a video for the track. The song is taken from NORTHWARD's self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for ...

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Finland's AWAKE AGAIN Signs With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Finnish electronic alternative metal outfit AWAKE AGAIN has inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The band is working on its debut album, to be released later in the year. For a taste of what's to come, check out the lyric video for the song "Below". The track was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously ...

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Video Premiere: KORPIKLAANI's 'Harmaja'

The official video for the song "Harmaja" from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Harmaja" clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK and ...

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