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APOCALYPTICA: Photo Book Video Preview

A four-minute video clip in which Paavo Lötjönen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA and the band's photographer and close friend, Ville-Akseli Juurikkala, present the group's newly released photo book can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA has played more than 1,000 live shows in over 50 countries and experienced countless stages, backstage areas and extraordinary encounters in ...

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INSOMNIUM Interviewed In Ljubljana (Video)

Profanity TV conducted an interview with Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM when the band played at the Gala Hala in Ljubljana, Slovenia on November 18, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. INSOMNIUM's latest album, "One For Sorrow", entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 6. The ...

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BATTLE BEAST Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's debut album, "Steel" which was originally released in Finland earlier this year via Hype Records will be made available internationally on January 27, 2012. Formed in 2008, BATTLE BEAST won the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle contest in Finland last ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Photo Book Preview

A couple of images of APOCALYPTICA's new photo book can be seen below. Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have played more than 1,000 live shows in over 50 countries and experienced countless stages, backstage areas and extraordinary encounters in all parts of the world. Since 1993, APOCALYPTICA not only overcame borders musically, but also took its ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Audio Interview With NIILO SEVNEN

MetalsPeak recently conducted an interview with vocalist Niilo Sevnen of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. INSOMNIUM's latest album, "One For Sorrow", entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 6. The group's previous CD, "Across The Dark", ...

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INSOMNIUM Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have parted ways with guitarist Ville Vnni and replaced him with Markus Vanhala (OMNIUM GATHERUM). Commented Vnni: "With a heavy heart I have reached the decision to resign from INSOMNIUM. The decision is mutual and final, and there is no big drama behind it. "During the last year I have ...

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POISONBLACK To Support NIGHTWISH In Finland

POISONBLACK the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala will support NIGHTWISH on the following dates: March 02 - Joensuu, FIN @ Areena March 03 - Sotkamo, FIN @ Vuokattihalli March 04 - Oulu, FIN @ Teatria March 09 - Jyvskyl, FIN @ Paviljonki Areena March 10 - Helsinki, FIN @ Jhalli March 11 ...

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APOCALYPTICA Releases Photo Book In Cooperation With PLEDGE MUSIC

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have played more than 1,000 live shows in over 50 countries and experienced countless stages, backstage areas and extraordinary encounters in all parts of the world. Since 1993, APOCALYPTICA not only overcame borders musically, but also took its tour program around the globe relentlessly. Ville-Akseli Juurikkala, photographer and close friend, has ...

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PROFANE OMEN: 'Wastehead' Video Released

"Wastehead", the new video from Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Jussi Hyttinen and Pete Voutilainen. The track comes off the group's third album, "Destroy!", which was released on September 28 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW) and Mikko Herranen (RUST) and was ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Scars' Video Released

"Scars", the new video from POISONBLACK the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala can be seen below. The song comes off the group's fifth album, "Drive", whichentered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 3. Released in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records, the CD was recorded at ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Adds Second Guitarist

Finnish melodic death metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have announced the addition of Andhe Chandler from New Zealand as the group's second guitarist. The band states, "Yes, New Zealand is pretty far, but don't worry, it will not affect our gigs in the future. Now we can concentrate on the new material with full force!" MORS ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'Through The Shadows' Video Released

"Through The Shadows", the new video from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "One For Sorrow", which will be released on October 12 in Finland, October 17 in the rest of Europe and October 18 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD ...

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TAAKE: New Album Details Revealed

The past few years have seen Norway's TAAKE busier than ever before with numerous tours around the world and increased productivity. With its fifth studio offering, "Noregs Vaapen", TAAKE has refined its respected black metal sound, expanding this time around to include new elements. The album is filled with Hoest's trademark riffs, melodies and vocals, ...

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HIM Working On New Music

Guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindstrm of Finnish love metallers HIM has revealed to Attention Deficit Delirium that the band is currently working on music for the follow-up to 2010's "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice". He said, "I am very proud of the material so far and look forward to sharing our new music ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "One For Sorrow", on October 12 in Finland, October 17 in the rest of Europe and October 18 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in DARK TRANQUILLITY and guitarist in ...

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PROFANE OMEN: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Unveiled

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have set "Destroy!" as the title of their third album, due on September 28 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW) and Mikko Herranen (RUST) and was recorded in part at Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland. The effort was mastered at Chartmakers in Helsinki. "Destroy!" track listing: ...

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PROFANE OMEN: New Album Title Revealed

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have set "Destroy!" as the title of their third album, due in September via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW) and Mikko Herranen (RUST) and was recorded in part at Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland. The effort was mastered at Chartmakers in Helsinki. A studio diary can ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Performs With ANATHEMA On Chile's RADIO FUTURO; Audio, Video Available

On July 30, U.K. atmospheric rock band ANATHEMA and Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen's (AGUA DE ANNIQUE, ex-THE GATHERING) took part in an interview and acoustic performance on Chile's Radio Futuro. You can now listen to the entire program using the SoundCloud player below. Also available is video footage of ANATHEMA performing an acoustic version ...

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CATAMENIA To Release Compilation Of Re-Recorded Material

Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA will enter Mastervox Studios in Oulu, Finland in late September to re-record select songs from their back catalog for an upcoming compilation album, to be released in early 2012. The set is expected to include guest appearances by the band's previous vocalists Ari Nissil, Olli Mustonen and Mika Tnning. Quality ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'One For Sorrow' Release Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "One For Sorrow", on October 12 in Finland, October 17 in the rest of Europe and October 18 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in DARK TRANQUILLITY and guitarist in ...

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ANATHEMA Unable To Perform With Full Band On BLACKFIELD Tour

Vincent Cavanagh of the U.K. atmospheric rock band ANATHEMA has issued the following update: "This week, due to circumstances outside of our control, the full band will not be able to travel to the U.S. to perform with BLACKFIELD. Despite making every effort and exploring all avenues to make this trip possible, we were not ...

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CATAMENIA: Quality Footage From RAGNARK FESTIVAL Posted Online

Quality video footage of CATAMENIA's April 29, 2011 performance at the Ragnark Festival at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany can be viewed below (filmed and edited by Asif Salam of SoundShock.com). CATAMENIA recently recruited keyboardist Jussi Sauvola (SILENT THRENODY, DECROWNED). CATAMENIA last December announced the addition of vocalist Juha-Matti Perttunen (ALL AGAINST) to the ...

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POISONBLACK's 'Drive' Cracks Finnish Top 3

"Drive", the fifth album from POISONBLACK the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala has entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 3. Released in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records, the CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in rhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, ...

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CATAMENIA Announces New Keyboardist

Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA have issued the following update: "We've decided to take the keyboards back to our music, so we want to welcome Jussi Sauvola [pictured below] from SILENT THRENODY and DECROWNED to join the band. Welcome to CATA-family, Jussi!" CATAMENIA last December announced the addition of vocalist Juha-Matti Perttunen (ALL AGAINST) to ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST May Have Found New Guitarist

Finnish melodic death metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST spent the last few weeks contemplating their future following the departures of guitarists Tomy Laisto and Kalle Aaltonen. Singer Ville Viljanen states, "I think we got about 100 contacts from guitarists all around the world and new contacts comes every day. And now to the really cool part ...

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POISONBLACK: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release its fifth album, now titled "Drive" (working title was "Lead & Roll Vol. 5"), in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ...

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