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ENTWINE Members Launch New Project

ENTWINE members Aksu Hanttu (drums) and Jaani Kähkönen (guitars) have started a new project named TUONI. The group's first single, "Ruusut Helvetin", is scheduled for release on May 26. Samples of TUONI's material, which is written in the Finnish language, can be downloaded at this location. ENTWINE's fourth album, "DiEversity", was released in ...

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FOR MY PAIN… To Release New Single In June

FOR MY PAIN…, the Finnish "gothic metal" band featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have set a June 16 release ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Nemo' Single Certified Gold

NIGHTWISH's brand-new single "Nemo" has been certified gold in Finland after selling more than 5,000 copies within one week of its release. In other news, Sonera Plaza is reporting that the group's new studio album, "Once", will be available in Finland on June 2 — several days ahead of its previously announced June 7 European ...

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TAROT: 1998 Live Show Available For Download

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have made available for download seven live tracks recorded in 1998 at Tulliklubi in Tampere, Finland during the final gig of the group's "For The Glory of Nothing" tour. "The tracks are 2-track DAT recordings of the live mix and contain natural flaws with levels, ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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NIGHTMARE To Open For JUDAS PRIEST In France

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have been confirmed as the opening band for JUDAS PRIEST at le Summum in Grenoble, France on June 23. In addition, the group will perform at Le Jardin Moderne in Rennes, France on May 21 and at the Rotonde Festival on May 22. Other bands appearing at the Rennes gig will ...

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AFTER FOREVER Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

Dutch "gothic metal sensation" AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for Dynamo Open Air, a one-day Dutch heavy metal festival scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5 in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are headliners SLAYER, plus LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR, NIGHTWISH, DEICIDE, SOULFLY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ILL NINO and MASTODON. ...

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EDGUY: First NUCLEAR BLAST Band To Chart In Brazil

EDGUY's latest album, "Hellfire Club", has entered the official Brazilian album chart at position No. 89. This marks the first time a Nuclear Blast recording artist has appeared on the Brazilian chart, according to a post on the band's web site. The follow-up to 2001's "Mandrake", "Hellfire Club" was produced by EDGUY and Norman Meiritz, ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE Among Artists Confirmed For Greece's ROCKWAVE Festival

JUDAS PRIEST, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE and RUNNING WILD are among the artists confirmed for this year's edition of the Rockwave Festival, set to be held June 18-22 in Athens, Greece. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to appear at the event looks as follows: JUDAS PRIEST QUEENSRŸCHE W.A.S.P. RUNNING WILD H.I.M. NIGHTWISH NIGHTFALL PETER GABRIEL PIXIES ...

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HUMAN TEMPLE Debut To Feature NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA Guitarists

Emppu Vuorinen (NIGHTWISH), Jani Liimatainen (SONATA ARCTICA) and Erkka Korhonen (URBAN TALE) have contributed guitar solos to the forthcoming debut album from HUMAN TEMPLE, a Finnish band that has just inked a deal with MTM Music. HUMAN TEMPLE was founded in 1998 by Petri Lehto, who, along with well-known vocalist/solo artist Janne Hurme, achieved sales ...

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FOR MY PAIN…: In Recording Mode

FOR MY PAIN…, the Finnish "gothic metal" band featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have entered Tico Tico studio in ...

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EDGUY To Tour Japan In July

German power metallers EDGUY will embark on a short tour of Japan in early July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 08 - Osaka, JPN @ Osaka Club Quattro Jul. 09 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya Club Quattro Jul. 10 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya Club Quattro EDGUY's brand-new full-length album, "Hellfire Club", has just ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist Talks About The Making Of 'Once'

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke to Get Ready To ROCK! about the songwriting and recording process for the group's new album, "Once". Asked why they chose to record the orchestral parts for the album in London using the London Session Orchestra, Tuomas said, "Well the simple reason is that we really wanted to have ...

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