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NIGHTWISH: Denver Date Added To Upcoming Tour

A Denver, Colorado date has been added to NIGHTWISH's forthcoming North American tour, which is set to take place in late August/early September. Support at all shows will come from fellow Finns LULLACRY. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 03 - On The Rocks – Helsinki, FIN Mar. 05 – Loop - Oulu, FIN Mar. 06 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release ...

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NIGHTWISH To Film New Video With Renowned Director ANTTI JOKINEN

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced that they will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for the first single off their forthcoming full-length album. Jokinen has directed music videos for such huge artists as CELINE DION, EMINEM and SHANIA TWAIN and is currently in Rome working as an assistant director on Renny ...

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EDGUY Line Up TV Appearances

German melodic metallers EDGUY have lined up the following television appearances, according to their official web site: February 7, 2004: "EDGUY to perform at M-Chartshow on PRO 7, 18.00-19.00 CET. EDGUY will perform the song 'King Of Fools'. On this day there will be a SMS-voting via mobile phones and if the guys make it ...

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FOR MY PAIN Nominated For Finnish Award

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup 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 been nominated for a ...

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HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, GRAND MAGUS and ASTRAL DOORS have been confirmed 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 (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE ...

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LULLACRY: 'Killer' New Album In The Works

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Killer" as the working title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in January 2005. "We have made lots of new amazing songs and I must say they're heavier, faster & more hellish heavy rock than ever," stated main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen. "We'll make something like 20-30 songs and choose the best ...

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THUNDERSTONE Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland on Friday, June 11. Also set to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM and DIABLO. Sauna Open Air is being organized by Partysan Productions, who have previously arranged gigs for acts like H.I.M., STRATOVARIUS, ENTOMBED, ...

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LULLACRY Added To NIGHTWISH Tour

Finland's LULLACRY have been officially confirmed as the support band for NIGHTWISH's first-ever tour of North America, which is set to take place in late August/early September, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis Aug. 19 ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video To Premiere On Finnish TV

THUNDERSTONE's video for the track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" will receive its world premiere on Finnish TV1 on Friday, January 23 at 6:36 p.m. local time as part of the "Top 40" show. "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at ...

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NIGHTWISH: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for NIGHTWISH's first-ever tour of North America, set to take place in late August/early September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Aug. 20 - Worcester, MA @ ...

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EDGUY: 'Hellfire Club' Cover Revealed

The cover artwork for EDGUY's upcoming album, "Hellfire Club", has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, "Hellfire Club", is due on March 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Mandrake" was produced by EDGUY and Norman Meiritz, with additional assistance from Sascha Paeth (RHAPSODY, ANGRA), who was responsible ...

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Reunited Hard Rockers EUROPE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited hard rockers EUROPE have been confirmed as one of the headliners this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. EUROPE will top the bill on Saturday, June 12, while JUDAS PRIEST will close the day's festivities on Thursday, June 10. The complete list of bands currently ...

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EDGUY: 'Secret' Club Show Air Date Set

A live video recording of EDGUY's "secret" gig at Cologne's Underground club on January 21 will be broadcast on the WDR "Rockaplast" show the night of March 21/22 at 1:00 a.m. CET. As previously reported, tickets for the show will be strictly limited as the club has only a capacity of a maximum of less ...

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NIGHTWISH: First North American Tour Dates Announced

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal the first confirmed dates for NIGHTWISH's first-ever tour of North America, set to take place in late August/early September. Confirmed dates so far, according to the booking agent: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis Aug. 20 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Aug. ...

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NIGHTWISH To Tour The U.S. In August?

Finland's NIGHTWISH will reportedly be kicking off a U.S. tour in August. So far, the only confirmed gig is at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on August 20. Tickets for the Palladium show go on sale on Friday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. More dates are expected to be added soon. As previously ...

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ENTWINE Name New Album

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have set "DiEversity" as the title of their new album, due in Finland on March 1 through Spinefarm Records (Century Media in the rest of Europe and the U.S.).. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair" was recorded at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland with producer Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM, SINERGY, ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Live Video Posted Online

Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE have posted a live video clip of the track "Nyrkillä Tapettava Huora" from the group's January 9 show at Nosturi in Helsinki at this location (.avi format, approx. 22 MB). IMPALED NAZARENE's most recent CD, "All That You Fear", which was issued in Europe in November through Osmose Productions, will ...

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EDGUY To Play 'Secret' Club Show In Germany

A "secret" EDGUY show has been announced for January 21 or 22 in Cologne, Germany. The exact date of the show is expected to be announced later today at the group's official web site. EDGUY are going to play an exclusive "secret" show in Cologne's mini-club Underground that will be video-taped for the German music ...

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NIGHTWISH Guitarist Exits ALTARIA

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have parted ways with NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen. According to a post on the band's web site, Emppu left the group by mutual agreement [and his] departure was made with no hard feelings." Vuorinen's exit from ALTARIA is not expected to affect the recording process for the band's sophomore album, "Divinity", ...

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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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NIGHTWISH Bassist Checks In From The Recording Studio

NIGHTWISH bassist Marco Hietala has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "Good evening from the southern seacoast of Finland. In this case 'southern' is just the geological location compared to the rest of the country. The wind is at the speed of storm, and the sea swells with the melting ...

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LOST HORIZON, CARNAL FORGE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

LOST HORIZON, HEART, DR. FEELGOOD, CARNAL FORGE and SUN CAGED are the latest artists confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ...

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