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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Passes Finnish Gold Sales Mark

NIGHTWISH have sold more than 15,000 copies of their new album, "Once", in Finland after only half a day — enough for the CD to be certified gold in the group's home country. "Once" is scheduled to receive a wider European release on June 7 through Nuclear Blast Records. A U.S. release date has yet ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Schedule Finnish Gigs

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have lined up the following dates in July: Jul. 02 - Kouvola, FIN @ Koria-Roll (w/ NEW DAWN FOUNDATION) Jul. 18 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Postmortem Party (w/ HEVEIN, KORPIKLAANI, THE SLAYTANICS) The current TO/DIE/FOR lineup once again features vocalist Jape Perätalo, who allegedly decided to reclaim the T/D/F name for ...

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NIGHTWISH: Montreal Show Sold Out, Spring 2005 Return Planned

Finland's NIGHTWISH have officially sold out their August 17 Montreal show at Metropolis. 2,200 tickets were sold three months in advance, according to the group's booking agency. NIGHTWISH are planning to return in the spring, possibly for two nights at the same venue. NIGHTWISH's North American tour will kick off on August 16 in Toronto. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Nemo Single Unstoppable

NIGHTWISH's current single "Nemo" has exceeded all sales expectations thus far, according to a posting on the Nuclear Blast Records web site. In its third week of European release, the song has climbed to position No. 8 in the German single charts — the group's highest chart showing ever in that country. Other European chart ...

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NIGHTWISH Film Video For 'I Wish I Had An Angel'

NIGHTWISH are currently in Germany filming the video for the song "I Wish I Had An Angel". The song, which is expected to be released as the second single from the group's upcoming album, "Once", will appear on the soundtrack to the new movie "Alone In The Dark", starring Christian Slater and Tara Reid. Directing ...

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LULLACRY Name New EP

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Fire Within" as the title of their new EP, due in August through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen, the recordings were mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila. As previously reported, LULLACRY's forthcoming full-length album, "Killer", is tentatively due in January 2005. The band have been ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Nemo' European Chart Positions Updated

NIGHTWISH's official web site has posted the updated European chart positions for the group's new single, "Nemo". They are as follows: Finland: #1 Hungary: #1 Norway: #4 Germany: #12 Austria: #24 Switzerland: #25 "Nemo" (video) comes off NIGHTWISH's much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once", due on June 7 through Spinefarm Records. A ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Nemo' Video Posted Online

NIGHTWISH's video for their current single, "Nemo", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). The clip was shot with renowned director Antti Jokinen, who has previously directed music videos for such international artists as CELINE DION, EMINEM and SHANIA TWAIN. "Nemo" comes off NIGHTWISH's much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once", ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Nemo' Explodes On European Single Charts

NIGHTWISH's latest single, "Nemo", has entered the German Top 100 singles chart at position No. 12. In addition, the single came in at No. 1 in Hungary, No. 24 in Austria, No. 4 in Norway and No. 25 in Switzerland. "Nemo" comes off NIGHTWISH's much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once", due on June 7 ...

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AGENT STEEL To Film Dutch Shows For Upcoming DVD

AGENT STEEL will be playing at the Dynamo Festival pre-party at Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Friday, June 4. Also rumored to appear are SHADOWS FALL. Support at the show will come from Belgium's AFTER ALL. AGENT STEEL have been confirmed for this year's Dynamo Festival, set to take place June 5 at Goffertpark in ...

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EDGUY: Australian Dates Announced

German power metallers EDGUY have confirmed four Australian shows at the end of June. The dates are as follows: Jun. 25 - Brisbane, AUS @ Waterloo Hotel Jun. 26 - Sydney, AUS @ Manning Bar Jun. 27 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Esplanade Jun. 28 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Esplanade EDGUY are continuing to ...

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NIGHTWISH: Beer Photo Posted Online

A photo of the special NIGHTWISH "beer" that can currently be bought at Kitee's (NIGHTWISH's hometown in Eastern Finland) K-Market Kupiainen shop and from Kitee's Kievari restaurant has been posted online at the group's official web site. This lager-type beer is brewed by Pirkanmaan Uusi Panimo (PUP) and it will be sold until ...

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NIGHTWISH: Beer And Stamps Used As Marketing Tools

A special NIGHTWISH "beer" can currently be bought Kitee's (NIGHTWISH's hometown in Eastern Finland) K-Market Kupiainen shop and from Kitee's Kievari restaurant. This lager-type beer is brewed by Pirkanmaan Uusi Panimo (PUP) and it will be sold until the end of 2004. Its label says "A Megabueno Cerveza" and it includes a NIGHTWISH photo. The ...

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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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