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NIGHTWISH Reveal New Album Title

Finland's NIGHTWISH have set "Once" as the title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in June through Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland and Nuclear Blast in continental Europe. A release date for the U.S. has yet to be confirmed. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW 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 CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video Available For Download

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the video for their track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" at this location (Windows Media format). "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release last month. It ...

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ALTARIA To Begin Mixing Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA will begin mixing their sophomore album, "Divinity", on February 16 at Tico Tico Studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…, etc.). A late May release through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records is expected. The first limited edition of the album will be available as digipack, including one bonus track — ...

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NIGHTWISH Ink Deals For Release Of New Album

Finland's NIGHTWISH have signed deals with several labels for the release of their forthcoming album. The as-yet-untitled effort will be issued by Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile, while in Europe it will be released via Nuclear Blast GmbH. Information about the North American release will be published later. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH ...

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FOR MY PAIN… To Enter Studio In March

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, will enter the studio in March ...

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ENTWINE Push Back CD Release Date

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have pushed back the release date of their fourth album, "DiEversity", to March 15 through Spinefarm Records (Century Media in the rest of Europe and the U.S.). The first single from the album, "BitterSweet", will arrive on February 9. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair" was recorded at Astia Studios in ...

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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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