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FINNTROLL To Enter Studio Next Week

Finnish folk metallers FINNTROLL will enter Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki on Monday, July 27 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fifth album. Keyboardist Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali previously stated about the follow-up to 2007's "Ur Jordens Djup". "I personally think this will be our best album ever. Overall I can sense there's a lot 'punk' on ...

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ILL NINO Guitarist Opens Tattoo Shop

ILL NINO guitarist Diego Verduzco has opened a tattoo shop in Canyon Country, California called Artifact Tattoo. More information is available on the poster below. ILL NINO is once again seeking a new label home following the band's split with Cement Shoes Records, which released 2008's "Enigma". In a recent interview with Parce ...

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SKINLAB Cancels South American Tour

Bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel of of veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB has issued the following update: "We've been holding on the sideline for a week now and feel time to finally announce our cancelling of our participation in the Project Independent tour of South America with ILL NINO and SKIN CULTURE. "We have been ...

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FINNTROLL Hard At Work On New Material

Finnish folk metal band FINNTROLL is currently working on material for the follow-up to 2007's "Ur Jordens Djup". Keyboardist Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali states, "It seems we are going to have nine songs on the album, and it will last about 39 minutes. But notice the punctuation on the word 'seems.' Everything can change, as this ...

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SKINLAB: New Album Delayed

Bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel of of veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB has issued the following update: "Thought I'd come drop some news for everyone to chew on while we create this monster of an album. Right now things are coming along great! "After signing with Stand And Deliver Records, we decided to take a ...

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BRUJERIA's FANTASMA: What's In My Bag?

Fantasma of extreme metallers BRUJERIA is featured in Amoeba Music's "What's In My Bag?" segment in which he shares some of his shopping picks (he's replaced some of his old vinyl with CD versions). Watch the four-minute clip below. BRUJERIA's current touring lineup includes CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass, ex-CRADLE OF ...

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ILL NINO: South American Tour Dates Announced

ILL NINO will embark on the "Project Independent" tour of South America in June. The band says, "ILL NINO has been patiently waiting, and we're psyched to be returning to South America. Brazil's own SKINCULTURE will be opening the shows. Surprise direct support will be announced shortly!!" "Project Independent" tour dates: June 10 - Brasilia, ...

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TWISTED SISTER Live In London; Video Available

Germany's Rockhaus Television has posted video footage of TWISTED SISTER performing live in London. Watch it at this location. The 25th-anniversary reissue of TWISTED SISTER's "Stay Hungry" album is due on June 30. The set will feature loads of bonus material, including one brand new track, "30", that the band recently recorded. The ...

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MALLEK: First Track Posted Online

Former HAVOCHATE vocalist Jon Mallek has teamed up with producer extraordinaire Tim Gilles (HAVOCHATE, OVERKILL, M.O.D., S.O.D., MERAUDER, ANTHRAX, THURSDAY, MISFITS, ILL NINO, MADBALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, CANDIRIA) to record three new songs which are described in a press release as "metal for the masses." The material was tracked at Big Blue Meenie Studios in Jersey ...

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EXILIA Schedules 'Unplugged' In-Store Performances

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA has scheduled several acoustic performances at FNAC stores in Italy: May 07 - FNAC (Via Roma) – Torino May 08 - FNAC (Via Cappello) - Verona May 09 - FNAC (Via XX Settembre) - Genova May 14 - FNAC (Via Torino, angolo via della Palla) - Milano "Are You Breathing?", the ...

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EXILIA: 'Are You Breathing?' Video Released

"Are You Breathing?", the new video from the Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA, can be viewed below. The clip was shot on December 17, 2008 with director Tobias Dannappel. The song comes off the band's new album, "My Own Army", which was released on February 20 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Principal Studios ...

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GOD FORBID Minus One

New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID are currently on the road in the U.S. as a four-piece following guitarist Dallas Coyle's decision to sit out the trek (amid unconfirmed reports that he has left the band). A fill-in axeman is expected to be recruited shortly. GOD FORBID is playing several shows with STRAGHT LINE STITCH ...

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GOD FORBID Interviewed In London; Video Available

Katie Parsons of Kerrang! magazine conducted an interview with Doc and Dallas Coyle of New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID prior to their March 20, 2009 concert at Islington Academy London, England with ILL NINO. Watch the eight-minute chat below. GOD FORBID's new album, "Earthsblood", sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its ...

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ELVENKING Guitarist Forced To Sit Out Shows

Guitarist Aydan of Italian folk-metallers ELVENKING has been forced to sit out the band's remaining shows in March after breaking his shoulder in a skiing accident. He says, "I was skiing with some friends. I don’t know exactly what happened but I lost my skis and jumped above, landing heavily with my shoulders and face ...

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ILL NINO Seeking New Label Home (Again)

ILL NINO is once again seeking a new label home following the band's split with Cement Shoes Records, which released 2008's "Enigma". In a recent interview with Parce Musik, vocalist Cristian Machado stated, "We are changing labels yet once again . . . There is a couple of labels that we are looking ...

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EXILIA: Another New Song Posted Online

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA has posted another new song, "The Hunter", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "My Own Army", which will be released on February 20 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Ottmarsbocholt (near Münster), Germany. ILL NINO drummer Dave ...

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Ex-HAVOCHATE Singer Working On New Material

Former HAVOCHATE vocalist Jon Mallek has teamed up with producer extraordinaire Tim Gilles (HAVOCHATE, OVERKILL, M.O.D., S.O.D., MERAUDER, ANTHRAX, THURSDAY, MISFITS, ILL NINO, MADBALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, CANDIRIA) to record three new songs which are described in a press release as "metal for the masses." The material was tracked at Big Blue Meenie Studios in Jersey ...

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FINNTROLL: New Video Interview With VRETH Available

Ross Empson, TOURETTES bass player and presenter of metal TV channel Rockalarm!, recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mathias Lillmåns (a.k.a. Vreth) of the Finnish folk metal band FINNTROLL in Hamburg, Germany. Vreth compares touring experiences in the U.S. and Europe, talks about the current rise of folk and pagan metal in America ...

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EXILIA: New Song Posted Online

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA has posted the song "Are You Breathing?" on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "My Own Army", which will be released on February 20 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Ottmarsbocholt (near Münster), Germany. ILL NINO drummer Dave ...

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ELVENKING Announces New Second Guitarist

Italian folk-metallers ELVENKING have announced the addition of second guitarist Rafahel to the group's ranks. Fans who had an opportunity to see the band perform over the course of the last year will recognize Rafahel, since he played a lot of gigs with the band around Italy and Europe. Commented the group in a statement: ...

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ELVENKING Lays Down Orchestral Version Of 'Rouse Your Dream'

A new instrumental and orchestral version of the song "Rouse Your Dream" from Italian folk metallers ELVENKING has been recorded for the movie "Little Black Dress" (where the original version of the track also appears). According to the band, Australian director Fredric Noah needed more music to be featured in the film and asked for ...

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