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AMORAL Interviewed On KVRX AUSTIN RADIO (Audio)

Laura of KVRX Austin Radio conducted an interview with Finnish metallers AMORAL on March 13 while the band was in Austin, Texas to perform at the SXSW (South By Southwest) festival. You can now listen to the chat below. AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 30. Released on ...

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CATAMENIA Singer's ALL AGAINST Releases More Video Footage From Studio

ALL AGAINST, the Finnish death/thrash metal band featuring singer Juha-Matti Perttunen (CATAMENIA), bassist Sami Knuutinen (QUAKE THE EARTH) and drummer Aleksi Heiskanen (QUAKE THE EARTH), has released the second in a series of video studio reports on the making of their upcoming EP, "Blindness". It is a short documentary of ALL AGAINST's studio sessions at ...

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THE CROWN: New Album Update

Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN will play their first concert with returning vocalist Johan Lindstrand, on May 5 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden. This will mark the band's first appearance in Gothenburg in 12 years and will likely be the group's only show in Sweden this year. THE CROWN is currently writing material ...

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ENSIFERUM: Fourth Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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NIGHTWISH Designs Battery Energy Drink Can

Finland's most successful metal band NIGHTWISH has designed a can for the Finnish energy drink Battery Energy Drink. The NIGHTWISH Battery Energy Drink can was designed by NIGHTWISH's animator Janne Pitkänen in collaboration with NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen. This limited edition can holds the energy drink Battery Original and will be available in Finnish stores ...

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GRAND MAGUS Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new album, "The Hunt", will be released at the end of May. Commented GRAND MAGUS frontman Janne "J.B." Christoffersson: "GRAND MAGUS have finally found their hailing port — we've wrapped up a deal with the mighty heavy metal label Nuclear ...

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BARREN EARTH: New Song Available For Streaming

"As It Is Written", a brand new song from Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH, can be streamed using the player below. The track comes off the band's sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", which will be released in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD ...

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RUINED SOUL To Film 'Rewind' Video

Gothenburg, Sweden-based one-man metal project RUINED SOUL will film a video for the song "Rewind" on March 16 with Greenworks. Backing RUINED SOUL guitarist/mastermind Johnny Johansson during the video shoot will be the following musicians: * Patrik Johansson (ARISE) - Vocals * Jonathan Thorpengberg (TRENCHES) - Guitar * Janne Jaloma (DEALS DEATH) - Drums * ...

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ENSIFERUM: Third Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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BARREN EARTH: 'The Rains Begin' Video Released

"The Rains Begin", the new video from Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", which will be released in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided ...

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ENSIFERUM: Second Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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MALFEITOR Completes Recording New Album

Swedish death metallers MALFEITOR have completed recording their new album, "Dum Morior Orior", for a spring release via Hellthrasher Productions (with the vinyl version to be made available through Chaos Records). The CD will feature the following track listing: 01. Conversation In Minor 02. Exile From Sanity 03. To Hell, Farewell 04. When Last Breath ...

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ENSIFERUM's New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER Members

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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ENSIFERUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a late spring/early summer release via Spinefarm Records. The drums, bass, grand piano and Hammond organ parts are being tracked at Petrax studio in Hollola, Finland while the rest will be laid down at Yellow House studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland ...

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CATAMENIA Singer's ALL AGAINST Releases Video Footage From Studio

ALL AGAINST, the Finnish death/thrash metal band featuring singer Juha-Matti Perttunen (CATAMENIA), bassist Sami Knuutinen (QUAKE THE EARTH) and drummer Aleksi Heiskanen (QUAKE THE EARTH), has released the first in a series of video studio reports on the making of their upcoming EP, "Blindness". It is a short documentary of ALL AGAINST's studio sessions at ...

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MAGENTA HARVEST: New Demo Available For Streaming

MAGENTA HARVEST, the Finnish death metal band featuring current and former members of FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, MYGRAIN and ...AND OCEANS, has made its second demo, "Apparition Of Ending", available for streaming on MySpace. According to a press release, the new effort sees the group widening its soundscape with the help of Aleksi Virta of ...

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OVERDRIVE's Original Singer Returns As Band's New Bassist

Classic Swedish heavy metal band OVERDRIVE formed in 1980 and recorded two albums, "Metal Attack" and "Swords And Axes", before splitting up in 1985. A shortlived reformation took place in 1992, at the time featuring original drummer Kenta Svensson, guitarist Janne Stark and singer Pelle Thuresson now handling the bass. In 2003 the band played, ...

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BARREN EARTH: 'The Devil's Resolve' Trailer Available

A trailer for "The Devil's Resolve", the sophomore full-length album from Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH, is available below. "The Devil's Resolve" will be released in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (MASTODON). ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'Steel' Album Trailer Released

A four-and-a-half-minute trailer for "Steel", the debut album from Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland last year via Hype Records — will be made available internationally on January 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. Formed in 2008, BATTLE BEAST won the Wacken Open Air Metal ...

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HEVEIN Releases New Digital EP

Finnish metallers HEVEIN — who feature in their ranks former APOCALYPTICA and current TARJA TURUNEN cellist Max Liljahave released a new digital EP containing three new songs ("Spineless", "V", "Gentle Anarchy") and a newly mixed version of "Nor" (originally released as a single in 2011). The tracks were recorded at Sonic ...

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BATTLE BEAST: New Tampere Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of BATTLE BEAST's December 30, 2011 performance at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland as the support act for NEGATIVE can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's debut album, "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland last year via Hype Records — will be ...

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BARREN EARTH: 'The Devil's Resolve' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH will release their sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (MASTODON). Mixed by Dan Swanö (OPETH, KATATONIA) at Unisound in Sweden, "The ...

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BARREN EARTH To Release 'The Devil's Resolve' In March

Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH will release their sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (MASTODON). Mixed by Dan Swanö (OPETH, KATATONIA) at Unisound in Sweden, "The ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Footage From 'Steel' Recording Sessions Posted Online

Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's debut album, "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland earlier this year via Hype Records — will be made available internationally on January 27, 2012. A four-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the "Steel" recording sessions can be ...

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NIGHTWISH Guitarist To Guest On HUMAN TEMPLE Album

Finnish melodic hard rockers HUMAN TEMPLE will release their third album, "Halfway To Heartache", on February 24, 2012 via Escape Music. The follow-up to 2010's "Murder Of Crows" contains "11 tracks of brilliant tunes that range from quirky rockers to powerful ballads," according to a press release. The track listing for the CD is as ...

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WARMEN: More Photos From The Studio Available

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, recently entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up for the band's critically acclaimed 2009 studio album "Japanese Hospitality". A 2012 release is expected. More photos from the recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled new CD can be seen below. WARMEN celebrated its 10-year anniversary with ...

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