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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Performs With ANATHEMA On Chile's RADIO FUTURO; Audio, Video Available

On July 30, U.K. atmospheric rock band ANATHEMA and Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen's (AGUA DE ANNIQUE, ex-THE GATHERING) took part in an interview and acoustic performance on Chile's Radio Futuro. You can now listen to the entire program using the SoundCloud player below. Also available is video footage of ANATHEMA performing an acoustic version ...

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CATAMENIA To Release Compilation Of Re-Recorded Material

Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA will enter Mastervox Studios in Oulu, Finland in late September to re-record select songs from their back catalog for an upcoming compilation album, to be released in early 2012. The set is expected to include guest appearances by the band's previous vocalists Ari Nissil, Olli Mustonen and Mika Tnning. Quality ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'One For Sorrow' Release Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "One For Sorrow", on October 12 in Finland, October 17 in the rest of Europe and October 18 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in DARK TRANQUILLITY and guitarist in ...

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ANATHEMA Unable To Perform With Full Band On BLACKFIELD Tour

Vincent Cavanagh of the U.K. atmospheric rock band ANATHEMA has issued the following update: "This week, due to circumstances outside of our control, the full band will not be able to travel to the U.S. to perform with BLACKFIELD. Despite making every effort and exploring all avenues to make this trip possible, we were not ...

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CATAMENIA: Quality Footage From RAGNARK FESTIVAL Posted Online

Quality video footage of CATAMENIA's April 29, 2011 performance at the Ragnark Festival at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany can be viewed below (filmed and edited by Asif Salam of SoundShock.com). CATAMENIA recently recruited keyboardist Jussi Sauvola (SILENT THRENODY, DECROWNED). CATAMENIA last December announced the addition of vocalist Juha-Matti Perttunen (ALL AGAINST) to the ...

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POISONBLACK's 'Drive' Cracks Finnish Top 3

"Drive", the fifth album from POISONBLACK the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala has entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 3. Released in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records, the CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in rhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, ...

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CATAMENIA Announces New Keyboardist

Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA have issued the following update: "We've decided to take the keyboards back to our music, so we want to welcome Jussi Sauvola [pictured below] from SILENT THRENODY and DECROWNED to join the band. Welcome to CATA-family, Jussi!" CATAMENIA last December announced the addition of vocalist Juha-Matti Perttunen (ALL AGAINST) to ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST May Have Found New Guitarist

Finnish melodic death metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST spent the last few weeks contemplating their future following the departures of guitarists Tomy Laisto and Kalle Aaltonen. Singer Ville Viljanen states, "I think we got about 100 contacts from guitarists all around the world and new contacts comes every day. And now to the really cool part ...

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POISONBLACK: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release its fifth album, now titled "Drive" (working title was "Lead & Roll Vol. 5"), in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ...

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ANATHEMA To Tour North America With BLACKFIELD

U.K.'s ANATHEMA will tour North America for the first time ever as special guests to BLACKFIELD on the East Coast/Canadian leg of their tour. The dates are as follows: May 18 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC May 19 - Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA May 20 - Irving Plaza, New York, NY May ...

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SUBURBAN TRIBE Calling It Quits

Finnish rock/metal act SUBURBAN TRIBE has announced plans to disband this year. The group, which formed 20 years ago (summer 1991), will hold a celebration party on July 30 at Tavastia in Helsinki as a way to thank its fans and everyone who was part of the band's story. According to SUBURBAN TRIBE, the decision ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Drive' Artwork, Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release its fifth album, now titled "Drive" (working title was "Lead & Roll Vol. 5"), in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ...

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POISONBLACK: New Single Available For Streaming

"Mercury Falling", the new single from POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track is the first single from the group's forthcoming fifth album, now titled "Drive" (working title was "Lead & Roll Vol. 5"), which will be released this ...

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POISONBLACK: New Single To Arrive Next Month

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will release a new single, "Mercury Falling", on March 7. The track is the first single from the group's forthcoming fifth album, tentatively titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5", which will be released this spring via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at ...

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CRIMFALL: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish folk metalers CRIMFALL will release their sophomore album, "The Writ Of Sword", on March 23 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Adamantium Studios and was produced and mixed by Hit Happens. It features guest appearances by Tapio Wilska (SURVIORS ZERO), Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW), Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns (FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, DECOMPOSTER), Mathias Nygård (TURISAS), ...

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PROFANE OMEN Signs With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The band's third album is currently being recorded at Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland for a September release. A studio diary has been launched at this location. Bassist Tomppa Saarenketo left PROFANE OMEN in November due to his "lack of motivation." A ...

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PROFANE OMEN Begins Recording New Album

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have entered Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland studio to begin recording their third album for a 2011 release. A studio diary has been launched at this location. Bassist Tomppa Saarenketo left PROFANE OMEN in November due to his "lack of motivation." A replacement bassist has not yet been announced. ...

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CATAMENIA Announces New Singer

Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA have announced the addition of vocalist Juha-Matti Perttunen (pictured below; ALL AGAINST) to the group's ranks. The band states, "There was a damn tight fight between the last three candidates [which included Ash from AGATHODAIMON and Olli-Jukka Mustonen], but Juha-Matti took over everything with his charisma, attitude and especially wide ...

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AMORPHIS To Be Joined By Former Members On Stage During 'Magic & Mayhem' Tour

AMORPHIS's "Magic & Mayhem" tour kicks off tonight (Wednesday, December 8) at Helsinki, Finland's legendary Tavastia club. Each show will feature special appearances by several former members of the band, including Pekka Kasari, Pasi Koskinen, Olli-Pekka Laine, Kasper Mårtenson, Kim Rantala and Ville Tuomi. Click here for a detailed list of special guests at each ...

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CRIMFALL: New Song Posted Online

"Frost Upon Their Graves", a brand new song from the Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL, can be streamed by clicking on the graphic below. Commented the group: "[Our] new album is basically one long song divided to a shorter sections. This song, 'Frost Upon Their Graves', is the third one. This time we will take ...

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CRIMFALL Completes Work On New Album

Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL has issued the following update: "We are currently holding the mastered version of our second album in our hands. Mastering was done by our dear neighbor Jens Bogren [OPETH, SOILWORK, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH] at Fascination Street [in Örebro, Sweden]... And it sounds awesome.... brutal and HUGE!!! Actually it was ...

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POISONBLACK Parts Ways With Guitarist

After four years and two albums, POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has parted ways with guitarist Janne Markus. The group states, "[Janne's] goals and ambitions couldn't have come true in POISONBLACK and we totally understand and respect that. His creativity needs a different setting than POISONBLACK can and ...

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HIM: 'SWRMXS' Official Remix Album Coming In December

"SWRMXS", the official remix album of HIM's "Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice", will be released on December 7. The LP — featuring HIM songs remixed by Tiesto, Morgan Page, Gavin Russom and more — will be available online on iTunes, Beatport and other digital retailers. The physical album will be available exclusively in stores ...

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POISONBLACK Signs With HYPE RECORDS

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has inked a deal with Hype Records. The group will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST) to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5". A ...

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POISONBLACK Completes Work On New Five-Song Demo

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has finished recording a five-song pre-production demo for the group's upcoming album. Ville said, "I am happy about the way they are starting to build up." POISONBLACK will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ...

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