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AMORPHIS: Second Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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HIM Announces Details Of HELLDONE Festival

Finnish love metallers HIM have entered the studio with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL) to begin recording their ninth full-length album, "Tears On Tape", for an early 2013 release. The CD will be mixed by Tim Palmer, who has previously worked with PEARL JAM, U2 and ROBERT PLANT, among many others. HIM will end ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Released

"The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously ...

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AMORPHIS: First Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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FORGOTTEN TOMB: New Album Details Revealed

Italy's black/rock/doom metal outfit FORGOTTEN TOMB will release its sixth full-length album , entitled "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil", on October 30 in Europe and on November 6 in North America via Agonia Records. More powerful and straight to the point, the CD begins where its antecedent — "Under Saturn Retrograde" — melodically ended. ...

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HIM: New Single Release Date Moved Forward Due To Online Leak

Finnish love metallers HIM will release a greatest-hits album, "XX - Two Decades Of Love Metal", on October 29 via Sony Music in Finland. The set will include the band's new cover version of the song "Strange World", originally recorded in the 1990s by Kevin Grivois (a.k.a. ). The "Strange World" video and digital single ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Teaser Available

A teaser for "The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Keyboardist Interviewed On MSRcast (Audio)

Keyboardist Aleksi Munter of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN was interviewed for episode 128 of MSRcast. Munter talks about the metal scene in Finland, the band's upcoming North American tour and the fifth full-length SWALLOW THE SUN album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird". You can now listen to the chat using the audio player ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Track-By-Track Breakdown Available (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen in two parts below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The ...

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AMORPHIS, Former HANOI ROCKS Members To Release GREASE HELMET Debut

GREASE HELMET, the new Finnish band featuring former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy alongside members of AMORPHIS, will release its self-titled debut album in Japan on September 5 and in Finland on September 19. GREASE HELMET was founded in 2009 by Niclas Etelävuori (bass; AMORPHIS) and Jere Garcia (vocals). They were eventually joined by Jan ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Discusses Upcoming Album

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS will enter the studio in September to record their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" will be handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with ...

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HIM: 'XX - Two Decades Of Love Metal' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish love metallers HIM will release a greatest-hits album, "XX - Two Decades Of Love Metal", on October 29 via Sony Music in Finland. The set will include the band's new cover version of the song "Strange World", originally recorded in the 1990s by Kevin Grivois (a.k.a. ). The "Strange World" video and digital single ...

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AMORPHIS To Enter Studio Next Month

According to Timo Isoaho of Soundi magazine, Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS will enter the studio in September to begin recording their eleventh studio album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled CD will be helmed by Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with CHILDREN OF ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Song 'Burning Leaves' Available For Streaming

"Burning Leaves", a brand new song from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", which will be released on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) ...

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TOURNIQUET Explains New Album Cover

Christian metallers TOURNIQUET will release thier new album, "Antiseptic Bloodbath", later this summer via Pathogenic Records. The CD will feature guest guitar solos by Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Karl Sanders (NILE), Pat Travers, Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA). The "Antiseptic Bloodbath" cover artwork was created by Travis Smith of Seempieces, who has previously worked ...

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ENSIFERUM Members Discuss New Album In Video Interview

Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with bassist Sami Hinkka and guitarist Markus Toivonen of Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM. You can now watch the chat below (in Finnish, with English subtitles). ENSIFERUM's fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", will be released on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at ...

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INTER ARMA Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Richmond, Virginia's INTER ARMA. The band featuring T.J. Childers (drums), Steven Russell (guitars), Trey Dalton (guitars), Mike Paparo (vocals), and Joe Kerkes (bass), formed in 2006 and released its full-length debut, "Sundown", in 2010 via Forcefield Records. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, ...

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PROTOTYPE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Catalyst", the title track of the new album from the Los Angeles-based progressive/aggressive metal band PROTOTYPE, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track will be available for purchase starting August 21 on iTunes. "We are really stoked to finally unleash some of the music from 'Catalyst'!" said PROTOTYPE guitarist Kragen Lum. "It's ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'In My Sword I Trust' Video Released

"In My Sword I Trust", the new video from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in early July in Poland with director Rafal Szermanowicz of Grupa 13, which has previously worked with BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA and DECAPITATED, among others. Commented the band: "The shoot took place in ...

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ELVENKING: Making Of 'Era' Part 5 (Video)

The fifth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). ...

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ELVENKING: 'Poor Little Baroness' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Poor Little Baroness", a brand new song from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Recording New Album

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have entered the studio to begin recording their sixth album for a tentative February 2013 release. Commented the band: "The drumming madness of Jarmo 'Kammm' Pikka was already caught on tape at Nordic Audio Labs studio in Vaasa by engineer Sami Koivisto (AMORPHIS, SOTAJUMALA). Now we are in the ...

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TOURNIQUET: More 'Antiseptic Bloodbath' Studio Footage Posted Online

Christian metallers TOURNIQUET will release a new album, "Antiseptic Bloodbath", this summer via Pathogenic Records. The CD will feature guest guitar solos by Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Karl Sanders (NILE), Pat Travers, Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA). A four-minute video clip featuring footage from the recording sessions for the "Antiseptic Bloodbath" track "Lost Language ...

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PROTOTYPE: 'Catalyst' Artwork Unveiled; Release Date Announced

Los Angeles-based progressive/aggressive metal band PROTOTYPE will release its third full-length album, "Catalyst", on September 11 via Nightmare Records. The first new material from the band in over six years is a story-based science fiction concept effort containing over 60 minutes of new music. Produced entirely by the band and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will release their new album, "Era", on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "Era" features guest appearances by ...

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