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NIGHTWISH: German Signing Sessions Announced

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have scheduled following signing sessions during their European tour: Friday, March 20 SATURN Karlsruhe Germany Durlacher Allee 111 76137 Karlsruhe Start: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 SATURN Erfurt Germany Anger 1 - 3 99084 Erfurt Start: 2:30 p.m. On March 13, Nuclear Blast Records will release "Made In Hong Kong (And ...

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PAIN To Support NIGHTWISH On European Tour

Swedish metallers PAIN, who feature in their ranks producer, songwriter and performer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY), have been confirmed as main support for NIGHTWISH on their upcoming European tour. The trek is scheduled to kick of on March 11 in London, England and wrap up on April 4 in Debrecen, Hungary. PAIN's latest album, "Cynic Paradise", ...

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PAIN: Barcelona Photos Available

MetalSymphony.com has uploaded photos of PAIN's February 21, 2009 concert at Sala Salamandra in Barcelona, Spain. Also available are pictures of support act BROTHER FIRETRIBE. Check them out at this location. PAIN's setlist was as follows: 01. I'm Going In 02. Follow Me 03. Zombie Slam 04. Suicide Machine 05. Stay Away 06. ...

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NÀTTSÒL: First Two Songs Posted Online

Norwegian black metal band NÀTTSÒL — which consists of Erlend Antonsen (QUADRIVIUM, MYRKGRAV), Jarle "Uruz" Byberg (DEN SAAKALDTE, WHERE ANGELS FALL, ex-SHINING), Nattsjèl (VIDSYN), Gustav Jørgen Pedersen (ÈLVARHØI), Venomenon (SECTUMSEMPRA, ex-THE DEVIANT) and Anette Guldbransen (DIMENSION F3H, THE MANDYLION) — has posted two songs from its forthcoming release, "Stemning". Check out the tracks "Ved Aas ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Made In Hong Kong' Cover Artwork Revealed

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have revealed the cover artwork of their new CD/DVD, "Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)", due on March 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. The set will contain a DVD documentary (with a running time of approximately 45 minutes) of NIGHTWISH's world tour in support of the band's latest ...

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PAIN To Support NIGHTWISH In London

Swedish metallers PAIN, who feature in their ranks producer, songwriter and performer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY), have been confirmed as main support for NIGHTWISH on March 11, 2009 at Brixton Academy in London, England. "Follow Me", the new video from PAIN, can be viewed below. The clip, which was shot in October, features a special guest ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release MCD/DVD In March

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release a new MCD and DVD in March. Titled "Made In Hong Kong (And Various Other Places)", the MCD was recorded during the ongoing "Dark Passion Play World Tour" and it includes a bonus DVD with material from Israel and South America, directed by Ville Lipiäinen. More information will be ...

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PAIN: Back Home From Russia

Swedish metallers PAIN have issued the following update: "It's been a few days since we got back home from Russia and Ukraine and our bodies are starting to heal from all the cuts and bruises we managed to get while we weren't on stage. We had a really good time on all shows and it ...

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PAIN: Moscow Photos Available

Photos of PAIN's December 5, 2008 concert at the Tochka club in Moscow, Russia can be found on The MetalList webzine. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. I'm Going In 02. Follow Me 03. Zombie Slam 04. End Of The Line 05. Walking On Glass 06. Don't Care 07. Dancing With The ...

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'Females In Metal' Book Author Interviewed

Metal Portal recently conducted an interview with Marta Samitowska, who recently launched a publishing company called Muse(ic) Books through which she is planning to release a series of books on female-fronted metal artists. Her newest 134-page book, "Through My Eyes, In Their Own Words - Females In Metal And Beyond - Part I" ...

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NIGHTWISH's HIETALA: TARJA Ended Up Thinking She 'Way Too Valuable' Compared To Rest Of Band

Steven Rosen of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala of the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: What was it like working with [former NIGHTWISH singer] Tarja Turunen? Marco: Well, working with Tarja at first was really easy; she was — at ...

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NIGHTWISH: Vila Velha Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH performing the song "Amaranth" on November 18, 2008 in Vila Velha, Brazil can be viewed below (courtesy of "easyalot"). NIGHTWISH issued a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", on September 2. This release, which clocks in at nearly 70 minutes of music, retains "must-have" ...

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NIGHTWISH: Recife Footage Available

Video footage of NIGHTWISH's November 16, 2008 concert in Recife, Brazil can be viewed below (courtesy of MetalJaguar.com). NIGHTWISH issued a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", on September 2. This release, which clocks in at nearly 70 minutes of music, retains "must-have" status for all NIGHTWISH diehards, since ...

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NIGHTWISH Interviewed In Brazil; Video Available

Mundo Record News conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH members Anette Olzon (vocals), Marco Hietala (bass, vocals) and Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) during the Brazilian leg of the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band's current South American tour. Watch the chat in five parts below. NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen has commented on the band's abbreviated performance in in Belo ...

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NIGHTWISH: New Video Interview With TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Available

A new Brazilian TV interview with NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen conducted during the Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band's current South American tour can be viewed below. NIGHTWISH issued a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", on September 2. This release, which clocks in at nearly 70 minutes of music, retains ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' First-Week Chart Positions

"Cynic Paradise", the new album from Swedish metallers PAIN, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #28 Sweden: #30 Germany: #78 "Follow Me", the new video from PAIN, can be viewed below. The clip, which was shot last month, features a special guest appearance by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon. The performance footage in the ...

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PAIN's PETER TÄGTGREN Interrogated; Video Available

Finland's Domination conducted a "Last Time I...' question-and-answer session with vocalist Peter Tägtgren of the Swedish metal band PAIN in early October when the group played the Tavastia club in Helsinki. Watch the two-minute chat below. PAIN's new album, "Cynic Paradise", was released in Germany yesterday (October 31) via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to ...

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PAIN Performs With NIGHTWISH Singer On Swedish TV; Video Available

Swedish metallers PAIN were the featured musical guests Thursday morning (October 30) on the "Nyhetsmorgon" program on Sweden's TV4. The band performed two songs — including its new single, "Follow Me", featuring a special guest appearance by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon — and took part in an interview. Watch footage of their appearance below. "Follow ...

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PAIN: 'Follow Me' Video Featuring NIGHTWISH Singer Posted Online

"Follow Me", the new video from Swedish metallers PAIN, can be viewed below. The clip, which was shot earlier this month, features a special guest appearance by NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon. The performance footage in the video was filmed during PAIN's October 9, 2008 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. "Follow Me" is the first ...

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PAIN: 'Back To Mother Russia'

Swedish metallers PAIN, featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, have issued the following update: "When we did our first Russian show back in May 2007, we just thought people in that particular city were crazy. One and a half year later we know that Krasnodar was not a coincidence. Whole Russia is crazy, and one of ...

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