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BACK FROM ASHES Completes Work On New EP

Phoenix, Arizona-based metallers BACK FROM ASHES have completed work on a self- titled EP. The CD was recorded at Crush Recording in Scottsdale, Arizona with Ryan Greene (MEGADETH, F5) and contains six songs, including "Welcome to Me". BACK FROM ASHES draws influences from such bands as SLIPKNOT, ILL NINO and MUDVAYNE. The group delivers "a ...

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EXILIA Films 'Are You Breathing?' Video

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA filmed a video for the song "Are You Breathing?" this past Wednesday (December 17) with director Tobias Dannappel. The track comes off the band's new album, "My Own Army", which will now be released on February 20, 2009 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Ottmarsbocholt (near ...

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ELVENKING Forced To Cancel Shows

Italian folk metallers ELVENKING have been forced to cancel five shows in their home country in January/February "because of serious family and health problems," according to a posting on the band's web site. The group says, "We are very sorry to cancel the dates scheduled so far, but we need a little more time to ...

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BRUJERIA: Fort Worth Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of extreme metallers BRUJERIA — whose current touring lineup includes CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erdlandsson (a.k.a. El Podrido), and NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar — performing on December 7, 2008 at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas ...

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THUNDERSTONE 'Getting Ready To Start Mixing' New Album

Finnish metallers THUNDERSTONE are about to start mixing their fifth studio album for an early 2009 release. The band's producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne says, "I'm getting ready to start mixing six songs now and the rest later in January-February. The new stuff is really heavy and also a bit weird once in a while, so it's ...

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SISTER SIN: Second U.S. Tour Video Blog Posted Online

Swedish female-fronted heavy rock band SISTER SIN recently kicked off a U.S. tour as the support act for OTEP and ILL NINO. The group's second tour video blog can be viewed below. "Switchblade Serenades", the debut album from SISTER SIN, sold around 700 copies in the Unites States in its first week of release, according ...

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EXILIA: New Album Title, Release Date, Cover Artwork Revealed

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA has set "My Own Army" as the title of its new album, due on January 30, 2009 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Ottmarsbocholt (near Münster), Germany. ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri joined the band in the studio to produce a selection of songs and ILL ...

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SISTER SIN: 'Switchblade Serenades' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Switchblade Serenades", the debut album from the Swedish female-fronted heavy rock band SISTER SIN, sold around 700 copies in the Unites States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 107 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing ...

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LORDI: First European Dates Revealed

Finnish monster rockers LORDI will embark on a European headlining tour in January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 24 - SWE - Lund - Mejeriet Jan. 25 - SWE - Stockholm - Arenan Jan. 26 - SWE - Gothenburg - Traedgarn Jan. 29 - GER - Hamburg - Docks Jan. 30 - ...

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LORDI To Perform On 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien'

Finnish monster rockers LORDI will be the featured musical guests on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" airing on Thursday night, November 6 at 12:35 a.m. (technically Friday morning). LORDI and reactivated California metallers LIZZY BORDEN will team up for a U.S. tour in November. Also appearing on the bill is STOLEN BABIES. Confirmed dates ...

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LORDI, LIZZY BORDEN: More U.S. Dates Announced

Finnish monster rockers LORDI and reactivated California metallers LIZZY BORDEN will team up for a U.S. tour in November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 07 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Nov. 08 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Nov. 09 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit Nov. ...

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BRUJERIA: 'No Acceptan Imitaciones Tour' Promo Video Available

A three-minute promotional video for BRUJERIA's forthcoming "No Acceptan Imitaciones Tour 2008" can be viewed below. A new demo track from BRUJERIA — whose current touring lineup includes CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erdlandsson (a.k.a. El Podrido), and NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on ...

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ELVENKING: 'Two Tragedy Poets' Audio Samples Available

Italian folk metallers ELVENKING will release their new acoustic album, "Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures)", in Europe on November 14 via AFM Records. The CD will be released in digipack and jewel case formats and will be preceded by an Internet-only single. "Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures)" ...

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EXILIA: New Album Pushed Back To January

Due to "scheduling difficulties," the new album from the Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA has had its release date pushed back to mid-January 2009 from the previously announced late October. The CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Ottmarsbocholt (near Münster), Germany and will be issued via AFM Records. ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri joined the ...

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LORDI, LIZZY BORDEN To Team Up For U.S. Dates

According to the House of Blues web site, LORDI and LIZZY BORDEN will team up for the following U.S. dates in November: Nov. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues Nov. 13 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues Nov. 22 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues Nov. 23 - Cleveland, ...

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LORDI Mainman Comments On 'Deadache' Artwork

LORDI's fourth studio album, "Deadache", will be released in the U.S. on October 28 and internationally in the same week. The Nino Laurenne-produced CD, much like its predecessors, is catchy, melodic hard rock, but this time around there is a rougher edge to the music. The last piece to the puzzle is now ready — ...

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BRUJERIA: New Demo Track Available For Streaming

A new demo track from extreme metallers BRUJERIA — whose current touring lineup includes CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erdlandsson (a.k.a. El Podrido), and NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar — has been made available for streaming at Cuba-Metal.com. BRUJERIA will ...

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FINNTROLL, PROFUGUS MORTIS Members Interviewed On 'The Governor's Ball'; Audio Available

Guitarist Mikael "Routa" Karlbom of Finland's FINNTROLL and vocalist Paul Ablaze of the Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal band PROFUGUS MORTIS were interviewed for this week's edition of the "The Governor's Ball". You can download the program at this location. FINNTROLL's fifth album, "Ur Jordens Djup", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. ...

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SISTER SIN Added To OTEP, ILL NINO U.S. Tour

Swedish female-fronted heavy rock band SISTER SIN has been added to the forthcoming U.S. co-headlining tour featuring OTEP and ILL NINO. As previously reported, SISTER SIN will support ARCH ENEMY on the following dates: Dec. 12 - NL, Uden @ De Pul Dec. 13 - D, Düsseldorf @ ISS Dome (DORO 25th Anniversary) Dec. 15 ...

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LORDI: 'Bite It Like A Bulldog' Video Posted Online

"Bite It Like a Bulldog", the new video from Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI, can be viewed below. The single, which recently topped the Finnish chart, features a powerful bass line and was co-written by the group's mainman Mr. Lordi (real name: Tomi Putaansuu) and bassist Mr. Ox. Regarding the video, which was directed by ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN To Guest On JUICE FRUIT Album

Finnish heavy metal vocalist Ari Koivunen has recorded lead vocals on two songs on the album "Ajan hengessä" from the band JUICE FRUIT. The LP is a tribute to the late Juice Leskinen, one of the most prominent Finnish singer-songwriters of the late 20th century, and it contains new versions of Juice's songs. Ari's contributions ...

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ILL NINO, OTEP, WALLS OF JERICHO Tour Dates Announced

ILL NINO and OTEP will team up for a U.S. co-headlining tour beginning in late October. Also scheduled to appear on the bill is WALLS OF JERICHO. Commented ILL NINO: "We really missed all [the fans], but ILL NINO has extensively been hitting the road since early 2000, and we truly needed to spend some ...

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ETHS: European Tour Dates Announced

Marseille, France-based female-fronted metalcore band ETHS has scheduled the following European dates: Oct. 19 - BEL Wieze Metal Female Voices Fest Oct. 24 - F Niort Festival Oct. 29 - F Angers Le Chabada Oct. 30 - F Rennes L'Antipode Oct. 31 - F Paris Elysèe Montmarte Nov. 01 - UK London Underworld Nov. 06 ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN: 'Tears Keep Falling' Video Posted Online

The video for "Tears Keep Falling", the second single from Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen's sophomore album, "Becoming", can be viewed below. The clip was shot in August at Sonic Pump Studios by the Village Road Film crew headed by director Owe Lingvall (NOCTURNAL RITES drummer). The album version of "Tears Keep Falling" is ...

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ELVENKING: New Album Title, Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Italian folk metallers ELVENKING have set "Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures)" as the title of their new acoustic album, due in Europe on November 14 via AFM Records. The CD will be released in digipack and jewel case formats and will be preceded by an Internet-only single. "Two Tragedy Poets (...And ...

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