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MAGENTA HARVEST To Record New Demo

MAGENTA HARVEST, the Finnish death metal band featuring current and former members of FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, MYGRAIN and ...AND OCEANS, will enter the studio later this month to begin recording its second demo. According to a press release, the new effort will see the group widening its soundscape with the help of Aleksi Virta of FINNTROLL, ...

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AMORAL To Film New Video Tomorrow

Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL will film a new video tomorrow (Monday, November 28) at On The Rocks in Helsinki. According to a posting on the band's Facebook page, AMORAL "need[s] a few people to act as audience in one short scene. Anyone up for it? This would be around 15.00 - 16.00. Just show ...

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CANDLEMASS: Pre-Production Photos Posted Online

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS are working on material for their final album, tentatively scheduled for a spring 2012 release via Napalm Records. After a six-month writing period, the band spent two weekends in October in a Stockholm studio. In all, eight songs were recorded for demo purposes. In December, the band will record the album ...

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DEALS DEATH Signs With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Swedish melodic death metallers DEALS DEATH have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. The band's second album, "Elite", will be released in March 2012. The CD was mixed by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY). DEALS DEATH's debut CD, 2008's "Internal Demons", was mixed by Peter Tgtgren. It featured a guest appearance by former CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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BATTLE BEAST Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST have 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. Formed in 2008, BATTLE BEAST won the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle contest in Finland last ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: 'Armed' Video Released

"Armed", the new video from THE MAN-EATING TREE the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE can be seen below. The clip was filmed by Mutant Koala Pictures, a production company based in the band's hometown of Oulu, Finland. "Armed" comes off THE MAN-EATING TREE's ...

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AMORAL's 'Beneath' Lands On Finnish Chart

"Beneath", the fifth album from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 30. Released on October 26, the CD came equipped with a stunning 18-page poster booklet (made by Spanish artist Marta Nael), expanding the cover artwork into all its glory. "Beneath" ...

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WARMEN Begins Recording New Album

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, has 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. The first batch of photos from the recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled new CD can be found on the WARMEN

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AMORAL: The Animated Interview

An animated "South Park"-style video version of a September 2011 interview with Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL conducted by several of the band's fans can be viewed below (interview by Terri A. Willis, script and animation by Szilvia Szilgy). AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", is being released today (Wednesday, October 26). The CD comes equipped with ...

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MOKOMA To Release Acoustic Album

Finnish thrashers MOKOMA will release an acoustic album, "Varjopuoli", on November 2 via Sakara Records. The CD contains acoustic versions of previously released songs along with a new track, "Sydn Paikallaan", which was written by vocalist Marko Annala. "Varjopuoli" was produced by Jarkko Martikainen, who was chosen for the job because of his "strong vision ...

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Bassist JANNE JARVIS Departs WARRIOR SOUL

Bassist Janne Jarvis has left veteran rockers WARRIOR SOUL. He explains in a statement, "After three years and some great shows, it's time to move on. My commitments with HATE GALLERY [in which Janne plays bass and sings. Ed.] have made it impossible to carry on. I also have another very exciting project which will ...

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AMORAL: 'Beneath' Artwork, Release Date Revealed

"Beneath", the fifth album from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, will be released on October 26. Visit the official AMORAL webshop to see the different bundle options of the CD with all-new shirt designs. All pre-ordered albums will be signed by the whole band. The album comes equipped with a stunning 18-page ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

THE MAN-EATING TREE the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE will release its sophomore album, "Harvest", on November 28 via Century Media Records. The CD was once again helmed by producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and marks the recording debut of guitarist Antti ...

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FIASCO GENERAL Parts Ways With Vocalist, Seeks Replacement

FIASCO GENERAL the Finnish band featuring Sami Kukkohovi (ex-SENTENCED bassist, current KYPCK guitarist) on guitar has parted ways with vocalist Risto Stenroos and is currently seeking a replacement. FIASCO GENERAL in 2009 announced the addition of second guitarist Janne "Jakke" Dahlgren (AUDACITY, POISONBLACK) to the group's ranks. Currently unsigned, FIASCO GENERAL's lineup consists of the ...

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HIM Working On New Music

Guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindstrm of Finnish love metallers HIM has revealed to Attention Deficit Delirium that the band is currently working on music for the follow-up to 2010's "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice". He said, "I am very proud of the material so far and look forward to sharing our new music ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE Completes Work On Sophomore Album

THE MAN-EATING TREE the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE has completed work on its sophomore album, "Harvest", to be released in the coming months via Century Media Records. The CD was once again helmed by producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and marks ...

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THE CROWN Rejoined By Vocalist JOHAN LINDSTRAND

Vocalist Johan Lindstrand has rejoined reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN. THE CROWN's current lineup: Johan Lindstrand - Vocals Magnus Olsfelt - Bass Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitar Janne Saarenp - Drums Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitar Commented the band: "We would like to thank our metal brother Jonas Stlhammar for the amazing teamwork for ...

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Cultural Influence On Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Music Examined In New 'Shockwaves' Podcast

"Shockwaves Skull Sessions" podcast episode #51 focuses on "cultural and international hard rock and metal" and features guests Bernie K (SOUND BARRIER, TOTAL ECLIPSE, NATION), Roy Z (TRIBE OF GYPSIES, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON), Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH) and Chris Melekyan (MYSTICITY). They join host Bob Nalbandian on this compelling and informative ...

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MALFEITOR Signs With CHAOS RECORDS

Chaos Records has announced the signing of reactivated Swedish death metallers MALFEITOR. The band will release the vinyl LP version of its new full-length album, "Dum Morior Orior", during the first quarter of 2012. MALFEITOR recently announced the addition of drummer Janne (Rudberg) Bjrkenfjll (EXCRUCIATE, MORPHEUS, MASTICATION, EXHUMED) to the group's ranks. After MALFEITOR split ...

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AMORAL: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"(Won't Go) Home", a brand new song from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Beneath", which is scheduled for release in October. Whereas the CD's first single, "Same Difference", leaned towards hard rock, "(Won't Go) Home", with its riff-oriented ...

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NIGHTWISH, Ex-YES Members Featured On New GRNHOLM Album

Lion Music has set a September 16 release date for GRNHOLM's sophomore album, "Silent Out Loud". Featuring 10 tracks full of infectious vocal melodies over dynamic musical backdrops, the CD is an impressive collection of songcraft topped off with a powerful production and mix. GRNHOLM is built around the songwriting skills of Mika Grnholm (guitar, ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Interviewed By ARTISAN NEWS (Video)

Artisan News conducted an interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman and guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. You can now watch the chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM's new album, "Relentless Reckless Forever", sold nearly 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 42 on ...

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MALFEITOR Signs With HELLTHRASHER PRODUCTIONS

Reactivated Swedish death metallers MALFEITOR have inked a deal with Hellthrasher Productions for the release of their new full-length album, "Dum Morior Orior", during the first quarter of 2012. MALFEITOR recently announced the addition of drummer Janne (Rudberg) Bjrkenfjll (EXCRUCIATE, MORPHEUS, MASTICATION, EXHUMED) to the group's ranks. After MALFEITOR split up in 1994, Benny Moberg ...

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AMORAL: New Single Available For Streaming

"Same Difference", the new single from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Released on May 17, "Same Difference" gives a little taste of things to come on the upcoming CD, "Beneath", due for release in October. "'Same Difference' is one of my favorite tracks off the new ...

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