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INSOMNIUM Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band will enter the studio before the end of the year to begin recording its new album for a 2011 release. Commented the group in a statement: "Throughout the spring and summer we negotiated with several attractive labels, but in ...

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CRIMFALL Completes Work On Second Album; Studio Footage Available

Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL has completed work on its as-yet-untitled second album for a tentative late 2010 release. 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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MOKOMA To Release New EP In September

Finnish thrashers MOKOMA will release a new EP, "Juurta Jaksain", on September 1 via Sakara Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ei Enää Askeltakaan 02. Maailmantappiin 03. Huomenhaamu 04. Musta Katras 05. Taakka 06. Sydänjuuret (acustic version) Four of the EP's songs — "Ei Enää Askeltakaan", "Huomenhaamu", "Maailmantappiin" and "Taakka" ...

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POISONBLACK: Back On The Road

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has scheduled the following dates: Aug. 19 - Oulu, Finland - Juhlateltta Aug. 21 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze Sep. 09 - Pori, Finland - Bar Kino Sep. 10 - Turku, Finland - Klubi Sep. 11 - Kouvola, Finland - Rytmikatti Sep. ...

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HIM Interviewed At Estonia's ÕLLESUMMER

HIM Norway conducted an interview with Finnish "love" metallers HIM at the Õllesummer 2010 festival, which was held July 14-17 in Tallinn, Estonia. Watch the chat below. HIM's new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", sold 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

Vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM was interviewed by the Kerrang! Download podcast at this year's Download festival, which was held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the chat below. HIM's new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", sold 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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EVEMASTER: New 'III' Teaser Clip Available

EVEMASTER — the Finnish "dark metal" band which features in its ranks BATTLELORE's Tomi Mykkänen — will release its new album, "III", on June 9 via Supernova Records, a division of Bonnier Amigo. A new teaser clip for the CD can be viewed below. "III" track listing: 01. Enter 02. New Age Dawns 03. Humanimals ...

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CYPHOSIS Signs With VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS

Finnish metal band CYPHOSIS has inked a deal with Violent Journey Records. The group's sophomore album, "To North And Under", will be released in the fall. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Prologue 02. Filth Within 03. Time Is An Enemy 04. Passage Of Evil 05. Across Black Water 06. Nine ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed In Vancouver

Popyoularity conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM prior to the band's April 16, 2010 concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You can now listen to the chat below. HIM's new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", sold 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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ANATHEMA: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

U.K.'s ANATHEMA will release its eighth studio album, "We're Here Because We're Here", on May 31 via Kscope Records. Short audio samples of all 10 tracks that appear on the CD can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "'We're Here Because We're Here' is ANATHEMA's most expansive album to date and by the far ...

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HIM Frontman: 'Nobody Is Buying Albums Anymore'

Vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM was interviewed prior to the band's April 10, 2010 concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Watch the chat below. When asked how HIM's new CD, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", is being received by the band's fans, Ville replied, "People are liking the album, but ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: 'A Song For My Funeral' Video Released

"A Song For My Funeral", the video from Finland's BLACK SUN AEON, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's first album, "Darkness Walks Beside Me", which was released in March 2009 via Cyclone Empire. The CD featured guest vocals by Tomi Koivusaari of AMORPHIS, Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW, Mynni Luukkainen of SOTAJUMALA ...

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EVEMASTER: New Song Posted Online

"The Great Unrest", a brand new track from EVEMASTER — the Finnish "dark metal" band which features in its ranks BATTLELORE's Tomi Mykkänen — is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off EVEMASTER's new album, "III", which will be released later in the year via Supernova Records, a ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Continuing To Write New Material

Vocalist Ville Viljanen of the Finnish melodic death metal band MORS PRINCIPIUM EST has issued the following update: "Yeah, yeah, it's been a while since last time updated, but there hasn't been anything to update. "Anyways. We are writing new material. Have been writing for a long time already, but it's not so easy to ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed In Montreal

Vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM was interviewed by Nomag in the lobby of the Queen Elizabeth hotel when the band played Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 30, 2010. Watch the chat below. HIM will take part in a signing session at Hot Topic (Hollywood & Highland Center) in Los Angeles, California on ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: 'Frozen' Video Available

"Frozen", the new video from Finland's BLACK SUN AEON, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second album, "Routa", which entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 8. The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" is a double album featuring a Finish-winter theme and consisting ...

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BLACK SUN AEON's 'Routa' Cracks Finnish Top 10

BLACK SUN AEON's second album, "Routa", has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 8. The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" is a double album featuring a Finish-winter theme and consisting of two parts — "Side A", called "Talviaamu" ["Wintermorning"], and "Side B", dubbed "Talviyö" ["Winternight"]. "Routa" ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: Entire 'Routa' Album Available For Streaming

BLACK SUN AEON's second album, "Routa", is scheduled for release on March 31. The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" is a double album featuring a Finish-winter theme and consisting of two parts — "Side A", called "Talviaamu" ["Wintermorning"], and "Side B", dubbed "Talviyö" ["Winternight"]. "Routa" track listing: 01. Core of Winter 02. Frozen 03. ...

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SUBURBAN TRIBE: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of SUBURBAN TRIBE rehearsing for its upcoming tour on March 28, 2010 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland can be viewed below. SUBURBAN TRIBE will release its new album, "Now And Ever After", on April 21 via Cobra Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. No Promises 02. ...

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CATAMENIA: 'Cavalcade' Video Released

"Cavalcade", the new video from Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the band's new album, which was released on February 26 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Kari Vähäkuopus at Mastervox Studios in Oulu, Finland and was produced by CATAMENIA. POISONBLACK/ex-SENTENCED ...

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POISONBLACK: New Audio Interview Available

Italy's Musica Metal web site recently conducted an interview with Tarmo Kanerva, founding member and drummer for the Finnish gothic metal band POISONBLACK (which features in its ranks former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala). Tarmo spoke, among other topics, about the "depressive" lyrical themes on the group's latest album, "Of Rust And Bones", and the new ...

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