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NIGHTWISH, ELIS Singers Featured In Book On Females In Metal

Marta Samitowska has 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" features portraits and in-depth interviews with: * Kari Rueslåtten * ...

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NIGHTWISH: Spring 2009 U.S. Dates Announced

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have announced a run of U.S. dates tour for May 2009. A combination of makeup concerts for previously cancelled shows mixed with fill-in gigs, these will be NIGHTWISH's final North American dates for at least two years. Tickets are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com untill November 22, at ...

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PAIN: Swedish Signing Session Announced

Swedish metallers PAIN will take part in a signing session at Media Markt in Bäckebol, Gothenburg, Sweden on November 28 at 5:00 p.m. (17.00). Nina Rung from Domination conducted an interview with PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren (see video below) prior to the Swedish band's October 9, 2008 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Also available ...

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PAIN Frontman Interviewed In Helsinki; Video Available

Nina Rung from Domination conducted an interview with PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren (see video below) prior to the Swedish band's October 9, 2008 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Also available is video footage of the Tavastia performance, namely a rendition of the group's new track "Follow Me" featuring a guest appearance by NIGHTWISH singer ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' E-Card Available

An e-card for "Cynic Paradise", the new album from Swedish metallers PAIN, can be found at this location. "Cynic Paradise" will be released on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction" (which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner) features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and ...

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NIGHTWISH: Porto Alegre Show Cancelled

NIGHTWISH's previously announced November 4, 2008 concert in Porto Alegre, Brazil has been cancelled. According to the band, "due to the fact that there will be lots of international concerts in the city in the very same day, local producers couldn't set a proper venue to the concert. We're truly sorry about this and hope ...

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NIGHTWISH: Moscow Show Cancelled

NIGHTWISH's previously announced one-off show with Swedish metallers PAIN at the Palace Of Sport in Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia on October 11, 2008 has been cancelled. According to a posting on the NIGHTWISH web site, "The local promoter was unable to fulfill every detail in our mutual agreement for the show. We can just hope that ...

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PAIN: Moscow Show Cancelled

Swedish metallers PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY's Peter Tägtgren, have issued the following update: "We are very sorry to announce that the Moscow show [on October 11] is cancelled. The local promoter was unable to fulfill every detail in our mutual agreement for the show. We can just hope that they will refund all the money ...

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PAIN: First 'Cynic Paradise' Trailer Available

The first trailer for PAIN's forthcoming album, "Cynic Paradise", can be viewed below. "Cynic Paradise" will be released on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction" (which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner) features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for PAIN," ...

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PAIN: European Dates With BROTHER FIRETRIBE Announced

PAIN, the Swedish band led by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) will embark on the European tour in January/February 2009. Support on the trek will come from BROTHER FIRETRIBE, the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen. According to PAIN, "David Wallin [drums] can’t be a part of this tour because of personal reasons. The ...

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NIGHTWISH: New York Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, who cancelled the September 23 concert in Knoxville, Tennessee, the September 24 show in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the September 26 gig in Baltimore due to singer Anette Olzon's "sudden severe illness," have issued the following update: "Due to Anette's illness, also the show in New York [on September 27] is ...

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NIGHTWISH: Baltimore Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, who cancelled the September 23 concert in Knoxville, Tennessee and the September 24 show in Charlotte, North Carolina due to singer Anette Olzon's "sudden severe illness," have issued the following update: "NIGHTWISH's show in Baltimore [on Friday, September 26] is also cancelled due to Anette's illness. We will keep you informed ...

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NIGHTWISH: Charlotte Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, who cancelled last night's (September 23) concert in Knoxville, Tennessee due to singer Anette Olzon's "sudden severe illness," have issued the following update: "NIGHTWISH's show tonight in Charlotte, NC is also cancelled due to Anette's sudden severe illness. We will keep you informed about the situation of the remaining U.S. shows ...

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NIGHTWISH: Knoxville Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been forced to cancel tonight's (September 23) concert in Knoxville, Tennessee due to singer Anette Olzon's "sudden severe illness," according to a posting on the band's web site. The group adds, "We are very, very sorry about this, there's nothing anybody can do about these things. Even though [support act] ...

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NIGHTWISH: Houston Show Cancelled

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been forced to cancel their previously announced September 19 concert at The Meridian in Houston, Texas "because of the damages caused by hurricane Ike," according to a posting on the group's web site. NIGHTWISH released a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", on September ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers PAIN will release their new album, "Cynic Paradise", on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction", which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner, features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for PAIN," according to a press release. NIGHTWISH singer Anette ...

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NIGHTWISH: Montreal Photos Posted Online

MetalUniverse.net has posted high-quality photos of NIGHTWISH's September 1, 2008 sold-out performance in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. NIGHTWISH has just released a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", available through all digital service providers. This release, which clocks in at nearly 70 minutes of music, retains "must-have" status ...

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NIGHTWISH: Pro-Shot Footage From Holland's LOWLANDS Festival Available

Professionally filmed video footage of NIGHTWISH's performance at this year's Lowlands festival, which was held August 15-17 in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands can be viewed below. NIGHTWISH will release a digital-only collection of demos and B-sides titled "The Sound of Nightwish Reborn", available through all digital service providers, on September 2. This release, which clocks in ...

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PAIN To Play Ukraine, Belarus This Week

Drummer David Wallin of PAIN — the Swedish metal band led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren — has issued the following update: "I thought it was about time to let you in on what has been going on with PAIN since the last update. Beside the fact that we’ve done a couple of shows and ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Prepares For Its Finnish Invasion Of North America

While the tour preparation checklist for Finland's SONATA ARCTICA has not yet been posted on The Smoking Gun website, fans probably think it would read something like this: New guitarist Elias Viljanen? Check. Power converters? Check. "Sopranos" DVDs? Check. Altoids Mints? Check. According to keyboard player Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg, tour preparations for SONATA ARCTICA's fifth ...

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PAIN To Release 'Cynic Paradise' On Halloween

PAIN, the Swedish band led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will release its new album, "Cynic Paradise", on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms of Extinction", which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner, features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for PAIN," according ...

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