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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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MAGNACULT To Support KITTIE On Select European Shows

Dutch metallers MAGNACULT will support KITTIE on the following European tour dates: Oct. 18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Oct. 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo Oct. 29 - Berlin, Germany - Kato Oct. 30 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal Nov. 04 - Munich, Germany - 59-1 Nov. 05 - Winterthur Switzerland - Salzhaus Nov. ...

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LORDI: New Costumes Unveiled

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI have released the first photo (see below) of their new costumes via their official web site. All the costumes were designed by the group's mainman Mr. Lordi (real name: Tomi Putaansuu) and his wife and required several months to complete. Mr. Lordi's costume alone weighs more than 24 kilograms (approximately ...

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LORDI Exploring Horror Themes On 'Deadache'

Finnish monster rockers LORDI will release their fourth studio album, entitled "Deadache", in the U.S. on October 28 and internationally in the same week. The Nino Laurenne-produced album, much like its predecessors, is catchy, melodic hard rock, but this time around there is a rougher edge to the music. A crucial element of LORDI's essence ...

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ELVENKING Completes Work On Acoustic Album

Italian folk metallers ELVENKING have issued the following update: "The acoustic album is finally ready! Everything is done. It’s been a hell of a ride, for sure the hardest work was to stay in the deadlines but in the end we reached the goal and we’re here. The mix has been done the last days ...

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BOIL To Enter Studio In November

Danish progressive hard rockers BOIL will enter the studio by the end of November to record the follow-up to "Vessel", which was released in January 2007, and earned the band a Danish Metal Awards nomination for "Best Debut Album." BOIL has had a busy year so far with writing material for the upcoming CD combined ...

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MAGNACULT: 'Identity 676' Video Posted Online

Dutch metallers MAGNACULT have posted a new video for the song "Identity 676" (see below) on their YouTube page. The footage was shot during the band's European tours with DEVILDRIVER and ILL NINO and at their own headlining shows in Holland. MAGNACULT is currently writing material for its as-yet-untitled sophomore album, tentatively due in early ...

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ILL NINO Completes Work On 'Me Gusta La Soledad' Video

ILL NINO has completed work on the video for its song "Me Gusta La Soledad". The clip, which was shot last November in Los Angeles, should begin popping up on Latin video outlets soon. "Me Gusta La Soledad" comes off ILL NINO's fourth full-length album, "Enigma", which sold 5,000 copies in the United States in ...

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ANAKA Pens Song For 'The Ultimate Warrior'

"The Ultimate Return", a song created by Brooklyn, New York metal/hard rock band ANAKA, is now available for download on iTunes and CD Baby. A teaser for the song is also up on the band's MySpace. In addition, an "extended jamming version" is also available for purchase. The theme was used as the entrance music ...

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EXILIA Completes Recording New Album

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA has finished recording its new album at Principal Studios in Ottmarsbocholt (near Münster), Germany for a late October release via AFM Records. ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri joined the band in the studio to produce a selection of songs and ILL NINO singer Cristian Machado contributes guest vocals. Commented frontwoman Masha ...

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EKOTREN: 'Chupacabra' Video Posted Online

"Chupacabra", the new video from the Cape Coral, Florida-based based EKOTREN, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Eddie Karam and animated by Ricco Paiva at The Edge Factory. Commented EKOTREN frontman John Sheldon: "Our manager Eddie has been talking about doing an animation video for a while, he has this friend who ...

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MOWER Added To San Diego Date of ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM Festival

San Diego, California's MOWER have been added to the July 16 San Diego date of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival featuring SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED, among many others. Commented MOWER frontman Brian Sheerin: "THANK YOU! That's what you say about performing on the Jagermeister stage in San Diego on the biggest tour of the summer, the ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN: Pro-Shot Footage From Tokyo Available

Professionally filmed video footage of Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen performing the song "Hero's Gold" on May 29, 2008 at the Liquid Room in Tokyo, Japan can be viewed below. "Hero's Gold" comes off Koivunen's second solo album, "Becoming", which was certified gold in Finland one week after its release for sales in excess ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN: 'Becoming' Certified Gold In Finland

"Becoming", the second solo album from the Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen, has been certified gold in Finland one week after its release for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. The CD, which features artwork by Thomas Ewerhard, entered the Finnish chart at No. 1. In other news, guitarist Luca Gargano has announced his ...

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EXILIA Begins Recording New Album

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA has entered Principal Studios in Ottmarsbocholt (near Mnster), Germany to begin recording its new album for a September 2008 release via AFM Records. ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri will join the band in the studio to produce a selection of songs. Commented singer Masha: ""The work has begun and we are ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN: Another New Song Posted Online

Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen has posted another track from his newly released second solo album, "Becoming", on MySpace. The song "Unscarred Within" and the previously released cut "Give Me A Reason" can be heard at this location. "Becoming" was released in Finland yesterday (June 11) via Sony BMG (June 9 via ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN: Second 'Becoming' Audio Sampler Available

Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen has posted the second "sampler" on MySpace featuring audio clips of five songs from his second solo album, "Becoming". The featured tracks are "Father", "Keepers Of The Night", "Tears Keep Falling", "Hero's Gold", "My Mistake" and "Unscarred Within". Check it out below. Ari Koivunen will release "Becoming" in Finland ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN: 'Becoming' Audio 'Sampler' Available

Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen has posted a five-minute "sampler" on MySpace featuring audio clips of five songs from his second solo album, "Becoming". The featured tracks are "Raging Machine", "Under The Burning Sky", "Give Me A Reason", "Sign Of Our Times" and "Sweet Madness". Check it out below. Ari Koivunen will release "Becoming" ...

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