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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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AMORAL To Release 'Same Difference' Single

Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL will release the first single from its new album, "Beneath", on May 17. "Same Difference" gives a little taste of things to come on the upcoming CD, due for release in October. "'Same Difference' is one of my favorite tracks off the new album," guitarist Ben Varon says of the ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: New Video Interview With JANNE WIRMAN

Metal Creed conducted an interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM before the band's April 2, 2011 concert at the Manchester Academy in Manchester, England with AMON AMARTH. You can now watch the chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM is working on a photo book, and you can be a part of ...

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Hammer of the North - GRAND MAGUS

While it has been out in Europe for quite some time now, Roadrunner in January released "Hammer of the North" from Sweden's doom-inflected trad-metallers GRAND MAGUS in North America as a digital-only album, which includes unreleased track "Crown of Iron". If you've held off buying the import, then you can rest assured that these legends-in-the-making ...

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CORPSET: 'Into The Light' Video Released

Into The Light, the new video from Finnish death metallers CORPSET, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Ruins", which is scheduled for release on April 27 via Violent Journey Records. The CD was recorded at various facilities — from professional studios to a horse ranch in the Finnish countryside ...

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MALFEITOR: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Death, The Dead And Me", a brand new song from reactivated Swedish death metallers MALFEITOR, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The band is currently working on new material for a 2011 release. MALFEITOR recently announced the addition of drummer Janne (Rudberg) Björkenfjäll (EXCRUCIATE, MORPHEUS, MASTICATION, EXHUMED) to the group's ranks. Another new ...

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AMORAL Completes Work On 'Beneath'

Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL has completed work on its fifth studio album. "Beneath" was recorded at Sound Supreme studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland, and was produced by Janne Saksa and guitarist Ben Varon. The CD will be released in late 2011, with the first single out by the beginning of summer. "I'd describe the album ...

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SUBURBAN TRIBE Calling It Quits

Finnish rock/metal act SUBURBAN TRIBE has announced plans to disband this year. The group, which formed 20 years ago (summer 1991), will hold a celebration party on July 30 at Tavastia in Helsinki as a way to thank its fans and everyone who was part of the band's story. According to SUBURBAN TRIBE, the decision ...

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EVOCATION: 'Psychosis Warfare' Video Released

"Psychosis Warfare", the new video from Swedish death metallers EVOCATION, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed with director Xaay (who is also the band's artwork artist) and his girlfriend Iwona in different locations around the group's hometown of Borås. The group states, "Xaay and Iwona really have managed to capture the emotions and ...

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