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ENSIFERUM: Third Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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SHADE EMPIRE Begins Recording New Album

Finnish "hybrid metallers" SHADE EMPIRE have entered studio to begin recording their fourth album. According to the band, "The drums and majority of guitars have [already] been recorded. The rest of the instruments and vocals will be [tracked] during [the] spring. Mixing process is scheduled to begin at the first weeks of May by Aksu ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Announces New Drummer

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS has announced the addition of drummer Bjørn to the group's ranks. A short introductory video of the band's latest addition can be seen below. TRAIL OF TEARS' longtime drummer Cato Jensen left the group in January in order to focus on other priorities. The first teaser for the forthcoming seventh album ...

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AMORPHIS: New Video Interview Posted Online

Darkscene.at conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and bassist Niclas Etelävuori of Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS when the band played at Rockhouse in Salzburg, Austria on January 5, 2012. You can now watch the chat below. AMORPHIS' latest album, "The Beginning Of Times", entered the German Media Control chart at ...

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BARREN EARTH: 'The Rains Begin' Video Released

"The Rains Begin", the new video from Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", which will be released in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided ...

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IN MOURNING: New Album Details Revealed

"The Weight Of Oceans", the third full-length album from Swedish progressive death metallers IN MOURNING, will be released on April 18 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded in late 2011 at the Abyss and Black Lounge studios in Sweden with engineer Jonas Kjellgren. The cover art was created by Kristian Wåhlin and can be ...

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ENSIFERUM: Second Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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ENSIFERUM's New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER Members

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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ENSIFERUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a late spring/early summer release via Spinefarm Records. The drums, bass, grand piano and Hammond organ parts are being tracked at Petrax studio in Hollola, Finland while the rest will be laid down at Yellow House studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland ...

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FINNISH METAL AWARDS: Winners Announced

TURISAS was the big winner at the Finnish Metal Awards, which was held Saturday night (February 18) during the Finnish Metal Expo (the main event of Helsinki Metal Meeting) at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The winners were selected by the general public in the months preceding the event, by Internet and SMS. In ...

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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Video Recap

Metal Injection boarded the second edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise this past January and has posted a recap of all the madness that happened on the high seas in a five-minute video clip, featuring footage of fans and bands and all the craziness that happened aboard the Majesty Of The Seas cruise ...

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70000 TONS OF METAL: CNN Video Report Available

A four-and-a-half-minute CNN video report on this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise — which set sail Monday, January 23 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, Florida to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return to the real world today (Friday, January 27) — can be seen velow. ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS has issued the following update: "Today we have to announce that our longtime drummer, Cato Jensen, has parted ways with the band. Cato has decided to make some changes in his life and focus on other priorities. "While the band was more than willing to continue the co-operation, we have to ...

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AMORPHIS Frontman Talks Next Album In New Video Interview

Dutch Distortion recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen of Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS. You can now watch the chat below. AMORPHIS' latest album, "The Beginning Of Times", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 16 — the best chart position ever scored by an AMORPHIS album in that country. ...

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BARREN EARTH: 'The Devil's Resolve' Trailer Available

A trailer for "The Devil's Resolve", the sophomore full-length album from Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH, is available below. "The Devil's Resolve" will be released in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (MASTODON). ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS: First Teaser For Forthcoming Album

The first teaser for the forthcoming seventh album from Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS is available below. TRAIL OF TEARS in September finished recording its as-yet-untitled new CD at Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes. The band is currently seeking a suitable record label to release the effort. Commented the band: "Cathrine ...

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NORTHER Members Recording New NAILDOWN Album

Finnish melodic death/power metal band NAILDOWN — which features in its ranks current NORTHER guitarist Daniel Freyberg — has entered Sound Supreme studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland to begin recording its third album. According to Freyberg, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Dreamcrusher" will be recorded at several different studios "without stressful deadlines. . . This is ...

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IN MOURNING: First 'The Weight Of Oceans' Studio Webisode Posted Online

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "The Weight Of Oceans", the third full-length album from Swedish progressive death metallers IN MOURNING, can be seen below. This clip focuses on the Christian Netzell's drum-recording sessions at the Black Lounge/Abyss studios in August 2011. "The Weight Of ...

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ELVENKING To Enter Studio Next Month

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will enter Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording their new album for a mid-2012 release via AFM Records. Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "I think it is ...

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BARREN EARTH: 'The Devil's Resolve' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH will release their sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (MASTODON). Mixed by Dan Swanö (OPETH, KATATONIA) at Unisound in Sweden, "The ...

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BARREN EARTH To Release 'The Devil's Resolve' In March

Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH will release their sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", in North America on March 13 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (MASTODON). Mixed by Dan Swanö (OPETH, KATATONIA) at Unisound in Sweden, "The ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'Cathedral Walls' Video Released

"Cathedral Walls", the new video from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Anette Olzon of NIGHTWISH, comes off the band's fifth full-length album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird", which will be released on February 1 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during ...

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AMORPHIS To Launch New 'Mobile Backstage' Application Next Week

Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS will launch a new Mobile Backstage application on December 28. According to the band, the free application, "which is our official digital fan club, [will offer] much more opportunities to interact with you, our fans, on iPhone, Android, Nokia and Facebook. You will get latest news what's happening and ...

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