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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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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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STAM1NA: New Album Details Revealed

Lemi, Finland-based metallers STAM1NA will release their fifth album, "Nocebo", on February 8. The CD was recorded at Petrax studios with producer Joe Barresi (TOOL, BAD RELIGION, APOCALYPTICA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, WOLFMOTHER). "Nocebo" track listing: 01. Pirunpaska 02. Valtiaan uudet vaateet 03. Tavastia palamaan! 04. Puolikas ihminen 05. Aivohalvaus 06. Rabies 07. ...

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MACY GRAY Covers METALLICA's 'Nothing Else Matters' (Video)

Soul-pop star Macy Gray has recorded a version of the METALLICA classic "Nothing Else Matters" for a new covers album, "Covered", which is due out March 27 via 429 Records. The collection also includes versions of tunes by such artists as RADIOHEAD ("Creep"), KANYE WEST ("Love Lockdown"), YEAH YEAH YEAHS ("Maps") and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE ...

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APOCALYPTICA: More Interview Footage About New Photo Book

A new four-minute video clip in which Paavo Lötjönen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA and the band's photographer and close friend, Ville-Akseli Juurikkala, present the group's newly released photo book can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA has played more than 1,000 live shows in over 50 countries and experienced countless stages, backstage areas and extraordinary encounters ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Photo Book Video Preview

A four-minute video clip in which Paavo Lötjönen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA and the band's photographer and close friend, Ville-Akseli Juurikkala, present the group's newly released photo book can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA has played more than 1,000 live shows in over 50 countries and experienced countless stages, backstage areas and extraordinary encounters in ...

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MERCYFUL FATE, ARMORED SAINT Members Perform With METALLICA At Second 30th-Anniversary Show

Lou Reed, King Diamond (MERCYFUL FATE), Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), Timi Hansen (MERCYFUL FATE), Michael Denner (MERCYFUL FATE) , Marianne Faithfull, Ray Haller (SWEET SAVAGE), Kid Rock and John Bush (ARMORED SAINT) joined METALLICA on stage last night (Wednesday, December 7) for the second of four intimate shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco as ...

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APOCALYPTICA Is 'Honored' To Be Taking Part In METALLICA's 30th-Anniversary Celebration

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA opened the week-long celebration of METALLICA's 30th anniversary on Monday, December 5 at The Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco. Besides their own set, APOCALYPTICA also joined METALLICA on stage for a few songs. After supporting METALLICA several times (the first one being in Helsinki on November 18 and November 19, 1996), ...

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METALLICA's 30th-Anniversary Kickoff Concert: More Photos, Video Footage Available

Jason Newsted (METALLICA, VOIVOD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), John Marshall (METAL CHURCH, former METALLICA guitar tech and occasional James Hetfield fill-in), Sean Harris (DIAMOND HEAD), Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON) and APOCALYPTICA joined METALLICA on stage last night (Monday, December 5) for the first of four intimate shows at the 1,200-capacity Fillmore in San ...

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DELAIN: New Album Title Revealed, European Headlining Tour Announced

Dutch female-fronted symphonic rock outfit DELAIN has set "We Are The Others" as the title of its third studio album, due next spring via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at various studios in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Jacob Hellner, renowned for his work with RAMMSTEIN and APOCALYPTICA, alongside the Epicentre team of Fredrik Thomander ...

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APOCALYPTICA, SAXON, DIAMOND HEAD Members Perform With METALLICA At 30th-Anniversary Kick-Off

Jason Newsted (METALLICA, VOIVOD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), John Marshall (METAL CHURCH, former METALLICA guitar tech and occasional James Hetfield fill-in), Sean Harris (DIAMOND HEAD), Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON) and APOCALYPTICA joined METALLICA on stage last night (Monday, December 5) for the first of four intimate shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco ...

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Pop Star SHAKIRA: 'I Am A Huge METALLICA Fan' (Video)

Video footage of Colombian pop star Shakira talking about her decision to perform a cover version of the METALLICA classic "Nothing Else Matters" during her most recent world tour can be seen below. "I am great fan of bands like [LED] ZEPPELIN, NIRVANA or THE CURE," she says. "I used to be a huge METALLICA ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Photo Book Preview

A couple of images of APOCALYPTICA's new photo book can be seen below. Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have played more than 1,000 live shows in over 50 countries and experienced countless stages, backstage areas and extraordinary encounters in all parts of the world. Since 1993, APOCALYPTICA not only overcame borders musically, but also took its ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have set "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird" as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on February 1, 2012 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 ...

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CHEVELLE Interviewed On 102.1 THE EDGE (Audio)

Vydra of the Dallas, Texas radio station 102.1 The Edge recently conducted an interview with CHEVELLE. The chat is now available for streaming below. CHEVELLE has set "Hats Off To The Bull" as the title of its sixth studio album, which is scheduled for release on December 6. The follow-up to 2009's "Sci-Fi Crimes" was ...

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DELAIN: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted symphonic rock outfit DELAIN recently began recording its as-yet-untitled third studio album at various studios in Stockholm, Sweden for a spring 2012 release via Roadrunner Records. Behind the production desk is Jacob Hellner, renowned for his work with RAMMSTEIN and APOCALYPTICA, alongside the Epicentre team of Fredrik Thomander and Anders Wikstrm (SCORPIONS, BACKYARD ...

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CHEVELLE: New Album Title Confirmed

CHEVELLE has set "Hats Off To The Bull" as the title of its sixth studio album, which is scheduled for release on December 6. The follow-up to 2009's "Sci-Fi Crimes" was produced by Joe Barresi, who has previously worked with TOOL, BAD RELIGION, APOCALYPTICA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and WOLFMOTHER, among others. A short ...

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APOCALYPTICA Releases Photo Book In Cooperation With PLEDGE MUSIC

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have played more than 1,000 live shows in over 50 countries and experienced countless stages, backstage areas and extraordinary encounters in all parts of the world. Since 1993, APOCALYPTICA not only overcame borders musically, but also took its tour program around the globe relentlessly. Ville-Akseli Juurikkala, photographer and close friend, has ...

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CHEVELLE: New Single Available For Streaming

"Face To The Floor", the new single from CHEVELLE, can be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, which is scheduled for release on December 6. The follow-up to 2009's "Sci-Fi Crimes" was produced by Joe Barresi, who has previously ...

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IMPALED EXISTENCE To Release Debut EP

Rising British metallers IMPALED EXISTENCE have set November 21 as the release date for their debut EP, "These Lifeless Plains". The five-track EP was recorded at Endless Studios in Birmingham and offers listeners a finely tuned combination of brutality and melody as well as taking on broad lyrical views ranging from humanity and our place ...

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DELAIN Begins Recording New Album

Dutch female-fronted symphonic rock outfit DELAIN has completed the songwriting process for its third studio album, tentatively due in the spring 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The group is currently recording the as-yet-untitled opus at various studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Behind the production desk is Jacob Hellner, renowned for his work with RAMMSTEIN and APOCALYPTICA, alongside ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Video Footage Of Pula Press Conference Available

Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA took part in a press conference on August 18 in Pula, Croatia. You can now watch video footage of the question-and-answer session below. APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen explained to The Pulse Of Radio why the band was forced to pull the vocals of SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith off their recent single, ...

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STAM1NA Taps JOE BARRESI For New Album Production

Lemi, Finland-based metallers STAM1NA will enter the studio in September with producer Joe Barresi (TOOL, BAD RELIGION, APOCALYPTICA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, WOLFMOTHER) to begin recording their fifth album for an early 2012 release. According to a press release, the collaboration between Barresi and STAM1NA came about as a result of a meeting the ...

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APOCALYPTICA Interviewed In Croatia (Video)

Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA was interviewed by the "Metal Eye" show on Z1 TV when the band performed in Zagreb, Croatia on July 3, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen explained to The Pulse Of Radio why the band was forced to pull the vocals of SHINEDOWN frontman Brent ...

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