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MAGENTA HARVEST To Record Full-Length Debut In May

MAGENTA HARVEST, the Finnish death metal band featuring current and former members of FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, MYGRAIN and ...AND OCEANS, will enter SoundSpiral Audio in May and to begin recording as-yet-untitled full-length debut with Juho Räihä. A summer/fall release via the Finnish label Inverse Records is expected. MAGENTA HARVEST's second EP, "Apparition Of Ending", came out ...

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BATTLE BEAST: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — have completed work on their second full-length album. Produced, mixed and mastered by the band at JKB Studios in Helsinki, the CD will simply be entitled "Battle Beast" and is scheduled for release ...

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AMORAL Begins Recording New Album

Helsinki, Finland-based hard rockers AMORAL entered the studio today to begin recording their sixth album, due later this year via The End Records. The drums for the CD — which will feature an all-star cast of Finnish music industry people — are being recorded at Sound Supreme studios in Hämeenlinna with Janne Saksa. Then the ...

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SOCIETY To Film 'Lifeless' Video

SOCIETY 1 will shoot a video for the track "Lifeless" next week in downtown Los Angeles. The song comes off the band's new EP, "Screams Of A Sadist", which is being produced by Raymond Herrera (FEAR FACTORY, ARKAEA, 3VOLUTION) and engineered by Jeremy Blair (FEAR FACTORY, DEVILDRIVER, ZAKK WYLDE, GUNS N' ROSES). Joining founding SOCIETY ...

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HIM: 'Tears On Tape' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish rock band HIM (His Infernal Majesty) will release its new album, "Tears On Tape", on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. The "love metal" act's eighth official album was recorded at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios with ...

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HIM: 'Tears On Tape' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish rock band HIM (His Infernal Majesty) will release its new album, "Tears On Tape", on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. The "love metal" act's eighth official album was recorded at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios with ...

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HIM: North American Tour Dates Announced

Finnish "love" metallers HIM have announced their first U.S. headline tour in support of their forthcoming studio album, "Tears On Tape". Dubbed "Tears On Tour", the May 2013 run will make scheduled stops in both Los Angeles and New York City (tour dates below). A special pre-sale for the House of Blues, Ticketmaster and Citibank ...

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MYGRAIN: 'Planetary Breathing' Pushed Back To September

The release date of "Planetary Breathing", the fourth album from Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN, has been pushed back to September 27 (via Spinefarm Records) from the previously announced April 26. No reason was given for the delay. The CD was recorded during August and September 2012 at Sound Supreme studio with Janne Saksa, who ...

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Mein Herz Brennt - RAMMSTEIN

To promote their forthcoming "Videos 1995-2012" package, RAMMSTEIN dishes up a five track maxi-single for "Mein Herz Brennt", the dank yet epicurean opening number of their 2001 album "Mutter". Depending on which video clip you call up, the standard rock version or the newly-touted piano version, you're guaranteed to be creeped out by Till Lindemann's ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW To Release 'Dark Alliance' Digital Single

Northern Finnish metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW will release a two-song digital single, "Dark Alliance", on February 8. The single will feature the following tracks: 01. Dark Alliance 02. Baptized By The Blood Of Angels "Dark Alliance" comes off ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW's new album, "Saivon Lapsi", which will be released on February 22 ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, MARCO HIETALA Guest On New LAZY BONEZ Single

Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT) and Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) make guest appearances on "First To Go", the new single from Finnish melodic metallers LAZY BONEZ, who feature in their ranks three members of TAROT. The track will also appear on LAZY BONEZ's debut album, "Vol. 1", which will be released on March 22. LAZY BONEZ ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW: New Album Title Explained

"Swan Saivo", the new video from the northern Finnish metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW, can be seen below. The clip was created and produced by Oulu-based company Mutant Koala Pictures. "Swan Saivo" comes off ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW's new album, "Saivon Lapsi", which will be released on February 22 via Massacre Records. The CD ...

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KALMAH Begins Recording New Album

Finnish metallers KALMAH have entered the studio in January to begin recording their seventh album for a spring release. The follow-up to 2010's "12 Gauge" will feature cover artwork by Juha Vuorma, who worked on the first three KALMAH albums as well as releases from USURPER, METUJA, DEATHMARCHED and ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION. Says drummer Janne ...

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MYGRAIN To Release 'Planetary Breathing' In April

Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN will release their fourth album, "Planetary Breathing", on April 26 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded during August and September at Sound Supreme studio with Janne Saksa, who previously worked with the band on their first two albums. The mixing and mastering was again handled by Dan Swanö (EDGE ...

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Reactivated CRYSTALIC Releases New Song

"Scion", a brand new song from reactivated Finnish death metallers CRYSTALIC, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. After CRYSTALIC disbanded in late 2011 due to lineup problems, founding member Toni Tieaho decided to move on and started to play in other bands from Tampere. As time passed, Toni started to feel strongly that ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE Parts Ways With Singer

THE MAN-EATING TREE — the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — has issued the following update: "Unfortunately, we have to inform that Tuomas [Tuominen] does not continue any longer in our band as a vocalist. Various musical and also non-musical aspects led us ...

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SOULHEALER Completes Recording New Album

Finnish metallers SOULHEALER have issued the following update: "One year has passed again, and this was a really great one for SOULHEALER. One highlight was for sure our first show in Germany at the warmup show of the Headbangers Open Air, where we had a blast. And we hope and promise to be back in ...

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King Animal - SOUNDGARDEN

If there's one band that mostly escaped the wrath of heavy metal's original flock, one that still laments the arrival of NIRVANA and grunge despite metal's protracted return, it's SOUNDGARDEN. The primary reason for this is their evolution from a STOOGES-meets-HUSKER DU-meets-MUDHONEY mindset that wielded the flannel flag prouder than SOUNDGARDEN's chief contemporaries, PEARL JAM ...

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MÅNEGARM Recording New Album

Swedish "Viking metal" act MÅNEGARM is currently recording its new album for an April/May 2013 release via Napalm Records. Commented the band: "[So far] all is done and recorded except vocals on six tracks. Due to some unforeseen voice problems, the mixing of the album is postponed one month until the last weekend in January. ...

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ASTAROTH: 'Nero's Fire' Video Released

"Nero's Fire", the new video from legendary Italian heavy metal pioneers ASTAROTH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's first-ever full-length album, "The End Of Silence", which will be released on December 21 via She Wolf Records. Produced by the band's bassist Saverio "Shining" Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci (METALLICA, WHITESNAKE) ...

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TERÄSBETONI Mainman's Christmas Album Certified Gold In Finland

"Ave Maria - Joulun Klassikot" ("Ave Maria - Christmas Classics"), the Christmas album from Jarkko Ahola (AHOLA, TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN KINGS), has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Ahola was presented with a gold plague on December 12 on the YLE TV show "Puoli Seitsemän". Ahola previously stated about his ...

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Italian Metallers ASTAROTH To Release First-Ever Full-Length Album

Legendary Italian heavy metal pioneers ASTAROTH will release their first-ever full-length album, "The End Of Silence", on December 21 via She Wolf Records. Produced by the band's bassist Saverio "Shining" Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci (METALLICA, WHITESNAKE) in Los Angeles, California, the CD marks the band's first new output since their 1985 cult classic ...

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RAWAGE To Release 'Triumph Of Sin' EP

Finnish extreme metallers RAWAGE will release their new EP, "Triumph Of Sin", as a digital download on December 14 via Violent Journey Records (physical copies will be available straight from the band). The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jesus Sodomized 02. Black Era 03. Triumph of Sin Formed in 2009 in ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Demoing New Material

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM are currently recording "pre-production demos" of new songs that will be included on the band's next album, tentatively due in late spring/early summer 2013 via Marquee Inc. in Japan and Nuclear Blast in other parts of the world. CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman states, "Drums [are] done, some guitars ...

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