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TAROT To Release Re-Recorded Version Of Its Debut Album

TAROT — the Finnish group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala — will release a re-recorded version of its classic 1986 debut album, "The Spell Of Iron", under the title "The Spell Of Iron MMXI" on May 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band also filmed a video for the new version of its song ...

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MALFEITOR Announces New Drummer

Reactivated Swedish death metallers MALFEITOR have announced the addition of drummer Janne (Rudberg) Björkenfjäll (EXCRUCIATE, MORPHEUS, MASTICATION, EXHUMED) to the group's ranks. MALFEITOR is currently working on new material for a 2011 release. A new track, "Scenes From A Slaughterhouse", can be streamed using the audio player below.

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CORPSET Signs With VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS

Finnish death metallers CORPSET have inked a deal with Violent Journey Records. The band's debut album, "Ruins", is scheduled for release on April 27. The CD was recorded at various facilities — from professional studios to a horse ranch in the Finnish countryside — and was mixed and mastered at the Coal Hole studio in ...

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NECRONAUT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

NECRONAUT, the solo project of former DISMEMBER/CARNAGE drummer Fred Estby, has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-11, 2011 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. NECRONAUT is no ordinary project. When the celebrated, eponymous debut album was released this past autumn, Swedish daily paper Expressen wrote, ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Video Interview With SAMI HINKKA

On February 8, Adrian Mejia of Metal Warzone conducted an interview with bassist Sami Hinkka of Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. ENSIFERUM's fourth album, "From Afar", sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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CRIMFALL: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish folk metalers CRIMFALL will release their sophomore album, "The Writ Of Sword", on March 23 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Adamantium Studios and was produced and mixed by Hit Happens. It features guest appearances by Tapio Wilska (SURVIORS ZERO), Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW), Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns (FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, DECOMPOSTER), Mathias Nygård (TURISAS), ...

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MYGRAIN: 'Trapped In An Hourglass' Video Released

"Trapped In An Hourglass", the new Tage Rönnqvist-directed video from Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's third, self-titled album, which entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 23. Released on January 12 via Spinefarm Records, the CD was recorded atSeawolf Studios ...

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THE CROWN: 'Falling 'Neath The Heaven's Sea' Video Released

"Falling 'Neath The Heaven's Sea", the new video from the reunited Swedish death/thrash metal act THE CROWN, can be viewed below. The clip was shot by the group's friend and photographer Patrik Skoglöw, who followed the bandmembers around to create an animated photo-video for the song. "Falling 'Neath The Heaven's Sea" was only available as ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'New World Shadows' Album Teaser Available

A teaser for "New World Shadows", the fifth album from Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM, can be viewed below. The CD will be released via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4 Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9 Rest Of Europe: February 7 North America: March 1 "New World Shadows" was ...

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COLOSSEUM's Final 'Chapter' To Arrive In March

The third and last chapter in funeral doom band COLOSSEUM's history shall be released in Finland on March 9 and in the rest of the world on March 25. The CD is being made available in honor of the memory of band's frontman Juhani Palomäki, who was found dead last year, only a few weeks ...

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AMORAL Announces New Guitarist

Finnish metallers AMORAL have issued the following brief update: "We are happy to announce that AMORAL has a new guitar player! "As announced when Valtteri [Hirvonen] came in as a session guy to help us out with the gigs, he could not commit to being a full-time member due to his hectic schedule as a ...

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WARRIOR SOUL: European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran rockers WARRIOR SOUL have scheduled the following European tour dates: Mar. 23 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation Mar. 24 - London, UK - The Purple Turtle Camden Mar. 25 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks Mar. 26 - Birmingham, UK - Eddie's Rock Club Mar. 28 - Dublin, IRE - Crawdaddy Mar. 29 - ...

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WARMEN Begins Work On New Material

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, has commenced work on material for the follow-up for the band's critically acclaimed 2009 studio album "Japanese Hospitality". The Finnish group hopes to find time to work intensively on the CD in 2011 despite CHILDREN OF BODOM's hectic touring schedule. WARMEN is hoping to have ...

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THE CROWN: 'Doomsday King' Video Released

"Doomsday King", the new video from the reunited Swedish death/thrash metal act THE CROWN, can be viewed below. The track is the title cut of the group's new album, which was released last September via Century Media Records. THE CROWN 2011 is: * Jonas Stålhammar (GOD MACABRE, MACABRE END, ABHOTH) - Vocals * Marko Tervonen ...

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MYGRAIN: New Album Lands On Finnish Chart

The third, self-titled album from Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 23. Released on January 12 via Spinefarm Records, the CD was recorded atSeawolf Studios in Helsinki with producer Janne Joutsenniemi (SUBURBAN TRIBE, STONE) and was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (EDGE ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'New World Shadows' Full-Track Teaser Posted Online

A full-track teaser for the song "New World Shadows" from Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM is available in the YouTube clip below. The track is the title cut of the band's fifth album, "New World Shadows", which will be released via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4 Sweden, Finland, ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have scheduled the following dates: Feb. 09 - Jyväskylä, Finland - Lutakko Feb. 10 - Kuopio, Finland - Henry's Pub Feb. 11 - Oulu, Finland - Nuclear Nightclub Feb. 12 - Karhula, Finland - Sam's Pub Feb. 23 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia Mar. 10 - Jyväskylä, Finland - ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR To Record Two New Songs

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR are planning to enter the studio later this month to record demo versions of two brand new songs — "Never" and "Serpent Spine". According to the band, both tracks are "fast, heavy tunes with those kind of choruses that you have grown to expect from us, melodic yet heavy." PAIN CONFESSOR's ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'Soul Journeys' Video Released

"Soul Journeys", the new Jussi Rautaniemi-directed video from Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's fifth album, "New World Shadows", which will be released via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011 Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011 Rest Of Europe: ...

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BATTLELORE: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE will release their sixth full-length album, "Doombound", on the following dates: Jan. 26 - Spain, Finland, Sweden Jan. 28 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Italy Jan. 31 - rest of Europe Feb. 08 - Canada, U.S. "Doombound" features 11 new songs, one of which is instrumental. As was the case with ...

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