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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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TERÄSBETONI Mainman To Release Christmas Album

Jarkko Ahola (AHOLA, TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN KINGS) will release a Christmas album, "Ave Maria - Joulun Klassikot" ("Ave Maria - Christmas Classics"), On November 9. Commented Ahola: "The idea was to do a Christmas album that would sound majestic and grand, but yet still delicate and dynamic. It was clear that there would be no sample-based ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Keyboardist Talks Food, Upcoming Album In New Video Interview

Heavy metal cooking show "Headbanger's Kitchen", hosted by the DEMONIC RESURRECTION frontman Sahil Makhija (a.k.a. Demonstealer), has released the third episode in its "Uncooked" series, featuring keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. Check it out below. CHILDREN OF BODOM recently inked a Japanese record deal with Marquee Inc. The label will release ...

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AMORAL Interviewed In Dublin (Video)

Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with Finnish heavy rockers AMORAL prior to the band's September 20 concert at The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland as the support act for ENSIFERUM. You can now watch the chat below. AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 30. Released on October 26, 2011, ...

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MYGRAIN Interviewed In Japan (Video)

Metalship conducted an interview with Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN prior to the band's September 23 concert at Club Asia in Tokyo, Japan. You can now watch the chat below. MYGRAIN's third, self-titled album entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 23. Released in January 2011 via Spinefarm Records, the ...

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MOONSORROW: New Video Interview Posted Online

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with bassist/lead vocalist Ville Sorvali of Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW prior to the band's September 15 performance in Tempe, Arizona as part of the North American tour with KORPIKLAANI. You can now watch the chat below. MOONSORROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Century Media ...

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MTV Pulling Plug On Web-Only Version Of 'Headbangers Ball'

MTV.com is pulling the plug on its web-only show "Headbangers Ball", the program's host and producer, Jose Mangin, revealed to Horns Up Rocks! Jose, who also works as a program director/DJ on SiriusXM Octane and Liquid Metal, says that the decision to end "Headbangers Ball" was not a cost-cutting move. "Right now, it doesn't ...

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AMORAL: Video Documentary Of Visit To China, Japan

Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL has uploaded a 12-minute video recap of the band's May 2012 visit to China and Japan. Check it out below. AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 30. Released on October 26, 2011, the CD came equipped with a stunning 18-page poster booklet (made ...

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Celebrator - U.D.O.

You have to be a headbanger to get this statement, but just the sound of Udo Dirkschneider's voice is comforting. Like Rob Halford, like Bruce Dickinson, like Tom Araya, like the late, great Ronnie Dio, there's no mistaking Udo Dirkschneider. While there's been a bounty of German metal heroes (and heroines i.e. Sabina Classen and ...

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RETALIATORY MEASURES Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Finnish metallers RETALIATORY MEASURES have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's debut album, "Withdrawal Syndromes", will be released on October 26. Formed in early 2009, RETALIATORY MEASURES released its first demo a few months later and followed it up with a second promo CD, "MMX", in 2010. RETALIATORY MEASURES has shared the stage ...

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ENSIFERUM: New Song 'Burning Leaves' Available For Streaming

"Burning Leaves", a brand new song from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", which will be released on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) ...

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MOONSORROW: New Video Interview With MARKO TARVONEN

Onslaught Radio conducted an interview with drummer Marko Tarvonen of Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. MOONSORROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Century ...

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ENSIFERUM Members Discuss New Album In Video Interview

Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with bassist Sami Hinkka and guitarist Markus Toivonen of Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM. You can now watch the chat below (in Finnish, with English subtitles). ENSIFERUM's fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", will be released on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'In My Sword I Trust' Video Released

"In My Sword I Trust", the new video from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in early July in Poland with director Rafal Szermanowicz of Grupa 13, which has previously worked with BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA and DECAPITATED, among others. Commented the band: "The shoot took place in ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Drummer's European Tour Recap

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM were forced to cancel several shows earlier this month — including those in Oslo, Norway and Malmö, Sweden — after the band's guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho was rushed to the hospital with extreme stomach pain. After spending a week and a half receiving treatment in Oslo, Alexi was released from the ...

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SKY OF RAGE: Self-Titled Debut To Receive U.S. Release In August

SKY OF RAGE, the Swedish metal band featuring ASTRAL DOORS guitarist Joachim Nordlund, will release its self-titled debut album in Europe on July 27 and in North America on August 28 via Metalville. The group's current lineup also includes former ASTRAL DOORS member Mika Itäranta on bass, former THALAMUS member Jan J. Cederlund on the ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Third Tour Webisode Available

The third webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from BATTLE BEAST's recent European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's debut album, "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland last year via Hype Records — was made available internationally on January 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. Formed in 2008, BATTLE ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'Unsung Heroes' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) in Hollola, Finland and other locations in the Hämeenlinna area. According to a press release, the hour-plus follow-up to 2009’s "From Afar" ...

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RUINED SOUL: 'Rewind' Video Released

"Rewind", the new video from Gothenburg, Sweden's RUINED SOUL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on March 16 with Greenworks. The track comes off the band's debut album, "My Dying Day", which was released in 2010 via Suicide Records. Greenworks previously helmed RUINED SOUL's music video for the track "My Dying Day". RUINED ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Pro-Shot 'Iron Hand' Performance Footage From France

Professionally filmed video footage of Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST performing the song "Iron Hand" in France during their recent European tour as the support act for NIGHTWISH can be seen below. BATTLE BEAST's debut album, "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland last year via Hype Records — was made available internationally on ...

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