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MYGRAIN: 'Of Immortal Aeons' Video Released

"Of Immortal Aeons", the new video from Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Sami Jämsén for Riot Unit. "Of Immortal Aeons" comes off MYGRAIN's third, self-titled album, which is scheduled for release on January 12, 2011 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded atSeawolf Studios in Helsinki ...

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EVOCATION Films 'Psychosis Warfare' Video

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION recently filmed a video for the song "Psychosis Warfare" with director Xaay (who is also the band's artwork artist) and his girlfriend Iwona in different locations around the group's hometown of Borås. The group states, "Xaay and Iwona really have managed to capture the emotions and feelings connected with the track ...

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MEDEIA: 'We All Fail' Video Released

"We All Fail", the new video from the Finnish "alternative death metal" act MEDEIA, can be viewed below. The song is the opening track from the band's upcoming third album, "Abandon All", which will be released in April 2011 via Fullsteam Records. MEDEIA's second full-length album, "Cult", was released in September 2008 through Fullsteam Records. ...

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WARRIOR SOUL To Enter Studio In January

WARRIOR SOUL will enter the studio in January to begin recording its new album. No further details are currently available. WARRIOR SOUL's first album in 15 years, "Destroy The War Machine", was released in March through FRW Records. The eight-song album, which was originally made available in 2008 under the title "Chinese Democracy", includes a ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Talk Christmas, Next Album In New Video Interview

Kerrang! magazine conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho and keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM on December 10, 2010 at Metropolis Studios in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM will release its new album, "Relentless Reckless Forever", on March 8, 2011 via Universal Music. Recorded ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM's New Album To Feature Guest Appearances By DAN SWANÖ, INSOMNIUM's SEVÄNEN

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will release their fifth album, "New World Shadows", via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011 Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011 Rest Of Europe: February 7, 2011 North America: March 1, 2011 The CD was recorded at Astia Studio 2 in Lappeenranta and ...

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OVERDRIVE: 'Angelmaker' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish traditional metallers OVERDRIVE will release their new album, "Angelmaker", on January 21 via Lion Music. The CD was recorded by the band and Johan Blomkvist (BLINDED COLONY, KAPTAIN SUN) and mixed by Pelle Saether (GRAND DESIGN, DIABOLICAL, WOLF) at Studio Underground. The band has also, for the first time, included a cover song. It's ...

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GRAND MAGUS: New Video Interview

Roadrunner Records recently conducted an interview with vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson of Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS during the band's U.K. tour as the support act for ARCH ENEMY. You can now watch the chat below. GRAND MAGUS's new album, "Hammer Of The North", will be released digitally in North America on January 25, 2011 ...

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CRIMFALL: New Song Posted Online

"Frost Upon Their Graves", a brand new song from the Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL, can be streamed by clicking on the graphic below. Commented the group: "[Our] new album is basically one long song divided to a shorter sections. This song, 'Frost Upon Their Graves', is the third one. This time we will take ...

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BATTLELORE: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE have completed work on their sixth full-length album, "Doombound", featuring 11 new songs, one of which is instrumental. As was the case with previous BATTLELORE albums, there will be a jewel-case edition of "Doombound" and a special limited-edition digipack including some rare material. This time around the extra material is more ...

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CRIMFALL Completes Work On New Album

Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL has issued the following update: "We are currently holding the mastered version of our second album in our hands. Mastering was done by our dear neighbor Jens Bogren [OPETH, SOILWORK, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH] at Fascination Street [in Örebro, Sweden]... And it sounds awesome.... brutal and HUGE!!! Actually it was ...

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BATTLELORE: New Song Sample Available

Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE have completed work on their sixth full-length album, "Doombound", featuring 11 new songs, one of which is instrumental. As was the case with previous BATTLELORE albums, there will be a jewel-case edition of "Doombound" and a special limited-edition digipack including some rare material. This time around the extra material is more ...

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EVOCATION Signs Publishing Deal With EDITION WOLFFACKEL/WARNER CHAPPELL

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have signed a worldwide publishing deal with Edition Wolffackel/Warner Chappell (IMMORTAL, PRIMORDIAL, THE HAUNTED, UNLEASHED, etc.). Commented Edition Wolffackel's Wolf Mühlmann: "Warner Chappell is one of the most successful publishing companies and EVOCATION are now company mates of bands like IMMORTAL, THE DEVIL'S BLOOD and FACEBREAKER." Added EVOCATION's Marko Palmén: "I'm ...

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BATTLELORE: '10 Years Of Battlelore' DVD Detailed

Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE have completed work on their sixth full-length album, "Doombound", featuring 11 new songs, one of which is instrumental. As was the case with previous BATTLELORE albums, there will be a jewel-case edition of "Doombound" and a special limited-edition digipack including some rare material. This time around the extra material is more ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: Hannover Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of THE MAN-EATING TREE — the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — performing the song "Of Birth For Passing" on November 9, 2010 at Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany can be viewed below. "Of Birth For Passing" comes off THE MAN-EATING ...

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MYGRAIN: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Unveiled

Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN will release their third, self-titled album on January 12, 2011 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 OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden. "Mygrain" track listing: ...

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POISONBLACK Parts Ways With Guitarist

After four years and two albums, POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has parted ways with guitarist Janne Markus. The group states, "[Janne's] goals and ambitions couldn't have come true in POISONBLACK and we totally understand and respect that. His creativity needs a different setting than POISONBLACK can and ...

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BATTLELORE: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish fantasy metallers BATTLELORE have completed work on their sixth full-length album, "Doombound", featuring 11 new songs, one of which is instrumental. The band's first conceptual effort features lyrics which "tell the story of J.R.R. Tolkien's tragic hero Túrin Turambar and his kin," according to a press release. "One of the songs is sung completely ...

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Doomsday King - THE CROWN

Did you really think they'd stay away for good? THE CROWN's decision to split up after 2003's "Possessed 13" due to fatigue with the trials and tribulations that come with life as a touring extreme metal band left fans heartbroken, to say the least. Facing facts, for as revered as THE CROWN was by critics ...

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THE SCOURGER Adds New Guitarist

Finnish thrash metallers THE SCOURGER have announced the addition of guitarist Tero Kemppainen (SACRED CRUCIFIX, SKIRMISH) to the group's ranks. The band states, "[Tero] hails from Northern Finland and will add a ferocious lead guitar attack to the band together with guitarist Jani Hentilä." THE SCOURGER recently recruited two new members: Jani Hentilä on guitar ...

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POISONBLACK Signs With HYPE RECORDS

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has inked a deal with Hype Records. The group will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST) to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5". A ...

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KIUAS Performs In Tampere With Stand-In Singer; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of KIUAS' October 29, 2010 performance at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland with stand-in vocalist Asim Searah (THE NIBIRUAN) can be viewed below. Singer Ilja Jalkanen decided to leave KIUAS due to musical differences. He said in a statement, "My heart is not in heavy metal anymore, and a great band like KIUAS ...

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POISONBLACK Completes Work On New Five-Song Demo

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has finished recording a five-song pre-production demo for the group's upcoming album. Ville said, "I am happy about the way they are starting to build up." POISONBLACK will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ...

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KIUAS Singer Quits

Finnish power metallers KIUAS have issued the following update: "We have some startling news: our lead singer, Ilja Jalkanen, has decided to leave the band after some serious thinking. The reasons for this are purely musical and the chemistry within the band has always been great. In Ilja's own words, 'My heart is not in ...

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DANIEL LIONEYE: North American Touring Lineup Announced

DANIEL LIONEYE — the Finnish band featuring HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström on guitar, bass and vocals and Janne "Burton" Puurtinen on keyboards — will embark on its first-ever North American tour as the support act for CRADLE OF FILTH. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off on February 1, 2011 in Houston, will ...

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