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ENSIFERUM: New Album Details Revealed

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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GRAND MAGUS: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Valhalla Rising", a brand new song from Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Hunt", which will be released in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Second Tour Webisode Available

The second 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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BATTLE BEAST Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST recently answered a number of questions that were submiited by fans via the official Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page. You can now watch the entire question-and-answer session below. BATTLE BEAST's debut album, "Steel" — which was originally released in Finland last year via Hype Records — was made available internationally ...

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MODERN DAY ESCAPE: 'Life's A Bitch' Video Released

"Life's A Bitch", the new video from Los Angeles modern rockers MODERN DAY ESCAPE, can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by acclaimed videographer Scott Hansen (I SEE STARS, A DAY TO REMEMBER, KOTTONMOUTH KINGS) and it once again showcases a much deeper side of MODERN DAY ESCAPE than they've shown on ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Official 'The Hunt' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "The Hunt", the title track of the new album from Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. Due in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD's cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP), who also handled the art on GRAND ...

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BATTLE BEAST: More Behind-The-Scenes Footage From NIGHTWISH Tour

More behind-the-scenes footage from BATTLE BEAST's current 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 BEAST won the ...

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THERAPY?: New Video Interview Posted Online

Planet Mosh TV conducted an interview with Michael McKeegan and Neil Cooper of Irish rockers THERAPY? on April 11 when they played at the 02 Academy in Glasgow during the Jägermeister Music Tour with SKINDRED and BLACK SPIDERS. You can now watch the chat below. THERAPY? was forced to postpone its recent Dublin and Cork ...

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CATAMENIA Singer's ALL AGAINST: Entire 'Blindness' EP Available For Streaming

ALL AGAINST, the Finnish death/thrash metal band featuring singer Juha-Matti Perttunen (CATAMENIA), bassist Sami Knuutinen (QUAKE THE EARTH) and drummer Aleksi Heiskanen (QUAKE THE EARTH), has made its new EP, "Blindness", available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud player bleow. The CD was recorded at Mastervox Studios in Oulu with engineer/producer Kari "Kakke" ...

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MOONSORROW Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish crusaders of epic heathen metal MOONSORROW have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band comments, "MOONSORROW are thrilled to start working with Century Media, a label that is home to many fellow artists already! We never make our music half way or with compromises and we know our art is in ...

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ENSIFERUM: Seventh Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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BATTLE BEAST: First Tour Webisode Available

The first in a series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from BATTLE BEAST's current 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. ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announces New Drummer

Due to family obligations and work commitments, drummer Sebastian "Seb" Sippola has left Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS. The new man behind the kit is Ludwig "Ludde" Witt (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD, SHINING). Commented Sebastian: "It took a load off my mind that Ludwig was chosen because he is a friend of mine. By the way, ...

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EVOCATION Begins Recording New Album

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have entered IF Studios, the IN FLAMES-owned facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR) to begin recording their fourth album for a late 2012 release via the band's new label home, Century Media Records. Commented the band: "Janne [K. Bodén, drums] has been extremely ...

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CATAMENIA Singer's ALL AGAINST Releases 'Blindness' EP

ALL AGAINST, the Finnish death/thrash metal band featuring singer Juha-Matti Perttunen (CATAMENIA), bassist Sami Knuutinen (QUAKE THE EARTH) and drummer Aleksi Heiskanen (QUAKE THE EARTH), has released the second in a series of video studio reports on the making of their newly released EP, "Blindness". It is a short documentary of ALL AGAINST's studio sessions ...

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GRAND MAGUS Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS recently answered a number of questions submitted by fans via the Nuclear Blast Records Facebook page. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. GRAND MAGUS will release its new album, "The Hunt", in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's cover artwork was created by Arik ...

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RUINED SOUL One-Man Project Evolves Into A Full-Blown Band

Gothenburg, Sweden's RUINED SOUL, which was started by Johnny Johansson as a one-man metal project due to Johnny's focus on DISDAIN, has evolved into a full-blown band. Commented Johnny: "Yes, RUINED SOUL was supposed to be a solo project, but… no more! The urge of playing these songs live and spending more time on RUINED ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'The Hunt' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS will release their new album, "The Hunt", in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP), who also handled the art on GRAND MAGUS' "Iron Will" LP. Commented GRAND MAGUS frontman Janne "J.B." Christoffersson: "Arik Roper ...

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ENSIFERUM: Sixth Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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MAGENTA HARVEST: New Demo To Be Released This Week

MAGENTA HARVEST, the Finnish death metal band featuring current and former members of FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, MYGRAIN and ...AND OCEANS, will release its second demo, "Apparition Of Ending", on March 23. According to a press release, the new effort — which is available for streaming on MySpace — sees the group widening its soundscape ...

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ENSIFERUM: Fifth Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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AMORAL Interviewed On KVRX AUSTIN RADIO (Audio)

Laura of KVRX Austin Radio conducted an interview with Finnish metallers AMORAL on March 13 while the band was in Austin, Texas to perform at the SXSW (South By Southwest) festival. You can now listen to the chat below. AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 30. Released on ...

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CATAMENIA Singer's ALL AGAINST Releases More Video Footage From Studio

ALL AGAINST, the Finnish death/thrash metal band featuring singer Juha-Matti Perttunen (CATAMENIA), bassist Sami Knuutinen (QUAKE THE EARTH) and drummer Aleksi Heiskanen (QUAKE THE EARTH), has released the second in a series of video studio reports on the making of their upcoming EP, "Blindness". It is a short documentary of ALL AGAINST's studio sessions at ...

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THE CROWN: New Album Update

Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN will play their first concert with returning vocalist Johan Lindstrand, on May 5 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden. This will mark the band's first appearance in Gothenburg in 12 years and will likely be the group's only show in Sweden this year. THE CROWN is currently writing material ...

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ENSIFERUM: Fourth Studio Webisode Available

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM recently entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a fall release via Spinefarm Records. The band states, "[We] started working at the famous Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) [in Hollola, Finland] last week with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) who is also mixing the album. From Petrax ...

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NIGHTWISH Designs Battery Energy Drink Can

Finland's most successful metal band NIGHTWISH has designed a can for the Finnish energy drink Battery Energy Drink. The NIGHTWISH Battery Energy Drink can was designed by NIGHTWISH's animator Janne Pitkänen in collaboration with NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen. This limited edition can holds the energy drink Battery Original and will be available in Finnish stores ...

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GRAND MAGUS Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new album, "The Hunt", will be released at the end of May. Commented GRAND MAGUS frontman Janne "J.B." Christoffersson: "GRAND MAGUS have finally found their hailing port — we've wrapped up a deal with the mighty heavy metal label Nuclear ...

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