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HIM To Enter Studio In August; New Album Title Announced

Finnish "love metallers" HIM have set "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2010 via Warner Bros. Records worldwide. The CD will be recorded in August at a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Squire, who has previously worked with TAKING BACK SUNDAY, THE USED, ...

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VANDÖD To Begin Recording New Album In June

Swedish black metallers VANDÖD will enter the studio in June to begin recording their second full-length album, "Dö". The follow-up to 2007's "As" is tentatively due in the fall. Commented drummer Daniel Wikforss: "Our last album was a very raw and unpolished effort, and almost all of it was recorded in one takes, since we ...

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DOMINATION BLACK: Performance, Interview Footage From Germany Available

Finnish metallers DOMINATION BLACK performed at the Nordischer Klang festival in Greifswald, Germany on May 6, 2009. A short video report from Moritz TV, which includes performance and interview footage, can be viewed below. DOMINATION BLACK's latest mini-CD, "Haunting", entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 15 back in February 2008. LORDI mainman Mr. ...

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MATT SORUM Teams With ALLIANCE HOLLYWOOD To Host Los Angeles Party

Alliance Hollywood — the non-profit corporation that utilizes the entertainment industry to lobby the government in order to promote and advance social issues and serves as the voice of entertainment on Capitol Hill — is set to launch a sister organization Freedom Children. The new non-profit is devoted to helping displaced and orphaned children from ...

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NIGHTWISH Interviewed In Zagreb; Video Available

Keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and vocalist Anette Olzon of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were interviewed by the "Metal Eye" show on Z1 TV when the band performed in Zagreb, Croatia on April 2, 2009. Watch the chat below. "Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)", the new CD/DVD from NIGHTWISH, entered the German Media ...

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PROFANE OMEN: 'Left To Disintegrate' Video Released

"Left To Disintegrate", the new video from Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN, can be viewed below. This clip was shot by Timo Honkanen, Maria Jaskari, Jere Kilpinen, Petri Koivunen, Toni Salminen and PROFANE OMEN. It was directed and edited by Toni Salminen. The song comes off the band's sophomore full-length album, "Inherit The Void", which recently ...

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PROFANE OMEN: Video Interview Available

Johnnie Cochran Jr. of Domination TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Jules Näveri of Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN. This 10-minute Finnish-language chat (with English subtitles by Night Elves) can be viewed below. "Inherit The Void", the sophomore full-length album from PROFANE OMEN, recently entered the national chart in the band's home country at position ...

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SOULCAGE: 'My Canvas, My Skin' Video Available

"My Canvas, My Skin", the new video from the Finnish rock/metal act SOULCAGE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Soul For Sale", which will be released in Finland this Wednesday (April 8) through Hellas Records and a month later in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. SOULCAGE's sound is described as ...

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NIGHTWISH Receives Platinum And Gold In Switzerland

"Dark Passion Play", the latest studio album from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, has been certified platinum in Switzerland for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. Meanwhile, the band's "End Of An Era" DVD has achieved gold status in the country by shifting more than 3,000 units. The NIGHTWISH bandmembers were presented with the awards prior ...

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INSOMNIUM Launches Studio Blog

Finnish metal band INSOMNIUM has entered Fantom studio (where the group recorded its 2006 LP, "Above the Weeping World") to begin recording its fourth album for a late 2009 release. A studio blog has been launched at this location. Guitarist Ville Friman previously described the new songs as follows: "One is really epic ...

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NIGHTWISH Kicks Off European Tour; Setlist Revealed

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off the 2009 leg of their world tour last night (Wednesday, March 11) at the Brixton Academy in London, England. The group's setlist was reportedly as follows: 01. 7 Days To The Wolves 02. Dead To The World 03. The Siren 04. Amaranth 05. Romanticide 06. Dead Boy's Poem / ...

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NIGHTWISH: German Signing Sessions Announced

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have scheduled following signing sessions during their European tour: Friday, March 20 SATURN Karlsruhe Germany Durlacher Allee 111 76137 Karlsruhe Start: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 SATURN Erfurt Germany Anger 1 - 3 99084 Erfurt Start: 2:30 p.m. On March 13, Nuclear Blast Records will release "Made In Hong Kong (And ...

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SENTENCED Mourns Loss Of Guitarist MIIKA TENKULA

The surviving members of the long-defunct Finnish band SENTENCED have issued a statement regarding the passing of the group's former guitarist and main songwriter, Miika Tenkula, who was found dead at his home on Thursday, February 19. He was 34 years old. The statement reads as follows: "SENTENCED mourn the loss of Miika Tenkula, a ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Release 'Polaris' In May

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS will release their brand new studio album, "Polaris", on May 21. The CD — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki — will be made available via the band's new label partner Edel under the new imprint earMUSIC outside of Asia and the band's ...

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Former SENTENCED Guitarist MIIKA TENKULA Dead At 34

Miika Tenkula, former lead guitarist and main songwriter of the acclaimed Finnish band SENTENCED, was found dead at his home earlier today (Thursday, February 19). He was 34 years old. Nalle Österman (GANDALF, LULLACRY, CHAOSBREED) tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "It's true, confirmed personally by [former SENTENCED] drummer Vesa Ranta. "The fact remains that Miika had a serious ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Tour North America In The Fall

Finnish melodic power metal legends STRATOVARIUS will return to North America for a short tour this fall. Tickets for all shows are on sale via EnterTheVault.com exclusively until March 20 at which point they will become available through all normal ticketing outlets. STRATOVARIUS will also take part in a once-in-a-lifetime pre-concert meet-and-greet which ...

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PROFANE OMEN: 'Inherit The Void' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "Inherit The Void", the sophomore full-length album from the Finnish metal band PROFANE OMEN, can be viewed below. Due on March 4 through Playground Music Scandinavia, the CD was recorded with producer Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW and Aleksanteri Kuosa. "Inherit The Void" track listing: 01. Seconds (intro) 02. Base 03. Information ...

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