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STRATOVARIUS: More Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metal legends STRATOVARIUS have scheduled the following dates: May 15 - Wolverhampton, England, UK @ Wulfrun Hall May 16 - Nottingham, England, UK @ Rock City May 17 - Glasgow, Scotland, UK @ Cathouse May 18 - London, England UK @ Islington O2 Academy May 19 - Manchester, England UK @ Academy ...

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EVEMASTER Continuing Work On New Album

Finnish "dark metal" band EVEMASTER, which features in its ranks BATTLELORE's Tomi Mykkänen, is continuing work on its long-awaited new CD. According to Tomi, "We have sported the old-school way of recording with the album. As the drums are pretty much one take with no quantizing or corrections, I decided to use the same method ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Made In Hong Kong' Cover Artwork Revealed

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have revealed the cover artwork of their new CD/DVD, "Made In Hong Kong (And In Various Other Places)", due on March 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. The set will contain a DVD documentary (with a running time of approximately 45 minutes) of NIGHTWISH's world tour in support of the band's latest ...

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PROFANE OMEN: 'Inherit The Void' Video Teaser Posted Online

A video teaser for "Inherit The Void", the sophomore full-length album from the Finnish metal band PROFANE OMEN, can be viewed below. Due in March 2009 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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STRATOVARIUS: More 2009 Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metal legends STRATOVARIUS have scheduled the following dates: May 22-23 - Wacken Rocks - Kreuth / Aurich, Germany Jun. 19-21 - Hellfest - Clisson, France Jul. 11 - Masters Of Rock Festival - Vizovice, Czech Republic STRATOVARIUS has vowed to return with a new studio album in 2009 — the group's first ...

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PROFANE OMEN: 'Inherit The Void' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish metal band PROFANE OMEN has completed work on its sophomore full-length album, "Inherit The Void", for a March 2009 release through Playground Music Scandinavia. The group once again recorded the effort with producer Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW and Aleksanteri Kuosa. "Inherit The Void" track listing: 01. Seconds (intro) 02. Base 03. Information 04. Superpowertrip ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release MCD/DVD In March

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release a new MCD and DVD in March. Titled "Made In Hong Kong (And Various Other Places)", the MCD was recorded during the ongoing "Dark Passion Play World Tour" and it includes a bonus DVD with material from Israel and South America, directed by Ville Lipiäinen. More information will be ...

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CYPHOSIS: Debut Album Due This Month

Finnish metallers CYPHOSIS will release their debut album, "Gods Torned", on December 17. The CD was produced, recorded and mixed by Kyösti Rautio. The track listing is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Gods Torned 03. Waking Dream 04. Last Words 05. Black 06. Bloodlines 07. Tainted 08. Collector of Souls 09. Voices 10. Between Two ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: LEACH/JONES Duet From 'Roadrunner United The Concert' DVD Available

Video footage of former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach dueting with the band's current vocalist Howard Jones for KSE's "My Last Serenade" from the "Roadrunner United The Concert" DVD can be viewed below. Roadrunner Records will release the "Roadrunner United The Concert" DVD on December 9, 2008. The double-disc set hits shelves almost three years ...

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ADASTRA Members Discuss New Album; Video Available

Video footage of Finnish metallers ADASTRA discussing their forthcoming sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", can be viewed in two parts below. "Death Or Domination" will be released on December 10 in Finland and January 19 in the UK via Violent Journey Records. The CD was mastered on October 9 at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland by ...

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ADASTRA: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish metallers ADASTRA will release their sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", on December 10 in Finland and January 19 in the UK via Violent Journey Records. The CD was mastered on October 9 at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland by Svante Forsbäck. "Death Or Domination" final track listing: 01. Locked On To You 02. One Chance ...

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Classic APOCALYPTICA Titles To Be Reissued In December

In support of the Finnish cellists APOCALYPTICA's forthcoming headline tour in December, Spinefarm Records UK will be giving an official UK release to two classic titles from the band's ever-expanding catalogue: 2006's "Amplified" collection and 2005's "Apocalyptica" — the studio album that saw the band inviting other artists into their domain to truly dazzling effect. ...

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STRATOVARIUS' New Lineup Announces First Live Shows

Finnish melodic power metal legends STRATOVARIUS have vowed to return with a new studio album in 2009 — the group's first since the departure of guitar player and main composer Timo Tolkki. According to a press release, the new CD will be "a positive and powerful record that the band's fans all over the world ...

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ADASTRA: 'Death Or Domination' Artwork Unveiled

Finnish metallers ADASTRA recently completed work on their sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", for a December 2008 release via Violent Journey Records. The CD was mastered on October 9 at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland by Svante Forsbäck. "Death Or Domination" track listing: 01. Locked On To You 02. One Chance 03. Death Or Domination 04. ...

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2008 Edition Of 'Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour': Details Revealed

A dozen or so Finnish metal musicians will take part in the fifth annual "Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour", set to kick off in early December. The four-date trek will honor the legendary PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed on stage on December 8, 2004. The musicians will perform for free and ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN To Perform With ROCK & ROLL SENSATION In Helsinki

On October 15, Finnish heavy metal vocalist Ari Koivunen will join the band ROCK & ROLL SENSATION on stage at the Apollo Live Club in Helsinki, Finland. They will perform a set of heavy rock and metal classics as part of Apollo's weekly club "Keskiviikot on rock". Previous guest musicians have included Ville Tuomi (SUBURBAN ...

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PROFANE OMEN Launches Studio Diary

Finnish metal band PROFANE OMEN has launched a studio diary documenting the recording sessions for the group's upcoming album. PROFANE OMEN is once again working with producer Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW and Aleksanteri Kuosa. PROFANE OMEN vocalist Jules Näveri, who is also a member of ENEMY OF THE SUN, recently helped out fellow ...

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'Roadrunner United The Concert' Double DVD Set Documenting Historic Celebration Due In December

What was Roadrunner Records supposed to do after the label corralled 56 musicians from 44 different bands spanning the label's entire 25-year history to release one groundbreaking album, called "Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions"? Simple. Throw one helluva party! The label did just that, holding a party complete with an all-star performance by artists once ...

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A Dead Heavy Day - POISONBLACK

Whether it is the now-defunct SENTENCED or POISONBLACK, it is the presence of vocalist/guitarist Ville Laihiala that is always felt so strongly and gives an album its unique flavor. Given that Laihiala's writing is all over "A Dead Heavy Day", it is no wonder that the disc is so full of great hooks and the ...

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