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POISONBLACK: Finnish Dates Announced

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has scheduled a number of headlining dates in its home country immediately following its European tour with DARK TRANQUILLITY and FEAR MY THOUGHTS: Nov. 21 - Umpitunneli, Tornio Nov. 22 - Tivoli, Rovaniemi Nov. 26 - Lutakko, Jyväskylä Nov. 27 - Klubi, Tampere ...

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SENTENCED's 'Buried Alive' DVD Certified Platinum In Finland

SENTENCED's posthumous DVD, "Buried Alive", has been certified platinum in the band's native Finland. The disc topped the official Finnish chart upon its release in late 2006. The former members of SENTENCED were presented with the platinum award for "Buried Alive" on August 14, 2008 at Century Media Records' 20th-anniversary party at the Tavastia club ...

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DOMINATION BLACK: Pro-Shot Footage From DARK WINTER Festival Available

Professionally filmed video footage of DOMINATION BLACK's February 23, 2008 performance at the Dark Winter festival in Kotka, Finland can be viewed below. DOMINATION BLACK's new mini-CD, "Haunting", entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 15 back in February. LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi recorded guest vocals for the track "The House Of 1000 Eyes", ...

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POISONBLACK Lands In Finnish Top 10

"A Dead Heavy Day", the new album from POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has entered the chart in the group's home country at position No. 6. View the entire chart at this location. The album was made available as standard CD, LP plus bonus CD as ...

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ADASTRA: More Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Finnish metallers ADASTRA recently entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", for a December 2008 release via Violent Journey Records. More video footage of the recording sessions can be viewed below. "Death Or Domination" track listing: 01. Locked On To You 02. One Chance 03. Death Or Domination 04. Man ...

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POISONBLACK: Another New Song Posted Online

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has posted another new track, "X", on its MySpace page. POISONBLACK's new album, "A Dead Heavy Day", will be released through Century Media Records in Europe on the following dates: * Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: * Friday, August 29 * ...

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POISONBLACK: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

More footage from the recording sessions for "A Dead Heavy Day", the third album from POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — can be viewed below. "A Dead Heavy Day" is scheduled for release later this month via Centiry Media Records. The CD was recorded at Soundmix Studio in POISONBLACK's ...

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WITHERING: 'Festum Melancholia' EP Released Digitally

Metalhit.com has announced that it handling the digital release of "Festum Melancholia", the new EP from the Finnish melodic death/doom metal band WITHERING. "Festum Melancholia" track listing: 01. Karelia Spirit (intro) 02. The Last Sleep 03. Kekri (instrumental) 04. The 29th of August 05. Famine Year 06. Kalmisto (outro) Check out audio samples at

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HIM: New Video Interview With VILLE VALO Available

Toazted.com conducted an interview with HIM frontman Ville Valo at this year's Lowlands festival, which was held August 15-17 in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. Watch the chat in three parts below. HIM's CD/DVD set, "Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre", was released on April 29. The live portion of the DVD was recorded/filmed at ...

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DOMINATION BLACK: 'The House Of 1000 Eyes' Video Posted Online

"The House Of 1000 Eyes", the new video from Finnish "horror" metallers DOMINATION BLACK, can be viewed below. The track, which features guest vocals by LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi, comes off DOMINATION BLACK's latest mini-CD, "Haunting", which entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 15 back in February. The effort was released on February ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Announces New Guitarist

Vocalist Ville Viljanen of the Finnish melodic death metal band MORS PRINCIPIUM EST has issued the following update: "I thought it's about time to let you people know at least a bit what's going on with us. "Well, at first I will let you know, that we have a new guitar player, again. Yes yes, ...

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CHAOSWEAVER Parts Ways With Guitarist

Finnish extreme metallers CHAOSWEAVER have parted ways with guitarist/founding member Pasi "Kole" Kolehmainen "due to musical and personal differences." The band will continue as a six-piece. CHAOSWEAVER recently recorded a cover version of the ARMY OF LOVERS song "Crucified", to be included on the second pressing of CHAOSWEAVER's debut album, "Puppetmaster of Pandemonium". An audio ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Bear The Cross' Video Posted Online

"Bear The Cross", the new video from POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — can be viewed below. The clip was filmed at the end of June with Klaffi Productions. "Bear The Cross" comes off POISONBLACK's third album, "A Dead Heavy Day", which is scheduled for release later this month. ...

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INSOMNIUM To Enter Studio In March

Guitarist Ville Friman of the Finnish metal band INSOMNIUM has issued the following update: "We are currently rehearsing new material, which will become fourth INSOMNIUM album at some point. At the moment, we have four songs ready and lots of semi-ready material in store just waiting to be trained and arranged properly. We have also ...

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ELENIUM: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lineup includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have posted two new demo tracks — "Counterflare" and "Inorganic" — on their MySpace page. Commented the band: "We did a rough rehearsal demo of two brand new songs. Mikael Grönroos was very polite and took care ...

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ADASTRA: Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Finnish metallers ADASTRA have entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", for a December 2008 release via Violent Journey Records. Video footage of Jussi Ruokolainen laying down the drum tracks for the CD can be viewed below. "Death Or Domination" track listing: 01. Locked On To You 02. One Chance ...

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POISONBLACK: 'A Dead Heavy Day' Artwork Revealed

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala, has revealed the cover artwork (see below) for its third album, "A Dead Heavy Day", which is scheduled for release in August. The CD was recorded at Soundmix Studio in POISONBLACK's hometown of Oulu with Kari Vähäkuopus and was mixed by Aksu Hanttu at Grooveland ...

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VANDD's 'As' Set For South American And Vinyl Releases

"As", the first full-length album from Swedish black metallers VANDD, will be released on vinyl by the Belarus-based Possession Productions label during August. Originally issued in 2007 on the Swedish label Ex Mortem Records, "As" is also shortly due to get its first release in South America, having been picked up by Brazil's Parabelum Records. ...

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CHAOSWEAVER To Record 'Surprise' Cover Track

Finnish extreme metallers CHAOSWEAVER have issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that the pandemonic bunch, collectively known as CHAOSWEAVER, will once again unite in Studio Perkele to capture the dark sonic scriptures and voices of the wicked on hard disc next week. This time we will only lay down one cover track, ...

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POISONBLACK To Film 'Bear The Cross' Video

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala, will film a video for the song "Bear The Cross" at the end of June with Klaffi Productions. The track comes off the group's third album, "A Dead Heavy Day", which is scheduled for release in August. The CD was recorded at Soundmix Studio in ...

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Sweden's TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA Enlists THE BERZERKER Drummer

Swedish female-fronted experimental extreme metallers TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA have announced the addition of drummer Todd Hansen (THE BERZERKER) to the group's ranks. TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA was started in 2008 by vocalist Divina and guitarist Ville Kemi (FALL OV SERAFIM) as "an experimental channel to create whatever came out of the process," according to the band's official bio. ...

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POISONBLACK: Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala, has posted video footage from the recording sessions for its third album, "A Dead Heavy Day". Watch the two-minute clip below. "A Dead Heavy Day" is scheduled for release in August. The CD was recorded at Soundmix Studio in POISONBLACK's hometown of Oulu with Kari ...

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ADASTRA To Enter Studio In July

Finnish metallers ADASTRA will enter the studio in July to begin recording their sophomore album, "Death Or Domination", for a December 2008 release via Violent Journey Records. "Death Or Domination" track listing: 01. Locked On To You 02. One Chance 03. Death Or Domination 04. Man Mk. II 05. Helsinki 1939 06. Who Threw The ...

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