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ENSIFERUM To Release Live DVD In The Summer

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have posted the following message on their official web site: "ENSIFERUM thanks everyone who attended the 10th anniversary celebration concert [at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland on Dec. 31, 2005]. If everything goes according our plans, the DVD of that ...

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WHITESNAKE To Record New Songs For Upcoming Live Collection

WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale has issued the following update regarding the group's current and upcoming activities: "We're currently planning our next sonic assault on Europe and the world! "I have recently severed all connections with my management company. WHITESNAKE really should have worked more through 2005, but I felt there was minimal effort made to ...

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NEBULA To Release 'Apollo' In February

Two and a half years after Liquor and Poker Music launched with "Atomic Ritual", the acclaimed third release from L.A. power trio NEBULA, the upstart rock indie comes full circle with the group's new album "Apollo". Due Feb. 21, the record is described in a press release as "a cosmic cocktail of heavy riffs, electric ...

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NEURAXIS To Embark On North American Tour

Montreal-based metal act NEURAXIS will be embarking on a U.S. tour this February. Joining them will be STRONG INTENTION, and on select shows, KILL THE CLIENT. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 08 - Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station Feb. 09 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Syndicate Feb. 10 - Toledo, OH @ The ...

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AMORAL: 'Decrowning' U.S. Release Date Set

Candlelight Records USA has set a March 21 U.S. release date for the second album from Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL, entitled "Decrowning". Three songs from the CD — "Lacrimal Gland", "Denial 101" and "Bleeder" — can be previewed at the Music Export Finland web site at this location (go to "Artists by ...

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AMORPHIS To Tour Finland In March

Following the "Eclipse" release gig at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki on Saturday, February 18, AMORPHIS will embark on a Finnish tour in March. The dates are as follows: Mar. 09 - Oulu, FIN @ 45 Special Mar. 10 - Kuopio, FIN @ Työnkulma Mar. 17 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone Mar. 18 - ...

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Breathe Fire - RAISE THE RED LANTERN

That drummer Joe of Chicago's RAISE THE RED LANTERN (RTRL) took over a house serving as residence for squatters and needle riders by writing a false eviction notice and turning it into band HQ and underground event venue makes sense when one hears the unhinged, post-hardcore-ish sounds of "Breathe Fire". The band's second release (after ...

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AMORPHIS: Another New Song Posted Online

A brand-new AMORPHIS track, entitled "Leaves Scar", has been added to the jukebox on the band's official MySpace site. The song comes off the Finnish metal band's forthcoming album, "Eclipse", due on February 17. The first single, "House of Sleep", was just relased in Finnish record stores. The cover artwork for ...

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NICODEMUS Secure New Keyboardist And Guitarist

Portland-based progressive metallers NICODEMUS have secured two new permanent members in keyboardist Erik Scholibo and guitarist Chris Finster. Up until the recent addition of Scholibo, all keyboards had been handled by bassist/vocalist/band leader Christopher Morris. Finster, however, replaced previous guitarist Matthew McGee, who had played on the band's last two releases. Scholibo had previously filled ...

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PENETRATOR: 'Adulteress' Video Posted Online

PENETRATOR, the Toronto-based power metal band featuring "Bulldog" Bess Ross, Tony Iommi's personal guitar tech during BLACK SABBATH's "Never Say Die" tour, have uploaded a "rough edit" of their video for the song "Adulteress" at this location. The clip features an appearance by Phil Naro (LEE AARON, TALAS, PETER CRISS) and the "lovely" ...

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AMORPHIS: New Song Available As A Paid Download

A brand-new AMORPHIS track, "Two Moons", is currently featured among the "pre-listening specials" on Nuclear Blast's new online music shop. You can download the song for €0.99 at this location. "Two Moons" is the opening cut on AMORPHIS' forthcoming album, "Eclipse", due on February 17, 2006. The first single, "House of Sleep", will ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30, 2006 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. A possibility exists that the band will play a few other U.K gigs around this festival. OMNIUM GATHERUM will enter the studio in January 2006 to demo ...

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See You On The Other Side - KORN

KORN's seventh studio album, "See You On The Other Side", comes after a tumultuous year in which the band parted with both its longtime label, Epic Records, and one of its founding members, guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, marking the first personnel change in the band's 11-year recording history. Seemingly determined to take these events as ...

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BELIEVER Making 'Slow' Progress On New Material

BELIEVER/FOUNTAIN OF TEARS drummer Joey Daub has posted the following message on his official web site: "I've been busy laying out the playlist for the FOUNTAIN OF TEARS disc. We are planning for an early 2006 independent release, even though we’re still shopping it around. The disc will be titled 'Fate', and up to this ...

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AMORAL Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI WINTERFEST

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have been confirmed for the Jalometalli Winterfest, set to take place January 21, 2006 at Teatria in Oulu, Finland. As previously reported, AMORAL have uploaded a live video of the song "Bleeder" at their official web site. The clip was shot on November 5 at Gloria in Helsinki, Finland and ...

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ENSIFERUM: Complete 'Dragonheads' Details Revealed

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have completed work on their new EP, "Dragonheads", due on February 15, 2006 via Spinefarm Records. The mini-CD was recorded and mixed in November at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was mastered by Mika ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE will be touring Mexico in January/February 2006. Aditional dates in South America are also in the works. The dates and cities for the Mexican portion of the tour are as follows: Jan. 27 - Tampico, Tamaulipas Jan. 28 - San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. Jan. 29 - Mexico City, Circo Volador ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Frontman GINGER: Solo Album Details Revealed

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger has revealed the complete track listing for his new solo album, "Valor Del Corazon". The album is now on sale from the HMV, Amazon and Play online shops. "Valor Del Corazon" was recorded at Willie Nelson's studio in Texas during the summer of 2005 with producer Ralph Jezzard (who had previously ...

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