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SOULGRIND: New Song Posted Online

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has posted a new song, "Farewell To Misery", on the group's MySpace page. According to the band, the track "shall appear on the 'Demonic and Divine' compilation, [to be released] through [new U.K.-based record label] Femme Metal Records, and ...

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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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GODSPLAGUE Announces New Bassist, Parts Ways With Drummer

Helsinki, Finland-based metal act GODSPLAGUE has announced the addition of bassist Reeo Tiiainen to the group's ranks. According to the band, "[Reeo's] been a good friend with the guys for many years and is also a very skilled musician." In other news, GODSPLAGUE has parted ways with Atte Sarkima and is currently rehearsing with a ...

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GODSPLAGUE Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Bassist Arska Hietala has left the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band GODSPLAGUE for "family reasons." Arska played his last concert with GODSPLAGUE at the Helldone Festival on December 29 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki. GODSPLAGUE is currently writing songs for its fourth album and planning to go into studio in the spring/summer. The band is ...

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SOULGRIND Signs With FEMME METAL RECORDS

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has inked a deal with the new U.K.-based record label Femme Metal Records. The band's ninth album is tentatively due in late 2009. SOULGRIND's latest CD, "Pakana", was released in February 2007 via Holy Records. "Pakana", was recorded at D studio ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Launches Artist Podcasts

Century Media Records brings you podcasts direct from your favorite Century Media artists. Tune in and hear your favorite artists behind the microphone playing you some of their Century Media favorites. The very first installment features Mary Zimmer from LUNA MORTIS and is entitled "From The Basement." Mary comments: "I've just finished my first podcast ...

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TWILIGHTNING, LULLACRY, MALPRACTICE Members Join Forces In ROCK

Members of TWILIGHTNING, LULLACRY and MALPRACTICE have joined forces in a brand new Finnish band called ROCK. The group will enter Astia studios in Lappeenranta, Finland in February to begin recording its debut album. According to a press release, "ROCK is at the moment composing and writing killer songs for all of you who like ...

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Faith - EYES OF EDEN

Despite his success as a producer, it's hard not to feel kinda bad for Waldemar Sorychta. The German guitarist has spent years playing in bands like GRIP INC. and DESPAIR to little acclaim and less sales, while the bands he records (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, MOONSPELL, etc.) go on to worldwide glory. Sorychta was ...

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LULLACRY: Seven New Songs In The Works

Guitarist Sami Vauhkonen of the Finnish female-fronted heavy rock outfit LULLACRY has issued the following update: We've had some difficulties to rehearse new material 'cause the bassist 'Heavy' [Kimmi Hiltunen] is suffering from some kind of, what the fu%& it's called… Whatever, his arm is quite fuc%&d up. But hey, you can't always win. Anyways, ...

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SOULGRIND Working On New Material, Seeking New Label Home

Guitarist Lord Heikkinen of the Finnish band SOULGRIND has issued the following update: "Summer is gone and a lot of things has happened. I got married, which is probably the main thing. The party was excellent and all 120 guests were pretty happy. At the least the couple was. 1000 cans of beer, 42 bottles ...

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GODSPLAGUE To Release Third Album 'H8' In September

Finnish metallers GODSPLAGUE will release their third album, "H8", on September 5 via Stay Heavy Records. According to the band's official bio, "GODSPLAGUE's music is a mix of heavy, downtuned guitar riffs, overdriven bass and powerful drum grooves. If BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, C.O.C. and DOWN get your juices going, heads banging and fists shaking, GODSPLAGUE ...

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SINAMORE: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Finnish goth-rock quartet SINAMORE entered b>Villvox Studio with Juho Räihä (BEFORE THE DAWN, GLORIA MORTI) and Aleksanteri Kuosa to begin recording their second album, tentatively due in the fall via Napalm Records. A video clip shot during the vocal-recording sessions has been posted at YouTube. Regarding the musical direction of the follow-up to ...

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LULLACRY Is 'Free To Negotiate With Every Possible Label'

LULLACRY guitarist Sami VauhKonen has issued the following update: "I've made lots new (I hope) killer tunes lately. I actually also did one song for the band called GODSPLAQUE. My good friend Euge Valovirta said that he needs to write couple of songs more before the studio and I was like, 'Hold on, I can ...

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SINAMORE To Enter Studio Next Week

Guitarist Tommi Tapani Muhli of the Finnish goth-rock quartet SINAMORE has issued the following update: "SINAMORE is currently preparing to record the successor to 'A New Day' [2006]. The recordings will begin the 7th May and hopefully we'll be finished in the beginning of July! "We've got some productional help from our friend Tuomas Saukkonen ...

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SOULGRIND: New Song Available For Download

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has uploaded its new single, "Pakana", at this location. The song is the title cut of the group's eighth album, due next month via Holy Records. "Pakana", was recorded at D studio and is scheduled for a February 2007 ...

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LULLACRY, SILENTIUM Added To STREAM OF PASSION's Helsinki Gig

LULLACRY and SILENTIUM have been added to the STREAM OF PASSION gig on January 19, 2007 at Nosturi in Helsinki. LULLACRY is currently writing material for the follow-up to its fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", which was released in the U.S. in February via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Astia Studios with ...

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LULLACRY: Live Video Clip Posted Online

Finland's LULLACRY has uploaded a video clip of the band performing an acoustic version of the song "Every Single Day" last year at the Semifinal Club in Helsinki, Finland. Check it out at this location. LULLACRY is currently writing material for the follow-up to its fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", which was released ...

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SOULGRIND: Remastered Early Material Available For Free Download

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has uploaded remastered versions of several songs from the band's early days (1992-1999) on its official web site. Also available for download is the song "Kalma", which the group has apparently had a lot of requests for. In other news, SOULGRIND ...

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SINAMORE: 'Fallen' Video Posted Online

SINAMORE's video for the track "Fallen" has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). The song comes off the Finnish goth-rock quartet's debut album, "A New Day", which was released in January via Napalm Records. "A New Day" was recorded at Woodbine Garden studio with producer Teemu Aalto (OMNIUM GATHERUM, SERGIO) and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR On 'The Sopranos' Soundtrack

MÖTLEY CRÜE ("Girls Girls Girls"), QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ("Monsters in the Parasol"), ORGY ("Opticon"), SLIPKNOT ("Disasterpiece"), LULLACRY ("Stranger in You") and STONE SOUR ("Hell and Consequence") are among the hard rock/heavy metal artists who have contributed to the soundtrack of the videogame "The Sopranos: Road to Respect", which is due out on PlayStation ...

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Former FINNTROLL Singer Joins SOULGRIND

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has announced the addition of former FINNTROLL singer Tapio Wilska as its new bassist. "We had our wild welcome party last Saturday and everybody is still in the state of shaking shock," reads a statement from the group. "Wet, wild and ...

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SOULGRIND Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has parted ways with bassist JP due to "personal differences." The band is now trying out a few candidates and the new bass player will be announced within a month. SOULGRIND recently entered D studio to begin recording their eighth album, ...

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LULLACRY Schedules Finnish Dates

Finland's LULLACRY has announced the following dates in August: Aug. 08 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Aug. 11 - Kirkkonummi, FIN @ Night Club Lume LULLACRY is currently writing material for the follow-up to its fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", which was released in the U.S. in February via Century Media Records. The CD was ...

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TRISTANIA, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, LULLACRY Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST 4

TRISTANIA, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, LULLACRY and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS are among the confirmed bands for the Metal Female Voices Fest 4, set to take place October 21, 2006 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: TRISTANIA (Norway) LULLACRY (Finland) NAIO SSAION (Slovenia) SKEPTICAL MINDS (Belgium) ANACHRONIA (France) THE ...

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