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AMORPHIS: 'Forging' DVD Trailer Available

AMORPHIS's first-ever live DVD, "Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes", will be released on July 9 (Europe) and July 7 (Finland) via Nuclear Blast, in time for the band's 20th anniversary. The filming of the main concert took place on November 20, 2009 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland, where AMORPHIS was supported by STRATOVARIUS ...

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SKYFORGER: Another New Song Posted Online

"Kurbads", the new album from Latvian pagan metal kings SKYFORGER, is scheduled for release in Europe on April 26 and in North America on May 11 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at the Latvian studio Lauska with the group's own bagpipe player, Kaspars Barbals, handling engineering duties. The bandmembers also produced the ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Forging Europe Tour Part II' Dates Announced

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have announced the details of the second part of the "Forging Europe" tour. The dates are as follows: Nov. 05 - Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark Nov. 06 - Metal Festival - Aalborg, Denmark Nov. 07 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany Nov. 09 - Cathouse - Glasgow, Scotland Nov. 10 - Academy 3 ...

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SKYFORGER: New Album Details Revealed

"Kurbads", the new album from Latvian pagan metal kings SKYFORGER, is scheduled for release in Europe on April 26 and in North America on May 11 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at the Latvian studio Lauska with the group's own bagpipe player, Kaspars Barbals, handling engineering duties. The bandmembers also produced the ...

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VAN CANTO, INGRIMM, NACHTGESCHREI Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

VAN CANTO, INGRIMM and NACHTGESCHREI have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA BELPHEGOR CARACH ANGREN CATAMENIA CTULU ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM FJOERGYN GORGOROTH GRAILKNIGHTS HAGGARD HEATHEN FORAY HELFAHRT HELLSAW HELRUNAR ...

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AMORPHIS, INSOMNIUM Honored At FINNISH METAL AWARDS

AMORPHIS and INSOMNIUM are among the artists that were honored at the Finnish Metal Awards, which was held Saturday night (February 20) during the Finnish Metal Expo at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. Members of the Finnish metal media pre-selected the candidates and the people cast their votes to select the winners, which were ...

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

Pacific Northwestern black metal eco-terrorists WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AKREA ARKONA BELPHEGOR CARACH ANGREN CATAMENIA CTULU ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM FJOERGYN GORGOROTH GRAILKNIGHTS HAGGARD ...

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SKYFORGER: 'Kurbads' Trailer Posted Online

A trailer for "Kurbads", the new album from Latvian pagan metal kings SKYFORGER, can be viewed below. The CD is due in Europe on April 26 and in North America on May 11 via Metal Blade Records. Without a doubt SKYFORGER are one of the leading bands in the worldwide pagan and folk metal movement ...

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AMORPHIS: 'From The Heaven Of My Heart' Video Released

"From The Heaven Of My Heart", the new video from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Owe Lingwall of Sweden's Village Road Film and was filmed at various locations throughout Finland. The track can be found on AMORPHIS' new CD, "Skyforger", which was honored in the "Metal Album Of ...

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SKYFORGER Confirmed For Germany's RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL

Latvian Pagan metal kings SKYFORGER have been confirmed for this year's Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany. They will celebrate the release of their new album, "Kurbads", and will — for the first time in Germany — also play a very rare folk set. ...

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SKYFORGER Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Latvian pagan metal kings SKYFORGER. The band is currently mixing its new album, "Kurbads", for an April 26 European release. Without a doubt SKYFORGER are one of the leading bands in the worldwide pagan and folk metal movement and finally the Baltic men have found a proper ...

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AMORPHIS, THE 69 EYES Honored At Finland's EMMA GAALA

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS were honored in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category (for 2009's "Skyforger") at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held February 4 at Peacock-Teatteri in Linnanmäki. Other artists that were nominated in the "Metal Album" category were ENSIFERUM, SONATA ARCTICA and KOTITEOLLISUUS. Elsewhere, THE 69 EYES won the ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform At Tomorrow's EMMA GAALA

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS will perform at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which will be held on Thursday, February 4 at Peacock-Teatteri in Linnanmäki. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live via the Internet without country restrictions. AMORPHIS was nominated in two categories at this year's Emma Gaala — "Metal Album Of The Year" ...

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IN SLUMBER, ASMODEUS, DISTORTED IMPALEMENT Confirmed For KALTENBACH OPEN AIR

IN SLUMBER, ASMODEUS, DISTORTED IMPALEMENT, EREBOS, BREWED & CANNED and V.P.O.A.A.W.A.M.C. have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Kaltenbach Open Air festival, set to take place July 15-17, 2010 in Spital am Semmering, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ASMODEUS ASPHYX BREWED & CANNED DARK FUNERAL DARKANE DISTORTED IMPALEMENT ...

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MEGADETH Takes Top Honors In 'Metal On Metal' Listener Poll

MEGADETH's "Endgame" album took the No. 1 spot in WJCU's "Metal On Metal" annual listener Top 25 countdown show. SLAYER's "World Painted Blood" and HEAVEN & HELL's "The Devil You Know" were close runner-ups for the second and third positions, respectively. This was the 26th year of the poll, which has become an annual tradition ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Talks Christmas

The German edition of Metal Hammer magazine recently spoke about Christmas with guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS. During the chat, Esa talked about what the celebration means to him personally, for his band, and he offered some insight into the Finnish attitude towards Christmas. Watch the interview at this location. AMORPHIS ...

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AMORPHIS: Video Interview With TOMI KOIVUSAARI Posted Online

E-Rock.gr conducted an interview with rhythm guitarist Tomi Koivusaari of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS on November 1, 2009 when the band played Athens, Greece. Watch the chat in two parts below. AMORPHIS will release its first-ever live DVD in the spring of 2010, in time for the band's 20th anniversary. The filming took place earlier tonight ...

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AMORPHIS To Film Concert DVD This Friday

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS will release their first-ever live DVD in the spring of 2010, in time for the band's 20th anniversary. The filming will take place on Friday, November 20 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland, where AMORPHIS will be supported by STRATOVARIUS and BEFORE THE DAWN. In addition to the full-length live show, the ...

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AMORPHIS: Munich Footage Posted Online

Video footage of AMORPHIS' November 6, 2009 performance in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). "Skyforger", the new album from AMORPHIS, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 33 on the Top New Artist Albums ...

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AMORPHIS Keyboardist Interviewed In Athens

Metalzone.gr conducted an interview with Santeri Kallio of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS on November 1, 2009 when the band played Athens, Greece. Santeri talks about how it feels being in a band that's been around for almost 20 years, gives advice to new groups coming into the metal scene and also offers as a ...

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AMORPHIS: London Footage Available

SoundShock.net has uploaded video footage of AMORPHIS' October 10, 2009 concert at the Camden Underworld in London, England. Watch the clips below. "Skyforger", the new album from AMORPHIS, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 33 ...

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MÅNEGARM To Film 'Vetrarmegin' Video

Swedish "Viking metal" act MÅNEGARM will film a video for the song "Vetrarmegin" (English translation: Winter Force) this coming weekend with the Standard Film Team (DARK FUNERAL, PLECTOR, ZONARIA). The clip will be shot in a "Viking village" near the band's hometown, Norrtälje, with an "incredible pre-renaissance atmosphere." The group states, "The Viking village, with ...

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AMORPHIS Interviewed In Vienna; Video Available

Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS when the band played in Vienna on October 20, 2009. Watch the chat below. Skyforger", the new album from AMORPHIS, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according ...

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