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THE MAN-EATING TREE's Debut Album To Be Released Through CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

THE MAN-EATING TREE — the new atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — will release its debut album, "Vine", in September in Finland via Cobra Records and in other territories through Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Mastervox Studio in Oulu, Finland ...

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PAIN Mainman Interviewed By 'Rock My Monkey'

Rock My Monkey recently conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. "Cynic Paradise", the latest album from PAIN, sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North America ...

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AMORPHIS' 'Skyforger' Certified Gold In Finland

"Skyforger", the new album from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. (Note: The sales requirement for albums to reach gold status in Finland was recently lowered to 10,000, but because "Skyforger" was released before this change took effect, the old rules still apply.) The bandmembers ...

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PAIN Mainman Interviewed By METAL ASSAULT

On May 26, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. You can now listen to the chat below. "Cynic Paradise", the latest album from PAIN, sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North ...

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DAYLIGHT MISERY: 'Meadows Of Desire' Video Released

"Meadows Of Desire", the new video from Greek death metallers DAYLIGHT MISERY, can be viewed below. The clip, which features a guest appearance by Efthimis Karadimas (NIGHTFALL), was directed by Manos, the guitarist of the band UNIVERSE217. The song comes off DAYLIGHT MISERY's debut album, "Depressive Icons", which came out in early April. "Depressive Icons" ...

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ORPHANED LAND: European Tour Diary Part 3 Available

Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND recently wrapped up their headlining run through Europe and have posted part three in a series of video tour diaries that offer you a chance to witness the band bringing some Middle Eastern flavor to the old world. Watch the latest clip below. ORPHANED LAND will continue to ...

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ORPHANED LAND: European Tour Diary Part 2 Available

Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND recently wrapped up their headlining run through Europe and have posted part two in a series of video tour diaries that offer you a chance to witness the band bringing some Middle Eastern flavor to the old world. Watch the latest clip below. ORPHANED LAND will continue to ...

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BARREN EARTH Guitarist Interviewed In Montreal

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with Finnish guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, BARREN EARTH) when KREATOR performed at Club Soda in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 7, 2010. You can now watch the 18-minute chat below. BARREN EARTH is the new Helsinki, Finland-based project featuring members of KREATOR, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN and MANNHAI. The ...

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AMORPHIS To Release Re-Recorded Versions Of Early Songs

On June 2, Petri Silas of Finland's Soundi magazine conducted an exclusive interview with guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS about the band's upcoming collection, "Majestic Beasts - Tales From The Early Years", and the group's plans for the next studio album. Among the new bits of information that were revealed were the following: ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: Performance Footage Of New Single Available

Fan-filmed video footage of THE MAN-EATING TREE — the new atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — performing the song "Out Of The Wind" on June 18 at the Nuclear Nightclub in Oulu, Finland can be viewed below. A photo gallery from the concert ...

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ORPHANED LAND: European Tour Diary Part 1 Available

Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND are wrapping up their headlining run through Europe and now have launched part one in a series of video tour diaries that offer you a chance to witness the band bringing some Middle Eastern flavor to the old world. Watch the clip below. ORPHANED LAND will continue to ...

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PAIN: 'Cynic Paradise' U.S. First-Week Sales Revealed

"Cynic Paradise", the new album from PAIN — the Swedish band featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren — sold around 300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. "Cynic Paradise" was made available in North America on June 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. The North American version of the LP features an ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: 'Out Of The Wind' Single Cracks Finnish Top 5

"Out Of The Wind", the first single from THE MAN-EATING TREE — the new atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 3. "Out Of The Wind" comes off THE MAN-EATING TREE's debut ...

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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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AMORAL In Writing Mode

Guitarist Ben Varon of Finnish metallers AMORAL has issued the following update: "As you might've noticed, it's been real quiet here in the past few months. We've been writing, rehearsing and recording demos of the new material that will eventually become AMORAL studio album number five. There's been a nice, long break from gigs, so ...

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BARREN EARTH: 'The Leer' Video Released

"The Leer", the new video from BARREN EARTH — the new Helsinki, Finland-based project featuring members of KREATOR, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN and MANNHAI — can be viewed at Metal-Hammer.de. The clip was directed by Owe Lingvall of Sweden's Village Road Film and was filmed in a Swedish sanatorium and a Finnish porn ...

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DARKSIDE: Reunion Show Cancelled

The previously announced reunion show by the classic lineup of the Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE — which was scheduled to take place at the Night Of Rock 2010 festival on July 30 in Enzesfeld-Lindabrunn, Austria — has been cancelled "due to personal issues between some members of the original lineup." Commented vocalist/keyboardist Wolf: "Once ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: 'A Song For My Funeral' Video Released

"A Song For My Funeral", the video from Finland's BLACK SUN AEON, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's first album, "Darkness Walks Beside Me", which was released in March 2009 via Cyclone Empire. The CD featured guest vocals by Tomi Koivusaari of AMORPHIS, Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW, Mynni Luukkainen of SOTAJUMALA ...

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NIGHTWISH, APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS Members Featured In New Finnish Metal Documentary

AMORPHIS, HANOI ROCKS, Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH), KORPIKLAANI, SONATA ARCTICA and Eicca Toppinen (APOCALYPTICA) are among the artists who were interviewed for "Rautaa Rajan Taa", a new documentary about the Finnish metal scene which will have its premiere in Helsinki tonight (Friday, April 16). The documentary sheds a humoros light on the export of Finnish music, ...

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BARREN EARTH Bassist Interviewed On 'Talking Metal'

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview Mark Strigl conducted with Olli-Pekka Laine of BARREN EARTH as well as an interview John Ostronomy and guest host Victor Ruiz did with Anthony Esposito of original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's solo band on the "Mars Attacks" show. The 90-minute podcast can be downloaded at

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KAMELOT Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

KAMELOT has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ASTRAL DOORS ATROCITY BROILERS BRUTUS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEAD MEANS NOTHING ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

SOULFLY has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY AMORPHIS ASTRAL DOORS ATROCITY BROILERS BRUTUS CALIBAN CANDLEMASS CANNIBAL CORPSE CORVUS CORAX CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEAD MEANS NOTHING ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: Album Teaser Posted Online

A teaser for "Vine", the forthcoming debut album from THE MAN-EATING TREE — the new atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — can be viewed below. Due in September via Cobra Records, the CD was recorded at Mastervox Studio in Oulu, Finland with producer ...

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BLACK SUN AEON: 'Frozen' Video Available

"Frozen", the new video from Finland's BLACK SUN AEON, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second album, "Routa", which entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 8. The follow-up to "Darkness Walks Beside Me" is a double album featuring a Finish-winter theme and consisting ...

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