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POISONBLACK: Drums, Rhythm Guitar And Bass For New Album Recorded

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala, has entered Soundmix Studio in the group's hometown of Oulu with producer Kari Vähäkuopus to begin recording its third album, entitled "A Dead Heavy Day". According to guitarist Janne Markus, "all drums, rhythm guitars and bass are already in and the new stuff sounds fucking ...

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HATEFORM: Debut Album Details Revealed

Finnish death/thrash metallers HATEFORM have set "Dominance" as the title of their debut album, due on January 30, 2008 via 7:45 Records. According to the band, "'Dominance' will sound just like the band has done this far — a brutal kick to the stomach and all of your teeth punched in. It's going to be ...

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HIM: 'Bleed Well' Video Posted Online

"Bleed Well", the new video from the Finnish "love metallers" HIM, can be viewed below. The band filmed the live footage for the new clip at their Los Angeles shows on November 14 and November 15 at the Orpheum Theatre. The footage from the shows will also be used for HIM's upcoming live DVD, to ...

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NIGHTWISH Bassist/Vocalist Confirmed For 'Raskasta Joulua' Concert In Helsinki

Bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT, ex-SINERGY) has been confirmed to take part in the December 21, 2007 performance at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland by Raskasta Joulua (Heavy Christmas) — a special project which celebrates Christmas and its music tradition mixed with metal. Also scheduled to appear are Antony Parviainen (MACHINE MEN), JP Leppäluoto (CHARON), Ville ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Guitarist To Guest On 'Black Flame Radio'

CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist Charles Hedger will be interviewed on Black Flame Radio this coming Wednesday night/Thursday morning (November 14-15) between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. EST. The interview was conducted at the band's October 30 stop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Black Flame Radio can be heard via: * FM 105.5 CHRY (Toronto/North York) * ...

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HIM To Utilize DVD Footage To Cut 'Bleed Well' Video

Finnish "love metallers" HIM will be using the live footage filmed during the band's DVD shoot on November 14-15 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles to cut a music video for single "Bleed Well". As previously reported, HIM will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn, ...

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CHARON, MACHINE MEN Singers To Take Part In 'Raskasta Joulua' Tour

Antony Parviainen (MACHINE MEN), JP Leppäluoto (CHARON), Ville Tuomi (UNITED UNDERWORLD) and Ari Mikael Koivunen (winner of the 2007 Finnish "Idols" competition) will take part in this year's Raskasta Joulua (Heavy Christmas) tour that will hit the road in Finland in late November/early December. Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT, ex-SINERGY) may also take part in the ...

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HIM: Los Angeles Concerts To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

HIM's November 14-15 concerts at the Orpheium Theatre in Los Angeles will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. November 14 is sold out, but you can still claim your place in HIM history on November 15 at the Orpheum Theatre while tickets last. Get your tickets while you still can from ...

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MALUMMEH: Another New Song Posted Online

Finnish metallers MALUMMEH have posted another new song, "Unbidden", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's debut album, "Revival", which is scheduled for release on November 7 via Spinefarm Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Revival 03. Turning Point 04. Bipolarity 05. Open ...

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HIM Frontman Says He Was Beaten Up By His Ex-Girlfriend

World Entertainment News Network reports that HIM frontman Ville Valo was almost forced to cancel his band's first major American tour after his ex-girlfriend beat him up. The 30-year-old rocker was given a black eye by his former partner and suffered a burst ear drum at the hands of the unnamed woman. He says, "She ...

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HIM: New Video Interview Available

HIM members Ville Valo (vocals) and Mige (bass) recently took part in a backstage interview with Blender.com. Watch the five-minute clip at this location. As previously reported, HIM will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn, airing Monday, November 12 at 11:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. ...

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ELENIUM: New Lineup Announced

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lineup includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have announced the addition of Anssi Hallio (drums), Ville Leppänen (guitar; DISORDEAD) and Lauri Koskenniemi (guitar; CRYSTAL BLAZE, ex-IMPERANON) to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "Anssi and Lauri will play their debut ELE-gigs next weekend in Pori. Ville ...

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HATEFORM Signs With 7:45 RECORDS

Finnish death/thrash metallers HATEFORM have inked a deal with 7:45 Records. The group's full-length debut is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2008. Formed in 2004, HATEFORM is compiled of long time musicians and friends, as the trio of Tuomas Vähämaa (drums), Joni Suodenjärvi (bass) and Tomy Laisto (guitar) has played together for over a ...

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HIM On MTV Germany's 'TRL'; Video Available

HIM members Ville Valo and Mige (a.k.a. Mikko Henrik Julius Paananen) recently made a guest appearance on MTV's "TRL" in Germany. Watch the program in four parts below. HIM's new album, "Venus Doom", sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 12 on The Billboard ...

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HIM Interviewed By BAM MARGERA: Video Available

Bam Margera of MTV's "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" fame recently conducted an interview for RecCenter.com with HIM members Ville Valo and Mige (a.k.a. Mikko Henrik Julius Paananen) about the group's latest album, "Venus Doom". Watch the three-minute clip below. HIM's new album, "Venus Doom", sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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