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MALUMMEH: New Song Posted Online

Finnish metallers MALUMMEH have posted a new song, "Open Your Eyes", 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 ...

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INSOMNIUM: North American Tour Blog Launched

Finland's INSOMNIUM is currently on the road in North America with fellow countrymen SWALLOW THE SUN as well as Sweden's KATATONIA and SCAR SYMMETRY as part of the Live Consternation tour. A tour diary/blog maintained by INSOMNIUM guitarist Ville Friman can be found at this location. INSOMNIUM's video for the song "Mortal Share", ...

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HIM: New Video Interviews Available

HIM frontman Ville Valo and bassist Mikko Henrik Julius Paananen (a.k.a. Migé) were recently interviewed for a segment on "Steven's Untitled Rock Show" on Fuse TV. Watch the interview, which was conducted on the band's current Projekt Revolution tour, below. Also available is an interview with Ville and Migé which aired as part of the ...

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HIM Singer Reveals Rehab Hell

Ville Valo has revealed to Britain's Rock Sound magazine (web site) how he checked himself into rehab recently in order to avoid having heart failure. The HIM vocalist spent a couple of weeks detoxing "behind bars" after his drinking had escalated to a point where he said he had two options — die ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Vocalist Records Theme Song For DARIO ARGENTO's Latest Horror Epic

Grammy-nominated, British shock rockers CRADLE OF FILTH have delved towards a new level of darkness. Vocalist Dani Filth recently recorded vocals for the theme song to Dario Argento's latest horror/suspense opus "Mother of Tears: The Third Mother". The song, entitled "(She's) The Mother of Tears" was composed by Claudio Simonetti. Simonetti, a veritable legend among ...

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NEGATIVE: Concert DVD, Singles Collection On The Way

Finnish hard/glam rock band NEGATIVE has set "In the Eye of the Hurricane" as the title of its new DVD, tentatively due this fall. The disc will include a full NEGATIVE concert recorded at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland on December 8, 2006. The band is also planning to issue a collection of its singles, entitled ...

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MALUMMEH To Release Debut In November

Finnish metallers MALUMMEH will release their debut album, "Revival", on November 7. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Revival 03. Turning Point 04. Bipolarity 05. Open Your Eyes 06. Cross the Lines 07. Unbidden 08. Buried In Our Heads 09. Make You Bleed 10. Here To Reign 11. In ...

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H.I.M.: Video Interview With VILLE VALO Available

Germany's Sonic Seducer magazine conducted an interview with H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo at the end of May in Los Angeles during the mixing sessions for the band's new album, "Venus Doom". Watch the interview in two parts below. Fan-filmed video footage of H.I.M. performing its new single, "Kiss of Dawn", live at VK Club in ...

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AZAGHAL To Release 'Omega' Later In The Year

Long-running Finnish black metallers AZAGHAL have inked a deal with Moribund Records. The band is currently working on the follow-up to 2006's "Luciferin Valo", tentatively due later this year. Commented founding guitarist Narqath: "The new album will be a step to a more aggressive and brutal direction from 'Luciferin Valo'. The new album will be ...

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Are You H.I.M.'s Biggest Fan?

Are you the ultimate H.I.M. fan from the U.S.? If you are and can prove it, you can win a trip to meet H.I.M. at the opening night of Projekt Revolution in Seattle, WA, plus get your own private performance from Ville Valo and the band, and have the whole journey documented on video and ...

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VANDÖD: 'Burden Of Eden' Video Available

Swedish black metallers VANDÖD have released their full-length debut, "As", on Ex Mortem Records. Formed in 2004 by guitarist Henrik Wendel and drummer Daniel Wikforss, VANDÖD has developed a style all of its own, thanks in part to Wendel's years of playing in local orchestras. Vocalist Niclas Ankarbranth joined the band after hearing Wendel and ...

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H.I.M.: Official 'Venus Doom' Release Date Revealed

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have set September 18 as the new North American release date for their follow-up to 2005's "Dark Light", entitled "Venus Doom". The band's sixth studio CD, which will arrive one day earlier internationally, was recorded at the Finnvox facility in Helsinki with producer Tim Palmer and was mixed in California. H.I.M. ...

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ELENIUM Parts Ways With Guitarists

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lineup includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have parted ways with guitarists Kasperi Heikkinen and Tommi Leinonen. "Kasperi has decided to concentrate on his own band MERGING FLARE and his other projects," the band writes on its web site. "His true passion is to play heavy ...

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H.I.M.: New 'Venus Doom' Release Date Revealed

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have reportedly set September 4 as the new release date for their follow-up to 2005's "Dark Light", entitled "Venus Doom". The band's sixth studio CD was recorded at the Finnvox facility in Helsinki with producer Tim Palmer and was mixed in California. H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo recently told MTV.com ...

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ADASTRA: New Song Available For Download

Finnish metallers ADASTRA have made available for download a new track, entitled "Stood My Ground". Check it out on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's debut album, "The Last Sunset", due on June 6 via Violent Journey Records. The CD includes "old" favorites and a bunch of previously unheard ...

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PROFANE OMEN Finishes Recording New EP

Finnish death 'n' roll band PROFANE OMEN has finished recording a new EP, entitled "Disconnected", at Villvox Studio under the watchful eyes of engineer Aleksanteri Kuosa and producer Ville Sorvali. The EP will be mixed beginning on June 19 for a fall release. "Disconnected" EP track listing: 01. Disconnected 02. In Fear 03. Breed Suffocation, ...

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H.I.M. Frontman Guests On MANNA Album; Audio Available

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo has recorded a guest appearance on the debut album from Finnish singer Manna, who also happens to be H.I.M. guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindstrom's wife. The track "Just for Tonight" can be found on the "Sister" album, which was released on May 9 in Finland. The CD was produced and mixed by ...

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H.I.M.: New Album Pushed Back To September

According to H.I.M.'s Finnish record label Helsinki Music Company (HMC) (web site), the projected release date of the group's new album, tentatively titled "Venus Doom", has been pushed back to September from the previously announced July 10. The band's sixth studio CD was recorded at the Finnvox facility in Helsinki with producer Tim ...

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MASTODON And H.I.M. To Support METALLICA At Wembley Stadium

According to Metal Hammer, MASTODON and H.I.M. have been confirmed to support METALLICA at their Sick of the Studio '07 gig at Wembley Stadium in London, England on July 8. MASTODON will open the show and H.I.M. will be the main support, with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE completing the bill. MASTODON vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds said, ...

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