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GODSMACK Interview From VH1 'Rock Honors' 2006 Available Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal", entitled "Best of VH1 Rock Honors 2006", features the podcast premiere of interviews host John Ostronomy conducted with GODSMACK and FOO FIGHTERS as well as "black carpet" interviews Ostronomy conducted with Ian Hill, K.K. Downing, and Scott Travis of JUDAS PRIEST, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD, ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: New Touring Lineup Announced

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have issued the following update: "Ok, let's start with some good news. We have found our new guitar players! Karri Kuisma is now our official member and our new solo guitarist is a dude called Tomy Laisto. Both Karri and Tomy already played with us at the show ...

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SEARING MEADOW: New Song Posted Online

Finnish melodic death metal band SEARING MEADOW has released a new promotional CD. The effort was recorded at Noisecamp Studios with producer Kari Nieminen. The track listing is as follows: 01. Inverted 02. Obey and Desecrate Check out the song "Inverted" on the band's MySpace page. Guitarist Sasu Haapanen previously stated about the ...

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Former SENTENCED Guitarist Launches Merchandising Company

Many have been wondering what happened to the individual members of SENTENCED after the band was buried in 2005. Singer Ville Laihiala is focusing on POISONBLACK, which released its second album, "Lust Stained Despair", in August 2006 and toured Europe with labelmates LACUNA COIL. In the meantime guitarist Sami Lopakka has started a merchandising company ...

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DAUNTLESS' Debut Album Enters Finnish Chart At No. 40

DAUNTLESS's debut album, "Execute the Fact" (Firebox Records), has entered the Finnish national chart at position No. 40. Although it may be fair to say that heavy metal is on the charts in Finland every week, there have only been a few bands this extreme that have succeeded in making an impact on the Finnish ...

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KILL THE ROMANCE To Release 'Take Another Life' In April

Finnish melodic death metal band KILL THE ROMANCE will release its debut album, "Take Another Life", on April 24 via Locomotive Music. KILL THE ROMANCEMika Tanttu, Ville Hovi, Tomi Luoma, Antti Kakkonen and Raimo Posti — gathered up its various influences from a host of previous projects that traversed such ground as death ...

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POISONBLACK Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar; formerly of SENTENCED), has been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place June 7-9 in Tampere, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, June 7: MEGADETH KOTIPELTO KORPIKLAANI Friday, June 8: TYPE O NEGATIVE POISONBLACK ...

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POISONBLACK Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar; formerly of SENTENCED), has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABSOLUTE AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH BLACK MESSIAH BOLT THROWER COMMUNIC CREMATORY ...

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DAUNTLESS To Release Debut Album 'Execute The Fact' In March

Finnish death/thrash band DAUNTLESS will release its debut album, "Execute the Fact", on March 1 through Firebox Records. "Execute the Fact" consists of nine tracks, some of which are entirely new and unheard, some collected pieces from along the way. The album was recorded at JiVe Studio and Studio Dauntless and mixed at Villvox Studio, ...

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Buried Alive - SENTENCED

I don't know about you, but I'm still bummed at the demise of the mighty SENTENCED. It is hard to believe that the band started way back in 1989 and turned from a more traditional death metal act into the melodic, rocking, and suicide-obsessed juggernaut that they became, particularly on later albums like "Crimson", the ...

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Buried Alive - SENTENCED

So this is it, the final farewell to a band that called it quits voluntarily after evolving from barren death metal artisans and English manglers ("Rot to Dead"! "Desperationed Future"!) in the late 1980s to a sleek, melancholy hit-making machine (in their native Finland, anyway). While some would point out that SENTENCED had "matured" to ...

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NEGATIVE To Perform Acoustically On Finnish Radio

Finnish hard/glam rock band NEGATIVE will perform acoustically and take part in an interview on the Finnish radio station Uusi Kiss tomorrow (Friday, January 26) at 17.00. NEGATIVE recently shot a video for its new single, "Sinners Night/Misty Morning", which came out in Finland last November. The title cut comes off the band's third album, ...

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DEATHBOUND: 'We Deserve Much Worse' Release Dates Announced

Finnish grinding death metal act DEATHBOUND, featuring members of THE DUSKFALL and ROTTEN SOUND, will release its third album, "We Deserve Much Worse", via Dynamic Arts on the following dates: January 10, 2007 (Scandinavia) March 9, 2007 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) March 5, 2007 (Rest of the world) "We Deserve Much Worse" was recorded and mixed ...

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THE 69 EYES To Release 'Angels' In March

Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES will release their new album, "Angels", in Finland on March 5 via Virgin/EMI. The album was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa and Johnny Lee Michaels — the same team that was responsible for 2004's "Devils". The video for the first single, "Perfect Skin", was directed by Ralf Strathmann and it ...

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WITHERING Parts Ways With Vocalist, Bassist

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers WITHERING has parted ways with vocalist Lasse and bassist Ville. "The chemistry in the band has been more or less questionable for quite a while now," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The decision was made in mutual understanding and WITHERING will continue as a three-piece act for now. ...

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POISONBLACK: Illness Forces Finnish Gig Cancellations

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar; formerly of SENTENCED), has been forced to cancel gigs between December 19 and December 21 due to an illness in the group. The group's next gig will take place on December 31 at Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The affected dates are as follows: Dec. 19 - ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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SEARING MEADOW Seeks New Label Home

Finnish melodic death metal band SEARING MEADOW will enter Noisecamp Studios in February 2007 to record 2-3 new songs which will be used to procure a new record deal. "Ville [Pekkala; guitar] and Mika [Ikonen; vocals] have written some 8-9 new songs," guitarist Sasu Haapanen writes. "I've heard three of them and have to say ...

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NEGATIVE Films 'Sinners Night/Misty Morning' Video

Finnish hard/glam rock band NEGATIVE recently shot a video for its new single, "Sinners Night/Misty Morning", which comes out in Finland on November 29. The title cut comes off the band's third album, "Anorectic", which entered the Finnish chart at position No. 1. The group previously topped the Finnish chart with its last single, "Planet ...

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