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H.I.M. To Film New 'Killing Loneliness' Video This Weekend

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. will be shooting a new video for their song "Killing Loneliness" on Sunday, April 2 in Los Angeles, California. H.I.M. will be joined in the new clip — which is being directed by Nathan Cox (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MARILYN MANSON, KORN, LINKIN PARK, STAIND, DISTURBED) — by tattoo artist ...

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POISONBLACK To Release New Album In The Fall

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — are continuing to write material for their sophomore album, which they hope to begin recording this spring for a tentative late summer/early fall release via Century Media Records. ...

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H.I.M.: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

MTV.com is reporting that Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. will be back on North American soil this spring for a 22-date road trip that's scheduled to launch May 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and conclude in Las Vegas on June 8. The run includes two previously announced appearances: one at the Bamboozle Festival — ...

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H.I.M. To Tour U.S. With AIDEN

H.I.M. will be embarking on a U.S. tour with AIDEN beginning on May 2. The venues on the trek are still being confirmed, but the tour is expected to run through June 9. In other news, the Spanish web site Terra.es has uploaded three high-quality video clips from H.I.M.'s live performance in Madrid on March ...

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PRO-PAIN To Embark On European Tour In April

Hardcore kings PRO-PAIN will hit the road again for a 16-day European tour, starting April 4 in Alexandroupolis, Greece. They will be accompanied by German guests UNDERTOW and DRYROT. Formed 1991 by vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil (ex-CRUMBSUCKERS), then New York-based PRO-PAIN benefited from substantial support from MTV's "Headbanger's Ball". In 2004, the band returned to the ...

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H.I.M. To Film New Version Of 'Killing Loneliness' Video

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. will be filming a new video for their song "Killing Loneliness" after the video's original version had met with a "poor American response," according to the group's frontman, Ville Valo. H.I.M. will be joined in the new clip — which is being directed by Nathan Cox (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ...

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MISTELTEIN Announce Lineup Changes, Sign New Record Deal

Swedish black metallers MISTELTEIN have issued the following update on their current activities: "For the first there has been several lineup changes. Nagrinn [guitar] and Hel [keyboards] decided to leave MISTELTEIN as they no longer felt any interest in committing to the band. MISTELTEIN decided to go on starting with searching for replacements. The lead ...

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H.I.M. Frontman Talks About Recent Arrest

H.I.M. singer Ville Valo has spoken out about his recent arrest in Finland on charges that he threatened his neighbor and resisted arrest. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 6, Valo allegedly became belligerent and violent while spending time at his apartment building, which is located in the Eira district of Helsinki. According ...

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POISONBLACK: Former SENTENCED Frontman's New Band Schedule Finnish Gig

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — are scheduled to perform at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland on April 1. Also appearing on the bill will be REFLEXION. POISONBLACK are currently working on their sophomore ...

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H.I.M. Frontman Arrested For Threatening To Kill Neighbor

According to the Finnish tabloid newspaper Iltalehti, H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo was taken into custody by the Finnish police over the weekend for allegedly threatening to kill his neighbor and resisting arrest. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 6), Valo allegedly became belligerent and violent while spending time at his apartment building ...

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BORGO PASS To Open For W.A.S.P. On Long Island

Long Island, New York's BORGO PASS have just announced that they have been selected to open for W.A.S.P. on Wedneday, March 8 at Mulcahy's in Wantagh, NY. BORGO PASS have also joined forces with Skateboard Marketing on a nationwide radio campaign after moving over 2,000 copies of their new full-length record, "Nervosa". Skateboard Marketing has ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman JEFF WALKER: Solo Album Delayed

Fractured Transmitter Records has pushed back the projected release date of the solo album from former CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", to May 9 from the previously announced March 14. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which consists exclusively of country and blues covers, will include tracks from ...

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PROFANE OMEN Sign With DETHRONE MUSIC

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN have inked a deal with Dethrone Music. The group are scheduled to record their debut album over a three-week period beginning on January 27 at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali. A late spring release is expected. In other news, PROFANE OMEN have parted ways with drummer Mika ...

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H.I.M. Frontman Doesn't Know If He Was Raped

ContactMusic.com is reporting that H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo is unsure if he was raped after being given a date rape drug and robbed in a bar in Minneapolis last October [see previous story]. But the H.I.M. singer insists it would serve his attacker right if he was sexually assaulted — because he was ...

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H.I.M. Frontman: 'We Stand For Everything That SLIPKNOT Is Not'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo has slammed his band's detractors as macho chauvinists living in the past. The Finnish rocker believes the reason why so many rock fans dislike H.I.M. is simply because they are afraid to embrace their feminine side. He says, "I can accept that not everyone is going to ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED Concert: Complete Details Revealed!

Last night's (Dec. 15) Roadrunner United show at the Nokia Theater in New York City brought together the best and brightest from the hard rock/metal genres in a series of never-before-seen collaborations. This landmark live event consisted of moments like SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor and LIFE OF AGONY's Keith Caputo singing STONE SOUR's hit "Bother" together ...

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POISONBLACK To Resume Recording Sophomore Album In Early 2006

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, also in SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — are scheduled to return to the studio in early 2006 to complete the recordings for their sophomore album, tentatively due late spring/early summer via Century Media Records. The ...

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Finland's NEGATIVE Begin Recording Third Album

Finnish hard/glam rockers NEGATIVE have entered the studio to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2006. More information will be made available soon. NEGATIVE's sophomore album, "Sweet & Deceitful", was released in Europe (excluding Scandinavia, Italy and Russia) via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2003's gold-certified (in Finland) "War of Love", which ...

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H.I.M., SKINDRED Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 24 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with H.I.M. members Ville Valo, Mige Amour, Gas Lipstick and Linde Lindstrom as well as an interview with SKINDRED drummer Dirty Arya. Host Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also discuss such topics as legendary New York City clubs ...

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H.I.M. Frontman Victim Of Drug-Assisted Robbery

ContactMusic.com is reporting that H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo fell victim to a brazen robbery after his drink was spiked in a Minneapolis, Minnesota, bar during his recent U.S. tour — and he has vowed to stay sober ever since. The Finnish rocker was drinking with strangers the evening before a gig on October 21, 2005 ...

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