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ELVENKING To Master New Album This Month

ELVENKING's third album is scheduled to be mastered by on July 26 at Finnvox studios in Finland by Mika Jussila. A late 2005 release via AFM Records is expected. The follow-up to 2004's "Wyrd" was recorded at the Italian folk/power metal band 's own Sherpa Studios and was mixed at Sonic Pump studios in Finland ...

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ELVENKING Finish Mixing New Album

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have finished mixing their third album at Sonic Pump Studios in Finland for a late 2005 release via AFM Records. "Last week, Aydan and Damnagoras [came] back from Finland," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The mixing phase is finished and the band is totally satisfied with the ...

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TRIVIUM's HEAFY Reveals Details Of 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy has revealed more details about his contributions to the upcoming "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist's Solo Album To Be Reissued In August

Shrapnel Records has set an August 2 release date for the solo album from SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo (COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN, ILL NINO). "Colossal Myopia", which was originally issued on the Phlamencore label in February of 2004, will include four completely new, intricate instrumental metal-shred-type songs and new artwork. "Colossal Myopia" is a mixture of ...

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ELVENKING Begin Mixing New Album

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING are currently at Sonic Pump Studios in Finland mixing their third album for a late 2005 release via AFM Records. "Everything's going great as we've nearly finished the first song," the band write on their web site. "Sonic Pump will surely become one the biggest and greatest studios over here ...

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AMORPHIS: Preparing To Enter Studio

Finnish rockers AMORPHIS are intensively rehearsing and writing new songs for their follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun", tentatively due in late 2005/early 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. On July 1, the band will enter the Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to start the recording process. Producers will be Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) for ...

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ELVENKING Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have posted the following message on their official web site: "During these days the band have finished the recording process for the new album!!! Only some small particulars are missing and they'll be carried out within Friday 10th June since Aydan and Damnagoras will fly to Helsinki the morning of ...

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ILL NINO Name New Album

ILL NINO have set "One Nation Underground" as the title of their upcoming third album, tentatively due in August via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Confession" is being recorded at Hi-Fi Recordings in Union City, NJ with producers Eddie Wohl (36 CRAZYFISTS, ANTHRAX) and drummer Dave Chavarri. The CD will include a guest appearance ...

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ELVENKING Cancel METAL INVADERS FESTIVAL Appearance

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING were forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at the Metal Invaders Festival in Italy on Saturday, May 21 "due to seasonal illness." "The band feels verry sorry about this and hopes that all the ones who'd have been present Saturday will soon have the opportunity to see ELVENKING live ...

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PROFANE OMEN Schedule German Tour Dates

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN will shortly hit the road to do their first gigs outside Finland. The band's current mini-CD, "Adrenaline", was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was produced by Panu Willman (ex-ENTWINE/BEFORE THE DAWN, currently in DARK FILTH FRATERNITY). PROFANE OMEN will be teaming up with ...

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IMPERANON Part Ways With NUCLEAR BLAST, Seek New Label Home

Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON have posted the following update on their official web site: "January 2004 after the recordings of 'Stained', Aleksi [Sihvonen, guitar] went to the military and got out on July when Jaakko [Nylund, drums] started his service. Jaakko got out April 7th 2005. "At some point we got an e-mail from ...

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NAYLED: Second Mini-CD Available For Free Download

NAYLED, the Hamburg, Germany-based "modern metal" band featuring Jury Kowalczyk, ex-guitarist of the black/death metal band MEPHISTOPHELES, have released all four songs from their second mini-CD as a free download in the "Media" section of their official web site. The "Antibody" EP was produced by Eike Freese, singer/guitarist of Hamburg's melodic deathers DARK ...

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ILL NINO: Recording Update From Band's A&R Rep

ILL NINO are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2003's "Confession". The band's Roadrunner Records A&R rep has checked in with the following update: "I can tell you that the guys have recorded fifteen songs 12-13 of which will end up on the finished album. And while every band always tells you that ...

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MACHINE MEN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish melodic metal act MACHINE MEN have inked a deal with Century Media Records. Earning a reputation as an excellent live band, these young musicians (in their early 20s) created quite a buzz in the realm of melodic metal with their self-titled MCD (2002) and their debut album, "Scars & Wounds", which was released in ...

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TRIVIUM Enter BILLBOARD Chart At No. 151

TRIVIUM's latest CD, "Ascendancy", has sold 6,976 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 151 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart (No. 4 on Heatseeker chart, No. 21 on Top Hard Music Albums chart). TRIVIUM are currently on the Road Rage tour with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, THE AGONY SCENE ...

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HEVEIN: New Single Sample Posted Online

An audio sample of the new HEVEIN single, "iOta", has been posted online at the group's official web site. Due on April 6 via Spinefarm Records, the "iOta" single consists of the title cut and "Worth Fighting For". The recording was mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki and was mastered ...

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