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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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Former CARCASS Frontman JEFF WALKER: Solo Album Track Listing Revealed

Former CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker has finalized the track listing for his upcoming solo album consisting exclusively of country and blues covers. The CD, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", will include tracks from such artists as SKEETER DAVIS, HANK WILLIAMS, JOHNNY CASH, CONNIE SMITH, and JOHN DENVER — albeit with a metallic spin. A March ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman's Country/Blues Solo Album To Surface Early Next Year

Fractured Transmitter Records will be issuing former CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker's solo album consisting exclusively of country and blues covers from artists including SKEETER DAVIS, HANK WILLIAMS, JOHNNY CASH, CONNIE SMITH, and JOHN DENVER — albeit with a metallic spin. The CD, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", is tentatively scheduled for release in February/March 2006. ...

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H.I.M. Enjoy Group Masturbation

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Finnish goth-metal band H.I.M. prefer to indulge in group masturbation sessions rather than succumb to the allure of groupies, because they are scared of bedding a transsexual by mistake. Frontman Ville Valo claims that joint viewing of pornographic channels on hotel televisions keeps their sexual desires at bay, and avoids any ...

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MEGADETH Members Check In From Brazil

MEGADETH members Dave Mustaine, James MacDonough and Shawn Drover have posted separate messages on the band's official forum prior to the group's Oct. 11 gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The messages read as follows: Dave Mustaine: "I am harnessing up for the Sao Paulo show, whom I am sure knowing the fighting determination of these ...

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H.I.M.: Tenth Podcast Available

A 19-minute interview with H.I.M. drummer Gas Lipstick (real name: Mikko Karppinen) has been posted online as part of the tenth installment of H.I.M.'s podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming album, "Dark Light", due out on September 27 via Sire. Download it at this location. Among the topics covered in the ...

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H.I.M.: Ninth Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the ninth installment of their podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming album, "Dark Light", due out on September 27 via Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Catching up with Mige * Concept of the new music video, "Rip Out the Wings ...

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