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

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the first two dates of their upcoming U.S. tour in support of their new album, "Dark Light". They are as follows: Oct. 08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA Oct. 29-30 - Voodoo Music Experience - New Orleans, LA H.I.M. are expected to team up with SKINDRED and ...

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H.I.M. To Tour U.S. With SKINDRED, FINCH

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be teaming up with SKINDRED and FINCH for a U.S. tour this fall. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, H.I.M. will release "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly" as the first international single off their upcoming CD, "Dark Light". It is expected in late August/early September. ...

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NEGATIVE To Tour Germany In September

Finnish hard/glam rockers NEGATIVE will be embarking on a tour of Germany in September. They will also be playing two additional German dates during the next couple of months: July 7 at Total in Bochum and August 5 at the Dresden Open Air (supporting NIGHTWISH). NEGATIVE's German tour dates: Sep. 06 - Hamburg, Grünspan Sep. ...

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SENTENCED Discuss Upcoming DVD Shoot

In a recent interview with Greece's Metal Temple webzine, SENTENCED's Ville Laihiala (vocals) and Sami Lopakka (guitar) spoke about the band's final album, "The Funeral Album" (out now via Century Media Records) and their upcoming live DVD shoot, which will take place in their hometown of Oulu, Finland later in the year. An ...

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H.I.M. Set Release Date For 'Killing Loneliness' Single

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have set an August 9 release date for "Killing Loneliness", the first single off their forthcoming "Dark Light" album, due on September 26 via Sire Records. According to Billboard.com, "Dark Light" was mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Frontman Ville Valo told Finland's ...

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H.I.M. To Embark On European Club Tour In September

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will embark on a very special series of European club shows before the release of their new album, "Dark Light", in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 29 - Stockholm, SWE @ Circus Sep. 02 - Munich, GER @ Zirkus Krone Sep. 05 - Paris, FRA @ Le Trabendo Sep. 08 ...

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