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H.I.M.: Eighth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the eighth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Phone call with Mige in Finland * Hearing the new tracks, remixing with Tim ...

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H.I.M.: Seventh Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the seventh installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Running out of time...the finishing touches * H.I.M. touring * Live Shows Vs. Traveling ...

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H.I.M.: Sixth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the sixth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Recording process for a H.I.M. album * Tim Palmer's producing list * Working with ...

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SENTENCED Frontman: 'POISONBLACK Is Not Dying Yet'

SENTENCED/POISONBLACK frontman Ville Laihiala has rejected Internet rumors that his POISONBLACK project is on the verge of splitting up after failing to complete work on the follow-up to their "Escapextacy" debut. Commented Laihiala: "POISONBLACK is not dying yet. The next album is allready recorded, but it needs a bit more work before the release, which ...

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H.I.M.: Fifth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the fifth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Ville gets sick * The finishing touches on the new album * Ville's favorite ...

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H.I.M. Tap ANDY WALLACE To Mix New Album

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have reportedly tapped Andy Wallace (KORN, LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT, SLAYER) to mix their brand-new album, tentatively due in the fall via Sire. The mixing sessions will take place in New York City beginning this week. As previously reported, H.I.M. recorded the follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" at Los Angeles' Paramour studios ...

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H.I.M.: Fourth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the fourth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Linde's musical influences * Mige talks about the "fresh new sound" * Mige "the ...

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H.I.M.: Third Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the third installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Ville's favorite bands * Time in the studio * Feel of the new record ...

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H.I.M.: Second Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the second installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Recording the vocals * The recording process continues * Writing the lyrics for the ...

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H.I.M.: Weekly Podcast Launched

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have launched a weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Check it out at this location. As previously reported, H.I.M. have entered Los Angeles' Paramour studios to work on the follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal". According to singer ...

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H.I.M. Mainman Embraces His Sensitive Side On Forthcoming Album

Kerrang! magazine is reporting that Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have entered Los Angeles' Paramour studios to work on the follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal". According to singer Ville Valo, the as-yet-untitled album, which is being produced by Tim Palmer (who worked on the band's last CD), will feature "really fast songs but with a melodic punky ...

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H.I.M.: Festival Appearances Announced

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the following festival appearances during the coming months: Jun. 03 - Rock Im Park - Nürnberg, GER Jun. 05 - Rock Am Ring - Nürburgring, GER Jun. 11 - Download Festival - Donington, UK Jul. 09 - Ruisrock - Turku, FIN Aug. 13 - Summer Sonic - Tokyo, JPN ...

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H.I.M. Launch 'Heartagram Tattoo Project'

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have launched the "Heartagram Tattoo Project." Just take a photo of any "Heartagram" tattoos you have on your body, then e-mail it to the band. They are collecting images for a project to be revealed later in 2005 and want their fans to be involved. More information is available at

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H.I.M. To Release 'Love Metal Archives Vol. 1' DVD In April/May

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be releasing a new DVD, entitled "Love Metal Archives Vol. 1", in Europe in late April/early May. The disc will reportedly contain video or live versions of 53 songs, rare interviews and other special extras. No further information is currently available. The new H.I.M. album, which is presently untitled, will reportedly ...

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H.I.M. Frontman Talks About His Favorite BLACK SABBATH Albums

In the latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine, H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo lists his top 10 BLACK SABBATH albums and comments on each recording. Read on: 10. Born Again Ville Valo: "…'Disturbing The Priest' [is] a really cool, doomy, classic SABBATH track." 09. Heaven And Hell Ville Valo: "…it's one of those albums that still ...

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H.I.M., THE RASMUS Singers Perform 'Bittersweet' With APOCALYPTICA: Photos Available

As widely expected, H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo and THE RASMUS singer Lauri Ylönen joined APOCALYPTICA for the world-premiere live rendition of their single "Bittersweet" at a benefit concert for the victims of the Asian earthquake/tsunami disaster at Helsinki's 12,000-seater Hartwall Arena on Monday (Jan. 17). The concert featured 30-minute live performances by H.I.M., THE RASMUS, ...

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H.I.M., THE RASMUS Singers To Perform 'Bittersweet' With APOCALYPTICA

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo and THE RASMUS singer Lauri Ylönen are expected to join APOCALYPTICA for the world-premiere live rendition of their single "Bittersweet" at a benefit concert for the victims of the Asian earthquake/tsunami disaster at Helsinki's 12,000-seater Hartwall Arena on Monday, January 17. The concert, which will feature 30-minute live performances by H.I.M., ...

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Finnish DIMEBAG DARRELL Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have revealed more information about the upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held January 15 at VR Makasiinit in Helsinki. According to a posting on HEVEIN's web site, at least 25 classic PANTERA songs will be played in memory of Dimebag by dozens of ...

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H.I.M. Frontman VILLE VALO To Release Solo Album?

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo will reportedly record a solo album this year that is expected to be released before the new H.I.M. CD. The solo effort will apparently be inspired by "country" music and Ville's recent work on APOCALYPTICA's "Bittersweet" video, and will include the songs "Under the Rose", "Face of God" and "Have No ...

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Finnish H.I.M. Documentary To Air In February

The Finnish channel TV 2 will be airing a new H.I.M. documentary in February. The documentary was reportedly shot by frontman Ville Valo's girlfriend Jonna Nygren and follows the band during their U.S. tour. No exact air date has been set. In other news, H.I.M. have been confirmed to pay the 2005 edition of the ...

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SENTENCED: New Album Track Listing Revealed

According to Metal-Rules.com, Finnish metallers SENTENCED revealed the track listing for their as-yet-untitled new album during a recent listening session for members of the media. The follow-up to 2002's "The Cold White Light" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, THE 69 EYES) and is scheduled for release in April 2005 via Century Media Records. ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Finnish Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged about the "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005. The gig will take place at Rock 'n' Roll Station and all proceeds will be donated to an as-yet-undetermined charity. Admission will be €6 and tickets will be available ...

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NIGHTWISH Frontwoman's Solo Single Enters Finnish Chart At No. 2

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's new solo single, "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 2. Debuting at No. 3 was the new single from APOCALYPTICA, "Bittersweet", featuring guest appearances fellow-countrymen Lauri Ylönen from THE RASMUS and Ville Valo from H.I.M. on vocals. View the whole chart at

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APOCALYPTICA Name New Album

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have set "Apocalyptica" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2005. "In my opinion, our next album comes across like a mixture of 'Reflections' [2003] and the group's current live sound," Eicca Toppinen told Finland's Sonera Plaza. "So I think that we are now about to ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: 'The Unborn' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have completed work on their sophomore album, entitled "The Unborn", at Tico Tico studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…, ALTARIA) in Kemi, Finland. Mastering will take place at Finnvox studios in December 2004. The cover art for the album is being handled by Mattias Norèn (www.progart.com). Commented ...

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