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LULLACRY Begin Writing New Material

LULLACRY guitarist Sami Vauhkonen has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Right now when the summer is hot, we are about to start writing some new rockarollahmetal tunes for you! I have lots of different ideas in my twisted head and in my old Aiwa cassette recorder too, haha. It's too ...

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SOULGRIND: 'Pakana' Tentative Track Listing Revealed

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have entered D studio to begin recording their eighth album, "Pakana", for a late 2006 release. The follow-up to "The Origins of the Paganblood", which was issued in January 2005 via France's Holy Records, should be completed by the end of ...

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LULLACRY: Live Video Posted Online

Finland's LULLACRY have uploaded a live video of the track "Fire Within", shot on August 30, 2004 at the Cajun House in Phoenix, Arizona. Download it at this location (.MPG file, 28 MB). LULLACRY released their fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", in the U.S. last month via Century Media Records. The CD was ...

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Vol. 4 - LULLACRY

Sure, it'd be possible to get through a LULLACRY review without mentioning several international superstar bands who combine bubblegummy pop-metal with female vocals. But what would the fun of that be? Besides, find me a NIGHTWISH fan who doesn't like this band — if you do, they're either lying or being deliberately difficult. And really, ...

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HEVEIN: International Release Of 'Sound Over Matter' Delayed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will release their debut album, "Sound Over Matter" (currently available in Finland via Spinefarm Records) in Germany on March 17, 2006. A video for the song "Last Drop of Innocence" was directed by HEVEIN drummer Alpo Oksaharju. As previously reported, HEVEIN recently announced the addition of bassist Janne Jaakkola to the ...

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LULLACRY: 'Vol. 4' To Receive U.S. Release In January

Finnish quintet LULLACRY will release their fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", in the U.S. on January 24, 2006 via Century Media Records. The album was recorded at Astia Studios with Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM, ENTWINE) and at Finnvox Studio with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS), resulting in a high-quality production. LULLACRY's first single off the ...

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AMORPHIS: Russian Tour Dates Announced

Finnish hard rockers AMORPHIS have lined up two dates in Russia in early November. The details are as follows: Nov. 03 – St. Petersburg, RUS @ Port Club Nov. 04 – Moscow, RUS @ CDK MAI AMORPHIS recently entered the Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to start the recording process for their follow-up to last ...

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LULLACRY: 'Vol. 4' Audio Samples Posted Online

Finland's LULLACRY have uploaded 30-second audio samples of all 10 tracks from their upcoming "Vol. 4" CD at Lullacry.com. Also available at the same location is guitarist Sami Vauhkonen's track-by-track breakdown of the songs on the album. As previously reported, Century Media Records has set a September 19 European release date for "Vol. ...

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LULLACRY: 'Vol. 4' European Release Date Announced

Century Media Records has set a September 19 European release date for the new LULLACRY album, "Vol. 4". The CD will be issued in Finland on September 7 via Spinefarm. As previously reported, LULLACRY's new single, "Stranger in You", entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 16 upon its release last month. The title ...

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CHAOSBREED's THE DOORS Tribute Band Announce New Show

THE BLUE HORSE, the Finnish THE DOORS tribute band featuring CHAOSBREED members Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI) and Nalle Österman (GANDALF, ex-LULLACRY), along with drummer Mikko "Junior" Pietinen (MANNHAI), keyboardist Kasper Martenson (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI) and lead guitarist Markku "Crazy" Heiskanen (HAVANA BLACK), wil perform at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, August 27. THE ...

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CHAOSBREED Members Pay Tribute To THE DOORS

On Thursday, August 4, CHAOSBREED members Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI) and Nalle Österman (GANDALF, ex-LULLACRY) will play a one-off tribute show to the classic American rock act THE DOORS as members of THE BLUE HORSE. For fans of CHAOSBREED, this might be especially interesting, as this will be CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle's first full-length concert performance ...

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SILENTIUM To Master New Album This Month

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM will be mastering their new album in late July at the Finnvox studios in Helsinki. A late 2005 release via Dynamic Arts Records is expected. SILENTIUM, who recently announced the addition of vocalist Riina Rinkinen and returning drummer Jari Ojala to the group's ranks, released their third album, "Sufferion - ...

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LULLACRY: 'Stranger In You' Single Due Next Month

Finland's LULLACRY will release their new single, "Stranger in You", on July 9 via Spinefarm Records. The title cut, which comes off the group's upcoming "Vol. 4" CD, will be backed by a cover of KISS' "I Stole Your Love". As previously reported, "Vol. 4" is scheduled for release on September 7 via Spinefarm Records. ...

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LULLACRY: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Vol. 4" as the title of their new album, due on September 7 via Spinefarm Records. "The sound of the album is a real killer and all the songs will rock your socks off!" guitarist Sami Vauhkonen writes on the group's web site. "But hey, you can't go wrong with guys ...

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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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SILENTIUM To Begin Mixing New Album This Week

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have finished recording their new album and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort on Monday (May 23) for a late 2005 release via Dynamic Arts Records. "During the [recording] sessions [it became] clear the fact that after the whole member changes stuff, SILENTIUM came out as a winner," the ...

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LULLACRY Guitarist: New Album Will Be 'More Rock-Oriented'

LULLACRY guitarist Sami Vauhkonen has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I just came back from Astia studio for the last time, considering the upcoming masterpiece. "Whooa, I can say that I've been waiting this day to happen for a while… Anssi [Kippo, engineer/producer] did an amazing job with keyboards and ...

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LULLACRY: Vocal Recording Sessions Complete

LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja Lainio (photo) has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2003's "Crucify My Heart": "Hello, my sweet fans, and everybody else, too!!! "Believe it or not, I have done all my vocals...! I have to say that this session has been really hard for me, ...

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SILENTIUM To Enter Studio In Early May

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM will enter the studio on May 2 to begin recording their fourth CD, tentatively due in late 2005 via Dynamic Arts Records. SILENTIUM, who recently announced the addition of vocalist Riina Rinkinen and returning drummer Jari Ojala to the group's ranks, released their third album, "Sufferion - Hamartia of Prudence", ...

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LULLACRY To Resume Recording New Album In May

Finland's LULLACRY will enter Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland in May to resume recording their fouth full-length album, tentatively due early September via Spinefarm Records. A new single, "Stranger In You", featuring a cover of KISS' "I Stole Your Love", will precede the album in the summer. LULLACRY issued a five-song EP, "Fire Within", last ...

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SOULGRIND: New Album To Include Bonus DVD

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will include a bonus DVD with their upcoming album, "The Origins of the Paganblood", due on January 24, 2005 via France's Holy Records. The bonus disc will feature two old video clips ("Tearflower" and "Song Of Mantsi"), old demos, previously unreleased ...

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LULLACRY: New Album Delayed

Finland's LULLACRY are currently hard at work recording the follow up to their 2002 release "Crucify My Heart". Fans can anticipate an early 2005 U.S. release. A studio update from guitarist Sami Vauhkonen follows: "We just came back from the Astia studio! Unfortunately we didn´t manage to finish the recordings in time. We have still ...

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SOULGRIND Finish Mixing New Album

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have finished mixing their new CD, "The Origins of the Paganblood", tentatively due in late January 2005 via France's Holy Records. A rough-mix version of a new song, entitled "Flesh Marionette", can be downloaded at this location (MP3, 3.96 ...

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LULLACRY To Release New Single In March

Finland's LULLACRY have finished recording their new single, "Stranger In You", at Finnvox studios in Helsinki. "The song is definitely the most '80s we've done to date," guitarist Sami Vauhkonen said in a posting on the band's web site. "Great catchy chorus and massive backing vocals in the vein of BON JOVI, haha! We got ...

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