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DEAR SUPERSTAR To Support HANOI ROCKS In UK

UK's DEAR SUPERSTAR will support Finnish rock legends HANOI ROCKS on the following dates: Nov. 01 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Nov. 02 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2 Nov. 03 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 Nov. 04 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage Nov. 05 - Newcastle, UK @ Academy DEAR SUPERSTAR will ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Jäässä Varttunut' Video Shoot Available

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Jäässä Varttunut" video from the Finnish symphonic folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI can be viewed below. KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI has set "Shadowheart" as the title of its new album, due in October via Century Media Records. According to a press release, "Expect an unmistakeable sound that is heavy, drivingly ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: More Shows Announced

Former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen has added shows in Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Israel, Russia and the Ukraine to her touring itinerary. Her schedule is now as follows: Oct. 18 - Oktoberhallen - Wieze, Belgium (Metal Female Voices Fest) Oct. 19 - Rockhal Club - Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg Oct. 21 - Hala Folimanka - Prague, Czech ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Footage Of NYC Performance Posted Online

Woozyfly.com has posted video footage (see below) of IN THIS MOMENT's performance at the listening party for the Southern California band's new album, "The Dream", which took place last month in New York. IN THIS MOMENT's video for the band's new single, "Forever", was directed and shot in Los Angeles, California by David Brodsky (THE ...

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EXSECRATUS Launches Singer Search

Finnish metal band EXSECRATUS, which features in its ranks Jussi Raatikainen, the older brother of CHILDREN OF BODOM drummer Jaska, has confirmed the departures of singer Leeni-Maria Hovila and guitarist Tony Hentilä. The group says, "After a long and deep thought, we have desided not to comment these happenings from our point of view at ...

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IN THIS MOMENT To Guest On Next Week's 'Hard Files'

Next week's edition of "Hard Files" on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack will feature special guests Maria Brink (vocals) and Chris Howorth (guitar) of the Southern California-based female-fronted metal band IN THIS MOMENT. Brink and Howorth will offer an exclusive look into the group's sophomore release, "The Dream", and discuss various topics ranging from fashion ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: 'Forever' Video Posted Online

IN THIS MOMENT video for the group's new single "Forever" can be viewed below. The clip was directed and shot in Los Angeles, California by David Brodsky (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, OPIATE FOR THE MASSES) of MyGoodEye. Some pictures from the video shoot can be found at this location. Guitarist Chris Howorth ...

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IN THIS MOMENT, Hot Topic Join Forces

Southern California female-fronted band IN THIS MOMENT is known for having an extremely close relationship with its fans and is always looking to give something back to its loyal followers. As a result, the group went ahead and personally signed 5,000 CD booklets of its much-anticipated new album, "The Dream" (due out September 30 via ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI Singer LEENI-MARIA Quits EXSECRATUS

Female singer Leeni-Maria Hovila, who is a member of the Finnish symphonic fantasy/folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI, has issued the following statement regarding her involvement with the group EXSECRATUS: "Leeni-Maria Hovila, vocalist since October 2006, has left the band EXSECRATUS due to personal reasons. She is going to cover some upcoming EXSECRATUS gigs as well ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: 'Forever' Video Teaser Available

A 30-second video trailer for IN THIS MOMENT's clip for the group's new single "Forever" can be viewed below. The song is currently tearing up the Active Rock charts led by heavy airplay from such tastemaker stations as KFNK (Seattle), KXTE (Las Vegas), WJJO (Madison) and Sirius' Octane. In addition to the trailer a new ...

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DEAR SUPERSTAR: 'Heartless' Release Date Announced

UK's DEAR SUPERSTAR will release its new album, "Heartless", on October 20 via the Demolition imprint label DR2. Commented the band: "The album is a testament to hard fucking work and a never-surrender attitude. We've had some bad fucking luck in this band over the past few years — cancelled tours, bad record deals, bad ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI: New Album Title, Artwork Unveiled; Sample Available

Finnish symphonic fantasy/folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI has set "Shadowheart" as the title of its new album, due in October via Century Media Records. According to a press release, "Expect an unmistakeable sound that is heavy, drivingly fast, but due to its epic atmosphere, and melancholic, highly catchy overtones marks a stunning amalgamation of Celtic ...

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ELUVEITIE Auctioning Original Bagpipe 'Dr. S-Bock' Via eBay

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE are auctioning their original bagpipe "Dr. S-Bock" via eBay (see photo below). The bagpipe was originally manufactured by David López García from Galicia, Spain. Paganistic modifications were made by Sevan Kirder (ex-ELUVEITIE). The bagpipe was used for: Recording - "From the Ashes" by RED SHAMROCK Recording - "Spirit" by ELUVEITIE Recording ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: New Album Title Announced

Los Angeles-based, female-fronted quintet IN THIS MOMENT has completed the recording process for its sophomore album, "The Dream". The album was recorded at a Las Vegas studio with producer Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, SHANIA TWAIN) and "showcases the band's songwriting prowess and [singer Maria] Brink's beautiful, angelic voice that is simply captivating," according to a ...

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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI Confirmed For Germany's ULTIMA RATIO FESTIVAL

Finnish symphonic fantasy/folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI has been confirmed for the Ultima Ratio Festival, set to take place November 1 in Oberhausen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLACK MESSIAH GERNOTSHAGEN KAMPFAR KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI KOLDBRANN MENHIR RIGER SECRETS OF THE MOON SWORN TURISAS XIV DARK CENTURIES KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI, who played a ...

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