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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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SEBASTIAN BACH: More 'Angel Down' CD/DVD Package Details Revealed

Sebastian Bach has issued the following update: "Alright!! We are so excited to announce the UK domestic release of 'Angel Down' [Bach's latest solo album]! The 'Angel Down' CD/DVD Package, featuring 'Roadrage' a film by Sebastian Bach, will be released domestically all across the United Kingdom on July 21 2008! That's right ALL copies of ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: South American Dates Announced

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunenwill embark on a tour of South America in late August/early September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 29 - Rio De Janeiro [to be announced] Sep. 03 - Santiago De Chile, Chile - Teatro Caupolican Sep. 06 - Buenos Aries, Argentina - Estadio Pepsi Music Turunen's touring lineup ...

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TRENT REZNOR Working On Cable Series Of 'Year Zero'

The Pulse of Radio reports that NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor is working on a cable TV series based on his 2007 concept album, "Year Zero", according to a lengthy profile of Reznor in the Sunday edition of the New York Times. The article does not go into much detail about the project, except ...

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KIVIMETSN DRUIDI Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of the Finnish symphonic fantasy/folk metal band KIVIMETSN DRUIDI to a worldwide deal. KIVIMETSN DRUIDI, who played a massive European tour supporting fellow Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI last October and November, has entered Noice Camp studio in Turku to begin recording its debut album, tentatively due in October. ...

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SCARS ON BROADWAY: More European Dates Announced

SCARS ON BROADWAY, the new band from SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, has announced four European club dates that will take place in July. The group's European schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 27 - Luxor - Cologne, GER Jun. 28 - Kato - Berlin, GER Jul. ...

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SCARS ON BROADWAY's DARON MALAKIAN Has His 'Say'

The Pulse of Radio reports that SCARS ON BROADWAY, the new band from SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, had the biggest new song at rock radio last week with "They Say", the first single from the group's self-titled debut album. Malakian told The Pulse of Radio that the song ...

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