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TERÄSBETONI: New Single Available For Streaming

Finnish metallers TERÄSBETONI are competing in the Finnish national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Their chosen track is called "Missä miehet ratsastaa" and it was composed by the band's vocalist/bassist, Jarkko Ahola. Listen to the song in streaming audio at this location. In Finland there will be three semifinal rounds in the ...

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ICED EARTH Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

U.S. power metallers ICED EARTH have been confirmed for this year's Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, June 27; IRON MAIDEN AVENGED SEVENFOLD ROSE TATTOO APOCALYPTICA IN EXTREMO [to be announced] KINGCROW Saturday, June 28: SLAYER CARCASS ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, CHRIS CORNELL, DISTURBED, ICED EARTH Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK

MOTÖRHEAD, CHRIS CORNELL, DISTURBED, ICED EARTH, RISE AGAINST, ARCH ENEMY and BRING ME THE HORIZON have been confirmed for the Fields of Rock festival, set to take place June 20-22 at on the Evenemententerrein of Walibi World in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST SEX PISTOLS MOTÖRHEAD CAVALERA ...

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PAIN Launches Tour Blog

PAIN, the Swedish band featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, is currently on the road in Europe as the support act for NIGHTWISH. The band has launched a tour blog where the bandmembers promise to "keep you updated with news and share whatever happens during the tour. Everything you read or see on this ...

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ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Reactivated British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTRORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON HATE HEAVEN SHALL ...

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ROYAL HUNT Guitarist To Tour With PAIN

Guitarist Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, HOUSE OF SHAKIRA) will once again be part of PAIN's touring lineup when the Swedish band hits the road later this month as the support act for NIGHTWISH. IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers makes a guest appearance on two songs on PAIN's latest album, "Psalms of Extinction". PAIN's video for ...

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MISERY SPEAKS Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

German melodic death metal outfit MISERY SPEAKS has been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BIOMECHANICAL BRAINSTRORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS DEAD BEYOND BURIED DRONE ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FINNTROLL GORILLA MONSOON ...

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ARCH ENEMY, TEXTURES Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

ARCH ENEMY and TEXTURES have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 4: IN FLAMES WINTERSUN HEAVEN SHALL BURN CATAMENIA OCTOBER FILE MACHINEMADE GOD HATE ALESTORM PENITENZIAGITE STAUB UND SCHATTEN Saturday, July 5: APOCALYPTICA CELTIC FROST ...

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APOCALYPTICA, TESTAMENT, KORPIKLAANI Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

According to Ashladan.be, APOCALYPTICA, TESTAMENT, KORPIKLAANI, NILE, SOILWORK, 36 CRAZYFISTS and SABATON have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 36 CRAZYFISTS ALCHEMIST APOCALYPTICA AT THE GATES AVENGED SEVENFOLD BEHEMOTH BULLET ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Headline Germany's ROCK AM HÄRTSFELDSEE Festival

Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA have been confirmed as the headliners of the Rock am Härtsfeldsee 2008 festival, set to take place June 27-28 in Dischingen Lkr. Heidenheim, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA DEADLOCK EKTOMORF MAMBO KURT MEGAHERZ SALTATIO MORTIS For more information, visit www.rockamhaertsfeldsee.de. As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA ...

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APOCALYPTICA's EICCA Wins JUSSI Award

APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen was honored with the Finnish movie award Jussi in the "Best Music" category for his work on the soundtrack to the Finnish movie "Black Ice". As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA has had the U.S. release date of its new album, "Worlds Collide", pushed back once again — this time to April 15. The ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DIMMU BORGIR Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK

JUDAS PRIEST, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are among the confirmed bands for the Fields of Rock festival, set to take place June 20-22 at on the Evenemententerrein of Walibi World in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST CAVALERA CONSPIRACY DIMMU BORGIR MINISTRY ...

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ANNIHILATOR Confirmed For Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have been confirmed for the Masters of Rock festival, set to take place July 10-13 in Vizovice, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AVANTASIA (International) APOCALYPTICA (FIN) MINISTRY (USA) WITHIN TEMPTATION (NL) ANNIHILATOR (CAN) SONATA ARCTICA (FIN) AMON AMARTH (SWE) MOONSPELL (POR) GOTTHARD (SWI) DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER (GER) ...

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New PAIN Album Tentatively Due In September

PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren has issued the following update: "We wanna thank everybody that voted for PAIN on the Swedish Metal Awards and made our album the 'Best Metal Album Of The Year' 2007. "I'm working on the new [PAIN CD] and it will see the light in September 2008, with a lot of bonus ...

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KORPIKLAANI, ELUVEITIE, OCTOBER FILE Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

KORPIKLAANI, ELUVEITIE, OCTOBER FILE, DEAD BEYOND BURIED and BIOMECHANICAL have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 4: IN FLAMES WINTERSUN HEAVEN SHALL BURN CATAMENIA OCTOBER FILE MACHINEMADE GOD HATE ALESTORM PENITENZIAGITE STAUB UND SCHATTEN Saturday, ...

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APOCALYPTICA, THE VISION BLEAK, ELIS Confirmed For Germany's M'ERA LUNA Festival

APOCALYPTICA, THE VISION BLEAK, ELIS and END OF GREEN have been confirmed for the M'era Luna festival, set to take place August 9-10 in Hildesheim, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA APOPTYGMA BERZERK ASP BLITZKID COMBICHRIST EISBRECHER ELEGANT MACHINERY ELIS END OF GREEN FRANK THE BAPTIST HOCICO MESH ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO ...

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MORBID ANGEL, SOILWORK, FEAR MY THOUGHTS Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

MORBID ANGEL, SOILWORK, FEAR MY THOUGHTS, MISERY SPEAKS, MACHINEMADE GOD and SYBREED have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 4: IN FLAMES WINTERSUN HEAVEN SHALL BURN CATAMENIA MACHINEMADE GOD HATE ALESTORM PENITENZIAGITE STAUB UND SCHATTEN ...

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Former SENTENCED Guitarist Joins Forces With HIM Producer In KYPCK

Former SENTENCED guitarist Sami Lopakka (a.k.a. S.S. Lopakka) has resurfaced in KYPCK ("Kursk" in the western alphabet), a Russian-singing Finnish doom metal band which will release its debut album, "Cherno", on March 12 via UHO Production. The group's song "1917" has just been released as a digital single. KYPCK also features in its ranks renowned ...

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THE CHANT Signs With SHADOW WORLD RECORDS

Finnish melodic and melacholic metallers THE CHANT have signed a deal with Shadow World Records. The group's long-awaited debut album, "Ghostlines", will be released in Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia on February 6. Release date for the rest of the world is March 10. Before signing the contract with Shadow World, THE CHANT recorded four ...

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PAIN: Video Interview With PETER TÄGTGREN Available

Germany's RockInvasion.de recently conducted an interview with PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren (also of HYPOCRISY). Watch the clip at this location (click on "Pain" in the scroll-down menu on the right). PAIN's current touring lineup includes guitarist Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, HOUSE OF SHAKIRA). IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers makes a guest appearance on ...

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ALESTORM Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

Scotland's ALESTORM has been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ALESTORM APOCALYPTICA BEHEMOTH BRAINSTORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLOWEEN IN FLAMES KATAKLYSM MERCENARY MINISTRY MYSTIC PROPHECY PERISHING MANKIND RAGE SAHG SKYFORGER SUBWAY TO ...

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SAHG Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SAHG, the Norwegian heavy rockers who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA BEHEMOTH BRAINSTORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLOWEEN ...

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APOCALYPTICA: More Tour Dates Announced

Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA have scheduled the following dates: Feb. 04 - Auditorio Coca Cola – Monterrey, MEX Feb. 05 - National Auditorium - Mexico City, MEX Feb. 06 - Teatro Diana – Guadalajara, MEX Feb. 25 - Oktybrsky Hall - St. Peterburg, RUS Feb. 26 - B1 – Moscow, RUS Mar. 05 - Den ...

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THE 69 EYES To Release First-Ever Live Album

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES will release their first-ever live album, "Hollywood Kills - Live At The Whisky A Go Go", on January 16 through Virgin Finland. The track listing is as follows: 01. Introduction by Bam Margera 02. Devils 03. Don't Turn Your Back On Fear 04. Betty Blue 05. Christina Death 06. ...

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IN FLAMES, SUBWAY TO SALLY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

IN FLAMES and SUBWAY TO SALLY have been confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: APOCALYPTICA BEHEMOTH BRAINSTORM CATAMENIA CELTIC FROST DARK FORTRESS FINNTROLL HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLOWEEN IN FLAMES KATAKLYSM MERCENARY MINISTRY MYSTIC PROPHECY PERISHING MANKIND RAGE SKYFORGER ...

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EILERA: 'Fusion' Video Posted Online

French singer EILERA has posted her debut video for the track "Fusion" on YouTube. Watch the clip below. Eilera released her full-length debut, "Fusion", on September 12 through Finnish label Spinefarm Records. The CD was helmed by renowned producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.) and features mostly Finnish musicians, such as Antti Lehtinen on ...

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