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PAIN Will Not Tour Europe With PARADISE LOST

PAIN, the Swedish band featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, has issued the following update: "We're having a blast doing all the festivals, the response has been great and there's been a lot of partying. "There seems to have been a big mix-up regarding the PARADISE LOST tour. So, just to clear up any confusion, PAIN ...

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A Philosophical Insight Into The World Of METALLICA

BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter" aired an interview last week with William Irwin, a professor of philosophy at King's College and the author of the book "Metallica and Philosophy". During the discussion, Irwin draws parallels between the songs of METALLICA and the writings of famous philosophers, including Rene Descartes, Plato, Jean-Paul ...

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APOCALYPTICA: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have set "Worlds Collide" as the title of their new album, due in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on September 14 via G.U.N. Records. The first single, "I'm Not Jesus", featuring a guest appearance by Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), will precede the album on August 31. Other confirmed guest musicians on the ...

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DIABLO To Support METALLICA In Helsinki

Finnish metallers DIABLO have replaced APOCALYPTICA as one of the opening acts for METALLICA on July 15 at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland. Also appearing on the bill is H.I.M. DIABLO entered the national album chart in its home country in January 2006 at No. 1 (ahead of MADONNA!) with the band's fourth full-length ...

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APOCALYPTICA: New Album To Feature Backing Vocals By Ex-THERION/YNGWIE Singer

Swedish singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, KRUX, TREAT, AT VANCE) has just finished laying down backing vocals for the new APOCALYPTICA album with producer Jacob Hellner (RAMMSTEIN). Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Tomoyasu Hotei (superstar Japanese composer, whose credits include the "Kill Bill" soundtrack), Joseph Duplantier (GOJIRA) and Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA ...

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MORIAN: Debut Album Samples Available

Finnish band MORIAN has posted audio samples from its upcoming debut album, "Sentinels of the Sun", on the group's official web site. "Sentinels of the Sun" will be released on May 16 via Dynamic Arts Records. The CD was recorded at Studio Musica with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.). MORIAN's new ...

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IN FLAMES Bassist To Join PAIN For Russian Dates

IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers will join fellow Swedes PAIN for three Russian shows in May, filling in for André Skaug who has prior commitments with CLAWFINGER. The dates are as follows: May 18 - CKM NAU Kiev May 19 - DK GD Krasnodar May 20 - B1 Maximum Moscow Iwers makes a guest appearance ...

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PAIN: 'Zombie Slam' Video Posted Online

PAIN's video for the track "Zombie Slam" has been posted online at this location. The clip was shot late February in Los Angeles by Ralf Strathmann. Ralf previously worked as a director for artists like CHILDREN OF BODOM, APOCALYPTICA and SOILWORK. He is also a photographer for such bands as H.I.M., AEROSMITH and ...

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PAIN Mastermind Schedules Swedish In-Store Appearances

PAIN leader Peter Tägtgren has scheduled the following Swedish in-store appearances/signing sessions: Wednesday, April 18 - Uppsala @ Rocks (Svavagallerian) Time: 15.00 Wednesday, April 18 - Stockholm @ Bengans (Drottningg 20) Time: 17.30 Thursday, April 19 - Gothenburg @ CD-Specialisten (Kungsg. 38) Time: 18.00 Friday, April 20 - Västerås @ Skivbörsen (Storag. 20) Time: 18.00 ...

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METALLICA: European Support Acts Revealed

METALLICA has posted the following message on its official web site: "Easter greetings from METALLICA HQ! In our ongoing quest to keep you informed about every little thing we have planned for our upcoming jaunt through Europe this summer, we finally have an almost complete list of bands who will be joining us as we ...

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The Life Burns Tour - APOCALYPTICA

Every time the opportunity arises to listen to APOCALYPTICA I can be heard muttering something about having immense respect for the metal-by-way-of-cello group, but not having the patience for it. Then I listen to it and wonder what the hell I was thinking. The band's renditions of tunes by the likes of (vintage) METALLICA are ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album

For the past month, SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has been holed up inside his home in Arizona writing songs for the band's next album, recording demos, and letting his creativity flow. The following question-and-answer session with Max was posted on the group's official web site, SoulflyWeb.com: Q: So, Max, how have you been ...

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PAIN Mainman Discusses New Album; Video Available

A seven-minute video interview with PAIN leader Peter Tägtgren (also of HYPOCRISY) about the Swedish band's fifth full-length album, "Psalms of Extinction", has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). The video also includes a tour of Peter's legendary Abyss Studios where such acclaimed artists as MARDUK, DIMMU BORGIR and IMMORTAL have ...

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PAIN: Another New Song Posted Online

Another new PAIN track, entitled "Pain to the Ground", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the Swedish band's fifth full-length album, "Psalms of Extinction", due in the Nordic countries on April 18 via Roadrunner Records (May 7 in the rest of Europe). Guest musicians on the album include ...

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MORIAN To Release Debut Album In May

Finnish band MORIAN will release its debut album, "Sentinels of the Sun", on May 16 via Dynamic Arts Records. A single, "Away from the Sun" — featuring the single version and music video for the title song — will precede the album on March 7. "Sentinels of the Sun" was recorded at Studio Musica with ...

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APOCALYPTICA's EICCA Talks About Upcoming Album

Eicca Toppinen, the primary composer of the Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA, was recently interviewed by Terrë on the band's official MySpace page. The interview follows here in its entirety: Q: Do you have any shows lined up for this year or are you concentrating solely on the album and making no other plans until it is ...

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MORIAN Completes Drum Tracks For Debut Album

Finnish band MORIAN has completed the drum tracks for its full-length debut at Studio Musica with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.). A spring release via Dynamic Arts Records is expected. Check out photos from the drum-recording sessions at this location. MORIAN's last release was the "Firewalkers" four-song promotional CD. The EP's ...

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MORIAN Begins Recording New Album

Finnish band MORIAN has entered the studio with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.) to begin recording its full-length debut, tentatively due next spring via Dynamic Arts Records. Commented MORIAN vocalist Janne Siekkinen: "Things are looking very bright for MORIAN right now; thanks to our collaboration with Dynamic Arts our music can finally reach ...

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SLAYER Drummer To Guest On New APOCALYPTICA CD

During SLAYER's recent "Unholy Alliance" tour stop in Helsinki, Finland, the group's drummer Dave Lombardo took part in a recording session with Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA for their upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2007. Lombardo's appearance on the new APOCALYPTICA CD will mark the third time he has played on an APOCALYPTICA album, having previously ...

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MORIAN Signs With DYNAMIC ARTS

Finnish band MORIAN has inked a deal with Dynamic Arts Records. The group will enter the studio at the end of the year with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.) to begin recording its full-length debut, tentatively due next spring. Commented MORIAN vocalist Janne Siekkinen: "Things are looking very bright for MORIAN right now; ...

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