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LULLACRY Is 'Free To Negotiate With Every Possible Label'

LULLACRY guitarist Sami VauhKonen has issued the following update: "I've made lots new (I hope) killer tunes lately. I actually also did one song for the band called GODSPLAQUE. My good friend Euge Valovirta said that he needs to write couple of songs more before the studio and I was like, 'Hold on, I can ...

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DEADLOCK, ENTWINE, NORTHER Confirmed For METAL ELITE Cruise

DEADLOCK, ENTWINE and NORTHER have been confirmed for the Metal Elite, a two-day cruise which is set to sail from Finland on October 3, 2007. The two-hundred-meter-long Baltic sea monster M/s Galaxy will welcome 2,500 metal maniacs for the duration of the trip. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DEADLOCK (GER) ENTWINE (FIN) ...

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STRATOVARIUS, LORDI, NIGHTWISH Members To Write Songs For Finnish 'Idols' Winner

According to the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS), Tomi Putaansuu (a.k.a. Mr. Lordi; LORDI), Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT), Janne Joutsenniemi (SUBURBAN TRIBE), Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA) and Jarkko Ahola (TERÄSBETONI) are among the metal musicians who will contribute material to the upcoming debut album from the winner of the Finnish national TV talent ...

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SEPULTURA, AMORPHIS Confirmed For Finland's KUOPIO ROCKCOCK Festival

SEPULTURA, AMORPHIS and DEATHCHAIN are among the confirmed bands for the Kuopio Rockcock festival, set to take place July 27-28 in Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July 27: BLOODPIT CMX BLEAK FRANCINE METSATÖLL (EST) VIIKATE TURMION KÄTILÖT KORPIKLAANI NICOLE ROSY DREAM ENTWINE INDICA RENDEZ-VOUS MAKE ANKEE Saturday, July 28: SO ...

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Finnish Heavy Metal Singer Wins 'Idols' Competition After Performing SCORPIONS, SONATA ARCTICA

22-year-old Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen was crowned the winner of the the national TV talent show "Idols" Friday night (April 6) after singing four songs — including SCORPIONS' "Still Loving You", SOUNDGARDEN's "Black Hole Sun" and SONATA ARCTICA's "Full Moon" — during the competition's final. The performances — which were broadcast live on ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR, STAM1NA, LOS BASTARDOS Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

PAIN CONFESSOR, STAM1NA and LOS BASTARDOS have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place June 7-9 in Tampere, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ENTWINE HEAVEN AND HELL KORPIKLAANI KOTIPELTO KOTITEOLLISUUS LEVERAGE LOS BASTARDOS MEGADETH PAIN CONFESSOR POISONBLACK SABATON SONATA ...

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DOPE STARS INC. Parts Ways With GRACE KHOLD

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. has parted ways with Grace Khold (synths, samples, programming) due to "personal reasons." In addition, the band has announced the addition of guitarist La Nuit. According to a posting on the group's web site, DOPE STARS INC. will continue as a quartet, with Victor Love continuing to take care of all ...

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POISONBLACK Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar; formerly of SENTENCED), has been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place June 7-9 in Tampere, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, June 7: MEGADETH KOTIPELTO KORPIKLAANI Friday, June 8: TYPE O NEGATIVE POISONBLACK ...

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VIOLENT STORM Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, has been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place June 9 in Tampere, Finland. Headlining the event will be HEAVEN AND HELL, with SONATA ARCTICA, LEVERAGE, ENTWINE, THUNDERSTONE and KOTITEOLLISUUS also on the bill. VIOLENT STORM's latest album, ...

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LULLACRY, SILENTIUM Added To STREAM OF PASSION's Helsinki Gig

LULLACRY and SILENTIUM have been added to the STREAM OF PASSION gig on January 19, 2007 at Nosturi in Helsinki. LULLACRY is currently writing material for the follow-up to its fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", which was released in the U.S. in February via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Astia Studios with ...

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Former ENTWINE Keyboardist Explains Departure

Keyboardist Riitta Heikkonen has issued a statement explaining her decision to leave Finnish gothic rock act ENTWINE. It reads as follows: "For the past two years I haven't had enough time for ENTWINE because of my personal life. I feel like during that time I grew apart from this band. And now I came to ...

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ENTWINE Parts Ways With Keyboardist

Finnish gothic rock act ENTWINE has parted ways with keyboardist Riitta Heikkonen due to "personal reasons." "From now on the band will continue as a quintet, without planning a replacement for Riitta," the group writes on its web site. As previously reported, ENTWINE has lined up the following dates during the coming months: Dec. 15 ...

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ENTWINE: More Live Dates Announced

Finnish gothic rock sensation ENTWINE has lined up the following dates during the coming months: Dec. 15 - Madrid, SPA @ Sala Caracol Dec. 16 - Barcelona, SPA @ Sala Mephisto Dec. 30 - Tampere, FIN @ Klubi Jan. 11 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Jan. 19 - Mikkeli, FIN @ Kulttuurikeskus Töpäri Feb. 03 ...

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LULLACRY: Live Video Clip Posted Online

Finland's LULLACRY has uploaded a video clip of the band performing an acoustic version of the song "Every Single Day" last year at the Semifinal Club in Helsinki, Finland. Check it out at this location. LULLACRY is currently writing material for the follow-up to its fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", which was released ...

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CHARON, SWALLOW THE SUN Confirmed For SPINEFEAST 2006

CHARON, SWALLOW THE SUN and BROTHER FIRETRIBE (the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen) are among the confirmed bands for the Spinefeast 2006, set to take place October 20-21 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. The running order for the festival is as follows: Friday, October 20: 20:45 MALUMMEH 21:30 NOUMENA 22:15 KALMAH ...

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ENTWINE To Release 'Chameleon Halo' Single In November

Finnish gothic rock sensation ENTWINE will release the second single, "Chameleon Halo", from its fifth studio album, "Fatal Design", on November 1. In order to give people something special, an unreleased song called "In Delight", an outtake from the "Fatal Design" sessions, is included as a bonus track. As previously reported, ENTWINE has posted the ...

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ENTWINE: 'Surrender' Video Available

Finnish gothic rock sensation ENTWINE has posted the video for its song "Surrender" at this location. The clip was shot with director Markus Nieminen of Routafilmi AB. "Surrender" comes off ENTWINE's fifth studio album, "Fatal Design", which was just released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux via Century Media Records through a licensing ...

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