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SOULGRIND Finish Recording New Album

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have completed the recordings for their new album, "The Origins of the Paganblood", and are currently mixing the effort for a late January 2005 release via France's Holy Records. The band have abandoned the idea of including a DVD with the ...

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LULLACRY Vocalist TANJA Checks In From Recording Studio

Finland's LULLACRY are currently hard at work recording the follow up to their 2002 release "Crucify My Heart". Fans can anticipate an early 2005 U.S. release. Vocalist Tanja Lainio checked him from the studio with this message to fans: "Here I am in Lappeenranta, at Astia Studio. So far I have recorded the vocals for ...

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SILENTIUM Sign With DYNAMIC ARTS RECORDS

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have inked a two-album deal with Dynamic Arts Records. The group will enter the studio in May to record their fourth CD, tentatively due in late 2005. "We have waited this day to come and are anxious to get to work with DAR," the band write on their web site. ...

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LULLACRY Enter Studio To Record New Album

Finland's LULLACRY entered Finnvox studios in Helsinki Wednesday (Sept. 15) to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "Crucify My Heart", tentatively due in early 2005 through Spinefarm Records in Finland and Century Media Records in other parts of the world. "We have already the first eight drum tracks ready!" guitarist Sami Vauhkonen revealed in a ...

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SOULGRIND Looking For Audio, Video Footage For Upcoming DVD

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), are looking for old and new material to be included on a DVD that will accompany the group's next CD. If you have pictures ("drinking, banging, hanging...anything"), live videos (especially from the "Lust & Death Tour" 1995), live audio, radio/TV interviews, ...

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LACUNA COIL's SCABBIA Tops List Of Favorite Female Metal Singers

InsidePulse.com's Tom D'Errico and Gloomchen recently compiled a list of the top 10 female metal vocalists as part of the web site's "Opposing Elements" column. "Keeping with the theme of the column (Opposing Elements), we can't agree on everything," Tom writes. "So, while we each offered up three picks unopposed, we'll have to argue about ...

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SOULGRIND To Enter Studio Later This Month

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter D studio (HEVEIN, DIVERCIA) in Klaukkala, Finland on September 25 to begin recording their new album, "The Prophecy of the Paganblood", for an early 2005 release through France's Holy Records. Final mixing is tentatively scheduled to take place in ...

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LULLACRY: New Single Streamed Online

Finland's hard rockin' quintet LULLACRY have posted their new single, "Fire Within", in streaming Real Audio format at this location. "Fire Within" is the title track of LULLACRY's new EP, available now at the band's remaining U.S. shows with NIGHTWISH, the Century Media web site, and at select record stores. The CD, which ...

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DEW-SCENTED, COMMANDER, INTO DARKNESS To Team Up For Mini-Tour

DEW-SCENTED, Germany's leading thrash/death metal band, will teaming up with death metallers COMMANDER and INTO DARKNESS for the "Hallowseve - Tour 2004" mini-tour in late October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 29 - Zürich, SWI - Dynamo Oct. 30 - Innsbruck, AUT - Hafen (Festival w/ LULLACRY, EPICA, VOICES OF ATLANTIS) Oct. 31 - ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist Makes Surprise Appearance With NIGHTWISH

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson joined NIGHTWISH on a cover of MEGADETH's "Symphony Of Destruction" halfway through the band's appearance at the B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City on Sunday night (August 22). According to an eyewitness, "Before the song, the band introduced Jens Johansson to play keyboards for this one special [track]. The ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Available For Legal Download

Although NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Once", is not slated to receive a U.S. release until October 20, you can already download the CD legally via the iTunes music store. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The album has also achieved double-platinum status ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release New Single In September

Finland's NIGHTWISH will be issuing a new single, "Wish I Had An Angel", on September 15 through Spinefarm Records. The single will be available in two versions: CD-single and DVD-single. The complete track listing for both versions is as follows: "Wish I Had An Angel" (CD-single) 01. Wish I Had An Angel (Album Version) 02. ...

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BESEECH Singer To Guest In Russian Rock Video

BESEECH singer Lotta Höglin will travel to Russia in the middle of August participate in the filming of a video for the Russian rock band ANJ (web site), according to a posting on BESEECH's web site. Höglin is the last-minute replacement for ANJ's original choice for the female singer in the video, LULLACRY ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' To Receive U.S. Release In October

Roadrunner Records has set an October 20 North American release date for the fifth NIGHTWISH album, "Once". The label will also issue the set in Australia and New Zealand. In July, the Spinefarm/Nuclear Blast release topped the European Top 100 Albums chart. "We are very pleased [about the deal with Roadrunner]," NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Certified Double-Platinum In Finland

NIGHTWISH's latest CD, "Once", has been certified double-platinum in the group's native Finland for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH recently inked a North American/Australian deal with Roadrunner Records. The label will be releasing "Once" later this year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The follow-up to 2002's "Century ...

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It's Official: NIGHTWISH Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

After negotiating for several months with various independent and major labels, Finland's NIGHTWISH have officially inked a North American/Australian deal with Roadrunner Records, the label has confirmed in a posting on its web site. Roadrunner will be releasing the band's most recent CD, "Once", later this year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. ...

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SILENTIUM Add New Members

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have announced the addition of vocalist Riina Rinkinen and returning drummer Jari Ojala to the group's ranks. "It could take a while before we see them on stage, but don't be hasty, your patience shall be truly rewarded," the band write on their web site. "SILENTIUM is also rehearsing new ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' To Receive Major-Label Release In The U.S.

Finland's NIGHTWISH are in final negotiations with an as-yet-undisclosed major label for the North American release of the band's latest album, "Once". A U.S. release date for the CD has yet to be announced. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" topped the pan-European album chart last week for the second time since the album's ...

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LULLACRY Are 'Really Excited' About U.S. Tour With NIGHTWISH

Finland's LULLACRY have set August 24 as the U.S. release date for their five-track EP, entitled "Fire Within". The CD, which features two new songs, "Fire Within" and "The #1 Rebel", two remakes of classic LULLACRY tracks, as well as a cover version of W.A.S.P.'s "L.O.V.E. Machine", the EP is a sweet taste in anticipation ...

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NIGHTWISH Top European Album Chart

Finnish hard rock quintet NIGHTWISH, who topped the European Top 100 Albums chart two weeks ago with their fifth album, "Once", have returned to No. 1 on the pan-European survey, according to Billboard magazine. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" has already been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. ...

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NIGHTWISH Complete U.K. Tour: Photos Available

Finland's NIGHTWISH have completed a sold-out U.K. tour with a performance at the London Astoria on Friday, July 16. Photos from the gig and a review can be found at this location (courtesy of Rockers Digest). NIGHTWISH's recently released follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" has been certified gold in Germany for sales ...

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LULLACRY: New Promotional Photos Posted Online

Finnish female-fronted gothic heavy rock act LULLACRY have uploaded a bunch of new promotional photos at this location. As previously reported, LULLACRY are scheduled to release a new EP, "Fire Within", on August 23 through Century Media Records. The CD features two new songs, "Fire Within" and "The #1 Rebel", plus two remakes ...

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LULLACRY To Release New EP In August

Century Media Records has set an August 23 European release date for the new EP from the Finnish female-fronted gothic heavy rock act LULLACRY. The CD features two new songs, "Fire Within" and "The #1 Rebel", plus two remakes of earlier LULLACRY tracks, and a cover of W.A.S.P.'s "L.O.V.E. Machine". Commented guitarist Sami Vauhkonen: "After ...

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NIGHTWISH: Montreal Show Sold Out, Spring 2005 Return Planned

Finland's NIGHTWISH have officially sold out their August 17 Montreal show at Metropolis. 2,200 tickets were sold three months in advance, according to the group's booking agency. NIGHTWISH are planning to return in the spring, possibly for two nights at the same venue. NIGHTWISH's North American tour will kick off on August 16 in Toronto. ...

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LULLACRY Name New EP

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Fire Within" as the title of their new EP, due in August through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen, the recordings were mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila. As previously reported, LULLACRY's forthcoming full-length album, "Killer", is tentatively due in January 2005. The band have been ...

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LULLACRY: New Studio Photos Posted Online

LULLACRY have posted several photos from their recent recording sessions at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland. Check them out here. As previously reported, LULLACRY have finished recording several new tracks for inclusion on an upcoming single or EP, due later in the year through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami ...

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