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NIGHTWISH Wins Two More EMMA Awards

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were honored in the "Metal Album Of The Year" and "Export Of The Year" categories at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held on March 11 in Espoo, Finland. Said the band: "We, unfortunately, couldn't receive the awards personally for we are on tour in North America. But ...

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Video: NIGHTWISH Kicks Off North American Tour In Sayreville

Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their North American headlining tour last night (Friday, February 19) at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Yours Is An Empty Hope 03. Ever Dream 04. She Is My Sin 05. My Walden 06. While Your ...

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Italy's TRICK OR TREAT Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of TRICK OR TREAT for the release of the band's new album, "Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2". TRICK OR TREAT is an Italian power metal band originally formed in 2002 as a tribute act to HELLOWEEN. They quickly became popular on the live circuit, started writing and performing their ...

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Sweden's TWILIGHT FORCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Working On New Album

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have commenced work on the follow-up to their "Pariah's Child" album. Like its predecessor, the as-yet-untitled ninth studio effort will be recorded at Studio 57 for a late 2016 release via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the musical direction of the new album, SONATA ARCTICA keyboard player Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg said: "It's ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Release Christmas Single

Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA will release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base: a new single called "Christmas Spirits". This year the handing out of presents will happen six days early as the single will be released on December 18 via Nuclear Blast. It will be made available via digital download ...

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Video Premiere: AMBERIAN DAWN's 'Fame & Gloria'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" was produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by Svante ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Court Of Mirror Hall'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" was produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by Svante ...

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Shadow World - WOLFHEART

Disbanding all of his prior units BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE and ROUTASIELU, multi-instrumentalist Tuomas Saukkonen created WOLFHEART in 2012 as his one-man show. Now with a full ensemble behind him for the entity's second offering, "Shadow World", WOLFHEART sounds like a proper harbinger of Hell, corralling black ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Innuendo' Album Details Revealed

Finish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" is being produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. The CD will be mastered by ...

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XANDRIA: 'Voyage Of The Fallen' Lyric Video

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release a new EP, "Fire & Ashes", on July 31. The cover art for CD was created by Felipe Machado, who has previously worked with RAGE, BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOR and RHAPSODY OF FIRE. Three brand new songs will be featured on the EP: "Voyage Of The Fallen", "Unembraced" and ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN To Release 'Innuendo' Album In October

Finish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their new album, "Innuendo", on October 23 via Napalm. The follow-up to 2014's "Magic Forest" is being produced by composer Tuomas Seppälä, who also plays keyboards and guitar, and Mikko P. Mustonen, known for his work with DELAIN, ENSIFERUM and SONATA ARCTICA. Commented Seppälä: "This is one of ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING Feat. STRATOVARIUS, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Members: 'The Best Of Times' Song Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. The song "The Best Of Times" — taken from "Stormcrow" — can be streamed below. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING: 'Stormcrow' Title Track Available For Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. The "Stormcrow" title track can be streamed below. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing its musical influence from the classic hard ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING Featuring STRATOVARIUS, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Members: 'I Will Build You A Rome' Lyric Video

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing its musical influence from the classic hard rock scene, the fast-paced European power metal and ...

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STRATOVARIUS, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Members Join Forces On New CAIN'S OFFERING Album 'Stormcrow'

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing its musical influence from the classic hard rock scene, the fast-paced European power metal and ...

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NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA, AMARANTHE Members Featured On RASKASTA JOULUA's 'Ragnarok Juletide'

Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project, dubbed RASKASTA JOULUA, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," is enjoying its 10th year running. To celebrate, the project, which tours every holiday season, will release a new studio album this year. The CD, titled "Ragnarok Juletide", will be released on November 11 via Spinefarm. But this is not ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Talks To KAAOS TV At Finland's PORISPERE (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Finnish power metallers SONATA ARCTICA before the band's August 8 performance at Porispere festival in Pori, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. SONATA ARCTICA's eighth studio album, "Pariah's Child", was released on March 28 via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the new CD title and cover artwork, SONATA ARCTICA ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, DRAGONFORCE, EPICA Singers To Be Featured In 'Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame'

Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH), Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Marc Hudson (DRAGONFORCE) and Simone Simons (EPICA) are among the heavy metal singers who will appear in "Karmaflow", which is said to be "the world's first rock opera videogame." What began as a graduation assignment for students of the University of Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands in ...

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DELAIN Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Drummer Sander Zoer has left Dutch female-fronted metallers DELAIN "due to some major recent changes impacting his personal life." The band states: "Though he will be stepping out of the limelight, we are happy that he will still be active for DELAIN behind the screens and our friendship will continue off stage. DELAIN's new drummer, ...

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