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POISONBLACK To Release New Album In August

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — will release their long-awaited second album on August 28 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Escapextacy" was recorded in part at Tonebox studio in Oulu, Finland ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR Report On Japanese Tour

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR have posted the following message on their official web site: "PAIN CONFESSOR visited Japan for the first time during May 24-28, 2006. The band played two gigs in the Tokyo area, first one a showcase with AMORAL and NORTHER at Liquidroom venue and the second one at Dress Tokyu venue with ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: In Mixing Mode

Finnish death metallers TOTAL DEVASTATION have set an August 23 release date for their third album, entitled "Wreck". The 11-song follow-up to last year's "Reclusion" was recorded at Supreme studio and is currently being mixed by Janne Saksa. As previously reported, TOTAL DEVASTATION's video for the track "Murderous", taken from their "Reclusion" album, has been ...

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TAROT: 'You' Single Tops Finnish Chart

TAROT's new single, "You", has entered the national chart in Finland at position No. 1. View the whole chart at this location. The single contains two tracks: A straight-forward classic heavy metal song "You", taken from the upcoming full-length TAROT album, and a BLUE ÖYSTER CULT cover, "Veteran of the Psychic Wars". The ...

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TAROT: Throat Infection Forces Concert Cancellations

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have been forced to cancel their previously announced gigs in Lappeenranta (May 19) and Helsinki (May 20) "because of Marco's throat infection," according to a posting on the band's web site. As previously reported, TAROT have just released their long-awaited new single, "You", in Finland. ...

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TAROT Release New Single In Finland

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have just released their long-awaited new single, "You", in Finland. The single contains two tracks: A straight-forward classic heavy metal song "You", taken from the upcoming full-length TAROT album, and a BLUE ÖYSTER CULT cover, "Veteran of the Psychic Wars". The as-yet-untitled new TAROT album ...

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OVERDRIVE To Release New EP Next Month

Swedish metal band OVERDRIVE, who are known for their classic albums "Metal Attack" and "Swords And Axes" in 1983-1984, have completed work on a new five-song mini-CD, entitled "Resurrected", with engineer Johan Blomström (BLINDED COLONY, KAPTAIN SUN). The disc features new track "Ride the Fire" (written in 1984, but never recorded) and re-recordings of "Back ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION To Enter Studio This Weekend

Finnish death metallers TOTAL DEVASTATION will enter Sound Supreme studio on April 22 to begin recording their third album, entitled "Wreck". The follow-up to last year's "Reclusion" will include 11 songs, according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously reported, TOTAL DEVASTATION's video for the track "Murderous", taken from their "Reclusion" album, ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce New Drummer

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, who feature in their ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have announced the addition of drummer Sebastian to the group's ranks. Sebastian joins the band as the replacement for Fredrik "Trisse" Liefvendahl, who left the group in March. Check out a photo of the new lineup at this location. ...

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POISONBLACK Commence Final Recording Sessions For Sophomore Album

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — entered the Tonebox studio in Oulu, Finland on April 11 to begin recording the final three songs for their sophomore album, tentatively late summer/early fall release via Century ...

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PLANET ALLIANCE Finish Recording Debut Album

PLANET ALLIANCE, the all-star project featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley, HAMMERFALL members Magnus Rosén (bass) and Anders Johansson (drums), and NARNIA guitarist Carl-Johan Grimmark, have completed the recordings for their debut album and are scheduled to mix the effort beginning late April for a tentative summer release. PLANET ALLIANCE is said to be ...

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ENTWINE: In Recording Mode

Finnish gothic rockers ENTWINE have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fifth album for an August 23, 2006 release. "The plan is to record 13 songs, 12 of them being new as there will be a re-make of 'Break Me'," the band write on their web site. "However, the forthcoming album will probably ...

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DESTINY Announce New Guitarist

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY have found a replacement for the departed Janne Ekberg in former member Floyd Constantin, who played on the band's second album, "Atomic Winter", and was a member of DESTINY between 1986 and 1988. Before joining DESTINY the first time, Floyd was an original KING DIAMOND member but was replaced by Andy ...

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POISONBLACK To Release New Album In The Fall

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — are continuing to write material for their sophomore album, which they hope to begin recording this spring for a tentative late summer/early fall release via Century Media Records. ...

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GRAND MAGUS Part Ways With Drummer

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, who feature in their ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have parted ways with drummer Fredrik "Trisse" Liefvendahl. "His replacement will be announced when the time is right," the band write in a statement. "Trisse has been in GRAND MAGUS for eight years and will always be a part of the ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW Finish Mastering New Album

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW mastered their fifth album, "Before the Bleeding Sun", earlier today (March 2) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. "What a ride this has been," the band write on their web site. "We started writing material for this album in late October 2004, that's 16 months ...

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KALMAH Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 38

Finland's KALMAH have entered the national album chart in their home country at position No. 38 with their latest effort, "The Black Waltz". View the whole chart at this location. The follow-up to 2003's "Swampsong", "The Black Waltz" is available now on Spinefarm Records. The album marks the group's recording debut with keyboardist ...

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MISERY INC.: 'Fallen Rage' Video Posted Online

Finnish metallers MISERY INC. have uploaded their video for the song "Fallen Rage" at this location. The clip was shot in October-November under the watchful guidance of Jani Saajanaho of Dead Grafix, and was included on the band's recently issued sophomore album, "Random End". It is also featured on Inferno magazine's compilation DVD, ...

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POISONBLACK: Former SENTENCED Frontman's New Band Schedule Finnish Gig

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — are scheduled to perform at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland on April 1. Also appearing on the bill will be REFLEXION. POISONBLACK are currently working on their sophomore ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer's Radio Show Expands

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward's official web site has been updated with the following message regarding his "Rock 50" radio show, which airs on WPMD, a college radio station at Cerritos College in California: "Beginning in April, Bill will co-host two 'Rock 50' shows every four months. The additional show will focus on classic metal ...

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