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VIRGIN STEELE: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Two songs from the VIRGIN STEELE's forthcoming eleventh album, "Visions of Eden - The Lilith Project - A Barbaric Romantic Movie of the Mind""Immortal I Stand (The Birth Of Adam)" and "The Hidden God" — have been made available for streaming. Check them out: "Immortal I Stand (The Birth Of Adam)" :

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STONE SOUR: 'String Quartet Tribute' CD Out Today

Vitamin Records is releasing "The String Quartet Tribute to Stone Sour" CD today (Tuesday, August 8). A description of the CD reads as follows: "A world-class string section perfectly captures the power of STONE SOUR's debut album. These skilled musicians dive into the band’s muscular riffs and relentless battery. The stark instrumentals on this album ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman Begins Recording New Solo Album

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland in August to begin recording his third solo album, tentatively due in early 2007 via his own label, High and Loud Records. "Mirka [Rantanen] has already laid down some good drum tracks with excellent drum sounds at the Sonic Pump Studios," Timo writes ...

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TAROT: In Recording Mode

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, has issued the following update: "In the middle of touring the summer festivals, TAROT has been also been active and sweating in the studio. Currently Pecu [Cinnari] has played the drums for all the 10 upcoming album tracks and Zac [Zachary Hietala] just finished all ...

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ANGEL BLAKE Preparing For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

ANGEL BLAKE guitarist Marko Tervonen (ex-THE CROWN) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We've been busy as hell rehearsing for the Summer Breeze festival that will take place in Dinkelsbuhn, Germany 17-19 August. This will be the debut show for ANGEL BLAKE. And what a debut, this is a really ...

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POISONBLACK To Support LACUNA COIL In Europe

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — will support LACUNA COIL on their upcoming European tour, which is set to take place September-November. The details are as follows: Sep. 22 - (I) Treviso - New ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman To Begin Recording New Solo Album Next Month

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto will enter Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland in August to begin recording his third solo album, tentatively due in early 2007 via his own label, High and Loud Records. KOTIPELTO's sophomore solo album, "Coldness", was released in Europe in April 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting ...

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POISONBLACK To Release New Single In Early August

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — will release a new single and video, "Rush", in early August. The single's title cut will be backed by the non-album track "Poison I Crave". POISONBLACK have set ...

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PLANET ALLIANCE To Release Debut Album In September

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, will release their debut album in September via Metal Heaven. PLANET ALLIANCE is said to be a project band where several respected, high-class musicians were carefully selected in order ...

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AGALLOCH Added To Portland Date On MOONSPELL/KATATONIA Tour

Portland's AGALLOCH have been confirmed as openers for the Portland, OR date of the MOONSPELL/KATATONIA/DAYLIGHT DIES tour on November 3 at Rock N' Roll Pizza. AGALLOCH's much-anticipated new album, "Ashes against the Grain", is due out August 8 on The End Records. The band recently filmed a video for the song "Not Unlike The Waves" ...

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POISONBLACK Set Title For Sophomore Album

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — have set "Lust Stained Despair" as the title of their long-awaited second album, due in the U.S. on August 22 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's ...

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AGALLOCH Film 'Not Unlike The Waves' Video

The Pacific Northwest's AGALLOCH — whose long-awaited and much-anticipated new album "Ashes against the Grain" is due out August 8, 2006 on The End Records — have filmed a video for the song "Not Unlike The Waves" with director Nicole Phillips and cinematographers Richard Stark and Juan Mosqueda. It is currently in the editing process. ...

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ENTWINE: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish gothic rockers ENTWINE have set "Fatal Design" as the title of their fifth album, due late summer. 12 songs were laid down for the effort, and 10 of them will end up on the CD, which was recorded at Petrax and Groveland studios by ENTWINE drummer Aksu Hanttu and producer Janne Joutsenniemi (STONE, SUBURBAN ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION Film New Video

Finnish death metallers TOTAL DEVASTATION shot a video for the song "Aware" last weekend. Read the production diary of the director, Jussi Rautaniemi, at this location. As previously reported, 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 ...

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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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