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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Tentative Live DVD Track Listing Revealed

CHILDREN OF BODOM filmed their February 5 show in Stockholm, Sweden for a future DVD release. The show was recorded by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus of the Sweden's Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR and LACUNA COIL, among many others. The group's setlist for the show was as follows: 01. Intro ...

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TAROT Remastered Reissues To Include Bonus Tracks

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, will be issuing remastered versions of their first five studio albums along with the "To Live Again" live album previously released in Japan. Each CD will include special bonus track(s). A March 1 release via Bluelight Records is expected. The following albums are being reissued: ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW Begin Mixing New Album

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW have begun mixing their fifth album, "Before the Bleeding Sun", with Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. "So far, the mixed songs sound exactly what they should sound like," the band write on their web site. "The mixing sessions are going to be ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Offers Update On His Radio Show

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has issued the following update on his monthly "Rock 50" radio show, which airs on WPMD, a college radio station at Cerritos College in California: "I wanted to check in with some info about the February 11th radio show. In January, we played excerpts from the new IN FLAMES CD, ...

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DESTINY To Support Former BLACK SABBATH Singer In Sweden

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY will support former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin on the following Swedish dates: Apr. 12 - Sala, SWE @ Rockland Apr. 13 - Växjö, SWE @ Folkets Park Apr. 15 - Jönköping, SWE @ Sir Simon Apr. 16 - Karlskrona, SWE @ Kino DESTINY's most recent release was the "Beyond All ...

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KALMAH: New Album Samples Posted Online

Finland's KALMAH have uploaded audio samples of several tracks from their new album, entitled "The Black Waltz", at their official web site. Check out the songs "The Groan of Wind", "Defeat", "Bitter Metallic Side" and "The Black Waltz" at Kalmah.com. "The Black Waltz" is scheduled for release on February 22 through Spinefarm Records. ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR To Release Sophomore Album In March

Finnish metallers PAIN CONFESSOR will release their sophomore album, "Fearrage", on March 3 via Megamania. The follow-up to 2004's "Turmoil" was recorded and mixed by Janne Saksa at Studio Sound Supreme and was produced by Janne Saksa and PAIN CONFESSOR. "Fearrage" track listing: 01. Path to... 02. Ruin 03. Nemesis 04. Fall on Evil Days ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW: New Album Details Revealed

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW have announced the details of their fifth album, "Before the Bleeding Sun", due out in Finland on April 26 via Spinefarm Records. "Before the Bleeding Sun" is the band's first album since their reunion that took place in 2005. The CD was recorded at Tico-Tico ...

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BOB DAISLEY Joins Forces With HAMMERFALL, NARNIA Members For PLANET ALLIANCE Project

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley, HAMMERFALL members Magnus Rosén (bass) and Anders Johansson (drums), and NARNIA guitarist Carl-Johan Grimmark are among the musicians featured on PLANET ALLIANCE, a project band where several respected, high-class musicians were carefully selected in order to participate in the lineup. The musical direction is described as "melodic hard rock/metal ...

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RAMMSTEIN Sued By German Cannibal

United Press International is reporting that a convicted German cannibal has filed suit against industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN, claiming their song "Mein Teil" (My Piece) is based on his crimes. Armin Meiwes was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for eating a man (Bernd Juergen Brandes) he met on the Internet. He filmed the entire ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW: '99% Done' Recording New Album

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW are "99% finished" recording their as-yet-untitled fifth album for a tentative March/April 2006 release via Spinefarm Records. "The rest of the backing vocals are recorded etc. The mixing sessions begin in five or six weeks. Finally!" the band write on their web site. "Constructing this ...

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The Acoustic Verses - GREEN CARNATION

Anyone unfamiliar with the pedigree of GREEN CARNATION could be forgiven for thinking this EP was, at various intervals, a new product from COLDPLAY, U2, PINK FLOYD or PORCUPINE TREE. Make no mistake, while this is all acoustic, it's as lush, orchestrated, and enigmatic as any "electric" album from this quizzical band. Reviewable on a ...

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MISERY INC. Announce New Bassist, Prepare To Release Sophomore Album

Finnish metallers MISERY INC. have parted ways with longtime bassist Jukka Keisala due to "personal reasons." The group have already acquired a replacement in the shape of Aki Heikinheimo, who appears in the band's latest video, "Fallen Rage". The clip was shot in October-November under the watchful guidance of Jani Saajanaho of Dead Grafix, and ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'Kingslayer' Video Posted Online

GRAND MAGUS' video for the track "Kingslayer" has been posted online at Yahoo! Music. The song comes off the Swedish group's third album, "Wolf's Return", which is available now on on Candlelight Records (via a licensing deal with Rise Above). The band recorded the CD in Stockholm with producer/engineer Oneman. GRAND MAGUS's sophomore ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman Writing Material For Solo Album

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has posted the following message on his official web site: "I had lots of fun while touring around the world. Even though it has been a bit tough to travel and to play that many gigs the feedback and the support from the fans have been excellent! I thank you all! ...

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Synchestra - THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND

As much as I enjoy STRAPPING YOUNG LAD I always find myself enjoying THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND more. It is something about the way Canada's resident musical genius wraps beautiful melodies around layers of soulful wisp and intense emotion. Much like "Accelerated Evolution", "Synchestra" takes repeat listens to fully absorb. However, there is more of ...

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DESTINY Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Bassist Stefan Björnshög of the long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY has issued the following update: "Unfortunately, our good friend Janne Ekberg has left DESTINY. He has started his own business and has decided to focus on that and his family. Janne will be missed but we respect his decision. We thank him for his four years ...

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POISONBLACK To Resume Recording Sophomore Album In Early 2006

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, also in SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — are scheduled to return to the studio in early 2006 to complete the recordings for their sophomore album, tentatively due late spring/early summer via Century Media Records. The ...

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KALMAH Finish Mixing New Album

Finland's KALMAH have finished mixing their new album, entitled "The Black Waltz", for a February 22, 2006 release through Spinefarm Records. "The mixing started and ended fast," the band write on their web site. "We had only five days to do it but luckily the basic sounds were great and Ahti [Kortelainen, engineer] got it ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Tour Report, Photos Posted Online

CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä has issued the following report from the band's current North American tour with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH: "Only a couple more shows to play. It's been such an amazing tour. We would never have expected this kind of tour here when headlining. "AMON AMARTH and TRIVIUM are great to ...

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HEVEIN: International Release Of 'Sound Over Matter' Delayed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will release their debut album, "Sound Over Matter" (currently available in Finland via Spinefarm Records) in Germany on March 17, 2006. A video for the song "Last Drop of Innocence" was directed by HEVEIN drummer Alpo Oksaharju. As previously reported, HEVEIN recently announced the addition of bassist Janne Jaakkola to the ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW Continuing Work On New Album

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW are continuing work on their as-yet-untitled fifth album for a tentative March/April 2006 release via Spinefarm Records. "We've spent some days at the studio now with the rest of the songs for the album [as part of the second main recording session]," the band write ...

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KALMAH: In Mixing Mode

Spinefarm Records has set a February 22, 2006 release date for the new album from Finland's KALMAH, entitled "The Black Waltz". The follow-up to 2003's "Swampsong" is currently being mixed at a studio in Finland and will contain the following ten tracks (in no specific order): 01. Bitter Metallic Side 02. Defeat 03. The Groan ...

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GRAND MAGUS To Be Interviewed On Swedish National Radio

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will be featured on Swedish National Radio on Thursday, November 24. The show is called "P3 Rock" and it will contain an interview with Christoffersson as well as several tracks from the band. The show starts at 10:10 p.m. CET and ends at ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Recounts Estate Invader Ordeal

Ozzy Osbourne spoke with "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush on wrestling with a home invader at his English estate last November. "So, I'm stark naked, not a stitch on, not a sock, nothing," Ozzy explained. "For some reason, I come around, and I see this guy crouching behind. So, he jumped out the window this ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Guest On FUSE TV's 'Metal Asylum'

Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM will be appearing on Fuse TV's "Metal Asylum" program tonight (November 15). Alexi Laiho (guitar, vocals), Janne Wirman (keyboards) and Roope Latvala (guitar) all stop by by the studio and talk with Juliya about their first U.S. headlining tour with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH, their new record, "Are You ...

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KALMAH Announce New Album Title, Track Listing

Finland's KALMAH have set the tentative track listing for their fourth album, "The Black Waltz", tentatively due early next year via Spikefarm Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Swampsong" will contain 10 songs. A bonus cover track was also laid down during the sessions and will be included as a bonus cut on various releases. "The ...

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