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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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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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