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CHAOSBREED Begin Writing Material For Sophomore Album

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Still another month until 'Brutal' is in the shops... Can't stand ...

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MANNHAI: New Album Delayed

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have been forced to postpone the release date of their third album, "The Exploder", to April 5 due to "scheduling problems" at their record label, Ranch Records. "This record is a soon-to-be-classic, and will surely take ...

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LORDI To Release Sophomore Album In April

Finnish "monster metal" band LORDI have set an April 14 release date for their second, as-yet-untitled album. The group shot a video for the album's first single, "Blood Red Sandman", at a Helsinki studio last week. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and will contain the following track listing: 01. Blood ...

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AMORPHIS Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE 2004 Festival

Finland's AMORPHIS have been officially confirmed for ProgPower Europe 2004 festival, set to be held October 2-3 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, Holland. Other bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival are Sweden's PLATITUDE, Holland's THE DUST CONNECTION and the Germany's TOMORROW'S EVE. Upcoming AMORPHIS shows: Aug. 07 – Budapest, HUN @ Sziget Festival ...

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AMORPHIS To Play Special Helsinki Show

Finland's AMORPHIS will play a very special show at the Nosturi club in Helsinki Friday night (Feb. 20) as part of the Femmagaala Awards 2004. The band will reportedly take the stage around midnight. For more information, click here. As previously reported, AMORPHIS have been confirmed for the Sziget Festival, an eight-day event ...

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MANNHAI To Release Third Album In March

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have set "The Exploder" as the title for their third album, due in Finland on March 22 through Ranch Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Evil Under the Sun" was mixed at Soundtracks studio in Helsinki with ...

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H.I.M., AMORPHIS Members Team Up In Grindcore Side-Project

Members of H.I.M. and AMORPHIS have reportedly joined forces in a grindcore-style side-project called TO SEPARATE THE FLESH FROM THE BONES. The band, who are opting to keep their identities a "mystery," recently recorded their debut EP, "For Those About To Rot", tentatively due in the spring. A full-length album should follow in the autumn. ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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CHAOSBREED: New Live Video Available For Download

A video of CHAOSBREED performing the track "F/C/D/C (Freedom Corps Death Crush)" live at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on August 15 can be downloaded from this location. CHAOSBREED feature in their ranks drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva ...

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CHAOSBREED Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The contract covers the release of the group's recently completed debut album, "Brutal", ...

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CHAOSBREED Announce Helsinki Gig

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will perform selections from their upcoming debut album, "Brutal", at Stella Star Club in Helsinki on Friday, December 19. CHAOSBREED will ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have been confirmed for the next installment of the Tuska festival, which will take place next summer in Helsinki, Finland. More details will be announced soon. Tuska 2003 took place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki and featured appearances by TYPE O NEGATIVE, THE HAUNTED, STRATOVARIUS, SENTENCED, ...

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AMORPHIS Explain London Cancellation

Finland's AMORPHIS have issued a statement explaining the reasons for the cancellation of their Nov. 18 London show with PARADISE LOST. "The band was forced to cancel the London show due to the reason that there was supposed to be more shows at the time that didn't happen," the group write on their web site. ...

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PARADISE LOST: London Concert To Go Ahead

Despite previous reports to the contrary, PARADISE LOST's show at the Astoria in London on November 18 will go ahead, albeit without one of the previously announced support acts. According to the group's manager, Andy Farrow of Northern Music, "AMORPHIS are not on the bill anymore as they couldn't afford to do the gig, [but] ...

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PARADISE LOST/AMORPHIS: London Gig Cancelled?

According to AMORPHIS' official web site, the group's previously announced gig with PARADISE LOST at the Astoria in London on November 18 has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, AMORPHIS will play two dates in Greece in December. The details are as follows: Dec. 13 - Ydrogios ...

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CHAOSBREED: Live Video Available For Download

A video of CHAOSBREED performing the track "Rotting Alive" live at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on August 15 can be downloaded from this location. CHAOSBREED feature in their ranks drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Release New Single In November

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will release a brand-new single next month through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). The disc will contain an as-yet-undisclosed track off the group's third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", which is currently being recorded at Seawolf Studios (web ...

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AMORPHIS To Utilize Session Drummer On Upcoming Tour

AMORPHIS drummer Jan Rechberger won't be able to join the rest of the band on the upcoming "Far From The Sun" tour due to an accident in his family, according to a post on the band's web site. Replacing him for the tour will be Atte Sarkima from VERENPISARA. Upcoming AMORPHIS tour dates: Oct. 22 ...

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ENTOMBED Members To Guest On CHAOSBREED Debut

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is your captain speaking... Fasten your seatbelts 'cos here we go. Thanxxx for everyone who were supporting us at [our show at Helsinki's] Nosturi [on September 15] — [headliners] ENTOMBED kicked ass and made shit burst through ...

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CHAOSBREED Drummer Explains Change In Recording Plans

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is Nalle from CHAOSBREED, greetings from Stockholm! Even when we had to cancel our recordings at Sunlight [studios] we didn't want to leave our ferry tickets unused. So instead of CHAOSBREED traveling to Stockholm, the 31th of ...

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CHAOSBREED: Swedish Recording Sessions Cancelled

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have abandoned plans to record their debut album, "Brutal", at Stockholm's Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skosberg. "The reason for this ...

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GODHEAD Officially Confirmed For PARADISE LOST's European Tour

GODHEAD, now featuring former STATIC-X drummer Ken Jay, have been officially confirmed as the support band for PARADISE LOST on their upcoming European tour, scheduled to kick off on October 22 in Stockholm, Sweden. Additional support at the Scandinavian dates will come from Finland's AMORPHIS. PARADISE LOST tour dates with GODHEAD: Oct. 22 - Arena ...

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MOONSPELL: New Song Posted Online

A brand new MOONSPELL track, titled "In And Above Men", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "In And Above Men" comes off the Portuguese group's forthcoming album, "The Antidote", due on September 29 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios ...

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MANNHAI To Begin Recording Third Album

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, will enter Petrax studios in Hollola on October 22 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early March 2004 through Ranch Records. The follow-up to last year's "Evil Under the Sun" will be produced ...

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