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TOTAL DEVASTATION: 'Murderous' Video To Premiere This Weekend

TOTAL DEVASTATION's video for the track "Murderous", taken from their "Reclusion" album, will premiere Saturday, September 24 during the Musaexpo event held at Nuorisotalo in Kotka, Finland. The video display will start around 12:45 p.m. The band will be there "selling some TOTAL DEVASTATION-related stuff," according to a posting on the group's web site. The ...

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GRAND MAGUS To Support CATHEDRAL In London

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will support CATHEDRAL in London on Saturday, October 14 at the Underworld. As previously reported, Swedish national radio P3 will broadcast a live performance by GRAND MAGUS from The Shrine in Stockholm, Sweden. It will air on October 13. The broadcast will also ...

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ENSIFERUM Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM, now featuring in its ranks NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos, have officially parted ways with drummer Oliver Fokin. "As some of you may have already noticed, there's been a new man behind the drums at the live concerts during the past six months," the group write on their web ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Swedish Radio Broadcast Scheduled Next Month

Swedish national radio P3 will broadcast a live performance by GRAND MAGUS from The Shrine in Stockholm, Sweden. It will air on October 13. The broadcast will also feature a gig from THE QUILL. GRAND MAGUS' latest album, "Wolf's Return", is now available on vinyl. It is a limited edition that features a deluxe gatefold ...

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MANITOU To Enter Studio In November

MANITOU, the Finnish traditional/progressive heavy metal band who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, will enter Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland in late November with producer Janne Saksa to begin recording their as-yet-untitled second album, tentatively due in early 2006 visa Firebox Records. A single will precede the album a few weeks ...

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GRAND MAGUS Confirmed For ROCK AT SEA

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have been confirmed to perform on the "Rock At Sea" boat on the Baltic Ocean on November 26. Other bands scheduled to appear include BUDGIE, SKY HIGH and CRUCIFIED BARBARA. GRAND MAGUS are continuing to promote their third album, "Wolf's Return", available now ...

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THE CROWN: Posthumous Triple-DVD Set Due In January

According to MTV.com, Swedish thrashers THE CROWN will release a posthumous triple-DVD set on January 10, 2006. The package will trace the band's history from their inception in 1990 to their breakup in March 2004. Vocalist Johan Lindstrand had previously stated about the set, "This will be the final goodbye to our true fans out ...

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CRISIS To Guest On FUSE TV's 'Metal Asylum'

Karyn Crisis and Jwyanza Hobson of CRISIS will be special guests on the Fuse TV's "Metal Asylum" with Juliya airing Friday, July 8. It will also be the "Metal Asylum" premiere of CRISIS' "Waking the Dead" video on Fuse. The "Waking The Dead" video was filmed at the site of an abandoned women's hospital in ...

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BURST Bassist Discusses Upcoming CD

Lambgoat recently conducted an interview with BURST bassist Jesper Liveröd about the group's upcoming CD, "Origo". A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Lambgoat: What are some changes your fans should expect on "Origo"? Are you keeping the noisy/ambient passages of the other releases? Jesper Liveröd: "The differences…well, it's hard to say. ...

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WARMEN: New Album Details Revealed

According to a post at Scythes-Of-Bodom.com, WARMEN — the solo project of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman — will release their third full-length album, "Accept the Fact", on July 6 via Spinefarm Records. A single, "Somebody's Watching Me", will precede the album on June 8 and will include a non-album cut, "Faithful ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO To Begin Writing New Material

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am sorry that I haven't been updating the page lately. I've been busy/lazy... "We [the band KOTIPELTO] will do only one gig this summer and that will be Sauna Open Air in Tampere, Finland June 10th. "The European tour went ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: 'Almost Done' Recording New Album

According to an online posting by CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, CHILDREN OF BODOM are almost done recording their new album, "Are You Dead Yet?", for a September 19 release via Spinefarm Records. "We'll start on the keys [Thursday, May 12] and the vocals next week and start mixing maybe already end of next ...

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SENTENCED Frontman: 'POISONBLACK Is Not Dying Yet'

SENTENCED/POISONBLACK frontman Ville Laihiala has rejected Internet rumors that his POISONBLACK project is on the verge of splitting up after failing to complete work on the follow-up to their "Escapextacy" debut. Commented Laihiala: "POISONBLACK is not dying yet. The next album is allready recorded, but it needs a bit more work before the release, which ...

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NEVERMORE: Release Date Set For 'This Godless Endeavor'

Century Media Records has set a July 26 release date for the new NEVERMORE album, entitled "This Godless Endeavor". Creating metal's most progressively innovative, insidiously addictive, and blazingly entangled music, mesmerizing vocalist Warrel Dane, backed by guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis and the jackhammer rhythms of bassist Jim Sheppard and drummer Van Williams are now joined ...

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GASHOUSE GARDEN: CHILDREN OF BODOM, NORTHER Members Join Forces In New Band

GASHOUSE GARDEN, the new Finnish metal band featuring Mertsa (vocals; CHINA CAT), Kristian Ranta (lead guitars; NORTHER), Jaska Raatikainen (drums; CHILDREN OF BODOM), Lauri Porra (bass; SINERGY, KOTIPELTO, WARMEN), and Jaakko Teittinen (guitars; CRAYDAWN), have launched their official web site at www.gashousegarden.com. According to the group's official biography, "GASHOUSE GARDEN was founded in ...

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With Teeth - NINE INCH NAILS

It's hard to believe that NINE INCH NAILS — masterminded by founder and single full-time member Trent Reznor — has only produced four full-length albums in 16 years, not including EPs and live recordings. Perhaps it's that slow pace of recording — after all, it's been six years alone since 1999's double album, "The Fragile" ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Name New Album

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have set "Are You Dead Yet" as the title of their upcoming album, due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. As previously reported, the band are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2003's "Hate Crew Deathroll". The drum tracks have already been completed and the guitars and bass ...

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DESTINY Cancel MOTALA METAL FESTIVAL Appearance

Swedish metallers DESTINY have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Motala Metal Festival on April 16. "DESTINY guitarist Janne Ekberg's grandfather passed away recently and the funeral will be on the same day as the festival. We did look into different solutions with temporary stand in guitarists from DESTINY's past but in the ...

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ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW Prepare To Record New Album

Reactivated Finnish metallers ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW are about to enter the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fifth album. The first studio session will take place at Tico-Tico studio on Good Friday (March 25). The songs will be recorded and mixed at several studios in Northern Europe during the coming months. A late 2005 ...

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