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AMORPHIS Bassist Quits Over Band 'Mismanagement'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have parted ways with bassist Niclas Etelävuori. The band states: "His decision [to leave] has nothing to do with the band, no bad blood, no hard feelings between us, so it is better that you read his statement and thoughts below. "It's really hard to describe the feelings everyone is ...

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NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Contribute To 'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song'

Members of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, WINTERSUN, AMORPHIS, HIM, BATTLE BEAST and CHILDREN OF BODOM are among the musicians who have contributed to "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival. Tuska promoter Jouni Markkanen said: "All proceeds from this project will be collected to the 'Tuska 20 ...

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KORPIKLAANI Frontman's JONNE To Release 'Kallohonka' Album In April

Jonne Järvelä, the driving force of the internationally successful folk metal band KORPIKLAANI, will release his second folk music album titled "Kallohonka" on April 28 via Playground Music Scandinavia. The band that carries his name, JONNE, consists of ten well-known musicians from the world of rock, metal and folk music. The first single from the ...

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LORDI Mainman Says Heavy Metal Is No Longer The Law Of The Land In Finland: 'It's All Hip-Hop And Rap Now'

LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi says that heavy metal and hard rock artists have once again become marginalized in Finland, where the likes of CHILDREN OF BODOM and NIGHTWISH regularly topped the charts with their single and full-length releases. After LORDI won the annual Eurovision Song Contest — which is usually known for its display of ...

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Finland's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival TUSKA Celebrates 20th Anniversary In 2017

HIM, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MAYHEM, APOCALYPTICA, DIRKSCHNEIDER and SONATA ARCTICA are among the confirmed bands for the 20th-anniversary edition of the Tuska festival, set to take place June 30 - July 2 in Helsinki, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 30: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES MAYHEM WINTERSUN INSOMNIUM BRUJERIA ANNEKE VAN GIERSBEGEN'S VUUR ...

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OVERKILL: 'The Grinding Wheel' Album Details Revealed

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel", on February 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Comments OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Grinding on! Here we come again kids, strapped to the Grinding Wheel! Bang your head." "The Grinding Wheel" was produced by OVERKILL and mixed by Andy Sneap ...

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Video Premiere: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's 'Don't Need You'

"Don't Need You", the new video from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in a church by director Ville Juurikkala, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, HIM, APOCALYPTICA and MICHAEL MONROE, among others. "It's heavy, it's dark, it's super-epic, it's signature BULLET and I think when ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Single 'Our Finest Hour'

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel". To give their fans a taster of what to expect from their forthcoming record, a brand-new single called "Our Finest Hour", will be released in the first week of OVERKILL's European tour, on November 4. The ...

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AMORPHIS To Tour North America With SWALLOW THE SUN

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will return to North America next March/April for a long-overdue headlining tour. Support on the trek will come from fellow Finns and melodic doom/death merchants SWALLOW THE SUN. AMORPHIS will also appear on select dates with thrash legends OVERKILL and Egyptian-themed technical death metal champions NILE. "It's been a long ...

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OVERKILL: 'The Grinding Wheel' Album Pushed Back To February; Listen To Snippet Of New Song 'Our Finest Hour'

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel". To give their fans a taster of what to expect from their forthcoming record, a brand-new single called "Our Finest Hour", will be released in the first week of OVERKILL's European tour, on November 4. The ...

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Watch 'Censored' Version Of LORDI's 'Hug You Hardcore' Video

The "censored" version of "Hug You Hardcore", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy", due in Europe on September 16 and in the U.S. on September 30 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Scare Force ...

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Video Premiere: LORDI's 'Hug You Hardcore'

"Hug You Hardcore", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy", due in Europe on September 16 and in the U.S. on September 30 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Scare Force One" was produced by ...

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OVERKILL And NILE To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

OVERKILL, NILE and AMORPHIS will join forces for a U.S. tour in February/March 2017. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. OVERKILL has set "Grinding Wheel" as the title of its new album, due this fall via Nuclear Blast. OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth revealed the name of the band's new CD during an ...

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AMORPHIS Announces 'Eclipse' Tenth-Anniversary Tour

Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal AMORPHIS have announced a special "Eclipse" tour for this winter, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the legendary release. For this special occasion, the band will perform the album in its entirety, as they already did with "Tales From The Thousand Lakes" in 2014. "A bit over ten years ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Releases 'Apage Satana' Video

The official video for the song "Apage Satana" from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The clip was directed and produced by Jon Simvonis (Magnum Production Studios), who previously worked with the band on the "666" video. Commented ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis: "Dear friends, following a string of lyric videos specifically ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Jerusalem' Video Released

"Jerusalem", the new video from Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eleventh album, "Universal Monsters", which was released on April 22 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded with producer Johnny Lee Michaels at his Helsinki-based Bat Cave Studios. "Universal Monsters" track listing: 01. ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Dolce Vita' Video Released

"Dolce Vita", the new video from Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eleventh album, "Universal Monsters", which will be released on April 22 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded with producer Johnny Lee Michaels at his Helsinki-based Bat Cave Studios. Commented THE 69 ...

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AMORPHIS: 'The Four Wise Ones' Video Released

"The Four Wise Ones", the brand new video from Finnish masters of melancholic metal AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in late 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands during the band's European tour with NIGHTWISH and ARCH ENEMY. "The Four Wise Ones" is taken from AMORPHIS's latest album, "Under The Red Cloud", which ...

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