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LULLACRY Name New EP

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Fire Within" as the title of their new EP, due in August through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen, the recordings were mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila. As previously reported, LULLACRY's forthcoming full-length album, "Killer", is tentatively due in January 2005. The band have been ...

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LULLACRY: New Studio Photos Posted Online

LULLACRY have posted several photos from their recent recording sessions at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland. Check them out here. As previously reported, LULLACRY have finished recording several new tracks for inclusion on an upcoming single or EP, due later in the year through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami ...

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SILENTIUM: Lineup Changes Galore

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have parted ways with drummer Janne Ojala, violinist Jani Laaksonen and vocalist Anna Ilveskoski. "It all started when Janne informed us about his departure," guitarist/vocalist Toni Lahtinen writes on the group's web site. " 'The band hasn't evolved since the demo days and my motivation has burnt out,' he said. ...

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LULLACRY Record New Single/EP

Finland's LULLACRY have recorded several new tracks at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland for inclusion on an upcoming single or EP, due later in the year through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen, the recordings contain "some kick-ass rockin' heavy metal" and will be mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila. ...

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NIGHTWISH: Denver Date Added To Upcoming Tour

A Denver, Colorado date has been added to NIGHTWISH's forthcoming North American tour, which is set to take place in late August/early September. Support at all shows will come from fellow Finns LULLACRY. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE ...

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LULLACRY: 'Killer' New Album In The Works

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Killer" as the working title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in January 2005. "We have made lots of new amazing songs and I must say they're heavier, faster & more hellish heavy rock than ever," stated main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen. "We'll make something like 20-30 songs and choose the best ...

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LULLACRY Added To NIGHTWISH Tour

Finland's LULLACRY have been officially confirmed as the support band for NIGHTWISH's first-ever tour of North America, which is set to take place in late August/early September, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis Aug. 19 ...

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SOULGRIND To Enter Studio In May

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter the studio on May 28 to begin recording their new album, "Omnino Veritas", tentatively due in early November through France's Holy Records. A limited-edition version (2,000 copies) of the new album will include an extra CD featuring the following: ...

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LULLACRY Announce Winter Tour Dates

Finland's LULLACRY have lined up the following dates during December/January: Dec. 27 - Green Christmas – Rakvere, EE Jan. 15 - Klubi – Tampere, FIN * Jan. 16 - Klubi – Turku, FIN ** Jan. 17 – Tavastia – Helsinki, FIN ** * Riemufestivaali Goes Metal w/ NORTHER, CAUSE FOR EFFECT, TOTAL DEVASTATION ** Riemufestivaali ...

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LULLACRY: Video Posted Online

Finland's LULLACRY have posted a new video for the track "Don't Touch The Flame" in Windows Media format at this location (file size: 30 MB). According to a post on the band's web site, the new clip features "special material from the year 2003 [including footage] from festivals, studios, gigs etc." "Don't Touch ...

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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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SILENTIUM Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have confirmed the departure of singer Maija Turunen following the release of their third album, "Sufferion - Hamartia of Prudence". "Due to unexpected conditions, we had to reconcider our situation concerning our new supposed-to-be female vocalist Maija Turunen and because of this, we were forced to give up the talented ...

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TUSKA FESTIVAL 2003: Photos Posted Online

Sonera Plaza has posted several photos of TYPE O NEGATIVE, THE HAUNTED, STRATOVARIUS and SENTENCED performing live at Finland's Tuska festival this past weekend. Check them out here. Tuska took place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki and featured additional appearances by AMORPHIS, ARCH ENEMY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ...

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SOULGRIND To Be Joined By SINERGY Axeman At Helsinki Gig

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will be joined by SINERGY/ex-STONE guitarist for their appearance at Tavastia club in Helsinki on Saturday, July 12. The gig will be part of this weekend's Tuska festival, which will feature more than 40 bands performing on three stages ...

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SENTENCED Added To Finland's TUSKA METAL FESTIVAL

SENTENCED have replaced OPETH at this year's edition of Finland's Tuska festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. As previously reported, OPETH were forced to cancel their appearance at Tuska due to "logistical and financial" difficulties connected with the group's upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE, ...

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LULLACRY To Make U.S. Live Debut At MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Finnish hard rock sensation LULLACRY have just been added to this year's Milwaukee Metalfest line-up. This will mark the group's first appearance in the U.S. Guitarist Sami Vauhkonen had the following to say regarding the band's live performance: "LULLACRY is about the sweat and action! There must be something to look at on the stage. ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA 2003 Festival

SOULFLY are the latest act confirmed to appear at Finland's Tuska 2003 festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. The complete list of groups currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: TYPE O NEGATIVE MINISTRY CHILDREN OF BODOM STRATOVARIUS SOULFLY TIMO RAUTIAINEN & ...

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SOULGRIND To Enter Studio In October

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter the studio in October/November to begin recording their new album for a spring 2004 release through France's Holy Records. SOULGRIND's next gig will take place during the Tuska Open Air Festival 2003 at Tavastia club in Helsinki ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Be Presented With Gold Single

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR will be presented with a gold single for their cover of SANDRA's "In The Heat Of The Night" during their performance at Tavastia in Helsinki on Wednesday, April 2. TO/DIE/FOR's version of "In The Heat Of The Night", which featured a guest appearance by Tanja Kemppainen (ex-LULLACRY, currently in SOULGRIND), was originally released ...

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LULLACRY To Release New Single

Finland's LULLACRY will release their new single, "Alright Tonight", on April 28 through Spinefarm Records. "Alright Tonight" will be backed by a re-recorded version of the title track from the group's 1999 debut album, "Sweet Desire", featuring new vocalist Tanja Lainio, who replaced Tanja Kemppainen (currently in SOULGRIND) last summer. "Alright Tonight" comes off the ...

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SILENTIUM Announce New Singer, Offer Album Samples

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have replaced singer Tiina Lehvonen with Maija Turunen. Both Tiina and Maija can be heard on the group's upcoming third full-length CD, "Harmátia de Prudence", due in late spring/early summer release through Spikefarm Records. The album, which was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland, was produced by NIGHTWISH mainman ...

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LULLACRY Debut At Finnish #9!

LULLACRY's new album, "Crucify My Heart", entered the Finnish charts at position #9. View the whole chart here. "Crucify My Heart" will receive a continental European release on March 17 through Century Media Records, while an American release is slated for April 8. "Crucify My Heart" is LULLACRY's first album with new vocalist ...

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SOULGRIND Add Helsinki Date

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have added a Helsinki date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 22 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, BARATHRUM) Mar. 17 – Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks (w/ BENDOVER) Mar. 28 – ...

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LULLACRY Perform 'Secret' Hometown Gig

Finland's LULLACRY played a "secret" gig at Nosturi in Helsinki on Friday, Feb. 14 under the name TEQUILA SUNRISE. Check out live photos at this location. In other news, LULLACRY have announced the following Finnish dates during March/April. Mar. 07 - Säätämö – Turku, FIN Apr. 04 - Säätämö Turku, FIN (w/ KATATONIA, ...

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SILENTIUM Finish Recording New Album

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have finished recording their third full-length CD, "Harmátia de Prudence", and are preparing to mix it for a late spring/early summer release through Spikefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland and was produced by NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen. "[It will be] a very unique album," ...

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