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VOIVOD Recruits Bassist DOMINIC 'ROCKY' LAROCHE Following Split With BLACKY; Video Of First Performance

Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD have tapped Dominic "Rocky" Laroche to play bass for the band following the departure of Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky). Laroche, who has previously performed with blues musician Steve Hill, made his live debut with VOIVOD last night (Saturday, July 12) at Festival Jonquière En Musique in the group's former hometown of ...

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SOILWORK's BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID Suffers Serious Back Injury

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Rockharz Open Air festival on July 11 in Ballenstedt, Germany due to a serious back injury suffered by their singer, Björn "Speed" Strid. This decision was a hard one for the band to make, especially since it is the second year in ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun' First-Week Chart Positions

"Shadows Of The Dying Sun", the sixth studio album from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #2 Germany: #18 Switzerland: #33 Austria: #38 "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" was released on April 28 in Europe and on April 29 in North America via Century Media Records. All the ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'While We Sleep' Video Released

The official video for the song "While We Sleep" from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", which will be released on April 28 in Europe and on April 29 in North America via Century Media Records. All ...

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SOILWORK Interviewed On BCFM 'Sunday Rockshow' (Audio)

On March 11, host Jon Wisbey of the BCFM "Sunday Rockshow", which airs in Bristol, England, conducted an interview with singer Björn "Speed" Strid and guitarist David Andersson of Swedish metallers SOILWORK. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. As previously reported, Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) joined SOILWORK ...

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SOILWORK Interviewed By RAMzine At HAMMERFEST (Video)

On March 14, RAMzine conducted an interview with Swedish metallers SOILWORK at this year's Hammerfest, which was held at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Wales. You can now watch the chat below. As previously reported, Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) joined SOILWORK on stage on March 21 at Circus in Helsinki, ...

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SOILWORK's BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID Interviewed By PROJECT ALPHA TV (Video)

On March 14, Project Alpha TV conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK at this year's Hammerfest, which was held at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, Wales. You can now watch the chat below. As previously reported, Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) joined SOILWORK on stage ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'Revelations' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Revelations" from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", which will be released on April 28 in Europe and on April 29 in North America via Century Media Records. All the ...

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SOILWORK Singer Explains Drummer DIRK VERBEUREN's Absence From First Few Shows Of European Tour

GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK before the band's March 12 concert in Manchester, England. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren's absence from the first few shows of the band's current European tour, Strid said: "Basically, [Dirk] pulled a ...

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ALBINÖ RHINO To Release Debut Album In April

Helsinki, Finland-based stoner rockers ALBINÖ RHINO will release their self-titled debut album on April 30 via Inverse Records. According to a press release, the CD "takes a slightly more straightforward approach than its predecessor, the 2013 EP 'Return Of The Goddess', but maintains the idea of letting songs flow freely and allow them length without ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To SOUNDWAVE TV (Video)

Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Interviewed On Australia's HOT FM (Audio)

Hot FM CQ breakfast announcer Paul "Browny" Brown conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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