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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Enter Studio In October

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will enter Seawolf Studios (web site) in Suomenlinna (just outside Helsinki) in October to begin recording their third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", due in early 2004 through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). Among the tracks set to ...

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MOONSPELL Finalize Track Listing For 'The Antidote'

Portugal's MOONSPELL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Antidote", tentatively due in late summer through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" will contain the following songs: 01. Everything Invaded 02. The Southern Deathstyles 03. Antidote 04. In And Above Man 05. From Lowering Skies 06. Capricorn At ...

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AMORPHIS To Play Special Gig In Finland

AMORPHIS will play a special, one-off gig at Senssi club in Tampere, Finland on Sunday, April 20. The band will premier some of the brand new material which is set to surface on the upcoming "Far From The Sun" album and will perform a number of their old classics from their previous recorded efforts. Also ...

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AMORPHIS: Changing The Face Of Modern Metal

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have set a May 20 release date through EMI subsidiary Virgin Records for their sixth studio album, "Far From The Sun". The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface later this month. "Far From The Sun" marks the beginning of a new era for the band, who have opted to ...

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MOONSPELL: Studio Report Posted Online

MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro has posted a lengthy studio report on the group's official web site at this location. MOONSPELL, who recently parted ways with bassist Sérgio Crestana and temporarily replaced him with AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori, are currently recording the follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland ...

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CHAOSBREED: A Finnish Death Metal Supergroup

CHAOSBREED is the name of a brand new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of the following musicians: Nalle Österman - drums (ex-GANDALF) Oppu Laine - bass (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI) Marko Tarvonen - guitars (MOONSORROW) Esa Holopainen - guitars (AMORPHIS) Taneli Jarva - vocals (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE) CHAOSBREED draw influences from "many directions, but some associations ...

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AMORPHIS Side Project To Release Second Album

VERENPISARA, the Finnish band featuring AMORPHIS members Niclas Etelävuori (bass), Tomi Koivusaari (guitar), and Santeri Kallio (guitar, keyboards in AMORPHIS), have set a May 15 release date through BMG Records for their sophomore album, "Happosadetta" ("Acid Rain" in Finnish). The follow-up to last year's "Aamunodottaja" CD will feature the following track listing (all titles and ...

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MOONSPELL Split With Bassist, Prepare To Record New CD

Portugal's MOONSPELL have amicably parted ways with bassist Sérgio Crestana and will replace him during the recording sessions for their upcoming album with AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori. MOONSPELL will record the follow-up to "Darkness And Hope" between March 23 and April 12 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS). ...

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AMORPHIS Ink Deal With EMI RECORDS

AMORPHIS have inked a deal with EMI Records for the release of their new CD, "Far From The Sun", due in Finland in May. The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface in early April. The complete track listing for "Far From The Sun" is as follows: 01. Day Of Your Beliefs 02. ...

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AMORPHIS Frontman Completes Work On New AJATTARA CD

AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen's "black/dark metal" project AJATTARA have completed work on their new album, "Kuolema" ("Death"), for a March 24 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Antakaa Elää (Let Me Live) 02. Surman Henki (The Ghost Of Death) 03. Haureus (Fornication) 04. Huoran Alla (Under The Whore) 05. ...

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AMORPHIS Prepare To Mix New Album

Finland's AMORPHIS are scheduled to commence the mixing process for their as-yet-untitled new album on Feb. 4 at Finnvox studios with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED). A late spring release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The sextet, who are currently unsigned following a lengthy stint with Relapse Records, tracked 15 songs during the ...

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EVEMASTER Ink Deal With LOW FREQUENCY

Finland's EVEMASTER have signed a three-album deal with Low Frequency Records. The group are currently putting the finishing touches on their second CD, "Wither", at Astia Studios (CHILDREN OF BODOM, WARMEN, ENTWINE) with producer Anssi Kippo. The follow-up to "Lacrimae Mundi", which is set to be mastered at Finnvox studios (STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS) in late January ...

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AMORPHIS Complete Instrumental Recordings For New CD

Finland's AMORPHIS have finished recording all instrumental parts for their upcoming album at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. 15 songs were reportedly tracked during the sessions, with 10 tentatively scheduled to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD, which is set to surface in the spring. AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen will shortly begin tracking vocals for the album at ...

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AMORPHIS Complete Drum Tracks For Upcoming CD

Finland's AMORPHIS have completed the drum tracks for their upcoming album at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. 15 songs were reportedly tracked during the sessions, with 10 tentatively scheduled to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD, which is set to surface in the spring. The sextet, who are currently unsigned following a lengthy stint with Relapse Records, will ...

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AMORPHIS Enter Studio To Record New Album

Finland's AMORPHIS entered Finnvox studios in Helsinki today (Nov. 18) to begin recording the basic tracks for the band's next studio album. The sextet, who are currently unsigned following a lengthy stint with Relapse Records, plan to complete the recordings early next year for a tentative summer 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "Snoopy's (a.k.a. ...

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MANNHAI Revise Track Listing For 'Evil Under the Sun'

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have revised the track listing for their new album, Evil Under the Sun, due on November 18th through Spinefarm Records. The revised track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Laugh Like Insane 02. Sweat Of Love 03. Between ...

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XYSMA To Perform At Finnish Book-Launch Party

Legendary Finnish metallers XYSMA will reunite to perform at the launch party for Jone Nikula's new book, Rauta-aika, on October 19th at Nosturi in Helsinki. The book tells the history of Finnish metal music from late 80's to the present and includes an interview with XYSMA frontman Joañitor Muurinen (currently in MANNHAI). In related news, ...

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MANNHAI Complete Work On 'Evil Under the Sun'

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have completed work on the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a November release through Spinefarm Records. Evil Under the Sun was recorded at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Mega and ...

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MANNHAI Hard At Work On "Evil Under the Sun"

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are have entered Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Mega to record the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a November release through Spinefarm Records. The complete track listing for the album ...

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MANNHAI Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are scheduled to enter the studio in early August to record the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, tentatively entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a late 2002 release through Spinefarm Records. In other news, ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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AMORPHIS Line Up Drummer Replacement

Finland's AMORPHIS have recruited drummer Jan "Snoopy" Rechberger to replace Pekka Kasari, who recently left the group to focus on family life. Rechberger is no stranger to the AMORPHIS camp, having previously played on the group's first two full-length albums, 1992's The Karelian Isthmus and 1994's Tales From The Thousand Lakes. (Thanks: Tuomas Toivonen) ...

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