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SHAMRAIN Enter Studio To Record New Album

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore effort, tentatively titled "Shades of Blue". Recordings will take place at "the studios of Akun Tehdas, a big AV-house near Tampere, Finland," according to a posting on the group's web site. ...

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EVEMASTER Set Release Date For New Version Of Debut Album

Rising Realm Records has set a February 22, 2005 release date for the re-recorded version of EVEMASTER's debut album, re-titled "MMIV Lacrimae Mundi". Drums on "MMIV Lacrimae Mundi" were handled by CHILDREN OF BODOM's Jaska Raatikainen. According to the Finnish "dark metal" band, the idea behind the re-recording was to make it "as punk as ...

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ENTWINE To Tour Germany With XANDRIA, LAB

Finnish gothic rockers ENTWINE will be supporting XANDRIA on a German tour later this month. Also appearing on the bill will be fellow Finns LAB. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 19 - Osnabrück, GER @ Lagerhalle Nov. 20 - Bad Salzungen, GER @ Kallewerk Nov. 21 - Münster-Dieburg, GER @ Live-Arena Nov. 22 - ...

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SHAMRAIN: New EP Track Listing Revealed

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have released more information about their brand-new seven-inch vinyl EP, which is currently available from the group's web site. The EP, which has a running time of 14 minutes and is limited to 200 copies, includes material recorded ...

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ENTWINE To Support XANDRIA In Germany

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have been confirmed as special support for XANDRIA on their upcoming tour of Germany. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 19 – Osnabrück, GER @ Lagerhalle Nov. 20 - Bad Salzungen, GER @ Kallewerk Nov. 21 - Münster-Dieburg, GER @ Live Arena Nov. 22 - Kassel, GER @ Musiktheater Nov. 23 - ...

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FINNTROLL, TO/DIE/FOR Confirmed For Finland's SPINEFEAST

FINNTROLL, TO/DIE/FOR, ENSIFERUM, AJATTARA and ENTWINE are among the bands scheduled to perform at Spinefeast, a three-day event set to be held October 28-30 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. The comple lineup for the festival is as follows: Thursday, October 28: RAPTURE REVEREND BIZARRE SHAPE OF DESPAIR SINDROME Friday, October 29: FINNTROLL ENSIFERUM AJATTARA AMORAL ...

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SHAMRAIN: EP Preview Posted Online

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have uploaded a "medley MP3" of their upcoming seven-inch vinyl EP at this location. The EP includes material recorded during the sessions for the band's debut album, "Empty World Excursion" (2003), as well as earlier studio sessions, and ...

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EVEMASTER Part Ways With LOW FREQUENCY RECORDS

Finnish "dark metal" band EVEMASTER have parted ways with Low Frequency Records. "The decision was mutual and at least EVE-camp is feeling good about this," reads an official press release. "At the moment EVEMASTER are shopping around for a new deal and the recording of the new album should start spring/summer 2005." EVEMASTER released their ...

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ENTWINE Members Launch New Project

ENTWINE members Aksu Hanttu (drums) and Jaani Kähkönen (guitars) have started a new project named TUONI. The group's first single, "Ruusut Helvetin", is scheduled for release on May 26. Samples of TUONI's material, which is written in the Finnish language, can be downloaded at this location. ENTWINE's fourth album, "DiEversity", was released in ...

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ENTWINE, WALTARI Debut In Finnish Top 15

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 11 with their latest release, "DiEversity" (Spinefarm). Also making an impressive showing on the chart are WALTARI, whose eleventh album, "Rare Species" (Vindauga Music), debuted at No. 13. View the whole chart here. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair", ENTWINE's "DiEversity" ...

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DARZAMAT To Enter Studio In May

Poland's DARZAMAT will enter the studio in May to record their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Avantgarde Records. The follow-up to last year's "Oniriad" will be the group's first album to feature new members Golem (drums, ex-DRAGON), Spectre (keyboards) and Nera (vocals, ex-MIDNIGHTDATE). Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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ENTWINE Reach No. 3 On Finnish Singles Chart

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE reached position No. 3 on the Finnish singles chart with their latest single, "BitterSweet". In addition, Finnish radio station Yle-X has selected the group's forthcoming album, "diEversity", as "album of the week," and will be playing one song from the CD each day of the week. ENTWINE's fourth album, "DiEversity", is scheduled ...

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EVEMASTER To Re-Record Debut Album

Finland's EVEMASTER will enter the studio in late February to re-record their cult debut album, "Lacrimae Mundi" for a late summer release through Rising Realm Records. The reissue will include enhanced artwork and a bonus track, a cover of DIO's "We Rock". Drums on "Lacrimae Mundi" will be once again be handled by Jaska Raatikainen ...

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SHAMRAIN: Full-Length MP3 Available For Download

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have posted a full-length MP3 of their track "Fail" at this location. "Fail" comes off the group's debut album, "Empty World Excursion", which was released in November through Watch Me Fall Records. The follow-up to the group's "Pieces" ...

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ENTWINE Push Back CD Release Date

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have pushed back the release date of their fourth album, "DiEversity", to March 15 through Spinefarm Records (Century Media in the rest of Europe and the U.S.). The first single from the album, "BitterSweet", will arrive on February 9. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair" was recorded at Astia Studios in ...

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ENTWINE Name New Album

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have set "DiEversity" as the title of their new album, due in Finland on March 1 through Spinefarm Records (Century Media in the rest of Europe and the U.S.).. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair" was recorded at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland with producer Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM, SINERGY, ...

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SHAMRAIN To Release Full-Length Debut

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, will release their debut full-length album, "Empty World Excursion", on November 28 through Watch Me Fall Records. The follow-up to the group's "Pieces" mini-CD was recorded at F-Field Studio in Lahti and features a musical style which is being described ...

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SHAMRAIN Complete Work On Debut Album

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have finished mixing their debut full-length album, tentatively due in November through Watch Me Fall Records. The follow-up to the group's "Pieces" mini-CD was recorded at F-Field Studio in Lahti and features a musical style which is being described as ...

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ENTWINE To Record New Album In September

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE will enter Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland in September with producer Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM, SINERGY, NORTHER) to record the follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. Unlike the group's previous releases, the as-yet-untitled effort will be mixed at Finnvox studios in Helsinki with ...

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ENTWINE Singer Launches Side Project

ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen has teamed up with several Finnish musicians in a brand-new side-project called SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS). The quartet, whose musical style is being described as "atmospheric rock", had previously released a mini-CD, entitled "Pieces", in February 2002, and currently are recording songs at F-Field Studio in Lahti for their full-length debut, tentatively ...

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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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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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MARBLE ARCH Ink Deal With CENTURY MEDIA, Prepare To Issue Debut CD

Swedish atmospheric metal/gothic rock act MARBLE ARCH (formerly EVERCRY) have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band, which issued two albums (Demise The Crown and Focus) under their previous moniker, recently completed work on a new full-length CD, entitled Another Sunday Bright, at Astia Studio in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo (i.e. ...

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ENTWINE Debut At #6 On Finnish Charts

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE debuted at position #6 on the Finnish single chart with "The Pit", the first single from the group's Time Of Despair CD, which is due to be released in early June through Century Media Records. ...

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ENTWINE To Issue "Time Of Despair" In June

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have just finished forty-four days of hard work recording, mixing and mastering their new release, Time Of Despair, with producer Anssi Kippo (i.e. CHILDREN OF BODOM, SINERGY) at Astia Studio. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Stream Of Life 02. The Pit 03. Nothing Left To Say ...

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ENTWINE, RAM-ZET Confirmed For THEATRE OF TRAGEDY's European Tour

Finland's ENTWINE and Norway's RAM-ZET have been confirmed as the opening acts on THEATRE OF TRAGEDY's upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Hamburg, Germany on April 29th. However, a possibility exists that the support bands will not accompany the headliner on the Norwegian portion of the trek. More news on this ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, ENTWINE Team Up For European Tour

Finland's ENTWINE will be joining Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY on the latter band's upcoming headlining European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Hamburg, Germany on April 29th. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 29 - Markthalle, Hamburg, GER Apr. 30 - Hafenbahn, Offenbach, GER May 01 - Easy Schorre, Halle, ...

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