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NIGHTWISH's 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"Endless Forms Most Beautiful", the new album from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, sold more than 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. NIGHTWISH's previous CD, "Imaginaerum", opened with 12,000 units to land at No. 27 ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fifteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The fifteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip features highlights from a big release party and signing session in Helsinki, Finland. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" was made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The "Élan" four-track ...

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Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer JON DETTE Joins Australia's MESHIAAK

MESHIAAK, the new band featuring ex-4ARM frontman Danny Tomb, TERAMAZE guitarist Dean Wells and former SLAYER/TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette, has inked a deal with Mascot Label Group. The group will enter GREEN DAY's Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland, California on March 25 to begin tracking Dette's drums for MESHIAAK's debut album, titled "Alliance Of Thieves". ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fourteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The fourteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip sees the NIGHTWISH bandmembers talking about their own highlights of the CD. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The "Élan" four-track ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Gives 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently gave Italy's SpazioRock.it a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful". Check out the footage below. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be made available on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for "Endless ...

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NIGHTWISH: Thirteenth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The thirteenth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip sees the NIGHTWISH bandmembers explain the themes and inspirations for the CD. NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen comments: "There's a kind of scientific approach to a lot of things on the album. Songs like ...

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NIGHTWISH: Twelfth 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Trailer

The twelfth trailer for NIGHTWISH's new full-length album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", can be seen below. The clip sees the NIGHTWISH bandmembers explain the themes and inspirations for the CD. NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen comments: "There's a kind of scientific approach to a lot of things on the album. Songs like ...

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NIGHTWISH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Èlan' Video Shoot

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making f "Èlan", the new video from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be seen below. The clip was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, and it was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: "The long-awaited NIGHTWISH music video 'Élan' ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Felt 'Violated' When Band's New Single 'Èlan' Was Leaked Ahead Of Release

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen says that he felt "violated" when the band's new single, "Èlan", was leaked one week before its official release, and has admonished people who "honestly don't see anything wrong" with illegally spreading unreleased music on the Internet. "When 'Èlan' was leaked, I heard about it, the whole band was really upset, ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Èlan' Video Premiere

"Èlan", the new video from Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, can be seen below. The clip was shot in Finland at various locations between September and November 2014, and it was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: "The long-awaited NIGHTWISH music video 'Élan' is finally here. Inspired by the ...

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BROKEN HOPE: First Photo Of New Lineup

Illinois death metallers BROKEN HOPE recently overhauled their lineup by adding bassist Diego Soria (DISGORGE) and guitarist Matt Szlachta (DIRGE WITHIN, CHIMAIRA). Says BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner: "I'm far beyond delighted with our new members — Diego and Matt. Both of these guys are old friends of mine, and both are amazing musicians of ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN 'Really Can't Wait' To Hit The Road In Support Of 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new album, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast. NIGHTWISH's Dutch singer Floor Jansen, who officially joined the band last year, recently moved to Finland in order to learn the language and facilitate ...

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'Crazy Tour Stories' With BROKEN HOPE's JEREMY WAGNER

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest "Crazy Tour Stories" episode, focusing on guitarist Jeremy Wagner of reformed death metallers BROKEN HOPE. The five-minute clip, which was filmed on April 4, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois, can be seen below. ...

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GOATWHORE Interviewed By TheNewFury In Nashville (Video)

Jorge of TheNewFury conducted an interview with New Orleans, Louisiana's sons of American no-frills-black-metal-meets-death-'n'-roll GOATWHORE before the band's July 8 concert at Exit/In in Nashville, Tennessee. You can now watch the chat below. GOATWHORE's new album, "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless", was released in North America on July 8 via Metal Blade Records. The CD ...

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BROKEN HOPE Guitarist Shares Tour Tips (Video)

Each episode of "Tour Tips" features a touring act sharing five pieces of advice for artists who want to hit the road. In this episode, guitarist Jeremy Wagner of reformed death metallers BROKEN HOPE shares his tips for being on the road. BROKEN HOPE's sixth album, "Omen Of Disease", sold around 1,000 copies in the ...

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GOATWHORE: 'Baring Teeth For Revolt' Video Released

"Baring Teeth For Revolt", the new video from New Orleans, Louisiana's sons of American no-frills-black-metal-meets-death-'n'-roll GOATWHORE, can be seen below. The high-speed raging performance clip was shot at the infamous House Of Shock in New Orleans by videographer David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (HELLYEAH, WHITECHAPEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE) and wholly captures the band's bludgeoning live energy. "Baring ...

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ORIGIN: Entire 'Omnipresent' Album Available For Streaming

Technical death metallers ORIGIN will release their new album, "Omnipresent", on July 8 in North America via Nuclear Blast (July 4 in Europe through Agonia). The CD was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, Kansas and was mixed and mastered at Menegroth - The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston. The ...

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ORIGIN: 'Absurdity Of What I Am' Lyric Video

Technical death metallers ORIGIN will release their new album, "Omnipresent", on July 8 in North America via Nuclear Blast (July 4 in Europe through Agonia). The CD was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, Kansas and was mixed and mastered at Menegroth - The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston. The ...

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ATHEIST Preparing To Record New Album

Florida-based technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will record their fifth studio album later in the year with producer Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, GOD FORBID, DEVILDRIVER) for an early 2015 release. Comments vocalist Kelly Shaefer: “We are happy to report that the fifth ATHEIST LP is in the works, and the band could ...

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