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SONATA ARCTICA To Enter Studio In September

According to Timo Isoaho of Finland's Soundi magazine, Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will enter the studio in late September to begin recording their new album for a tentative April 2014 release. Vocalist Tony Kakko has written around 50 songs for the follow-up to 2012's "Stones Grow Her Name", with plans to track ...

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EVERGREY Guitarist To Release Debut Instrumental Album

Due on August 16 via Lion Music, "Pictures From A Time Traveller", the debut instrumental album from EVERGREY guitarist Marcus Jidell, features seven tracks of outstanding, diverse and top-shelf virtuoso guitar excellence. Jidell is one of the most respected metal guitarists to have come out of Sweden since Yngwie Malmsteen. With a guitar style that ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Re-Evolution' Audio Samples

Helsinki, Finland-based, female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release a compilation album of songs that originally appeared on their first four albums — "Circus Black" (2012), "End Of Eden" (2010), "The Clouds Of Northland Thunder" (2009) and "River Of Tuoni" (2008) — to showcase new singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen after the departure of Heidi Parviainen. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Interviewed By Sweden's ACCESS: ROCK (Video)

Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden's Access: Rock conducted an interview with Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA at this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is being held June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name", was certified gold in Finland for ...

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JOHN PAUL JONES Has Time For Opera, Not LED ZEPPELIN

According to The Pulse Of Radio, LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has his sights on a new opera — not a reunion with his former bandmates. The ZEPPELIN fan-base has been drooling over Robert Plant's recent comments to Australia's "60 Minutes", which insinuated that it wasn't him who's holding the band back from reuniting ...

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BATTLE BEAST's New Album Lands On Finnish Chart

The self-titled sophomore album from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced ...

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VANDROYA: 'Why Should We Say Goodbye?' Video Released

"Why Should We Say Goodbye?", the new video from the Brazilian female-fronted progressive power metal band VANDROYA, can be seen below. The track comes off the group's debut album, "One", which was released on January 18 via Inner Wound Recordings. The Japanese edition of the album wasmade available on December 19, 2012 through Spiritual Beast ...

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BATTLE BEAST: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

The self-titled sophomore album from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced and mixed by ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'Black Ninja' Video Released

"Black Ninja", the new video from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — can be seen at RadioRock.fi. The song comes off the band's second, self-titled full-length album, which will be released on May 17 via Nuclear Blast ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Releases First Video With New Singer, Parts Ways With Bassist

Helsinki, Finland-based, female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release a compilation album of songs released on their first four albums — "Circus Black" (2012), "End Of Eden" (2010), "The Clouds Of Northland Thunder" (2009) and "River Of Tuoni" (2008) — to showcase new singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen after the departure of Heidi Parviainen. "Re-Evolution" will ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Costa Rica

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted behind-the-scenes footage from their April 3 concert in Costa Rica. Check it out below. SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Released in Europe on May 18, 2012 and in North America on May 22, ...

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BATTLE BEAST: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST — who last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo — will release their second, self-titled full-length album on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced and mixed by the band at JKB Studios in Helsinki and mastered by Mika Jussila ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Mexico City

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted behind-the-scenes footage from their March 2 concert in Mexico City. Check it out below. SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Released in Europe on May 18, 2012 and in North America on May 22, ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Japanese Tour

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted behind-the-scenes footage from their February tour of Japan. Check it out below. SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Released in Europe on May 18, 2012 and in North America on May 22, 2012 via ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Russian Tour

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted behind-the-scenes footage from their February tour of Russia. Check it out below. SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Released in Europe on May 18, 2012 and in North America on May 22, 2012 via ...

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