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NOCTUM: 'Final Sacrifice' Album Details Revealed

Swedish rockers NOCTUM will release their new album, "Final Sacrifice", on October 29 via Metal Blade Records. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (SUNN O))), ARKTAU EOS) and fits perfectly with the album's raw, natural sound. "Final Sacrifice" is a fictional horror story where each song communicates a portion of the overall narrative. ...

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VENGEANCE To Release 'Piece Of Cake' Album

Dutch rockers VENGEANCE will release their new album, "Piece Of Cake", on November 5 (October 28 in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer. "People can expect what to my ears is the best VENGEANCE album to date," declares guitarist Timo Somers. "The songs are a nice blend of old-school VENGEANCE (think 'Arabia') and some more modern-sounding songs. This ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Drum-Cam Footage From Finland's TUSKA Festival

Drum-cam footage of STRATOVARIUS's Rolf Pilve performing with his bandmates on June 30 at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. Pilve joined STRATOVARIUS in June 2012 as the replacement for Jörg Michael, who spent sixteen years in the band and played on nine STRATOVARIUS studio albums. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", ...

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PLACE VENDOME To Release 'Thunder In The Distance' In November

PLACE VENDOME's third album, "Thunder In The Distance", will be released in early November via Frontiers Records. As on the band's the previous CDs, Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN) sang on all the tracks, which were produced and mixed by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC). The songs were composed by different writers, including Magnus Karlsson ...

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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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STRATOVARIUS Interviewed By Germany's METAL HAMMER Magazine (Video)

Germany's Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jens Johansson and vocalist Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal Hammer Germany, "a ...

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STRATOVARIUS Interviewed By Germany's METAL HAMMER Magazine (Video)

Germany's Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jens Johansson and vocalist Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal Hammer Germany, "a ...

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WARMEN Completes Mastering New Album

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, has finished mastering the follow-up for the band's critically acclaimed 2009 studio album "Japanese Hospitality". A late 2013 release is expected. WARMEN celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a concert during the Helsinki Metal Meeting weekend in February 2010 at Dante's Highlight in Helsinki, Finland. The ...

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CORPSET: 'No Rest' Video Released

"No Rest", the new video from the Finnish death-thrash metal band CORPSET, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the group's second album, which will be released in September via Violent Journey Records. The clip was directed by Matti Kuusniemi of the Findie moviegroup Trash Video. The fast-paced and unique video ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer Interviewed On Brazil's 'Lokaos Rock Show' (Video)

Dani Buarque of the "Lokaos Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS in São Paulo, Brazil. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal ...

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STRATOVARIUS Bassist Interviewed In Hamburg (Video)

On March 29, Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with bassist Lauri Porra of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many years" by Metal Hammer Germany, "a collection of the band’s greatest ...

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STRATOVARIUS Interviewed In Milan (Video)

On April 10, journalist and musician Barbara Caserta of Linearock conducted an interview with Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS at Radio Lombardia Studios in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' latest full-length album, "Nemesis", was released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, "the best STRATOVARIUS album in many, many ...

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FINNTROLL: 'Häxbrygd' Video Released

"Häxbrygd", the new video from Finnish metal marauders FINNTROLL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed a video on March 8-9. Photos from the video shoot can be found on the Facebook page of Soundi magazine (courtesy of Timo Isoaho). "Häxbrygd" comes off FINNTROLL's sixth album, "Blodsvept", which was released on April ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: 'Enshrined In My Memory' Video Released

"Enshrined In My Memory", the new video from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. The song is also available for download and legal streaming through all ...

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FINNTROLL: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Mordminnen", a brand new song from Finnish metal marauders FINNTROLL, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's sixth album, "Blodsvept", which will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates: * Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway: Friday, March 22 * Spain, Italy: Tuesday, March 26 * ...

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Video: New DEEP PURPLE Album 'Reviewed' By Members Of STRATOVARIUS

Video footage of Jens Johansson and Timo Kotipelto of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS offering their first impressions of "Now What?!", the long-awaited new album from British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE, can be seen below. DEEP PURPLE's 19th studio album, "Now What?!", will be released via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is ...

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN Signs With APOSTASY RECORDS

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN has inked a deal with Apostasy Records. The band's new album will be released before the end of the year. Commented the band: "After it was quiet for quite a long time with LAY DOWN ROTTEN, we can finally spread some news again! "First, we want to announce that ...

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FINNTROLL: Official 'Blodsvept' Album Trailer

The official trailer for "Blodsvept", the sixth album from Finnish metal marauders FINNTROLL, can be seen below. The CD will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates: * Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway: Friday, March 22 * Spain, Italy: Tuesday, March 26 * Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, March 27 * Rest Of Europe: ...

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MAGENTA HARVEST To Record Full-Length Debut In May

MAGENTA HARVEST, the Finnish death metal band featuring current and former members of FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, MYGRAIN and ...AND OCEANS, will enter SoundSpiral Audio in May and to begin recording as-yet-untitled full-length debut with Juho Räihä. A summer/fall release via the Finnish label Inverse Records is expected. MAGENTA HARVEST's second EP, "Apparition Of Ending", came out ...

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