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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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STRATOVARIUS: Drum-Cam Footage From Helsinki

Drum-cam footage of STRATOVARIUS drummer Rolf Pilve performing the song "Abandon" on March 8 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. Pilve joined STRATOVARIUS in June 2012 following the departure of Jörg Michael, who characterized the band's sound for over a decade. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", was released on February 22 via earMUSIC. ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Halcyon Days' Video Released

"Halcyon Days", the new video from Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, can be seen below. The clip was shot in Lithuania by Pekka Hara and perfectly captures the song's theme of finding one's peace of mind. At once aggressive and sinister in its almost techno-influenced stormy moments, the chorus and bridge of "Halcyon Days" reflects serenity ...

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ACCEPT Bassist Executive-Producing New POWER THEORY Album

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based metallers POWER THEORY have set "Driven By Fear" as the title of their third album, due later this year via Pure Steel Records. The CD is being recorded at a new studio with Matt DiFabio (SINGLE BULLET THEORY, Hard Attack Entertainment) as engineer and associate producer and Peter Baltes (ACCEPT) overseeing the project ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Teaser For 'Halcyon Days' Video

Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS recently finished filming a video for the song "Halcyon Days". A teaser for the clip can be seen below. "Halcyon Days" comes off STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", which was released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD was made available as a standard 11-track edition as well as 13-track special edition. ...

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HELLDORADOS: 'Never Gonna Stop' Video Released

"Never Gonna Stop", the new video from the Stuttgart, Germany-based sleaze metal band HELLDORADOS, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's self-titled debut album, which was released on July 13, 2012 via Massacre Records/Soulfood. The CD was recorded between February 2012 and April 2012 at the legendary Horus Sound Studios (SCORPIONS, HELLOWEEN, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Road Movie 2013 'Nemesis' Album Promotion in Paris And New York

A six-minute video clip featuring footage of vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS as they make their journey across the world, promoting the band's new album, "Nemesis", can be seen below. "Nemesis" was released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD was made available as a standard 11-track edition ...

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AETERNUS: New Album Details Revealed

Details of "...And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth", the new album from dark metallers AETERNUS, have just been revealed. The ten-track CD, which will be the band's seventh full-length release, will first appear as a limited edition containing AETERNUS' classic 1995 debut EP, "Dark Sorcery", as a bonus, and is set for release on Dark ...

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STRATOVARIUS Completes Filming 'Halcyon Days' Video

Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have finished filming a video for the song "Halcyon Days". A couple of photos from the video shoot can be seen below. "Halcyon Days" comes off STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", which will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition as ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Audio Interview Posted Online

On January 22, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition as ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Video Interview, Stripped Down Performance Footage

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson recently took part in an interview and stripped down, piano-and-vocals performance with the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine. Check out video footage below. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition ...

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Nemesis - STRATOVARIUS

Much was made of Timo Tolkki's awkward exit from Finnish power metal institution STRATOVARIOUS, in 2008, amidst a series of bizarre incidents ranging from physical assaults to on-stage urination (don't ask!), which he later admitted to have fabricated for no apparent reason. The band's founding guitarist and chief songwriter went on to confuse fans even ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Video Interview Posted Online

Berlin Metal TV recently conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition as well as 13-track special edition. A taste of ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Audio Interview Available

Metal Kaoz conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson after the January 21 listening party for the band's new album, "Nemesis", at Idle Hands Bar in New York City. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Nemesis" will be released on February ...

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AMARANTHE Singer Records Song With Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist

Swedish singer Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE, KAMELOT) has recorded a song with former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki for an as-yet-undisclosed project. Ryd is on her way to Gothenburg to film a video for the track, which she says "sounds great." Tolkki recently opened a new mixing and mastering studio, Studiotolkki, in Helsinki, Finland. The guitarist last ...

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SEROCS To Release 'The Next...' Album In June

Taking technical death metal back to its heavier roots, international band SEROCS is preparing the follow-up to its 2012 debut full-length, "Oneirology". With influences such as CRYPTOPSY, WORMED, DECAPITATED, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and NILE, to name a few, this album will bring another depth into the realm of brutality. The CD, appropriately title "The Next...", ...

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SOULHEALER Completes Recording New Album

Finnish metallers SOULHEALER have issued the following update: "One year has passed again, and this was a really great one for SOULHEALER. One highlight was for sure our first show in Germany at the warmup show of the Headbangers Open Air, where we had a blast. And we hope and promise to be back in ...

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