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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To SPOTLIGHT REPORT (Video)

Spotlight Report conducted an interview with Ville Valo, lead singer of Finnish "love" metallers HIM, during this year's Soundwave festiva in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on ...

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INSOMNIUM To Release 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun' In April

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM will release their sixth studio album, "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", on April 28 in Europe and on April 29 in North America via Century Media Records. All the drums were recorded at studio SF Sound with Kimmo Perkkiö while the rest of the instruments were laid down at studio ...

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POISONBLACK: 'Down The Ashes Rain' Video Released

"Down The Ashes Rain", the new video from POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — can be seen below. The song is taken from POISONBLACK's sixth studio album, "Lyijy", which was released on September 13, 2013. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studio in Helsinki and Victory Audio studio ...

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INSOMNIUM's VILLE FRIMAN: The 'New Songs Sound Just Amazing'

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have finished recording their new album for a spring release via Century Media Records. In order to achieve the best production in the band's history, they decided to track drums at SF Sound (with Kimmo Perkkiö), located in INSOMNIUM's former hometown (Joensuu), while laying down the remaining instruments at studio ...

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SHRAPNEL STORM: 'Detracked' Video Released

"Detracked", the new video from Finnish old-school death metallers SHRAPNEL STORM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's most recent release, "We Come In Peace..." The clip was shot in an old industrial hall in Nokia, Finland and was produced and edited by SHRAPNEL STORM bassist Petri Saarenmaa. "We Come In ...

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PROFANE OMEN: New Album Audio Samples

Audio samples of the songs that will appear on the forthcoming fourth album from Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released on March 14 via Spinefarm Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2011's "Destroy!" "is the fastest, angriest and tightest PROFANE OMEN recording ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To Italy's YouRock.TV (Video)

On October 15, YouRock.TV conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 ...

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INSOMNIUM's VILLE FRIMAN Checks In From The Studio

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM are currently recording their new album for an early 2014 release via Century Media Records. Says INSOMNIUM guitarist/vocalist Ville Friman: "We've now recorded rhythm guitars for five songs. "In addition to Marshall+EVH combo, we're also using Mesa Single Rectifier and my seven-stringed Mayones to add some more depth and fatness ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Romanticide' Clip From 'Showtime, Storytime' DVD

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH released their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. The set was made available in North America on December 10. The ...

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SOILWORK: Helsinki Concert To Be Filmed For Forthcoming DVD

SOILWORK's March 21, 2014 concert at Circus in Helsinki, Finland will be professionally filmed for DVD release. The band will play a career-spanning set, with special guest appearances and other surprises planned. The choice of location for the shoot of the first-ever SOILWORK audiovisual live document was an easy one since Helsinki has always been ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Showtime, Storytime' European Chart Positions Revealed

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH released their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. The set was made available in North America on December 10. "Showtime, ...

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NIGHTWISH: Sixth 'Showtime, Storytime' Trailer Available

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH released their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. The set will be made available in North America on December 10. ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Reveals His Top Three Musical Influences (Video)

In the video below, NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen reveals his top three musical influences. NIGHTWISH released its new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fifth 'Showtime, Storytime' Trailer Available

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" contains NIGHTWISH's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken ...

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New Book 'The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion' Out Now

Despite being listed as influences on countless notable bands, there has never been a book that tells the complete story of both FAITH NO MORE and MR. BUNGLE. Until now. Author/journalist Greg Prato's tenth book overall, "The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion", serves as both a career overview and analyzation of both bands ...

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NIGHTWISH: Fourth 'Showtime, Storytime' Trailer Available

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" contains NIGHTWISH's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken ...

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NIGHTWISH FanPOD Updated With Previously Unreleased Live Recordings

NIGHTWISH's app for tablet computers has been updated with three previously unreleased live recordings, a videoblog by the band's new vocalist Floor Jansen, profiles of the band members, new photos, and other interesting tidbits. The FanPOD also includes details of all NIGHTWISH online services. NIGHTWISH FanPOD is available for download in English, Portuguese and Russian ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Talks To France's TV ROCK LIVE (Video)

On October 10, TV Rock Live conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen. You can now watch the chat below. NIGHTWISH will release its new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Ghost Love Score' Performance Clip From 'Showtime, Storytime' DVD

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" contains NIGHTWISH's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA Interviewed By 'Metal Wani' (Audio)

On November 7, Owais "Vitek" Wani of Metal Wani conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala. You can now listen to the 16-minute chat below. NIGHTWISH last month announced the addition of Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) and English composer and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) to ...

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NIGHTWISH's HOLOPAINEN Talks To U.K.'s METAL HAMMER About Lineup Changes, Band's Future (Video)

Tuomas Holopainen of NIGHTWISH recently spoke to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine about the lineup changes and the future of the band. Check out the clip below. NIGHTWISH last month announced the addition of Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) and English composer and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) to the group's ...

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POISONBLACK/Ex-SENTENCED Frontman Talks To METAL FROM FINLAND (Video)

On October 26, Arina Unia of Metal From Finland conducted an intervew with POISONBLACK/ex-SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala in Jyväskylä, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. POISONBLACK's sixth studio album, "Lyijy", was released on September 13. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studio in Helsinki and Victory Audio studio in Kokkola with producer ...

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