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ELENIUM: New Lineup Announced

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lineup includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have announced the addition of Anssi Hallio (drums), Ville Leppänen (guitar; DISORDEAD) and Lauri Koskenniemi (guitar; CRYSTAL BLAZE, ex-IMPERANON) to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "Anssi and Lauri will play their debut ELE-gigs next weekend in Pori. Ville ...

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MALPRACTICE Announces New Singer

MALPRACTICE, the Finnish band featuring members of TO/DIE/FOR, MANITOU, OMNIUM GATHERUM and REVERSION, has announced the addition of vocalist Aleksi Parviainen (REVERSION, SOULCAGE) to the group's ranks. Commented MALPRACTICE in a statement: "After the departure of previous frontman Mika Uronen there were a few great candidates to fill in his shoes but Aleksi convinced the ...

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ENTOMBED: Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have scheduled the following dates: Sep. 07 - Oslo, NOR - Betong Sep. 08 - Kristianstad, SWE - Armageddon Sep. 12 - Turki, FIN - Klubi * Sep. 13 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko * Sep. 14 - Tampere, FIN - Klubi * Sep. 15 - Mikkeli, FIN - Festival * ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Support ENTOMBED in Finland

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will support ENTOMBED on the following dates in Finland: Sep. 12 - Klubi, Turku Sep. 13 - Lutakko, Jyväskylä Sep. 14 - Klubi, Tampere Sep. 16 - Tavastia, Helsinki OMNIUM GATHERUM's latest album, "Stuck Here on Snakes Way", entered the Finnish chart at position No. 31. The CD, which was ...

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DOMINATION BLACK: New Song Available

A new DOMINATION BLACK track, entitled "The House of 1000 Eyes", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The song will be included on the group's upcoming CD, the release date for which has not yet been announced. DOMINATION BLACK's second album, "Dark Legacy", was released in Scandinavia in November 2006 via ...

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ID: EXORCIST: 'Raadelma' Video Posted Online

Finland's hardcore/metal band ID: EXORCIST has posted its video for the song "Raadelma" at this location (Windows Media). The track comes off the group's latest release, the "Flatline" EP, which was named "Album of the Week" by Finland's Imperiumi magazine. The clip was directed by band's singer Jaakko Mäntymaa. "Flatline" is ID: EXORCIST's ...

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SINAMORE: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Finnish goth-rock quartet SINAMORE entered b>Villvox Studio with Juho Räihä (BEFORE THE DAWN, GLORIA MORTI) and Aleksanteri Kuosa to begin recording their second album, tentatively due in the fall via Napalm Records. A video clip shot during the vocal-recording sessions has been posted at YouTube. Regarding the musical direction of the follow-up to ...

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MANITOU: New Music Available

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, has uploaded the full "Dread of the Freaks" song and a clip of "No Signs of Wisdom" from the group's upcoming third album, "No Signs of Wisdom", to the MANITOU MySpace page. Due on July ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: More Tour Dates Announced

Finnish modern death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have lined up the following dates: Jun. 30 - Hevimesta - Helsinki, Finland Jul. 21 - Meripäivät (Karhuvuori Skatepark) - Kotka, Finland Jul. 29 - Henry´s Pub - Kuopio, Finland Aug. 17 - Jalometalli - Oulu, Finland Aug. 24 - Nightlife Rock - Helsinki, Finland Aug. 25 - Bar ...

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KAIHORO: 'Call Of The Statue' Video Posted Online

KAIHORO, the Finnish "sludgy rock/metal band" featuring members of TOTAL DEVASTATION, OMNIUM GATHERUM and MANITOU, has posted its video for the song "Call of the Statue" on YouTube. The song comes off the group's second full-length album, "Boulder", which was released on March 14 through Sorbus Productions. The follow-up to 2004's "Mainheadskull" was ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Jalometalli festival, set to take place August 17-18 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALTARIA AMORAL BURNING POINT CANDLEMASS DEATHCHAIN DOMINATION BLACK ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW GRAVE HOLY MOSES HORNA ...

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ELENIUM Parts Ways With Guitarists

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lineup includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have parted ways with guitarists Kasperi Heikkinen and Tommi Leinonen. "Kasperi has decided to concentrate on his own band MERGING FLARE and his other projects," the band writes on its web site. "His true passion is to play heavy ...

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SINAMORE To Enter Studio Next Week

Guitarist Tommi Tapani Muhli of the Finnish goth-rock quartet SINAMORE has issued the following update: "SINAMORE is currently preparing to record the successor to 'A New Day' [2006]. The recordings will begin the 7th May and hopefully we'll be finished in the beginning of July! "We've got some productional help from our friend Tuomas Saukkonen ...

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MANITOU Completes Work On New Album

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, has completed work on its third album, "No Signs of Wisdom". The CD was recorded at SouthEastSounds Studio in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto (OMNIUM GATHERUM, SINAMORE) and was mastered at Chartmakers. According to a press ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'Into Sea' Video Available

Finnish modern death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have uploaded their video for the song "Into Sea" to YouTube. The track comes off the group's new album, "Stuck Here on Snakes Way", due on April 2 via Candlelight Records (one day later in North America). The CD was recorded during November-December 2006 at Southeast Studios ...

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CANDLEMASS, INSOMNIUM, DEATHCHAIN Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

CANDLEMASS, INSOMNIUM, DEATHCHAIN, KIUAS, PROFANE OMEN, HORNA and URN are the latest confirmed bands for the 2007 edition of the Jalometalli festival, set to take place August 17-18 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALTARIA AMORAL BURNING POINT CANDLEMASS DEATHCHAIN DOMINATION BLACK ETERNAL TEARS ...

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MANITOU Signs With METAL HEAVEN RECORDS

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, has inked a deal with Metal Heaven Records for the release of its third album. The CD is currently being recorded at SouthEastSounds Studio in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto (OMNIUM GATHERUM, SINAMORE). According to a ...

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MANITOU Begins Recording New Album

Finnish traditional heavy metal band MANITOU, which features in its ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, has entered SouthEastSounds Studio in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto (OMNIUM GATHERUM, SINAMORE) to begin recording its third album. According to a press release, the new material will appeal to fans of "IRON MAIDEN, QUEENSRŸCHE, ANNIHILATOR, ...

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TESTAMENT, KREATOR, ROTTING CHRIST Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

TESTAMENT, KREATOR, ROTTING CHRIST and GRAVE have been confirmed for the Jalometalli festival, set to take place August 17-18 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The festival billing is shaping upas follows (in alphabetical order): ALTARIA AMORAL BURNING POINT DOMINATION BLACK ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW GRAVE HOLY MOSES KREATOR MACHINE MEN NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE OMNIUM ...

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ELENIUM Signs With KAMPAS RECORDS

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM, whose lined up includes current OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J"), have inked a deal with the new Finnish label Kampas Records. The band's second album, "Caught in a Wheel", will be released in March. Two sogns from the CD — "Human" and the title track — are available ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: New Music Posted Online

A new OMNIUM GATHERUM song, entitled "Into Sea", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page. Also available at the same location is a clip of another new track, "Spiritual". Both cuts come off the Finnish death metallers' new album, "Stuck Here on Snake's Way", due on April 2 via Candlelight Records. ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM, DEBAUCHERY Added To MOONSORROW Tour

OMNIUM GATHERUM and DEBAUCHERY have been added to the upcoming European tour featuring MOONSORROW and SWALLOW THE SUN. The dates are as follows: Mar. 30 - D Lübeck @ Treibsand Apr. 01 - D Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik Apr. 03 - HU Budapest @ Kultiplex Apr. 04 - SLO Maribor @ Stuk Apr. 05 - I ...

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KAIHORO: New Album Due In March

KAIHORO, the Finnish "sludgy rock/metal band" featuring members of TOTAL DEVASTATION, OMNIUM GATHERUM and MANITOU, will release its second full-length album, "Boulder", in March via Playground Music distribution. The follow-up to 2004's "Mainheadskull" was recorded in February 2006 at Manu Audio Studio in the heart of Kouvola, the city of trains. Mixing was completed last ...

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