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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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THE 69 EYES: 'Borderline' Video Released

"Borderline", the new video from Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Commented THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki69: "My favorite ...

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THE 69 EYES: More 'Borderline' Video Details Revealed

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES recently filmed a video for the song "Borderline" in New Orleans, Louisiana with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Commented THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki69: "My favorite music videos are basically all ...

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RUINSIDE: 'Shower Of Accusations' Video Released

"Shower Of Accusations", the new video from Finnish metallers RUINSIDE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "The Hunt", which was released on October 29 via Mighty Music. RUINSIDE is a group of thrash metal troopers from Tampere, Finland formed in 2005. After stabilizing in its current cast-in-iron form with ...

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The First Chapter Of AMBERIAN DAWN's Story Is 'Closed'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have parted ways with singer Heidi Parviainen. Commented the band: "The first chapter of AMBERIAN DAWN's story is closed. The band and vocalist Heidi Parviainen, who has been a member of AMBERIAN DAWN from the beginning, have decided to part ways. "The decision to part company at the end of ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Blackoustic' Lands On Finnish Chart

"Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA), has entered the official chart in their home country at position No. 13. The CD will be released on October 19 via earMUSIC. The duo has been working together and playing ...

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HEX Signs With LOGIC(IL)LOGIC

Swedish rockers HEX have inked a deal with logic(il)logic The band's self-titled debut album is scheduled for release this winter. HEX was formed in October 2011 by Jonas Hygren on vocals, Jerker Johansson on bass guitars, Micke Backelin (ex-LORD BELIAL) on drums and Jörgen Svärd on lead guitar. In March 2012, the lineup was changed ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Blackoustic' Track-By-Track Breakdown

A track-by-track breakdown of "Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA), can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 19 via earMUSIC. The duo has been working together and playing acoustic shows for a while, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Blackoustic' Audio Samples Available

earMUSIC has set an October 19 release date for "Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA). The duo has been working together and playing acoustic shows for a while, and the idea of recording an acoustic album came ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members Answer Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

An eight-minute video clip in which Matias Kupiainen and Timo Kotipelto of STRATOVARIUS answer fan-submitted questions about the band's upcoming tour, their next album and much more can be seen below. STRATOVARIUS's new DVD, "Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere", recently entered the Music DVD chart in Finland at position No. 1. The ...

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WINTERSUN Mainman Answers Fan-Submitted Questions - Part 3 (Video)

"Time I", the -awaited new album from Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN, will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on the following dates: October 19: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway October 23: Italy October 24: Sweden October 22: North America, Rest Of Europe During the listening session for "Time I" at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Blackoustic' Album Trailer Available

earMUSIC has set an October 19 release date for "Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA). The duo has been working together and playing acoustic shows for a while, and the idea of recording an acoustic album came ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist To Release 'Blackoustic' Album

earMUSIC has set an October 19 release date for "Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA). The duo has been working together and playing acoustic shows for a while, and the idea of recording an acoustic album came ...

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WINTERSUN: 'Time I' Bonus DVD Preview Clip Available

"Time I", the -awaited new album from Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN, will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on the following dates: October 19: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway October 23: Italy October 24: Sweden October 22: North America, Rest Of Europe A one-minute preview of the bonus DVD that will be included with the ...

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WINTERSUN: 'Time I' Pushed Back A Week

"Time I", the -awaited new album from Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN, has had its release date pushed back by a week. Comments the band: "As we want to give all our incredible fans something truly special and outstanding for our second album, 'Time I', there is going to be a limited mediabook edition including DVD ...

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WINTERSUN: Footage From 'Time I' Choir-Recording Sessions

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will release their long-awaited new album, "Time I", on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. Footage from the choir-recording sessions for the CD, which took place in June at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland, can be seen below. According to WINTERSUN, "The choir consisted of Markus and Sami from ENSIFERUM; ...

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WINTERSUN Mainman Answers Fan-Submitted Questions - Part 2 (Video)

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will release their long-awaited new album, "Time I", on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. During the listening session for "Time I" at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in Donzdorf, Germany on July 28, Jari Mäenpää was interviewed by BLEEDING RED frontman Timo Joos, who asked the WINTERSUN mastermind fan questions that ...

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KALMAH Continuing Work On New Material

Finnish metallers KALMAH have issued the following update: "Last weekend we had massive training session. Velski [new keyboardist Veli-Matti Kananen] and Lede [bassist Timo Lehtinen] travelled up north and we gathered at our rehearsal room. At first we finalized the set for Meh Suff and then concentrated on the new pieces. There is five more ...

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AMORPHIS To Enter Studio Next Month

According to Timo Isoaho of Soundi magazine, Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS will enter the studio in September to begin recording their eleventh studio album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled CD will be helmed by Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with CHILDREN OF ...

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